Keynote Speakers

Darren Hardy, Former publisher and editor of SUCCESS magazine

The Productivity Strategies of Superachievers

Thursday, 2:00–3:50PM

Darren Hardy (Keynote Speaker)

Darren Hardy is today's preeminent success mentor, as well as a highly sought-after keynote speaker, New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur. He is also the former publisher, editor and visionary force behind the rebirth of SUCCESS magazine. These positions have given him unique and unprecedented access to interview, investigate and publish the stories of the most successful people on the planet, including the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Howard Shultz, Steve Wynn, Jack Welch and many more. He has uncovered the secrets of their success and now uses them to empower millions of entrepreneurs globally. Darren has been a central leader in the personal growth and success industry for more than 20 years, and has led three successful television networks producing over 1,000 TV shows with almost every known thought leader of our times.

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

Breaking Your Barriers to Success

Thursday, 4:45–6:00pm

Kimberly Spreen-Glick

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!

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

Fraser Quelch, Global Training and Development Consultant, TRX

Expand Your Brand Beyond Expectations

Friday, 9:40–11:30am

Randy Hetrick, MBA & Fraser Quelch

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.

Sol Orwell, Founder of

Game-Changing Ideas From a Serial Entrepreneur

Friday, 1:30–2:30pm

Sol Orwell

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.

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

Create WOW in Your Business and Life

Saturday, 9:40–10:40am

Todd Durkin, MA

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.

Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, Renowned expert in fitness, nutrition and integrative medicine

Caving to the Craving: The New Science of Food Addiction and Recovery… With a Twist

Saturday, 9:40–10:40am

Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM

Learn the latest science behind addictive eating behavior and understand how to lay out a science-based, three-stage recovery plan that incorporates cutting-edge discoveries in epigenetics and neuroscience. Dr. Peeke will share practical tools that you can use to help guide your clients as they transition from obsessions about “false fixes” to a reliance on healthier behaviors. Dr. Peeke will present her novel Recovery-Centric lifestyle treatment blueprint, which incorporates top-level science integrating the three basic pillars of mental, nutritional and physical fitness.

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

Road to Resilience: Turn Stress Into Strength

Saturday, 9:40–11:30am

SGT Ken®

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.

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM Public health advocate, author and founder,

Weighing the Evidence Behind Nutrition Research

Saturday, 10:40–11:30am

Michael Greger, MD, FACLM

It took more than 7,000 studies and the deaths of countless smokers before the Surgeon General’s report on tobacco was released in the 1960s. How many people are suffering needlessly from preventable dietary diseases today? What are the most important nutrition issues we should turn our attention to today, and why are we so confused about the research surrounding them? Dr. Greger will sort through critical evidence and underscore the trip wires in his hallmark get-to-the-point style.

Shannon Fable, Owner of Sunshine Fitness Resources

Get Out of Your Own Way

Saturday, 1:30–2:30pm

Shannon Fable

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!

P.K. Newby, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at Harvard University

Guiding Others to Create Their Healthiest, Most Delicious Life

Saturday, 2:30–3:20pm

P.K. Newby

A whopping 80% of diseases can be prevented through lifestyle changes such as diet. Transforming what you eat and how you do it isn’t easy, but it is possible. In this talk, Harvard-trained health expert Dr. P.K. Newby lays out the evidence behind nutrition behavior change, highlighting key skills that make healthy eating easy and delicious through practical, science-based tips that will change clients’ diets— and their lives