The Global
Leadership Summit

In Canada – 2024

We’re expanding! We’d love to have you join the Canadian GLS Hosting Team!

Would you like to host the GLS for your community? Here’s what it takes:

1. A room with high-quality A/V technology that can comfortably seat at least 100+ people

2. A volunteer team that can bless your community with outstanding hospitality

3. A networking team that can engage business and government leaders, educators & schools, media influencers, and church & not-for-profit leaders to invest in their leadership

Faculty Spotlight


Mike Krzyzewski

Basketball Coach, Duke University; National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame; Best-selling Author

Molly Fletcher

Founder, Game Changer Performance Group; Former Sports Agent; Best-selling Author  

Michael Jr.

Comedic Thought Leader; Actor; Author 

Molly Fletcher 



Empowers leaders to transform futures 

During her years as a sports agent, Molly revolutionized sports agency. As President of CSE, she orchestrated $500M+ in contracts for 300+ top athletes like John Smoltz and Matt Kuchar. Her firm, Game Changer Performance Group, drives peak performance through signature training experiences: Energy, Negotiation, and GamechangHER. With a TED Talk exceeding 1M views and features in CNN, ESPN, Forbes, and more, Fletcher’s impact is undeniable. Author of five books and host of Game Changers podcast, she continues to inspire. 

Michael Jr. 



Inspires purpose through story and humor 

Michael Jr., renowned as a master communicator, spreads joy and inspiration worldwide. With humor and captivating storytelling, he motivates audiences to uncover their purpose. From NBC’s Tonight Show to TEDx stages, his impact resonates. His mission to make laughter commonplace in uncommon places means that he also seeks opportunities to share his gift with those in homeless shelters and prisons. Known for roles in films like War Room and Selfie Dad, his book Funny How Life Works offers insights into his journey. 

Mike Krzyzewski “Coach K” 



Pioneers leadership for tomorrow’s champions 

With a track record of 1,202 NCAA victories, 13 Final Fours, and three Olympic golds, Coach K is a true innovator in team dynamics. He shares his winning strategies, empowering individuals and organizations to exceed expectations. As a New York Times best-selling author and Hall of Famer, he leads by example, shaping tomorrow’s leaders at the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics and as a Professor at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. 

Amy Edmundson

Professor, Harvard Business School; Best-Selling Author

Erwin McManus

Founder, McManus Masterminds and The Art of Communication

Craig Groeschel

Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church; Best-Selling Author

Dan Owolabi

Executive Director of Branches Worldwide

Carey Lohrenz

Founder, McManus Masterminds and The Art of Communication

Jo Saxton

Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church; Best-Selling Author

Arthur Brooks

Harvard Professor; Bestselling Author


Kindra Hall

Storytelling Expert; Bestselling Author


Will Guidara

Hospitality Evangelist; Restaurateur; Bestselling Author


Marcus Buckingham

Harvard Professor; Bestselling Author


Joni Eareckson Tada

Storytelling Expert; Bestselling Author


Erwin Raphael McManus 



Unleashes genius around the world 

Erwin McManus, acclaimed author and artist, has sold over a million books in multiple languages and consulted with prestigious organizations from the NFL to the Pentagon. With three decades of experience coaching CEOs, athletes, and world leaders, he’s dedicated to helping individuals transcend their limitations and unleash their genius. An iconoclast and futurist, McManus founded Mosaic, a church that grew to be a spiritual movement. Through his McManus Mastermind and groundbreaking work on communication, he mentors leaders worldwide. His latest book, “Mind Shift: It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Think Like One,” was released in October 2023. 

Craig Groeschel 



Revolutionizes spiritual leadership 

Craig Groeschel, global leader and Life.Church founder, champions innovative leadership. With Glassdoor’s #1 Workplace ranking, Life.Church is renowned for the YouVersion Bible App, reaching over half a billion devices. Groeschel hosts a top-ranked leadership podcast and is a New York Times best-selling author. His latest book, “The Power to Change,” underscores his commitment to transformative leadership worldwide. 

Amy C. Edmondson 



Leads to way in workplace innovation 

Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, pioneers the study of human interactions shaping successful enterprises for societal advancement. Renowned for her breakthroughs in workplace psychological safety, she authored seven books and over 150 articles. Ranked consistently among Thinkers50’s top management thinkers, she holds the #3 spot. HR Magazine recognized her as the #1 influencer in Human Resources in 2019. Her upcoming book, “Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well,” launches September 2023. 

*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.

Faculty Spotlight


*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.


Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University (1980-2022)

Passionate, dynamic, inspiring and coach of Duke University men’s basketball team who led Team USA to three Olympic gold medals, Mike Krzyzewski (known as Coach K) is a master innovator—not only of teams, but of individuals and organizations, spurring them on to succeed beyond their own expectations. Coach K maps out a clear game plan for achieving success through motivating, leading and providing powerful strategies for building confidence, trust, communication and teamwork. Perhaps the most accomplished basketball coach in history, Coach K’s journey has been marked with numerous honors, including the most NCAA Division 1 victories (1,202), most Final Fours (13; five NCAA Championships, second all-time), most Olympic gold medals as head coach (3; 2008, 2012 and 2016) and many more. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In addition to being a Co-Founder of the Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, Krzyzewski serves as a Professor of the Practice of Leadership at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. 


Founder, Game Changer Performance Group

Molly Fletcher made a name for herself as one of the first female sports agents. During her almost two-decade career as President of CSE, Fletcher negotiated over $500 million in contracts and represented over 300 of sports’ biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA Tour golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews and basketball champion coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers. Today she is a World's Top 50 Keynote Speaker, and her TED Talk “Secrets of a Champion Mindset” has more than one million views. As host of the popular podcast “Game Changers with Molly Fletcher,” she interviews experts and celebrities in every field. Fletcher is the founder of Game Changer Performance Group training company and the author of five books, most recently “The Energy Clock.” Her newest book, “Dynamic Drive,” will be released in September 2024.


@mollywfletcher  @mollyfletcher@MollyFletcher @MollyFletcherCo https://www.tiktok.com/@mollywfletcher


Comedic Thought Leader and Actor 

Known as one of today’s most gifted communicators and comedians, Michael Jr. adds more laughter to your life and more life to your laughter. By bringing clarity through his comedy, his versatility has landed him on stages such as TEDx, The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and in sold-out venues on his current tour: “Funny How Marriage Works.” With a goal to reach one million marriages in the next three years, he and his wife, Ebony, are working together to unlock freedom within marriage and help lower the divorce rate in America. You can also find Michael Jr. in movies such as “War Room,” “Selfie Dad,” “Laughing on Purpose” and “More Than Funny." He is the author of the bestselling book “Funny How Life Works,” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at his life and career and encourages readers to strategically embrace each life event as a part of a setup, leading to their punchline.  

@michaeljrcomedy   @michaeljrcomedy  @Michaeljrcomedy  @michaeljrcomedy   https://www.linkedin.com/company/michael-jr-productions/   


Author and Professor, Harvard Business School

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked #1 in 2021 and 2023. She studies teaming, psychological safety and organizational learning, and her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and California Management Review. Edmondson’s latest book, “Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well,” builds on her prior work on psychological safety and teaming to provide a framework for thinking about, discussing and practicing the science of failing well.   

@amycedmondson  @AmyCEdmondson   https://www.linkedin.com/in/amycedmondson/ 


Founder, The Arena Mastermind for Optimal Performance, MOSAIC; Bestselling Author   

Erwin Raphael McManus is an award-winning author and artist. His books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His creative genius has resulted in consulting work with organizations spanning from the NFL to the Pentagon. McManus has spent the last 30 years advising and coaching CEOs, professional athletes, billion-dollar companies, universities and world-leaders, and he is passionate about helping people destroy their internal limitations and unlock their personal genius. A native of El Salvador, McManus is also recognized internationally as the founder of Mosaic, a faith movement from Los Angeles that has inspired millions across the globe. McManus coaches leaders, entrepreneurs and communicators worldwide through The Arena as well as his groundbreaking work on The Art of Communication. His newest book, “The 7 Frequencies of Communication,” will be released in summer 2024.    

@erwinmcmanus  @ErwinRaphaelMcManus  


Senior Pastor and Founder of Life.Church

Globally recognized as a leader of leaders, Craig Groeschel is the founder and Senior Pastor of Life.Church, rated by Glassdoor as the #1 Place to Work for two consecutive years under his leadership. Known for their missional approach to leveraging the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—installed on more than half a billion unique devices worldwide. He is the host of the top-ranked “Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.” A New York Times’ bestselling author, his latest book is “Think Ahead: 7 Decisions You Can Make Today for the God-Honoring Life You Want Tomorrow.”  

@craiggroeschel  @craiggroeschel   @craiggroeschel  @craiggroeschel   https://www.linkedin.com/company/craiggroeschel/   


Executive Director of Branches Worldwide; Author; Pastor

Dan Owolabi is the Executive Director of Branches Worldwide, a fast-growing nonprofit dedicated to investing in high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Owolabi has nearly 20 years of experience helping leaders develop genuine, effective influence. He has worked with leaders in 18 countries and four continents, helping them clarify their identity and leverage their influence to serve others. Owolabi's latest book "Authentic Leadership" was an Amazon #1 New Release. He holds a graduate degree from Ashland University centering on American Leadership and is completing a doctorate in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.   

@iamdanowolabi  @iamdanowolabi   https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-owolabi/   


First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy; Bestselling Author

Carey Lohrenz was the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy and has flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready pilot. She is the former President of the Women Military Aviators Association and currently serves as a Board Leadership Fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors. Lohrenz uses her experience working in fast moving, dynamic environments—where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results—to guide others in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Lohrenz is a bestselling author and has helped brands including Cisco, Raytheon, Dell, Deloitte, Verizon and AT&T. Her most recent book, “Span of Control,” walks readers through the fundamentals of surviving and succeeding during times of crisis.   

@careylohrenz  @careylohrenz  @careylohrenz  @careydlohrenz  https://www.linkedin.com/in/careylohrenz/   


Founder, Ezer Collective; Executive Director, The 25; Podcast Host; Author

Jo Saxton is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative dedicated to investing in women leaders around the world, equipping them to own their voice and boldly step into their calling. She currently serves as the Executive Director of The 25, a leadership development initiative at Bethel University. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo now lives in Minneapolis and co-hosts “The Lead Stories Podcast,” a weekly conversation on leadership and life. Saxton has also written several books, including her most recent book, “Ready to Rise.”

@josaxton  @1josaxton  @josaxton  https://www.linkedin.com/in/josaxton/


Storytelling Expert; Bestselling Author

Kindra Hall is a bestselling author and the former Chief Storytelling Officer of Success Magazine. She has become the go-to expert for storytelling in business and beyond. Gartner and Forbes said her debut book, “Stories that Stick,” “may be the most valuable business book you read." Releasing in May 2024, her newest book, “The Story Edge: How Leaders Harness the Power of Stories to Win in Business,” helps leaders to better communicate with and inspire their teams and organizations. Hall has helped shape the stories of global brands including Target, Univision, United Way, USO and Farmers Insurance. She inspires teams and individuals to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality through strategic storytelling.  

@kindrahall @kindrahallfan  @kindramhall  @kindrahall  @kindrahall  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kindrahall/ 


Harvard Professor; Bestselling Author

Arthur C. Brooks is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on leadership and happiness. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular “How to Build a Life” column. Brooks is the author of 13 books, including the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller “Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier” with co-author Oprah Winfrey and the 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller “From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life.” He speaks to audiences all around the world about human happiness and works to raise well-being within private companies, universities, public agencies and community organizations.  

@arthurcbrooks  @ArthurBrooks   @arthurbrooks   @arthurbrooks123  https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthur-c-brooks/  


Hospitality Evangelist; Restauranteur; Bestselling Author

Will Guidara is the author of the National Bestseller “Unreasonable Hospitality,” which chronicles the lessons in service and leadership he has learned over the course of his career in restaurants. He is the former co-owner of the Manhattan restaurant Eleven Madison Park, which under his leadership received four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin stars and in 2017 was named #1 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Guidara is the host of the Welcome Conference, an annual hospitality symposium that brings together like minded people to share ideas, inspire one another and connect to form community. A graduate of the hospitality school at Cornell University, he has co-authored four cookbooks, was named one of Crain's New York Business's 40 Under 40 and is the recipient of WSJ Magazine's Innovator Award.  

@wguidara  @wguidara  https://www.linkedin.com/in/willguidara/   


Global Researcher; Entrepreneur; Founder of the Strengths Revolution

Marcus Buckingham is the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths, leadership and high performance at work. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool, he built his own software company focused on helping team leaders excel. Today he leads the ADP Research Institute’s global studies into people and performance at work. Buckingham is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. His latest book, Love + Work, reveals the power of love to pinpoint a person’s true power, and shows how to turn this power into contribution, in life and in work.  

 @marcusbuckingham  @marcuswbuckingham  @mwbuckingham  @MarcusBuckinghamTV  https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-buckingham/   


Founder and CEO, Joni & Friends; Disability Advocate; Bestselling Author

Joni Eareckson Tada is a respected global leader in disability advocacy, as well as a celebrated Christian author. Although a 1967 diving accident left her a quadriplegic, she emerged from rehabilitation with a determination to help others in similar conditions. Tada serves as CEO of Joni and Friends, which provides support services for thousands of families that struggle with disability. During her tenure on the National Council on Disability, the ADA was passed and signed into law. Tada also served on the Disability Advisory Committee under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The Colson Center on Christian Worldview awarded Joni Tada its prestigious William Wilberforce Award, and she also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Christian Leadership Alliance. Tada is an avid mentor of young people with disabling conditions and an effective communicator, sharing her inspirational message through books, artwork, radio and other media.   

@joniandfriends  @JoniEarecksonTada  @joniandfriends 


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    August 8-9, 2024 & October 17-18, 2024
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    We are convinced that when Christians are inspired and activated to use their influence missionally, our communities can thrive. The Global Leadership Summit exists to help convene these networks of Impact-Makers and to inspire, encourage, and equip them for such a time as this!

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