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DATE: February 7, 2025    The Woodlands, TX

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Join us for the 10th annual Live2Lead-Hosted by Blanton Advisors!


Live2Lead is a dynamic leadership development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. Breathe new life into your leadership challenges during this informative and inspirational event.


Be inspired from world-class leadership experts during this broadcast event, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading when you get back to the office with renewed passion and commitment.



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The Woodlands Methodist Church

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands

 Event Timeline*

 *Subject to change

               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 Portion of Event 



DATE: February 7, 2025

Broadcast Speakers


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Ryan Leak

Kendra Scott

John Maxwell

Marcus Buckingham

Ryan Leak is a dynamic speaker, author, and filmmaker known for his inspirational and unconventional approach to life and achieving dreams.  As an author, Ryan has penned the book "Chasing Failure," where he shares his personal journey of overcoming obstacles and embracing a mindset of relentless pursuit. His book serves as a powerful guide for individuals seeking to overcome setbacks and achieve extraordinary success in their own lives.

As the founder and CEO of Kendra Scott, a globally recognized jewelry and lifestyle brand, Kendra has built an empire based on her passion for creating beautiful, accessible accessories that empower and inspire. Her commitment to authenticity, community engagement, and female empowerment has garnered widespread recognition, earning her a place on prestigious lists such as Forbes' "America's Richest Self-Made Women."

#1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace & Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network.

Marcus Buckingham is the world’s authority on what the most effective leaders and highest-performing people do differently. He is the New York Times best-selling author of two of the most popular business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and his strengths assessments have been taken by over 10 million people worldwide.

Local Speakers


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Barry D. Blanton is the owner and founder of Blanton Advisors, LLC, a CFO and business consulting practice based in The Woodlands, TX. Blanton is an accomplished financial and operational executive with a successful 40-year career in the banking, housing, wholesale distribution, and consulting industries. Blanton Advisors, LLC focuses on providing customized solutions that empower entrepreneurs

Blanton is a 2010 recipient of The Woodlands Hometown Hero award and the 2017 recipient of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award. He was also recognized as the 2019 Leadership Montgomery County Distinguished Alumnus. Light the Night Walk The Woodlands, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, has been a passion of his since inception. He has held several leadership roles for Light The Night and continues to serve on the Executive Committee along with serving as a 2023 National Friends & Family Ambassador. Currently, Blanton is on the Board of Directors of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Central Appraisal District, Voice of Wilderness, Chairman of the Board of Leadership Montgomery County. Additionally, he previously served on the BBVA Compass Bank Houston-Local Director Board, as a chairman of the Montgomery County United Way and as a chairman Montgomery County YMCAs.

Blanton is the author of The Monday Morning Minute and founder of Live2Lead The Woodlands. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, a graduate of Leadership Conroe and Montgomery County Master Class. Blanton and his family have resided in The Woodlands for over 30 years.




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TJ Wise


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The Woodlands Methodist Church
Wesley Hall

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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