10 AM – 3 PM ET (In-Person) Or 10 AM – 12:30 PM ET (Virtual)
A Powerful and Interactive HYBRID Event This Year!

In-Person VIP Experience = The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory (Columbus, OH)

Virtual Experience = Online

* email for team / group ticket packages. Participants will have the option of attending the VIP In-Person experience in Columbus, OH (limited seating) or be in a live, interactive virtual platform for discussion and development.

Our teams, organizations and world are thirsty for authentic leaders and compelling cultures!

The last three years have been filled with massive amounts of uncertainty, change, shifts, pivots, division between people, and forced innovation. What does it mean to authentically lead in 2024 and beyond?  What “Conversations that are the Currency for Change” do we need to be having?  How do we need to feed ourselves as leaders and teams to navigate change and lead progress? This unique HYBRID interactive session will connect leaders, provide challenging conversation and meaningful connection with thought leaders from around the globe, and leave you and your team with tangible action items. Bring your curiosity, your mind and heart.

Leave with inspiration. Lead change. Make an impact. Set your temperature.


Jason Barger

Jason V. Barger is a globally celebrated keynote speaker, leadership consultant and author whose work has been featured by The New York Times, ABC News and global media. His books Breathing Oxygen,  Thermostat Cultures, Step Back from the Baggage Claim and ReMember have drawn international acclaim. His latest book Breathing Oxygen was just released on 8.2.22 and reached the #1 New Release on Amazon in Business, Organizational Learning and Workplace Culture! Jason passionately strives to help companies develop their people, culture, service and clarity of mission, vision and values for the future so they can make a positive impact on the world. His dynamic messages continue engaging the minds and hearts of people worldwide. Jason is also the host of the engaging podcast The Thermostat with Jason Barger and can be found on social media @JasonVBarger



Friday, November 8, 2024

 James Clear is a writer and keynote speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His book, Atomic Habits, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide, has been translated into more than 60 languages and was the #1 best-selling book of 2021 and 2023 on Amazon and #1 audiobook on Audible. Clear is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work has been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning and Today Show Australia. He is a MasterClass instructor, alongside the world’s top experts such as Serena Williams, Neil Gaiman and Gordon Ramsay. His popular “3-2-1” email newsletter is sent out each week to more than 3 million subscribers. James doesn’t merely report the research of others. He tries out the concepts for himself as he experiments building better habits as an entrepreneur, writer, and weightlifter. In the end, his talks end up being one-part storytelling, one-part academic research, and one-part experiment, forming a colorful blend of inspirational stories, academic science, and hard-earned wisdom.

Chloe Valdary — After a year as a Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal, Chloe Valdary founded the Theory of Enchantment, (ToE) a New York-based inclusion and belonging organization that fights bigotry by teaching love. ToE has trained teams in diverse industries, including in tech (Bytedance), hospitals (Kadlec), human resources (Second Harvest), and more. Training focuses on social-emotional learning, character development, and interpersonal growth for leadership development in the boardroom, out in the field, and beyond. Chloe’s work has been covered in Atlantic Magazine, and her writings have appeared in the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She’s lectured in universities across America, including Harvard and Georgetown. Her spirit and passion for the work is passionate, genuine, and inspiring.

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Howard Behar is the former President of Starbucks and Starbucks International. Howard will be a virtual participant this year joining us from Palm Springs, CA. He and his global team led Starbucks from 25 stores to well over 15,000 stores around the world. He is also an author, adviser and passionate advocate for servant leadership and caring for people.

Ken Bouyer serves as EY Americas Inclusiveness Recruiting Leader, which makes him responsible for implementing the global EY organization’s recruiting strategy to build and attract diverse and inclusive talent pools. He is a heart-centered leader who has received many awards across the accounting industry and community organizations.

Kevin Clayton, VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement, Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Clayton is the VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has had an extensive career with some of the most notable brands including Proctor & Gamble, Russell Athletic, and the American Cancer Society. He’s passionate about the role all play in the leadership and inclusion landscape.



The Thermostat Podcast with Jason Barger


Thermostat Cultures Live breaks the mold of the typical conference. It’s an engaging day for leaders and change-agents who are passionate about authentic leadership, meaningful connection and building compelling cultures. The event includes messages from national thought-leaders, interactive discussion with guests and more. This virtual experience will be unlike any other!

In 2024, the event will be a HYBRID experience with an In-person option or Virtual Experience 

9:30 AM ET (In-Person Participants arrive for coffee, breakfast snacks, networking)

10 AM ET (In-Person AND Virtual Participants)
Welcome & Why Leadership & Culture Is Critical In Today’s World (Jason Barger)
The ROI on developing people and culture in times of uncertainty, division, and change

Global Thought-Leader Interactive Discussions
Jason is joined by leaders / speakers to discuss organization research, trends, and best practices and habits in leadership and culture and decisions that are shaping the future of work

Top Workforce Trends That Impact How We Develop People and Culture
Leading a “Thermostat Culture” in times of rapid change and divisive times is critical.
Jason Barger is joined by powerful thought-leaders for dialogue about trends in the workforce, HR, and culture-shaping that we can’t afford to ignore. How do we engage the minds and hearts of our people in today’s world?

12:30 PM ET:  Virtual Event Concludes & In-Person Participants Attend the VIP Lunch with Speakers

1:30 PM ET:  Interactive Action Planning Conversations (In-Person Participants Only)
Focus: Action Planning to take back to your team / community based on the content of the day

2:30 PM ET:  Closing Remarks — How to create a bias toward action (In-Person Participants Only)

3 PM ET:  Networking, Cocktails & Book Signings with Speakers (In-Person Participants Only)


*Group / Team or Full Company Ticket Packages or Sponsorships = please email with questions and pricing options


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Pre-sale discounted tickets are on sale for both the In-Person and Virtual experience until September 1st. After that date, prices increases, so reserve your spot now!