Blanchard Summit Client Speakers

Representatives from some of the world’s best companies will share their leadership development best practices. More client speakers coming soon!

Erica Resnick, Amazon


Erica Resnick, Director, Product Management, Global Operations Learning and Development

Amazon is committed to becoming Earth’s Best Employer. Their leaders work every day to create a safer, more productive, higher performing, more diverse, and more just work environment. They have a vision for and commitment to their employees’ personal success, whether that be at Amazon or elsewhere. Hear how they partnered with Blanchard to create a work environment that enables operations leaders to develop their leadership styles and build deeper relationships with associates, making every day more inspiring, motivating, and meaningful.

Marilyn Allison and Nikki Larsen BD

Becton Dickinson (BD)

Marilyn Allison, Sr. Director of Learning and Leadership Development
Nikki Larsen, Sr. Manager, Learning and Development

BD wanted managers around the world to have a consistent set of leadership skills. They needed not only a new curriculum, but a way to deliver the learning at scale. Hear how they developed The Rise: Building Manager foundations learning journey. It is a blended, 12-week program that includes asynchronous learning modules, small group discussions, digital simulations, large group interactive facilitated modules, and project-based learning. The experience is modern, globally scalable, and offers the best of what blended learning has to offer.

Monte Mason. Cal Fire


Monte Manson, Deputy Director Professional Standards Program

Employees of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are very familiar with the Incident Command System (ICS) because it saves lives and property. During an emergency, a command is delivered, and everyone knows how to respond. But they want staff to have a way to communicate and interact more effectively in the times between calls. Hear how CAL FIRE designed and implemented a leadership development curriculum to help their employees at all ranks have more productive conversations, build trust, and develop stronger relationships.

Kristie Raines and Kelly Ramirez, BIC Corporation

BIC Corporation

Kristie Raines, VP People and Culture
Kelly Ramirez, Sr. Manager People and Culture

BIC Corporation understands that their people are the critical force that will enable them to achieve their ambitious Horizon Strategic Plan. Hear how they designed and delivered two leadership development journeys that are aligned with new core competencies. The Illuminate program is a 14-week learning journey for people leaders to help them empower their teams to perform at their best. Ignite is a 16-week experience for leaders of leaders to learn how to embrace change, collaborate with each other, and accelerate performance.

James Sigismonti, Delta Dental

Delta Dental

James Sigismonti, Manager Leadership Development

The goal at Delta Dental is to provide leaders at all levels of the organization with the skills they need to perform at their highest level. They offer SLII® as the foundation of their leadership development program because it supports their competencies, links to their values and is consistent with their corporate culture. Hear the results of their ROI study and how they rolled out the Purpose-Driven Coaching Initiative to embed those skills and create a consistent approach to executive coaching across the enterprise.