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AXS CEO Troy McClain Featured at Special Needs Conference

Troy and Kid sisIdaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services has a great featured speaker this fall: Troy McClain is the CEO of AXS , a full-service marketing, communications and business management firm focused on growing people and businesses to great heights.

Their website says:

Our annual conference is an opportunity to bring professionals, self-advocates and family members together in order to increase education and hands-on training surrounding topics such as mental health, developmental disabilities, autism, supervision/leadership and self-advocacy. Additionally, it’s an opportunity for individuals to network professionally in order to build stronger support groups for family members, clients and participants.

As a seasoned entrepreneur with over 14 years experience in the financial industry, Troy has learned how to create budgets, manage costs and cost-effectively market and communicate products, services and causes. Using innovative techniques and strategies, he has been instrumental in providing successful growth concepts to companies and professionals working toward a higher level of achievement.

Today, Troy is an international speaker on a variety of topics, such as entrepreneurism, finance, advertising, marketing and communications, personal growth, and giving back to one’s community.

Troy  became America’s sweetheart and underdog sensation when he was selected from nearly a quarter million applicants to vie – on national TV – for a job working with Donald Trump. Millions of viewers watched this one apprentice hopeful without a college education excel past the other 16 finalists on his way to the final four. After the unfathomably successful season 1 run of The Apprentice, Donald Trump said, “Guys like Troy are what make America great.”

Troy’s “kid sis” is profoundly deaf and developmentally delayed, so he knows firsthand the challenges families and organizations face when it comes to serving the needs of the Special Needs Community.


AXS has redefined collaborative community. We are the leading successful living membership club of cause, and purpose-driven people who understand that the power of community creates opportunity, energy and purpose. Our promise is to inspire, uplift and serve, while equipping our members with the entrepreneurial mindset and practical tools needed to live successful lives, as each defines success. Through online and in-person education and training, impactful events, business networking opportunities, experiential travel, courses and workshops, publications, mentoring and more, our members manifest their fullest personal, professional and philanthropic selves.


Great Children’s Activities and Books Available for Success Club Retreat in Cancun

Proven Success: Attend an amazing Leadership Retreat in Cancun, Mexico! Learn how to Be, Do and Have all you want in life — and bring the whole family!

Join us for Leadership Retreat ’16 at the Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico, March 4th – 6th. Read details and register here.

Entrance to this exclusive weekend Retreat is only $397. The event is very KID FRIENDLY! No charge for children under two. For ages two up to 17: cost per child is $63.00 per day.

Cancún, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and energetic nightlife. Enjoy the awesome downtown area, El Centro. Or stroll along Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants.

“The Playroom” is the state-of-the-art kids club found at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, in the Sunrise and Nizuc sections. Sure to delight the resort’s tiny guests, “The Playroom” is complete with different game rooms, such as a fashion room and beauty salon, a dollhouse area, arcade and creativity area.
“The Playroom” also boasts an Xbox room, a simulated race area with “ezy rollers” and an arcade zone. The kids club also comes complete with a theatre with plush seating and concessions, two playgrounds (one inside and one outside), a pirate boat, sandbox and a mini soccer field. All children are always under the careful watch of the property’s helpful staff. Anything and everything a kid can ever desire can be found in “The Playroom.”


AXS Leadership Retreat 2016: Kids friendly Resort and Playroom | Moon Palace ® Resort

“The Playroom” in Sunrise is open to children between ages 4-12, and “The Playroom” in Nizuc is open to children ages 4-10. Children under 4 are welcome but must be supervised by an adult at all times.

The following are sample activities that will keep your young ones entertained. Please note activities and amenities vary per section and season and are subject to change:

Movie hour; Drawing Time; Piñata Making Class; Build Sand Castles; Puppet Show; Jenga Tournament; Cooking Classes; Balloon Sculpture Classes; Pijama Party; Xbox Tournaments; Chef’s Hour; Bop It Challenge; Soccer Tournaments; Mask-making Classes; Spanish Lessons; Mexican Lottery; Bingo; Zumba for Kids; Playdoh; Arts & Crafts.


AXS Leadership Retreat 2016: Kids friendly Resort and Playroom | Moon Palace ® Resort

Recommended Reading:  Visiting Cancun with your kids? Children’s Travel Activity Book & Journal: My Trip to Cancun is a fun filled activity book and journal is a great way for kids to plan and record their own travel adventures and make a treasured memory book for their trip to Cancun.

Cool Cancun specific crossword, word search, puzzles and other activities will keep them busy on the journey, they will learn about Cancun and practice their writing, reading and maths in a fun way.

Includes a great planning and diary section; which will increase children’s excitement by getting them involved in the early planning stages of the trip.

This is a great gift for children and an amazing keepsake for parents


Included in Children’s Travel Activity Book & Journal: My Trip to Cancun :

Trip Planning: Cool Places to visit in Cancun; Research your trip; Postcard Reminder & Packing List


AXS Leadership Retreat 2016: Kids friendly Resort and Playroom | Moon Palace ® Resort

Activities to do on the way to Cancun:

Word Search
Cool Facts about Cancun
Link up Puzzle; Code Cracker; Number Chains and Puzzles; A-Mazing Maze; Drawing; Coloring.

Cancun Trip Diary: Write a daily diary during the trip

Plus more activities for the trip home …

Click here for a list of other children’s and Young Adult books about Cancun

Read more about AXS CEO Troy McClain:
– Proven Success With AXS CEO Troy McClain: Revisiting the First Season of Donald Trump’s Apprentice 
– A Look at the Enduring, Positive Reputation of AXS CEO Troy McClain
– Lessons from AXS CEO Troy McClain Forum » Topix

Guest Post: Why Special Needs are So Special to Me by AXS CEO Troy McClain

by AXS CEO Troy McClain

Troy and Kid sisI have learned there is nothing more rewarding than giving back through teaching, educating and inspiring others to do great things. I’m blessed that I have the chance to follow the lead of some great practitioners in both business and life. But there is a beautiful flip side to the concept of “learning from the best.” Sometimes the best people to learn from are among those we least expect.

If you’ve been following my story you’re probably well acquainted with my kid sis, DoraLynn and our families’ love for the gifts she shares with us every day. While she is profoundly deaf with special needs, she has more love, energy and inspiration worth experiencing than anyone I know.

I hired DoraLynn to work in my office years ago. Our team members remember her as always doing her job with a smile, a little sass, and good humor, Over the years I have wished she could hear my laughs and hear the enjoyment she has brought to our friends and family and experience the sounds of the world around her.

I immediately sensed something very special about my sister. Eventually, we became best friends, and her influence has been a major factor in my becoming the successful CEO of AXS. This little girl was a warrior who taught us how to live. Today, everybody wants to know where I learned my business principles. They think Trump, Bill Gates or Warren Buffett taught me (I’ve met and worked with all three). But I acquired my acumen from leaders like DoraLynn.


I learned from her ability to listen. She is the most proficient person I’ve ever met in terms of nonverbal listening skills. For instance, she taught me how to read people in business settings in which they were telling me one thing verbally and their body language was saying something different.

Special needs are special to me. Since 2010, it’s been my pleasure to be an Ambassador to Buddy Cruise, Inc. – a nonprofit organization that provides educational opportunities and resources for families of special needs children. So, it was an honor to be named to their Board of Directors in 2012. We increase awareness, acceptance and inclusion. The educational programs and the keynote speakers that accomplish all this are pretty amazing.

We take so many things for granted. For example, we forget just how special the littlest sounds truly are. The sound of leaves blowing in the wind or birds chirping in the trees. At first glance it may not mean much to those who possess the sense of hearing but to those who don’t it would be life changing.

I’ve always held the belief that in order to get ahead you must give back. Giving back to the special needs community is something that I am very passionate about.


Read more about AXS CEO Troy McClain:
– Proven Success With AXS CEO Troy McClain: Revisiting the First Season of Donald Trump’s Apprentice 
– A Look at the Enduring, Positive Reputation of AXS CEO Troy McClain
– Lessons from AXS CEO Troy McClain Forum » Topix

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