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Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.
Sara Canaday is a leadership development expert, speaker, and author.
In her work, Sara helps companies maximize the contributions of their leaders for bottom-line impact. Drawing on her 15 years of corporate experience, Sara has a unique gift for connecting with audiences and ensuring they walk away with actionable strategies for positive change—strengthening leadership skills, improving business relationships, and enhancing performance.
Sara's career spans more than 20 years, including senior executive positions in sales, operations, and organizational development with USAA and Texas Mutual. After forming her own company, Sara began sharing her expertise in leadership development, executive presence, branding, and emotional intelligence. Her insights have led hundreds of teams and individuals nationwide to make strategic changes with impressive results.
Sara is a member of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, and is an adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She is certified in the CCL suite of 360-degree multi-rater feedback instruments, and she is accredited through Multi-Health Systems to administer the EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessments.
Sara has been featured in a number of publications and broadcasts, most notably Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, CNBC, and the American Management Association's Leadership-Wired. Sara is also the author of a popular business book, You—According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career.
Lisa Gates is a career and leadership coach and the founder of Story Happens Here.
Lisa works with ambitious women who are committed to mastering their leadership stories, building their influence and stage presence, and activating their thought leadership reputations.
With a career that spans marketing and public relations to freelance writing to acting and improvisation, Lisa has learned a thing or two about interviewing, pitching, negotiating, and storytelling. As the former cofounder of She Negotiates, an internationally recognized consulting and training firm, Lisa has helped hundreds of women close their wage and leadership gaps. Her work has been featured on NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, The Atlantic, Glamour, and many others. To learn more, visit www.storyhappenshere.com.
Mike Derezin is a VP at LinkedIn who has helped build and scale two business lines within the company. Mike is passionate about building high-performing teams, taking big ideas and bringing them to life, and helping his teams successfully navigate through change. He has done so as both an entrepreneur with two of his own startups and as an intrapreneur with two businesses within LinkedIn—LinkedIn Learning Solutions and LinkedIn Sales Solutions. At LinkedIn, Mike spent six years helping to launch the company's Sales Solutions business, taking it from an idea to one of the largest Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses in the sales ecosystem. Along the way, he learned valuable lessons on how to navigate multiple changes and scale a team from a small handful of employees to a large global organization that became a market leader. Currently, Mike is a senior leader in LinkedIn Learning Solutions (formerly Lynda.com) where he leads his global team to pursue a vision to help every member of the global workforce become a lifelong learner and acquire the skills that will help them achieve their dreams. Prior to his current role, Mike was the co-founder and co-CEO of VoxPop, a leading pop culture gaming platform and the co-founder and co-COO of Porvenir Inc, acquired by Thomson Financial. Mike also worked as a consultant at Bain & Co. His career began as a teacher, and included a year teaching in Santiago, Chile. He holds a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also serves as board trustee for Semester at Sea, a floating study abroad program for college students and lifelong learners.