High Performance Leadership

High Performance Leadership

I took a week-long course in executive development, run by professional hostage negotiator George Kohlrieser. Held in São Paulo, Brazil, this course is one of the certificate programs offered by the IMD Business School, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
TEDxFultonStreet 2014 (“Chrysalis”)

TEDxFultonStreet 2014 (“Chrysalis”)

As the event licensee, organizer, and Executive Producer, I also hosted most of the sessions of TEDxFultonStreet 2014, my first TEDx event.   Here are the presenters from TEDxFultonStreet 2014 (“Chrysalis”): NOTE: photos are subject to Creative...
TED@250

TED@250

At TED2014, one of the speakers couldn’t fly to Vancouver because he has a felony criminal record… so they hosted him via livestream from the TED Conferences main office. I was fortunate to be in the small group of community members who were invited to...
TED 2014

TED 2014

In 2014 I secured a license to privately screen a simulcast of the TED Conference from Vancouver, in my home. Here are a few highlights:
Nolcha Fashion Week

Nolcha Fashion Week

After making a connection through one of my partners in TEDxFultonStreet, we were invited to one of the runway shows at the industry-only Nolcha Fashion Week in NYC. Fun, my first time at an actual...
#HealthyOceans conference at United Nations

#HealthyOceans conference at United Nations

In the EcoSocChamber (Economic and Social Council) of the United Nations, I was fortunate enough to participate in an important meeting about how to maintain the overall health of our world’s oceans. Keynotes included President Tommy Remengesau of Palau and talk...
New York Entrepreneurship Week

New York Entrepreneurship Week

I was invited to speak about small business ownership – especially structuring equity partnerships and managing technical teams in startups – at this week-long series of seminars. Entrepreneurship Week takes place in many cities around the country, and...
TED@NYC 2013

TED@NYC 2013

Each year, the TED Conference hosts a small invite-only event in NYC, for members of the community to vote on a short list of presenters who might get invited to speak on the main stage for that year’s conference. I was proud to attend in 2013.
TED Conference: “City 2.0”

TED Conference: “City 2.0”

TED hosted an unusual event in New York City, relating to urban planning.  It was only open to members of the TED Community, so I was thrilled to attend.  Couldn’t resist getting someone to snap a pic of me on the stage after the event, with the big...
NFTE Semi-Finals

NFTE Semi-Finals

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) invited me to serve as a judge and panelist at this event, where youths from around the city competed in a business plan pitch contest.  It was a pleasure and an honor to see the aspiring bright stars of tomorrow, and...