Our keynote speaker, Daymond Garfield John is an American businessman, investor, television personality, author, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the founder, president, and chief executive officer of FUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank.
Our keynote speaker, Ryan Estis, understands the challenges business leaders and top performers face, because he’s been in their shoes. He spent 15 years helping companies connect with employees and customers as an ad agency executive, building a client roster of category leading brands.
Twelve years ago, he decided to put that experience into practice and launch his own research and learning organization. Ryan is afforded an inside look at what the world’s best companies do differently, and he shares that insight by helping clients initiate change, improve performance,
and deliver growth.
Ryan has been recognized as one of “The Best Keynote Speakers Ever Heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine. His writing has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, and Entrepreneur. His clients include AT&T, MasterCard, the National Basketball Association, the
Mayo Clinic, Thomson Reuters, Ernst & Young, and Lowes.
Dr. John Izzo
Dr. John Izzo is the bestselling author of nine books including the international bestsellers Awakening Corporate Soul, Values Shift, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, The Five Thieves of Happiness and Stepping Up.
John’s passion in helping organizations activate purpose with employees and customers has inspired him to write The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good, in 2018. A second edition of Stepping Up was released in 2020.
Over the last twenty years he has spoken to over one million people, taught at three major universities, advised over 500 organizations and is frequently featured in the media by the likes of Fast Company, PBS, CBC, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and INC Magazine. He has advised some of the best companies in the world on activating purpose including DuPont, TELUS, Manulife, McDonald’s, SAPA, RBC, Lockheed Martin, Qantas Airlines, Humana, Microsoft, and the Mayo Clinic.
John was a pioneer in the Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability movements and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia where he is a Co-Founder of Blueprint, which enhances the well-being of men and communities. John also serves on the Advisory Board of Sustainable Brands.
Lena Sisco is a former Naval Intelligence Officer and Marine Corps certified interrogator who served in the Global War on Terror conducting hundreds of interrogations. She is a published author, keynote speaker, former TEDx speaker, and was an expert witness on an Emmy nominated court TV show for three years. She keynotes around the world and is a speaker for SPYEX, and the SPY Museum in Washington D.C. Since 2003, Lena has been training the Department of Defense, government agencies, law enforcement, special forces, and private sector industries in interviewing and interrogation, statement analysis, body language, detecting deception, elicitation, and change leadership.
Lena is also certified in Organizational Change Management and received her certificate in the Psychology of Leadership from Cornell University. She has Masters from Brown University in Archaeology and her BA is in Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island.
In 2013, Lena started her own company, called The Congruency Group.