DT | Arvest Bank Presents: Conversations from the Top - Entrepreneurial Success
Hear from key business leaders and community influencers as they dive into the latest issues impacting business performance, organizational culture, HR, Marketing, Sales, Operations and many other business channels.
When is the last time you posted something to social media without a filter, or backspaced and rewrote something a handful of times before you posted? We live in a time where everything gets a filter slapped over it. Where there's actually an app that does plastic surgery on your selfies as if your face isn't good enough as it is.
And with that, Hailee Bland Walsh is calling bullshit. Such is her M.O. Always the voice in the room that says what needs to be said, she's now taking it to the masses. To you. Yes, hi.
Sure, at face value you hear the terms associated with her: social justice activist, professional athlete, soul manifester, entrepreneur, and you think she's perfect too. She's part of the problem. Hailee is anything but. With radical candor, she takes you through her shit. And then some. All to say, our screw ups, our lived-to-tell moments is where the good stuff is. And with this refreshing shift in consciousness, comes permission to not have it all together, all the time.
By going there with us herself, Hailee ushers in a new era of leadership and simultaneously blows up the idealistic, patriarchal concept of leadership we can't seem to escape. Her approachable nature, magnetic. Her vulnerability, contagious. Her let's-get-real style, emboldens; getting you to put in the work to rediscover who the f-word you are
When she's not writing, Hailee is busy getting out of her shit, into her heart, and doing the work meant for her; be it helping the first openly LGBTQ, Native American, Kansan get elected to Congress, gaining international attention for the transgender-friendly fitness program developed at her gym in Kansas City, or inspiring her fitness clients to accomplish goals they didn't think they could.
Hailee's indefatigable nature makes her the champion of everyone and gives us the leader who's not afraid to ditch the glossy filter.
Andrew Morgans is a thought leader in the Amazon Branding space. He is a resident mentor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and guest lecturer at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management.
Raised by missionaries in Congo Africa, among other countries Andrew's entrepreneurial spirit was nourished from a young age. Andrew found early success as an e-commerce manager for two different companies. In the first two years in E-Commerce he launched and or grew those grands by over 1 Million in sales each. Building on that experience, Morgans launched both the Landlocked Co Apparel brand, and Marknology, an Amazon Brand Accelerator. Marknology has worked with over 220 brands on Amazon and sales of over $150 million in sales.
Featured on a weekly podcast, Startup Hustle, Andrew is a sought-after speaker on e-commerce, branding and Amazon at conferences and events all over the United States. Their Marknology YouTube channel tells their story.
Eze is a solutions architect and strategist that enjoys solving large, hard or abstract problems.
He is co-founder and managing director of LV8 Group, co-Founder of Rise Fast, co-Founder of Novel Day Business Innovation Conference and partner at Wings Cafe.
Jasmine Diane is a nationally recognized lifestyle blogger at JasmineDiane.com and works full-time at VMLY&R as a Senior Social Media Manager. She has been blogging for over 7 years, working with brands like Dove, Starbucks, Pepsi, KC Fashion Week and more. Most notable she was featured in Marie Claire magazine and named one of Kansas City's "30 Under 30" Honorees in 2017 by Ink Magazine.
Along with these honors, Jasmine was honored as this year's Young Advertising Professional of the Year at the Journey Awards, hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City. she is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion and uses her platforms to address these topics, along with fashion and business tips. Additionally she was honored as City of Truth Church's Salt & Light Award for her infectious joy and positive attitude. Jasmine regularly hosts networking brunches, known as 'Brunchin' with Jas for young professionals in Kansas City. Over the past three years, she has hosted over 250 young professionals and was featured on the cover of Ink Magazine's Brunch Edition.