Jim Kelly is a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who spent his entire NFL career as a Buffalo Bill. His hallmark as a player was his toughness. From growing up in East Brady, a small town in Pennsylvania, to facing a career threatening injury in his college days, to leading the Buffalo Bills team to an unprecedented four straight AFC championships, Jim's toughness has been tested time and time again.
After his retirement, not only did he lose his one and only son Hunter at the age of 8, to a disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy, Jim has also survived not one, but two battles with cancer. Jim speaks about the power of the four F's – Faith, Friends, Family, and Fans and what it really means to be "Kelly Tough." His story is "A Journey of Perseverance."
American opportunity is not dead. Bestselling author and entrepreneur John Hope Bryant outlines the mindset and practices that will allow us to achieve the American Dream, no matter what our current circumstances.
Using the inspiring story of his own rise from humble beginnings, and that of his parents and grandparents, John Hope Bryant shows how individually, we can change our mindset from Survivor to Thriver to Winner and move beyond just getting by or being financially independent to becoming wildly successful. Collectively, we need to become a nation of winners once again.
By ensuring every stakeholder in America has access to the Five Pillars of Success— massive education, financial literacy, strong family structure, self-esteem, and supportive role models—Bryant shows how we can fulfill the promise of America’s greatness. But to do so, we must turn away from distractions—the political infighting, the racial and class divisions—and focus on what we can control. This session is not about how to get a better job or make more money. It’s about adopting a new way of thinking that will do all that for us and more. Up From Nothing is the new (old) business plan to keep us winning as a country.
From the late 1970s until the mid-1990s, Dave Raymond was called "the best mascot in all of sports" by ESPN. He was the original Phillie Phanatic. Since the 1990s, Dave has leveraged his success as a brand ambassador who created a multi-million-dollar brand extension for the Phillies. Now he helps others do the same.
Dave has parlayed all of his experience and success into "the power of fun" brand teaching all of us how to be happier, healthier, and more productive, no matter where we are in life. Learn how to use "fun" as a powerful tool for your brand, your club, and your own, personal work-life balance.
Trevor Moawad is a renowned mental conditioning expert and strategic advisor to some of the world's most elite performers. Named the "Sports World's Best Brain Trainer" by Sports Illustrated, Moawad partnered with NFL's Russell Wilson to form Limitless Minds, whose mission is to both optimize performance and enrich culture within some of the world's top organizations and performers. From Ft. Bragg to Harvard Business School, from quarterbacks to CEOs, Trevor's mission is clear: to motivate the motivated.
Trevor is bringing his mental conditioning tactics to the boardroom and beyond. The author of the book It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life, he shares his battle-tested strategies to manage and overcome negativity and achieve any goal.
Prior to starting his own mental conditioning company, Trevor held multiple roles as both director of mental conditioning and director of the multi-disciplined IMG Performance Institute (at the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida). More recently, he was the vice president of Pro/Elite Sports and Mindset at the prestigious Athletes Performance Institute (now EXOS in Phoenix, AZ).
Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word —a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance, and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.
Formerly, as president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers.
As she successfully negotiated more than $500 million in contracts and built lasting relationships, she observed and adopted the traits of those at the top of their game. Molly shares her proven approach to negotiation, teaching people how to close more deals faster, while strengthening the relationship.