Our speakers will motivate and inspire you!
Jason Williford, a Culture Index Licensee and Consultant since 2009, is a well respected and sought after Trusted Advisor to CEOs and Leadership Teams of high growth organizations around the globe. By applying cutting edge behavioral analytics as objective data that doesn't miss, Jason assists his clients in taking a current inventory of who is the right place, who might be struggling with the current workload, and why. Together they build a team of A players that consistently hit the company's top and bottom line goals. And by driving accountability from the boardroom to the "boots on the ground", Jason delivers an implementation process to increase ROI on a all payroll expenses.
Williford started his career as an entrepreneur in the first grade and has not slowed down since. With the experience in startups (several of his own), Fortune 500s and a heavy concentration on midmarket players, the application of the "who and how to hire" while building an efficient and effective team has proven paramount.
Jason's experience includes partnering with organizations specializing in a wide variety of industries and disciplines including but not limited to: advertising automotive, construction, consulting, restaurants, design, architectural, engineering, manufacturing, legal, financial, oil and gas, senior housing, technology and transportation - to name just a few.
With a B.A in business from MIdAmerica Nazarene University, Jason obtained his undergraduate degree while starting a company and lettering in both football and baseball. He was also a member of SIFE, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and worked as a manager at a Fortune 500 company while completing his degree. Jason and his wife Betsy, their three children and two dogs call Southlake, Texas home.
Krish Dhanam was born in India and emigrated to the US in 1984 when he finished his MBA at the Institute of Management Technology. In 1991, Krish joined Ziglar Corporation as a telemarketer and eventually became their Vice President of Global Operations. As one of only two executive coaches personally trained by Zig Ziglar, Krish has successfully delivered his message of hope, humor and balance in over 50 countries and throughout the continental United States. As a curriculum designer, he has authored programs on staff development, sales, leadership, personal development and communication. His client list is the "who’s who" of global enterprise, and he has received accolades from some of the most distinguished organizations including the United States Army, Christian Dior, Steelcase Industries, Apollo Hospitals, Electronic Data Systems, Texas Instruments, PepsiCo and Energizer Batteries. Today, he continues to serve as the Global Ambassador for the Ziglar Group of companies, is the co-founder of his own training company, author of "The American Dream from an Indian Heart," author of "From Abstracts to Absolutes" and is a contributing author to the book "Top Performance" written by Zig Ziglar.
Tony Jeary has traveled and advised people around the world (some 40 countries) for over 25 years. He has published 38 books, now in over a dozen languages. Top achievers, CEOs from the Fortune 500, and entrepreneurs from the Forbes' "Richest 400" travel to Dallas to spend time with Tony in his unique, one-of-a-kind, Strategic Acceleration Studio. Even the U.S. Senate has commissioned Tony to bring his methodology to Washington. Tony has been described as a ‘gifted encourager’ who facilitates positive outcomes for others. His list of personal and professional relationships approaches 20,000 people whom he connects with and nourishes out of his sincere interest and desire for their success. Tony’s clients include individuals and organizations who are involved globally. Tony personally coaches the presidents of organizations like Ford, Wal-Mart, Samsung, Electronic Data Systems, the American Society for Training & Development, New York Life, Firestone and Sam’s Club, to name a few.
Tom Niesen, CEO and Founder of Acuity Systems, Inc., works with business owners to create strategies to improve their sales forces, increase revenue and develop a company culture of accountability. Before starting Acuity Systems in 1995, Tom spent 14 years in upper sales management and marketing positions with Polaroid and Fuji Film. There he built sales teams and began to understand the importance of having the right people, processes and cultures.
Today, he blends his own experiences with nationally-proven training and evaluation tools from The Sandler Sales Institute, Objective Management Group and Extended DISC to teach a unique brand of sales training and personal development. Because of his unique approach to sales and stellar track record, Tom has had the opportunity to work with companies in over 220 industries. Top executives from Tyco, Heidelberg, Quaker Oats, Lucent and Coldwell Banker are just a few who have benefited from Tom’s expertise.In addition to being Dallas Man of the Year in 1999, Tom was recently honored as The National Association of Women Business Owners' "D/FW Corporate Partner of the Year." Tom has been featured in radio and print and is currently a contributing writer for the Dallas Business Journal.
Bill Kramer will tell you that most corporations are “run” by senior management, that all decisions are made by the senior officers of the company and, if you look at a management chart of the traditional corporation, that it is in the form of a “pyramid” with senior management at the top, middle managers in the middle and the employees at the bottom. Bill will then tell you how and why Republic Title turned the pyramid upside down and about the outstanding results they have achieved with their unique management philosophy. Bill has served as Executive Chairman, Republic Title of Texas, Inc, Chairman, Kramer & Shuttee, P.C., Executive Chairman, Texas Escrow Company, Inc., and Executive Chairman, American Escrow Company.
Ron Sturgeon, Founder of the small business consulting firm "Mr. Mission Possible," combines over 35 years of entrepreneurship with an extensive resume in consulting, speaking and publishing. A business owner since age 17 when his dad died and Ron had no place to live, Ron began a career in entrepreneurship which ultimately led to his building a chain of salvage yards which he sold to Ford Motor Company in 1999. His innovations in database-driven direct marketing have been profiled in Inc. Magazine. After his repurchase of Greenleaf Auto Recyclers from Ford and subsequent resale to Schnitzer Industries, Ron became the owner of the DFW Elite Auto suite of businesses and a successful real estate investor. As a consultant and peer benchmarking leader, Ron shares his expertise in strategic planning, capitalization, compensation, growing market share and more in his signature plain-spoken style, providing field-proven, high-profit, best practices well ahead of the business news curve.