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Networking Event with Keynote by Debra Clary - Narrative Leadership: How storytelling is the secret elixir to ‘why’

Louisville Thoroughbred Society 209 E Main St #200, Louisville, KY 40202

Dr. Debra Clary
Humana, Associate Vice President, Organization Effectiveness CAO Leadership

Executive with three decades of leadership experience with Fortune 500 Companies including Humana, Brown-Forman, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo. Debra has strong business and strategic acumen gained by leading large segment portfolios with accountability for financial and commercial performance. Strategic marketing and execution acumen through consumer, enterprise customer, and product development and management for world-class brands. Reputation for attracting, developing, and retaining top leadership talent. She is also an author, international speaker, standup comedian, and an award-winning film producer. She currently holds board positions with the Women Business Collaborative, Leadership Louisville Center (Executive Committee) and Women Influencing Louisville (founding member).


At the end of the session, participants will understand why storytelling is essential in being heard, understand the elements of a strong story and how to become a great narrative leader.  



  • Why the brain craves stories – we’re wired to make connections  
  • What are the elements of a great story – storytelling is a formula 
  • How to become a  great narrative leader  - it’s required for great leadership