16 Oct October 17, 2018 – Former President of Lucent & ATT, Turnaround Specialist Rick Miller, Legalizing Pot Dawson Hobbs and Dream Team Kelly Roach
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Rick Miller – Turnaround Guru and Author of Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title
Rick Miller is an unconventional turnaround specialist, a servant leader, and a go-to Chief. He is also an experienced and trusted confidant, an author, a sought-after speaker, and an expert at driving sustainable growth. For over 30 years, Rick served as a successful business executive in roles including President and/or CEO in a Fortune 10, a Fortune 30, a startup, and a non-profit. In each case, he was recruited from the outside to turn around poor performance in difficult times. He served as President of Lucent, President of ATT, and President and COO of US Opus360, which he took public in an $85 million IPO. Rick is a Chief not because of his many high-ranking titles, but because of his ability to bring out the best in others–and in himself–using the choices he developed in his Power Compass, a road-tested sustainable growth model he created over the course of his successful career, and which he shares in this book and continues to use with his clients.
Dawson Hobbs – Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA),
Dawson Hobbs is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) and oversees the association’s state, federal and regulatory government affairs team. He joined the association in 2006 as Vice President, State Affairs. With more than 18 years of state government affairs experience, Dawson has been an active participant in numerous state legislative battles and has developed relationships with policymakers from across the country. The legal cannabis industry continues to be one of the fastest growing areas of North America’s economy. The legalization of medical cannabis in Canada and many American states have fostered a thriving medical cannabis industry over the past decade, consisting of everything from pharmaceutical companies to retail specialists. With recreational use now legal in several states, the industry is set to blossom further. The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) recently announced an official policy position in favor of a state’s right to establish a legal, well-regulated, adult-use cannabis marketplace; it is the first and only beverage alcohol association to do so. In states where cannabis is or will subsequently be legalized, the association calls on the federal government to respect the right of states to legalize cannabis if they adopt cannabis market regulations that meet a framework like that governing beverage alcohol.
Kelly Roach – Motivational Speaker, Sales Trainer, and Author of Bigger Than You: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Building An Unstoppable Team
Kelly Roach is a highly sought after business growth strategist on a mission to help 1,000,000 entrepreneurs launch, monetize, and scale their dream business… without compromising their quality of life or going broke in the process. From a NFL Cheerleader to million dollar mogul, Kelly is the author of the #1 international bestselling book, Unstoppable: 9 Principles For Unlimited Success In Business & Life. She has been featured in Inc, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur On Fire, ABC Good Day, WMBC TV and hundreds of top rated podcasts. A few years ago she was successful but was yearning for more. She knew she was meant for something bigger, and wanted to create a business that allowed her to serve others, make a difference, and create unlimited income while doing it. After personally producing more than $30 million in sales in record time, she charged to the top of a global Fortune 500 firm, netting seven promotions in eight years. That’s when she launched Kelly Roach International, to help business do the extraordinary by using innovative business strategies to rapidly increase productivity and profits. Her coaching serves companies, organizations, and individuals that are committed to achieving a level of excellence in their field that few ever dream of. Leaders come to Kelly when they are ready for massive growth, profitability, and impact.