The Chattanooga Experience

Welcome to the Experience

Wednesday, March 27th from 4:30-7:30

Hosted by:

The INCubator at the Hamilton County Business Development Center

 100 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

We are excited to meet you, hear you and exchange ideas to energize your desire to ignite human-centered business cultures.
We are thrilled that you care and have joined this global movement.

Claude Silver:  Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia

I’m an emotional optimist, coach, manager, and mentor. As the first ever Chief Heart Officer it is my great honor to lead at VaynerMedia. I work for 800 Humans, and I am in touch with the heartbeat of every single person in the company. My role is to infuse the Agency with Empathy. It’s my purpose.
Culture is a texture. It’s a vibe. A feel. And culture is alive. It’s definitely not one or two-dimensional—I think culture is very three-dimensional. Culture is, in a nutshell, the heartbeat for me. It is something that absolutely lights up an entire system — if it is in place, and if it is thriving.


Jacqueline Jenkins, PhD, Chief Impact & Strategy Officer at United Way of New York City

Jackie is a sought after and highly visible leader, creative positive change across the globe. Her thoughtful and passionate advocacy is changing lives and elevating organizations into the future of work. She works closely with the executive leadership teams in the greater business community, and at the United Way organization and other stakeholders, leading strategy development, manage strategy execution, envisioning innovation and delivering against goals during a significant period of transformation at the organization. She is a masterful change facilitator and coach to individuals and teams in and outside of the workplace, and frequently collaborates with thought leaders in urban education, philanthropy, and organizational development and design.

Marcel Schwantes: Speaker, Leadership Coach and Consultant

Marcel Schwantes is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, executive coach, and syndicated columnist attracting over 1.5 million visitors monthly to his thought-leadership. His work and writing has been featured on Inc., Time, Business Insider, Fast Company, CNBC, Forbes, Thrive Global, Medium and countless other news sites.

Marcel speaks passionately on the human side of work, and how “love in action” is the machine that powers teams, cultures and whole organizations to thrive and outperform the competition.

His company, Leadership from the Core, has positioned itself as front-runners in developing human-centered leadership-training programs founded on principles of servant leadership and actionable love.


Kevin Monroe: Founder, X Factor Consulting, Host of Higher Purpose Podcast

Business can be a force for good. I’m wired for purpose. And, purpose is the lens through which I view the world. I believe Purpose is transforming the world of work and business, in fact, I host an entire podcast exploring this topic. Those leading the way are purpose-powered, people-focused, and values-based.

I partner with CEOs to create world-class workplace cultures that maximize employee flourishing and fulfillment. These workplaces welcome love and eliminate fear. I operate at the intersection of faith, business, and purpose. My desire is to do work that is truly transformational in its impact. My experiences in ministry provide me with an ability to do soul care for the people I serve. My experiences in business allow him to connect to business people in a way that understands the challenges of business and relate to the pressures you face as a business owner. As a practitioner of Servant Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry, I seek to understand what it is that you want to accomplish and work collaboratively to co-create amazing results.


Mike Vacanti: CEO Adviser, Author of “I AM TEAM

Mike believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!”
His mission is to help people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels. Accelerating dramatic growth as a Team Performance Catalyst and Consultant for Strategic Innovation, Mike has transformed businesses and inspired people to perform at levels they didn’t think possible.
Following many years in advertising and marketing, He launched early stage start-ups & led M&A initiatives for publicly traded tech companies. Five-times he was thrust into the chaos of transformation and helped people navigate the doubt and fear of significant change. His teams exceeded expectations, consistently beat the challenge, learned a lot and had some fun.
These experiences sparked his passion for consulting, bringing the concept of “Genuine Talent” and “Believership” to people with the “I AM TEAM” program, to: