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Guest Speakers

GUEST SPEAKERS

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Mike Delgado

Mike Delgado

Principal, Catalyst Partners
Co-Founder, IGnITE INNOVATION

Readying your Supplier Diversity Capabilities for Greater Expectations and Visibility

Michael Delgado is passionate about collaborating with clients to create and masterfully facilitate engagements that enhance the leadership potential in organizations all over the world. His specific areas of expertise include culture and change management, strategy development, strategic thinking, innovation, creativity, critical thinking, influence communication and conflict resolution.

Over the past 20 years, he has developed and delivered numerous engagements in a variety of subject areas relating to effective leadership. His flexible facilitation capabilities allow him to successfully connect with an assortment of leaders for an enriched experience. His exceptional ability to interpret and apply concepts to individual client’s challenges creates instantaneous value and opportunity for them. Clients particularly enjoy Mr. Delgado’s professional, yet personal approach to the consulting work he provides for them.

In addition to his exemplary organizational development and consulting work, Mr. Delgado is also the president and CEO of Spike’s Coffees and Teas. As the owner of one of San Francisco’s beloved institutions, Mr. Delgado understands the multifaceted skills and talents necessary to succeed in business today. Whether it is building relationships with customers, negotiating with vendors, team building with staff, or navigating through governmental bureaucracy, Mike knows what is required and has successfully run this business for the past 20 years. This provides a great deal of credibility to his consulting work as well as scores of anecdotal stories that he uses to illustrate program content. These experiences are woven into course components and provide participants with a richer understanding of how to immediately apply concepts to their own roles and responsibilities. As an entrepreneur himself, he also deeply respects the investment that his clients make in his consulting engagements and works tirelessly to ensure that they are delighted with the outcome.

Due to his extensive experience with innovation, he established IGnITE Innovation-- an organization committed to teaching leaders the core concepts and skill-sets necessary to build and maintain high innovative cultures and environments. He enjoys travel and has delivered highly acclaimed programs throughout the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, India, Singapore, Japan, Russian Federation, Central and South America.

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CJ DuBé

Global Community Leader

Traction:
Clarify, Simplify & Achieve your Vision

CJ DuBé has always been an entrepreneur.  With more than 25 years of experience, CJ knows a lot about business and people.  Not following a traditional path, CJ has worked in a variety of capacities, from managing a sales team for a large international company, to Director of Operations and HR for a facilities management firm.

In 2006, along with two other talented entrepreneurs, CJ launched the professional contract placement firm Oberon. After selling Oberon CJ went looking for her next entrepreneurial venture and was introduced to Gino Wickman’s book TRACTION.  Seeing the benefits of companies Implementing EOS, CJ had found her next obsession.

Since 2010 helping entrepreneurs and their leadership teams have become CJ’s passion.  She has helped over 110 companies clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.  An award-winning entrepreneur with a dynamic background, CJ is also a sought-after speaker.  She speaks throughout the United States to spread the word of EOS and to help companies and leadership teams get better at three things: VISION, TRACTION and HEALTH.  CJ is also the Global Community Leader at EOS Worldwide.

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Jessica Zweig

Jessica Zweig

CEO & Founder

The Power of Authentic Personal Branding

Jessica Zweig is the CEO & Founder of SimplyBe., a premier personal branding company based in Chicago.

Her accomplishments have garnered her extraordinary praise, with Crain's Chicago Business naming her as one of 2020’s Most Notable Entrepreneurs, INC. Titling her a ‘Top Digital Marketer to Watch,’ Forbes naming her a ‘Personal Branding Expert,’ and the Chicago Tribune calling her one of the ’10 Entrepreneurs to Follow.’ Distinguished accolades include the 2018 Gold Stevie® Winner for ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year,’ and the 2019 Silver Stevie® Winner for ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year,’ plus features in MarketWatch, Business Insider, Thrive Global and The Newsette, among others.

Zweig began her entrepreneurial career in 2008 as co- founder of CheekyChicago.com, the city’s leading women’s lifestyle magazine for seven years strong and developed notable partnerships with over 100 national brands, including Lululemon and Coca-Cola. She then went on to create head-turning ROIs for powerhouse brands like Skinnygirl® Cocktails and Nike. In 2014, Zweig left CheekyChicago to start a business that would come to represent the next generation of authentic digital marketing: SimplyBe.