Peggy Grande (summit MC)
President Ronald Reagan chose Peggy Grande to work at his side for 10 years, and together they created a powerful partnership. Serving as his post-presidency Executive Assistant, Peggy was the liaison between Ronald Reagan personally and his staff, the public, local dignitaries and world leaders. She ensured that his events, travel, personal and political relationships and day to day operations were handled efficiently and effectively. She had a front row seat to history and got to know Ronald Reagan the man, not just the president.
She drafted and managed correspondence for his original signature, reviewed invitations, scheduled visitors, appointments and phone calls and attended to a wide range of office and personal needs. Peggy traveled with him regularly and was also his post-presidency official photographer which gave her a behind the scenes view of his private interactions with everyone from the general public to heads of state, including Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Brian Mulroney, Helmut Kohl and even a saint – Mother Teresa. Peggy witnessed first-hand leadership on display at its highest and best. It was the honor of a lifetime for her to have known and worked closely with one of the greatest political figures of our era.
Peggy shares principles of leadership and excellence with corporations, non-profits, C-Suites, political groups, students and executive assistants. She is a certified consultant for the Fascination Assessment, and uses it to help individuals and companies discover and articulate their highest value. She is an opinion writer for FoxNews.com and contributes on-air commentary regularly for Fox News as well.
Jill Tupper M.A.
As a professor and keynote speaker, Jill draws upon her adventures in marathons, triathlons, rock-climbing, out-rigging, travelling the world and climbing Kilimanjaro to inspire others to take on this triathlon of life with goals, guts and grit.
Her global experiences in working with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, Ethiopia and beyond, backed by breakthroughs in neuroscience, proves the revolutionary power of purpose in work and in life.
With a Master’s in Leadership, B.S. in Occupational Therapy and as a professor at the Rady Executive Business School, UCSD with certifications in meditation, executive coaching and corporate Nenotiation, Jill is uniquely qualified to harness the power of the mind and body connection to catapult leadership in business to unprecedented heights.
This cutting edge conundrum of body and mind and business in Jill’s Corporate Triathlete Leadership Training is unparalleled in it’s dynamic and undeniable connection between optimal wellbeing and outstanding leadership.
Jill’s high-energy and engaging keynotes have challenged thousands around the globe to take inspired action and achieve peak potential.
While most speakers have a story to tell, there are a select few with one so impactful and poignant that the audience is forever changed. That is what happens when Allison Massari speaks.
She has been named one of the Top Ten Best Motivational Speakers in North America by Meetings and Conventions Magazine and has forged her path to success with creativity, tenacity, and deep gratitude.
Having survived two devastating and near fatal car accidents, one where she burned alive and suffered severe burns on over 50% of her body, Allison views her experiences as a tremendous gift that allowed her to find strength and a fiery passion to reach pinnacle achievements both in business and personally.
As an international keynote speaker, executive coach, and award winning visual artist, Allison Massari ignites vitality, inspires confidence, and offers essential tools for self-mastery to audiences worldwide. Prepare to be inspired, moved, and energized. Prepare to be taken on a journey.
Nadine Champion is a truly inspiring keynote speaker, martial arts Sensei (teacher), author and entrepreneur. She is a thought leader on courage, inner strength and resilience, having engagingly presented for a wealth of notable companies such as Facebook and Telstra.
Her closing speech for TEDx Sydney 2015 is regarded as one of the most memorable of all time, with a packed Sydney Opera House audience rising to their feet in unison to applaud an outstanding performance from a very natural and gifted communicator. There was barely a dry eye left in the house.
Nadine’s authenticity shines through with her life changing 10 Seconds of Courage message – a powerful call to action challenging her audience to “change their thinking” to succeed. Her delivery is humorous, educational and touching in equal measure.
Nadine has dedicated thirty years of her life to studying martial arts and strengthening the mind. With a Gold Medal at the World Cup of Martial Arts and an undefeated record as a Title holding kickboxer, she embodies the competitive edge. As a woman in a traditionally male dominated arena, she has a unique insight into delivering under pressure and the importance of keeping a sense of humour.
Having herself faced some of life’s biggest challenges such as cancer, she is an authority on facing your fears and negotiating difficult change. Through sharing her deep knowledge with anecdotes from her lived experience, she gives people tools and how to’s while motivating them to move beyond knowledge to implementation.
History making humanitarian, author and international keynote speaker Rabia Siddique is a power house for change. Entertaining, powerful and engaging, this best-selling author represents a living example of how each one of us can be a force for positive change in our own lives and those around us.
Having survived a hostage crisis in Iraq, Rabia garnered global attention for making the British military accountable for silencing her about her ordeal and role in releasing captured special forces soldiers. Standing up for justice in the face of public ridicule, Rabia’s brave action in suing the British Government for sexism and racism became a catalyst for policy change to ensure a fairer workplace for women and cultural minorities in the British military.
Drawing on extensive experience as a former criminal, war crimes, terrorism and human rights lawyer, military career, psychology training and business, Rabia is also a sought after transformational coach and mentor. She has provided equality and diversity training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where her charges included Prince William.
A noted media commentator, Rabia’s first book, Equal Justice, is the focus for a feature film. She also has the delightful challenge of being Mum to triplet boys.
Blythe Rowe CSP
Blythe Rowe, often described as a ‘little pocket rocket’ is widely recognized for her expertise in ‘People, Culture & Performance’ as well as her ability to shake things up.
She partners with organizations across the globe in their quest to future proof their people and business by developing brain-friendly leaders, building connected and accountable teams and creating workplaces which optimize performance.
Blythe has worked in Senior Human Resources & Organisational Development roles for over 13 years in global organisations and is the author of the book ‘Bullies, Blamers & Bludgers’. She is on a mission to rid workplaces of toxic behaviours, build meaningful relationships and create workplaces worth belonging!
She is the creator of the ‘Business Connection Model’, the five key things organizations must do in order to connect the hearts and minds their people.
Blythe is as authentic as it gets. Audiences absolutely love her energy, passion and fun that she brings to their event as well as the simple and pragmatic strategies that they can apply!
Jason is an internationally sought-after speaker, best-selling author, performance expert and Fortune 500 advisor. Jason consults to companies and governments on productivity, business performance, and managing through rapid change.
With over 20 years of operational experience, Jason has been involved in the creation and transformation of programs and discussions focused on prioritization and engagement in the workplace. His books, Get Momentum and Your Best Just Got Better achieved best-selling status within five weeks of publication. In addition to this, Jason has authored hundreds of leadership articles for Entrepreneur.com, Training magazine, Fast Company, and many more publications.
Jason gives a high energy presentation that offers strategic mindset with the benefit of practical, tactical actions that you can put into practice immediately. The core message of Jason’s books and presentations is the best keep getting better. Continuing to improve your best efforts leads to personal and professional success.
Jason has spoken for companies in 23 different countries and has spent time lecturing for universities on two continents while developing and presenting corporate learning curriculum.
He is an avid learner who earned two Master’s degrees after earning two Bachelor’s degrees in US History and Spanish Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In his downtime, Jason competes in Olympic distance triathlons, and in 2016 he qualified as one of USA’s most accomplished triathletes, competing in the USA Triathlon Olympic Distance National Championships in Omaha, NE.
Tessa Gould is as a Partner at Forbes Tate in Washington, DC. a bipartisan, full-service public affairs consultancy, where she leads on client strategy across a variety of industries, utilizing her extensive leadership and campaign experience.
Prior to this, she was Chief of Staff to United States Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for 6 years. In that post, she was Chief advisor to the Senator on the day-to-day operations of a congressional office with over 60 employees, operating in 6 communities.
Tessa had previously managed seven successful congressional campaigns and served as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD). She has also worked with Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) and House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-MO).
Tessa has dedicated her professional career to advancing public policy important to agriculture, rural economic development, tribal issues and children’s health.
She volunteers with a variety of local charities including the YWCA Girls on the Run program, the United Way, the Ronald McDonald House and Big Brother/Big Sister programs.