Dare to Matter
Rise to the Level of Significance
Date: Sep 18, 2019 Beginning at 11:30 AM
Session Duration

Learning Objective
Know three important questions that immediately create a culture of responsibility, accountability, and performance
Explore the critical role of identity and how identity drives activity and decision-making
Witness the influence that fear plays in our lives and understand the keys to effectively address that fear

Session Description
Today’s HR professionals need more than textbook knowledge. They must also be excellent communicators, effective problem solvers, exceptionally attentive to detail, and possess a high degree of self-confidence, all while balancing the stress of handling situations not always included in the employee handbook.

The key to an HR professional’s success lies in the achievement of a symbiotic balance, one that requires that they be adaptable, yet consistent. Bold, yet compassionate. Wise, yet relatable. In other words, they need to be both magical, yet practical.

Session Speaker

Pete Smith


More About Pete Smith

Having a career spanning over 20 years, Pete Smith is an international speaker and coach in the fields of leadership, management, personal growth, and development. His experience, concepts, and tools have helped organizations improve their leadership effectiveness, elevate engagement at all levels, transform company cultures, and consistently perform at high levels.

He is the author of Dare to Matter, the #1 Best Seller in the Human Resources and Personnel Management Category, and the #2 Best Seller in the Business Motivation and Self-Improvement category.

Formerly, Pete was the Operations Executive at one of the largest non-profit, alternative schools in Northern Virginia, serving the students with disabilities population. During his tenure, he helped increase the total income, employee base, and client base by over 102%. He helped increase the average employee tenure by 74% and saved the organization over $420,000 in turnover costs during that time.

Surviving a stroke at a young age, Pete has used his experiences to challenge and inspire people to live a life that matters, to be significant, to make a significant difference in the lives of others.

“Amazing!” “Inspiring!” “Transformational!” These are some of the descriptions audience members have used to describe Pete’s engaging, relevant, and dynamic keynote presentation.