23 Sep September 25, 2017 – Loyalist Teams Linda Adams, Story Gordon Hill and YA Entrepreneur Martha Brockenbrough
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Linda Adams – Co-founder of The Trispective Group and Author of The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations
Linda Adams offers over forty years of experience as a HR professional having worked for several large international corporations and as a coach to the senior leadership at top North American businesses. Linda led human resources functions at Ford Motors, Hardees, PepsiCo division KFC, Level 3 Communications and Thorn Americas. She is drawn to helping teams, leaders, and organizations fully explore and leverage talent, and to that end, Linda became a Founding Partner at The Trispective Group in 2008. The company believes that their work provides the insight and tools necessary to create trans-formative change in work lives. The partners of the firm wrote a book called “The Loyalist Team,” as an extension of this work. The book will make their concepts and approaches accessible so that every team can be a great team.
Gordon Hill – Professional Speaker and Speaking Consultant
Gordon Hill has been an expert speaker, in some capacity, since 1957, starting as an Air Force Technical Instructor. Today, he helps speakers to create original materials based on the fundamentals. His ideas are collected on an extension YouTube channel (he was filmed over 130 videos). He was a full time professional speaker for sixteen years as a self-employed high-tech seminar developer and presenter. From 1986 to 2001, he was a Professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). He served as President of the Central Florida Chapter of NSA for two years and won their Member of the Year for 1990. In 2001, we won the George Morrisey Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also author of “The Twelve Days of Training,” a parody of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Martha Brockenbrough is the author of two books for adults and several books for young readers or YA (young adults). She serves as a faculty member at Vermont College of Fine Arts and blogger for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Martha is the founder of National Grammar Day, observed March 4, and she has written questions for the games Cranium and Trivial Pursuit. She was also an editor of MSN.com, has interviewed lots of celebrities (Jonas Brothers and Slash), and has been published in The New York Times. Martha won a Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association Award and a Washington State Book Award for her novel The Game of Love and Death. She was also a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. One of the YA books was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, an Amazon Best Book of 2015, a Booklist Top Ten Arts Book for Youth, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015, a Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2015, and a Booklist Editors’ Choice for 2015.