What is Impact Alexandria?

In 2003, Tastefully Simple created “Impact Alexandria” to bring inspirational speakers, renowned business leaders and best-selling authors to Alexandria, Minnesota. Thanks to partnership with local business sponsors, this annual event has become a powerful opportunity to inspire, unite and educate people of all ages and backgrounds – and create a bigger and brighter future for our entire community.


2003 – Stephen R. Covey

Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs

Dr. Stephen R. Covey was best known as the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, ranked as a #2 best-seller by The New York Times and as one of the two most influential business books for the 20th century by Chief Executive magazine. Dr. Covey was co-founder/vice chairman of FranklinCovey Company, a leading global professional services firm. He was also recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans.


2004 – Ken Blanchard

Team Building – High Five!

Dr. Ken Blanchard is author of The One Minute Manager® – considered to be among the most successful business books of all time – as well as many other best-sellers, including Raving Fans® and Gung Ho!®. Dr. Blanchard is Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm. Few people have made a greater impact on the day-to-day management of people and companies.


2005 – Zig Ziglar

Building Winning Relationships

Zig Ziglar’s unique delivery style and powerful messages made him one of the most sought-after personal development trainers in the world. He wrote 24 books, nine of which were best-sellers. The client list of Ziglar Training Systems reads like a who’s who in American and global business.

You can see a full list of previous speakers here.

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