founder of HP Solutions and a proven global leader, knows the power of a purposeful experience that reaches customers, communities, employees, and stakeholders. She’s led efforts to create this high impact for some of the most recognized brands in the world. Heather helps businesses leverage what they already have to create more value, integrate operations, and grow. At the core of her approach is making sure her clients can attract and engage the right people, so that they can attract and engage the right customers.

I’ve been in the business of helping leaders grow for over 35 years. Before I co-founded and became the Head of Programs of Leaders in Tech I taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) for 17 years, where I served as the Faculty Director of the Interpersonal Dynamics for High Performance Executives Program and Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows program. I was honored to receive the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award for my work in numerous courses, including Interpersonal Dynamics (the most popular elective course at the GSB for over 45 years) and the Silver Apple award for my work supporting alumni. Prior to joining the GSB, I was a partner in an organization-development consulting firm. I’ve also worked as a high tech sales and marketing senior manager.

In addition to my teaching, I’ve coached and consulted to individuals and groups of high-profile executives for the last fifteen years. My clients work with me to develop their interpersonal skills, update limiting mental models, and learn to modify their style. I’ve become internationally known for my expertise in interpersonal relations and, particularly, experiential small group learning. This type of training gives participants the capacity to become more effective leaders, build higher performing organizations, and have richer, more fulfilling personal and professional relationships.

Melanie Coburn is the Chief Relationship Officer (CRO) for CADRE, a unique networking community. In her role, she lives out her passion for connecting and helping others. Alongside her husband, Derek Coburn, they’ve have built CADRE from the ground up, now advocating full-time for well over 100 CEOs and business leaders.

Amy Bess represents employers in every aspect of employment litigation, counseling and training. She is the Managing Shareholder of Vedder Price PC’s Washington, DC office. She completed a full 3-year term as the Chair of the global employment law practice at the close of 2020.

Irad recognizes that traditional therapy methods don’t sufficiently accommodate the digital era life style. That is why he founded Scwab Foundationa and Circles. People expect immediate and accessible solutions for their challenges. They want small and precise answers to their pains. Therapy is a long and demanding process and doesn’t fit the average person’s busy lifestyle which often includes parenting, caregiving, illness, kids with special needs, divorce and mental health issues.

After 20 years of managing and consulting on campaigns for candidates, ballot measures and advocacy groups, Joe Fuld struck out on his own to build The Campaign Workshop with a team of people he’s collaborated with in the past and who know how to create, design and build campaigns. They recognize that each client is different, and they don’t build cookie-cutter campaigns. Instead, they strive to build custom-made campaigns and strategies that fit the specific needs of clients and provide each client with the kinds of individualized tools they need to tackle any challenges they might face.

Aaron Velky, Founder of Ortus Academy, uplifts others to a place of freedom, awe and artistry. Ortus Academy offers Financial Intelligence education to entrepreneurs, business owners, youth organizations and educators with Millennial and Gen Z members through online courses, virtual and in-person Financial Wellness workshops, speaking engagements, and coaching. They know that money matters, but they believe that Financial Intelligence matters more.

Larry is a dynamic, entrepreneurial strategist with 25 year track record of achievement in financial services and insurance company leadership. He shares the chnages and shifts workplaces are experiencing due to the effects of COVID-19. Leaders of organizations can take proactive measures to ensure they properly take care of their employees who are also serving as caregivers and inviest more into healthcare to help combat stress.

Tlee Cooper is Founder and CEO of the novel e-commerce platform HeyZRO. HeyZRO provides sellers with a virtual representation of the physical store, creating an in-person shopping experience for buyers from the convenience of their home. Tlee and her team are working to save and revitalize communities by protecting merchants and brand identities from being erased by the very platforms they’re turning to for help. Tlee’s remarkable spirit and keen intellect are on display as she walks us through her journey, including how the pandemic served as a pivotal moment for her business’ growth and prosperity.

Brett Cooper and Evans Kerrigan, best selling authors of Solving the People Problem: Essential Skills You Need to Lead and Succeed in Today’s Workplace, shed light on how our needs and the needs of our colleagues can come together in constructive ways to help us perform better. Brett and Evans share the importance of understanding and appreciating employee’s differences in order to create greater team harmony and drive higher performance.

Trey Whitney, global HR executive and former employee at large corporations like; Google, Hershey, and Kellogg to name a few, shares how 2020 highlighted the importance of elevating HR to be the driving force behind a business’s longevity and prosperity. He shares how data can be strategically used to not only reignite humanity in the workplace, but to, recruit top talent, instill key programs, and to better integrate technologies that enhance human skill.