Over a decade later
When Leaderonomics began in 2008, my fellow co-founders and I wanted to create a specific kind of sustainable difference. We wanted to empower people so that, come what may, they would grow as great leaders and become builders of thriving communities, in good times and in bad. And this was the dream that started Leaderonomics.
Throughout the world, 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for so many of us. In the face of a pandemic, we have been shown just how fragile life's ‘certainties’ can be – but we've also been shown the resilience of the human spirit and how we can adapt to any situation that presents itself.
In times like these, we need connection more than ever and, from many recent conversations I've had, there's also a deep desire to reappraise our own situation.
Of course, there are very few certainties in life, but we do look at our jobs, our organisations – our ability to move around freely – as though these are forever fixed and accessible to us. And yet, sadly we have seen countless businesses closing their doors globally, and countless more people losing their jobs, while we continue to come to terms with a virus that necessitates our restricted movement.
In times like these, we need connection more than ever and, from many recent conversations I've had, there's also a deep desire to reappraise our own situation to become more agile, more versatile, knowledgeable, and skilled in an effort to adapt swiftly to challenges and new environments.
Time to Bounce Back
Earlier this year, I teamed up with Scott Friedman – co-founder of Together We Can Change the World – to think about how we can bring learning, connection, community, and growth to people in these tough times. With the help of some wonderful world-renowned speakers, businesspeople, and leaders, we pieced together the Bounce Back Summit, which will be launching on November 10th/11th (depending on where you are in the world).
The global Bounce Back Summit is a weekly series of motivational, inspirational and moving sessions by top global leaders, speakers and achievers designed to drive personal transformation and inspire you to take charge of your potential and make a real difference to your life and the lives of others. Essentially, its a long-term development programme specially customised to you (with the aid of technology like necole)
Some of our amazing speakers include Chester Elton, Author of ‘Leading with Gratitude’, executive coach, leadership development and an inspirational keynote speaker; Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan-American author, motivational speaker, and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide; and W. Mitchell, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, author, business leader, and a Triumphant Victor.
These are just some of the incredible presenters who'll not only be sharing their astonishing personal stories with you, but also practical insights into how you can make sense of and overcome adversity in your own life and use that momentum to succeed in ways you never thought possible.
What's more, people who register for the summit will be added into the Necole Bounce Back Learning Community (worth $147) and receive special, personalised learning and growth through necole, a state of the art learning resource that caters to your own style and pace of learning.
We rise up together
On top of that, 100 per cent of the proceeds from the Bounce Back Summit will be donated to charities and community initiatives across Southeast Asia, which means that everyone involved in this one-of-a-kind series will literally be making a difference to the lives of those who are in great need of support through these difficult and uncertain times.
All in, the summit will be delivering 12 world-class speakers to you from the comfort of your own home and a special development programme with coaches and facilitators, as you learn from some of the best in the business who overcame some of the greatest adversities imaginable. Not only is it sure to be an inspirational and moving summit, but it will also equip you with valuable insights into your own struggles and provide you with the tools needed to face any challenge that comes your way, now or in the future.
As Viktor E. Frankl - the author Man's Search for Meaning - observed:
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
We are all facing one of the most testing times of recent history, and the challenges we each confront test us in different ways.
For those of us fortunate enough to help, we are called on to roll up our sleeves and do what we can to empower others to rise above their adversity. For those who are facing the loss of a job, or find themselves facing great uncertainty within their current employment, there are opportunities to be found in every great difficulty, and the Bounce Back Summit can bring us all together as we connect and learn from each other.
It just wouldn't be complete without you,
I'm looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible, and please do spread the word with your friends, colleagues, contacts and connections. Scott and I, along with the wonderful people who have helped organise this summit, are committed to helping as many as we can to make the best of their potential in the midst of an uncertain period.
We might not know for sure what's going to happen next year and beyond, but in the spirit of fellowship and solidarity, we can all learn and grow together and bounce back better, stronger, than ever before. See you at the Bounce Back Summit!