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    Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

    Date: April 15, 2015, 8:30am – 12:30pm
    Rebecca Cianci
    Toftrees Resort and Conference Center
    1 Country Club Lane
    State College, Pa. 16803
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    HRACC and Express Employment Professionals present:  Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast

    Join us for a powerful event featuring a trio of distinguished speakers who will share their unique perspectives and life lessons that shaped their definitions of a leader.  These speakers have proven they not only understand the principles of great leadership- they live them. 

    The 2015 Refresh Leadership LIve simulcast topics and speakers include: 

    Goal Setting – The Secret of Successful Leaders
    Featuring Daymond John, CEO of FUBU and Shark Branding, and Co-Star on ABC's "Shark Tank"

    Rather than spitting-out the same tiresome business clichés, Daymond will share the exact goal-setting strategies he attributes to his success and will teach you how to incorporate them into all your endeavors. He'll challenge you to exercise your brain in a way that cultivates a positive, goal-setting mindset.

    About Daymond John
    Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. From his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales, and a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show "Shark Tank," Daymond John continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment, and beyond. An industry leader, best-selling author and ground breaking entrepreneur, he has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker.

    As Founder and CEO of the FUBU ("For Us, By Us") clothing line, John took the company from concept to global fashion powerhouse, with annual retail sales in excess of $350 million. Introducing many of the tactics commonly used today, he pioneered the art of integrating fashion, culture and music nearly 20 years ago. From his then-unprecedented guerrilla marketing and branding techniques, to the continuously innovative ways in which he uses social media, brand integration and his expertise in pop culture, Daymond John remains a cutting edge business strategist.


    The Funny Thing About Leadership
    Featuring Dan Aykroyd, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Musician, Businessman … Ghostbuster

    Dan Aykroyd has worn many hats – actor, comedian, screenwriter, musician, businessman, Ghostbuster, Blues Brother – the list goes on and on. During his presentation, Dan will discuss the lessons he's learned about great leadership throughout his legendary career and how they have impacted every facet of his life.

    About Dan Aykroyd
    Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada on July 1, 1952 (Canada Day), and is best known as a member of the original cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL), roles in iconic movies like Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, and Driving Miss Daisy, and as one of the founding partners of the House of Blues restaurant and live music venues.

    Since his stint on SNL, Dan has built an impressive movie career starring in legendary comedies like Ghostbusters and Academy Award-winning dramas like Driving Miss Daisy – for which he earned a best supporting actor nomination. Dan also received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 1979 for the triple platinum selling BRIEFCASE FULL OF BLUES album he recorded with the late John Belushi.

    Most recently, Dan co-starred with Will Ferrell, Zach Galfinakis, and John Lithgow in the Warner Bros comedy "The Candidate," the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra," co-starring opposite Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, in "Tammy," opposite Melissa McCarthy, and as James Brown's manager in "Get on Up."

    Outside the entertainment industry, Dan, along with his partners, has launched several wines bearing his name including the Dan Aykroyd Discovery Series and the Dan Aykroyd Signature Reserve VQA Vidal Icewine, which was named Canadian Wine of the Year by the Wine Council of Canada. The success of his spirit business in Canada prompted Dan to enter the U.S. marketplace in December 2008 with his Crystal Head Vodka which is produced in Newfoundland.


    From Homeless to Harvard
    Featuring Liz Murray, Motivational Speaker and Bestselling Author

    Liz Murray shares her fascinating, inspirational story of growing up with two drug addicted parents who she began supporting at age 10. While living on the streets of New York, she completed and graduated from high school in just two years, then went on to receive a full scholarship to Harvard University.

    About Liz Murray
    From homeless to Harvard… it's an unlikely turn of events. Liz Murray's life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Murray's life as the child of cocaine-addicted parents in the Bronx was bitterly grim. There was never food in the house, everything was filthy, drugs were everywhere, and the welfare checks were spent before they arrived.

    By age 15, Murray's mom had died and she was homeless – living on the streets, riding the subway all night, and eating from dumpsters. Amidst this pain, Murray always imagined her life could be much better than it was. "I started to grasp the value of the lessons learned while living on the streets. I knew, after overcoming those daily obstacles that next to nothing could hold me down." Determined to take charge of her life, Murray finished high school in just two years while camping out in New York City parks and subway stations.

    Liz Murray's story sounds like a Hollywood movie—and it practically is. Lifetime Television produced a movie about her life story entitled From Homeless to Harvard, which premiered in April 2003. Murray is the recipient of Oprah Winfrey's first ever Chutzpah Award. Her memoir, Breaking Night, was released in September 2010 and within a week landed on The New York Times best-seller list.

    Murray received her B.S. in Psychology from Harvard University in June 2009.

    This event is preapproved for HRCI recertification credits!!!

    **Light breakfast and a boxed lunch to take will be provided.