CULTURE

    Dr. Beverly Kaye
    Founder and CEO
    Beverly Kaye and Associates
    Dr. Beverly Kaye is recognized internationally as one of the most knowledgeable and practical professionals in the areas of career development, employee engagement and retention. Her contribution to the field of engagement and retention includes the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay, which is now in its 6th edition. Her recent books in the career development field include Up is Not the Only Way and Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, which provided overwhelmed managers with a way to blend career conversations into their everyday routine. In 2018, ATD honors Beverly Kaye with their Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing her advanced knowledge and extensive practice across the talent development field.” In 2018, ISA awards Dr. Kaye their Thought Leadership Award for her body of work in the support of work-related learning and performance. In 2019, IMS awards Dr. Beverly Kaye with their Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the field of career development and employee engagement. In 2019, Best Practice Institute awards Beverly Kaye with the Lifetime Achievement Award based on her significant contributions as a founder of the field of career development. In 2022, i4CP awards Beverly Kaye their 2022 Industry Legend Award in appreciation of her outstanding contributions and commitment to the field of human resources and leadership.
    Amanda Frye, PMP
    COO & Head of Operations
    Talentcrowd
    Caring and Transparent Technology Exec with nearly 20 years of diverse experience in Organizational Strategy, DevOps, PeopleOps and Product Development. Author of Kind Transparency, due to release end of Q3.
    Engr. Mark Burnett
    Project Manager & Author of The Ambidextrous Project Manager™
    I’m Mark, The Reasoner! Projects can be a daunting maze, often leading to nightmares. Did you know that 70% of projects fail, and half of them don't meet their deadlines? As The Ambidextrous Project Manager™ and Transformation Leader, I’m overly obsessed with steering clients away from the painful pitfalls of project chaos and overcoming adversity. With a focus on organizing and delivering complex projects with confidence, I help clients transition from chaos to clarity, tackling their biggest pain points and aligning their efforts with strategic business goals. My mission is to guide you in embracing ambidextrous thinking, mastering resilience, becoming an effective project manager, navigating complexities, and unlocking your full potential in personal and professional endeavors. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, I've persevered through one of the most complex challenges of life, defying a brutal recommendation for arm amputation that tested my resilience and belief in hope. This experience has deeply influenced my perspective on overcoming adversity and finding strength in challenging situations. Likewise, this journey has reinforced my philosophy that "Everything is a Project", leveraging emotional intelligence, resilience, and adaptability as impactful skills to successfully deliver any project. Moreover, I've supported large-scale infrastructure projects, from ICT & Telecom/ Mobile rollouts to utility-scale solar and energy construction, where I've helped teams build their skills, transform and empower them to excel, become the most powerful version of themselves, navigate uncertainty, adapt to change, and enhance their performances and productivity through heart-based life lessons. Beyond project management, I'm passionate about coaching, training and career development that have contributed meaningfully to initiatives at the Men’s World Cup Qualifiers (FIFA), Project Management Institute (PMI), PMO Alliance & Global Awards (PMOGA), University of the West Indies (UWI), University of Technology (UTech), Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, CARICOM’s Aspiring Youth Empowerment Programme (AYEP), SCRUMstudy, and International Association of Project Managers (IAPM). I'm also the co-creator of The PMO Leader Digital Transformation Series, where we delve into topics, insights, and strategies for navigating the dynamic world of project management. Let's unlock your full potential making a lasting journey of empowerment and impact together!
    Nate Regier, PhD
    CEO
    Next Element
    Nate Regier, PhD, is the CEO and founding owner of Next Element Consulting, a global leadership consulting and training firm helping transform cultures with Compassionate Accountability. Dr. Regier is a clinical psychologist and Process Communication Model® Certifying Master Trainer. Nate is an expert in social-emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, conflict skills, leadership and culture. Recognized as a Top 100 keynote speaker, Nate is the author of four books: Beyond Drama; Conflict without Casualties; Seeing People Through; and Compassionate Accountability. He hosts The Compassionate Accountability Podcast, writes a weekly blog, contributes to multiple industry publications, and is a regular guest on podcasts.
    Scott Mautz
    Speaker, Trainer, and Author
    scottmautz.com
    Scott Mautz is a former senior executive of Procter & Gamble, where he successfully ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion-dollar businesses. He’s the author of four multi-award-winning, bestselling books, including his latest, The Mentally Strong Leader: Build the Habits to Productively Regulate Your Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors. Scott is faculty on reserve at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business for Executive Education. Scott is also a popular course instructor on LinkedIn Learning where his courses have been taken 1.5 million times (and counting) Scott’s been named a “CEO Thought-Leader” by the CEO Executive Guild. At Inc.com, where Scott was named a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator,” his column drew nearly 2 million readers a month. He frequently appears in a variety of national media.
    Erik K. Rueter, PMP, PMI-ACP
    Founder
    Human-Centered Success
    Erik K. Rueter, PMP, PMI-ACP, has over 20 years of experience in diverse industries, including tech startups, academia, healthcare, and entertainment. Currently, he is a senior project manager at the American Marketing Association. Erik holds a BA in neuroscience from Wesleyan University, with further education in digital design, Irish studies, and MicroMasters in Design Thinking and Project Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also certified in diversity and inclusion by Cornell University. Erik's contributions to the field include co-authoring papers on health inequity, lecturing at Boston and Emerson Colleges, and advocating for diversity and inclusion with organizations like Medtronic, VSP, and the San Antonio Spurs. He has spoken, in person and virtually, at PMI Greece, PMI Michiana, and PMI Global Summit, among others. He has appeared on podcasts such as "Confessions of a Higher Education CMO" and "I Wanna Work There!" and contributed to the books “Mastering Solutions Delivery” and "The Evolution of the PMO," both key resources for project managers. He founded Human-Centered Success LLC to promote inclusive leadership. Residing outside Pittsburgh with his husband and two dachshunds, Erik enjoys marathons, gaming, and sharing his insights. Contact: erik@humancenteredsuccess.com.
    Ashleigh Clark
    Instructor, Consultant
    Process Alchemist
    Throughout my 17 year career in IT and 14 in project management, I have learned that most portfolio, program, and project management strategies are written as if we live in a perfect world.
    Amireh Amirmazaheri
    Managing Director and Owner
    PMO Solutions
    Amireh is the managing director and owner of PMO Solutions, a boutique PMO service provider for Tier One project delivery organisations. She created the PMO Solutions Framework, which moves beyond simplistic PMO models through a four-dimensional, wholistic examination of the current business structure to drive future synergistic growth. The Framework is currently implemented within several Downer Group business units and is resulting in significant cost and operational efficiency gains. Amireh is a PMO professional with over 20 years’ industry experience. She holds a Master of Information Technology from Macquarie University and is currently completing an MBA from the University of Sydney as well as being certified in PMO-CC, PMI-PBA, PRINCE2, and P3O. In addition to her formal qualifications, she is also a certified project management instructor and mentor. She has worked across various PMO platforms in Australia and abroad and is well-versed in the tailored PMO requirements to individual business needs. Amireh is an expert in developing project-specific workshops and training programs. Previous work experience with blue-chip companies such as Leighton Holdings and Downer EDI, as well as public service statutory organisations such as Sydney Water and the NSW Government, has given her a broad understanding of the nuances inherent with both private and public operations. Recently she is appointed as Chief Project Officer (CPO) for PMO Global Alliance.
    Dawn Mahan, PMP
    CEO
    PMOtraining.com
    Dawn Mahan, PMP is an international speaker, award-winning consultant, and the sole inventor of the ProjectFlo® Process Learning System used in organizations such as Time Warner Cable, the PMI Southern New England Chapter and The American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia. She makes learning PMI’s complex process quick, easy, and fun! Dawn led global transformation projects for the C-suite, facilitated, and specializes in recommending right-sized techniques from the Fortune 500 to transform strategy into an executable plan coupled with talent development that empowers internal resources to get the right projects done right. Former Fortune 500 PMO Leader, Founder PMOtraining.com & Chocolate with Sea Salt Enthusiast
    David Dye
    Author and International Keynote Speaker
    Author and international keynote speaker David Dye gives leaders the roadmap they need to transform results. David works with leaders around the world who want to achieve breakthrough results without losing their soul (or mind) in the process. He gets it because he’s been there: a former executive and elected official, David has over two decades of experience leading teams, building organizations, and working with Boards of Directors to transform their effectiveness. He is the award-winning author of: Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results Without Losing Your Soul, Courageous Cultures (Harper Collins 2020), The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say, and Glowstone Peak – a book for readers of all ages about courage, influence, and hope. Known for his optimism, for making difficult concepts understandable, and for moving leaders to immediate, practical action. David’s keynotes and training programs help leaders across industries to increase their influence, solve common leadership frustrations, and improve productivity through practical leadership inspiration. David has a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado and a Masters Degree in Management from Regis University. He and his wife, Karin Hurt, are dedicated to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells, which provides clean water wells to communities struggling with access to safe water throughout Southeast Asia. David lives outside of Washington, DC. He loves the meditation of a hiking trail, the reward of high mountain peaks, and is proud of the impact his children are having around the world.