2018 Leadercast Cedar Valley

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2018 Speakers list.

Join more than 100,000 leaders for the largest one-­day leadership event in the world! 

logo Leadercast Cedar Valley 
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
May 4, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Get your tickets here! Early bird pricing through March 31 for Alliance & Chamber investors/members. 
Broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world each year, Leadercast Live brings together some of the most recognized and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other.
This year, the Leadercast Live stage will feature leaders who will explain the power and importance of leading yourself rst so you can lead others well.
  • What does it look like to lead yourself?
  • How can you intentionally develop your own leadership skills and style?
  • What qualities do you hope to embody as a leader?
Leadercast Live focuses on the leadership issues most relevant to today’s leader. It is a pairing of inspiring messages and rich interaction with fellow leaders who are being intentional about raising their standard of leadership, through a creative, energetic and memorable experience. Leadercast exists to serve leaders across all industries and various career experiences so they leave this event better equipped to take on their next challenge.

2018 Speakers

Andy Stanley speaker at Leadercast Cedar Valley 2018
Andy Stanley, Leadership Communicator and Best-Selling Author
A powerful leadership communicator and best-selling author, Andy Stanley is considered one of the most influential speakers in America. He is the author of 20-plus books, including Deep & Wide; When Work & Family Collide; Visioneering; and Next Generation Leader.
Carey Lohrenz, U.S. Navy Pilot, Speaker & Trainer
Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2.
As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.
Carey Lohrenz speaker at Leadercast Cedar Valley 2018
Catherine Hoke Leadercast Cedar Valley 2018

Catherine Hoke, Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures, Author

After being given a second chance of her own, Catherine Hoke founded Defy Ventures, a national nonprofit organization that "transforms the hustle" of currently and formerly incarcerated people, known as Entrepreneurs in Training. Defy's vision is to end mass incarceration by using entrepreneurship as a tool to transform legacies and human potential.

Ian Morgan Cron, Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram Teacher and Speaker

Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher, Episcopal priest, and the host of the popular podcast, Typology. His books include the novel Chasing Francis, the spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me, and The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.

Ian Cron Leadercast Cedar Valley 2018
Jen Bricker speaker at Leadercast Cedar Valley 2021

Jen Bricker, Acrobat, Aerialist, Author, and Speaker

Born without legs, Jen's biological parents left her at the hospital. One would think she would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, "Never say the word, Can't."

Jim Loehr, Ed.D., Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute

Dr. Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist and author of 17 books including his most recent, Leading with Character. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement.

Jim Loehr speaker at Leadercast Cedar Valley 2018
Joe Torre speaker at Leadercast Cedar Valley 2018

Joe Torre, Hall of Fame Baseball Manager

Joe Torre was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on July 27, 2014 and the New York Yankees retired his Number 6 at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium the following month.
Joe is currently the Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball. He was serving as Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations since February 2011. In this capacity, he oversees areas that include Major League Operations, On-Field
Operations, On-Field Discipline and Umpiring. He serves as the Office of the Commissioner’s primary liaison to the general managers and field managers of the 30 Major League Clubs regarding all baseball and on-field matters. SinceDecember 2009, he has served on the Commissioner’s Special Committee for On-Field Matters...(read Torre's full bio here)

Mae Jemison, Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut who became the first woman of color in the world to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Serving six years as a NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison is an icon of both the women's rights and civil rights movement, inducted into both the National Women's Hall of Fame (1993) and the

International Space Hall of Fame (2004).

Mae Jemison speaker at Leadercast Cedar Valley 2018
Michael Hyatt speaker at Leadercast Cedar Valley 2018

Michael Hyatt, Author, Speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm specializing in transformative live events, workshops, and digital and physical planning tools.

Tripp Crosby, Host of Leadercast Live 2018

Tripp Crosby puts smiles on the faces of millions as a comedic host, inspirational speaker, and content creator.

Tripp Crosby speaker at Leadercast Cedar Valley 2019