June 20, 2018 – Pitch Whisperer John Livesay, Authentic Leadership Nick Craig, and Up to Us Evan Rufrano and Hilary Allen

June 20, 2018 – Pitch Whisperer John Livesay, Authentic Leadership Nick Craig, and Up to Us Evan Rufrano and Hilary Allen

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John Livesay – Keynote Speaker, Author of The Successful Pitch: Conversations about Going from Invisible to Investable

John Livesay helps businesses raise money. Specifically, he helps owners perfect their pitches. John has partnered with Judy Robinett in Crack The Funding Code where they helped Tech CEOs craft a compelling pitch and then make warm introductions to the right investors. His podcast, The Successful  Pitch, is a must listen! He is the author of The Successful Pitch: Conversations about Going from Invisible to Investable and INC calls him “The Pitch Whisperer.”  He has appeared on CBS and FOX TV as the expert on confidence and storytelling.
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Nick Craig – President of Core Leadership Institute and co-author of Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide

Nick Craig is the Founder and President of the Core Leadership Institute. Nick’s insights and approach come from over 25 years of working with top teams, senior leadership programs, executive coaching and architecting results-focused change initiatives. Mid-way through his career, Nick realized that what was least understood, but most needed, was to help senior leaders access their deeper wisdom in challenging times. The last 15 years he has focused on this, resulting in the Core Leadership Institute’s ability to integrate the work of Purpose/Authentic Leadership to enable sustainable business results. Nick is the co-author of “From Purpose to Impact” with Scott Snook published by Harvard Business Review (May 2014). He co-authored this year’s updated release of “Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide” with Bill George of Harvard Business School. His work in leadership purpose has been used in corporate and academic settings, including GE, Unilever and Wharton’s Advanced Management Program. His work with Unilever is documented in the HBS Case, “Unilever’s Paul Polman: Developing Global Leaders. ” Nick’s work as a Wharton Fellow is documented in Wharton@Work, where his article, “Confidence is an Inside Job,” is one of the most requested in the last five years.
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Evan Rufrano & Hilary Allen – Up to Us Contest Winners and Community Manager of the Up to Us Campus Competition Hilary Allen

The Up to Us Contest Empowers Young Americans to Act-On and Educate Others About Our Growing National Debt. Evan Rufrano is the leader of the winning team from SUNY College at Westbury, who recently won the sixth annual Up to Us Campus Competition. He is studying politics, economics, and law with a minor in industrial labor relations. Evan is a member of the Honors College, a three-term Student Government Representative and two-term Cabinet member for the SUNY Student Assembly, the largest and most comprehensive state student advocacy group across the nation representing over 600,000 students. Evans teams campaign consisted of an educational Debt Boulevard created with chalk on campus sidewalks, an interactive lecture series with professors in the economic, politics, and law departments, and a debate with four distinguished speakers from across the political spectrum. Hilary Allen is a Senior Associate at Net Impact and Community Manager of the Up to Us Campus Competition. Hilary’s involvement in Up to Us began as a Team Leader representing the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, after which she began working as an intern at Net Impact, and subsequently the Community Manager of the national campaign. Hilary leads the weekly training sessions for the campaign leaders and supports 100 teams with their campaign strategy and execution over the course of the year. Hilary holds a bachelors degree in Global Studies and Portuguese.
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