HAL ELROD is on a mission to Elevate the Consciousness of Humanity, One Morning at a Time. He 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 Speakers
Entrepreneur Day Speakers
(Friday, December 7th)
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 Youpreneur.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DR. KELLY FLANAGAN is an author, speaker, podcaster, licensed clinical psychologist, and co-founder of Artisan Clinical Associates in Naperville, IL. He blogs regularly at drkellyflanagan.com. His writing has been featured in Reader’s Digest, and he has appeared on the TODAY Show and in The Huffington Post. In 2017, Kelly published Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life, and it debuted as the #1 New Release in Interpersonal Relations on Amazon. He is the host of The Loveable Podcast. Kelly is married to another clinical psychologist named Kelly, and they have three children who are in ninth, fifth, and third grade.
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.
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, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com and many others.