2019 Speakers


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Preston Smiles & Alexi Panos 

Personal Development’s power couple, Preston Smiles and Alexi Panos, are world renowned innovators and pioneers in the Emergent Wisdom Movement.

As founders of the groundbreaking Bridge Method (which includes their live workshops, and various online training programs), they have created a movement of transformation that has taken humanity by storm through their unique and passion-filled approach to sharing age old wisdom. 

Using social media as a main source of connection and distribution of their lively educational videos, they’ve built an incredible tribe of loyal fans around the globe who aren’t just inspired by their work, but are EMPOWERED by it.

Together, they’ve recently co-authored the trailblazing book NOW OR NEVER, and their previous books include Love Louder and 50 Ways To Yay!

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Shama Hyder

Shama Hyder is the CEO of the award-winning agency, Zen Media, and best-selling author of two books, The Zen of Social Media Marketing and Momentum

As a keynote speaker and CEO, she's worked with many leading brands, including AT&T, Capital One, Mary Kay, Dippin' Dots and Chase and has been featured across all major media channels, including MSNBC, Fox Business, Forbes, Inc. and The Wall Street Journal.

Joey Coleman

Joey Coleman

Joey Coleman helps companies keep their customers. An award-winning speaker, he works with organizations around the world ranging from small startups to major brands such as Deloitte, Hyatt Hotels, Zappos, and Whirlpool. His First 100 Days® methodology fuels the remarkable experiences his clients deliver and dramatically improves their profits. His Wall Street Journal #2 best selling book, Never Lose a Customer Again, offers strategies and tactics for turning one-time purchasers into lifelong customers. When not speaking to audiences around the globe, Joey enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and two young sons in the mountains of Colorado.


Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. His ideas have been featured in such publications as the Wall Street JournalThe Huffington Post, and The Globe. He was named one of the “Editors' Picks For Favorite Speakers for 2013,” by MeetingsNet and as been called one of the most dynamic young speakers on the circuit today.  

Seth’s presentations bring an entirely unexpected perspective on the future of work, talent, innovation, and the power of relationships. With a passion for helping to create greater understanding and collaboration in today’s workplace, Seth offers participants actionable content that can immediately impact business performance.

 With his finger on the pulse of today’s changing workforce, Seth blends storytelling from his own personal experience working with category leading brands while leveraging cutting edge research to develop fresh perspectives on the key strategic issues most relevant for today’s leaders.

Seth delivers presentations with specific take-away value that will help organizations:

•    Harness the power and perspective of their top talent

•    Tap into the hidden brainpower throughout the entire organization

•    Establish an ongoing system to nurture and harvest the best ideas

•    Learn how to adapt more quickly and proactively to changes in the marketplace

•    Foster a culture of stewardship of careers, capabilities, resources, the environment, and values

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Esther Perel

Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel is the New York Times bestselling author of The State of Affairs and Mating in Captivity. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered more than 20 million views and she is also the executive producer and host of the popular podcast Where Should We Begin?

Esther is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon and has been translated into 25 languages.

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield

Ben is an ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, obstacle course racer, human performance consultant, speaker and author of 13 books, including the New York Times Bestseller Beyond Training. Ben is a Spartan SGX certified coach, has been voted by the NSCA as America’s top Personal Trainer and by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness. He works with individuals from all over the globe for both body and brain performance, and specializes in anti-aging, biohacking, and achieving an ideal combination of performance, health and longevity.

 A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker, Ben’s understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life – from high level CEO’s to soccer moms to professional athletes and beyond.

He is the founder and owner of KION, a company that provides everything a human being needs to achieve peak performance, look amazing, defy aging, and live an adventurous, fulfilling, joyful and limitless life.

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Scott Missad

Scott Missad is the President & CEO of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas. As a featured keynote speaker at Intercoiffure, Data Driven Salon and ISBN, Scott has delighted audiences with his real life approach to solving the challenges that salon professional’s face, offering them meaningful advice on creating and maintaining an extraordinary career. He has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years in roles such as Sr. Executive for Maly’s and Beauty Alliance, Sr. Vice President of Sales of Redken, Founder of Strictly Business a nationally acclaimed beauty industry business program, Founder of Sun Bum sunscreen products and is currently a Board Member for Gene Juarez Salons & Spas as well as ISBN.



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Kati Whitledge

Kati Whitledge is the Creator and CEO of the Beyond The Technique podcast, the award-winning marketing tool, Meet Your Stylist, and award-winning Be Inspired Salon, located in Madison, Wisconsin.  Be Inspired Salon is a seven-figure business with over twenty team members. Kati opened her salon in 2010 and has gone through three expansions in eight short years. This year they’ve been awarded Wisconsin Bride Magazine’s best in bridal hair and makeup and named one of Salon Today’s Top200 Salons in North America. If this weren’t enough, Kati was recently named one of Madison’s “40 under 40” professionals. Kati believes she’s just getting started in her career and is eager to move the industry in a positive, progressive direction. Her mission is to equip salon owners and their teams with the most innovative business and marketing strategies.  And though Kati is very passionate about her career, she is most driven to be a follower of Christ, a loving wife, and a stellar mom! 

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Lyn Christian

Lyn Christian is a visual thinker, a connector-of-dots, the channel who hands you the very words you need when you need to hear them. She challenges her clients to escape mediocrity and be more strong, focused and true. In addition to certifying in Conversational Intelligence®, Lyn holds the Gold Standard in coaching -  M.C.C. designation (Master Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation). Coaching since 1998, she is certified in Marshall Goldsmith’s elite Stakeholder Centered Coaching, is a Franklin Covey Certified Coach and Certified mBIT Coach (Multiple Brain Integration). Lyn is also an author, keynote and TEDx speaker.

Lyn is the former Director of Innovation at Franklin Covey Coaching and former ambassador for the WABC (World Association for Business Coaches). She currently contributes to the WWC (World-Wide Coaching e-zine published out of Amsterdam). She also co-produces the What’s Your Conversational Intelligence® Podcast with Judith E. Glaser.

Lyn’s experience and expertise take her to a diverse population in a variety of industries across the globe. No matter if she’s coaching a small business owner or celebrity, a CEO or a stay-at-home mom, her edgy yet balanced approach is stimulating, creative and inspiring.

Because Lyn has reinvented herself personally and professionally over a dozen times, she excels with reinvention clients.

From the creative class, to start-ups to established executives she welcomes humble and willing clients who need both compassion and courage to support them into the next level.

To learn more read Lyn’s “longer” bio or take her free Be True class on Udemy or visit www.soulsalt.com.

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Winn Claybaugh

Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!), the host of MASTERS Audio Club, and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King. A national speaker for major corporations, Winn is also the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division. In 2004, Winn became the youngest person ever named to the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Hall of Leaders. In 2016 American Salon named Winn one of the five “Industry Leaders Who Helped Revolutionize Education.” Winn was named Humanitarian of the Year by Friendly House in 2013 and he received Thirst Project’s Vision Award in 2015. In 2017 he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which ranks among the nation’s most renowned awards, and in 2018, The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) honored Winn with the Visionary Leader Award. Under his leadership, the 110-plus schools have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $19.7 million for multiple charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.winnclaybaugh.com.

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Patrick Thompson

Patrick is the President & CEO of the Nurtur Aveda Institutes, the Aveda Fredric’s Institutes and Nurtur Salons + Spas, located in Cincinnati, Chapel Hill, Columbus, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.  Patrick’s Institutes have been named a winner of the Modern Salon Excellence in Education Awards for 5 consecutive years and his salons + spas have been selected to the Salon Today 200 for 10 consecutive years.

Prior to striking out on his own, Patrick worked for Aveda Corporation for 6 years as Vice President of Salon/Spa Development, Sales and Education, for Fredric’s Corporation, an Aveda Concept Distributor and as an attorney at a Wall Street law firm. Patrick is a third-generation entrepreneur, whose first job was washing used cars in his grandfather’s and father’s Chevrolet dealership. 

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio with 5 children ages 11-18, Patrick enjoys skiing, golf and any outdoor extreme adventure, especially cliff jumping.