34th Annual E*TRADE Directions

An elite event bringing together thought leaders in equity compensation.

Be prepared to be inspired. Hear from dynamic speakers, outside-the-box thinkers, and some of the most respected leaders in the industry.

Jeremy Gutsche

Acclaimed futurist, CEO, and best-selling author

Jeremy Gutsche is a mission-driven futurist and thought leader. His focus: helping others innovate and accelerate change by developing a deeper understanding of science, chaos, trends, crowdsourcing, and more.

Mr. Gutsche founded the consulting firm Trend Hunter in 2005 and has never looked back. Since then, it’s become the world’s #1 trendspotting website and innovation consultancy, completing more than 10,000 projects and serving 700+ brands and organizations, including Coca-Cola, Disney, Google, NASA, and Starbucks. Prior to Trend Hunter, Gutsche managed and grew a $1 billion portfolio at Capital One, with gains fueled by the innovation pipeline he helped create.

Described by The Guardian as “a new breed of trend spotter” and Association Week as “an intellectual can of Red Bull,” Mr. Gutsche is the author of the New York Times best-selling Better and Faster: The Proven Path to Unstoppable Ideas (2015) and Exploiting Chaos: How to Spark Innovation During Times of Change (2009).

Mel Robbins

Television host, legal analyst, author, and galvanizing life coach

In 2008, Mel Robbins found herself unemployed, adrift, and facing bankruptcy when her family’s restaurant business failed. Then, inspiration came in the most unlikely of places: a television commercial featuring a rocket launch, a metaphor she was able to tap into to change her life.

And change it did: Now, after a decade of success as a speaker, life coach, and even legal analyst on CNN, Ms. Robbins is the host of the nationally syndicated Mel Robbins Show, bringing the lessons she’s learned to an audience of millions. Her practical, no-nonsense advice and life strategies provide tangible skills that help people push through the everyday challenges they face in life, work, and love.

Ms. Robbins is the author of the highly acclaimed 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage (2017), one of three books she’s written that have reached the #1 spot on Audible. She’s also the co-founder and CEO of 143 Studios, a digital media company that produces content in partnership with Fortune 500 brands.

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