Speakers

Speakers

The Case for Change: Critical Workforce Insights for the C-Suite

Presented by Cara Silletto

Thursday, June 2  •  1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Excessive employee turnover is impacting the bottom line, and organizations are now making workforce retention an executive priority. This session discusses several critical factors when rethinking our approach to staffing, including:

  • How the internal “blame game” keeps organizations from gaining the staffing stability needed to be more productive and profitable
  • How the current and projected employment landscape is impacting our business practices
  • Why today’s workforce has incredibly different expectations than their leaders
  • Strategies for keeping people longer through adjusted incentives and creative advancement
  • Ways to prioritize retention initiatives for the greatest ROI

About Cara Silletto
Workforce thought leader Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP, works with organizations of all sizes to reduce unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making managers more effective in their roles. Workforce Magazine in Chicago named Silletto a “Game Changer” for her innovative approach to solving generational issues in the workplace and Recruiter.com listed her in their “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch” list. She is also the author of the book, Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer. Today, Silletto is a highly-sought-after national speaker conducting 50 to 100 engagements annually and she has already earned her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. Louisville Business First named her one of their 2018 Forty Under 40.

Racing with Blind Spots

Presented by Mike Mooney

Friday, June 3  •  9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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“How much is your reputation worth?” That simple question is the catalyst for an eye-opening discussion around how we approach and value one of our greatest personal and professional assets in a hyperconnected world.

Mike Mooney engages the audience by illustrating the tangible business (and personal) impact of reputations through real-world examples and high-speed racing stories. Attendees will also learn about the key underpinnings of reputation – values and trust – to further emphasize ways to build and protect reputation. Mooney brings to life the relationship between a race car Driver and their Spotter – who has a clear view of the racetrack and tells the Driver what is in their Blind Spots that could take the Driver and others out of the race while they are laser focused on their goal of winning! How are leaders any different? Where are the Blind Spots and who are their Spotters?

In this session, attendees will learn to:

  • Increase levels of trust among teams and customers
  • Open lines of communication among internal departments
  • Create individual awareness of leadership actions and accountability
  • Build confidence and resilience among teams and leaders to drive results
  • Intentionally deliver collaboration and teamwork strategies to break down silos
  • Empower attendees with reputational awareness tools to better lead and serve
About Mike Mooney
An award-winning executive, Mike Mooney built and protected the reputations for global brands such as Mercedes-Benz, 3M, NASCAR, Sunoco, Tylenol, Walmart, Sprint, Kellogg’s and Eli Lilly. 

Having worked with championship drivers and teams for decades, Mooney saw the power and results of continuous improvement, mindset and peak performance. 

With a passion for personal empowerment and results, Mooney left a high-visibility and high-performing career to share his experiences and lessons as a professional speaker to help organizations and leaders find people-centered speed. 

Mooney speaks, coaches and consults with people who recognize that shifting is the new norm. He guides his audiences to proactively identify where, when and how to shift in order to stay on track and in position to win! 

His breakthrough book, Reputation Shift – Lessons from Pit Road to the Boardroom, is a toolbox with ready-to-use personal branding strategies for people who want to create greater personal and professional opportunities in their lives.