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Chris Norton

Keynote Speaker

Chris Norton is a former American football defensive back who played Division III football for the Luther College Norse. His football career ended in 2010 when he became paralyzed while making a tackle during a kick off in a game against Central College.
His story has been published twice. Plus, a documentary about his life story is out on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV titled, “7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story.”
Chris was named one of ITA Groups’ hottest keynote speakers. He travels across the country to inspire people from all walks of life, and demonstrates how to focus on our abilities to unlock the POWER TO STAND.

Rebecca Louise

Best-Selling Author, “It Takes Grit”

Rebecca Louise is a global fitness NASM Certified Trainer, best-selling author of It Takes Grit, and founder of the BTES Fitness App.
An international fitness entrepreneur, Rebecca’s mission to help others overcome excuses and achieve lasting change has garnered her over 400 million views. Her podcast, It Takes Grit, crested 250,000 downloads and has featured influential names including Olympic Medalist Katie Hoff, Chris and Lori Harder, Dr. Josh Axe, and Cassey Ho.
Her success and insights have been highlighted in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur and many other publications. She’s served as the face for Le Coq Sportif and been an ambassador for globally recognized brands including Nike, Amazon, Nordic Track, GoPro and Disney.
A continual content creator and empowerment-focused influencer, Rebecca strives to make fitness and success accessible to the masses through her numerous platforms and courses.

David Nurse

NBA Coach, Author

David Nurse is an NBA life optimization coach, future best-selling author, and worldwide
motivational speaker. As a former professional basketball player (both international and domestic) and coach for the Brooklyn Nets, David has helped more than 150 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court.
He has been invited to speak in more than 50 different countries on the topics of overall personal development, confidence building, leadership, and motivational growth.
David resides in Marina del Rey, California, and is married to the love of his life, the stunning actress Taylor Kalupa.

Peter Taunton

Founder, Lift Brands

Peter Taunton is a pioneer in the fitness industry. His expertise include building a franchise system, international franchising, bootstrapping a start up, expansion and roll out strategies both domestic and international.
In 2003, he had a vision for Snap Fitness: to create an affordable, 24-7, results-driven gym differentiated from the impersonal, expensive big-box experience. Today there are Snap Fitness franchises in 2,500 locations in 26 countries. And Taunton, CEO of Lift Brands, didn’t stop there.
Taunton’s accomplishments have been well-recognized by the business community. In 2010, he was named an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” His companies have also been featured for six years running in such prestigious industry lists as Entrepreneur 500, Inc 5000, Top Global and Franchise 500.
For Taunton, it comes down to one word: passion. He has it, he teaches it, and the results speak for themselves. Even as his operations expand, he remains ever-committed to providing owners and members with the tools and programs they need to reach life-changing goals.

Mark Willis, CFP®

Owner, Lake Growth Financial Services

Mark is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, a two-time #1 Best Selling Author and the owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois.
Over the years, he has helped hundreds of his clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with proven, tax-efficient financial solutions. He specializes in building custom-tailored financial strategies that are unknown to typical stock-jockeys, attorneys, or other financial gurus.

Stephen Woessner

Founder & CEO, Predictive ROI

Stephen is the founder and CEO of Predictive ROI and the host of Onward Nation — a top-rated daily podcast for learning how today’s top business owners think, act, and achieve. Onward Nation is listened to in 120 countries around the world.
Stephen is the author of three books, including the #1 best-seller, “Profitable Podcasting”. His digital marketing insights have been featured in Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine.

Chris Prefontaine

Founder & CEO, SmartRealEstateCoach.com

Chris Prefontaine is a 3-time best-selling author of Real Estate on Your Terms, The New Rules of Real Estate Investing, and Moneeka Sawyer’s Real Estate Investing for Women. He’s also the Founder and CEO of SmartRealEstateCoach.com and host of the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast.
Chris has been in real estate for almost 30 years. His experience ranges from constructing new homes in the ‘90s and owning a Realty Executive Franchise to running his own investments (commercial & residential) and coaching clients throughout North America.
Today, Chris runs his own buying and selling businesses with his family team, which purchases 2-5 properties monthly, so they’re in the trenches every single week. They also help their Associates and students do the exact same thing all across North America, working together on another 10-15 properties every month.
Having been through several real estate cycles, Chris understands the challenges of this business and helps students navigate the constantly changing real estate waters.

Zachary Beach

COO & Coach, SmartRealEstateCoach.com

Zachary is an Amazon Best-Selling Author of The New Rules of Real Estate Investing and co-host of the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast. He is a Partner, COO, and Coach at Smart Real Estate Coach. In September 2020, they’ll be releasing a revised edition of Real Estate On Your Terms, which Zach will be co-authoring.
At the age of 25, Zach decided to leave the world of bartending and personally training and jump into the family business. It was one of the first big risks that he took in his life, as nothing was guaranteed. Plus, he knew absolutely nothing about real estate. Through hard work, in-house training, and implementation, Zach has now completed over 100 deals and growing. On top of that, he coaches students around the country on how to buy and sell property just like his family still does. Now, as a group, they buy and sell 10-15 properties a month with a predictable and scalable system, controlling between $20-$25 million of real estate at any one time with little to no money in the deal and no banks involved.
Zach has been in the business for over 4 years and now runs all operations of Smart Real Estate Coach, on top continuing to coach his students and Associates. He has an amazing wife Kayla and two small children, his son Remi and his daughter Bellamy. He is a prime example of how to be successful both in business and at home.

Nick Prefontaine

Partner & Coach, SmartRealEstateCoach.com

Nick specializes in working with lease purchasers, getting them into a home and on the path to home ownership. Nick has been working in the real estate business in some capacity since high school when he was door-knocking pre-foreclosures.
He has brought the team’s average Payday #1 from $10,000 in 2013 to over $28,000 at the end 2017. The nuances from the field that Nick will be teaching are invaluable.
Pick his brain and find out how and why he’s able to do this for the family team and their Associates around the country; mastering buyer discussions, secrets to higher paydays, and more.