John Addison

Leadership Editor of SUCCESS Magazine, Best-Selling Author & Former Co-CEO of Primerica

John Addison, former co-CEO of Primerica from 1999 to 2015, emerged as a leader shortly after joining the company in the early 1980s.  John helped navigate the company in the years following its acquisition by what became Citigroup. He became president of Primerica in 1995 and co-CEO in 1999. He and Rick Williams created one of the most successful IPOs of the decade.

Guiding the sales force through these monumental changes, while also working to keep morale high, developed John’’s passion and talent for motivating others and allowed him to inspire and empower over a million people during his career. In addition to his stellar reputation as a businessman, John has made a name for himself as a top-rated speaker, renowned for using his down-home delivery and humor to provide insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development and success.

Today, the former co-CEO and thought leader is focusing on his passion of helping people become the best they can be as Leadership Editor of SUCCESS magazine. He truly understands how to inspire and motivate and will share his insight with your field to help them achieve the success they crave. John’’s best-selling book Real Leadership, full of his insight and inimitable humor, can be found at bookstores nationwide.

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • Real Leadership
  • Motivation
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Mel Robbins

Motivational Speaker, Award Winning CNN Commentator & Contributing Editor of SUCCESS Magazine

Mel Robbins is an inspirational force dedicated to helping people and organizations reach their highest potential. She is best known for creating “The 5 Second Rule” and delivering one of the most popular TEDx Talks in the world— How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over. She is a powerful keynote speaker who gets off the stage and into your audience, creating motivational experiences with unforgettable engagement, surprising research, vivid imagery, videos and music. Her provocative and compelling views on leadership, risk and human potential have earned her international attention and invitations to train and empower executive teams at some of the world’s leading brands: The PGA Tour, Price Waterhouse Coopers, CISCO Systems, Johnson & Johnson, United Technologies, Chase and Lincoln Financial.

When she’’s not onstage, she’s on television talking about the biggest stories of our time. She’s an award-winning on-air commentator for CNN and drives millions of page views for CNN.com, where she’s one of their most popular opinion writers. In 2014, the Gracie Awards named her America’s Outstanding Talk Show Host. She’s hosted shows for A&E, Fox and Cox Media, and has appeared in every major show and publication you can name, from Good Morning America to Dr. Phil , from The New York Times to SUCCESS magazine, where she serves as a contributing editor.

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • 5 Seconds to Change Your Life
  • From Successful to Satisfied
  • Influence—The New Rules of Coaching High-Performance Teams
  • How Women Lead
  • The New Science of Selling in the Information Economy
  • The Secret to Getting People to Listen, Care and Take Action
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Rita Davenport

Author, Speaker & Television Personality

As a seminar leader, CSP, CPAE, award-winning keynote Hall of Fame speaker, humorist, and author, Rita is an internationally recognized expert in the principles of success, secrets of network marketing, time management, goal setting, creative thinking, and building self-esteem and confidence.

Her careers range from social work and teaching to broadcasting, writing and corporate leadership. She has been featured in People magazine, The Wall Street Journal and countless other business magazines. She produced and hosted her own award-winning television show, Success Strategies, for 15 years, which was viewed in over 32 million homes. She has appeared on over 200 radio and television shows, including ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, Regis Philbin’’s show and The Sally Jessy Raphael Show.

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • Mindset Mastery (Rising Above Your Raising; Programming the Power Within)
  • Leadership Mastery (Visionary Leadership; Lead to Succeed)
  • Teambuilding
  • Sales Mastery (Compelling Selling!)
  • Relationship Mastery (The #1 Key to TRUE Success)
  • Communication & Stage Mastery (Becoming a 'Master Messenger')
  • Success Skills for Empowerment (Laugh Your Way to Success)
  • Time Mastery (Optimizing Your Time & Productivity)
  • Goal Mastery (Goal Setting vs. Goal Getting)
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John C. Maxwell

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, SUCCESS Ambassador & Contributing Editor

John C. Maxwell is an internationally renowned leadership expert, coach and author who has sold over 20 million books. Dr. Maxwell founded EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders in 153 countries.

Every year he speaks to Fortune 100 companies, international government leaders, and organizations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League and the United Nations.

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell’’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership has sold more than 2 million copies. Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold more than 1 million copies.

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • How to Be a Real Success
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
  • The 360° Leader
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Shawn Achor

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker & Contributing Editor of SUCCESS Magazine

Shawn Achor is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.

Shawn has since become one of the world’’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two-hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with almost 13 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance
  • Positive Leadership: Restoring a Culture of Confidence
  • The Ripple Effect: How to Make Positive Change Easier
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Joseph McClendon III

Best selling author, Psychologist, Speaker, Ultimate Performance Specialist, SUCCES Ambassador & Contributing Editor

Joseph McClendon III is one of the most sought-after Ultimate Performance Specialists in the industry. His unique brand of “Tell, Show, Do” teaching and coaching creates rapid personal change that effectively moves people to take more consistent action and go “Further Faster” with their personal and business achievements. His remarkable ability to go straight to the core of the challenge and effect rapid, lasting change makes him a unique commodity in business, health and wellness, and personal improvement.

Although all of Joseph McClendon’s speeches, presentations and workshops are dynamically inspiring, motivating and empowering, motivation alone does not produce results. Personal performance enhancement learning is what ultimately changes the bottom line.

With the unique nature of Joseph McClendon’s content and delivery, all presentations will produce a specific result in the moment, and all participants will leave with tools to create ongoing results and sustainable change in the future.

He is an expert in coaching sales professionals in overcoming the behaviors and inner and outer obstacles that may impede their results and affect their bottom line. McClendon provides them with the influence skills and tools that give them the competitive advantage necessary to prosper in the marketplace of the new millennium.

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • Confidence & Certainty
  • Fear into Activity
  • The Focus Factor
  • Vision & Dreams Into Reality
  • The True Leader in You
  • Identity Building
  • Attraction and Abundance
  • Happiness Factor
  • Health, energy, wellness and aging magnificently
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Connie Podesta

Award Winning Author, Emcee, Speaker & Internationally Recognized Success Leader

Connie Podesta is a game-changing, moneymaking, sales- generating, idea innovator whose rare blend of laugh-out-loud humor, out-of-the-box strategies and signature tell-it-like-it-is delivery style have made her one of the most talked about and entertaining motivational speakers in the marketplace today.

Connie has spoken in front of more than 2 million people worldwide and 1,000 organizations in every major industry. She is a two-time award-winning author of seven books, a radio/TV personality, comedienne, playwright and Organizational Therapist. She is an international speaker on Change, Leadership, Sales, Branding and Diversity. Bottom line: Get ready! Connie is a whirlwind of energy and ideas that will definitely help you GET WHAT YOU WANT out of life!

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • Stand Out from the Crowd: How to Be No. 1 and Stay There!
  • Sales... Like You’ve Never Heard It Before
  • Life Would Be Easy.... If It Weren’t for Other People!
  • How to Get What You Want... The Right Way!
  • Leadership... Like You’ve Never Heard It Before
  • Diversity: Helping People Understand People
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Don Yaeger

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker & Contributing Editor of SUCCESS Magazine

Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated and author of 25 books, nine of which have become New York Times best- sellers. He began his career at the San Antonio Light and also worked at the Dallas Morning News and the Florida Times- Union before going to Sports Illustrated.

As an author, Don has written books with, among others, Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton, UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden, baseball legends John Smoltz and Tug McGraw and football stars Warrick Dunn and Michael Oher (featured in the movie The Blind Side). He teamed with Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade to pen the 2013 best-seller George Washington’s Secret Six, a look at the citizen spy ring that helped win the Revolutionary War, and then again in 2015, writing Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History.

Don left Sports Illustrated in 2008 to pursue a public speaking career that has allowed him to share stories learned from the greatest winners of our generation with audiences as diverse as Fortune 100 companies to cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story. More than a quarter-million people have heard his discussions on “What Makes the Great Ones Great.”

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • What Makes the Great Ones Great
  • Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently
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Tony Jeary

Best-Selling Author, Coach to the World’s Top CEOs and High-Achievers & Contributing Editor of SUCCESS Magazine

Tony is a strategist, thought leader, and prolific author of over 40 titles. For more than two decades, Tony has advised CEOs and other high achievers on how to discover new clarity for their vision, develop focus on their direction, and create powerful execution strategies that impact achievement and results. Tony has personally coached the most accomplished people in the world, including presidents from Wal-Mart, SAM’s Club, Ford, American Airlines, HP, Firestone, Samsung and New York Life. Tony practices the business mantra his father taught him growing up, Give Value… Do More Than is Expected.

Tony and his team focus on the entire opportunity for your event and help strategize, develop and build the right follow-up messages and materials in order to best ensure real action and follow-through are achieved. Success and accomplishment is about getting results and getting those results faster. It doesn’t matter if the meeting participants are business leaders, business development people, or management groups. Tony helps clients get results.

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SPEAKING TOPIC

  • Results Faster
  • Life Is a Series of Presentations
  • Success Acceleration
  • Ten Essentials for Driving Execution
  • Finding 100 Extra Minutes
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