Building Culture + Investing in People


Today most executive leaders will tell you that building culture and investing in people are at the top of their strategic priorities. Over the last two years, these topics have become critical for leaders in a competitive labor market where culture and talent are the winning edge. 

In this session, Dr. Rob McKenna and Dr. Daniel Hallak from WiLD Leaders Inc. will lead an interactive conversation on how to architect the culture you want and how to invest in the whole and intentional development of people and leaders. You’ll leave equipped to attract, engage, and develop the right people through the right culture and systems for investing in people.

Dr. Rob McKenna Bio:

Named among the top 30 most influential I-O Psychologists, TEDx Speaker, and featured in Forbes, Dr. Rob McKenna is the founder of WiLD Leaders, Inc. and The WiLD Foundation, and creator of the WiLD Toolkit. His research and coaching with leaders across corporate, not-for-profit and university settings has given him insight into the real and gritty experience of leaders. His clients have included the Boeing Company, Microsoft, Heineken, Foster Farms, the United Way, Alaska Airlines and Children’s Hospital. He also previously served as the Chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University.

He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on leadership character, calling, effectiveness, and leadership under pressure. His latest book, Composed: The Heart and Science of Leading Under Pressure, focuses on the specific strategies leaders can use to stay true to themselves and connected to others when it matters most. 

Rob and his wife Jackie have two sons and live in Kirkland Washington.

Dr. Daniel Hallak Bio:

Nothing gets Dr. Daniel Hallak more excited than the opportunity to build authentic relationships and intentionally develop leaders. As the Chief Commercial Officer at WiLD Leaders, Daniel drives strategic commercial initiatives, and other operations, product development, and marketing efforts that support the development of whole leaders. He is known for bringing energy and thoughtful research-based practices that actually make a difference.

Before WiLD, he spent over a decade developing whole leaders in business, academic, and not-for-profit settings. He’s run his own coaching practice and has had experiences as a recruiter at Microsoft, a Career Management Consultant at Right Management Consultants and in a leadership development role at Slalom, an award-winning consulting firm. He’s also served as a coach, professor, and advisor at three higher education institutions. Daniel has spoken at countless events, conferences, and professional associations. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.

Daniel lives in Walla Walla, Washington with his wife, Kristin, and their three children.

Event Location: Zoom Meeting - Link will be emailed with registration
Date & Time: December 8, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm PT