After a two-year hiatus, more than 300 Fix Auto USA franchise partners, vendors, corporate team and collision industry leaders gathered Sunday to kick off the 2022 Fix Auto conference at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort near San Diego.
The conference began with a charity walk along the beautiful Silver Strand Beach to benefit the Tim Clark Memorial Scholarship. This walk alone raised more than $3,500. Following the walk, attendees had the opportunity to spend time with each other and compete in beach games. The opening ceremonies took place on Sunday evening on the Bay Terrace overlooking the spectacular Coronado Bay, and attendees had an opportunity to re-connect with their colleagues and franchise family.
“We are so excited to be back together as a family at the Fix Auto USA conference,” said Sabrina Thring, U.S. collision chief operating officer, Driven Brands. “The energy here is amazing. From our charity walk to our opening ceremony, you can feel the enthusiasm for what is ahead, and we’re eager to build on this momentum heading into tomorrow.”
Monday and Tuesday of the 2022 Fix Auto conference will feature an agenda packed with education, thoughtful discussions and networking opportunities. Most importantly, the Fix Auto USA team will celebrate all that the organization has achieved in 2022 so far.
Today, the general sessions, followed by keynote speakers, the Fix Auto USA Vendor Expo, and a trip to the San Diego Padres game. The closing night event will feature a sunset sail on the Spirit of San Diego with dinner, music and a live charity auction.
Special guests and speakers at the 2022 Fix Auto conference include:
- “Coveted Customer Experience: Grow Your Business by Focusing on 3 Things Customers Truly Care About” with Jay Baer, entrepreneur and six-time New York Times best-selling author. Baer, a member of the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, has worked as an advisor to over 700 companies since 1994 and has become an expert on growing a business through focusing on the customer.
- “Grow Your Team, Grow Your Business and Change the Way You Compete” with Mike Anderson, founder of Collision Advice. Anderson, a former multi-shop owner, facilitates 20 groups all across North America, and focuses on teaching cutting edge management techniques with real-world examples and a sense of humor.
- “The Road to Electrification” with Damon Aldrich, Strategy Development Director, Enterprise Holdings. As a subject matter expert on electric vehicle infrastructure and zero emission mobility, Aldrich is responsible for supporting strategic and operational initiatives on the company’s Strategy Development team.
- “Command Your Mindset” with Dr. Jannelle MacAulay, a combat veteran who served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, as a pilot, commander, special operations consultant, international diplomat, and professionalism instructor. She currently serves as a Leadership and Human Performance consultant for the Department of Defense, government sector, and corporate America.
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