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The Most Transformative Christian Small Business Conference in the USA

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2022 Theme: Living the THRIVE Life

Why survive when you can THRIVE?

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EDGECON: The Place To Go to Get Going

EDGEcon 2022 Business Conference is the place where winners, motivated individuals, business leaders, employees, and difference makers will come together to get the tools they need to transform their own lives and the lives of others. With an incredible line-up of speakers and a schedule format that ensures lots of interaction between speakers and attendees there is no question that this is the most transformative and inspirational business conference in the USA.

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What Others Are Saying….

I was so glad I was here. I found it so encouraging and inspiring. It’s been a GREAT time with a wonderful audience.

Ellen Rohr (Speaker and Small Business Expert)

I highly recommend EdgeCon. It’s a place to surround yourself with people that are better than you so you can continue to grow yourself beyond where you are now.

Conference Attendee

The things I’m hearing and learning here are not only changing my life but will help change my clients lives also.

Conference Attendee

It’s an amazing event. Everything is well-done. The line-up of speakers is great! Amazing content and so much we can learn.

Conference Attendee

One of the most well put together events I’ve ever been to. The breakout sessions were top-notch and the keynote sessions delivered real value and weren’t just a pitch-fest. I couldn’t have asked for a better event.

Jacob Salem (Founder/CEO EZMetrics, LLC)

We saw some great speakers. There’s lots of energy here. It’s a great opportunity for anybody that’s looking to get a little more focused on what they want to do and how to go to the next level in their business or even their personal life.

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EDGECON 2022 Speaker Lineup

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Dave Kauffman (Conference Host)

Dave Kauffman is a top 100 keynote speaker, best-selling author, trainer, business coach, and human behavior expert. Dave owns Empowering Small Business and helps small business owners across the country by Empowering their Dreams of truly owning their business instead of being OWNED by their business. His primary goal is to help you do whatever it takes to accomplish long-term success in your industry!

As an inspirational speaker and storyteller, Dave’s style is both entertaining and challenging. His audiences often find themselves laughing (and occasionally crying) but always leaving inspired and equipped to bring meaningful change to their relationships.

Website: davekauffmanspeaks.com

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Ken Hartley (Conference MC)

 We're excited to welcome Ken Hartley as the Master of Ceremonies for Edgecon 2022. Ken Hartley is an inspirational speaker, an accomplished singer, a talented illusionist, a skilled actor, a bestselling author, a gifted teacher, and a transformation agent with over 30 years of experience. He has been a singer and actor on stage and screen since he was five years old. He has also performed as a professional illusionist all over the world, has authored several books, and has released two solo CDs. He is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach with The John Maxwell Team as well as an Advanced Certified Human Behavior Consultant with Personality Insights and Dr. Robert Rohm. 

As an inspirational speaker, he has shared the stage with speakers like Rudy Guiliani, Colin Powell, James Smith, Delatorro McNeal, Nick Vujicic, Zig Ziglar, Mike Huckabee, and Dr. John C. Maxwell. His skills have also been featured on television networks like Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, TBN, Daystar, and INSP. He is a specialist in the areas of leadership, personal growth, and communication. He is considered by his peers and clients to be a master speaker and communication expert. His presentations are often described as entertaining, engaging, and transformational. 

Website: hartleyleadership.com

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Auntie Anne Beiler (Keynote Speaker)

Anne Beiler began twisting pretzel in 1987 and grew a single farmer’s market stand into Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise. Her professional success, however, was forged after years of darkness, depression, and despair brought on by the death of her nineteen-month-old daughter. Anne’s personal story and entrepreneurial insights have been featured on many television shows including Secret Millionaire, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Good Morning America. She has been highlighted in numerous publications such as Fortune Magazine, and Inc Magazine.  In 2005, Anne sold Auntie Anne’s® and authored the business memoir, Twist of Faith. Today, Anne speaks to audiences around the world inspiring people with her authentic stories and life experiences. Her mission is to help women overcome the pain, blame, and shame of their past by sharing their stories. 

Website: auntieannebeiler.com

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Dr. Nate Hearne (Keynote Speaker)

Dave Kauffman (conference host) heard Dr. Hearne give a keynote address at another conference and called it "the most powerful keynote he's ever heard." So he invited him to speak at EDGEcon 2022. Dr Hearne's story epitomizes what "up by the bootstraps" stands for. An educator, motivator, mentor, executive, pastor, and trainer, Dr Hearne played an important part as an assistant coach in the lives of the football players and coaches who the film, "Friday Night Lights" was all about, helping lead the Permian High School team to become National Champions in 1989 and State Champs in 1991.

Holding a doctorate of ministry, Dr. Nathanial Hearne is the President and Founder of Made Up Minds and The Euless Loaves and Fishes Foundation. Through these organizations, Dr. Hearne provides training and programs to reach at-risk youth for the purpose of strengthening character, teaching leadership skills, and increasing school attendance. This helps set them up for success in life. His ultimate challenge to his audience on leaving a legacy will have you cheering one minute and crying the next.

Website: drnatehearne.com

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Merideth Elliot Powell

Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, Meridith Elliott Powell is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. With a background in corporate sales and leadership, her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare and finance. Meridith worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. She is Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, and a member of the prestigious Forbes Coaching Council.

She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. She is the author of four books, including Winning In The Trust & Value Economy (a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards) and her latest “Own It: Redefining Responsibility – Stories of Power, Freedom & Purpose about how to build cultures the inspire ownership at every level to create profits at every turn. Meridith writes, speaks and is passionate about helping her clients understand everything they need to know about how to make this economy start working for them

Website: https://meridithelliottpowell.com/

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Phil Gerbyshak

Phil Gerbyshak knows sales. He’s a sales speaker, a sales executive, a sales expert, a sales leader mentor, a sales podcaster, and a sales coach. Phil has worked in sales for years, starting by selling high-speed Internet when the Internet was using dial-up, was a stockbroker, a software salesman, and has even sold advertising. He’s written 6 books, more than 3000 articles, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Daily Globe and Mail, Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, Inc. and many other publications, including earning 3 covers: Speaker Magazine, Marketing Media and Money, and Social Selling Made Easy. People recognize Phil for his personal brand of connection and simplicity, delivered with a smile and some hard-earned swagger. Phil is currently the chief revenue officer at Digital Selling Strategies where he and his team work with small businesses to leverage social selling to increase their profitability, their productivity, and their performance.

Website: philgerbyshak.com

Todd Saylor

A CEO, successful entrepreneur of over 14 organizations, author, collegiate football Hall of Famer, three-time Edgecon speaker, and mentor of many, Todd Saylor prides himself on being anything but average. As Founder and President of Payserv Systems, a multi-million-dollar human capital management software service, he has become a highly influential figure in his industry due to his fierce leadership.

For over 25 years, Todd has measured his success upon the effectiveness of his impact on others. And thus, “Wired Differently” was born. The Wired Differently movement was started by Todd in hopes to affect as many lives as possible. Showing you how to use the tools you already possess to become an Elite at your craft. He instills that no two people are wired the same way… but everyone is wired for success.

Average has never been an option for Todd… and if he has anything to do with it, it will never be an option for you.

www.wireddifferently.com

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Dr. Lew Sterrett

From growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania and getting involved in 4-H at age 8, to attending Penn State University and majoring in the animal industry field, Dr. Lew Sterrett had many opportunities to learn from qualified trainers and educators.

During his University years he was confronted with his need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  After his graduation he later went to earn his master’s degree in Divinity and his doctorate in Leadership Training.

Throughout his lifetime Dr. Lew has expressed his concern for Biblical leadership development as a director of a major camp and conference center, a founder of a discipleship school, a former president of CHA (an instructor safety certification program) and as a certified youth, marriage, and family counselor.

He has received many prestigious national awards for his influence in leadership such as the National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council and the Moody Bible Institute-Most Influential People.

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Luke Kuepfer

Speaker, Author, & Life Coach

Luke Kuepfer is a keynote speaker, workshop leader, and author of A Serving Leader’s Devotional. Having founded and directed a non-profit in Southeast Asia, he now serves as president of the Reverb Network, a non-profit organization committed to growing missional leaders and starting serving leadership movements around the globe. Primarily focused on the business world in North America, Luke facilitates workshops on Serving Leadership, The Art of Listening, Employee Engagement, Teamwork, and Winning at Customer Service. He has a Masters degree in Leadership and recently taught a class on Foundations of Management and Leadership at Colorado Christian University.

As a leadership developer and life coach, Luke helps business and non-profit leaders understand how to maximize their God-given potential to lead and serve others. His newest venture in the experience economy integrates leadership development with high mountain adventures in Colorado. You will find Luke online at LukeKuepfer.com, thetruthmadesimple.org, and ReverbNetwork.org

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Entertainment Featuring "Jackson Heights"

We're excited to welcome Jackson Heights, a popular Christian country music band, to headline the entertainment for Edgecon 2022. Formerly known as the Dixie Melody Boys, this talented group was nominated for Vocal Group of the Year and Entertainer of the Year in the 2020 Inspirational Country Music Association Awards. They promise to bring an entertaining and inspirational time of entertainment to Edgecon 2022 business conference. Learn more about them at jacksonheightsmusic.com

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