As the Aberdeen Leadercast Live event draws nearer, the organisers continue to add to the amazing line up for the event which takes place on the 4th of May at the Hilton Treetops with live streaming of the event from Atlanta as well as local speakers.
Jen Bricker, via the Live Stream
Acrobat, Aerialist, Author, and Speaker, Jen Bricker was born without legs and her biological parents left her at the hospital because of this.
After she was adopted she was given one simple rule for life “Never say the word, Can’t.”
As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics and her idol was Olympic gold medalistDominique Moceanu.
In fact, watching Dominique on TV helped inspire Jen to begin competing in gymnastics herself.
Seemingly against all odds, Jen 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.As such, she travelled internationally with Britney Spears’ World Tour, and appeared as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, and the Shangri La hotel in Dubai.
Jen’s incredible story has been featured on multiple shows, including HBO Real Sports,20/20 and Good Morning America.
Her latest accomplishment is the release of her first book, Everything Is Possible: Finding theFaith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams. Jen hopes to inspire and motivate others to believe that anything is truly possible!
Kat Cole – COO and President, North America of FOCUS Brands, via the Live Stream
Kat is very active in advising and investing in start-ups, and is an avid humanitarian in some of the poorest areas of the world.
She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, is starting a foundation to fund creative, sustainable approaches to education and self-sufficiency, and is one of only two foodservice company leaders listed on CNBC’s Next 25 List of Innovators, Leaders and Disruptors 2014, which is dominated by tech start-ups, financial groups and Fortune 50 companies.
Before being promoted to COO and President of FOCUS Brands North America, Cole spent four years as President of Cinnabon Inc.
FOCUS has over 4,000 ice cream shops, bakeries, restaurants and cafés in the United States and 60 other countries under the Moe’s, Schlotzsky’s, Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, McAllister’s Deli, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Cinnabon Brands.
Kat is the co-founder of Changers of Commerce along with Amanda Hite, founder of Be The Change (BTC) Revolutions —a leading social movements agency.
Her personal story, business approach and perspectives on leadership have been the subject of feature articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Cosmopolitan and many other business, trade and interest publications.
She is a sought-after speaker and consultant on leadership development, brand building, change management, and brand innovation and growth, having been a featured guest on CBS, CNN, Bloomberg CNBC, MSNBC and more.
Neil Clark, speaking locally in Aberdeen
Neil has had a varied career from professional rugby player, skier and white water rafting guide to RAF pilot.
Although he still flies in the RAF as a reserve pilot his professional focus is on the delivery of pragmatic human factors training and solutions in safety critical industries.
He does this through his Multi Award Winning Human Factors Business – IHF. Neil has spent the last 6 years running IHF where he and his team are active in several sectors, including; Oil and Gas, Rail, Healthcare, Distilleries and Financial Services.
Neil has a particular interest in demonstrating the business improvement potential of human factors, in addition to the more commonly sought after safety improvements. He is increasingly being invited to speak at international conferences in this sphere.
Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. Broadcast live each year from Atlanta to over 100,000 people in hundreds of locations around the world, Leadercast Live brings together many of the world’s most recognised and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other.
Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend this year’s Aberdeen event on the 4th of May, where the theme is ‘Lead Yourself’. With the three previous annual Leadercast Live events in Aberdeen proving extremely successful, everything is in place for an even bigger and better experience this time around.