Don’t miss these dynamic keynote addresses from leaders in the industry at the 2023 NBAA Leadership Conference.


Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023

Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Author, Speaker, Consultant

Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of three books – “The Accidental Creative,” “Die Empty,” and “Louder Than Words” – which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership and passion for work. “Die Empty” was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013.

His latest book, “Louder Than Words,” is about how to develop an authentic voice that resonates and creates impact. Bestselling author Tom Rath called it “one of the best guides to living a meaningful life I have ever read.”

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Unleash Your Best Work Every Day


Anne Palmer

Anne Palmer

CEO, Palmer Group

Molded by her Tuskegee Airman father’s commitment to excellence, internationally recognized author and speaker, Anne Palmer, is a clarity expert as well as a leadership and communication strategist focused on using cutting-edge neuroscience principles to develop leaders and create inclusive, safe cultures.

The former C-Suite executive, Emmy-Award winning talk show host and corporate spokesperson uses the gifts of her voice, sage-like intuitive wisdom and mentoring skills to transform organizations and leaders in their professional and personal lives.

PalmerGroupBeGreat.com

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Choose Excellence – How to Program Your Mind to Achieve Optimal Performance


Pamela Barnum

Pamela Barnum, M.P.A., J.D.

Author, Business Coach, Speaker

Imagine what it would be like to live as a different person with a different name, identity, and background. For months at a time, you’re living with a false identity, and your success depends on building trust and detecting deception with some of the most dangerous people imaginable. That’s precisely what Pamela Barnum did for years working undercover in the Drug Enforcement Section. She learned real-world techniques for building trust and interpreting body language.

As a nonverbal communication expert and trust strategist, Barnum delivers techniques once thought of as a “secret second language” that participants can begin using immediately. Take decades of experience, including working deep undercover in narcotics, followed by a rewarding legal career, and you get real-world strategies that help participants crack the code on trust and improve professional relationships using proven field-tested techniques.

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Crack the Code on Trust: Communication Strategies for High Performers


Brad Keselowski

Brad Keselowski

Owner Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing, Championship Driver, Co-owner RFK Racing

Brad Keselowski is undoubtedly a future NASCAR Hall of Famer for what he has accomplished on the track, as well as off the track. Through Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR), a NASCAR Truck Series team which he owned and operated through 2017, Brad helped propel the careers of NASCAR standout drivers Ryan Blaney, Chase Briscoe, Ross Chastain, Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick. Keselowski remains a go-to personality for the sport’s media and he maintains a dynamic television role as an analyst for FOX. One of the sport’s most active participants in digital and social media, Keselowsk boasts a collective followership of well over 1,000,000 across his channels.

Keselowski has tallied a NASCAR Cup Series championship, a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, 35 wins in NASCAR Cup Series competition, and 75 total wins across all three of NASCAR’s major series. His NASCAR Cup Series resume includes wins in three of NASCAR’s four majors: the Coca-Cola 600, the Southern 500 and the Brickyard 400.

Away from the race track, Keselowski is a successful entrepreneur with interests in aviation and real estate, and he is spearheading a modern-day industrial revolution through his Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) business. Based in Statesville, NC, KAM is an advanced engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in hybrid manufacturing (additive + CNC capabilities) with a focus on the aerospace, defense and automotive industries.

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
A Conversation with Brad Keselowski


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Dr. Sian Proctor

Dr. Sian Proctor

Astronaut, Pilot – Inspiration4, Geoscientist and Space Artist

Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist and astronaut. She is the mission pilot and the first black civilian astronaut for the Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian orbital mission to space. Dr. Proctor is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World, a multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration and resource conservation. Dr. Proctor’s motto, Space2inspire, encourages individuals to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She is also a space artist and is learning to navigate the art world through the spirit of entrepreneurship. An advocate for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, she believes that every individual must actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive space along with the advancement of human spaceflight.

Instagram: @DrSianProctor
Twitter: @DrSianProctor

8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Presentation by Dr. Sian Proctor


Ryan Hawk

Ryan Hawk

Author & Founder and Host of the Learning Leader Podcast

Ryan Hawk is the host of “The Learning Leader Show.” He has recorded more than 500 episodes over the past 8 years. Forbes called it, “the most dynamic leadership podcast around.” Inc Magazine said, “it’s one of the five podcasts to make you a smarter leader.” Apple named it an “all-time best seller” in 2020 and 2021.

Hawk is the author of “Welcome to Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader.” Book Authority named it to its 100 Best Management Audiobooks of all time (#25). Forbes called it, “the best leadership book of 2020.” Ryan’s second book is called “The Pursuit of Excellence: The Uncommon Behaviors of The World’s Most Productive Achievers.” It sold through its first printing in eight hours and shot to the top of the Amazon rankings.

Previously, Hawk worked in corporate America for 12 years. He started as an entry-level telephonic sales rep and worked his way to manager, director and ultimately VP of sales for a multi-billion-dollar company.

When he’s not recording podcasts or writing books, Hawk helps leaders be more effective through Leadership Circles, 1:1 advising and teaching in The Learning Leader Academy, the online school he created. Hawk has delivered hundreds of keynote speeches on leadership and performance excellence all over the world.

The Learning Leader Show

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
An interview with Ryan Hawk and Dr. Sian Proctor


Christy Wright

Christy Wright

Author, Business Coach, Speaker

Christy Wright is the bestselling author of “Business Boutique,” “Take Back Your Time,” and “Living True.” She is a certified business coach, dynamic speaker and personal development expert. She served for 12 years as a Ramsey Personality with Ramsey Solutions before recently taking a leap of faith to do something new.

Wright has thousands of hours of experience speaking professionally on some of the largest stages in the country and she now uses that experience to teach others how to make the impact they want to make. Whether she’s working with authors and entrepreneurs or speakers and preachers, Wright is masterful at teaching people how to craft messages that they are excited to share and confident to deliver.

Wright has been featured on the “Today” show and Fox News, and in Success, Entrepreneur, and Woman’s Day magazines. Whether she’s running around on stage or running after her kids, challenging leaders or changing diapers, Wright makes the most out of life and loves to help others do the same. Wright lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Matt, and their three children Carter, Conley and Mary Grace.

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Take Back Your Time: How to Stop Feeling Guilty and Start Spending Your Life on What’s Important to You


David Berke

Dave Berke

Director of Leadership Development

Dave Berke is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, fighter pilot, ground combat leader and now a leadership instructor and speaker with Echelon Front, where he serves as Chief Officer of Development and Curriculum. As a F/A-18 pilot, he deployed twice from the USS John C Stennis in support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spent three years as an Instructor Pilot at the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program – TOPGUN – where he served as the Training Officer, the senior staff pilot responsible for the conduct of the TOPGUN course.

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Combat Leadership Principles for Business and Life

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