Unlock the Best Version of You

MasterMind Summit is the most anticipated personal growth event of the year, designed to inspire, motivate and challenge your way of thinking. If you are interested in unlocking the very best version of you, mastering the next chapter in your personal and professional life, and are looking to become a part of a supportive, growth-minded community – this event is for you.
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Featuring incredible speakers, including Master Motivator Brian Buffini

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Located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world

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A life-changing experience for you and your whole family

Event Details


August 6-7, 2024

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

$795 General Seating
$995 Premium Seating
Leadership Coaching™ & One2One Coaching™ Members receive $100 off individual ticket.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations within 60 days of the start of the event will receive a refund, less a $100 Cancellation Fee per person.

If you have questions, please contact Client Care via Live Chat on our website, email at clientcare@buffiniandcompany.com or telephone at 1-800-945-3485 x1.

Note: This is a snapshot of the front seating sections only. Premium seats indicated in the orange square above are currently sold out.


Featured Speakers


Monday, August 5th

1:00 — 6:00 p.m.  |   Check-in
3:00 — 5:00 p.m.  |   Coaching Client Appreciation Party — Invite Only

Tuesday, August 6th

9:00 — 4:30 p.m.  |   Speaker Sessions

Wednesday, August 7th

7:00 — 8:30 a.m.  |   Group Leader Breakfast — Invite Only
9:00 — 4:30 p.m.  |   Speaker Sessions

Why Should I Attend?

Join us to discover who you want to be and exactly where you are at becoming that person, learn next-level strategies for a successful life, including how to apply what you learn at MasterMind into your daily life.
  • Be inspired by Master Motivator Brian Buffini and guest speakers.

  • Get motivated to change your life.

  • Uncover your unique gifts & abilities.

  • Transform your way of thinking to create lasting change.

  • Connect with a community of supportive, like-minded people.

  • Experience the event with your entire family. Childcare is available.

“Every year there's at least one takeaway to implement that can make a real difference in your life. The best investment one can make is in oneself so attending MasterMind is a no brainer!”

— Joe Libin, Loan Officer (Holladay, Utah)

“Mastermind is always on point with what I need in my life. The people who attend are committed to not only self-improvement but to serve their customers with the best skills possible while creating the best lives for themselves and family. The guest speakers bring new points of view through their stories and tips for success whether in business or in general life. Brian and staff are committed to making each and every one of us grow with kindness, support and encouragement. I can't wait until next year!”

— Anne Gold, Realtor (San Diego, CA)

“MasterMind is my annual recharge/refresh/renew and it's become a must-attend event for both my business and myself for many years.”

— Rick Padelford, Agent (Mesa, AZ)

“The time spent at MasterMind would benefit ANYONE. The content is educational, uplifting, inspirational and current. I always enjoy the time and wish it was longer!”

— Amy Corey, Agent Broker (Fishers, IN)

“The content was incredible! The speakers were all top notch and the takeaways were extensive. I am excited to implement this with my team and invite them to join me next year.”

— Kristin Graziano, (Scottsdale, AZ)

“It is always a joy to learn from Brian—I'd go just to hear him.In addition to his outstanding teaching, the guest speakers were phenomenal as well. The pace of the conference was well thought through as well. Each of the speakers had something to share that was both helpful and meaningful to me.”

— Marla Carrico, Broker (Dallas, TX)

“Brian Buffini ups his game every year and also keeps everything current. His speakers are phenomenal and the content is very inspiring.”

— Christine Jameson, Agent Broker (Napa, CA)

Brian Buffini

Chairman and Founder, Buffini & Company

America's Largest Real Estate Training & Coaching Company

Brian Buffini built America’s largest business coaching company on the belief that things could be better, people could do better, and their lives could be better. And they were. Buffini & Company has helped millions of people.

He’s considered one of the world’s most engaging and impactful public speakers, and along the way, has interviewed people from all walks, from Astronauts and All Stars, to Oscar winners and Olympians.

Brian has been a New York Times best-selling author and has been inducted into the Real Estate Hall of Fame.

He’s driven by two things: the entrepreneurial spirit, and a profound need to help people get to their version of the good life.

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Apolo Ohno

At the podium, Ohno discusses his journey from a rambunctious and unruly teenager to an Olympic gold medalist. His anecdotes are endearing and heart-felt, but also emphasize the importance of finding one’s path, committing to it, and reaping the benefits of hard work. Using the philosophy instilled in him by his father to always give 100% of yourself in whatever you do, Ohno imparts to audiences that there are no shortcuts to success. Ohno, whose father is Japanese, also discusses embracing his identity as an Asian-American.

Before becoming the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Apolo Anton Ohno was recognized for his prodigal sports talent after becoming the best short-track skater in the United States in less than two years. At fourteen years of age, after training under Pat Wentland in Lake Placid for just six months, Ohno claimed his first overall title at the U.S. Championships. He is now an eight-time Olympic medalist, including two gold medals, and the new Ambassador to the Winter Olympic Games in the U.S. and around the world. Since becoming the face of winter sports, Ohno has worked as a motivational speaker, philanthropist, and TV personality. In 2007, Ohno won season 4 of ABC’s hit reality show Dancing with the Stars, and in 2013, became the host of the TV Game Show Minute to Win It on GSN. Ohno has written two books; Zero Regrets, an inspirational guide to chasing one’s dreams, and a memoir titled My Story.

Apolo Ohno competed in the Torino 2006 Olympics, winning one gold and two bronze medals. In Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics, he won both a gold and silver medal in short-track speed skating. Although Ohno did succeed as an Olympic medalist, his road to success wasn’t easy. Ohno’s original success at fourteen made him a likely candidate to make the 1998 U.S. Olympic team, but he struggled with his fitness throughout the 1997-1998 season and finished 16th at the Olympic Trials. Ohno, then fifteen, came to a crossroads in his short-track career when he didn’t make the 1998 U.S. Olympic team and needed to decide if he wanted to continue skating. He committed himself to making the 2002 Olympic squad, and by the 2000-01 season he was one of the world’s best skaters. The Seattle native won the World Cup title in the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m en-route to winning the overall crown, which made him the first American to win a World Cup title at any distance.

Making the Olympic team in 2002, Ohno went on to win Olympic Gold in the 1500m and a silver in the 1000m. Four years, three World Cup overall titles later, Torino witnessed a stronger, leaner and poised Ohno gracefully capture two bronze medals (1000m and Relay) and his second gold in the self-proclaimed “perfect race” in the 500m.

Ohno recently claimed another title as season four champion of the ABC hit, Dancing with the Stars. After ten weeks of competing with his partner, International Latin Youth Champion, Julianne Hough in dances such as the Cha Cha, Tango and Waltz, Ohno and Hough beat out former ‘N Sync member Joey Fatone and world female super middleweight boxing champion Laila Ali in the final Freestyle dance to bring home the gold. In his deeply personal and entertaining book, Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday, Ohno shares the inspiring personal story behind his remarkable success, as well as the hard-won truths and strategies he has discovered in good times and bad. Much more than an account of races won and lost, Zero Regrets is a compelling portrait of a father-and-son relationship, the intensity of competition, the secrets to mental toughness, and powerful insights to how we can all come closer to living with zero regrets.

“There has to be a vision, a dream, a plan. Then you chase that with everything you’ve got.”

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Bert Jacobs

Co-founder of Life is Good and Corporate Speaker

Bert is the co-founder of the $150 million lifestyle brand Life is Good. When he and his brother John started the company in 1994, they had $78 in their pockets, lived out of their van, and sold t-shirts on the streets of Boston. Was this their way of avoiding the "real world"? You betcha. Did it turn into something much bigger? Absolutely.

It has been over 25 years since they sold their first t-shirt, but Bert and John champion the same mission: to spread the power of optimism. On their journey, they've been inspired by a vibrant community of resilient optimists who constantly demonstrate the depth and meaning behind the three simple words "Life is Good."

While Bert and John believe life is good, they also know life isn't perfect, which is why Life is Good donates 10% of its annual net profits to the Life is Good Kids Foundation, which helps over 1 million kids overcome the impact of poverty, violence, and illness each year. In making their company a fully integrated for-profit/ non-profit model, the brothers hope to use their business as a vehicle to do good in the world.

Because of his unique perspective that ties rational optimism to business, Bert has been asked to share his transformative message at a wide range of corporate and thought leadership conferences including Inc 5000, Morgan Stanley, SAP Sapphire, Discover, and more. He and John have been featured in Forbes, NPR's How I Built This, CNNMoney, CNBC's Business Nation, ABC News' Nightline, NBC's The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and Men's Health Magazine, among others.

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Vanessa Van Edwards

Founder of Science of People and Best Selling Author

Vanessa is the bestselling author of “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People”, translated into 17 languages, and “Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication”. More than 50 million people watch her engaging YouTube tutorials and TEDx Talk.

Vanessa shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership, including her insights on how people work. She’s developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients, and customers.

Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion-dollar companies; and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS Mornings, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, The Today Show, and many more.

Millions visit her website monthly for her methods that turn “soft skills” into actionable, masterable frameworks that can be applied daily. Hundreds of thousands of students have taken her communication courses on Udemy, CreativeLive, LinkedIn, and her flagship course People School.

Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences worldwide, including SXSW, MIT, and CES. Her groundbreaking and engaging workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.

She regularly speaks to innovative companies, including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Miller-Coors, Microsoft, Amazon, and Univision. She has been a spokesperson for Dove, American Express, Clean & Clear, and Symantec.

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Erik Weihenmayer

Blind Adventurer and Co-founder of No Barriers

Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most sought-after speakers in the world. Despite losing his vision at age 14, he is an accomplished climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker who never allows blindness to interfere with his passion for pursuing an exhilarating and fulfilling life. Erik brings audiences a powerful message about harnessing the power of adversity as fuel for greatness, emphasizing the importance of building a strong “Rope Team” and illuminating how to develop a “No Barriers Mindset.”

Erik’s talks resonate with diverse audiences from graduating college students to large sales teams to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Erik’s speaking career has taken him around the globe from the 2005 APEC Summit in Chile to the 2009 Presidential Inaugural celebration in Washington, DC.

Erik speaks to major companies in London, Dublin, Moscow, Berlin, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Abu Dhabi, as well as across the United States. Previously, he shared speaking platforms with luminaries such as Secretary Colin Powell, President Bill Clinton, and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Connect: Website | Facebook | Vimeo | YouTube | Instagram


Damon West

Renowned Keynote Speaker and Best Selling Author

Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a college professor, internationally known keynote speaker and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of “The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change”, which Forbes’ listed in the “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.”

His autobiography, “The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World", vividly tells how he transformed the pot of boiling water that is a Texas maximum-security prison into a pot of coffee.

At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career ending injury. He turned to hard core drugs to cope with disappointments of life. After graduation, he worked in the United States Congress, was a national fundraiser on a U.S. Presidential campaign and eventually trained to be a stock-broker for United Bank of Switzerland (UBS). One day at UBS, he was introduced to methamphetamines; he became instantly hooked—and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made in order to feed his insatiable meth habit.

After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today.

The Coffee Bean message has inspired thousands. Damon’s clients include such companies as Walmart, AIG, Chick-fil-A, Southwest Airlines, and sports teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Timberwolves, Clemson, Alabama and Georgia. The U.S. Army has even incorporated the #BeACoffeeBean mindset into their resilience training. Damon’s story has been featured both nationally and globally.

He is passionate about the Coffee Bean message and loves sharing how it changed his life and how it can change yours, too.

His Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “The Locker Room: How Great Teams Heal Hurt, Overcome Adversity and Build Unity”, is being optioned for film adaptation.

His children’s book, "The Coffee Bean for Kids", is the genesis for Coffee Bean Clubs being started by students at schools all over America.

Today, Damon lives a life of recovery and service, sharing his story all over the world. Of all the hats Damon wears, however, the two most important to him are being a husband to Kendell and a stepfather to Clara.

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Amanda Gore

Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker

For more than 25 years, Amanda Gore has been one of America’s and Australia’s most admired experiential speakers. She uses the principles of emotional intelligence to transform the spirit of people and cultures by changing perceptions, improving relationships, connecting people, managing change, leadership, innovation, and team dynamics.

Amanda believes success in business is always about feelings – the way we feel about a product, organization or person influences how we behave and informs our decisions about how we spend or who we conduct business with. Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behaviour. Amanda’s presentations changes perceptions… And feelings.

Author of five books and several video and audio training programs, Amanda is also the CEO of the JOY Project and has a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy, a major in psychology, and expertise in ergonomics, stress management, group dynamics, neurolinguistics, neuroscience, and occupational health.

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Bo Eason

Former NFL All-Pro. Actor. Playwright. Speaker. Leadership Trainer. National Bestselling Author

Bo Eason started his career in the NFL as a top pick for the Houston Oilers. Continuing with the San Francisco 49ers, during his 5-year career Bo competed beside and against some of the greatest players of his generation.

After his football career ended, he branched out into acting and wrote a one-man play called Runt of the Litter that went to Broadway.

Now, as a speaker and leadership coach, he trains some of the most successful people in the world — athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, and C-suite execs—on how to communicate for maximum impact and success.

His book, There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game, Be the Best in the World at What You Do, is a national bestseller! The book debuted on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists and was named one of the 4 Hottest New Books of Fall 2019 by Inc. Magazine!

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Bill Hampton

Business Leader, Growth Expert, Speaker

Bill Hampton’s passion for a good story led him to an early career as a music promoter and eventually Vice President of Premiere Speakers Bureau where he promoted the who’s who of the speaking business. Bill called a local radio station one day and talked to the host of the show; Dave Ramsey. Next thing you know, Bill is the Executive VP and CMO. Over the next 13 years, he helped the Dave Ramsey Show become one of the nation's largest syndicated talk radio shows heard on more than 500 stations.

Now as Senior Executive VP of Spartan Capital Group, Bill provides tailor-made executive search & consulting solutions for companies throughout North America.

He’s a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in public speaking and government. And today spends his time with his wife Amanda and their 5 children.

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Neil Pasricha

Leadership and Happiness Expert

After graduating from Harvard Business School, Neil Pasricha spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart, the world’s largest company. While there he wrote the 50-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things and the New York Times bestsellers The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation which have been on international bestseller lists for over 200 weeks and sold over a million copies.

Neil’s research and books on happiness, mindset, and human potential have received attention from Harvard Business Review, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, CNN, and BBC.

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Ben Nemtin

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co- founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon, and more. Ben is recognized as one of the World’s Best Motivational Speakers as well as World’s Top Organizational Culture Thought Leaders by Global Gurus (2019, 2020).

In his first year of university, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.

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Captain Charlie Plumb

A testament to the strength of the human spirit, Charles Plumb endured the most extreme hardship and used the experience to transform his life in a profound way.

As a farm kid from a small town in Kansas, Captain Plumb fantasized about airplanes; he never dreamed that he might, one day, have the opportunity to pilot one. It would be the United States Navy that afforded Plumb the opportunity to live out that dream.

Captain Charles Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1964. In November 1965, Plumb earned his Navy Wings, becoming a United States Naval Aviator. From this, Plumb reported to Miaramar Naval Air Station in San Diego. There, he made his mark helping to develop the Navy Fighter Weapons School, more commonly known today as “TOP GUN.”

His next appointment was to the Aircraft Carrier Kitty Hawk where he was assigned one of the Navy’s hottest jets, the F-4 Phantom. Captain Plumb flew 74 successful combat missions over North Vietnam and made well over 100 carrier landings. On his 75th mission, just five days before the end of his tour, Plumb was shot down over Hanoi, taken prisoner, starved, tortured repeatedly, and survived the next 2,103 days as a Prisoner of War, until he was released on February 18, 1973.

During his nearly six years of captivity, Charlie Plumb distinguished himself among his fellow prisoners as a professional in underground communications, and served for two of those years as the Chaplain in his camp.

Since his return home, more than 5,000 audiences in nearly every industry have been spellbound as Captain Charlie Plumb draws parallels between his P.O.W. experience and the challenges of everyday life. He has shared his message to an even wider public through appearances on Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC with Thomas Roberts, “The Seventies” with Wolf Blitzer, CNN New Day with Chris Cuomo, Yahoo! News with Bianna Golodryga, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

One of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time, Charlie Plumb’s presentations are as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous, and tailored to motivate each specific audience he encounters. His insights on how to cope with the difficulties as well as the opportunities in life have a positive impact on those who hear his message, those who read his books, and those who come to know him as a friend.

Captain Plumb’s Military honors include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, (2) Purple Hearts, and the P.O.W. Medal.

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Bob Beaudine

President and CEO, Eastman & Beaudine

Bob Beaudine is president and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, one of the top executive search firms in the nation working with Fortune 500 companies, entertainment entities, sports organizations, Olympic bodies, universities, non-profits and more. Named by Sports Illustrated as the “Most Influential Man in Sports You’ve Never Heard of,” Bob has staffed leadership at major organizations like the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL and the U.S. Olympics, as well as university departments and non-profits.

He is a bestselling author known for his books “The Power of WHO!” and “2 Chairs” focusing on goal-getting and spirituality. He has spoken at conferences around the world, and has appeared on The Today Show, Fox Business Network, Canada’s Business News Network and other programs.

Bob and his wife, Cheryl, have been married over three decades and have three grown daughters and three grandchildren.