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Simon Sinek


Simon Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.


Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

A trained ethnographer and author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has dis­covered some remarkable patterns of how they think, act and com­municate. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.

He is best known for discovering the Golden Circle and popular­izing the concept of Why, the purpose, cause or belief that drives every one of us. The Golden Circle is a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and orga­nizations over others.

Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leader­ship have attracted international attention and have earned him invita­tions to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including: Microsoft, MARS, SAP, Intel, 3M, the United States Military, members of the United States Congress, multiple government agencies and entrepreneurs. Sinek has also had the honor of presenting his ideas to the Ambassadors of Bahrain and Iraq, at the United Nations and to the senior leadership of the United States Air Force.

Sinek shares his optimism with all who will listen. He speaks around the globe and has commented for local and national press, includ­ing The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, FastCompany, CMO Magazine, NPR and Busi­nessWeek. Sinek is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, writes his own blog, simonsinek.com and makes regular guest ap­pearances on MSNBC’s Your Business, among others.

Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He is also active in the arts and not-for-profit world, working with Education for Em­ployment Foundation to help create opportunities for young men and women in the Middle East region. When not in hotels, he lives in New York, where he teaches graduate level strategic communications at Columbia University.

Ken Dychtwald


Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave.

He is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of sixteen books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind, Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society, Age Power: How the 21st Century Will be Ruled by the New Old, The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life, Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent and a children's book,Gideon's Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings. His most recent book is A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success. In 2007, he had his debut as a documentary filmmaker and host with the highly rated/acclaimed PBS special The Boomer Century: 1946-2046.

Ken Dychtwald has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and is the recipient of the distinguished American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership in the field of aging. American Demographics Magazine honored him as the single most influential marketer to boomers over the past quarter century. His article in The Harvard Business Review, "It's Time to Retire Retirement," was awarded the prestigious McKinsey Award, tying for first place with the legendary Peter Drucker.

In 1986, Ken became the founding President and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide Fortune 500 companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His explorations and innovative solutions have fertilized and catalyzed a broad spectrum of industry sectors-from vitamins and cookies to automotive design and retail merchandising to mutual funds and health insurance.

Dr. Dychtwald has addressed more than two million people worldwide in speeches to corporate, association, social service and government groups. His strikingly accurate predictions and innovative ideas are regularly featured in leading print and electronic media worldwide, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, FinancialTimes, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, TheEconomist, HK Daily News, SouthChina Morning Post, The Standard, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Today Show, PBS, NPR and BBC.

Through highly acclaimed presentations, breakthrough research and consulting initiatives, and his leadership within both the social science and business communities, Ken Dychtwald has dedicated his life to battling ageist stereotypes while promoting a new, vital and meaningful role for life's second half.

Lee Brower

Lee Brower is the Founder of Empowered Wealth, LLC and the creator of The Business Family Coach™, a revolutionary program for entrepreneurs and business leaders. Using a proprietary coaching model, The Business Family Coach™ applies the Empowered Wealth System™ in both businesses and families. The result is not only success and prosperity but sustainable prosperity™.

For more than 12 years, he has also served as an Entrepreneurial Coach for Strategic Coach Inc., an international organization based in Toronto that offers practical-thinking tools and support structures to help business owners create the personal and professional future they want. Since starting in the Strategic Coach® Program, Lee has evolved a process he calls The Brower Quadrant, which is a system for perpetuating a family’s wealth — not just money, but what Lee calls “true wealth”: all the skills and values that created the money in the first place.

Lee has been featured in the best-selling book and movie The Secret, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows in North and South America including The Today Show, and other popular programs. His paradigm shifting method of family estate planning is based on family leadership and transferring not just monetary wealth, but core assets like family values and principles, memories and wisdom. Lee is a noted authority on helping families create immediate and enduring legacies that flourish generation after generation. His breakthrough concepts on empowering wealth are influencing leadership in a variety of places, from private homes and small businesses to public corporations and large educational institutions.

Born and raised in California, Lee attended Brigham Young University and the University of Redlands, where he majored in business administration and Spanish. He then went on to study and practice financial and estate planning, earning a CLU and ChFC designation from American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Lee’s entrepreneurial career began in estate planning when he was hired, fresh out of college, by a large firm in Los Angeles. He now has more than 30 years’ experience in the business of helping families preserve their wealth.

Passionate, dedicated and highly engaging, Lee captures audiences with his magnetic message and charismatic rapport. Co-author of Wealth Enhancement & Preservation, he is recognized in Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who Worldwide. In his latest book, The Brower Quadrant, he shares the specifics of applying the Empowered Wealth principles.

Visionary in thought and action, Lee is truly a “change agent” of our time. He is dedicated to revolutionizing how family owned businesses create and nourish their wealth — at home, at work and beyond. Lee resides in the Salt Lake City area with his wife, Lori, where they enjoy the outdoors and the joys that come from having a blended family of eight children and eleven grandchildren.