Shannon Scott is Confirmed as a Keynote Speaker for Leadership Excellence and Development Forum (LEAD2018) in Salt Lake City has announced that Shannon Scott, LBGTQ Activist, President of United Equality Consulting and co-leader of all Human Rights Campaign activities in Oregon and S.W. Washington for the National Board of Governors, will join the roster of speakers at LEAD2018 in Salt Lake City on February 7th.

Shannon is a transgender female who grew up on a ranch in Montana. She served in the U.S. military for 12 years with deployments in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Now, she is an LBGTQ activist, a small business owner, and she currently serves on the National Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). As president of United Equality Consulting, a Portland-based business, she is committed to bringing LGBTQ workplace equality across the nation.

“Shannon will be sharing how she overcame her struggles, pains and suicidal thoughts on her journey to lead an authentic life. Her inspirational story will show how and why everyone has a right to be able to live an authentic and happy life,” stated Debbie McGrath, CEO and Chief Instigator,

In addition to Shannon Scott, the following speakers are confirmed for LEAD2018:
– Michel Chikwanine, former child soldier and activist
– Frank O’Dea, co-founder of Second Cup Canada
– Andy Fastow, former CFO of Enron

Speaker Profiles

All 13 speakers will be broadcasted live from the LEAD2018 event in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Grand America Hotel via high definition web stream technology. Corporate Leaders can attend the live event as well as broadcast these world-class speakers into their workplace, community, educational institute or corporation. Find more information here:

About LEAD2018
The Leadership Excellence & Development Forum (LEAD) is an annual 2-day inspirational leadership event dedicated to helping organization create AN INNOVATIVE, HIGH POTENTIAL AND PASSIONATE WORKFORCE. Both days (February 7th & 8th, 2018) are action packed with Leadership and HR-specific roundtables, workshops, networking opportunities and speakers. Participants learn how to take the world’s best corporate leadership practices and concepts and put them into practice, applying them to their organizations. 13 keynotes share their stories and are broadcasted to hundreds of host sites across the world, providing the chance to share this life changing event with their teams and communities.

This is an ideal opportunity to be immersed in the best leadership content available. Register for a live ticket and receive the Fall discount of $1,295. Limited quantities available. Prices increase December 31st, 2017.

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For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO