Plenary Session

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Plenary & Breakfast

Room: Knight


Leadership Journey for Successful Small Business Owners

What does leadership look like for a small business owner? How are the skills you need to master, the same or different from what CEO’s at Fortune 500 company must learn? You spend most of your day focused on keeping the business going, reviewing your cash flow, negotiating with vendors, finding clients and marketing your product or service. How can you find time to focus on becoming a better leader and where do you start?

In this inspirational Opening Plenary Session, Mr. Chopra will share with us what he has learned from working with top CEO’s around the world. What leadership skills can be learned and how do you go about doing so?  You will leave the Plenary session with a clearer understand of the skills you want to cultivate to be good at business – and life.

Commit to starting your personal leadership journey!

About Rajan Chopra

After a long and successful career in trading derivatives for leading global financial institutions, as an entrepreneur, and with senior executive roles in public and private companies, Rajan Chopra brings a lifetime of business experience to coaching, advising and mentoring CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and investment professionals.

Chopra’s coaching philosophy and style is distinctive from other coaches.  He’s a practitioner, not a preacher. There’s a difference. As a strategic thinker, with deep and broad business experience, he combines his natural curiosity and real-world business experience with powerful inquiry, keen intellect, thoughtful insights, an inspirational style and a foundation of integrity in helping clients move forward from where they are to where they want to be.

Chopra grew up in India, got his MBA degree at Stockholm University, Sweden and subsequently moved to New York where he spent 30+ years trading interest rate derivatives at some of the leading global financial such as JP Morgan Chase and Cantor Fitzgerald.  In between stints on Wall Street he’s had senior executive roles with public and private companies, has founded and co-founded a few start-ups, and has served as advisor to CEOs and senior executives.

Rajan Chopra is founder and CEO of Chopra Coaching: Helping people grow from good to great. To learn more about Rajan Chopra and his coaching practice visit


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