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Leadercast May 4 to feature national leadership experts

April 9, 2018

Top leadership experts from around the country will share advice and and offer practical examples on how to effectively lead teams and organizations at the upcoming world-wide Leadercast Live event simulcast to Nicolet College from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 4.

All nine presenters at the Accelerate Your Leadership Journey have reached the top of their fields in a wide range of professions. They include a major league baseball manager Hall of Famer, the first female of color NASA astronaut to fly in space, several successful CEOs and best-selling authors, a top sports phycologist, and the first female F-14 Tomcat fighter pilot.

The event will be broadcast to more than 700 locations worldwide, including to the Northwoods Center on Nicolet’s Rhinelander Campus. This will be the third time Nicolet has held a Leadercast event.

“The caliber, knowledge, and experiences of the presenters really is about as good as it gets,” said Sandy Bishop, Nicolet dean of Workforce and Economic Development, which is sponsoring the event.

“The two previous Leadercasts offered all kinds of practical advice to help individuals become better leaders. It was also incredibly inspiring, listening to these fascinating stories and how people overcame significant challenges to rise to the top of their field. I expect the upcoming Leadercast to be no different.”

Cost for the event is $105 per person or $78.56 for those over age 62.

If three or more individuals from the same organization attend, cost is $90 each or $63.56 if over age 62. Cost includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Click here to register or call (715) 365-4544, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4544; TTY 1-800-947-3529 or 711 relay.

Presenters at Leadercast 2018 include:

Joe Torre - Hall of Fame Baseball Manager
Torre was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, in July of 2014, and the New York Yankees retired his Number 6 at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium the following month. Joe is currently the Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball. He was serving as Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations since February 2011. In this capacity, he oversees areas that include Major League Operations, On-Field Operations, On­-Field Discipline and Umpiring. He serves as the Office of the Commissioner's primary liaison to the general managers and field managers of the 30 Major League Clubs regarding all baseball and on-field matters. Since December 2009, he has served on the Commissioner's Special Committee for On-Field Matters. He is is also Chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, which he and his wife, Ali, launched in 2002. In 2010, Torre  was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women.

Carey Lohrenz - U.S. Navy Pilot, Speaker & Trainer
Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission­ ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

Lohrenz’s experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the lessons learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on leadership, high-performing organizations and diversity training. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she was a varsity rower, also training at the pre-Olympic level.

Andy Stanley - Leadership Communicator and Best-Selling Author
A powerful leadership communicator and best-selling author, Stanley is considered one of the most influential speakers in America. He is the author of 20-plus books, including Deep & Wide; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader. In the digital world, each month nearly 1.5 million of his messages, leadership videos, and podcasts are accessed from North Point's website. In 2012, Your Move with Andy Stanley premiered on NBC after Saturday Night Live, giving Stanley an even wider audience with which to share his culturally relevant, practical insights for life and leadership. Currently, over six million episodes are viewed each month through television and podcast.

Dr. Mae Jemison - Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut
Dr. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women's rights and civil rights movement, inducted into both the National Women's Hall of Fame (1993) and the International Space Hall of Fame (2004). A strong, committed global voice for science literacy, in 1994 Jemison founded the international science camp The Earth We Share ™ (TEWS) for students 12-16 years old from around the world. In 2011, Jemison also launched the TEWS-Space Race, with the goal of improving science achievement for underserved Los Angeles-area students who are underrepresented in the sciences.

Jen Bricker - Acrobat, Aerialist, Author, and Speaker
Born without legs, Bricker's biological parents left her at the hospital. One would think she could be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, "Never say the word, Can't." As a child, Bricker was obsessed with gymnastics and her idol was Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu. In fact, watching Dominique on TV helped inspire her to compete in gymnastics herself. Seemingly against all odds, Bricker went on to compete against able-bodied athletes, and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of her amazing story, and as twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol was actually her biological sister. Always challenging herself, Jen transitioned into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist, performing with Britney Spears' World Tour, and headlining at prestigious hotels in Las Vegas and Dubai.

Michael Hyatt - Author, Speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company
Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm specializing in transformative live events, workshops, and digital and physical planning tools. Formerly chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, he is also a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books.

Dr. Jim Loehr - Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Human Performance Institute
Dr. Loehr is Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, a training company that has successfully utilized energy management technology to improve the productivity and engagement levels of elite performers from the world of business, sport, medicine, and law enforcement for over 30 years. A world-renowned performance psychologist, Dr. Loehr is the author of thirteen books. He appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show where an entire program was devoted to his ground-breaking Energy Management training system and concepts. He has also appeared on numerous network television news shows and had his work featured in many top national magazine and newspapers.

Catherine Hoke - Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures, Author
After being given a second chance of her own, Hoke founded Defy Ventures, a national nonprofit organization that "transforms the hustle" of currently and formerly incarcerated people, known as Entrepreneurs in Training. Defy's vision is to end mass incarceration by using entrepreneurship as a tool to transform legacies and human potential. Since its founding in 2010, Defy has enrolled 1,700+ EITs across 18 states and 20 correctional facilities, and engaged 3,500+ executive volunteers. Defy has mentored 150 of its graduates' companies, which in turn have created more than 350 employment opportunities for people in their communities. Defy's recidivism rate to date is less than five percent vs. the national re-arrest average of 76 percent.

Ian Morgan Cron - Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram Teacher, Speaker
Cron is a bestselling author, psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher, Episcopal priest, and the host of the popular podcast, Typology.Known for his transparency, humor and depth of insight into the inner workings of the human heart and mind, Cron uses the Enneagram personality-typing system as a tool to help leaders cultivate self-awareness and emotional wisdom. He is a sought-after speaker, thinker and advisor to a growing roster of clients such as the Discovery Channel, Ramsey Solutions, and the Michael Hyatt Company, among others.