Wednesday, November 6,

This evening of TED-like talks, hosted by Pivotal Twist, will illuminate the silver lining of uncertainty for leaders and organizations.


How do you cast your line in murky waters? With excitement? As a challenge? Or do you hold your breath and hope for the best?

We know what gets measured, gets done. But less frequently discussed are the fertile fields of potential in unexplored areas – how to recognize them and take advantage.

This night of talks – the second Art of Leadership – will illuminate ways to embrace the unknown for maximum value.


Today’s leaders have no shortage of digital tools and ready-to-use models for business growth.

But in a world where anyone can get anything at any time, competition can be fierce. So organization leaders must be nimble and confident in uncertain situations.

ART OF LEADERSHIP 2: OPPORTUNITY IN THE UNKNOWN will explore important considerations, like:

  • invention and innovation
  • interrelationship communication
  • mindset
  • and more


The keynote speaker is Jim Marggraff.

Jim Marggraff for Art of Leadership

Jim is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; founder/co-founder of six companies; inventor of LeapPad Learning Systems and Livescribe, the world’s first smartpen; and a two-time TED mainstage speaker. Jim is also recognized as a Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council and a STAR Humanitarian Award Recipient.

Jim recently authored How to Raise a Founder With Heart, which has been recognized by Forbes as a best book for startup founders and first-time entrepreneurs. Sales of the book go to Team Gleason for ALS and the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club. Copies of the book will be raffled off and sold at the event.

Additional Speakers

  • Ray Beldner, Co-Founder of StARTup Art Fair
  • Renee DeWeese Moran, Founding Partner of Performing Academy
  • Henry Caplan, Founding Partner of Pivotal Twist

Your Host: Sean Perlmutter, Founding Partner of Pivotal Twist


Pivotal Twist is a new kind of communications firm. We help leaders stand out with something worth sharing via speaker coaching, brand and content development, strategy, and executive coaching.


6:30 Doors open
7:00 Speakers
8:00 Break
8:30 Speakers


$20/$25/$30. Click here to get yours.

Join us for a thought-provoking, informative, fun evening!