Leadercast 2016 Speakers
Leadership Author and Communicator
Communicator, author, and pastor, ANDY STANLEY founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995.
Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area, serving more than 60,000 people weekly, as well as a network of 30 churches around the globe. As host of NBC’s Your Move with Andy Stanley, reaching over 36 million viewers in less than two years on the air, and author of 20-plus books including Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Visioneering, and Next Generation Leader, he is considered one of the most influential living pastors in America.
Andy Stanley and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.
Dr. Henry Cloud
Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist, and Best-Selling Author
Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and bestselling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance. Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestseller Boundaries , which sold over two million copies. He has an extensive executive coaching background, and experience as an organizational consultant, devoting the majority of his time to improving leadership capabilities of CEOs and their executive teams.
Head Football Coach at the University of Alabama
University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is in his ninth season with the Crimson Tide. Saban has compiled an 86-17 record at Alabama while leading the Tide to five SEC Western Division championships, three conference titles and three national championships. Saban entered the 2015 season with a career record of 177-59-1 as a collegiate head coach, while also serving at Toledo, Michigan State and LSU. Saban won his first national championship as head coach of the LSU Tigers in 2003, guiding the Tigers to a 13-1 record that season. Overall, Saban has coached six conference championship teams (1990 Mid-American, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012 and 2014 SEC) and 16 of his 19 teams have played in postseason bowl games under Saban’s direction. Saban is also one of two coaches to win at least two BCS national championships and the first to accomplish the feat at two different schools.
Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.
Group President at FOCUS Brands (Auntie Anne's, Cinnabon, and more)
Kat is responsible for building FOCUS Brands revenues and profits through global licensing, manufacturing, and ecommerce. Previously, she was president of Cinnabon, Inc., accountable for leading and growing the multichannel brand team that drove record comp sales growth, brand expansion and franchise evolution during her tenure.
Network Broadcaster, CBS Sports and News
James Brown is a three-time Emmy award winning network broadcaster and in 2010 was named SI.com's "Best Studio Host of the Decade". He is the host of "The NFL Today" on CBS and Super Bowl 50, host of "Thursday Night Football" on CBS and Special Correspondent for CBS News, contributing to various programs including "60 Minutes". Previous broadcasting roles include co-host of "Fox NFL Sunday", host of "Inside The NFL" on Showtime correspondent for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" on HBO and a nationally syndicated radio show on Sporting News Radio.
Author and Creativity Guru
Best selling author, speaker and creativity guru, Chris Barez-Brown, has been unleashing the creative potential of worldwide organizations including Unilever, Nike, and Diageo for years. He is a master of metamorphosis, challenging and transforming businesses through embedding Creative Leadership as part of the DNA of the culture.
Chris founded Upping Your Elvis in 2009 to help people reconnect with their inner creative genius and once again become confident in being who they truly are. He is the author of “How to Have Kick-Ass Ideas,” a best-selling Harper Collins book. His second book, “Shine – How to Survive and Thrive at Work” published by Penguin, has been lauded “Business Book of the Month”. His third book, “FREE: Love Your Work, Love Your Life” helps us further shake up our view of how we can be even more extraordinary in business.