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José Andrés (Exclusively WSB)

Described by The Wall Street Journal as “a force of nature, the Energizer Bunny, the Tasmanian devil, and Luke Skywalker,” José Andrés is not your typical “chef” by any stretch of the imagination. As a man with 13 restaurants; numerous prestigious accolades, including the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in America, the highest honor in the U.S. restaurant industry; owner of ThinkFoodGroup, a company with 800 employees and an annual revenue of $75 million; a sought-after TV icon; a political activist; and a professor at Harvard, Andrés’s secret to success is evident in his being so passionate about creativity and innovation that he has no problem rolling up his sleeves and doing the heavy lifting himself. In a presentation chock-full of edge-of-your-seat anecdotes, Andrés proves that a culture of innovation and creativity not only leads to personal success, but also a better tomorrow for all.

José Andrés (Exclusively WSB)

A creative visionary whose passion fueled the growth of some of the country’s most successful and trendsetting restaurants, José Andrés’ innovation and drive has propelled his business to phenomenal success in the U.S. and around the globe. In this candid presentation, Andrés shares with audiences his remarkable American success story, describing what it takes to make your vision a reality and foster a culture of creativity and innovation. Audiences will learn:

-        How to move outside your comfort zones to achieve your goals

-        The story behind Andrés’ remarkable rise from his immigrant roots to the peak of his profession

-        How to revolutionize your business model by treating customers as partners rather than guests

When Ben Baldanza became the CEO of Spirit Airlines in 2006, the airline had cumulatively lost $350 million dollars since its inception and was quickly running out of cash. Based on a rigorous review of the business and the opportunities available, Spirit embarked on a major transformation that made it the most financially successful airline of the last decade while creating a robust growth profile.

Former CEO, Ben Baldanza shares lessons learned from this transformation and how other businesses can lead their companies to success.

 

 

 

Dr. Ballard speaks about how he has turned his dreams into reality by taking risks and learning how to face failure and turn it into success.

Dr. Ballard shares his incredible story of the significant discovery of the Titanic, the advanced technology he used for this world famous expedition, and what’s ahead for the future in deep sea exploration.

Dr. Ballard shares his conclusions of his numerous expeditions to search for, locate and document sites of historical significance and the emerging science of deep water archeology.

The “stoop” is a universal metaphor for building connections with people across intercultural, intergenerational and international boundaries. It is a mentality defined by listening, non-judgment and the courage to step outside our comfort zones. Bash’s childhood Brooklyn stoop was a set of stairs with friends that shared a total of thirteen nationalities. Sometimes a stoop is a teashop in Saudi Arabia, a pile of rocks in Haiti, or the community workplace in a Minnesota accounting firm. In this flagship talk, Bash defines the practical steps by which we can create stoops in both our communities and in the workplace.

Join Bash on a trek across continents, wrestling with nomads in the hills of Mongolia, jumping with Maasai warriors on the plains of Africa, and understanding the subtle cultural nuances that define human relationship. The Rules of the Stoop are the actual method by which to diffuse tensions and strengthen the most challenging relationships in our personal and professional lives. Through thought provoking exercises, unique audience participation and uplifting videos we will be empowered to create more authentic relationships here and now.

Go behind the scenes in those organizations renowned for inventive and imaginative service and you will find leaders with exceptional practices and special competencies. These courageous leaders understand the culture and leader-follower relationships that are most suited for resourcefulness in delivering value-unique experiences that awe, not just wow. Leadership is an echo that best resonates in a setting of responsible freedom, compelling cause, supportive connections, infectious curiosity and affirming excellence. Dr. Bell’s riveting keynote uses profiles of successful innovation leaders who foster frontline ingenuity and nurture opportunities for breakthroughs and discoveries. Based on his best-selling book, Take Their Breath Away, this powerful presentation leaves audiences with fresh insights and clear instructions on ways to stimulate, nurture and cultivate innovative service.

If ten years ago you had invested $100 in a fund made up of the most customer-centric companies in the U.S. (according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index), your investment today would be worth over $650.  Additionally, operations that put their customers in the center of their planning and execution attract the best employees and retain the best customers. They are repeatedly listed on Fortune magazine's “100 Best Companies to Work For.”  Chip Bell has worked with many of the most customer-centric operations—Ritz-Carlton Hotels, USAA, AMEX, Marriott, Harley-Davidson—and shares the secrets of what makes them so successful.  This provocative and powerful keynote can be tailored for first-line supervisors to senior executives.  It provides the insights and tools for creating experiences that turn satisfied customers into loyal advocates.

Whether you are in a B2C or B2B business, selling goods and services is not easy. Sales leaders must have an ability to act quickly and be an expert in many categories. Most importantly, they must be impervious to rejection.

Using experiences from his unique background as case studies, J.B. Bernstein shares the six roadblocks to closing sales and how to bust through them. The presentation ends with an interactive sales challenge from Bernstein to the audience. These exercises will leave attendees inspired and thinking of new ways to redefine maximizing sales in their own organizations.

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