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Leigh-Kathryn Bonner

Founder & CEO of Bee Downtown

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Leigh-Kathryn Bonner Biography

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is the Founder and CEO of Bee Downtown and the BDT Leadership Institute. She is part of the TED Speaking Community, a 2017 Southern Living Southerner of the Year, a 2018 INC Magazine 30 Under 30 Rising Star, a 2019 Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur and North Carolina Woman of the Year, and most recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the next 1,000 Entrepreneurs Redefining the American Dream.

Bonner’s company literally has America’s largest and most influential companies “buzzing” with excitement as Bee Downtown installs and maintains beehives on corporate campuses for companies like Delta, NYSE, Dominion Energy, Microsoft, Cricket Wireless, Cisco, Chick-fil-A, MetLife and many more to help rebuild sustainable agriculture and cultivate great places to work.

Bonner is a 4th generation beekeeper and a truly dynamic storyteller. Each keynote revolves around a central story of what lessons of leadership we can take from one of Mother Nature’s best examples of a high performing team.

With over 40 different biomimicry based leadership analogies, or parables as Bonner likes to call them, focused on how we as humans can learn to be more effective leaders, and build stronger teams, Bonner will customize each keynote to focus on areas of leadership development your company specially would like to reinforce to your attendees. Each parable was built in collaboration with Retired Colonel Joseph LeBoeuf Professor Emeritus of Duke University and Chief Learning Officer for the BDT Leadership Institute.

Curious what Biomimicry based learning looks like? For example, one of the reasons why a honeybee colony is so successful is that despite living in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment, just like our human world, is because the honeybee colony will always move towards a stressor in their environment as a unified team. When they set off an alarm pheromone, the colony quickly adapts and adjusts to collectively move towards the stressor at hand. Their fast adaptation as a team is what has allowed them to remain successful as a species for millions of years. In our human world, how can our teams work together like a hive to move towards our unforeseen and unexpected challenges in our working lives? If we can take a few key lessons away from the honeybee, next time an unexpected situation arises, our teams will be able to adapt faster and more effectively to address the situation at hand.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leigh-Kathryn Bonner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leigh-Kathryn Bonner for your next private or corporate function.
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Leigh-Kathryn Bonner Biography

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is the Founder and CEO of Bee Downtown and the BDT Leadership Institute. She is part of the TED Speaking Community, a 2017 Southern Living Southerner of the Year, a 2018 INC Magazine 30 Under 30 Rising Star, a 2019 Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur and North Carolina Woman of the Year, and most recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the next 1,000 Entrepreneurs Redefining the American Dream.

Bonner’s company literally has America’s largest and most influential companies “buzzing” with excitement as Bee Downtown installs and maintains beehives on corporate campuses for companies like Delta, NYSE, Dominion Energy, Microsoft, Cricket Wireless, Cisco, Chick-fil-A, MetLife and many more to help rebuild sustainable agriculture and cultivate great places to work.

Bonner is a 4th generation beekeeper and a truly dynamic storyteller. Each keynote revolves around a central story of what lessons of leadership we can take from one of Mother Nature’s best examples of a high performing team.

With over 40 different biomimicry based leadership analogies, or parables as Bonner likes to call them, focused on how we as humans can learn to be more effective leaders, and build stronger teams, Bonner will customize each keynote to focus on areas of leadership development your company specially would like to reinforce to your attendees. Each parable was built in collaboration with Retired Colonel Joseph LeBoeuf Professor Emeritus of Duke University and Chief Learning Officer for the BDT Leadership Institute.

Curious what Biomimicry based learning looks like? For example, one of the reasons why a honeybee colony is so successful is that despite living in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment, just like our human world, is because the honeybee colony will always move towards a stressor in their environment as a unified team. When they set off an alarm pheromone, the colony quickly adapts and adjusts to collectively move towards the stressor at hand. Their fast adaptation as a team is what has allowed them to remain successful as a species for millions of years. In our human world, how can our teams work together like a hive to move towards our unforeseen and unexpected challenges in our working lives? If we can take a few key lessons away from the honeybee, next time an unexpected situation arises, our teams will be able to adapt faster and more effectively to address the situation at hand.

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner Videos

  • 3 Things: Effective Leadership Lessons Through The Eyes Of A Beekeeper
    Founder and CEO of BeeDowntown, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is a fourth-generation beekeeper who brings her wealth of knowledge to, not only the beehive,...
  • Plywood Presents: Leigh-Kathryn Bonner
    Fourth-generation beekeeper, Founder and CEO of Bee Downtown, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is a dynamic leader who started her entrepreneurial journey at...
  • Murphy's Moments: Meet Leigh-Kathryn Bonner | Bee Downtown
    Murphy’s Naturals mission is to celebrate nature and inspire good through quality natural products. Cultivating relationships with those who...

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  • How to book Leigh-Kathryn Bonner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Leigh-Kathryn Bonner for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Leigh-Kathryn Bonner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Leigh-Kathryn Bonner?

    Booking fees for Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Leigh-Kathryn Bonner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Leigh-Kathryn Bonner for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Leigh-Kathryn Bonner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Leigh-Kathryn Bonner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Leigh-Kathryn Bonner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Leigh-Kathryn Bonner for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Leigh-Kathryn Bonner generally travels from Durham, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sarah Kauss, Shiza Shahid, Jenn Lim, Jasmine Crowe and Erica Dhawan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Leigh-Kathryn Bonner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner Speaker Videos

  • 3 Things: Effective Leadership Lessons Through The Eyes Of A Beekeeper
    Founder and CEO of BeeDowntown, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is a fourth-generation beekeeper who brings her wealth of knowledge to, not only the beehive, but the speaking circuit as well. Her dynamic...
    Plywood Presents: Leigh-Kathryn Bonner
    Fourth-generation beekeeper, Founder and CEO of Bee Downtown, Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is a dynamic leader who started her entrepreneurial journey at just 22 years old. Her buzzing company, installs and...
  • Murphy's Moments: Meet Leigh-Kathryn Bonner | Bee Downtown
    Murphy’s Naturals mission is to celebrate nature and inspire good through quality natural products. Cultivating relationships with those who support their mission is at the heart of what they...
    Entrepreneur Leigh-Kathryn Bonner’s Cinderella-Inspired Leadership Mantra
    This week on Unfiltered from home, we talked with Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, founder and CEO of Bee Downton. She told us about the compliment that helped her decide to expand her business, her fear of...
  • Invesco QQQ | Leadership Lessons Learned From the Hive
    Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, a fourth-generation beekeeper and founder of Bee Downtown, explains how her company is working to save the dwindling honeybee population by installing and maintaining beehives...

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