Global Leadership Summit 2022 | Envano Recap

By Sarah Duginske, Digital Storyteller

Published: September 26, 2022

Envano Team Takes On Global Leadership Summit 2022

The Global Leadership Summit, or GLS, is a two-day TED-Talk-style experience designed for current and emerging leaders. We asked our team who their favorite speaker was from the 2022 Global Leadership Summit and what their key takeaways were, and here’s what they said: 

Envano employee Courtney


“My favorite speaker was Judah Smith.  I liked that he was willing to address a lot of the things that are so taboo to discuss or admit when it comes to “the church” or faith. He shared that even though things may be uncomfortable to talk about, it’s still okay to talk about them openly and honestly. He just did it by adding humor. Being comfortable openly addressing difficult topics makes you a great leader!”

Judah Smith | Twitter | Instagram

Envano employee David


“There were two speakers that really stood out to me, and they were Dr. Heidi Grant and Jon Acuff. Both of them emphasized that no matter what, hold onto a positive mental attitude and seek people and methods to move forward no matter what adversity comes.”

A visual summary of Jon Acuff's speech at GLS 2022 titled "Change Your Soundtrack"

Jon Acuff | LinkedIn | Soundtracks

Envano employee Jamie


“The person that resonated the most was Dr. Heidi Grant and her speech about fixed versus growth mindset. I think this is something I’ve sort of understood but was never able to articulate until I heard her speak, but this is relevant for everybody because this is something you can use in your personal life and in your professional life, so this is not just something that is specific to leadership, this is something that everyone can take a piece of and use.”

Check out Dr. Grant’s Weekly Video Series

Dr. Heidi Grant | Twitter | LinkedIn

Envano employee Loy


Stephanie Chung was my favorite speaker! She discussed how to “Level Up Your Leadership” by acknowledging your biases and visualizing people from a different perspective! In order to be an effective leader, you need to slow your thought processes and pay attention to the small details.”

Stephanie Chung | Twitter | LinkedIn 

Envano employee Neal


Dr. Heidi Grant was my favorite speaker and I was a fan of her simple way of shifting from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset by adding the word “yet” to statements, changing the sentence “I’m not good at this” to “I’m not good at this yet.

Dr. Heidi Grant | Twitter | LinkedIn

Envano employee Ruth


Craig Groeschel was my favorite speaker at the Global Leadership Summit this year. He talked about how the greatest enemy to success is a lack of focus.  He also discusses four tiers of priorities, those being:

  • Tier #1: Mission-critical – this is a must-do!
  • Tier #2: Important and Strategic – not critical to the organization, but we can still be a great business doing it.
  • Tier #3: Meaningful but not essential – meaning nothing significant would be lost if we didn’t do this.
  • Tier #4: Externally initiated and often a lower priority (change never happens here).”
A visual summary of Craig Groeschel's speech at GLS 2022 titled "'It' Matters".

Craig Groeschel | Twitter | Instagram

Envano employee Sarah


“For me, Vanessa Van Edwards was my favorite speaker. Her discussion surrounding making deeper connections with the people around you really hit home in this ever-growing and ever-changing digital world. Ultimately she challenged leaders (and truly all who were listening) to break social scripts, move past the small talk habit and be courageous in order to connect with someone on a deeper level as it will make you a more effective leader.”

Check out her latest book: Cues

Vanessa Van Edwards | Twitter | LinkedIn

Sources: GLS22 Illustrative Summaries, Global Leadership Summit

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