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Sheriff J.B Smith

  • Former Sheriff of Smith County, Texas from 1976 - 2012
  • Humorist, Auctioneer, and Banquet Speaker
  • Featured on The Early Show and NBC's Today Show

Traveling From: Tyler/Dallas Texas

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Ed Foreman

  • Former Texas Congressman
  • Humorist & Motivational Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Larry Gatlin

  • Famed Gatlin Brothers member, recording artist and Grammy Award Winner
  • Texas Celebrity Performer and Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Texas and Tennessee

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Eric Shanteau

  • 2008 Olympic Swimmer & Motivational Speaker
  • Known for delaying cancer treatment to compete in the Olympics

Traveling From: Texas

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Christine Cashen

  • Texas' Top Humorista!
  • Humorist & Conference Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Doc Blakely

  • Texas Humorist, Story-teller, Banquet Speaker, & Entertainer

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Linda Armstrong

  • Mother of Lance Armstrong
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Dana Bowman

  • Special Forces Soldier & member of the U.S. Army's elite parachute team, the Golden Knights
  • Double-Leg Amputee and Inspirational Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Jim Whitt

  • Best Described as a Cross Between Dr. Phil and Jeff Foxworthy
  • Cowboy and Speaker on Purpose and Motivation, Management Consultant

Traveling From: Texas / Regional

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Jim Stovall

  • Faced with total blindness, Jim Stovall has gone on to accomplish the unbelievable.

Traveling From: Texas / Regional

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Alan Bean

  • Fourth man in history to set foot on the moon (Apollo 12)
  • Texas Celebrity Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Bob Losure

  • Former CNN Headline News Anchor
  • Cancer Survivor and Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: Oklahoma

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Michael Hoffman

  • Hilarious, Productive, Mind Blowing, Life-changing.
  • High-Energy Texas Motivational Speaker

Traveling From: Dallas, TX

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Richard Hight

  • An Inspirational Speaker Who Draws to Illustrate His Life Changing Messages
  • If you can dream it, he can draw it!
  • Featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX

Traveling From: Texas

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Michelle Aguilar

  • Winner of "The Biggest Loser" TV Show Season 6
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker; Reality TV Star

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Jim Morris

  • Subject of the Blockbuster Film "The Rookie"
  • Texas Inspirational Keynote Speaker

Traveling From: San Antonio, Texas

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David Cook

  • David's best seller "Seven Days in Utopia" is now a movie starring Robert Duvall
  • Former Mental Training Coach for the San Antonio Spurs
  • Celebrity Performance Coach for PGA, NBA, NFL, MLB, & Olympic Players

Traveling From: San Antonio, TX

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Billy Riggs

  • Humorous Texas Motivational Speaker & World Class Magician
  • Known as "The Dr. Phil of Magic"

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Dave Lieber

  • Former Columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker, Business Speaker & Humorist

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Dennis McCuistion

  • Host of the Nationally syndicated McCUISTION program on PBS
  • Executive Director of Corporate Governance for UT
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker and Media Personality

Traveling From: Texas

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Gary Owen

  • Hypnotist, Ventriloquist, Comedian, Announcer
  • Featured on "Good Morning America" and in Time magazine
  • Known as Darci Farmer's Long Time Coach (the Hit Sensation Seen on America's Got Talent)

Traveling From: Dallas

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Aaron Peirsol

  • 7 Time Olympic Medalist; Texas Celebrity Speaker
  • Known as the best US Backstroker of all time

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Bob Goshen

  • Former U.S. spy turned professional business speaker
  • Known for designing Coca-Cola's #1 strategic initiative of all time
  • Helps audiences find true north when things are going south!

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Todd Huston

  • World-Record Holding Disabled Athlete; Inspirational Speaker
  • As Seen in Sports Illustrated, L.A. Times, and on CBS, ABC & CNN

Traveling From: North Texas / Regional

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DeWayne Owens

  • Current Leadership Role at Zig Ziglar Leadership Center
  • Former Mentee of Zig Ziglar

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Sally Baskey

  • Texas Humorist and Keynote Speaker
  • Performs in her trademark character: Ida Mae Fudpucker

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Rory Rowland

  • Keynote and Motivational Speaker with a Powerful Message
  • Author of the books: My Best Boss Ever, My Best Service Ever & Think Huge

Traveling From: Texas / Regional

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Gary Sheely

  • An Entertaining Illusionist that speaks on change, communication & personal development
  • Author of: "Cutting Away: Finding Courage for Radical Life-Changing"

Traveling From: North Texas / Regional

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Dr. Jon Taylor

  • Hypnotist & Speaker on how to use the power of the mind
  • Corporate Friendly, Clean and FUN Entertaining Hypnosis Shows

Traveling From: Houston or Dallas, Texas

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Theresa Behenna

  • Motivational Speaker, Entertainer, & Emcee with an Aussie Flair
  • World-Recognized Pianist

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Gerald Daniels

  • Turned his life around after serving 20 years in prison
  • Now a Successful Business Owner of a Construction Company

Traveling From: Texas

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Byrd Baggett

  • Texas Leadership, Motivation, and Business Growth Keynote Speaker
  • Developing authentic leaders and passionately engaged teams

Traveling From: San Antonio, Texas or Nashville

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Scott Conard

  • Leader in Heart Disease Prevention, Wellness Care & Weight Loss
  • Leading Texas Doctor and Health Crusader

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Lori Randall

  • Faith-based women's conference speaker
  • Mrs. Christian World 2002
  • Author of "What Shoe Are You?: Understanding Different People"

Traveling From: North Texas

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Kerry Robertson

  • Journal Record named as 1 of "50 Women Making a Difference"
  • Communications, Change, Presentation Skills and Entertaining Banquet Speaker
  • Former News Anchor for CBS in OKC; Former OKC Teacher for 10 Years

Traveling From: North Texas

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Sean Algaier

  • "Biggest Loser" Season 8 Finalist
  • Co-wrote Song Nominated for a Grammy Award

Traveling From: North Texas

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Hugh Aynesworth

  • Covered the assassination of J.F.K.
  • Contributor to Dallas Morning News features & Formerly with Dallas Times Herald
  • Former Washington Times Southwest Bureau Chief, Dallas

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Linda Bauer

  • Featured speaker at numerous Food and Wine Festivals
  • Current travel editor for Reviewit Magazine in TX
  • Author of Capitol Hill Cooks: Recipes from the White House, Congress, & All of the Past Preside

Traveling From: Houston, TX

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Colonel Stephen M. Bauer

  • Longest serving Military Social Aide in the history of the White House
  • Author: 'At Ease in the White House' & 'How to Sell to the United States Gov'
  • Social Life in the White House

Traveling From: Houston, TX

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Mike Blakely

  • Named Vocal Artist of the Year at the Texas Music Awards
  • Co-authored "A Tale Out Of Luck" with Willie Nelson

Traveling From: Texas

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Chris Bliss

  • Speaker, comedian, and activist featured repeatedly on the Tonight Show
  • American Satirist and Variety Performer

Traveling From: Texas

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Mike Boettcher

  • Former ABC War Correspondent; CNN's Former Chief Terrorism Correspondent
  • Recently Embedded in Iraq & Afghanistan with ABC
  • Subject of the ABC documentary film "The Hornet's Nest" (released 2014)

Traveling From: North Texas / Regional

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Walter Bond

  • Former NBA player for the Dallas Mavericks
  • Business Speaker; Known as "Mr. Accountability"

Traveling From: Minnesota

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Barbara Bush

  • Former First Lady, Author, Speaker
  • Helps Fight the Cycle of Illiteracy through the Barbara Bush Foundation

Traveling From: Texas

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John C. Morgan

  • "The face" of President George W. Bush
  • Showman, musician, actor and comedian who plays the bit for all it's worth!

Traveling From: Texas

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Dave Carey

  • Spent 5 1/2 years as a P.O.W. in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton"
  • Texas Veteran & Patriotic, Military and Motivational Speaker

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Gayle Cotton

  • International Speaker, Business Expert, Sot After Keynote Speaker
  • Number One Choice For Cross-Cultural Audiences

Traveling From: Dallas

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Sean Elliott

  • Two-Time NBA All-Star
  • Lead the Spurs to their NBA Championship in 1999
  • Spurs TV Analyst for FSN South

Traveling From: San Antonio, Texas

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Cody Fisher

  • The Corporate Entertainment Specialist

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Sam Gemar

  • Astronaut known for successful completion of three missions in space
  • Currently Engineering Test Pilot & Director of Flight Operators at Bombardier, Inc.

Traveling From: Wichita, Kansas

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Cliff Harris

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Appearing in Five Super Bowls
  • Named Sports Illustrated's "All Time Dream Team Free Safety"
  • Football Player Turned "Green" Businessman

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Chad Hedrick

  • 5-Time Olympic Medalist
  • Second man in American history to win five Olympic medals in long track speedskating
  • Winner of 50 World Championships - Inline Skating

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Hattie Hill

  • Named by FORBES as one of the "Most Powerful Business Women in Texas"
  • Speakers on leadership, diversity, social media & other Business topics
  • Author, Human Relations Consultant

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Vicki Hitzges

  • Former Co-Host for the Dallas Cowboy's Show (Special Edition with Jerry Jones)
  • Former Award Winning Anchor for NBC Corpus Christi
  • Motivational Humorist and Author

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Vern Holder

  • Attitude Speaker and Humorist
  • Workplace Safety Expert and Geologist

Traveling From: Texas / Regional

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Suzie Humphrey

  • Texas Humorist & Cancer Survivor
  • 2004, Texas Radio Hall of Fame

Traveling From: San Antonio, Texas

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Chuck Jackson

  • A Serious Message. An Entertaining Style.
  • Western Humorist and Texas Motivational Speaker

Traveling From: North Texas Area

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Micheal Jr

  • Appearances on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, TV One, BET ComicView, and more
  • First comedian to ever appear live via satellite on The Tonight Show

Traveling From: Dallas, TX

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Charles Justiz

  • NASA's Chief Aviation Safety Director
  • Captain of the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Kimberly Key

  • Past Division President of the American Counseling Association
  • Author of "Ten Keys to Staying Empowered in a Power Struggle"

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Larry Kryske

  • Retired Naval Officer, Private School Administrator, & Strategic Planner
  • Professional Speaker, Respected Authority on Life & Leadership of Winston Churchill

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Mamie McCullough

  • "I Can. You Can Too!"
  • The Ultimate Motivator
  • Inspires Inspirational Transformations

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Chef Darren McGrady

  • Known as "The Royal Chef"
  • Chef to Queen Elizabeth & the Royal Family for 15yrs
  • Featured on the Oprah Show, Larry King, Fox & the BBC

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Brent Mendenhall

  • The Original George W. Bush Impersonator
  • Featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Traveling From: Joplin, Missouri

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Cindy Morrison

  • Former Lead Investigative Reporter at the Tulsa ABC Affiliate
  • Change, Networking, Social Media, & Women's Conference Speaker

Traveling From: Regional / North Texas area

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Leslie Mouton

  • Cancer Survivor& Inspirational Speaker
  • News Anchor & Award Winning Journalist

Traveling From: San Antonio, Texas

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Story Musgrave

  • Former Astronaut & Surgeon; Made Six Space Flights
  • Professor, Businessman, Landscape Architect, concept artist with Walt Disney Imagineering

Traveling From: Texas (no air/ground travel expenses charged for events in Texas)

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Ainsley Nelson

  • Member of Gov. George W. Bush's Senior Staff (serving with Rove, Gonzales, Hughes & others)
  • Former Director of Scheduling for George W. Bush (Governor)
  • Spearheaded Daily Operations for George W. Bush for 4 1/2 Years

Traveling From: Lubbock, TX

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Patrick O'Dooley

  • High-Energy, Content-Rich, Motivational Speaker
  • Former Airline Pilot & Military Officer
  • 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guaranteed

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Drew Pearson

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Football Player
  • Successful Businessman, Holds Countless Professional Records, 1970 NFL All Decade Team

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Patrick Perez

  • America's Freshest Youth and Student Success Entertainer
  • Author: "Mad Skill for Student Success"

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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Lyndy Phillips

  • Post Dinner Humorist and Comedy Magician
  • Making People Happier and Healthier with Laughter

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Howard Putnam

  • Former CEO of Southwest Airlines
  • Celebrity Business Speaker
  • Author of "Winds of Turbulence"

Traveling From: California

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Chef Stephan Pyles

  • Legendary Founding Father of Southwestern Cuisine
  • Chef and Owner of Stephan Pyles, Stampede 66 and San Salvaje
  • Founding board member of Share Our Strength

Traveling From: Texas

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Eddie Reese

  • Head Coach for University of Texas & 3 Time Men's Olympic Swim Team Head Coach
  • One of the top swimming coaches of all time, has coached numerous Olympians

Traveling From: Austin, Texas

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The Swing Riders Show

  • Father and Son Performance Group: Mike and Doc Blakely
  • A foot-stompin', barn-burnin', wild west comedy musical

Traveling From: Texas

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Shayla Rivera

  • Comedian, Keynote Speaker, TV Host, Actor

Traveling From: Austin, TX

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Will Roberts

  • Modern Day Will Rogers; Speaker, Humorist, & Trick Roper
  • Former Cirque du Soleil Featured Act; Social Media Simplification Speaker
  • Nationally Syndicated Radio Host of the "Will Roberts Weekly Telegram"

Traveling From: Nevada

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Peter Roussel

  • Former White House Spokesman
  • Radio/TV Commentator

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Gene Stallings

  • Former Texas A&M Coach & Secondary Coach for Dallas Cowboys
  • Lead the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl XII win

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Roger Staubach

  • Heisman Trophy Winner and Former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Successful Real Estate Businessman; Sold Company for $613 Million

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Dayna Steele

  • Hall of Fame radio personality
  • Nationally recognized radio and TV personality
  • 100 Most Important Talk Radio Show Hosts

Traveling From: Houston, Texas

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Andrew Urich

  • Entertaining Keynote & Motivational Speaker
  • Speaks on Influence Skills, Communication & Personal Branding

Traveling From: Texas / Regional

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Danny White

  • Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
  • Dallas Cowboy from 1976 to 1989
  • Former Utah Blaze and Arizona Rattlers Head Coach/GM

Traveling From: Arizona

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Randy White

  • Former Dallas Cowboy Football Player
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl MVP, "Strongest Player"

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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Tracey Yukich

  • Contestant in Season 8 of NBC's hit TV show, The Biggest Loser
  • From 250 pounds to 132 pounds!

Traveling From: Dallas, Texas

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