August 20, 11 am–12:15 pm PT – Breaking the Myths of Love and Business: A Panel Discussion
Our world today is in desperate need of a reminder that love can help to move us forward. Even in business, leaders must think critically about the decisions that they make; incorporating ideas that are tied to compassion and empathy, and that recognize the emotional needs of their customers and the people that they lead. This panel discussion brings thought leaders together to create a forum for thought and discussion around tenants of love that should be considered when leading people in today's business environment, and how those considerations can help to shape thriving teams, and organizations.
August 27, 11 am–12 pm PT – Can Love Drive Leadership? Presented by Chris Lowney
Who is a leader? And is "love-driven leader"; another way of saying, "the boss that one can walk all over"? Chris Lowney will challenge our assumptions about leadership and will help us to imagine how a loving attitude might make a leader more effective in serving stakeholders. During this interactive session, Chris will present his ideas and invite participants to share their own experiences and insights.
Chris Lowney currently vice-chairs the board of CommonSpirit Health. He has authored six books, including the bestselling Heroic Leadership, which has been translated into eleven languages and was named to the recommended reading list of the Commandant of the US Marine Corps. He has also authored Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads; and, most recently, Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church, which won a Catholic Press Association award.
September 3, 11am–12pm PT – Diversity and Inclusion as an Act of Love; Presented by Lybra Clemons
Diversity and inclusion have been a critical and growing function of business for decades and has evolved tremendously over time. But, what does it really mean and how can it be used to move business forward in our rapidly evolving world? Lybra will help you to understand the importance of diversity in today’s business environment and how it is tied directly to empathy and compassion as a leader.
Lybra S. Clemons is a seasoned c-suite executive with more than 15 years of Human Resources, Talent Development, and Diversity professional experience in Fortune 500 companies. Lybra has an extensive background in building, creating, and implementing results-driven strategic plans for corporations resulting in stronger retention of top talent, higher engagement of the workforce. She has a strong track record in leveraging her diversity expertise and partnerships in order to scale product outreach and marketing to diverse communities and markets.
September 10, 11 am–12 pm PT – Love is Just Damn Good Business; Presented by Steve Farber
When love is part of an organization’s framework and operationalized in its culture, employees and customers feel genuinely valued and customers reciprocate by loving your products, your services, and your people. That’s when you get brand loyalty. That’s when you get raving fans—and that’s where the money comes from. Drawing on his work with a wide variety of companies from the Fortune 100 to smaller, entrepreneurial ventures, Steve Farber shares proven strategies, inspiring case studies, and practical steps on how to build a corporate culture that operationalizes love as a significant competitive advantage.
Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Inc. and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education. Farber’s most recent book, Love Is Just Damn Good Business, was listed by Book Authority as one of the top Business Strategy books for 2020.