Lead Where You Are

To Lead Where You Are does not require you to have a title that begins with "C." It means that you recognize that you were created with a unique purpose and that you have the desire to impact the community surrounding you.
We are a group of leaders connecting curious, growth-minded people like you with The Global Leadership Summit, which ignites positive transformation and servant leadership in communities around the world.
No matter where you are or what you do, you will benefit from The Global Leadership Summit by developing insight and skills to expand your influence on the world around you, and experiencing actionable content from a diverse faculty to help cast your vision for a better future.


GLS 2023 Guests


Register for $179 through May 3, 2023


We are excited to welcome you to the 2023 Global Leadership Summit on August 3 & 4 2023. Please use the link below to register for the Summit. If you received a discount code, please enter it in the "Priority Code" field of the registration form. If you have any questions, please contact us.  We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!


Regular Price: $229


$99 for Students, Faculty, and Military (no priority code needed)

What to Expect


Join your peers for the premier leadership event of the year!


On Thursday-Friday, August 3-4, 2023, join hundreds of thousands of curious, growth-minded, change-driven men and women like you across the globe for the premier leadership event of 2023—The Global Leadership Summit. You will experience two days of rich, high-impact, inspiring sessions, and learn from a diverse faculty who will share their wisdom and practical perspective to support you in your leadership growth.


Take the Next Step!


  1. Attend The Global Leadership Summit on August 3-4, 2023.
  2. Apply the leadership insights and inspiration into your life and work right away.
  3. Experience leadership growth and thrive personally and professionally.


When you’re thriving in your greatest potential, you also influence those around you for the better.

Personal Invitation

Ken Blanchard, NY Times Bestselling Author

Wegmans Featured

Laszlo Bock, former SVP of Google, 2018 GLS

Gain Insights from a World-Class Leadership Faculty


Experience high-impact sessions to help you forge ahead with clarity of vision and new energy.

Areas of expertise our faculty explores include: Cultivating Innovation, Building Trust, Maximizing Productivity, Overcoming Fear, Influencing Change, Managing Conflict, Improving Workplace Civility, Casting Vision and so much more! 

* Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.

2023 Faculty 

What Attendees are Saying

Everyone has the capacity to lead—because everyone has influence.

Whether you’re an executive or a student, 97 years old or 11 years old, you can experience
growth when you invest in developing your leadership skills.

The Global Leadership Summit is quite arguably the most effective, purpose-filled leadership development experience in the world. I can say, without reservation, the high quality, inspiring content delivered via the Summit has made many people within our organization, better leaders…including me.

John Venhuizen, President & CEO, Ace Hardware Corp.

Move from Inspiration to Activation

Free Coaching Session at GLS Rochester 2023

How many times have you left a conference or training inspired by new information and great ideas only to have your good intentions fizzle and get lost in the busyness of work and life? The Global Leadership Summit is a fountain (firehose!) of inspiration for leaders. Make the most of GLS by signing up for a free coaching session to clarify what you want/need to focus on and put into action in your life, work and leadership.


The Rochester GLS 2023 team has assembled a team of Professional Leadership Coaches who have volunteered to provide 20-minute individual coaching sessions during the breaks. (40-minute Team Coaching sessions will also be available if requested in advance.) Coaching is a guided opportunity to process and develop a personalized plan of action through questions and reflection.


Sign up for a coaching session when you check in at the Summit. Please contact our Coach Team Leader: Jim Stone (MyLifeVineCoach@gmail.com) if you have questions or would like to set up a Team Coaching session for your team.

Join a City Movement


Twenty-three cities are now leveraging the Summit to act as a catalyst for community transformation, health and prosperity.



Population: 32,000

2017 GLS Attendees: 550



Population: 472,870

2017 GLS Attendees: 1750

Fort Wayne,


Population: 248,500

2022 GLS Attendees: 5000


Laurie Enos, President of Blue Lilac Marketing

Rehnuma Karim, Heroes for All Inc.

Father Justin Miller, Diocese of Rochester

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors:

Webster Dental Group

Make a Difference


Join community leaders from businesses, churches and nonprofits who are working to spark leadership development in Rochester. Sponsor the event, become a volunteer or register to attend the live simulcast today!


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