The Introduction

Leadercast 2016 will focus on what it means to be a visionary leader.

Visionary leaders have the ability to see a preferred future, operate in the present, and utilize the resources around them to architect a clear path to a new destination. They work tirelessly to empower those around them to bring a vision to life. Architects of Tomorrow imagine a future that is rich and full of hope. A future where problems are solved, questions are answered, confusion gives way to clarity. In its simplest form, leadership is casting a compelling vision and mobilizing those around you to help you fulfill that vision. That is the role of Vision Architects… they design the path, they clarify the direction, and they lead their team toward that preferred future with little deviation. Today is better because of the visionary leaders of yesterday, and the future will be brighter because of the Architects of Tomorrow.

Bring Your Team!

Why You Should Attend Leadercast… And Bring Your Team!

Interactive Experiences

Gain insights from leaders on stage, engage in activities around the arena and on your mobile device.

Practical Guidance

Gain a diverse perspective on how to cast a vision, clearly communicate it and deliver it to completion.

Useful Tools

Obtain key actions and tools for you to use following the event to enhance your leadership.

Personal Growth

Dedicate a full day to focus on your personal and professional growth without any other distractions.

Networking Opportunity

Network with other leaders on site in Atlanta and virtually through the event app.

Continuing Education

Earn continuing education credits (CEUs) in the fields of nursing and HR. General CEU credits are also available.

2016 Speakers

Andy Stanley

Leadership Author and Communicator

Dr. Henry Cloud

Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist, and Best-Selling Author

Nick Saban

Head Football Coach at The University of Alabama

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple Inc

Kat Cole

Group President at FOCUS Brands (Auntie Anne's, Cinnabon, and more)

James Brown

Network Broadcaster, CBS Sports and News

CMDR Rorke Denver

Navy SEAL Commander and Author

Chris Barez-Brown

Author and Creativity Guru

Tripp Crosby

Comedian and Director, Host of Leadercast

Andy Stanley

Leadership Author and Communicator

Communicator, author, and pastor, Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area, serving more than 60,000 people weekly, as well as a network of 30 churches around the globe. As host of NBC’s Your Move with Andy Stanley, reaching over 36 million viewers in less than two years on the air, and author of 20-plus books including Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Visioneering, and Next Generation Leader, he is considered one of the most influential living pastors in America. Andy Stanley and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.

Henry Cloud

Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist, and Best-Selling Author

Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and bestselling author. He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance. Dr. Butt has written or co-written over twenty books, including the bestseller Boundaries , which sold over two million copies. He has an extensive executive coaching background, and experience as an organizational consultant, devoting the majority of his time to improving leadership capabilities of CEOs and their executive teams.

Nick Saban

Head Football Coach at The University of Alabama

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is in his ninth season with the Crimson Tide. Saban has compiled an 86-17 record at Alabama while leading the Tide to five SEC Western Division championships, three conference titles and three national championships. Saban entered the 2015 season with a career record of 177-59-1 as a collegiate head coach, while also serving at Toledo, Michigan State and LSU. Saban won his first national championship as head coach of the LSU Tigers in 2003, guiding the Tigers to a 13-1 record that season. Overall, Saban has coached six conference championship teams (1990 Mid-American, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2012 and 2014 SEC) and 16 of his 19 teams have played in postseason bowl games under Saban’s direction. Saban is also one of two coaches to win at least two BCS national championships and the first to accomplish the feat at two different schools.

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple Inc

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.

Kat Cole

Group President at FOCUS Brands (Auntie Anne's, Cinnabon, and more)

Kat is responsible for building FOCUS Brands revenues and profits through global licensing, manufacturing, and ecommerce. Previously, she was President of Cinnabon, Inc. accountable for leading and growing the multichannel brand team that drove record comp sales growth, brand expansion and franchise evolution during her tenure.

James Brown

Network Broadcaster, CBS Sports and News

James Brown is a three-time Emmy award winning network broadcaster and in 2010 was named SI.com's "Best Studio Host of the Decade". He is the host of "The NFL Today" on CBS and Super Bowl 50, host of "Thursday Night Football" on CBS and Special Correspondent for CBS News, contributing to various programs including "60 Minutes". Previous broadcasting roles include co-host of "Fox NFL Sunday", host of "Inside The NFL" on Showtime correspondent for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" on HBO and a nationally syndicated radio show on Sporting News Radio.

Commander Rorke T. Denver

Navy SEAL Commander and Author

Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His NY Times Bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he oversaw. Some people are born to lead. Rorke Denver is one of those people. Throughout his 13-year career as a platoon commander and training leader with the Navy SEALS, he constantly found himself leading in the face of danger. Denver led more than 190 combat missions and never lost a member of his team. His amazing leadership and bravery led to him running all phases of U.S. Navy SEAL training. Rorke communicates about leadership with unparalleled passion and intensity, rooted in his desire to see everyone lead to the best of their ability.

Chris Barez-Brown

Author and Creativity Guru

Best selling author, speaker and creativity guru, Chris Barez-Brown, has been unleashing the creative potential of worldwide organizations including Unilever, Nike, and Diageo for years. He is a master of metamorphosis, challenging and transforming businesses through embedding Creative Leadership as part of the DNA of the culture. Chris founded Upping Your Elvis in 2009 to help people reconnect with their inner creative genius and once again become confident in being who they truly are. He is the author of “How to Have Kick-Ass Ideas,” a best-selling Harper Collins book. His second book, “Shine – How to Survive and Thrive at Work” published by Penguin, has been lauded “Business Book of the Month”. His third book, “FREE: Love Your Work, Love Your Life” helps us further shake up our view of how we can be even more extraordinary in business.

Tripp Crosby

Comedian and Director, Host of Leadercast

Tripp Crosby is widely known as the taller half of Tripp and Tyler, a world famous YouTube sketch comedy duo with over 50 million views. You might be familiar with their most popular video, A Conference Call in Real Life. Their sketches have been featured on the Today Show, The Tonight Show, CNN Headline News, and many other national media. They recently hit the top 20 on iTunes with their brand new podcast, Hello Today With Tripp and Tyler. Tripp is also a film director and was recently selected as part of the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Showcase at the Cannes International Film Festival. Aside from Tripp and Tyler Youtube sketches he also directs broadcast commercials and other forms of branded content. Tripp founded his production company, Green Tricycle, over a decade ago, and they have recently partnered with Hollywood based talent firm Thruline Entertainment to form a world class roster of directors and youtube creators who work with national brands to create sharable branded content. Because “The only thing more important than your first impression as a brand is your millionth” When he's not producing new sketches with Tyler or leading his team at Green Tricycle, Tripp can be seen either performing at comedy clubs and corporate events around the globe or at home watching television with his expecting wife Hannah.