Michael Oher with When Your Back’s Against the Wall: Fame, Football, and Lessons Learned through a Lifetime of Adversity

Michael Oher is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League for eight seasons, primarily with the Baltimore Ravens. He is perhaps best known as the subject of Michael Lewis’s bestselling book The Blind Side. He is the founder of the Oher Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to empowering kids to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their dreams through opportunities in education. About When Your Back's Against the Wall Millions of people became part […]

Bruce Stewart with The Click Code: Why Some Teams Click and Others Don’t

Dr. J Bruce Stewart has served and been involved in numerous Leadership and Diversity initiatives at the local, state, and national levels. He lectured on diversity and inclusion at several educational institutions, including MIT, Harvard, and West Point. He authored a book on diversity leadership titled Cultural Leadership: The New Chemistry of Leading Differently. About The Click Code: If there’s one thing we understand about ourselves, it’s that humans are social creatures. We need to connect to other people. Teamwork […]

Carol Kauffman with Real-Time Leadership: Find Your Winning Moves When the Stakes Are High

Carol Kauffman is an international leader in the field of coaching and has more than 40,000 hours of practice with C-level leaders and their teams, elite athletes, and creatives. She was shortlisted by Thinkers50 as one of the top eight coaches in the world. She is a founding member of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, where she was ranked as the number one leadership coach in the world. Carol is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, a visiting professor at […]

Heidi Roop with The Climate Action Handbook: A Visual Guide to 100 Climate Solutions for Everyone

Dr. Heidi Roop is the Director of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and an Assistant Professor of Climate Science and Extension Specialist at the University of Minnesota. Her research and Extension programs combine cutting-edge climate science and effective science communication to increase the use and integration of climate change information in decision-making at a range of scales—from city and state to national and international levels. Her climate science research takes her around the world from Antarctica to California […]

Diana B. Henriques with Taming the Street: The Old Guard, the New Deal, and FDR’s Fight to Regulate American Capitalism

Diana B. Henriques is the author of five previous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, which was adapted as an HBO film starring Robert De Niro and was cited in the widely watched Netflix documentary series “Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street.” A staff writer for The New York Times from 1989 to 2012, she is a George Polk Award winner and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and received […]

Karen Dillon with The Microstress Effect: How Little Things Pile Up and Create Big Problems–and What to Do about It

Karen Dillon is an author and former editor at Harvard Business Review magazine and the coauthor of three books with Clayton Christensen: the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life?, the Wall Street Journal business bestseller Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice and The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty. About The Microstress Effect There's a force we encounter every day that we aren't aware of—and it threatens to derail otherwise promising careers and lives: microstress. This hidden epidemic of small […]

Cathy Hackl with Into the Metaverse: The Essential Guide to the Business Opportunities of the Web3 Era

Cathy Hackl is a web3 and metaverse strategist, tech futurist, speaker and author. She's worked with metaverse-related companies such as HTC VIVE, Magic Leap, and AWS, and currently consults with some of the world's leading brands, including P&G, Clinique, Ralph Lauren, Orlando Economic Partnership and more. Hackl is one of the world's first Chief Metaverse Officers and the co-founder of Journey, where she works with luxury, fashion, and beauty brands to create successful metaverse and web3 strategies and helps them […]

Carla A. Harris with Lead to Win: How to Be a Powerful, Impactful, Influential Leader in Any Environment

Carla A. Harris is a senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley. She has been the recipient of many awards honoring business professionals, including Fortune magazine's 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America, Essence magazine's 50 Women Who Are Shaping the World, and Black Enterprise's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. In 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to Chair the National Women's Business Council. She sits on the boards of various philanthropic organizations and of Walmart, Cummins Corporation […]

Jacqueline Baker with The Unexpected Leader: Discovering the Leader Within You

Jacqueline M. Baker is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Scarlet and operates as a global trainer in the areas of everyday leadership and modern etiquette. As a speaker on the leadership-for-all concept and the author of Leader By Mistake, she hosts training sessions at Fortune 500 companies and community organizations around the world, geared towards continued leadership development. About The Unexpected Leader: Discovering the Leader Within You Effective leadership isn’t confined to easily identifiable silos. It appears everywhere, and […]

Jerry Colonna with Reunion: Leadership and the Longing to Belong

Jerry Colonna is a leading executive coach who uses the skills he learned as a venture capitalist to help entrepreneurs. He is a co-founder and CEO of Reboot, the executive coaching and leadership development company, host of the Reboot Podcast, and author of Reunion: Leadership and the Longing to Belong and Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up. He draws on his wide variety of experiences to help clients design a more conscious life and make needed changes to their […]