Chris B Warner
is a hard-core Himalayan climber. Chris was the ninth American to summit both Everest and K2 and has led more than 200 international mountaineering expeditions. He guided the first ever reality TV show on Everest for ABC, filmed, starred in and produced an Emmy Nominated documentary about his K2 expedition for NBC, and hosted a leadership special on the History Channel.
is a powerful and effective leader who combines his background as a business owner, sales representative, and professional musician to produce strong, measurable results in the fields of organizational training, motivational speaking and executive/life coaching.
guided WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone for 12 years, overseeing industry-leading financial success and creating unprecedented value for employees and shareholders. She is a nationally recognized business leader with exceptional track record of financial and operational results.
Walt C Rakowich
is the former CEO of Prologis a NYSE company and a member of the S&P 500. He led one of the largest turnarounds in Wall Street history by increasing cash flow, raising new equity, paying off $10 billion of debt and completing the largest real estate merger ever. He won the support of investors and employees with his genuine honesty, transparency, and heart-led leadership.
has been following a 29 year career in philanthropic leadership at Mayo Clinic and is now the Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of Colorado. His years of fund-raising experience include specific emphasis on planned giving. For more than 7 years he has been a guest lecturer at the Center on Philanthropy and has written articles focusing on planned giving and major gifts.
is the Founder and President of Change Point Consulting, working with organizations who struggle to recruit and retain Millennial-aged workers and customers. He focuses on leading organizations to properly define their cause, identify their unique culture, and create increased engagement and empowerment of employees, ultimately leading to greater growth and long-term success for companies.
was a fighter pilot, test pilot, astronaut, shuttle commander and business entrepreneur. He flew three space shuttle missions and is one of less than 100 people to ever command a human space mission. He captivated audiences with his speeches on leadership, teamwork, and personal performance. He was a fine gentleman that has unfortunately passed on September 29th, 2018. He is survived by his wide and 3 daughter.
has coached thousands of executives and worked in strategy development and business design in virtually every industry. Her groundbreaking work in organization design has been responsible for whole-systems transformational change and cultural revitalization in numerous organizations.
has 14 year’s experience in the adult development and education arena. She has worked directly with clients over the years, to achieve desired business results through a committed focus on the learning and development of their people. She has conducted research, designed and developed integrated learning systems, engaged and coached senior leadership, facilitated training, and built long-term relationships with customers. Kate has combined this experience with the art of improvisation and found a natural marriage.
specializes in creating leadership development programs and customized experiential learning programs for corporations, including many Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, they have created corporate training programs and executive education programs for several top business schools in the US and abroad.
is CEO/Founder of Connect13 which exists to drive energy and passion around strategic business growth for companies within the technology ecosystem. Their experts provide strategic direction and advice with respect to all levels of business operations. Connect13 drives the connections and relationships that matter.
has co-founded a number of different businesses. He is now the CEO of StrongFirst, a premium strength and fitness education company. He has a passion for heart led leadership and is an expert in managing fear while delivering consistent excellence.
is a nationally acclaimed speaker, marketing consultant and author, known throughout the Fortune 500 for his extraordinary speaking ability and his unique approach to brand building. His research on the strategies used by breakthrough brands like Apple, American Express, Lexus, Minute Clinic, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks, Google and ZipCar will change your thinking about business forever.
is the author of ‘GETTING TO YES AND’ and has spent the last two decades linking improvisation to business through the behavioral sciences. Bob is an elite improv actor as well as an Adjunct Professor at The Duke University Fuqua School of Business and Columbia University Business School. He also is the Founder and CEO of Business Improv®.
is President and CEO of Burgess Services, Inc. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and is the first African-American Board Chair of the Chamber. She has been listed in the Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and the Davide E. Baily Small Business Advocate Award.
is co-author with Brent Schlender, of Becoming Steve Jobs, and editor-at-large of Fast Company magazine. He was Fast Company’s executive editor for five years, running the print magazine. Before that, he was editor of Entertainment Weekly and deputy editor of Fortune.
currently serves as the CFO for a National Capital Region Defense Support Contractor. In addition he serves on several technology arena and adjunct company Boards supporting executive leadership, merger-acquisition, and integration activities. Mark is also a technical / business executive consultant to the Air Force and the Intelligence Community on major space and fighter weapons systems.