Shayne Hughes - President of Learning as Leadership and Author of Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business
Shayne is President and Culture Change Partner at Learning as Leadership. His expertise in creating cultures of open communication and collaboration has lead to substantial improvements in organizational and personal performance for such clients as Fairchild Semiconductor, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, Shell Oil, and Encore Capital. He is also experienced in the complex dynamics of family businesses. Shayne co-wrote “Ego Free Leadership” with Brandon Black, former CEO of Encore Capital, which shares the insights and possibilities of LaL’s tools through the real-life experience of a public company executive team. Shayne co-authored an article on “Ecosystem Leadership” in Harvard’s Du Bois Review, was profiled in Psychology Today, and has been published in Diversity Executive Magazine, Forbes.com and the Huffington Post. Next he is co-authoring a leadership and organizational culture change book with a client, the former CEO of a large publicly traded company, about their journey to transform the company’s dysfunctions and performance issues into industry leadership, growth and profit.
Tabitha Carro – Creator of Smartphone Marketing School, Entrepreneur, Teacher
Tabitha is an online entrepreneur and curriculum designer who has created 2 online schools – Smartphone Marketing School and Flap Jack Factory – and over 20 online courses. Through Smartphone Marketing School, she teaches students visual marketing strategies through smart phones, for smart phones. In addition to her online curriculum, Tabitha’s teaching extends to the physical classroom as well – she has taught kindergarten for six years and is currently in her seventh year as a fourth grade Spanish immersion math and science teacher. Tabitha’s online courses are enjoyed by students from all over the world.
Erik Weihenmayer - Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Author of No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey To Kayak The Grand Canyon
On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. In 2008 he climbed Carstensz Pyramid on the island of Papua New Guinea, completing the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent. This accomplishment closed the circuit on a 13-year journey that had begun with his 1995 ascent of Denali. He is joined by a select company of only 150 mountaineers to have accomplished the feat. As word spread about Erik’s remarkable achievements, the world took notice; shortly after his summit of Everest, he was honored with a Time cover story detailing his conquest of the world’s highest peak. Since then, he has traveled the world as a motivational speaker and authored multiple books, including his memoir, Touch the Top of the World, and most recently, No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. Find out more at www.touchthetop.com.