Motivating Change

Thought Leader Sessions Sizzle With New Ideas

Today’s Thought Leader sessions include some exciting, topical, and engaging issues.

Johnny Earle

Johnny Earle

Looking to take full advantage of your uniqueness as your organization grows? From 10:30-11:30 a.m. today, Johnny Earle can give you ideas to help your company stand out and survive growing pains at his session “Viral Business: Creating Obsessed Fans.” The founder of the wildly successful Johnny Cupcakes will discuss why the little things can yield your greatest opportunities and how to turn them from overlooked details into successful parts of your business. Earle believes that now more than ever, it’s important to stand out in your field — and he has a few tips that you may not have heard elsewhere.

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker

If you’re not sure why you’re feeling stuck, from 1:15-2:15 p.m., Michele Wucker will lift the veil of the mundane and show you a new trajectory to success in her session “Thinking Ahead: Confronting the Gray Rhino.” Wucker puts an emphasis on why people tend to ignore the most likely threats to their business while focusing on the everyday. The best-selling author will draw from her new book, The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore, which comes out next month. The former financial journalist delves into behavioral economics with a focus on how to create new habits — learning to see the Gray Rhino that’s standing right in front of you and avoid being trampled by it.

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

Studying your fears and finding solutions will be the focus of “INFLUENCE: The New Rules of Coaching High-Performance Teams,” presented from 2:45-3:45 p.m. today by Mel Robbins, author of Stop Saying You’re Fine: The No-BS Guide to Getting What You Want.

Robbins, who practiced as a defense attorney before becoming a CNN commentator, will discuss the good kind of fear — FOMO (fear of missing out) — as well as the fear of risk. Aside from learning more about their fears regarding business, Robbins wants people who attend to walk away understanding how extraordinary they are.