UPDATE: Leaders Breakfast 2012 Announces Atlanta Speaker - Kevin Carroll
SAVE THE DATE - November 2nd
IIDA Georgia Chapter will host Atlanta’s 1st Leaders’ Breakfast November 2012
When: 8 a.m., November 2, 2012 Where: St. Regis Hotel, 88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW Atlanta, GA
IIDA GA will begin early bird table sponsorships late April/May 2012 General Admission Tickets in August
Herman Miller is proud to sponsor the Leader’s Breakfast series with IIDA and Interior Design magazine. Keynote Speaker will be Kevin Carroll!
Kevin Carroll, Keynote Speaker
Kevin Carroll is a masterful storyteller with a tremendous gift for reaching an audience and awakening the inspiration that lies within people and within the organizations for which they work. For seven years, Kevin was the Katalyst (someone who helps turn creative ideas into reality) for Nike and he continues to promote the power of play and creativity in achieving maximum human potential for such organizations as Starbucks, The Discovery Channel, ESPN, HSBC Bank, Mattel, Capital One, and The National Hockey League. Carroll is the founder of The Katalyst Consultancy and the author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life’s Work.
Carroll draws on a uniquely diverse and rewarding background. He spent ten years as an Air Force linguist, becoming fluent in Croatian, Czech, and Serbian, and attaining conversational proficiency in German and Russian. He’s also been a high school health educator, a college-level head athletic trainer and head athletic trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers.
LEADERS CONNECTING LOCALLY
Leaders Breakfast events feature a renowned keynote speaker that invokes, encourages and inspires attendees. During the event, host cities celebrate their regional successes and one particular Leader, chosen by the Host Committee, who most embodies leadership characteristics through their contributions to the industry. Each honoree is presented with a molded plywood splint, in its original packaging, designed and created by Charles and Ray Eames for injured U.S. soldiers during WWII. The splint has become an iconic symbol of the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames, as well as a testament to their spirit of leadership within the design profession. Charles and Ray were visionaries who constantly elevated the process of design by expanding their creative boundaries through the use of new materials and fresh ideas.
LEADERS BREAKFAST HISTORY
The IIDA Leaders Breakfast series began as a single event, launched in New York, in 1989 by Jeannie Bochette of Steelcase. The goal was to introduce IIDA to the business world as a leading industry association and to inform IIDA Members about major economic issues affecting them and their clients, as presented by prominent corporate executives, government officials and academic experts. The event established a forum where IIDA Members and their clients could see, hear and network with peers.
In 2001, the IIDA Leaders Breakfast expanded into what is now an international program. We hope you’ll be inspired by our keynote speakers as they share leadership secrets and insight, and by our honorees – true industry leaders and innovators. In 2011, eight IIDA Leaders Breakfast events stretch from coast to coast and cross borders, including: Seattle, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and Toronto. Each features keynotes and honored guests specifically chosen for the venue region.