Get inspired and on track with the help of some of the world’s foremost experts in leadership and sales training. Here is your opportunity to gather tools, techniques, resources, relationships, best practices, and the blueprint to achieving personal and professional success. This is the learning event for entrepreneurs, sales professionals, community leaders, and executives.
John C. Maxwell
John Calvin Maxwell, is an evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. His titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow. His books have sold more than nineteen million copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List
Every year Maxwell speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was one of 25 authors named to Amazon.com’s 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold over a million copies
Eric Thomas, renowned speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas is rising to National prominence by delivering high energy messages that encourage people to live up to their full potential by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic and inspiring. Formerly a high school dropout, he obtained his Master’s degree in 2005 and is presently pursuing his PhD in Education Administration at Michigan State University. While consulting at Michigan State, he developed The Advantage Program, an undergraduate retention program targeting academically high-risk students of color. Eric’s representation of the merits of higher education, coupled with his knowledge of the pains of life, inspires people of all walks to break bad habits and reach for new levels of personal achievement.
Educators, corporations, and organizations around the world seek out ETA in reliance on the reputation of trust, quality, integrity, and dedication that has been established by the brand. Here, at ETA, we understand the necessity of equipping our clients with the tools they need to not only respond to changes and adversities in their environment, but also adapt in a way that will enable them to stay ahead of the competition, thrive in the midst of misfortune, and arouse them to initiate their own movement of motivation and encouragement in their own communities, organizations, and subgroups.
Jeffrey Gitomer, is the author of The New York Times best sellers The Sales Bible, The Little Red Book of Selling, The Little Black Book of Connections, and The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude. All of his books have been number one best sellers on Amazon.com, including Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless, The Patterson Principles of Selling, The Little Red Book of Sales Answers, The Little Green Book of Getting Your Way, The Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching!, The Little Teal Book of Trust, Social BOOM!, and The Little Book of Leadership. Jeffrey’s books have appeared on best-seller lists more than 850 times and have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Jeffrey’s customers include Coca-Cola, D.R. Horton, Caterpillar, BMW, AT&T Wireless, MacGregor Golf, Ferguson Enterprises, Kimpton Hotels, Hilton, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, AmeriPride, NCR, Stewart Title, Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Principal Financial Group, Wells Fargo Bank, Baptist Health Care, BlueCross BlueShield, Carlsberg, Wausau Insurance, Northwestern Mutual, MetLife, Sports Authority, GlaxoSmithKline, AC Nielsen, IBM, The New York Post, and hundreds of others.
Ellen Sherberg (Emcee)
Ellen Sherberg has been publisher of the St. Louis Business Journal since 1990. She joined the local business newspaper in 1980 and has served as reporter, managing editor and editor. Before joining the Business Journal, Ellen worked as a reporter for KMOX and for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Ellen is also a group publisher for American City Business Journals, with responsibility for the business journals in Birmingham, Memphis, Orlando and Dallas.
Under Ellen’s leadership, the Business Journal has received the award for Best Weekly Newspaper in the state of Missouri, the American City Eagle Award for best performing newspaper in its company, and numerous other journalism awards.
Ellen serves on the executive boards of United Way as well as on the board of directors of the Regional Business Council, St. Louis Regional Chamber, and many others. She is the founder of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for United Way that has raised more than $60 million dollars for the community. Ellen was elected to the Academy of Leaders of the YWCA and was presented the prestigious Trailblazer Award by St. Louis Women’s Forum.
Ellen is a native St. Louisan, a graduate of Vassar College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a distinguished alumni award from Horton Watkins High School. She and her husband, Dr. Jerry Rosenblum, live in Clayton, Missouri.