Keynote Speakers2018-04-30T16:18:04+00:00

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Session

“Leading From Any Seat: Stories From the Cockpit and Lessons From the ‘Grit Project'”
Shannon Huffman Polson
Author of “The Grit Project”

Tenacity, determination, grit and an innate ability to lead have defined Shannon Huffman Polson. She was one of the first women to fly Apache combat helicopters in the U.S. Armed Forces and went on to become a leader in the corporate world too. From the cockpit to the boardroom, she provides tangible lessons on the everyday leadership and situational challenges that empower others to effectively lead and thrive in any dynamic environment.

Morning General Session

“Humans@Work: Four Steps to Improve Thinking, Lead the Charge and Spark Innovation in HR”
Jeff Nally
President, Nally Group, Inc.

Jeff Nally is president of Nally Group, Inc., which focuses on the science of leadership and people interactions. He is an HR professional, executive coach, coaching supervisor and author who creates no-nonsense neuroscience solutions for HR leaders to be more human at work. He will be teaching attendees how to ask brain-based questions, lead the charge in HR while holding people accountable, and prevent the emotionally-triggered brain from stopping clear thinking.

Luncheon Keynote

“Plug in Your Emerging Leaders with the Right Development”
Bill Mugavin
Senior Consultant, Flashpoint Leadership Consulting

Developing aspiring leaders in your organization is urgent for supporting your current pipeline of talent. More importantly, are your emerging leaders charged up? In recent research studies, 63% of millennials report their leadership skills are not being fully developed and up to 66% of emerging leaders expect to leave their companies if not given development opportunities. FlashPoint’s Bill Mugavin will share what motivates emerging leaders, the top development skills prized by emerging leaders and essential strategies you need in your emerging leader playbook.