02 Jul July 2, 2018 – Discovering Markets Dr. Marc Gruber, Confidence Rewire Michele Molitor and Underemployment’s Effects Michelle R. Weise
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Professor Marc Gruber PhD. – Author of Where to Play: 3 steps for discovering your most valuable market opportunities
Marc Gruber is a world-leading researcher in the domain of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. He is Vice President for Innovation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he also is the Chair of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialisation. He works as the Deputy Editor for the #1 empirical research journal in management, the Academy of Management Journal, and he received multiple ‘Thought Leader’ awards for his breakthrough research. Marc is actively engaged in teaching, consulting, and executive training programs in Europe, the United States, and Asia, and regularly acts as a jury member in start-up and corporate entrepreneurship competitions across Europe.
Michele Molitor – Confidence Coach and Co-Author of Breakthrough Healing: Insights and wisdom into the power of alternative medicine
Michele Molitor is the CEO of Nectar Consulting, Inc. Working with executives and entrepreneurs worldwide, Michele brings over 25 years of experience, strategic business savvy and intuitive insights to her clients. Her unique inside-out approach is a culmination of years of study in the realms of emotional intelligence, neuroscience, physics, psychology, sales, marketing and spiritual teachings to help catalyze shifts in your thinking, eliminate mental/emotional blocks and rewire your brain for greater confidence and success. As a nationally recognized speaker, certified executive coach, certified rapid transformational therapist, consultant, trainer, best selling author, former radio show host and dot-com survivor, Michele’s passion for helping others hone their leadership skills is conveyed through all aspects of her work and writing. She has co-authored 3 books and has a variety of published articles on CNN, SelfGrowth, Lifehack and The Mogul Mom. Known for her engaging and interactive presentations and training, she’ll have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you learn new ideas and practices to enhance your EQ, up to the level your leadership and find more meaning in your work.
Dr. Michelle R. Weise – SVP of Workforce Strategies at Strada Education Network and Chief Innovation Officer at Strada Institute for the Future of Work
Michelle R. Weise is the SVP of Workforce Strategies at Strada Education Network and Chief Innovation Officer at Strada Institute for the Future of Work. She leads the organization’s workforce alignment initiatives as well as innovation and thought leadership priorities. Strada Education is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving lives by strengthening the pathways between education and employment. Michelle works with CEOs of start-ups, foundation heads, and institutional leaders across the U.S. She is a senior advisor for Entangled Solutions and serves on the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as on the advisory board of Village Capital. She is a columnist for EdSurge and the former Chief Innovation Officer of Sandbox ColLABorative, the research and development lab of strategy and innovation at Southern New Hampshire University. She co-authored the book, “Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution” with Clayton Christensen while serving as the Senior Research Fellow in higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. She has also served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Fidelis Education and taught at Skidmore College and Stanford University. Michelle is a former Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Harvard and Stanford. Her commentaries and research have been featured in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Boston Globe, and PBS Newshour.