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When seeking an inspiring story of entrepreneurship, one does not have to look any further than Kristi Lee.

After taking a risk by leaving her successful corporate career in 2006, Lee recreated her life through entrepreneurship while being a single mom, and has never looked back. Today, as the Sales & Marketing Strategist for Kristi Lee International, she trains C-level executives, sales teams and entrepreneurs throughout the United States on proven sales systems for peak performance.

Lee holds over 33 years of experience in marketing, retail and business strategy. She has been responsible for product and marketing decisions for more than 2,300 Albertsons stores in 38 states, and negotiations with brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Maybelline, and Revlon.

Lee is one of the founding members of ACEL, in which she helped create the Professional Development and Mentorship programs and served as Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for four years. She is the current President of the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association in Phoenix and a Valley Leadership Class 38 graduate. In 2011, she received the Positively Powerful Woman Award for Non-Profit Leadership. Supplementing her outstanding community volunteerism, she co-authored “License To Dream – Every Woman’s Guide to Financial Freedom Through Network Marketing” in 2010 to help women step through limiting beliefs and build successful businesses.

On July 14, she will bring her three decades of experience to help conference attendees build confidence and develop skills in a workshop titled “Taking Risk: Making Change Happen.”

Though often feared, taking risks is essential to personal and professional development. Participants will define risk-taking, explore why people do or do not take risks and discuss possible cultural influences on risk-taking. Through this practical, cultural-based workshop, Asian Americans will learn the strategies of how and when to use a risk-taking process model to think “out of the box” and go beyond their comfort zone for personal and professional success.

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Early Bird Before 6/10/2018


General Registration After 6/10/2018

Community Reception: (Fri, 7/13, 5:30-7:30pm) | Keynote Speaker: Susan Jin Davis, Comcast)




LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA: (Sat., 7/14, 5:30-8:30pm)




DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 7/13) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, lunch & Reception




DAY PASS: Sat. Conference
(Sat., 7/14) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars & lunch & Awards Gala




ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 13 – Saturday, July, 14) | Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event




Group Discount is Available, please contact us for more information

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through, an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 10, 2018 to guarantee your seat.


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Special pricing is available for our event, $89/night +tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 13th 2018 to guarantee the special pricing.

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