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Keith Krach (center) receives the inaugural Life & News Transformational Leader of the Year Award in 2018. From Left: Life & News’ Board Member Robert B. Dellenbach, Editorial Director Viva Bianca, CEO Elliott Liu, and Board Member Zachary Luman. (Photo: Business Wire)
The award is given based on leaders’ accomplishments and transformative impact as: An inspirational leader who empowers and unifies diverse teams to achieve a noble cause; a visionary innovator who strategically builds new things that leave lasting legacies; a principled challenger who courageously achieves goals with perseverance and resilience.
According to Life & News’ Board of Directors, “In our search for the inaugural 2018 Transformational Leader of the Year, we were hard pressed to find someone more deserving than Keith Krach. Today, we choose to name the award after Mr. Krach in perpetuity because we believe Mr. Krach is without question, a shining model of transformational leadership who will serve as an enduring example to aspiring leaders for many decades to come.”
Since receiving the award in 2018, Mr. Krach has continued to make incredible strides in transformational leadership, including being unanimously endorsed by the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become the next United States Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment—a post for which the White House nominated Mr. Krach in January, 2019.
In addition to his incredible leap into world-changing transformational diplomacy, Mr. Krach’s clear commitment to mentorship, paying it forward, founding the VMN (Virtual Mentor Network), and freely sharing his life lessons all contributed to Life & News’ decision to name its annual leadership award after Mr. Krach.
To celebrate the official naming of the “Krach Transformational Leader of the Year Award,” Life & News concurrently announced release dates of the inspirational and informative video mini-series, “A Conversation with Keith Krach: Transformational Leadership.”
In the video series, Life & News’ Editorial Director, Viva Bianca interviews Mr. Krach about the most important aspects of transformational leadership. Their conversation delves into transformational leadership methods in action, as experienced and practiced by Mr. Krach throughout his illustrious, ongoing career and life as an exemplary transformational leader.
Subscribe to Life & News’ Krach Transformational Leader of the Year YouTube channel to join the weekly, Monday afternoon premieres of all six episodes:
1. Transformational Leadership: What is it? (1pm PDT, Monday, June 10)
2. Transformational Leadership: Reinventing Yourself (1pm PDT, Monday, June 17)
3. Transformational Leadership: It Starts in Childhood (1pm PDT, Monday, June 24)
4. Transformational Leadership: The Virtual Mentor Network (1pm PDT, Monday, July 01)
5. Transformational Leadership: Impacting People’s Lives (1pm PDT, Monday, July 08)
6. The Life & News Transformational Leader of the Year Award (1pm PDT, Monday, July 15)
A Conversation with Keith Krach: Transformational Leadership is a Life & News video production and features Keith Krach (Business Leader, Transformational Leader, Current nominee to US Under Secretary of State, and Life & News’ 2018 Transformational Leader of the Year), Viva Bianca (Life & News’ Editorial Director and veteran actress, producer and director), Michael Brown (co-founder and CEO of City Year), Michael Mink (writer and editor, Investor’s Business Daily), Priyanka Advani (3 Points Partners), Paul Stoltz (International bestselling author, Founder and CEO of Peak Learning), Dr. Ronda Beaman (CCO Peak Learning and Cal Poly professor), Marc Carlson (Managing Director, 3 Points Partners), Hiro Rodriguez (Head of Strategy, Prefect), and Elliott Liu (Life & News CEO), is executive produced by Robert B. Dellenbach (Board Member, Life & News), produced by Viva Bianca, edited by Christelle Zeinoun, with music & sound by award winning musician Antonio Beliveau, hair and makeup by Emily Sims, and Near Future as the production crew.
About Life & News
Life & News was established in 2013 with a commitment to transformation. Our vision is to bring a new voice and a new approach to the news business. With our Krach Transformational Leader of the Year Award, we are recognizing leaders who share that commitment to a better future for all, and who are with us in the mission of transformation.