Colonel Nicole Malachowski
Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you'd be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole's distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her unable to speak or walk for ten months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed. Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Nicole's empowers people with three key beliefs: failure and risk is the price of entry for achieving something great; sometimes you need to yield to overcome; and her personal mantra - "nobody wants to lead a scripted life."
Breaking Barriers: Conquering Self-Doubt and Cultural ParadigmsMonday June 24 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Guggenheim 1/2
Stacey is author of two books; Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday® and Yes You Can! Everything You Need to Know From A to Z to Influence Others To Take Action. Her books provide practical and immediate skills and techniques that have given thousands the ability to enhance their influence Monday to Monday®. Stacey helps individuals eliminate the static that plagues communicative delivery — to persuade, sell, influence and communicate face-to-face with a clear message. She has trained and presented to thousands to rid business leaders of bad body language habits and to choose words wisely in the financial industry to the healthcare industry to government and everyone in between.
Influence Redefined…Be the Leader You were Meant to BeTuesday June 25 8:30 am - 9:30 am Guggenheim 1/2
Steve invests his life in helping a variety of organizations build leadership, develop people, and create team. To put it simply, he helps people navigate through the complexities of human weirdness. He genuinely wants to see people live better lives and has a passion to develop people to get the most out of their leadership. It is no secret that great people make great organizations. While some start with tips and techniques to solve the problems that we see, Steve digs below the surface to challenge the deep issues we sometimes don’t see. Convinced that leadership drives the workplace culture and the culture drives everything else, he challenges current thinking and belief systems to bring about change…and fun! In fact, part of his mission is to make work culture more fun.
Navigating the Complexities of Human WeirdnessTuesday June 25 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Guggenheim 1/2
Jon FinchVP Training, Milwaukee Tool
Jon Finch is the Vice President of Training at MILWAUKEE TOOL. Last year he was elected Chair of the Career Development Committee becoming the first manufacturer/supplier representative to chair an MCAA national committee. Jon is a strategic leader with many years of executive leadership experience in recruiting and development, training design, and facilitation in leadership. He also is skilled in coaching, recruiting, sales, finance and presentation skills. He has expertise in documenting and teaching about behavior styles and mentorship. Jon also brings a passion for leadership development as a strategic advantage for an organization to his credentials. Since Milwaukee Tool began in 1924, the company has led the industry in both durability and performance. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.
Panel discussion – Recruiting Women into the Mechanical and HVACR Service IndustryTuesday June 25 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Guggenheim 1/2
J. Kelly HoeyNetworking Expert, Author of Build Your Dream Network
Kelly Hoey is a networking expert, acclaimed business columnist, and angel investor who has been hailed as “1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship” (Forbes) and one of the “25 Smartest Women on Twitter” (Fast Company). A frequent speaker at leadership conferences, Hoey helps businesses and professionals leverage their formal and informal social networks. Hoey’s book, Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World, shows how small changes in anyone’s daily routine can lead to big opportunities.
Networks Women NeedWednesday June 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am Guggenheim 1/2