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Keynote Addresses

GEO takes pride in partnering with keynote speakers that represent the most influential, forward-thinking and astute leaders from business, academia and everyday life to share their stories and ideas and make a difference to your work and personal life and enhance your conference experience.


Keynote I—LSU Coach Kim Mulkey

GEOvirtual2021 is excited to present the opening Keynote Speaker—LSU Women's Basketball Head Coach Kim Mulkey—the most successful player-turned-coach in college basketball history, who has been named head coach of the LSU women's basketball team.

Mulkey comes to Baton Rouge as the most accomplished head coaching hire in LSU history. She returns to her home state of Louisiana as a six-time national champion and nine-time Hall of Famer who is set for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in May. Mulkey, who also won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1984, is the only person in college basketball history, men's or women's, to win national championships as a head coach, assistant coach and a player.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021
10:00-11:10 PDT
13:00-14:10 EDT
18:00-19:10 BST
19:00-20:10 CEST
01:00-02:10 HKT +1
03:00-04:10 AEST +1
ENCORE SESSION: Tuesday, 14 September 2021
17:00-18:10 PDT
20:00-21:10 EDT
01:00-02:10 BST +1
02:00-03:10 CEST +1
08:00-09:10 HKT +1
10:00-11:10 AEST +1
GEO's 22nd Annual Conference  |  Keynote Speaker Kim Mulkey

Kim Mulkey
After three national championships as a head coach of Baylor, two as a player, and one as an assistant coach, Kim Mulkey has moved on to LSU. In 21 years as the head coach at Baylor, Mulkey led the Lady Bears to four Final Fours, winning three national titles.
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Keynote II—Financial Wellness: The Next Generation

Global share plan professionals and leaders are being asked to effectively execute their roles in the face of changing employee expectations with greater emphasis being placed on employers to promote financial wellness amongst their employees.

GEO is pleased to announce that Krystal Barker Buissereth, Managing Director and the Head of Financial Wellness at Morgan Stanley at Work, will speak at GEOvirtual2021, addressing trends in financial education across generations, with a special focus on the next generation entering the workforce, Generation Z. These tech savvy, socially responsible young adults are experiencing heightened levels of financial stress and are increasingly turning to their employers to provide financial education and tools that help them manage their financial lives.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021
10:30-11:20 PDT
13:30-14:20 EDT
18:30-19:20 BST
19:30-20:20 CEST
01:30-02:20 HKT +1
03:30-04:20 AEST +1
GEO's 22nd Annual Conference  |  Keynote Speaker Krystal Barker Buissereth

Krystal Barker Buissereth
As the Head of Financial Wellness at Morgan Stanley at Work, Krystal Barker Buissereth is responsible for working with corporate clients and organizations to create, implement and manage financial wellness programs that meet the needs of their employees.
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Keynote III―Natalie Nixon, PhD

Natalie Nixon, PhD is a creativity strategist and President of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC. She helps companies become more dynamic versions of themselves. She serves as a strategic advisor to achieve customer-facing business goals and innovation. She applies her expertise in strategic foresight, qualitative research and design thinking.

Natalie is a global speaker and a published author (Strategic Design Thinking, INC online and a forthcoming book in summer 2020, The Creativity Leap). She earned her BA in Anthropology and Africana Studies from Vassar College and her PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster.

Thursday, 07 October 2021
11:40-12:45 PDT
14:40-15:45 EDT
19:40-20:45 BST
20:40-21:45 CST
02:40-03:45 HKT +1
05:40-06:45 AEDT +1
ENCORE SESSION: Thursday, 07 October 2021
17:00-18:05 PDT
20:00-21:05 EDT
01:00-02:05 BST +1
02:00-03:05 CEST +1
08:00-09:05 HKT +1
11:00-12:05 AEDT +1
GEO's 22nd Annual Conference  |  Keynote Speaker Keynote III―Natalie Nixon, PhD

Keynote III―Natalie Nixon, PhD
Dr. Natalie Nixon is a strategy, foresight and innovation expert. As president and founder of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC. She advises leaders on unique approaches for process transformation and leveraging creativity as an innovation resource to more rapidly achieve priority business goals. Natalie does this by applying her background in cultural anthropology, fashion, and service design.
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