Oct 01

BASA Fall Conference 2024

October 1-2, 2024 | Hilton, Polaris

INNOVATE, ELEVATE, CELEBRATE: The Power of Positive Leadership

Featuring Keynote Speakers:  Damon West and Jason Barger

Damon West is a former adjunct college professor, internationally known keynote speaker and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change, which Forbes’ listed in the “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.” At 20 years old, he was a Division I starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career ending injury. He turned to hard core drugs to cope with disappointments in life. After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He Learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit, and determination continues to inspire audiences today.

Jason Barger is a globally celebrated author, speaker, consultant, and creator of the “Step Back from the Baggage Claim Movement,” featured in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, and many other spots worldwide. His most recent book is, Breathing Oxygen: How Positive Leadership Gives Life to Winning Cultures.

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