Member Reunion Keynotes


  • 2018 Member Reunion Recap

    An inspiring recap of the 2018 member reunion held in December in Dallas, TX.

    Runtime 03:09 Watch
  • Haley Rushing

    Stagen member since 2017 and Chief Purposologist of The Purpose Institute, describes the importance of finding the balance between saving the world and savoring it.

    Runtime 23:26 Watch
  • Rick Sapio

    Stagen member since 2001 and CEO of Mutual Capital Alliance, describes how his chaotic childhood and 'winning' formula was preventing him from reaching his full potential.

    Runtime 34:44 Watch
  • Elyse Stoltz-Dickerson

    Member since 2012 and CEO of Eosera, reveals how she struggled with proving her worth throughout her life and encourages us to unleash our greatness.

    Runtime 17:07 Watch
  • John Tobin

    Member since 2011 and President and Founder of Slalom Consulting, describes how he identified a niche in the consulting industry and created Slalom Consulting.

    Runtime 22:44 Watch
  • Jeff Sinelli

    Member since 2001 Founder and CEO of Which Wich, talks about the need for urgency in order to create real, transformational change.

    Runtime 24:13 Watch
  • Andy Eby

    Member since 2017 and President of Bickford Senior Living, describes his journey of becoming an NFL Offensive Lineman to taking over the family business and discovering his true calling - a caretaker for the elderly.

    Runtime 29:51 Watch


  • 2019 Member Reunion Recap

    An inspiring recap of the 2019 member reunion held in December in Dallas, TX.

    Runtime 04:03 Watch
  • Julie Van Amerongen

    Stagen member since 2016 and maximizer for entrepreneurs, details the importance of delayed gratification.

    Runtime 19:09 Watch
  • Chad Houser

    Stagen member since 2018 and Executive Director of Cafe Momentum, reveals how a few young men from Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center transformed his life and continue to motivate him to live out his purpose.

    Runtime 24:58 Watch
  • Brian Schultz

    Stagen member since 2009 and Owner of Studio Movie Grill, walks through his journey to becoming a purposeful leader and entrepreneur with the help of visualization and story-telling.

    Runtime 17:17 Watch
  • Meghan French Dunbar

    Stagen member since 2019 and start-up advisor, walks through her journey of starting a conscious media company and reveals the number one mistake most start-ups make.

    Runtime 18:14 Watch
  • Bill Hayward

    Stagen member since 2014 and CEO of Hayward Score, describes how he woke up the lumber industry from a convenient dream and transformed his company to be a leader in sustainability.

    Runtime 28:03 Watch
  • Michael Shaun Conaway

    Stagen member since 2020 and CEO of StoryWorks, details how we experience time through story-telling.

    Runtime 23:47 Watch


  • 2021 Member Reunion Recap

    An inspiring recap of the 2021 member reunion held in December in Dallas, TX.

    Runtime 03:05 Watch
  • Rick Voirin

    Rick Voirin, Chairman of Stagen Leadership Academy, describes how the range of what we, as human beings, think we can do is limited by what we fail to notice in life.

    Runtime 26:42 Watch
  • Vid Deva

    Vid Deva, Stagen Leadership Academy's Religious Scholar and Graduate Academy Dean, shares the importance of community in the context of the 2021 reunion theme, Shaping The Future.

    Runtime 16:28 Watch
  • Mel Gunawardena

    Mel Gunawardena, Stagen Member and Managing Partner of Synergen Health, describes three key life events that shaped him into the leader he is today.

    Runtime 22:46 Watch
  • Carrie Freeman Parsons

    Carrie Freeman Parsons, Stagen Member and Chairman of Freeman, describes how she led the world's largest event production company through the Covid 19 crisis with grace and vulnerability.

    Runtime 24:07 Watch
  • Antoine Joyce

    Vice President of All Stars Project and Stagen Member, Antoine Joyce, describes growing up in Bed-Stuy and how a few specific people shaped him into the leader he is today.

    Runtime 24:04 Watch
  • Albina Rippy

    Stagen Member and entrepreneur, Albina Rippy, invites us into a state of ease through a guided meditation.

    Runtime 14:40 Watch
  • Rand Stagen

    Rand Stagen, CEO of Stagen Leadership Academy, asserts that what the world needs right now more than anything is leadership, and calls us to step in and step up to an emerging worldview called "Higher Ground."

    Runtime 17:09 Watch
  • Mike Howard

    Mike Howard, Stagen Member and CEO of Howard Energy Partners, describes the moral dilemma he faces as an energy executive - the desire to deliver more energy to help lift people out of poverty and the possibility of restricting energy in the hopes we can protect our climate.

    Runtime 18:51 Watch


  • Vid Deva

    Vid Deva, Stagen’s Graduate Academy Dean and Religious Scholar, encourages us to allow ourselves to rest and to look for the unconditional goodness in life.

    Runtime 20:06 Watch
  • Global Segment

    Stagen Members, Thomas Eckschmidt, Nick Gluzdov, and Dumi Gunawardena invite us to walk the path by highlighting the current shadow and light of their home countries in Brazil, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka.

    Runtime 27:09 Watch
  • Rajesh Midha

    Rajesh Midha, Stagen Member, CEO of Bottle Rocket, and President of Ogilvy Experience, teaches us that life is not a problem to be solved, but rather a mystery to be lived – and that it’s not what happens, it’s how we relate with what happens that’s most important.

    Runtime 25:10 Watch
  • Michelle Forbes

    Dr. Michelle Forbes, Stagen Member and Chief Medical Officer of Catalyst Health Network, demonstrates incredible strength and vulnerability as she shares her childhood story, and helps us understand how focusing on one step at a time is sometimes the best way forward.

    Runtime 16:30 Watch
  • Chris Emerson

    Chris Emerson, Stagen Member and Former Chairman and CEO of Airbus U.S. Space and Defense, describes how a life-changing event taught him the importance of slowing down and being present.

    Runtime 30:29 Watch
  • Chris Moreland

    Chris Moreland, Stagen Member and CEO of Moreland Accord, emphasizes the importance of finding the good in every situation and teaches us that it’s ok to not have all the answers.

    Runtime 28:12 Watch
  • Matt Lillie

    Matt Lillie, Stagen Member and Founder of BriteVibe, guides us through a restorative mediation, encouraging us to reflect on our lives through the lens of the labyrinth.

    Runtime 13:26 Watch
  • Ashli Blumenfeld

    Ashli Blumenfeld, Stagen Member and Co-President of Standard Meat, exemplifies the power that comes with letting go of perfectionism and encourages us to have hard conversations.

    Runtime 18:55 Watch


  • First United Bank

    Stagen Member Company, First United Bank, demonstrates how they are leveraging various Stagen programs to not only empower and invest in their employees, but their communities all across Texas and Oklahoma as well.

    Runtime 22:36 Watch
  • Navigating Life’s Inflection Points

    Stagen Member, Jon McGraw, and Stagen’s Chief Development Officer, Lisa Martin, share their stories of when they denied, avoided and accepted the challenge of their life.

    Runtime 20:01 Watch
  • Alejandro Chaoul

    Alejandro Chaoul, Stagen Member and Director of The Jung Center's Mind Body Spirit Institute, guides us through a mindful exercise and meditation, reminding us to be present in our lives.

    Runtime 09:47 Watch
  • Rick Voirin

    Rick Voirin, Chairman of Stagen Leadership Academy, declares the moral case for development, and teaches us that when we find what we deeply care about, it will inspire others to find themselves.

    Runtime 24:48 Watch
  • Joe Eby

    Joe Eby, Stagen Member and Co-President of Bickford Senior Living, shares his journey of finding his life's purpose.

    Runtime 19:32 Watch
  • Slalom

    Joel Forman, General Manager of Slalom Build, and Raff Viton, Slalom Build's Global Lead, dive deep into how they are building better tomorrows for all through the true partnership between Stagen and Slalom.

    Runtime 20:06 Watch
  • Heidi Zuckerman

    Heidi Zuckerman, Stagen Member and CEO & Director of Orange County Museum of Art, illustrates how living life as art is living life with intention – and offers us the idea that art can keep us company.

    Runtime 17:46 Watch
  • Garney Construction

    Stagen Member, Jordan Wilcosky, and Stagen Coach, Andrea Bednar, describe how the true partnership between Stagen and Garney Construction has allowed Garney to scale their impact in the world.

    Runtime 11:09 Watch
  • 2023 Member Reunion Recap

    Runtime 03:08 Watch
  • Curtis Hite

    Curtis Hite, Stagen Member and CEO of Improving, articulates the light and shadows of economic systems in the world and how the systems, that encourage freedom and choice, act as a catalyst for human progress.

    Runtime 21:47 Watch
  • Rick Sapio

    Rick Sapio, Stagen’s very first Member and President of Mutual Capital Alliance, shares the lessons he has learned since August 18th, 2023 – a critical threshold moment in his life.

    Runtime 26:07 Watch
  • Kenny Robison

    Kenny Robison, Stagen Member and CEO of Crest Industries, describes how he is currently planning for his family-owned company to prosper for the next 1,000 years.

    Runtime 30:41 Watch