Thursday August 22, 2019

Leadership gathering comes to Port City Oct. 11

AdvanceCNY to present Live2Lead program
By Jamie Persse

    Jamie Persse

    What an exciting time. If you value growth and development for your team, yourself and perhaps some key clients, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

    This live simulcast event, hosted by AdvanceCNY at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego, is packed with five world-class speakers. More on that in a moment.

    • About us — AdvanceCNY was created to advance leadership and personal growth for individuals and organizations throughout Central New York and beyond.

    The founders of AdvanceCNY (myself, Darryl Sanford II and Julie Billings) are local coaches, trainers and talent development professionals with a desire to provide premier growth and development opportunities for individuals and organizations.

    Together, we bring more than 60 years of combined experience working with business, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, health care, faith/mission based organizations, educational institutions and government.

    • About the event — Live2Lead is a half-day leadership and personal growth event hosted live in Atlanta, Ga., on Oct. 11. This simulcast event is an annual leadership gathering developed by The John Maxwell Company. Attendees learn from renowned leadership experts from a variety of industries, gain a new perspective on relevant topics and get practical tools to take home with them.

    The speakers:

    • John C. Maxwell, the No. 1 New York Times’ bestselling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books, has been identified as the No. 1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He has also received the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary.

    • Rachel Hollis is a No. 1 New York Times’ and the No. 1 USA Today bestselling author, a top business podcaster and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. As a bestselling author and wildly successful lifestyle influencer, she has built a global social media fan base in the millions. She is known as “the Tony Robbins for women” because of her motivational, high-energy style and her unique ability to empower and embolden a female audience.

    • Angela Ahrendts was most recently senior vice president of Apple Retail based in Cupertino, Calif. During her five years at Apple, she integrated Apple’s physical and digital businesses to create a seamless customer journey for over a billion visitors a year.

    Before her transition to Apple, Ahrendts served at Burberry as chief executive officer for nearly nine years where her leadership focus on culture, values and positive energy resulted in tripling the business and quadrupling the share price.

    Forbes, Fortune and the BBC have recognized her as a top-100 global executive.

    • Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work. Building on nearly two decades of experience as a senior researcher at Gallup Organization, he guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as head of People + Performance research. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution.”

    It started, as all revolutions do, with the simplest of ideas: that when people spend the majority of each day on the job using their greatest talents and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do, both they and their organizations will win.

    • Chris Hogan is the No. 1 national best-selling author of “Everyday Millionaire and Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age. It’s a Financial Number.” For more than a decade, Hogan has served at Ramsey Solutions, spreading a message of hope and financial peace across the country as a financial coach and Ramsey Personality.

    Hogan helps people plan for their future and reach their retirement goals through his Retire Inspired Podcast and live speaking events.

    Won’t you join us? For more information on participating and/or partnering with us, visit

    See you there!