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2024 for Master Class is Now in April!

April 11-12, 2024
Beaufort Hotel
2440 Lennoxville Road
Beaufort, NC 28516

Beaufort Hotel ImageLeader Lab founders Tracy Spears and Wally Schmader will lead two interactive workshop sessions on what leaders need to be focusing on in 2024 and beyond. The Exceptional Leaders Playbook authors will provide actionable tactics and strategies throughout the Master Class sessions that can and will make you a more impactful and successful leader!

Watch our Master Class sneak peek video here.

Their high-impact topics will include:

  • What Leaders Must Give Up
  • Temperament Fluency for Leaders
  • Leadership Communication
  • Goal Setting for Leaders
  • Your Personal Ecosystem

All Master Class registrants will receive a $50 gas card and a copy of the Exceptional Leaders Playbook!

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 11th

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Master Class Day 1  Horse Island Room
Wally Schmader and Tracy Spears, Exceptional Leaders Lab
6:00 PM  Dinner Together at the Beaufort Hotel  Shackleford Room

Friday, April 12th

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Breakfast  TBD
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Master Class Day 2  Horse Island Room
Wally Schmader and Tracy Spears, Exceptional Leaders Lab

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Wally Schmader
Co-Founder, Exceptional Leaders Lab
Wally Schmader is a recognized leadership coach, thought leader and Founder of The Leader Lab. He’s the author of four highly-regarded leadership books; including the #1 best-selling What Exceptional Leaders Know and Exceptional Leaders Playbook.

Wally’s content and ideas have been featured in dozens of media outlets including Fast Company, Inc., CNN, Forbes, Yahoo and The Street.

His specialty areas include: Executive Coaching; Leadership Training; Mission & Core Value Discovery; Leadership Team Development; and Vistage CEO Board Chairing.

Wally’s mission is to help leaders and teams to drastically improve their leadership, impact and performance.

Tracy Spears Tracy Spears

Co-Founder, Exceptional Leaders Lab
Tracy is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, author, advocate, host of the podcast “Shift Out Loud” and the Founder of the Exceptional Leaders Lab. Her organization specializes in developing leaders, inspiring teamwork, and creating inclusive cultures.

Tracy has written extensively about the many lessons she learned while spending over 25 years in the corporate world. Those lessons can be found in her best-selling books, “What Exceptional Leaders Know” and “The Exceptional Leaders Playbook” and provide much of the content utilized in the workshops and keynotes she delivers globally. Tracy’s energetic and interactive approach has helped leaders and aspiring leaders all over the world improve their leadership skills, communication, and understanding of how people and organizations succeed.

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The Beaufort Hotel | Beaufort, NC

Beaufort Hotel

Nestled on ten acres, the Beaufort Hotel offers the privacy of a resort-style setting on the banks of Taylor’s Creek with expansive water views. Our boutique 133-room hotel offers relaxing accommodations and friendly staff members that can introduce you to the unique sights and experiences in Beaufort, North Carolina. Discover the hidden gems that will make your trip unforgettable by experiencing the gem of the Crystal Coast on the Southern Outer Banks of Eastern North Carolina – the Beaufort Hotel.

Learn more about the Beaufort Hotel here.


Type Early Cost After 3/15
Member with accommodations $799 $850
Non Member with accommodations $899 $950
Member without accommodations $650 $700
Non Member without accommodations $750 $800


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Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Master Class Sponsors: Curi Advisory, Curi Capital, HandCraft Services and Sentinel Risk Advisors


Please contact the NCMGMA offices at [email protected].

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