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What is Achieve?

As the premiere leadership event of the Michigan Realtors®, Achieve provides leaders of every level with the tools needed to be the change they want to see in their local associations, offices, and communities. Sharpen your leadership skills with top industry speakers and network with fellow Realtor® professionals. The President's Reception at Achieve creates an evening of connection and celebrates the new Michigan Realtors® Board of Directors.

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Eric Papp

Founder of Agape Leadership, LLC is an intellectual capital firm focusing on leadership for business performance.

He has a successful history of delivering proven strategies of how people can be productive and increase performance in a complex world.

Since 2010 he has worked with thousands of managers and is evaluated as one of the top management's trainers in North America.

He is the author of Leadership By Choice published by John Wiley and Sons and 3 Values of Being An Effective Person.

And is the creator of the podcast Ownership At Work Available on iTunes and the internet.

Eric serves as a weekly contributor as the leadership expert on News Talk 1530.

Partial Client List:

• Million Dollar Round Table • American Dental Association • FL Clerks and Comptrollers • AAA Insurance • National Institute of Health • Homeland Security • FL Realtors • Nationwide Insurance

He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

He lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Brieann and their dog Gracie. In his spare time, Eric is active at his church and practicing the kettlebell.

Crystal Kadakia

Crystal Kadakia is a leading expert on the topic of millennial behavior and future of work. She is the author of the best-seller, The Millennial Myth, and a two-time TEDx speaker. She spends most of her time consulting with organizations such as General Mills and Southern Company to help modernize their workplace.

Her educational background includes a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Org Development. For fun, she is obsessed with immersing in new cultures and adventures in the outdoors. One of her favorite trips was a 9-hour, 15 km hike in Norway.

Karim Ellis

Karim R. Ellis is a Dynamic Motivational Speaker with over 10 years of experience in the field of speaking, training, coaching and breakthrough success. As the author of the upcoming book, “G.P.S Your Success”, Karim takes great pride in developing both champions and leaders. His messages and concepts help people to grow to the next level as he creates an atmosphere of greatness in those he connects with on a daily basis. He is also an active member of both the National Speakers Association and Past President with Toastmasters International. He is also the owner of two successful businesses.

As a Les Brown Platinum Speaker and a certified member of the John Maxwell Team, he speaks, inspires, and teaches Leadership / Professional Development principles to over 70 organizations a year. Some of these companies include Honda, General Electric, Anthem, Kroger, The United States Postal Service, ODOT, The Dept. of Defense DFAS, The Urban League, SHRM and many, many more.

All successful organizations understand that effective leadership is at the heart of every business and both the Les Brown Institute & the John Maxwell Team pride themselves on Leadership Creation and Development. As a trainer/coach, Karim has several engaging group programs specifically designed to take Leaders to the Next Level.

When Karim delivers a message, he absolutely makes sure that the room “gets it”. If you are looking for a fun, engaging, entertaining, and inspiring motivational speaker that will leave your group amazed….. Karim R. Ellis is definitely it!!!!!

The BOOM Team

Todd and Megan Ferris and Terry Waggoner are the owners/operators of Ferris Property Group, a dynamic real estate team in the greater Indianapolis area. Consistently ranked as top producers in their market, they run the largest team in FC Tucker Company— Indiana’s largest real estate brokerage.

The trio consistently trains, coaches, and teaches agents throughout the country—both at individual brokerages, and the industry’s top conferences and events, while still staying active as real estate agents, working in the trenches with buyers and sellers day in, day out.

In May 2016, they began hosting the well-known Boom Real Estate Podcast on iTunes, where they train agents to have amazing businesses and amazing lives. Since the podcast’s inception, Todd, Terry and Megan have played host to the top names in the real estate world—Leigh Brown, Tom Ferry, Patrick Lilly, Seth Price, and many more.

Best known around the country for their creativity, innovation, next-level marketing, culture building, and social media presence, Todd, Megan, and Terry believe in breaking out of the box in order to build incredible businesses—and helping other agents do the same.

The group’s chemistry dates back to the college days, where they met and grew to be great friends. This chemistry, humor, and success are the cornerstone of their professional and personal lives, and their passion comes through each and every time they take the stage. Groups large and small have thoroughly enjoyed their presentation style and content, and leave feeling empowered, motivated, and ready to take action.

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The Hotel

JW Marriott - Grand Rapids

Allow for the extraordinary to emerge. The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is considered a world-class hotel for both business and pleasure. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, just 25 miles from Michigan’s celebrated West Coast, the JW has 337 well-appointed, smoke-free rooms and suites on 23 floors. Among the uncommon amenities, each private retreat has wireless Internet access, a 42" flat screen TV and luxurious bedding.

Get ready for the BOOM

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