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International Summit | 2018

Sep 16-20, 2018 | Rancho Mirage, CA | United States

Pursuing Excellence

39th Annual Business Leaders Summit-Leadership Collab

  • Summit Keynote, John O’Leary’s powerful testimony featured on Fox News national site: Click Here
  • 2018 Summit Speaker Webinar | Chris McCluskey | Free Registration-Creating a Coaching Culture in Your Company 8/21/18 12:15-12:45pm EDT.
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, one of FCCI’s favorites, spearheads our 3 dozen speaker team in Rancho Mirage for our most innovative International Conference in four decades!
  • Luke Zamperini will introduce Unbroken: Path to Redemption for our own Summit private showing, Tuesday night at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

See you there…

Watch here for continual updates. Pre-Registrants email for new registration procedure.

Watch the Video Promo!Summit Sponsorship ApplicationPreview our Private Screening of Unbroken: Path to Redemption


We have an amazing lineup of speakers for this conference.

  • Dr. Henry Cloud

    Dr. Henry Cloud

    Best-selling Author, Speaker & Corporate Trainer
  • Kristen Hadeed

    Kristen Hadeed

    Founder, Student Maid; Author, TEDx Speaker & Culture Consultant
  • Henry Kaestner

    Henry Kaestner

    Managing Partner, Sovereign's Capital; Co-Founder
  • Brian Bosché

    Brian Bosché

    Co-Founder 60 Day Solutions & Chief Strategy Officer, The Millennial Solution
  • John O’Leary

    John O’Leary

    Inspirational/TEDx Speaker & Author | St Louis, MO
  • Steve Cockram

    Steve Cockram

    Co-founder, GiANT Worldwide | Speaker, Trainer & Author | London, England
  • Gabrielle Bosché

    Gabrielle Bosché

    President--The Millenial Solution; TEDx Speaker
  • Jeremie Kubicek

    Jeremie Kubicek

    Pres & CEO GiANT Impact, Co-Founder GiANT Companies, Entrpreneur & Author
  • Brad Formsma

    Brad Formsma

    President & Founder, I Like Giving
  • Chad Merrill

    Chad Merrill

    FCCI President & CEO; Author; Impact 2:52, LLC Chairman | Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Russ Crosson

    Russ Crosson

    President & CEO Ron Blue & Company, Author & Speaker


Sunday, Sep 16, 2018
10:00 am
Chapel--Greg & Jason Leith
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
Welcome Reception
6:00 pm
Welcome Brian Bosché--Chad Merill/Greg Leith
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
Session I--John O'Leary
8:30 pm
Dessert Buffet
9:00 pm
Nook Talks or Sage Circles (Optional)
Monday, Sep 17, 2018
6:30 am
Breakfast & Optional Sage Circles
8:00 am
Worship--Steve Bell
8:30 am
Open & Welcome--Walt Wiley & Brian Bosché
8:45 am
Session II--Kristen Hadeed-Permission to Screw Up
10:30 am
Session III--Generational Trasnsfer-Russ Crosson Moderator
11:30 am
Breakout Sessions
12:15 pm
Lunch on your own
1:45 pm
Henry Kaestner Intros the Business Pitch Competition
2:00 pm
Business Pitch Competition
3:30 pm
Time with Sharks & Sages Reception
5:00 pm
Free time
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Session IV--Vision | Chad Merrill & Greg Leith
7:45 pm
Session V--"I LIke Giving"--Brad Formsma
8:30 pm
Dessert Buffet
9:00 pm
Sage Circles (optional)
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018
7:00 am
Sage Circles (optional)
BMW Experience, Golf, Service Project or Free Time
9:00 am
Sage Circles (optional)
10:00 am
BMW Experience, Golf, Service Project or Free Time
2:30 pm
Breakouts--Henry Cloud
4:00 pm
Bus transfer to Air Museum
4:00 pm
Pics with Luke Zamperini & Air Museum Tour
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Private Showing-Unbroken: Path to Redemption - Movie
8:40 pm
Luke Zamperini Interview & Visit
9:15 pm
Bus Transfer to Hotel
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
6:30 am
Breakfast & Optional Sage Circles
8:00 am
Worship--Steve Bell
8:20 am
Matt Bird--International Focus
8:50 am
Session VI--Dr. Henry Cloud
10:15 am
11:15 am
Session VII--Jeremie Kubicek & Steve Cockram
12:00 pm
Flash Talks
2:45 pm
Free Time
5:45 pm
Walt Wiley Welcome & Dinner
7:00 pm
Session VIII--Henry Kaestner--Keynote
8:00 pm
His Little Feet--International Children's Choir
8:30 pm
Dessert Buffet
9:00 pm
Nook Talks or Sage Circles (opt)
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
7:00 am
8:30 am
Session IX--Commissioning
9:30 am
His Little Feet--International Children's Choir
Conference Concludes

Venue & Lodgings

RITZ-CARLTON, Rancho Mirage, CA, USA


  • Minutes from shopping, dining, and: Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway climbing to 8,500 ft, hot-air ballooning, & the Living Desert Museum.
  • More than 20 miles of mountain biking & hiking trails originating from the hotel.
  • Unwind, fellowship or just process the challenging conference content in palm lined all-age or adult pool.
  • Greater Palm Springs features world-class golf resort locations with over 100 top-flight courses.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Fitness & Wellness Center offers dozens of fitness and relaxation options.
  • Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and 60 minutes from Ontario International Airport (ONT). Two hours from the Los Angeles (LAX), Orange County (SNA) and San Diego (SAN) International Airports.

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
68900 Frank Sinatra Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone:(760) 321-8282

[below] Palm Springs Air Museum, venue for Tuesday night’s banquet and private pre-release showing of Unbroken: Path to Redemption


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