Schedule of Events

JW Marriot Hill Country Resort – San Antonio, Texas

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

8:00 am.   Golf Tournament-TPC San Antonio – Shotgun Start – AT&T Canyons Course (Reservations are required for this activity)

9:00am Check-In Experience begins and runs through 5:00pm

3:00pm Hands-On Team Building Experience.   (Bring your most creative self to this unique and first-of-it’s kind experience)  Due to the nature of this activity, reservations are required.

5:30pm Free Time with your team for dinner or other activities.

8:00pm Lifetime Qualified Member Reception

Friday, January 26th, 2018

7:00am Breakfast

8:00am General Session with Kendra Hall and Hal Elrod

12:00pm Lunch

2:00pm General Session with Mike Abrashoff and Steve Anderson

7:00pm Crown Council Awards Dinner and Entertainment

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

7:30am Mastermind Breakfast

9:00am General Session with Dan Heath and Steve Anderson

12:00pm Lunch

2:00pm General Session with Steve Gross and Steve Anderson

7:00pm Dinner and Smiles for Life Celebration and Entertainment

(Come dressed in team gear…your favorite sports team or dressed in your own team gear)

Meet Our Speakers

In years past the presenters at the Annual Event have focused their messages on multi-tasking, social media development, storytelling, vulnerability, developing effective conversations, relationships, listening, recognition,service, kindness, change and many more.

Steve Gross

Executive Director and Chief Playmaker

Steve Gross is serious about play – and its tremendous benefits for all people and the organizations where they work. Gross is Executive Director and Chief Playmaker of the Life is good Kids Foundation. A recognized expert and pioneer in utilizing exuberant, joyful play to promote resiliency in children, he has extended those insights to adults, reconnecting them to the passionate, joyful and playful selves that enable them to be their best in and out of the workplace. Through fascinating research, first-hand lessons learned in his crisis response efforts following 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake and turmoil in the Middle East, and his uniquely humorous and participatory engagement with audiences, Steve demonstrates how to use playfulness to energize individuals, teams and organizations – especially in challenging, change-filled times – allowing them to reach their full potential.

Steve Anderson

Founder of ToPS and Co-Founder of the Crown Council

Steven J. Anderson is the founder of the Total Patient Service Institute (, co-founder of the Crown Council (, co-founder of the Smiles for Life Foundation and has been named Dental Businessman of the Year by Excellence in Dentistry. He is the author of hundreds of training programs, articles, and books including The Culture of Success - 10 Natural Laws for Creating the Place Where Everyone Wants to Work.

Kindra Hall

Speaker, Author, Storytelling Advisor

Kindra knows the challenges executives, top performers and brands experience as they try to capture attention in a crowded marketplace. Kindra has been a Vice President of Sales for a multi-million dollar enterprise, national champion storyteller, 2014 Storytelling World Award recipient, a former board member of the National Storytelling Network, and she earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication and Management conducting original research that examined the role of storytelling in organizational socialization.

Hal Elrod

Author and Creator of The Miracle Morning

In addition to being one of the highest rated keynote speakers in America, Hal is the #1 best-selling author of one of the highest rated books in the world (with over 1,500+ five-star Amazon reviews), The Miracle Morning and creator of The Miracle Morning book series.

He is also a Hall of Fame business achiever, ultra-marathon runner (that’s 52 consecutive miles), host of the top rated Achieve Your Goals podcast, creator of the Best Year Ever `{`Blueprint`}` live event, and grateful husband & father of two.

Known as “Yo Pal Hal” since his mom gave him the moniker to use while hosting his first radio show at age 15, his greatest triumph came at age 20 after he was hit head on by a drunk driver (at 70 mph) and found dead at the scene…

Despite being dead for 6 minutes, in a coma for 6 days, breaking 11 bones and being told he may never walk again, Hal defied the logic of doctors and the temptations to be a victim, and he bounced back to prove that ALL of us are capable of overcoming extraordinary adversity to create extraordinary results in our personal and professional lives.

Hal has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows across the country, and he’s been featured in numerous books, including The Education of Millionaires, the all-time bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Cutting Edge Sales, The Author’s Guide To Building An Online Platform, The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales, Releasing the Chains, and Living College Life In the Front Row, to name a few.

Dan Heath

Senior Fellow - Duke University CASE Center

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE Center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author, along with his brother Chip, of three New York Times bestsellers: Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive.

Dan will introduce to the Crown Council his latest work, “The Power of Moments``

Dan is the founder of the Change Academy, a program designed to help social sector leaders accelerate and scale their good works. Previously, Dan worked as a researcher and case writer for Harvard Business School. Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

A proud geeky moment for Dan was his victory in the 2005 New Yorker Cartoon Caption contest, beating out 13,000 other entrants. He lives in Durham, NC.

Mike Abrashoff

Captain - US Navy

Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing ship in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet – 12 months later it was the best ship in the entire Navy… using the same crew. How? The transformation began with Abrashoff working to see the ship through the eyes of his crew and learning to lead differently.
Dozens of publications have cited Abrashoff’s tale as an inspiring lesson for business. Leaders identify with his story of being accountable for the results in an environment where they don’t make the rules. He wrestled with an extreme version of the management challenges business faces today – and won.




Since the beginning of the Crown Council, we have all had the common goal of DOING GOOD.  We know you are ALL doing good in your offices, your families and your community!

We want to continue that goal of DOING GOOD… but we want to PUSH it a little further, and also recognize your efforts!

Here’s how you make a difference:

* Schedule a time to meet together as a team… summon your eagle powers!

* Mastermind, share ideas, and decide on what kind of “doing good” Eagle Project your team would like to complete together.

(Ideas:  Your Eagle Project can benefit your city, community, office, family, a patient, a business, a rest home, a hospital.  You could collect clothing for a homeless shelter, make quilts, donate hygiene kits, clean a freeway, organize a blood drive, plant trees, organize a 5K, volunteer at a pet shelter, help a refugee family, put together foster care bags, repaint curbs, do something extra for Smiles for Life, or complete a much needed project in your own office.)

* Complete your Eagle Project between now and September 1st, 2017.

* Along the way, and once completed, take pictures and video of your team!

* Please include your stuffed eagle in all of the pictures!  That way we will know your pictures are of you doing your special project.  (Hmmmmm….. maybe you could even name your eagle?:)

* Post your videos and pictures on the Crown Council’s Facebook page, so we can all see the good you are doing.

* Each team that completes the Eagle Project will receive EAGLE PINS to wear at the Annual Event and will also be recognized during the Event for doing good.


The Crown Council team made lunches for our local homeless shelter. These lunches where given to about 200 children who live at the shelter and rely on the community to feed them each day. We bought the food, packaged the bags and then delivered the finished lunches to the shelter.


“We had a great opportunity today to go and get back packs and school supplies for Utah Foster Care. We were challenged by @crowncouncil to name and bring our team eagle. Introducing…’Merica!”