Scott Welle    |    Valerie Zumwalt    |    Keith Mathis    |    Drew Clark   |   Jana Bott    |    Ian Garrison  

 

Scott Welle

  Scott Welle

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Scott's opening keynote presentation Thursday, Outperform the Norm, will explore the peak performance strategies used by high achievers and elite athletes to take your "game" to the next level and OUTPERFORM. Today's competition is brutal and the pressure to perform can be suffocating. What are you doing to stay ahead and keep from burning out? Learn to condition a mindset of maximum growth and success, unleash sustainable energy, stamina, and physical vibrancy, challenge limiting beliefs about yourself you didn't know you had, and adopt mental routines for increased confidence and resiliency.

A little more about Scott

Scott is a leading expert in human potential. He's authored 9 best selling books, has spoken on major TV outlets about success and motivation and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology department at St. Olaf University. Scott regularly consults with C-suite executives, sales, professionals, and elite athletes on achieving the next level of performance. With his extensive background in sales and management, and his experience building multiple businesses from the ground up, Scott has learned firsthand how the world's most successful leaders think and act, and how this impacts business performance. Scott's advisor board experience also gives him the foundational corporate understanding needed to produce bottom line results. Scott practices what he preaches regarding high performance, completing five Ironman triathlons, 29 marathons, and a 100-mile ultra marathon run. He's qualified for the Boston marathon and competed in the half-ironman World Championships and he shares how to forge this same level of daily discipline and grit to gain a competitive advantage in business and in life.


Valerie Zumwalt

  Valerie Zumwalt

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Valerie’s keynote session Thursday evening, Growth Gap Traps that Keep You Stuck (and how to overcome them), will set us on a path of growth. Personal Growth is not a natural process in most people’s lives, but in order to reach our fullest potential, we must grow with intentionality, not by accident.  We’ll identify and destroy the 8 growth gap traps that are stopping you from reaching our full potential. We’ll debunk the most common excuses people use to explain why they are not reaching their goals and you’ll leave with a plan on how to overcome them. Remember, growing is not a goal, but a life-long process that MUST start with being intentional.

A little more about Valerie

Valerie is the founder of Show Me Leaders, a leadership and personal growth company that believes in and works with human potential. This presenter helps people and organizations unlock their greatness and coaches them to grow from their effort.

As a serial entrepreneur, Valerie is a tested business leader and has earned the respect of the top leaders in our community. Valerie has created a reputation for growing businesses and creating cultures and structures to take business to the next level.


Keith Mathis

  Keith Mathis

 

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Keith’s keynote session Friday, Are Your Projects Struggling? Introducing the Hybrid Approach for Running Projects Successfully, will wrap-up the event with insight into Hybrid Project Management, which is the combination of traditional project management and agile for the purpose of delivering high quality projects and products to the customer.  Have you ever felt that your project methodology was not working for you, but against you?  Today many organizations are using the hybrid approach by default because nether traditional nor agile methodologies can be used 100% of the time on their projects. Stakeholders find themselves adjusting each methodology to work within the constraints set by the organization to increase the possibility of success.  The Hybrid Approach is not just adjusting but using components of both methodologies with a purpose.

A little more about Keith

Keith is a consultant who specializes in project management and organizational behavior/development. Keith has done thousands of presentations to every kind of organization including teaching skills on topics such as team building, leadership, motivation, conflict resolution, project management, supervision, performance appraisals, goal setting and numerous other organizational proficiencies. He has authored two books and numerous training programs as well as magazine and newspaper articles. Keith is founder of The Mathis Group, based in the Springfield, Missouri area.


Drew Clark

 

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Drew’s breakout session, Cybersecurity Today, will explore one of the most talked about risks businesses face today, Cyber crime. During this presentation, Drew will discuss whether the threat is real or a Hakuna Matata approach to this topic is more prudent.  With guest speakers ranging from Jimmy Kimmel to Christian Slater this presentation will provide you with an in depth understanding of where your focus in the area of cybercrime should lie. You will leave this session with an understanding of the Scope of the Cyber Security Threat, the most common objections to defending against these risks, a high level overview of what a cyber security defense includes, an in depth understanding of tactics cyber criminals use, and an understanding of actions individuals and businesses can take to defend themselves.

 A little more about Drew

Drew Clark is a member of the Huber & Associates Executive Leadership Team.  Within his role, Drew is responsible for Sales, Strategic Alliances, and Growth Initiatives throughout Huber & Associates.  As a key member of Team Huber, Drew works with our client facing teams to connect our promise of worry-free IT to the needs of businesses across the country.  Prior to joining Huber & Associates, Drew spent the previous decade working at the intersection of healthcare and IT throughout the US.  During this period, he was responsible for helping healthcare organizations of all sizes relate the promise of IT in improving patient care. Drew graduated with a BS in Economics from Truman State University.


Jana Bott

  Jana Bott

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Jana's breakout sessions, Staying Relevant in an Evolving PM Role and Managing the Transition Curve, will be all about navigating change. As organizations restructure, consolidate, expand, and press the boundaries of traditional roles and division of labor our job description grows increasingly open to interpretation. The ultimate goal of all projects is change. A key part of any change is the journey from where we are to where we want to be when we meet the project goals. Jana will help us explore strategies for making that transitional journal as smooth as possible.

A little more about Jana

Jana Bott began her career utilizing her skills in public relations and strategic communication as the Director of External Affairs for The California Spaceport Authority. It was through this work, that she was first introduced to the use of project management to build satellites and launch facilities, get rockets in to space and manage grant programs. As her career moved from aerospace to not-for-profit work to government, she began to see more and more the collaborative aspects of communication and skilled project management. A certified Project Management Professional, Jana has now been a part of key projects for The Missouri Supreme Court, the American Red Cross, the Missouri Department of Corrections, The University of Missouri, St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company. She was a part of building and leading the Strategic Project Management Office for The University of Missouri System and continues to lead the Columbia Project Management Network meetings for the Mid-Missouri Chapter of PMI. She routinely consults with and trains project management, organizational change, and strategic communication for organizations across the United States. In her free time, she project manages a very busy family full of church, theatre, dance, hockey, band and travel with the help of her amazing husband, Bill.


Ian Garrison

 

  Ian Garrison

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Ian's breakout session, Why are estimates a load of $#&*?, we'll dive into probability theory and psychology to discover some of the common underlying causes for a lack of predictability. Every year, software companies spend a huge amount of time and effort estimating large projects, and still end up regularly missing the mark - often by huge amounts. What the heck is going on? With all the planning poker, and PI planning, and #noestimates, why isn't this figured out yet? Once we understand why the world is so uncertain, we'll talk about how we can live with our estimation failures, while still thrilling our customers and maintaining enough predictability to succeed as an organization.

A little more about Ian

Ian spent his early career as an electrical engineer and developer. After a spectacularly mismanaged project, he became a coach in an attempt to save others from suffering through late nights and missed deliveries. By using data to make better decisions and compensate for natural human biases, Ian gives teams the tools to live happier lives. These days, he helps fortune 100 companies execute digital transformation strategies to rebuild their organizations with agile and devops practices and make them better, faster, stronger.