Richard Weylman, CSP, CPAE

Richard has a worldwide reputation for helping clients better understand how to make the changes necessary to attract and retain new customers, as well as the right talent to elevate business performance

Sarano Kelley

The Kelley Group has been delivering number-one rated speaking, top-ranked coaching, and world-class training to elite advisors and senior managers in the financial services industry

Amy Florian

Helping financial professionals support clients experiencing death, widowhood, divorce, a serious diagnosis, aging, empty nest, retirement, and all the other major transitions of life.

Bill Walton

Bill Walton is A Nationally-Recognized Authority on Creating Greater Value in the Seller/Customer Interaction

Matt Oechsli

The DOL’s Gift to Elite Advisors. It’s time to double down on affluent marketing! Affluent clients who aren’t being serviced by an elite advisor will be asking questions of this genre to themselves, and quite likely to their friends.

Jay Mooreland

Providing Financial Advisers the Tools to Anticipate & Manage Client Behavior Through Volatile Markets

Dennis Moseley-Williams

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Daryl graduated from Howard University with his Bachelor of Music Degree. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Post University for the unique work he has done in the field of race relations. He has performed extensively with Chuck Berry, The Legendary Blues Band (formerly The Muddy Waters Blues Band), and many others. While music is his
profession, improving race relations is his obsession. He is known to many as The Rock’n’Roll Race Reconciliator.
It started during a break between performances with a band at a bar one night. A man approached Daryl and remarked that this was the first time he had ever seen a Black man play piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. Daryl explained that both he and Lewis were influenced by Black Blues & BoogieWoogie pianists, from which Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly evolved. The man did not believe in the Black origin of Daryl’s piano style even after he said that Lewis was a friend who had shared this news with him. The man then shared news with Daryl he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

This meeting, and those that followed, would lead Daryl on a journey all over America, meeting and interviewing leaders and members from KKK, neoNazi and AltRight groups at both his and their homes as well as their rallies. With his highly acclaimed, nonfiction book, KlanDestine Relationships, Daryl become the first Black author to write a book on the Klan from inperson interviews. The awardwinning documentary, Accidental Courtesy, details his journey and has been shown frequently on PBS. Daryl, who has been to 57 countries on 6 continents, is often selected by the U.S. State Department as a highly respected expert on race relations and conflict, to present programs in various countries around the world dealing with similar situations.

Daryl has been doing this work since 1983 and has become the recipient of numerous Klan robes & hoods and other racist symbols, given to him by people who once hated him when they didn’t even know him. Now many of them have become his friends and supporters of his work. On the other side of spectrum, for his work in bridging race relations he is the recipient of numerous awards such as the American Ethical Union’s prestigious ElliottBlack Award, CarnegieMellon’s Carl Sagan Award & Prize, Tribeca Disruption Innovation Award, MLK Award, Search for Common Ground Award, Washington Ethical Society BridgeBuilder Award, among many others. He is often sought for commentary by CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, People magazine, and many other media sources.
In Daryl’s words, Ever since I graduated from college in 1980 with my degree in music, I’ve been a fulltime musician, traveling and performing all over America and around the world. What I’ve come to find to be the greatest, most effective, and successful weapon we can use to combat ignorance, racism, hatred, and violence, is also the least expensive weapon and the one that is least used by Americans. That weapon is called communication. We can communicate with people in space but many of us have difficulty talking to the person who lives next door because of the color of their skin, their ethnicity, their religion, their orientation, their politics, etc. We are living with 21st century technology in Space Age times, but there are still too
many of us with Stone Age minds.”
Daryl has come in closer contact with more members of the Ku Klux Klan than most White people, and certainly most Blacks, short of being on the wrong end of a rope. What’s more surprising? He intentionally continues to do so because as he says, Ignorance breeds fear. If you do not keep that fear in check, that fear will breed hatred. Because we hate those things that frighten us. If you do not keep that hatred in check, that hatred in turn will breed destruction because we want to destroy those things that we hate. Why? Because they frighten us.”
When he speaks, Daryl Davis’s impact on an audience is sobering yet inspirational. More than a few members in every audience remember and ask him about the fictional character in Dave Chappelle’s comedic skit in which he plays a blind Klansman who didn’t know he was Black and attends Klan rallies. Daryl shares stories that would be comical, if he weren’t putting his life on the line for a purpose. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction might ever be in Daryl’s case. People will also point out how courageous Daryl was to actually turn up at Klan rallies himself. Inevitably they bring up Spike Lee’s film BlacKkKlansman. That film depicts a Black police officer who infiltrated the KKK over the telephone and would send a White subordinate officer to Klan rallies in his place to gather damning intelligence against the Klan. The difference is not lost on the audience. Daryl had his feet on the ground in the lion’s den and tells the story firsthand.

Joe Jordan, inspirational speaker and behavioral finance expert, is the author of the award-winning book Living a Life of Significance (Acanthus Publishing, 2013). The book has sold over 100,000 copies, is translated in five languages and was featured in Nick Murray’s “The Advisor’s Essential Library.”

Formerly, Joe ran insurance sales at Paine Webber and more recently was a senior vice president at MetLife. He was responsible for retail product development and started their fee-based financial planning program and behavioral finance department.

Joe is also a founder of the Insured Retirement Institute and has been featured on the cover of Life Insurance Selling magazine.

For three consecutive years, he has been honored by Irish America magazine as one of the “Top 50 Irish Americans on Wall Street.”

He was inducted into the Fordham Football Hall of Fame and has played rugby for the New York Athletic Club for 30 years.

Vinh gained the entrepreneurial spirit and mindset from his parents, who fled Vietnam to Australia in 1981 and went on to start multiple successful businesses. His father’s belief that “life is a miracle” inspired Vinh to see the possibilities in his own life. Today, he travels the world, teaching communication skills and engaging audiences with energy and flair.

As a college student, Vinh struck out on his own to start an online business teaching magic. As founder of Encyclopedia of Magic and CEO of Luminary Productions, Vinh combines the two biggest passions of his life: teaching and magic. As a magician, Vinh partnered with other performers to create fun and award-winning shows. His team’s performances won multiple awards at the Adelaide Fringe festival, one of the world’s largest art events.

Using the themes of perspective, empowerment, goal setting, and positive mind-set, he encourages others to believe in the possibility for positive change in their lives and business ventures.  Vinh teaches professionals to re-imagine their approach to communication. “Don’t be so attached to who you are in the present, give the future version of you a chance,” he points out, and then proceeds to teach us how to amplify the best parts of who we are.

Keelan Leyser is a multi award-winning magician, digital illusionist, Keynote speaker and futurist. Keelan is famous for his TV performances utilizing the latest technology where he creates unique illusions with iPads, Drones, LED Screens, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Holograms and Social Media.

An international performer and business speaker, Keelan has performed and given talks for companies like Microsoft, ARM, BMW and Vodafone and was the international spokesperson for BP for 5 years.

Keelan’s magical career spans nearly 3 decades; after being spotted by the BBC at a young age, Keelan has been a regular on TV worldwide. Keelan has been the feature of a BBC 1 documentary; he has had two television series and has been a guest performer on hundreds of tv shows around the World.

Keelan has hundreds of thousands of followers on all of the Social Media platforms, and his YouTube clips have racked up tens of millions of views. Viral clips of his optical, psychological, and digital illusions have become a hit with the public, and he’s been hired by many companies for their social media marketing.

Voted by his peers as both British Magical Grand Prix Champion and British Champion of General Magic at the Worlds largest magic congress in front of 4000 other magicians, Keelan has reached the top of his field. Keelan also owns https://MagicDirect.com and https://MagicTricks.co.uk, two websites dedicated to teaching the art of magic and mentalism.

Keelan’s long history of magic has meant that his knowledge of magic extends beyond just the classics; he is a master mentalist, a former quick-change artist and of course, has pushed the boundaries of magic by bringing the latest technology into his routines.

Originally from the UK, Keelan now resides in Las Vegas but constantly travels across the globe. A complete biography can be found here if you want to read more about Keelan’s long history in magic.

Joel Comm is an entrepreneur, NY Times bestselling author, and new media innovator.

An expert on harnessing the power of social media and mobile applications to expand your brand’s reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create a new media campaign that will explode their business.

Joel Comm is an Internet pioneer, building successful technology businesses since 1995. A New York Times best-selling author of 15 books, Joel is an in-demand speaker and strategist.

As co-host of two popular cryptocurrency and blockchain podcasts, Joel’s shows have been downloaded over 10 million times in over 180 countries.

He has personally minted over 1.5 million NFTs of original intellectual property and enjoys advising web3 companies, specializing in NFTs, Play-to-earn, metaverse and social tokens.

He has worked with major brands such as Microsoft, IBM, Twitter, Alibaba and many others.

Recognized as a thought leader and visionary of technology advancements and financial application development within the financial industry, John Best is a futurist, a bestselling FinTech author, an award-winning speaker, hosts a globally recognized podcast show, and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Best Innovation Group.

John previously served as CTO and Senior Vice President of Wescom Credit Union as well as head of technology for Wescom Resources Group.  John was responsible for a team of over 100 engineers and technical specialists. During this time Wescom Credit formed a subsidiary Credit Union Service Organization called Wescom Resources Group (WRG) whose purpose was to create technology for credit unions. Best was tapped to be the head of technology for this group while continuing his role as CTO and Senior Vice President of Wescom Credit Union.

In 2003, he led a team of developers to create a banking platform that has served hundreds of large credit unions in the US. In 2007 he led a team of mobile developers to create one of the first mobile financial applications. In 2009, during the financial disruption, Best’s leadership and technical skills were crucial to turning around his Credit Union’s fortunes.

In 2014, Best developed the first-ever financial-based voice transaction system for Alexa. In late 2015 Best and his technical team at BIG, in collaboration with Jack Henry and Associates, published the first voice-based financial transaction skill for Enrichment Credit Union in Tennessee.

In 2015, Best and BIG started working on distributed ledger platforms and is a founding member of the first-ever financial services distributed ledger designed specifically for the credit union industry. The initial design was created by Best and his technical team at BIG and it led to the implementation of Self-Sovereign Identity in the credit union space. Best and his company BIG are founding members of Sovrin.org.

In 2018, Best’s book, Breaking Digital Gridlock, was released. In it, Best covers leadership, strategic technology, security, AI, machine learning, institutional culture, and blockchain technology.

In 2019, Best and his BIG team started working in earnest on Artificial Intelligence applications working on computer vision platforms, autonomous delivery and further evolving the voice platform to include more human-like behavior.

In late 2019, Best joined the Beyond Imagination team as CFO and CIO. Best’s expertise includes data analytics, security, infrastructure, and artificial intelligence platforms. Beyond Imagination benefits from Best’s vast knowledge in these areas as well as his expert leadership skills gained from decades of leading technology teams in a wide range of successful projects.

 

 

 

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