Laird Hamilton is best known as an American big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports. In addition to his affinity for the water, Laird is labeled as an inventor, author, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and adrenaline junkie.
Over the last decade, Laird has transcended from surfing becoming an international fitness icon and nutrition expert. Many of today’s top professional athletes and celebrities look to Laird for training guidance, including instruction in his unique underwater resistance workouts. Partnering with his wife, professional volleyball player and TV personality, Gabrielle Reece, Laird created Extreme Performance Training (XPT). XPT is a unique and powerful fitness training and lifestyle program featuring their unique water workouts, performance breathing, recovery methods, high-intensity and endurance training for people of all fitness levels and backgrounds.
Richard & Linda Eyre
Richard and Linda Eyre are highly sought after, and among the most popular speakers in the world on relationships, parenting and families. Richard and Linda have found it remarkable and gratifying that in every one of the 45 countries where they have presented, parents have similar hopes, dreams and worries about their relationships, families, and children regardless of economic, religious, geographic, and cultural differences.
The Eyres are authors of numerous work/family balance books, as well as others such as “Life in Full, Maximizing your Longevity and Legacy”, “The Entitlement Trap”, and “The Happy Family” to name just a few.
If you’re a fan of Disney Parks Imagineering, you know Gurr as the designer of numerous ride vehicles for Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park, including Autopia, Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Disneyland Monorail, and the Haunted Mansion (specifically the Doom Buggies). Back in 1954, the year before Disneyland opened, Walt Disney hired Bob Gurr and 17 other Imagineers to make his “dream a reality”. Gurr is the last living member of that original creative group.
Garner Holt Productions, Inc. is the gateway to realms of incredible imagination, artistry, technical wizardry, experienced industry experts, and unmatched, proven quality. From creating the world’s finest and most lifelike animatronic figures, to design for themed attractions, museums, retail and restaurant locations and more, GHP is the most complete design and production workshop in the world.
Garner founded Garner Holt Productions in 1977, when he was still in high school. Going from his parents’ garage—with his mother acting as secretary!—to a giant production facility, studio and mockup space where he operates today with the help of nearly a hundred talented employees.
Maureen Beck was born without her left hand but that didn’t stop her from picking up the sport of climbing at the age of 12. Now based in Colorado’s Front Range, Mo spends her nights training at the gym and her days climbing all over the American southwest. She works closely with the adaptive climbing community as an instructor with Paradox Sports and is the Chair of the USAC Paraclimbing Committee.
As a competitive climber, she has won 6 national titles, a gold medal at the 2014 Paraclimbing World Championships in Spain and defended that title with a gold medal at the 2016 World Championships in Paris. In 2018, she went on her first alpine expedition to the Northwest Territories in Canada’s Nahanni National Park where she and fellow adaptive climber Jim Ewing attempted the legendary Lotus Flower Tower.
Jessica Fialkovich is a business exit expert, keynote speaker, small business advocate and award-winning business owner whose mission is to help small business owners leave their legacy and sell their businesses successfully, no matter the size.
Over the past 7 years, Jessica oversaw $250+ million in transactions, worked with over 700 business owners, was involved with 350+ deals, and mentored her team to help over 3,000 business owners with guidance about buying and selling businesses.
Jessica is the Founder of Exit Factor, an innovative firm that teaches entrepreneurs how to buy and sell businesses through courses, programs, and consulting. Jessica founded the firm after building the fastest growing and most successful business brokerage practice in the United States.
Based on his own needs, Noah built Freedom Family Office to help entrepreneurs produce predictable income, create their ideal life and build their legacy. “I believe entrepreneurs are the true heroes of our time and I’m very passionate about serving them so they can expand their contributions to the world.”
Noah will openly share the tools, resources and strategies he’s used to create his own true freedom and legacy for his family and foundations he’s started. Noah has sold eight companies, owns a handful, and continues to acquire businesses, royalties and real estate. Noah brings personal experience beyond being a technical expert to high performing families that want to balance qualitative and quantitative financial advice.
Nayan Patel, PharmD
Dr. Patel is a recognized expert in clinical pharmacy services. He has built Central Drugs Compounding Pharmacy into one of the leading and fastest-growing compounding pharmacies in the United States. Nayan is a frequent guest lecturer internationally on topics such as hormone replacement therapy, menopause and andropause, osteoporosis, and breast cancer. When it comes to patient healthcare, Nayan believes in a team approach. He is passionate about working together with physicians, nutritionists, and patients to develop a comprehensive plan to improve each patient’s overall health and quality of life.
Jenny Feterovich is an award-winning TV and film Producer, the Executive Producer of Muse Production House and co-founder of Parliament Studios.
She’s a lifelong entrepreneur and small business advocate, focusing on empowering women and immigrants in business. Jenny also made a name in the music world as the globetrotting DJ Jenny LaFemme and co-creator of Girls Gone Vinyl, an organization that highlights and advances women in electronic music.
Jenny arrived in the US with a suitcase and $100 to her name. Her family fled their native Soviet Union and landed in Detroit in 1989, immediately jumping into small business. Since then, she has created several corporations, worked with several Fortune 500 companies (including American Express, General Motors, State Farm, Jaguar Land Rover, UPS, Microsoft, GoDaddy). Jenny has spoken at Google Talks, DIG South, SUP-X, and Detroit Startup Week and is currently a President of EO Detroit.
UC Irvine alums Mike Song and Anthony Lee founded The Kinjaz, a hip-hop dance crew that has accumulated more than 146 million views on YouTube and appeared on Season 8 of “America’s Best Dance Crew.” With 45 members combining new-style urban dance choreography with Asian cultural influences, The Kinjaz is one of the most prominent dance crews in the industry today, even launching a line of noodles, as well as Nike designing the first shoe made specifically for dancers in collaboration with LA dance crew “Kinjaz”
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The 30-Minute Marketing Plan
Speaker: Eric Keiles from Square 2 Marketing
How to Better Market Your Company (Without Spending More Money on Advertising). In this high-energy brainstorming session, Eric Keiles will take you through the six-step process to revamping your company’s marketing messaging strategy. He’ll help turn your accurate (but somewhat boring) story into something truly “remarkable”. The result for your company will be more website traffic, more qualified leads, better sales opportunities and many more referrals, buzz and word-of-mouth. Several companies will go through live “edge crafting” exercise to transform their message on the spot – do not miss it!
Determine Your Entretype
Find Out What It is and How it Will Help You to Grow Your Business
Speaker: Ami Kassar, founder and CEO of MultiFunding and author of The Growth Dilemma
Too often entrepreneurs are told that to be successful they should adopt a certain personality type. Not every entrepreneur has the same DNA, so why set yourself up for failure by forcing non-inherent traits on yourself. This interactive presentation will help you to understand your unique entrepreneurial personality profile which Ami calls your “entretype”. Think about entretypes as “Myers-Briggs’ ‘ for entrepreneurs. You will delve into your personal diagnosis, how it could be holding your company back, get comfortable in your entrepreneurial uniqueness, and set you forth on a new way of thinking to help you grow your business. · Determine YOUR personal entretype diagnosis · Discover how it is suppressing YOUR growth · Get comfortable with YOUR entrepreneurial uniqueness · Depart on a new journey armed with new thinking to grow YOUR business.
Automate your way to better Sales & Marketing
Learn 6 clever ways to engage your leads, simplify follow-up, and turn leads into customers— all powered by automation.
Turn on the Financial Headlights: Maximize Your Profitability & Success
Speaker: Scott Crawford from Preferred CFO
The future can’t be predicted, but with proper tools and strategies, businesses can “Turn on the Headlights,” increasing their opportunity for prosperity while reducing risk of failure. In this session, Scott Crawford of Preferred CFO presents tools and strategies that help stakeholders elevate their company’s fiscal health, confidence, and strategy by:
– Understanding the importance and intricacies of a forward-facing financial strategy—and how to execute it.
– Evaluating a financial teams’ capabilities and ability to provide actionable information.
– Tracking the right metrics to better inform the future.
– Harnessing the power of forecasting to more confidently achieve goals through data-backed decision making.
If your annual revenues are less than $50MM, and/or you lack a strategic senior financial team (Controller and CFO), this is an important workshop to attend.