Keynotes Set for 2019 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference

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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 20, 2019—Performance coach and author Cindra Kamphoff, who serves as the mental strength coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL, among other clients, will deliver one of two keynote presentations at the 2019 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference, Oct. 3–5 in Bloomington, Minn.

Shop owner, technology guru and automotive industry leader Donny Seyfer also will deliver a keynote, focused on the mechanical service indusry’s shifting technological landscape and what shop owners can do today to stay ahead of the curve.

Ratchet+Wrench editor Bryce Evans made the announcement Thursday from The Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America, where the 2019 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference will be held, just outside Minneapolis.

“We couldn’t be more excited about our lineup this year,” Evans said. “Both Cindra and Donny will bring unique perspectives on two large focal points for shop operators today.

“Cindra’s experience working with high-performing clients, which also includes a number of Fortune 500 companies, will give our audience members a firsthand look at the steps they can take to achieve their full potential. Anyone who has seen her speak, or interacted with her in person, has left inspired to push themselves more in their work and daily lives.”

Kamphoff is a professional speaker, trainer, entrepreneur and professor, known for her Amazon bestseller, Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High-Performance Edge. In the book’s forward, Vikings Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen credits Kamphoff with helping him rise from an undrafted free agent out of an NCAA Division II program to being one of the NFL’s most productive wideouts. Her presentation will focus on the core tenets of her book, while drawing clear parallels to the ins and outs of shop ownership.

Seyfer’s presentation, entitled “The Inevitable Shift,” will offer clear, tangible takeaways for audience members on what they can do in their shops today to prepare for industry change and ensure their businesses thrive in the years ahead.

“Donny is one of the brightest minds in the industry, and his foundation as a shop owner himself helps to put these larger concepts into clear perspective for everyone,” Evans said. “This is a can’t-miss presentation that you won’t find anywhere else.”

The 2019 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference will feature 52 total presentations from more than 35 of the industry’s top shop operators. Each session is designed to provide independent shop owners and managers with straight-from-the-source, tangible strategies that can help them improve their businesses from the moment they step back into the shop.

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