Go Global 2018

DATE: April 12 ‐ 15, 2018
LOCATION: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL

Make An Impact

Join OPTAVIA in supporting Go Global's charitable partner, the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida! Donations will benefit the nonprofits Triple Play Program which helps members become healthy and active through nutrition, stress and fitness education.

Here are two ways you can participate:

Every simple new habit. Every healthy decision. Every positive change leads to more.

* Donations are made by Medifast on behalf of OPTAVIA, and will be matched up to a total of $5,000 through April 15th.



Thursday, April 12, 2018
9:00 AM ‐ 6:00 PM Registration & Information Desk (Lost and Found located here)
12:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM OPTAVIA Store
Let's Connect! Help Desk
OPTAVIA Social Media Lounge
Make an Impact Table (Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida)
1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM Team Pursuit Meeting (By Invitation Only)
3:00 PM ‐ 500 PM Team Essential Meeting (By Invitation Only)
6:00 PM ‐ 9:30 PM Opening Ceremony & Kick‐Off Party (SeaWorld)
Friday, April 13, 2018
8:00 AM ‐ 9:00 AM Registration & Information Desk (Lost and Found located here)
Let's Connect! Help Desk
OPTAVIA Social Media Lounge
Make an Impact Table (Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida)
9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM General Session I ( Doors open at 8:00 AM)
9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM Nursing Mothers'/Cry Room
12:00 PM ‐ 1:30 PM Attendee Lunch
Team Pursuit & Team Essential Lunch (By Invitation Only)
Registration & Information Desk (Lost and Found located here)
1:30 PM ‐ 5:00 PM General Session II (Doors open at 1:00 PM)
Evening Team Time
Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:00 AM ‐ 9:00 AM Registration & Information Desk (Lost and Found located here)
Let's Connect! Help Desk
OPTAVIA Social Media Lounge
Make an Impact Table (Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida)
9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 PM Nursing Mothers'/Cry Room
9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM General Session III (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
12:00 PM ‐ 1:30 PM Attendee Lunch
Registration & Information Desk (Lost and Found located here)
OPTAVIA Social Media Lounge
Make an Impact Table (Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida)
1:30 PM ‐ 4:15 PM Workshops
4:15 PM ‐ 5:15 PM OPTAVIA Store
Let' Connect! Help Desk
OPTAVIA Social Media Lounge
Make an Impact Table (Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida)
7:00 PM ‐ 10:00 PM Celebration of Success Dinner & Recognition Ceremony (Dinner seating begins at 6:30 PM)
10:00 PM ‐ Midnight Celebration of Success After Party
Sunday, April 15, 2018
10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM Unplugged with Dr. A (optional)


Go Global Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony & Kick–off Party

DATE: Thursday, April 12, 2018

TIME: 6:00 p.m. ‐ 9:00 p.m.

We are excited to announce that we are kicking off OPTAVIA's inaugural Go Global Opening Ceremony & Kick‐Off Party at SeaWorld this year! A cocktail reception will follow after the Opening Ceremony in the Mako & Nautilus realm. Heavy appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. SeaWorld is offering discounted After 2 p.m. park tickets should you wish to enjoy the park before the Opening Ceremony. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Unplugged with Dr. A (optional)

DATE: Sunday, April 15, 2018

TIME: 10:00 a.m. ‐ 12:00 p.m.

The event after the event...highly anticipated and well‐attended by those looking to spend time with OPTAVIA's co‐founder and field leader, Dr. Wayne Andersen. In an informal setting, get clarification and questions answered on the information shared during Go Global weekend, your next steps, or your Clients, Coaches, and Team! Dr. A will be joined by several top field leaders, all eager to help you advance in your business and overall wellbeing as an important part of the OPTAVIA Community.


Go Global 2018 workshops will inspire, motivate and encourage all attendees to take intentional action that will significantly impact the growth of their businesses. You'll experience learning that promotes real, meaningful change for yourself, your team, your Clients, and your Candidates. If you are ready to connect with our Community, gain the knowledge to succeed, and create true business transformation, you won't want to miss the Go Global workshops.

Emerging leaders will learn from successful OPTAVIA Leaders who are an inspiration to others. Here are the times and listings of our workshops which will feature transactional business actions and transformational leadership habits. For more on how to register for these workshops, please click here.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Panel – Entrepreneurship 101 – NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Recommended for: Growing to FIBC

Owning your OPTAVIA Business – As an independent contractor, your business is your own. Learn what makes good business sense from these professionals.

Moving New Coaches to Senior Coach – NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Recommended for: Growing to FIBC

Senior Coach is the foundational building block and the first milestone in a Coach's journey. Learn how to develop new Coaches and help them on their path to Senior Coach.

Skills for Masterful Coaching

Recommended for: All Audiences

Learn how to connect with empathy and empower those around you for transformational results!

Growing Your Business While Raising Your Family

Recommended for: All Audiences

Learn how to create FLOW in life and business with techniques, tips and the mindset to enhance your work/life balance.

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


Recommended for: Growing to Global Director & Beyond

Building FIBCs builds FIBLs and means many lives transformed. Learn what a healthy organizational structure looks like and best practices for creating your own!

Moving Senior Coaches to Executive Director – NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Recommended for: Growing to Global Director & Beyond

Learn how to evolve the skills of Client acquisition and Senior Coach development to help your Senior Coaches strive toward blended path Executive Director and beyond.

Business Diagnostics

Recommended for: Growing to Global Director & Beyond

Do you want to take your business to the next level? Learn how to work in depth and identify leaders!

Social Media

Recommended for: All Audiences

Social media is here to stay. Learn the essential foundations of social media, including branding, content, consistency and how to build a following!

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Panel – Working with Health Professionals

Recommended for: All Audiences

Learn best practices and tips for working with Health Professionals in your Community!

Taking Your Business to the Next Level: Beyond ED – NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Recommended for: Growing to Global Director & Beyond

Learn how to build and lead powerful teams that grow and thrive to propel you beyond ED to Global and more!

Avoiding Roadblocks to Action – NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Recommended for: All Audiences

Everything comes down to action! We will dive into the BIGGEST obstacles to action, and more importantly, HOW TO OVERCOME THEM and get to work on building the life we want!

Time Management – Structuring your time, life, and business – NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

Recommended for: All Audiences

Learn how to structure your time, life and business for maximum success. Be organized, effective and efficient!


Congratulations to our newly recognized achievers!
*In alphabetical order by last name

Integrated Presidential Directors
Michelle & Brad Heyman
Susan & Mitchell Heyman
Carol & Ryan Hipps
Whitney Kell
Pat & Karen Schatzline

NEW Fully Integrated Business Leaders
Brad & Ashley Miller

Presidential Directors
Leslie & Trey Begin
Vera & Jody Levy
Traci & Russell Scarce
Nancy Strauss

Integrated Global Directors
Lee & Charlyn Greene

Global Directors
Amie Andre
Brannon & Weslynn Biggers
Michelle & Josh Bomba
Paula & Collin Bryan
Shannon & William Chollman
Danelle Dufriend & Henry Paul Dufriend, Jr.
Robert & Laura Gaffney
Daniel & Deborah Giles
David & Teri Gitlitz
Dan & Jill Hait
John & Elizabeth Kilpatrick
Dee & Larry Korchan
Maria & Kevin Kringel
Esther & Drew Lloyd
Michelle Looft
Margie & Allen Lundy
Jennifer Morris & Tom Sarah
Courtney & Wayne Pendle
Corinne Potter
Toni Varone
Jennifer & Bryan Whipple


Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn at SeaWorld

Hilton Garden Inn at SeaWorld

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld is a convenient choice among Orlando hotels near SeaWorld. Enjoy exclusive park benefits with a stay at this hotel, just minutes from Orlando's world‐famous theme parks and attractions, International Drive entertainment district and Orange County Convention Center.

6850 Westwood Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32821
Hotel: 1.407.354.1500
Reservation Line: 1.877.STAY.HGI
Visit Hotel Website

To Make a Reservation
Book your room online today!

Group Rate: $159/night*

*Rate based on single/double occupancy. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state & local taxes (currently 12.5%) in effect at time of check‐out. A one night, non‐refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.

Individuals must identify themselves as being with "OPTAVIA Go Global 2018" at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the group rate. The rate will be assured until 5 p.m. local time at the hotel on Friday, March 30, 2018; if the block has not been filled already. After this date, reservations can be made on a space‐available basis.

Check‐In: 4 p.m.
Check‐Out: 11 a.m.

Self‐Parking: Complimentary
Valet Parking: Not Available

Internet: Complimentary Wi‐Fi

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld   Sold Out

6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

Travel Information

Airline Discounts

Delta Airlines Logo

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 1.800.328.1111. When booking online, select 'Book Your Flight' and this will bring you to the 'Book A Flight' page. Enter the Meeting Code in the box provided.

Meeting Code: NMQTX

United Airlines Logo

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.united.com.
If booking by phone, please call United Reservations Meetings at 1.800.426.1122, please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 504813

Z Code: ZZ4E

Please note that a service fee will apply for booking by phone.


Area Airport

Orlando International Airport
1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: 1.407.825.2001

Ground Transportation Discount

Super Shuttle

OPTAVIA is offering special fares for your shuttle transportation! Book yours to and from the airport directly through SuperShuttle. Please reserve your transportation here.

Uniquely Orlando

Show Your Badge and Save!

Through our partnership with the Orlando Convention Visitors Bureau, OPTAVIA is able to offer Go Global attendees exclusive discounts to restaurants, attractions, and entertainment in the Orlando area. Click here to see what is offered!


Magic Kingdom Park


Walt Disney World®
Believe in make‐believe! Come experience Disney storytelling like never before as you enjoy the exciting rides, attractions and characters throughout all six lands of the Magic Kingdom. To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 1.407.566.5600 or click here. Please note the cut‐off date for advance purchase savings is April 11, 2018.


Magic Kingdom Park


Universal Studios Florida
Wander into animated worlds where characters you love are suddenly right beside you! Go beyond the screen, behind the scenes, and jump into the action of your favorite films at the world's premier movie and TV based theme park. Use this link for discounted tickets! You must show Go Global badge and ID in order to pick up tickets from Will Call at the park.


Magic Kingdom Park


Disney Springs
Discover an eclectic mix of unique shops, one‐of‐a‐kind restaurants and lively entertainment at Disney Springs. There's so much for you to explore ‐ no two visits will ever be the same!




How do you like your thrills: up‐close animal encounters or world‐class coasters? At SeaWorld Orlando, you can meet amazing animals, ride breath‐taking rides and much more. To purchase discounted tickets, please click here. We recommend the After 2 p.m. park ticket for those that plan to go to the park early on Thursday ahead of the Opening Ceremony.


Q: Where is Go Global 2018 being held and what are the dates?

A:  Go Global 2018 will be in Orlando, Florida at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Event dates are April 12 ‐ 15, 2018.

Q: What are the qualifications to attend Go Global?

A:  Go Global 2018 is a qualifying event. Go Global 2018 is open to any performing Coach who achieves the rank of Executive Director or above three (3) out of six (6) months during the qualification period of October 1, 2017 ‐ March 31, 2018.

Click here to view the invitation schedule.

Q: What is the dress code?

A:  Opening Ceremony & Kick-Off Party ‐ Business Casual
General Session & Workshops ‐ Business Casual
Celebration of Success ‐ Cocktail to Formal

Q: What is the best time to check‐in at the OPTAVIA Registration desk and what will I receive?

A:  Plan to arrive a few minutes early on the first day of Go Global (Thursday, April 12th) to avoid the rush and long lines at check‐in.

Please Note: Fuelings will not be provided, please plan accordingly and pack your own!

Q: Can I bring a guest to the Celebration of Success Dinner & Ceremony?

A:  Yes! Additional tickets for the Celebration of Success Dinner & Ceremony may be purchased on‐site through Friday, April 13th at the OPTAVIA Registration Desk. (Subject to space availability, all guests must be age 18 or older).

Q: Can I bring my infant or child with me to Go Global General Sessions and Workshops?

A:  Children are a very important part of our OPTAVIA Family. Since Go Global is a professional event focused on business building and leadership training, our policy is that children under 18 will not be permitted to attend (except nursing babies). Due to congestion, strollers, wagons, and other wheeled carriers are not permitted in General Sessions or Workshops. Be sure to bring baby carriers to transport nursing babies.

Please Note: A Nursing Mothers/Cry Room will be available from 9 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m. on Friday & Saturday. A live video feed will feature General Session content.

Please Note: Parents attending Go Global 2018 with their infant must sign an Infant Liability Waiver (Click here to download or stop by Attendee Registration to complete this form).

Q: If I qualify as an Executive Director or above for the first time in the months of February and March 2018, will I receive an invitation to Go Global 2018?

A:  Because the qualification period to attend Go Global 2018 requires that you qualify as an Executive Director or above (Paid‐as) Rank for three (3) out of six (6) months in the Qualification Period (October 1, 2017 ‐ March 31, 2018), you would not receive an invitation to attend. Keep up the good work and continue to build your business! We look forward to hosting you at Go Global 2019! For more information on the Go Global 2018 qualifications, click here.

Q: Will a shuttle be provided to and from the Hilton Garden Inn to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld?

A:  A shuttle is not needed because the Hilton is located right next door and is less than a 5 minute walk! Get in a few extra steps to start your day!