Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future with College President and Historian John McCardell

October 3, 2011
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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How does our past inform our future? What does education owe the young people of today? What does The University of the South have to teach us about the future? These are just a few of the questions that Host Kate Ebner will explore with Dr. John McCardell Jr., Vice Chancellor of Sewanee, The University of the South and former President of Middlebury College. Dr. McCardell, a well-known Civil War historian, reminds us that “memories give meaning to the past and inspire hope for what is to come.” Dr. McCardell has provided visionary leadership in two academic institutions, calling for a bold forward-thinking plan that honors the past while establishing a clear new path toward the future. Today, Dr. McCardell is guiding The University of the South to envision and become the southern liberal arts college of the 21st century. Dr. McCardell is recognized nationally for his strong stand that young people should be given opportunity, accompanied by both accountability and responsibility.

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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.

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Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner

Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.

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