Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership for the local church. Both visionary and passionate about seeing every local church reach its full God-given potential, he speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, evangelism, and church growth. An exceptional communicator, he is a best-selling author of more than 20 books, including Axiom, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, Courageous Leadership, and The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God and Having the Guts to Respond.
Senior level advisor to four U.S. presidents, in the roles of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Security Advisor and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the 65th U.S. Secretary of State Served in the U.S. Army for 35 years, rising to the rank of four-star general Founder of the not-for-profit organization America's Promise Alliance, as well as the Colin L. Powell Center for Leadership and Service at his alma mater, the City College of New York Author of the recently-released book It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership
Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Dubai Bank, Genentech, Nike, PayPal, Salesforce.com and Twitter. She is the author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, a Wall Street Journal bestseller and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools.
Groundbreaking researcher into the topics of shame, worthiness and courage Exploring the interplay between vulnerability and empathy, she encourages people to experience "whole-hearted" living from a place of authenticity A compelling storyteller, her TED talks, The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame are among the most watched on TED.com with more than eight million views A New York Times best-selling author of the recent book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead
Under his leadership, Nairobi Chapel has grown from a 40 person local church to a network of 30 churches with more than 14,000 weekly worshippers Following a passionate conviction to raise up and develop a legacy of leaders, Nairobi Chapel has trained more than 500 interns His vision is to see the African church rise up to its place and calling in the Global Church A thriving missions-focused congregation, Nairobi Chapel operates an HIV/AIDS ministry and has a vision to plant 300 churches in Africa and worldwide
Ranked #3 on Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business minds published bi-annually Educated in India, he held faculty positions at top business schools: Harvard University, INSEAD, Indian Institute of Management and Tuck School of Business Named as one of the Top Ten Business School Professors in the World, Business Week; Top Five Most Respected Executive Coaches on Strategy, Forbes; Rising Super Stars, The Economist A prolific business author, his books include The Other Side of Innovation and Reverse Innovation