How to Lead (When You're Not in Charge)
Leadership has nothing to do with positional authority and everything to do with how well you influence outcomes and inspire others. This keynote shares action-oriented practices that allow you to lead when you are not in charge.
Spark! Leading Yourself and Others to Greater Success
Based on Lead Star’s upcoming release of their new book “Spark!,” this keynote inspires individuals to make decisions that achieve progress for themselves and others in their organization.
The View from 500 ft.—How to think and Act Strategically
Learn leadership lessons directly from an F-16 Air Force Pilot, who shares with professionals how to gain the perspective of a jet pilot without stepping into an aircraft.
How to Achieve Anything You Want To
Leaders aren’t extraordinary people – they are men and women who choose to think big and take action. This inspirational keynote provides a roadmap for men and women to help them achieve the great goals they have in the back of their mind.
Founding Partner. Best-selling author. High-value keynote speaker. 20-year leadership expert.
From facilitating executive team sessions, to delivering high value keynotes and conducting engaging workshops to Lead Star’s diverse portfolio of clients, it’s no wonder Courtney’s passion for leadership is contagious.
As the founding partner of Lead Star, Courtney works closely with all levels of leaders—from CEO’s to frontline team members. She designs and delivers development programs that drive immediate results.
Courtney is also the best-selling author of Leading from the Front and has written numerous articles on behavior-based leadership and organizational excellence. She’s been a dynamic guest on CNBC, FOX News, and CNN. Courtney’s efforts with Lead Star have been noted in publications ranging from Fast Company, and Inc., to The New York Times.
In addition to her work with consulting clients, Courtney serves as the Director of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Partner Network, convening and connecting leading consultancies with the Center’s innovative thought leadership, research and development solutions.
Prior to starting Lead Star, Courtney’s professional experiences included service as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, an attorney at one of the nation’s largest law firms and as a sales manager for Rational Software. She holds a law degree from William & Mary, an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and completed intensive studies at Cambridge University. Courtney lives with her husband and three children in Glen Allen, Virginia.
Founding Partner. 20-year leadership expert. Best-selling author. Inspirational keynote speaker.
Shortly after launching her professional career, Angie saw a need in the workplace: professionals consistently showed the capacity to be leaders, but no one was actively helping them get there.
Angie founded Lead Star to help professionals understand how they can achieve greater success by implementing leadership practices into their work routines. Her remedy: designing leadership programs that are culturally relevant for her clients and focused on results. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Angie inspires individuals to take action to ensure their performance is high and their goals are achieved.
Angie also serves as the Director of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Partner Network, convening and connecting leading consultancies with the Center’s innovative thought leadership, research and development solutions.
Prior to creating Lead Star, Angie worked for Pfizer and Merck as a sales professional where she had firsthand experience working in business operations. This results-oriented mindset is brought to every project she is engaged in.
Angie’s leadership expertise formed after she graduated from the University of Michigan and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. She also holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Angie’s passionate about taking a heady concept—like leadership—and breaking it down to achievable actions that anyone, at any level of an organization can demonstrate. She has seen the advantage that businesses can gain when everyone—from the CEO to the frontline employee—is a leader.
Angie’s the mother of two young boys and wife of a retired Marine Corps officer. When not at work, you can find her absorbed in a book or trail running near her home in Northern Michigan.