Take a deeper look into the backgrounds and experiences of this year's amazing lineup!
JOHN C. MAXWELL | Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He can be followed at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com
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KAT COLE | Don't forget where you came from, but don't let it solely define you.
Kat Cole is the COO of FOCUS Brands North America. Prior to FOCUS Brands, Kat was President of Cinnabon, Inc. and a Vice President at Hooters at age 26, making her one of the youngest executives in chain history. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Cosmopolitan and many others. Also, Kat has made appearances on CBS, CNN, Bloomberg CNBC, MSNBE, as well as an Undercover Boss episode in 2012 for Cinnabon Inc.
Kat is the Co-Founder of Changers of Commerce, a movement and group of leaders that identify with putting meaning into money and making as much of a difference in the world as they make a profit. She is also the Founder of the Be the Change Revolutions, a leading social movements agency.
Kat Cole’s twitter handle reads “Connected-Creative-Conscious-Community building Capitalist, Biz Advisor, MBA, Coffee-loving Chronic Learner” which describes perfectly her approach to mentorship, advising and investing taught through her social media platforms, approach to business, brand and her own personal life
She is the top Ranked Female Speaker of all-time within all Speakers Bureaus. When John Maxwell heard her speak at an event in January, he knew she needed to be a part of Live2Lead.
STEVE HARVEY | You have to jump and take a leap of faith in order to soar.
From a young age, Steve Harvey knew that he wanted to be on TV. He held fast to his dream, against all odds for a stuttering African American boy in the 1960s, and his unrelenting pursuit formed one of Mr. Harvey’s life philosophies:
“You have to dream big and believe that you will succeed.”
Mr. Harvey’s entry into comedy was a leap of faith. He was encouraged to perform at an open mic comedy night in 1985. His performance brought down the house, and the next day he quit his job to pursue his dream.
But the road to success was not an easy one. It left Mr. Harvey homeless, living in his car and traveling the country for performances.
He never relented.
Today Mr. Harvey is known as “the busiest man in Hollywood.” But in addition to his work on radio, stage and screen, he is a dedicated mentor and motivator. Mr. Harvey’s true passion is helping people, which led to the establishment of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, dedicated to helping thousands of underprivileged children receive the tools for success.
Mr. Harvey started Steve Harvey Global in 2017, focused on creating and delivering entertaining and motivational content, products and experiences to their audience around the world. In 2019 he launched Vault Empowers, a learning platform for future leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate visionaries.
Steve and his wife Marjorie Harvey are devoted to each other and to their family of seven children and five grandchildren, Mr. Harvey’s proudest accomplishment.
ALAN MULALLY | Leadership is moving from I to WE and from ME to SERVICE
Alan Mulally served as president and chief executive officer of The Ford Motor Company and as a member of Ford's board of directors from 2006-2014. Mulally led Ford's transformation into one of the world's leading automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States.Prior to joining Ford, Mulally served The Boeing Company for 37 years as executive vice president, and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and of Boeing Information, Space and Defense Systems. Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions, industry leadership, and service, including being named #3 on FORTUNE's "World's Greatest Leaders", one of "The World's Most Influential People" by TIME magazine and "Chief Executive of the Year" by Chief Executive magazine. Mulally currently serves on the board of directors of Google, Carbon 3D, and the Mayo Clinic