I speak. A lot.

Some of my talks.

Here are some of my favourite talks I’ve given, most from my beloved Credit Union Water Cooler Symposium.


Battling Goliath: Taking on the Giants (skip to 20:47 in the video).
The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges
Date: November 10-11, 2017
Location: New York, NY
I spoke at the Platform Co-op meeting in New York about the origins of Modo Co-op and how we grow in the face of global competitors (skip to 20:47 in the video).


PREVIEW: Battling Goliath: Taking on the Giants.
Disruption ’17 by CU Water Cooler Conference
Date: June 6-7, 2017
Location: Madison, WI
My talk this year was focused on the history of Modo Co-operative, the carsharing organization where I was elected to the board.


On The Spectrum.
CU Water Cooler Symposium 2015
Date: October 1-2, 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO
My talk this year was called On The Spectrum, and featured a very special musical guest. It covers how I gained a career in my 40s as an amateur alt-rock music producer.


Sawdust, Empty Bottles and Moustaches: A Retelling of the Co-operative Story.
CU Water Cooler Symposium 2014
Date: September 11-12, 2014
Location: Austin, TX
My presentation was called Sawdust, Empty Bottles and Moustaches: A Retelling of the Co-operative Story and focused on the origins of the co-op movement why it’s relevant in the world and economy today.


CU Water Cooler Symposium
Date: October 4-5, 2012
Location: Nashville, TN
My topic was called Everything I Learned About Leadership, I Learned From Filmmaking (I blogged about it here)
Making films is not the most obvious background for moving into senior management at a credit union. What are the lessons one can take from making films and apply to leadership? As a former filmmaker and current credit union executive, I shared my experiences, insights and half-baked notions about how my current career owes a huge debt to my early background making films.