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World’s Largest One-day Leadership Conference to be Simulcast in Texarkana on May 4th

World’s Largest One-day Leadership Conference to be Simulcast in Texarkana on May 4th

Leadership is the lid on any human endeavor, business, insitution or organization. Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders when Leadership Texarkana hosts Leadercast® 2018 on May 4, from 8AM-2:30PM, as part of Leadership Texarkana’s LIFT: the Leadership Initiative for Texarkana.

Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast LIVE from Atlanta and simulcast to over 100,000 leaders around the globe annually, in hundreds of locations.   This is the eighteenth year of the annual Leadercast leadership conference and the fifth year that Leadership Texarkana is hosting the event locally; it is presented in partnership with Texarkana, TX ISD and Texarkana College at TISD’s Sullivan Center on Summerhill Road, and with promotional support from the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce.

The theme of Leadercast 2018 is “Lead Yourself,” an integral element of Leadercast’s mission of developing leaders worth following, and an essential capacity for leading others. Leadercast 2018 keynote speakers include* (see attached for additional information):

  • Joe Torre Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Chief Baseball Officer for the MLB,

Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation

  • Andy Stanley Leadership Communicator and Best-Selling Author
  • Michael Hyatt Author, Speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company
  • Dr. Jim Loehr Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Human Performance Institute
  • Carey Lohrenz U.S. Navy Pilot, Speaker & Trainer
  • Ian Morgan Cron Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram Teacher & Speaker
  • Mae Jemison Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut
  • Jen Bricker Acrobat, Aerialist, Author, and Speaker
  • Catherine Hoke Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures

The annual Leadercast program is attended annually by individuals and teams from every sector of the community, with CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System annually bringing the largest group at 100-strong; hundreds of others come in teams of thirty, ten or two or as individuals, representing all sectors including industry, big and small businesses, city government, public and higher education, healthcare, churches and non-profits.  Leadership Texarkana Executive Director Ruth Ellen Whitt says “Paul Norton and James Henry Russell of partner organizations TISD and TC (respectively) are two of the Leadercast programs’ biggest cheerleaders, for the value they’ve seen firsthand of what it offers their leadership teams–teams which are always in the audience.”

To register to attend Leadercast 2018 in Texarkana, go to LeadershipTexarkana.com. Registration is $79 and includes lunch, snacks and Leadercast materials.  Groups and Leadership Texarkana member discounts are available.

 Leadership Texarkana is in an independent non-profit organization dedicated to engaging and equipping citizens from throughout the community to step up as leaders working together for community excellence, pride and progress.  For more about the organization, go to LeadershipTexarkana.com. 

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Leadercast 2018

Speaker Briefs

 

Andy Stanley

Leadership Communicator and Best-Selling Author

A powerful leadership communicator and best-selling author, Andy Stanley is considered one of the most influential speakers in America. Over six million episodes of his NBC show are viewed monthly, in which he provides culturally relevant, practical insights for life and leadership.

 

Michael Hyatt

Author, Speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company

Hyatt’s leadership development firm specializes in transformative live events, workshops, and planning tools. His work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and other publications.

 

Joe Torre

Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Chief Baseball Officer for the MLB

Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation

Drawing on the many entertaining stories from his years as a player and coach in the MLB, Joe will pass on his lessons of responding to failure and trusting yourself and your team. A former baseball manager and player, Joe ranks fifth in all-time managerial wins and is a 4-time ESPY Award winner for Best Manager/Coach of the Year.

 

Dr. Jim Loehr

Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Human Performance Institute

A world-renowned performance psychologist, Loehr’s training company has successfully utilized Energy Management technology to improve the productivity and engagement levels of elite performers from the world of business, sport, medicine, and law enforcement, as chronicled in leading publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company and Omni.

 

Carey Lohrenz

U.S. Navy Pilot, Speaker & Trainer

The first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey’s career experiences allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on leadership and high-performing organizations.

 

Ian Morgan Cron

Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram Teacher & Speaker

Host of the popular podcast, Typology, Ian is known for his transparency, humor and depth of insight into the inner workings of the human heart and mind; his use of the Enneagram personality-typing system helps leaders cultivate self-awareness and emotional wisdom.

 

Mae Jemison

Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

The first woman of color in the world to go into space , Jemison is a strong, committed global voice for science literacy, founding the international science camp The Earth We Share™ in 1994. An icon of both the women’s rights and civil rights movement, she has been inducted into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame (1993) and the International Space Hall of Fame (2004).

 

Jen Bricker

Acrobat, Aerialist, Author, and Speaker

Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital, but her amazing adoptive family, gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.”  Against all odds, she became a champion gymast and aerialist, with a motivational story that inspires.

 

Catherine Hoke

Founder and CEO of Defy Ventures

Hoke’s national nonprofit works to ‘transform the hustle’ of current and formerly incarcerated people, with her vision to end mass incarceration by using entrepreneurship as a tool to transform human potential, driven by her personal story of second chances.

 

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