Keynote

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Finding Surprising Strength in Weakness
Dave Rendall, Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach, Rendall & Associates, Pikeville, NC

This presentation will explore the concept of human weakness. Most educators think that they should find and help fix their students’ weaknesses. Unfortunately, this just leads to frustration and failure both on the part of the student and the educator. Weaknesses are actually the best clue to strengths and helping students build those strengths, as opposed to fixing the weaknesses, is the best strategy for success. Participants will leave this keynote address energized with a new frame of reference that celebrates each student's unique capabilities and distinctive strengths.

 About Dave Rendall
During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the U.S. Air Force and the Australian Government, as well as companies in the Fortune 500 including, AT&T, State Farm Insurance and Ralph Lauren.

Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a management professor, stand-up comedian and endurance athlete. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. He has more than 20 years of experience leading people and organizations.

Rendall has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of three books: The Four Factors of Effective Leadership; The Freak Factor; and The Freak Factor for Kids.