Thrive 2023
Winter Workshop

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

March 3-5, 2023 | San Antonio, Texas

Members: $1,195

Non-Members: $1,495

Only a few seats remain. Grab your tickets today!

A Bonus Gift for Registering for Thrive 2023:

We want you to get a head start on building a thriving business! That's why we are sending all those that register for Thrive 2023 a special gift.

You will gain access to five of the BEST sessions from Thrive 2022 to watch including:

  • How to Sell 1 Million+ Books with Phil M. Jones, CSP, CPAE
  • Get Butts in Seats and Sponsor Dollars with Ramon Ray, CSP
  • Sell Solutions, Not Speeches with Randy Gage, CPAE
  • Identifying Your Uniqueness, Parts 1 & 2 with Rory Vaden, MBA, CSP, CPAE and AJ Vaden

These value-packed sessions are filled with unique perspectives on selling your books, creating sponsorship opportunities, and developing your own unique brand to stand out in the marketplace. Register today and receive this special gift from NSA!



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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What Is ChatGPT & How Can You Use It To Grow Your Speaking Business?

Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized Diversity & Inclusion speaker and consultant, specializing in leadership development and building dynamic 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.

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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.

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Next Level LinkedIn

A LinkedIn Top Voices Influencer, experienced executive communications manager, and social media coach, Richard has helped thousands of people master social media tools and become fluent in social conversations.

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Rocking TikTok in 60 Seconds!

Dennis Yu is co-author of the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in social media, The Definitive Guide to TikTok Ads. Mr. Yu is the "million jobs" guy-- on a mission to create one million jobs via hands-on social media training.

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How to Build a Beloved Brand by Following Your Interest, Not Your Expertise

Wally Koval is the Founder of Accidentally Wes Anderson (AWA), a project that started on Instagram in 2017 with the aim of seeking out the stories of idiosyncratic places around the world that seem plucked from the world of director Wes Anderson.

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.

Only a few seats remain. Grab your tickets today!

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:

The Grand Hyatt offers both valet and self-parking in their underground garage. Rates include in-and-out privileges, which can be found on their website here. For convenient arrivals and departures, San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is only nine miles away and the San Antonio Station is a quick jaunt from the hotel.


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*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.