05 Oct October 8, 2018 – Speaker Stardom Cindy Ashton, 18 to 80 Years of Planning & PIVOTs Darryl Lyons, and Business of Weather Paul Walsh
Cindy Ashton has worked with Broadway producers, Emmy winners and now has an award-winning TV show airing to 186 million screens across the world, Cindy shows her clients and audiences how to dramatically boost influence and conversion with the electrifying storytelling, speaking voice and body language skills usually reserved for entertainers. And as CEO of a booking agency, she knows how to carefully vet speakers to ensure they are both experts in their field and truly able to magnetize and move an audience, giving meeting planners peace of mind. She has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Investment News, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. Cindy received the highest Call to Service Award from former US president Barack Obama and the Diamond Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth II of England. She won the 2018 Bronze Telly Award in the category of Social Issues for her body shaming episode.
Darryl is the co-founder of PAX Financial Group. It was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States by Inc.com (Inc. 5000). He is the author of several books on small business and is a contributor to Forbes.com, the San Antonio Business Journal, and Living Well. He is on the advisory council for Ramsey Solutions (Dave Ramsey) and National Federation of Independent Business Owners Texas (NFIB). And, this is so cool, the Mayor of San Antonio named a park after him to recognize his community service.
Paul Walsh – Global Director, Consumer Weather Strategy at IBM Services
Paul Walsh helps companies use weather and climate “big data” to create and execute weather strategies that lead to more effective and resilient and profitable business outcomes. As one of the leading experts in the country on the intersection of weather and consumer behavior, he helped business leaders in many of the largest corporations in North America and Europe use weather and climate intelligence to increase sales and maximize profits. He’s a regularly featured expert on The Weather Channel and CNBC and can be read in dozens of national media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, USA Today and The New York Times. Prior to joining the private sector in 1997, he served as a Meteorologist in the United States Air Force.