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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - October 14 - 16, 2015

Join In with an Extraordinary Cadre of Thought Leaders, Strategic Thinkers, Business Executives and Academics.

5 High-Power Keynotes and an Executive Panel!

Elevate Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization!

Speaking Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Featured Keynote by Curt Coffman

CURT COFFMAN, MBA is a New York Times Bestselling Author, researcher, business scientist and consultant to Fortune 100 and 500 organizations and Executive Fellow at the Daniels School of Business (University of Denver). Coffman has invested 30+ years in the science of high performance cultures.

Mr. Coffman virtually created the engagement movement, and is currently changing the way organization’s think about their culture, their managers and their business results. His mission is to help organization, their leaders, managers and associates to create more engaging and productive workplaces to secure the loyalty and growth of their customers and business.

As Senior Partner and Chief Science Officer of The Coffman Organization, Mr. Coffman has studied hundreds of organizations and millions of employees and customers. He formerly served as the Global Practice Leader for employee and customer engagement at the Gallup Organization for 22 years.

His work launched a new era in employee and management development with First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers do Differently - one of the best selling management books of all times. He followed that up with another bestselling book, Follow This Path: How the World’s Greatest Organizations Drive Growth by Unleashing Human Potential.

An international figure in the world of management and engagement, Mr. Coffman’s work has been translated in over 40 different languages.

His research and writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Business Week, Chief Executive magazine, CIO Magazine, The Economist, Fast Company, Fortune and a host of other management journals. He is currently an op-ed contributor to the New York Times.

His new book (co-authored with Dr. Kathie Sorensen) Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch: The secret of extraordinary results – was released in October 2013.

Keynote Synopsis - Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch: The Secret of Extraordinary Results

More details to come...

More About Curt

As an insightful and completely engaging speaker, Mr. Coffman has presented to thousands of groups on the topic of creating great cultures and its impact on individuals, families, organizational growth and creating engaged customers.

Mr. Coffman has been married for over 30 years, to his talented wife, Tammy. The Coffman’s reside in Denver Colorado and are the proud parents of daughters, Katie and Claire, a son, Clayton, son-in-law, Geoff and grandson Eli and granddaughter Lucy.

Speaking Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Marilyn Tam Keynote

Opening Keynote by Marilyn Tam

MARILYN TAM, Ph.D. is a Speaker, Author, Consultant, Board Certified Executive, Corporate and Leadership Coach. She is Founder and Executive Director of Us Foundation. She was formerly the CEO of Aveda Corp., President of Reebok Apparel and Retail Group; Vice President of Nike Inc. and also a successful entrepreneur who has developed and built four companies.

Marilyn is a contributing writer to Huffington Post and she has a weekly radio show, The Happiness Choice, featuring experts in how to live a happy, healthy, successful, and dynamically balanced life.

Marilyn has been recognized as one of the Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs in the USA by Fempreneur magazine. Jack Canfield detailed her work in his book on the strategies for success, “The Success Principles”. Brand Channel lists her as one of the four most prominent names in Ethical Business globally.

Among her numerous recognition and awards is the Artemis Award from the Greek Government and Euro-American Women's Council, with her image on a Greek postage stamp. Marilyn is featured in many documentary movies including GLOW Project, The Compass, Tapping the Source, and FEMME for her inspiring accomplishments and inner wisdom.

Keynote Synopsis - Leadership Excellence: How You Can Achieve It

To be a successful Leader in the 21st Century takes new skills and awareness. Fresh managerial tools and talents are needed to succeed as a global business leader, and the tighter and more visible the connections between all aspects, the more effective you and your organization will be.

Marilyn shares the secrets she learned from her international business and humanitarian experience - how to be more effective and productive in business and life while creating collaborative and lasting relationships. She will discuss how to define your mission and the principles and actions steps to ensure a cohesive, productive and energized team. Strategy and outlook into how to plan and lead in today’s tumultuous and interconnected business environment will be covered. Marilyn will help you review your personal leadership style and how to enhance it to increase effective communication and maximum sustainable profitable growth and development of your organization.

With real life and practical stories to illustrate the points, you will soak up the information and be able to apply them to greater business success and personal satisfaction.

Marilyn’s latest book, “The Happiness Choice” is published by John Wiley & Sons, and released in February 2013.

With a foreword by Joan Borysenko PhD, Marilyn weaves into her book, insights from many experts, Jack Canfield, Arielle Ford, Mark Albion PhD, Harville Hendrix PhD, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Michael Galitzer MD and many more.

Another one of books, “How to Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want”, is in six languages, and the book, “Living the Life of Your Dreams” was eBook of the Year 2011 in the Inspirational/Visionary category. For more information about Marilyn check out (1) marilyntam.com; (2) huffingtonpost.com/marilyn-tam or (3) fmgradio.com/show/marilyntam

More About Marilyn

Her life is an inspiring example of what can be achieved if one follows their dreams. She grew up as an abused and neglected child in Hong Kong. Marilyn left home as a teen to come to America alone. Following her life mission, she achieved international business and humanitarian success.

She now helps corporations and people to find and fulfill their purpose, and provide them with the principles and actions steps towards their goals. Dynamic Life balance is critical for long-term success and she shares the secrets and insights she learned so that others can also achieve theirs.

With her books, talks, workshops and consultations, she has helped thousands and thousands of people internationally to achieve greater success and happiness in the dynamic balance of the 21st century.

Speaking Thursday, October 15, 2015

Power Keynote by Judy Robinett

JUDY ROBINETT is the author of How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits, named the #1 business book for 2014 by Inc. Magazine! The book provides instant, effective strategies for meeting the people you need to know and bonding with them fast to further your goals and theirs.

Robinett served as managing director of Golden Seeds Angel Network (the third most active angel investment group and one of the largest in the U.S.); the CEO of publicly traded Medical Discoveries; and she served on the faculty of Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses program.

She also was a member of the Department of Commerce team that defined performance criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence in Healthcare, for which she received an award from President Bill Clinton.

Robinett is a business thought leader who is known as “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex.” She has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek as a sterling example of the new breed of “super connectors” who use their experience and networks to accelerate growth and enhance profitability.

In her more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Robinett has served as the CEO of both public and private companies and in management positions at Fortune 500 companies.

She has been on the advisory boards of Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California; Pereg Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York; Springboard Enterprises based in Washington, DC; and Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) accelerators based in New York.

Robinett has given hundreds of speeches worldwide for audiences at MIT, BIO, BIO-Europe, CalPoly, AT&T, Westinghouse, and the Department of Energy. She is the coauthor of a chapter in Crowdfunding for Dummies by Sherwood Neiss, Jason W. Best, and Zak Cassady-Dorion (Wiley, 2013) and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Judy's new book (published by McGraw-Hill) How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule" was released in May 2014.

Keynote Synopsis - PowerConnecting: The Art of Building Relationships

Judy puts a laser focus the power of relationships. She shares her insights on how to build lasting relationships based on the common goal of mutual achievement. If your goal is to create a successful future, then this keynote will deliver for you.

Judy Robinett is known as a "super connector," making powerful introductions daily using her titanium digital Rolodex to introduce one power leader to another. Judy discovered years ago how to develop strategic networks that accelerate business growth and enhance profitability. Her secret? Becoming a champion super connector.

Unlike many, Judy believes that there is no lack of resources, but that the resources are tied to people. To access the resources you need, you must be able to access the people attached to them. Nothing happens without people. People are attached to the money, jobs and career boosters that you are seeking.

Highlights:

  1. Learn how to get to the right room and create your own success.
  2. Get in touch with your contacts and learn more about them while educating them about your goals.
  3. Reach the most unreachable people quickly and effectively.
  4. Use your skills and talents to create a path to success.
  5. Turn your business network into profits.

Judy's approach will challenge and change your assumptions of what networking is and how to do it, and will work wonders for your business and career.

Speaking Thursday, October 15, 2015

Power Keynote by Dean Lindsay

DEAN LINDSAY is a highly sought-after business consultant, best-selling author and an engaging and wildly humorous speaker. He is an active member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy and the American Society of Training and Development.

Mr. Lindsay is a global authority on harnessing human potential and creating authentic business growth and has been honored with many accolades to include being hailed as ‘The DEAN of Sales and Service!’ by Consumers’ Choice Award ®; recognized as a ‘Sales-and-Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal and spotlighted as an Outstanding Speaker by the International Association of Speakers Bureaus.

Dean is author of The Progress Challenge: Working and Winning in a World of Change. This book has been recommended by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One-Minute Manager, as "A much needed kick in the pants for all of us… Blanchard goes on to say "What an enlightening book!” Dean also authored Cracking the Networking CODE : 4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships ( this book as been quoted as “Perhaps the most powerful way to leverage and multiply your talent and ability is by expanding your personal and business network. This book SHOWS YOU HOW.” – Brian Tracy, Sales Training Legend).

Dean Lindsay has presented keynotes and breakouts in several countries including: Spain, Turkey, Ecuador, Poland, Mexico, Sweden, Canada, Venezuela, and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica. His clients include: New York Life, Gold’s Gym, Haggar Clothing, Aflac, KPMG, Safety Kleen, Meineke, Lennox, ConocoPhillips, the National Association of Women MBAs Nestle, Hilton, Raytheon, American Airlines, BP, and the United States Peace Corps.

Keynote Synopsis – Working and Winning in a World of Change

Dean will present a keynote on Working and Winning in a World of Change based on the highly acclaimed principles and strategies that he shares with executives and leaders across the globe.

He will hone in on methods that strategic leaders can apply to navigate organizational change and promote team development. He will highlight the six P’s of progress, the goal of learning and service excellence among other key learning objectives.

More About Dean

Dean sees an important connection between sales, motivation, solid customer care and leadership. All are achieved by effectively positioning ideas, recommendations, solutions, products, services - even ourselves - as PROGRESS in minds of those we wish to inspire to action. All must be positioned as Progress and NOT Change. It is natural to resist change but we embrace PROGRESS. All progress is change but not all change is PROGRESS.

Dean Lindsay is an "outstanding thought leader on the subject of developing priceless business relationships.” – Willis Turner, President/CEO, Sales & Marketing Executives International

A Cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas, Dean was honored to serve on the Executive Advisory Board for UNT’s Department of Marketing & Logistics. He has also served as Guest Lecturer to International Customer Management Institute as well as both the UCLA and University of Dallas MBA programs. Dean is a featured contributor to Executive Travel, Sales and Service Excellence and the American Management Association’s Moving Ahead magazine.

Speaking Friday, October 16, 2015

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