CNN Hero of the Year, Arthur Bloom, Joins LEAD2016 Speaking Roster

AURORA, On – has confirmed that Arthur Bloom, Founder and Director of MusiCorps; Founder and Director of Renovation In Music Education (RIME), and one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2014, is scheduled to speak at the annual Leadership Excellence and Development Forum (LEAD2016) next February. Bloom, is a composer, pianist, and the founder and director of Renovation In Music Education and MusiCorps, which helps severely wounded warriors play music inspired by their combat experiences. Bloom’s credits span from the Kansas City Symphony to “The Colbert Report.” He created the Concert Curriculum, a program in which students collaborate and perform with a professional orchestra, and, working with NASA, he created a science version of the Concert Curriculum. Bloom leads the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, the performance component of MusiCorps, which has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Roger Waters, Aaron Neville, and Oleta Adams, among others. In 2014, he was honored at the “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” as one of the top 10 heroes of the year.

Debbie McGrath, CEO and Chief Instigator, commented “At, we are excited that Arthur Bloom has accepted our invitation to inspire and move LEAD2016 attendees and simulcast viewers with his story of using the healing power of music to help hundreds of injured troops recover their lives.”

LEAD2016 will bring leaders from across business, industry and education together to exchange with one another and witness life-changing inspirational speakers. On February 3rd, 2016 thirteen speakers will be broadcast live from the event via high definition web stream technology. The second day, February 4th, will be a productive day of Leadership and HR-specific roundtables and workshops.

In addition to Arthur Bloom, other LEAD2016 confirmed speakers thus far are:
– Tacy M. Byham, CEO and thought-leader
– Stephen M. R. Covey, leadership icon and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide
– Theo Fleury, former NHL All-Star and inspirational speaker
– Eileen McDargh, master facilitator and author
– Ken Medema, entertainer and inspirational storyteller
– Sister Helen Prejean, author and humanitarian
– Bonnie St. John, Fortune 500 business consultant and former Paralympian

Interested individuals can attend the live event or be instrumental in simulcasting these world-class speakers into their workplace, community or corporate event. Find more information here:

About LEAD2016
LEAD2016 is a 2-day leadership forum designed to inspire leadership in people from all walks of life, live simulcast to hundred of remote host sites internationally. The event will bring top thought leaders and the world’s best leadership practices into any organization and is scheduled for February 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This intimate venue will host the speakers who will be broadcast out to hundreds of host sites across the continent. The world renowned event will provide attendees with the tools and resources they need to create top leaders throughout their entire organization. The Leadership Excellence & Development Forum targets all levels of leadership and personal corporation goals by helping attendees create a company-wide leadership program.

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