Soundings Trade Only to Host Leadership Summit at IBEX

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Soundings Trade Only will host the 2020 Leadership Summit on Sept. 28 from 1 to 3:30pm. The free online event is in conjunction with IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience, which kicks off the next day.

Two dynamic business leaders will be featured. The first, Kim Coupounas, is the global ambassador for B Lab, a former chairman of the board of directors of the Outdoor Industries Association, and founder and CEO of GoLite outdoor apparel and equipment for the outdoor industry.

Kim Coupounas is the global ambassador for B Lab and was former chairman of the of the board of directors of the Outdoor Industries Association.

Kim Coupounas is the global ambassador for B Lab and was former chairman of the of the board of directors of the Outdoor Industries Association.

In an interview with Soundings Trade Only, Coupounas described B Lab as “a global movement of people using business as a force for good,” adding that Certified B Corps “are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.”

Joining Coupounas will be two Certified B Corp leaders: Ben Coniff, co-founder and CMO of Luke’s Lobster and Adrianne Chandra-Huff of Bohdi Surf + Yoga.

Selking Performance Group founder Amber Selking serves as the mental performance consultant to head coach Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame football team.

Selking Performance Group founder Amber Selking serves as the mental performance consultant to head coach Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame football team.

The other featured business leader is Amber Selking, who has a Ph.D. in Sports and Performance Psychology and is the founder of the Selking Performance Group. She also serves as the mental performance consultant to head coach Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame football team, is an adjunct professor at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame, and in 2018 joined Lippert Components as vice president of leadership and culture development.

The conversation will be moderated by Soundings Trade Only editor-in-chief Jeff Moser.

“One of my goals as editor of Trade Only was to not only highlight superlative business practices in the marine industry, but to also introduce new sustainability and leadership pathways from outside our sector,” said Moser. “Both Coupounas and Selking bring unique perspectives to leadership and how to move forward and meet lofty social and environmental goals, and much more.”

The format of the Leadership Summit will include interviews, speeches and a panel and

will conclude with the announcement of the winners of the Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Company Awards, where the overall winner will be announced (the order of the other nine winners and honorable mentions will be revealed in the November issue of Soundings Trade Only).

“Leadership has been a theme running throughout the 2020 issues of Soundings Trade Only. We are excited to bring the expertise of these two exceptional business leaders to the marine industry. Their skills, knowledge, language and forward thinking should inspire the marine community,” said Michele Goldsmith, publisher of Soundings Trade Only.

Soundings Trade Only would like to thank the sponsors of this event: Correct Craft, Garmin, Lippert Components, MarineMax, and IBEX.

Click here for more details and to register for the 2020 Soundings Trade Only Leadership Summit.

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