13 Mar March 14, 2018 – ex-NFL Rennie Curran, HelloZag Satya Kothimangalam and Bad Managers Dr. Samuel Culbert
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Rennie Curran is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, musician, and American football linebacker. As a speaker, he delivers workshops and keynote presentations on personal development topics such as leadership, peak performance, personal branding, and overcoming adversity. Rennie is also a CEO of GameChanger Coaching and a Certified Personal Development Coach. He helps athletes and business professionals reach their fullest potential by delivering workshops and private coaching. Rennie recently published his first children’s book entitled “What Does It Take To Be A Star?” This book teaches about the importance of having a growth mindset, leadership, and character development. Rennie was selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, spent some time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, and joined the Edmonton Eskimos in 2013, racking up a whopping 70 tackles in the 2013 season. Rennie is both an athletic powerhouse and a determined individual whose prosperity continues to invigorate countless audiences. His drive both on and off the field is a testament to his continuous passion for life.
Satya Kothimangalam – Founder, Brand Strategist and Copywriter at ZAG Studios.
Satya Kothimangalam is the Founder of ZAG Studios. She’s a complete sparkplug (full of energy, strong-minded entrepreneur and offers a unique service called productizing your services). ZAG is a brand strategy and copy studio for service businesses who want to defy convention and make more moolah, quickly. Clients work with ZAG on 3-hour marketing intensives, designed to help them discover and embody their inner badass and create offerings that stand out, sell out and pay handsomely. Based on the brand brief created during the intensive, ZAG helps clients craft unique messages that grab attention, open wallets and woo the hearts of customers in just 1 week. Her work has been featured in Inc, Women 2.0, Digital Marketing Summit Asia, Business Daily, Medium, and YourStory.
Dr. Samuel Culbert – UCLA Professor and Author of Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions
Dr. Samuel A. Culbert is an award-winning author, researcher and full-time, tenured professor, at UCLA. His laboratory is the world of work where he puts conventional managerial assumptions under a microscope to uncover and replace dysfunctional practices. Dr. Samuel has developed a blunt yet sensitive way of framing situations that allows for all parties to engage in open, non-judgemental discussions. He believes you must lay bare ALL the forces that drive people’s opinions and actions, including subjective, self-interested and political biases. Dr. Culbert has spent a career perfecting the skills and style that illicit such straight-talk. He is a winner of a McKinsey Award for an article published in the Harvard Business Review, is a frequent contributor to management journals and has authored numerous chapters in leading management-related books. His clients include diverse representation to the private and public sectors: small companies and members of Fortunes 500, international and U.S. governmental agencies, privately funded and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Culbert has been around and gets what’s happening. His unconventional views have received a good deal of press, both in the U.S. and overseas.