Leadercast 2016 Speakers
Group President at FOCUS Brands
Kat is responsible for building FOCUS Brands revenues and profits through global licensing, manufacturing, and ecommerce. Previously, she was President of Cinnabon, Inc. accountable for leading and growing the multichannel brand team that drove record comp sales growth, brand expansion and franchise evolution during her tenure.
Head Football Coach at The University of Alabama
University of Alabama head football coach, Nick Saban, is in his ninth season with the Crimson Tide. Saban has compiled an 86-17 record at Alabama while leading the Tide to five SEC Western Division championships, three conference titles and three national championships. Saban’s leadership and vision over the years has generated six conference championship teams (1990 Mid-American, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012 and 2014 SEC) and 16 of his 19 teams have played in postseason bowl games.
Dr. Henry Cloud
Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist, and Best-Selling Author
Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and bestselling author. He draws on his extensive experience in business, leadership consulting, and clinical psychology, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and business performance.Dr. Cloud is a New York Times bestselling author, and his over 45 books have sold over 11 million copies. uccess Magazine named Dr. Cloud in the top 25 of 2014’s most influential leaders in personal growth and development. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, Fox News Channel, and other national media outlets.
Leadership Author & Communicator
Andy Stanley literally wrote the book on “Making Vision Stick” and is skilled at equipping people to be visionary leaders. As host of Your Move with Andy Stanley, with 5 million messages consumed each month through television and podcast, and author of 20-plus books including Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Visioneering, and Next Generation Leader, he is considered one of the most influential living pastors in America.
Author & Creativity Guru
Best selling author, speaker and creativity guru, Chris Barez-Brown, has been unleashing the creative potential of worldwide organizations including Unilever, Nike, and Diageo for years. He is a master of metamorphosis, challenging and transforming businesses through embedding Creative Leadership as part of the DNA of the culture.
Network Broadcaster Company: CBS Sports & News
James Brown is a three-time emmy award winning network broadcaster and in 2010 was named SI.com’s “Best Studio Host of the Decade”. He is the host of “The NFL Today” on CBS and Super Bowl 50, host of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS and Special Correspondent for CBS News, contributing to various programs including “60 Minutes”. For many years, James has been recognized as a leader in his field, both in front of and behind the camera.
Co-Founder of Apple
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.
U.S. Navy SEAL & Author
Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His NY Times Bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he oversaw.
Comedian & Director
Tripp Crosby is widely known as the taller half of Tripp and Tyler, a world famous YouTube sketch comedy duo with over 50 million views. Tripp is a film director and was recently selected as part of the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Showcase at the Cannes International Film Festival. Tripp also directs broadcast commercials and other forms of branded content.