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Thought Leader Sessions

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Wednesday, October 24


1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Accelerate Your Impact as a Leader

Dan Coughlin
Leadership means influencing how other people think so they make decisions that improve results in a sustainable way. Leadership is not based on title, income, or authority. It’s based on your ability to influence how other people think.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Build Teamwork that Works to Win

Dan Coughlin
Teamwork means a group of people who support one another to fulfill a meaningful purpose and achieve important outcomes. In this session you will learn what core values make up a great team, how to resolve the roots of conflict, and the six keys to effective meetings.

Thursday, October 25


1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

If General Patton Ran Your Business

Tom Shay, Profit Plus, St. Petersburg, FL
Using the movie Patton and the textbook General Patton read while attending West Point, we will transition what he learned into business management. Successful business (warfare) is knowing the right strategy for your business and selecting the right tactics to carry out that strategy. We will discuss many examples from our everyday life; cars, stores, soft drinks, fast food and beer as examples of how strategies and tactics play into every business we select to do business with.

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

What Your Accountant Is Not Telling You

Tom Shay, Profits Plus, St. Petersburg, FL
While the tax reform of 2018 may cause a visit with your accountant accountant, this session will look at 14 key components on how to have a deeper conversation you’re your accountant. Make better decisions for your business and be less dependent on allowing the accountant to make decisions on your behalf. This can make a big difference in the bottom line of your business.