ADHA 2016 CLL at the 93rd Annual Session

Thursday Plenary Session Keynote Presenter
This keynote presentation takes place on Thursday, June 9 and is open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Sponsored by: 

Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognizes graffiti artist, #1 best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term "keynote speaker". Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought after corporate speakers available today. Erik's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance.

Erik's bestselling business book UNTHINK was hailed by Forbes Magazine as THE blueprint to actionable creativity and by Fast Company Magazine as Provocative with a Purpose. 

Erik's understanding of vision was originally born in the school of disappointment. After an eight-year career as a partner in a corporate firm, he became frustrated by the lack of innovative thought and corresponding profits he saw in business. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking, while simultaneously pursuing his own individual passions. He rediscovered his love for art, and now plays in the business world by working through his art. He's the Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, the Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of... well, having a Job.

He is Erik Wahl, graffiti artist, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Saturday Plenary Session Keynote Presenter
This keynote presentation takes place on Saturday, June 11  following the ADHA awards presentations, which begins at 8:00 a.m., and is open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Sponsored by:

Alison Levine

Alison Levine, a world-renowned adventurer, shares lessons learned from various extreme environments-- ranging from Mt Everest to the South Pole-- and explains how they apply to business and beyond.

Her advice is flat-out contrarian and flies in the face of what you've been told by well-known management gurus and highly-paid executive coaches: encourage big egos, go backward -- away from your goal, ignore the rules, ditch the plan, deprive yourself of sleep, and reward failure. But it works for her, and it can work for you too.

She provides a roadmap to help you scale whatever big peaks you aspire to climb--be they literal or figurative--bu offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to reach your potential as a leader.

Levine served as the team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, scaled the highest peak on every continent, and skied to both the North and South Poles--an accomplishment known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which fewer than forty people in the world have achieved.

Levine spent four years as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. She is an advisor to the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point and is on the board of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University. She is the founder of the Climb High Foundation, which trains jobless women in western Uganda to work as trekking guides in the Rwenzori Mountains. She is one of few who have presented at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Her best-selling book, On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments, was released in January of 2014.