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Karen Phelan is a business author, speaker, entrepreneur, and management consultant, specializing in transforming organizations through small changes that have huge operational impacts. Her latest project is called Act like an Icon (actlikeanicon.com), which uses role-playing to improve communication, innovation, and team building. Her BK book, I’m Sorry I Broke Your Company, is a humorous dissection of why common management practices often go awry, and was named one of the top ten business books of 2013 by the Toronto Globe and Mail (Hilariously sardonic!). Translated into eleven languages, it’s been an international bestseller, especially in Japan.
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In her 20+ years consulting in intercultural training, Dr. Anderson has worked with organizations and companies such as: Youth for Understanding, Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, Clark Atlanta University, Sankofa Educational Leadership,
The Exchange and City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs – P.A.Y.S. She also worked for over a decade as an associate professor of communication at Kennesaw State University.
Dr. Kami Anderson is the founder and CEO of Bilingual Brown Babies and creator of a revolutionary online program that meets Black families where they are in their journey to bilingualism. She’s a passionate life-long teacher and the go-to girl when it comes to language, Blackness and identity. She built her business with her four bilingual children in her heart and on her mind. Kami helps Black families become confident in language taking away the struggle of doing it alone. She helps Black families gain powerful resources which allow them to grow in language more efficiently, effectively, and enjoyably. She is the author of five books including: Raising Bilingual Brown Babies: Everyday strategies to become a confident bilingual family. Dr. Anderson also co-authored From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace with Dr. Joy Wiggins.
Lisa Fain is the CEO of the Center for Mentoring Excellence and an expert in the intersection of cultural competency and mentoring. Her passion for diversity and inclusion work fuels her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results.
Lisa brings her energy, enthusiasm, and engagement to any group, facilitating lively workshops and training, and delivering interactive speeches with practical steps that can be implemented right away.
As Senior Director of the Diversity and Inclusion function at Outerwall, Inc., Lisa spearheaded the development, establishment, and implementation of its diversity initiative. Prior to assuming that position, she worked as Outerwall’s in-house counsel, coaching leaders and partnering with Human Resources to establish fair and effective policies and practices that would sustain the organization as it grew in size, revenue, and renown.
For almost a decade, Lisa practiced law in the Chicago office of a major multinational firm, where she counseled employers on creating inclusive policies and practices. While in that role, she served as Master Trainer, training thousands of employees at a variety of companies, large and small, on how to create a better workplace.
Lisa is also an executive coach, specializing in individual and group coaching for professional women looking to design and live their best personal and professional lives. She is a certified mediator. She graduated with a B.S. in Social Policy from Northwestern University and holds a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
Lisa lives in Seattle, WA. She loves to hike and explore the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two daughters.
BJ Gallagher is a diversity consultant, popular speaker, and author of over 30 books, including four Berrett-Koehler titles. Her diversity classic, “A Peacock in the Land of Penguins,” is an international best-seller, published in 23 languages. Her other BK books are: “Being Buddha at Work,” “YES Lives in the Land of NO,” and “Customer at the Crossroads.” Her consulting clients include: Uber, IBM, John Deere Credit Canada, Farm Credit Services of America, US Department of the Interior, US Veterans Administration, Chrysler, Nissan, the American Press Institute, the Atlanta Journal Consitution, Phoenix Newspapers Inc, among others.
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Peggy Holman supports diverse groups to face complex issues turning presentation into conversation and passivity into participation. In The Change Handbook, Holman & her co-authors profile 61 practices that engage people in creating their desired future. Her award-winning Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity provides a roadmap for tackling complex challenges through stories, principles, and practices. Holman is a co-founder of Journalism That Matters, a nonprofit that supports and equips the adventurers who transform relationships between communities and journalism for a strong, inclusive democracy.
John Kador is a business writer focusing on leadership and finance. He is the author of over 15 books plus, as a ghostwriter, dozens more. His BK book is Effective Apology: Mending Fences, Building Bridges, and Restoring Trust. A former president of BK Authors, he lives in Lewisburg, PA.
Bob Miglani is a bestselling Author & Founder of Embrace the Chaos, a change & reinvention company. Author of three books. Worked in corporate America (Pfizer) for 23 years. Keynote Speaker (until COVID). Founder and CEO of Hoot Myopia Care – a digital health startup.
Peter Neuwirth has been an actuary for over 40 years and after decades of having been asked too many times, “What is an actuary exactly?” he has decided to go beyond answering that question to answer another – “How does an actuary think and why does it matter?”
Peter’s work is well known in actuarial circles. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and has been quoted in both the mainstream and industry press on actuarial matters. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.
Peter has consulted with dozens of the largest corporations in the world around the Retirement Plans they sponsor and pay for. This experience has provided him with a deep practical understanding of three of the fundamental concepts (time, risk, money) that shape our world. Many of those insights are shared in Peter’s books and essays.
Peter’s first book, “What’s Your Future Worth” provides an accessible, step-by-step guide to using the powerful concept of Present Value—which allows readers to determine the value today of something that might happen in the future—to evaluate all of the outcomes that might arise from choosing one path as opposed to another.
In his new book, “Money Mountaineering”, released in September of 2021, Peter explores the world of money and provides his views on its nature and the challenges we all face as we try to survive, even thrive, in this complex, uncertain, noisy and sometimes irrational wilderness. This is a book designed to help readers understand what kind of advice they truly need—to gain a better understanding of the financial world they must live in and what they must do to make their way through it.
With a reputation among his peers as being a creative, knowledgeable and experienced actuary with a penchant for both problem solving and thinking “outside of the box” Peter is also a storyteller who believes that story of the actuarial perspective is one that needs to be told.
Pete lives in Santa Rosa, California
Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a writer and speaker who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics and pop culture intersect with race and gender. Tamara has been published in media outlets, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine and The Los Angeles Times. Tamara’s first book, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America (2015) and called “a myth-busting portrait of Black women in America” by The Washington Post. Her sophomore effort Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power debuted in March 2021. Tamara also has more than two decades of communications and marketing experience, providing counsel to consumer brands, arts institutions and not-for-profits.