The world’s largest one-day leadership event is coming to Defiance.

Leadercast Live 2019 will bring nine organizational health experts to one stage to teach attendees the art and science of successful team building.

Each year, Leadercast Live dives into leadership issues relevant to today’s leaders to provide solutions and inspiration to help attendees around the globe be better leaders. This year’s theme, Leading Healthy Teams, builds on the overall mission of the event: to fill the world with leaders worth following. Healthy teams yield fulfilled employees, effective collaboration, high organizational engagement and greater long-term success.

The lineup of speakers includes:

Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large of O, the Oprah magazine; Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and founder of The Table Group; Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef and restaurateur, author and TV personality; Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley; Ginger Hardage, former senior vice president of culture and communications at Southwest Airlines; Dr. Caroline Leaf, communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist; Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator; Juliet Funt, chief executive officer of WhiteSpace at Work; and Craig Springer, executive director of Alpha USA. The host of Leadercast will be comedian and filmmaker Tripp Crosby.

The Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce will host the event at the Family Christian Center 1832 E. Second St. Defiance on May 10. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and the pre-show will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first speaker will take the stage at 9 a.m. The show will run until about 3:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

Founded in 2001, Leadercast is on a mission to fill the world with leaders worth following by providing events and resources for individual teams, organizations and corporations across all industries. Through our events, blog, podcast, webinars, digital badging and Leadercast NOW video library, Leadercast outfits leaders to be their best each day of the year.

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