Opening Keynote Presenter
Dr. Rick Goodman
THE GAME PLAN: Transform Your Thinking, Optimize Your Assets, and Accelerate Your Connectivity
What do all championship athletes and teams have in common with the world’s most successful people? They all have a game plan for the ultimate victory!
Indeed, a strategic plan is necessary no matter what kind of team you’re on—a workplace team or an athletic one. You and your teammates need a clear sense of where you’re headed, and what you’re trying to achieve. You also need a sense of how you’re going to get there, and what kind of preparations you’ll need to make along the way. Bottom line, you need a game plan to transform, optimize, and accelerate.
Whatever you want to achieve is entirely possible, and Dr. Rick shares his real-life stories and experiences to show you how to develop your strategic game plan, just like the pros! With real-life examples drawn from his days as an NFL doctor, and also from his work with successful companies across the world, he’ll illustrate how these diverse teams were able to develop game plans to help meet their goals - and provide practical examples of how we can put a game plan in place for ourselves.
Dr. Rick Goodman: Biography
Dr. Rick Goodman was born and raised in Long Island, New York, and has lived in South Florida since 2000. However, he will quickly tell anyone, “I’m a citizen and student of the world!”
He attended and played ice hockey at Kent State University and received his Chiropractic degree from Logan University. Dr. Rick has worked with championship athletes, coaches, and teams around the world including the Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams. Now, as one of the most sought-after leadership and engagement experts, Dr. Rick delivers keynote presentations and breakout sessions that produce transformational results leading to happier employees, increased productivity, and higher profits. He has the distinction of delivering over 1,000 presentations in all 50 states and six countries.
He will give us an insider’s view of what it takes to become a champion and how we can apply these lessons to our careers and our lives. Dr. Rick believes that the key to an awesome life is connecting and engaging in lifelong relationships - what a perfect complement to our conference theme this year, and the ideal way to kick off our time together.
Closing Keynote Presenter
THE POWER OF ONE: How One Attitude, One Action, and One Person Can Change the World
Expected to die, John O’Leary now teaches others how to truly live.
John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit.
With emotional storytelling and unexpected humor, John will remind us of the significance of daily attitudes, the power of gratitude, and the impact of serving others with courage - and reawaken us to realize the gift of today and the possibility of tomorrow.
John O’Leary: Biography
John O’Leary has lived through worse than most can imagine.
At the age of nine, John was severely burned on 100% of his body. No one expected him to survive the first night. But he did. He then survived months in a hospital bed, dozens of surgeries, and years of therapy. Before his tenth birthday, John lost all of his fingers to amputation.
This wasn’t the end. John’s journey was just beginning. From this tragedy, John received the greatest gift – embracing the truth that regardless of our personal and professional challenges, we choose how to:
- Navigate adversity through decision-making
- Reveal a brighter vision for what’s possible
- Live boldly to impact others
As a boy in that hospital bed, John could not have foreseen the amazing things he would accomplish. But his journey proved more empowering and rewarding than he could have ever imagined. It gave him strength. It fueled and drove him on. It provided hope. It taught him compassion and understanding, and it gave him a solid foundation for living.
Some call John a survivor, but he is so much more than that. John O’Leary is a beacon of hope, and he’s ready to share his message with you.
John now lives to share his story and to spark the stories of others living boldly, so that together we can forge an extraordinary future by finding the possibility in the present.
His unlikely recovery meant a journey of pain and loss that could have easily been insurmountable. However, far from being an example of someone who simply endured tragedy, John is a luminous example of thriving through adversity. Click here for John's weekly dose of inspiration through his Monday Motivation blog.