Stephen M. R. Covey to Keynote at Leadership Excellence and Development Forum (LEAD2016) in Nashville

AURORA, On – has officially released the confirmation that Stephen M. R. Covey, cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice is scheduled to speak at the annual Leadership Excellence and Development Forum (LEAD2016) next February. Covey, a sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and adviser on trust, leadership, ethics, sales, and high performance speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and number one Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Speed of Trust, a groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting book.

Stephen M. R. Covey is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Covey, with Greg Link, led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to be one of the two most influential business books of the twentieth century, according to CEO Magazine.

“At, we are thrilled to bring Stephen M.R. Covey to our LEAD2016 forum lineup of amazing inspirational speakers. Live attendees in Nashville and simulcast viewers around the globe will be motivated in striving for their own personal and professional leadership excellence by his experiences and words”, stated Debbie McGrath, CEO and Chief Instigator,

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 Stephen M. R. Covey, other LEAD2016 confirmed speakers thus far are:
– Tacy M. Byham, CEO and thought-leader
– 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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Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO