Our Keynote

Our Speaker

Dan has spent his life attempting (and often achieving) the outrageous. He refuses to accept business as usual – making him an unconventional, yet highly effective, consultant to some of the world’s largest companies.

Dan Waldschmidt will provide valuable insight to help attendees succeed in all areas — personal & professional — because business problems are really people problems.

Dan speaks to empower attendees with the focus, insight and accountability they need to achieve the consistent results they demand. He shows audiences the very same strategies, tools and methods developed and utilized by “the world’s most unlikely high performers.” His stories of ordinary humans achieving outrageous success will enliven each member of the audience to launch an extraordinary life both personally and professionally.

Our Vision

Lead Chattanooga is a leadership and networking event designed to encourage, edify and equip business, ministry and church leaders in our community. Strong cities stay strong when leaders take time to network, fellowship and pray together.

Our Story

LEAD Chattanooga is a yearly event that was originally started as a way to reach out to our church leaders during Pastor Appreciation Month in October. The event has since grown to include leaders in business and outside ministry in addition to our pastors, clergy and church leadership.

Our Director

Clark Thompson, Director of LEAD Chattanooga

Clark has been a part of Partners for Christian Media for many years. He started as the Ministry Relations Director, but has since added Director of Sales to his titles. Clark is a US submarine veteran and and served as a chef under the waves. Married to his beautiful and intelligent wife, Gloria, Clark has four grown children and four grandchildren he loves dearly.

Our Sponsors