EVENT SPEAKERS

2018 FEATURED SPEAKER:
Les McKeown, Founder and CEO of Predictable Success

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Predictable Success is an organizational growth and leadership development model rooted in the seven stages of growth and occasional decline that any business will go through regardless of size or industry.

The model is used to help leaders at any level of an organization identify the processes, structures and people needed to deliver consistent, high-quality business growth decisions and to push ownership and self accountability down to every level of the organization

les mckeown des moines central iowa buisness conference bookThe model was created by Les McKeown and is laid out in his WSJ best-selling book Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track – and Keeping it There and The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Success.

Les advises CEOs and senior leaders of organizations on how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth and speaks to Fortune 500 companies about his breakthrough strategies.

Prior to founding Predictable Success, Les established himself as a serial founder/owner, starting more than 40 companies, in addition to being the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds more organizations worldwide.

Web link and more about Les McKeown: Predictable Success

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2018 FEATURED SPEAKER:
Brad Sugars, Founder and CEO of ActionCOACH

Brad Sugars started the ActionCOACH brand (formerly known as Action International) when he was in his early twenties. Today the company is internationally recognized as the leading global business coaching firm and one of the leading and most awarded franchises in the world today. So how did a twenty-something Australian create this global powerhouse? He did it through hard work, determination and a well-organized, systemized approach that leads businesses to profits.

Brad Sugars has always been entrepreneurial. Even from a very young age, Brad was an entrepreneur. He displayed a natural curiosity for how to work smarter and get measurable results. When still at university, Brad Sugars ran several small businesses. Perhaps due in part to his talents which were developed at a relatively young age, Brad’s ability to make companies from every conceivable industry flourish lead him to be known as “The Turnaround Kid”. Brad Sugars was soon asked to speak to business owners and executives – sharing his tips and advice on marketing, sales, systemization and team building. Audiences were wowed. Brad’s “pull no-punches” approach was a refreshing change from other speakers at the time. The content of his events were filled with simple and easy ways to grow businesses. Brad Sugars’ seminars quickly grew in reputation as the business building event to see.brad sugars action coach featured speaker central iowa business conference

Business owners started approaching Brad Sugars to consult about their businesses. Despite the demand for his services, Brad realized that consulting was not the answer. He wanted the business owners to implement the strategies he taught – but time restraints meant that he could not service the demand. It was then that Brad Sugars realized that the missing component between knowledge and implementation – was coaching and his company Action International (now known as ActionCOACH) was born. After several years, yet again demand exceeded supply and he realized the only way to truly leverage his time and to provide coaching to as many businesses as possible was to franchise his concept.

Franchising not only afforded a pathway to international expansion, it also allowed his business coaches to own their very own business.

Today, ActionCOACH operates in over 70 countries and has more than 1,000 coaches around the world, coaching 15,000 business every week. The franchise has received numerous awards including Fastest Growing Franchise, Franchisee Satisfaction, Best Overall Company and has been named the number one business coaching franchise in the world every year since 2004. In 2006, Brad Sugars returned to the company as CEO and helped guide the company through an expanded period of growth and the challenge of changing economic conditions world-wide. Using the coaching strategies that have helped thousands of companies around the world, Brad Sugars and his executive team helped lead ActionCOACH and its coaches to some of its most profitable and best years ever … in the face of challenging economic conditions. Today, Brad Sugars’ official title is Founder and Chairman and President of ActionCOACH, and he and his team are taking “business re-education” to new, more innovative and exciting levels

In doing so, he continues to guide ActionCOACH, its franchisees and its clients to ever greater achievement and success.

Web link and more about Brad Sugars: ActionCOACH


2018 FEATURED SPEAKER:
Curt Steinhorst, The Distraction Expert

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CURT STEINHORST – Bestselling author of Can I have your Attention?

Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace. Curt is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. After years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly-connected workplace.

curt steinhorst can i have your attention des moines iowa central iowa business conferenceDiagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges companies face to keep the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer. He has coached executives, TV personalities, and well-known professional athletes on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their audiences.

Curt’s unique insight and entertaining speaking style has captured the attention of audiences worldwide. He speaks more than seventy-five times a year to organizations that include everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies.

Web link and more about Curt Steinhorst: Click Here

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