Meet the Full Game Changers Summit Speaker Lineup
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Those who have attended a Game Changers Summit in the past know that we don’t take this event lightly. It has been dubbed the #1 Legal Growth Conference on the planet for a reason — and if you’ve secured your tickets to this year’s incredible gathering of law firm owners, you’re going to see firsthand what it’s all about.
While the exclusive VIP Party, unbelievable private concert, and exceptional networking opportunities are all exciting in their own rights, the TOP reason attorneys from around the country come to the Summit is for the out-of-this-world speakers.
From fan-favorite action heroes to television royalty to workplace drama eliminators and beyond, this year’s Summit lineup is going to leave you speechless.
In this article, we’re going to introduce you to the amazing Game Changers Summit 2022 speakers and get you excited for what’s coming this November 2-3 on the field of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- David Goggins
- Kevin O’Leary
- Cy Wakeman
- John Morgan
- Camille Vasquez
- Jessica Mogill
- Jesse Cole
- Andre Norman
- John Uustal
- Laura Wasser
- Joe Fried
- Jan Dils
- Eric Chaffin
- Alexander Shunnarah
- Bob Tharp
- Anthony Johnson
- Michael Mogill
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most well-known names in the entire world. From elite bodybuilder, to beloved actor, to successful politician, this is the man who knows exactly how to reinvent himself time and time again — and at the Summit, he’s going to show you how to do the same with your law firm.
Arnold is the youngest man to ever win the Mr. Olympia title, his first of many that catapulted him to the level of a sports icon. To this day, he’s considered to be the greatest bodybuilder that’s ever lived.
After successful marketing himself as a bodybuilder, Arnold decided to try his hand at acting — and as you probably know, he was quite successful. From engrossing audiences as the Terminator to making them laugh as the Kindergarten Cop, Arnold found a way to uniquely be himself on screen while embodying his characters.
But he didn’t stop there. After acting, Arnold decided to try his hand at politics — and as the 38th governor of California, most would say his run was quite successful.
Arnold is the king of reinvention and the poster child for what it means to follow your dreams. At the Summit, he’s going to show you how to do the same in your law firm.
He wasn’t called “Mr. Universe” for no reason. Don’t miss one of the biggest names in the world at the Summit this November.
2. David Goggins
So, you think you’re tough? Wait until you meet our next speaker.
David Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. He even graduated as an Enlisted Honor Man, an award for the Sailor with the highest grade point average for the enlisted class.
Today, he’s an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed over 60 ultramarathons and triathlons, setting new course records and regularly placing in the top five athletes. David once held the Guinness World Record for completing 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours.
David is a highly sought-after public speaker, and he’s shared his inspirational story of radical transformation with hundreds of thousands of people all across the country, including professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies.
The accolades aren’t what push David to be the best version of himself, however. For him, being number one isn’t what’s important. Instead, he wants to achieve his personal best for no one other than himself. He wants to know what he’s truly capable of, because physical and mental suffering are a journey of self-discovery. No other experience makes him feel more clear, more focused, or more alive.
If you want to discover what you’re truly capable of, look no further than David at the Summit. He’ll show you how to harden your mind, build a mental toughness, and find the courage to push past any barrier.
3. Kevin O’Leary
Whether you know him as Kevin or Mr. Wonderful from television, one thing is certain: This shark can smell blood in the water from miles away. That’s why those who wish to do business with him need to bring their A-game.
A force to be reckoned with in the entrepreneurial world, Kevin O’Leary has made quite the name for himself over the years. He’s dabbled in all areas of business, television, and even Canadian politics.
Kevin is the master of telling it like it is and never apologizing for saying what’s really on his mind. If you’ve ever picked up a remote control, chances are you’ve seen his no-nonsense style of making or breaking deals on ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank, where he earned his tongue-in-cheek moniker “Mr. Wonderful.”
Not only does he know how to manage people, but Kevin’s investment savvy is top notch. Those skills are the reasons he has been able to see so much success.
Get ready to learn how to make your law firm more investable while working more efficiently to get your clients positive outcomes with Kevin at the Summit.
4. Cy Wakeman
Does your law firm suffer from unnecessary and unwanted drama? Are your team members out of control? Do you need help?
Cy Wakeman is a renowned workplace drama expert, leadership and team culture consultant, and best-selling author transforming workplaces around the country.
Known as the “secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace,” Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher and global thought leader with over 20 years of unparalleled experience. As the President & Founder of Reality-Based Leadership, she spearheads programs that train professionals in leadership development, speaking, and training. Her organization also publishes unconventional tools and leadership programs that teach business leaders how to diffuse drama in the workplace.
Cy’s leadership strategies center around returning leadership to leaders and productivity to businesses. She’s helped professionals from many well-known organizations — including Google, Facebook, NASA, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch — learn how to navigate our rapidly-changing world using good mental processes that harness the energy wasted in workplace drama and transfer it into business results.
If your firm’s culture allows for wasteful habits like gossiping, tattling, withholding buy-in, resisting change, and stepping down from accountability, then you’re not achieving the business growth that you could be.
Cy’s exclusive tools and techniques will help you eliminate drama among your team and focus on driving meaningful business results. Her no-drama philosophy will also trickle over into your personal life and help you become a more peaceful and productive person overall.
5. John Morgan
Whether you’ve seen his commercials on television or have driven past one of his billboards, there’s no denying that John Morgan is a force to be reckoned with in the legal industry.
The founder of America’s largest personal injury firm Morgan & Morgan lives by one very important slogan: For the People.
John built his firm from the ground up, and he has proven that he has what it takes to expand a law office all across the country. Because he’s established an impactful and resonant brand, he has the competitive advantage needed to succeed in the ever-crowded legal industry.
John likes to think of the legal industry as the jungle. In the jungle today, a lion will be born. That lion is the king of the jungle, simply because he or she is a lion. The same day in the same jungle, a sloth will be born. Because he’s a sloth, he’s automatically at a loss. All he can do is barely muster up enough energy to come down the tree, grab some berries, go to the bathroom, and go back up and go to sleep.
John Morgan has made it his mission to find the lions of the legal industry.
With over 800 lawyers located across America, Morgan & Morgan has proven its ability to fight to get clients everything they deserve and more. The law firm has recovered over $13 billion in all types of cases, but John and his firm are always searching for the next person to help while establishing longevity and sustainability in their practice.
If you’re ready to build the law firm of the future, John is the person who’s going to show you how to do it at the Summit.
6. Camille Vasquez
Did you watch any television this past year? If so, you likely heard about the infamous defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard — and the person who brought home a win for Depp is coming to the Summit.
Camille Vasquez was at the center of the case heard around the world this past spring, as she represented Johnny Depp in his viral defamation case against Amber Heard and became an overnight celebrity because of her involvement in the matter.
While some might have feared this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Camille was ready to get to work immediately. From gathering information to working with people close to the situation, Camille put her all into this case — all while millions of eyes watched her every move.
Being in the spotlight isn’t for everyone, but Camille didn’t bat an eye. In fact, she believes it made her work harder and double and triple check every detail to ensure a smooth, successful trial.
She soon found her success, both in the Depp trial and in her own professional life. She was deservedly named Partner at Brown Rudnick, and she’s already eager to get back to trying — and winning — high-stakes cases.
Camille is the prime example of staying cool under pressure, and she’s going to show you how to do the same at the Summit.
7. Jessica Mogill
Jessica Mogill is Crisp’s Head of Coaching Strategy. While she originally only planned to advise Crisp for 30 days, almost 10 years later, she’s helped the company grow to unimaginable heights.
On paper, Jessica is an industrial engineer. With a degree from Auburn University, Jessica got started in her career as an engineer in steel-toed boots and a hard hat.
When the time came for a career shift, she entered Crisp at the ground floor back in 2014. What was originally intended to be a 30-day advisory role to implement processes and structures to tame the madness of the fledgling business quickly turned into a long-term gig. Jessica soon contributed to Crisp’s first seven-figure revenue year and hasn’t looked back since.
Now, with over eight years under her belt at the award-winning organization, Jessica has developed a unique set of leadership and strategic skills, which she has used to take the company to new heights year after year.
This skill set now translates into guidance not only for the internal team, but also for Crisp Coach clients. As the Head of Coaching Strategy, Jessica works day-in and day-out to translate Crisp’s successful systems into repeatable processes for the top law firm owners across the nation to use within their own offices.
Jessica will show you how to ensure every team member is performing at their peak, how to empower them to communicate effectively, and how to create the most productive environment possible in your law firm.
8. Jesse Cole
Jesse Cole is the founder of Fans First Entertainment who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas, the baseball team that’s turning the sport upside down. What’s the difference between the Bananas and the rest? They make baseball fun.
Forget what you know about regular baseball, because the Savannah Bananas incorporate dancing, banana babies, and even kilts into the greatest game ever played. In Jesse’s words, “We are not your typical baseball team. We are different. We take chances. We toe the line. We test the rules. We challenge the way things are supposed to be.”
Believe it or not, there’s a method to the madness. Jesse believes that standing out is all about doing what other people won’t. The Bananas are completely focused on their fans first mentality. Everything they do has their fans’ best interests at heart.
That could also be because Jesse literally wrote the books on standing out called Find Your Yellow Tux: How to Be Successful by Standing Out and Fans First: Change the Game, Break the Rules, & Create an Unforgettable Experience.
In fact, the Savannah Bananas have gained so much momentum and attention that they’ve even earned their own mini series on ESPN+ entitled “Bananaland.”
There’s a reason this team sells out every single game and has a waiting list of over 40,000 people. Treat your law firm like Jesse has treated his baseball team and you will not fail. Expect the unexpected and embrace your uniqueness.
9. Andre Norman
Not too many people go to prison and then to Harvard, but it has been done before by Andre Norman, the man referred to as “The Ambassador for Hope.”
Born into a life of crime, Andre was destined for wrongdoing and didn’t see any reason to fight it. That all changed one day while serving a life sentence in prison, when he decided he wanted to change his life for the better.
After being released, Andre went on to found the Academy of Hope, a program designed to mentor prison leaders and influencers, set up a community outreach program for at-risk youth, and even train correctional officers on how to communicate with prisoners effectively.
When you hear his story, you might think that there’s no way it can be true — but Andre will soon prove you wrong,
Over the years, Andre has impacted communities in 25 countries, from North America to West Africa, with his story of perseverance and commitment to social change.
At the Summit, Andre will show you how to lead a purpose-driven life, the impact of mentorship, and how transforming the lives of others will fill your cup.
10. John Uustal
How can you be sure that you’re leaving a positive legacy? Are you willing to take on cases that others think can’t be won? Do you want to make the lives of consumers safer?
Look no further than seeing John Uustal at the Summit.
John is a nationally recognized trial lawyer, and he believes that his whole life has prepared him to take the case that can’t be won for the family who can’t afford to lose. Uustal leads a team of 14 elite trial lawyers who have won some of the largest and most difficult verdicts in the country against massive corporations with bottomless pockets.
John isn’t afraid to go up against big names in the legal industry and beyond, and he’ll instill that same fearlessness in you this November.
11. Laura Wasser
These days, divorce is no longer a taboo subject, and Summit speaker Laura Wasser is one of the main reasons why people are more willing to normalize the subject.
Laura is an LA-based attorney specializing in California family law. Known for her high-profile clients such as Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, and many others, she is not afraid to handle the pressure that comes with being in the spotlight.
Laura has made it her mission to simplify the process of divorce by serving as the Chief of Divorce Evolution with Divorce.com, and she hopes that one day couples will be able to reclaim control over their lives.
If you’re a law firm owner looking to attract the best clients and cases, Laura is the person to learn from at the Summit.
12. Joe Fried
It takes guts to pave the way for an entirely new practice area, and that’s exactly what Joe Fried, renowned trucking lawyer, did.
Simply put, Joe Fried revolutionized the legal industry. By niching down his focus and hyper-specializing in trucking accidents, he became the practice area’s expert.
He is now regarded as one of the most successful and knowledgeable trucking attorneys in the nation and has proven it with massive settlements as well as accolades.
At the Summit, Joe will show you how to attract the best cases and position yourself as a thought leader of your niche.
13. Jan Dils
Women are capable of anything men are capable of, and one of the people leading this movement is Jan Dils, owner of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law.
Jan has a skilled and compassionate team of more than 118 serving clients throughout West Virginia, with offices in Parkersburg, Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, and Logan, as well as one additional office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jan’s passion is fighting for people who are all too often left helpless at the hands of corporations, insurance companies, Big Pharma, and government red tape.
If you’ve ever doubted yourself and your abilities, Jan’s going to help you leave all of that in the past. Learn the power of betting on yourself, unwavering resilience, and going all-in on what you’re passionate about.
14. Eric Chaffin
When you meet a truly great attorney, you immediately know what they’re capable of — and Eric Chaffin is one of those attorneys.
Eric is the Co-Founder and the Managing Partner of Chaffin Luhana, a firm guided by a noble principle: “Doing Good By Doing Right.”
Every member of the team lives and abides by the belief that they have the power and responsibility to positively impact every person they come in contact with every day — and it’s one of the many reasons why Chaffin Luhana is one of the first names that comes to mind when people need a personal injury attorney.
This year at the Summit, Eric will help you understand the importance of Doing Good by Doing Right and tell you why you should implement a service mindset in your law firm.
15. Alexander Shunnarah
The king of billboards, Alexander Shunnarah has certainly made a name for himself in Alabama and beyond, and he’s sure to resonate with you at the Summit this November.
With his name and face plastered on over 2,000 billboards throughout Alabama, this large-scale advertising campaign has propelled his personal injury practice Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys into national prominence.
Shunnarah is one of the single greatest authorities you can find on the effectiveness of marketing and taking calculated risks to grow your firm, and chances are you or someone you know has used his services.
If you’re ready to become a dominant market leader, leave traditional marketing strategies behind, and stay on top of the legal industry, Alexander Shunnarah is the person you need to hear it from.
16. Bob Tharp
If you’re the leader of one of the largest family law firms in the country, you’ve got to be doing something right — Bob Tharp certainly is.
Bob is the leader of Meriwether & Tharp LLC, one of the largest family law firms in America that has helped clients through difficult times in Atlanta for over 20 years. He focuses his practice on cases involving divorce, child custody, contempt, and modifications.
Over the years, Bob and his team have developed a system called the “M&T Way” designed to help wow their ever-growing client base. His success is attributable to his dedicated focus to running his practice like a business and focusing on what matters: the numbers.
If you aren’t seeing the results you’d hoped for, Bob will show you how to build your practice around leading with data and managing with metrics.
17. Anthony Johnson
If you want to be a successful law firm owner, you’ve got to leverage the latest technology in your practice. The attorney leading the way is Anthony Johnson.
Known as America’s Techiest Lawyer, Anthony never intended to be a personal injury lawyer. However, after realizing that many individuals are injured by large corporations at no fault of their own, he found his calling: defending the individual and fighting for what is right.
Anthony’s interests expand beyond the practice of law, especially in the fields of business, data, and technology. They don’t call him America’s techiest lawyer for nothing!
Thanks to Anthony, you’ll learn how to harness the power of technology and innovation to build the law firm of the future at the Summit.
18. Michael Mogill
The Game Changers Summit wouldn’t exist without this man, and you’re going to see what he’s truly made of come this November.
Michael Mogill is the Founder and CEO of Crisp, the nation’s #1 law firm growth company.
He’s also the author of The Game Changing Attorney, which has amassed a loyal following and earned the #1 best-seller title in Amazon’s legal category. He’s also host of The Game Changing Attorney Podcast, the #1 most listened-to podcast for legal market leaders.
Michael has helped thousands of attorneys — from solo and small firms to large practices — differentiate themselves from competitors, improve their leadership and business operations, and earn millions in new revenue.
Why? Because he believes that in a perfect world, the best cases should go to the best attorneys.
Unfortunately, in today’s ultra-competitive legal landscape, the best cases go to the best marketers. With his work at Crisp as well as his books, podcast, and popular social media presence, Michael strives to bridge that gap so both can be true.
“We want the most game changing attorneys in the country to get the best cases, grow the strongest law firms, and make the greatest positive impact in their communities,” he says.
A sought-after speaker, Michael often presents at national conferences on innovative ways to create exponential business growth. His advice has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Inc., Avvo, ABA Journal, The Trial Lawyer, Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal
Michael has worked closely with thousands of the fastest-growing law firm owners in the country. Get ready for him to pull back the curtain to reveal insights behind what the nation’s most successful law firms are doing to grow their practices all at the Summit.
There are no sleepers on the Game Changers Summit lineup, and you’re going to find that out for yourself this November 2-3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.
Until then, make sure you have your tickets and get ready for the ride of your life surrounded by 5,000+ other dedicated law firm owners looking toward the future!
Who are you most excited to see?