Loud Summit


LOUD is launching an incredible book club starting in January 2021 and we would love for you to be a part of the conversation! All of us have faced so much hardship and change during 2020. So, we decided to help you start 2021 right and give you the tools to pivot, lead well, and live balanced in this new year.

We’ll be opening the virtual book club to 10-20 people for 2021 and delving into 4 amazing books for the year. Each book is broken up into seasons and the discussions last 4 weeks for each book.

If you’re looking for a place to belong and delve into some great discussion, then register before all the slots are filled for this year.

Join the LOUD community and get to know people from around the world over a nice cup of coffee, some great books, and incredible discussions via Zoom!

  • Book 1: (Jan. 26th – Feb. 23rd) Braving the Wilderness : The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone – Brené Brown
  • Book 2: (April 6th – April 27th) How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers – David M. Rubenstein
  • Book 3: (July 6th – July 27th) Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You’re Going to Do About It – Bob Goff
  • Book 4: (Oct. 5th – 26th) Get Unstuck Now: How Smart People Gain Clarity and Solve Problems Fast, And How You Can Too – Laura van den Berg Sekac

Braving the Wilderness – Dr. Brené Brown

“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.”

For the past five years, David M. Rubenstein—author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of The David Rubenstein Show—has spoken with the world’s highest performing leaders about who they are and how they became successful. How to Lead distills these revealing conversations into an indispensable leadership guidebook.

Gain advice and wisdom from CEOs, presidents, founders, and master performers from the worlds of finance (Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Christine Lagarde, Ken Griffin), tech (Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook), entertainment (Oprah Winfrey, Lorne Michaels, Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma), sports (Jack Nicklaus, Adam Silver, Coach K, Phil Knight), government (President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nancy Pelosi), and many others.

Bob Goff, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always, is on a mission to help people recapture the version of their lives they dreamed about before fear started calling the shots. He wants them to dream big.

In his revelatory yet utterly practical new book, Bob takes you on a life-proven journey to rediscover your dreams and turn them into reality. Based on his enormously popular Dream Big workshop, Bob draws on a lifetime of living and dreaming large to help you reach your larger-than-life dreams. In Dream Big he shows how to

  • learn to define clearly your dreams for yourself,
  • identify the obstacles holding you back,
  • come up with a specific plan for reaching goals, and
  • develop the tools that will help you act on the plan.

Dream Big is the only book you need to uncover the wild and exciting dream for your life you’ve hidden from yourself–and help you take the steps necessary to achieve it.

It starts with doubts…

…and then bad habits cause stress.

Before you know it, you’re stuck. What now?

Maybe you know what you want to achieve, but somehow you can’t seem to make it happen.

Or perhaps you feel that something in your life isn’t right and has to change—yet you don’t know exactly what, or how, and it’s driving you crazy.

In life, sometimes, we get uncomfortable, and it can be scary to consider change.

Fear of not knowing what to do stops us in our tracks.

Get Unstuck Now will show you the way. Within its pages you’ll find the motivation to start.

You’ll learn to:

  • Put the spark back in your life
  • Master your beliefs, and boost your self-esteem and confidence
  • Get insight about you and build a better relationship with yourself (and with others)


You’ll also learn the ONE crucial thing you MUST do, without which you’ll lack the will or motivation to move forward.

Find out the secret, and change your life.

You’ll love this easy to use book, because it gets to the point and shows you what exact change you need to make within yourself to really move forward.


Joshua Berwald

Joshua Berwald

Joshua will be leading an incredible virtual book club starting in January. He brings tons of experience to the table. He also has the incredible ability to make everyone feel at home and welcomed to the table.