David Harder – Founder of Inspired Work and Author of The Workplace Engagement Solution: Find a Common Mission, Vision and Purpose with All of Today’s Employees
David Harder founded in 1990 Inspired Work. The firm is devoted to transforming the relationship between life and work and to building great environments for work. More than 42,000 people have used his system to change careers, to become better leaders, or to launch a new business. His leadership program premiered at the Walt Disney Company in 2001 and has been delivered to groups throughout the world, at organizations as diverse as Coca-Cola, HBO, the University of Southern California, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Loyola Marymount University, and others. He is a highly successful syndicated contributor to outlets that reach over six million combined readers. He is also a keynote speaker for Ultimate Software’s HR conferences throughout the country.
Jonathan David Lewis – Partner, Vice President, Strategy Director at McKee Wallwork & Company and Author of Brand vs. Wild: Building Resilient Brands for Harsh Business Environments
Jonathan David Lewis is the author of “Brand vs. Wild: Building Resilient Brands for Harsh Business Environments.” In the book, he challenges the automatic behavioral responses companies make in today’s brand wilderness. He is also a Forbes contributor and a turn around expert at McKee Wallwork + Co., a creative consultancy that turns around stalled and stale brands. As partner and strategy director, he led his firm to be recognized by Advertising Age as a national leader in branding and marketing. The won the Southwest Small Agency of the Year, national B2B Campaign of the Year, and national Best Places to Work awards. His opinions are highly sought by numerous business and marketing publications, including Forbes and Advertising Age.
Chef Charles Carroll – Seven-Time Culinary Olympian and Award Winning Author of The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness
Charles Carroll took his first gold medal in the Culinary Olympics at the age of 24 and is Past President of the World Association of Chefs Society where he logged a quarter million miles in his two-year stint. He is executive chef at one of the highest-rated country clubs in the nation, where he manages a team of 75 in six kitchens and three restaurants. The team executes 80 to 100 banquet functions a week, while maintaining incredibly high morale and a close family feeling. Chef Charles put on a cooking show for 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and he was personally commended by five U.S. presidents and invited to a reception at the White House. He is an award winning author of “Leadership Lessons From A Chef: Finding Time To Be Great” and “Tasting Success “Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef.” He served as a Coach for the 2008 United States Culinary Olympic National Team, his seventh Olympic Team and he has received over seventy national and international awards, including chapter Chef of the Year in 1988, 2005 and the American Culinary Federation President’s Medallion four times from four decades, 1989, 1999, 2005 and 2014. The James Beard Foundation selected Chef Charles as one of the Great Country Inn Chefs of 1993.