Keynote Speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Speakers 

Erik Wahl

Unthink
Sunday, August 2
8:45 a.m.

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, # 1 best-selling author and entrepreneur. Erik’s on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance.

Erik’s understanding of vision was originally born in the school of disappointment. After an eight-year career as a partner in a corporate firm, he became frustrated by the lack of innovative thought and corresponding profits he saw in business. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking, while simultaneously pursuing his own individual passions. He rediscovered his love for art, and now plays in the business world by working through his art.

He is Erik Wahl: graffiti artist, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Christine Cashen

Stop Global Whining! 
Monday, August 3
8:00 a.m.

Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride! Christine Cashen delivers a fast- paced, hilarious program. Christine is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress and energizing employees.

What makes her unique is the “real” factor. Whether talking about her “hottie engineer” husband, her pet peeves or growing up in an Italian/Irish household, audiences always relate to her experiences, struggles and lessons. She combines a down-to-earth attitude with a colorful artistic streak. Comments such as “I feel like I’ve known her forever,” “we must take her back to our workplace” and “it felt as if Christine was speaking directly to me,” are a testament to her effectiveness and style.

Christine is the author of THE GOOD STUFF: Quips & Tips on Life, Love, Work and Happiness, which was named motivational book of the year by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She has also been featured as a creativity expert in HOW Designs at Work magazine.

Bryan Dodge

The Key to Successful Negotiations
Wednesday, August 5,
8:00 am


A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bryan Dodge began his career in agricultural sales after graduating from the University of Nebraska. His desire to excel led him to become an avid student of success habits and leadership principles. After an award-winning career in sales, this same avid study, now a lifelong passion, changed his life and eventually launched his speaking career.  Bryan has 27 years of experience teaching and inspiring people of all walks of life to reach their full potential has made him one of the nation’s leading choices as a professional speaker/trainer/consultant. He incorporates experiences from his professional and personal life into each one of his presentations.  Bryan has been a successful business owner and radio personality.  Bryan is an expert in leadership, work-life balance, negotiations and sales.  The underlying thesis of all of Bryan Dodge’s teachings is that “Life is too short not to be happy, and life is too long not to do well.” His programs are designed to accelerate professional and personal growth and produce the favorable results people look for in life both at work and at home. He clarifies your thinking process so that good decision making skills come easily. At all of his events, he stresses the importance of managing and maintaining professional and personal life balance. 

Walter Bond

No One Can Stop You But You
Wednesday, August 5

3:45 p.m.

For nearly two decades, Walter Bond has been a premiere expert on peak performance. Walter's passion for personal development has been anchored by his professional basketball career. Although a reserve throughout his college basketball career at the University of Minnesota, Bond miraculously enjoyed an eight year career while spending time as a shooting guard for teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons. This is where he learned peak performance truths.

Bond's college basketball career did not say NBA at all. Only hard work, dedication and commitment got him there. Bond is passionate about sharing his 31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance.