4 Lessons from Yellowship’s Keynote Speakers

We’re just 20 days away from liftoff for Lessonly’s inaugural conference, Yellowship. The two-day conference, which includes 15 engaging breakout sessions led by industry influencers and business leaders, also features four groundbreaking speakers on the keynote stage.

Passes to Yellowship are limited, but still available. Get yours today!

From serving customers to overcoming adversity, here are four lessons from our keynotes speakers that will inspire you to learn and win.

Look for opportunities to Hug your Haters

Haters aren’t your problem…ignoring them is. If it feels like there are more complaints than ever and that you’re spending more time and money dealing with negativity and backlash—you’re right. Jay Baer, investor, strategist, and NY Times Bestselling Author will highlight the enormous opportunity for customer complaints.

In this eye-opening presentation, Jay reveals brand-new, proprietary research about responding to complaints, why and where customers complain, and how to turn customer service into a marketing advantage. With experience helping clients like Nike, Hilton, Adidas, and Oracle gain more customers, Jay is sure to entertain, engage, and inspire teams to hug their haters and drive business results. Here’s a glimpse into what it means to embrace customer complaints:

The best teams have No Excuses

It’s easy for individuals—and teams—to give up when they hit an obstacle. Kyle Maynard, bestselling author, athlete, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winner inspires and challenges leaders to remember there are no worthy excuses. As the first quadruple amputee to reach the summits of Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics, Kyle discusses the importance of learning—and winning—both individually and with a team.

No matter how challenging obstacles may seem, we each possess the ability to overcome them—Kyle will show us how. He advocates for crafting a life of purpose and meaning, pursuing dreams, and accomplishing goals—no matter how great the obstacle. See why we can’t wait to learn from him at Yellowship:

Build a Better Brain for better work

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist, who after experiencing a severe brain hemorrhage, wrote a NY Times bestselling memoir, My Stroke of Insight. In 2008, her presentation at TED went viral, amassing more than 20 million views and catapulting her onto Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list.

Dr. Jill’s powerful story sheds light on how our brains define us and connect us to the world—and to one another. The brain drives every single aspect of business and leadership. That’s why understanding its functions and abilities is the first step to understanding ourselves and our teams. Check out Dr. Jill’s viral TED talk:

Learn how to Achieve the Impossible

Are you truly making a difference in your team, organization, and community? As a teacher to a troubled group of students who had been dubbed “unteachable,”. Erin Gruwell—now the founder of The Freedom Writers Foundation—found herself asking the same thing. Her transformative impact and the story of how she empowered students to re-chart their future is recounted in the best-selling book The Freedom Writers Diary and was the basis for the 2007 film Freedom Writers.

In this inspiring presentation, Erin speaks about the authenticity and stamina needed to fuel meaningful change. She also shares ways to improve performance and productivity by asking “What can I do to make a difference?” Leaders looking to produce an unstoppable vision against all odds should not miss this closing keynote event on Thursday, April 19th. Learn more about Erin, The Freedom Writers Foundation, and what it means to affect change:

Learn—and win—like never before

Whether managing a large organization or building a start-up, we’re convinced that three days of camaraderie and inspiration in Indianapolis will radically shape your team’s future success. Find out more about our keynote speakers and register today to learn from the best and brightest at Yellowship.

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