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2017 Midwest Change CONNECT

The Leading Edge of Change

How to Accelerate Change by Creating Thoughtfully Ruthless® Leaders

Creating explosive growth, providing remarkable value, and loving your life.

It is easy to remember a thoughtful leader, yet a ruthless leader may leave a greater lasting impression. The key to phenomenal success is being Thoughtfully Ruthless® with your time, your energy, and your resources, in parallel. Join Val Wright to hear thought-provoking insights, practical exercises, and best practices from her global clients including Starbucks, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and the Financial Times.

You will learn:

  • Techniques that will catapult the profit of your company or client by creating
    Thoughtfully Ruthless® leaders.
  • Why incessantly focusing on the right spot is crucial for continued success.
  • How to increase the probability that you will create dramatic results and have magnetic
    followership appear all around you with your Influence Bullseye.
  • Why it isn’t enough to be brilliant, you have to be brilliant at demonstrating your
    brilliance, because if this humble Brit can become shameless, anyone can!

Val Wright

Internationally acclaimed innovation expert Val Wright was named as one of the top 50 resources for Chief Operating Officers by Clicksoftware. She is one of only 64 experts inducted into Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame. The global clients who have requested her help include Starbucks, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Financial Times, and DreamWorks Animation. Val’s corporate experience includes tenures during dramatic growth periods at Amazon, BMW, Microsoft, Harrods, Marconi, and Sema Group.

Val participated on the small team that created the fastest selling device of all time, Kinect for Xbox, which won a Guinness book of world record selling over 20 million devices. This contributed to the turnaround of Microsoft’s Entertainment business from a billion-dollar loss to a multimillion-dollar profit machine.

Her unique approach, which she has trademarked as Thoughtfully RuthlessTM, has produced typical clients results of market domination in extraordinarily short timeframes along with compassionate truth telling, fearlessness, and extensive creative, technical, and leadership gains.

Val’s forthcoming books include: Thoughtfully Ruthless: The Key to Exponential Growth, (Wiley, May 2016) and Innovation Trifecta: How to Catapult Innovation by Creating a Symbiotic Relationship Between Creative Business and Technical Teams. She is a regular contributor on CNBC, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Reuters, LA Times, MSN, and Today.

Originally from England, Val now lives in California with her twin five year olds and seven year old daughters and husband.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

University of Chicago: Gleacher Center

450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr.

Chicago, IL 60611


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