Leadercast Speaker Profile: Kat Cole & Chris Barez-Brown

April 13, 2016 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

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If you’ve ever had a taste of Cinnabon or enjoyed a run in your Nike gear, you can thank these Leadercast Lexington Chamber speakers! With just three weeks until the largest leadership conference in the world is broadcast at RADIUS Church on May 6, we want you to get to know more about these accomplished men and women that will be speaking throughout the day.

Note: You can earn continuing education and professional development credits through Leadercast too! Learn more.

Meet Focus Brands Group President Kat Cole and author and creativity guru Chris Barez-Brown and get your tickets to Leadercast Lexington Chamber below. Don’t forget, members of the Greater Lexington Chamber receive 10% off tickets to this event. Contact Connor Watkins at connor@lexingtonsc.org or (803) 359-6113 to get your discounted tickets!

Eventbrite - Leadercast Lexington Chamber Kat Cole

Kat Cole

Group President at FOCUS Brands (Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and more)

Former president of Cinnabon Inc., now Group President of Cinnabon’s parent company, FOCUS Brands, where she leads global, multi-channel businesses in licensing, manufacturing and ecommerce for all 6 brands that operate across 65 countries: Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s, Schlotzsky’s, McAllister’s, and Carvel. Kat is an angel investor, humanitarian and philanthropist focused on elevating self-sufficiency through education, technology and access to opportunity around the world. She is the co-founder of Changers of Commerce, chair of the board of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, and a mentor, board member and advisor to emerging, retail, education and tech startups. Her Twitter handle best describes her: “Connected-Creative-Conscious-Community building Capitalist, Biz Advisor, MBA, YGL, EDM fan, Coffee-Loving Chronic Learner”.

Chris Baréz-Brown

Chris Baréz-Brown

Author and Creativity Guru

Best selling author, speaker and creativity guru, Chris Barez-Brown, has been unleashing the creative potential of worldwide organizations including Unilever, Nike and Diageo for years. He is a master of metamorphosis, challenging and transforming businesses through embedding Creative Leadership as part of the DNA of the culture.

Chris founded Upping Your Elvis in 2009 to help people reconnect with their inner creative genius and once again become confident in being who they truly are. He is the author of “How to Have Kick-Ass Ideas,” a best-selling Harper Collins book. His second book, “Shine – How to Survive and Thrive at Work” published by Penguin, has been lauded “Business Book of the Month”. His third book, “FREE: Love Your Work, Love Your Life” helps us further shake up our view of how we can be even more extraordinary in business.