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GS02 Unlocking Your Potential

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT
Wednesday, October 25

As learning professionals, we know that limiting beliefs and mental barriers can prevent individuals from reaching their full potential. Contrary to popular misconceptions, these barriers are not rare. In fact, they are present in our daily lives and can be self-imposed and seemingly impenetrable. Understanding these barriers can help us overcome them, enabling us to better support growth for our learners and for ourselves.

In this interactive keynote, Jeff Henderson shares his journey as a former convict turned celebrity chef, all while performing a speed-cooking demonstration on stage. Chef Jeff will share wit and wisdom about what being a “prisoner” really means, and how we can break free from these mental walls. He will share actionable insights on how to unlock a new perspective and lease on life based on his own experience of spending a decade in federal prison before achieving culinary acclaim. You will leave this keynote inspired to help individuals (including yourself) overcome their mental barriers and achieve their full potential.

Chef Jeff Henderson

Award-winning Chef and New York Times Bestselling Author

Chef Jeff Henderson started his culinary career in the unlikeliest of places: prison. While serving nearly 10 years, he
discovered an untapped passion for cooking, which led to executive chef positions at Bellagio and Caesars
Palace. Jeff’s inspiring story has been featured on Oprah’s Life Class, Good Morning America, Today Show, ABC
World News Tonight, CNN, The Steve Harvey Show, and in major publications such as The New York
Times, Newsweek, USA Today, People Magazine
, and the Washington Post.