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2023 YL Conference Expects to Draw Record Crowd

Registration Opens Tuesday, July 11, 2023

We are expecting a crowd of 200+ of the Carolinas top construction industry young professionals for our eighth annual Young Leader Conference to be held November 2 - 3 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year's event will not only feature educational sessions and leadership development opportunities but also roundtable and panel discussions, two keynote addresses, and several networking opportunities. In addition to our keynote addresses highlighted below, topics of interest include utilizing emotional intelligence, mobile devices in construction and much more! This is an event you will not want to miss. Make plans to attend today and reserve your spot!

Conference Features:

  • Two keynote addresses
  • Roundtable and panel discussions
  • Leadership skill development
  • Educational sessions
  • Casino night events
  • Countless networking opportunities

Two Keynote Addresses

Jes Averhart

Jes Averhart: Evolve or Repeat? How to Stay Personally Inspired in a Changing Environment

What practical tips, guiding principles and mantras can you use to turn potentially average days into ones that are powerful, productive and life-giving? Learn how to tap into intrinsic motivation and past victories while keeping an eye out for the next life-giving wave of opportunity.

Each participant will:

  • Identify the two core principles that anchor reinvention
  • Establish their personal highlight reel
  • Identify their three gold rings (90 day aspirational goals)
  •  Identify 3 ways to stay personally inspired through the 30/30/30 Superset Exercise

About Jes Averhart
Jes realized her true passion for leadership development and women’s empowerment while leading partner engagement at the American Underground, a Google for Startups Tech Hub (aka, the “Startup Capital of the South” by CNBC).  During her tenure, she had the unique opportunity to manage relationships with Google, Fidelity Labs, Wells Fargo, Coastal Credit Union, Lincoln Financial and others. Her time spent immersed in the startup scene also inspired her to co-found Black Wall Street Homecoming, a nonprofit aimed at closing the funding gap for Black and Brown tech founders. 

Earlier in her career, Jes launched a boutique event production company.  She specialized in providing professional event management services for the likes of the Cincinnati Bengals & Cleveland Browns (NFL), Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), the Procter & Gamble Company, Pepsi Cola North America, as well as a growing number of companies based in the Research Triangle Park.

Originally from Evansport, Ohio, Jes learned the ropes quickly by working in the family's real estate, auctioneering and appraisal business. After college, she accepted a corporate role with General Electric; but it didn't take long before she started her own company, making her a 4th generation entrepreneur.

After years working as a corporate trainer and coach, Jes created Reinvention Road Trip, the culmination of her experiences helping high-performing women grow. Today she is known for "getting women unstuck—quick, fast and in a hurry!"   Read her full biography.

Jeremy WallJeremy Wall: "Great Leaders Must be Master Managers"

Leadership is a choice; management is a title – and understanding how to harness the nuanced skills of both is how great teams succeed. We will highlight how effective managers use clearly articulated goals to align the entire team around a shared vision of the future, and then build the systems necessary to empower those around them to focus on the daily actions and decisions that move the entire organization forward to achieving success.

  • Understanding what makes effective managers & effective leaders, and the distinction between the two.
  • Learn how successful managers cultivate empowered execution using the principle of ‘Wide Boulevards & High Curbs.’
  • The importance of building your own system of management, for yourself and team for better consistency, clarity, & communication.

About Jeremy Wall
Jeremy Wall is a creative at heart and entrepreneur by opportunity, founding two different businesses: Lumenus and GoalMakers.

Lumenus started as a senior thesis after Jeremy was almost killed while riding his bike. The company designs, builds, and sells IoT safety products. Their first product ioLIGHT is “the world’s smartest bike light”. This first company lead to Jeremy being referred to as the “Steve Jobs of the Outdoor Industry” by Outside Magazine and even to develop wearable technologies for the Dept. of Homeland Security and US Coast Guard. Recently after his own needs to learn better business skills, Wall co-founded GoalMakers an online learning & training business focused on teaching better business management and financial literacy to diverse businesses & founders.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Construction Materials Group
Construct Connect
Meever USA