Pre-Conference Workshop – Creating A Culture of Engaged Leadership

Wednesday 9:00 AM – Noon

Location: TBA

This Pre-Conference Workshop (limited seating) is an additional fee of $75 added to your registration.

Most organizations find it difficult to do what they regard as important; they are good at planning but struggle to put those plans into action. This is not a new challenge; this is a widespread and enduring problem for most organizations. Learning how to close this gap is the purpose of this workshop. It’s not about creating more detailed plans, rather it’s about fostering engagement through “clarity & alignment.” This workshop is all about showing how organizations can defeat mediocrity and stagnation, create high-impact cultures of initiative, and build empowered teams with high degrees of implicit trust.


Richard Rierson

Richard Rierson is a husband, father of four daughters, and executive leadership coach, trainer, speaker, and American Airlines pilot.

He loves helping professionals and organizations authentically communicate their brand, develop an authentic leadership presence, crush limiting beliefs, and overcome mediocrity.

He’s the host of the top ranked business Podcast and radio show “Dose of Leadership”, a show of over 350 inspiring interviews with high quality leaders and personalities such as Steve Forbes, Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, FedEx CEO Fred Smith, Pittsburgh Steeler Coach Bill Cowher, and Dana Perino from Fox News just to name a few. The podcast has been downloaded in over 196 countries across the globe and recently named by Fortune, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and INC Magazine as a “Top Business Podcast”.

Richard served ten years active duty as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps and ten years part-time with the Kansas Air National Guard & Air Force Reserve. He has accumulated over 8,500 flight hours as Captain/Aircraft Commander in multiple types of aircraft and is currently a Boeing 737 First Officer for American Airlines.

Richard is a born and bred Wichita native and received his BS of Computer Science from Wichita State University in 1991. He is also a 2007 recipient of the Wichita Business Journal’s annual 40-Under-40 award.