2017 Featured Speakers

Reaching Your Next Summit: 7 Vertical Lessons & 1 Essential Question to Lead With Impact, Regardless of Your Title

Manley Feinberg

Manley is recognized as an award winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author. He served two terms as the President of the National Speakers Association, St. Louis chapter; and is a member of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Leadership Development Staff.

During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million, and a successful IPO on the NYSE. He built an award winning reputation for implementing business solutions and support that produced measurable results every day. Manley’s leadership influence contributed to a workplace culture that landed Build-A-Bear on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List four years in a row. It is this expertise that he shares by applying lessons learned in business and adventures to life’s daily challenges.


Professionals often struggle to deliver more value under tightening business constraints and rising expectations. Add the complications of regulations, engaging a multi-generational work force, constantly evolving technology, economic pressure, plus the chaos of day to day life, and you have a serious challenge.

Manley’s Reaching Your Next Summit keynote will help equip you to lead on the edge and realize more in your life and work every day.

You will gain tools you can use immediately to develop a leadership mindset that engages, equips and inspires both you and your team members to step up and lead regardless of title. Expect team members to build relationships and serve beyond vertical and horizontal boundaries in their environment. Collaboration is just the beginning. With more accountability and increased commitment, you will see results you can measure.

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