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Why Should I Attend?

Create Execution Ready Plans

Understand the various elements that make up strategic thinking & leadership. Gain the tools to create the plan for better decision making, agile strategies, and ability to navigate uncertainty.

Grow Accountable Leaders & Teams

Grow leaders who are not afraid to course correct, make the difficult decisions and establish (KPIs) standards of performance that are constantly being met – and improving with every weekly meeting.

Meet Other Middle Market CEOs

Understand the power of peer networks, the importance of getting involved, and the benefits peer networking with other mid-market leaders can have on you and your business’ bottom line.

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Who is the Breakthrough Conference for?

The Breakthrough Conference is designed for anyone on the executive team or department leaders who are looking to manage growth and win.

This is an working conference for all middle market business leaders, regardless of industry to create connections and solve top growth challenges.

  • EXECUTIVE TEAMS learn how to engage employees and can work together on strategies and planning during the conference.
  • DEPARTMENT LEADERS learn to work cross functionally, lead a department, develop role and goal clarity and win as a team.

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 Ticket Pricing

Early Alumni



(For 2017 Attendees)

Early Bird


March 1 - May 31

Group Discounts Available

General Admission


June 1 - October 11

Group Discounts Available

 *Group Discount: $100 off each ticket when you register 5 people or more

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Thursday/Friday, October 11-12, 2018
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Venue & Accommodations


The 2018 Breakthrough Conference will be held at the newly renovated Charlotte Marriott Center City in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.

Group rate: $219/per night

100 West Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202


Discover Charlotte

While you're here checkout all the fun activities the Queen City has to offer.



Breakout Session 1

CEO Exclusive (by invitation)

The CEO Playbook for Growing a Performance Culture

Cathy McCullough, Rhythm Systems


The New Competitive Advantage: How Accountable Leaders Achieve 21% Better Results

Liz McBride, Rhythm Systems

Rhythm Software Master Classes

Scaling Rhythm for Larger, Complex Companies

Tiffany Chepul, Rhythm Systems

Managing Growth

Get, Keep and Grow Your Customers - Insights from a Top Sales Executive

Speaker Announcement Coming Soon

Breakout Session 2

CEO Exclusive (by invitation)

Roundtable with Patrick Thean: What's Keeping Today's CEOs Up At Night

Patrick Thean, Rhythm Systems


Topgrading & Rhythm - Weapons to Win the Talent War

Speaker Announcement Coming Soon

Rhythm Software Master Classes

Deep Dive: Using KPIs to Solve Your Biggest Business Challenges

Ted Skinner, Rhythm Systems

Managing Growth

Achieve a Breakthrough Year with Strategic Annual Planning

Alan Gehringer, Rhythm Systems

Breakout Session 3

CEO Exclusive (by invitation)

What CEOs Must Do Today to Build Their Executive Dream Teams for Tomorrow

Patrick Thean, Rhythm Systems


3 Ways to Maximize Your Leadership Impact

Cathy McCullough, Rhythm Systems

Rhythm Software Master Classes

Manage Your Projects to Success with Rhythm

Ryan Walcott, Rhythm Systems

Managing Growth

Master the Art of Change Management and Grow with Less Drama

Liz McBride, Rhythm Systems

2016 Keynote Speakers

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    CEO and Co-Founder, Rhythm Systems

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    Joseph Grenny
    Author of Crucial Conversations

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    Cathy McCullough
    Consultant, Rhythm Systems

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    Dr. Stephen Vogt
    CEO/Founder, BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy


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Event Details

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