Speakers

September 12-14, 2018

Buffalo, New York

2018 Speakers

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Tenacity

Jim Kelly

Keynote Speaker

Jim Kelly is a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback whose hallmark as a player was his toughness on the field. Jim speaks about the power of the four F’s – Faith, Friends, Family and Fans and what is really means to be “Kelly Tough.”

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Resilience

Rhonda Kallman

Keynote Speaker

Some of the accomplishments I’m most proud of is being recognized by the Brewer’s Association as “the pioneering woman in the beer industry” thus leading the way for other women to take their rightful place in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Being featured in INC Magazine’s “25 Entrepreneurs We Love (and what makes them great)" along with other luminaries like Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Larry Page/Sergey Brin to name a few was an honor. And, receiving the “Maverick Award” from Beer Business Daily and Draft Magazine Top 10 Innovators award were career highlights.

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Our Weaknesses

Dave Rendall

Master of Ceremonies

During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm.

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Our Minds

Christina Harbridge

Keynote Speaker

Christina Harbridge’s behavior change philosophy is the product of her many eclectic life experiences. She has co-authored software, built a company that hit national revenue success, practiced acrobatic swing dancing, been a NASA test subject, and collaborated to design/weld several large-scale metal sculptures currently on display in San Francisco, Austin, and Toronto.

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The Unexpected

Derreck Kayongo

Keynote Speaker

Derreck Kayongo is a renowned expert in environmental sustainability and global health, as the founder of the Global Soap Project which takes donated, melted, purified and reprocessed hotel soap and redistributes it to vulnerable populations around the world.

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Failure

Megan Bruneau

Keynote Speaker

Megan Bruneau, M.A. is a therapist, executive coach, writer, speaker, and host of the former Forbes podcast, The Failure Factor: Stories of Career Perseverance. Megan specializes in helping people understand and transcend psychological obstacles, and transform "failure" and challenge into resilience and purpose.

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Intention

Brian Kight

Keynote Speaker

The biggest variable in every organization is behavior, not circumstances. Event+Response=Outcome is the physics of discipline-driven behavior. Your job is to be exceptional at it.

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Listening

Eric Maddox

Keynote Speaker

Upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma in May 1994, Eric Maddox joined the U.S. Army as an infantry paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division. After spending three years as an infantry paratrooper with a Ranger tab, Eric reenlisted as an interrogator and Chinese Mandarin linguist. Since 9/11, Eric has conducted over 2,700 interrogations while deploying eight times in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) to include

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The Moment

Dan Quiggle

Keynote Speaker

Dan Quiggle is a serial entrepreneur, marquee leadership speaker, and passionate about inspiring leaders at all levels in their practical pursuit of extraordinary leadership.

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Upcoming Generations

Frank Ciccia

Keynote Speaker

Frank has worked in a variety of settings ranging from higher education, for profit corporations, and not for profit organizations. He is the founder and CEO of Illuminare Group INC, a Leadership and Organizational Development Consultancy located in Buffalo, New York. His major areas of expertise are Leadership and Organizational Development, developing and deploying human capital strategies, and Executive Coaching.

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