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Kirk Lawson, Executive Director of Business Professionals of America on Preparing for Career Success

Kirk Lawson is the Executive Director of Business Professionals of America and leads the organization’s strategic growth. It is the top career and technical student organization aimed at preparing students for successful careers and providing employers with competent and skilled professionals.  In spite of the recent emphasis on a lack of jobs, many decry a […]

Dan Woolley, Relief Worker and Author of Unshaken: Rising from the Ruins of Haiti’s Hotel Montana

Dan Woolley, a relief worker for Compassion International and author of Unshaken: Rising from the Ruins of Haiti’s Hotel Montana, tells his incredible story of survival. Buried in utter darkness under tons of rubble for 65 hours, Dan emerged a changed person. One year after the devastating quake, Unshaken is currently the only first-person account […]

Bill Conaty, Former Senior Vice President of Human Resources for GE and Co-Author of The Talent Masters

A world leader in Human Resources, Bill Conaty engineered the leadership development programs for GE as Senior Vice President for 14 years. He is the co-author of The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders put People Before Numbers. Talent is the only competency that endures, while financial results, market share, brand, and products all undergo changes […]

Leadership Consultant Margaret Morford on Navigating Office Politics for Career Success

Margaret Morford is an organizational consultant, trainer, speaker, and author of leadership books including The Hidden Language of Business: Workplace Politics, Power & Influence.  A former attorney and human resource executive, Morford addresses how to navigate office politics regardless of your position and background for career success. Learn inside intelligence to: Advance in your workplace; […]

George Gilder, Venture Capitalist and Bestselling Author, on Real Solutions for Jobs & Economic Growth

George Gilder, a venture capitalist and the author of Wealth & Poverty and The Israel Test, discusses real solutions for economic and job growth: The importance of meeting customer needs for businesses to succeed; The need for creative entrepreneurs to drive job growth; The impact of marriage and family on society and culture; The underlying […]

Dr. James Maas, Professor and Bestselling Author, and Consultant Rebecca Robbins on Sleep for Success

Dr. James Maas is a professor of psychology at Cornell University, where he holds the world’s record for having taught more than 65,000 college students. Rebecca Robbins is the co-founder, with Dr. Maas, of the Sleep for Success consulting firm. Together they discuss everything you must know about sleep, but are too tired to ask! […]

Chad Hennings, Three-Time Super Bowl Winner and Author of Rules of Engagement, on Achieving Success that Counts

Chad Hennings is a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys, an Air Force fighter pilot, a businessman and the author of Rules of Engagement. In all of the roles he has played, he has seen that the persistent go-it-alone myth in our society traps individuals from connecting with others in meaningful ways. Chad […]

Dr. Mark Taylor, Columbia University, Author of Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities

Dr. Mark Taylor, a professor at Columbia University, is the author of Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities.  Taylor characterizes American higher education as expensive, wasteful, and archaic.  He calls for reforms like: Eliminating tenure; Restructuring departments for interdepartmental cooperation; Emphasizing teaching rather than rarified research; Creating global networks; […]

Captain Scotty Smiley, Author of Hope Unseen: The Story of the U.S. Army’s First Blind Active-Duty Officer

Captain Scotty Smiley, a West Point graduate, Ranger, and the Army’s only active-duty blind officer, lost his sight in a suicide bomber attack in Iraq. He shares his remarkable journey of faith, hope and courage. Since his injury, he has climbed Mount Rainier, surfed, skied, skydived, completed a triathlon and earned an MBA from Duke […]

Dr. Richard Miller, President of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering on Transforming the Future of Engineering

Dr. Richard Miller is an award winning educator and leader in reinventing engineering education. Olin College of Engineering is transforming the field of engineering to meet the global challenges in energy, clean water, health care and cyber security. Dr. Miller shares Olin’s interdisciplinary and experiential learning model designed to better prepare engineers. By blending engineering, […]

Ten Steps to Hit the Ground Running in Career Advancement!

Ken & Sheryl Dawson present their proven 10-step process to advance your career. The Dawsons share their unique approach found in their time tested product, Job Search: The Total System. The most powerful concept they present is the linkage of all 10 steps. The assessment of your skills and competencies is linked to the development […]

Special Encore Presentation: Dr. Vince Patton, Director Community Outreach, Military Advantage and Retired Career Coast Guardsman on Jobs for Vets

Dr. Vince Patton, Director Community Outreach, Military Advantage/Monster Worldwide and Retired Career Coast Guardsman, brings the knowledge and experience of a 30-year military career and multiple advanced degrees to the subject of employing veterans. Dr. Patton addresses: Issues facing transitioning service members The value of career fairs for employers and job seekers How to help […]

Darlene O’Brien with BLIND AMBITION on Work Opportunities for the Disabled

Darlene O’Brien’s company BLIND AMBITION captures her determination as a blind person to open opportunities for the 54 million disabled in the US to work and achieve their own ambitions. As a career counselor, she assists applicants and employers in the recruitment process. Offering Disability Etiquette Training, Darlene helps organizations improve access to opportunities for […]

Bob Alexander, Educational Consultant, on the Ziglar I CAN Culture Transformation Program

Bob Alexander, President of The Alexander Resource Group, is a former teacher, coach and high school administrator who has personally conducted thousands of keynote addresses, workshops, and student assemblies worldwide on success principles and career advancement.  Bob is passionate about teaching the Ziglar I CAN values and attitudes that enable children to succeed.  The Ziglar […]

Raymond Larson on Entrepreneurship & the Seven Degrees of Influence

Raymond Larson has 30 years of experience in business and ministry. He combines vision with practical application to produce results for success. He shares his perspective on how business touches all other areas of the culture – government, education, family, religion, arts and entertainment, and media. Through a unique educational program for entrepreneurs, 7 Degrees […]

Secrets to Getting a Job NOW!

Ken & Sheryl Dawson present proven techniques to secure a better job for better pay and a better life. In an economic downturn, people of all backgrounds and most industries are finding job searches very challenging. The Dawsons share their secrets to beating your competition: Adopt the Cycle of Success, including positive attitude, linkage of […]

Melinda Doolittle, American Idol Star and Author of Beyond Me: Finding Your Way to Life’s Next Level

Melinda Doolittle, American Idol star, recording artist and author of Beyond Me,  has skyrocketed to fame since her appearance on American Idol. She shares her secrets to finding her way to the next level: Invest in others; Work hard to realize your dream; Listen to the wisdom of others; Be prepared; Be open to criticism […]

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc., on Success 2.0: The Next Generation

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, Inc. and son of the inspirational Zig Ziglar, carries the torch to continue the vision of personal and career success that has transformed the lives of millions through the life and work of his father.  He will share: Personal lessons on achieving your potential Zig’s Greatest Accomplishment The 7 components […]

Hank Kohlbrand, Retired Dow Chemical Company Executive and President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers: Building Your Chemical Engineering Career

Hank Kohlbrand, retired Global R&D Director, Process & Manufacturing Technology R&D for Dow Chemical Company and President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), will share: Key business trends that will shape chemical engineers professional future Megatrends that define opportunities Important skills, beyond technical skills, needed for future success Embracing change as opportunity Association […]

Cody Farzad on Protecting Your Background Information and Social Networking Brand

Cody Farzad is a pre-employment background investigator with EmployersChoiceOnline.  Cody shares his expertise in surveillance, security and background investigations.  Companies have increased their security vigilance due to rising incidents of fraud, violence and misrepresentation in the job market and workplace.  With the prevalence of online information, job boards, blogs and social networking, companies have access […]