Live2Lead is an annual global leadership simulcast event with world-class leaders hosted in Atlanta, GA, broadcast live nationwide and worldwide. This leadership training event is produced by the Maxwell Leadership company and is a one-of-a-kind event bringing the best leadership teaching for leaders everywhere.
If you are a leader or a person of influence in any capacity seeking to be more intentional, effective, or better equipped, Live2Lead is the event for you! This event is for leaders throughout the community, college students, volunteers, small business owners, CEO, managers, teachers, pastors, etc.
In-person leadership day
Dr. John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times best-selling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books, has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. John has also received the Horatio Alger Award and the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations — Maxwell Leadership, The Maxwell Leadership Certified Team, EQUIP, and the Maxwell Leadership Foundation— have trained millions of leaders from every nation in the world.
Every year Dr John Maxwell has the opportunity to speak to people around the world about the life-changing principles and defining moments that have impacted his life. Dr. John Maxwell explains that there is nothing like making human connections and forming new relationships and bonds. Dr. John Maxwell enjoys challenging and motivating audiences with real-life stories and timeless principles that he always back with actionable steps. Dr. John Maxwell has spent the last 40 years inspiring and challenging people from numerous Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations, nonprofits, and educational institutions to grow, change, and find their passion.
Designer, founder, and philanthropist Kendra Scott started her company in 2002, just three months after her first son was born, with only $500. Going door-to-door to Austin boutiques armed only with a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendra captivated businesses and customers with her vibrant personality and unique eye for design.
Known for her dynamic use of color and genuine materials, Kendra’s commitment to innovation, quality, and detail has brought her from a small start-up to a billion-dollar business and has won over loyal fans, media, and celebrities alike. With over 2,000 employees, Kendra Scott boasts a thriving web business and
over 100 standalone stores and has expanded beyond fashion jewelry into the categories of fine jewelry, home décor, and beauty. Today, her company continues to operate out of Austin, TX, with their state-of-the-art corporate office complete with design lab and an industry-leading distribution center both catering to her employees’ career goals and family-life balance.
With Family and Fashion as two core pillars of her business, Kendra maintains a focus on her other core pillar of Philanthropy in all she does. Since 2010, the company has given back over $40 million to local, national, and international causes. In 2018 alone, the company gave over $5 million in monetary donations, almost $10 million in in-kind donations, over 2,000 volunteer hours to philanthropic organizations, and partnered with more than 8,000 philanthropic organizations nationwide.
Ryan Leak is the author of Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal And Professional Development, an executive coach, and a motivational speaker at Fortune 500 companies.
Ryan Leak is a best-selling author,
executive coach, and transformational speaker
inspiring over 50,000 individuals.
The CEO of a leadership development firm based in Dallas, Ryan and his team train over 15,000 leaders every year — from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams.
Ryan's passion is helping leaders push past autopilot and level up in their lives and careers. He
spreads this empowering message through coaching, speaking, and leveraging the power of video to
reach thousands through his online platforms.
Author of the USA Today bestselling book Chasing Failure and the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Leveling Up, Ryan and his work have been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Good Morning America and the Today Show.
He's widely known for that one time he planned a viral proposal and wedding on the same day.
Marcus Buckingham is the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths, leadership, and high performance at work. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool, he built his own software company focused on helping team leaders excel. Today he leads the ADP Research Institute’s global studies into people and performance at work. He is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Today Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. His latest book, Love + Work, reveals the capacity of love to pinpoint a person’s true power and shows how to turn this power into a contribution in life and in work.
Senator Robyn Kennedy, born and raised in Worcester, MA, serves as the State Senator of the First Worcester District with a specific focus on the care economy, from childcare to elder care, investing in our workforce, improving regional public transportation, and reducing the gap on racial and health inequities. She most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at the YWCA Central MA. She has also previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to former Lt. Governor Tim Murray and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Children, Youth, and Families at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
Ronald B. Waddell Jr. is a multifaceted individual with impressive qualifications and accomplishments. He is a devoted father and holds certifications as a transformational life coach, Gang Specialist, and Youth Mental Health Specialist. Ronald is a Recovery Coach with a Nonprofit Management and Leadership certificate from Boston University.
Ron is the founder of Legendary Legacies Inc. (LL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young men aged 17 and above, focusing on those identified as high-risk or deeply involved in gangs. Under his leadership, LL has become an integral part of the Worcester community, expanding from a two-person team to a staff of nine. Their initial budget of $60,000.00 has grown to over $1 million annually in just three years.
Ronald’s outstanding contributions have garnered recognition, including the Worcester Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award in 2021 and the Power 50 recognition 2022. He also received the prestigious Black Excellence on the Hill award in 2020. His visionary leadership has led him to serve on various local and statewide boards and initiatives, including the Worcester Education Collaborative, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, The Racial Equity Advisory Board for the Office of Young Adult and Youth Addictions Services, and the MA State Community Reinvestment Board.
Pastor Monica Aryitey is the co-Pastor Faith Fellowship, a 501(c) 3 religious organization in Worcester, MA. Monica co-founded Faith Fellowship with her husband some 15 years ago. Pastor Monica graduated from the Ghana Law School and holds a Master’s Degree in Law from McGill University. Currently, she focuses solely on building Faith Fellowship, which is committed to disciplining Christians and raising a new crop of leaders in the Worcester Community and beyond.
Pastor Monica's passion is empowering women and seeing them succeed in their calling, vocation, career, and business, regardless of their ages, backgrounds, or educational levels. Pastor Monica does this through mentoring, counseling, and spiritual support.
In Faith Fellowship, Pastor Monica preaches, teaches, and offers counseling services. Pastor Monica is also the head of the women's ministry, spearheading women's retreats and annual women's conferences attended by Women from local churches and beyond.
Pastor Monica also serves as an officer on the Church Board and a Worcester Business Development Corporation director.
Peter Dunn was appointed Chief Development Officer for the City of Worcester in 2020 and has served the City for the last 10 years in various capacities. As Chief Development Officer, he leads the divisions of Business Development, Housing Development, Neighborhood Development, Workforce Development, Planning & Regulatory Services, and Special Projects. Peter also serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Worcester Redevelopment Authority, which carried out the construction of Polar Park in addition to owning and operating Union Station.
Peter participated in the Leadership Worcester program in 2017 and has been involved in the curriculum annually. Peter also currently serves on the board of the Latin American Business Organization. He previously served as a board member of the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District, Special Olympics Massachusetts, the Alumni Board of Roger Williams University, the American Heart Association, and the advisory committee for the Be Like Brit Foundation.
Dr. Sheri-ann is the Founder and CEO of McLean Coaching and Consulting, LLC. She was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica. One of her many passions is to help people be the best version of themselves. Dr. Sheri-ann always believes that there is something out there for everyone; we just, at times, need a little guidance to get there. With over eight years of leadership experience, she has consulted, facilitated training for educators in inner-city neighborhoods, capacity-building trainer for at-risk communities, led teams through change, implemented stabilization plans in programs, trained in the leadership institute, and built a sense of community in the workplace.
Dr. Sheri-ann is a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Member, certified Master Life Coach, and a DISC Consultant. She is also a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success. Dr. Sheri-ann has been recognized for her leadership skills, including the exceptional leadership skills award and dedication to Cluster 2 on the Rex Nettleford Hall, University Of the West Indies in 2011, and the Tall-Tee self-achievement award in 2012. In 2019, she was recognized in an article for building a sense of community and was awarded Todays Honoree on April 1st, 2019. She was also awarded the Devereux Massachusetts Systems thinker award and was a 2020 Devereux Leadership Class member. Most recently, she received the Devereux Supervisory Excellence Award in 2021.
Dr. Sheri-ann enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, singing, dancing, reading, and writing books and poetry in her free time.
Her favorite saying is, "The best is yet to come."
Top: Dr. John Maxwell and Dr. Sheri-ann McLean at the international Maxwell Conference in August 2022.
Bottom: Ryan Leak and Dr. Sheri-ann McLean at the international Maxwell Conference in August 2023.
Top: Ryan Leak and Dr. Sheri-ann McLean at the international Maxwell Conference in August 2023.
Bottom: Roddy Galbraith, Valarie Burton, Dr. Sheri-ann McLean, Mark Cole, and Chris Robinson at the international Maxwell Conference in August 2022.
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