Speakers have been announced for 2017’s Live2Lead (L2L) conference! The conference will be simulcasted live from Atlanta and viewed here in West Des Moines on October 6thEARLY BIRD PRICING IS NOW AVAILABLE! This year’s lineup of renowned leadership experts include John C. Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Cheryl Bachelder and Warrick Dunn.

L2L brings hundreds of local Des Moines area leaders and their teams together for a half-day, content-rich leadership development experience. Hosted by John C. Maxwell, attendees learn from leadership experts in a variety of industries, gaining a new perspective on relevant topics and learning practical tools to take back to the office.

Below is more information on the incredible lineup of upcoming speakers:

John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books, was identified as the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. In that year, John also received the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations – The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP – have trained more than 6 million leaders in every nation.

Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert and popular national radio personality. His seven best-selling books have sold more than 10 million copies combined. Dave’s company, Ramsey Solutions, offers a message of hope, to anyone who wants to better understand the principles of proper money management, the importance of strong leadership and focused intensity on setting and reaching individual goals. It is a multi-million dollar company with a nationally recognized brand, but Dave defines success by the number of lives changed and legacies built. Ramsey offers that life-changing message as host of a nationally syndicated radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show.

Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate restaurant industry executive who most recently served as the CEO of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Cheryl inspired a servant leader culture that is expressed in Popeye’s six guiding principles. These principles and the company purpose – food that ignites our desire to serve – informed everyone how to work together. In 2016, Cheryl received the Outstanding Women in Business Award by Independent Women’s Forum and On Board presented her with the Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award for exemplary board service. She has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and was named by CNBC’s Jim Cramer as one of his “21 Bankable CEOs” for 2014.

Warrick Dunn played 12 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons, amassing five 1,000-yard rushing seasons and selected for the Pro Bowl three times. In 2009 he was approved by the NFL owners to become a limited partner of the Atlanta Falcons. Through his charity work, Dunn honors his mother, a single-mother of six who was killed during his senior year of high school, leaving him to watch over his five siblings. His program has assisted over 152 single parents and 409 dependents nationwide with achieving first-time homeownership. In 2002, Dunn founded Warrick Dunn Charities to improve lives through innovative programming inspired by his journey.

Those who attend L2L leave with a renewed energy for leadership, as the conference inspires and motivates all who attend. Past attendees have found it beneficial to bring their leadership or management team to the event to help them grow as leaders, discussing the speakers’ key points during the VIP debriefing lunch and working together afterwards to implement learnings within your own company.

I am hosting the Des Moines-area simulcast of L2L at Valley Church on 4343 Fuller Road in West Des Moines. Take advantage of the early bird pricing, available until September 8th, which includes 2 for 1 general admission tickets (priced at $99) and well as VIP tickets available for $129. To learn more and sign up, CLICK HERE.

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