Hans Finzel is a successful author, mentor, speaker and trusted authority in the field of leadership. Hans has trained leaders internationally on five continents. He and Donna founded HDLeaders in 2012 where he serves as President. Prior to that, Hans completed twenty years as President and CEO of international non-profit WorldVenture. Hans and his wife Donna spent ten years living in Vienna, Austria while training leaders throughout Eastern Europe behind the Iron Curtain before the fall of communism. He has an earned doctorate in the field of leadership from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Columbia International University (CIU.EDU) for twenty years. Hans is host of “The Leadership Answer Man” Podcast. He is the author of ten books, including his bestseller The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make(David C Cook) and his newest release Top Ten Ways To Be A Great Leader (David C. Cook). His books have been published in over twenty foreign languages.
Lee McEnany Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a successful national public relations, content marketing and social media firm. Based in San Francisco with offices in New York and Boston, Double Forte works with beloved consumer, technology and wine brands. She is a highly sought-after communications expert known for her business acumen and insights (and her big laugh). Lee is also an acclaimed author and speaker in the domain of helping organizations across the country successfully create high performing, positive workplaces. She became an expert in this arena after operating her own company and leading large divisions in other companies. She started Double Forte in 2002 determined to create a culture that fully supports its talent, even when they choose to move on. After failing miserably at retaining Millennials, Double Forte went back to the beginning and created a culture where all generations thrive; as a result, turnover is low, and when employees do leave, overwhelmingly they stay loyal to the firm – sometimes even returning. With her foundational work, Lee shows leaders how to create the best possible workplace culture so their employees will stay longer than they intend, and when they do leave, advocate for the company, defining a new loyalty contract and a new model of business sustainability. Her first book: Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work (Routledge, 2014). Her second book: The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees (Even After They Leave) (Routledge, 2017).
Tim Cameron-Kitchen – Head Ninja at Exposure Ninja
Online Marketing Expert and founder of Exposure Ninja, Tim Kitchen has five bestselling books to his name including Europe’s Bestselling SEO book, How to Get to the Top of Google. In his role as Head Ninja at Exposure Ninja, Tim and the 45-strong team work and consult with more than 800 businesses a year in every imaginable market around the world. The company has become known for providing Enterprise level websites and digital marketing to small and medium sized businesses around the world. Tim also runs MarketingU, where he teaches small businesses to market themselves online over at http://marketingu.ninja Based in Nottingham, UK, Tim plays drums in his spare time. His band recently won French TV show ‘The Cover’ where 1 million viewers voted them the world’s best covers band. When not marketing and drumming, Tim spends time with his wife Katie at the gym and clearing up the destruction from their two kittens Ninja and Samurai.