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Thursday General Session:


Presented by: Kris Boesch, CEO and Founder of Choose People

Social Super Glue:  How to Create Emotional Intimacy in the Workplace This is culture 4.0. In this workshop, Kris takes cultural savviness to the next level.  She unveils why emotional intimacy is the secret ingredient to the secret sauce of workplace culture. Participants will learn how to create voluntary collaboration, camaraderie and connection amongst their teams. This “glue” results in perseverance through tough times, inspiration to go the extra mile and retention of top talent. Divisions between “us and them” dissipate. In this highly interactive presentation, Kris weaves insightful content, memorable stories and tactical tools to take your organization’s culture to the next terrace.  

Key takeaways include understanding: • Why Emotional Intimacy is a Non-Negotiable • The 3 Critical Paradigm Shifts • 7 Savvy Strategies to Strengthen Your Team 


Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research conducted with the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University.  She is also the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage.  Under her leadership Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average.  Kris has been featured as a workplace culture expert in Inc., Entrepreneur and Forbes and  was recently named by Inc. as one of the “Top 100 Leadership Speakers.” 

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Friday General Session:


Presented by: David Rendall



During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm.

Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities.

In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons.

David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of four books:

  • The Freak Factor
  • The Freak Factor for Kids
  • Pink Goldfish
  • The Four Factors of Effective Leadership

Learn More about David Rendall at: