DATE: February 3, 2023 The Woodlands, TX
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The Woodlands Methodist Church
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Host Introduction and Welcome
8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Broadcast Event
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Networking & Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Local Leader Panel & Facilitated Workshop
DATE: February 3, 2023
Doris Kerns Goodwin
John Maxwell, the #1 New York Times best-selling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books, has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association & the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. John has also received the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations — Maxwell Leadership, The Maxwell Leadership Certified Team, EQUIP, and the Maxwell Leadership Foundation—have trained millions of leaders from every nation in the world.
Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to protecting human dignity in the world of work, personal development, and faith. For the past twenty-five years, Pat and his team have been providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. He is also the cofounder of the Amazing Parish organization. Pat is the author of twelve best-selling books with over seven million copies sold and he is the host of three podcasts, At the Table with Patrick Lencioni, The Working Genius Podcast, and The Simple Reminder.
Eric Thomas, Ph.D., is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, and audible.com Audie Awards Finalist. ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative, common-sense approach to living a successful, satisfying professional and personal life. Through a significant social media presence and regular domestic and international tours, “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher” has become a global phenomenon!
Dr. Tim Elmore’s passion for leader development began in 1983 when he worked alongside and was mentored by best-selling author, Dr. John C. Maxwell. Since then, he’s emerged as an author, leadership expert, and keynote speaker who’s trained more than 500,000 leaders in hundreds of organizations worldwide. He’s also the Founder and CEO of Growing Leaders, a non-profit team that equips students & young professionals around the world to become life-giving leaders.
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. Her seventh book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, was published in September 2018 to critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Goodwin's career as a presidential historian and author was inspired when as a 24-year-old graduate student at Harvard she was selected to join the White House Fellow, one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.
Barry D. Blanton is owner and founder of Blanton Advisors, LLC, a CFO consulting practice based in The Woodlands, Texas. Blanton is an accomplished financial and operational executive with a successful 40-year career in the banking, housing, wholesale distribution and CFO consulting industries. He is a practical financial executive with a true desire to help business owners better understand their business from a financial perspective. Blanton Advisors is built on the core focus of Empowering Entrepreneurs.
Blanton is a 2010 recipient of The Woodlands Hometown Hero award, 2017 recipient of The Woodlands area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award and recipient of the 2019 Leadership Montgomery County Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is actively involved with the Light the Night Walk The Woodlands, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Blanton currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served on Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Chairman of the Board of Leadership Montgomery County, Montgomery County United Way, Conroe and South Montgomery County YMCA's. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and a 1987 graduate of Leadership Conroe. Blanton and his wife, Fran, have resided in the Woodlands for over 20 years.
Jeff Newkirk is an Associate CFO and Executive Coach for Blanton Advisors, LLC. Newkirk is also the Founder of Understandable Solutions, a Business Coaching and Consulting firm. Additionally, he is the author of Amazon’s Best Seller “Understandable Solutions, Confessions of a Forensic Financialist”, Podcaster of “The Forensic Financialist”, “Understandable Solutions”, and most recently, “Game Changers with Jeff Newkirk”.
Newkirk is a Certified John Maxwell Coach and is a DISC Certified Consultant and Authorized User of the Working Genius assessment tool. In 2019, he was awarded the Toastmaster of the Year Award by Toastmaster International. Newkirk is a graduate of the 2021-22 Leadership Montgomery Class and serves as Vice President of The Woodlands Kiwanis Club. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Hands of Justice, a nonprofit organization with a mission of assisting those recovering from human trafficking. Newkirk holds a BSBA from Valparaiso University, MBA from University of Iowa, and his Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. Newkirk has 3 adult children and he and his wife, Dian reside in Spring.