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Leadercast Speakers​

Regina Speakers

Crystal Spooner 

CEO & President of Orange Tree Living,

Transformational & Social-Conscious Entepreneur

Tina Beaudry-Mellor

MLA of Regina University served

as Minister Social Services

And Minister responsible for the

Status of Women, 

As CEO and President of the first multi-generational care home facilities in Saskatchewan, Crystal Spooner is leading the charge to advance the senior living industry and improve the care home experience for seniors and their families. Having grown up in a care home environment, Crystal knows firsthand the value of daily interaction between seniors, children, and the community. She proudly leads a team of dedicated professionals on Orange Tree Living’s mission to enhance quality of life with expert knowledge and compassionate care. Her passion, drive, and heart are at the center of Orange Tree Living’s unique and effective approach to senior care

Under the leadership of Premier Brad Wall, Tina Beaudry-Mellor served as Minister of Social Services and Minister responsible for the Status of Women. Prior to her election as the first Member of the Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Regina University, Tina was a long-time instructor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina.

Tina has been awarded for outstanding teaching and received the President's Teaching & Learning Scholars Award for Excellence in her collaboration on teaching civic engagement. Tina has published in peer-reviewed journals, op-eds and business magazines, commentating both on political & social issues. She is the former Chair of Equal Voice and served on the National Board. She is a former board member of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Community Investments Committee of the United Way, and Regina Transition House. In addition to her academic work, she owned a small management consulting business where she did considerable policy work, most notably on streamlining processes for clients of both the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee program and on the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative to reduce surgical wait times. She worked with the Continuing Education Centre of the University of Regina to write the Flexible Learning Strategy to build the institution's online, televised and blended course and program offerings for students.

Kellie Garrett 

Speaker, Executive Coach, Consultant on Leadership

Kellie is a speaker, executive coach, and consultant on leadership, employee engagement, high performance, internal culture

change, political savvy and influence. She coaches individuals and teams on improving communication, engaging in constructive

conflict and linking behaviours to business strategy. She is a Master Facilitator at Brené Brown’s company Brave Leaders Inc.,

teaching leaders how to demonstrate courage and vulnerability in the workplace. Kellie also consults on strategic planning as

well as board dynamics and governance. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur in 2013, Kellie was a Senior VP at Farm

Credit Canada, responsible for business strategy, enterprise risk management, the customer experience, and reputation

management. Kellie is passionate about helping others reach their potential by enhancing the professional and personal

leadership of individuals and teams. She strongly believes in giving back to the community and is a long-time volunteer for

Dress for Success and autism. (One of her two grown sons has autism.)

International Speakers

Mama Jan Smith

Multi-Platinum Vocal Coach &

Grammy-Nominated Producer

Jan Smith, dubbed “Mama Jan” by Usher

multi-Grammy awarded hip-hop and R&B   artist is the world’s premier vocal producer and instructor. With over 26 years’ experience in the music industry as an artist and mentor, she is a Grammy-nominated producer and Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee. In addition to being a creative force for vocal excellence, Mama Jan is a visionary executive working across entertainment to reboot the music industry into an artist-driven business. She works tirelessly to fuse artist development, technology, and music education into a successful career roadmap for all musicians. Named by Billboard as one of the top 100 women in the music business, she is the real deal and a true luminary leading others in the field of music.

Bernice King

CEO, The King Center; founder, Be A King Author, "Hard Questions, Heart Answers"


Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, is the proud daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Through her work at the King Center, Bernice has continued to educate youth and adults about the nonviolence principles modeled by her parents. Today, Bernice continues to expand and enhance The King Center’s
Nonviolence 365 Education and Training initiatives. She is an innovative, energetic and committed leader dedicated to fulfilling the calling of taking her parent’s legacy and The King Center into a new era.

Larua Vanderkam

Author, "I Know How She Does It" & 

"What the Most Successful People 

Do Before Breakfast"​

Laura is the best-selling author
of several time management and productivity books, including I
Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Break-fast, and 168 Hours. She is a frequent contributor to Fast Company, Fortune, USA
Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, City Journal, Fortune, and Prevention. Laura excels by questioning the status quo and helping people rediscover their true passions and beliefs in pursuit of more meaningful lives through her blog LauraVanderkam.com. She lives
outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children.

Molly Fletcher

Former Top Sports Agent & Author

Molly Fletcher helps organizations develop purposeful cultures and fearless growth. As a top sports agent, she was hailed as

“the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, representing many top athletes and negotiating more than $500 million in contracts in the high stakes world of professional sports. Molly has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated. She is the author of three books, most recently A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating: How Conversation Gets
Deals Done and is the founder of an e-learning platform that provides coaching for corporations and individuals. A graduate of Michigan State University, Molly resides in Atlanta with her husband, Fred, and their three daughters.

Ginger Hardage

Former Senior Vice President of

Culture & Communications,

Southwest Airline


Ginger recently retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and
Communications at Southwest Airlines after 25 years. 

The company is known for its legendary culture and reputation and featured on Fortune’s Top 10 “Most Admired Companies in the World.” Ginger was responsible for the activities that nourished that culture and the communications function for Southwest and was a part
of leading its “Best Place to Work” initiatives. In 2017, Ginger launched Unstoppable Cultures, a brand designed to help organizations create cultures of enduring greatness

Neeta Bhushan

Speaker, Author & Socially-

Conscious Entrepreneur 

Neeta is an emotional intelligence advocate, international speaker, host of the Revolutionary Leadership podcast, Founder of the Global GRIT Institute, and author of Emotional Grit: 8 Steps to Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Thoughts & Change Your World.

Her platform, Emotional GRIT, establishes a new model of human leadership within and beyond the workforce to build a more heart-centered, compassionate environment in companies, communities, schools, and families.

Shabnam Mogharabi 

CEO and Executive Producer,


Shabnam Mogharabi is CEO and
Executive Producer at SoulPancake, an award-winning media
and entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson that explores ‘Life’s Big Questions’. She is one of the co-authors of the New York Times bestselling book SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions and is developing long-term plans for the company’s
expanding business in Los Angeles. Under her leadership, the company’s revenue has more than doubled in the past year

Jenn Lim

CEO and Chief Happiness Officer, 

Delivering Happiness

Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering
Happiness, a company that she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos)
co-created in 2010 to inspire happiness in work, community, 

and everyday life. She has been a consultant with Zappos from

its start-up days in 2003 to the  $2B business it is today, and travels around the world to deliver its message of passion, purpose, culture, and happiness. Jenn’s experience with Zappos,
combined with her development of scientific frameworks for workplace happiness created the evidence that happier employees = happier customers= successful companies and meaningful lives.​

Tammy Tibbetts

CEO and Co-Founder, She's the First

Tammy is the founder of the education nonprofit She’s the First and currently oversees all business strategy, communications, development, and partnerships.
In 2015 and 2016, Tammy led She’s the First to million-dollar revenue years and has attracted support from Glamour Magazine’s The Girl Project, NoVo Foundation, American Express Foundation, and Unilever, among others.