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Speakers

In 2017, the line-up of speakers for the Harcourts North American National Conference is truly incredible! Hear from a variety of successful business people, sales agents, and motivational speakers.


Read more about them below.

FEBRUARY 21ST – 22ND 2017

HARRAH’S RESORT & CASINO

Tim Gard

Hall of Fame Speaker, CSP, CPAE

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful, and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. Talented, innovative, and memorable, Tim provides amazing take-home value delivered with his one-of-akind presentation style.

Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that audiences will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today.

Becoming more resilient is not about telling jokes or laughing at everything. Instead of making light of serious issues, Tim shines a light on unseen possibilities for solutions to difficult situations. He demonstrates how to be professional, yet light-hearted throughout all his programs.
Without a doubt, Tim’s keynotes consistently deliver on these two promises:

1. A hilarious shared experience, and
2. Take-home value that improves performance and workplace attitude.

As a business speaker, Tim shows leaders how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm using his humor stress diffusion tactics in everyday situations. He facilitates an unforgettable experience that improves the quality of interactions. At the same time, he’s instilling an enthusiasm for non-malicious mischief that no one should live without!

For two decades, Tim has provided hilariously entertaining, fast-paced, and informative programs from Texas to Tasmania. His universal message translates to a diverse range of audiences of every size. An internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, Tim’s easy-to- implement techniques provide audiences with ways to diffuse, deal with, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters.


Press play below to watch a short message from Tim.

Dermot Buffini

CEO, Buffini & Company

Dermot Buffini has served Buffini & Company since 1999. Before assuming the role as CEO in 2013, he spent 10 years as the Senior Vice President of Business Development where he was responsible for developing new markets, corporate partnerships and the overall growth of Buffini & Company

Tina Sander

Sales Consultant, Harcourts Coastal, Australia

Tina Sander’s career in Real Estate has been defined by a tremendous work ethic and discipline towards achieving the very best results for those that she works with and on behalf of.

Commencing her Real Estate career in Corporate administration with Harcourts Queensland – she soon moved into Operational Management for the state and then quickly progressed into the International division of the company. As the Harcourts brand made inroads into various market places across the globe, Tina was then chosen to take on the role of Head of International and lead the efforts attached to global growth for Harcourts. It is this role that allowed her to build knowledge and insights into the International property market and develop strong relationships amongst various cultures throughout the Real Estate arena globally.

As Tina continues to expand her Real Estate career, by joining the #1 Harcourts office – Harcourts Coastal… she will bring a wealth of experience from the international markets that she has operated in. With direct access to buyer networks in China, Hong Kong, the USA, Indonesia, South Africa and New Zealand Tina is able to cast her net wider than most to ensure the best possible result for her clients.

Tina possess a high level of energy and an infectious personality, this combined with her disciplined approach to business brings a formidable advantage to her and her clients. The focus and passion Tina has for Real Estate coupled with her unique background of International markets will prove to be another advantage and a priceless asset to her clients.

A very proud Gold Coast resident Tina prides herself on being able to deliver a level of service to her clients that will ensure they feel supported, comfortable and informed enough to make quality decisions when buying or selling a home. Her very personable nature combined with her level of professionalism will ensure she consistently works towards the best possible outcome, paving the way for long term, successful and enjoyable relationships with her clients.


Press play below to watch a short message from Tina.

Anthony Robles

Nike Athlete

On July 20, 1988, the doctors were not prepared when, Judy Robles, age 16, gave birth to a baby boy who was missing his right leg. The doctors could not explain what went wrong or why I was missing a leg. My mom, however, always told me growing up that “God made me this way for a reason” and she made me believe it. I finally realized what that reason was when at the age of 14, in Mesa, Arizona, I tried out for the wrestling team. My first year was horrible. I was the smallest kid on the team weighing in at a whopping ninety pounds and without question, the worst wrestler; finishing my first year with 5-8 record and in last place at the Mesa City wrestling tournament. Not many people believed that a tiny kid born with one leg, the worst wrestler in the city, would ever excel in such a demanding sport . However, with the support of my family and my coaches, I believed I could one day be a champion wrestler; I believed that I could be UNSTOPPABLE. Despite various obstacles along the way, I went from being last in the city to finishing my junior and senior years at Mesa High School with a 96-0 record , a 2-time Arizona State Champion and a high school National Champion. Despite finishing with an awesome high school record , few college wrestling programs believed I could excel at the next level. They thought I was too small to wrestle in college and that a one legged wrestler could never compete with the nations best college wrestlers. My mom raised me with my head in the clouds, so I believed I could do anything I set my mind to. This way of thinking compelled me to walk onto the Arizona State University wrestling team to prove to them, and the world, anything was possible. Through trials and hardships, both on and off the wrestling mat, I finished as a 3-time All-American and the 2011 NCAA National Champion. Although my competition days on the mat are over, I will continue to wrestle the opponents life brings my way all the while believing that I am UNSTOPPABLE.


Press play below to watch a short message from Anthony.

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