Speakers

 

 
 

Seth Godin

SETH GODIN is the author of 20 global bestselling books, which have been translated into more than 35 languages. Seth is also the founder of the altMBA and Akimbo workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people.

Seth writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You may be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. Seth’s newest book, The Practice, was released at the end of 2020 and is already a bestseller.

In 2018, Seth was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame.

Session description:
Work that matters for people who care: In search of our practice.

Bestselling author Seth Godin helps us see the choices that lie in front of us and how to focus on the work that really matters.

 

Teresa Njoroge

TERESA NJOROGE is the founder and CEO of Clean Start Solutions Kenya, the only women-led social enterprise that equips and empowers vulnerable children, girls and women who – mostly due to poverty-related issues – end up in conflict with the law or imprisoned within the juvenile or criminal justice system in Kenya. Teresa prepares children of imprisoned mothers, young girls and women for the journey of reintegration into society after prison.

Prior to joining the social justice movement, Teresa spent ten years working in finance. She has also established the Coalition of Imprisoned and Formerly Imprisoned Women in Africa – the coalition that agitates for the necessary policy and law changes that drive the reforms in the justice system.

Session Description:

Proximate Leadership and How Crisis and Disruption offer moments of advancement.

How do you respond to disruption and make long-term decisions in a short timeframe while under mass pressure? Being adaptive and flexible by taking on risks for long-term growth is key. In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love. Teresa Njoroge will share this from her own personal story and experiences growing a social enterprise.

 

Gary Vaynerchuk

GARY VAYNERCHUK, known to millions as ‘GaryVee’, is a serial entrepreneur and forward thinker in business, recognizing trends and patterns early to help others understand how these shifts impact markets and consumer behaviour. An entrepreneur at heart, Gary builds businesses and is today helping Fortune 1000 brands leverage consumer attention through his full-service advertising agency, VaynerMedia.

Gary is Chairman of VaynerX, a group which includes VaynerProductions, Gallery Media Group, the Sasha Group, Tracer, VaynerSpeakers, VaynerTalent and VaynerCommerce. Gary is also the co-founder of VaynerSports, Resy and Empathy Wines.

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Azran Osman-Rani

AZRAN OSMAN-RANI is the founding CEO of Naluri, a digital health technology company that helps users manage chronic disease risks through accessible and affordable behavioural and psychological coaching and digital tools.

As a serial business builder and entrepreneur, he is a candid speaker and will share a wealth of experiences of overcoming adversity, moving on from failure and handling extreme anxiety and pressure, through building mental resilience both personally and professionally. He chronicles the lessons he’s learned from his business building experiences in his book, 30 Days and 30 Years.

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Janina Kugel

JANINA KUGEL is a sought-after advisor and speaker known as the ‘star manager’. Janina is committed to her core issues of disruption, diversity and digitisation in the workplace, drawing on a career that includes holding the position of Chief Human Resources Officer at Siemens AG and Osram Lighting.

At Siemens, Janina was credited with giving the company ‘a young, cool image on the cutting edge’. Janina is a non-executive board member of Konecranes Oyj, Finland and the German Pension Benefit Guaranty Association. She is an active supporter of various national and international diversity initiatives.

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Vishen Lakhiani

VISHEN LAKHIANI is one of today’s most influential minds in the fields of education and human consciousness and a successful author.

Vishen is the founder of Mindvalley University, which, with a two million-strong student base, is expanding across schools in Finland, Silicon Valley companies, and universities worldwide.

Vishen’s ideas on personal transformation and work culture are catalogued in his multiple books, including The Code of the Extraordinary Team.

Vishen’s goal is to create the leading education brand in the world and reach one billion students as part of his aim to see humanity experience the biggest jump in its consciousness since the dawn of the human species.

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Phill Nosworthy

PHILL NOSWORTHY is an executive advisor, futurist, speaker and author who focuses on making business and life meaningful.

Phill’s insights into personal mastery and the future of work have gained him a cult following among high performers in Fortune listed companies the world over.

He is the founder of Switch L+D, a digital-first learning and development practice that gives anyone, anywhere the same level of career development that has only ever been reserved for the highest performers of Fortune 500 companies.

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Jinahie

JINAHIE (“my wings” in Arabic) is an Egyptian-American performance artist and psychotherapist. She has performed with multiple Grammy-award winning artists and has been a keynote speaker for over 300 universities, the United Nations, Fortune 500 companies, and Michelle Obama.

With her unique background as both an artist and therapist, Jinahie has captivated countless audiences with a combination of masterful storytelling and therapeutic expertise.

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Dr. Shefali

DR. SHEFALI is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients.

She has written four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family. Dr Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University.

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Chris Do

CHRIS DO is the founder of two multi-million-dollar businesses. Blind is an Emmy-award-winning motion design studio with over $80m in total billings. And The Futur is an online education company whose mission is to teach one billion people how to make a living doing what they love.

Chris has taught sequential design for over a decade at the Art Center College of Design in California and has lectured all over the world.

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John Ruhlin

JOHN RUHLIN is a leading authority on maximizing customer loyalty. John is the founder and author of Giftology and has been featured in Fox News, Forbes, FastCompany, Inc and New York Times. During his time as a leading sales rep, John developed a system of using generosity to gain access to elite clients and generate thousands of referrals. John and his firm now help automate this process for individuals and organizations like UBS, Raymond James, DR Horton, Keller Williams, the Chicago Cubs, and Caesar’s Palace.

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Sara Blakely

SARA BLAKELY is the founder and CEO of Spanx, the globally renowned underwear brand. Having started the business in 2000, Sara has led the company to international success and an industry-leading reputation.

In 2012, Sara was named the world’s youngest, self-made female billionaire by Forbes Magazine and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. In 2006, Sara launched the Sara Blakely Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping women through education and entrepreneurial training.

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Jesse Itzler

JESSE ITZLER cofounded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest private jet card company and partnered with Zico coconut water. Jesse is a New York Times bestselling author whose book Living With A Seal chronicles his month living and training with a Navy SEAL. Jesse is also a former rapper and when he’s not running ultra-marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks games, where he’s an owner of the team.

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Stephen Shortt

STEPHEN SHORTT is the Managing Director of ETC Consult and Distributed Training. Stephen is involved in different industries including leadership development and psychometric selection as well as international education and training.

Stephen works with individuals and teams around the world on strategy planning and goal setting to help establish a clear vision of where they want to be and how to get there.

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Katty Douraghy

KATTY DOURAGHY is an entrepreneur, an author, and a podcast host who is on a mission to de-mystify grief and to create a space where we can talk about loss, and grief, and death without feeling judged, nor feel we have to rush through to “get over it”.

Katty believes we all have a story to share and that our greatest journey is through self-discovery. Raised in San Francisco, London, and Tehran, Katty brings a multi-cultural perspective to her interactions. She has recently released her memoir, The Butterfly Years, detailing her personal journey through grief toward hope.

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Marsha Ralls (EO Sustainability Breakout session)

MARSHA RALLS is the Founder and CEO of The Phoenix Wellness Retreat, which was launched in 2018 to serve and create a space for personal inspiration, growth and life transformation. She is a leader in the hospitality, wellness and the fine arts space.

Marsha is a certified yoga instructor and mindfulness coach. She has been recognized by multiple organizations for her commitment to entrepreneurship and community service.

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Cristina Calvo (EO Sustainability Breakout session)

CRISTINA CALVO has spent 22 years in the travel industry, leading a company through sustainable tourism as a core strategy. Cristina led the company to achieve top certifications like Rainforest Alliance, WEP and become the first Carbon Neutral Plus Company in Costa Rica for the travel industry. Cristina also founded Green my Experience, an enterprise resource planning tool to help companies in the travel industry and remote working space to achieve Net Zero.

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Mel Robbins

MEL ROBBINS is the international best-selling author of The 5 Second Rule and four #1 audiobooks on Audible. Mel’s online courses about confidence, courage, and mindset have been taken by more than half a million students. In 2020, Mel launched a nationally syndicated daytime talk show, The Mel Robbins Show. Her work on behavior change has been translated into 36 languages and is being used by veterans’ organizations, paediatricians, and other medical professionals in clinical settings, and by top brands like Starbucks, JP Morgan Chase, and Microsoft to inspire organizational transformation.

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