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Meet some of our awesome speakers. It is because of these amazing people that we can provide the exclusive content and tools to you and your family.

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Featured Speakers

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Jake Thompson
Chief Encouragement Officer - Compete Every Day

Compete. Every. Day. That’s Jake Thompson’s guiding philosophy, the mantra he repeats to himself when he needs to keep going. It’s also the name of his global lifestyle brand, where he is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer. Pulling from his unique professional career, Jake tells enlivened stories through his podcast, “Better Than Yesterday,” and distills the art of competition into actionable tips people can use within their own lives: take control, don’t let fear guide you, be courageous, and press onward.

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Gregory Pace
National Director, Military and Veteran Affairs, DeVry University

Hailing from Gary, Indiana, Greg began his military service as a Midshipman attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, he selected the U.S. Marine Corps as his service option and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1981. Achieving the rank of Captain, his last duty assignment was that of Executive Officer, Alpha Company, Headquarters Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps in Arlington VA. Over the past 9.5 years in high education, he has held several campus leader roles at various locations, for two different institutions of higher learning. Greg has now come full circle. In his current role as National Director, Military and Veterans Affairs, he has the privilege of assisting military service members, spouses and veterans in their transition to civilian life by achieving their education and career goals.

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Ryan Michler
Founder, Order of Man

Ryan Michler is a husband, father, Iraqi Combat Veteran, and the Founder of Order of Man. Ryan grew up without a permanent father figure and has seen first-hand how a lack of strong, ambitious, self-sufficient men has impacted society today. He believes many of the world’s most complicated problems could be solved if men everywhere learned how to be better husbands, fathers, businessmen, and community leaders. It has now become his life’s mission to help men across the planet step more fully into their roles as protectors, providers, and presiders over themselves, their families, their businesses, and their communities. You can find him blogging and podcasting at Order of Man where he is working to help men become all they were meant to be.

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Steve Sisler
Founder & CEO of The Behavioral Resource Group Inc.

Steve Sisler is an author, speaker, and world class Behavioral Analyst. With clients in over 18 countries, Steve extracts behavioral and emotional information from individuals and uses it to assist them in overcoming people problems surrounding life, relationships, and work.

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Erika Bogan
Motivator. Athlete. Entrepreneur.

Erika Bogan is a motivator, spokesperson, leading advocate for people with disabilities and lover of life, who has dedicated her life to showing that anything is possible, through sharing her remarkable story. At the age of 21, Erika was paralyzed in a motor vehicle accident caused by anger. Even with no hope in sight, she knew that her life was not over and that there had to be a bigger purpose behind this life-altering change. She vowed to share her story in hopes of helping others facing similar circumstances, turning tragedy into triumph.

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Justin Constantine
Inspirational Speaker & Leadership Advisor

Justin Constantine served as a Marine officer for 16 years, and after 15 years of working as a lawyer, now runs his own business as an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant. Justin is also a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and a Senior Advisor at Hiring Our Heroes. His writing on military and leadership issues has been featured in such outlets as CNN, Time, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Forbes magazine, and USA Today. In 2012, the Virginia Legislature passed a resolution highlighting Justin’s continued support of veterans and other wounded warriors. In 2015, he co-founded the Veteran Success Resource Group, a military nonprofit organization that provides personalized networking opportunities for motivated veterans. He is currently writing a book about veteran employment, which will be published by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2018.

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Jim Koch
Founder Samuel Adams
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Joey Coleman
Chief Experience Composer Design Symphony
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Grant Cardone
Founder Cardone Training Technologies
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Major Jas Boothe
Founder Final Salute, Inc.
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Tim Ferriss
Author of The 4-Hour Work Week
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Philip McKernan
Author of Dead Man Walking
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Michael Barbera
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Matt 'Griff' Griffin
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Clay Hebert
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Daniel Alarik
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Nick Palmisciano
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Greg McKeown
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Aubrey Marcus
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Josh Mantz
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Forrest Griffin
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Brian Jennings
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Kevin Lavelle
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Joseph Kopser
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Frank Shankwitz
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Chris Plough
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Wes Schaeffer
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Chase Jarvis
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Adam & Rory Singer
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Steve Blank
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Ramit Sethi
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Ben Greenfield
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Scott Mann
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Brian Kurtz
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James Malinchak
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Christine Hassler
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Jon Levy
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Ron Klein
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Crissy Perham
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Steve Sisler
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Andy Frisella
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Josh Marsden
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Brad Martineau
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Jim Sheils
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Moner Attwa
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Omar Zenholm
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Mitch Mattews
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Justin Levrier
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Andrew Craig
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Eric Kerr
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Greg S. Reid
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Joy Schoffler
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Steve Sims
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Ryan Holiday
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Jefe Greenheart
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Charlie Hoehn
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Tim Nye
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Chad Grills
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Anthony Melchiorri
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Jordan Harbinger
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Ben Huh
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Ari Meisel
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Alexa Von Tobel
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Dave Will
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Dave Austin
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Seth Goldman
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Maury Gallagher
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Keith Ferrazzi
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Nick Nanton
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Elizabeth Weil
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Chris Farrell
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Alex Charfen
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David Berg
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Mark Gross
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Jason Fladlien
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Dorie Clark
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Melissa Washington
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Frank Anglin
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Jason Barros
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Chris Pillay
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Mikal Abdullah
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Anthony R. Trupiano
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Honoree Corder
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Leon Wilde
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Phil Randazzo
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Jody Hall
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Aaron Ludin
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Patricia Walsh
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Jeremy Thiel
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John Bates
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Abbey Woodcock
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KC Baney
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Toby Nunn
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Jia Jiang
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Tracey C. Jones
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Heather Wilde
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Nick Ripplinger
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Tracy Crow
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Noah Sidman-Gale
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Jarrin Jackson
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Josh Satterlee
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Ken Rochon
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Michael Gebben
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UJ Ramadas
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Tamsen Webster
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Dave Shaw
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Brian Scrone
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John Ruhlin
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Mande White Pearl
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Kris Dehnert
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Kayvon Khalilzadeh
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Giovanni Marisco
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Tanya Van Rickley
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Ilan Freedman
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Nicholas Kusmich
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Karl Monger
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Bill Douglas
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Adam Konopka
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Scott Duffy
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Brian Smith
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Brian Keith
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Joe Foley
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Steve Daar
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Kevin Kermes
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Terance West
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David Jensen
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Curtis Lewsey
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Greg Frey
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Jeremy Hendon
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Laurence Tham
Entrepreneur & Creator of The Wellness Couch
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Laura Gassner Otting
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Josh Steinman
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Jayson Gaignard
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Dave Delaney
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Josh Robertson
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Jack Mandaville
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Judee Ann Williams
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COL (ret) Steve Seroka
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Garrett Gunderson
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Cameron Art
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Joe DeSena
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Kate Buck Jr.
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David Bach
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Bob Donnell
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Daniel DiPiazza
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Randy Kelley
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David Brower
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Ashleigh Mooney
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Emerson Webber
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Brady Brewer
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Joel Johnson
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Redmond ``Red`` Ramos
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Blayne Smith
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Travis Krauss