10th Annual Day of Excellence

About the event

Join us for the 10th Annual ‘Day’ of growth and transformation!

Day of Excellence has established itself as the area’s premier event for personal and professional development, bringing in top-notch speakers presenting on topics such as attitude, goal setting, personality differences, and work-life balance.

Day of Excellence is more than just a ‘Day.’

Dedicate this day to investing in YOU to make positive changes. Leave with tools and take-aways to improve your life.  Speakers this year feature:

Jon Vroman
Living Life in the Front Row™

Add purpose and meaning to your work and life with 2015 Day of Excellence speaker Jon Vroman! His mission is to show you how to live life in the Front Row ™ through the art of moment making. Laugh, cry and transform while Jon shares three forces that affect change: Hope, Celebration and Presence. He is a father of two, committed husband, #1 best-selling author, podcast host and founder of Front Row Foundation, a charity creating front row experiences for individuals who brave life-threatening illnesses.


Tim Gard
Laughter Becomes You

Tim Gard is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker ready to teach you to be more resilient and resourceful. In Laughter Becomes You, he unlocks the secrets of what can make us happy and help us consciously shift our perspective to see life, and the world in a new, more positive way. This Navy Veteran, turned salesman, turned fraud investigator promises a hilarious unforgettable experience and take-home value that renews purpose and improves performance and workplace attitude. An internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, Tim has spoken at over 2000 events worldwide from Texas to Tasmania as well as Day of Excellence 2012!


Christine Cashen
Carpe Chaos!

Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride with Christine Cashen! The 2013 Day of Excellence speaker is back to captivate us with her class, humor and wit. For more than 20 years, Christine has jazzed audiences throughout the world with her down-to-earth attitude combined with a colorful artistic streak. _Her Mission: Carpe Chaos! Life is messy. People are challenging. There is never enough time! Well get over it! Seize your time, seize your energy and take the reins so you can be the boss of your life.


Mike Oster
It Starts With Attitude

Mike Oster has entertained Day of Excellence for years, first as presenter at the inaugural event in 2010, then as emcee on multiple occasions. Mike has been a speaker, trainer, leader, mentor and consultant providing quality “edutainment” (Education in an Entertaining way) for over 25 years. Experience from his 30+ year military career with the South Dakota Army National Guard, employment by a Fortune 500 company, business owner, elected official and most importantly being a father of four (and that's just getting started) has led Colonel Oster to where he is today. Mike will motivate and inspire you to look inside, find your best self, and grow in It Starts With Attitude.

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