Simulcast Brings Top Leadership Experts Daniel Pink, Carly Fiorina, John C. Maxwell, Tyler Perry, and Debra Searle to Dayton for Live2Lead:Dayton

Live to Lead 2018

Contact: Cristy Kettering, Live2Lead Dayton Host, John Maxwell Team Executive Director and Coach

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With “Busy” being the American answer to “How are you?” it’s not surprising that spending a few days away to develop and grow leadership skills at a conference is out of the question for many. That’s why Cristy Kettering, John Maxwell Team Executive Director and Coach, is bringing the half-day Live2Lead leadership event back to Dayton for the fourth year. Live2Lead:Dayton, hosted by Kettering and her Maxwell Coach colleagues Amanda Dole and Kelly Shank, will be held at The Gathering at 8911 Yankee St., Centerville on Friday, October 12, at 8:45 am. Kettering is excited to provide the Dayton Area with an opportunity to learn from world-renown authors and leaders. “Live2Lead:Dayton speakers will give leaders and their teams clear steps for them to discover and develop their passions, purpose, strengths, and skills. The simulcast format of Live2Lead:Dayton is designed to provide practical tools and key takeaways to anyone working with people, in any capacity, at any level, and the Local Leadership Panel, which follows the simulcast, will be an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from those with expertise in our local communities.”  Attendees include corporate and education leaders, healthcare and government personnel, small business owners, managers, emerging leaders, ministry leaders, and anyone who wants to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively. This year ticket sales will help Shoes 4 the Shoeless provide shoes to children in poverty.

So many people attend the Live2Lead:Dayton simulcast year after year because it brings world-class leadership training to the Dayton area with experts like renowned author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell, who’ll teach how to master the art of the shift so you can increase your agility and keep your leadership edge.

Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry, brings his unique insights on the need for leaders to adapt and stay agile are reflected in his career as an entrepreneur and artist. His work, from page to stage to screen, never fails to leverage the power of story to share Perry’s message of hope.

Understand the value of change with Carly Fiorina, voted “Most Powerful Woman in Business” for six years running, former CEO of Hewlet-Packard, so you can prepare your organization for its next great leap.

Grasp the power of a courageous choice with Debra Searle, professional adventurer, and BBC host, so you can tap into the mindset of the most successful leaders in the world.

Apply New York Times best-selling author and all-time top ten viewed TED Talk speaker Daniel Pink’s insights on the science of timing so you can make decisions faster and at the appropriate time for greater impact.

Title Sponsor, Greg McAfee, owner of McAfee Heating and Air, is committed to providing emerging leaders the opportunity to attend Live2Lead:Dayton. His underwriting support, along with sponsors like Chick-fil-A, Cox Media Group, Star Cartage, Midwest Refreshments, and organizations makes it possible for ticket prices to be reduced to $69 from $99.

General CEUs through the University of North Georgia and PDCs through SHRM are available.

This year’s event includes and offers attendees the opportunity to connect and continue learning after the morning simulcast with  our Local Leadership Panel – Bob Fair, Wanza Jackson, Cristy Kettering, Joe Knopp, Curt Rowland, Eric Nelson, Dr. Beth Delaney, and Kris Horlacher, moderated by John Maxwell Coaches, Amanda Dole and Kelly Shank. Lunch, sponsored by Chick-fil-A Dayton Mall, is included in the general admission ticket this year.

This year’s Local Leadership Panel includes those with leadership experience in business, the military, social reform, non-profit, entertainment, education, athletics, and Maxwell leadership development:

Cristy Kettering, a John Maxwell Team Executive Director and Coach, has extensive training and experience in the Maxwell Methods of leadership development and personal growth. Cristy has facilitated Country Transformation Round Tables with the Maxwell Foundation in Paraguay and Costa Rica.

Kris Horlacher, RN BSN and Executive Director of Shoes 4 The Shoeless, leads from her experience as a former trauma nurse, bringing order from chaos. Today the organization she leads provides thousands of shoes each year to needy children and has received national recognition.

Joe Knopp, producer of the film Woodlawn and the recent Box Office hit I Can Only Imagine, which has grossed over $83 million, is passionate about telling true, impactful stories that provide hope to those in need. His personal leadership journey is an inspiration to all.

Dr. Wanza Jackson, winner of the prestigious Medgar Evers Award by the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice for her leadership in corrections, is past president of the executive board of the Butler County YWCA and warden of Warren County Correctional Institute.  

Bob Fair, a global technology executive, focuses on helping leaders and companies improve their performances by connecting strategy and execution into a continuous feedback loop. Bob also serves numerous non-profits.

Elizabeth Delany, Assistant professor of Nursing at Cedarville University DNP, CNS, FNP-BC, OCN, ACHPN, focuses on cancer survivorship, oncology, palliative care, and hospice care. Developing and leading innovative programs that serve patients and their families is her passion, as well as educating organizations that seek to provide hope to those facing addiction.

Eric Nelson, Director of Global Sports for Athletes in Action, directs all AIA sports and acts as the servant-leader to nine ministry directors who coach and direct teams all over the world. Eric has played a role in AIA’s international basketball missions in 19 countries and spearheaded the launch of AIA International Coaches’ Academy. He also ministers to nearly 100,000 people who visit the AIA World Headquarters campus annually.

Curt Rowland, Air Force Senior Executive and Intelligence Professional, has serve in a variety of analytical and leadership positions across his 36-year career and was awarded the Presidential Rank Award in both 2009 and 2015. In his current role, Mr. Rowland guides the Air Force’s 3,200-person scientific and technical intelligence center to assess the capabilities of foreign adversaries’ weapons and forces.  He develops the strategy and leads implementation of the analytic production mission, ensuring timely delivery of relevant intelligence products and services to joint operational warfighters, acquisition, and force modernization communities, and senior defense and intelligence community policy-making customers.

[Live2Lead:Dayton is a half-day leadership and personal growth event, originating LIVE in Atlanta, GA on October 12, 2018. This event is an annual leadership gathering developed by The John Maxwell Company, who for decades has shared successful leadership and personal growth principles, impacting thousands of companies and organizations around the world.]


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