Charlie Batch has been selected to serve as a keynote speaker at the inaugural GEARup2LEAD conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Whiting Auditorium, 1241 E. Kearsley St., in Flint, Michigan.

GEARup2LEAD is a new local organization with a mission to inspire and educate youth and adults to become heroic leaders. The group believes developing a growth mindset, engaging empathy, taking action and accepting responsibility can form heroes.

Batch was selected by directors Adam Hartley and Dan Farrell after Hartley listened to Batch’s commencement speech at EMU in April.

To promote his appearance and the work of GEARup2LEAD, Charlie was interviewed by, a major new source in the state. Read the full article here.