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Master Influencer: Five Powerful Secrets of Exceptionally Persuasive People

The ability to connect with people is a major factor in delivering exceptional results and achieving sustainable career success. No matter how many years of professional experience you possess, you can dramatically increase the positive impact on others by becoming a person of greater influence. In this highly entertaining session, you will learn the simple system for attracting and hooking people to you and your ideas.

Creating heroes out of those who lead, train, and speak for a living – that is what audiences around the world become after attending an event with the man affectionately known as “Dr. Love”. Few people create the types of thought provoking and highly engaging experiences that Sardek Love is internationally known for. As an extremely popular speaker at conferences and corporate events, attendees to his Impact Advantage- related series of speaking events and training programs are guaranteed to enjoy Sardek’s famous Edutainment approach. Every person experiences a transformation with Sardek because he ensures everyone will "be better than they were yesterday".

As Chief Executive Officer of Sardek Love International, Sardek has worked in 32 countries inspiring, developing, and educating managers in Fortune 100 companies, high tech organizations, local / state / federal government agencies, and global brands on how to become more effective leaders in their workplace. From working in west Siberia during the most frigid of winter temperatures to being lost in the Libyan desert in the scorching heat of summer to traveling to the incredibly lush and extremely remote jungles of Indonesia to revitalizing a workforce in war torn villages of West Africa, his real-world experiences serve as the foundation of his powerfully captivating stories from which he brings his sessions to life.

afternoon keynote:

kris taylor, evergreen leadership and Leap, llc


This compelling talk will inspire and challenge you to step out with an intention to use what you’ve experienced at the Learning Summit in ways that enhance your career and your workplace. Kris will help you understand how to unlock your creative energy to step up and step into your potential. You’ll learn about the top ten trends shaping professional work, including how AI, freelancing and remote workforces are shaping professional work and why this is a perfect time for L&D professionals to add high value to the organizations they serve.

Kris Taylor is the founder of Evergreen Leadership which creates customized leadership development programs for the skills leaders need today and the co-founder of LEAP, LLC, which helps professionals launch and grow their consulting business. She is the author of the just released book, Owning It: Take Control of Your Life Work and Career and also The Leader’s Guide to Turbulent Times: a practical, easy- to-use guide to leading in today’s times.

Kris founded Evergreen Leadership based on her strong belief that the world is in desperate need of leaders at all levels who are effective our environment of complexity, uncertainty and unrelenting change. The combination of her focus on results and depth in adult learning and change enables her leadership development work, in any form, to be high impact, sustainable and focused on results that matter. Her firm specializes in fostering skills in agility, collaboration, relationship building, accountability and creativity.

LEAP was founded to help others successfully help others take control of their work, life and career. Partnering with Katie McNamee, LEAP offers courses, coaching and workshops that help professionals launch and grow their professional consulting businesses.

Evergreen Leadership has been recognized as one of the premier leadership development firms by the Center for Creative Leadership. Over 70 organizations have partnered with Kris and her firm since 2004 to develop leaders and to implement transformational change. This work has spanned industries including health care, utility and energy organizations, professional service firms, higher education, manufacturing, non-profit and supply chain organizations.

In 2009, this chapter honored Kris with a Hall of Fame Award after her work on the board and organizing the fall conference for many years. In 2016, Evergreen Leadership was selected as the Small Business of the Month by Greater Lafayette Commerce.

Kris holds a Master’s Degree from Krannert Business School at Purdue University. She was on the faculty of the Purdue Entrepreneurship program and taught two capstone courses there for five years.

Break-out Session Speakers

Ann Brown

Hindsight is Insight: Creating HIPO Development Programs that Drive Business Results

Vanessa Brown

Win the War for Talent

MeChelle Callen

Making Business Acumen Your Competitive Advantage

Ed Chaffin

Leadership that Changes Everything: Three Principles for Next Level Leadership! 

Sharon Boller

Find the Magic: Produce Better Outcomes by Designing Intentional Experiences

Stefanie Krievins

Fuel Your Troublemakers to Contribute to the Culture

Chris Mills

Win the War for Talent


Joanna Retherford

Graphic Recorder and Creativity Consultant

Lisa Rike

Breaking Down Silos in Your Organization

Rusty Shields

Training with a TWIST!  Marketing your Learning Program's Value Throughout the Organization

Tim Shurr

5 Mesmerizing Tips for Quickly Reducing Burnout & Turnover With Ease!


Lisa Toenniges

Five Things Great Learning Departments Do

Jerry Winnans

Knowledge Transfer – Sharing What You Know/Know What To Share




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