The Global Leadership Summit: Special Edition
3 hour Special
Thursday, February 16, 2023
10:00 am – 1:30 pm EST
Join us for the HD Live presentation or online for the half-day event to unlock the focus, drive, and energy you need to start your year off strong.
As a curious, growth-minded person with a vision for a better future, you know the change you want to see is only possible when you invest in your personal leadership growth.
At the beginning of the new year, we invite you to set aside valuable time to get refreshed, refocused, and reenergized as you navigate the year ahead and lead at your best. Enjoy a half day of fresh, actionable leadership content that will help you expand your perspective and create a deep impact in your area of influence.
Meet the Faculty
*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change.
Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church; Best-Selling Author
Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, rated the #1 place to work in 2021 for small and mid-size companies by Glassdoor. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the innovative creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded more than a half a billion times worldwide. In 2020, Life.Church provided free tools to thousands of churches who quickly transitioned to a virtual church experience in the wake of the global health pandemic. Traveling the world on behalf of The Global Leadership Summit, Groeschel advocates for building leaders in every sector of society. He is also the host of the top-ranked Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is Lead Like It Matters.
Cynthia (Cynt) Marshall
CEO, Dallas Mavericks; Author
Cynt Marshall is the CEO of the Dallas Mavericks and has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the organization and over a 36-year career at AT&T. As the first African-American woman to lead an NBA team, Marshall guided the Mavs to become the standard for inclusion and diversity in the NBA. Prior to joining the Mavs, Marshall served as Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T. Her work landed AT&T in the Top 3 on Diversity Inc’s Top 50 list of companies, and for the first time, placed AT&T on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, one of only two Fortune 50 companies.
Marshall was named one of Adweek’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports and selected as one of the 2019 Women of Power Legacy Award honorees by Black Enterprise, among many other awards throughout her career. She is the author of You’ve Been Chosen, a memoir detailing how she has beaten the odds in both her personal and professional life, overcoming domestic violence, racial barriers, a cancer diagnosis, and more.
Leadership Expert; Inc. Top 100 Leadership Speaker; New York Times Best-Selling Author
Jon Acuff is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including his most recent, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution To Overthinking.
Published in more than twenty languages, his work is both critically acclaimed and adored by readers. When he’s not writing, Acuff can be found on a stage, as one of Inc’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers. He’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges and companies around the world including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia and Comedy Central. Known for his insights wrapped in humor, Acuff shared the stage with an American Icon when he opened for Dolly Parton at the Ryman Auditorium.
For over 20 years he’s also helped some of the biggest brands tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. His fresh perspective on life has given him the opportunity to write for Reader’s Digest, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review and Time Magazine.
José M. Hernández
Astronaut; President and CEO, Tierra Luna Engineering; Author
José M. Hernández is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. In his early years he was a migrant farmer, who didn’t learn English until he was 12 years old. He went on to pursue his dream to be an astronaut and was rejected by NASA eleven times before being selected as part of the 19th class of astronauts in 2004. In 2009, he was assigned to the crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-128, making him the first Mexican-American astronaut. His autobiography, Reaching for the Stars, inspires audiences to dream big with messages of hard work and perseverance, and is being told through the upcoming Amazon Prime film A Million Miles Away. In 2016, Hernández received the National Hispanic Hero Award presented by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, and today serves as President and CEO of Tierra Luna Engineering.
Heather R. Younger
Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix; Podcast Host; Best-Selling Author
A former attorney who worked for years in corporate America, Heather R. Younger is the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix and the world’s leading expert on listening at work. Revealing insights from hundreds of employee focus groups as well as extensive quantitative and qualitative research, Heather inspires others by teaching the kind of intentional leadership that drives real business results – increased employee engagement, loyalty, collaboration, and connectivity. Heather is the host of the Leadership with Heart Podcast, a contributor to Forbes and Fast Company and is the best-selling author of The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty, which hit the top of the “Forbes Must-Read List for HR Professionals.” Her second best-selling book, The Art of Caring Leadership, teaches the radical power of caring support in leadership and in the workplace.
In April 2023, Heather’s next book, The Art of Active Listening, launches onto the global scene to help everyone at work learn a better way to actively listen to those who are important to them in the workplace.
Senior Pastor, Gateway Church; Best-Selling Author
Robert Morris is the senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 100,000 active attendees. His television program airs in over 190 countries, and his radio program, Worship & the Word with Pastor Robert, airs in more than 2,800 radio markets across America. He serves as chancellor of The King’s University and is the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Blessed Life, Frequency, Beyond Blessed, and Take the Day Off.
Executive Director, Branches Worldwide; Author
Dan Owolabi has nearly 20 years of experience helping leaders develop genuine, effective influence. He is the Executive Director of Branches Worldwide. A former college athlete, educator, and pastor, he has worked with leaders in eighteen countries and four continents, helping them clarify their identity and leverage their influence to serve others. Dan holds a graduate degree from Ashland University centering on American Leadership and is completing a doctorate in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. His latest book Authentic Leadership: How To Lead With Nothing To Hide, Nothing To Prove, & Nothing To Lose, became an Amazon #1 New Release.
Attend the LIVE HD Presentation in person in Rochester on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Advance Registration Required. To Register, call 585-288-6160. Your Registration will be confirmed.
* Online tickets are $79 if purchased prior to January 31st, and $99 thereafter.
The Global Leadership Summit August 3 & 4, 2023
and transform your leadership capacity!
Andrews B. Hale Auditorium Roberts Wesleyan University
Thursday – 9:00 am – 5:45 pm | Friday – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Military, Veterans and Police
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Enjoy FREE admission to the Global Leadership Summit 2023
In honor of your sacrifice for our country, The LightHeart Institute would like to give all active military, veterans and police FREE admission to the 2023 GLS *.
* limited time offer while supplies last
To register, please call 585-288-6160