Santa Barbara Express Employment Professionals is hosting the 2014 Refresh Leadership Simulcast, a nationwide leadership event featuring: Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey; sportscaster Dick Vitale; and Christine Cashen, an expert on handling conflict and stress.

The free simulcast starts at 9 a.m. April 16. The Refresh Leadership Simulcast will be broadcast at the Courtyard Marriott in Goleta. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Whole Foods will provide a complementary continental breakfast.

Business leaders, human resource professionals, chamber of commerce officials and chamber members can register

“We know poor leadership is the No. 1 reason why people leave companies, so we’re offering support to businesses with a focused day of learning about great leadership.” said Karen Dwyer.

Dwyer said Refresh Leadership Live speakers will discuss what they believe makes great leaders and what they’ve learned throughout their professional careers about the importance of developing those skills.

A strong believer in free-market principles, Mackey co-founded the Conscious Capitalism Movement to challenge business leaders to rethink why their organizations exist and to acknowledge their roles in the global marketplace. Mackey will discuss how leaders can develop personally while growing their employees and the company itself.

Vitale’s experience and enthusiasm for the game of basketball are unparalleled and his “Vitale-isms,” like “Awesome, baby!” and “diaper dandy” have taken on a life of their own. With humor and optimism, Vitale’s presentation,” The Game of Life,” will share lessons he has learned from sports for addressing the problems of life.

In her topic, “Stop Global Whining!,” Cashen will share the secret to getting what you want with what you’ve got to make a difference in the workplace and in life.

The Refresh Leadership Simulcast is in its fifth year and will be broadcast to more than 175 locations across North America.

“Express has a strong presence in Santa Barbara and we are pleased to offer Refresh Leadership Live as a way to give back to the business community,” Dwyer said.

The Santa Barbara Express Professionals office is a franchise of Express Employment Professionals and puts people to work. In 2013, the parent company generated more than $2.5 billion in temporary sales and employed nearly 400,000 people. Express Professionals ranks as the largest privately held staffing company in the United States. For more information, visit


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