Power to Become Conference (P2B) Winter 2018


The Power to Become (P2B) Conference encourages students, alumni and guests to discover their passion, tell their story and to network effectively. P2B is not a traditional professional development conference—it’s an experience. P2B has an upbeat, engaging learning environment. Come be inspired by top industry professionals as they share valuable principles you can apply in your life to help you discover your passion, tell your personal story and land your dream job by networking effectively. Speaker Line Up: Beth Vanderwalker Beth has worked in healthcare for twenty-two years as a nurse, a Vice President of Operations, and is currently the Service Line Director for Surgical, Neurosurgery, and Musculoskeletal Services for a large Regional Medical Center. She earned her associate’s degree from Ricks College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from BYU, and later earned her MBA with an emphasis on Organizational Development. Beth and her husband, Justin, are also the proud parents of four children. Greg McKeown Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. This study is seen in McKeown’s instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. He is the CEO of McKeown, Inc., and his writing has appeared on or been covered by Entrepreneur, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is also among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group. McKeown now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and their four children. Martin Havran Martin Havran is a 3D concept modeler for feature animation and visual effects. His company, Havran Productions, has provided concept and production models for Walt Disney Imagineering, DreamWorks Animation, and Nike. He’s also scanned Thorvaldsen’s Christus statue and the twelve apostles in Copenhagen for them to be manufactured in marble for the Rome LDS Temple Visitors’ Center. Marty attended Ricks College for a year, later continuing on to BYU to study Illustration. Marty and his wife, Sharla, have been married for twenty-four years and have four children. Christopher Galbraith Christopher Galbraith is an Operations Executive at Mity Incorporated, and has worked as a Trader for Credit Suisse in New York and London. Christopher graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho and was one of the first alumni to attend the Harvard Business School. Ernie Lopez Ernie Lopez was raised in San Jose, California, and joined the church at seventeen. He served a mission in Lisbon, Portugal, earned an AA from Ricks College, a BS from BYU, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He works in marketing for Adobe Systems. Ernie has served in the church as an elders quorum president and a counselor in a bishopric. He currently serves as a counselor in the San Jose California Stake presidency. He is married to Maren Holt, also of San Jose. They have four children from the ages of five to fifteen. Entertainment: