- Keynote : Roy Moore
- Case Study : *Compassion Tour*
- Location : The Global Events Center ( 416 NE 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301)
- Time : January 9, 12:30PM to 5:00PM (Lunch at 12:00PM)
Partner, First Impressions International and Founder/CEO, Be Strong
Roy Moore, founder of Be Strong, is compelled to save and transform lives among our next generation by addressing the challenges of bullying, social isolation, and suicide. While Moore observed, and felt, the pain of bullying and suicide among family and friends, he was moved to action in 2015 upon reading the CDC Teen Risk Behavior Surveillance report that indicated that 19.6 % of our 9ththrough 12thgrade students were bullied on school property and 8.6% had attempted suicide one or more times in the past twelve months. By October 2019, over 5 million students heard Be Strong’s message of hope and resiliency, which led to almost 110,000 student interventions, student reps in 45 states, and clubs on school campuses in 30 states. See www.BeStrong.Globalfor resources.
Prior to be Strong, Moore served as the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, North America, for Landis+Gyr, a multi-billion-dollar revenue smart grid subsidiary of Toshiba, which purchased his last commercial venture, Consert Inc.
Moore was Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer at Consert, an advanced smart grid technology company that balanced the economic and performance needs of consumers/businesses, utilities, and the electric grid.
From 2002 to 2007, Moore purchased, operated, and sold Solutionex, a supplier of specialty cleaning chemicals. During his tenure, Moore increased “big-box” distribution from 85 stores to 2,100 stores.
From 1995 to 1997, Moore served on the board of and was a founding investor in the radio-frequency engineering firm, Galaxy Inc. After growing the firm to include over 300 RF engineers, the partners sold to American Tower in 2000.
From 1990 to 1998, Moore served in various executive positions, and ultimately as CEO, of FWT Corporation, a provider of infrastructure to the wireless telecom industry. Under Moore’s leadership, sales grew from $13 to $72.5 million and EBIT from $300,000 to $17.5 million, creating significant shareholder value.
Recognized for his expertise in sales strategy and mergers and acquisitions, Moore was a consultant with the MAC Group (now known as Gemini Consulting) where he conducted assignments for Apple, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, France Telecom and Southwestern Bell.
Moore has a passion for new technologies and is a named inventor on seven patents.
Moore earned a MBA with honors and the Shermet Award from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia and a BBA cum laude from Texas Christian University.
This month, we will go on a compassion tour – please do not be late to class today!
- What is your main takeaway from Mother Teresa’s life?
- The ability to feel compassion is a creation of God’s. Why do you think God created us to feel compassion towards those in need?
- After Mother Teresa passed away it was revealed that there were times she felt abandoned by God even though she was doing God’s work. Why do you think God allows us to go through such moments when we are doing what He has called us to do? How can we prepare ourselves knowing that such feelings may happen to us as well?
“Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” (Deut. 8:2-3)
- Mother Teresa felt God telling her to help the poor in an uncommon way—to live among them instead of living in the convent. To leave the convent was not easy as she stated it was the most difficult thing she had ever done. In following God’s call, what are the challenges you expect to face?
- In the Lifework Workbook the article “Insights on Compassion” states that Mother Teresa was once asked, “How did God call you to serve the poor?” She replied by saying, “I was not called to serve the poor, rather I was called to serve Jesus and He lead me here.” What is your takeaway from Mother Teresa’s response?
- Mother Teresa had a saying, “Faithfulness, not success.” What does that mean to you?