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Thought Leaders Retreat 2022 – Shift Happens!

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - July 27 @ 9:00 pm

Spend three days outside your comfort zone with other elite executive peers. Learn from world-class speakers, share ideas, and recharge.

About this event

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The marquee Bruce Wilson & Company event: The 2022 Thought Leaders Retreat is an intimate conference that will foster relationships, collaboration, and big-picture thinking. It’s an event crafted to not only bring industry leaders together, but also to deliver a more personalized and relevant conference experience – one that elevates all attendees’ professional, and personal lives.

The conference will focus on three main objectives:

  • Foster relationships and meaningful connections in an intimate setting
  • Deliver a more inspiring and forward-thinking professional education and networking event
  • Provide a higher ROI than any other conference in the green industry

Key Speakers

Thom Singer

When you create a stronger inner circle, you get more opportunities.

Our speaker today is dedicated to the idea that all opportunities come from people. He has studied thousands of successful people to discover that nobody is really “self made”. When you build relationships based on trust and accountability, you have more success.

As the host of the popular “Making Waves at C-Level” podcast (as well as hosting several other podcasts for companies and associations) he has interviewed over 1000 business leaders about success. Through these in-depth conversations he has learned that there is no single thing that holds people back. Nor is there a single solution to reaching the top levels of business. But the common denominator is having a strong network and personal brand.

Our speaker has had an eclectic career in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies, Law Firms, and small companies. He has written 12 books and when he was 21-years-old he was a five day returning champion on the $25,000 Pyramid game show.

Scott Zimmer

Scott is a proud Gen Xer and BridgeWorks’ Director of Keynotes and Training. With over 20 years of professional speaking experience, he has delivered generational insights and solutions to companies all over the world. Scott is a firm believer that people are a company’s greatest asset. With every presentation, he works hard to make sure every generation feels valued, respected, and understood. He crafts presentations that clearly illustrate the tension that can occur between generations and provides straightforward solutions to help bridge gaps and encourage better understanding in the workplace.

Andrew Bray

Andrew is NALP’s Vice President of Government Affairs. NALP is the driving force behind protecting and advocating for the interests of landscapers. As we head into the mid-term elections, Andrew will provide an update on the political shift and policy changes and challenges that will directly impact your business. Issues covered will include H2B, pesticide regulations, noise issues, electric equipment and more. He will highlight what’s been done, the ongoing efforts and his understanding of the road ahead.

*image courtesy GIE Media.

Preliminary Schedule*

Monday, July 25, 2022

Early Arrivals – Golf, Relax, Enjoy San Antonio
12:00 Registration Opens
2:30 Opening Workshop – Gen POP!
4:30 Welcome and Key Note – Thom Singer – The Secret Weapon: Connecting with People in a Gadget Crazed World
6:30 Opening Reception and Dinner
9:30 After hours Meet-up

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Optional – Group Morning Run7
:30 Power Breakfast Roundtables
9:00 Recruiting, Retaining, and Leading Across Generations
12:15 Networking Fun / Free Time
5:30 Networking Happy Hour
7:00 Dinner On Your Own or VIP Dinner (ticketed event)
9:30 After Hours Meet-up

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Optional – Group Morning Run
7:30 Power Breakfast Roundtables
9:00 The Landscapers Political Landscape Heading into the Mid-terms
10:15 Think Tank for Action – Ideas for Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges
12:15 Networking Fun / Free Time
6:30 Closing Reception and Dinner
9:30 After Hours Meet-up

* Schedule Subject to Change

The Venue


Scenic views and unparalleled luxury in Texas Hill Country

Nestled amid 600 acres of oak-covered hills in Texas Hill Country, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is a luxury haven within a stunning landscape. Explore San Antonio’s most popular attractions near our hotel, including wineries, SeaWorld, Shops at La Cantera, Natural Bridge Caverns and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Retreat to our hotel for a River Bluff Water Experience, a nine-acre water park featuring a 1,100-foot lazy river. After a full day of business or sightseeing in San Antonio, savor delectable fare at one of our six resort restaurants or rejuvenate in our luxury spa. Find your respite in upscale hotel accommodations with expansive floor plans, plush furnishings, premium amenities and breathtaking views of Texas Hill Country. An inspiring destination with something for everyone, our resort offers quiet luxury in the beautiful Texas Hill Country near San Antonio.Bruce Wilson & Company has secured a negotiated rate of $261/night for conference attendees.Click through to learn more about the resort.

This event is a family-friendly event with plenty for spouses and children to do including an onsite waterpark and spa. Nearby attractions include Sea World, Six Flags, The Alamo and more.

Purchase tickets here Thought Leaders Retreat 2022 – Shift Happens!

Questions? Contact Joe Kujawa, Bruce Wilson & Co. senior practice leader @: joe.kujawa@brucewilsoncompany.com


Cancellation Policy

All cancelation requests must be made in writing and emailed to Pam.Hill@BruceWilsonCompany.com Voice mails will not be accepted.

A full refund minus a 10% administrative fee will be provided if received by May 24, 2022. A 50% refund will be provided if the request is received up to July 1, 2022. No refunds will be issued after that day or for no shows. Attendees can notify conference staff at any time that another individual will attend the event in their place.

Hotel rooms must be cancelled directly with the JW Marriott in accordance with their terms.

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