Mark S. Babbitt

Mark S. Babbitt is President of WorqIQ, a firm that helps organizations understand leadership’s impact on culture, the company’s collective level of Workplace Intelligence (WQ), and what “good” means to them. Mark is also CEO and Founder of YouTern, a career-focused community that helps college students, recent graduates, and young professionals find their first or next internship or job within the right culture for them.

In addition to the best-selling Good Comes First, Mark co-authored A World Gone Social. Followers also find Mark’s advice in Entrepreneur, Inc., Forbes, and many other publications. An in-demand speaker, Mark was named one of Inc. Magazines’ Top 100 Leadership Speakers.

David Dye

David Dye helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results. He’s the President of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick.

He’s the award-winning authors of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and hosts the popular Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast.

S. Chris Edmonds

S. Chris Edmonds is a speaker, author, executive consultant, and founder of The Purposeful Culture Group. He’s the author of two Amazon best sellers: Good Comes First and The Culture Engine. Chris a top 30 organizational culture Global Guru, an Inc. Magazine Top Leadership Speaker and a featured presenter at South by Southwest. He’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, SmartBrief, People, CNN, Fox31, NBC, and Fast Company.

Chris’ Culture Leadership Charge and Good Comes First video episodes can be found on YouTube.

Andrew Freedman

Andrew Freedman is a lifelong advocate for maximizing human potential and creating positive change, personally and professionally. For over 25 years, he’s been a driving force in designing strategies that provide leaders a foundation to translate individual, team, and organizational talent into tangible business growth.

As managing partner of SHIFT Consulting, he’s helped countless companies across diverse industries flourish through vibrant company cultures and a high performance mindset. Additionally, through his work as an affiliate faculty member of the University of Baltimore, Andrew’s continued goal is to use his insatiable passion for human performance to inspire new generations of business leaders with the art and science of creating and executing successful, people-focused business strategies.

Linda Holbeche

Dr Linda Holbeche is an independent coach, developer, consultant, researcher and author in the fields of HR, strategy, organization design and development and leadership. She works with UK and international clients in many sectors. A recognized thought and practice leader and voted one of the UK’s HR Most Influential, Linda was previously CIPD’s Director of Research and Policy.

She is now Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London, Visiting Professor at four other UK universities, Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies and of Roffey Park. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Linda has written over 60 research reports, authored or co-edited sixteen books, numerous book chapters and articles in the field. Her latest books are The Agile Organization; Organization Development: A Practitioner’s Guide for OD and HR, and Aligning HR and Business Strategy.

Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt helps human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results. She’s the founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick.

She’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and a hosts the popular Asking for a Friend Vlog on LinkedIn. A former Verizon Wireless executive , Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers.

John Spence

John Spence has spent more than three decades helping companies and people be more successful. From startups to the Fortune 10 John serves his clients as an executive coach, training facilitator, keynote speaker, and strategy advisor.  

John has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Business Thought Leaders in America, one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in America, one of the Top 50 Small Business Experts in America, and one of the top 500 Leadership Development Experts in the World. He was recognized on the global list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. Other recipients include Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, Ram Charan, Thomas Freidman, Rosabeth M. Kanter, Patrick Lencioni, Tom Peters, and Howard Schultz. The American Management Association named John one of America’s Top 50 Leaders to Watch along with Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon.  

John’s areas of expertise include leadership, high-performance teams, organizational culture, accountability, and strategic thinking/planning. He has built his entire career on making complex business ideas straightforward and actionable. 

John is also the author of an acclaimed book on business excellence, called Awesomely Simple.

You can learn more about John at www.JohnSpence.com.

Laurie Sudbrink

Like you, leadership expert and author Laurie Sudbrink has seen effective leadership that makes people want to step up and do more – and she has seen down-right terrible leadership that only inspires people to tell stories of the monstrous boss they have! 

So what does it take to be effective? Is it power? Authority? An impressive title? 

Of course not. 

It’s about doing the right thing, even in the face of the most challenging of times. 

Laurie has over two decades of executive coaching, leadership training and most importantly, real-life business experience.

She is the author of Leading With GRIT, endorsed by Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements) and Ken Blanchard (The One Minute Manager). 

Visit LaurieSudbrink.com to learn more.

Matt Tenney

Matt Tenney is the founder of PeopleThriver and The Generous Group, two companies that aspire to create the best workplace cultures in the world. 

Matt is also the author of Serve To Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom, and The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence.  

Matt is frequently invited to present keynote speeches at leadership conferences and meetings.  His TEDx Talk has been viewed over 1,000,000 times since January, 2020.

You can learn more about Matt at www.MattTenney.com.

Matt is also the host of the Business Leadership Today Podcast.