Lilian Vu, MPH, Ed.D. Candidate
Lilian Vu is an industry leading innovative thought leader and strategist. She has spent the last two decades in corporate America providing overall strategic, operational direction and sales/marketing product innovation strategy. Lilian Vu is the first Hmong woman doctorate level certified coach in the United States.
She has a unique understanding of the challenges that minority leaders face in corporate America. As a coaching partner, she fosters a learning environment where individuals can redefine self-empowerment and reach their greatest potential. She helps clients uncover learned restrictions, deepen self-awareness, create new possibilities for leadership, greater effectiveness and foster self-directed learning aimed at achieving sustainable results. Vu is passionate about helping leaders at all levels with a special focus on emerging minority leaders and high potential talent.
As an Ed.D candidate, her doctoral dissertation chronicles the need for coaching leadership as a path to empowerment at an individual and team level. She also partners with organizations to design leadership-based coaching cultures that unlock the highest team potential that achieves best performances. She has done extensive research in self-empowerment, leader as coach, team coaching, and leadership effectiveness.
richard Conde, Ph.D. Candidate
Richard Conde experienced first hand the cultural conflicts between Latino employees and organizations. With the demographic changes in the U.S. and the continued turnover rates of Latino employees, Richard co-founded Tr3ce to move the conversation from diversity to inclusion.
Richard is a Ph.D. candidate focusing on employee motivational factors, cultural influences on employee behaviors, inclusive leadership, performance management, and leadership communication styles. As a business leader, Richard led mid to large field operations with several hundred employees. Richard was known as a “culturalist” due to his keen ability to transform organizational cultures by creating top-tier employee engagement and operational results.