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Most of us live our lives by accident—we live as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on PURPOSE.
— Simon Sinek from Together is Better

Resurrecting greatness.


10 New Leaders Project

Founded by John Dame in conjunction with his Evolution Leadership events

The 10 New Leaders Project, a pay-it-forward initiative in this years’ Evolution Series, gives 10 high-potential, emerging, or advancing leaders the opportunity to receive more than $10,000 in leadership development programming, as well as a ticket to both Evolution Leadership events on May 23 and October 31.

Congratulations to the 2017 10 New Leaders

Abeer Allen, Co-Owner, Events By Eye Candy

Marco Arias, Location Manager, APR Supply

David Behney, COO, Behney Corp

Meg Conner, Executive Officer, Studio 4 Showroom

Jenifer Epstein, Partner, New York Life

Victoria Levine, Owner, Babies at the Barre, LLC

Melissa Mahoney, Associate Director of Admissions, Central Penn College

Mike Porreca, Management, A1 Energy

Brandon Rogers, Finance Manager, Giant Foods LLC

Kelly Sylvester, Head Softball Coach, Harford Community College


Evolution Leadership Academy

Presented by John Dame

The 2017 Evolution Leadership Academy featured speaker Kamran Loghman, Chief Global Leadership Instructor for Apple. Kamran presented the “Create-Lead-Achieve” workshop, which is used for training Apple employees. 125 business leaders from south central Pennsylvania attended the event. “We want to take the leaders to the next level of leadership, show them how to think different, how to be creative, how to learn about leading themselves as well as leading others,” Loghman said.

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Business Succession Planning Discussion Panel

Presented by The Central Penn Business Journal

John Dame recently participated in a panel of experts who discussed the value of thinking ahead when it comes to business succession planning and the steps owners can take today to ensure they are ready.

Read the Discussion Transcript


Vistage Chair Excellence Award

Vistage has awarded its Chair Excellence Award to John Dame for the second time. Every year, Vistage selects the best chairs based on group size, retention, referral joins and key participation. Of 600 chairs nationwide, Dame was selected by Vistage as a result of his growing practice and the effectiveness of his coaching.


Evolution Annual Conference

Presented by John Dame

This annual conference will feature global business leader and inspirational speaker Brett Pyle and his talk on “Your Extraordinary Why: Living a Successful Life of Significance.” The conference, to be held at the Harrisburg Country Club, will focus on leadership topics and will benefit both surfacing and seasoned business leaders. Tickets are still are available. To register for JD Evolution visit  In addition, Penn State Executive Programs has donated five online “micro lessons,” as well as a leadership competency inventory assessment for conference attendees.