October 26-28, 2018 | Columbus, Ohio

Something ominous stands in your way—holding you back from what’s rightfully yours.
This uninvited guest creates space between you and your desire.

You can label it. You can curse it. You can even avoid it.
Yet pretending it doesn’t exist won’t make it disappear. The truth is, it’s not going anywhere.


First defying you, it then resorts to defining you—taunting you, daring you to confront it.
The choice is up to you. Will you combat it? Or let it conquer you?

Everything you want awaits you—just on the other side.
But before you can do your dream, you must first CLOSE THE GAP.

Your Guides

Kary Oberbrunner

Author, Coach, Speaker

* CEO of Redeem the Day, Igniting Souls, Author Academy Elite
* Trained over 100,000 Authors, Coaches, Speakers, and Entrepreneurs
* Set World Record for Largest Book Release Live-Stream Party (157 Cities)
* Launched Day Job to Dream Job with Shawshank Hollywood Celebrities
* Published Author of 7 Books

Kary will share a 3-Step framework that will help you Close the Gap—personally and professionally—so you can create the life you desire.

Dan Miller

NY Times Bestselling Author and Serial Entrepreneur

* President of 48 Days to the Work you Love
* Featured on CBS, The Early Show, MSNBC’s Hardball, Dave Ramsey Show
* Host of the iTunes Award-Winning Podcast, 48 Days
* High Demand Speaker for National Business Conferences

Dan will share his formula for establishing yourself as a true industry expert that attracts high profit/low maintenance clients. 

Rachel Pedersen

Award-Winning Social Media Strategist 

* Ranked as one of the Top Social Media Consultants in the World
* Featured on Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Daily Mail, Today Show
* Founder of Social Media United, a leading social media online university
* Success Story and Speaker at ClickFunnels© (Company with 400M+ in Sales)

Rachel will share how you can leverage social media to increase your online traffic, advance your causes, and propel your profits.

Jeff Brown

Award-Winning Broadcast Industry Veteran & Podcaster

* Host of the iTunes Award-Winning Podcast, Read to Lead
* Seth Godin, John Maxwell, Brian Tracy, etc. requested to be guests on his show
* Mentor to dozens of podcasters, helping them launch successfully
* Co-hosted award-winning and nationally syndicated morning show for 6 yrs.

Jeff will share how you can be featured on other people's podcasts, start your own, or scale your current one to a 6-Figure Business

Brad Burke (aka SwankyBox)

YouTube© Business Consultant

* YouTuber with 140,000+ subscribers and 31 million views across YouTube
* National Speaker with work featured on Reddit front page twice
* YouTube© Consultant for Businesses and Corporations
* Animator, Videographer, Published Author

Brad will share a powerful process for leveraging video to increase engagement for your book, brand, and business

Dexter Godfrey

America's Fearless Success Speaker

* Award-Winning Speaker Consistently Earning Standing Ovations
* CEO of the Leadership and Sales Academy
* Published Author of 5 Books
* Trained over 10,000 sales people earning them over 100 million dollars in sales.

Dexter will share the art and science for maximizing your message and increasing your impact through the spoken word.

David Branderhorst

Business Coach and Director of Growth Creation for Igniting Souls

* CEO of Business Academy Elite
* Business Coach to over 100 Entrepreneurs
* Co-Creator of 4 Online Global Brands and Businesses
* Master Level Teacher for Helping People Start and Scale Online Businesses

David will share a proven system for growing and scaling your business.

Dean Fulks

 Founder of LifePoint and Bestselling Author

* Partners to Create Spiritual Communities in Major Cities Around the World
* Relief Work Initiator in Malawi, Chile, Peru, Jamaica, Honduras
* International Speaker and Trainer for Non-Profit Start-Ups
* Bestselling Author of Your Next 30 Days

Dean will share how you can leverage your gifts, skills, and businesses to address global issues impacting us all.

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VIP Tickets are limited

Regular Price $597
  • All Main Conference Sessions
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Red Carpet Sessions
  • Author Academy Award Ticket
  • Breakfast and Lunch Both Days
  • Conference Manual
  • Networking
  • Collaborating
VIP Ticket
Regular Price $997
  • All Main Conference Sessions
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Red Carpet Sessions
  • Author Academy Award Ticket
  • Breakfast and Lunch Both Days
  • Conference Manual
  • Networking
  • Collaborating
  • VIP Opening Night Party with Conference Speakers
  • Reserved "Best Seats in the House" VIP Seating for ALL sessions
  • Spark Day Friday 8 AM-2 PM Business Building Experience
  • Spark Day Lunch
  • VIP Author Academy Awards Dinner
  • Access to the VIP lounge with Conference Speakers
  • Professional Headshot Photo Shoot (Details Below*)

All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Special Presenters

Wendy Gentry is passionate about living a life without limits. Her work is not about “fixing” you, but instead on “reigniting” you through: CPR for the Soul. Through her writing and coaching, Wendy is dedicated to empowering women to move from clutter to clarity, passive to purpose and restless to restored. Wendy struggled to overcome self-limiting beliefs and find her purpose. As a child, she suffered from depression, eating disorders and abuse. Today a restored woman, she is dedicated to empowering women. She is a doctoral instructor at Baker University with over 20 years of experience in performance improvement and training.

Niccie Kliegl, author of Awaking the Living Legacy, coach, talk show host, and speaker is passionate about awaking the hearts, minds, and souls of those she encounters. She founded Fulfill Your Legacy in 2015, a robust faith-based life coaching practice. Niccie says, “Assisting clients to embrace life within their God-given life purpose, to gain health and wellness that sustains, and to accept the abundant life that Christ left them, is what life is about!” In 2017, Niccie developed Launch Your Legacy, a hands on faith-based start-up program teaching new entrepreneurs the how-to’s of starting their own God-partnered business and legacy.

Kirsten Samuel is an author, teacher, recovery coach, and speaker who is passionate about living your legacy today. Her desire is to encourage women in their personal, marital, and parental journeys to rediscover their purpose so they can boldly face the everyday challenges inherent in life and parenting with confidence, creativity, conviction, and plenty of celebration. Kirsten married her best friend, Dave, 36 years ago. While their marriage isn’t perfect, they enjoy the adventure together. She is also the author of Choosing a Way Out and 5 Lies Moms Believe.

Daphne V. Smith lived for years behind a mask; successful on the outside and suffocating on the inside. Her speaking began career through direct sales, vocational ministry honed her coaching skills and contributing to several publications sharpened her writing skills. Daphne has spoken at retreats and conferences across the country and has been behind more than one pulpit. Her desire is to live through example and from her commitment to serving her Creator. Daphne believes in living life by design instead of default known as, living a Well Done Life. She found her voice and nothing will ever again silence her.

Jeannie Schmidt is a certified coach, speaker, and author of the soon to be published book, Divine Drift. Her passion is to serve as a guide to others as they discover and navigate the path to their unique, and God-given, destiny. Jeannie’s journey began more than twenty years ago when she entered the corporate world. Sidelined in 2002 with a diagnosis of breast cancer, she persevered through three surgeries and chemotherapy. Jeannie draws from these experiences to equip, encourage, and empower people to embrace the life they were designed to live. Jeannie and her husband live in Salem, Virginia.

Dr. Pat Luse is a chiropractic physician and is the president of Tri-State Physicians and Physical Therapy Clinic, a thriving multidiscipline practice employing doctors of medicine, physical therapy, and chiropractic. He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and completed continuing education at the Institute for Functional Medicine. For over three decades he has treated tens of thousands of patients and is passionate about helping people regain their health through safe, natural methods. He developed the 7 Systems Plan after decades of research and study. He and his wife, Teresa, have been blessed with four biological and four adopted children and twelve grandchildren.

Jonily Zupancic is a coach and speaker who helps schools and inspires teachers to enhance math instruction targeting the diverse needs of all students. Improvement systems focus on providing rich math content experiences, high-level delivery of instruction and differentiated classroom structures.

Teresa Alesch -- speaker, mentor, and book launch coach -- is the author of Broken to Brave: Finding Freedom from the Unlived Life. From high school teacher and athletic coach to principal, Teresa battled cancer, loss, and grave emotional adversity. Now an education administrator and mental, physical, and spiritual health advocate, she will help you find strength, focus, and a plan to be present in the moment, overcome adversity, and live out the life you were intended to live. Teresa never settles for mediocrity within her own life and is driven to help you find clarity and success in yours.

Jennifer McClure is an entrepreneur, speaker, leadership success coach, and former HR executive who works with business leaders to build careers that they love, and lives that matter. As a top-rated international keynote speaker, Jennifer is recognized as an influencer and expert on strategic leadership and innovative people strategies, and has delivered high-impact programs to over 50,000 people around the world.  Jennifer is also the Chief Excitement Officer of DisruptHR, a global community designed to energize, inform and empower business leaders who are interested in disruptive ideas and moving the collective thinking forward related to the future of work.

Louise Elliott picked the locks on her golden handcuffs and rediscovered purpose and passion in her own C-Suite as the Chief Transformational Officer and Founder at CareerPowerShift, LLC. In 2013, her body broke down and teams of medical professionals provided no diagnosis or treatment plan beyond copious pharmaceuticals and suggesting an invasive procedure that even her own surgeon admitted was nothing more than a shot in the dark. From that experience, she realized the answers to her physical and mental health weren’t going to come from doctors, but from inside herself. She subsequently dedicated her life to sharing this truth and energizing people to realize holistic success by listening to what makes their hearts sing.

Michele Stanford is an educator, author, speaker, and health coach. She believes that living life nourished means nourishing all aspects of life: bathing our hearts and minds in truth and in turn, nourishing our bodies with healing, wholesome foods the way God intended. After years of suffering from her own health issues, years of research, and finding solutions by addressing the seven foundations of health, she is dedicated to guiding others on the journey to wellness: body, mind, and spirit. Her passion for better health and her deep heart for people shines brightly in her writing, speaking, and coaching.