Simon Sinek
Seth Godin
Susan Rice
Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Keynotes By
Simon Sinek
Leadership Expert, Author

Leading with an infinite mindset to build a stronger, more innovative, and inspiring organization.

Seth Godin
Marketer, Author, Entrepreneur, Teacher

Striving to be remarkable, both as a leader and an organization, while the world accelerates.

Susan Rice
National Security Advisor, Former UN Ambassador

Fighting for things worth fighting for, while leading with an iron fist, humor, and a velvet glove.

Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Resiliency and Workplace Wellness Expert

Resiliency, Personal Alignment and Purpose: Showing up and making it work for you and your organization

Thriving in a Brave New World

NOVEMBER 18-19, 2020
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As leaders we must shift our mindset from surviving to Thriving in this Brave New World. Join us as we engage with 4 of the world’s most sought after thought leaders, to stretch our thinking and plan for what lies ahead.

Great leaders create the time to continually build and enhance their capabilities and connections. On November 18th and 19th you’ll have the opportunity to connect, think, and grow with some of the world’s best. Take it!

November 18th
Simon Sinek
Leading with an Infinite Mindset
Member-Only Breakout Session
Susan Rice
Fighting For Things Worth Fighting For
Wrap Up Session
November 19th
Seth Godin
Striving to be Remarkable
Member-Only Breakout Session
Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Resiliency, Personal Alignment and Purpose
Wrap Up Session

The Conference

In times of crisis, great leaders create opportunities to continually build and enhance their capabilities and connections. These same leaders engage their teams and take advantage of what they are learning, use it as an impetus to re-envision their businesses and break long-held paradigms to allow them to THRIVE in a Brave New World.

No one knows what the future holds. Yet one thing is certain: THRIVING In A Brave New World is at the forefront of every leader’s agenda.

The Annual PEO Leadership Conference is our marquee event of the year, it is known for its cutting edge leadership content and executive networking.

Join us to hear from today’s thought leaders on Competitiveness, Growth, Innovation, Strategy, Risk, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Geopolitics and a Holistic Approach to Leadership. Attendees will enjoy a balance of executive networking opportunities coupled with thought provoking presentations and an elevated virtual setting.

The conference will also consist of several activities, including:

  • Thought Leadership Keynote Speakers
  • Industry Round Tables
  • Collaborative Networking Workshops
  • Experiential Activities
  • Interactive Virtual Setting

Past Conferences


  • Simon Sinek
    World Renowned Leadership Expert | Celebrated Author
    Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. His first TED Talk where he explored the concept of “Why” is the 2nd most watched TED Talk of all time!
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    Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as ‘a visionary thinker with a rare intellect’, Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people, with a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling inspired, safe, and fulfilled by their work.

    Sinek may be best known for popularizing the concept of “Why” in his first TED Talk in 2009. It rose to become the second most watched TED Talk of all time, and remains in the top 5 today with nearly 50 million views.

    His interview on millennials in the workplace broke the internet in 2016, garnering over 80 million views in a week. It has now been viewed hundreds of millions of times, leading to Sinek being YouTube’s 5th most searched term in 2017.

    An acclaimed author, Sinek has written 5 books, including the global bestseller, Start With Why; and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Leaders Eat Last and Together is Better. He is also the author of Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, and his most recent book, The Infinite Game, also a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

  • Susan Rice
    US National Security Advisor | Former UN Ambassador
    Fighting for things worth fighting for, while leading with an iron fist, humor, and a velvet glove.
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    Ambassador Susan Rice was most recently one of the leading prospects for Joe Biden’s running mate in this year’s U.S. Presidential elections. She served President Barack Obama as National Security Advisor and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

    In her role as National Security Advisor from July 1, 2013, to January 20, 2017, Ambassador Rice led the National Security Council Staff and chaired the Cabinet-level National Security Principals Committee. She provided the President daily national security briefings and was responsible for coordinating the formulation and implementation of all aspects of the Administration’s foreign and national security policy, intelligence, and military efforts.

    As U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, Rice worked to advance U.S. interests, defend universal values, strengthen the world’s security and prosperity, and promote respect for human rights. In a world of 21st Century threats that pay no heed to borders, Ambassador Rice helped rebuild an effective basis for international cooperation that strengthened the United States’ ability to achieve its foreign policy objectives and made the American people safer.

  • Seth Godin
    Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expert | Insightful Author
    Seth Godin is an internationally recognized speaker, popular blogger, and global thought leader in innovative business ideas and marketing strategy.
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    Seth Godin is an internationally recognized speaker, popular blogger, and global thought leader in innovative business ideas and marketing strategy. Named one of the Top 21 Speakers For the 21st Century by Successful Meetings magazine, Godin draws on his bestselling books and years as a marketing pioneer to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.

    Godin is the author of 19 books, including Linchpin, Tribes, What to Do When It’s Your Turn, and his most recent, This is Marketing. His books are all global bestsellers and have been translated into more than 35 languages. Godin writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and, most of all, changing everything.

    In addition, Godin writes one of the most popular blogs in the world and is also the founder of both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. In 2013, he was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, and in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well.

  • Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
    Resiliency & Workplace Wellness Expert | Award-Winning Instructor
    A multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace.
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    Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Hanley-Dafoe’s keynotes provide practical strategies, grounded in global research and case studies, that help foster resiliency within ourselves and others.

    As the senior educational developer for the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Trent University, Hanley-Dafoe focuses on providing professional development for the teaching community and cultivating student engagement. She is committed to finding innovative solutions for creating positive learning relationships and environments for both students and teachers. Hanley-Dafoe has also been a psychology instructor and researcher at Trent for more than 13 years.

    Hanley-Dafoe’s work is inspired by her interest in resiliency and wellness including the intersections of stress, optimal challenge, navigating change, goal-setting, and personal alignment.


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