Keynote Presenters

The Professional Growth Conference offers attendees two unique general session presentations, the first on Thursday, November 15, and the second on Friday, November 16. Keynote presenters deliver timely, engaging content to facilitate your personal and professional growth and wellness.


1st Keynote: Alex Sheen

November 15, 2018

Alex Sheen is the founder of “because I said I would“, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organization send promise cards to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost. Alex is someone who truly honors commitment. He once walked over 240 miles across the entire state of Ohio in 10 days to fulfill a promise. Since his father’s passing on September 4, 2012, “because I said I would“ has sent over 4.47 million promise cards to more than 150 countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. His charitable projects and awareness campaigns have been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CBS Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and many other programs. He has also been featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine, honored as a Steve Harvey “Harvey’s Hero” and was the closing TED speaker at TEDxUtica and TEDxYouth@Austin. Alex’s efforts in social media were featured in BuzzFeed’s “Most Important Viral Videos of 2013” and have made the #1 spot on the front page of Reddit.com over 10 times.



2nd Keynote: Chad Littlefield and Will Wise

November 16, 2018

Ready for some fresh tools to connect? Chad Littlefield and Will Wise will present a compelling and thoughtful perspective on how to creatively connect and engage both your clients and coworkers.The session will highlight fresh tools on how to create relationships of trust and ask more powerful questions You will walk away from this session with concrete, actionable tools to infuse into your own practice.