Ian Altman

Ian Altman, a CEO for two decades, founded and grew his own business-services and technology companies to over $1 billion. This business success, backed by years of researching how customers make decisions, established him as a leading authority on accelerating business growth. B2B organizations around the world have achieved remarkable, measurable business growth with his integrity-based approach from his bestselling book, Same Side Selling.

Ian shares proven methods to help modernize sales and marketing to align with today’s customers. Whether speaking to an audience of hundreds or thousands, or to a small group of executives, Altman’s message still resonates.

Dave Crenshaw

Dave Crenshaw develops productive leaders in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and organizations of every size. He has appeared in Time, USA Today, Fast Company, and BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking, a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, he has transformed the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands around the world.


Mark Fenner

Mark Fenner, Scaling Up Coach & Strategist, has been inspiring CEOs, owners and their leadership teams for over 30 years to think bigger, act bolder, and make an even greater impact on their company, its employees and their communities. He is a certified Scaling Up coach, a John Maxwell certified leadership coach, and has achieved the coveted CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation with the National Speakers Association.


Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence and one of the co-founders of the company in 1999. He has been Armada's economic analyst and has worked with a wide variety of private clients and professional associations in the last ten years. He is the Chief Economist for the National Association for Credit Management and is on the Board of Advisors for their global division - Finance, Credit and International Business. He prepares NACM's monthly Credit Managers Index. He is the Economic Analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and writes their bi-weekly publication, Fabrinomics, which details the impact of economic trends on the manufacturer.

Chris is the chief editor for the Business Intelligence Briefs, distributed all over the world by business organizations and he is one of the primary writers (with Keith Prather) for the Executive Intelligence Briefs. He also makes close to a hundred presentations each year to business and industry associations in the US and overseas. He is on the Board of the Business Information Industry Association in Hong Kong and serves as a resource for the media and for many trade publications. Chris has a doctorate in Political Economics and advanced degrees in Soviet Studies and Asian Studies and was a professor of international economics and finance for over 15 years prior to starting Armada.

Dr. Ivan Joseph

Dr. Ivan Joseph inspires people and teams to achieve more than they dreamed. Ivan is proof that when we help others succeed, we succeed too.

His TEDx Talk has over 19 million views, which speaks to the impact he has on people. Forbes named it one of The Ten Best TED Talks About The Meaning of Life.

As a professor and soccer coach at Graceland University, Ivan developed the soccer program from the ground up. In just five years, he led both the men's and women's teams to #1 national rankings, and helped the men's team win their first ever national championship. As a result, Ivan Joseph was recognized by The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as National Coach of the Year in 2006.

As Director of Athletics at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ivan led the athletic program to national prominence: The Ryerson Rams won provincial and national championships for the first time in the institution's history--while achieving GPAs higher than the student body average. Ivan spearheaded the landmark $100 million renovation of the historic and beloved Maple Leaf Gardens. In this new culture of belonging and pride across Ryerson's diverse urban campus, student-athletes broke records with their athletic, academic and outreach activities.

Ivan Joseph currently is the Vice-Provost, Student Affairs at Dalhousie University, a 200-year old major research institution in Halifax, Canada. He leads the university's effort to promote interconnectedness and belonging among a diverse student body drawn from across the country and around the globe.

Ivan Joseph is regularly called on to support national team programs. In 2018 he was selected as Head Coach of the women's national soccer team in his native Guyana. While serving as high-performance coach for the Canadian men's basketball team, they won the country's first ever FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in 2017.

Along with being an in-demand speaker, consultant and coach, Ivan contributes regularly to publications including the Huffington Post and The Globe and Mail.

He is the author of the best-selling book You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence.
Ivan has a BA in Physical Education and Health, an MS in Higher Education Administration and a PhD in Sports Psychology.


Tatyana Mamut

Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader in Silicon Valley who drives innovation by understanding customers deeply and leading through empathy. She is a serial entre/intrapreneur, building successful new businesses at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO. She currently serves as an advisor to startup founders and C-suite executives, guiding them through innovation, customer centricity, scaling, and digital transformation journeys.

Robert “Cujo” Teschner

Robert “Cujo” Teschner is a combat veteran—a former F-15 Eagle instructor at the prestigious U.S. Air Force Weapons School and a former F-22 Raptor fighter squadron commander, having commanded one of America’s precious few operational F-22 fighter squadrons. During his time teaching at the Weapons School, Cujo served as the U.S. Air Force’s subject-matter expert on the practice of team accountability. His published work from that time is still in use throughout the Air Force today. Specifically, Cujo authored The Vocabulary of the Debrief and helped mold the Methodology of the Debrief, defining the language and accountability practices that the Air Force uses to the present day. He’s now the founder and CEO of VMax Group, an international leadership training company and national bestselling author of Debrief to Win: How America’s Top Guns Practice Accountable Leadership … and How You Can, Too!


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