Steven Spielberg, Abraham Lincoln and Transformational Communication Featured During ‘Celebrating Lincoln’ Experience in Gettysburg, Nov. 18-20

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The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg will host representatives from major Fortune 100 companies for an exclusive leadership development experience in historic Gettysburg, Pa.

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The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg will welcome over 50 business leaders, all from Fortune 100 companies, for an exclusive "Celebrating Lincoln" experience in Gettysburg.

It is our hope that our guests will come away from this experience with a deeper understanding of Lincoln’s impact as a leader.
- Angela Sontheimer, Managing Director

Historic Gettysburg, Pa. will become the setting for a group of 55 individuals embarking on a journey toward experiential leadership development, Nov. 18-20, during “Celebrating Lincoln: A Journey into Transformational Communication.” This exclusive leadership development experience will encompass powerful case studies delivered by renowned Lincoln scholars, a Dedication Day keynote speech by filmmaker Steven Spielberg, a private viewing of the critically acclaimed “Lincoln” film and an opportunity to go behind the scenes of history with Gettysburg’s Cyclorama painting.

Steven B. Wiley and The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg developed “Celebrating Lincoln” as a once-in-a-career opportunity for business professionals to explore powerful and effective communication strategies through an in-depth study of the persona of President Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Leadership Institute will welcome over 50 business leaders, all from Fortune 100 companies.

Renowned Lincoln scholars Harold Holzer, Matt Pinsker, Jim Getty and Jared Peatman will deliver compelling case studies focusing on Lincoln’s leadership skills and communication strategies throughout the three-day experience. In addition, participants will have an exclusive opportunity to hear award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg deliver the keynote address during the Dedication Day ceremonies on Monday, Nov. 19 and participate in a private screening of Spielberg’s critically acclaimed film “Lincoln.” Finally, attendees will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Gettysburg’s colossal Cyclorama painting at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

“As we commemorate the 149th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, we at The Lincoln Leadership Institute could not be more pleased to offer this engaging and highly impactful ‘Celebrating Lincoln’ experience to our distinguished guests during this special occasion,” said Steven B. Wiley, founder and president of The Lincoln Leadership Institute.

“As Gettysburg prepares to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg next year, it is our hope that our guests will come away from this experience with a deeper understanding of Lincoln’s impact as a leader and will begin to incorporate the powerful communication strategies we present into their professional and personal lives,” said Angela Sontheimer, managing director of The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg.

The Lincoln Leadership Institute’s leadership development experiences, including the signature “A Transformational Journey from Gettysburg,” are ones that have helped to develop thousands of the nation’s top executives from the majority of the Fortune 100 companies such as Apple, Bank of America, Pfizer, Federal Express, ExxonMobil and Time Warner, as well as scores of federal government agencies, including Homeland Security, Departments of Defense, Justice and Interior and over 75 Presidential Appointees and their teams.

By using the battlefield as a classroom, history as a metaphor and multimedia presentations – including those by some of the country’s revered Civil War historians and Lincoln scholars – The Lincoln Leadership Institute endeavors to empower individuals to be more productive in rapidly changing, stressful environments.

Members of the media are invited to cover the various activities comprising The Lincoln Leadership Institute’s “Celebrating Lincoln” experience. Please contact Angela Sontheimer, managing director, at 717-338-9971 or angela(at)gettysburgleadership(dot)com to make arrangements. Those wishing to cover the Dedication Day ceremony at Soldiers’ National Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 19 should contact Gettysburg National Military Park’s management assistant Katie Lawhon by calling 717-334-1124 ext. 3121 or Katie_Lawhon(at)nps(dot)gov.

About Steven B. Wiley and The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg
What do the majority of Fortune 100 companies, such as Apple, Bank of America, Pfizer, Federal Express, ExxonMobil and Time Warner, scores of federal government agencies, including Homeland Security, Departments of Defense, Justice and Interior and over 75 Presidential Appointees and their teams all have in common? When it comes to motivating, educating and developing their greatest asset, their people, they turn to Steven B. Wiley and The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg.

Steven B. Wiley is a proven entrepreneur, author and highly acclaimed speaker who has trained and entertained tens of thousands of top executives from around the world. He receives—without exception—the highest ratings possible from his audiences, which include the top executives from the world headquarters of Apple, Merck, State Farm, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Homeland Security, Black & Decker, Shell, IBM, Caterpillar, the L.A. Times, Orlando Sentinel, USA Today/Gannett, Pharmetica, Frigidaire, Century 21, Johnson & Johnson, PhRMA, ExxonMobil and the Ford Motor Company. His business experience includes the founding of three companies: two international franchise organizations and a national chain of fleet management centers. He has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar funding agreements for his own companies with some of the top venture capital organizations in the world.

Steve brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of successful marketing, negotiation, sales and business development. His lucrative and varied high-ticket consultative selling and negotiating experience began more than twenty years ago and includes tens of millions of dollars in the sales of companies, divisions, hard goods and services. His strong leadership ability has earned him recognition in top publications, including Venture Magazine, USA Today and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Steve’s speaking experience includes three years as National Spokesperson for the Quaker Oats/Pritikin Longevity Centers for whom he has been featured in television commercials and advertisements in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and New York Times. Over the past ten years, he has conducted thousands of seminars on negotiation, sales leadership and wellness for numerous public and private sector organizations.

He is the president of The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg and the founder of the Institute’s Communicating with Executive Presence program as well as its Transformational Journey from Gettysburg leadership development experience.

Through The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg, Civil War history becomes a metaphor, and the battlefield a classroom, as Steven B. Wiley leads your organization toward unprecedented success by developing leaders at all levels. Through the unique and creative use of historical metaphor and an examination of the lives of historic characters we develop “bookmarks” in the minds of participants.

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