What if you could spend one day doing something that would catapult you past the things that have been holding you back from achieving your biggest professional goals?
- What if your next casual one-to-one meeting could become a revenue-boosting relationship?
- What if you could figure out how to inspire your employees to be the best version of themselves?
- What if you could finally figure out how to build a company culture that goes beyond a mission statement?
- What if you could go to sleep without worrying about your business becoming paralyzed by the next cyberattack?
- What if you knew the secret to freeing up your time so you can finally work on the things that matter most?
- And what if you could finally embrace change instead of running away from it?
Would you be willing to give up 6 hours of your day?
If your answer is “YES!” then get ready for RISE St. Louis.
This conference will help you rise above your business struggles, raise your revenue and profits, raise your skills and inspire others to rise to their full potential.
RISE St. Louis is a regional business conference open to business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, directors and anyone in key business roles who desires personal and professional growth.
It’s also a perfect opportunity to reset your team’s mindset and focus all at once. Bring the key players in your business and leave knowing that you can begin to implement the strategies that you’ve learned right away because you’re already on the same page.
RISE St. Louis
Friday, September 8, 2017
9 am to 3:15 pm
Institute for Health Education at St. Luke’s Hospital
232 South Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Our Keynote Speakers
Chris began his career as a sales representative for one of the largest vehicle services contract service providers in the U.S. Within 5 years, he became a Senior Sales Manager and helped the company grow from a staff of 18 to 700+.
He is the founder of R3 coaching, a company dedicated to the development of individuals and businesses, and is a John Maxwell* certified trainer and coach. Chris travels internationally to work with large and small groups, helping them to discover how to lead and achieve their personal and professional goals.
“Anytime I come to speak at a place, I want you to be able to walk away with something you can apply and utilize today. I never want to get up and speak just for the sake of speaking. When you walk out, I want you to have a plan of attack. I want you looking for the one idea that you can utilize today, because what I know is one idea, executed well, can change your life forever.”
Richard Flint has been speaking and changing lives for over 30 years. His staying power comes from a strong following of successful corporate and association clients that invite him back year after year.
Those that are familiar with him make it a point to attend when he speaks because he doesn’t just ‘motivate’, he has the unique ability to help the audience gain long-term clarity, allowing them to refocus on their priorities, inspiring enduring action.
His subjects apply to all listeners and help them create sustainable passion for their lives, work, and relationships. He mentors and coaches businesses, groups, couples, and individuals with integrity, insight, and his years of experience as a successful counselor
As one of America’s top personal development speakers and coaches (he travels and speaks over 210 times per year and personally coaches many businesses and individuals from the road), Richard has been successfully mentoring and quietly helping large and small businesses and individuals for over 30 years.
He is also the author of “Making Your Life Simply Simple” – 6 Steps to Achieving The Simple Life.
Chris Robinson will lay the foundation for the day. During his keynote titled, “4 Pillars of Self Leadership” Chris will teach us why we cannot lead others until we can effectively lead ourselves.
During his keynote, you will learn …
- how to get more out of your past to have greater future success
- the one key that a billionaire shared with Chris that altered his life forever
- how to attract the right people into your life
- how to create new thoughts that will lead you in the direction you want to go.
6 Breakout Sessions Designed to Move You to Action
After Chris’ keynote, you will have an opportunity to attend 3 workshops of your choice. Our speakers are experts in their fields and have designed their workshops to provide you with key take-aways and action items that you can implement in your business right away. We don’t want to simply inspire you; we want to motivate you to action!
Inspiring Millennials to Be Their Best
by Judy Ryan, LifeWork Systems
The old ways of understanding human systems aren’t working anymore – the ways of superior vs inferior or management vs. employees or adults vs. children. They never did; at least not without great cost and highly damaging side effects. There is a better way. This could not be more obvious that the phenomenon of the millennial employee. They are often judged to be socially inclusive, disengaged, rogue, entitled, uninhibited, less materialistic, job hoppers, with a heightened sense of possibility as well as sensitivity to justice and democracy. They have decided commitment to communicate and learn through use of technology. They are also a barometer of the health of our culture overall.
The Millennial employee will challenge any place where command and control are fallbacks and leaders must see that development of values, shared power, progressive method and cross-functional teamwork are non-negotiable to them. They also need a leader who will help them to develop social interest and strong relationships because their use of technology and their way of understanding the world often leaves them feeling less effective and supported in contributing solutions. This presentation will address conditions that bring out the best in all employees, including Millennial employees.
The Delegation Dream: How to Find Time to Work on What Matters
by April Porter, Owner, AP Consulting & 9Round StL
In this session, we will discuss the vision most business owners have of what they would like to achieve in their futures regarding growth of the business and work/life balance. Then, we will discuss the reality most business owners face…wearing many hats and working many hours. April will reveal the barriers that business owners subscribe to, with or without knowing, that prohibit them from delegating effectively and efficiently, and how to overcome them in order to work ON their businesses rather than IN their businesses.
Securing Your Network Like a Kevlar Vest
by Nick LaRosa, CMIT Solutions
Leave with the knowledge that you need to make sure your data is fully protected. We will cover the layered approach to securing your network and data. By using the analogy of a ballistic vest and how layers of Kevlar are able to slow and possibly stop a bullet, business owners too can use a layered approach to stopping hackers, malicious attacks and ransomware. We will cover cloud based security service, firewalls, Patching, Antivirus protection, Password Policies, Antispam/Antiphishing services, employee training and robust backup and disaster recovery.
100 Cups of Coffee: Networking for Success
by Gary Baker, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Advisors
Is it possible that 100 cups of coffee could change your entire life’s trajectory? We are out to prove that by having 100 cups of coffee in the next year will change how you look at life, the growth of your business and the trajectory of your professional career. If you commit to the “My 100 Cups of Coffee” plan you will learn from others, experience life completely differently and grow in your professional life like never before. Our “My 100 Cups of Coffee” planning tool, will provide you with everything you need to prepare for the meeting; how to set the meeting, what to bring to the meeting, how to lead the conversation, learn during the conversation and how to add an immense amount of value to the conversation. We will also teach you how to respond after the meeting. Literally everything you need, will be provided. All you need to do is commit to having 100 Cups of Coffee!
Beyond Words: How to Create and Sustain a Positive Business Culture
by Stephanie Dollschnieder, UpSwing Performance Improvement
In this presentation, Stephanie Dollschnieder (consultant, author and executive coach) will explore with the audience just what is meant by “culture.” She will walk the participants through some reflective exercises to help kick start the discussion of honing vision and values as a precursor to creating cultural standards. The audience will come to realize that whether a company is large and complex, or a small 3-5 person shop, the established “culture” of the firm is what will dictate nearly every business endeavor, from successful growth to customer loyalty. And the subject deserves some thoughtful attention. Drawing upon examples of successful corporate culture initiatives, and research in the area, Ms. Dollschnieder will share the underlying requisites for not only creating, but sustaining a positive business culture.
Sponges, Spectators & Camels
by Richard Flint, Author |Speaker |Business Consultant
In today’s business climate, the greatest challenge we face is created by the people who enter our life. In business, you have the product or service you deliver and the people who help you do it. All people are both a person and a personality, and we need to understand both. Richard will describe the 3 groups that make up a compan. When he finishes, you’ll never look at the people in your organization the same way again. Once you have this deep understanding of your internal customer, you can take better care of your external customer.
The day will end with Richard Flint, who will help us understand why we resist change, how it is deeply connected to improvement and 6 steps to take the fear out of change.
A bag lunch and networking opportunities are included.
This conference isn’t for everyone.
- If you’re satisfied with the revenue your company has produced so far this year, then it’s not for you.
- If you’re satisfied that you’re spending time working on the things that will have the most positive impact on your business and your career, it’s not for you.
- If you feel our team provides the best possible customer service, it’s not for you.
- If you lead with 100% confidence, then it’s not for you.
But if there’s even one area that you would like to improve in your business, or even one thing that you would like to learn to help you grow professionally, you can’t beat the investment of your time and resources.
Reserve Your Space Today!
We anticipate tickets to this event will sell out quickly.
Many people pay more than than the price of our ticket just to see one of our keynote speakers.
You have the opportunity to see two powerful keynote presentations and participate in 3 business-changing breakout sessions.
Chamber members and non-members are welcome.
There are two ticket options: regular admission or an exclusive VIP ticket.
VIP Ticket: RISE St. Louis Conference + Thursday Evening VIP Event
Why limit yourself to one day when you could learn even more by attending a special, small group VIP session on Thursday evening, September 7th?
Fifty ticket holders will have exclusive access to this private event hosted at the Wildwood Hotel.
Our keynote speaker Richard Flint will present
“5 Skills for Effective Leadership”
The evening includes networking with other top business leaders, cocktails and appetizers
Your VIP ticket also includes admission to Rise St. Louis Conference on Friday, September 8th
with reserved seating during the keynote presentations.
5:30 – 7:30 pm
2801 Fountain Plaza
Wildwood, MO 63040
Regular RISE St. Louis Ticket – Conference Only
Keynote presentations by Chris Robinson & Richard Flint
Bag Lunch & Networking
Early Bird tickets – $99 each
available from July 12th to August 1st or until they sell out.
(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce is grateful to our event sponsors.