Thrive 2023
Winter Workshop

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

March 3-5, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Members: $1,095

Non-Members: $1,395

*Early Bird Pricing Ends: December 31, 2022



Our agenda is still developing and is subject to change.

Thrive 2023 Featured Presenters

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Cracking the Code: Recession Proof Your Business by Working With the Federal Government

Tony Chatman, CSP, is a subject matter expert and recognized thought leader in the area of workplace culture.

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Nadya Zhexembayeva


Three Trends That Are Driving Companies Today

Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a scientist, entrepreneur, consultant, and author specializing in resilience, and reinvention.

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Marketing-Makeover: HOT SEATS

Ford Saeks has redefined the formula for business success. From start-ups to Fortune 500’s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator.

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Selling Yourself: Why So Many Speakers Get It Wrong (& How to Get It Right)

Lisa McLeod is the global expert on purpose-driven business. She is the author of five books, including her bestseller: Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud.

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How to Gain a Competitive Advantage to Grow Your Business

Joel Block is an Advantage Player™ and he will show you exactly how to look at your opportunities in ways that will multiply your earnings and propel your career.

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Fireside Chat with Shé Langley: A Speaker's Guide to SEO

Shé Langley is a full-stack digital marketer, experienced in helping brands both big and small utilize their website to grow their business.

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The Job Is Not Doing the Speech. It's Getting the Speech. Strategies and Tactics to Get You More Business

Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE is a customer service and experience expert, award-winning speaker, and New York Times bestselling author.

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Predictable Greatness - Your Clear Path to Building a 6, 7 or 8-Figure Business

Verl Workman is the founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems - a business coaching company that is the only one of its kind, specializing in real estate teams and companies.

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The Why, How and Where of Social Audio

Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized speaker, author and inclusion strategist fortifying clients to bridge difference and build powerful, effective teams.

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Achieving Financial FEE-dom: Maximize the Finances Behind Your Fee

Peter Bielagus is a financial author and speaker who mixes humor and emotion with heartfelt stories; he inspires audiences of all backgrounds to take control of their financial lives.

Scott Halford



Lessons From Neuroscience: Understanding Our Ancestor’s Most Important Human Trait

A champion of neuroscience, Scott understands how to help you lower the drawbridge in your brain. He takes the complex topic of neuroscience and distills it into bite-sized morsels that anyone can digest.

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How to Generate $10,000 From Every 100 YouTube Views

Nate Woodbury is a YouTube Producer who helps turn channels into lead generation machines that generate seven figures. His largest channel generates over $1M per month all from organic YouTube traffic.

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Curiouser & Curiouser!
How to Craft Killer Keynote Descriptions

Part strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, Tamsen Webster helps experts drive action with their ideas.

Your 2023 Emcee

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Tim Gard


Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is an internationally recognized authority on how humor helps us be happier and more successful. Tim’s use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways, and extraordinary items in ordinary ways, helps people connect with his message and make him one of the most popular humorists on the platform today. The author of My Policy Manual, Tim humorously delivers messages as universal as his audiences are diverse.

Why should you attend Thrive '23?

What to expect at Thrive Winter Workshop

Our Thrive Winter Workshop is a business-building, craft-developing, hands-on workshop event focused on providing you with educational content and front row access to some of the world's leading experts on growing your income, building your brand and becoming a better speaker.

Join us in San Antonio to learn how to build a better business and be a better speaker!

What will you get out of the
thrive 2023 winter workshop?

Find out from longtime member, Mark Hunter, CSP, why you need to be in attendance at our upcoming Winter Workshop. Don't miss out on the nuggets of gold you will walk away with at Thrive 2023!

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

600 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205, US


San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is only nine miles away.

Parking & Transportation:

We'll fill you in on parking details soon!


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To reserve a guest room at a discounted group rate, click below:

*Special Rate Cut-Off: February 8, 2023.
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Dress as you feel most comfortable. We recommend comfortable shoes for walking between sessions and meals. Conference spaces can fluctuate in temperature, so we always suggest bringing a jacket!

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Meals will be provided during the conference. More details to come.

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Your safety and the safety of all our attendees, speakers, and staff, is of the upmost importance.  Please note that proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the conference start, may be required for entry. Specific requirements will be determined closer to the date of the conference and will reflect the current CDC Guidelines in place at that time.

NSA will continue to follow CDC, state and local guidelines. Said guidelines that are in effect on the date of our events will take precedent over our currently planned protocols, which include:

  • Masks will be recommended for those that are not vaccinated
  • Hand Sanitization Stations will be readily available
  • Engagement buttons signaling to other attendees your comfort level with social engagement
  • Daily self-assessed health screenings

If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please do not travel or attend the event. Contact the NSA HQ office and we will work with you on transferring your registration fee to another event.

Cancellation Policy

Plans change. We get it. We’ve simplified our cancellation policy to be one less thing you have to stress about:

  • We do not offer refunds for any purchases you have immediate access to, including membership (see our bylaws here), NSA Zoom accounts, and NSA Digital Vault subscriptions.
  • For events, conferences, and other NSA meetings (in person or virtual):
      • A full refund will be issued if you cancel 45 days before the event begins.
      • A 50 percent refund will be issued if you cancel between 44 days and 11 days before the event begins.
      • No refunds are issued if you cancel 10 days before the event begins.
      • If you test positive for COVID within 10 days before the event begins and show proof of a positive test, you can request a full refund.
  • We do not offer refunds for any purchases from our affiliate members, vendors, sponsors, or NSA Chapters because we didn’t collect any money. We’re happy to assist you in getting in contact with our partners and chapters.