March 14, 2019

Meet the iConnect 2019 Speakers

On top of workshops, training sessions, and sightseeing in Nashville, iConnect 2019 will also be chock full of some inspiring motivational speakers. With Shark Tank’s Daymond John, author Haydn Shaw, and TECO’s own Monica Whiting; there will sure to be valuable takeaways for every attendee.


Daymond John

From his humble beginnings running a business from his mother’s basement, to the multi-million dollar company it has become today, “The People’s Shark” Daymond John is widely recognized for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur and branding expert. He is an industry leader, best-selling author, and groundbreaking entrepreneurial expert and has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker.

Using then unprecedented guerilla marketing and branding techniques, Daymond pioneered the art of integrating fashion, culture, and music nearly 20 years ago. With over $6 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s business reality TV show, Shark Tank, Daymond remains a cutting edge business strategist and teaches his audience members how to apply his successful methods to a wide range of businesses today.


Monica Whiting

After spending nearly 4 years as the Chief Customer Officer for JEA, Monica Whiting joined Tampa Electric Company (TECO) as the Vice President of Customer Experience in 2017. She has more than 20 years of utility experience in customer service, communications, and product development at utilities, including Colorado Springs Utilities and Anaheim Public Utilities.

Monica was involved with the research, development, and roll-out of a new branding initiative with Anaheim Public Utilities called “The Anaheim Advantage” that was designed to distinguish the organization’s price and value proposition. Her other extracurricular roles in the industry include serving on various boards such as Leadership Jacksonville, the North Florida Region Red Cross, and the United Way Campaign Cabinet for Northeast Florida in 2014 and 2015.


Haydn Shaw

Hailed as a “leadership guru” by the Washington Post, Haydn Shaw is the leading expert on multiple generations and cultural differences at the office. As the author of “Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart” and Franklin

Convoy’s bestselling workshops “Leading Across Generations” and “Work Across Generations,” Haydn also writes on generations and leadership for the Huffington Post.

Haydn’s expertise with solving issues with generational employees comes from his 25 years of experience at the intersection of three things: practical generational thought leadership, change management, and having trained 30,000 managers. The diversity of clients he’s worked with include Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Beyond being an author, Haydn has delivered hundreds of keynotes or intimate off-sites.