Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 25 books including 13 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, The Garden, Relationship Grit, and The Sale.
CARLA TANTILLO PHILIBERT
Founder and CEO of Mindful Practices, based in Chicago. Carla is considered a thought-leader in the SEL community and has worked with leaders in the field such as CASEL, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kripalu and the United Nations. She is the author of the 'Everyday SEL' Series, and has contributed to numerous other publications. Mindful Practices and its sister company, Class Catalyst, have reached thousands of students across the country.
Gerry Brooks is principal at an elementary school in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes six years in the classroom, two years as an intervention specialist, and 12 years as an administrator. An encouraging speaker, he has spoken to educational groups all around the nation. His focus is on encouraging teachers to improve their instruction through personal climate and culture strategies. He desires to help administrators focus on how to lead all staff in a positive and constructive manner.
His following on social media has developed through humorous videos that focus on real-world educational experiences.