GCHRA Connect and Learn Chapter Meeting: People, Passion, Purpose. Engaging the "Never Give Up" Mindset. - 5/13/21

Imagine how much the guy who figured out a way to rescue his two small children when they were kidnapped to the Middle East can teach you about resilience, successfully navigating change, perseverance and seeing the big picture in your professional and personal life. You’ve been through a lot professionally and personally. COVID-19 has changed many things. Yet, you’re making a difference at work every day despite limitations!

I understand limitations too. I devised a daring plan to reunite with my two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East. No laws required them to be returned! This proved to be a significant test of both my resolve and the strength of my conviction. The abduction and how I ultimately retained custody of my children led to the principles of tenacity and persistence displayed in this customized presentation.  My powerful signature keynote Kidjacked is the template used to take your attendees on an incredible journey. Disruptive at best-I engaged with, experts, experience from others, open communication and talent from around the globe. And, HR was there for me when I need them and I’ve never forgotten this!

We laugh, gasp and ultimately smile as I describe exactly how I accomplished what few thought could ever be done. Locating and rescuing my two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East!  During the presentation, I come back to you several times, your jobs and your lives and tie together our challenges, growth and triumphs. Talented women and men who are committed to HR excellence, employee and organizational support, new trends/laws and so much more! Powerful takeaways are layered throughout as we rise to the challenge of the next decade.  Based on my book Kidjacked-A Father’s Story. Simply put…It rocks! 

Actionable Takeaways include:

  • Increase your leadership abilities through more effective relationship building
  • Improve your communication effectiveness and engagement with management, vendors and staff
  • Recognize when stress may be affecting business decisions and steps to help reduce
  • Provide you with tools to reduce stress and increase focus and engage employees
  • Develop agile approaches to long-term challenges through strategy, tenacity and persistence 
  • Learn to grow, mentor and lead even during times of significant change

Speaker: Scott Lesnick

Scott is a Global Keynote Speaker who is motivational, instructional and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive breakout sessions, webinars at 60+ events a year and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott earned his CSP- Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association.  Only 12% of speakers worldwide have this designation! Scott is also a Certified Virtual Presenter. In addition, Scott spent 24 award-winning sales and management years at Shaw Industries a Berkshire Hathaway Fortune 500 company.

He served as the Dean of the Academy for Professional Speakers in 2016-17.  He is a graduate of The University of Miami, Florida. Scott recently presented at TEDx. And, he’s run the equivalent of 2X around the planet. That’s 50k! His memoir, “Kidjacked – A Father’s Story” and his book Lifejacked: Life Lessons on Leadership were published to critical acclaim. Scott’s motivational, educational and inspirational presentations center around topics including: personal and professional growth, leadership, HR, generational and cultural inclusion excellence in leadership, project and change management excellence, healthcare professional development and increasing productivity. Plus, maximizing performance, maximizing operational performance and excellence and managing change through great leadership.


GCHRA is a local chapter and recognized affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). GCHRA is consistently offering its members incredible programming to further continuous education. As a Preferred Provider of both SHRM and HRCI recertification credits, we are consistently planning and organizing our events months in advance. You can go to our Programs page to learn more. Get energized about your education and join us for our upcoming program.

When: 5/13/2021
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Where: Zoom
United States


Online registration is available until: 5/12/2021

This meeting will be offered as a Virtual Event only.  After registration completion, a link will be provided for registration in Zoom.

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