Dan Clark is an Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar international communications company; High Performance Business Coach; University Professor; Alumnus of the University of Utah (Psychology); Host of ‘Power Players’ Podcast; Gold Record Songwriter; Film Maker; an Award Winning Athlete who fought his way back from a paralyzing injury that cut short his football career; New York Times Best Selling Author of 35 books including The Art of Significance-Achieving The Level Beyond Success; and a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
In 1982, Dan was named an Outstanding Young Man In America, was soon sponsored into the National Speakers Association by world renown motivational teacher Zig Ziglar and has since spoken to more than 6000 audiences, to over 5 million people, in 71 countries, on 6 continents, to most of the Fortune 500, Super Bowl Champions, NASA, Million Dollar Round Table, the United Nations, and multiple times to our combat troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe, Asia and Africa.
In 2005, Dan was inducted into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame; and has been named one of the Top Ten Motivational Speakers in the World.
As a master storyteller Dan has been published in more than 50 million books in 50 languages worldwide; has appeared on over 500 television and radio shows including Oprah, Glenn Beck and NPR; and has been featured in Success, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Thought Masters, Nugent, Mayo Clinic and Millionaire Magazines.
Clark’s inspiring life includes soaring to the edge of space in a U2 Spy Plane; flying fighter jets with the Air Force Thunderbirds; racing automobiles at Nurburgring and dogsleds in the Arctic; winning the prestigious Hamilton Island Sailing Regatta in Australia; serving on the Olympic Committee and carrying the Olympic Torch in the Winter Games; serving on the International Board of Governors of Operation Smile; serving as a Pentagon Appointee with the Secretary of the Air Force on the National Civic Leaders Board; and being named 2012 Utah Father of the year.
For his extraordinary patriotism and relentless commitment to our military families, Dan has been honored with the two highest civilian awards given by the Department of Defense joining Bob Hope, Dolly Parton, Paul Harvey, the Dallas Cowboys organization and others as the recipient of the United States Distinguished Service Medal and the American Spirit Award.
Paul Feldman is founder and CEO of one of the largest B2B media companies in the US insurance and financial services industry. With over 29 years of industry and media experiences, Paul works with and consults some of the world's largest insurance companies and marketing organizations. Paul's main passion is in the art and science of advertising, marketing, and sales. His organization is hailed as one of the leading influencers in the insurance marketing space with a community over 2 million insurance agents in the US at his reach.
Gregg celebrated his 40th year in the insurance industry in 2020, half of that time spent working with his own company, Worldwide Benefit Services (WBS). Gregg founded WBS in 1999 as an effort to create a company that specializes in creating, designing, marketing, and wholesaling non-insurance service products. WBS created IDTheft Assist, a comprehensive restoration service for identity theft victims that is now part of the largest identity theft program in the country servicing over 20 million subscribers. Today, Gregg will be giving a talk entitled, ID Theft and Data Breach: 2020 and Beyond.
A proud graduate of the University of Kentucky, Gregg worked for a number of other well-known insurance organizations before branching out to develop and run his own. Gregg served in a number of various roles in order to learn about the insurance business working as an agent, manager, and a Senior Vice President before becoming the Founder and Principal of his own company. Previous companies he has worked with include the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co., Provident Life and Accident, and the National insurance Agency.
Aside from his own professional endeavors, Gregg is enthusiastically passionate and involved in other areas of the insurance industry and altruistically devotes his time to making the industry a better world for all involved. His services within the insurance industry include:
- Board Member, Best Practices Working Group for Data Breach & Identity Theft
for Consumer Federation of America
Past Board Member, Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance
Past President, Central Kentucky Association of Life Underwriters
Past Teacher, Life Underwriter Training Council
When not working, Gregg spends the majority of his time volunteering through various institutions and organizations in order to try and make his hometown (Louisville, KY) a better place. Gregg’s list of community services include:
Head Coach, Spalding University Women’s Golf Team
Board Member, Spalding University Athletic Advisory Board
Past Board Chair, Boys and Girls Haven
Past Board Member, Healing Place
Past Board Member, Beacon House
Past Board Member, Louisville Historic Homes Foundation
Past Board Member, Harmony Landing Country Club
Past Coach, Trinity High School Men’s Lacrosse Team
Dick Weber is President and primary consultant for The Ethical Edge, Inc., providing fee-only analytics and consulting services to family offices and high net worth individuals. For 25 years a successful life insurance agent and 20-year life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, he joined Merrill Lynch Insurance Group, and from late-1993 to early 1996 was Vice President and Manager of Client Education and Field Development. For his two year "tour" in upper management with a life insurance carrier, his responsibilities included developing communication programs which enhance client understanding of insurance products and reconcile product performance against product expectations. Following this engagement, he was a co-developer of Dynamic Insurance Solutions and Historic Variability Module – computer-based tools that have begun to revolutionize the way advisors and their clients view life insurance products.
Dick holds an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley with a specialty in Insurance and Finance. He was designated a Chartered Life Underwriter in 1974 by the American College.
Among his various teaching activities, Dick served for 11 years as an Instructor of Insurance at the University of California at Berkeley's Program in Personal Financial Planning and from 1993 through 1998 served as Adjunct Professor of Ethics at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Risk and Insurance in California Lutheran University’s MBA program.
His book, Revealing Life Insurance Secrets: How the Pros Pick, Design, and Evaluate their Own Policies, is published by Marketplace Books and is directed at advisors and financial service professionals. His most recent publication, co-written with Christopher Hause, FSA, MAAA, is Life Insurance as an Asset Class - A Value-added Component of an Asset Allocation, was honored with a 2008 Best Paper Award from the Academy of Financial Services. Hause and Weber published a second volume in the Asset Class series - “Managing a Valuable Asset” - in December 2010.
Dick Weber was the Society of Financial Service Professional’s Kenneth Black, Jr. Leadership Award recipient for 2008 in recognition of his “... exemplary leadership qualities and significant contributions to the fulfillment of the Society’s core values of ethic, education, and relationships.” In 2009, Dick was elected to the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame and selected to receive the Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner award and designation for “... significant and outstanding lifetime achievements and contributions to the practice and profession of estate planning.”
Dick served as the 2012-2013 President of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
In his wildly entertaining keynotes, he shows you how they achieve the unthinkable - and how you can put the same scientific principles to work in your business and personal life.
He's given thousands of speeches to Fortune 500 audiences and major associations, including Walmart, Ford, Southern Bell, Sprint, Pfiser, Comcast, Fedex, Accenture, Prudential, and GE, to name a few.
He has been recognized as one of AMerica's 30 Hottest Speakers, and was selected to speak for the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable - an honor given to less than 1% of all speakers - on four different occations.
An international speaker on social and digital marketing strategies for financial services organizations, Sheryl Hickerson has worked with thousands of professionals to grow the presence of their financial services profession through online platforms.
In 2018, Sheryl started Females and Finance, a private online membership organization dedicated to fostering recruitment, training, and advancement of women in a financial service or financial technology role.
Membership today recently crested 3,000 professionals with no signs of letting up. After 30 years in financial services, Sheryl has dedicated her professional life to promoting better networking and diversity initiatives within her community.
Dan Owolabi is co-founder of Owolabi Leadership, and Executive Director of Branches Worldwide. A sought after and captivating keynote speaker, Dan has spent over a decade helping others achieve exceptional results by leading with nothing to hide, nothing to prove and nothing to lose.
His latest book – Authentic Leadership: How to lead with nothing to hide, nothing to prove, and nothing to lose – was a #1 New Release on Amazon.
Dan remains committed to looking inward as well as outward, continually pushing himself to embody the beliefs he so passionately shares with others. And while he has helped thousands of business executives, educators, athletes and young adults to lead more authentically, he is the first to recognize that his own most important leadership responsibility remains to his wife Erica and their two daughters.
Dan holds an undergraduate degree from Malone University and a graduate degree from Ashland University. When he isn’t traveling or speaking, he is most often reading, running and spending time with his family.
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