San Francisco: AACC Building the Workforce of the Future

26 Sep 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Docusign Head Office, 221 Main St #1000, San Francisco, CA 94105

Join Lee Caraher (CEO and Author, Author and Speaker), Lisa McDonough (Partner, Author and Speaker) and Marti Grimminick (Speaker and Innovation Consultant) as they collaborate and discuss the question that weighs on the mind of many parents and businesses alike.

  • How do we as parents and caregivers best prepare our kids for future success?
  • How do we as employers bridge the gap between how young employees show up, engage, and work, with where our company needs to head for future success?; and
  • How do we as business retain attract and retain the workforce of the future?

Compelling and current, soak up the strategies that these three professionals have to offer.



Lisa McDonough

Lisa is a driven leader whose mission is to change the way we foster resilience in our children and prepare them for college, work and beyond.

For 25 years she has been designing and facilitating behavior based leadership and team development programs for organizations all over the world.  Regardless of country or industry, Lisa is constantly asked by business leaders and participants if she can ‘do this stuff’ for teens - the next generation of employees.  

Lisa has taken what she knows and applied it to the next generation, equipping them ahead of time with the tools and resources they need for work and life success. Lisa wants our children to be able to make smart decisions about educational direction and career.  She wants them to be informed, empowered, and focused on the things that energize them versus the things that they think they ‘should’ be doing.

Her background is as an accomplished results-focused HR leader and a management consultant, successful in partnering with executives teams to run business effectively and profitably through organization development, processes and management and employee development. 

Lisa is the founder of Coolaroo Consulting, her leadership and team development business; and the founder and partner of Teenhackz.  She is an accomplished speaker and has co-authored 2 books on the subject of raising resilient teens.

Lisa received her BS in Organizational Behavior from the University of Canberra Australia, her BA from the Australian National University, and is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator as well as the True Colors Work Style Assessment tool.


Marti Grimminick

Marti is the Founder and CEO of San Francisco based innovation consultancy, International Connector. Through her direct work with thousands of emerging young innovators worldwide, Marti has developed an unparalleled Next Generation Methodology providing Fortune500 companies, NGOs, and governments with: - innovation, design and strategy - reimagined solutions in HR and the future of the workplace - experiential multi-channel engagement

Speaker & Educator: Marti is a sought-after keynote speaker disrupting conferences from San Francisco to Bangkok to Sydney to Berlin to New York. She works as an educator for many organizations facilitating leadership teams through a paradigm shift in their approach to the emerging workforce today.

Creative Marketer: With 20 years experience working on developing brands, products and platforms to engage younger generations, Marti is successfully attracting and engaging talented diverse Millennials/GenZs worldwide. Innovator: Marti has been leading the strategy, design and development of new tools for research and new structured platforms for working with younger generations.


Lee McEnany Caraher

Lee is the CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing, a national agency headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York and Boston. An acclaimed communication strategist, Lee is known for her practical solutions to big problems. Her company works with some of the top consumer lifestyle, digital life, technology and wine brands in the country. Lee’s the author of Millennials & Management based on her experience with epically failing and then succeeding at retaining Millennials in her business. Her next book, The Boomerang Principle: Inspiring Lifetime Loyalty From Employees will be published in April 2017.

Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn't hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humour have gotten her out of a lot of trouble.

She started her career in communications in Boston and then moved to California, working with high profile and groundbreaking companies along the way. She moved to the Bay Area in 1995 to serve as the Vice President of Corporate and Consumer Communications at the $1.6 Billion SEGA of America. She then served as Executive Vice President of The Weber Group and Founder and President of Red Whistle Communications, both Interpublic companies.

Lee is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of KQED Public Media, Grace Cathedral’s Board of Trustees, and Menlo College’s Board of Trustees. Previously Lee was the Chair of the Board for Community Gatepath, and was the founding Chair of the Board for the St. Paul’s Choir School. She consults with other non-profits on effective board organization and practices. A graduate of Carleton College, with a degree in Medieval History, which she finds useful every day, Lee lives on the San Francisco Peninsula with her husband, two sons, and a blind cat.


Group(s): Advance


Tue, Sept. 26, 2017
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0700) US/Pacific


Docusign Head Office
221 Main St #1000
San Francisco, CA 94105