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Strategic Growth Conference

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Keynote Speakers

Winning the Future of Finance

Kaihan KrippendorfKaihan Krippendorff
Innovation Leader, Speaker, Author, Founder and Outthinker

The financial services industry – from banking to payments to insurance – is undergoing a rapid and historic transformation. The shifting regulatory landscape, changing consumer/investor behavior, an endless stream of agile newcomers armed with disruptive fintech tools and platforms powered by blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) are mounting an attack on incumbent institutions and business models.

During this session, hear innovative thought leader Kaihan Krippendorff discuss need-to-know concepts including:

  • Key trends shaping the financial services industry 
  • What financial services will look like in the near and distant future 
  • Processes your credit union can adapt to develop concrete ideas 
  • Strategic approaches that could disrupt the industry  

About Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff is committed to helping organizations and individuals thrive in today’s era of fast-paced disruptive technological change. Kaihan is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. He is a battle-tested consultant and sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of strategy, growth, innovation and transformation.  

He began his career with McKinsey & Company before founding growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker. His growth strategies and innovations have generated over $2.5B in revenue for many of the world’s most recognizable companies including BNY Mellon, Citibank, L’Oréal, Microsoft, Pfizer and Verizon.  

In 2019 Kaihan was recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the top eight innovation thought leaders in the world. Amidst a dizzying schedule of keynote speeches, consulting projects, and ongoing research, Kaihan finds time to teach at business schools globally (including NYU, FIU, and UA), write regularly for Fast Company and other major media outlets and play an active role on four advisory boards. 


How to Market to, Sell to and Serve People Around You

Kelly McDonaldKelly McDonald
Consultant, Speaker and Author

All attendees will receive a complimentary signed copy of Kelly’s book, “How to Work with and Lead People Not Like You.” 

See what Kelly McDonald has in store for her keynote session on diversity at NAFCU Strategic Growth Conference.

Diversity in the workforce is a hot topic. Many employers are under pressure to make sure their workforce and employee base is diverse, inclusive and representative of those they serve. The most progressive organizations value diversity because they realize that a diverse workforce has a positive impact on the bottom line. Such a workforce doesn’t just lead to better decisions and solutions and innovation - it has also been proven to grow business and profits. And a diverse workforce doesn’t just mean employees of different racial and ethnic backgrounds - it can also mean diversity of thought.

Join keynote speaker Kelly McDonald, one of the nation’s top experts in diversity and inclusion, to take the topic of work and leadership to a new level. You’ll learn:

  • Why diversity at work is important and why it seems so hard to work with people not like you     
  • Specific tactics for how employees can succeed in today’s diverse workplace without losing their minds or becoming frustrated by approaches that may differ from theirs
  • Three key steps to make a diverse team work more cohesively, productively and enjoyably
  • Four key words that will transform how you interact with others in tough situations to get the best outcome
  • How to troubleshoot the complex issues and address the derailers and naysayers that lurk within every organization

About Kelly McDonald

Kelly McDonald is considered one of the nation’s top experts in diversity and inclusion, leadership, marketing, customer experience and consumer trends. Kelly was named one of the “10 Most Booked Speakers in the U.S.” and ranked #1 on the list of “25 Hot Speakers” by Successful Meetings Magazine. She has been featured on CNBC, in INC. Magazine, Forbes, BusinessWeek, CEO World, Fast Company and more. 

Her client experience includes brands such as Toyota, State Farm, NASA, Kimberly-Clark, Nike, Harley-Davidson, Great Clips, Miller Beer and Sherwin-Williams. 

She is the author of four bestselling books. Her newest, “It’s Time to Talk about Race at Work: Every Leader’s Guide to Making Progress on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” is one of the top Bestselling Business Books in the U.S.