Chief People Officer, Lingo Live
Master Certified Coach, Fellow of Institute of Coaching/Harvard Medical School, Founder, HR Executive, Equity Ambassador. Alexa Teare has a passion for translating business vision to reality through global strategy, business acumen, behavioural science and unlocking the potential of all people.
Alexa is driven, action-oriented, deeply curious and grounded by her value system and growth-mindset. Rooted in her education in adult learning principles, organizational psychology and coaching pedagogy, Alexa is a leader in the realm of leadership development. She has developed and executed upon strategies related to talent acquisition and development, fostered learning cultures, and built systems to support career growth and Equity & Inclusion at organizations ranging from startups to a trillion dollar finance company to a multinational tech giant. She believes that human connection is the nucleus from which all else forms and strives to embody that daily as a partner, parent and in her role as Chief People & Coaching Officer at Lingo Live.
Head of Human Resources, Alcon
Simone has over 25 years of strong global Human Resources experience. She is currently HR Head LATAM at Alcon. Her background includes leadership experience in Total Rewards, Talent Management, Organization Development, Change Management and Diversity and Inclusion. Simone has held various leadership roles at ENSCO, Halliburton Services, Reader’s Digest, Unisys, and ARCO. She brings a wealth of experience from across the HR function as well as diverse exposure to global businesses and cross-cultural practices with work experience in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
VP, leadership development & learning, Danaher Corp.
For nearly 20 years Dr. Patrick Donahue has helped leaders become the best version of themselves. Dr. Donahue is a coach, teacher, executive, writer and speaker whose clients range from C-Suite Executives to new leaders finding their path.
In his current role, Pat is responsible for setting the strategy and direction for leadership development at the Danaher Corporation. Danaher is a Fortune 150 Multi-industry science and technology enterprise providing competitive advantage to customers worldwide.
Chief Learning and Talent officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Kimberly Newkirk is the Vice President, Chief Talent and Learning Officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance. Kim is responsible for responsible for designing and executing strategies to develop and grow the capabilities of Liberty’s talent, from employees to executives, in order to advance Liberty’s business strategy.
Before joining Liberty Mutual, Kim served in various learning, talent development and finance roles within technology, real estate and banking industries. Kim is passionate about all aspects of talent management, learning and development, with a track record of improving culture, capability and performance of technical and non-technical leaders. She also has a strong belief that skill building happens outside of the classroom, in the flow of work.
CEO, Talking Talent
Teresa Hopke is CEO, North America of Talking Talent, a global coaching firm that inspires inclusive cultures that allow people and organizations to thrive. She and her team provide coaching-led programs to support working parents, the advancement and retention of women, and cultures of inclusion and belonging. A working mother of four, Teresa is committed to creating a more inclusive world for her children and the organizations she serves.