2016 Keynote Speaker

Judi Moreo, CSP

Judi Moreo is among the less than 10 percent of the speakers in the world who hold a certified speaking professional certification. She is one of the most in-demand speakers on motivation, communication skills, and personal development in the world. She is the author of You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power and its companion, Achievement Journal and is the publisher of both the Life Choices book series and Choices magazine as well as the host of the popular Choices with Judi Moreo internet radio show.

Judi started her first business, Universal Models and Finishing School, with her savings of $2,000. Not knowing she couldn’t be successful with so little capital, she forged ahead and built a virtual empire which included Universal Convention and Trade Associates. Sixteen years later, she sold that business and moved to South Africa to take a position as Group Promotions Manager with a media group of 24 newspapers, two television stations and one radio station.

After two years, Judi’s entrepreneurial blood led her to start a training and development company, Turning Point International, in South Africa which she ran successfully for six years. Upon learning that her brother was very ill, she returned to the United States and headquartered Turning Point International in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Judi has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the globe with her unique speaking and training style. As a popular conference speaker, she has shared the stage with many notable speakers including Norman Vincent Peale, Og Mandino, President George Bush, Sr., Hyrum Smith, Thabo Mbeki, Barbara Bush, Consuela Castillo Kickbusch, Montel Williams, Cavett Robert and hundreds of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators.

Though best known as a motivational speaker and personal development trainer, Judi is often hired as a coach/mentor by entrepreneurs and executives in 28 countries and her advice, products, and training have been engaged by such companies and organizations as Rayovac, Arrow Africa, Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry, and Manpower, US House of Representatives, Kwazulu Financial Corporation, Bophuthatswana National Development Corporation, Walt Disney Imagineering, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, as well as hundreds of casino hotels and resorts and dozens of top universities around the world.

Andy Boynton
Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, Co-Creator of DeepDive™ and Author

Andy Boynton is dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, one of the world’s leading business schools, the author of several books and co-creator of DeepDive™, the world’s leading methodology for helping executives harness the power of teams to significantly improve problem-solving speed, innovation and results.

Prior to joining Boston College, Boynton was a professor of strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland for 10 years. At the IMD he led a faculty team and was program director of one of the world’s top ten Executive MBA programs, as recognized by BusinessWeek.

Boynton has recently launched new research projects to explore how distinguished experts from a variety of knowledgedomains work with ideas to achieve professional success and improve their effectiveness in social networks. His latest book, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen (Jossey-Bass), is based on this research and is co-authored with Bill Fischer and William Bole.

He has also published extensively on factors underlying high-performing teams across a variety of disciplines, including art, science, exploration and design. His previous books include Virtuoso Teams: Lessons from Teams That Changed Their Worlds (Financial Times-Prentice Hall) and Invented Here: Maximizing Your Organization’s Internal Growth and Profitability (Harvard Business School Press).

He is a 1978 graduate of Boston College. Boynton earned his MBA and PhD at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has served on the MBA faculty at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business and at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

In addition to his publishing career and role as dean of the Carroll School of Management, Boynton has over twenty years of experience speaking and designing powerful executive education sessions and seminars for firms around the world. He is often utilized by organizations looking to build more innovative and effective teams and his articles in this area have appeared in elite management journals such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review and The California Management Review.