Keynote Speakers


Collin Coggins and Garrett Brown- Business Transformation Change Agents, Popular USC Professors of Entrepreneurship

Colin Coggins has deep experience working as an executive commercial leader and theorist and is known for his unique and proven approach to scaling revenue by cultivating sales IQ across entire organizations. He is currently an SVP and GM at Chegg, where he leads the Chegg Skills organization. He previously held senior leadership roles at several emerging technology companies, including Bitium (where he met Garrett), Mobile Roadie, and Fabric. He continues to serve as an executive sales leader and advisor, as well as a mentor at Pharrell Williams’ Black Ambition fund and Techstars.

Garrett Brown began his career as a corporate lawyer representing startups and entrepreneurs, which inspired him to enter the exciting world of startups, where he climbed the ranks as a sales and business development executive. He joined Bitium in its early days as the company’s chief revenue officer and oversaw all revenue functions until the company was acquired by Google. After the acquisition, Garrett joined Google in a revenue management role, learning countless lessons about the inner workings of one of the most recognizable companies on the planet.

Colin and Garrett are also active investors, mentors, and startup advisors, as well as the founders of Agency18, a consultancy that helps mission-driven companies adopt growth strategies that are equally revenue-forward and aligned with their values.

Together, Colin and Garrett are on a mission to inspire people to show up as who they are — not who they think they should be — and perform beyond their best every day.


Cassandra Worthy

With contagious energy that radiates throughout every room she steps into, Cassandra Worthy is the world’s truly DISRUPTIVE thought-leader on CHANGE that companies need to build organizational resilience and adaptability. During times of major shift such as merger, acquisition, organizational restructure, new systems integration, and market disruption RARELY do businesses ever face the tumultuous emotional landscape of the organization head-on.  Only 10% of successful change adoption is about know-how…the other 90% is squarely centered on an organization’s motivation and willingness to embrace the change.  Without addressing the emotions standing in the way of motivation, any transformation journey is stopped in its tracks.  This is where Cassandra steps in.  She has created and cultivated the unique strategy of Change Enthusiasm® which is arming individuals around the world with the means to harness the power of emotion, a resource in infinite supply, to embrace and accelerate change and transformation journeys.  Cassandra’s message nurtures highly resilient and adaptable organizations beginning at the heart of the individual.

Cassandra’s client base spans the Fortune 500 and larger all over the world including Procter & Gamble, Allstate, Jones Lang LaSalle, Centene Corporation, ConferenceDirect, and WeWork.  Cassandra invigorates and inspires organizations, C-suite executives, and business associations alike going through significant change, disruption, and transformation.  Cassandra’s customized keynote and workshop programs motivate the workforce to embrace Change Enthusiasm® and subsequently become self-actualized in working towards a change vision.  In her leadership-centric presentations, she is not only sharing this unique strategy of Change Enthusiasm® but also 10+ years of M&A experience distilled down into the critical leadership traits required to lead with exception during high-stress times of change and transformation.