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Explore Resources From Past BLUEPRINT Summit Speakers

 A catalog of video resources featuring ConantLeadership Founder Doug Conant in conversation with top leadership minds and luminaries. Explore this library of conversations to get actionable advice for leading in the 21st century. 

Spring 2024 Speakers

Jessica Bigazzi Foster

  • Chief Executive Officer, RHR International
  • M.A. and PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Trusted Advisor to the World’s Most Influential CEOs, Executives, & Boards

Jane Hyun

  • Bestselling Author of Leadership Toolkit for Asians, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, and co-author, FLEX
  • Global Leadership Strategist & Trusted Coach to Global Fortune 500 Companies
  • Creator of the Cultural Fluency in Leadership Approach, Featured on CNN, CNBC, NPR, and in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, & more.

Lucy Brazier

  • CEO of Marcham Publishing, Home of Executive Support Magazine
  • Renowned Author, The Modern-Day Assistant: Build Your Influence & Boost Your Potential

Bonnie Low Kramen

  • Tedx Speaker, Author, Advocate, and Former Celebrity Assistant to Olympia Dukakis
  • Celebrated Author, Be the Ultimate Assistant and Staff Matters

Dr. Vince Molinaro

  • Founder and CEO, Leadership Contract Inc. (LCI)
  • Prolific author of 5 books including Accountable Leaders, The Leadership Contract, & the forthcoming Community of Leaders (Sep. 2024)
  • Host, Lead the Future video podcast

 Amy Rapp

  • Digital Product Creation Integration Director, Nike
  • Excels at Leading Teams Through Digital Transformation

Monique Helstrom

  • Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Coach, and Administrative Recruiter
  • Former Executive Assistant, Producer, and “Chief of Simon Sinek”

 

Fall 2023 Speakers

Barbara Humpton

  • President & CEO, Siemens Corporation
  • Member, U.S. Investment Advisory Council (IAC)
  • Host, The Optimistic Outlook Podcast

Jim Detert

  • John L. Colley Professor of Business Administration, UVA Darden School of Business
  • Author, Choosing Courage: The Everyday Guide to Being Brave at Work
  • M.A. in Sociology & Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University

Jean-Philippe Courtois

  • EVP & President, National Transformation Partnerships, Microsoft
  • Host, The Positive Leadership Podcast
  • Executive Sponsor, the Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact Initiative

Debra Benton

  • Executive coach and keynote speaker to leaders across the Fortune 500
  • Author, NYT bestseller How to Think Like a CEO
  • Leadership professor at CSU MBA GSSE program and at UNC’s Monfort School of Business

Melissa Tassie

  • CEO and Creator, Paths 2 Lead
  • Over three decades of developing and teaching leaders
  • Has worked with leaders from Victoria’s Secret, Lbrands, Coach, Dior, Mills James, The Ohio State University, NetJets and many more.

Molly Davis

  • VP, International Marketing and Strategy for the E&J Gallo Winery
  • Built brands in 90+ countries over a 25 year career
  • Established brand presence, growing Gallo from five premium brands in 2005 to over 30 brands today

Spring 2023 Speakers

Jon Gordon

  • President, The Jon Gordon Companies
  • Bestselling author of 25 books including The Power of Positive Leadership and The Energy Bus

Jade Gordon

  • Speaker and workshop facilitator, The Jon Gordon Companies
  • Expert in positive leadership principles

Bill George

  • Former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
  • Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School
  • Bestselling Author of Emerging Leader Edition of True North, Discover Your True North, and more

Bonnie Low-Kramen

  • Founder, Ultimate Assistant Training & Consulting Inc.
  • Author, Staff Matters: People-Focused Solutions for the Ultimate New Workplace
  • Former celebrity personal assistant turned entrepreneur

Ann Hiatt

  • Leadership Strategist, Ann Hiatt Consulting
  • Former “Right Hand” to CEOs Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt
  • Author, Bet on Yourself: Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities

Cynthia Covey Haller

  • Co-author with Stephen R. Covey, Live Life in Crescendo
  • Renowned author, teacher, and speaker
  • Leader and organizer in multiple women’s organizations and community aid groups

Fall 2022 Speakers

John Pepper

  • 38-year Procter & Gamble veteran who served as both CEO and President
  • Former Chairman of the Board, Disney
  • Co-Chairman, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Rob Garver

  • Career journalist with bylines in the NYT, Scientific American, Business Insider, CBS News, and many more.
  • Author of the forthcoming book, “Here Forever.”

Fran Horowitz

  • Chief Executive Officer, Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Board Director, Conagra Brands
  • Former Brand President, Hollister

James D. White

  • Co-author, “Anti-Racist Leadership”
  • Former Chairman, President & CEO, Jamba Juice
  • Board Chair, The Honest Company

Krista White

  • Co-author, “Anti-Racist Leadership”
  • Co-founder, Culture Design Lab
  • Founder, Kiki For The Future™

Stephen M.R Covey

  • Co-Founder and CEO, CoveyLink Worldwide
  • Author of several NYT bestsellers including “Speed of Trust,” and “Trust and Inspire”
  • Former CEO, Covey Leadership Center

McKinlee Covey

  • Co-author, “Trust and Inspire”
  • Seasoned Educator and Coach

Spring 2022 Speakers

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Brené Brown

  • Research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work
  • Author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers including Atlas of the HeartDare to LeadDaring Greatly, and more
  • Host of the acclaimed weekly Spotify Original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead

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Liz Wiseman

  • CEO, The Wiseman Group
  • NYT Bestselling Author of Impact Players and Multipliers
  • Former VP and Global HR Leader, Oracle University

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Steve Collis

  • Chairman, President, and CEO, AmerisourceBergen
  • A WSJ ‘Best Performing Chief Executive’
  • Vice Chairman, American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer, PA Chapter

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Susan Cain

  • CEO & Chief Revolutionary, Quiet Revolution
  • NYT Bestselling Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking & author of the forthcoming book, Bittersweet
  • Co-Curator, The Next Big Idea Book Club

Fall 2021 Speakers

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Jane Hyun

  • Founder & President of Hyun & Associates–Developing Culturally Fluent Leaders
  • Bestselling Author of ‘Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling’ and ‘FLEX’
  • Executive Coach and Leadership Strategist to Multinational Fortune 500 Companies, Schools, and Professional Associations

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Dan Pink

  • #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of ‘Drive’ and’ To Sell Is Human’
  • Thinkers50 6th Most Influential Management Thinker in the World
  • Work on NPR, CNN, PBS, The New York TimesHarvard Business ReviewFast Company, Wired, & more.

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Hubert Joly

  • Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
  • Former CEO, Best Buy
  • Bestselling Author of ‘The Heart of Business—Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism’

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Amy Edmondson

  •  Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School
  • Bestselling Author, ‘The Fearless Organization’
  • Top 3 ‘Thinkers50’ Global Management Thinkers

Spring 2021 Speakers

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Mette Norgaard

  • Founder, Strategic Leadership and Learning
  • Co-Creator of the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute
  • Author of “TouchPoints” and “The Ugly Duckling Goes To Work”

Stephen M.R. Covey

  • Former CEO, Covey Leadership Center
  • Keynote Speaker and Thought Leader
  • Author of the international bestseller, “The Speed of Trust”

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Bill George

  • Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School
  • Former Board Chair and CEO, Medtronic
  • Author of bestsellers, “Discover Your True North” & “Authentic Leadership”

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Deanna Mulligan

  • Former Board Chair and CEO, Guardian Life Insurance
  • Rated one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”
  • Author of “Hire Purpose”

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Indra Nooyi

  • Former Board Chair and CEO, PepsiCo
  • Rated one of the “Best CEOs in the World”
  • Rated one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”
  • Board of Directors, Amazon

The BLUEPRINT Boot Camp Recent Graduates Panel #1

Key Takeaways:

 

Learn

How following the 6-steps in the Blueprint process translates to high-impact strides in leadership effectiveness and fulfillment

Get

Firsthand accounts of the power of a leadership Foundation – in the best of times and the worst of times

Discover

The joys of camaraderie with your leadership peers who are facing the same daily challenges as you

Martin Heckmann

  • General Manager, Masonite International

Jinny Jeong

  • Manager, Sustainability Services, EY

Lisa Anne Begley

  • Direct, Learning and Development, BAYADA Home Healthcare

The BLUEPRINT Boot Camp Recent Graduates Panel #2

Key Takeaways:

 

Learn

How following the 6-steps in the Blueprint process translates to high-impact strides in leadership effectiveness and fulfillment

Get

Firsthand accounts of the power of a leadership Foundation – in the best of times and the worst of times

Discover

The joys of camaraderie with your leadership peers who are facing the same daily challenges as you

Mandeep Jangi

  • Director Private Sector Partner Experience at USAID

Paula Grace

  • Learning and Development Manager, Michael Foods

Alex Bodurka

  • Product Engineering Manager – Power and Connected Systems, Masonite

The BLUEPRINT Boot Camp Recent Graduates Panel #3

Key Takeaways:

 

Learn

How following the 6-steps in the Blueprint process translates to high-impact strides in leadership effectiveness and fulfillment

Get

Firsthand accounts of the power of a leadership Foundation – in the best of times and the worst of times

Discover

The joys of camaraderie with your leadership peers who are facing the same daily challenges as you

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Brad Knox

  • Senior Vice President and Counsel, Aflac Federal Relations
  • Experienced Board Member serving for-profits and non-profits since 2004
  • Creative Strategist, Advocate, and Mentor

Renee Zaugg

  • VP & Chief Information Officer, Otis Elevator Company
  • Distinguished member of the Microsoft Service Advisory Board
  • Executive Sponsor for Otis’ Women in Technology Employee Resource Group

Al Morales

  • EVP & Chief Transformation Officer, Tech Data
  • Proven transformational leader with track record of success in the Fortune 500
  • Advocate for “balance” in leadership, prioritizing both high performance and personal vitality

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Doug Conant

About Doug Conant

Douglas R. Conant is an internationally renowned business leader, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and social media influencer with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies.  He is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, a Top 15 Leadership Guru, and a Top 100 Most Influential Author in the World. 

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