Sunday, November 14
Get Out of Line: Step Up, Stand Out and Succeed
Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Legendary Business Leader, CEO of EXOS, Former CEO of Flywheel Sports, Former Global President of Gatorade, Former Marketing Director at Nike, Founder and Author of Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat.
Represented by Leading Authorities, Inc.
When Sarah Robb O’Hagan was starting out as a marketing associate with the Virgin Group, her CMO abruptly left, creating a vacuum in the department. After identifying a lack of leadership, Sarah drafted a 30-page marketing proposal, slipped it under the company President’s door and immediately got promoted. Sarah’s career has taught her innumerable lessons about succeeding in life and business, but the most important is this: You don’t get promoted for just showing up and doing your job—you have to get out of line to deliver more for the team and stand out. With this speech, Sarah outlines:
- Why giving is receiving
- How problem solving is the single most important thing you can do to get ahead
- Why you need to take risks and "crash more"—using failure to fuel personal growth
- How to amplify your unique strengths to create growth runways
Described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to “The Pied Piper of potential,” Sarah Robb O’Hagan is an executive, activist, entrepreneur and founder of Extreme Living—a company designed to help individuals, teams and organizations play to their highest potential. She is now the CEO of EXOS, the world leader in elite performance training that helps people reach higher and achieve more.
She is the former CEO of Flywheel Sports, the former president of luxury health club Equinox, the former global president of Gatorade, a former GM and marketing director at Nike and a former marketing director at the Virgin Group. She is a rare blend of fierce businesswoman, cheerleading Mom, passionate women’s advocate and high-energy innovator. In fast-paced presentations and in her book, Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. Sarah lays out a roadmap for becoming the most “extreme” version of yourself by operating at the edge of your potential and by building highly-collaborative, focused and successful teams and corporations. She shares practical takeaways including how to make failure your fuel, discover your most competitive playing field, get out of line rather than always following conventional wisdom and bring out the “extreme” in others.
Robb O’Hagan has been named twice to Forbes magazine’s list of the “Most Powerful Women in Sports,” named a “Woman to Watch” by Ad Age magazine, dubbed one of the “Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company and named to “40 Under 40” lists by Sports Business Journal, Crain’s Chicago Business and Sports Goods Business.
Wednesday, November 17
The NEXT, Next-Level
Sekou Andrews, Poetic Voice and CEO/Founder, SekouWorld Inc.
Represented by SpeakInc Speakers Bureau
In order for the transformational leader to truly take your business or event to the proverbial “next level,” you must first transform your concept of what growth even is. What if the next level is not actually something you jump to, but something you join? What if it’s not about reaching new heights, but about reaching new depths? This unique keynote experience will help you unlock your ability to adapt and innovate, nourish your well-being, supercharge your resiliency, connect with your community and view your superpowers as meeting professionals in a new, exciting way. This is one closing keynote you do NOT want to miss, as it will empower you to execute with inspiration by learning how to take your meetings, your clients and yourselves to the NEXT, next level.
Sekou Andrews is the CEO of SekouWorld, Inc. and one of the most successful spoken word poets in the world. On any given day, this school teacher turned artist and entrepreneur, who built a seven-figure company on poetry, can be found keynoting at a Fortune 500 company, inspiring thousands at a concert or performing for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard. Sekou is the creator of “poetic voice”— a cutting-edge speaking category that seamlessly fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry, like “Hamilton” meets “TED.” His unique presentations are in high demand from leading associations and global brands like Google, Viacom, Toyota, Nike and Paypal.
He has been featured on ABC World News, CBS, MSNBC, HBO, Showtime, MTV and BET, and Forbes has called him “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America.” Sekou’s accomplishments include two National Poetry Slam championships, two national poetry tours, two Independent Music Awards, three Helen Hayes Awards, the most “Just Plain Folks” music awards in history, the 2020 ABA “Entrepreneur of the Year” award and the first “Best Spoken Word Album” Grammy nomination for a poet in 30 years. A fearless disruptor of the speaking industry, Sekou also teaches rockstar secrets to public speakers through his Stage Might™ speaker training system that helps leaders become more dynamic communicators. Combining innovation and inspiration, Sekou Andrews is redefining the notion of what a speaker is, and what a poet can be.
Hear from Sekou himself in the video below: