Thought Leadership Summit LIVE 2020

The Human Connection Speakeasy

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
November 11-13, 2020

The Experience

Lockdowns, social distancing, quarantine, mask mandates, events cancelled. These words have shaped a very strange reality for us this year. On a deeper level, the thing that makes us US was taken away in an instant-- human connection. It feels as if there's no end in sight. Consider this event the end in sight.. the oasis in a desert. 

There's a lot of things to talk about right now.. a lot going on in the world.. a lot to believe in. We, at Purpose Pioneers, believe that human connection is one of the most important conversations to have and what humanity needs most right now. We are taking a stand for what we believe in and keeping the spark of human connection alive during a time where humans need it most. Or honestly, we're all going to f*&*(# lose our minds. 

This is a human connection experience that gets you, the Thought Leader, BACK in the arena where the magic happens, back in the arena where you feel most ALIVE. 

We are gathering 20 of the greatest Thought Leaders we know in a room to teach them how to take their thought leadership, message and movement to the next level during the greatest time in modern day history. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Come enjoy connection freely again. Stand up for what you believe in. Speak your dank truth. Get back to your natural habitat. Be around like-minded people who believe in what you believe in.

Come back home.  

To the Purposphere & Beyond, 


Our Why

At Purpose Pioneers, we believe in creating a world where people fully align what they do to make money with what they do to experience meaning and fulfillment in their lives. We call it the "sweet spot" between purpose and profit. 

We bring that belief to life by empowering entrepreneurs to use the stage to transform into a thought leader and turn their business into a movement. 

These are the core values that guide our every decision and how we show up in the world. 

We Pioneer the Unknown. Embrace the unknown with a courageous and curious spirit. 

We Connect First. Build the bridge of connection first, then get to work. 

We Play in Possibility. Get curious and creative to find answers and activate magic. 

We Take Ownership. Go inside and cultivate self-awareness to create meaningful change. 

We Keep Our Hearts Open. Lean into understanding, then speak from the heart. 

We Empower with Conviction. Share the belief and tools to ignite independent success. 

We call this magical place we live and play, the Purposphere. 



Invitation-Only Attendees




Movement to Further


Thought Leadership Summit LIVE 2020

The Human Connection Speakeasy

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
November 11-13, 2020
Sheraton Sioux Falls

DAY 1. Birth a Movement

We don't run businesses, we further movements. Uncover the keys to becoming a sought out thought leader and birth a movement that people are lining up out the door to be a part of.


You'll learn the super simple secret sauce to instantly find an abundance of stages that are the perfect fit for you & how to stand out to event organizers in a way that makes it a "no-brainer" decision to choose YOU.


Rock the stage with a message that resonates so deep within people's souls that it inspires them to action. Become a sought out thought leader leading a movement that's magnetic.

A 3-Day Immersive Experience to for Successful Entrepreneurs, Speakers & Authors Ready to Go Beyond the Business, Transform from Entrepreneur to Sought Out Thought Leader & Turn Their Business into a Movement


Offer extended until October 20th
Offer expires November 8th

Hear From Other Purpose Pioneers

- Amber, Blind Keynote Speaker & CEO of Kingdom Eyes

I’m booking real live in person stages up until the early 2021. The more I speak, the more I find my voice. I’m a magnet for abundance. My cup is 100% full and overflowing.

- J.J. Thomas, TEDx Speaker & U.S. Olympic Coach of Shaun White

Alex helped me defined my speech that gave me something I was really proud of. She took time to figure me out before she game me advice. I'm forever grateful.


Hosts & Emcee

We're your biggest champions here to guide you through an unforgettable experience and co-create magic with you in the room.
Alexandria Agresta

Hostess with the mostess

Thomas Waterman

Co-host with the most

Jessica Bubbico

Emcee & yogi goddess

If you're looking for a simple, FUN and aligned way to: 
Get Back in the Arena of Human Connection, Fill Up Your 2021 Calendar with Rockin' Stages, and Transform into the Thought Leader You've Always Dreamed of Being
(aka get the FLIP out from behind the screen and be around awesome humans, speak on some damn stages & be the Yoda of your industry)
Spending MORE time going bonks behind the screen 
You believe in human connection. You feel deeply aligned when face-to-face with other humans. You come ALIVE on stage. With our proven speaking method, you can get out from behind the screen once and for all, even during lockdowns and quarantines, and get back to the place that fulfills you most... and brings you the most success. 
Waiting until the world is "back to normal" before you speak on more stages 
Your wisdom, brilliance and thought leadership is needed MOST during times of chaos. We don't know the end in sight or what the new-normal will be like. Those are variables you can't control, but what you can control is choosing to courageously speak your truth in a time where your people need you most. 
The guessing games of where the next stage will come from amidst all the chaos 
Using our step-by-step system, you can drop the uncertainty for good and book out your calendar with DREAM stages months in advance. You'll know exactly how to create an endless supply of stages where you'll make the most impact and make the most money.
Doing more free gigs to "prove yourself" or "build more credibility"
Believe it or not, what sells your authority and credibility is... YOU. We show you what type of stages are best for you to focus on, many of them paid, and how to stand out in a memorable, impactful way to event organizers without needing a certain track record. 
Thinking you need a fancy website or full-on branding first before you can speak on bigger, badassier stages
With a simple mindset shift, we show you that you already have everything you need to book the mac-daddy stages. We put your current assets to work in new ways with our game-changing Build Demand First principle. 
Getting lost in the Google wormhole searching for speaking opportunities
We put an end to the "Call for Speakers" Google alerts and endless searching, and share the secret sauce to creating an infinite supply of stages that are perfect for you. Free up your time so you can focus on high-level, high-impact tasks as a thought leader. 
Rookie speaker mistakes that cost you time, money and energy
Ever spoke on stage thinking it would pay off and it ended up costing you? Good news. It's not you. It's your strategy. With an aligned method, every stage you speak on can pay off big time... before you even walk up there. 
... then you've landed in the right place. 
Imagine the most transformational coaching program you were a part of that you couldn’t stop raving about, mixed with the most magical event you ever went to that you wanted to go back to the second you left, mixed with the dopest house party you’ve ever been to that you still reminisce about 10 years later….
THAT'S what we're going for here. 
Listen, you’re ready to be bigger and play bigger. We don’t need to tell you that you’re destined for the stage-- you already know that and have felt that for years.
You're rockin' it in your biz, but know there’s something next for you. For the first time, you don’t know quite how to get there, and the higher achiever in you won’t let you stop there just because you don’t know how. You want to keep growing, keep going, keep pioneering. Really, you’re ready to go beyond what we call the false business summit.
Imagine yourself climbing a mountain. You get to the summit, but find out it’s the false summit. You’re excited and feel accomplished nonetheless, but in the back of your mind, you know you must keep going. There’s one more summit to reach, so you give yourself no other option but to keep climbing, but you’re running low on fuel and gear and motivation.
Consider us your sherpa who swoops in at the 11th hour to get you up to that final summit. We’re going to get you suited with the right gear, give you the right fuel and get you going in the right direction, so you can finally access what’s been in store for you all along.. so you can step foot into the Field of Possibility.

Imagine Shifting 2020 to Increase Your...


The stage transforms you from entrepreneur to Thought Leader. You put yourself in a category of one and become the go-to expert in your field.


Your message transcends into a Movement. Your belief system shifts people. You lead transformative thought that creates a ripple effect.


Speaking on stage spreads your wisdom to the masses. You create a Loyal Tribe of people who believe in you, admire you and listen to you.

Hear From Other Purpose Pioneers

Who This Event Is For

You're a successful entrepreneur, coach or consultant rockin' it in your business, but feeling like you're ready to go beyond into the next level of success. You want to do that through the vehicle of thought leadership. 

You've tasted the magic that comes with the stage (whether you have an acting/theatre background or you've facilitated in front of large groups, or something alike) and now you're ready to make magic on MORE stages.

You're confident on stage, comfortable in front of audiences and have spoken in the past, but now you need the roadmap to speak on the right stages for YOUR message and movement consistently. 

You've dreamed of speaking on stage since you were a little nug and know deep in your heart that you're destined for the stage (people probably tell you this a lot). 

Your business is built on human connection and you come most alive when you're in the room with people, even further, when you're speaking on stage. 

You're a high achiever driven by purpose and impact (i.e. you want to do epic, meaningful things in the world and won't stop till you get there). 

You have an unwavering commitment to your sharing your message, business growth and evolving yourself. 

You don't want to run a business, you want to further a movement. 

Speaking is your damn truth and you believe thought leadership is the most aligned path for you. You're ready to light the world on fiya!!!! 


The Transformation

Here's a Taste of What You'll Take Away from this

Once-In-A-Lifetime Event ...


  • The art of human connection, thought leadership and furthering movements 

  • Why speaking on stage is the fastest, funnest, and most fulfilling way to experience new levels of success in your business 

  • How to successfully navigate the “new normal” as a speaker in the corona environment and continue to keep your calendar booked out

  • How to position yourself in a way where you’re seen as an expert, authority figure and a true thought leader in your field (Alex shares her exact secrets on how she consistently stands out from the crowd, and never needs to worry about “competition”)

  • Speak about your business in a way where others deeply believe in it and they're inspired to work with you​​

  • Transform into a business that clients seek out vs. a business that seeks out clients (i.e. you go from chasing them, to them chasing you)  

  • Shift your energy so you become a magnet for abundance and get sought out for more opportunities than you can handle

  • Learn a complete overview of the Movement Method-- the proven speaking method that's responsible for putting dozens of speakers from all over the world, on the right stages with the right people in the room 

  • A plug-and-play workbook that includes all of Alex's inside secrets so you can ditch the guessing games and get the answers right from the source of someone's who in the thought leadership arena 


  • Implement our exact process for booking out your calendar with dream stages months in advance— yes even during lockdowns and a pandemic

  • Get crystal clear on who your dream audience is and what events they go to 

  • Use our step-by-step system to create an endless supply of stages that are the perfect fit for you, your message and your movement (yes, all of the paid stages too!)

  • Confidently negotiate higher speaking fees, complimentary video footage of your talk and anything that will serve you in return when speaking on someone else’s stage (we need to fill up your cup FIRST)​​

  • Learn the 5 different types of speaking engagements and which ones are best for you to go after

  • Learn how to leverage virtual speaking now to land future in person gigs

  • Use my secret sauce on how I've booked 30+ podcasts and how my clients collectively have booked 100+

  • Breakthrough the overseas market so you can become an international speaker which opens up an entirely new realm of possibility for you 

  • Use our word-for-word script on how to confidently pitch yourself to event organizers in a way that gets them excited to respond and take the next steps with you

  • Know what to say when on the phone with event organizers (with our exact conversation guide) that makes you desirable and a “no-brainer” decision



  • Use our plug-and-play “Craft A Talk That Sells” outline that gets you crystal clear on your on-stage message, fully aligned with what gets you excited to speak about, and confident on how to deliver it in a way that inspires people to action

  • Craft your message in a way that's simple and concise, and memorable and impactful so that the audience will be raving about you for days, months, even years after

  • Learn how to embody your magic, message, and movement and deliver your talk in a way that inspires people to want to learn more about your business offerings 

  • Move people to such action that not only are they buying from you but they're telling all of their friends to buy from you too 

  • Learn how to do the Double Whammy-- get paid to be in the room AND know how to convert the room


  • Feel the magic of human connection again and get your mojo back ​​

  • Be around humans, have amazing conversations and make new friends again

  • Be back in the arena that makes you feel most ALIVE and ALIGNED 

  • Experience an unforgettable, transformative 3 days that may just make you feel like you didn't even skip a beat

  • Have some freakin' FUN!!! 

... and so much more magic we can't even fully articulate on paper. 

The Method

At the Thought Leadership Summit, you'll learn about the Movement Method and begin to integrate it into YOUR movement. This proven method is designed to get you on the right stages with the right people in the room saying the right things, so you can turn the magic you create on stage into a movement off the stage.

Hear from Other Purpose Pioneers

- April, Keynote Speaker & Podcast Host

Alex has this knowledge, confidence and attitude of greatness about her that I was so attracted to. That's how I want to show up in the world and pull that from within me.

- Lyndsay, Keynote Speaker & Author

I manifested Alex. I instantly fell in love with her energy, message and passion. Speaking is a way more authentic way to connect with and attract my ideal clients.



Offer extended until October 20th
Offer expires November 8th

+ We have a rockin' VIP upgrade

  • VIP Mastermind: Craft A Talk That Sells... Spend an intimate evening with Alex and the Purpose Pioneers team where we'll jump start the process of crafting your next-level talk that takes your movement to a new level of possibility

  • ​Speak on the Purpose Pioneers stage LIVE for an 8-minute "Lightning" Talk... Step foot in the Purpose Pioneers arena, speak at a once-in-a-lifetime event and experience the magic of the Movement Method instantly 

  • Get access to the recorded footage (unedited) of your talk... Walk away with an up-to-date, EPIC speaker video reel that you can send off to event organizers ASAP to book bigger dream stages

  • Get access to professional photos of you speaking on stage... Show ya badass self off speaking on the Purpose Pioneers stage. Great for your speaker website & the socials. 

More Perks for Our Purpose Peeps

Networking Group

Attendee Networking Call

Grow your movement even before you step foot at the event.

Classic Camera




Because who doesn't love new profesh photos?

Beach Party

Great Gatsby Themed


We're going back to the roaring 20's speakeasy style!

If You're A Successful  Entrepreneur Ready to Go Beyond the Business... 

... ready to share your wisdom with the people that need to hear it most, you owe it to yourself to get back in the arena where the magic happens for you. 

You are worthy of knowing how to: 

  • Get back in the arena of human connection and keep that spark alive even amidst lockdowns and chaos

  • Become a sought out thought leader and fill up your calendar with dream stages where you can make the most impact

  • Turn your business into a movement that people are lining up out the door to be a part of 

... and you're worthy of knowing how to do all of this NOW, during the most opportune time in modern day history. This is your moment to give your people a meaningful path forward and hold the space of possibility. This is your moment to become the thought leader you've always dreamed of being. 

When you master the Movement Method and adopt the Purpose Pioneers Way, all of this becomes possible for you in an instant. 

You may be wondering how you can be in this room with us... and this is where it gets pretty awesome. We're being hyper-intentional with who is going to be there, so this event is application-only for 20 of the greatest Thought Leaders we know. 

We're doing it this way because we want you to have the confidence and certainty that you're in a room with high-caliber, high-impact people that think like you, have similar beliefs as you and are also doing epic things in the world. 

It's pretty simple how it works from here. Click here to submit your application which will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Our team will review it and get back to you within 48 hours if you've been accepted to attend. If accepted, you'll receive an email with the link to buy your ticket and upgrade to our rockin' VIP package if that's your thang. Then, you excitedly and anxiously wait until November for the magic to go down. 

This event is only happening one time, and we're doing it that way on purpose. Step into the uncertainty. Brave the unknown. Lean in and buy the ticket, get the flight. Trust the universe. Commit to human connection and yourself. 

See you at the speakeasy. 

<3 The Purpose Pioneers

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-Beulah, CEO Be Martin Wellness

Stepping into the field of possibility has opened the flood gates. Booked my first PAID gig of 2020!!!!!!!

-Robert, CEO Soul Venturer

I am so grateful I chose to work with Alex. Her strategies are super simple and fun to implement.

-Sierra, CEO Integral Woman

Alex is a ripple maker. At this point, I don't think I could stop making magic even if I tried!

What venue will the event be hosted at?

Sheraton Sioux Falls & Convention Center 1211 Northwest Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104

Why South Dakota?

In order to maintain the integrity of this event and for our attendees to experience human connection in it’s truest form, we've chosent to host it in the great state of South Dakota where our freedom to hug each other and gather as a group of 20 is being preserved. Plus, we're pioneers. We pioneer new unknowns with a courageous and curious spirit. For us personally, we've been to big, metropolitan cities one too many times for events. We want to try something new and different. Come on an adventure with us.

Are accommodations included in the ticket package?

Accommodations are not included in the ticket package. However, we locked in a special room rate through the Sheraton for our attendees. Once you register, we’ll share the private booking link for you to book your discounted hotel room.

Will I get to interact with Alex and the Purpose Pioneers team?

HELLS TO THE YES! We are quite literally doing this event so we can be with your amazing human self LIVE. There will be plenty of time to interact, have conversations with, and ask questions to Alex and the Purpose Pioneers Team. Our #1 goal is to fill up your cup with human connection and empower the heck out of you to rock the stage in 2021.

Do you have a VIP ticket option?

We sure do and it’s the bomb.com Please scroll up on this specific page to learn more about what you receive in the VIP package. If you get accepted to attend, you will have the opportunity to upgrade when you purchase your ticket.

Will I have to wear a mask at the event?

The ability to see other people’s faces, expressions and emotions is a key part to experiencing human connection in it’s truest form. Thus, we have chosen a state to host the event that has no mask mandate. This will be a mask-free event. With that, we are being very intentional with following all safety guidelines that South Dakota requires. This event will be legitimate and inline with all legal regulations. If you do not feel comfortable, or safe attending due to personal health concerns, we accept and respect your decision not to attend, love you even more, and hope to see you at the next one.

No one else seems to be throwing events. How do I know this is safe to attend during the CO-VID19 crisis?

Incredible question. We’re not here to claim what’s true, or right or wrong with everything going on in the world. What we are here to share is that there’s been a negative impact on our mental well being from our observations and own experiences, and believe the lack of human connection is what's causing this. We want to restore that for people during this crisis. With that, we are being very intentional with following all safety guidelines that South Dakota requires. This event will be legitimate and inline with all legal regulations. If you do not feel comfortable, or safe attending due to personal health concerns, we accept and respect your decision not to attend, love you even more, and hope to see you at the next one.

What if I have to cancel my trip?

If unexpected circumstances arise that make it impossible for you to join us live and in person, you can transfer your ticket to any of our future live events. The next Thought Leadership Summit LIVE will be hosted in spring 2021.

I want to bring my significant other/business partner. Do you have a special ticket package for the two of us?

We sure do— buy 1 get 1 50% off. We’re so excited you want to bring your person with you. The more power duos we can have in the room, the better. Please note this discount only applies to the general admission ticket, and not the VIP upgrade. The VIP upgrade will be an additional, full-price cost.

What's the weather like in South Dakota in November?

It's prime time Fall weather! Mid 50s and sunny during the day, and drops to be chilly at night. Bring your fav fall sweater.


 Get Back in the Arena of

Human Connection