06 Jan January 6, 2021 – Practice Builder Emmet Scott and Advance Your Reach Blair Nichols
Emmet Scott – President at The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO)
Ultimate entrepreneurship is when your competitors
become your customers.
Emmet Scott is the current President at The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), Partner and Mentor at Dentist Entrepreneur Organization (DEO), and Host of the only DSO podcast, DSO Secrets, where he discusses the dental industry and tips for emerging dental support organizations. Emmet is also the CEO of Community Dental Partners, which allows associate dentists to partner in their DSO or helps them build their own. Along with his best friend from childhood for over 40 years, Dr. Chad Evans, Emmet is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Smile Magic Dentistry and Braces; a Chuck E. Cheese-like dental practice for kids. Each of Smile Magic’s practices has a movie theatre, play gym, video games for entertainment, and personalized Apple TVs for each patient while they receive treatment. Today, Emmet and Chad have grown their customer-focused, experiential dental practice — dubbed the Disneyland of Dentistry — into a $53 million-dollar dental brand that stretches across the state.
Blair Nichols – Director of Stages at Advance Your Reach
A book is not a scaling product. It helps get you in the door but very few people get rich off books!
Blair Bryant Nichols is a solutions-focused Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, and Director of Stages for Advance Your Reach; a company with a mission to impact one billion lives through one million stages across seven spheres of influence. Since 2003, they have directly booked over 25,000 stages across the globe, generating tens of millions of dollars in revenue through this single platform. Blair is also the Founder and President of BBN Creative Management. Prior to his role at BBN Creative Management, Blair additionally led as the Talent and Partner Relations Manager, and the Executive Agent and Consultant for BigSpeak Speakers Bureau. As a manager, coach, and consultant, he enjoys helping diverse individuals and socially-driven companies foster new strategies across all appropriate areas to further develop and enhance their bottom line and brand. Blair is the author of Before You Fall in Love… a series of personal essays on Medium, and the Co-Host of Inside the Greenroom Podcast, a behind the scenes look at the ever-changing landscape of live events and the speaking business.
Jason Kelley – General Manager at IBM Global Blockchain
Most salesmen lose the sale because they talk too much!
Jason Kelley leads IBM Global Blockchain Services, partnering with client organizations and consortia to unleash the exponential business value of blockchain technologies and reinvented business process. Mr. Kelley has been a successful entrepreneur, as well as a business unit creator for IBM, having led IBM Global Business Services Solutions, Design & Innovation, and helping clients transform to differentiate and lead in the market through a digital reinvention with the application of Agile, DevOps, and innovative technology. A holder of 4 U.S. Patents, Jason is also a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger veteran, serves on a number of boards, is Co-Chair of the Nation Security Innovation Council, and leads the community of black employees & mentors (BEAM) globally for the IBM Services organization.