Ifeanyi is a Strategic Foresight and Leadership Expert. He is the Managing Director/CEO of the Foresight & Leadership Company Inc and the Director-General of the Institute for Foresight & Leadership, Canada, and Nigeria.
Before his foray into strategy, leadership, and management, he has had over 12 years’ experience in the banking industry where he functioned in various roles as Relationship Manager, Branch Manager, and Performance Management Officer. While in these roles, he created and managed account relationships, managed loan portfolios, supervised branch operations, developed and maintained measures of organizational performance, and facilitated monthly in-house workshops and seminars.
He has trained and consulted for over 100 clients in the areas of Scenario Planning, Leadership Development, Innovation and Strategy, Anticipatory Management, Organization Design, Organizational Resilience, Workplace Effectiveness, and Sales. In 2016, he hosted a weekly Radio Show on the 92.3 Inspiration FM Radio titled “The Manager,” which discussed nuggets for becoming an effective Manager. The show attracted over 10 million audience listenership. Also, he has organized business seminars for over 1,000 firms on Organizational Leadership and General Management.
He delivers inspiring, energizing, enlightening, and informative keynote presentations regularly at corporate and industry events such as Annual General Meetings, Corporate Retreats, and Monthly Performance Review Meetings. Some of the organizations he has worked with include Union Bank Plc, Central Bank of Nigeria, Department of Petroleum Resources, Federal Inland Services, Sterling Asset Management & Trustees, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IEI Insurance Plc, Proforce Limited, Total Nigeria, C&I Leasing Plc, eTranzact International, Seven Energy Exploration & Production Limited, Plusworld Group, Kingsguards Nigeria Limited, Zenith Bank, Zenith Bank Insurance, Cyberspace Limited, James Hope College, and various state governments.
Dr. Onyemere has written many academic papers. Also, he has published two books: The 7 Star Employee and Before You Lose That Job. His research interests include innovation and strategy, strategic foresight, public policy, organization resilience, organization design, corporate collaborative futures, and strategic influence.
Ifeanyi earned his Doctoral degree in Strategic Leadership with a specialization in Strategic Foresight from Regent University, Virginia Beach, USA. He obtained his MBA in Finance and Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Nigeria in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Also, he is a certified life transformational coach in Neurolinguistics Programming.
Alexandra Levit’s goal is to prepare organizations and their employees to be competitive and marketable in the future business world. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, Alexandra has authored several books, including the international bestseller They Don’t Teach Corporate in College and Humanity Works: Merging People and Technologies for the Workforce of the Future Alexandra recently became a partner with organizational development firm PeopleResults. She consults and writes on leadership development, human resources, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, innovation, career and workplace trends on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Canon, Deloitte, DeVry University, Intuit, SilkRoad, and Staples, and has spoken on these topics at hundreds of organizations around the world including Abbott, ADP, Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Campbell Soup, Exelon, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Human Capital Institute, McDonalds, Microsoft, PepsiCo, the Society of Human Resource Management, and Whirlpool. In the last several years, Alexandra has conducted proprietary research on the future of work, technology adoption, the millennial generation, gender differences and bias, and the skills gap. She also served as a member of Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Defense on current employment issues. Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. She was named an American Management Association Top Leader for two years in a row and has also been Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women. A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater. The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society. She was also just named to the Thinkers50's Class of 2019. This global organization identifies the individuals developing the most compelling business and management ideas of our age. She resides in Chicago, IL.
Verne Wheelwright is an internationally recognized professional in the field of Foresight and Futures Studies. He is the author of the award winning book It’s Your Future… Make it a Good One! (now in five languages), The Personal Futures Workbook, and the Small Business Foresight Workbook. His newest book is Small Business Foresight. He has published articles in a number of professional journals and other publications. Dr. Wheelwright has conducted workshops and addressed audiences in major cities across the U.S. He has also spoken to audiences internationally, including Turkey, Denmark, India, Australia, Japan, Canada and other countries.
In 2006, Wheelwright was awarded a PhD. from Leeds Metropolitan University for his groundbreaking research in the application of futures methods to individual lives. That research led to the development of The Personal Futures Workbook, which provides detailed worksheets and explanations that lead individuals through the same futuring process used successfully by major businesses and institutions worldwide for decades. The workbook was tested in workshop settings, then made available to the general public as a free download at Wheelwright’s web site, www.personalfutures.net. The workbook has been translated into several languages and is used as a text in colleges and universities.
Topics that Wheelwright presents are usually related to personal or small business futures, including: Personal Futures, Step-by-Step Strategies for a Very Long Life
Leadership: The Long Term Perspective, and Small Business Foresight.
Wheelwright earned his Doctoral Degree from Leeds Metropolitan University (UK), a Master’s degree in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston (UHCL), and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.
Wheelwright is an active member of the Association of Professional Futurists and a member and Fellow of the World Future Studies Federation. His business and personal travels have taken him to over fifty different countries, offering him insights and an awareness of worldwide cultures that underlies his approach to Foresight and Futures Studies.
Garry Golden speaks and consults on issues shaping business and society in the 21st century. Garry’s clients include Accenture Operations, AMEX, Alliant Energy, Boston Scientific, CVS Aetna, Dell, Direct Energy, Disney, EA Sports, Fidelity, Goodyear Tire, Hartford Insurance Group, Microsoft (Bing/Cortana), Navigant, PGIM (Prudential Real Estate), S&P Capital IQ, Symetra Insurance, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Reliant Energy, US Patent + Trademark Office, Verizon Wireless and Xcel Energy.
His non-profit Civic-Culture clients have included the AARP, American Alliance of Museums, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), American Society for Association Executives (ASAE), Art Institutes (Education Management Corp), Brooklyn College, California Association of Museums, Cultural Alliance of Philadelphia, Denver Public Library, Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, Kennedy Center Partners in Education, Kennedy Center Very Special Arts, NYC Arts Education Roundtable, Museum of Russian Icons, Ohio Library Council, OCLC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Walker Arts Center.
Garry received his Masters degree from the University of Houston Futures Studies program (M.S.), and is a past member on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Garry lives with his wife, young sons and lots of dinosaurs in an old tilted house South Slope Brooklyn, NY.
Josh Torres is a respected advisor, and coach recognized expert in the field, with a passion for identifying the tools and skills executives, need to act. He is committed to helping individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations achieve results by capitalizing on their leadership potential. Utilizing a systems approach, he employs a series of assessment tools to pinpoint critical behavioral goals, provides direct, targeted feedback and coaches with a specific development plan. His method creates a cycle of action and learning, leading to sustained improvements in performance.
Joshua received his B.A and M.A from the University of Valley Forge and his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University. He holds a number of coaching certifications such as a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) from the International Coaching Federation, Conflict Management Coach from The Center for Conflict Dynamics, and CPMC (Certified People Management Coach) from the Workplace Coach Institute.
Joshua has spent the last 14 years coaching Pastors, Missionaries, Entrepreneurs, Teams, and Business Leaders to effectively impact their community and market.
West currently serves as the Principal for West & Associates. In this role, he conducts organizational and other social science research and helps graduate students, by coaching them in their academic research efforts. He also conducts seminars and provide keynote addresses on research, leadership, and management topics.
West previously served Central Philippine University and Regent University in adjunct professor and researcher roles. At CPU, He taught in the MA, MBA, MS, and Doctor of Management programs and worked with the Director of Institutional Research and Vice President of Academic Affairs, in the fields of project development and management. At Regent University, he taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels that included work in the MBA, MS, Doctor of Strategic Leadership, and Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership programs.
At different periods, West served GP Strategies Corporation in the role of Principal Project Management / Training Specialist; most recently providing project schedule coordination, supervision, and other training administration work. Also, he worked in the sale and marketing of real estate, as a broker; and of office equipment, as a sales manager and senior account representative. Additionally, he served as a nuclear-trained mechanic (CPO) on submarines, in the US Navy, where he qualified as an Organization Effectiveness Consultant and trainer. He has further served in several churches in non-vocational positions, including those of Associate Pastor, Minister of Music/Worship, and Minister of Education.
West received his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Excelsior College, Albany, New York; MSc in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and a PhD. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, Virginia, USA. His specialties include Facilitation & Training, Curriculum Development, Cross-Cultural & Servant Leadership, Social Power Dynamics, Spiritual Formation, and Training Management