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Volume 7 Issue 3

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Join us at the 2024 Leadership Development Symposium this January in San Marcos for inspirational and informative words from these and other amazing keynote and breakout session speakers!

Christian Boucousis, widely known as Boo, is a world-renowned professional speaker with a reputation for delivering life-changing insights. With thousands of 5-star Google reviews, Boo is one of the most impactful speakers on individual and organisational performance in today's high-paced digital economy. As a former fighter pilot, Boo has lived at the cutting edge of human and technology integration, where speed, decision-making, and technology merge into one. He has successfully adapted the skills he acquired during his fighter pilot training to build three multi-million-dollar businesses, including a humanitarian business, a high-rise hotel, and a digital publishing powerhouse.

Darryl Strawberry is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game, the power he possessed at the plate and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives. His major league career spanned almost two decades from 1983 to 1999 with four major league World Series Championships playing for the Mets and Yankees. On October 1, 1998, Strawberry was diagnosed with colon cancer. Two days later, he had surgery to remove a tumor and 24 inches of his colon. On October 14, doctors announced that cancer had been detected in a lymph node so he would also have to undergo chemotherapy. On July 28, 2000, a C.T. scan suggested that Strawberry's cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. The next month, he had surgery to remove a tumor near his left kidney. Today, Darryl’s purpose and passion is speaking a message of hope and helping others transform their lives.

In her NYT Bestselling memoir Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six, Jessica details her experience as she was abducted at gunpoint and held for ransom by a group of Somali pirates for 93 days. Forced to live outdoors in deplorable conditions, starved, and terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters, Jessica’s health steadily deteriorated until, by order of President Obama, she was rescued by the elite SEAL Team Six on January 25, 2012. Through sharing epic moments of her captivity, Jessica Buchanan allows the audience into her experience, showing how she accepted life’s most important invitation (and how you can too!): to become a collaborator with change. Jessica shows how to create the strategies to survive and thrive no matter what life challenges you are facing through her own story of survival.

Symposium Registration Information
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Symposium Information

January 8–10, 2024
Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center
San Marcos, Texas

No Admission Fee for Texas Emergency Response Personnel.
$150 for out-of-state attendees.
Limited number of attendees this year so Register Today!

Hotel Room Reservations

The host hotel Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center is fully booked for the 2024 Symposium. Overflow hotels nearby are also offering a special conference rate.

Book your room now! These overflow room blocks are filling up quickly.

If you have any questions about registration or hotels please contact:

Phone: 979-500-6900

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