Featured Speakers

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Brad Montgomery

Brad Montgomery

Brad Montgomery wants to make you and your team happy. In his keynote, Montgomery will go beyond common sense to explain that there is some really cool — and fairly new — science about just how valuable happiness at work is. Not only does happiness just plain feel good, it has a direct business payoff. Happy people outperform their unhappy peers in pretty much every measurable business metric. Best of all, he’ll teach the science behind how we have a much greater handle on our own happiness than we tend to think. Montgomery is a Brown University graduate, a member of the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, author, and blogger.

General (Ret) Ann E. Dunwoddy, MS, BA

General (Ret) Ann E. Dunwoody, MS, BA

General (Retired) Ann Dunwoody is the former commanding general of one of the Army’s largest commands, the US Army Materiel Command. She is the first woman in US military history to achieve a four-star officer rank, and US Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno called her “quite simply the best logistician the Army has ever had.” The author of A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General, Dunwoody will share what nearly four decades in the military taught her about effective leadership, revealing the core principles that guided her to her historic appointment. Through engaging stories and battle-tested insights, she’ll offer practical, tactical advice to lead and achieve with maximum success.

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith, PhD

Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages, and become bestsellers in 12 countries. He has written two New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. He’ll examine the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life. Goldsmith will offer a personal playbook on how to achieve change in our lives, make it stick, and how to become the person we want to be.