Host of Thought Leaders Confirmed for Waggl Harvest 2019

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Annual Signature Event in Napa Valley Dedicated to the Theme of “Voices at Work”

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Waggl Harvest 2019 is dedicated to the theme of Voices at Work

“Waggl Harvest has assembled a vastly diverse community with a shared purpose to unlock greatness in people and organizations," said Steve Cadigan, Cadigan Ventures and Waggl Harvest 2019 Advisory Team Member.

Waggl, the leading platform for real-time feedback powered by Employee Voice, today announced a host of new speakers for its annual Waggl Harvest Conference, to be held in Napa Valley at the Charles Krug Winery, September 17-19, 2019.

“Waggl Harvest 2019 is a unique opportunity to engage with a cross-section of strategic HR and business leaders who share a common focus on the power of Employee Voice to transform organizations,” said Michael Papay, Co-founder and CEO, Waggl. “We’ve assembled a group of world-class leaders from a range of industries who are challenging and changing the old rules around employee engagement. We’ve designed the experience to provide tangible knowledge through applicable use cases about how to catalyze Employee Voice around critical business topics.”

Waggl has already confirmed a number of world-class speakers to its agenda for Harvest 2019:

  • Josh Bersin, President and Founder of Bersin Associates. Josh is a world renowned industry analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning. “I am a global research analyst, public speaker, and writer on the topics of corporate human resources, talent management, recruiting, leadership, technology, and the intersection between work and life.
  • Dru Fearing, Vice President HR Talent Management at Freddie Mac. Dru is an experienced HR executive with a history of success in the financial services industry. He is skilled in metrics, executive development, talent management, career development and HR consulting.
  • Dallis Howard-Crow, Chief Human Resources Officer at UCHealth, a Colorado-based nonprofit health care system with 12 hospitals, 150 clinics, 23,500 employees and a $4.5 billion operating revenue.
  • Cat Kennedy, Head of Organizational Development, Heineken. Cat is a commercially minded and globally oriented strategic HR Business Partner who focuses on building the kinds of organizations that people want to work for.
  • Thaler Pekar, Founder & Director, Thaler Pekar & Partners. Thaler is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of organizational narrative, leadership storytelling, and persuasive communication. She has been recognized by the BBC and the Smithsonian Institution as an expert on business storytelling, and she always crosses the street to walk on the sunny side.
  • Mike Taylorson, Vice President, Leadership & Strategy at Parsons Corporation. Mike is an experienced talent development executive with a reputation for creative problem-solving, collaboration, and achievement. He focuses on approaching challenges from a connected perspective; with a passion for integrating learning and leadership development into an organization’s strategic growth, and helping people understand their own unique strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Kiko Campos, General Manager at Waggl Brazil. Kiko’s personal mission as an individual, executive and consultant is to help companies and their talents reach their full potential, creating value for all stakeholders.

“Waggl Harvest will exceed your expectations,” said Steve Cadigan, Cadigan Ventures and Waggl Harvest 2019 Advisory Team Member. “We’ve assembled a vastly diverse community with a shared purpose to unlock greatness in people and organizations.”

For the second year, Waggl Harvest will be held at Charles Krug, an iconic Napa Valley winery, that is truly inspirational. Founded in 1861, Charles Krug was named to the National Register of Historic Places on November 8, 1974. The event will take place during the height of the crush season, the perfect time of year to visit wine country.
To learn more about Waggl Harvest and watch a video from last year’s event, please visit Register by July 31, 2019, for the Early Bird discount. Details available on the Waggl Harvest site.

About Waggl
Waggl is the voice of people at work. Not a survey, not simply data -- Waggl is a real-time, transparent engagement platform that goes beyond measurement to catalyze authentic dialogue and alignment around critical business topics: Employee Engagement, Culture Building, Internal Transformations, and Operational Excellence. Waggl elevates Employee Voice to deliver actionable insight, fresh perspective, and tangible knowledge to leaders and teams. People thrive when you engage their voices to make a difference. Organizations excel when their unique talent DNA helps strengthen agility, resilience and retention. Waggl is the most powerful Employee Voice platform used by strategic HR and Executive leaders today.

With a highly seasoned management team and advisors including esteemed executives from Glassdoor, SuccessFactors, and Coupa, Waggl has built a customer-first culture that values strong relationships and ongoing innovation. The company’s solutions are continually evolving in response to input from its burgeoning customer base, which includes global industry leaders in diverse industries like aerospace, manufacturing, insurance, consumer beverages, healthcare and technology. For more information, please visit:

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