6 successful people share their tips on leadership

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Gov. Matt Mead gave an inspirational opening speech to local professionals at the Radisson hotel this morning for the First Annual Rocky Mountain Future Leaders Conference, Apr. 1. Gov. Mead began with a personal story about the push-back he received after announcing he was running for governor, being in his 40's, some thought he was too young to be successful. Mead then followed with a heartfelt story about Cliff Hansen's, former Gov. of Wyoming and Mead's grandfather, experience with adversity at a young age dealing with a severe stutter and being told by his school that he was "no longer welcome in school because he's too dumb to learn." But went on to later become county commissioner and then governor with the help of others along the way. "As you have success, you need to provide that to that other person, give them that same opportunity you got from special people who helped you. That's leadership. That's what our state needs. That's what our nation needs." Melissa Luna, Career Coach at Strategic Advancement, then shared with the group about recruitment and retention in the workforce, and how each generation affects that process. Dan Zwonotzer, Wyoming House of Representatives; Amber Ash, Laramie County Commissioner; and Don Erickson, former Mayor of Cheyenne, shared their personal experiences with challenges and how they overcame those tough times. ​ Danielle Billbruck, Owner of Awkwardllama, shared how important design and branding is for companies. Billbruck spoke on how much money business owners lose when they don't invest in good branding, quoting, "if you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design." #shortgo #news #whatshappening