Learning Program

Over the course of three days, we will explore learning content that deep dives into the meaning of Discover New Horizons.

Learning Block 1: The Unknown | Wednesday Evening

Whether you’ve reached the top or feel like you’ve hit rock bottom, you’re facing a new challenge. Maybe you’ve sold your business or experienced a significant setback. Either way, you’re facing the daunting—yet thrilling—task of starting over. The future stretches out in front of you, full of endless possibilities. Where do you go from here?

Learning Block 2: The Voyage | Thursday

Your new challenge will make demands on you at a level beyond any you may have experienced before. This new adventure will require bravery, courage, new knowledge, greater leadership skills, strong relationships, a focus on health and so much more. Do you have what it will take?

Learning Block 3: The New World | Friday

As you look toward your new horizon, what can you expect from your new world? Within your new context, what can you learn from those who have braved these frontiers before you?

Learning Block 4: The Call | Friday Evening

It’s your purpose. It’s an unbridled passion. It’s an opportunity. But more importantly, it’s an awareness. The Call is your truth personified. Your experiences have led you here. Where will your adventure take you next?


Jon Acuff

Keynote Speaker at 2019 EO Portugal University

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books including his most recent, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done.

For 20 years he’s worked for some of the biggest brands in the world to tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, and Staples. Most recently, he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people across the country for companies such as Microsoft, Nissan, and Comedy Central. Featured regularly on national media, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets. He’s also written for Time, the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, and MSNBC. Jon lives with his wife Jenny and two daughters in Franklin, TN.

Bravery/Finish

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Jen Groover

Breakout Speaker at 2019 EO Portugal University

Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS MAGAZINE as a “One-Woman Brand,” a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Jen Groover’s name has become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship, evolution and human potential. She was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. She also made history at the NYSE, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell, made Forbes’ list of “50 Founders You Need to Follow on Twitter” and was nominated “TV Personality of The Year Award” in 2013 by Savor the Success.

As a successful serial entrepreneur, author and thought leader in human potential, as well as a retired National Level Fitness Competitor, Jen Groover’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom and experiences have made her a highly sought after International speaker for over 20 years on topics ranging from: Optimizing Human Potential for increased Success and Happiness, Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Wellness and Energy Management, Branding, Effective Communication Skills, through to Empowered Parenting. She has keynoted to audiences up to 30,000 people in stadiums, to leading intimate workshops for smaller groups, as well as online symposiums. Her clients have ranged anywhere from Fortune 500 Companies to top universities, business and wellness organizations, chamber of commerces, women’s groups, high schools to non-profits.

Her influence and leadership have aligned her with amazing brands, such as USANA Health Sciences, Avon, Verizon and SkyMall, for which Jen has had various roles as a spokeswoman and consultant. She is also a leading performance coach for CEO’s, top business executives, entrepreneurs to professional and Olympic athletes.

Jen has been a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, and CW. She and her products have also been featured on QVC. Jen also has regularly contributed editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Positively Positive, and The Story Exchange. Her products, brand, and work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, SUCCESS and Entrepreneur.

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Rolf Schrömgens

Keynote Speaker at 2019 EO Portugal University

Rolf is a serial entrepreneur. In 1999, while still attending university, he co-founded one of Europe’s best funded start-ups. But his second company, trivago, that he founded in 2005 became his largest success. He developed the hotel search engine with more than a billion Euro in revenue to one of Germany’s largest tech companies and brought trivago public at NASDAQ in 2016.

Still the CEO of the company, he drives trivago’s unique company culture that helps it to learn faster and be more agile than other companies of a comparable size.

Culture as the Foundation of a Learning Organization

In a fireside chat, Rolf will speak about how he started trivago, what lesson he learned on the way and how EO contributed to his entrepreneurial journey. He will give share how he developes his company as a continuous learning system and how company culture builds the basis for this.

In this keynote, you will learn:

  • Why company culture is the basis for agility and learning.
  • Why knowledge work needs a redefinition of the classical idea of leadership.
  • How millenials can be vital for your business success.

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Dr. Valerie Young

Breakout Speaker at 2019 EO Portugal University

Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-recognized expert on impostor syndrome. She’s brought her humorous yet highly practical approach to impostor feelings to such diverse organizations as Boeing, Facebook, BP, Intel, Chrysler, Apple, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Emerson, IBM, Merck, Ernst & Young, Proctor & Gamble, Raymond James, McDonalds-Europe, the Space Telescope Science Institute, UK College of Policing, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Manufacturing, Harvard, MIT, Stanford and 85 other universities in the US, Canada, and Japan.

Valerie’s advice has been cited in popular business outlets around the world including Yahoo Financial News, CNN Money, BBC radio, Time, The Wall Street Journal, USA Weekend, O magazine, Entrepreneur, Inc. Science, Elle, Redbook, Woman’s Day, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, and The Sydney Morning.

Her award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business) is available in five languages and useful for both men and women.

How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They "Think" You Are: Why Capable People Suffer from Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

The actor Mike Myers once said, “At any time, I still expect that the no-talent police will come and arrest me.” He’s not alone. Millions of people around the world — from senior leaders to bright college students to Oscar winners — secretly worry they’re not as bright and capable as other people “think” they are. It’s called the impostor syndrome and it hurts individuals and the bottom line. Fortunately, there is a cure.

In this lively and surprisingly upbeat interactive talk you’ll discover:

  • Why the impostor syndrome is not “just low self-esteem.”
  • Creative ways “impostors” discount or minimize their success.
  • Perfectly good reasons why smart people feel like frauds.
  • How your personal “Competence Type” may be setting you (or your employees) up to fall short.
  • Procrastination, workaholism, and other unconscious coping strategies “impostors” use to avoid being found out.
  • The high cost of the impostor syndrome to organizations.
  • Why women may be both more susceptible to and held back by impostor feelings.
  • The critically important difference between people who feel like impostors and those who don’t – and why it matters.
  • Three practical, immediately usable strategies to deal with impostor syndrome for yourself or your employees.

You’ll walk away with practical, immediately usable strategies to help yourself, your employees, and even your children to interrupt the impostor syndrome and end needless self-doubt.

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