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Live2Lead 2018 Erie, PA

  • Bayfront Convention Center 1 Sassafras Pier Erie, PA, 16507 United States (map)
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What Is Live2Lead?

Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You'll learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading when you get back to the office with renewed passion and commitment.

2018 speakers include Carly Fiorina, Daniel Pink, Debra Searle, Tyler Perry and John Maxwell. See below to learn more about this year's speakers.

This event in Erie, PA is a re-broadcast of John Maxwells live Live2Lead event; the afternoon session will be live with Bill Cox and Andy Kerr, both Certified John Maxwell Team Leadership Coaches.

Lunch is included. Bring a friend or your whole team!

We SOLD OUT last year; get your tickets early. We have reserved a larger room with more comfortable seating for this exciting event. 

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2018 Speakers:

Carly Fiorina:

Founder and Chairman of Unlocking Potential


We are excited to announce that Carly Fiorina, Chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company (1999-2005), Best-Selling Author and 2016 United States Presidential Candidate, will be joining us this year at Live2Lead as keynote speaker.

One of the most high-profile business leaders in the world, Carly Fiorina passionately believes in the power of people to transform organizations and change the world.

When Carly Fiorina took over the helm as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the technology industry was in its deepest downturn in 25 years. With a mandate to transform this complacent firm, Fiorina, through her visionary leadership—inspiring others to see a different future—and the gutsy acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation, doubled revenues, achieved the highest rate of innovation in company history and set the stage for Hewlett-Packard to become the world’s first $100B technology company. Drawing from these trailblazing experiences at Hewlett-Packard and her celebrated career at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, Fiorina will share her unparalleled wisdom on how leaders and organizations must adapt to change in a world of transition and stand up to conventional wisdom in order to shape the future and change the world. Called “The Most Powerful Woman in Business” by FORTUNE magazine—and the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company—Fiorina’s best-selling memoir, Tough Choices, has been translated into 12 languages. In 2015, she announced she would seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States, capturing national attention for her platform of citizen government.

You can learn more about Carly here:

Daniel Pink: 

Best Selling Author, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive and A Whole New Mind

We are excited to announce that Daniel Pink, Best-Selling Author, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive and A Whole New Mind, will be joining us this year at Live2Lead as keynote speaker.

One of the world’s leading business minds, Daniel Pink’s forward-thinking ideas and blockbuster books are reshaping how organizations approach innovation, motivation, timing and talent.


A deep researcher and compelling communicator, Daniel Pink is one of the foremost business minds of our day. The New York Times best-selling author of To Sell Is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind, Pink’s latest work, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, explores the science of timing in our lives. By distilling cutting-edge research in psychology, biology, and economics, Pink presents a new paradigm of the opportune times for everything.

Pink’s award-winning books have been translated into 35 languages and have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time. By making the leading business research of our day accessible, Pink pushes audiences to consider their lives in a new light and unlocks the ways top performers flourish at home, at school, and at work.

An acclaimed expert, Pink’s articles appear in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Wired. In 2015, Thinkers50 named him one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. After co-producing and hosting the popular show Crowd Control on National Geographic Television, he now speaks directly to over 150,000 subscribers of his online show “The Pinkcast,” where he shares actionable tips for working smarter and living better. Provocative and inspiring—Pink shares irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give audiences compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives and the tools to make organizations more effective.

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John C. Maxwell

Leadership expert, bestselling author, and coach

Leadership expert, bestselling author, and coach John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. In that year, John also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations — The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP — have trained more than 6 million leaders in every nation.

Debra Searle

Professional Adventurer and Serial Entrepreneur


Debra is a professional adventurer and serial entrepreneur. Her expeditions have included rowing solo and unsupported across the Atlantic and sailing around Antarctica. As well as other expeditions across the globe, she has also launched four companies, is a published author, has worked as a host for the BBC and won gold medals for Great Britain at World Championship level. Debra’s spirit of adventure gained her an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen and a place on the board of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She later co-founded the Business Women’s Network Forum which meets at Buckingham Palace. You can learn more about Debra on her website at

Tyler Perry

We also just announced our newest guest speaker who will be joining us on the Live2Lead stage for the first time ever: Tyler Perry!

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Tyler Perry is an established American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author and philanthropist.  Tyler started his career writing plays, many of which later became the inspiration for his film projects and included the introduction of the iconic character, Madea.  Tyler’s first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, debuted at number one nationwide in 2005. In the decade since, the 18 films directed by Tyler have all been met with massive commercial success and grossed nearly $2 billion.   He has also stepped on the other side of the camera for other directors including David Fincher for Gone Girl, Rob Cohen for Alex Cross, Dave Green for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows, and helped release Academy Award-nominated Precious as Executive Producer.  Tyler has also made an indelible mark in the television space.  In 2007, he debuted the TBS series “House of Payne” which broke cable rating records, and later launched the equally successful “Meet the Browns” on the same network.  In late 2012, Perry partnered with Oprah Winfrey to bring scripted programming to her cable network, OWN, with For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor, If Loving You is Wrong, The Paynes, and The Haves and The Have Nots, which continues to break ratings.  In July 2017, Perry continued to grow his empire by announcing a mega multiyear content partnership with Viacom covering TV, film, and short form video projects. In addition to currently working on his television series, in Fall 2017, Tyler released a book, Higher is Waiting, and the feature film sequel to his box office hit Boo! A Madea Halloween, which took top spot at the box office on opening weekend.  Next up, Perry is set to release Nobody’s Fool starring Tiffany Haddish with Paramount and A Madea Family Funeral with Lionsgate which will bring his popular character back to the big screen.  Perry also recently completed production on Adam McKay’s untitled feature film about Dick Cheney, in which he will play “Colin Powell.”

Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, and develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market.  TPS' former studio lot was situated on a 200,000 square foot former Delta Airlines campus of over 60 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta.  During the course of its operation, the space was home to production of 10 films and over 700 episodes of Perry's five television series.  In 2015, TPS expanded operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, a former army base, which sits on over 330 acres minutes from downtown Atlanta.  Perry and the studio's Georgia-based employees are in production of Perry's current television series and feature films, in addition to providing state of the art facilities and services to major feature films and television shows filming in Atlanta.  Production is already underway at the new studio, which will contain twelve sound stages ranging in size between 10,000 and 60,000 square feet.

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