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2014 San Francisco Leaders Breakfast


Date: October 1, 2014 7:00 AM – 10:00AM
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Honoree: Laura Guido-Clark
Keynote: Chip Conley, Founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre

Chip Conley, 2014 Keynote Speaker

Hotel guru. Armchair psychologist. Traveling philosopher. Author. Speaker. Teacher. Student. Chip Conley has lived out more than one calling in his lifetime. Founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre (JDV), Chip has led the development, creation, and management of more boutique hotels than anyone else in the world. Starting JDV at age 26, his mission was to “create joy” by building a company that USA Today called “the most delightfully schizophrenic collection of hotels in America.” During his 24 years as CEO, JDV grew to become the second largest boutique hotel company in America. Chip shares his unique prescription for success in his many New York Times bestsellers. Chip presents his theories on transformation and meaning – in business and life – to audiences around the world and he’s been a featured speaker at TED.



Thank you to the Leaders Breakfast International Benefactors.

Leadership Award of Excellence Honoree

Laura Guido-Clark is the principal of Laura Guido-Clark Design, LLC, a multiple disciplinary design studio that specializes in the human experience. She is the Global Creative Director of Materials Innovation for Herman Miller in addition to collaborating on color, materials and finishes with companies like Samsung, HP, LG and Toyota - in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, and home furnishings. Her textile and pattern design include work for HBF, Carnegie, Pallas, FLOR and Uncommon.

Prior to founding her own firm, Laura served as the Vice President of Design for Deepa Textiles in San Francisco, and taught color & materials at CCA and University of California at Berkeley. Laura has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally on design, and was an expert design blogger for Fast Company magazine. In 2011, Laura founded Project Color Corps™, a nonprofit organization dedicated to painting urban neighborhoods with color and pattern that impart positive messages of optimism and hope.