Keynote/Featured Speakers

Transform your Mind, Transform your Performance

Jack Hirsh has always been fascinated by one thing: the process of personal change and improvement. He noticed early in his career that whether itís at home or in the office, most of us struggle to make the kinds of improvements in our lives that we dream about achieving. We wish for the promising career and the better life but canít seem to motivate ourselves to achieve them.

In this interactive presentation Ė which provides laughs and impactful lessons in equal measure Ė you will learn the real secrets to meeting your goals, including:

  •      3 practical techniques to get and stay focused on your goals
  •      Overcome self-limiting beliefs
  •      Control emotions in high stake situations and embrace change

Best of all, with volunteers self-selected from the audience, Jack will show the power the subconscious mind has in shaping our behaviors and performance with a memorable, and business appropriate hypnosis demonstration.

If youíre ready to make real and permanent changes to your life and career, this is the one presentation you cannot miss!

The modern workplace is constantly evolving and changing, with some jobs going away (switchboard operator) and others being created (app developer). But every 30 years, a new wave of technology fundamentally changes the workplace. Assembly lines, computers, and the internet all dramatically shifted the nature of work and changed the American workplace. Looking ahead to 2030, there is another revolutionary wave that is going to crash the future of work in America. The combination of automation and artificial intelligence will create a new revolution that will destroy not just jobs but potentially entire industries.

Rather than sit back and hope, now is the time to prepare for the coming reality of 2030. We need to be developing the revolutionaries of the future! There will still be jobs, but they will require a different set of skills and abilities. Learn how to develop the skills that will make you and your job seekers relevant today and in the future. Donít sit back and let the waves drag you down, choose instead to ride the coming revolution Ė and come out on top!


By the end of the workshop, attendees will learn:

  • The impact of 30-year waves on the American worker
  • The factors that are driving the 2030 wave
  • The impact of automation and AI on both education and the workplace
  • Strategies for developing the skills for the future

Mark Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS in Cleveland, Ohio. Mark is a noted expert on Generation Y and Z. He has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today's young people, both in the classroom and on the job.

After successfully parenting two Millennials as a single father, Mark has become a passionate advocate for bridging the generational divides that are contributing to America's profound skill gap. Parents, schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations across North America have successfully used Mark's insights and strategies to connect more effectively with the younger generations.

A dynamic and motivational public speaker, Mark frequently delivers keynote speeches at national and statewide events. He regularly addresses both small groups and massive crowds in his capacity as a generational and performance experts, reaching thousands of educators, parents, employers, and young people each year with his powerful message of change and empowerment.