01 Aug August 1, 2018 – Australia’s Richard Branson Pete Williams, Facebook Culture Mike Rognlien and Can’t Google It Phyllis Weiss Haserot
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Pete Williams – Marketing Advisor, Founder of Preneur Group and Author of Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth
Pete Williams is an entrepreneur, business advisor, and marketer who Forbes recently called, “one entrepreneur today that every marketer should be modeling,” while Inc. describes him as, “a savvy marketing strategist.” A Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program, a Small Business ICON (Best-in-Class) Recipient, and an Australian Business Award Winner for Marketing Excellence, he is the co-founder of numerous businesses across varying industries — from telecommunications services to e-commerce. Having been referred to as “Australia’s Richard Branson” in media publications, Pete first made a name for himself when, at the age of twenty-one, he sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, for under $500. Pete is also a Professor of Practice at Deakin University, Australia. He is also on SmartCompany’s Top 30 Under 30.
Mike Rognlien – Facebook Star and Author of This Is Now Your Company: A Culture Carrier’s Manifesto
Mike Rognlien is a Facebook L&D star. He has done just about everything in the learning & development world at Facebook. He has owned orientation and onboarding, built Facebook’s first-ever professional and manager development programming, partnered with COO Sheryl Sandberg and the LeanIn team to build Facebook’s Managing Unconscious Bias course (available to all at managingbias.fb.com) and served as the L&D leader for both the technical teams across Facebook and the Americas. He has spent most of his career in tech – first with Intel, later as a consultant to Microsoft and at Facebook – and is most passionate about helping people identify, develop and play to their strengths while teaching them how to leverage the same in others. He is currently serving as the L&D leader for the many businesses (G&A) functions at Facebook (think everything EXCEPT tech and sales) and owns the core development experience for people new to managing or new to managing at Facebook. In addition, he is the main Facebook POC for performers, producers, composers, social media influencers and other theater peeps on Broadway. He has seen Hamilton 17 times, loves running (badly) and has never met a shoe he didn’t at least kind of want to wear.
Phyllis Weiss Haserot – The Cross-Generational Voice at Work and Author of You Can’t Google It!: The Compelling Case for Cross-Generational Conversation at Work
Phyllis Weiss Haserot is also known as the “cross-generational voice.” She changes the intergenerational work dynamic from collide scope to kaleidoscope, boost client attraction/retention and profits (www.pdcounsel.com). Phyllis is the President of PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT COUNSEL, a business development, and organizational effectiveness consulting and coaching firm established in 1983. With a primary focus currently on multi-generational relations and succession planning, she also works with firms on strategic marketing planning, training and coaching, retention and integration, implementing flexibility, and workplace conflict resolution. For a variety of firms, she has planned and presented retreat conferences, seminars, and workshops. Phyllis has spoken before numerous bar and CPA association, law and accounting/consulting firm, in-house marketing executive, corporate communication and non-profit organization audiences. She was the moderator of the Client Development Forum on two major professional online sites and has served as moderator and panelist for numerous online seminars and webcasts. Phyllis created and facilitates a series of “Cross-Generational Conversation” forums and is the discussion leader for the American Bar Association’s “Generational Differences” forum.