Our credo is that everyone in the room is a teacher, and everyone in the room is a student. All instructors and speakers are successful business leaders with extensive international, personal and professional networks: people who have spent a lifetime making things happen. They see you as a peer – and expect you to see them the same way
Anand Sharma is the Founder & Chairman of Growth Advisory, LLC, based in the US and works with Corporate Boards to help implement high growth strategies using the proprietary Strategy Deployment Process. He co-founded TBM Consulting Group, Inc. in 1991 and has served as its president & CEO until his retirement in 2014. Anand is author of The Perfect Engine (Free Press, 2001), and The Antidote (Managing Times Press 2006). He was named a Hero of U.S. Manufacturing in 2001 by Fortune magazine. Anand is member of the Supervisory Board of WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG based in Germany and the Board of Global Network Foundation (GNF) based in Atlanta GA, USA.
Andrea Bednar is the founder and CEO of POP Associates and The Values Challenge®. As a seasoned performance consultant, educator, and Master Certified Integral Coach, Andrea and the POP Associates team have created a unique approach that supports executives, their teams and their staff to create actionable and useful practices for sustainable results with superior productivity, well being and balance.
Bill Starnes, having retired from business, is currently engaged in a variety of volunteer activities through the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) including his ongoing role as Faculty Director for the SEALA Leadership Academy as well as similar programs in Central Asia (CELA), and the Middle East (MELA). From 2001 to 2005, he also served as Managing Director of SIBF. From 1984 to 2000, he was with the Trammell Crow organization, becoming Co-Managing Partner of Trammell Crow International in 1997. He traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Mr. Starnes began his career in academics, teaching economics at Williams College and Rice University. After leaving academia, he spent three years in general management for a small, family-owned wholesale distribution company.
John King is the author of Tribal Leadership and founder of The Cultural Hero Project. He also is founder of John King Partners, a global association of coaches and consultants specializing in leadership, strategy and cultural change issues, and particularly, the strategic training and development of key executives.
Michael Kouly is a World Bank Fellow and the President of the Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership (CIGL).
CIGL is a leadership think tank that grew out of the studies and research of its founders at Harvard and Princeton universities.
Mark Young is an independent consultant, trainer, writer and lecturer in the field of mediation and negotiation skills training and analysis; his company, Rational Games, Inc, (www.rationalgames.com) serves a variety of clients in the public and private sectors in the US, UK and Germany. Mark’s business career has afforded him ample opportunities to do so, as he has served as a corporate lending officer at Chase Manhattan Bank, a strategic consultant at McKinsey & Company, a partner at Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance and a trade negotiator in the US Department of Commerce.