BYU Management Society - Orange County Chapter
The Greatest Super Powers  (And How You Can Get Them) by : Richard Neff Kettley

The Greatest Super Powers (And How You Can Get Them) by : Richard Neff Kettley

August 31, 2019

Growing up in a household of six sisters, Rich was very familiar with the female’s world of dolls. For him, he latched on to “action figures,” specifically superheroes like Spiderman, Superman, The Hulk, etc.

When you start to think about superheroes and their superpowers, you can’t help but wonder, if I could have one superpower, what would it be? What would be the BEST ONE to have? What would be the ultimate to Reign Supreme? The kicker? You actually have some!

This workshop will walk through an introduction to some of the most valuable superpowers AND, more importantly, how each of us can actually develop and implement some into our day-to-day lives to improve our current financial, emotional and physical state professionally and personally.

Come join us for an educational and fun workshop and opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in the area.

How to Build a Business That Gets Acquired in Today’s Market… By: Gilbert J. Bradshaw

How to Build a Business That Gets Acquired in Today’s Market… By: Gilbert J. Bradshaw

July 31, 2019

We’ve all heard of flipping a house, but what about flipping a business? All business owners eventually leave the business, but the question is whether it’s voluntary or involuntary. And even if it is voluntary, will they get the most they can out of it?

Gil’s business is about… business. At this session he will explain how to form a business, keep control of it, get funding, and eventually sell the business or go public. He will consider optimal growth, who controls the business, and how to leverage taxes.

About Gil: A believer in the adage that leaders are readers and earners are learners, Gil earned his BA in History from BYU, his JD from the BYU Law School, and an LLM in business taxation from the UCLA School of Law. Today, Gil teaches at the USC Gould School of Law.

Bradshaw began his legal career in the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke, LLP where he represented a variety of bank clients. Later, he managed outside counsel at an international mining company with public and private entities around the globe.

Gil is a partner at Wilson & Oskam, LLP. His securities regulation experience includes assisting small to mid-sized technology companies raising billions of dollars from private equity firms, venture capitalists, and his specialty, self-directed initial public offerings.

Tips, Tricks & Secrets to Start Your “Side Hustle” in Online Sales…

Tips, Tricks & Secrets to Start Your “Side Hustle” in Online Sales…

June 25, 2019


Today, most people are looking for a better way to “earn a buck.” Sometimes this search leads to a new job, other times, it works its way into the good ol’ "side hustle" (that fancy phrase for a second job or side project) to do in your off hours to get ahead. Like the saying goes, "40 hours to survive, 50 hours to thrive".

Casey Powell is one of those who figured out the side hustle to near perfection. He has grown his online businesses from $0 in 2016 to over $2,000,000 in sales this last year.

You won't want to miss this breakfast meeting as Casey will share an insider's view of Amazon's partnership process including tips, tricks and secrets he’s learned from picking the product, getting it produced, outsourcing options and how to market the product through your own website, Amazon, eBay and other online mediums. We look forward to seeing you there as Casey expands on key pitfalls to avoid and must dos for online sales in 2019.

Achieving BREAKTHROUGHS in Your Business and Your Life

Achieving BREAKTHROUGHS in Your Business and Your Life

May 22, 2019


Most of us are continually striving to achieve higher levels of excellence. What happens when you need a dramatic transformation in your business or in your life? Working Harder isn’t the answer! Working smarter? – An old cliché that doesn’t really help. But how do you get alignment? How do you move people set in their ways? How do you get from “talking about it” to making it happen faster than anyone thought possible?

Join Mark Samuel, CEO of IMPAQ, and author of his Amazon Best Selling book, “B STATE,” for his highly interactive and inspiring presentation on a new paradigm for achieving breakthrough results in your business and your life – in Rapid Time! Topics include: Creating a Practical Picture of Success; Aligning and Optimizing Your Team; Creating Your New Reality.


Myths of Investing Featured Speaker:Travis Scribner Managing Partner, WestPac Wealth Partners

Myths of Investing Featured Speaker:Travis Scribner Managing Partner, WestPac Wealth Partners

April 19, 2019


Having experienced one of the longest bull markets in history, it’s not uncommon to hear people share that their portfolio is up these days. With so many people being up, it begs the questions, “are you being compensated for the amount of risk within your portfolio” and “How do you objectively measure the risk within your portfolio?”

Join Travis Scibner, Managing Partner of WestPac Wealth Partners as he discusses these questions in the “myths of investing.” Topics to be covered in this session include: the academic story of investing, mutual funds (including the dead ones), market timing, what produces rate of return, and more.

Little Known Stories of the Founding Fathers and Mothers

Little Known Stories of the Founding Fathers and Mothers

March 22, 2019

Featured Speaker: JUDGE BRETT LONDON

Did you know that George Washington was a brilliant spymaster?

Did you know that Benedict Arnold was one of the most important heroes of the Revolution?

Did you know that 6 foreigners became heroes of the revolution?

Did you know that Ben Franklin almost killed himself twice by electricity?

Did you know that many of the founding fathers were personal enemies?

Judge London will share these and other fascinating but little known stories of the founding fathers and mothers during our next breakfast meeting!

Judge London’s career and character-building experiences span from gardener to taxi driver to Superior Court Judge. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Cal-State University, Fullerton and his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Brigham Young University. Brett and his wife Donna live in Lake Forest and are the parents of six adult children.

Igniting a Revolution:  The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Igniting a Revolution: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

March 22, 2019

Featured Speaker:
Brigham Cheney
Partner, Atkinson Andelson APC


Paul Revere's ride is one of many memories that Americans from all backgrounds share as one. But it has largely disappeared from our modern histories and textbooks. This presentation will examine Paul Revere's ride, the fight at Lexington and Concord, and the individual choices that everyday Americans made to leave lives of comfort, live by their principles, and ignite a revolution.
Brigham Cheney is a partner at the law firm of Atkinson Andelson APC. He specializes in employment law, representing employers in harassment and discrimination cases, employee class action lawsuits, and union negotiations and litigation. He has substantial trial experience, including the unique experience of successfully trying two wage-and-hour class actions, one of which lasted over a full year. He has particular expertise in the international shipping industry, representing international container shipping lines, marine terminal operators, and major transportation and logistics companies with operations throughout the United States and worldwide. He has been repeatedly honored by Southern California SuperLawyers as a Rising Star in the field of Employment and Labor Law.
Outside of work, Mr. Cheney is an accomplished guitar player and, in his free time, enjoys playing and recording music and expanding his guitar collection. He spends as much time as possible with his wife and three daughters. He is an avid reader and a fan of U.S. history and military history, in particular.

Is Your Network REALLY Your Net Worth?

Is Your Network REALLY Your Net Worth?

February 28, 2019

Featured Specker: RICH KETTLEY   Director of Training & Marketing, WestPac Wealth Partners 

 This presentation (delivered by Rich Kettley across the nation) discusses how you can use social media and other tools to create what he calls a "Balanced Network." By having a balanced network you can move from simply getting "Referrals" to actually getting favorable introductions. This session will spend some time walking through the philosophy behind the process and then move into practical examples so you can walk away from the meeting with specific action items to implement as you expand your own Network (Net Worth).

 Rich Kettley has extensive experience in teaching business practitioners the psychology of sales and how to implement these concepts into their professional relationships and marketing strategies. With several years spent in retail and corporate sales, he has leveraged that experience in providing large group as well as one-on-one training sessions. Currently Rich works with some of the top reps and teams in the industry.

 Rich is a graduate of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business. Growing up in Newport Beach with six sisters and now having four boys and two little girls, Rich describes his life as organized chaos. When he’s not training, marketing and doing personal production, he is involved with several philanthropic groups and loves being active in the outdoors.

Warren Buffett “The Oracle of Omaha”  Featured Speaker: John Bledsoe

Warren Buffett “The Oracle of Omaha” Featured Speaker: John Bledsoe

January 31, 2019


The virtue of patience comes easy for no one. For a doctor, it could be the difference between life and death. For a baseball player it could be the difference between a strikeout and a home-run. And for Warren Buffett, it was the difference between poverty and being a billionaire. The patience alone was hardly Buffett’s key to success. Buffett also exhibited the hard-working attitude; a resilience to the pressures of this world; and obliviousness to what others are saying about him; and most of all, Warren Buffett exhibited a heart of compassion through philanthropy. All of this bundled together, along with an uncanny mathematical ability, created the entrepreneurial success Buffett was. Warren Buffett demonstrated that face value has nothing to do with what the heart is composed of, but in Buffett’s case, his heart was just as big if not bigger than his prodigious net worth.

John Bledsoe has been practicing family law in Orange County for the last 25 years. John attended Brigham Young University and graduated from University of Redlands. He has an MBA from Golden Gate University. He received his law degree from Western State University.

He is married to the former Debra Thompson and is the father of six children including five daughters and one son. He resides in San Clemente.

John prides himself in being able to handle and win the difficult family law cases. When he is not working at the demanding practice of law he enjoys reading, golf and Orange Theory.

The 1893 World’s Fair Columbian Exposition –Featured Speaker:    Dyke Huish

The 1893 World’s Fair Columbian Exposition –Featured Speaker: Dyke Huish

December 19, 2018


The World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, was the last and the greatest of the nineteenth century's World's Fairs. In the simplest of terms, it was one of the most spectacular events in the history of mankind. The fair changed the way the world looked at America, and more importantly how Americans looked at themselves. It was innovative, transformative and the catalyst for an archtictural, economic and creative revolution that is still being felt today. The ethos of the White City are still felt in places such as Disneyland, Main Streets of America, transportation plans, city parks, consumer products, and the architecture of the American home.

More than 28 million people attended the event lasting six months, all traveling by ship or rail to Chicago. If there is one event I could go back in time and see, it would be the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.

Over the past twenty years Mr. Huish has served as a Deputy District Attorney, Deputy Public Defender, Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, and is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist. He is a veteran of more than 300 bench and jury trials and has personally handled over 8,000 criminal cases. Thousands of attorneys have paid to attend his seminars on trial tactics, courtroom strategies and jury psychology. He has handled more than $500 million dollars in fraud cases and successfully litigated one of the largest fraud cases in the history of the State of California.