2023 Transforming Leaders

December 12, 2022

TSAE and Visit San Antonio are excited to bring our Transforming Leaders series back to Austin on Thursday, February 9, 2023 with industry speaker Dean Savoca.

Transforming Leaders is an annual event you do not want to miss.

Event Details

February 9, 20203 | Austin, TX

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705


Free to attend*
CAE Hours: 2.5 
Complimentary, parking included

*Open to Association Professional members and non-members only.


Event Schedule

8:30 am | Welcome continental breakfast

9:30 am | Presentaion by speaker Dean Savoca.

12:00 pm | Group luncheon 


About the Program

LEAD LIKE A COACH: How to Develop a Stellar Team

If only staff members came with instruction manuals! If you’re a leader in the meetings and events industry today, you can attest to the fact that at least 65% of your time is spent dealing with people issues.   The ramp-up of in-person meetings has placed additional pressure and demands on you and your team.  The pace can be daunting.  However, as ironic as it sounds, sometimes slowing down can help leaders bring out the best performance in their people and lead to better results.   Possible?  Absolutely. How?

A coaching approach to leadership leads to more cohesiveness, creativity and problem solving.  Employees who clearly understand expectations -- and know they’re accountable -- enjoy a higher level of job satisfaction, stay longer, and produce better results. 


  • explore how to transform yourself from a manager to a coach
  • discover the key skills to becoming an effective coach
  • learn the six steps required for a successful coaching conversation


About the Speaker

Dean Savoca, M.Ed., BCC, CSP™ is the performance development partner for leaders who want highly effective teams who are focused, aligned and inspired. Simply put, Dean helps leaders coach their people.

A +25-year veteran of the meetings and events industry, Dean has one foot firmly planted in hospitality and the other foot in performance development. Since earning his master’s degree in Organizational Performance and Change, Dean has spent nearly 20 years speaking, training and coaching on influence, leadership and change management. He guides leaders to identify the core issues they face daily that impact people management.  The result is a better bottom line – boosted by improved performance, higher productivity, and more cohesive teamwork. 

In addition to speaking and training nationwide, Dean also guides retreats in the Rocky Mountains where overachievers can unplug, reflect and connect.



We can’t wait to see you there! 


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