Dan Jansen


Dan Jansen shares his story of four Olympic Games, from falling only hours after hearing of the death of sister, to ultimately winning gold in his final race of his final Games. He takes the lessons learned through a career of ups and downs on the ice and relates them to business and more importantly, to life. His story comes from the heart and takes the audience through a wide range of emotions, culminating in a memorable victory that becomes less about sports and more about life.

Come listen to Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen as he kicks off Momentum 2019 as our keynote speaker.

See him on the main stage at 9:15am-10:15am as he shares his remarkable story. Immediately afterward, enjoy a photo op with him in front of the Virginia REALTORS® Step & Repeat.

Abhi Golhar

Abhi Golhar is a real estate investor, entrepreneur, consultant, coach, and media figure, whose experience encompasses print, podcasting, radio, and television appearances. Abhi is the Chief Investment Officer of Summit & Crowne, an Atlanta-based real estate investment firm and has a large presence in media.

Find out from Abhi Golhar, who is a real estate investor and entrepreneur to name a couple, how a real, robust content marketing plan can help you create a real estate business that is constantly bringing you new leads and new clients.

See Abhi speak Wednesday, September 18, 2:45pm-3:15pm during his session, Build Your Influencer Brand.

Cheryl Knowlton

Record breaking recruiter, licensed broker, real estate sales and mortgage expert, Cheryl Knowlton specializes in enthusiastically empowering real estate excellence by consistently delivering highly engaging and relevant content. Cheryl is the President of Elite Edge, a global real estate training company.

Hear from Cheryl Knowlton, real estate professional extraordinaire, as she examines positional bargaining and value negotiating during this course. It also examines unique issues when representing someone in a negotiation and breaking a negotiation impasse.

See Cheryl speak Thursday, September 19, 8:00am-9:00am during her session, Effective Negotiating for Real Estate Professionals.

Eric Papp

Eric Papp has successfully worked with thousands of managers in the trenches. He is an in-demand, international thought leader and is known for his programs generating an increase in productivity. He is the author of “Leadership by Choice” and “3 Values of Being an Effective Person.” In addition, he is the creator of the podcast “Ownership at Work.”

Listen as leadership expert, Eric Papp, shares his three-step process for creating a culture of ownership and how to have conversations around employee performance and accountability. Attendees will also learn skills on effective actions, tracking progress, and motivation.

See Eric speak Wednesday, September 18, 11:15am-11:45am during his session, Solving the Performance (Accountability) Problem.

Jody O’Brien

Jody O’Brien, is the owner and president of The RE/Education Company.  She possesses a wealth of experience—both as a practitioner and an educator.  As an author and speaker, she takes her years of successes throughout the real estate industry and turns them into lessons for that benefit those who partake.

Enjoy learning about risk and some processes to avoid it from the humorous and informative Jody O’Brien. Also, find out how to prevent risk from causing harm to the consumer, agent, and brokerage.

See Jody speak Wednesday, September 18, 10:45am-11:45am during her session, Solving the Clear and Present Dangers: The Five Biggest Risks Issues.

Jody Urquhart

Jody Urquhart has been entertaining audiences for over 22 years with her funny and motivational sessions. As an author, speaker, and even standup comic, she knows how to communicate her message and do so in a fashion that sticks—in a good way! Her mission is to help motivate company employees to derive more meaning and fun from their work.

Have a few laughs while gaining ample motivation while learning how to face stress and buoyantly navigate the future during motivational speaker Jody Urquhart’s session.

See Jody speak Thursday, September 19, 11:15am-12:15pm during her session, This Would Be Funny If It Wasn’t Happening to Me! How to Navigate the Future with Enthusiasm & Vigor.

Marki Lemons-Ryhal

Licensed Managing Broker, REALTOR®, avid volunteer, and Major Donor, Marki Lemons-Ryhal is dedicated to all things real estate. With over 25 years of marketing experience, Marki has taught REALTORS® how to earn up to a 2,682% return on their marketing dollars. Her work has been featured in Forbes magazine, The Washington Post, and REALTOR® magazine to name a few.

The future is video! Learn how to turn a simple, short video into several successful social media posts from speaker Marki Lemons-Ryhal.

See Marki speak Thursday, September 19, 8:00am-8:30am during her session, One Quick Video Equals Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube Success.

Matt Thornhill

Matt Thornhill is founder and president of the Institute for Tomorrow think tank, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. They focus on the intersection of trends impacting the future and the generations making those trends a reality. Matt and his colleagues have delivered research-inspired insights to organizations and communities all over the world.

Matt Thornhill hopes to deliver a better understanding of what’s coming and specific action steps Virginia’s REALTOR® members can take to achieve greater success in the future during this session.

See Matt speak Thursday, September 19, 9:15am-10:15am during his session, Grow Your Business: Invest in Yourself and Your Community.

Maurice Hampton

Find out from Maurice Hampton how to identify and understand your next client and what they want. In addition, learn to provide a superior customer experience that leaves a lasting impression for years to come.

See Maurice speak Wednesday, September 18, 1:45pm-215pm during his session, Today’s Buyers.