Tom Matson will be speaking at 3:00pm, on Thursday, April 5, 2018
About Tom Matson:
Tom Matson, Senior Executive Leadership Strategist, is an executive coach, author and leadership expert. Tom is a TEDx speaker and presents to thousands of people each year about Gallup’s research on leadership, well-being and behavioral economics. He challenges his listeners to become authentic leaders who are committed to living their strengths each day and to creating a thriving, engaged life.Tom is the author of Unfrozen and Journey in the Present and is the strategist, architect and senior writer for CliftonStrengths for Students.
As a Senior Executive Leadership Strategist, Tom works with executives and leaders to implement organizational performance strategies that increase engagement and well-being through a strengths-based approach. As an executive coach, he provides performance coaching for senior leaders. Tom has worked with clients in the healthcare, financial services, retail, biotechnology and government sectors, as well as with universities, colleges and nonprofit organizations.
Tom is an NCAA letter winner in tennis, and he coached high school tennis for more than 20 years. He has served on the board of directors of the United States Tennis Association’s Northern Tennis Foundation, the National Advisory Board of Tennis and Life Camps, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. In 2007, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed Tom to the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation. In 2017, the Sigma Chi Fraternity inducted Tom into their Order of Constantine, the highest honor that the fraternity bestows upon one of its members.
Tom received a bachelor’s degree in communications, a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a graduate certificate in positive psychology.
He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
CliftonStrengths Top Five:
Strategic - Individualization - Maximizer - Relator - Activator
Jeffrey Buller will be speaking at 3:00pm, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, during the Conference Prelude and at 9:00am on Friday, April 6th, 2018 during the Conference Summit
About Jeffrey Buller:
Jeffrey L. Buller has served in administrative positions ranging from department chair to vice president for academic affairs at four very different institutions: Loras College, Georgia Southern University, Mary Baldwin College and Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of fourteen books on higher education administration, a textbook for first year college students, and a book of essays on the music dramas of Richard Wagner.
Dr. Buller has also written numerous articles on Greek and Latin literature, nineteenth- and twentieth-century opera and college administration. From 2003-2005, he served as the principal English-language lecturer at the International Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany.
More recently, he has been active as a consultant to the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia, where he is assisting with the creation of a kingdom-wide Academic Leadership Center.
Along with Robert E. Cipriano, Dr. Buller is a senior partner in ATLAS: Academic Training, Leadership & Assessment Services, through which he has presented numerous workshops on positive academic leadership, dealing with change, and coping with the pressures of academic administration.