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C3X 2021 Conference & Expo
November 13–16, 2022

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Keynote Speakers

C3X artfully creates grand, signature moments through the delivery of our keynote presentations.

Hear unforgettable stories that are sure to touch and inspire all who listen. Content shared in C3X general sessions is the fuel that ignites on-site collaboration and the glue that bonds attendees – helping to foster priceless lifelong peer-to-peer relationships.

Sunday Keynote: Shola Richards

This is a uniquely difficult time for leaders and individual contributors in workplaces all over America. According to recent studies, Americans are the unhappiest they have been in the past 50 years. Navigating all of the aforementioned challenges can have a significant impact on one’s overall well-being, mental health, and resilience. Shola Richards’ Unstoppable Resilience™ keynote provides you with the strategies to build unshakable strength within yourself and your teams.

Bio

Shola Richards is the CEO and Founder of Go Together Global™, the best-selling author of Making Work Work, and Go Together, and he is a civility writer with a passionate worldwide following. His work has been featured on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Complete Wellbeing India, Business Insider Australia, and in numerous other outlets all over the world. He is recognized as an authority on workplace happiness and engagement.

Shola has shared his transformative message with top universities, leading healthcare organizations, Silicon Valley, the motion picture industry, on the TEDx stage, and in his greatest honor to date, in September 2021, he was invited to testify in front of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill to share his expert recommendations on how to bring more civility to Congress.

Shola is a father, husband, identical twin, and a self-professed “kindness extremist” who will not rest until bullying and incivility are extinct from the American workplace.

Monday Keynote: Charlie Sull

Toxic culture matters. But why? How can you spot it? And how can you fix it? In this keynote, globally recognized toxic culture thinker Charlie Sull will walk you through groundbreaking new research he conducted at MIT and demonstrate why no organizational leader can afford to ignore toxic culture.

Bio

Charlie Sull is one of the world’s leading experts on toxic culture. A researcher at MIT, his work on toxic culture has been read by millions around the world, featured in media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time, as well as on two episodes of Brené Brown’s award-winning podcast.

Charlie is the director of the Culture 500, the largest systematic study of organizational culture ever conducted. He is the co-founder of CultureX, an MIT spin-off firm that uses AI to advise top teams of some of the world’s largest organizations on achieving their cultural goals.