Silver Bay Rick Tamlyn believes life is a game, so why not play it bigger and better?
That thinking led Tamlyn, a Hague resident, to create “The Bigger Game,” a model and methodology to create positive change in individuals and organizations.
“My mission is to activate and inspire people,” Tamlyn said. “I want them to utilize my model in their lives and businesses. I want them to take responsibility for their lives and create the best world possible.”
A motivational speaker, Tamlyn has taken his program around the world. His clients include IBM, the Walt Disney Co., Wells Fargo Bank, JP Morgan Chase and others.
Tamlyn will bring his program to the Silver Bay YMCA when he presents his first “Bigger Game Expo” May 9-12. The interactive event will include speakers, panel discussions, exercises and small group exchanges.
“The ‘Bigger Game Expo’ will be very un-conference like,” Tamlyn said. “Expect the unexpected! Think TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference meets ‘The Ellen Show’ meets a personal development workshop.
“No matter where I go in the world, I hear the same things from the most brilliant thinkers of our time,” he said. “They all want a way to come together and merge initiatives with others making a difference in the world. For five years, I’ve dreamed of bringing this type of event to Lake George and sharing it with the community I call home.”
Chuck Lioi, the expo’s executive producer, also lives in Hague.
Cost to attend the entire conference is $495, but Tamlyn is inviting local business and community members to attend the expo’s opening ceremony May 9 and the keynote address May 11 for free. People who wish to attend should contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619.
“I see a lot of good things happening in the Ticonderoga area,” Tamlyn said. “I’m very impressed with the positive feelings and work done by the chamber of commerce and other groups. I hope the expo can contribute.”