OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small businesses, has begun its annual LevelUp Convention at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. This year’s five-day event began on March 8 and brings together LegalShield’s experienced, new and aspiring Independent Sales Associates from all 50 states and Canada. They have come together to hear from motivating speakers who share their expertise in owning and running a business, and in marketing for maximum success. Attendees will also get highly specialized professional development training and benefit from networking opportunities.
The lineup of speakers includes John Addison, CEO of Addison Leadership Group and Leadership Editor of Success Magazine, who is renowned for his insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development and success. He is a sought-after, world-class speaker and motivator, as well as a business author.
“Life is too short for timid dreams,” he said. “You can either have excuses in life or you can have results. It takes energy, effort and enthusiasm.” His rousing motivational speech brought the crowd to their feet multiple times.
Addison also emphasized the importance of creating a passionate, energetic environment to recruit and grow a business. “Environment determines what grows. You have to light a fire inside someone, not under them. Yelling at someone is what a boss does.”
“We are thrilled to have our longtime friend John Addison’s continued strong support of LegalShield,” said Jeff Bell, CEO LegalShield. “His incredible passionate speeches are always a highlight of the LevelUp Convention weekend.”
Addison, former co-chief executive officer of Primerica from 1999-2015, emerged as a leader shortly after joining the company in the early 1980’s. During his more than 25-year tenure at Primerica, John rose in management and was critical to helping the company transition after the departure of its founder. Following the financial crisis of 2008, he spearheaded the process of separating from Citigroup. These efforts culminated with a successful IPO in 2010 that was 22 times oversubscribed.
Addison currently serves on the Board of Directors for Primerica and LegalShield, and has previously served on the boards of the Direct Selling Association, the Georgia Conservancy, the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.
LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses. The company also offers one of the industry’s most affordable and comprehensive identity theft plans, IDShield. LegalShield plans provide protection to more than 4.2 million individuals, and IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services to more than one million individuals across North America. In addition, LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses.
For as low as $20 per month, LegalShield members get access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.