IDEA Success Academy

Elevate Your Potential With The IDEA Success Academy

What does it take to achieve the career and life success you deserve? The IDEA Success Academy brings together the entrepreneurs and inspirers who have uncovered the secrets behind building successful careers, businesses and lives. Change your thinking and fuel your future with best practices, lessons and predictions, and walk away feeling empowered and ready to tackle your big audacious dreams.

The IDEA Success Academy is included with full IDEA® World registration!


Darren Hardy, Former publisher and editor of SUCCESS magazine

270 The Productivity Strategies of Superachievers

Thursday, July 20 2:00-3:50pm


Success mentor Darren Hardy identifies the three distinctions between being an overwhelmed, overworked and overscheduled overachiever, and being a super-achiever who produces stunning results with less effort, less stress and in less time. You will learn how to stay focused and eliminate your addiction to distraction, how to get yourself (and others) to do what we know we should do, and how to keep your motivation to stay consistent in disciplines needed to succeed long term. Take home rarely known and insightful tips and strategies drawn from the most successful achievers in the world that you can immediately apply to your business and life to significantly improve results.

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Kimberly Spreen-Glick, national director of group fitness and yoga at Life Time Fitness

320 Breaking Your Barriers to Success

Thursday, July 20 4:45-6:00pm


Have you ever found yourself going through the “right” motions in life, yet are frustrated that you haven’t reached your highest possible level of success? There are things in your life that are not fully as you want them to be and you don’t quite know what to do about it. In this IDEA Success Academy session, we’ll discuss five ways you may be standing in your own way and what to do about it, so you can realize your greatest authentic success and create the life you really want to live!

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Randy Hetrick, MBA, Founder of TRX® and multi-patented inventor

Fraser Quelch, Global Training and Development Consultant, TRX

453 Expand Your Brand Beyond Expectations

Friday, July 21 9:40-11:30am


In the past 12 years, TRX® has created a global fitness movement that impacts the lives of millions of people. The reality is that TRX is just a little company with modest revenues and real-world problems. In this revealing IDEA Success Academy session, learn how founder Randy Hetrick and his dedicated team resonated with so many people. Hear the behind-the-scenes stories on how they created a fitness phenomenon and built a brand much larger than predicted. You will be able to leverage the same tactics and values to magnify your unique mission.

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Sol Orwell, Founder of

502 Game-Changing Ideas From a Serial Entrepreneur

Friday, July 20 1:30-3:20pm


Having founded three, seven-figure companies in the last 17 years, Sol Orwell has learned what it takes to dominate in business. His unique skills as a computer engineer and entrepreneur have helped him create companies in online gaming, local search and nutrition. Sol breaks down lessons that were the keys to his success, including how experience drives decision-making, how opportunities are everywhere and how to harness the power of your niche. This IDEA Success Academy session will entertain, educate and leave you with tips from the trenches of business that cannot be found in any textbook.

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Todd Durkin, Author, speaker and trainer of elite professional athletes

640-A Create WOW in Your Business and Life

Saturday, July 22 9:40-11:30am


Fitness industry icon Todd Durkin has spent two decades training pro athletes on the field and mentoring fitness leaders in the trenches of business. As the owner of Fitness Quest 10 and author of The WOW Book, he will share wisdom about business, life and success. He will talk about sacrifice, risk taking, being proactive and having belief in the face of adversity. He will challenge your vision as a leader and urge you to “do better” in daily life. You’ll leave this IDEA Success Academy session ready to take your business, career and life to the next level.

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Shannon Fable, Owner of Sunshine Fitness Resources

714 Get Out of Your Own Way

Saturday, July 22 1:30-2:20pm


Sometimes the person in the mirror is the roadblock to your success. Humans are creatures of habit. We favor routine and predictability. Subconsciously, we become chameleons as a survival instinct instead of striving to stand out, which you were born to do! Join Shannon Fable, an industry veteran who handcrafted her unique path to success, as she helps you navigate the fitness industry and find your unique place. Punctuated with stories of her “accidental” path to success, overflowing with #lifehacks to help you become less fearful, more focused and tremendously productive, and interspersed with thought-provoking questions that will have you crafting your next bold move, this session will leave you inspired (and prepared) to accomplish everything you’ve ever dreamed!

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SGT Ken® Weichert, award-winning international speaker, six-time U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, master resilience trainer, counterintelligence agent and decorated combat veteran

753 Road to Resilience: Turn Stress Into Strength

Saturday, July 22 3:35-5:05pm


All fitness professionals face setbacks in life and business—from injury to illness to family tragedy to client dissatisfaction. The true test of your character is how you respond. Join SGT KEN, combat veteran, for this lifechanging IDEA Success Academy session and learn how to face adversity head on and grow more resilient from your experience. SGT KEN makes it his personal mission to empower people with exceptional resilience training and life-coaching strategies to turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities.

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