Friday, October 25, 2019               The Woodlands, TX



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Live2Lead is a half-day, dynamic leader 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 these 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 Pavilion Event Center

2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

Friday, October 25, 2019

Event Timeline:

               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 & Hot Lunch

               1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Local Leader Panel & Facilitated Workshop 





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John C. Maxwell

Marcus Buckingham

Angela ahrendts

Rachel Hollis

Chris hogan

John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling 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® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. Dr. Maxwell 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—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation—have trained millions of leaders from every nation in the world.


Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work. Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance research. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution.” It started, as all revolutions do, with the simplest of ideas: that when people spend the majority of each day on the job using their greatest talents and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do, both they and their organizations will win.

Angela Ahrendts was most recently Senior Vice President of Apple Retail based in Cupertino, CA. During her five years she integrated Apple's physical and digital businesses to create a seamless customer journey for over a billion visitors a year. Before her transition to Apple, Angela served at Burberry as Chief Executive Officer for nearly nine years where her leadership focus on culture, values and positive energy resulted in tripling the business and quadrupling the share price. Angela has consistently been recognized by Forbes, Fortune and the BBC as a Top 100 Global Executive and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Ralph Lauren Corp. and Airbnb, and a Well Member with charity: water.

Rachel Hollis is a #1 New York Times & #1 USA Today Bestselling Author, a top business podcaster and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. As a bestselling author and wildly successful lifestyle influencer she has built a global social media fanbase in the millions. Known as “the Tony Robbins for women” because of her motivational, high energy style and her unique ability to empower and embolden a female audience. She’s a proud working mama of four and a big fan of the small town in Texas hill country that the Hollis family calls home.

Chris Hogan is the #1 national best-selling author of Everyday Millionaire and Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age. It’s a Financial Number. For over a decade, Hogan has served at Ramsey Solutions, spreading a message of hope and financial peace across the country as a financial coach and Ramsey Personality. Hogan helps people plan for their future and reach their retirement goals through his Retire Inspired Podcast and live speaking events. As an All-American football player and national champion in college, Hogan understands teamwork and speaks to organizations nationwide on how to effectively run and grow their businesses. Prior to joining Ramsey Solutions, Hogan was the vice president of a well-respected company helping clients manage their money and their companies.



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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 35+ year career in the banking, housing, wholesale distribution and CFO consulting  industries.  He is a practical financial executive with true desire to help business owners better understand their business from a  financial perspective. As a result, 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 serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Leadership Montgomery County and the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. He is a past chairman of the Montgomery County United Way and past chairman of both the Conroe and South Montgomery County YMCA's.  He is a 1982 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.



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The Pavilion Event Center
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380