Vistage recognizes Jay Rifenbary with Speaker of the Year Award

San Diego, March 23, 2018 — Vistage, a global executive growth and development organization, is proud to recognize Jay Rifenbary as the 2017 Speaker of the Year. The award recognizes the “MVP” of the Vistage speaker community, which includes nearly 1,000 experts on topics ranging from leadership to health and wellness.

Jay Rifenbary’s workshop “No Excuse! – Incorporating Core Values, Accountability, and Balance into your Life and Career” helps members establish their personal and professional core values, providing greater accountability in their organization. Through his program, CEOs discover personal leadership characteristics that motivate employees and create higher levels of performance.

Jay is a professional speaker, trainer and consultant, and for over 24 years has provided his expertise in the areas of personal and professional development, leadership, and communication training to organizations, associations and schools across North America, Europe and Asia. Jay is president of Rifenbary Training & Development, author of the international best-seller, “No Excuse! – Incorporating Core Values, Accountability and Balance into Your Life and Career,” “True To Your Core – Common Sense Values for Living Life to Its Fullest,” and his new release “Return To Your Core – Principles for a Purposeful and Respected Life.” Jay received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, with a concentration in Nuclear Physics.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
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