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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.


Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and John Dame present the Vistage Emerging Leader Program

Vistage for emerging leaders

“Simply adding a star performer to a team boosts the effectiveness of other team members by 5–15%.” —Harvard Business Review The Vistage Emerging Leader Program, designed for managers and individual contributors, will prepare the next generation of senior leadership in your business. Participants will be challenged to advance their careers within your company rather than seek outside opportunities. The two-year program begins in September 2019.

Learn More Here


John Dame to Speak at Messiah College Business Alumni Networking Event

John’s topic is The Neuroscience of Leadership: How leaders and leadership has changed and looking ahead to 2020. Each attendee will walk away with a clearer understanding of how leaders need to change to meet the changing marketplace and to build a competitive effective organization. This event is open to EVERYONE! You do not have to be a Messiah alumnus or business major, and attendance at previous events is NOT a prerequisite.  Learn more here.


The Hill Society & Vistage Chairs Chad Harvey and John Dame invite you to attend the first Leadership & Libations.

Meet Eric Herrenkohl, acclaimed author of How to Hire A-Players and the forthcoming book Crowbar: Pry top talent out of your competitors, surround yourself with the right leaders, and create the team your customers demand. Join Eric, Chad & John for a fun, informative and free-wheeling conversation that will elevate your game in the ongoing war for talent and help you out-recruit your competition.


John Dame appears in Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette

Do CEOs make good political leaders? Yes and no.  If they apply the vision, culture and strategy needed to succeed in business, yes. But government leadership demands additional skills.

Read the Op-Ed piece here


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.


John Dame Moderated ‘Rebels, Renegades & Pioneers’ Leadership Event

Presented by The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp.

The event featured six local innovators and big thinkers who shared how essentialism guides their business and personal lives.

Read Takeaways from Event Here


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.


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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Local leaders are getting a unique chance to get coached by the best

John Dame is an executive coach for CEO’s around the world.

He specializes in leadership development and he’s bringing his services to our area.

This year for his Evolution Leadership Academy series there are 10 leaders from businesses across our area benefiting specifically from his expertise.

Each leader will get $10,000 in professional and personal development services.

“If I can touch one person at a time the ripples go out and they then touch people at their companies and people in their communities and touch people throughout the world. Its just the way I think I can make a difference.”

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