Leadership Conference
March 25, 2014


Keynote Speakers



Sean Covey

Executive Vice President, FranklinCovey

"Find Your Leadership Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs"

Sean Covey is Executive Vice President of Global Solutions and Partnerships for FranklinCovey and has led the development of most of FranklinCovey's organizational offerings, including: Focus, Leadership, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The Leader in Me, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Mr. Covey oversees all of Franklin Covey's International partnerships which cover over 140 countries. Read More

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John E. Richards

Head of Operations, Google Fiber - Provo, UT

"Contrasting Large Corporate Leadership vs Startup Entrepreneurial Leadership"

Mr. John E. Richards is an entrepreneur, venture investor, executive manager, and educator. His activities have included founding, running, selling, and investing in several enterprises. He mentors entrepreneurs frequently. He recently joined Google Fiber as head of operations for Provo, Utah, working on one of the world’s great intrapreneurial ventures. Read More

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Matt Wells

Head Football Coach, Mountain West Coach of the Year, Utah State University

"Leadership Through Adversity"

Second-year head coach Matt Wells has wasted little time putting his stamp on the Aggie football program as he led Utah State to the inaugural Mountain West Championship game after winning the Mountain Division of the conference with a 7-1 record in 2013. Mr. Wells also led Utah State to just its second-ever bowl victory as it posted a 21-14 win against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. For his efforts, Mr. Wells was named the 2013 Mountain West Coach of the Year as he set the school record for wins by a first-year head coach as the Aggies finished the 2013 season with a 9-5 record, tying the 1960 and 1961 teams for the second-most wins in school history. Read More





Jana Francis

Founder & President, STEALS.com

"Building Community Organically"

Jana Francis is the Founder and President of STEALS.com – an interactive marketing company that delivers top-quality brands one day at a time to its online communities of women obsessed with their daily deal websites BabySteals.com, SheSteals.com, KidSteals.com, and ScrapbookSteals.com. Jana has built STEALS.com into a profitable company that employs over 60 people. All without investor capital or loans. Read More

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Max Brown

Director of Leadership and Executive Education, The Shingo Institute

"Leadership Vertigo"

In the last seventeen years, Max Brown has made over two thousand presentations and met with executives in locations all around the world. He’s taken clients rappelling off the Great Wall of China, facilitated at the Parliament of World Religions Conference in Spain, and spoken in hundreds of locations including Athens, Bangalore, Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, The Hague, Mumbai, Paris, New York, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver, and Sydney . . . Nebraska. Read More

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Breakout Speakers



Stan Prueitt

Performance Consultant - Education Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

"Innovative Approach to Building Leaders"

Stan D. Prueitt, a performance consultant in Process Improvement, Organizational Design, and Project Management, presents at motivational seminars, Life Coach workshops, Lean Six Sigma certifications, and performance seminars across the country. Read More

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Tim Brown

Partner-PR/Social Media, Richter7

"10 Secrets to Generate Creative Ideas"

Tim Brown began his public relations career in Los Angeles with International Public Relations Co., where he worked on several Japanese accounts. Today he is partner over public relations and social media at Richter7, the most decorated advertising/PR/social media firm in Salt Lake City. Read More

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Aaron Brough

Assistant Professor of Marketing, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University

"Using Innovation to Influence Behavior: Lessons from Marketing"

Dr. Aaron R. Brough is an assistant professor of marketing at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Dr. Brough's research, which examines consumer behavior and decision-making, has been selected for publication in leading marketing journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Marketing. His work has also been featured in popular outlets such as TIME, TODAY, and the Harvard Business Review. In addition, he has written several teaching cases and has served as an expert witness in trademark litigation. Read More

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