Published July 15, 2020

“The Summit Changed My Life”

If you are someone who wants to have a positive impact and come out of this crisis stronger than before, join us for The Global Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday, August 6-7!

But don’t just take our word for it. Read this note from Billy Watterson who wasn’t sure about attending the Summit at first: 

The first year I attended The Global Leadership Summit (GLS), my expectations were low. But the experience changed me. 

The teachings were so powerful, the speakers so dynamic, it was overwhelming. At times, it was even difficult to take it all in. But one thing was for certain, I felt God telling me to “get my house in order.” So, when I got back to work, I immediately started working on our company culture. I soon realized that while my people loved and believed in me, they didn’t trust me. It was an eye-opening reality-check but it also gave me the information I needed to make a change. 

…after I attended the GLS, all my companies doubled in size.

This is so crazy—most people wouldn’t believe this—but as of 2018, three years after I attended the GLS, all my companies doubled in size. That’s no small thing. That is the impact of trusting God with my businesses, something I would have never done without the GLS. 

Though my wife had to drag me to my first Summit, here I am four years later dragging everybody else. It’s amazing what the power of influence can do, personally, professionally & spiritually. The Summit has tremendous influence, the messages are so potent. Every year I invite more employees, peers, friends, sometimes even acquaintances. I love watching the impact it has on their lives. It’s so inspiring.

I already had a leadership fire inside me, but the Summit threw gasoline on that fire, and things have since exploded. The Summit changed my life, sending me on a journey to get myself right. 

Billy Watterson, CEO of Watterson Brands
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Every year, we receive thousands of positive comments from people just like Billy. And we believe attending the Summit could have a similar impact on your leadership!

This year, we’ve been re-imagining a new kind of event that will give you an enhanced interactive experience. 

  • For those who register for The Global Leadership Summit Online Experience, you will get a front-row seat to the action. 
  • For those who are able to gather at a local host site (where it’s an option), you will experience in-person connection with others in your region who care about leadership and the common good of your city. 

In whatever environment you attend the Summit this year, you will walk away with an infusion of fresh, actionable and inspiring insights to grow your leadership and maximize your influence for the good! 

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The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is a two-day infusion of actionable leadership insights and inspiration broadcast to hundreds of host sites across the United States every August. In the following months, the GLS is translated, contextualized and hosted by local leadership committees at hundreds of locations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. This global event convenes a world-class faculty who share their distinct perspectives and expertise, inspiring and equipping people around the world with practical leadership skills that can be applied within their context, wherever they have influence, and used to empower positive transformation where it’s needed most. Attracting an audience that represents various industries, including marketplace, non-profit, healthcare, education, government, ministry and corrections, the GLS has become a unique platform, unlike any other, bringing people together to not only empower better leadership within the organizations they represent, but in a growing number of cases around the world, this event also acts as a catalyst for organic local movements initiating systemic, city-wide change. What started as a single event back in 1990’s, the GLS has grown to attract tens of thousands of people today.

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