October 4, 2021: Reach Your Peak

Monday, October 4, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection
San Juan Capistrano, CA

This original SITE SoCal event will focus on reaching your peak!


In partnership with SpeakInc and led by John Register, Olympic and Paralympic Athlete, we will learn how to find inspiration from within and how to effectively “hurdle adversities!”

“I did not overcome the loss of my limb. To overcome the loss would mean I’d have to grow it back. What I overcame were the limits I placed on myself and that others placed on me. This is what is universal for all of us to overcome.”

— John Register

And what better place to than the new Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection.

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection

What To Expect

By the end of this presentation, you will:

  • Interpret the athletes’ competitive advantage with your own to best your competition.
  • Apply the “Team Behind the Team” philosophy to your business and clients and create a winning culture.
  • Express the Championship Mindsight to always be better tomorrow than today.
Certified Meeting Professional preferred providerContinuing Education Credits are available for this education program.

About The Speaker

John Register is a two-time Paralympian, Paralympic Games Silver Medalist, Persian Gulf War veteran, and TEDx Motivational Speaker.

An Oak Park, Illinois native, Register discovered how to “amputate his fear of disability” and founded the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Military Sport Program in the early 2000s. He launched a book titled: 10 Stories to Impact Any Leader: Journal Your Way to Leadership Success, as business leaders return to work with their staff amid stressful circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and the recent unrest in our urban cities.

Register teaches business professionals through his “Hurdling Adversity” speeches and podcasts to “amputate fear and embrace their new normal,” as they discover “stories within themselves.”

He finds that “it is the personal stories that inspire teams more profoundly with greater impact.”

Register is a four-time All-American graduate of University of Arkansas. He served six years in the U.S. Army—including in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and in active-duty with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program—winning nine gold medals in the Armed Services Competition and two World Military Championships.

Register had his left leg amputated after a misstep over a hurdle changed his life. Register hyperextended his knee and severed the popliteal artery. He started swimming to aid in his recovery, made the U.S. Paralympic Team in 1996, and later won a silver medal in the long jump—as he set an American record—and sprinted to fifth in the 100 meters and 200 meters at the U.S. Paralympic Games in Sydney.

Register resides in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife Alice. The couple have three children – John Jr., Ashley, and Ronald.

John Register is a two-time Paralympian, Paralympic Games Silver Medalist, Persian Gulf War veteran, and TEDx Motivational SpeakerJohn Register
SpeakInc Speakers Bureau


10:00 - 11:00 AM SITE SoCal Advisory Council (Invitation Only)
SITE SoCal members with 10+ years experience or prior board members.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration & Networking
12:00 - 2:00 PM Educational Event & Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 PM Continue the Conversation & SITE Visit




Complimentary Registration available to all current SITE SoCal Members. Capacity is limited.

Already registered? Pass along your registration to the planner of your choosing or request a refund. Email to make changes to your registration. Should we not hear from you by October 4, 2021 we will assume your registration fee is a donation to SITE SoCal.

$70.00 Complimentary SITE SoCal Member
$120.00 Non-member
$500.00 * SITE SoCal Member Table Host
$150.00 * SITE SoCal Member + Hosted Planner
$750.00 * SITE SoCal Non-Member Table Host

* SITE SoCal Member & Non-Member Table Host
Table of 6 for $500.00 to include:

  • Reserved seating at front of room for the educational event.
  • Inclusion of logo during educational event.
  • When selecting this admission item, you will receive registration instruction to share with your guests.

Added Event Perk

Attendees of the event will have the opportunity to get their headshots taken by our resident photographer, John Wolfsohn. Complimentary to all SITE SoCal Members and available to all non-members for a $15.00 donation to the Above & Beyond Foundation, our charity of the year.


Your health and safety is our top priority. We are requesting that everyone attending this SITE SoCal Educational Event, please take the time to upload one of these documents:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Proof of Negative PCR or Antigen Test taken 72 hours before arrival at the Inn at San Juan Capistrano
  • Proof of COVID-19 Antibodies

Pro Tip

Maximize your day and work remotely while you travel to and from the event! Book a seat on the Amtrak and arrive at the San Juan Capistrano, CA (SNC) Train Station. Then, enjoy a quick walk around the corner to our host venue, the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Venue Information

Uncover a place of new experiences where guests can explore the rich history and heart of California. Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection creates a place for rest and renewal that has been true to our location for ages. Stay in hacienda style guest rooms and suites, take in views of the ruins of the Great Stone Church from our patio, or embark on a tour of the Mission San Juan Capistrano nearby.

PARKING: $15.00 Valet (on own)

Rooms: Book your group rate for SITE SoCal Program
Attendees may also directly call Marriott Reservations at 1(877) 829-2429 or (949) 503-5700 on or before Friday, September 10, 2021, to make your sleeping room reservations. Identify yourself as part of the SITE SoCal group staying at the Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection.

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection


The Above and Beyond Foundation recognizes, rewards, and supports outstanding individuals employed on the front lines of the hospitality industry by providing awards and grants to help them attain their personal and professional goals.

Heroes of Hospitality Award

The Heroes of Hospitality Award is awarded to front-line workers who demonstrate our core values and embody the heart of hospitality through an extraordinary single act of service that is truly “above and beyond”.


  • Applications will be accepted from hospitality industry employers
  • Nominees must be front-line/non-managerial workers
  • Restaurant workers do not qualify
  • The person submitting the application must hold a senior management position with the employer
  • Each employer may submit one application per year - applications are valid for one year
  • The nominee must have completed a minimum of 2 years of employment with the employer
  • Part time or hourly employees are eligible
  • Both employer and winner agree to publicity, including photos, interviews, and social media posts

Learn more about the Heroes of Hospitality Award.

The Above and Beyond Foundation

Thank you to our Titanium Sponsor

our Titanium Sponsor: BMW Performance Center

When Monday, October 4, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection
31692 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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