Keynote Speaker Eric Chester

There is a war for talent taking place on a global scale, and the future belongs to forward-thinking organizations that are focused on creating and sustaining a dynamic and compelling workplace culture. Since 1998, Eric Chester has been the leading voice in attracting, managing, motivating, and retaining the emerging workforce. As an in-the-trenches workplace researcher and thought-leader, Chester has now cracked the code on the tactics and strategies companies that are recognized as “best places to work” in their respective industries are using to win the talent wars. 

On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out is Eric’s 4th leadership book. His previous release, Reviving Work Ethic – A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Workforce (2012) is the first business book on developing soft skills and core work ethic values since 1904. He is the Founder of The Center for Work Ethic Development and created a work ethic training curriculum that is being taught at hundreds of schools, colleges, workforce centers, and organizations all over the world.

Award-Winning Speaker & Bestselling Author Eric Chester

Breakout Sessions

Our themes for 2017 LeaderCon will be the guide for the 3 breakout sessions during the conference. 

  • Follower Worth Mentoring
  • Leader Worth Following 
  • Team Worth Growing

Get a glimpse of the speakers you can find at LeaderCon below! (Click on an image to learn more about each speaker's session for 2017 LeaderCon!)


Kim Hodous 

Meet-Kim-PhotoKim is an award winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, a fun-loving mom and all around lover of life. For more than 15 years, Kim has shared her laugh out loud funny but powerful message with thousands of entrepreneurs, executives and women across the country.  Armed with the experience of taking her kitchen table hobby to a seven figure business, she combines the lessons she learned along the way with a fresh perspective on work and life. Kim shares her wisdom and experience on success, happiness, and health so you can live your life to its FULL OUT potential.