Colorado UpLift, a nonprofit whose vision is to break cycles of poverty and foster new generations of urban, community leaders is hosting a half-day, hybrid conference inspired by their podcast, Leading on Purpose, on May 13, 2021.

The conference will explore and celebrate effective, transformational leadership. Hear talks from group renowned speakers with a passion for building up leaders from every walk of life. You have the power to change your community — Leading on Purpose Live can help you discover how.

Leading on Purpose (the podcast) was launched in 2019 as a way to energize, enlighten, and equip listeners to make a positive difference in their communities through leadership. It features interviews with leaders from a variety of professions (school principals, business leaders, nonprofit CEOs, etc.) who are actively impacting their spheres of influence every day. The podcast always ends with a “takeaway” for the listener, a practical way to apply some of the wisdom of the podcast guest to their life.

Leading on Purpose Live (the conference) is a way to bring people together to hear and learn from a variety of influential leaders and speakers who are also making a positive difference in their communities.

The keynote speakers include Dr. Joe Sanders — CEO of Colorado UpLift; Walt Rakowich, Author and Speaker on Transparency-LED Leadership; Jason Janz, CEO and CO-Founder of Cross Purpose; Kari Granger, Founder and CEO, The Granger Network; and Peter Lynch, Chief People Officer at Cardinal Group Companies.

In addition to its keynote speakers, Leading on Purpose Live will feature student speakers who are either graduates of or are currently in Colorado UpLift’s program. These students will talk about the ways Colorado UpLift’s character and leadership lessons, along with their relationships with UpLift’s teachers/ mentors, have helped them grow, overcome obstacles, and pursue excellence.

Leading on Purpose Live will be held on May 13, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in person and online. The in-person section of Leading on Purpose Live will take place at the Colorado UpLift Office, following the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19 safety and social distancing. Attendees will have opportunities to interact with speakers as well as UpLift staff and students face-to-face. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon.

Online attendees will view the event live through Zoom Webinar with opportunities to interact with speakers/presenters through live chat, polls, and questions and answers. A single event link will allow attendees to join easily and view different portions of the meeting throughout the day according to their scheduling needs. For more information or to register, visit www.colorado