Our Keynote Speakers for 2015 are:


We are thrilled to be able to bring you two great leaders as our keynote speakers this year. They are both going to have their own take how to:

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

We encourage you to be prepared for your time with them by reading up on who they are and how they plan to get to the heart of the matter during the conference: Click here to read about Simon T. Bailey. Click here to read about Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, PCC.

Simon T. Bailey

Shift Your Brilliance

(ICF Approved for 1.5 Resource Development CCEU’s)

As the state of the coaching industry continues to shift, it is critically important for you to re-examine, reset, reignite and adjust the way you have always done things. It’s time to embrace disruptive shifts in order to create a more brilliant future for yourself and your clients.  Be prepared to roll up your sleeves by engaging your head, heart, and hands in this experience.

How do you leverage your finite time and energy so that your impact on your clients and business is accurately targeted?

How can you best take advantage of the disruption and uncertainty to clearly articulate your value to others as well as yourself?  By the time Simon T. Bailey finishes, you will be ready to adopt a new mindset and identify the essential elements of “Shifting Your Brilliance.” 

Simon T. Bailey Portrait Sessionshift system no wordsSimon T. Bailey is an executive advisor, career mentor and author who teaches influencers how to unleash their potential and change the world. His 28 years of experience will equip you with tips, tools and techniques on how to be relevant in every economy. He is the author of Release Your Brilliance (HarperCollins 2008) and Shift Your Brilliance (SoundWisdom 2014).

Simon is the former sales director of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc. Bailey has been cited by Meetings and Conventions magazine as “one of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used,” putting him in the same category as Bill Gates, General Colin Powell, and Tony Robbins. Speaker Magazine cited him as one of the top 25 “hot speakers” shaping the profession, and Bailey was Meetings Net Editors’ pick for favorite speaker of the year.

Simon’s Early Morning Session

Saturday, June 20 at 6:30am

Brilliance Attracts Brilliant Business: How to Build a Consistent Six-Figure Income by Leveraging Speaking and Training

(ICF Approved for 1.25 Resource Development CCEU’s)

You have the potential to increase your income. Are you ready to create another revenue stream besides coaching? Do you want to learn how to be an original voice versus an annoying echo? Learn how Simon T. Bailey left his secure corporate job, cashing in his entire retirement plan from a Fortune 50 company to create a consistent six-figure income over the past 10 years as a speaking professional. Learn 7 insights into how to build a speaking business from ground zero.  This will be a hands-on session; you can send questions in advance in order to ensure you learn everything Simon knows.

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, PCC

Authentic Grit 

(ICF Approved for 1.5 Core Competency CCEU’s)

Join Caroline Adams Miller as she brings to light the concept and importance of “grit” – which she defines as “passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals.”  Caroline’s life work shares a theme – how do you set and accomplish huge, life-changing goals, and what character strengths can be helpful in doing so?  In her talk Caroline will be exploring what grit is and isn’t, why it matters for leading a truly fulfilling life, who has it, and how we can cultivate the behaviors that can foster this noteworthy strength. You will hear stories you’ve never heard before, the reasons why some people have grit and some people choose not to have it, and how we can help each other accomplish things we once thought were only reserved for exceptionally talented individuals.

CarolineAdamsMiller_292x194pxCaroline Adams Miller, MAPP, PCC is a coach author, speaker, and educator; internationally known in the fields of empowerment, change, well-being and the science of goal accomplishment. Her fifth book, “Creating Your Best Life” (Sterling 2009), was the first book to connect the science of happiness with the science of goal-setting. Martin Seligman, the “father of Positive Psychology,” said in “Flourish,” that her book “added a major missing piece to the world of coaching” because of its ground-breaking and evidence-based connection between Positive Psychology and success.

Caroline’s next book, “Authentic Grit,” will discuss why “grit” is a character strength vitally important to a flourishing life, how to get it, and who has it. Caroline’s TEDx Gramercy talk in September 2014, “The Moments That Make Champions,” was widely acclaimed and created global demand for Caroline’s “Grit.”

Caroline’s Early Morning Session

Friday, June 19 at 6:30am

Goal-Setting – Creating the Foundation of an Effective Coaching Practice

(ICF Approved for 1.25 Core Competency CCEU’s)

As coaches, we are tasked with working to help clients set goals, manage progress and accountability, and provide resources to be effective in achieving success.  Not enough coaches are familiar with the science of goal-setting and the supporting evidence-based approaches to make this occur often enough, however, so come hear pioneering author Caroline Adams Miller describe how she learned how to put it all together to write the first evidence-based book on the science of goal-setting and its connection to the science of flourishing, “Creating Your Best Life.”  She will share some of the most essential tools, theories and resources from her practice and Positive Psychology that have been found to be most helpful.

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