The Can't Miss Keynote - Jon Gordon
No matter your place in the horticulture industry, the keynote is always a must-attend part of Cultivate. This year is no exception, with best-selling author and speaker Jon Gordon, whose principles have been put to the test by everyone from professional sports teams in the NFL and NBA, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profits.
No matter your place on the team or how big the team is, Jon's positive approach and method of using easy to understand fables to illustrate the solutions to the challenges we all face is sure to inspire and motivate you and your team to continue to improve long after Cultivate ends.
Author of The Carpenter, The Seed, The No Complaining Rule, and more, his most recent book "The Energy Bus" is a Wall Street Journal Best Business Pick. Here's what leaders in other industries have had to say about its impact within their organizations:
"The Energy Bus is more than a book. It is a great tool for building a winning team. Every team or person, who wants to be a champion, will face adversity. There are "Energy Vampires" on every team. I use this book as a reference to assist me in turning a negative into a positive."
- Doc Rivers, Head Coach, Boston Celtics
"If you want to fuel your family, your career, your team, and your organization with spirit, read this book. Jon’s energy and advice will leap off the page and help you cultivate positive energy in everything you do—and you will make the world a better place for your having been here. Thanks, Jon, for pumping us up and making sure we get on the right bus."
- Ken Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level
"The Energy Bus is a game changer that I could not put down. It is so easy to get distracted by what everybody else is doing and saying that we forget who controls OUR journey. The Energy Bus reminds us that we drive our BUS and that we are responsible for the road that we are traveling on. Our main goal at Northwestern is to empower young women to make a positive difference in the world. The Energy Bus will either get you started or get you re-started on this mission."
- Kelly Amonte Hiller, Head Coach Northwestern Women's Lacrosse
The Cultivate keynote is Sunday morning and is free to all Cultivate attendees.