Association Executives and Volunteer Leadership Teams:

Looking for practical leadership tips and enhancing member communications? Attend the Leadership Express workshops and walk away with nuggets of specific skills tailored to your needs. Three concurrent 40-minute presentations are repeated, providing attendees the opportunity to attend two of the three workshops during this 1 ½ hour timeslot.

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2020 Call for Presentations will open in September, 2019

For more information, contact Laurie Oken,, 800-874-6500 x8307

2019 Sessions: Leadership Express

Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: All programs at Omni Shoreham

Association Executives and Volunteer Leadership Teams:

Looking for practical leadership tips and enhancing member communications? Attend the Leadership Express workshops and walk away with nuggets of specific skills tailored to your needs. Three concurrent 40-minute presentations are repeated, providing attendees the opportunity to attend two of the three workshops during this 1 1/2 hour timeslot.

Leadership Express I - If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Lessons You Can Put Into Action

(Ambassador Room, lower level)
Imagine your leadership term has come to an end. Thinking back on your accomplishments, you find yourself saying, “If I had only known…” What if you did know? What would you do differently? It’s time for your midyear check-in. Get ready for a fast-paced session presented by national leadership trainers Evan Fuchs and Holly Mabery, packed with tips and tricks for finishing strong, celebrating wins, and preparing to transition at the end of your term.

Real Success Concepts
2765 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Office: 928-704-6700
Mobile: 928-542-8610

State Administrative Broker
Real Chaos Solutions LLC
1043 E Rio Mesa Trail
Cottonwood, AZ 92823
Cell: 928.239.0081

Speaker Bio: Evan Fuchs trains and speaks nationally on leadership, sales, and team-building. He is an active broker/owner with 20 years experience who loves training and collaborating with individuals and teams who aspire to produce their best work. He is a Past State President, 2018 NAR Professional Development Committee Vice Chair, Chair of the Real Estate Business Institute’s Professional Development Committee, and co- creator of the Arizona REALTORS® Leadership Training Academy. Evan develops courses, coaches, and teaches with a focus on communication, leadership, strategic planning, and team building, in addition to designations and certifications such as ABR, GRI, SRS, and e-PRO. His favorite things are traveling, cooking, and live music; and he proudly considers himself a geek and a life-long learner.

Speaker Bio: Holly Mabery brings a contagious enthusiasm for all things real estate. A full time REALTOR® since 1998, her passion for our industry led her to serve as the 2012 President of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® and she remains active on state & national committees. Holly is the Designated Broker for eXp Realty of Arizona supervising & training over 850 agents. Holly is Co-Creator of the Arizona REALTORS® Leadership Training Academy, a strategic planner, industry speaker and instructor who’s goal is to build strong communities with each transaction working with clients, REALTORS® and associations.

Leadership Express II - Plan It, Stage It, Present It. Stay on Message As You Step to the Podium

(Diplomat Room, Main Floor)
What do the YMCA, West Point, NASA and your association have in common? All of their leaders are the messengers for the organization and know the key talking points. Learn how to create a powerful message with relevant take a-ways that will connect with your members. View your next communication as an opportunity to present the value of your association to move indifferent members from thinking, “So what?” to “Oh - I get it!”

Melynn Sight
nSight Marketing
8100 High Drive
Leawood, KS 66206

Speaker Bio: Melynn Sight is founder and president of nSight Marketing in Kansas City. She works with associations and their members in all aspects of communications; helping associations communicate more value to their members. Her work includes developing communications plans, branding, member research, and creating member value initiatives that unite staff to reach new levels as a team. The goal is to create more meaningful dialogue get more attention and communicate value to members.

Leadership Express III - Reengineering Association Leadership

(Palladian Room, Main Floor)
The decisions that volunteer leaders make determine the value that an association has in the lives of its members. In this fast paced session, Roger will provide attendees with the tools necessary to help volunteer leaders focus on what truly matters to their members and allow associations to take the lead and advance based on their members’ needs.

Roger Turcotte
Roger Turotte and Company, LLC
16 South Shore Dr., Contoocook, NH 03229
Office: 603-746-5705
Cell: 603-738-5705

Speaker Bio: Roger Turcotte, CBR©, CDEI, DREI, GRI is a REALTOR®, author, and national speaker. He is recipient of the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS® Distinguished Service Award and REALTOR® of the Year. Roger's leadership experience is drawn from a variety of sources including managing partner of a successful real estate company; president of the local association; chairman of NH Association of REALTORS® legal committee and member of the association’s executive committee and board of directors. Additionally, he has been selected as a presenter at past AEIs and as a facilitator for NARs REALTOR® Leader Program courses.

2018 Sessions: Leadership Express

Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: All programs at Omni Shoreham

Leadership Express I - Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours

(Ambassador Room, lower level)
Mark J. Lindquist, Mark J. Enterprises, Inc. Fargo, North Dakota
As working professionals, we could all use a little jolt from time to time. This session may be the only time all year when you take a moment to reflect on the things you need to do to reignite the passion that brought you into the workforce in the first place. World-touring entertainer and actor Mark J. Lindquist offers a keynote that is as entertaining as it is enlightening as he sends you out the door on fire.

Mark J. Lindquist
Enterprises, Inc.
3120 25th St. South
Ste. 160
Fargo, ND 58103

Speaker Bio: Mark J. Lindquist has appeared in ABC's "LOST", CBS' "Hawaii Five-O" and the Universal Studios movie "Battleship."  He is a world-touring entertainer who has performed live for over 2 million people in 22 countries and 44 states throughout his career. As a highly sought-after National Anthem singer, he performs for the largest crowds in America for teams, such as the Minnesota Vikings, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Duke University Men's Basketball, the College World Series and the NCAA. Mark is a former Sergeant in the United States Air Force and an Afghanistan War Veteran.

Leadership Express II - Unlock the 11 Pillars of High Performance Leadership

(Diplomat Room, Main Floor)
Kendra Dahlstrom, Leadership Expert & Coach, Bay Area, CA
Our ability to be a leader in our own life determines our success in the world around us. In this interactive keynote you will discover the 11 attributes of exceptional leaders and learn how to nurture the pillars into daily life and empower others. You will unearth your opportunities for developing bold leadership as Kendra Dahlstrom shares strategies and tactics to help you and your association team lead with confidence and conviction.

Kendra Dahlstrom

Leadership Expert & Coach
Bay Area, CA

Speaker Bio: Kendra Dahlstrom is a leadership expert, high-performance coach, and professional keynote speaker.  She’s also a mompreneur and is CEO of Aspire to Be International, a global platform for female entrepreneurs to network, benefit from crowd thinking and scale business. She’s an unabashedly dedicated wife and mother, and she considers those the most important roles she plays in her life. Kendra has been in leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies and served as a Sr. Consultant. She takes her twenty plus years’ experience and applies it directly to her teachings to help both existing and aspiring leaders understand how to step into their full potential as leaders in their life.

Leadership Express III - Lead to Succeed: Get Results with Your Team

Lisa Marie Platske, President and CEO, Upside Thinking, Inc., Riverside, CA
(Palladian Room, Main Floor)
What if you could increase your influence and grow connection within your team with ease? Successful leaders do just that, and are worth following. In this session you’ll walk away with a 7-step leadership formula that enables you to be a leader worth following. You will learn how to improve your leadership IQ, fine-tune your strategic plan, and maximize your impact within the association.

Lisa Marie Platske

President/CEO, Upside Thinking, Inc.
5225 Canyon Crest Dr.
Ste. 71, #154
Riverside, CA 92507

Speaker Bio : Lisa Marie Platske left her action-packed life as a federal law enforcement officer to become the CEO of international leadership training and consulting company, Upside Thinking, Inc.  An award-winning leadership expert, Lisa Marie takes her law enforcement journey, which began on the piers in New York and ended post-9/11, and shares what exceptional leaders do differently, why connection is the new currency and how to build a winning strategy to get big opportunities. A certified leadership master coach, Lisa Marie has coached mission-driven entrepreneurs and seasoned executives from three continents and in 20+ industries, including healthcare, real estate, technology, financial planning, law and insurance, on how to position their expertise, using her 7 Pillars of Transformational Leadership™. Her partial past client list includes corporate and government entities such as Honeywell, State Farm Insurance and the Department of Homeland Security.


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