#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Leadership Expert Chester is one of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends. Elton has spent two
decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values.
In his provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Chester Elton provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, deal with anxiety and lead a multi-generational workforce. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than one million working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high – performance cultures and teams.
He has been called the “A postle of Appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award – winning New York Times and #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude and Anxiety at Work.
His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.6 million copies worldwide. Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes.
In 2021 Global Gurus research organization ranked him as #4 in the world’s top leadership experts and #3 in the world’s top organizational culture experts; and he is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches pay it forward project. Elton is the co-founder of Find Mojo a global assessment company and a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant and coach to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group and Procter & Gamble, Texas Roadhouse restaurants, and his beloved New Jersey Devils in the NHL to name a few.
He is most proud, however, to be the father of four exceptional children and three grandchildren, and happily married to the extraordinary Heidi Olsen Elton for almost 40 years.
Guillermo Miranda is Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for The Boeing Company, responsible for enterprise learning strategy, workforce skills and leadership development initiatives for the company’s 140,000 employees. Miranda has extensive leadership experience in complex multinational environments, focused on organizational development and people performance acceleration, driving digital platforms and user-centered business initiatives across global organizations. He joined Boeing in March, 2021 from IBM, where he was the vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility, a role which orchestrates the overall strategy and business execution of corporate responsibility, sustainability and education impact initiatives. He spent more than 20 years with IBM, including a stint as Chief Learning Officer in charge of reinventing the end-to-end education, career, leadership development and skills practices and platforms across the company.
Miranda was also the Chief Human Resources Officer for the InterAmerican Development Bank Group. Preceding his corporate work, he was the Human Resources Head of the Internal Tax Agency in Peru (SUNAT), and the Legal Counsel of the Peruvian National Television and Broadcasting Company (TNP). Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, Guillermo brings a truly global perspective to his role at Boeing. He lived and worked in Lima, Peru; San Sebastian, Spain; Caracas, Venezuela; Vienna, Austria; Nairobi, Kenya; and Miami, New York City and Washington, D.C. at various points during his career. Miranda is a lawyer, having graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, and attended the Master in Business Administration Program at Deusto University in San Sebastián, Spain.
Bhavana Bartholf, an award-winning leader, and sought-after expert is the Chief Transformation Officer at Microsoft. In this role, she is responsible for building and driving the cultural transformation strategy forward to shift the sales, marketing, operations, and customer success team to modernize. She will be delivering the opening scene-setter keynote to guide you on how to scale your culture during rapid transformation.
Henrietta Maria De Beer serves as Chief, Human Resources (HR) Policies Division, United Nations International Civil Service Commission. She has an academic background in social work and public administration. Her work experience spans over 30 years in Human Resources Management (HRM) within the international public sector, including over 25 years of leadership roles in diverse, multi-cultural and politically sensitive environments. Henrietta’s experience is fully representative of corporate strategic results planning, implementation/execution of Human Resources (HR) strategies and reforms.
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Larry leads the People Strategy & Human Resources function at Genesis Healthcare. This includes human resource services in addition to the people Centers of Expertise and Business Partner functions that support the organization. Prior to joining Genesis Healthcare in 2019, Larry led the Talent Management, Leadership Development, and Learning functions at BAYADA Home Health Care. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University. He also earned a Master’s in Strategic Communication & Leadership from Seton Hall University, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from University Missouri, is a graduate of Coach University, and received a Master of Science degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University.
Jeff Ostermann is responsible for providing leadership to Sweetwater’s Human Resources group while also continually developing new ways for the company to invest in the growth of its team members to further its unique and industry-leading culture.
Jeff came to Sweetwater in 2012 and for his first 8 years provided leadership to the Sweet Family of Companies group of 14 businesses – including overseeing the acquisition and growth of Longe Optical and the launch and development of The Clyde Theatre – Sweetwater’s state-of-the-art music venue located in Fort Wayne. Jeff holds a degree in finance and international business from Indiana University, an MBA from Taylor University and a Professional Coaching Certification from Duquesne University. He began his career in corporate finance working for Nortel Networks and General Electric. Prior to joining Sweetwater, Jeff spent 6 years providing leadership to a private family foundation and impact investment group with investments and leadership development activities spanning 5 continents.
Jeff loves spending time with his wife Kelly and their four daughters. He is actively involved with Pathway Community Church and serves on the boards of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission and As Our Own. He is also a former Division I collegiate swimmer and continues to race in U.S. Masters Swimming events and open water competitions.
D.K. Bartley has been accurately characterized as a subject matter expert for Diversity, Inclusion, and Talent Acquisition, having worked at organizations such as dentsu International, HarperCollins Publishers and Sony. He is currently CDO – Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s, the global integrated risk assessment company. Having delivered on multiple diversity initiatives, D.K. strongly believes organizational impact is achieved by looking through the diversity lens. During this session, D.K. will expertly guide you through how to achieve best-in-class diversity and inclusion practices, sharing and utilizing his experiences whilst navigating reduced budgets.
Paul Hevesy is an executive leader with extensive people leadership experience, currently holding the role of VP, Organizational Effectiveness at Stanley Black and Decker. He understands deeply that the performance of teams is a reflection of their leaders, and that taking care of employees supports exponential growth for companies. During this session, Paul will share the blueprint to why and how to invest in emotional intelligence to drive productivity and workplace transformation.
Sarah Shepherd is AVP, HR Transformation and Employee Enablement at Manulife. As a member of the Employee Experience team, Sarah is responsible for supporting the transformation efforts aligned to HR’s strategic priorities and enabling a human-centered design mindset across the function.
Prior to joining Manulife, Sarah was a Senior Manager in the Talent and Organization practice at Accenture, a global management consulting firm. A passionate history buff, Sarah serves on the board of the Architecture Conservancy of Ontario and is an active member of Girl Guides of Canada. Sarah holds a Bachelors degree in History and Political Science from McMaster University.
Nikhil Shahane in his role as Vice President Talent & Engagement is responsible for the global Talent, Engagement, Inclusion & Diversity functions at TechnipFMC. As an internationally experienced, HR professional he has driven the people development mandate across multiple regulatory and socio-cultural environments working both at strategic and operational levels.
Nikhil takes keen interest in Inclusion & Diversity primarily owing to his internal experience and profession but also owing to a research he did on multicultural diversity as part of his master’s at Cranfield School of Management.
Nikhil has and continues to create long term and sustainable I&D strategies for the business.
A versatile global leader with 20+ years HR experience gained in fast paced, transformational environments, 7 of which have been with the Financial Times. A successful strategic business partner adept at developing, designing, leading and measuring people strategies to maximise commercial impact. An innovative problem solver with significant experience in advising and influencing senior stakeholders and navigating successfully through complex, matrixed organisations. In addition to managing HR for the FT in the US, Kirsty also lead on global HR projects, most recently designing and implementing a new global HR structure to ensure teams are most effectively supporting the transformation which our business and industry continues to go through. Kirsty’s passion is Global HR and she is GPHR certified.
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