College – a quintessential moment for most young adults. From many kids’ first moments of independence to developing their academic passions, this season of life is filled with an explosion of possibilities and new challenges. For Chad E. Foster, he faced a new trial: going blind at the age of 21.
Determined not to be stopped by this new obstacle in his life, Chad decided to reinvent himself and ensure he didn’t miss his shot at success. While enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Chad was forced to navigate his education without his eyesight. With hard work, grit, and determination, Chad was able to not only maintain his grades – he even improved them – and his success didn’t stop there!
He became the first blind graduate of the Harvard Business School leadership program. Losing his eyesight didn’t stop him from becoming an executive for Red Hat, the world’s largest open-source software company. Astoundingly, at Red Hat, Chad secured over $45 billion in contracts throughout his career. In 2014, his alma mater recognized him with the Accomplished Alumni Award.
Wanting to help others feeling overwhelmed by obstacles stopping them from completing their goals, Chad channeled his inspiring belief system and confident style into teaching others how to shift their mindset from victim to visionary™. Chad has challenged executives from leading companies, such as Google, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, GE, and Microsoft, to break down barriers and pursue their biggest dreams.
Want to learn Chad’s secrets for success? At ChemEdge 2022 Trade Show and Conference, you’ll get a front-row seat to Chad’s wisdom at our keynote session, “Blind Ambition: How to Go from Victim to Visionary.” We guarantee that attendees will walk away having learned how to adapt and thrive in change. They will be able to set ambitious goals confidently and trust they have the right mindset to achieve them.
The inspirational sessions don’t stop at Chad! If you are looking for ways to enhance your industry knowledge, you will want to make sure ChemEdge is marked on your calendar. At ChemEdge 2022 Trade Show and Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, attendees will hear from a plethora of fantastic speakers. From spill prevention to dealing with media during a crisis to complying to the Food Safety Modernization Act, ChemEdge is sure to have a session for everyone.
If all this is not enough to drive you to secure your registration, the venue, the JW Marriott Indianapolis, might be the dealbreaker. The hotel boasts several on-site restaurants and offers skywalk access to the Indiana Convention Center, the Circle Center Mall, and Lucas Oil Stadium.
“In essence – the hotel, as well as the meeting – offers something for everyone, and we hope you’ll join us at this can’t-miss event,” says Tracey Pierce, Vice President of Meetings and Events at NACD.
When you register today, you can save $200 on registration. Hurry – this deal will end on July 16. What are you waiting for? Register now!
We cannot wait to see you in Indianapolis for a few days of educational sessions, networking, and fun.
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