May 4, 2018

The Crossing
Columbia, Missouri


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 4, 2018, for an unforgettable day of inspiration, learning, networking and more.


Our Speakers

Dr. Mae Jemison

Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women’s rights and civil rights movement, inducted into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame (1993) and the International Space Hall of Fame (2004).

A strong, committed global voice for science literacy, in 1994 Jemison founded the international science camp The Earth We Share™ for students 12-16 years old from around the world. In 2011, Jemison also launched the TEWS-Space Race with the goal of improving science achievement for underserved Los Angeles-area students who are underrepresented in the sciences.

Dr. Jemison continues to be a vocal advocate for improving education access and advocating for greater inclusion of girls in STEM programs. Jemison’s book, Find Where the Wind Goes, is geared for teenagers and explores her experiences growing up on the South Side of Chicago, cultivating her aspirations to be a scientist, and her history-making journey into space.

Joe Torre

Hall of Fame Baseball Manager

Joe Torre was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on July 27, 2014, and the New York Yankees retired his Number 6 at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium the following month. Joe is currently the Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball. He was serving as Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations since February 2011. In this capacity, he oversees areas that include Major League Operations, On-Field Operations, On-Field Discipline and Umpiring. He serves as the Office of the Commissioner’s primary liaison to the general managers and field managers of the 30 Major League Clubs regarding all baseball and on-field matters.

In the Fall of 2010, Torre concluded his third and final season as Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who he led to the National League Championship Series in 2008 and 2009. Previously, he spent 12 seasons as Manager of the New York Yankees (1996-2007), guiding them to the Playoffs every year, including six World Series appearances and four World Championships (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000).

Torre is also Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, which he and his wife, Ali, launched in 2002. In 2010, Torre was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. Since October 2011, he has served as Co-Chair of the US Justice Department’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.

Carey Lohrenz

U.S. Navy Pilot

Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2.As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. Carey’s experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the lessons learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on leadership, high-performing organizations and diversity training.

Kat Cole

COO and President, North America of FOCUS Brands

Kat Cole’s twitter handle reads “Connected-Creative-Conscious-Community building Capitalist, Biz Advisor, MBA, Coffee-loving Chronic Learner”—this not only describes her as a person, it describes the philosophies she applies to business, brands and life. As a leader who is unusually connected to communities through social media, is very active in advising and investing in start-ups, and is an avid humanitarian in some of the poorest areas of the world, Cole sticks out like a sore thumb in the crowd of her foodservice and franchise industry peers. She is aYoung Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, is starting a foundation to fund creative, sustainable approaches to education and self-sufficiency, and is one of only two foodservice company leaders listed on CNBC’s Next 25 List Innovators, Leaders and Disruptors—2014, which is dominated by tech start-ups and a few financial groups and Fortune 50 companies. She is passionate about creating and highlighting opportunities, innovation and community building that come out of the foodservice industry.

Michael Hyatt

Author, Speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm specializing in transformative live events, workshops, and digital and physical planning tools. Formerly chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael is also a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Living Forward and Platform. His work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and other publications. Michael has been married to his wife, Gail, for thirty-nine years. They have five daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They live just outside Nashville, Tennessee.

Ian Cron

Enneagram teacher, Psychotherapist

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest.  Ian draws on an array of disciplines—from psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality to theology—to help people enter more deeply into the mystery of their own lives. He and his wife, Anne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Andy Stanley

Leadership Communicator and Best-Selling Author

A powerful leadership communicator and best-selling author, Andy Stanley is considered one of the most influential speakers in America. He is the author of 20-plus books, including Deep & Wide; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.

Jim Loehr

Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute

Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist and author of 17 books including his most recent, Leading with Character. From his more than 30 years of experience and applied research, Dr. Loehr believes the single most important factor in successful achievement, personal fulfillment and life satisfaction is the strength of one’s character. He strongly contends that character strength can be built in the same way that muscle strength is built through energy investment.Dr. Loehr has worked with hundreds of world-class performers from the arenas of sport, business, medicine and law enforcement including Fortune 100 executives, FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, and military Special Forces.  The Human Performance Institute, Inc. is the pioneer in training business leaders to expand and manage their energy so they can achieve high performance in the face of intense stress, relentless competition, and unpredictable change.

Jen Bricker

Acrobat, Aerialist

Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital. One would think she would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.”

As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics. Seemingly against all odds, Jen went on to compete against able-bodied athletes, and became a State Champion in power tumbling. Always challenging herself, Jen transitioned into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist. As such, she traveled internationally with Britney Spears’ World Tour, and appeared as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, and the Shangri La hotel in Dubai.J

Her latest accomplishment is the release of her first book, Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams. Jen hopes to inspire and motivate others to believe that anything is truly possible!

Lead Yourself First

How can you intentionally develop your own leadership skills and style? What qualities do you hope to embody as a leader? In 2018, the Leadercast Live stage will highlight leaders who will answer these questions and explain the power and importance of leading yourself first so you can lead others well.

Every single event element we toil over is meant to connect with the ache inside that longs for something greater. We’re focused on developing the core of the leader first. This ensures that leaders are not only taught, but engaged and encouraged to put what they learn into practice.

Grow Your Unique Leadership

There are many qualities that are evident in a great leader, and it takes time and effort to develop each of those traits. Leading yourself is about piecing together the specific qualities of your unique leadership. Those traits often differ depending on what part of the world you live in, what industry you work in and what values you aim to uphold.

Lead Your Team

In line with this year’s theme, “Lead Yourself”, we encourage you to attend and bring all key leaders in your organization. This gives everyone the opportunity to invest in themselves and learn to lead themselves and will then allow them to lead others more effectively. Take the opportunity to remove yourself from your normal business environment; it will free you up from everyday distractions to network, learn and be inspired.

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


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