2017 Thought Leadership Award

The Colorado Thought Leaders Forum is recognizing an exemplary business leader who personifies Thought Leadership within the Colorado Community. The Thought Leadership Award is open to any business leader currently working and residing in Colorado who meets the award criteria.

Candidates of the Thought Leadership Award are community-minded leaders who demonstrate generous service to others as a way of life. Such leaders are committed to personal growth and continually develop themselves as leaders. Candidates are authentic, vulnerable, and humble in a way that draws others into service alongside them. Subsequently, they inspire the creation of new and innovative ideas that bring about real change. Relationships are highly valued and nurtured, not from a desire to gain but from a genuine desire to know and serve others.

The Thought Leadership Award is a way to recognize a business leader in Colorado who lives out CTLF’s definition of Thought Leadership and shares our values of relationship and generosity.

The Thought Leadership Award will be presented annually at the Colorado Companies to Watch Gala on June 23rd. 

The deadline for submissions is one week prior, June 9th.

Key Judging Criteria

Judging for the Thought Leadership Award takes into consideration the level at which the candidate displays each Thought Leadership attribute in their daily lives. These criteria are as follows:

  1. Authenticity: Leadership through authenticity and vulnerability.
  2. Service: Generous, intentional service to others.
  3. Humility: Continual personal development and humility.
  4. Community: Bold strategic pursuits that strengthen community.
  5. Creation: Creation of innovative ideas that bring change.

Thought Leadership Award Nomination

Please fill out the following questions to the best of your ability.

Award Application

Nominator- Who Is Making The Nomination?

Nominee Information- Who Are You Nominating?

Thought Leader Qualifications

Describe How the Thought Leader Exemplifies Each of the Categories Below:
Please keep responses to 100 words or less for each category.