Molly Fletcher

Former Top Sports Agent & Author

Molly Fletcher helps organizations develop purposeful cultures and fearless growth. As a top sports agent, she was hailed as “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, representing many top athletes and negotiating more than $500 million in contracts in the high stakes world of professional sports. Molly has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated. She is the author of three books, most recently A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating: How Conversation Gets Deals Done, and is the founder of an e-learning platform that provides coaching for corporations and individuals. A graduate of Michigan State University, Molly resides in Atlanta with her husband, Fred, and their three daughters.

Daniel Pink

Behavioral Science Expert, Best-Selling Author, and Host of Crowd Control

Daniel Pink is an expert on behavioral science and motivation in the work-place. He is the author of 5 provocative books about business, work, and management – including the long-running New York Times bestsellers A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a new TV series about human behavior that airs on the National Geographic Channel. Pink’s articles on business and technology have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Telegraph, Fast Company and Wired. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He also advises both Fortune 100 companies and startups on recruiting, innovation, and work practices. Dan resides in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children.

Tyler Perry

Director, Playwright, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor, Author & Entrepreneur

Born into poverty and raised in a household scarred by abuse, Tyler Perry fought to nd the strength, faith and perseverance that formed the founda- tions of his much-acclaimed plays, lms, books and shows.

Tyler’s lms have grossed over two billion dollars at the box o ce and his four television series on OWN continue to break records. He leads more than 400 regular employees at his lm studio in Atlanta, where many major feature lms and television productions are shot.

A philanthropist at heart, Tyler has given millions to a variety of nonpro t organizations and he is committed to helping individuals who have been wronged by social injustices. Tyler practices what he preaches, which has endeared him to millions of fans drawn to his unique blend of hope and humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work.

 

Jess Ekstrom

CEO of Headbands of Hope

Jess Ekstrom is the 25-year-old founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope,
a company she started as a college junior in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. The company has been featured on the TODAY Show, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Good Morning America and more. But more importantly, they’ve donated headbands to every children’s hospital in the United States.

Jess is also a speaker, author, and writer for Entrepreneur and The Hu ngton Post. She believes age should never stop anyone from going after their dreams and becoming leaders in their communities. By sharing her experiences, Jess inspires listeners to crush stereotypes, identify their purpose and create their own de nition of success.

 

Andy Stanley

Leadership Author and Communicator

Communicator, author, and pastor, ANDY STANLEY founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network 30 churches around the globe, collectively serving nearly 70,000 people weekly.

The author of 20-plus books, including Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Visioneering, and Next Generation Leader, Andy Stanley holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from Georgia State University and a Masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and is considered one of the most influential living pastors in America.

In the digital world, his success reaches well beyond local Atlanta-area walls. Nearly three million of Stanley’s messages, leadership videos, and podcasts are accessed from North Point’s website monthly.

In 2012, Your Move with Andy Stanley premiered on NBC after Saturday Night Live, giving him an even wider audience with which to share his culturally relevant, practical insight for life and leadership. Currently, over 5 million episodes are consumed each month through television and podcast, underscoring Stanley’s impact not only as a communicator but also as an influencer of culture.

Suzy Welch

Author, TV Commentator, and Business Journalist

Best-selling author, popular television commentator, and noted business journalist Suzy Welch is the author of the New York Times bestseller 10-10-10: A Life Transforming Idea. Suzy and her husband, Jack Welch, co-authored the international bestsellers Winning, in 2005, and The Real-Life MBA, in 2015, and have written together for numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Business Week.

In 2009, the couple launched the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, a unique online MBA and certificate program aimed at giving professionals the tools to transform their lives and organizations. During her tenure at Harvard Business Review, Suzy was the author of numerous articles on leadership, change, creativity, and organizational behavior, as well as the contributor to several books on management.

Dr. Henry Cloud

Leadership Expert, Psychologist & Best-Selling Author

Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and bestselling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting and practice as a tclinical psychologist to impart practical and e ective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance. Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestseller Boundaries, which sold over 2 million copies. He has an extensive executive

coaching background, and experience as an organizational consultant, devoting the majority of his time to improving leadership capabilities of CEOs and their executive teams.

 

Jim McKelvey

Co-Founder of Square and Founder of LaunchCode

Jim McKelvey is an inventor, entrepreneur, artist, author, and licensed pilot. While perhaps best known for co-founding Square, one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups, Jim is also known as a master glass artist and author, having written the world’s most widely read text on the subject, The Art Of Fire.

Jim’s diverse portfolio of businesses includes founding successful compa- nies in payments, education, scienti c publishing, construction, printing, glassblowing, and software. Referencing personal experiences and local challenges, McKelvey o ers a fresh, Silicon Valley-approach to problem solving.

Jim is also the author of three textbooks, and he teaches at Washington University in St. Louis where he lectures internationally on art and entrepreneurship. McKelvey, and his wife, Anna (a programmer and attorney), have a four-year-old son.