2017 Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Magic Carpet 1 - Opening General Session

Kelly Swanson
Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?

Kelly opens our conference by taking us on a delightful adventure through her life – the path that led her to the stage and how she found her happier ever after. Laugh, be inspired, and get a fresh perspective on your life as you learn Kelly’s six secrets for rewriting your inner script to help you deal with stress and change so that you and your teams can be more productive and more positive – laughing the whole way.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 5:15 - 7:00 PM
Magic Carpet 4

Lori Randall
What Shoe Are You?

This fast paced, laughter loaded session introduces and enlightens your audience to the simple techniques of understanding and harmoniously working with others. Through a quick evaluation tool  and detailed audience interactive discussion, Lori will take your group on a journey of self-discovery and better teamwork. The actionable steps that they take away can be put to use the very same day!



Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Magic Carpet 9

Martin Armstrong, CPP, MBA, DBA
Using Emotional Intelligence to Get Results

Emotional Intelligence describes the ability , skill and capacity to effectively understand oneself and others, adapt to change, and  acclimate to existing environments. This session is a must-attend as we will discuss critical leadership behaviors that are necessary to manage and influence those that you depend on for the success or failure of your career.



Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Magic Carpet 13

Dr. Jarik Conrad
The Next Generation of Diveristy Programs: Why Diversity Training is Still Relevant

Diversity has become a loaded term in the workplace, often due to misguided diversity training. At best, the programs have failed to create a more cohesive and inclusive workplace. At worst, they have alienated people, resulting in increased workplace conflict. During this session, the presenter will enlighten participants using what brain science has taught us about perception, emotions, and human behavior. Participants will leave with a better understanding of cultural emotional intelligence and its influence on teamwork and workplace performance, as well as unintentional bias and its effects.



Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:15 - 11:45 AM
Magic Carpet 14 - Closing General Session

Kelly Swanson
You. Your Story. Make An Impact.

The journey ends as Kelly closes our conference bringing the journey to us and the power of our story. No matter what our role at work, we’re all in the business of persuasion. We all want to influence someone else – whether it’s a boss, a customer, a team member, or getting our son to clean up his room. Kelly will share with you her secrets learned from a life on the road as a motivational speaker. Secrets that will help you master the art of connection and engagement and give you a higher level of impact and influence in your life and in your work.