Trade Only Leadership Summit Takes Place Today

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Soundings Trade Only hosts the 2020 Leadership Summit today from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The free online event is being held in conjunction with IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience, which begins tomorrow.

The summit will feature two dynamic business leaders. 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.

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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 Certified B Corp leaders Ben Conniff, co-founder and CMO of Luke’s Lobster, and Adrianne Chandra-Huff of Bohdi Surf + Yoga.

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The other featured business leader is Amber Selking, who has a Ph.D. in sports and performance psychology and is founder of the Selking Performance Group. She also serves as the mental performance consultant to the University of Notre Dame football team and head coach Brian Kelly, 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.

Soundings Trade Only editor-in-chief Jeff Moser will moderate the conversation.

“One of my goals as editor of Soundings 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,” Moser said. “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 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. The overall winner will be announced at the close of the summit, and 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,” publisher Michele Goldsmith said. “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.”

Click here for details and to register for the summit.

Soundings Trade Only thanks the sponsors of the 2020 Leadership Summit: Correct Craft, Garmin, Lippert Components, MarineMax and IBEX.

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