What is Leadercast?
Leadercast CoMo is an affordable leadership event, where local leaders can come together and be empowered with life-changing insights from world-class leaders.
Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. Broadcast live from Atlanta to 100,00+ people in hundreds of locations around the world, Leadercast CoMo brings together many of the world’s most recognized and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other. For the seventh year, Leadercast, will be in streamed in Columbia for more than 800 leaders.
Join us for Leadercast CoMo on May 10, 2019, for an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning, networking and more.
How Leadercast Helps You Grow
World-class speakers and leadership development
Leadercast focuses on the leadership issues most relevant to today’s time-starved leader. It is a place of inspiring messages coupled with rich interaction between fellow leaders who want to be intentional about raising their standard of leadership…all delivered with a creative, energetic and memorable approach.
Improve your own leadership skills and those of your team
Leadercast is focused on building Leaders Worth Following. Leadership is not reserved for those with a ‘C’ in their title. We need better leaders in our communities, businesses, organizations and homes across the world. Leadercast exists to serve individuals and organizations across all sectors who want to become intentional about raising their standard of leadership.
Take immediate measurable actions to impact your life and business
We cut through the noise and bring realness to the leadership development space. We create innovative events and digital content for time-starved leaders and organizations.
Network with like-minded leaders
There is something powerful about getting together with other like-minded leaders to spend the day focused on how to grow your leadership. Attendees of Leadercast CoMo include entrepreneurs, civic leaders, educational leaders, non-profit executives, community volunteers, students and employees of businesses large and small.
Earn Continuing Education credits
Leadercast gives you the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to further your career while maintaining your professional licenses.
At this year’s event, Leadercast is offering the follow continuing education credits:
Nursing (4) Credits
HRCI (4) Credits
SHRM (4.5) Credits
General Continuing Education (4) Hours
Founder, The Table Group, Author & Speaker
Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.
Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. He is the author of eleven best-selling books with over five million copies sold. His capstone book, The Advantage, is the pre-eminent source on organizational health. After sixteen years in print, his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, remains a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists. Released in 2016, The Ideal Team Player is a much-anticipated follow-up to his team book and also a Wall Street Journal best-seller.
The wide-spread appeal of Lencioni’s leadership models have yielded a diverse base of speaking and consulting clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, non-profits, schools and churches.
Pat addresses thousands of leaders each year at world-class organizations and national conferences. Consistently the top rated keynote speaker at major events, Pat shares his insights and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor and story-telling.
Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Pat and his work have been featured in USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.
Prior to founding his firm, he worked as a corporate executive for Sybase, Oracle and Bain & Company. Pat lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.
CEO WhiteSpace at Work
Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement. With thought-provoking content and immediately actionable tools, she has become a nationally recognized expert in coping with the Age of Overload in which we all live and work.Juliet helps professionals learn the pivotal difference between activity and productivity. She teaches them a streamlined method for personal process improvement – leading to more creativity and engagement. She helps executives, managers and teams answer the critical question “What thoughts deserve my full attention today?”
Juliet regularly wows audiences as a high-impact, high-energy speaker. Yet her deeper mission is to show organizations how WhiteSpace® can change the negative patterns and behaviors that prevent them from achieving optimum results. Her clients include a number of Fortune 100 companies and span a wide array of industries, from financial services to technology, manufacturing to the military, and executive workshops to audiences as large as 7,000.
Incredibly intuitive, Juliet successfully blends highly customized content with a keen understanding of clients’ needs in her programs and consulting work. With a unique blend of charisma, humor and tough love, she has the uncanny ability to connect with people at all levels, compelling them to make real, lasting change. Yet beneath her powerful assets, she is both authentic and accessible. As a busy corporate speaker and consultant, business owner, wife, and mother of three young boys, she practices on a daily basis the WhiteSpace® concept she shares with clients.
Juliet Funt is a force for change in organizations around the world, helping them find their WhiteSpace, recharge their people and reclaim their passion for work.
Former Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications, Southwest Airlines
Ginger Hardage recently retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team. At Southwest (the nation’s largest airline), Ginger led a team of 150 people responsible for building and sustaining the organization’s legendary culture and communications enterprise.
Recognized by many as a foremost global authority on building and sustaining organizational culture, Ginger was responsible for the activities that nourished the culture and the internal and external communications function. At Southwest, Ginger was a tireless ambassador of the world-famous Southwest Culture, leading to honors like 22 consecutive years on FORTUNE’s “Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World” list. Most importantly, Ginger helped champion the values that have made Southwest a culture of enduring greatness – we put people first, we treat customers like family, we nurture our culture, and we try to change ahead of the times.
In addition to leading Southwest’s “Best Place to Work” initiatives, Hardage led the airline’s culture and communications evolution, expanding the communication functions to include more robust internal communications capabilities and a more focused corporate philanthropy program. She also led the airline’s Culture Committee, employee recognition and engagement, and all company wide celebrations.
Upon retirement, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said “Ginger has made countless contributions to Southwest. She has been an invaluable business partner, advisor, and mentor. She brings constant, positive energy and enthusiasm to all those around her, and that is infectious. She has built superb teams that we are very proud of, and that I know will continue her special brand of excellence.”
Throughout her career, Ginger has received countless awards and honors including the PRWeek Top 50 Power list, PRWeek 50 Most Powerful Women in Public Relations, Texas’ Most Powerful and Influential Women, and “Legendary Communicator” by Southern Methodist University in 2007. Ginger was inducted into the Public Relations Hall of Fame in 2015, received the Legacy Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in 2016, and was selected for the James C. Bowling Executive-In-Residence Lecture Series at the University of Kentucky in 2005.
Ginger currently serves as a Trustee on two global boards—Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Arthur Page Society. In Dallas, she serves on the board of The Trinity Park Conservancy, was recently President of the Trinity Commons Foundation, and is an advisory board member for the City of Dallas’ Center for Performance Excellence. Ginger previously served on advisory boards of Novartis in Basel, Switzerland; Business Civic Leadership Center, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Big Brothers and Sisters of Metropolitan Dallas; Southwest Cares; and the Council of Public Relations Firms.
Dr. Caroline Leaf
Communication Pathologist and Cognitive Neuroscientist
Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics, specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Since the early 1980s she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change (neuroplasticity).
During her years in clinical practice and her work with thousands of underprivileged teachers and students in her hometown of South Africa and in the USA, she developed her theory (called the Geodesic Information Processing theory) of how we think, build memory and learn, as well as tools and processes that have transformed the lives of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD), autism, dementias, and mental ill-health. She has helped thousands of students and adults learn how to use their mind to detox and grow their brain and succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university and the workplace.
She currently teaches at academic, medical and neuroscience conferences, churches and to various audiences around the world. Dr Leaf is also involved in the global ECHO movement, which trains physicians worldwide on the mind-brain-body connection. She runs the “Integrated Mind Network”, which is a panel of top neurosurgeons, neurologists, MD’s, ob/gyn’s, endocrinologists, MD’s and neuroscientists that she consults and does research and clinical trials with. One of the Integrated Mind projects that she is currently running through her research foundation involves clinical trials using her mind techniques, which are been evaluated using various scales and QEEG technology. She is part of a mental health initiative in Washington DC.
Dr. Leaf’s You-Tubes videos, podcasts, and TV episodes have reached millions globally. Her passion is to help people see the power of the mind to change the brain, and to see the link between science and spirituality through controlling their thoughts and emotions, learning how to think and learn, and finding their sense of purpose in life.
Executive Director, Alpha USA
Craig Springer is the Executive Director of Alpha USA; a program that runs in over 6,000 churches across every major denomination and 450 prisons throughout the country. Alpha mobilizes 50,000 volunteers and 350,000 participants annually in the US and over 1.5 million globally. Alpha is a simple idea of a great meal, a short talk and a meaningful discussion about life and faith over ten weeks. It is for people with questions, frustrations and serious doubts about spirituality, the church, the direction of their lives or anything in-between. The key to Alpha is listening – it’s a judgement-free space where any point of view is respected, no one gets corrected and people can explore their thoughts together. Alpha USA is helping to transform the culture of churches in America and across the globe to listen more than we speak and invite those in who don’t believe or behave in all the familiar ways. Best-Selling Author and Leader, Rick Warren, has stated “Alpha is one of the most effective tools for the 21st century.”
Craig has been a leader and pastor in influential churches in Chicago and Denver, one of which was named Outreach Magazine’s 2014 Fastest Growing Church in America. Craig lives in the Denver area and is a passionate hack at every mountain sport you can name. He has been married to Sarah for 18 years, has two, full-hearted children and one very spoiled beagle.
Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality
Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, Red Rooster Shoreditch, and Marcus B&P. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City. He was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television shows Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and served as a mentor on ABC’s The Taste. A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson co-produces the annual week-long festival Harlem EatUp!, which celebrates the food, art, and culture of Harlem. Samuelsson is co-chair of the board of directors for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). In May 2016, he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. He is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef, the young adult version — Make It Messy, Marcus Off Duty cookbook, and his latest book — The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. In addition, he is one of the founders of the website Food Republic. Recent restaurant openings include: Red Rooster Shoreditch in East London; Marcus B&P in Newark, New Jersey; and Streetbird Express at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. He most recently announced the opening of his newest restaurant, Marcus, coming to Montreal in Spring 2019. Samuelsson’s new TV series titled No Passport Required with VOX/Eater and PBS debuted summer of 2018. He most recently joined Buzzfeed’s Tasty as Executive Chef-in-Residence of their newly launched talent program.
LEADING HEALTHY TEAMS
What defines a team’s success?
Is it based solely on achievement, or is there more to the story? The best leaders know a successful team is made when focus, care, attention, and development is directed to its members. Healthy teams yield fulfilled employees, effective collaboration, high organizational engagement and greater long-term success. In 2019, Leadercast will bring experts in organizational health to help attendees master the art and science of developing and leading healthy teams.
Why attend Leadercast?
Be empowered in your leadership. Our mission is to fill the world with leaders worth following. We’re confident the lessons you’ll learn at Leadercast will make you a better leader.
Learn what it means to lead a healthy team. Leadercast 2019 will provide you with the tools and resources you need to lead your team effectively so you can work together to bring success to your organization.
Add to your leadership toolbox. You’ll hear a lot of wisdom from the leaders who take our stage. Each of them will share actionable tools and insights you can take with you back to your workplace.
Hear from world-renowned experts. Our lineup of speakers will give you practical guidance on how to enhance your leadership, both for yourself and your team.
Network with leaders just like you. You will be surrounded by leaders from all industries and backgrounds who are there for the same reason you are: to further themselves on their leadership journey.
Join us for Leadercast CoMo on May 10, 2019, for an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning, networking and more.
What attendees say
“The most important thing it did was remind me of the principles that initially led me to start a business and helped me realize that I wasn’t alone in facing difficulties.”Waleed Amer | Legacy Marketing Communications
“Many of the comments that really stuck with me will impact both my personal and professional life.”Pam Salmon | Shelter Insurance
“I found the encouragement to clarify vision and trust in the power of others being involved in helping me both face my limitations and get beyond them to be essential takeaways.”Michael Acock | Christian Fellowship
“Highly motivating and inspiring. A good reminder of the difference one can make when one focuses on the goal of helping others in the community.”Leela Jashnani | The Executive Hospitality Inc.
“Hearing this year’s speakers deepened my perspective on prioritization, the purpose of vision and the importance of creative thought. It was a day of evolution.”Amanda Iman | Columbia College
“I appreciate the inspiration it brings. I find it rejuvenating and a good reminder of why I do what I do.”Scott Williams
“I can’t even being to describe what I’ve taken away from Leadercast. It has inspired and awoken a spirit to strive for greatness.”Maggie Bradley | Columbia College
“Leadercast gave me a variety of perspectives from people in other organizations. I have worked for the same company for 42 years. You get a different perspective about people and employers when you hear people from other organizations.”Nancy Allison | Shelter Insurance
“Several of the philosophies we heard are completely adaptable to my own life in the position I hold. I may not be a CEO of a corporation or some guru, but it’s good, practical advice that works at many levels of an organization, big or small.”Jessica Porter | Boone County Family Resources