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Courageous Leadership Conversations: Join Us In Profound Conversation

June 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Join Us in Profound Conversation

Silent. No. More.

June 10, 2020 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST

Our Brilliant Illuminators for This Session On Race. Bias. Privilege:


Lazeric Banks, Culture Specialist
University of Southern California
Lazeric Banks is an enthusiastic champion of recognition, engagement, wellbeing, equity, and diversity and inclusion. He currently is a Culture Specialist, for the University of Southern California. In his role, he works to drive the development of all aspects of culture including performance management, talent, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, and engagement. He also serves as a culture facilitator as part of the university wide culture journey.

Prior to joining USC, Lazeric worked at Kohler Co. leading engagement and diversity inclusion efforts as a Global HR Senior Organizational Development Specialist and at Allstate Insurance Company on the Inclusion Diversity team as an Employee Resource Groups Program Manager. He holds a Masters of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, writing his Capstone Paper on issues in diversity, inclusion, and equity. He is a Bradley Brave, graduating with his Bachelors of Science in Accounting, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and a proud Dolphin graduating from Whitney M Young Magnet High School in Chicago, IL.



Karen Jones, President and Founder
Sacred Leadership Solutions
Karen Jones is the Founder and President of Sacred Leadership Solutions. She has more than 20 years experience in Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Planning, Talent Management, Organization Effectiveness, Leadership Development, and Change Leadership. She is a former Human Resources executive and has worked within several Fortune 500 companies which include American Express, Sara Lee, U.S. Cellular, and Ulta Beauty. Karen is a seasoned expert in the design and execution of diversity and inclusion strategies, tools, and resources.

Karen has been commended for her abilty to create an emotionally safe learning environment where all view are respected. Karen has a proven track record of performing effective organizational needs analyses, designing (or aligning with) overall organization objectives, and realizing desired outcomes.



Johnny Campbell, DTM, AS
Rise Up and Win Seminars–The Transition Man

Johnny Campbell, DTM, AS is a Keynote Speaker, and Author who helps organizations Embrace Change, See The Possibilities and Win. Johnny is the Past-President of the National Speaker Association for state of Illinois and is an Accredited Speaker a designation presented by toastmaster International and held by only (81) professional speakers in the world for excellence in public speaking. Johnny is also a TEDx speaker his talk is called “How An Enemy Can Improve Your Life” Johnny gained his change and sales expertise in the Insurance industry where he worked as a corporate trainer and participated in leading hundreds of people through multiple Corporate Downsizings and Mergers. Based on Johnny’s business results, experiences and his ability to help clients overcome their challenges and succeed in their businesses & life he is called:​​​​​​​ The Transition Man.


Blaine Rada, Speaker, Author, Trainer

Blaine is an accomplished training professional with a unique ability to explain, coach and inspire. A thought leader with over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Blaine’s focus is on helping organizations rise above the competition. He was named “America’s Greatest Thinker” in 2005 and recently became an author, writing about his 500-mile walk across Spain. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Blaine has achieved its highest earned designation, the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). Blaine is a member of Mensa (the high IQ society), but isn’t nearly as smart as that sounds, just ask the people who know him best.


Maureen O’Brien, CEO, MOF
Global Wisdom and Leadership Forum

Maureen O’Brien, CEO, MOF is a non-traditional leader. Her first post college job was selling building products to contractors in the Chicago area. Following the birth of her first son, in 1986, O’Brien launched an exterior remodeling company of her own called O’Brien & Son, Inc. Four children later, that business is in its 36th year.

Intrigued by the story of this engaging woman and her choice to play with the “big boys,” speaking requests came for O’Brien to share her story. Armed with a degree in education and the equivalent of a PhD in hard knocks, O’Brien is a highly sought-after business strategist and speaker and author, and is considered an expert in Transformational Leadership, Entrepreneurial Thinking, and Relationship Selling. She is certified in the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument, a tool that measures whole brain thinking and drives diversity of thought.

In 2009, O’Brien launched the Global Women’s Leadership Forum® (www.globalwlf.com), a certified WBE, focused on equipping women and men with the competencies, confidence, and courage to lead. In 2017, the company made an intentional pivot, and now identifies as the Global Wisdom and Leadership Forum.

O’Brien has authored three books. Most recently, a children’s book called “And the Children Watched – A Reflection on the COVID-19 Pandemic.” “ She is currently working on a new book called, “With the Time We Have Left.”

O’Brien’s greatest success came in 2016. She fought Stage IV Lymphoma … and WON.

Brand Promise: Information. Inspiration. Tools for Implementation.

Now is a critical time. We need a place – a space – to come together, to form community, to act. This is an opportunity for real and honest conversation. It’s a chance to listen and to speak. It is an opportunity to STAND UP. STAND OUT. CREATE REAL CHANGE.

There is no charge to JOIN US!

1. Go to www.globalwlf.com
2. Click on the Courageous Leadership Slide on
3. Fill out the form.
4. You will be sent a link to the conversation.


June 10, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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