Cheryl Einhorn – Consultant, Academic, Journalist and Author of Problem Solved: A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction
Cheryl Einhorn is the creator of the AREA Method, a research and decision making paradigm for individuals and companies. It allows them to solve complex problems. The AREA Method research and decision making system helps with the business strategy, organizational decision making and communications. She also provides training and coaching sessions. Cheryl is also the founder of CSE Consulting and teaches as an adjunct professor, currently at Columbia Business School and previously at the Columbia School of Journalism. She has won journalism awards for her investigative stories about business, international politics, and economic topics.
Larry Sternberg – Talent Plus Fellow at Talent Plus, Inc. and Author of Managing to Make a Difference: How to Engage, Retain, and Develop Talent for Maximum Performance
Talent Plus® is an internationally recognized management consulting firm with clients in twenty countries delivering “The Science of Talent”® through interviews and assessments. The firm is a four-time top ten award winner of Fortune Magazine’s “Great Place to Work” list as well as being recently named #2 on the Leadership 500 Excellence list published by HR.com. In the hospitality vertical, Talent Plus also has been affiliated with the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, Club Managers Association of America, and the International Luxury Hotel Association. Talent Plus has an offices in the U.S. and Singapore. Their goal is to identify people with the potential for near-perfect performance so their clients can make wise decisions in the selection and development of their teams. They build high engagement cultures from top to bottom and their ROI results show improved work performance in increased productivity, strengthened employee engagement, reduced turnover, and better bottom line results.
Adrian Owen, Ph.D. – World-Renowned Neuroscientist and Author of Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death
Dr. Adrian Owen’s controversial, groundbreaking work with patients whose brains were previously thought vegetative or non-responsive has shown that in up to 20 percent of cases, the patients are vibrantly alive, existing in the “Gray Zone.” He currently serves as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at The Brain and Mind Institute and he has spent the last twenty years pioneering breakthroughs in cognitive neuroscience. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Nature, The New Yorker, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and Science have featured his work.