We have an exciting lineup of speakers and coaches scheduled for the next Launch Conference. They include New York Times bestselling authors, professional speakers, booking agents and managers, leading bloggers and web marketing experts.
Best-selling author, frequent radio and television guest, and one of the country's most sought after inspirational and motivational speakers - Ken's mixture of side-splitting humor and inspiration delights and enriches audiences of all ages.
His books have received national critical acclaim, including the "Book of the Year" award and the Gold Medallion Award. Ken's daily radio show, Lighten Up!, is heard on over 1,500 stations in the United States and around the world.
Ken has been the keynote speaker for hundreds of major corporate events and has made thousands of personal appearances around the world. As President of Dynamic Communicators International, he has been teaching speaking skills to students from all walks of life for over 30 years.
Michael Hyatt has spent most of his career in the book publishing industry, most recently as the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest book publisher in the United States and the largest provider of inspirational live events in the world.
He now devotes his time to writing, consulting, and speaking. His blog is the top leadership blog in the world, with more than 300,000 visitors a month. His podcast gets more than 120,000 downloads a month. In addition, more than 75,000 people subscribe to his daily updates. He also has more than 145,000 followers on Twitter and 25,000 "fans" on Facebook.
Michael has written seven books. His newest one, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson, 2012), is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller.
He has been happily married to his wife, Gail, for thirty-four years. They have five daughters, four grandsons, and three granddaughters. They live outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running, and golfing.
Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, a New York Times bestselling author and a speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith through following Jesus Christ. Lysa has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The 700 Club, USA Today newspaper, Woman's Day magazine, and Focus on the Family radio. Today, Lysa and her team at Proverbs 31 encourage 500,000 women through their daily online devotional. In addition, she co-hosts a 1-minute inspirational radio program aired on more than 1,200 stations around the world. Lysa's blog averages over 80,000 avid readers per month. Lysa is the award-winning author of 14 books, including her newest New York Times bestselling release, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. Lysa and her husband, Art, reside near Charlotte, North Carolina, with their five priority blessings named Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke.
Dan Miller, President of 48 Days LLC, specializes in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits and our dreams and passions. Dan is active in helping individuals redirect careers, evaluate new income sources, and achieve balanced living. He believes that a clear sense of direction can help us become all that God designed us to be.
Dan is the author of the widely acclaimed 48 Days To The Work You Love and No More Mondays. He writes regularly for many popular magazines and web portals, including CBN.com, Crosswalk.com, In Touch, AARP and Success magazines and the Zig Ziglar newsletter. He has been a guest on CBS' 'The Early Show,' MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Mathews,' 700 Club's Living the Life and Fox Business News with Dave Ramsey Show... to hit some highlights. He hosts a weekly podcast that is consistently ranked #1 under Careers on iTunes.
Committed to personal priorities, Dan and wife Joanne have been happily married for over 42 years. They have three grown children, all entrepreneurs, and they enjoy spending time with their 9 grandchildren.
With a love of story, Michele Cushatt inspires audiences everywhere on the page and stage. Her speaking experience includes Women of Faith, Focus on the Family, Compassion International, writers conferences, business and church events as well as various other conferences and retreats. When not speaking, she pens articles, stories and devotional meditations for numerous publications including MOPS International, Today's Christian Woman, Hearts-at-Home, Upper Room Ministries, The Quite Hour and various compilation books including five titles in the Chicken Soup series. Michele fills multiple roles with DCI conferences including emcee, presenter and coach.
From 1996-2003 Danny served as Ken's manager during a very significant period of business growth for Ken Davis Productions. Much of the content for the LAUNCH Conference was developed as a result of the business experiences that took place during that time. Over the last 14 years, Ken and Danny have fine tuned what they have learned from working together and are excited to share it with you at this year's LAUNCH Conference.
Currently, Danny serves at First Baptist Church Orlando as the Pastor of Administration, a role he has held since April of 2008. He is a long-time member of First Baptist Church Orlando having joined 1969 when his family moved to Orlando from Miami. His responsibilities at First Baptist include the oversight of over a $17,000,000 yearly budget, as well as coordinating the roles and responsibilities of the pastoral staff of 18 full time pastors and over 100 full time employees.
Danny has been married for 27 years to Betsy (Henry) de Armas and they have three sons, Caleb (married to Cali de Armas, stationed in Ft. Stewart, GA, Active US Army), Seth (Senior at Florida State University, Accounting), Asa (Freshman at Florida State University) and one perfect grandson named Shiloh born to Caleb and Cali in March 2010.
Joy Groblebe is an entrepreneur at heart with a background in event planning, public relations, marketing and sales. Along with her business partner, Brian Scheer, she owns Frontline Management and serves clients including Ken Davis, Michael Hyatt, Michele Cushatt, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Dr. Tim Kimmel and Jim Ryun. In addition, she is the owner of The Cupcake Tower, an online retail business.
Joy makes her home in Brighton, Colorado with her husband of 11 years, Travis, and their four young children, Jacob, Delaney, Sara and Eleanor. As a work from home professional, wife and mother, life is best described as a blessed, crazy mix of family, friends, travel, OU Football and venti non-fat no foam Starbucks lattes.
For over a decade, Brian Scheer has enjoyed the privilege of working as an artist manager for speakers, artists, entertainers and sport figures. He graduated from John Brown University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for three years, Brian received his Realty License and worked as a realtor in the state of Colorado, which provided a solid foundation in sales and customer service that serves his clients well to this day. In 2001, Brian and his wife, Traci, moved to Franklin, TN to begin what is now a thriving career in artist management.
Brian and his business partner, Joy Groblebe, have the distinct pleasure to work with such names as Ken Davis, Michael Hyatt, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Michele Cushatt and Jim Ryun through their company, Frontline Management. With 4 children, ranging in age from 3-12 years of age, Brian enjoys all outdoor activities including running, golf, volleyball, hunting, camping and just about anything else that requires time with family and friends.