Summit Speakers

Spirit of Success Featured Presenters:

Harvey Mackay, keynotes speaker at Spirit of Success Entrepreneurial SummitHarvey Mackay is the author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. Both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. In total, Mackay’s books have sold 10 million copies worldwide, been translated into 37 languages and sold in 80 countries.

He is one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers. Toastmasters International named him one of the top five speakers in the world. Central to Mackay’s business, and to his books, is the ability to stay competitive in the often cut-throat world of business, to ‘swim with the sharks’, without sacrificing one’s personal integrity or doing it at the expense of other people. He does this by focusing on building strong relationships with both customers and employees.

At age 26, he purchased a small, failing envelope company in 1959 which has grown to a $100 million business employing over 600 people. MackayMitchell Envelope Company is one of the nation’s major envelope manufacturers, producing 25 million envelopes a day. As chairman, Harvey’s philosophy is engrained in the company, beginning with its motto: Do what you love, love what you do and deliver more than you promise. To see Harvey in action, click here.


Billy McLaughlin, keynote speaker at Spirit of Success Entrepreneurial SummitBilly McLaughlin has been described as “the walking, talking, music-making example of the “impossible” giving way to persistence, innovation, discipline and creativity.” McLaughlin is recognized internationally as a world-class musician and composer whose career was nearly lost to a yet-to-be-cured neuromuscular disorder, Focal Dystonia. Today, he has reclaimed center stage and astounds audiences with his unique finger-style guitar music, which he has relearned one note at a time…left handed.

Organizations around the world are asking Billy McLaughlin to share his story about overcoming seemingly impossible challenges. Billy proves that nothing can hold you back from creating on-going success for yourself and your organization. This truth is music to the ears that comes straight from the heart.

McLaughlin is the recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s Public Leadership Award. Previous winners include Paul Allen, Julie Andrews, Leon Fleischer, Michael J. Fox and Cuba Gooding Jr. To see Billy in action, click here.

Joan Steffend, keynote speaker at Spirit of Success Entrepreneurial Summit Joan Steffend offers a cultural shift centered on “taking back the fear I helped to inspire as a former news anchor, night after night telling people what I thought was the truth about our world; only to find out later that it was, maybe, a fragment of a percent of the truth, and that most of us are capable of higher ideals, meaning and achievement.”
Her presentation will fan the flames of inspiration and, instead, open our minds to who we really are.

Steffend has spent nearly 30 years in the media, first as a national Emmy-winning news reporter/anchor at the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St Paul, and then as a top-rated host on HGTV (Decorating Cents, White House Christmas, Dream Home Specials). She has appeared on Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly and the Today show. She is a published author. Her first book, “… and she sparkled” was published in 2010 and her latest is due in 2012. She is most passionate about this moment and her involvement with “Peace Begins with Me” (a small BIG peace project). To see Joan in action, click here.


Paul Scheele, keynote speaker at Spirit of Success Entrepreneurial SummitPaul R. Scheele, Ph.D.,is the CEO of Scheele Learning Systems. an international firm offering keynote presentations, in-depth trainings and executive mentoring. He has a unique blend of expertise that combines neurosciences, business, psychology and learning which facilitates problem solving, creativity, communications, accelerated learning and leadership development. Paul is also the founding partner of Learning Strategies Corporation, a premier publisher of human development programs through which he has published over 50 programs. He has a doctorate in Transformational Leadership and Change from Antioch University and advanced degrees in Biology and Learning and Human Development. His expertise in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), accelerated learning and preconscious processing advances progress and overcomes challenges that creates success in today’s ever changing and challenging world. Visit to learn more. To see Paul in action, click here.


Dave Horsager, Keynote speaker at Spirit of Success Entrepreneurial SummitDavid Horsager is an author, business strategist, and keynote speaker. Through his book and programs he shares the secrets of using trust to impact the bottom line. Combining humor, illustrations, and memorable stories with research and insight, Dave sheds light on the confusion and misconceptions surrounding the cornerstone of personal and professional success. Dave learned firsthand how the world’s most successful people gain and keep the trust of their customers and colleagues. He’s taken that knowledge and broken it down into tangible steps that audiences and readers can incorporate into their own lives right away. As a Certified Speaking Professional, David has delivered life-changing presentations on four continents, with audiences ranging from Fortune 500 executives to the armed forces and professional sports teams. He’s built his reputation on two things – being easy to work with and delivering engaging, high-energy speeches every time. To see Dave in action, click here.


Shaune Arnold, panel moderater for Spirit of Success Entrepreneurial Summit

Shaune B. Arnold, Esq. has more than 18 years of experience providing General Counsel advice to start-up, emerging growth and traditional businesses of widely varying industries to help them meet their expansion needs. In addition to nurturing a very strong renewable energy practice, Attorney Shaune’s transaction experience includes organizing companies and making them fully capital compliant with Securities Exchange Commission regulations, and with various state Blue Sky laws, conducting mergers and acquisitions, and structuring strategic alliances between companies.

Shaune is an accomplished corporate trainer, committed to helping you develop your full business potential. Shaune shows audiences how to enjoy their personal and professional journey while building a solid foundation for their business, and providing the ultimate key necessary for lasting success!

Shaune is also General Counsel and CEO of The Book Factory, Inc., a full-service publishing company that is poised to release HEROES, by Julianna O’Hare, its first hardcover novel. HEROES is being developed into a 6-hour miniseries.

Shaune is a recent #1 Amazon Bestselling author of Fight for Your Dreams: The Power of Never Giving Up, co-authored with Master Motivational Speaker, Mr. Les Brown. To see Shaune in action, click here.

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