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Rhythm Systems Announces Breakthrough Conference 2016 Keynote Speakers to Include Crucial Conversations’ Joseph Grenny and Focus on Team Execution

By Rhythm Systems

    May 18, 2016 Strategy Execution

    This year’s conference expanded to include four keynote speakers, including Crucial Conversations’ Joseph Grenny, and will take place October 18-19 in Charlotte, NC.

    CHARLOTTE, NC, May 18, 2016Rhythm Systems, the market leader for comprehensive cloud-based business planning and execution software, announced today the keynote speaker line-up for their Breakthrough Conference 2016. The conference is designed for mid-market companies that want to take their execution game to the next level. 

    It will take place October 18-19 at the Hilton in Charlotte, NC. The theme of this year’s conference is Breakthrough Team Execution. Attendees will learn how to build and grow a team of “A” players that exceed expectations and drive results. Small working breakout sessions will provide simple tools and insights to help teams break down silos, balance growth initiatives with daily work, increase accountability and communicate to achieve better business results. 

    Rhythm Systems’ CEO and Co-Founder, Patrick Thean, will keynote again this year, along with three new speakers. Patrick shared, “I’m really excited to bring these speakers to you this year. We handpicked all of our speakers to give attendees a well-rounded agenda with actionable tools and concepts they can go home and start implementing right away.” Jay Bloxsom, who attended in 2015, shared that it was "by far the best business conference” his company had been to and that they are implementing a number of new things they learned last year. 

    New York Times bestselling author and business social scientist, Joseph Grenny, will deliver a keynote presentation on how teams can work better together with less drama. His indispensable business book, Crucial Conversations, has sold over 2 million copies and will be given to conference attendees. “Our company is performing stronger today because our teams use Crucial Conversations. It’s helped us attack difficult conversations head on, which has enabled us to make better decisions together as a team. We’re thrilled to have Joseph keynote our conference for this very reason. We believe he will compliment our execution expertise and provide tremendous value to our attendees.” – Rhythm Systems Co-Founder, Cindy Praeger

    Rhythm Consultant, Cathy McCullough, has been working with companies on strategy, organizational culture, executive consulting, and leadership team development over the past 25 years. She will teach conference attendees leadership and accountability in her keynote: Becoming an Accountable Leader in 75 Minutes. With high ratings and a packed breakout session in 2015, Rhythm Systems is excited to invite Cathy back as a keynote speaker.

    Dr. Stephen Vogt, CEO and Founder of BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy, the first specialty pharmacy to introduce a two-hour turnaround from referral to patient acceptance, will demonstrate a real life example and share how they developed their Winning Move to achieve 140% compounded annual growth rate over the last three years. “Working with BioPlus over the last four years, I am continually amazed by how they are able to make bold moves and get their teams aligned and execute really quickly. I’m thrilled to have Dr. Vogt speak and share his journey to inspire others.” – Patrick Thean 

    The Breakthrough Conference is open to all executives, departmental leaders and team members who want to learn how to accelerate airtight execution within their company. With 90-minute breakout sessions, attendees will have time to work on real, actionable plans for their own businesses. It is encouraged to attend as a group so team members can work together on their actual business.

    Early bird registration fee is $895 and ends June 30th. Additional group discounts up to $75 off the ticket price will be offered throughout registration. To register, visit:

    The conference is currently seeking sponsors and media partners. To learn more about sponsorship and media packages, contact Alison Brown at 

    About Rhythm Systems
    Rhythm Systems is the industry’s only solution that combines complete, cloud-based business execution software along with expert consultants and a library of step-by-step tools to help mid-market companies drive airtight execution so they can achieve their business objectives and long-term success. Founded in 2006, Rhythm Systems has helped hundreds of companies improve team execution, accelerate growth and achieve measurable success. CEO and Co-founder Patrick Thean’s book, Rhythm: How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth, was published in April 2014 and recently hit No. 3 on the Amazon Best Seller Rank for Kindle. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @RhythmSystems.