The professional world is changing faster than ever, and investing in continuing education and self-development is a critical requirement for success. The Morningside Franklin Leadership Foundation Professional Development Series connects you with experienced professionals whose insights and guidance can help you take the next step in your career.
An online video series with the impact of a live presentation, you're invited to watch The Franklin Leadership Foundation Professional Development Series live or later to learn how to navigate your professional growth and challenges. The speakers for the series, each with a breadth of experience, will share their stories and provide practical advice and guidance applicable to all levels of professionals.
Watch live on the date of the presentation with WebEx/Zoom or watch the recordings on the Morningside College YouTube page following the presentation. You can also find recordings from the Summer and Winter 2020 Professional Development Series on YouTube.
Entrepreneur's Mindset Expert Panel - Tuesday, March 23
Evening Session with Keynote Speaker: 7 p.m. via WebEx | Watch with WebEx
Entrepreneur's Mindset Expert Panel Presenters
Keynote Speaker - Scott Goodson | Author, Founder & CEO, StrawberryFrog. Scott Goodson is the author of the new book "Activate Brand Purpose" and the founder and CEO of StrawberryFrog, an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising, and design company creating breakthrough campaigns that empower leaders to galvanize people and organizations around a shared purpose. With the power of Movement Thinking, a concept illustrated in his best-selling book "Uprising," Goodson shares his competitive advantage with entrepreneurs and changemakers at any stage of their career by drawing on the experiences and insights of case studies featuring over 40 global business leaders. In addition to his work as an author and business owner, Goodson has lectured at Harvard Business School and appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review.
Wesley Okeke | CEO, Fruition Technology Labs. As a child growing up in Nigeria, Wesley had a passion for technology and engineering. Wesley’s mission has been to ensure that each entrepreneur or engineer’s journey is never a lonely one. He started Fruition after a 20+ year career in Business Development, Marketing, and Sales within technology companies based in Boston and Silicon Valley. His career took him to Asia, Europe, Canada, South America, and throughout the USA, as his key roles were to develop new markets for newly developed tech-based products, covering over 10 industry segments. Internally, he supported three global divisions in marketing and product development, Asia, Europe, and The Americas.
Festus Amoye | Author, Founder & CEO, Laddering Your Success. Amoye is a native Houstonian whose parents came to the United States from Nigeria. After facing many hardships during his adolescence including losing both parents before graduating high school, Amoye served in the US Army for a decade and began a career in healthcare before pursuing an associate's degree from Houston Community College and a bachelor's degree from Houston Baptist University. He was an active and engaged student who was also involved in his community and spent many hours serving with his local church's youth ministry. Amoye's experience in healthcare opened his eyes to new opportunities, and he launched MedFix Houston in 2015, a business dedicated to improving health and well-being in the community. In 2017, he released his first book, "Laddering Your Success," which later became the name of his second business which focuses on helping students, teachers, parents, and schools address the college education and career pathway gap through customized learning engagement products and services.
Atilla Habip | Founding Partner, The Ripples Group. Habip co-founded The Ripples Group two decades ago, and the Boston-based management consulting firm now has a glowing reputation for its expertise in leading and facilitating growth strategies and large-scale transformation in private and public sectors. He started his consulting career at Bain & Company serving clients in North America and Europe, and he has continued to connect with businesses and leaders globally with clients including corporate powerhouses Pfizer, Unilever, and Mahindra, innovative start-ups like Concert Pharma and Pfenex, as well as government agencies and non-profits. Habip earned his B.S. in industrial engineering and M.B.A. from Columbia University and received his J.D. from Boston College Law School.