Hear from local leaders as they share their personal SHIFT stories (Live)
Amanda was captain of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team, The Magnificent Seven, which took home the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Along with their gold, they made history by becoming the first U.S. Women's Gymnastics team ever to win an Olympic games. After winning the gold, Amanda appeared in numerous national tours and television appearances, and was featured on the Wheaties Cereal Box. She is a member of the US Olympic Hall of Fame and the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. For over 20 years, she has served as a gymnastics and cheerleading commentator for CBS Sports, NBC, ESPN, and the Pac-12 Network. Most recently, she won an Emmy Award for her coverage and color commentary of NCAA gymnastics for the PAC-12 network. Amanda continues to inspire as a motivational speaker on leadership for Corporations, Churches, and Youth Groups. She opened her first business in 2004, Gold Medal Gymnastics, now with two locations serving thousands of families in the local communities. She is married with 3 children and currently resides in Chandler, AZ.
After spending the beginning of his career in the newspaper business at the Houston Chronicle and the Austin Business Journal, John Garrett launched the first edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with from the game room of their home with his wife Jennifer and three full-time employees covering the Round Rock and Pflugerville edition near Austin, Texas. Today, the award-winning Community Impact Newspaper has more than 180 employees and 33 hyperlocal editions of the newspaper across Texas, Arizona, and Tennessee and is delivered to more than 2.5 million homes. Additionally, the Garretts opened up a state-of-the-art printing facility in Pflugerville in 2016. John has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the nonprofit RecognizeGood for ethics in business and community and has been named Austin?s Best Small Business CEO by the Austin Business Journal. In 2005, John used a $39,000 line of credit from his Southwest Airlines credit card to launch CI from the game room of his home. The newspaper started with 60,000 circulation and was cash flow positive in its? second month. Today, the combined revenues of the companies they manage exceed $30 million and the newspaper is delivered to more than 2.5 million homes.
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Leadercast Shift 2021 Offers Three Continuing Education Unit Options. Leadercast partners with Georgia College & State University, HRCI, and SHRM to provide nationally accredited Continuing Education. We're so excited to offer these options for the upcoming Leadercast event. Attend virtually or in person.
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Continuing education credits will be available upon attendance, Leadercast will provide details within six weeks of receiving the completed application. The application is available beginning 8/11/21.