Inspiring Leadership Series

Redefine Impossible

  • November 10, 2021 2:30pm  -  3:30pm

When James Lawrence (aka the Iron Cowboy) announced his plan to complete 50 Ironman’s in 50 consecutive days in all 50 states, the only person who believed that he could pull it off was James himself (and his wife, Sunny). But with the support of Sunny, their five children, and with grassroots support conjured at the last minute, he accomplished what he set out to do. You will leave inspired that no goal is too big – you just need the right steps.


James Lawrence (aka The Iron Cowboy)





Countdown to Teamwork: Guarding Against a "Normalization of Deviance"

  • September 15, 2021 2:30pm  -  3:30pm

Insights from the heavens comes with Mike’s story as an Astronaut. His lessons from space exploration and the Challenger explosion will motivate you; push your practice of teamwork: guard against a “normalization of deviance,” and enhance responsibility, trust, self-leadership, and courageous team leadership.


Mike Mullane, Astronaut






From Battlefield to Boardroom

  • August 18, 2021 2:30pm  -  3:30pm

Ron will talk about a combat philosophy and its applicability in today’s boardroom. You will learn how to reshape your organization based on the following eight guiding principles: Intellectual Innovation, Boldness, Trust, Integrity, Teamwork, and Surprise, and how it can improve your organization. You will leave with a different model of thinking in an uncertain environment.

Mastering the Art of Feedback

  • July 21, 2021 2:30pm  -  3:30pm

Feedback makes all the difference. Engagement. Retention. Performance. But for many leaders, managers and employees, one of the most stressful situations can be the giving and receiving of feedback. When done well, feedback can help people improve and thrive in a position. When done poorly, feedback can create a culture of tension or defensiveness. Using stories from her experience in Senior Leadership at Facebook, she provides actionable takeaways that can improve the experience for both parties.

The Power of ONE: How One Attitude, One Action and One Person Can Change the World

Expected to die, John O’Leary now teaches others how to truly live. In 1987, John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit. Be inspired for lessons of life and taking action for yourself.