Keynote Speakers

alex sheen - friday opening session

Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 11.3 million Promise Cards to more than 150 countries. Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions and his promises have been shared virally around the world.

As one of the foremost experts on promises and commitment, Alex is a four-time TEDxTalk speaker, author, podcast host and internationally-recognized humanitarian. While known most for inspirational keynotes (both live and web speeches), Alex also leads Leadership Development Workshops. Combining research and philosophy, Alex shares the habits and tactics that make it easier to keep promises.

Leadership insight from a life of promises:
  • Walking 245 miles across the entire state of Ohio in under 10 days to fulfill a promise to the three Cleveland women who were held captive for 10 years.
  • Volunteering at 52 different nonprofit organizations in a single year.
  • Promising children with cancer trips to Disneyland and personally delivering 100 tickets.
  • Driving through the night to deliver disaster relief aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Giving 100% of his speaking fees to because I said I would and other charities (Approximately $1,000,000 a year).

kyle willkom - saturday opening session

Kyle Willkom has been speaking professionally for the past 9 years, and his messages have reached tens of thousands of people in 46 states. He delivers messages on positivity, leadership, and action through his use of musical comedy and engaging personal stories. Kyle is the founder of Action Packed Leadership and the author of two books on leadership. He has run 6 marathons on 3 different continents, been the first employee of a million dollar marketing startup, and led service trips to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

He trained in the military for a year and was a division one basketball walk-on at Marquette University. Through his out-of-the-ordinary life experiences, Kyle encourages others to use his successes and failures to live their own action-packed lives.

ricky kalmon - sunday closing session

Ricky Kalmon has amazed audiences around the world. He has made numerous special guest appearances on ESPN, Hallmark Channel, Fox, FX, TV Guide, HLN/CNN and The Disney Channel. Kalmon’s uniqueness comes from the way he combines music, audience participation, and comedy to create an unforgettable show that is unmatched by anyone, anywhere. It’s a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat and take you on a Vacation of the Mind!

Ricky Kalmon delivers corporate programs that will change the way you live, work, and think. The most requested stage hypnotist in the country, Kalmon redefines the art of hypnosis. His motivational programs are inspirational and offer compelling, applicable tools anyone can use in personal and professional development. By "Unlocking the Power Within™,” he reveals how the subconscious mind can be the greatest tool in achieving new heights, reducing stress, increasing productivity and success. Kalmon will show you how to enhance your mindset to repel doubt and ignite your positive intentions.