You and those around you are facing burnout, broken relationships, a divided culture, seemingly endless conflicts, emotionally exhausted teams, and an undefined path ahead. The future is waiting for your vision, your ideas, your action, and your leadership. The future is listening. The future is now.
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Curious, growth-minded, change-driven leaders, aspiring leaders, AND people who don't yet realize the value of their influence
LIVE Thursday-Friday, August 4-5, 2022
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GLS22 Leadership Faculty
Go on a journey of rich learning. Get ready to gain new ideas and a fresh perspective from 12+ leading experts spanning a wide range of fields and backgrounds.
*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.
Over his 15 years of leading The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger built Disney into one of the largest and most admired media entertainment companies in the world. As CEO, Iger expanded on Disney’s rich history of unforgettable storytelling with acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox. Always one to embrace new technology, Iger has made Disney an industry leader through its creative content offerings across multiple platforms. During Iger’s tenure, The Walt Disney Company has been recognized as one of the “Most Reputable Companies” and one of the “Best Employers” by Forbes ; one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune ; and one of the “World’s Most Respected Companies” by Barron’s . Iger’s legacy-leading career has been widely recognized—personally he has been named one of the “World’s Most Powerful People” and one of the “Top Gun CEOs” by Forbes ; and one of the “25 Most Powerful People in Business” by Fortune, among several other recognitions. In his 2019 New York Time s best-selling book, The Ride of a Lifetime , Iger shares lessons he’s learned as CEO of The Walt Disney Company.
With over 30 years of experience catalyzing transformative growth in the aviation sector, Stephanie Chung has widely been recognized as a trailblazer. She was the first African-American president of a major private aviation company when she took the helm as President of JetSuite. During her tenure at JetSuite, Chung repositioned the brand from a commodity service to a luxury customer experience, upgrading the fleet, and elevating the client experience. Under her leadership, JetSuite was voted one of the Best Places To Work by the Human Rights Campaign. Chung also served as VP of Sales for Flexjet where she oversaw a sales organization and strategic deal team that together generated over $835 million in revenue. Prior, she held influential roles at US Airways (now operating as American Airlines), Delta Air Lines, and Bombardier. In 2020, Chung joined Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, as the company’s first Chief Growth Officer. Chung also serves as a member of c200, a community of the most successful women in business, as well as on the Advisory Council of the National Business Aviation Association and the Advisory Board of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Her personal achievements have been recognized in D CEO Magazine’s Top 500 and inclusion in the Ebony Power 100. She has also been named as one of “2021 Top Women in Travel & Hospitality” by Women Leading Travel & Hospitality.
Communicator, author, and pastor Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries (NPM) in 1995. Today, NPM consists of eight churches in the Atlanta area and a network of nearly 130 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 185,000 people weekly. As host of Your Move with Andy Stanley , which delivers over 10.5 million messages each month through television and podcasts and author of more than 20 books, including his brand-new book releasing in 2022, Not In It to Win It , as well as Irresistible; Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets; The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating; How to Be Rich; Deep & Wide; Enemies of the Heart; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering ; and Next Generation Leader , he is considered one of the most influential pastors in America.
Described as “a change agent” and “a powerful catalyst to drive entrepreneurship within big corporations”, Sahar Hashemi offers a simple, powerful toolkit to unlock start-up culture at big companies. A former lawyer, she started two ground-breaking businesses: the United Kingdom’s first coffee bar chain, Coffee Republic, which she grew to 110 stores and a £50 million market cap, and Skinny Candy, a market segment-defining brand of sugar-free sweets. Her first book, Anyone Can Do It , became a bestseller by demystifying the idea that entrepreneurship is an innate trait. Her latest, Start Up Forever , stems from her experience working with large corporations over the last decade and addresses one of the most pressing questions now facing large organizations: how to be more entrepreneurial. Named by Her Majesty the Queen (UK) as a “Pioneer to the life of the nation” as well as an OBE for services to the UK economy and to charity, her mission is to connect the heart as well as the head in big business and distil the unnecessarily complex subject of innovation and entrepreneurial behavior down into simple, actionable, and human terms.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
Driving social and economic change in the workplace, Taylor leads SHRM toward fostering mutually beneficial work environments that serve both business and employees, reaching 300,000+ members in over 165 countries who impact the lives of more than 110 million workers every day. As a global leader on matters affecting work, Taylor is a sought-after voice by C-suite executives as well as state and federal elected policy makers. He is frequently invited to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, “Ask HR,” in USA Today . He is the Chair of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. His 20+ year career as a lawyer, human resources executive, and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space shape his knowledge and perspectives. His decades of industry leadership include senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. His latest book is Reset: A Leader’s Guide to Work in the Age of Upheaval.
Lynsi Snyder-Elington has been named one of the most trustworthy leaders in the country by the Values Institute, and the top restaurant CEO and highest-rated female CEO by Glassdoor. As President and Owner of In-N-Out Burger, she credits their people-focused values and team-oriented atmosphere to landing a spot on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list for 7 years and Forbes’ list as one of the Best Employers in America. From the day Lynsi was born, In-N-Out Burger has been a significant part of her life. Her grandparents founded In-N-Out Burger in 1948 and to this day, the business remains privately owned and operated. Having always been a family business, Lynsi intends to keep it that way. Lynsi is committed to maintaining and enhancing the well-being of the entire In-N-Out family which now numbers approximately 30,000. Additionally, Lynsi directs and helps to oversee all of In-N-Out’s philanthropic efforts through the In-N-Out Burger Foundation and the Slave 2 Nothing Foundation. Lynsi and her husband Sean are also the founders for the Army of Love, a nonprofit organization that exists for the purpose of uniting the body of Christ through training tools that will set them free to, in turn, set others free.
With over 19 years in the tech industry, Deb Liu has been named one of Business Insider’s most powerful female engineers and one of PaymentsSource’s most influential women in payments. Prior to joining Ancestry as President and CEO, she was a senior executive at Facebook, where she created and led Facebook Marketplace, a platform for millions of people to buy from and sell to one another. She also led the development of Facebook’s first mobile ad product for apps and its mobile ad network, in addition to building the company’s games business and payments platform, which includes Facebook Pay. Prior to Facebook, she spent several years in product roles at PayPal and eBay, where she led integration between the two products. She serves on the board of Intuit and Ancestry and is a seed investor and advisor to several startups. Additionally, she holds several payments and commerce-related patents. Actively involved in promoting diversity in tech, Deb founded Women In Product, a nonprofit with over 30,000 members, with the goal of connecting and supporting women in the product management field. She is a member of the Committee of 100, a group of prominent Chinese Americans, and was named an A100 by Gold House, an honor recognizing impactful Asian Americans. Deb’s new book, Take Back Your Power, releases in August 2022.
Judah Smith is the Lead Pastor of Churchome, formerly called The City Church. Recognized for its cultural relevance, commitment to biblical integrity, and love for Jesus, Churchome is a thriving community with multiple locations and a global app. Judah is a seventh-generation pastor, known around the world for his fresh, anointed, humorous messages that demystify the Bible and make Christianity real. Leading in many spheres of influence, Judah is also the Chaplain for the Seattle Seahawks, a founder of the new Faithful app, and he recently catalyzed 1DayLA, a multi-church event mobilizing over 25 thousand volunteers to serve the greater Los Angeles, California community. Author of the New York Times best-selling book Jesus Is ____, Judah’s most recent book release is How’s Your Soul?: Why Everything that Matters Starts with the Inside of You.
Vanessa Van Edwards
Vanessa Van Edwards is the national best-selling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People , which has been translated into 16 languages. Over 36 million people have seen her on YouTube and in her viral TED Talk. Her behavior research lab, Science of People, has been featured in Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine , and on CNN, CBS, and many more. For over a decade, Vanessa has been leading corporate trainings and workshops to audiences around the world, including SXSW, and MIT, and at companies including Google, Dove, Microsoft, and Comcast. Her much-anticipated upcoming book, Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication is due out March 1st, 2022.
Jon Acuff is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books, including his newest release, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking . For over 20 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. He’s an Inc. magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker, and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world including: FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Chick-fil-A, Nokia, and Comedy Central. He’s also written for Time, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, and MSNBC . His large and highly engaged social media following includes people who look to him for his unique blend of humor, honesty, and hope.
Dr. Heidi Grant
Dr. Heidi Grant is a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of leadership. She is the Director of Research & Development for EY Americas Learning, and Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University. Named often by Thinkers50 as one of most influential global management thinkers, Dr. Grant is also a contributor to the H arvard Business Review, 99u, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and has appeared frequently on CBS This Morning. In addition to her work as author and co-editor of the highly regarded academic book The Psychology of Goals , she has authored papers in her field’s most prestigious journals and has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation for her research on goals and achievement. She is also the author of many best-selling books including her most recent release, Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You.
Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, rated the #1 place to work in 2021 for small and mid-size companies by Glassdoor. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the innovative creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded more than a half a billion times worldwide. In 2020, Life.Church provided free tools to thousands of churches who quickly transitioned to a virtual church experience in the wake of the global health pandemic. Traveling the world on behalf of The Global Leadership Summit, Groeschel advocates for building leaders in every sector of society. He is also the host of the top-ranked Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is Lead Like It Matters.
Leadership & Hosts
Our faculty will also be joined by GLN President & CEO, Tom De Vries, GLN Partners, Albert Tate, and Danielle Strickland & event hosts, Paula Faris, and Trey McKnight.
Tom De Vries
Tom joined the Global Leadership Network (GLN) in 2017 as President and CEO. He brings a wealth of expertise to the GLN’s year-round leadership development efforts and the leadership of producing The Global Leadership Summit (GLS), the premier leadership event of the year. Prior to joining the GLN, Tom was the General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), the oldest continuing Protestant denomination in the United States with over 200,000 members and 100 missionaries serving in 40 countries around the world. Tom has a B.A. in Sociology from Wheaton College, a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Western Seminary. He has provided leadership in both the ministry and nonprofit environments serving as a church planter, large church lead pastor and multisite pastor. He served on the central committee of the World Council of Churches and the governing board of the National Council of Churches. Additionally, Tom served on the Board of Trustees for New Brunswick Theological Seminary and Western Theological Seminary and has also taught as an adjunct professor at Western Theological Seminary. Tom played a key leadership role in the launching of a nonprofit focused on food insufficiency in young children and today Hand2Hand feeds more than 8,000 children each weekend through school-church partnerships. He has been a featured guest on NPR, the Salem Radio Network, Life Today Live, Newsmax TV, Moody Radio, the WOW Factor, and Common Good.
Albert Tate is the founding and lead pastor of Fellowship Church in Los Angeles County California. He began his ministry pastoring just a few families at Sweet Home Church in Mississippi before serving the historic Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California. Hearing the call from God to plant a church, Albert and his wife, LaRosa, launched Fellowship Church in January 2012. In its short history, this Gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church has already established a solid foothold in the region to the glory, honor, and transformational power of Christ. As a dynamic communicator, Albert is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and globally. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University, the Global Leadership Network, and Global Church Planting Organization, Stadia. Albert is the Founder and CEO of The Greatest Story, Inc., and President of Harambee Ministries. He recently published his first book entitled, How We Love Matters: A Call to Practice Relentless Racial Reconciliation . Albert is the proud father of four children: Zoe, Bethany, Isaac, and Micah.
Danielle Strickland is currently based in Toronto, Canada. She loves Jesus and she loves people. She is the author of 6 books with her most recent being Better Together: How Women and Men Can Heal the Divide and Work Together to Transform the Future. She is host of DJStrickland Podcast, ambassador for Stop the Traffik, as well as the co-founder of Infinitum, Amplify Peace, The Brave Campaign and the Women Speakers Collective. Danielle is a mom of 3, wife to @stephencourt and has been affectionately called the "ambassador of fun."
Paula Faris is an Emmy-Award winning journalist, speaker, best-selling author of Called Out: Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs For A Life Of True Calling , and host of the Paula Faris Faith & Calling podcast, where she talks to inspirational people about what they're called to do and who they're called to be. Faris spent the last nine years at ABC news, during which she was co-anchor of Good Morning America weekend edition and co-host of The View. While at the network she reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith. In 2022, Faris launched CARRY Media™ with the desire to champion, advocate and celebrate working mothers across America.
Trey is committed to inspiring others to move toward positive life change. His passion led him to launch the Inspire to Move Podcast in 2020. Trey has been in ministry for more than 20 years, and now serves as the Executive Director of Staff Culture and Development of the ReThink Group. Drawing from his diverse experience in ministry, public service and corporate work, he has partnered with organizations like BigStuf Ministries, North Point Ministries, Chick-fil-A, Regal Boats and many others.
Get geared up with the leadership tools you need to voice your vision for a better future.
When you look at the world around you, what do you see? If you see opportunities or problems to be solved even in the face of hardship, you might be a leader. In fact, your vision for a better future, wherever you are, whatever your title, really matters.
The future is listening. Now is the time to step up and voice your vision for a better future. But if you feel stuck or uninspired, the problems you see can feel unsolvable, your vision unattainable. You are not alone.
With 25+ years of experience delivering fresh, practical, hope-filled leadership development training within a supportive community, The Global Leadership Summit has become more than a two-day conference—it is an invitation to get geared up with the leadership tools you need to voice your vision for a better future.
Voice Your Vision to...
Engage in meaningful & healing conflict resolution.
Strengthen your personal & professional relationships.
Empower others across generational divides.
Realize opportunity even in the face of hardship.
Recognize courageous influence even beyond a title.
2022 Corporate Partners
We are excited to announce our 2022 Corporate Partners. The benefits of being a partner includes complimentary registrations, investing in other local leaders through scholarships, being recognized within the community and many other benefits.
Interested in becoming a 2022 Corporate Partner? Call us at (361) 876-8326 or email us at email@example.com.
New Life at the CrossInvesting in peoples lives!
New Life at the Cross
If you're looking for a church where... The Bible is Truth, Family is important, and The people have a vision, We are saving a seat just for You!
US EcologyUnequaled service. Solutions you can trust.
US Ecology, Inc. is a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company addresses the complex waste management needs of its customers, offering treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a wide range of complementary field and industrial services. US Ecology's focus on safety, environmental compliance, and customer service, enables us to effectively meet the needs of our customers and to build long-lasting relationships. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the Company has been protecting the environment since 1952.
De Koning MinistriesLiving Simply, Ministering Generously, Transforming Lives
De Koning Ministries
DE KONING MINISTRIES is a non-profit organization that reaches people for Christ and builds unity in the Body.
Sarah Pitarra, DDSGentle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Sarah Pitarra, DDS
Dr. Sarah Pitarra was born and raised right here in Corpus Christi, TX, and she cares very deeply about her community and the great people in it. As a dentist, she respects your busy schedule and strives to stay on time when it comes to appointments. We offer advanced technology, relaxing amenities, and an excellent staff that knows how to create a safe, smooth experience each and every time you come in for treatment. Whether you’re in need of a routine check-up or more complex restorative and cosmetic care, we’ll always take the time to thoroughly explain available treatment options. We want you to feel confident as you move forward towards better, brighter oral health.
Crossbridge FellowshipReaching people where they are, how they are, with the message of Jesus Christ
Sunday mornings we provide breakfast @ 9:00-10:00, followed by small groups study for an in depth study of Scriptures. We have also small groups for Adults, elementary, middle and high school kids from 10:00-10:45. These classes are taught by Pastor David Tijerina, Shirley Graham, Alicia Tijerena, amd Michelle Mata.
Corpus Christi Baptist Associationknows that God is on the move in our community
Corpus Christi Baptist Association
With a membership of more than 69 churches, the CCBA lives its mission of “Your Passion. Our Support.” CCBA leaders in the Corpus Christi area connect the ministries and resources of our members to fulfill needs, solve problems, and bring people closer to God.
Celebrating 107 years of Kingdom Building, the CCBA offers many opportunities to get involved. Our ministries provide opportunities to both serve and receive services. Visit one of our member churches or contact us. We are excited about what God is doing in our community and we welcome you.
Coastal Community and Teachers Credit UnionYour Financial Solutions Partner
Coastal Community and Teachers Credit Union
The mission of Coastal Community And Teachers Credit Union is to provide members with quality financial services through the realm of sound management policies and a professional code of ethics.
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