WHEN LEADERS GET BETTER

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AUSTIN WINS.

August 8-9, 2019 | The Greater Austin Area

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A Life-changing Leadership Event

What is the Global Leadership Summit? It's an amazing 2-day leadership conference that impacts 405,000+ leaders across 500+ U.S. Premier Host Sites in 135 countries, providing vision, inspiration, and countless practical skills you can put to work Monday morning. Experience it for yourself right here in the Greater Austin Area at the Long Center where the entire event will be broadcast in brilliant HD, live direct from Willow Creek's Chicago campus.

No matter what level of leadership you want to achieve, there's nothing like learning from like-minded individuals in a stimulating environment, and we hope to see you at this incredible event.

2019 Global Leadership Summit Faculty

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How Can I Attend?

Join us Thursday and Friday, August 8–9, 2019, in the Greater Austin Area. All of the speakers, music, video, and presentations will be streamed in brilliant real-time HD video from Chicago to the Long Center as well as over 375 Premier Host Sites across the country. Over the years, the Greater Austin Area has grown to be the largest Premier Host Site. You'll experience a great sense of community, being surrounded by fellow leaders from all over Central Texas.

Event Details

August 8-9, 2019

The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

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2019 Speaker Line-up

Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel

Co-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life. Church

Craig Groeschel

Co-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church

Craig Groeschel is senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U.S. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilizing the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App— downloaded in every country. Named in the top 25 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies), Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author, speaks frequently across North America and around the world and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast—with more than 1 million monthly downloads.

Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor

Bozoma Saint John is Chief Marketing Officer for Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Over the course of her career, Saint John has earned a formidable reputation as a trailblazing executive. She most recently served as Chief Brand Officer for Uber and also as Head of Global Consumer Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes. For her innovative work, Saint John has been recognized on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People list.

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls

Adventurer; Writer; TV Host

Bear Grylls

Adventurer; Writer; TV Host

Bear Grylls is the embodiment of adventure. A former member of the British Special Forces, Grylls has climbed Everest, crossed the Arctic Ocean in an inflatable boat and has publicly supported the Alpha Course to help inspire people in their journey of faith. His Emmy-nominated TV show Man Vs Wild became one of the most watched programs on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion. He also hosts NBC’s hit show Running Wild with Bear Grylls as well as groundbreaking series on National Geographic, Netflix and Amazon. He is a number 1 best-selling author and has sold over 15 million books. These include his autobiography Mud, Sweat and Tears, and this year a powerful new book on faith called: Soul Fuel. Bear will be joining us by video from the mountains in Switzerland, and is speaking on courage, kindness and never giving up.

Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton

Author; Leadership Coach; Entrepreneur

Jo Saxton

Author; Leadership Coach; Entrepreneur

Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo Saxton brings a multicultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff teams in churches in the UK and the U.S. and is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that equips and invests in women leaders. Saxton co-hosts the podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien and has authored three books, including The Dream of You.

Jason Dorsey

Jason Dorsey

#1 Rated Gen Z & Millennial Speaker; Researcher

Jason Dorsey

#1 Rated Gen Z & Millennial Speaker; Researcher

Jason Dorsey is President of The Center for Generational Kinetics, which delivers research, speaking and consulting to separate generational myth from truth for leaders around the world. His team has repositioned global brands to win each generation and taken clients from last to first in both employee retention and customer growth. Considered the #1 generations speaker and research

Danielle Strickland

Danielle Strickland

Pastor; Author; Justice Advocate

Danielle Strickland

Pastor; Author; Justice Advocate

Danielle Strickland has led churches, started training schools and established justice departments around the world. She spent 22 years as an officer in The Salvation Army and is an Ambassador for Stop The Traffik. With a deep calling to empower people and to transform neighborhoods and the world, she co-founded Infinitum (a way of life), Brave Global, Amplify Peace and the Women Speakers Collective. Strickland is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Exodus.

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

Best-Selling Author; Founder & CEO, The Table Group

Patrick Lencioni

Best-Selling Author; Founder & CEO, The Table Group

Patrick Lencioni is the author of eleven best-selling books with more than five million copies sold, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement, his leadership models serve a diverse base from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports organizations to churches. A Summit favorite, Lencioni will unpack his new work on motivation and how it shapes our leadership.

Aja Brown

Aja Brown

Mayor, City of Compton

Aja Brown

Mayor, City of Compton

At the age of 31, Aja Brown made history as the youngest elected mayor of Compton, California. A national trailblazer, her revitalization strategy centers on family values, quality of life, economic development and infrastructural growth. Overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term in 2017, Mayor Brown’s community initiatives and policy changes have significantly reduced gang-related homicides and the unemployment rate. Mayor Brown is the recipient of multiple honors, including the esteemed 2016 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award.

Liz Bohannon

Liz Bohannon

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Sseko Designs

Liz Bohannon

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Sseko Designs

Liz Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, a socially-conscious fashion brand that works to create leadership and educational opportunities for women across the globe. She believes that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are our future. She was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as a top social entrepreneur and by Forbes as a top 20 speaker. In her book, Beginner’s Pluck, releasing at the Summit, Bohannon uses her journey to explore 14 principles for not finding, but building a life of purpose, passion and impact.

Dr. Krish Kandiah

Dr. Krish Kandiah

Founder, Home for Good; Consultant; Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Krish Kandiah

Founder, Home for Good; Consultant; Social Entrepreneur

An advocate for fostering and adoption, Dr. Kandiah is the founding director of Home for Good, a charity seeking to find permanent loving homes for children in the UK foster care system. He is the author of 13 books including his latest, Faitheism: Why Christians and Atheists have more in common than you think. He is a regular broadcaster on the BBC and a contributor to the Guardian and Times of London. An international speaker and consultant, he offers both creativity and academic reflection to bring strategic change, culture shift and innovation. Dr. Kandiah and his wife have 7 children through birth, adoption and fostering.

Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Founder, Accidental Creative; Author; Leadership Consultant

Todd Henry

Founder, Accidental Creative; Author; Leadership Consultant/p>

Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. As host of The Accidental Creative Podcast—with millions of downloads—Henry delivers weekly tips and ideas for staying prolific, brilliant and healthy. He is the author of four books, including Die Empty which was named by Amazon as one of the best books of 2013. Henry’s latest book, Herding Tigers, Be the Leader that Creative People Need, is a practical handbook for anyone charged with leading people and teams to creative brilliance.

Jia Jiang

Jia Jiang

Best-Selling Author; Blogger; Entrepreneur

Jia Jiang

Best-Selling Author; Blogger; Entrepreneur

Years after Jia Jiang began his career in the corporate world, he became an entrepreneur and discovered everyone’s biggest fear: rejection. To conquer his fear, Jiang embarked on a journey and discovered a world where people are much kinder than we imagine. The best-selling author of Rejection Proof and owner of Rejection Therapy and CEO of Wuju Learning, Jiang teaches people and trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training.

Chris Voss

Chris Voss

Former FBI Hostage Negotiator; CEO & Founder, The Black Swan Group

Chris Voss

Former FBI Hostage Negotiator; CEO & Founder, The Black Swan Group

Chris Voss founded The Black Swan Group, a firm that provides training and advises Fortune 500 companies through complex negotiations. A 24-year veteran of the FBI, he was the lead international kidnapping negotiator and was trained not only by the FBI, but by Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. In his book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, Voss breaks down these strategies so that anyone can use them in the workplace, in business or at home.

DeVon Franklin

DeVon Franklin

Producer, Author, Speaker; CEO of Franklin Entertainment

DeVon Franklin

Producer, Author, Speaker; CEO of Franklin Entertainment

DeVon Franklin is an award-winning producer, best-selling author and spiritual success coach. Beliefnet named him one of the Most Influential Christians Under 40. He is CEO of Franklin Entertainment with 20th Century Fox and has produced the hit films Miracles from Heaven, Heaven is for Real and The Star. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is The Truth About Men: What Men and Women Need to Know. Franklin is dedicated to using his leadership and the media as a powerful tool to encourage millions of lives around the world.

Ben Sherwood

Ben Sherwood

Former Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks; Former President, Disney ABC Television; Best-Selling Author

Ben Sherwood

Former Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks; Former President, Disney ABC Television; Best-Selling Author

Ben Sherwood served as Co-Chairman of Disney Media Networks and President of Disney | ABC Television Group from 2014 to 2019. Sherwood oversaw a portfolio of global entertainment and news properties, including the ABC Television Network, ABC News, ABC-owned television stations, the Disney Channels Worldwide, Freeform, and Disney’s ownership interest in Hulu and AETN, including History Channel, Lifetime and A+E.

At Disney/ABC, Sherwood managed a 12-billion-dollar business with 12,000 employees responsible for the creation of more than 25,000 hours of original content every year.

An award-winning journalist and best-selling author of both non-fiction and fiction books, Sherwood’s articles and essays have appeared in many publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek.

Why Attend GLS?

For almost 25 years, the Summit has proven to produce compelling outcomes* for attendees.

*Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving based on repeat Summit attendee data.

79%

OF ATTENDEES

feel improved teamwork increased job satisfaction and productivity

68%

OF ATTENDEES

were inspired to impact their community

72%

OF ATTENDEES

cited concrete ways their supervisor became a better leader

89%

OF ATTENDEES

gained courage to lead despite opposition

Naomi, North Carolina

"The Summit has helped me remove fear from my leadership equation. Decisions I make are no longer based out of fear, but rather approached with confidence and resolve."

Naomi, North Carolina

Eddy, Nicaragua

"The Summit is shaping me to be a great father, husband, friend, boss and leader for my staff and other pastors."

Eddy, Nicaragua

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A Grander Vision

These videos share powerful stories of individuals fully living out their faith in their sphere of influence and are not necessarily born out of attending a Summit.

Grander vision Mark Schmidt
Grander vision Justin Miller
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