Soft as Steel Summit

Hosted by Dennis Doran

The road to loving inclusion and social justice…

February 15, 2022
12 – 4:25 PM (ET)
FREE VIRTUAL EVENT

I am honored to host what will surely be a passionate, energized dialogue to explore with mind and heart the meaning, purpose, and power of believing that leaders travel the road to loving inclusion and social justice that is paved with soft skills– a person’s qualities, attributes, and behaviors.

 

I will be joined during the 4-hour free event by incredible leaders to share their thoughts on Love, Inclusion, Social Justice, and Leadership in 4 hour long panel discussions

Soft As Steel Summit - Feb 15, 2021

Soft as Steel Summit Speakers

Glodean Champion

Glodean Champion

Transformational Leader and Motivational Speaker

 

An experienced coach, educator, and facilitator who works with individuals and organizations to get to the root cause of culturally based challenges by transforming beliefs, behaviors, and assumptions.

 

She believes in meeting people “where they are” and leading them where they need to be.

Steve Farber

Steve Farber

Author of Love Is Just Damn Good Business, Founder and CEO – The Extreme Leadership Institute

 

Listed as one of Inc’s global Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, Steve Farber is a Leadership Pioneer, Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Author on Extreme Leadership. His expertise is in creating organizational cultures where leadership is not just an opportunity and obligation for those in authority, but for everyone at all levels.

Pierre Quinn

Pierre Quinn

Org Culture Coach, Diversity Workshop Leader, Strategic Thinking Facilitator, Talent Development Speaker, Leadership Development Facilitator

 

For over 15 years Pierre has taught higher education, faith-based, nonprofit, and corporate leaders the strategies they need to experience personal success and professional growth.

 

Pierre is the author of Leading While Green: How Emerging Leaders Can Ripen Into Effective Leaders and Leading While Scared: How To Find The Courage To Keep Going.

Frank DeAngelis

Frank DeAngelis

Retired Principal of Columbine High School

 

Frank DeAngelis was a staff member at Columbine High School in the Jeffco School District in Littleton Colorado, from 1979 – 2014. He has also been called upon to speak about recovery after a school tragedy at a variety of conferences, and has assisted as a consultant after a number of other violent school events.  He retired in June of 2014 after 35 years at Columbine High School.  He is presently serving as a consultant for safety and emergency management for the Jeffco School District in Colorado, and continues to deliver speeches in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Jesse Cole

Jesse Cole

Owner of Savannah Bananas, Author of Find Your Yellow Tux

 

Jesse is the founder of Fans First Entertainment, who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas. His teams have welcomed more than 1 million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN.

 

Cole’s teams have been awarded Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year and have won three CPL Championships.

Starla Lewis

Starla Lewis

Life Mastery Coach / Professor

 

I am a woman on a mission with a passion to teach people how to gain mastery over their lives! As a college professor for the past 39 years I have developed learning environments’ where educators, students, and parents learn how to build self confidence, mutual acceptance and love.

Helice “Grandma Sparky” Bridges

Helice “Grandma Sparky” Bridges

Founder of Blue Ribbons Worldwide, and the creator of the “Who I Am Makes A Difference” Blue Ribbon & 7-step Acknowledgment Ceremony

 

Her humor, story-telling and world renowned acknowledgment leadership training brings out the greatness in all people in a minute or less.  “Sparky” is a renowned speaker, trainer, author and advocate for children’s rights.

Deborah Martinez

Deborah Martinez

Chief Executive Officer – The Mission of Love Charities

 

I have an extensive background as an association top executive, with implementing and creating educational opportunities and collaborations with underrepresented and mainstream populations, and with the development and management of major meetings and conferences in national and international venues. Deb is committed to helping people and making the world a better place.

Tim Dumas

Tim Dumas

Leadership Coach & Speaker – Servus Leadership

 

Tim’s energetic approach to coaching focuses on challenging organizations to ‘Lead Magnanimously by Loving Unconditionally and Dreaming Audaciously!’

Jason Freeman

Jason Freeman

Author, Speaker, and Imperfect Best Coach

 

Whenever Jason Freeman speaks to an audience, be it an intimate mastermind in North County San Diego or an assembly of 1,500 high school students in Austin, Minnesota, he is absolutely, 100% committed to bringing his speech impediment with him. Audiences see him up on stage, against all odds, living his dream, which helps them see their dreams as closer and more attainable.

Bob Swanson

Bob Swanson

Construction Industry Leader, carries message about the tragedy of addiction, suicide, and mental health to save lives

 

I am a suicide loss survivor. My oldest son died by suicide at the age of 33 on March 13, 2009. I speak frequently on a national basis to construction industry groups regarding mental illness and suicide prevention.

Coach Jim Johnson

Coach Jim Johnson

Helping Business leaders and Educators build Championship Teams

 

I guide business leaders and educators to build championship teams and develop their people to be winners on and off the court. Also, I inspire and help middle school, high school, and college students have their dreams come true.