Topic: Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity
Speaker: Danessa Knaupp, CEO and Founder, Avenue 8 Advisors
Danessa Knaupp, author of “Naked at Work” will talk about how authenticity is the only true way to becoming a true leader.
Every single day, business leaders put on a brave face as they go about leading their organizations, masking their own fears and insecurities, including and especially that of being seen as a weak leader. While it may sometimes be difficult to admit your own fears to yourself, doing so will allow you to lead, especially in tough situations.
Join us as Danessa speaks on how to be authentic. Once your authentic self is out of the bag, there is no going back!
Danessa is CEO and Founder, guiding the strategic direction of the firm and shifting the global conversation on leadership. She has coached hundreds of executives across every major industry and has developed a reputation as a candid, compassionate and courageous leadership partner. She is the author of the best-selling leadership manual, Naked at Work: A Leader’s Guide to Fearless Authenticity and regularly addresses C-suite audiences on how to harness the power of real authenticity (not #authenticity) to drive measurable business results.
Known for her unique ability to drive new levels of engagement and performance with key leaders, Danessa is a fresh, positive voice on leadership and executive team effectiveness. She has coached CEOs, boards, and C-suite teams on issues related to leadership effectiveness, succession planning, M&A integration, and conflict intervention. Her clients have included Anthem, Bain Capital, BlackRock, Capital One, Comcast, Genworth, Hilton, KPMG, Mastercard, Nordstrom, Dropbox, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novo Nordisk, Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation, and more.
Danessa earned her executive coaching credentials from Georgetown University, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary. She spent more than 20 years as an entrepreneur and a senior executive and ultimately, CEO. She is licensed by the International Coaching Federation and certified in many of the top leadership assessment tools.