Authors — Mastering Leadership

For most leaders, complexity is outpacing their personal development and today’s escalating global complexity puts it at a premium. Mastering Leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders – individually and collectively – and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage.


Dr. bernice a. king

Author — Hard Questions, Heart Answers

Dr. Bernice A. King is a global thought leader, orator, peace advocate, and Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), which was founded by her mother, Coretta Scott King, in 1968. Through her work at The King Center, Dr. King educates youth and adults about the nonviolent principles modeled by her parents. Prior to taking on her role at the Center, Dr. King was already nationally and internationally known as one of the most powerful, motivating and life-changing orators and speakers on the circuit today.  She began her oratorical journey when she spoke in her mother’s stead at the United Nations at age 17. Over the years, she has spoken on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial, The White House, major corporations and universities, and in nations throughout the world, including South Africa, Germany, and New Zealand.


nando parrado

Author — Miracle in the Andes

Nando Parrado will recount the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains more than 40 years ago. His is a story that many will recognize, but few have an opportunity to hear first-hand. It remains one of the paramount survival stories of all time.  Nando’s message underscores the importance of leadership, team work and the power of the human spirit.

Since this experience, Nando has become a successful businessman and television producer. He is CEO of four companies in Uruguay. He also hosts several popular television programs in Uruguay including shows on nature, public affairs, autos and travel. 



Author — The Coaching Habit

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that coaching becomes a force for leadership development and culture change. On the way to founding Box of Crayons in 2002, Michael lived in Australia, England, the United States and Canada, his current home. He has written a number of books. His latest, the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit, has sold half a million copies. It has been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud.


Cindy adams

Author — The Whole Systems Approach

Cindy Adams, a Partner at The Leadership Circle and Full Circle Group, brings her extensive background in coaching and her life-long passion for leadership into her latest work: Women in Leadership. The most recent research from The Leadership Circle shows that statistically, women are more effective leaders than men by nearly 20 percent. Cindy will discuss how woman lead, their impact in organizations, and how to leverage their collective strength. These important topics can help eliminate systematic gender barriers in our society and organizations.


Jamie mason Cohen

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Jamie is a leadership and performance expert, keynote speaker, certified handwriting analyst and graphotherapist. He delivers keynotes, training and online learning that blends interaction and actionable content designed to take a team’s results from acceptable to exceptional. His curriculum emphasizes emerging trends in leadership, performance, employee engagement and corporate culture for leaders and teams.


Jean-Pierre Weill

Author — The Well of Being

The Well of Being, a children’s book for adults, is a journey, narrated with simple words and paintings. It is about the wellbeing we all long for, yet often only dimly remember and may no longer believe in.

Through thoughtful, engaging images, the reader will encounter new ideas. Ideas about the patterns of thinking which often constrict our view of who we are and how this world works; ideas about the source of our well-being; ideas about how we become estranged from our well-being; ideas about how we may recover it.

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Aidan Thomas Anderson

Co-Founder - Aidan Cares

Aidan Thomas Anderson, 17, co-founded Aidan Cares with his mom, Toren, in 2009 as an awareness initiative imparting the joy and necessity of giving to people of all ages.  When he was 4, he told his Mother he wanted to be a difference maker before he turned 18. Now in his 10th year serving, sharing, playing music and speaking, Aidan has spent thousands of hours reaching old and young with compassion in person, over the airwaves and internet. The heart of the work is to bring healing, connection and well being through serving and giving.

What began as an organic movement and small donation to help African orphans has turned into a 501(c)(3) that has brought him, and his cause, national and international attention. Aidan has inspired youth from over 30 countries to start their own giving initiatives. Also, he has encouraged corporations and individuals to begin their own giving journeys.