Committed to transforming leaders by clarifying their calling, challenging their minds and engaging their hearts for service, Lifework Leadership and the National Christian Foundation will be a local host for Leadercast 2016 on Friday, May 6. The largest one-day leadership event in the world, Leadercast will feature nationally-acclaimed speakers such as Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, University of Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and Navy Seal Commander Roarke Denver in a live event Simulcast from Atlanta, Georgia, to more than 100,000 leaders in hundreds of locations worldwide. It will be hosted locally at First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale’s Global Grill and Event Center, 301 E Broward Blvd, in Fort Lauderdale.
Now in its third year hosting the event, Alexis Sheehey, of the National Christian Foundation, said “This is our way of communicating to the larger community that we care about leadership.” She encourages business leaders to bring their entire teams for a full day of growth, development and networking opportunities.
Open to the community at-large, Leadercast is just one part of the Lifework Leadership class that invests in the renewal and transformation of leaders and empowers them to lead their businesses, families and community by godly principles.
Leadercast brings together many of the world’s most recognized and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other. This year’s event will focus on what it means to be a visionary leader, developing as “Architects of Tomorrow.”
Visionary leaders have the ability to see a preferred future, operate in the present and utilize the resources around them to architect a clear path to a new destination. They work tirelessly to empower those around them to bring a vision to life and build the world they want to live in one brick at a time.
Eyes to See Tomorrow
The program begins at 8:30 a.m. with Pastor Andy Stanley and Kat Cole, president of FOCUS Brands, addressing “Eyes To See Tomorrow.”
Stanley is founder of North Point Ministries, comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network 30 churches around the globe. He has also authored 20-plus books, including Ask It, How to Be Rich, Deep & Wide, Visioneering, and Next Generation. Leader
As group president at FOCUS Brands, Cole is responsible for global licensing, manufacturing, and ecommerce for Auntie Anne’s and other brands. Previously, president of Cinnabon, Inc., she led the team that drove record company sales growth, brand expansion and franchise evolution during her tenure.
Voice to Share Tomorrow
At 11 a.m., Session 2, “Voice to Share Tomorrow,” will feature James Brown network broadcaster for CBS Sports and News, and Nick Saban, head football coach for The University of Alabama.
A three-time Emmy award winning broadcaster, Brown was named SI.com’s “Best Studio Host of the Decade” in 2010. He hosts “The NFL Today” on CBS and Super Bowl 50, “Thursday Night Football” on CBS and is a special correspondent for CBS News.
In his ninth season with the Crimson Tide, Saban has compiled an 86-17 record at Alabama while leading the Tide to five SEC Western Division championships, three conference titles and three national championships. Saban entered the 2015 season with a career record of 177-59-1 as a collegiate head coach, while also serving at Toledo, Michigan State and LSU. He has coached six conference championship teams.
Heart to Inspire Tomorrow
Following a lunch break, Session 3 will begin at 1:30 on “Heart To Inspire Tomorrow” with Creativity Guru Chris Barez-Brown and Leadership Expert Henry Cloud..
Chris Barez-Brown, has been unleashing the potential of worldwide organizations including Unilever, Nike and Diageo for years by embedding Creative Leadership in the DNA of the culture. Founding Upping Your Elvis in 2009, he helps people find their inner creative genius. He is the author of How to Have Kick-Ass Ideas, Shine – How to Survive and Thrive at Work and FREE: Love Your Work, Love Your Life.
Drawing on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Henry Cloud imparts practical and effective advice for improving workplace performance. He has authored over twenty books, including the bestseller Boundaries, and devotes his time to improving leadership capabilities of CEOs and their executive teams.
Feet to Lead Tomorrow
The final session, beginning at 3:15 p.m., will feature Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc., and Navy SEAL Commander Rorke Denver on “Feet to Lead Tomorrow.”
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.
Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His NY Times Bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, takes you inside his personal story and the demanding SEAL training program.