December 7-9, 2018
San Diego, CA
This is The Year Your Life Changes Forever

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HAL ELROD is on a mission to Elevate the Consciousness of Humanity, One Morning at a TimeHe is a grateful husband, father, survivor of a near-fatal car accident and recent conqueror of near-fatal cancer. 

Best known as the author of the international bestselling book, The Miracle Morning, and creator of The Miracle Morning Community.

In the summer of 2014, after one of his keynote presentations, a question was posed to Hal that inspired an exciting new possibility, “Have you ever thought about putting on your own live event so that you could work with people for longer than 90 minutes?” 

Six months later the 1st annual Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE Experience took place in San Diego! And to take it to ensure that every person who attended would maximize the impact of the event, long after the event, Hal invited world-renowned experiential trainer (who happens to be one of his closest friends), Jon Berghoff to help facilitate the first event. 

Nearly five years later, Hal and Jon agree that BYEB truly feels like a family, as returning BYEB attendees come back to San Diego for the 5th annual Best Year Ever Blueprint.


JON BERGHOFF is a world renown experiential trainer and co-founder of Flourishing Leadership Institute (FLI). Some of his clients include Facebook, NASA, and BMW – just to name a few.

Only two things intrigue Jon Berghoff more than the art of asking a beautiful question. The first: possibilities. Possibilities for how questions might cause our human system to come alive, be at our best, play to our strengths, deepen our sense of purpose or even — dare we say — save the world. The second: science. The data-driven, scientifically informed craft of designing questions in a way that makes what is possible become probable.

Early entrepreneurial ventures served as a “way out” for Jon, diagnosed with ADHD and rejected from every college he applied to. Eventually, his insatiable curiosity propelled him to lead the meteoric sale growth for Vitamix Corporation, from $40 million to $175 million in just four years.

Today, Jon and his team at Flourishing Leadership Institute are guided by one question: What causes the human system to come alive faster, more effectively, and more naturally than ever before? The answers might surprise you.

BYEB 2018 Experiential Speakers

Entrepreneur Day Speakers

(Friday, December 7th)


CHRISTOPHER LOCHHEAD is a retired 3-time public company CMO and entrepreneur. Fast Company Magazine calls him a “Human Exclamation Point” and The Marketing Journal says he’s one of “The Best Minds In Marketing.” He is the host of the top rated Legends & Losers Podcast.

He’s been an advisor, board director and/or investor to over 50 Silicon Valley startups and served as Chief Marketing Officer of Mercury Interactive, a $1B software company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2006 for $4.5B.

He also co-authored Harper Collins’ “instant classic” Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets, as well as the highly acclaimedNiche Down: How To Become Legendary By Being Different.


JJ VIRGIN is a 4-time NY Times best-selling author, CEO of a 7-figure personal brand, and founder of Mindshare, which has launched more NY Times best-sellers, PBS specials & 7-figure brands than any other community.

JJ appears regularly in the media, including Public Television, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, the TODAY Show, Dr. Phil and Access Hollywood.

JJ built her 7-figure business around her passion and expertise — helping people to lose weight and create lasting health — and she’ll teach you how to create a multi-million dollar business around your passion and expertise.

CHRIS DUCKER is a serial entrepreneur and author of the bestsellers, “Virtual Freedom”, and more recently, “Rise of the Youpreneur”.

Based in Cambridge, England, he owns and operates several businesses, that combined house over 450 full-time employees. He’s also a trusted international business mentor, keynote speaker, podcaster, blogger, as well as the founder of

Chris hosts the annual Youpreneur Summit, which is held in London, U.K. each November and is the self-proclaimed ‘Proudest Brit’ doing business online.


GARRET B. GUNDERSON is the Chief Wealth Architect at Wealth Factory and author of the NY Times best-seller, Killing Sacred Cows. He has dedicated his career to debunking the many widely accepted myths and fabrications that undermine the prosperity and joy of millions of hard-working, honest business owners.

Gunderson empowers individuals and entrepreneurs to build sustainable wealth through financial efficiency and organization leading to clarity, peace of mind and financial confidence. You may recognize him from his appearances as a guest contributor on CNBC, Fox News, ABC,, and many others.

Main Event Speakers
(Saturday/Sunday, December 8-9th)


DR. SEAN STEPHENSON was predicted not to survive at birth because of a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile (fracturing over 200 times by the age of 18). Despite his challenges, he took a stand for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world.

Over the past 24 years, his powerful message has been heard at live events in nearly all 50 states and in 16 countries. Sean has presented at hospitals, universities, prisons, and to companies such as Nike, Whole Foods, Zappos, Walmart, and Sharp Healthcare. He’s shared the stage with U.S. Presidents, billionaire business moguls, celebrities, and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Sean has appeared on everything from The Oprah Show to Jimmy Kimmel, in addition to online videos with tens of millions of views. The Biography Channel produced an hour-long feature on his life called, Three Foot Giant.

His international best-selling book, Get Off Your “But”  has been translated into over a dozen different languages.

As a board-certified therapist, and doctor of Clinical Hypnosis, Dr. Stephenson sees clients in a unique 12-hour session that gets to the root of their fears, excuses, and insecurities.

Each year Sean hosts live events and group coaching programs to mentor individuals in the art and business of public speaking.

When Sean isn’t working he can be found in the gym, watching basketball, or reading side-by-side with his wife, Mindie Kniss. Sean and Mindie reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.


PRESTON SMILES could list a bunch of things that would make him look “important” and “successful”, but what he wants you to know about him is that he truly cares about people, our planet, and about maximizing his potential. He’s committed to knowing that when he leaves this world, his tank was empty, because he gave ALL that he had and then some in the name of LOVE. So whether he’s speaking, leading workshops, writing books, or making conscious content through social media, it’s all in SERVICE of the same thing….LOVE. It’s the answer to everything and it’s so obvious that some of us miss it. So, Preston is here as a messenger to remind us all that when we AMPLIFY our LOVE we automatically amplify our LIVES.


As a fitness star at the top of her field, PATRICIA MORENO appeared to have it all, but knew she was both living and selling a lie; preaching that diet and exercise were the keys to true happiness, while inside she was suffering under a heavy spell of shame and unworthiness. She knew there was more to life, and made it her mission to find the answer and break that spell for everyone suffering the same as her.

After adventures that took her around the world studying, meditating and practicing with gurus and scholars, Patricia created the intenSati Method and began to reshape the fitness industry, and the lives of tens of thousands from the inside-out.

Today she’s speaking up and calling out the very methods and mindset that she used to be a part of. She is on a mission tear down the body-shaming self-objectifying thin-ideal norms, and show what self love in action truly looks and feels like.

Patricia is an international speaker and presenter, inspiring worldwide at Google, Equinox, Nike, Reebok, and The Limited among other notable organizations. She has been featured in publications such as Oprah Magazine, Vogue, Shape, Glamour, Well + Good, and on the Today Show, Good Morning America and Dr Oz.

JON VROMAN is an award-winning motivational speaker, author, philanthropist, personal coach, ultra-marathon runner, and founder of Front Row Foundation. He is a husband and father of two amazing boys first, and when he is not doing that, he is a social entrepreneur who helps people live life in the front row. His passion is speaking, coaching and running live events, like the Speaker Trainer Experience & Dads Retreat.  He interviews AMAZING people on the Front Row Factor podcast. Jon is the #1 bestselling author of The Front Row Factor:  Transform Your Life With The Art of Moment Making.

JULIANNA RAYE has been training individuals and groups in mindfulness for 17 years. Currently, she develops onsite and online mindfulness training for enterprise clients and consumers as well as privately coaching performance professionals, TV personalities, entrepreneurs engaged in personal growth, executives in sales and leadership and group training company leaders interested in enhancing the work environment and providing preventative health care through mindfulness meditation. She was drawn to mindfulness to manage debilitating anxiety.

Having attended over 100 silent retreats and racked up 12,000 plus hours of formal practice time, Julianna has rewired her brain, creating a new normal for herself, which enables her to truly be of service to her clients. In fact, in a study at UCLA comparing long-term meditators’ brains with non-meditators, the results of Julianna’s MRI led to interviews on ABC, GLOBO news and other outlets, about the benefits of practice.

CHANDLER BOLT is a 6-time bestselling author and creator of Self Publishing School. He believes that there is a book inside you. And his goal is to help you find it and go from blank page to bestseller – even if you’re busy, idea-less, or bad at writing like me. See, everybody wants to write a book – we just don’t know how.

If you’re like Chandler, you’ve dreamed about becoming an author for years. You want to find the story you were born to share, then turn it into a book you’re proud of – and still have plenty of time for your family, friends, career, and other hobbies. Chandler has helped hundreds of “wannabe” authors become “best-selling” authors, using a simple step-by-step process that anyone can follow.

BYEB 2018 Agenda

  • THURSDAY, December 6th:
    7:00PM-9:00 PM // Entrepreneur Day Early Registration
  • FRIDAY, December 7th: Entrepreneur Day (*Entrepreneur Package Only >> Register Here)
    7:30AM-8:45AM // Entrepreneur Day Registration
    8:45AM-6:00PM // Entrepreneur Day (*Bring snacks and we’ll break for lunch)
    6:30PM-8:00PM // BYEB Early Registration (*All Attendees)
  • SATURDAY, December 8th: BYEB Day 1 + Front Row Foundation Celebration!
    7:30AM-8:30AM // BYEB Registration

    8:45AM-6:00PM // General Session – Day 1 (*Bring snacks and we’ll break for lunch)
    6:00PM-7:30PM // Break for a nap, quick stretch, grab a snack (*Note: heavy hors d’oeuvres are provided for the Front Row Foundation Celebration…)
    7:30PM-10:00PM // Front Row Foundation Celebration – Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided (*This is sure to be one of the highlights of the entire weekend!)
  • SUNDAY, December 9th: BYEB Day 2 + Best Sendoff Ever!
    8:45AM-5:00PM // General Session – Day 2 (*Bring snacks and we’ll break for lunch)
    5:00PM-6:00PM // Best Sendoff Ever! 

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Please bring light snacks in case you get hungry during the event (we’ll break for lunch and dinner).
  • Bring a light jacket or sweater (the room may get a bit chilly).
  • We recommend business casual attire, however, some people dress to the nines and some wear shorts. The weather is expected to be in the 70’s.
  • For the Front Row Foundation Celebration & Live Auction (Saturday night), you’re welcome to take your attire up a notch! Fellas feel free to throw on a button-down shirt and a blazer, or a suit with no tie… Ladies are welcome to put on your favorite party dress! 🙂

Have you ever attended a personal development event and left with “information overload” feeling more overwhelmed than when you arrived? Then, you go home with pages and pages of notes, and you’re left to figure out how and when to implement everything you’ve learned.

The Best Year Ever [Blueprint] is very different. Co-hosted by Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning, and experiential trainer, Jon Berghoff, the main focus of BYEB isn’t so much on “learning” tons of new information as it is on what you “experiencing” a better version of yourself, real-time, while taking action and immediately implementing what you learn.

In other words, the BYEB won’t just teach you how to change your life, you’ll actually starting taking steps to change your life while you’re at the event and have the support and guidance of Hal, Jon, and 300+ like-minded high achievers.

Hal Elrod and Jon Berghoff will guide you through a revolutionary process (based on the latest cutting edge ‘experiential learning science’) that will enable you to immediately:

  • Gain extraordinary levels of clarity as to what’s actually possible for you THIS YEAR (based on your potential, NOT your past). 
  • Then, we’ll help you to identify and overcome the self-imposed limitations that are holding you back from achieving your full potential.
  • Discover the power of your life’s purpose to enhance your levels of success and fulfillment, and hot to integrate your purpose into every aspect of your life and work. 
  • You will experience “real-time” transformation immediately, while we’re together in San Diego.
  • Finally (and most importantly), you’ll be a member of the BYEB family and have hundreds of people who you can count on to give you ongoing support to follow through with implementing your blueprint.

In other words, you will leave BYEB as a better version of yourself, equipped with the mindset, step-by-step plan, and the continued support from your new BYEB Family to ensure that the next 12 months of your life are (by far) your best 12 months… ever.

AND… you’ll be upgrading your circle of influence alongside hundreds of like-minded people, to not only become a better version of yourself and create your best year ever, but to co-create this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, TOGETHER.

If you would like to join us for the Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE Experience, choose your package at to secure your spot, and we look forward to sharing this life-changing weekend with YOU, in San Diego!

BONUS: Front Row Foundation – Celebration Gala

We’re very excited to announce that we’re doing something extra special for this year’s BYEB event and including a ticket for you to attend the Front Row Foundation’s Celebration party!

That means that on Saturday night, after you experience your first day of the Best Year Ever [Blueprint], you’ll join your fellow BYEBers for an unforgettable evening of contributing, connecting, and celebrating Living Life In the Front Row!