Join 600 fellow executives, entrepreneurs, and marketers at the leading personal brand building conference—brought to you by Influencer Inc.

You'll leave with personal brand strategy you can implement immediately for yourself or others in your company. You'll learn how to publish a book, launch a podcast, land paid speaking engagements, get featured in top publications, leverage social media, and more.
Salt Lake City, 13 October, 2018
Marriott at City Creek, Downtown SLC
Keynote Speakers
Ann Romney
The Former First Lady of Massachusetts
New York Times Best-Selling Author
Former First Lady of Massachusetts. In 1998, Romney was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She has volunteered much of her time to raise awareness of the disease. By increasing the profile of MS, as well as raising funds for advocacy and research. She is the founder and global ambassador of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In the Fall of 2015, Thomas Dunne Books published Romney’s memoir, In This Together, detailing her journey with MS. She has been involved with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Right To Play, formerly Olympic Aid.
Marshall Goldsmith
World-Renowned Business Educator and Coach
Marshall Goldsmith was recently recognized as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world. He has received numerous awards including, the Lifetime Achievement Award,  and BusinessWeek’s 50 great leaders in America. Dr. Goldsmith's Ph.D. is from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. He teaches at Dartmouth's Tuck School. He is one of a select few advisors who has been asked to work with over 120 major CEOs and their management teams. Marshall's books include What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There, Triggers, Succession,  and his latest book How Women Rise.
Whitney Johnson
NY Times Bestselling Author, Innovative Speaker, Harvard Business Review Contributor
Recognized as a Thinkers50, Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption. She is the author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Build an "A" Team. Whitney is one of Marshall Goldsmith's original cohort for the #100 Coaches Project, is a coach for Harvard Business School's Executive Education program, a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, is a Linkedin Influencer with over 1.3 million followers, and hosts the Disrupt Yourself Podcast.
Learn to Disrupt Yourself and Lead Yourself Up the Learning Curve
Greg McKeown
Best-Selling Author, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Emerging as one of the most sought after speakers on leadership, peak performance, and business growth, Greg McKeown has trained at hundreds of events across the world. McKeown’s innovative perspective challenges conventional wisdom and defines how to break through to the next level of success and profitability by focusing on what is essential. He has spoken at companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn,, Symantec, and Twitter and is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn Influencer’s group.
Essentialism + You = Breakthrough
Chris Brogan
Author of 9 New York Times Best Sellers
Chris has spoken for or consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more. He’s appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, interviewed Richard Branson for a cover story for Success magazine, and once even presented to a Princess. People like Paulo Coelho, Harvey Mackay, and Steven Pressfield enjoy sharing their projects and best ideas with Chris, because they know he’ll share them with you. Tony Robbins had Chris on his Internet Money Masters series. Forbes listed Chris as one of the Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014, plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs. Statsocial rated Chris the #3 power influencer online.
Cynthia Johnson
Co-Founder and CEO at Bell + Ivy, Speaker, Columnist & Author, Marketing and Personal Branding Expert
Cynthia Johnson is a global entrepreneur, marketing professional, author and keynote speaker. She is Co-Founder at Bell +Ivy. Cynthia was listed as top personal branding experts in 2017 by Entrepreneur, top 50 marketers on SnapChat by Mashable, top 12 Female Entrepreneurs that Inspire by Darling Magazine, and top 20 people in SEO by Guardian. In 2016 she was selected as a mentor by Entrepreneur Magazine's e360 event. She is a contributing columnist to Entrepreneur, and has had work published in Forbes, TIME, and several other industry-specific and top-tier publications. Her first book Platform will be published in January 2019 by Penguin Random House.
Platform: The Art and Science of Personal Branding
Setema Gali
Former NFL, Super Bowl Champion, Influencer, Reverend Of The Revolution
Don’t mistake Setema for a “motivational speaker.” In a world where most are hiding, pretending and faking, Setema shares powerful truths of influence, persuasion and impact. How to live your life, tell the story, and make the money even if no one's heard of you before. This is not for the faint of heart. Learn how Setema, a passive Polynesian kid from Utah, became an All-American football player, made the pros, won a Super Bowl, got hurt and lost it all… then rose again to achieve success deeper than any scoreboard and a prize far beyond rings and trophies.
Get Paid To Tell Your Story
James Lawrence
The Iron Cowboy - 50 Ironman, 50 States, 50 Days 
Guiness World Record Holder, Extreme Athlete
James Lawrence is known as the Iron Cowboy. A nick name he received by the public after he started to wear a cowboy hat during the marathon portion of his Ironman races so he could easily be identified by his children. With two Guinness world records under his belt, James and his family attempted to do something every person deemed impossible. Sports Illustrated ranked James in the top 50 fittest freaks with the likes of Lebron James and Connor McGregor, 2 of James' favorite athletes. RedBull declares that 'when it comes to endurance, he is unstoppable'. Success magazine named him 'The Most Enduring Man In The World’. He has literally redefined the definition of impossible.
Redefine the Impossible
Duncan Wardle
Former VP of Innovation & Creativity for Disney
Ever wonder why your best ideas come to you in the shower? Or why that killer comeback one-liner always comes to you 5 minutes after the argument is over? Have you ever asked yourself how Einstein, Disney and Edison innovated? Or wondered how some people develop breakthrough ideas that revolutionize an industry? In his presentations, Duncan shares a series of case studies from his time at Disney and will immerse you in a unique set of innovation tools and techniques that everyone can use to think and act more audaciously and get to breakthrough ideas.
Jia Jiang
TED Speaker and Author of Rejection Proof
World’s foremost expert on rejection. The founder and CEO of Wuju Learning, a company that trains organizations and employees to become fearless. Jia’s story started several years into his corporate career, he took a risk and stepped into the unknown world of entrepreneurship, which resulted in everyone’s biggest fear…REJECTION. This set Jia on the path to his true calling. To conquer the fear of rejection, Jia embarked on a personal quest and a video blog to face 100 Days of Rejection. His journey revealed a world that was hidden in plain sight, where rejection is an advantage instead of a setback, and opportunities behind every rejection.
Thurl Bailey
Speaker, Entrepreneur, & Former Utah Jazz Player
Widely recognized as a former NBA player with the Utah Jazz, Bailey hasn’t slowed down since he retired from the court. He has continued his career in sports as a broadcast analyst for the Utah Jazz and the University of Utah, and has established himself as an actor and an award-winning singer/songwriter. Bailey's career and service has led to numerous awards for leadership contributions to the community,including the NBA's prestigious Kennedy Community Award, the Utah Association for Gifted Children's Community Service Award, Sigma Gamma Chi fraternity's Exemplary Manhood Award, the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America's American Champion Award.
Jenni Morse
Inspire Your Team by Uniting Around a Common Cause
O.U.R. has gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. In her role at O.U.R., Morse is responsible for studying U.S. and International laws on sex trafficking and cyber crimes; liaising with prosecutors, law enforcement and judges worldwide; evaluating the needs of each country’s law enforcement, and coordinating requested training and vital equipment. Prior to joining O.U.R., Morse was an Assistant District Attorney in Texas for thirteen years. Morse is the recipient of the prestigious Sword of Justice award. 
Impact Summit is proud to partner with O.U.R. in donating a portion of proceeds to support ending slavery. Learn more at
Paul Allen & Founder, Tech Visionary, 
Global Strengths Evangelist
Ancestry Founder, Paul Allen was once on a mission to connect you to your past. And now? Now he is on a mission to connect you to a future where you know your strengths and get to use them every day, where using your God-given talents brings you success and joy at work and in life. Renowned as the “Strengths Evangelist,” Paul helps individuals and organizations unlock their potential and accomplish truly great things. 
Focus On Your Strengths To Build Your Personal Brand Faster
Dave Ulrich
Co-founder, The RBL Group
Best Selling Author, Leadership & HR Expert, Thought Leader 
Ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business, a top 5 coach in Forbes, and recognized on Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading business thinkers, Dave Ulrich has a passion for ideas with impact. In his writing, teaching, and consulting, he continually seeks new ideas that tackle some of the world’s thorniest and longest standing challenges. Ulrich’s 30 books, over 200 articles, and countless speeches have shaped the corporate agenda in the field of leadership.
Increase Your Impact By Creating What's Next
Ryan Foland
Master of Ceremonies
Branding and Leadership Expert, TEDx Presenter, Marketing Influencer
Ryan Foland will be our MC at Impact Summit. An entertaining and engaging speaker, Foland was named Top Youth Marketer by Inc. Magazine and Top Personal Branding Expert by Entrepreneur. He keynotes and coaches leaders worldwide on the art of simplifying their messaging for greater impact. He is the inventor of 3-1-3® Method, a process whereby ideas begin as three sentences, condense into one sentence and then boil down to three words. Ryan is a Managing Partner at He writes for Influencive and has appeared in Forbes, HuffPost, Fortune, Mashable and more.  
Influence Panel
Submit your questions about thought leadership, influence, and personal branding to get insights into the minds and experience of our expert Influence Panel.
Nicea DeGering
ABC4 Utah Anchor
Panel Moderator
Troy Dunn
Media-TV Expert
Elisa Garn
Personal Branding Expert
Jill Wesley
Speech and Body Language Expert
Devin Thorpe
Champion of Social Good
Rusty Lindquist
Former VP of Thought Leadership at BambooHR 
Impact Sessions
Practical, TEDx Style Breakout Sessions
Gain actionable, practical knowledge from top personal branding and marketing experts as they teach you how to design a personal brand website, engage in thought leadership on LinkedIn, build an email list, launch a podcast, publish a book, land features in top publications, get paid to speak, and start a coaching career.
Jill Wesley
Pro Speech Coach for TEDX & NFLPA
Founder Science + Soul of Speaking
Davis Smith
Founder and CEO Cotopaxi, Entrepreneur
Troy Dunn
Producer, TV Personality, Best Selling Author, Media Expert
John Dye
Social Media Expert, Influencer Marketing Strategist
Kimberly Tosti
FranklinCovey, Unleashing Career Growth
Marco Barker
Founder, Barker Diversity Consulting, Utah's 40 under 40 
Ryan Foland
3-1-3 Method, 3X TEDx, Branding Expert
Travis Hansen
Former NBA, Founder & CEO Tesani Companies
Kevin Giddins
EVP at Blue EQ, Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leader
Meg Johnson
Founder Miss Wheelchair Utah, Author, Youtuber
James Carbary
Founder Sweet Fish Media, B2B Growth Podcast Host
Dave Jennings
Leadership and Change Expert, Business Acumen, Inc
Ryan Millar
Gold Medal Olympian, Partners In Leadership
Adam Buchanan
Influencer Marketing Strategist Author
Joel Erway
Webinar Strategist
Podcast Host
Chris Deaver
Fortune 50 Influencer, Former Disney, Thought Leader, Author
Michael K. Simpson
FranklinCovey, Global Delivery and Consulting
Joe and Christina Hammond
Expert Marketing & Video Storytellers
Travis Chambers
Social Video Hacker
Jenn Foster
Self-Publishing Expert
Chris and Brittany Kurtz
Founder Do Good. Be Kind. 
Principal at Peer Thru
Ben Taylor
CMO, Strategist, Speaker, Brand Builder
Matt Fritzsche
Owner, Amplified Minds
Josh Steimle
Founder & CEO Influencer Inc
Caloni Michelle
Founder & CEO of Brandstrom, Personal Branding Strategist
Art Coombs
CEO of KomBea, Best-Selling Author, Speaker
Trip Hunter
Principal at Dot, Marketing guru
Brock Felt
Principal at Dot, Serial entrepreneur
Come curious and leave with your head bursting with ideas you can't wait to implement.
Come curious and leave with your head bursting with ideas you can't wait to implement.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
What Will You Learn From The Impact Sessions?
Ryan Foland
The 3-1-3® Method is the Foundation to Your Personal Brand.

Dave Jennings 
Embracing the Pit of Success: How to increase your Impact and Influence faster…a lot faster!

The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team

John Dye
5 Simple Steps to Identify and Engage Online Influencers to Promote Your Brand

Davis Smith
How Doing Good is Good for Business

Travis Hansen
Dreams don’t work unless you do

Josh Steimle
Watch a LinkedIn Profile Audit Live

Chris Deaver 
How to Turn a Moment into a Movement

Trip Hunter & Brock Felt
Keeping the "Start" In Your Startup"

James Carbary 
How to Start and Grow a Podcast: 5 Things You Need to Know

Chris & Brittany Kurtz
3 Businesses. 1 lesson. The Power of Working Toward Moments of Impact

Kevin Giddins
The Emotional Intelligence of Diversity; See beyond the Obvious

Ryan Millar
Understanding Why People Do What They Do

Meg Johnson
Picture This - Snapping the Vision of Tomorrow - Today!

Adam Buchanan
How To Grow Your Personal Brand with Marketing Trust

Jill Wesley
“Speak Up and Stand Out: How to Accelerate Your Business With Speaking

Joe and Christina Hammond
How to Produce a Video Campaign for Social Media Using Your Smart Phone

Troy Dunn
The Guru Formula

Joel Erway
How to Leverage Webinars to Build Authority and Convert New Clients & Customer in Mass

Travis Chambers
Exploding Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Jenn Foster 
Boost your Business Using the Most Powerful Marketing Tool on the Planet.

Michael Simpson 
Coaching Mindset and The Whole-Person

Marco Barker 
Uncovering Bias and Fueling Inclusion

Ben Taylor 
Using Private Label Merchandise to Grow Your Brand

Matt Fritzsche and Caloni Michelle
Mastermind Group: These Mistakes Are Costing Your Personal Brand Thousands of Dollars

Art Coombs
Don’t Just Manage, LEAD

Why should you attend?
No matter who you are, at Impact Summit you'll find practical advice on how to reach your goals using the power of personal branding and thought leadership.
  • Executives. Leverage your expertise to become a thought leader, build a legacy, and serve.
  • Entrepreneurs. Build your business by building your personal brand. 
  • Professionals. Build your personal brand to increase your career opportunities.
  • Marketers. Impress everyone as you learn new tactics that build the bottom line.
  • Aspiring Authors. Start, finish, and market your book to bestselling status.
  • Speakers. Get booked for paid speaking gigs.
Choose from three options for your ticket. All Access gives you standard access to the entire event, while VIP tickets give you everything that comes with All Access, plus a crazy swag bag with all sorts of goodies. Don't have time for everything and just want to catch the breakout sessions? We've got an option for you as well.
Student and military discounts are available. 
Why To Send Your Employees To Impact Summit
Your employees are already the most powerful influencers for your business. Do you want them trained to represent your company well, or do you want them figuring it out on their own?

Help your team members to maximize their potential and bring positive attention to your business by sending them to Impact Summit where they’ll learn what to do (and not do) on social media and how to become experts whose personal brands will bring customers to your door.

Get 30% off of your ticket purchase for 20 or more attendees. Contact for your discount code.
Your Hosts
Josh Steimle
Founder, Influencer Inc
Writer, Speaker & Entrepreneur
Josh has written over 300 articles for publications like Time, Forbes, Inc, Mashable, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur, and is the author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work, recognized by Success Magazine as one of the 5 Best Business Books of 2016. Entrepreneur Magazine put Josh on their 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 list, Forbes recognized him as one of 25 Marketing Influencers To Watch In 2017, and social media research firm Leadtail ranked Josh #11 on their list of People Most Mentioned and Retweeted by CMOs. Josh is the CEO of Influencer Inc.
Julia Deaver
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Impact Summit
Author, Event Designer & Producer
Julia has 12+ years experience directing and producing high impact events that empower, inspire and connect. Including large-scale conferences with Jumping Turtle, LLC, The Women of Light Convention, and Hello Lovely Events. Former PR Non-Profit Director at Julia partnered with UNICEF, Operation Underground Railroad, Crowdrise, and other charities for International Fundraising events. As a consultant, Julia increases sales, marketing, and media campaigns, directs social media promotions, enhances companies brand and image. 
Rob Duffin
Co-Founder, Impact Summit
COO, Influencer Inc
Formerly VP Culture at SilencerCo, Rob joined the Influencer Inc team as COO and partner to give operational support to its mission to help good people become more influential and work to change the world. You’ll see Rob at the event, doing whatever needs to be done that nobody else can.
Rob Duffin
COO, Influencer Inc
Co-Founder, Impact Summit
Rob Duffin
Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur
Josh has written over 300 articles for publications like Time, Forbes, Inc, Mashable, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur, and is the author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work, recognized by Success Magazine as one of the 5 Best Business Books of 2016. Entrepreneur Magazine put Josh on their 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 list, Forbes recognized him as one of 25 Marketing Influencers To Watch In 2017, and social media research firm Leadtail ranked Josh #11 on their list of People Most Mentioned and Retweeted by CMOs. Josh is the founder of Influencer Inc, and CEO of the digital marketing agency MWI.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Operation Underground Railroad. In the past four years, O.U.R. has rescued 1,400 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 570 traffickers around the world.
Sponsors and Partners
Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners for supporting this event.
View videos and listen to podcasts from Impact Summit presenters and organizers.
Read about Impact Summit in the Deseret News
Watch Impact Summit co-founder Julia Deaver and Founder of Science + Soul Jill Wesley give us a sneak peak into what you can expect from Impact Summit in this clip from Good Things Utah.
Watch Troy Dunn talk about what he'll bring to Impact Summit, including secrets to media success, on Good Things Utah.
Watch CEO of Cotopaxi Davis Smith and Impact Summit co-founder Rob Duffin talk about why you should come to Impact Summit in this clip from Good Things Utah.
Watch Managing Partner of InfluenceTree Ryan Foland and Impact Summit co-founder Rob Duffin discuss Impact Summit on Good Things Utah.
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