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$500m
Closed business
90%
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    What Our Clients Are Saying

    • HARTMAN EXECUTIVE ADVISORS

      “For me, it’s the relationships with the other Accelerent partners that makes the difference.  Through the Accelerent platform, we’ve been able to forge meaningful personal and professional relationships with the owners of dozens of growing and thriving Baltimore area businesses.   Once you develop connections at that level, the potential for meaningful partnerships and mutual business opportunities are limitless.”

      DAVE HARTMAN, PRESIDENT - HARTMAN EXECUTIVE ADVISORS
    •  WHITEFORD, TAYLOR & PRESTON LLP

      “There is no substitute for having a network of truly trusted friends who you can turn to when your business confronts a challenge. Accelerent has given us that broad network and it has already helped us in extremely valuable ways."

      MARTIN T. FLETCHER, MANAGING PARTNER - WHITEFORD, TAYLOR & PRESTON LLP
    • WESTPOINT PRIVATE CLIENT GROUP

      When I was first approached about joining Accelerent, I was very impressed with its platform, and I am pleased that my decision to be a Partner has been most successful!

      Your group is very diligent about listening to our business needs and helping WestPoint to achieve our outlined goals. In the first six months I have added new clientele and prospects because of Accelerent introductions. These clients will help contribute to our bottom line today, and for many years to come.

      Thank you for all you do! I look forward to many more years of working together!

      SCOTT ECKART, PARTNER - WESTPOINT PRIVATE CLIENT GROUP
    • DINA WASMER, PRESIDENT - INCITE CREATIVE

      Accelerent is more than a networking group. It is an environment of professionals and trusted advisors who strive to build genuine relationships. I regularly generate ongoing business for them. During my first year as an Accelerent partner, we closed $120,000 of bottom-line profit resulting from Accelerent-generated business. We have consistently exceeded those numbers for more than ten years, except for year three. We tripled that number in 2020 despite the pandemic.

      DINA WASMER, PRESIDENT - INCITE CREATIVE
    • ANDY ATTMAN, VICE PRESIDENT - ACME PAPER & SUPPLY CO. INC.

      In three short years as part of Accelerent Baltimore we’ve received over 20 new opportunities. That has equated to over $180,000 in sales over the last 12 months alone. We are working on a potential of $500,000 worth of additional annual business as well.

      The key to growing the business really falls onto giving out opportunities to our Partners. We have given out slightly more than a 1-1 ratio in possible business connections but I am striving to be closer to a 2-1 ratio.

      ANDY ATTMAN, VICE PRESIDENT - ACME PAPER & SUPPLY CO. INC.
    • MARCIA BARNES - VALVE+METER PERFORMANCE MARKETING

      We provided more than 160 introductions in our first year alone, taking advantage of opportunities to solve clients’ issues and make ourselves look like rock stars. In return, we’ve received hundreds of introductions to date. Where we usually would expect to see 10x ROI in the B2B space, we’ve seen 50 to 70x returns through our partnerships at Accelerent.

      MARCIA BARNES - VALVE+METER PERFORMANCE MARKETING
    • MAN PHUNG - BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE

      We joined the Accelerent Partnership with no expectations for closing new business in year one of our three year Agreement. However, we were able to achieve a 20% jump in growth from introductions made by our new Partners.

      In the first year, we made at least a dozen quality introductions to our Accelerent Partners. Half of those introductions were converted to new business. We were able to onboard a similar number of new clients as a result of the relationships we built with our Accelerent partners.

      MAN PHUNG - BRIGHTWAY INSURANCE
    • JUSTIN RAMQUIST - INDIANA PACERS

      It’s a given that when we invest the time, Accelerent helps to quickly develop strong relationships in the business community, by being intentional. For us, these relationships have developed through weekly group and one on one meetings that have led to $500,000 in new business, in just a year and a half. To my surprise though, we have also seen an acceleration in the learning curve of our sales team. By investing time, asking questions and giving to our Partners in Accelerent, our reps have gained a better knowledge of how other industries operate and how relationships lead to more efficient prospecting. We also have been able to provide Accelerent Partners access to our Pacers Business Alliance, as well as, Pacers Suites that have allowed partners to generate new leads and close over $200k in new business for them.

      JUSTIN RAMQUIST - INDIANA PACERS
    • ANNIE MARTINEZ, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT - FIREFLY CHILDREN & FAMILY ALLIANCE

      Since becoming an Accelerent Partner, Firefly Children & Family Alliance has secured six new corporate partners. These companies have provided unrestricted gifts, event sponsorships and gifts in kind of product or services. These partners enjoy recurring brand recognition on digital and print mediums, first access to our special events and customized volunteer experiences that demonstrate its corporate social responsibility. In addition to fundraising support, Accelerent Partners have been instrumental in communicating Firefly Children & Family Alliance's impact and introducing many area business leaders to the agency's mission.

      ANNIE MARTINEZ, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT - FIREFLY CHILDREN & FAMILY ALLIANCE
    • JEFF JENNEY, VICE PRESIDENT / GENERAL MANAGER - VAN AUSDALL & FARRAR, INC.

      In just the two short years that we have been an Accelerent Partner we have received $300,000 in business, plus more in the pipeline. We have given $250,000 in business to other Partners.

      JEFF JENNEY, VICE PRESIDENT / GENERAL MANAGER - VAN AUSDALL & FARRAR, INC.
    • WATCHMEN SECURITY SERVICES - LUCAS AND MEGAN INGALA, OWNERS

      The most valuable key that has helped build our business has been the relationships that have begun through Accelerent. They truly are priceless relationships. Within the first year of becoming a Partner, we had already seen a 100% return on the investment we made into the group. The trusted Partners that we have developed through this group will last a lifetime, and I don’t believe you can put a value on that. In our first three years of being an Accelerent Partner, our ROI has been 10 fold. We’ve given business to numerous partners and are always looking for ways to give back.

      WATCHMEN SECURITY SERVICES - LUCAS AND MEGAN INGALA, OWNERS
    • CHRIS GUANCE, DIVISION PRESIDENT - SUMMERONE

      Just in our first year as an Accelerent Partner, we have received over $185k in business referred by other Partners. Having a “give to get” mentality isn’t just a saying with our team; it’s our passion and something we practice constantly as part of Accelerent. We regularly look for opportunities and discuss internally how we can help Accelerent Partners. In fact, of the $200k we’ve helped Partners close, a large percentage was “unsolicited” by the Partner.

      CHRIS GUANCE, DIVISION PRESIDENT - SUMMERONE
    • JOHN DELEON, VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES - MTI EVENTS

      MTI Events has received over $1 million in new business from its partnership with Accelerent. We have given several leads and introductions to our Accelerent Partners that has led to new relationships, opportunities and business. Remember, "In life – if you give, you get. If you give your time, energy and guidance, you will get much in return.

      JOHN DELEON, VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES - MTI EVENTS
    • JEFF EMMONS, OWNER - IMMEDIA INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES

      Immedia joined Accelerent in September 2016 and quickly aligned with several Accelerent Partners who target similar clients and projects. In one 5 months period we have identified more than $2 million of new opportunities and received contracts for more than $1 million of new work. It is hard to quantify the amount of business that we have referred, however, we have had several people on our sales team that have invited Accelerent Partners to attend joint sales calls and both companies have gotten traction from cross selling. A few of our best clients have begun working with Accelerent Partners.

      JEFF EMMONS, OWNER - IMMEDIA INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGIES
    • MATT RUCK, PRESIDENT - DESIGNDATA

      I find it remarkable how mutually beneficial it can be to engage with the Accelerent community. My team and I always go in with a “Give to Get” mindset, and we find that everyone else is just as willing to jump in with the same approach. In almost six years of partnership, designDATA has provided at least 100 referrals to partners totaling millions of dollars in revenue.

      designDATA has received at least an equal amount of support from our Accelerent partners as we have given. We have received at least 100 referrals and introductions during our six-year engagement, resulting in millions of dollars in revenue.

      MATT RUCK, PRESIDENT - DESIGNDATA
    • NICK DAMOULAKIS, PRESIDENT - ORASES

      Orases has received over $2 million in business from Partners within Accelerent. In addition to the business they have received, they have given Partners over $2 million in business as well.

      Accelerent is one of the few places where you can foster meaningful relationships that build endurance for true long-term possibilities. I relate it a little to the Pay It Forward method of thinking. We also have dedicated individuals on our team that are solely working the Accelerent model.

      NICK DAMOULAKIS, PRESIDENT - ORASES

      Upcoming Speakers

      Jeremy Poincenot Kansas City 02-16-2023

      At 19, Jeremy Poincenot was your typical college sophomore. Friends, sports, fraternity and most importantly, perfect 20/2......

      Jeremy Poincenot

      Inspirational speaker and blind golf champion

      At 19, Jeremy Poincenot was your typical college sophomore. Friends, sports, fraternity and most importantly, perfect 20/20 vision. Then it happened, no warning, no time to prepare. Life began to blur. Over the next few months, Jeremy lost central vision in his right eye, followed closely by his left. The diagnosis: a rare genetic disorder called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a disease that affects a mere 100 people in the U.S. each year with no treatment or cure in sight. At first, Jeremy thought losing his vision meant forfeiting his life. But he soon learned that with every challenge comes an opportunity for growth.

      When Jeremy lost his central vision, he thought the game of golf he loved was over. But with some hard work, dedication, and the support of his family and friends, he quickly learned that his golfing career had just begun. At 20 years old and with his Dad as his guide, Jeremy competed in and won the 2010 World Blind Golf Championship with a dramatic chip-in in a playoff. They have since gone on to win 8 National Championships, an Australian Blind Open, an Italian Blind Open and two more World Blind Golf Championships. In 2011, Jeremy was honored as the San Diego Hall of Champions Challenged Athlete of the Year. Like all things, it’s the most difficult trials that shape who we are—and Jeremy is a better athlete and person because of this sport.

      Now, Jeremy strives to raise awareness of LHON, and along with the help of his friends, they have created the C.U.R.E. (Cycling Under Reduced Eyesight) Ride, an annual fundraising bike ride that has raised over $350,000 for LHON research. Their goal is to raise a million.

      Today, Jeremy is an Inspirational Speaker traveling the world, sharing his story to inspire audiences to take control of life and turn trauma into triumph. Jeremy is not your ordinary motivational speaker. With a powerful personal narrative, a little wit and a strong inspirational message, he has made it his mission to help his audiences rise up to their biggest obstacles and see them as opportunities.

      Jeremy’s objective when he steps in front of an audience is not to dictate how to succeed in life; it’s to convince individuals that independence is good, while interdependence is great. He speaks from experience and has discovered that with a focus on the good, key insights, and the determination to persist through the challenges, anything is possible.

      Jeremy has had the privilege of being featured on ABC's 20/20, ESPN.com, CNN’s “Great Big Story” and MTV's True Life and has spoken for many prestigious companies including Aflac, Honda, John Hancock, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo and many more.

      Patrick Houlahan Baltimore 03-02-2023

      Patrick Houlahan is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Leadership Consultants LLC. Founded in 2019, Strategic Leadership Con......

      Patrick Houlahan

      Patrick Houlahan is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Leadership Consultants LLC. Founded in 2019, Strategic Leadership Consultants’ mission is to Build Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders. Since 2019, Patrick has conducted Keynotes, led Workshops, and Consulted with numerous organizations such as State Farm, Technology Marketing Toolkit, Association of Inside Sale Professionals, and Mission Produce. Patrick has had a distinguished career in both the military and business world.

      Patrick graduated from The Citadel in 1992 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed in San Diego, CA. serving as a fighter pilot flying the F/A-18 Hornet and deployed twice to the Western Pacific. Patrick graduated from the United States Navy Post Graduate Fighter Weapons School, “Top Gun,” and served as an instructor pilot. In 2003, Patrick was selected as the Instructor Pilot of the Year.

      After leaving active duty in 2004, Patrick flew the A-10 Warthog with the United States Air Force Reserves and joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 2006. After returning to the Marine Corps, he established the first Reserve Training Unit and continued to serve as an Instructor Pilot. As a reservist, Patrick deployed to Al Assad, Iraq and again to the Western Pacific.

      Patrick has trained over 500 replacement aircrew, accumulated over 2800 hours of flight time, and rose to the rank of Colonel. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and earned his Master of Strategic Studies as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Army War College. Patrick has served in a variety of roles in the Marine Corps including as a Supply Officer, Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, and Unit Officer in Charge.

      In 2004, after Patrick left active duty and joined Afterburner Inc.. Patrick quickly rose to become an Executive Consultant and Director of Seminars. In 2006 was selected as the San Diego’s MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Speaker of the Year. During his 13-year career at Afterburner, Patrick led over 450 keynotes, workshops, and consulting engagements with today's leading corporations such as Verizon, ExxonMobil, Medtronic, DOW, VMware and H&R Block to name a few.

      Patrick has also worked as the account manager for Southern California for Kratos Public Safety and Security, as the Director of Business Development for Citadel Defense Company, and as the Organizational Development Executive (ODE) for Brooks International. As an ODE, Patrick worked with numerous executive leadership teams and was responsible for gaining consensus and alignment in support of the CEO’s imperative.

      Throughout his career, Patrick recognized that the organizations that succeeded in any endeavor possessed great leaders. Those that did not, failed. Recognizing the need for leadership training, Patrick founded Strategic Leadership Consultants in 2019 to help organizations Build Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders.

      Jason Redman Indianapolis 03-10-2023

      Retired Navy SEAL Jason “Jay” Redman is the author of “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader,......

      Jason Redman

      Retired Navy Seal, Bronze Star Medal and Valor and Purple Heart recipient, best-selling author and motivational speaker

      Retired Navy SEAL Jason “Jay” Redman is the author of “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader,” which captures his 21-year career and journey in leadership serving with the US Navy SEAL teams. He has encapsulated those profoundly transformational lessons learned and now shares his life-changing motivational messages with companies, churches, teams, executive leadership, and other organizations and individuals worldwide through motivational speaking, training, workshops, personal coaching, business consulting and more. His messages of leadership, teamwork, the OVERCOME Mindset and surviving life ambushes by “getting off the X” resonate with audiences of all types, within the contexts of both personal and professional development alike. Jason is frequently sought as a motivational leadership keynote speaker for professional sports teams, schools, associations, and Fortune 500 companies such as NASCAR, the NFL, MLB, McDonald’s and Dell. He has been mentioned and/or featured in The Wall Street Journal and other prominent news outlets as well as numerous distinguished leadership blogs, podcasts, books, panels and forums.

      Noelle Pikus Pace

      2014 Sochi Winter Olympics skeleton silver medalist, 26 time world cup medalist, 2 time world champion

      Ron Jaworski Phoenix 04-20-2023

      After a 17 year distinguished career as an NFL quarterback, today Jaworski is coaching football fans on TV with a multipla......

      Ron Jaworski

      NFL network analystand former NFL quarterback

      After a 17 year distinguished career as an NFL quarterback, today Jaworski is coaching football fans on TV with a multiplatform NFL analyst role that includes appearances on Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL Matchup, NFL-branded specials, Mike & Mike in the Morning, Pardon the Interruption, and other platforms and shows throughout the year. ESPN’S Mike Tirico said, “If you made a list of 10 guys on TV in any sport as an analyst who you'd want to have a beverage with and watch a game, he's [Ron Jaworski] high on that list."

      Before switching to his current multiplatform analyst role with ESPN, Ron spent five seasons in the booth with Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden as the color commentator for Monday Night Football.

      Jaworski’s passion for football can be traced back to his days as a kid growing up in the gritty steel town of Lackawanna, NY.

      A three-sport stand out in high school (football, basketball and baseball), Jaworski was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals out of high school. He wanted to go play baseball immediately, but his father pushed for college first, and Jaworski’s football talents brought him to Youngstown State where he excelled as the quarterback for the Penguins.

      The Los Angeles Rams drafted Jaworski in the second round of the 1973 NFL Draft. After four years with the Rams, Jaworski joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 1977. Under head coach Dick Vermeil and behind Jaworski’s ability and field leadership, the Eagles advanced to their first-ever berth in a Super Bowl vs. the Oakland Raiders. Jaworski finished the 1980 season as the No. 1-rated passer in the NFC and was the 1980 NFL MVP.

      Along the way, Ron became known as Jaws. The name was hung on him by his next-door neighbor at the time, Doug Collins, who was a star guard for the Philadelphia 76ers and today is their coach. "He didn't come up with Jaws because of that shark movie, though." Jaws says,"Doug said it was because my mouth was always open, talking."

      Until Ron suffered a broken leg at St. Louis during the 13th game of the 1984 season, he had started 116 straight NFL games, a record for most consecutive starts. Jaws held that record until 1999, when Brett Favre broke it.

      Today, Jaworski lives in Southern New Jersey and is civically active. Jaworski is committed to the Jaws Youth Playbook, which focuses on a mission to improve the overall health and wellness of at-risk youth, primarily in the Greater Philadelphia Region. To date, the Jaworski family is proud to have donated over $3 million to at-risk youth.

      Ron owns an exclusive business development company called Business Clubs America as well as owning three Signature Golf courses in South Jersey- RiverWinds Golf & Tennis Club, Valleybrook Country Club, and Running Deer Golf Club.

      Jaworski also serves as the President of the Maxwell Football Club, Co-Majority Owner of the Philadelphia Soul and sits on the boards of PNC Bank.

      The South Jersey Chamber of Commerce awarded Jaworski the Pinnacle Award for his outstanding volunteer work and longtime service to South Jersey Chamber & business community. The United Way honored Jaworski with their Volunteer Leadership Award, the highest award given by United Way.

      Jaworski is married to his high school sweetheart Liz; has three children, Joleen, Jessica and BJ, and two grandsons Ryan & Colin.

      Don Yaeger Baltimore 05-04-2023

      As an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, a seven-time New York Times Best-selling author and longti......

      Don Yaeger

      Award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, eight-time New York Times best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated

      As an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, a seven-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career that spans several decades. He has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story. He is primarily sought-out for his lessons on achieving greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of the greatest sports legends in the world. Additionally, Don has been engaged as a media coach to countless high-profile athletes, business leaders and elected officials. Throughout his writing career, Don has developed a reputation as one of America’s most provocative journalists and has been invited as a guest to every major talk show – from Oprah to Nightline, from CNN to Good Morning America.    

      Dan O'Brien Indianapolis 05-04-2023

      Millions of Americans proudly watched Dan O’Brien win the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal to become the first American winner in......

      Dan O'Brien

      Olympic decathlon champion, TV personality, motivational speaker, author and coach

      Millions of Americans proudly watched Dan O’Brien win the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal to become the first American winner in the sport since 1976. As an Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, Dan O’Brien is officially considered the “World’s Greatest Athlete,” and his name is synonymous with athletic achievement and success both on and off the field.

      Adopted at the age of two, and raised in a home with seven other children of racially mixed backgrounds – Dan has overcome many adversities throughout his life. And with a great deal of self-determination and commitment, he has become one of the most successful and dominant athletes in the history of sports. He is an inspirational leader and motivational force for millions of people across the world.

      At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Dan O’Brien overcame almost insurmountable odds. Four years prior, on Super Bowl Sunday early in 1992, Reebok introduced its unprecedented Dan & Dave campaign, a series of entertaining TV and print ads featuring Dan and rival Dave Johnson, debating who would take the title as the “World’s Greatest Athlete” in Barcelona.

      This publicity also provided for one of the most publicized failures in sports history when Dan “no-heighted” in the pole vault and failed to qualify for the 1992 Olympic team headed for Barcelona. All of Dan’s hard work had come to an end…or had it?

      Dan O’Brien has spent his entire life overcoming obstacles. He went on to win the 1993 and 1995 World Championships, the 1994 Goodwill Games, and three US Championships – all leading to the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta.

      Today Dan continues to give back to the sport that has given so much to him. He is the on-field emcee for every major USA Track & Field event, and he’s also heavily involved as both a host and celebrity athlete for USATF’s Win with Integrity program, a community outreach and mentoring program designed to help kids make good life decisions, set positive goals and adhere to a drug-free lifestyle. Dan also works very closely with the United States Olympic Committee as part of its Olympic Ambassador Program, mentoring current athletes in the areas of media training, preparation and peak performance.

      Dan has become a highly sought motivational speaker, bringing his inspirational story to the employees and leaders of some of the biggest companies in the world, and over the years he has worked as both a color commentator and guest analyst for networks such as ESPN, CBS and NBC. He was a  part of Yahoo! Sports 2012 Olympic coverage from London.

      Today Dan resides with his wife Leilani in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he is entering his seventh year as an assistant volunteer coach at Arizona State University.  Dan also trains athletes of all ages in sports ranging from tennis to football.  He can be found most days in a nearby gym or track.

      Jason Redman Washington D.C. 05-12-2023

      Retired Navy SEAL Jason “Jay” Redman is the author of “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader,......

      Jason Redman

      Retired Navy Seal, Bronze Star Medal and Valor and Purple Heart recipient, best-selling author and motivational speaker

      Retired Navy SEAL Jason “Jay” Redman is the author of “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader,” which captures his 21-year career and journey in leadership serving with the US Navy SEAL teams. He has encapsulated those profoundly transformational lessons learned and now shares his life-changing motivational messages with companies, churches, teams, executive leadership, and other organizations and individuals worldwide through motivational speaking, training, workshops, personal coaching, business consulting and more. His messages of leadership, teamwork, the OVERCOME Mindset and surviving life ambushes by “getting off the X” resonate with audiences of all types, within the contexts of both personal and professional development alike. Jason is frequently sought as a motivational leadership keynote speaker for professional sports teams, schools, associations, and Fortune 500 companies such as NASCAR, the NFL, MLB, McDonald’s and Dell. He has been mentioned and/or featured in The Wall Street Journal and other prominent news outlets as well as numerous distinguished leadership blogs, podcasts, books, panels and forums.

      Patrick Houlahan Kansas City 06-15-2023

      Patrick Houlahan is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Leadership Consultants LLC. Founded in 2019, Strategic Leadership Con......

      Patrick Houlahan

      Patrick Houlahan is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Leadership Consultants LLC. Founded in 2019, Strategic Leadership Consultants’ mission is to Build Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders. Since 2019, Patrick has conducted Keynotes, led Workshops, and Consulted with numerous organizations such as State Farm, Technology Marketing Toolkit, Association of Inside Sale Professionals, and Mission Produce. Patrick has had a distinguished career in both the military and business world.

      Patrick graduated from The Citadel in 1992 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed in San Diego, CA. serving as a fighter pilot flying the F/A-18 Hornet and deployed twice to the Western Pacific. Patrick graduated from the United States Navy Post Graduate Fighter Weapons School, “Top Gun,” and served as an instructor pilot. In 2003, Patrick was selected as the Instructor Pilot of the Year.

      After leaving active duty in 2004, Patrick flew the A-10 Warthog with the United States Air Force Reserves and joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 2006. After returning to the Marine Corps, he established the first Reserve Training Unit and continued to serve as an Instructor Pilot. As a reservist, Patrick deployed to Al Assad, Iraq and again to the Western Pacific.

      Patrick has trained over 500 replacement aircrew, accumulated over 2800 hours of flight time, and rose to the rank of Colonel. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and earned his Master of Strategic Studies as a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Army War College. Patrick has served in a variety of roles in the Marine Corps including as a Supply Officer, Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, and Unit Officer in Charge.

      In 2004, after Patrick left active duty and joined Afterburner Inc.. Patrick quickly rose to become an Executive Consultant and Director of Seminars. In 2006 was selected as the San Diego’s MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Speaker of the Year. During his 13-year career at Afterburner, Patrick led over 450 keynotes, workshops, and consulting engagements with today's leading corporations such as Verizon, ExxonMobil, Medtronic, DOW, VMware and H&R Block to name a few.

      Patrick has also worked as the account manager for Southern California for Kratos Public Safety and Security, as the Director of Business Development for Citadel Defense Company, and as the Organizational Development Executive (ODE) for Brooks International. As an ODE, Patrick worked with numerous executive leadership teams and was responsible for gaining consensus and alignment in support of the CEO’s imperative.

      Throughout his career, Patrick recognized that the organizations that succeeded in any endeavor possessed great leaders. Those that did not, failed. Recognizing the need for leadership training, Patrick founded Strategic Leadership Consultants in 2019 to help organizations Build Inspired, Compassionate, Mission-Driven Leaders.

      Hank Haney Denver 06-21-2023

      Hank Haney is widely considered one of the world’s premier golf instructors. He was inductedHank Haney is widely conside......

      Hank Haney

      Golf instructor best known for coaching Tiger Woods and two-time major championship winner Mark O'Meara and host of one of the Golf Channel's top shows "The Haney Project"

      Hank Haney is widely considered one of the world’s premier golf instructors. He was inductedHank Haney is widely considered one of the world’s premier golf instructors. He was inductedinto the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame in 2019 and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2014. In2012, Hank published “The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods” which debuted at #1on the New Times Bestseller List. Having coached more than 200 touring professionals, hisstudents have won every major tournament in junior, amateur and professional golf. Hankstarred on The Golf Channel’s “The Haney Project” which in six seasons was one of the highestrated original shows in network history. Hank serves as president of Hank Haney Golf, whichowns and operates 4 facilities in Texas and hosts the #1 rated golf podcast, The Hank HaneyPodcast on iHeartRadio.

      Jeremy Poincenot Phoenix 06-23-2023

      At 19, Jeremy Poincenot was your typical college sophomore. Friends, sports, fraternity and most importantly, perfect 20/2......

      Jeremy Poincenot

      Inspirational speaker and blind golf champion

      At 19, Jeremy Poincenot was your typical college sophomore. Friends, sports, fraternity and most importantly, perfect 20/20 vision. Then it happened, no warning, no time to prepare. Life began to blur. Over the next few months, Jeremy lost central vision in his right eye, followed closely by his left. The diagnosis: a rare genetic disorder called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a disease that affects a mere 100 people in the U.S. each year with no treatment or cure in sight. At first, Jeremy thought losing his vision meant forfeiting his life. But he soon learned that with every challenge comes an opportunity for growth.

      When Jeremy lost his central vision, he thought the game of golf he loved was over. But with some hard work, dedication, and the support of his family and friends, he quickly learned that his golfing career had just begun. At 20 years old and with his Dad as his guide, Jeremy competed in and won the 2010 World Blind Golf Championship with a dramatic chip-in in a playoff. They have since gone on to win 8 National Championships, an Australian Blind Open, an Italian Blind Open and two more World Blind Golf Championships. In 2011, Jeremy was honored as the San Diego Hall of Champions Challenged Athlete of the Year. Like all things, it’s the most difficult trials that shape who we are—and Jeremy is a better athlete and person because of this sport.

      Now, Jeremy strives to raise awareness of LHON, and along with the help of his friends, they have created the C.U.R.E. (Cycling Under Reduced Eyesight) Ride, an annual fundraising bike ride that has raised over $350,000 for LHON research. Their goal is to raise a million.

      Today, Jeremy is an Inspirational Speaker traveling the world, sharing his story to inspire audiences to take control of life and turn trauma into triumph. Jeremy is not your ordinary motivational speaker. With a powerful personal narrative, a little wit and a strong inspirational message, he has made it his mission to help his audiences rise up to their biggest obstacles and see them as opportunities.

      Jeremy’s objective when he steps in front of an audience is not to dictate how to succeed in life; it’s to convince individuals that independence is good, while interdependence is great. He speaks from experience and has discovered that with a focus on the good, key insights, and the determination to persist through the challenges, anything is possible.

      Jeremy has had the privilege of being featured on ABC's 20/20, ESPN.com, CNN’s “Great Big Story” and MTV's True Life and has spoken for many prestigious companies including Aflac, Honda, John Hancock, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo and many more.

      Vince Papale Indianapolis 09-14-2023

      MAKING A DREAM A REALITY....Vince Papale's Cinderella rise from Philadelphia Eagles thirty-year-old season ticket holder i......

      Vince Papale

      Former Philadelphia Eagles walk-on legend and the inspiration for the film

      MAKING A DREAM A REALITY....Vince Papale's Cinderella rise from Philadelphia Eagles thirty-year-old season ticket holder in one breath, to Philadelphia Eagles football player and team captain in another, is the stuff that dreams are made of. And it's a true story! After attending a tryout, Papale became the oldest rookie in the history of the NFL at the age of 30. To top it off, Vince's story will be the subject of a major motion picture from Disney entitled "Invincible," starring Mark Wahlberg & Greg Kinnear scheduled for release in September 2006. Vince, 30 years young at the time, attended an open workout in 1976 with the Philadelphia Eagles' and the rest is history. Vince showed up at the workout, ran a 4.5 second 40-yard dash, a world class time! Coach Vermeil offered Vince a contract on the spot. Vince overcame tremendous odds and eventually became a team captain and played in the NFL for 4 years. His "never say die" attitude became the inspiration for turning the Eagles into a Super Bowl team. Vince's inspirational journey from humble working class beginnings and troubled home life to successful professional athlete and businessman is a story that you won't want to miss.

      Lt Col Patricia Murray Washington D.C. 09-21-2023

      Can a woman that walked as Miss California in 4” heels command anCan a woman that walked as Miss California in 4” heel......

      Lt Col Patricia Murray

      Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Instructor Pilot for the California Air National Guard and Former Miss California

      Can a woman that walked as Miss California in 4” heels command anCan a woman that walked as Miss California in 4” heels command anaircraft in combat? You bet!!

      LTCol. Patricia Murray has been speaking to audiences of all ages forover 26 years about how the most ordinary ideas can be extraordinarysuccesses.

      She has often been told how “lucky” she has been in her life to haveachieved so much, but once you listen to her speak, you will learn thatit is simply turning life’s normal rejections and failures to heradvantage and being ready to seize opportunities when they appear.

      She is an expert on leadership in high stress and dynamic situations,breaking the glass ceiling and developing positive harmoniousrelationships between men and women in the workplace and finding away to win the race of life when the world is convinced you are theunderdog.

      Patricia is an engineer by trade but used her scholarship earned asMiss California 1992 to pursue a career in commercial aviation. Shewas recruited by the California Air National Guard and was awardedthe top honor of the Commanders Trophy at military pilot traininggraduation. She was inducted into the prestigious Order of Daedalians,a WWI flying organization where she is a Director. She is also a Directoron the Disabled Veterans Charities board where they award hundredsof thousands to disabled veterans in need annually.

      She retired after a 21 year military career as a LtCol and Instructor Pilotfor the California Air National Guard in the 115th Airlift Squadron. Sheflew six tours of duty in the Middle East and has been awarded 5 flyingAir Medals. She was named the 2010 California Air National GuardField Grade Officer of the Year. She has earned her Masters of Sciencein Military Science and Operational Art. Patricia was the CEO of theMiss California Organization a preliminary to Miss America from2015-2020. She has flown 23 years as a pilot for American Airlines andresides with her three daughters in Manhattan Beach, California.

      Steve Russell Denver 09-22-2023

      Steve Russell served 21 years in the United States Army as an infantry officer, deploying operationally to Kosovo, Kuwait,......

      Steve Russell

      Leader in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein, author of We Got Him!

      Steve Russell served 21 years in the United States Army as an infantry officer, deploying operationally to Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his command of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, he was widely covered during the first year of the Iraq war by TIME, CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, AP and Reuters. He and his unit were featured in BBC Panorama’s Saddam on the Run documentary as well as Discovery’s Ace in the Hole. He has also been the subject of numerous books and publications. Russell retired from the Army in 2006 to return to his native state of Oklahoma, where he has advocated nationally for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

      He is the Chairman and Founder of Vets for Victory, an organization that works to better the lives of America's military men and women.

      As a sought after speaker, Russell draws upon personal and unit experience to share practical leadership techniques, problem solving and decision-making under pressure.

      Through expert storytelling, he captivates audiences with his recounting of the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein while inspiring them with a message of hope and patriotism.

      Russell is the author of We Got Him! A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein. The late Robin Moore, author of The Green Berets and The French Connection praised Russell's book as "an extraordinary personal glimpse of the war. A monumental credit to himself, his troops, and the United States of America," while General Tommy Franks calls it "a moving, gripping account of one of the most remarkable achievements of soldiering in a generation."

      Russell is a featured speaker at events across the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife and five children and also serves in the Oklahoma Senate.

      Brian Smith Indianapolis 11-02-2023

      Brian Smith, Founder of the world famous UGG Australia Brand.

      Graduating in 1978 as a Chartered Accountant in Aust......

      Brian Smith

      UGG Founder, passionate innovator, entrepreneur, and author of The Birth of a Brand

      Brian Smith, Founder of the world famous UGG Australia Brand.

      Graduating in 1978 as a Chartered Accountant in Australia, Brian came to California looking for the next big opportunity to bring back to Australia.

      While studying at the UCLA Graduate School of Management he observed that there was no sheepskin footwear in the US.

      With only $500 in capital, he imported boot samples and over the next seventeen years built the UGG Australia brand into a multi-million dollar international enterprise. He sold in 1995 and the brand has continued to grow to exceed a billion dollars in annual sales for the past six years.

      Brian is one of the most sought after International business leaders in the country today. He is committed to teaching entrepreneurs how to leverage their most precious assets from within, and to recognize and pursue their passions to create a fulfilling and successful life.

      Brian has authored the book “The Birth of a Brand – Launching Your Entrepreneurial Passion and Soul”, is a sought after Keynote speaker and mentors small business owners.

      He spends his time with his family and friends in Southern California and enjoys surfing and contributing to humanity.

      Meridith Elliott Powell Denver 11-03-2023

      Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, a Top Sales Experts To Follow by LinkedIn, and......

      Meridith Elliott Powell

      Sales strategist, leadership expert and award-winning author

      Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, a Top Sales Experts To Follow by LinkedIn, and Top 41 Motivational Sales Speakers. Meridith has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of six books, including “Cut Through The Excuses – Send Sales Through The Roof” , and her latest “Thrive: Strategies To Turn Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage,”

      Meridith is regularly featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Investment News, and American Banker among others. High energy and highly interactive, Meridith’s helps leaders and business owners learn the new rules of success today, and the strategies they need to build their business, engage their team, and leave their competition in the dust.

      Meridith is a Certified Speaker Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, as well as a Certified Virtual Presenter, having passed the rigorous certification standards to achieve this designation.

      In her highly engaging keynote-speaking sessions, Meridith shows her audiences how to attract more business, retain top talent, and leap into position to win in this new economy. No walking on coals, no breaking boards, just real-life strategies you can put into place first thing Monday morning.


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