A four-time CTO, on the board of 6 companies in diverse sectors, multiple award-winning, 5x-certified Executive Coach, Mentor, Author, international Public Speaker and event organizer, as well as the director of a non-profit. Early employee of Spirit Airlines, founding member of Evernote, and former designer and manager for THQ.
Heather has received commendations for her work from the United States Government, is the recipient of Awards for Mentor/Coach of the Year and Female Executive of the year and has been named Top Writer on Quora, as well as having the "Entrepreneurial Revolution" column for Inc where her column for Inc where she influences millions of readers every week. Currently the CTO of ROCeteer, in Las Vegas, NV.
Successful companies and philharmonic orchestras have something in common: a conductor at the head, leading them adeptly to fulfill their vision.
Learn about the 8 ways conductors lead, the key roles you must have, and companies who got it right.
What are the key traits of a leader? What are the necessary components of a healthy and successful team? Why are Core Values important?
Who should attend your session?
If you are a manager, or want to become one someday, this is a great session to attend to learn an overview of Agile practices.
What are the 'next steps' for an attendee to take after attending your session?
After my session, I recommend that people take a test such as DISC, IWAM or Strengthsfinder to determine what their motivational type is and where they fall as a leader.
You have 2 hours to spare in London, what do you do?
I'm definitely heading to the British Museum and taking in the Egyptian Sculpture gallery and the Rosetta Stone.
What is the most important trait of a leader?
For me, the most important trait of a leader is competence. You can have the most honest, visionary, inspiring and intelligent person on the planet, but if they aren't capable of handling the task at hand, the job simply won't get done.
What is the most misunderstood trait?
Transparency is the most misunderstood trait of leadership. Too many people think that you need to be open about every bit of information, but a good leader knows what information they can share, and what needs to be held back.