Trust Us! Serious Business Promises Amazing SpeakersEditors of SALON TODAY will join the 1,000-plus salon owners and managers gathering in New Orleans this weekend for Serious Business, a beauty industry business conference that combines inspiration, education and wisdom from some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. This year’s event, which is themed “Trust Me?” will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel, January 19-20. Here’s a glimpse of the great main-stage speakers attendees can expect to see:


Trust Us! Serious Business Promises Amazing SpeakersRandy Gage is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller, Risky Is the New Safe. He has spoken in 48 U.S. States, all Canadian provinces and 48 other countries, to more than 2 million people. He was listed in the "Who's Hot" article for Speaker Magazine and in 2013 was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame. For more than 20 years, he has been helping people transform self-limiting beliefs into self-fulfilling breakthroughs to achieve their dreams.


Trust Us! Serious Business Promises Amazing SpeakersDr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert and the best-selling author of <I>Boundaries, Integrity and Necessary Endings.<I> He draws on his experience in business, leadership consulting, and his practice as a clinical psychologist, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and workplace performance.



Trust Us! Serious Business Promises Amazing SpeakersDanielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions, and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weely at where more than a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice. The site was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.




Trust Us! Serious Business Promises Amazing SpeakersLauren Gartland, a.k.a. the Red-Headed Firecracker, is the founder of Inspiring Champions, one of the top salon and spa coaching companies in the country. Garland works tirelessly to transform the lives of thousands of salon professionals to help them make more money, work fewer hours and live more balanced lives. In 2013 Inspiring Champions was selected to be one of four training companies to represent L'Oreal Professional Business College.






Trust Us! Serious Business Promises Amazing SpeakersGreg Link is the co-founder of the former Cover Leadership Center, CoveyLink, and the Franklin Covey Global Speed of Trust Practice, a fast-growing global consultancy committed to influencing influencers to grow their careers and their organizations at the Speed of Trust. As coc-founder of the Covey Leadership Center, Link orchestrated the strategy that led Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two best-selling business books of the 20th century. Link helps people and organizations transform toxic relationships, teams and organizational cultures to harness high trust as a performance multiplier.




Other Serious Business Speakers include: Tom Kuhn, Kaylee Diaz and Jeffery Goldenstein of The 2 to 10 Project; John DiJulius, international consultant, author and owner of John Robert’s Spa; Susan Haise of Neroli Salon and Spa; Keri Davis of Gila Rut Salon; Shel Pink, founder of SpaRitual; Penelope Tobin, CEO of Barrier Breakers; and Wendy Watkins, founder of the Joy Factor philosophy.

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