Inspiring Leaders exists to recognize those people within your organization (from top to bottom) that inspire others. A vehicle to recognize people who have stepped up to help individuals, teams and organizations navigate personal and business challenges, and make a contribution to make their business, their community and the world a better place.

Why enter?

  • Inspire Others
  • Recognition for you and your organization

What defines an Inspiring Leader?

They are humane

They’re kind & grateful
They’re inclusive
They empathise
They’re authentic

They are courageous

They’re resilient & calm
They give people a sense of certainty and control
They make the abnormal seem normal
They’re forward thinking

They communicate

They communicate clearly, consistently and frequently
They’re transparent with facts
The give their people a voice
They listen and act on feedback
They foster collaboration
They lead by example

They unleash potential

They trust their people
They empower their people
They help people learn new skills
They build belief

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Complete the form to the right to be notified when Inspiring Leaders 2023 opens for entries.

2022 Inspiring Leaders

Aisha Barry
Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP)

Matt Baxter

Larry Brinker Jr.
Brinker Group

Justin Burgess
Executive General Manager
Laminex Australia

Channelle Charest
Chief Growth Officer
Bitwise Industries

Wendy Dean
CEO and Founder
Strategi Solutions

David DeStefano
President and CEO
We Are Sharing Hope SC

Amy Dufrane

Tim Ebenezer
Chief Operating Officer
FSP Consulting Services Ltd

Jennifer Engel
Chief Commercial Officer
Republic National Distributing Company

Claire Escobedo
Senior Digital Designer
Online Optimism

Lauro Garza
VP, Operational Safety
The Center for Health Care Services

Hani Goldstein
Co-Founder & CEO

Pete Grosse
Chief People Officer
FSP Consulting Services Ltd

Tom Guy
Managing Director
Etc. at BT

Carter Hopkins

Brendan P. Keegan
Chairperson, CEO & President
Merchants Fleet

Paul McCarthy
Chief People Officer

Caitlin MacGregor
CEO & Co-founder

Léa Mascaro
Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist

René Morkos
CEO & Founder
ALICE Technologies

Adrian Morris
Executive Vice President of Engineering
Hughes Network Systems

Sam Olmsted
New Orleans Managing Director
Online Optimism

Kiltesh Patel

Miklós Palencsár
Mentors & Partners Group KFT

Celia Reynolds
Director of Operations

Jon Seibert
Vision Solar

Mike Eden
Vision Solar

Eve Silveston-Maxey
PMO Lead
FSP Consulting Services Ltd

Laura Staples
Head of People and Performance
Laminex Australia

Melissa Swisher
Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer
Socrates AI

Debra Wade Carney
Director of Marketing

Don Wenner
DLP Capital

Shanita Williams
VP, People Experience
Southern New Hampshire University

John Kuyck
President and CEO
Merchant Lynx Services

Linda Gaspar
Radeus Labs, Inc

Christy Hurford
Client Advocacy and Workforce Manager

Brett Ammon
Client Services Manager
GreenPath Financial Wellness

Melissa Nims
Client Services Manager
GreenPath Financial Wellness


We recognize that Inspiring Leaders exist throughout the entire organization. Top to bottom. That’s why we have three ways to enter. They are

During times of crisis, people look to their leaders to steer them through it. They draw confidence, calmness and a sense of control from Inspiring Leaders. This category is applicable from CEO down to VP/Director level. $250 + taxes to enter.

It’s the people around you that often set the example. Management is tasked to execute the leadership’s directives and is the lynchpin between the boardroom and frontline. $50 + taxes to enter.

These are our frontline workers that set the example and inspire by the work they do day-in-day-out and with the attitude they do it. Let’s celebrate these unsung heroes within our organizations. Free to enter.

Key dates & fees

Open for entries

May, 2023

Entry Deadline

November, 2023

Announce winners

November, 2023

Free to enter

for Unsung

C-Suite $250

or the equivalent in your currency

Manager $50

or the equivalent in your currency

Learn more about Inspiring Leaders