07 Sep September 7, 2018 – Leadership Path David Mattson, 1,001 Ways to Engage Employees Dr. Bob Nelson and She Persisted Pratima Rao Gluckman
David Mattson – CEO & President of Sandler Training and Author of The Road to Excellence: 6 Leadership Strategies to Build a Bulletproof Business
Dave Mattson is a keynote speaker, best-selling author and a sales and management thought leader. David is the leader for the Sandler Training sales training seminars around the world. As CEO and President, David oversees the corporate direction and strategy for the company’s global operations including sales, marketing, consulting, alliances and support. He joined Sandler in 1988, and since, has guided the firm to its position as a global leader in sales and management training. With over 250 operating units in 25 countries, the company has also been recognized four times in the Top 20 Sales Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com, and nine times by Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” as the number-one sales training company in the United States. During his tenure with the company, he has been quoted extensively in national industry magazine and newspaper articles including those running in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. He has also written multiple books including “Magical People Skills,” “Five Minutes with VITO,” “The Sandler Rules” and “Sandler Success Principles.”
Dr. Bob Nelson – Thought leader, Multi-million copy Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Executive Coach/Consultant
Dr. Bob Nelson is President of Nelson Motivation Inc. and a leading authority on the topics of employee engagement, motivation, recognition, and retention. He has spent his career researching best practices and helping managers and organizations implement strategies and practices to enhance the employee experience and achieve greater results for both the organization and employees. He frequently presents for corporations, conferences, and associations across the country and around the world and has been featured in national media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS 60 Minutes. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on employee motivation, engagement, and performance and president of Nelson Motivation Inc., a management training and consulting company that specializes in helping organizations improve their management practices, programs, and systems. He is a co-founder of Recognition Professionals International, worked closely with Dr. Ken Blanchard (the One Minute Manager) as his vice president, chief of staff and ghostwriter for ten years and currently serves as a personal coach for Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the #1 ranked Executive Coach in the World. Bob has sold over 5,000,000 books on management and employee motivation, including 1501 Ways to Reward Employees, 1001 Ways to Engage Employees, Recognizing & Engaging Employees For Dummies, The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, The Management Bible, Ubuntu! among others. His books have been translated into 37 languages. He has appeared extensively in the national media including CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR and CBS’ 60 Minutes; and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and Inc. magazines to discuss how to best motivate today’s employees.
Pratima Rao Gluckman – Engineering leader at Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware and Author of Nevertheless, She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech
Pratima Rao Gluckman knew she wanted to be an engineer from a young age. She attained a master’s degree in computer science (University of Texas at Arlington), a master’s degree in chemistry, and bachelor’s degree in instrumentation engineering (BITs Plain India). Currently, in her field of enterprise software, she is Engineering Leader at VMware and manages a team of engineers. During her time in the industry, she has grown aware of the gender bias and related impostor’s syndrome that makes it challenging for women – including herself – to achieve their desired potential. Gluckman is striving to make meaningful changes in the tech world so that more women can enter careers as engineers and thrive to become effective leaders in their organizations. Experienced Senior Research Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. She is Skilled in Engineering Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), web technologies and JAVA. Patrima is also the Co-founder of Innovation for Youth, working to expand Innovation for Youth’s programs that are targeted to engage young women in STEM subjects. She was also a presenter at the Women Who Code, VMworld, and Adobe Max Conferences.