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Make BIG Happen Summit in Miami


Make BIG Happen Summit

All Qualifying CEOs Now Invited to Apply to Attend for the First Time Ever!

October 20-22, 2022
Miami Beach, Florida

When you put hundreds of highly successful CEOs and entrepreneurs in a room for two days, BIG is going to happen. Don’t miss the 2022 Make BIG Happen Summit from Oct. 20-22, 2022 at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach.

After a few years’ hiatus, we’re excited to revive our annual signature event, which will be BIGGER than ever, with 500+ CEOs gathering in one place for multiple days of stimulating networking and learning. Attendees will gain invaluable insights on how to Make BIG Happen in their life and business and will have extensive opportunities to connect with fellow CEOs.

“The 2019 Summit had phenomenal speakers, engaging programs, and outstanding entertainment. It was such an exceptional experience that energized everyone to go Make BIG Happen. I felt honored to be a part of it.”

Feyzi Fatehi, CEO of Corent Technology and a client of CEO Coaching International

“It’s my favorite conference of the year to attend and to be part of. I think what’s just as great as all the talent and all the expertise on stage, is the brilliance in the audience and in the community that’s there. You are surrounded by so many brilliant, motivated people – all connecting during the event.”

John DiJulius, Chief Revolution Officer and President at The DiJulius Group,
and a previous Make BIG Happen Summit keynote speaker

Those who joined us in 2019 recall the thought-provoking insights of Sandra Joseph, Patty McCord, Matt Dixon, and President George W. Bush– just to name a few.

Confirmed 2022 Speakers

Our confirmed speakers include Jordan Belfort, Jesse Itzler, Immaculeé Ilibagiza, and LaQuita Cleare. We also have several more exciting guests lined up to share with our audience – see the full agenda below!

Jordan Belfort

In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort built one of the most dynamic and successful sales-organizations in Wall Street history. To this day, his proprietary sales-training techniques and daily motivational speeches are the ‘stuff of legend’— earning him a reputation as a ‘motivator without peer’. His two bestselling books have been published in twenty-two countries. His life-story has been turned into a major motion picture by Warner Brothers, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the role of Belfort and directed by Martin Scorsese.


Jesse Itzler is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Living with a Seal”; co-founder of Marquis Jet (the world’s largest private jet card company, which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets); and an owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.


LaQuita Cleare is an international speaker and renowned public speaking coach who has worked in more than 50 countries across four continents with Fortune 500 companies, public figures, politicians, and extensively with YPO, the leading organization for CEOs and Presidents whose companies make up 7 trillion dollars.


Immaculée Ilibagiza is a Rwandan American author and motivational speaker whose first book, “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust,” is an autobiographical work detailing how she survived during the Rwandan genocide. She has been recognized and honored with numerous humanitarian awards, including the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace.

Non-Client Registration

In previous years, the Make BIG Happen Summit was only open to CEO Coaching International clients; however, this year the firm is welcoming applications for any qualifying* CEO interested in attending.

The Details:
Due to the nature and focus of our community, qualifying applicants must be CEOs of companies with at least $5M in annual revenue. Tickets for Make BIG Happen Summit cost $3,000 USD.

Please fill out the form below to apply to attend. We will review your application and be in touch promptly with a link to the formal registration form for you to complete.

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For more information on how to become a client, and to join our incredible community of top CEOs, contact us today.

Make Big Happen Summit Agenda

Explore Our Incredible 2022 Lineup (details below!)

Thursday, October 20
11:00am | Registration Opens
5:00pm | Cocktails and Appetizers
6:00pm | Welcome Remarks
7:00pm | Dinner and Entertainment

Friday, October 21
7:30am | Breakfast
8:45am | Morning Welcome
9:00am | Headliners
11:10am | Communication Masterclass
12:15pm | Lunch
1:30pm | C-Suite Breakouts
1:30pm | Path to Billion Spotlights
3:25pm | Networking Break
3:50pm | Learning from Adversity
6:15pm | Evening Social and Dinner

Saturday, October 22
7:00am | Breakfast
9:30am | Morning Keynote
10:05am | Making BIG Happen Case Studies
12:10am | Closing Remarks
12:30pm | Afternoon Social

Theme One


World-Class Talent Welcome Us to Miami and Inspire Us to Create Our Own Opportunity

Mark Moses: “Welcome to Summit 2022”
Jesse Itzler: “The Spiritual Billionaire”
Jordan Belfort: “Redemption and Reinvention”
Cyrus Sigari: “The Future of Everything”

Theme Two


Essential Storytelling Guidance for Leaders

LaQuita Cleare: “Perfecting Your Pitch”

Head of Sales Breakout Sessions:

Jordan Belfort:“Straight-Line Sales Method”
Mindy Bortness:“TTI Differences between Sales Profiles: Conductor, Persuader, Promoter”

Chief Operating Officer Breakout Sessions:

John DiJulius:“Removing Friction without Sacrificing Customer Experience”

Theme Three


Three Entrepreneurial Case Studies on Going From Startup to Over $1 Billion, With Actionable Takeaways For CEOs

Ron Carson:  “The Journey to a Bain Stake and $1.1B Valuation”
Rich Balot:  “Another Billion Dollar Bite of the Apple”
Balaji Sekar + Jarrod Johnson:  “The TaskUs Journey to a $3B NASDAQ IPO”

Theme Four

Learning From Adversity

Inspiring Personal Stories of Converting Life’s Adversity into a Powerful Vision and Mission, Backed by Action

Kerry Siggins: “From Breaking Bad to Breaking BIG”
StoneAge CEO Kerry Siggins’ journey from drug addiction to CEO, the building of a 9-figure Employee-Owned Business and her $1 Billion Vision.

Jay Reid: “The Most Important Conversation You’ll Have with your Kids”
CEO Coaching International Partner Jay Reid’s campaign to combat teen suicide.

Immaculée Ilibagiza: “Power of Forgiveness”
Rwandan genocide survivor on the road to healing and forgiveness.

Theme Five

Making Big Happen

Case Studies Combining Themes One Through Four, Resulting in BIG 9-Figure Exits

Mark Moses: “The Power of Belief in Making BIG Happen”
Rick Stern: “From Startup to BIG 9-Figure Exit”
Ryan Iwamoto: “Award-Winning Impact, Massive Growth & Sale to Alpine Investors”
Richard Paek: “Selling Jiffy Lube to Shell: A 9-Figure Exit”


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