Keynote Speakers:

Vince Poscente    To The Top

Vince Poscente is one of the most in-demand motivational keynote speakers today. His expertise on accelerating EXTRAORDINARY goals is based on tools to be more resilient and how to overcome obstacles. When you bounce back stronger than ever confidence and fun goes up. Vince's client list includes world class organizations dedicated to being bigger and better. When employees and entrepreneurs handle set-backs, supersede obstacles and are more focused - record setting results happen faster than expected. Vince knows first-hand how innovation, persistence fearlessness play in your future success. He speaks from experience. His foundation are with proven tools. Where does Vince Poscente's "Be Extraordinary" expertise come from?

• Recreational skier, Vince to Olympic athlete in just four short years.
• Award winning sales and marketing executive with the world's largest real estate investment service.
• A Masters in Organizational Management and award winning business owner.
• One of only four people on the planet to be inducted into the USA and Canadian Speaker Halls of Fame.
• New York Times bestselling author of seven books. (Including The Age of Speed)
• Leader and participant on six Himalayan Expeditions

Monday, July 22: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grand Opening Ceremony & Keynote: Full Speed Ahead
You will be on the edge of your seat with this powerful message of strategic leadership and accelerated goal attainment. Vince Poscente will share the formula that took him from recreational skier to the Olympic games in just four years. From his message you will develop an Olympic class leadership mindset of swifter, higher, stronger and smarter.

You will learn to:
• Understand Alignment (using the Eyes, Head, Heart approach to communication).
• Understand Agility (by doing what the competition is not willing to do).
• Understand Aerodynamics (efficiency by eliminating drag).

Domains: TBD
CE Credits: 1

Generously Sponsored by 

Ross Shafer    To The Top

Ross Shafer has bought and sold 24 different businesses – a profitable hobby he started at the age of 21. By 30, he ventured into a different kind of business….Show Business, collecting (6) Emmy awards as a Comedian, Writer, and TV Host of such shows as, “The Match Game” on ABC, “The Late Show” on FOX, and “Almost Live” on NBC. And, because Ross is obsessed with who succeeds – and who fails, he’s chronicled his findings in (9) popular business books on market growth, relevance, and the customer experience.

Tuesday, July 23: 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
General Session & Keynote: Success: It's On You
Generously Sponsored by FujiFilm

How to Accelerate the Outcomes You Want
This is a personal growth program. Ross Shafer has risen to the top of three professions – Buying and selling companies – Headlining Stand-up Comedian and Emmy® winning TV shows – Business Author & Hall of Fame Professional Speaker. Ross’s story will inspire you to abolish your self-imposed limitations; in favor of taking personal responsibility for achieving top performance.

You will learn to:
• Execute a No-Blame, No-Excuses Attitude of Accountability.
• Manage “Grey Space”.
• Understand that Success is NOT About Who You Know. It’s Who Knows YOU.

Domains: TBD
CE Credits: 1

Generously Sponsored by

Manley Feinberg    To The Top

Manley is recognized as an award winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author whose work has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox, and in The New York Daily News, Entrepreneur, American Express Open Forum and World News.  He served two terms as the President of the National Speakers Association, St. Louis chapter and is a Certified Speaking Professional CSP.

During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million, and a successful IPO on the NYSE.  He built an award winning reputation for implementing business solutions and support that produced measurable results every day. Manley’s leadership influence contributed to a workplace culture that landed Build-A-Bear on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List four years in a row.

Wednesday, July 24: 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Closing Business Session & Keynote: Leading on the Edge: 7 Vertical Lessons & 1 Essential Question to Lead with Impact, Regardless of Your Title
Professionals often struggle to deliver more value under tightening business constraints and rising expectations. Add the complications of regulations, engaging a multi-generational work force, constantly evolving technology, economic pressure, plus the chaos of day to day life; and you have a serious challenge.

After facing the same frustrations from the front lines to the executive level for more than 20 years; I believe the answer is in equipping individuals at all levels to think, act and influence as leaders in their environment. Manley’s Keynote will help equip you to lead on the edge, and realize more in your life and work every day.

You will learn to:
• Gain 7 leadership strategies that will empower every attendee to stretch their comfort zones and Lead Beyond Their Position.
• Discover the one area you must micro-manage to gain Clarity in the Chaos, Drive Focus and Build Momentum.
• Drive innovation by encouraging individuals to step up, support others, and say what they see.
• Identify 3 Critical characteristics you need to look for, develop and demand from yourself and every team member to achieve breakthrough results.
• Engage, Equip, and Inspire attendees with multiple ideas they can use immediately to develop stronger relationships and increase their influence across vertical and horizontal boundaries.

Domains: TBD
CE Credits: 1