Discover the Magic of Leadership from some of today’s most influential and impactful leaders

Beginning October 19, 2020

Win One of Many Valuable Leadership Prizes!

When you sign-up for the Leadership Legends Virtual Summit, you will be entered into a weekly giveaway with prizes!

What if (Almost) Everything You Heard About Leadership Was Not Exactly True?

We’ve all read the books, taken the courses, and put in the time. Yet, no matter how hard we try, we always seem to be working on our leadership skills. Is it because everything is changing so fast that we are desperately trying to keep up with it? Or is it because perhaps we haven’t always been given the best information?

Join Summer Jelinek every week for nine weeks beginning on October 5, 2020 as she has conversations with some of the most accomplished leaders in the world. Leaders who have worked deep within Fortune 500 companies like Disney. Leaders who have written and published bestselling books. And even leaders who have changed thousands of lives in the classroom.

Hear the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly of leadership from the people who have been through it all and have come out on the other side. You may be surprised by the approach that each of the legends takes and how it will change the way you lead moving forward!

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From These Leadership Legends

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Dan Cockerell

Title: What’s the Culture in Your Kingdom?
Date: October 19, 2020

Dan is the former Vice-President of the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida. He attended Boston University, graduating in 1991, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After a fulfilling and exciting 26-year career with the Walt Disney Company, Dan and his wife Valerie made the decision to set out on a new venture...

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Michele Miersch

Title: How to Rise to the Top
Date: October 26, 2020

Michele Miersch has been a retail leader for 25+ years with the majority of those years spent with the Walt Disney Company. She finds her pixie dust in coaching and developing emerging leaders and bringing magic to Guests and Cast Members. Michele is a huge proponent of strength-based leadership and highly recommends...

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Frank Diederich

Title: Relationship Building and Leadership
Date: November 2, 2020

Frank Diederich has been a leader in the retail and hospitality sector for well over 35 years. Recently retired after 20 years with Walt Disney World, Frank loved finding new and talented leaders and helping them achieve their professional goals. Since retiring, you can find Frank spoiling his grandchildren and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings.

Diane Davis

Title: The Power of Introverted Leadership
Date: November 9, 2020

Diane Davis, an avid lover of golf and Mickey Mouse, left the cold of Wisconsin to begin her Disney career in 1989, working on the legendary Walt Disney World golf courses. It wasn't long before Diane was noticed for her leadership...

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Dr. Susan Bach

Title: How Does Coaching Impact Leadership?
Date: November 16, 2020

Susan A. Bach, Ph.D., is an accomplished educator, consultant, and human resources professional specializing in leadership, team effectiveness, and coaching in both business and higher education. Bach served for ten years as...

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Mary Lee Maddox

Title: Guiding Future Leaders
Date: November 23, 2020

Mary Lee Maddox has spent 25 years as a history and math teacher. She believes the secret to leadership is to try to get students to see their hidden strengths and help push them to do more than they think they can so they can reach their potential.

Lee Cockerell

Title: Creating Leadership Magic
Date: November 30, 2020

Lee Cockerell retired as the Executive Vice President of Operations for the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, a position he held for ten years. His responsibilities His responsibilities encompassed a diverse mix of operations, which included...

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Summer Jelinek

Summer Jelinek is a keynote speaker and workshop trainer helping organizations control their chaos. She has 20 years of leadership experience working with companies such as Walt Disney World, Disney Institute, and H-E-B/Central Market. Her passion is connecting with audiences around the world-particularly audiences looking for the magic in leadership. She is a no holds barred, authentic and engaging speaker who delivers rousing keynotes and workshops.

What to Expect

Virtual Discussions on Leadership Tactics
Excellent Insights from Legendary Leaders
Exclusive Bonus Content and Resources
Discover the Magic of Leadership

Valuable Leadership Prizes!

BONUS: Win One of These

When you sign-up for the Leadership Legends Virtual Summit, you will be entered into a weekly giveaway with prizes that include:

  • Free Membership into the Cockerell Academy
  • Two Hours of Leadership Coaching with Summer Jelinek
  • Autographed Books by Lee Cockerell and Dan Cockrell Including:
    • Time Management Magic
    • The Customer Rules
    • Career Magic
    • Creating Magic
    • How is the Culture in Your Kingdom

PLUS: Earn additional entries by connecting on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter! Or just sharing the Summit with your friends!