11 May May 11, 2015 – Succeed on Your Terms Patrick Sweeney & Engaged Leaders Charlene Li
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Patrick Sweeney – Co-founder of The Silver Realigning Best-Selling Author of Succeed on Your Own Terms
Patrick Sweeney is the best-selling co-author of Succeed on Your Own Terms, and the former president of Caliper, an international consulting firm. Through the use of its signature personality assessment, Caliper helped over 25,000 companies around the world, including Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Caterpillar, and even the World Series Champion Chicago White Sox, to assess and develop the talents of more than two million applicants and employees. Patrick has excited audiences around the world on “How to Identify and Develop Your Real Potential.” Sweeney is also the co-author of “How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer,” which is available in six languages. Patrick is a leader who is able to connect with and bring out the best in others. He is a marketing executive who combines creativity with goal-breaking results, an ex-speechwriter for a governor, a New York Times Bestselling author, and a speaker. He presented around the world, including HSM in Brazil and the China Economic Forum, and has contributed to top-tier publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Charlene Li – CEO of Altimeter Group and Author of The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation
Charlene Li is the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller “Open Leadership.” She is also the co-author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book “Groundswell,” which was named one of the best business books in 2008. Her next book “The Engaged Leader” was publish in March 2015. Charlene is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies, and a consultant and thought leader on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Formerly, she was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, worked in online newspaper publishing, and was a consultant with Monitor Group. Charlene was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology in 2009, and she is frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, The Associated Press, The McNeil News Hour, ABC News, CNN, and CNBC. She has even appeared on 60 Minutes! She is a much-sought after public speaker and has spoken at top conferences such as the World Business Forum, World Economic Forum, American Society of Association Executives, SXSW, and Web 2.0.