For the third year in a row, Central Exchange is proud to provide a Virtual Pre-Summit Learnshop to all attendees of the 2023 Midwest Leadership Summit.
Join us on April 12 at 3 PM to begin the conversation and spend some time preparing for next week's day of development, connection and inspiration. Kelly Byrnes, founder of Voyage Consulting Group and one of Summit's Thought Leaders, and Ann Hackett, Leader of Central Exchange, will lead us in a one-hour session introducing the theme, Culture Starts With You.
At this year’s Summit, we will embrace Culture as what influences the way we view, experience, and engage with all aspects of our lives – personally and professionally. With shifting concerns and ever-changing work environments, how can you shape the culture that surrounds you?
During the Pre-Summit Learnshop, you will have the chance to participate in dialogue with the thought leaders and other attendees, engage in a few exercises focusing on culture, and be inspired to think about the ways CULTURE STARTS WITH YOU.
This session is open only to the attendees of the 2023 Midwest Leadership Summit. Learn more about the day-long, hybrid event at MidwestLeadershipSummit.com.
Kelly Byrnes is the Founder of Voyage Consulting Group (VCG) where she helps companies rely on purpose, principles, and people to fuel performance.
VCG serves as the strategic and tactical advisor on leadership and culture for companies who want to grow and have impact beyond dollars.
Kelly has a solid track record leading on three executive teams and has led teams in operations, marketing, and human resources to launch divisions, boost management engagement capital, and improve retention of key employees and clients.
Her most recent corporate role was as the Chief Tatlent Officer for a global scientific tech company. She has served as an employee, consultant, and/or executive coach in a variety of organizations and verticals, including: Honeywell, Schlage, University of Kansas Hospital, VMLY&R, Sprint, Bank of America, and many others.
A sought-after leadership and company culture expert, Kelly also serves as an adjunct MBA professor for Rockhurst University, writer for Forbes.com, four-time Amazon best-selling author, and award-winning national speaker. She has served on several nonprofit boards including for Central Exchange, Best Buddies, the University of Kansas, and NAWBO KC.
Kelly holds an MBA, BA, Harvard’s Certificate in Disruptive Strategy, SH RM-SCP, SPHR, and executive coaching certifications. On a personal note, Kelly is married to Bob, an Air Force veteran and retired fire captain. Her volunteer work centers around their parish, education, women, children, and dogs. Kelly did improv in Chicago, so you know this session will be interactive and engaging!
Ann Hackett, PhD, serves as the head of Central Exchange.
Throughout her career, Ann’s passion for curiosity and learning has fueled her purpose. Her education focused on industrial/organizational psychology to better understand people, organizations, and relationships.
Ann has 20+ years of business strategy, organizational development, and talent management experience, holding executive positions at Accenture, H&R Block, DineEquity, and as a senior advisor at the Kauffman Foundation.
Additionally, she launched her own consulting firm, HumanRoot, and is at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, where she serves as Chief Learning & Engagement Office, Executive Coach, and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, and leader of Central Exchange, a group dedicated to the advancement and development of women.