The always-inspiring annual Global Leadership Summit which will be taking place at venues throughout South Africa in October and November, features some of the most influential leaders from around the globe.
In this article we introduce four of the 24 confirmed speakers participating via videocast in the 2-day leadership summit which impacts hundreds of thousands of Christians and non-Christians around the world with a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills that can be immediately applied. Click here for more information on GLS 2019.
Craig Groeschel — Co-founder and senior pastor, Life.Church
Craig Groeschel is senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilising the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country. Named in the top 25 CEOs in the US (small and midsize companies), Groeschel is a New York Times best-selling author, speaks frequently across North America and around the world and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast—with more than 1 million monthly downloads.
Bozoma Saint John — Chief marketing officer, Endeavor
Bozoma Saint John is chief marketing officer for Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Over the course of her career, Saint John has earned a formidable reputation as a trailblazing executive. She most recently served as chief brand officer for Uber and also as head of global consumer marketing for Apple Music and iTunes. For her innovative work, Saint John has been recognised on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People list.
Bear Grylls — Adventurer, writer, TV host
Bear Grylls is the embodiment of adventure. A former member of the British Special Forces, Grylls has climbed Everest, crossed the Arctic Ocean in an inflatable boat and has publicly supported the Alpha Course to help inspire people in their journey of faith. His Emmy-nominated TV show Man Vs Wild became one of the most-watched programmes on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion. He also hosts NBC’s hit show Running Wild with Bear Grylls as well as groundbreaking series on National Geographic, Netflix and Amazon. He is a number 1 best-selling author and has sold over 15 million books. These include his autobiography Mud, Sweat and Tears, and this year a powerful new book on faith called: Soul Fuel. Bear will be joining us by video from the mountains in Switzerland, and is speaking on courage, kindness and never giving up.
Jo Saxton — Author, leadership coach, entrepreneur
Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo Saxton brings a multicultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff teams in churches in the UK and the US and is the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that equips and invests in women leaders. Saxton co-hosts the podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life with Steph O’Brien and has authored three books, including The Dream of You.