Thanks to the generous sponsorship by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management (IOM), international speaker and author Justin Patton will be the opening keynote speaker at the association’s 2023 conference.
“Justin Patton is one of our highest-ranked IOM faculty members,” said Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber vice president of federation relations and Institute for Organization Management. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to once again sponsor a general session speaker for W.A.C.E.’s annual conference.”
Patton’s provocative, high-energy style, relatable storytelling and relevant messages have earned him a huge following of fans in the chamber world. He was the top-ranked speaker at the 2017 W.A.C.E. conference in Los Angeles.
His New Book
In his recently released book “Your Road to YES!: How to Build Trust in Yourself and With Others,” Patton presents a roadmap to build trust and challenges readers to look differently on how they show up, communicate and bring out the best in others.
According to Patton, trust is the antidote for every toxic relationship and workplace environment. It is everyone’s responsibility to build a space where trust and belonging are present, which happens only through effective communication. You build levels of trust with others when you answer “YES!” to all three of these questions:
• Do I take people with me along the journey?
• Do I create a safe space for people to open up?
• Do I make people feel less alone in the world?
Answering “YES!” is a result of you communicating with transparency, tact and togetherness. Trust is built one yes at a time.
Before launching his own leadership coaching company in 2011, Justin designed and facilitated leadership and communication skills programs around the globe for Yum! Brands and managed the national sales training department at Anthem.
Patton earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Louisville. He is a member of the International Coach Association and the National Speakers Association. He has expertise in body language, emotional intelligence and executive presence.
Mark your calendars. The 2023 conference will be February 13–15 in Sacramento at the Hyatt. Registration information will be available in November.