Monday, July 15
Erik Aude, Actor
Perseverance & Survival – The Human Spirit
In 2001, Erik was sent to death row in Pakistan for a crime he didn’t commit. For a three year period he endure the horrors of Adiala Central Jail in Rawalpindi, one of the most dangerous prisons in the world, where he was forced to fight every day to survive. In December 2004, Eric was proven innocent and released. His unbroken spirit allowed Erik to pick up his life where he left off. Erik Audé is an American actor, stunt coordinator and professional poker player. He shares his message of the human spirit and perseverance.
Tuesday, July 16
David Mead, Co-Authored Find Your Why
David is committed to a world in which the vast majority of people wake up inspired to go to work, feel safe while they’re there and go home at the end of the day fulfilled by the work they do. Today, he’s here to share a few simple ideas that are helping to make that world a reality. In 2004, he started a career in corporate training. A few years later, while earning an MBA with a focus in Organizational Development, he realized something. What he, and so many other people, were being taught in business school was contributing to the poor leadership he had been enduring for much of his career. In 2009, shortly after beginning his MBA studies, he met, and was inspired by Simon Sinek and his concept of the Golden Circle and was invited to join Simon’s team. He started by developing content to help Simon share his powerful ideas and in 2012 he began speaking and facilitating workshops to help shift people’s perceptions about leadership and culture.
David has now taken his years of practice and co-authored with Simon, Find Your Why, a step-by-step,practical guide on how to discover the Why for any individual, team or organization. David is globally recognized as the “How” guy to Simon’s “Why.” David has presented these simple, inspiring ideas on 5 continents to over 150 organizations in a wide range of industries such as athletics, technology, retail, healthcare, finance, government and hospitality. Regardless of the organization’s size, industry or country, David finds that these ideas resonate with those who want to find meaning in what they do and are committed to creating a culture where people come before profit.
Wednesday, July 17
Scott Christopher , Author, The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up
He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Fox Business Channel, CNBC, National Public Radio, BBC and has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Post, Newsweek, Economist magazine, Ladies Home Journal and many other publications. Since 1995, Scott has circled the globe entertaining and motivating thousands of audiences from senior leader retreats to all-staff meetings. Applicable to all audiences in any industry, Scott’s unforgettable messages and off-the-cuff humor illustrate firsthand how levity, humor and becoming a ‘people person’ enrich lives at work and at home.
In his rare spare time, Scott is a television host, emcee and actor (SAG), appearing on network television series Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Granite Flats, Everwood, Touched by an Angel and in Disney Channel and Hallmark Channel movies. Scott has a Master’s in HR Management from the University of Connecticut and while an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, Scott was honored with the United States’ most prestigious acting scholarship, the Irene Ryan Award, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.