Rex Houze has taught hundreds of B2B professionals how to build 6-figure businesses without having to make cold calls. He was president of Leadership Management, Inc. (LMI) and the Game of Work before starting his current firm, Improving Performance & Results in 2003. Rex is the author of six leadership development books and six full-length business courses that are marketed and facilitated by Leadership Development Specialists around the U.S.
Chris Eckols is a Dave Ramsey Certified Master Financial Coach. Clients present Chris with all kinds of financial trouble and questions, that if only solved, would improve their life dramatically. What Chris has discovered is that the solution the client is looking for is rarely attached to the problem they are facing. And the problem at hand, is a secondary or tertiary symptom of something else entirely, and it’s not always financial.
Jeff Tockman holds a degree in Justice and Political Science (BA) and graduate degrees in Law (JD) and Business (MBA). From 1997-2009, Jeff worked with investment banks and broker dealers. He held leadership roles for financial advisors and sales training managers. In April 2009, he started The Referral Navigator, a company that advises business owners, sales leaders and rainmakers on strategy; moderates business panel discussions and workshops; and helps owners, consultants, attorneys and financial professionals improve the bottom line through referrals.
Greg Davis, Jax Chamber IT Council’s 2023 Small Business Leader of the Year, specializes in transforming product marketing into a sales engine through more effective positioning, sales-modeling and marketing strategies. As a speaker, Greg leverages his earlier career in the music industry to combine music, marketing and comedy into what he calls “Product Marketing Melodies.” He shared ways to overcome common business and branding mistakes.
In this session, Trudy shared insights on how to identify your why, how she found her shine, and how coaches can help others find their purpose. Trudy enjoys educating and inspiring others to make the world a better place by speaking to community and nonprofit groups. In 2018, she launched Positively Profiling, a motivational speaking and teaching business.
Coach Leila Wallut presented on how to turn your career growth or job search into a wealth of opportunities and enrichment—how to recognize roadblocks, navigating around them, and moving forward! Leila Wallut, Certified Professional Coach (CPC) thrives on building relationships with clients and partners to help them succeed in achieving goals, gaining clarity, and making their desired career changes.
Aaron Ellinger facilitated a discussion designed to inform and motivate. Each of us as coaches is focused on helping our clients achieve their goals, and it’s important that we follow Stephen Covey’s advice and “sharpen the saw” on a regular basis. How are you staying sharp? Aaron coaches, consults with, and speaks to executives and other organizational leaders who are looking to thrive in business and in life.
Founder, Fired Up
One of the biggest mistakes coaches make it trying to be all things to all people. Marketing to everyone is like marketing to no one. Your business is not a charity- it’s the way you survive and thrive and help others at the same time. Snowden McFall, owner of Fired Up Professional Speaking and Coaching, is an author of six books, 25 year keynote speaker, and coach to women in confident public speaking and making more money.
Do you want to be seen as a thought leader in your field, but struggle with a forgettable brand identity? Are you passionate about helping others but feel it’s hard to connect with your audience?
Your personal story makes you uniquely qualified and can set you apart. Brandscribed Founder Jeff Glauser will share ways to differentiate your brand story, discover your “why,” and identify your unique value proposition that to resonate with your audience.
Sponsorship Development Coordinator
Clay County Board of County Commissioners
George covered concepts from Traction by Gino Wickman. We explored tools to help you build your coaching business through what George calls, "VVMO" - Values, Vision, Mission, and Opportunities.
This was a great opportunity for other coaches to share their successes and discuss what it means to help define a company vision.
Executive Director, Lean Jax
James and Jerry Bussell shared thoughts on leadership and lean thinking, and invited other consultants and coaches to participate in the discussion. They shared the history of their company and how they referenced tools to help businesses improve efficiency.
President at Bussell Lean Associates
In this interactive session with Jerry Bussell, President of Bussell Lean Associates, you will learn a concise overview of lean, how to correctly implement lean thinking, and the benefits of lean. Bussell has over 40 years of leadership experience, including serving as VP of both Global Operations and Operational Excellence for Medtronic Surgical Technologies.