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CPAE Summit

Experience the CPAE Summit on Feb 24, 2024, with speakers Jane Herlong, Phil Van Hooser, Simon Bailey, Tim Gard. You will learn as these highly successful, hall of fame speakers share their own experiences and journeys of building their professional speaking careers.

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CPAE Summit
CPAE Summit

Feb 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST


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The CPAE Summit is THE session of the year to learn from a variety of high-level speaking professionals the best practices that helped them be what they are today. This virtual session will be filled with insights so have your note-taking tools ready and come with questions to put into the chat.


Serious Levity: Learning at the level of laughter, where people connect and learn more deeply.

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a highly skilled and accomplished speaker who uses humor to teach people how to be more resilient and resourceful. He also coaches businesses on how to increase productivity and employee enthusiasm. With over 20 years of experience as a successful business owner, Tim truly "walks his talk." Prior to starting his own business, he worked in sales and in the State and Federal Government as a fraud investigator. He is also a Navy veteran. Tim is widely recognized as a pioneer in humor-based training and has achieved the elite honors of being a certified speaking professional (CSP) and a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, which is held by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide. He is the author or co-author of several books including Just Plane Funny, My Policy Manual, Motivational Leaders, and Humor Me. Tim's presentations are full of humor and his messages are universal as his audiences are diverse.

Simon T. Bailey, a trailblazer in his field, has ascended to extraordinary heights, recognized among

Success magazine’s Top 25 alongside Brené Brown, Tony Robbins, and Oprah Winfrey, as well as

leadersHum Top 200 Power List in 2023. With the Disney Institute as his launchpad, he’s left an indelible

mark on 2,300+ organizations in 54 countries, such as American Express, Deloitte, Marriott, Visa,

Stanford Health Care, and Taco Bell.

Through books, speeches, and coaching, Simon captivates the lives of countless individuals around the

globe, inspiring them to lead better, stay curious, and embrace a growth mindset. Prepare to be

empowered and reach new heights as he propels you toward a brilliant future. Your journey to brilliance

starts now.

From farm fields to fame, Jane Jenkins Herlong is a Sirius XM Humorist

and international best-selling author. Alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Ray

Romano, and Jerry Seinfeld, her comedy is known far and wide.

Not just a funny lady, Jane is also an award-winning author. She's churned

out five award-winning books, each one more Southern-fried than the last.

Her latest gem, "Sweet Tea Secrets from the Deep Fried South," is on the

shelves of Cracker Barrel nationwide and is being optioned for an upcoming


In speaking, Jane holds a place in the Speaker Hall of Fame, next to Ronald

Reagan and the late General Colin L. Powell. She also earned the title of Certified Speaking Professional and

recently was inducted into the Legends of Speaking in Washington D.C.

Jane faced her share of "You can't do thats" in her life, thanks to the dyslexic label stamped on her early on.

But she just laughed, probably snorted, and transformed every "NO" into a "NEXT." You see, Jane believes

that humor is the WD-40 of life—it makes everything run more smoothly. Jane shows crowds how to wrestle

stress to the ground, and then high-five it out the door—all with a grin and a "watch me" attitude.

Her vocal and humor talents earned her features on Sirius XM, Pandora, Spotify, and Amazon. She speaks in

four languages: English, Southern, Northern, and Lowcountry Gullah (gul-la).

Jane journeyed from the rows of her family’s Lowcountry tomato farm to the runway of the Miss America

Pageant and then to Radio City Music Hall. She finished college with top honors and attended graduate

school. Her message helps people change "NOs" into "NEXTs," one laugh at a time.

Whether sharing wisdom or humor, Jane Jenkins Herlong is an act you won't want to miss.

Our Host, Phillip Van Hooser is passionate about developing intentional leaders who can effectively engage

and empower their employees to deliver powerful results.

A seasoned leadership expert, keynote speaker, and author for over 35 years, Phil has shared his

leadership process with individuals and organizations around the world - with extraordinary results!

A Hall of Fame keynote speaker and six-time author, Phil’s unique conversational style and relatable

storytelling captivate audiences while empowering them with the fundamentals they need to

unlock their leadership potential and elevate others.

Phil’s insight, candor, and experiential understanding of leadership have made him a trusted guide

to any individual or organization ready to level up their leadership.


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