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  • Winning Communications

    Rick DeBruhl

    Racing is a business. And like any business its success is dependent on people. It's not enough to have the greatest driver, if the team backing them up isn't working together. And even that isn't enough if they aren't communicating. MORE >

    Of course, we all know that. We simply need to be reminded. And it needs to be done in a way that grabs the attention of the people in your organization. A compelling story that shows what can be accomplished when communication is a part of the plan.

    This presentation isn't about racing. It's about winning.

    Alexander Rossi's victory in the 100th running of the Indy 500 was an amazing achievement. Here was a rookie who had never driven in this race, beating drivers and teams with decades of experience. So how did he do it? Two words: communications and teamwork. Telling that story is more than just entertaining, it's an amazing lesson in how any business can find a victory.

    Rick DeBruhl is a lifelong communicator. With a career that started in radio and now finds him covering auto racing for ESPN, he's learned the art of storytelling. Rick has a Master's degree in Media Management and is also the chief communications officer for a statewide organization. He understands communication theory and how it can make or break an organization.

    Winning Communications will help explain:

    * The importance of the communications culture
    * Critical communications needed during innovation and changing strategy
    * Communicating at the right speed

    Tailored to fit your group or organization, Winning Communications will inspire your audience to find new ways to get amazing results.

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  • Adapting to Win

    Rick DeBruhl

    Changes are coming fast and furious these days. Whether it's technical or political, adapting to those changes will be the key to success or failure. Rick's four decade career in broadcasting has allowed him a ringside view to successes and failures. His insight will allow your group to focus on the goal and understand what they need to get your organization across the disruptive threshold. MORE >

    Of course, that message is only the beginning. Rick's story telling skill will engage your team and leave them ready to face the next challenge.
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  • Wage and Hour Compliance Challenges

    Lorie A. Birk, Esq, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Consultant, HR Law Works, LLC

    There have been a lot of challenges for employers in the last year with respect to wage and hour. There were the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary exemption updates that were put on hold and a higher minimum wage in Arizona. With all of this, organizations cannot forget to review their wage and hour practices to ensure compliance. MORE >

    Is your organization including the appropriate compensation in overtime calculations? Are positions appropriately classified as FLSA exempt? This session will review some of the top compliance issues where organizations misstep and provide some tips for compliance.

    This program can also be tailored for state law compliance such as California.

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  • What are KPIs and How Do I Track Them in My Business?

    Corwin Smith, Entrepreneur / Scaling Up Coach, Transcend Growth Parnters

    Let's face it, there's no shortage of great advice out there but little can be tied to real performance. I was once a CEO who managed my company from "gut" instinct. The problem is my "gut" didn't scale to my managers and it left frustrated with lack luster results. Even worse, my employees were relying on me to 'read the tea leaves' and predict the future. Before I learned how to properly develop and track KPIs I was shooting in the dark. MORE >

    Learn what KPIs are, Why they matter for YOUR business and Which Vital Few you should be tracking; daily, weekly, and monthly.
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  • Creativity and Job Performance: or How to Wear a Smile Everyday

    Brad Graber, Author, Dark Victory Press

    It’s not uncommon to think that only artists are creative. In reality, creativity presents in many different ways and has been scientifically proven beneficial to our health and well-being. Learn how to manifest the spirit of creativity in your life and reap the rewards of improved job satisfaction, happiness, and health. MORE >

    Brad is a former healthcare administrator, with over thirty years of experience including managing physician practices. Born and raised in New York City, Brad holds a B.A. from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo and an M.H.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. A former Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Medical Executive from the Medical Group Management Association, Brad no longer works in healthcare but continues to volunteer with non-profit organizations. He is the author of the award-winning novel, The Intersect, set in Phoenix, which explores hot-button issues of immigration, elder abuse, and teen homelessness. He also writes a weekly blog: There I Said it! His second novel, After the Fall, has just been released in May 2018. For more information about Brad Gaber, go to

    Warm, engaging, and at times, very funny, Brad will be a welcome addition to your meeting.

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  • K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Silly

    Angela Sticca Snyder, Founder & CEO, Taxanista

    Overwhelmed with what you should be doing with your expenses & receipts? Best Practices for how to organize and save, in order to be audit ready.

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  • Stop the Sales Commodity Game Prospects Play!

    Mike Toney, Founder and President, Conquest Training Systems

    “But you are too expensive,” “I’ll get other bids,” “too busy right now,” are just some of the things prospects say when they play ‘Lets make you the Commodity’ game. In this session, Mike teaches audiences how to interrupt the thinking of the prospect to never compete on price or be treated like a sales pest instead of a sales person. MORE >

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  • Adopt the 5 Step Profit Formula

    Loretta Love Huff, The Dream Leader for Business™, Emerald Harvest Consuling LLC

    Join Loretta Love Huff, The Dream Leader for Business™ and creator of the Bamboo Approach to Courageous Leadership and Outrageous Growth™ so you can uncover the key strategies you need to grow your business or enhance your career. MORE >

    - The 3 critical components of personal success
    - 4 steps to exceeding your dreams
    - 5 traps in the gap between success and failure
    - 3 factors that make your business flourish
    - How to earn more money with The 5 Step Profit Formula
    - And way more!

    Learn what it takes to build your bank account while maintaining your sanity and serving your tribe!

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  • Talent Blindspots

    Juan Kingsbury, Talent Selection Specialist, Career Blindspot

    Leaders often hire people who accept jobs for the wrong reasons. A leader who learns how to objectively balance attitude and credentials by identifying the blindspots of talent, as well as their own; will surround themselves with hard wired people who want to do the work because they actually want to do it. MORE >

    Attend and learn how blindspots labels - lazy, unmotivated, sociopath, introvert, selfish, etc can have you perceiving diamonds in the rough with false weaknesses.
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  • Simple Rules for Women Leaders

    Dr. Mallary Tytel, President, Healthy Workplaces

    Are YOU a woman who is ready to advance in leadership, but still find obstacles in your path while you diligently serve?

    Are YOU part of an organization committed to increasing opportunities for women, but haven’t hit on a strategy that works? MORE >

    Most importantly, are YOU ready to embrace power and opportunity with the intention of assuming leadership and being your best self?

    The ways that you think about and use your own power can be the difference that makes a difference in your career. This presentation offers Simple Rules and Simple Tools to help you hone your skills and move you forward to reach your goals.

    Embrace your own power with intention and confidence, while focusing on your presence and self-assurance. Now is the time to move forward to achieve success.

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