General Session Speakers
Learn more about our exciting general session presentations.
First General Session Speaker
Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Coach
Author and renowned speaker Dan Thurmon is a recognized expert in delivering peak performances—on stage and in the workplace. A recent inductee to the prestigious Speakers Hall of Fame, Dan delivers presentations that go beyond motivation, teaching important concepts and skills in a highly engaging and entertaining style.
Beyond Balance: How Work Life Integration Leads to Fulfillment
Everyone seems to recognize the difficulty of “balancing” the demands of work with the complexities of life. And yet, the present approach to addressing this challenge is entirely inadequate. In pursuit of “balance,” we are selling short our best efforts, burdening ourselves with guilt, and exhausting our energy. What we need is a new approach and an ongoing effort to infuse “life” in the workplace.
In this empowering program, Dan provides a new model for viewing work objectives not as separate or competing with life, but as a vital and connected component. He will provide practical, reality-based solutions to help leaders and employees support one another personally, as well as professionally. A gifted and inspirational speaker, Dan brilliantly illustrates how you can embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth in your district.
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Second General Session Speaker
Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry
Author, Performance Coach, Leadership Expert
With a fascinating background as an author and performance coach to Olympic athletes and business leaders, JP is an inspirational speaker celebrated for his thought-provoking and moving keynote presentations. Known for melding innovative research with powerful inspiration, JP delivers high-performance programs that challenge and encourage leaders to perform more effectively under pressure to drive meaningful results.
Redefining Leadership: What Highly Effective Leaders Do
Many factors have been attributed to great leadership, and in this riveting keynote, you’ll discover the secrets of the best! JP will reveal key strategies you can use to move your team to the next level as well as tips on selecting and retaining the best and brightest. He will also show you how to "EQuip" your organization with an edge as you learn why emotional intelligence (EQ) is the single greatest driver not only of effective leadership, but of performance at all levels of an organization. A thought leader on the subjects of leadership, performance, and change management, JP will help you reach your full potential and lead your school district with confidence.