2021 Virtual Conference & Expo
Every Thursday, January 21 – February 18
Using a thorough, member-driven selection process, The 2021 IN-VALUE-ABLE Conference & Expo have chosen presenters from across the country specializing in leadership, employee benefits, health and wellbeing to ensure all participants receive the tools and innovative ideas they need to transform their benefits program now and in the future.
2021 IN-VALUE-ABLE Conference & Expo Speakers:
President of Motivation Works Inc.
Dan Thurmon is the founder and President of Motivation Works, Inc., a company that helps leaders and their organizations move confidently through change and transformation, so they become, achieve, and contribute MORE.
His clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Marriott, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, State Farm, and Walmart. Dan is an expert speaker and performer.
He’s delivered thousands of presentations across six continents for audiences including world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and even troops on the front lines of battle in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame and is one of fewer than 200 living speakers to have received this honor. Dan has served as the President of the National Speakers Association. During his tenure, he led the Board of Directors and the 3,000+ member organization through a critical transformation, which included new governance; new mission, vision, and values; higher member value; and greater financial accountability.
He is also a writer and content producer. He’s authored two books: Success in Action and Off Balance On Purpose. Along with his speeches and books, Dan produces an ongoing, weekly video-coaching series and podcast in which he shares leadership principles and life-enhancement strategies in under three minutes.
Dan built his first company, a live entertainment firm, in the late 1980s as a means of financing his education at the University of Georgia. There, he received his degree in Business.
In the mid-1990s, Dan changed his firm’s focus, from live entertainment to corporate education, so he could more fully use his knowledge about peak performance and help businesses succeed at a much higher level. He is a health and fitness advocate. In his 50s, Dan continues to train and perform advanced acrobatics and enjoys hobbies such as golf, mountain unicycling and the flying trapeze.
The Mindset for Success℠ Activating True Resilience and Inspiration
It takes courage in a series of many moments to be successful. Allison Massari’s journey is the quintessential story of courage.
As a celebrated resilience keynote speaker, entrepreneur, executive coach, and interdisciplinary artist, Allison Massari knows what it takes to overcome and transcend devastating and seemingly impossible odds. After suffering two traumatic and nearly fatal car accidents, one where she endured severe burns on over 50% of her body, Allison’s tenacity, drive, curiosity, and unflagging hope propelled her to rise above extreme hardship and reach pinnacle achievements, both professionally and personally.
A fiery voice for the potent power of courage, kindness, and indestructible perseverance, Allison has been recognized with esteemed speaking engagements at TEDxZaragoza in Spain, speaking on “The Future of Happiness” and on the main platform at the Million Dollar Round Table Conference, with an audience of 8,600 from 75 countries. She has been featured on multiple media outlets including, ABC News, FOX, and NBC networks and was named as one of the Top Ten Best Motivational Speakers by Meetings and Conventions magazine.
Allison’s experiences have given her the authority, compassion, and insight to be able to approach any challenge head-on, knowing that a “never-say-die” attitude is what it takes to reach our goals. In her words: “A certain confidence comes when we feel equipped to handle a crisis or unexpected events in life. That assurance… resilience… fearlessness… is borne from our willingness to grow from our experiences, and to always, always believe that we will get to the other side of any challenge.”
Through the power of storytelling, Allison takes her audiences on a journey, allowing them to fully understand the steps to embrace change and achieve true success. From adversity to vitality, from pain to hope and courage, Allison instills essential tools of self-mastery and teaches how to quickly access grace and resilience in the face of challenges.
The backdrop of her breathtaking keynote displays images of her stirring and stunning artwork that are in the permanent collection of the Vatican and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.