Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 1st Annual Ultimate Culture Conference in Chicago. The presenters—along with our attendees, vendors, and HS team—created an event that was truly remarkable and memorable.

Video highlights from the conference are available below. Additionally, we will be posting answers to questions submitted during the conference on our blog at

Highlights from the 1st Annual Ultimate Culture Conference

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Culture Change Dilemmas in a Fast-Moving World

Edgar Schein, Culture Expert and Professor Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management

Corporate Culture and Performance

Larry Senn, Chairman and Founder, Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles Company

How Culture Really Works

Robert Cooke, CEO, Human Synergistics and Associate Professor Emeritus, the University of Illinois at Chicago

How Organizational Culture Can Build Champions or Hide Heroes!

Jason Carthen, Owner, Jason Carthen Enterprises

Keynote Culture Panel: Uncovering the Invisible Forces Driving Effectiveness

Edgar Schein, Robert Cooke, and Larry Senn

"Why is There a Blue Unicorn in the Break Room?"

Shawn Murphy, Co-founder and CEO, Switch & Shift

Mark Babbitt, President, Switch & Shift

Culture Change in a Mature Organization: The Effort and the Outcome

Tom Walter, Serial Entrepreneur and Chief Culture Officer, Tasty Catering

A Personal Touch to Safety Culture

Martin Marquardt, Co-Founder and President, Ephektiv, Inc.

David Bonenberger, VP Distribution Operations, PPL Electric Utilities

The Importance of Purpose: The “Hamptonality Starts with Me” Culture Movement

Rich Berens, President, Root Inc.

Karl Thomas, Senior Director, Brand Culture and Internal Communication, Hilton Worldwide

Building Collaborative Leadership & Culture

Linda Sharkey, internationally recognized speaker and host of iLead: The Leadership Connection

Carol Montgomery, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, York Risk Services Group

How To Create a Healthy Workplace Culture Through Clean & Clear Communication

Jeanne Malnati, Founder and CEO, The Culture Group (TCG)

Four Essentials of Culture Change

Donna Brighton, Owner, Brighton Leadership Group