Express Employment Professionals Hosts
National Leadership Event

Featuring Patrick Lencioni, Jimmy Johnson and Robyn Benincasa

March 2017 - Express Employment Professionals of Aberdeen is hosting the 2017 Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast, a nationwide leadership event featuring best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, two-time Super Bowl champion coach Jimmy Johnson and world champion adventure racer Robyn Benincasa.

Back for its eighth year, the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast attracts more than 10,000 attendees annually throughout the U.S. and Canada. The event focuses on how leaders can reach the next level, inspire their people and become more effective in their role. The event will be simulcast on Wednesday, April 12 at Imanuel Baptist Church, 1200 Soule Ave, Hoquiam, WA 98550.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., breakfast will served at 8:15 and the simulcast begins at 9:00 a.m.

Lencioni kicks off the event and will speak on “The Ideal Team Player.” In addition to being a best-selling author and speaker, Lencioni is also a leadership consultant who founded The Table Group. Through his firm he provides organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.

The lineup continues with legendary coach Johnson offering insight into building a winning team and bringing the best out of every member through encouragement and respect. The Fox NFL Sunday analysts draws from lessons he’s learned throughout his coaching career with the Dallas Cowboys to present “Teams That Win: Fundamentals for Success.”

Refresh Leadership Live concludes with Benincasa, who will take the audience on a fast-paced adventure to show how groups of ordinary people can accomplish truly extraordinary feats together. Her motivational speech is titled, “Building World Class Teams: The 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy.” Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams and the Project Athena Foundation. She is also a CNN Hero and firefighter.

“Express is proud to present this exciting opportunity for business leaders from throughout our community,” said Reid Bates, Express franchisee in Aberdeen. “Each speaker in this year’s distinguished lineup is well-versed in the essential characteristics of outstanding teams and the role leadership plays in helping them succeed.

“Express has a strong presence in Grays Harbor, and we are pleased to offer the Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast as a way to give back to the business community. Express has risen over $10,000 for Grays Harbor non-profits from this annual event.”

There is no charge for registration but non-perishable food items and cash donations are encouraged on the day of the event with all proceeds going to benefit Coastal Harvest, a Hoquiam-based non-profit dedicated to helping feed the hungry throughout Southwest Washington. For registration, go to Please choose Hoquiam, Wa as the host city.

About Express Employment Professionals

Express is on a mission to put a million people to work annually. In 2016, the company generated $3.05 billion in sales and employed a record 510,000 people. Locally, Express Employment Professionals of Aberdeen employed over 1,000 people in 2016. For more information, visit