DATE: COMING SOON!              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 Woodlands Methodist Church

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands

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 & Lunch

               1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Local Leader Panel & Facilitated Workshop 



DATE: Coming Soon!



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John C. Maxwell

Jeff henderson

Valorie Burton

Jamie Kern Lima

Ed Mylett

New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker John Maxwell has sold more than 30 million books. He 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.


 New York Times bestselling author and Founder of IT Cosmetics, Jamie Lima started her  cosmetic company in her living room and grew to the largest luxury makeup brand in the country. She sold the company to L’Oréal in a billion-dollar deal and became the first female CEO of a brand in its 100+ year history. Her love of her customers and remarkable authenticity and belief eventually landed her on the Forbes America’s Richest Self-Made Women list. She’s a mother of two and an active investor, speaker, and thought leader. Lima an active philanthropist  has donated over $40 million in product and funds to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. She’s also donating 100% of her author proceeds for Believe IT to Feeding America and Together Rising.

Life strategist and international speaker, Valerie Burton is CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her company provides coaching and resilience training and has served clients in all 50 states and 20 countries on six continents. Burton has written 13 books translated into multiple languages, including Let Go of the Guilt, It's About Time, and Successful Women Think Differently.

She has appeared regularly on the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, and Essence, and has spoken for hundreds of organizations around the globe. She was named one of the top 60 motivational speakers in America and one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in the field of personal development.

Named by Forbes Magazine as one of 20 speakers you shouldn’t miss, Jeff Henderson has become a trusted voice for businesses and non-profit organizations.  His career experience not only inspires groups and individuals but also provides tangible strategies to help them grow.  Jeff’s aim is to help organizations build a good name where both purpose and profit thrive. 

 His best-selling book, Know What You’re FOR, launched a movement in non-profits around the world and has become a focal point for many businesses.

 Jeff has worked for organizations such as the Atlanta Braves, Callaway Gardens, Chick-fil-A and North Point Ministries, one of the largest churches in America. While there, Henderson led three churches over 17 years and helped launch North Point Online, one of the largest ministries in the world.

From a very young age, Ed Mylett knew he would have to work in life, he might as well work for himself and call his own shots. He realized right away that he was not going to spend his life working for someone else and building their dreams. Today, Mylett is one of the premier business leaders, peak performance experts, and motivational speakers in the world. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching others on what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. Mylett is a premier business leaders peak performance experts and motivational spearks in the world. He is also a best selling author, host of the top rated Max Out Your Life Podcast. 




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 plus 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. 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 and the Montgomery Central Appraisal District. He is a past chairman of Leadership Montgomery County, Montgomery County United Way and 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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Jeff Newkirk is an Associate CFO and Executive Coach for Blanton Advisors, LLC. Newkirk is the Founder, Business Coach, and Consultant of Understandable Solutions. He is also author of Amazon’s Best Seller “Understandable Solutions, Confessions of a Forensic Financialist”, Podcaster of “The Forensic Financialst” and “Understandable Solutions”. 

Newkirk is a Certified John Maxwell Coach and is DISC Certified Consultant. In 2019, he was awarded the Toastmaster of the Year Award by Toastmaster International. Newkirk is currently in the 2021-22 Leadership Montgomery Class and is a member of Kiwanis International. In the past he was President of the Prairieland Club for Toastmasters International, S.S. Peter & Paul Parrish Finance Committee member, and a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives. 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 his wife, Dian reside in Spring.




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The Woodlands Methodist Church
Asbury Hall

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380