Traci
Fenton

Matthew
Gonnering

Jenny
Briggs

Dave
Hoerman

KELLY
Wendorf

Ezekiel
Vicente

Andreas
Flodström

Cindy
Solomon

Stephen
Shapiro

JOHN
NILAND

June 16-17, 2020
BOULDER | COLORADO | USA
The Dairy Arts Center | 2590 Walnut St.
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Freedom at Work SUMMIT
June 16-17, 2020
2-Day Event + Pre-Events
Tickets starting at $797
Deadline to Register: May 31st
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Discover how to Build, Grow and Scale
a Highly Profitable Freedom-Centered Workplace

The 10th WorldBlu Freedom at Work Summit is a two-day, action-packed
business growth event that teaches top leaders like you how to massively solve
your most pressing business problems with the proven
Freedom at Work™ model used by hundreds of companies worldwide. 

The Freedom at Work model is proven to increase revenue 700% on average
over a three-year period compared to S&P 500 companies.

Come and discover how to boost your organization's performance and growth
with a world-class tribe of leaders committed to transforming our workplaces
and our world with freedom rather than fear and control. 

The Freedom at Work™ Model

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Freedom-Centered Mindset

Cultivate a fearless mindset that breaks through limitations
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Freedom-Centered Leadership

Discover how to lead with freedom, not fear
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Learn how to design a freedom-centered culture
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2020 Speakers

Learn how to massively grow your business using freedom in the workplace
from the world’s top thinkers, authors, pioneers, innovators,
and business leaders advancing freedom
rather than fear and control in the workplace. 

Traci Fenton

Founder + CEO WorldBlu

How to Build a Thriving Business with Freedom at Work

Traci Fenton

Founder + CEO
WorldBlu

How to Build a Thriving Business with Freedom at Work

Traci Fenton is the Founder and CEO of WorldBlu®, as well as a globally recognized researcher, speaker, author, and transformational coach. WorldBlu has a vision of seeing one billion people living, leading, and working in freedom worldwide. Traci has been recognized in Inc. Magazine as a “Top 50 Leadership Thinker,” along with other world-class leaders such as Dan Pink, Brené Brown, Simon Sinek, and Marshall Goldsmith. She has also received the “Game Changer” award for “Outstanding Results in Shaping the World” and was named a “2020 Woman in Conscious Business” winner.  She is also the author of the forthcoming book, Freedom at Work.

Traci founded WorldBlu in 1997 and has helped spark and lead the global conversation around reinventing workplaces using freedom and organization democracy rather than fear and control. Her vision has built the largest global membership network of organizations committed to freedom and democracy in the workplace, with clients in over 80 countries globally representing over $30 billion in annual revenue.

Traci developed the groundbreaking and proven Freedom at Work™ model as well as the Fearless Purpose™, Fearless Mindset™, Freedom-Centered Leader™, and Freedom-Centered Cultures™ courses on the cutting-edge WorldBlu gamification platform, BluSpark™. Traci regularly coaches and consults with top leaders of companies worldwide.

Traci frequently addresses audiences globally and has shared her message with individuals from over 100 countries at diverse conferences and organizations such as South by Southwest, Harvard University, Yale University, the CIA, Yahoo, Virgin Unite, the US Naval Academy, and at TEDx.

Traci and WorldBlu’s work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, Inc., BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, BBC, NPR and dozens of other media outlets around the world as well as in over three dozen books. Traci has also written for numerous publications and textbooks.

Previously in her career, Traci worked for the Nasdaq Stock Market. Traci has traveled to 42 countries has lived in San Francisco, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Austin, and the St. Louis area and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado. In her free time, she loves traveling, yoga, watching documentaries, cooking, hiking with her beloved Australian Shepherd, Joey, and spending time with friends and family. She holds a BA with honors in Global Studies and Entrepreneurship from Principia College and an MA in International Development from American University in Washington, DC.

Dan Cnossen

6-Time Paralympic Medalist & U.S. Navy Seal Lt. Commander

Winning Gold: How I Overcame Fear and Adversity to Achieve a Breakthrough Life

Dan Cnossen

6-Time Paralympic Medalist
& U.S. Navy Seal Lt. Commander

Winning Gold: How I Overcame Fear and Adversity to Achieve a Breakthrough Life

A true patriot, raised on the farmlands of Kansas, early on Dan knew he wanted to serve his country.  Upon graduating high school, he was accepted at the U.S. Naval Academy and spent the next four years relentlessly pursuing selection for SEAL training.  One of only 16 members of his class given the opportunity to enter Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL training as officers, Dan successfully completed the grueling process in the fall of 2003.

Over the next six years, Dan was deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan and rose in rank to become the officer-in-charge of an 18-man SEAL platoon.

In 2009, Dan was deployed to Afghanistan, into an area of heavy combat.  There, on a night mission in the mountains, he stepped on an IED, losing both legs in the blast.  He would later be awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor.

For the next two years, Dan fought for his life, enduring over 40 different surgeries while readjusting to civilian life.  It was during this time, as part of his rehab, that he was introduced to the sports of cross-country skiing and biathlon.  Never one to shy from a challenge, he eventually earned a spot on the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team.

In 2015, Dan returned to graduate school, earning two degrees from Harvard University.

At the 2018 Paralympic Games, Dan stole the show, remarkably winning one gold, four silver, and one bronze medal over a period of eight days earning the honor of Best Male Athlete of the Games.

Cindy Solomon

Founder + CEO Courageous Leadership Institute

Freedom-Centered Communication with Courage and Candor

Cindy Solomon

Founder + CEO
Courageous Leadership Institute

Freedom-Centered Communication with Courage and Candor

For more than two decades, widely admired leadership expert, author, and keynote speaker Cindy Solomon has helped Fortune 1000 companies all over the world cultivate Courageous Leaders™ and customer-focused cultures.

With her signature razor-sharp wit, Cindy goes beyond today’s business headlines to deliver provocative and game-changing strategies to create exceptional customer service and exceptional leaders in today’s crazy, customer-driven economy. Keynote attendees and workshop participants praise Cindy for providing new and relevant information that can be immediately applied to their daily work routines. Business leaders consistently express amazement at the fast and lasting results they see both in their corporate cultures and on the bottom line.

Past and present clients include Oracle, Cisco, Google, Salesforce, Raytheon, Wells Fargo, UPS, PWC, The Ritz-Carlton, Pfizer, and hundreds more. Cindy is also a bestselling author on the topics of leadership and customer service.

Her current books include The Courage Challenge Workbook for corporate employees and The Rules Of Woo, the customer service guide for entrepreneurs and business owners that built a cult following among corporate managers.

Ezekiel Vicente

Chief Human Resources Officer Mindvalley

Freedom at Work at Mindvalley: Global and Growing

Ezekiel Vicente

Chief Human Resources Officer
Mindvalley

Freedom at Work at Mindvalley: Global and Growing

Ezekiel Vicente is the Chief Human Resources Officer and former Chief Technology Officer of Mindvalley, a multi-million-dollar WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Workplace based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mindvalley is the largest online personal growth platform in the world. They’re a learning experience company that publishes ideas and teachings by the best authors in personal growth, wellbeing, spirituality, productivity, mindfulness and more – and combines them with cutting-edge sophisticated learning technology within engaged and supportive communities. Mindvalley is creating a more conscious and connected world by teaching people how to become the greatest version of themselves while doing good for the planet and the human race. Through their education platforms, online academies, mobile apps, and both digital and live events, Mindvalley gives their customers access to an alternative curriculum that empowers them to kickstart their personal growth and lead extraordinary lives. Mindvalley’s ultimate goal is to launch a unified school for a billion people for all stages of life.

Ezekiel is also a consultant for organizations and leaders that aim to create teams and companies that are focused on freedom, responsibility, maximizing happiness and well-being at the workplace. He is working to expand Mindvalley’s DNA to as many organizations as possible, to create a world where work becomes the place where every individual experiences personal transformation and creates the best memories of its life.

Ezekiel is on a mission to raise the consciousness of 1 billion people through creating more conscious leaders, transforming organizations into oases of wellness and promoting organizations that serve to make the world a better place.  

Matthew Gonnering

CEO
Widen

Freedom at Work at Widen: A High Growth Company

Matthew Gonnering

CEO
Widen

Freedom at Work at Widen: A High Growth Company

Matthew Gonnering leads the highly-intelligent & playfully-engaged people of Widen, who are dedicated to unlocking human potential by navigating the next frontier of digital content.  Widen is a freedom-centered software company helping the most influential brands in the world organize their digital chaos. Widen aims to become the most admired organization in the world, setting an example for good growth, and is continuously featured as one of the best places to work in Madison. Widen also proudly represents a culture of organizational democracy, earning certification from WorldBlu as a Freedom-Centered Workplace for five consecutive years.

Matthew started at Widen in 2000 with a background in printing earning the CEO role in 2009.  He is a forever learner in pursuit of helping people realize their potential. With the help of 150+ colleagues last year, he earned Executive of the Year honors from Madison InBusiness Magazine. Matthew speaks throughout the year, with past speeches including a TEDx talk highlighting the need for more empathy in business by employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a Disrupt HR presentation where he posed the question, “What if Mother Teresa Ran HR,” and various presentations drawing attention to a multidimensional wellness approach to integral human development.  His writings have been featured in prominent publications such as Forbes, Chief Executive, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Magazine.  

Matthew lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and six children, is tremendously grateful to work with the best-of-the-best, is active in the Catholic Church, and is always thinking about what’s next!

Jenny Briggs

Founding Partner
Gritt Business Consulting and Executive Fellow, Rutgers University

Harnessing the Power of Open Books to Build A Thriving Freedom-Centered Culture

Jenny Briggs

Founding Partner
Gritt Business Consulting and Executive Fellow, Rutgers University

Harnessing the Power of Open Books to Build A Thriving Freedom-Centered Culture

Jennifer Briggs brings over two decades of practice in human resources, organizational development, and executive leadership from various industries. She served as VP of Human Resources with New Belgium Brewing, a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Workplace for over 12 years and now serves as a corporate reconstructionist proving that business can be done different – purpose-centered, mission-driven, and values-powered using tenants of inclusive capitalism to attain success.

Building healthy, profitable, democratically-managed companies with shared capital ownership is Jenny’s passion. A mentor once taught her to never let a rule get in the way of making a good decision and she strives to make critical thinking, intention, and agile action her guiding principles. She brings a non-traditional HR viewpoint of relying primarily on values, communication, and community.

Jenny is the chairperson of the board for GIS, Inc., serves as an outside independent director for PFS Brands and Engineering Economics, and is a founding partner of GRITT Business Coaching. She is a Rutgers University Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit-Sharing Executive Fellow focusing on corporate governance and performance. She is a contributor to the Beyster Institute and the Democracy at Work Institute. She holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and has done graduate studies in Enterprise Project Management and has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education.

Stephen Shapiro

Best-Selling Author
and Innovation Strategist

Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problem

Stephen Shapiro

Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problem

Best-Selling Author
and Innovation Strategist


What if your organization had an effective systematic approach for dealing with any problem? To get there, you have to understand that to find better solutions, you need to first ask better questions. Otherwise, the answers you seek will remain hidden.

Best-selling author and sought-after strategist, Stephen Shapiro, will teach you how to reframe any problem in multiple ways, using 25 lenses to help you gain critically different perspectives. He will help you discover why we are hardwired to ask ineffective questions, how to reframe any problem to help you find the optimal solution, and how to move from idea-based innovation to a question-based innovation that drives a higher ROI. In his talk on Invisible Solutions, which is also the title of his latest book, Stephen will help you quickly discover better solutions to solve any problem in business and in life.

Stephen is well-known for cultivating innovation by showing leaders and their teams how to approach, tackle and solve their business challenges. Applying the knowledge he has accrued over decades in the industry, Stephen is able to see what others can’t: opportunities to improve innovation models and the cultures that support them.

The first innovation opportunity Stephen spotted was the opportunity to innovate within his own life. Halfway through his 15-year tenure at Accenture, while co-leading the company’s business process reengineering practice, he realized he no longer wanted to be responsible for people losing their jobs. So he did exactly the opposite by building Accenture’s thriving 20,000-person process and innovation practice focused on growth and job creation.

In 2001, after publishing his first book, 24/7 Innovation, Stephen left Accenture to become a full-time innovation speaker and advisor to clients around the world. Since then he has published four more books – Goal-Free Living (2006), The Little Book of Big Innovation Ideas (2007), Personality Poker (2010) and Best Practices are Stupid (2011) — and spoken to audiences in 50 different countries. His sixth bookInvisible Solutions, came out in early 2020.

Today, Stephen continues to focus on transforming the way businesses like 3M, P&G, Marriott, Nike, and Microsoft improve innovation practices through customized keynote speeches, advisory engagements and other services. Passionate and captivating, Stephen’s high-energy approach to innovation gets audiences out of their seats and into new ways of thinking about their business challenges.

Stephen just finished serving a six-year term on the Board of Directors of National Speakers Association (NSA) and is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA’s highest earned designation. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

Stephen has a degree from Cornell University in Industrial Engineering, which has helped him optimize the entire innovation process using the engineering techniques he learned there.

He was also involved with Girl Starter, a movement that encourages and enables young women to launch their own businesses. He was a judge and mentor on the television show (TLC) and has supported the speaking tour and other endeavors.

Stephen is based in Orlando, Florida and loves traveling to meet his clients around the world. 

Dave Hoerman

Chief Wisdom Officer
DaVita

Freedom at Work at DaVita: A Fortune 500 Company

Dave Hoerman

Chief Wisdom Officer
DaVita

Freedom at Work at DaVita: A Fortune 500 Company

Dave Hoerman is the Chief Wisdom Officer for DaVita, a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Workplace for 13 consecutive years.

DaVita is a Fortune 500® health care provider with 77,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in annual revenue focused on transforming care delivery to improve the quality of life for patients around the globe. The company is the largest provider of kidney care services in the U.S. with  2,664 outpatient dialysis centers in the United States, serving 202,700 patients, and 241 outpatient dialysis centers in other countries. DaVita, a publicly-traded company, has been a leader in clinical quality and innovation for 20 years.

In his role as Chief Wisdom Officer, Dave oversees the Wisdom team which is responsible for all cultural training as well as organizational and leadership development at DaVita. This includes DaVita University, all major events, and Village Gatherings, as well as all internal branding. Dave has worked in leadership and human performance development, personal, professional and career coaching, as well as organizational development for over 25 years.

Dave is known for and has won several awards for his work in design, development, delivery, and evaluation of performance improvement strategies for fortune 500 companies, and has a proven track record in leadership development, mentoring, coaching, and speaking to leaders and teams.  Dave has built several training departments from scratch and has led several international training projects in the corporate finance environments.  Through the years, Dave has earned multiple professional certifications including Senior Professional in Human Resources, Achieve Global Curricula, needs assessment and design, executive coaching, information mapping, and Quality Management.

In addition to leadership positions within large organizations, Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and Bridge of Life Medical Missions, has helped hundreds of individuals by coaching and mentoring them toward work that they love through career counseling, and has volunteered in several non-profit organizations as a mentor, coach and teacher for adults and young people.

Dave resides in Colorado and enjoys playing drums and piano, spending time with his wife and three daughters and outdoor sports and recreation in the Rocky Mountains.

John Niland

CEO
The Self-Worth Academy

10 Tips for Massively Boosting Your Self-Worth and Transforming the Way You Lead

John Niland

CEO
The Self-Worth Academy

10 Tips for Massively Boosting Your Self-Worth and Transforming the Way You Lead

John Niland is the founder and CEO of Self-Worth Academy, as well as an internationally recognized speaker, author, and business coach. The Self-Worth Academy has a vision of bringing a new understanding of self-worth to the world: to free millions of people from the hamster-wheel of self-esteem and open their eyes to the value they can create when they are not preoccupied with “proving themselves.”

John Niland is the author of four books: The Self-Worth Safari, The Courage to Ask, Hidden Value and Opportunity Conversations.  Using his native Irish talent for story and humor, John is best known as a popular speaker at professional conferences, on topics of self-worth and value-creation.

Prior to founding Self-Worth Academy, John was the CEO of VCO Global: a coaching and training company that worked with thousands of individual professionals all over the world seeking to add more value to their professional life and be rewarded by higher fees.  John was also a co-founder of the European Forum of Independent Professionals.

In his early career, John worked as a pan-European project-manager (and later as a business owner) in information-technology: supplying expertise to large companies such as BP, Argos, Johnson & Johnson and a host of mid-market FMCG organizations. His initial passion for value-creation was formed during these years, as well as working with international teams.

John has two children and one grandchild, who live in London. John splits his time between the UK and Portugal, traveling extensively to speak at conferences. His leisure pursuits include scuba-diving, cycling, hiking, and good food. His favorite quote comes from Oscar Wilde, “Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken."

Kelly Wendorf

Founding Partner
EQUUS

Powerful Lessons from the Herd: How to Create Positive Healthy Boundaries

Kelly Wendorf

Founding Partner
EQUUS

Powerful Lessons from the Herd: How to Create Positive Healthy Boundaries

Kelly Wendorf, MCC, is an executive coach, published author, spiritual mentor, and socially responsible entrepreneur. She is the founding Partner of EQUUS, an experiential leadership development organization based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Kelly's early experiences were vitally and deeply shaped by the natural and ancient world around her where she learned a way of listening to forces within people, nature and moments. This unconventional education grants her a gift of perception that liberates untapped potential and hidden gifts within individuals and organizations, helping them to solve problems differently through a wisdom-informed and wholeness approach.

Throughout her life she has lived and worked around the world, studying with many spiritual and Indigenous leaders in India, Africa, Indonesia and Australia. Such immersion in multi-cultural perspectives has honed a passion for creating a new narrative in the human condition, empowering high-performing individuals, organizations, and their leaders to wield meaningful change in their families, communities, and in the world through servant leadership and innovative business development. She has worked inside a spectrum of clientele – from Amazon, to Microsoft to some of the most underserved communities.

Kelly founded, edited and published Kindred magazine (Australia), an evidence-based publication that explores the social, cultural and biological underpinnings of a compassionate society. Here she spent 15 years immersed in the field of neuroscience and neuropsychology and its relationship to social justice and transformative cultural change. Kelly also authored and Edited Stories of Belonging (Finch), an anthology from authors around the world, including the often excluded Indigenous voices. Her upcoming book, Flying Lead Change: 56 Million Years of Wisdom for Leading and Living (Sounds True) will be released in October 2020.

As a master coach and facilitator at EQUUS she specializes in the liberation of robust leadership capacities in those who are most qualified — i.e., the empathetic, the conscientious, the accountable, the generous, and the kind.

As a gifted educator and facilitator, Kelly developed Wisdom Circles®, a group peer-learning and coaching model. An intuitive lifelong horsewoman, she also developed The EQUUS Experience® — an award-winning equine-assisted transformational learning process. Wisdom Circles and The EQUUS Experience are recognized as a powerful differentiators in organizational change circles. 

Andreas Flodstrom

Co-Founder + CEO Beetroot

Freedom at Work at Beetroot: Building Democracy in Ukraine at Work

Andreas Flodstrom

Co-Founder + CEO
Beetroot

Freedom at Work at Beetroot: Building Democracy in Ukraine

Andreas Flodström, named "Entrepreneur of the Year" in Sweden in 2018, is the co-founder and CEO of the Swedish-Ukrainian IT companies Beetroot & Beetroot Academy. Beetroot is a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Workplace. 

Beetroot is a Swedish-Ukrainian IT company that specializes in building distributed teams of developers. Beetroot is currently helping 100+ product companies in 20 countries with tech expertise. It was initially founded in 2012 as a part of Andreas’ master thesis in social entrepreneurship, while he completed a degree in technical entrepreneurship at Chalmers University. The company now engages more than 300 people in Ukraine and Sweden.

Beetroot doesn’t only love software development, it also loves developing people. For this reason, Andreas Flodstrom created, in 2014, Beetroot Academy, a modern school that prepares graduates for successful careers in web development. The school has a highly relevant and growing list of courses, including Front-end and Back-end development, Web Design, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship.

Founded in Poltava, Beetroot Academy now operates in 16 large and mid-size cities and has graduated more than 2500 students. The results speak for themselves — roughly 70% of their graduates have been successfully placed in jobs after completing their studies. This equals 1% of all IT professionals in Ukraine.

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THE AGENDA|WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Get ready for two incredible days (plus optional pre-events!) of best practices, ideas, proven tips and inspiration that you can immediately apply back at your organization.

 

We will go each day from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm with a 90 minute lunch break.

PRE-EVENT | Monday, June 15th
Focus: Experiential Learning (optional day)

Morning Events

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Hike the Boulder Front Range at Chautauqua
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Tours of New Belgium, a WorldBlu Certified Freedom-Centered Workplace
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Tours of DaVita, a WorldBlu Certified Freedom-Centered Workplace™

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Afternoon Events

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Meet up for lunch beginning around 12:00 pm at Rosetta Hall (rosettahall.com)
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Tours of New Belgium, a WorldBlu Certified Freedom-Centered Workplace
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Tours of DaVita, a WorldBlu Certified Freedom-Centered Workplace™
DAY 1 | Tuesday, June 16th
Focus: Freedom-Centered Mindset + Freedom-Centered Leadership

Morning Keynotes

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Traci Fenton / Welcome + Overview
Freedom at Work™: How Freedom and Organizational Democracy Drive Business Performance and Growth
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Dan Cnossen / Mindset
Winning Gold: How I Developed a Fearless Mindset, Overcame Adversity, and Achieved a Breakthrough Life
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Traci Fenton / Mindset
The Power Question Practice: 5 Steps to Overcoming Fear for Breakthrough Innovation & Success

*subject to change

Afternoon Keynotes

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Traci Fenton / Leadership
Freedom-Centered Leadership: The 3 Key Attributes of Fearless Leader
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Traci Fenton / Leadership
The #1 Driver of Leadership Success: Your Self-Worth
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Traci Fenton / Leadership
Fearless Hiring: What Leaders Must Hire For to Build (and Maintain!) a Healthy Freedom-Centered Culture
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John Niland / Leadership
10 Tips for Massively Boosting Your Self-Worth and Transforming the Way You Lead
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Kelly Wendorf / Leadership
Powerful Lessons from the Herd: How to Create Positive Healthy Boundaries
DAY 2 | Wednesday, June 17th
Focus: Freedom-Centered Culture Design

Morning Keynotes

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Traci Fenton / Culture Design
Freedom-Centered Culture Design: How to Design Systems and Processes that Give Real Power to Your People
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Matthew Gonnering / Culture Design
Freedom at Work at Widen: A High Growth Company
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Cindy Solomon / Communication Skills
Freedom-Centered Communication with Courage and Candor
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Andreas Flodstrom / Culture Design
Freedom at Work Beetroot: Building Democracy in Ukraine at Work

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Afternoon Keynotes

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Dave Hoerman / Culture Design
Freedom at Work at DaVita: A Fortune 500 Company
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Jennifer Briggs / Finance
Harnessing the Power of Open Books to Build A Thriving Freedom-Centered Culture
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Stephen Shapiro / Innovation
Invisible Solutions: Discovering 25 Breakthrough Lenses that Solve Any Business Problem
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Various Speakers / Technology Freedom-Centered Technologies that Will Transform Your Workplace
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Traci Fenton / Strategy
Why Freedom at Work Matters to Freedom in the World
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Ezekiel Vicente / Culture Design
Freedom at Work at Mindvalley: Global and Growing
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Afterparty
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Welcome to the Happiest+ Sunniest +
Smartest City in the US

Why Boulder? Why not!? Boulder has breathtaking scenery, a pleasant climate,
a charming downtown, a thriving tech hub and enough outdoor activities
to keep even the most active person busy.

Here are 10 fun facts about Boulder!
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#1 Happiest City In The US

Ranked the #1 Happiness City in the US (National Geographic Magazine) and nation's best city for well-being (Gallup)

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6X More High Tech Start-Ups

Six times more high-tech start-ups per capita than the nation's average, with the highest density of tech start-ups of any city in America.

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Tons Of Sunshine

300+ days of sunshine a year

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#1 Most Educated City In The Us

#1 most educated city in America (Forbes)

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Best Green Space In The US

45,000 acres of preserved open space and 60 parks, ranked one of the “Best Urban Green Spaces in America”

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#1 In Used BookStores

More used bookstores per capita than any other city in the country

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Pet Guardians

You cannot “own” pets in the city of Boulder since city mandate says that pets own themselves and that residents are simply “pet guardians."

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Preserving Mountain Views

To preserve the mountain views, it is illegal to build a structure larger than four stories in the city.

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Walker Friendly Community

The most people who walk to work per capita; one of only 13 Gold-level Walker Friendly Communities in the United States

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#1 In So Many Things!

Ranked the “Foodiest” city, “Brainiest” city, “Best Biking” city to “Best City for Teleworking,” from “Best City for Young People” to “Best City to Retire in Style.”

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Here’s What CEOs are Saying About
the impact of Freedom at Work

"Our sales have quadrupled and our market cap has increased from $250 million to over $2 billion."
Garry Ridge

CEO | The WD-40 Company

San Diego | California
"We've grown on average 23% each year over the past 10 years, largely due to Freedom at Work."
Matthew Gonnering

CEO | Widen

Madison | Wisconsin
"Freedom at Work took our spin-off, Intank, from $0 to $175 million sale in just two years."
Dallas Kashuba

Co-Founder | Dreamhost

Los Angeles | California
"We grew 63% in one year, adding over $1 million to our bottom-line with Freedom at Work."
Nathan Donaldson

CEO | Boost

Wellington | New Zeland
“We've grown more than 12x as a direct result of our practice of Freedom at Work."
Matt Perez

COO | Nearsoft

US & Mexico
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Who Should Attend?

Are you wondering if the Freedom at Work Summit is right for you? Let us help you decide!

The Freedom at Work Summit is a business growth event for your company, but it is NOT for everyone, and honestly, we’d prefer to help you figure out BEFORE you join us rather than waste your time. So, let’s cut to the chase . . . 

The Freedom at Work Summit is For:

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Forward-thinking C-suite and HR/Talent leaders like you who want to invest in themselves, their people, and their organization, setting a higher standard for a business that inspires others.

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Leaders who have high self-worth and are secure enough in themselves that they want to create a workplace environment where everyone can realize their fullest potential.

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Leaders who are 100% committed to growing their businesses.

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Leaders who have integrity and are humble, coachable, and willing to do the work necessary to build a highly successful Freedom-Centered Workplace.

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Leaders who understand that the workplace is now one of the key places where we learn how to become better people in every area of life.

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Leaders who believe that every employee has inherent worth and unlimited potential and deserves to be treated as such.

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Leaders who want to actively and meaningfully engage in a community of other like-minded, top leaders who share their values of freedom with accountability in the workplace. 

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Leaders who align with the Freedom at Work™ model and who want to help advance and grow their company with freedom and organizational democracy and who want to help advance freedom and democracy in the world through the way they run their business.

The Freedom at Work Summit is Not For:

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Leaders trapped in the outdated command-and-control style of leadership, who think that “democracy” means “voting” or not having a leader, and who enjoy controlling their employees through fear.

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Leaders who are insecure, lack self-worth, and who feel threatened by others creating environments that support the full potential of everyone.

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Leaders who are looking for a quick fix and who are not willing to invest in growing themselves, their people, or their organization.

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Leaders who are arrogant, don’t take accountability or think they have nothing left to learn from anyone else.

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Idea chasers always looking for the next new management trend. What we teach is strategic, proven, timeless and produces real results.

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Leaders who believe that employees must be controlled and managed because they are unable to self-govern effectively.

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Leaders who don’t want to engage in a community of other like-minded leaders because they already have it all figured out.

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Leaders who don’t philosophically align with the Freedom at Work™ model and who don’t want to help advance freedom and democracy in the world through the way they run their business.

The Venue

The beautiful Dairy Arts Center is the home of the Freedom at Work Summit 2020.

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The Dairy Arts Center

2590 Walnut St, Boulder, Coloado 80302

Hotel

The Embassy Suites is our recommended hotel and is right across the street from the venue.  Please reserve your rooms very early as Boulder is a very popular summer tourist destination!

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Embassy suites by hilton boulder

We have a discounted room rate of $249/night available until May 18th. 

 

2601 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, Colorado 80302

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FAQS

Have a question about the event? We have answers!

How is the Freedom at Work Summit different from other events out there?

Most events take a generic look at how to improve your culture, only addressing best practices or the design of an organization, falling short of actually talking about ALL that it takes to build a truly world-class company. 

The Freedom at Work Summit teaches leaders the proven Freedom at Work model, which addresses the mindset, leadership skills AND organizational design of a business in order to have growth, a world-class culture, and make a difference in the world. 

The Freedom at Work Summit is also more than just a few days of listening to a random group of speakers. We actually train you in the proven Freedom at Work model and give you tips and ideas for how to immediately implement it into your organization. Think of it as both a training and an opportunity to hear from thought-leaders and CEOs actually practicing Freedom at Work. You will leave inspired, energized, and loaded with new ideas around a proven (not generic!) approach.  

Lastly, the Freedom at Work Summit is also an incredible global community of some of the most forward-thinking thought-leaders, CEOs, and executives in the world with shared values and a shared commitment to more freedom and less fear in our workplaces and our world. We are an upbeat, positive, and embracing community. When people come to the Freedom at Work Summit, they often tell us, "I finally found my tribe!"

Who should attend?

This event is for forward-thinking C-suite, executive and HR/Talent/People leaders like you who want to invest in themselves, their people and their organization, setting a higher standard for business. 

Please click the tab, "Who Should Attend" for a complete list of who will most benefit from the Summit as well as those who will not. 

 

What time is the Freedom at Work Summit?

The Freedom at Work Summit opens for registration from 8:45 - 9:15 am.

The event goes from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. 

We will have a 90-minute lunch break from approximately 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

 

 

 

What time is registration?

Registration for the event begins each day from 8:45 -9:15 am. The event starts promptly at 9:30 am. 

How much are tickets?

Tickets start at $797 and go up to $1297 depending on if you are a member or not and if you take advantage of super and early bird pricing. 

You can see all of the ticket prices and the deadlines to sign up under the "Tickets" tab.

(Please note: Due to high demand, at this time we are not able to offer scholarships or any kind of additional discounts on our tickets. Thanks!)

Do you offer group rates?

We do not offer group rates at this time, but the best way to get the optimal ticket price is to take advantage of our super-early bird and early-bird pricing, which you can see under the "Tickets" tab and/or also becoming a member with WorldBlu.  

 

What is the deadline to buy tickets?

The overall deadline to buy tickets for the event is May 31st. 

However, please click on the tab entitled, "Tickets" to see the different deadlines for the super early-bird, early-bird and regular tickets as the deadlines are different for each one.

How do we become a member and get the member ticket rate?

If you'd like to take advantage of our member rate for tickets to the Freedom at Work Summit, we invite you to apply for membership with WorldBlu!

Are meals included with the ticket price?

Meals are not included with the ticket price. We will take a 90-minute break each day for participants to go out and explore Boulder and eat lunch. There are dozens of great restaurants within just a few blocks of the venue for participants to explore and enjoy!

Where can we go for lunch?

There are literally dozens of outstanding fast food, fast-casual, and other restaurants to eat at during your 90-minute lunch break each day.

One block over from the event venue is the 29th St. Mall, which includes the following restaurants which have great options for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans as well! 

Can I bring food or drink into the theater?

Yes, you can bring drinks only into the theater as long as they have a lid and are not in a glass bottle. 

Will there be a coffee or refreshments break?

We will not have a coffee break in the morning because we start the event at 9:30 am and will break from lunch at 11:30 am. 

We will have an afternoon coffee and refreshments break which will be available for purchase from The Dairy Arts Center cafe.

You are welcome to bring your own drinks to the event as long as there is a lid on your cup and it is not in a glass container. There is a Starbucks and other local coffee shops about 1-2 blocks from the event venue as well!

What is the attire for the event?

The attire for the event is business casual. 

How do you select your speakers?

We are highly selective about our speakers and only select speakers who are proven thought-leaders and/or authors on how to practice more freedom and organizational democracy in the workplace. 

We also select speakers who are top leaders of WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Workplaces to share how they practice Freedom at Work. 

We are always looking for fresh faces and talent as well, so if you would like to recommend someone as a speaker who can expertly talk to at least one of the three core attributes of the Freedom at Work model, please send your recommendation to us at hello (@) worldblu.com. Thank you!

 

Can I come and go from the event?

Because the Freedom at Work Summit is more than just a showcase of speakers but is actually also a training in Freedom at Work, we highly recommend that you don't miss a session. Each session and keynote will build on the next.

You are welcome to come and go between sessions if you need to. However, because the event is in a theater and not a conference ballroom, coming and going while a speaker is speaking is very distracting to both the speaker and your fellow participants. We are also filming the event, so again, coming and going is quite distracting.

For that reason, once a session has begun, you will not be able to enter or exit the theater until that session is over, unless in the event of an emergency. Thank for your understanding and for being on time for all sessions. 

 

 

What's the best airport to fly into?

The best airport to fly into is the Denver International Airport (DEN), which is about a 35-45 minute drive from Boulder.

How should I get from the airport to the event?

If you do not want to rent a car for the event, we highly recommend that you use Green Ride to get you from the Denver airport to your accommodations in Boulder. 

What's the best hotel to stay at for the event?

We highly recommend that you stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Boulder, which is right across the street from the event venue. Your stay at Embassy Suites will also include free breakfast.

Please click on the tab entitled, "Hotel" on this page which will give you more details as well as our exclusive link to discounted hotel rooms at the Embassy Suites.

We strongly recommend that you book your hotel in Boulder as soon as possible as it is a very popular tourist destination in the summer and all the hotels book very quickly. 

I want to do a pre-event tour of a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Workplace. Will you tell me more and how do I sign up?

That's great that you want to see inside and experience a WorldBlu certified Freedom-Centered Workplace!

There is NO extra fee for the tours as it is always included in your ticket.

A few things about the tours: 

> You can sign up for a pre-event tour on the Eventbrite ticketing page when you register for the event. Space is limited, so please sign up as soon as you can. 

> You are responsible for getting yourself to the tour.

You have the option of touring DaVita and/or New Belgium Brewing. 

New Belgium Brewing Tour:

Can I pay with a check rather than a credit card for the event?

Absolutely! Just reach out to us at hello (@) worldblu.com and we will get you set up for payment via check. 

Are my tickets refundable?

Your tickets are not refundable but they are transferable until May 31st. After that deadline, you have up to one year to transfer your tickets to another Freedom at Work Summit.

We are happy to work with you on this and answer any questions. Please contact us at hello (@) worldblu.com.  

What is the Freedom at Work model?

The proven Freedom at Work™ model, developed by Traci Fenton, is used by hundreds of companies worldwide.

It has three parts to it: mindset, leadership, and organizational design. 

You can learn all about the Freedom at Work model here. 

What are WorldBlu's purpose and vision statements and core values?

Our purpose is to transform the way humanity leads with Freedom at Work™.

Our core values are Humility, Excellence, Accountability, and Love.

Our vision is to see one billion people living, leading, and working in freedom, not fear, worldwide.

Is WorldBlu political?

WorldBlu is strictly non-political and non-partisan; we are a business education organization teaching the proven Freedom at Work model. 

To date, we’ve helped organizations worldwide transition from the outdated command-and-control model of organizational design and leadership to a more democratic model, based on the WorldBlu 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy and the Freedom at Work model.

We’ve worked with hundreds of leaders and organizations all over the world in a diversity of industries, ranging in size to Fortune 500 companies, teaching them how to bring more freedom and organizational democracy to the world through the way they run their companies.

Our approach is proven to create a positive ripple, increasing the level of peace, economic prosperity and civic engagement in a community in which a WorldBlu member company operates.

What is your event code of conduct?

The Freedom at Work Summit is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

I have more questions, how can I get in touch with someone?

We're happy to answer your questions! Please email us at hello (@) worldblu.com with your questions or to set up a time to chat. We look forward to connecting with you!

Tickets

There are only 225 tickets to the Freedom at Work Summit 2020, so grab your tickets now as this event will sell out! The deadline to register is May 31st. 

MEMBERS
Super Early-Bird Ticket Early Bird Ticket Regular Ticket
Ticket Price
$797
Ticket Price
$897
Ticket Price
$1197
Buy ticket by:
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May 31st
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Pre-Event Tours Included
2-Day Event Pass
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NON-MEMBERS
Super Early-Bird Ticket Early Bird Ticket Regular Ticket
Ticket Price
$897
Ticket Price
$997
Ticket Price
$1297
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Feb. 29th
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Apr. 30th
Buy ticket by:
May 31st
(Optional)
Pre-Event Tours Included
2-Day Event Pass
Workbook
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About WorldBlu

Discover more about us!

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WorldBlu was founded in 1997 and is the largest global network of companies committed to freedom and democracy in the workplace, with clients in over 80 countries globally, representing over $30 billion in annual revenue.

WorldBlu’s founder and CEO, Traci Fenton, developed the Freedom at Work™ model, which is used by for-profit and non-profit organizations worldwide. The Freedom at Work model has been independently verified as producing, on average, seven times greater revenue growth over a three-year period for companies that use the model, compared to S&P 500 companies.

Traci Fenton has been recognized in Inc. magazine as one of the “Top 50 Leadership Thinkers in the World” and has also earned the Game Changer award for “Outstanding Results in Shaping the World.” She was also just named a "2020 World-Changing Woman in Conscious Business." Traci is the author of the forthcoming book, Freedom at Work.

WorldBlu’s clients include such well-respected brands as Zappos, DaVita, The WD-40 Company, HCL Technologies, Menlo Innovations, Widen, Pandora, Hulu, Geonetric, and hundreds more around the world from almost every industry.

WorldBlu has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, NPR, the BBC, and dozens of other media outlets around the world as well as in over two dozen books. Traci has spoken around the world to thousands of leaders at major conferences and at Harvard, Yale, The US Naval Academy, Yahoo, South by Southwest, the CIA, TEDx and more.

WorldBlu's purpose is to transform the way humanity leads with Freedom at Work™. WorldBlu's vision is to see one billion people living, leading, and working in freedom worldwide.

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Cultures We've Impacted

A selection of just a few of the organizations we worked with
in over 80 countries worldwide.