Riley Forman posts information about Leadercast in Agassiz

Riley Forman posts information about Leadercast in Agassiz

Famous leadership speakers broadcast live to Hope

Leadercast hopes to unite local businesses to stimulate growth

An idea exchange involving some of North America’s most influential leadership experts is coming to Hope.

Leadercast is a unique, one day leadership event including presentations by Soledad O’Brien, John Maxwell, Tim Tebow, Angela Ahrednts and Marcus Buckingham. While those speakers will be broadcasting live from the main Leadercast event in Atlanta, Georgia on May 4, people will be gathering in locations around the world take part via satellite or internet broadcast.

And one of those locations is going to be the Grace Baptist Church in Hope.

The event is being brought to the area through AdvantageHOPE, whose mandate is to increase and encourage business opportunities in the area.

As an AdvantageHOPE board member, Riley Forman has been helping out with the Leadercast project. He says the event will be a chance to connect with like-minded people in the business community. They’re hoping for participation to be in the hundreds, to be most effective.

They’re also hoping the event will have long-lasting, positive effects on local businesses.

“This is a call to action,” he said. “This is not to just go home and feel fuzzy for a week and forget what was said.”

It’s about sharing wisdom, business knowledge and ultimately, create economic stimulation.

There are broadcast sessions throughout the day. mixed with breaks for coffee and lunch, and the chance for mingling. The event is open to sponsors, and there are several packages available as a way for businesses of all sizes to get involved.

“Think about it,” Forman says. “If you get 500 people attending who are leaders or are aspiring to be leaders in the same room, then having your business name there shows that your business is involved in economic development.”

He says it’s all part of becoming one big network that could recharge Hope’s business community — something he already sees happening with a number of exciting changes in the community, including a promising proposal of a Flying J truck stop.

And Leadercast offers a wide range of speakers to help motivate the widest range of people possible.

The most well known names are likely Soledad O’Brien and Tim Tebow.

O’Brien s the anchor for CNN morning show Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien and special correspondent for CNN/U.S.. Since joining the network in 2003, O’Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning, record-breaking and critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today.

In 2011, Soledad won her first Emmy for Crisis in Haiti (Anderson Cooper 360) in the category of Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form. O’Brien was part of the coverage teams that earned CNN a George Foster Peabody award for its BP oil spill and Katrina coverage and an Alfred I. duPont Award for its coverage of the Southeast Asia tsunami.

Tebow is an NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner & best-selling author.

He is the founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation and in April 2010, Tebow was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. In 2011, Tebow authored Through My Eyes, an inspirational memoir that became a New York Times bestseller.

Leadercast runs from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 4, and the cost is $75 per person. Purchase your tickets online or contact AdvantageHOPE at 604-860-0930. Sponsorship packages range from $250 to $2000. For more information on sponsorship, visit michelle@momentumworks.com.

While Leadercast is being broadcast in Hope, they are hoping to bring in businesses from the surrounding area, as well.

To learn more, visit leadercast.hopebc.ca.

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