Featured Presenters


Catherine Benko

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Cathy Benko is vice chairman and managing principal, Deloitte LLP. Recently appointed Deloitte Consulting LLP’s talent game-changer, Cathy is a leader in creating innovative solutions that address the radical shifts in today’s workplace. Her signature corporate lattice™ framework is internationally recognized as a leading-edge model for how careers are built, work gets done and organizational collaboration is fostered in the 21st Century.
Cathy is a U.S. patent holder and bestselling co-author of a series of books published by Harvard Press: The Corporate Lattice (2010), Mass Career Customization (2007) and Connecting the Dots (2003). These works have byline appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Time, among others. She has received numerous distinctions for her professional achievements as well as the publication’s inaugural Leadership Award for Women Leaders in Consulting. She has also been honored by the YWCA, Women in Technology International (WITI) and the San Francisco Business Times, which inducted her into its Forever Influential Honor Roll for exceptional women leaders.

Cathy earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Ramapo College of New Jersey, which recently recognized her with its Distinguished Citizenship Award. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children, although she remains a “Jersey Girl” at heart. A native of Nutley, NJ, she was recently inducted into the township’s Hall of Fame.

 


Daniel Coyle

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Daniel Coyle is the bestselling author of The Little Book of Talent and The Talent Code, which explain how to unlock talent and build skills in any discipline. The Little Book of Talent is a user’s manual for improving skills through 52 scientifically-proven, field-tested methods. The Talent Code draws on neurology and research to identify three key elements that optimize performance: Deep Practice, Ignition, and Master Coaching.

 

Daniel has covered outstanding performers for years as senior editor and now contributing editor for Outside magazine.  He has been nominated twice for the National Magazine Award and has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing. He has written for Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, and Play. Daniel has appeared as a guest on Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, ESPN, CNN, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and other national programs.


James Kane

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Considered one of the world’s foremost experts on what makes someone truly loyal—to another person, to an organization, or to a cause—behavioral scientist and consultant, James Kane has helped some of the largest and most well-known organizations in the world, including Apple, Marriott Hotels and Major League Baseball build unbreakable relationships with customers, members, fans, volunteers, vendors, sponsors and employees.

 

By combining the latest scientific research from behavioral psychology and neurology with 100,000 years of human evolution, Kane is creating an entirely new understanding of what it means to be loyal and establishing a proven model for individuals and organizations to build and maintain business relationships.

 

One of the most quoted and profiled authorities on loyalty today, Kane has been featured in leading global and industry outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek, and is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC and FOX Business, which credits him as being “one of the best experts in the business.” The author of two upcoming books, The Loyalty Switch and Virtually Loyal (both available in 2016), Kane draws from his work advising organizations ranging from Fortune 100 giants to small, regional companies to deliver unprecedented insight on fostering loyalty across business platforms.

 

A sought after speaker, Kane has shared keynoting duties with such business and political thought leaders as Sir Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, Warren Buffet and Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

 

Bridging the gap between science and business, Kane delivers unmatched insight for audiences across industry sectors to effectively develop the kind of loyalty that every leader and organization strives to attain.

 


Scott Klososky

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Scott Klososky specializes in helping leaders see the world in new ways through his speaking, consulting and books. He has used innovation, velocity, and future vision to build his own companies and advise clients.  Scott is the principal at consulting firm Future Point of View, and former CEO of three successful tech startup companies.  Scott combines thought-leading concepts, the latest inventions, and practical steps organizations can take in order to position their organizations for the impact of technology—and come out a winner in the market.

 

With a rare combination of “over the horizon” vision and “in the trenches” experience, Scott shares new ideas and tools to apply right away.  Scott isn’t happy unless he is shaking up the way people think about technology, leadership, and how both are impacting the world. He has tackled these subjects in books including Did God Create the Internet?, The Velocity Manifesto, Enterprise Social Technology, and Manager’s Guide to Social Media.


 

Dr. Chris Kuehl

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Known for finding the fun in economics, Dr. Chris Kuehl (“Keel”) provides an up-to-the-minute assessment of the economy and analysis of trends to watch.  Chris is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies.

 

Prior to starting Armada in 1999, Chris was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years, teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.  Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs, both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for the Credit Manager’s Index from NACM and Fabrinomics from the FMA.


 

Chris McChesney

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Chris McChesney is the co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution, a Wall Street Journal #1 national best seller. Chris’ career with Franklin Covey began by working directly with Dr. Stephen R. Covey.  In his current role of Global Practice Leader of Execution, Chris is one of the primary developers of the 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he has led Franklin Covey’s design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has become the fastest growing area of the company.

 

Chris has personally led noted implementations of the 4 Disciplines, including Marriott, Shaw Industries, Ritz-Carlton, Kroger, Coca Cola, Frito-Lay, and Lockheed Martin. His high-energy and engaging message is grounded in practical experience, testing and refining the principles contained in the 4 Disciplines of Execution from the boardrooms to the front line. Chris maintains a singular focus: to help organizations get results through improved execution.


 

Mark Scharenbroich

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Mark Scharenbroich (“Sharon-brock“) is an Emmy award winner, a Hall of Fame speaker and an award winning filmmaker. A native of Minnesota,  Mark has spent his career working in education and business, discovering and sharing how the best organizations and leaders build a culture that encourages personal and professional growth.  Mark focuses on the relationship side of creating results.  When we have real connections, retention improves, sales increase, customer loyalty soars and our business grows.  Motivating, thought-provoking, and hilarious, you don’t want to miss Mark’s powerful and heart-warming message about building connection.

 

Mark is the author of the award-winning book Nice Bike – Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life, which shares powerful stories based on the three actions steps of acknowledge, honor and connect.  In 2010, Mark and his wife Susan established NiceBikeHonorsVeterans.org to honor the memory of Mark’s father and to support veterans’ causes.

 

 


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