Frequently Asked Questions
Why was LAUNCH created?
For years – after sharing his leadership and life expertise exclusively at private client events – business leaders and event attendees alike have given John industry-defying gold stars across the board and asked for more.
In response, John created this sell-out event.
After 1,000+ events, John has witnessed virtually every example of what is most critical (and too often what is most ineffective) for truly outstanding development. LAUNCH was engineered to avoid what’s most unproductive, embrace what’s most effective and meet the challenges shared by clients and leaders growing their organizations, teams and lives. John utilized his network of the most outstanding, impactful and transformative thought-leaders to create this event’s curriculum.
Armed with John’s 10 critical leadership choices, you will be prepared to combat “norms today” as reported by a recent Gallup study of the United States workforce:
- Less than 15% is actively engaged at work
- 89% report difficulty balancing work and life
- 61% is “not very happy” in life
- More than 50% feels high levels of fatigue, irritability, stress and anger daily
Who should attend LAUNCH?
Leadership has nothing to do with job title, pay grade or social status. It’s instead the ability to really know who you are and how best to inspire others to invest fully toward the achievement of goals in business, relationships and life.
Past participants of LAUNCH include business owners, nurses, teachers, entrepreneurs, executive directors, volunteers, sales leaders, senior level managers and more. Some attendees come alone; some with a friend, partner or spouse; and others come as entire leadership teams from their organization. All leave with a renewed sense of how to effectively navigate adversity, clearly envision what’s possible and utilize their lives to profoundly impact others.
So is LAUNCH for you?
- You want to navigate inevitable challenges into real opportunity.
- You hunger to lead more effectively at work and at home.
- You desire to standout and thrive in a marketplace of lookalikes.
- You want to improve relationships and align personal passion with professional mission.
- You crave more from life, want to flourish at work and want to be surrounded by others who do, too.
How is LAUNCH different from other conferences?
LAUNCH Leadership Renewal Conference will be unlike anything you’ve experienced. LAUNCH alumni have described it as a “gym and spa for the mind, business, body and soul.” Read reviews from other alumni here.
Is my LAUNCH registration refundable?
Registration is non-refundable but is transferable. If you’d like to transfer yours to someone else, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before October 15th.
What is included with my resgistration(s)?
Please see the registration page to see everything included. At the time of purchase, you will receive an email receipt for your records. You will not receive a physical ticket.
When will LAUNCH check-in begin?
Conference check-in will begin at noon on November 13, 2014 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis. LAUNCH commences at 1:00 PM. Please note: if you purchase a VIP Roundtable Luncheon ticket, this will take place before check-in.
Is there pre-work?
Yes. The most effective meetings begin with effective preparation. The LAUNCH pre-work was designed by John O’Leary and his LAUNCH team to prepare you to have the most impactful day-and-a-half leadership renewal conference as possible. This pre-work will ensure that you are able to hit the ground running and absorb the abundant, life-changing curricula awaiting you. You will receive your pre-work document via email by October 20, 2014.
What airport should I fly into?
Lambert St. Louis International Airport is about 20 minutes from the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis.
Where should I stay?
LAUNCH is being held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis. You can book a room at this hotel for a discounted rate here.
What attire is recommended for the conference?
Business casual is recommended.