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Our Preferred Partners

Dan Cockerell

Dan Cockerell is the former Vice-President of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida. He helps business executives develop exceptional leadership skills and build a strong culture for their teams by providing customized, authentic presentations, insightful workshops and one-on-one coaching. Dan focuses on relevant examples and inspiring storytelling from his 26-year career with The Walt Disney Company. From working as a parking attendant at Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida, to operating and managing the biggest theme park in the world, no one understands what makes individuals and organizations successful better than him.

Denella Ri'chard

Denella is a sought-after world traveler, travel expert and industry thought leader, often speaking at conferences on the future of travel, women in travel, innovations in travel and diversity in travel. She has held senior leadership positions with publicly traded multi-billion dollar travel companies, such as Hilton Worldwide, Carnival Corporation & Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. She is also the travel host on the broadcast television lifestyle and culture series, “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard,” with a focus on vacation experiences around the world.

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson, NCAA and NBA Champion graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Psychology. He is an International Public Speaker and his book, Stamina is an Amazon #1 Best Seller. Over the last 20 years he has successfully owned and operated various global businesses; including hotel villas, retail franchises, restaurant chains and the Stamina Foundation. Awarded the United Nations humanitarian award his philanthropic efforts have led him to continue his work empowering youth through college scholarships and life-skills job empowering youth through college scholarships and life-skills job training.

Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. As a Senior Operating Executive for ten years, Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and the ESPN sports and recreation complex, in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world. He is now dedicating his time to public speaking, while also authoring a book on leadership, management and service excellence titled, “Creating Magic…10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney.”

Dr. Michael G. Goldsby

Michael G. Goldsby, PhD teaches innovation, complex problem solving, and productivity in the Ball State University’s MBA concentration in entrepreneurship. During his leadership, his academic team has earned national rankings. Goldsby has produced 43 refereed journal articles. He is also the author of seven books and his research has been reported in many international media outlets, such as ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and the Associated Press.