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2018 Keynote Speaker

Roberta Matuson

For more than 25 years, Roberta Chinsky Matuson, president of Matuson Consulting, has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies including Best Buy, New Balance, The Boston Beer Company and small to medium-size businesses achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. She is known world- wide as “The Talent Maximizer®.” Roberta, a leading authority on leadership and the skills and strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty, is the author of the newly released book The Magnetic Leader (Routledge, March 2017), and Talent Magnetism (Nicholas Brealey, October 2013). Her 2011 named a Washington Post Top 5 Book for Leaders, Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around (Nicholas Brealey, September, 2017) was recently revised and updated with 7 new chapters. Read Roberta's complete bio here.

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