Alan Mallory is an international speaker, author and performance coach who is passionate about leadership and reaching new heights in all that we do. His unique philosophy of life revolves around empowering people and embracing an agile mentality focused on goals and results. By understanding what drives and motivates us, we are able to cultivate more innovative and effective ways of thinking and taking action. Alan holds a degree in Engineering from Queen’s University and a Masters in Psychology from Adler University, giving him a well-balanced approach to the outer and inner challenges we all face. He has worked internationally with large organizations as a professional engineer and project manager developing patents and implementing solutions to complex challenge in the mining and metals industry. Building experience through a lifestyle of adventure and challenge, in the spring of 2008 Alan embarked on the project of a lifetime and set a world record on Mount Everest along with three members of his immediate family. The expedition involved two years of planning and two months of climbing through immense challenges but they were able to overcome these obstacles through strategic planning, healthy team dynamics, self-awareness and perseverance.
Project Everest: Reaching New Heights in Project Delivery
Alan’s dynamic keynote is built around the two years of planning and two months of climbing that went into making the project of reaching the summit of Mount Everest a reality for Alan and three members of his immediate family. Incorporated throughout are practical and actionable strategies relating to project planning and delivery that help build momentum and inspire continuous improvement. Alan puts specific emphasis on adopting an agile mentality so that we are not too rigid in our thinking, managing and mitigating risk, building relationships, resolving conflicts, managing unpredictable events, adapting to change and effectively working together to achieve strategic goals. His message is about the passion, commitment and resilience that are needed to reach new heights in all that we do as well as the strategies and tools that allow effective leaders and committed teams to achieve breakthrough performance.
Dr. John Gillis, Jr. facilitates, engages, and develops global executives in leadership and teamwork.
Leadership Development: The classroom immerses in an experiential next-generation, digital and high-fidelity business simulation… the Leadership Xperience! He transforms leaders in critical executive competencies to become high-performing!
Teambuilding Workshop/Keynote: This interactive workshop is based on his best-selling book, “Powerhouse: 13 Teamwork Tactics That Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success.” Leveraging coauthor Kristine Lilly’s US Women’s National Soccer Team experiences, he dynamically delivers how your organization can build Powerhouses: teams with great energy, strength and potential for success!
Consulting: Through collaborative business relationships, John delivers expertise focused on strategic planning, board alignment, talent management, change management and organization development.
Thought Leadership: Through The Conference Board’s Human Capital practice, he provides the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge needed to improve their performance by focusing on key business issues. For the past nine years, he has provided brief, insightful and thought provoking weekly blogs, Leadership Xpressions.
Previously, Dr. Gillis has worked for numerous companies globally as a management consultant.
- Program Management Office for global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) ($200M+)
- Global Talent Management Lead for largest global HR outsourcing contract ($1.1B)
- Training lead for Delivery and Learning Management System for largest state contract ($899M)
His doctoral degree is from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Wharton Business School (dissertation on Global Leadership Development.)
Giving back to the Austin community, John has served on the Board of Wonders & Worries, Scout Cub Master, coach of numerous youth sports teams, and the founder and president of non-profit CampLIFE!
Leif Babin is a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as President/Chief Operating Officer, leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Leif served thirteen years in the Navy, including nine in the SEAL Teams. As a SEAL platoon commander in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s 1st Armored Division achieve victory. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War.
Leif returned from combat and became the primary leadership instructor for all officers graduating from the SEAL training pipeline. There, he reshaped SEAL leadership training to better prepare the next generation of SEAL officers for the immense challenges of combat. During his last tour, Leif served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer at a SEAL Team where he again deployed to Iraq with a Special Operations Task Force. He is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart.
Upon his departure from active duty, Leif co-founded Echelon Front, a premier leadership consulting company that helps others build their own high-performance winning teams.