General Session Speakers

First Lady Teresa ParsonFirst Lady Teresa Parson

9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16

As the wife of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Teresa Parson brings to her role as First Lady the experience of being a mother, grandmother, businesswoman, volunteer and advocate. After working 40 years in the banking industry, Teresa retired to continue serving her community.

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Lisa MillsLaughter You Can Bank On
Lisa Mills
Lisa Mills Speaks

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16

Today’s banking professionals are all working toward leading and serving in a way that brings excellence to the forefront of their organizations. However, many of them face daily obstacles that have very little to do with banking in a traditional sense. Embracing constant changes, developing strong teams, integrating solutions while also genuinely connecting with those they lead and serve can be overwhelming. As an executive director turned professional comedian and speaker, Lisa Mills discovered a very simple truth: laughter equals connection and connection equals trust. Mills explores four extraordinary strategies for creating connection that leads to incredible customer service and exchanges work-life stress for work-life success.

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Tsvetelina Thompson

Sexual Exploitation of Minors: How the Financial Industry Can Help to End It
Tsvetelina Thompson, Founder
Twentyfour-Seven

10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 16

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network actively fights human trafficking, which is not just about stopping criminals. It is about protecting people and families, and many of the most vulnerable in our society. Fundamentally, stopping human trafficking is about saving lives. Financial institutions are in a unique position to make observations when interacting with customers, and these observations can help them detect and report suspicious financial activity that may be related to human trafficking. Tsvetelina Thompson shares her real-life story as a sex-trafficking survivor and details resources to help end sexual exploitation of children and others.

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Joe Micallef Grow UP SalesSeize More Victories by Creating a Powerful Coaching Culture
Joe Micallef, Sales Strategist and Coach
Grow UP Sales

12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 16

The U.S. women’s soccer team seized another great victory at the 2019 World Cup. They are the most successful world team in any sport, and it’s no secret they achieved that success through regular and consistent training of their skills. How well is your bank consistently developing your team’s skills so you can achieve more victories? Joe Micallef shares the powerful coaching cultures he has introduced at banks across the globe to help these teams score more goals and achieve greater success for their banks, their customers and themselves.

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Denise Purdy

Breaking the Myth of Work-Life Balance: Strategies to Outsmart Your To-Do List and Kiss Overwhelm Goodbye
Denise Purdy, Transformational Life Coach
Purdy Your Image LLC

2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16

You know you need to take more time to spend with your family or even yourself. You have a career that requires your time, attention and devotion. But, you are feeling the pull in both directions — all the time. When you are with your family, you are thinking about work. When you are at work, you are thinking about your family … or how you’d really like some time for yourself. Does work/life balance even exist? Is it achievable? YES! … although not likely in the way you think. Discover and refresh your spirit as Denise Purdy reveals the truth about work-life balance and how to finally kiss overwhelm goodbye. 

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Holly Hoffman

Write Yourself a Note
Holly Hoffman
CBS Survivor Contestant

3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 16

At the end of the day, unless we make a conscious effort to bring ourselves back to center and refocus, we begin to lose ourselves. However, it’s never too late to find your purpose. Holly Hoffman offers encouragement, optimism and a roadmap for self-discovery that inspires you to work toward a successful, fulfilling life for yourself. Discover a simple tool to refocus and reprioritize you. As you “write yourself a note,” you will begin to discover if you are where you want to be. You will encourage yourself to find purpose. No matter what stage of life you’re in, we all need purpose. Define your fine. Be confident. Be great. Be you. 

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Kat PerkinsFearless Success
Kat Perkins
NBC's The Voice

9:15 a.m. Friday, April 17

Kat Perkins expands on the world of being an entrepreneur beyond the well-oiled machine of reality television. How do you stay successful in the professional world and within your personal goals? Kat takes you on her journey from “then” to “now” and how you can find fearless success in all aspects of your life.

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Amy Roloff

Looking UP! To Possibilities: You Are A. M. V. P.
Amy Roloff
TLC’s Little People, Big World

9:15 a.m. Friday, April 17

Life is full of opportunities, and our attitude can either limit them or encourage them to rise. Amy Roloff shares some life stories and explains how being on a reality show changed everything for her. You can’t let your perceived limitations stop you from reaching your professional and personal goals. It all starts with Acceptance, knowing you do Matter and that you have Value and Purpose. Choose to look UP! rather than down or straight ahead. It’s a big world, and it’s full of possibilities!

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Amy Roloff, Kat Perkins, Holly HoffmanWe Got This ... Together!

We are all different women. We have different personalities, different occupations and different lifestyles. We are different sizes and are at different points in our lives. However, there is ONE THING we all have in common … we all have a lot on our plates! We are professional jugglers ... work, family, friends, house, health … our to-do lists are endless. Kat, Amy and Holly will help you empower today for the reality of tomorrow. We’ve got this … together!