From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success
This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about the importance of business innovation in our changing times.
This week’s theme: Business Innovation
Being a leader can be a daunting task, but is an important skill to develop. Leading your industry requires innovation and the ability to listen- to yourself, your people, your market, and the possibilities all around us. Guest Expert Brian Stevens explain business innovation and leadership development.
Brian D. Stevens is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of ConferenceDirect.
Brian Stevens co-founded ConferenceDirect with Brian Richey in 1998 as a site selection and contract negotiation firm for meetings and events. Since then, it has grown into a full-service meetings solutions company with hundreds of associates and thousands of events worldwide.
Additionally, he also helped establish Searchwide (an executive search company), the Catholic Disability Foundation and the NBTA Foundation (now known as the GBTA Foundation). In his spare time he is an active volunteer and fundraiser. Brian has been a member of many industry boards and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Van Ness House in Los Angeles, and the Lasallian Christian Brothers Foundation in Napa.
Over the course of his career, Stevens has received many honors, including:
- ASAE Academy of Leaders Award and Founding Member Fellow
- PCMA Distinguished Leader Award, PCMA Wizard Award
- PCMA Lifetime Achievement Visionary Award
- MPI President’s Award
- Saint Mary’s College of California LGBT Award
- St. Anne’s Angel Award, Knights of St. Gregory Award
- Knight of Malta Award, Knight of Columbus Award
- National Catholic Partnership Foundation Impact Award
- and for his service to a Los Angeles AIDS hospice center, Stevens received the Serra Project’s Compassion Award.
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“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Bennis
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