Power Speakers

Alexsys Thompson

     Author, Executive Coach, Conflict Resolutionist, Entrepreneur

Tuesday, March 20th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Session 3.0 – Opening Power Speaker

What got you here, won’t get you there: 13 Keys to Unlock Your Leadership Greatness

Excelling in your craft and moving up? Great, now you’re a leader, now what? The journey to your greatest leadership potential is one of the toughest and most rewarding journeys you will embark on. The world needs more courageous leaders, so let’s go! Alexys will tell you how to move from reactionary leadership to creative leadership and bring all the gifts of the reactive with you. Research shows us there are 13 key areas a leader will need to develop within to realize their greatest leadership potential. Alexsys will explore them and how you can get access to them.

Lexy’s passion for strong leadership and high functioning teams drove her career into the entrepreneurial space in 2010, which has given her the unique lens necessary to provide high-caliber services in a market lacking in professional resources. In 2014, after consulting for many years, Lexy’s success propelled her to take her coaching practice up a notch and create, Trybal Performance, LLC.

As an executive coach, entrepreneur and conflict resolutionist, Lexy’s distinctive strengths and experience are a potent combination that enables her to assist leaders and their teams in mapping a route into the future, taking into account all points of impact. When problems arise, her commitment to clean, concise and kind candor help clear the way for the optimal solution.

Many of the amazing leaders she has had the honor to work with have described her as a breath of fresh air, a safe place, a consummate strategist, as well as a confidant. She leverages humor (in the right context) to empower a leader to move forward and be fearless on the journey of knowing self. Her personal mission statement is to “Create safe places for souls to show up”.

As the Founder of Trybal Performance, she utilizes a robust suite of tools to help her clients build an organizational foundation whose core is abundance based. Simply put, that means she starts with what is right and works to fill in the gaps of what is not. Her intimate knowledge of what it takes to make an organization successful from the top down allows her to speak on a variety of topics, including how to build and maintain a Strengths-Based Ecosystem, optimizing communication including conflict resolution, creating, and sustaining Abundance-Based Environments, leadership, workplace bullying and creating safe spaces.



  • BA Leadership
  • MS Leadership & Executive Coaching
  • Certified Executive Coach (University)
  • Board Certified Executive Coach (BCC)
  • Forbes Coaches Council
  • Certified Gallup Strengths Coach
  • Certified MBTI
  • Certified Leadership Circle
  • Certified Dream Manager
  • Certified Crucial Conversations & Accountability Facilitator
  • Certified How to Talk About it (HTTAI) Facilitator
  • Human Capital Institute (HCI) Blogger (four years +)


  • Gratitude and raising your EQ (Emotional Intelligence)
  • Taking on the tough stuff through gratitude
  • Why gratitude practice is imperative and not everyone is doing it
  • The power of a strengths-based leader
  • Playing to your strengths as a leader
  • The power of the Introverted Leader
  • What got you here, won’t get you there (13 keys to leadership greatness)




In her work with Executives and organizational leadership, Lexy knows that company culture is one of the most important aspects of long-term success for everyone from the CEO to the front lines. She has found time and time again that having strong core values that are clearly communicated on a consistent basis can be a game changer. In fact, it’s a key element of building an Abundance-Based environment, which is a workplace build on a foundation of accountability and gratitude. That’s why she and her Tryb keep their values front and center and hold each other accountable, and consider expressing gratitude personally and professionally to be a vital behavior.

Lexy uses gratitude as a foundational part of all her coaching assignments. It has become such a staple of the leader’s evolution when they work with her that she designed and published a gratitude journal to assist the leaders she supports in their personal and professional growth.  The journal has already taken off in presales and will hit the selves in Nov. 2017.  Her innovation in this space and models for applying gratitude as an access point in conflict, teams and in manifesting the life you are here to live is becoming increasingly a focal point of her work. She has two books in the process to publish in 2018 on these topics.

Lexy and her Tryb have witnessed among themselves, and with their clients, the power of acknowledging moments of gratefulness, and how practicing gratitude leads to a mindset of abundance. As Lexy likes to say,

“Gratitude is a resource unmatched by any other. It always fills and never depletes. It fuels and never dampens. It’s renewable and available to everyone. When we truly express gratitude from our hearts, we are exchanging currency that ignores typical human barriers and paves a path toward unity. Gratitude is humble and vulnerable, yet makes us all stronger.”

Meagan Johnson

Bright, Funny, Delightfully Obnoxious Generational Humorist!

Wednesday, March 21st, 12 pm - 1 pm

Session 6.0 – power speaker and lunch

Zap the Gap, Generations @ Work!

From Boomers To Linksters, Working With Multiple Generations

For the first time in history, there are five generations working side by side: the Traditional Generation (born pre-1945), Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), Generation X (born 1965-1980), Millennial Generation (1981-1995), and the Linkster Generation (born after 1995). Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends, and cultural phenomena of their time (which we call “generational signposts.”) Consequently, each has different values, standards of quality, and attitudes toward customers and coworkers. These differences can wreak havoc, or they can be a source of incredible energy and creativity. It’s important to understand these differences and to have specific strategies for dealing with them.

In this highly charged, participatory presentation, Meagan Johnson outlines the dominant generational forces in the workplace and how each generation’s “signpost” drives motivation, influences company loyalty, delivery of customer service and communication between coworkers. Learn from Meagan what you can do now to make the most of each generation in your workplace!

Topics discussed include:

  • Generational Signposts
  • A social media policy at work that works
  • Sources of generational conflict
  • Capturing Baby Boomer brainpower before it walks out the door
  • Tapping into Gen Xers’ self-reliant and often autocratic attitudes
  • Creating a connectivity breeding ground for Millennials and how to start engaging the Millennial Generation
  • Appreciate Linksters and their future in the workplace

Meagan takes on generational issues with an insider’s perspective. She spent years in the corporate world working for companies like Quaker Oats and Kraft Foods. At each organization, she became frustrated by the blinders her own managers seemed to have when it came to career development and training. Meagan began to research small and large businesses to uncover the most effective way to solve the multi-generational clash. Meagan does not just explain the differences between the generations; she demonstrates how to move from conflict to constructive conversations between generations

Meagan is known as a “Generational Humorist” and has an outspoken, take-no-prisoners Gen X attitude and challenges her audiences to think differently and act decisively when dealing with multiple generations.

Meagan graduated from Arizona State University Business School with a BS in Marketing. After working several years in a sales environment Meagan became discouraged to hear all the negative comments about Generation X. (Generation X is the 50 million people born between 1965 and 1980.) As a Gen Xer herself, she felt these comments were of course unfounded. She was further frustrated by the blinders her own managers seemed to have.

Meagan began to research everything from small to large corporations in order to find successful ways to work with the younger generation. From that ZAP THE GAP Solving the Multi-Generational Puzzle was born.

Since 1997 Meagan Johnson has entertained and educated thousands of audience members. She has written a variety of articles about the multiple generations and has been interviewed for many publications and audio programs. She has been quoted in The Chicago Tribune, CNNMoney.com, US News & World Report and many other publications. She wrote the Generational chapter in the book Success is a Team Effort. Meagan and her Baby Boomer father, Larry Johnson are the authors of Generations, Inc – From Boomers to Linksters, Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work.

Nothing changes perceptions more than a passion for life, work and success. To complicate matters, each generation has a different perception of what motivates them. Meagan says, “Every generation gets a negative label when it enters the workforce. For example Baby Boomers were called trouble-making hippies when they first went to work. Once we take time to understand the motivations and mindset of each generation, working with them, communicating with them and managing them becomes a more successful effort”.

What seemed like a perfect solution yesterday is the source of tomorrow’s problem. Learn from Meagan what you can do now to make the most of each generation in your workplace!