2020 Veracity Professional Mens Summit

DB Latimore Professional Services Group Presents:

"2020 Veracity Professional Men's Summit" 

The Premier space for men to explore professional development, network, and explore work/life integration.  

September 24, 2020

In-Person And..... Virtually by Livestream

Herndon, VA 20176


This year's Summit theme, "Level Up Your Professional Experience", will focus on the skills necessary to excel as a high performer in your chosen profession.  We will explore your character strengths, the power of communicating effectively and gaining workforce clarity through questioning. 
In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, we have had to make some changes to our venue and Summit delivery.
  • All in-person attendees will be required to wear masks and answer the COVID-19 questions before entering the room.
  • There will be social distancing which will limit how many seats we have available for in-person tickets.
  • For the first time, we have opened up our Virtual Room and LiveStreaming the Summit through YouTube.
  • Everyone will have access to the Summit and information through our new Eventee app.


Our pricing for this year's Summit is as follows:
In-Person Tickets and Virtual Tickets are only $100.00.


Summit Agenda

7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Daphne Latimore, Emcee and Opening Remarks

9:00 - 10:30 David Onks --  Character – Your Hidden Key

Self-awareness is a topic many individuals want/need to develop. It all starts with understanding your character. This talk will differentiate character, values, and personality and provide you with the means to unlock your best self. Why? Data show that businesses whose leaders have great character strengths perform better.

10:30 - 12:00 John Vaught -- Pursuing Consequence: The Questions That Turn a Job Into an Adventure

It is easy to find yourself busy at work, yet wondering if all this activity is leading anywhere. Seventy-one percent of American workers are "not engaged" or "actively disengaged" in their work, according to Gallup. You don't have to be part of that statistic! While most people are working for the weekend, this workshop will help you learn the questions that turn your job into a pursuit of value and give you a renewed sense of accomplishment, engagement, and the chance to show your worth.

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Keynote Speaker: Dwight Vick

1:00 - 2:30 John Watkis -- How to Make Your Message Sound Like Music to Their Ears

Do you want others to remember, repeat, and respond to your messages? Make your message sound like music to their ears. After all, Nothing is as pleasant to the ear, more memorable, or moves people the way music does.

In this interactive and entertaining session, John Watkis will guide you through the ever-changing landscape of communication so you can say what needs to be said at the right time and in the right way in both 1-on-1 and group situations.

2:30 - 3:00 Networking Break

3:00 - 4:30 Dr. Dennis Humphrey -- High Performance:  Moving from mediocre to maximum

Mediocrity is often a state of mind and is exacerbated by culture which creates social norms without considering the impact of individualism. Those who move from mediocrity to maximum have significantly higher levels of self-awareness than those around them. It is an improbable task to achieve your highest state of effectiveness without unveiling the subconscious drivers of behavior and thought. We will explore those dynamics and reveal introductory opportunities to creating the maximum self-related to team building and self-satisfaction.

4:30 - 5:00 Networking Social



Meet Your Emcee

Daphne Latimore

Daphne B. Latimore is the founder and Managing Partner of D.B. Latimore Professional Services Group, LLC a boutique firm specializing in Human Resource Management, Professional Coaching Services and Workforce Seminars.

Daphne has over 25 years of strategic and operational experience in both the private and public sectors. As a career HR Strategist, Executive and Leadership Coach, skilled Facilitator and Trainer, and HR consultant, Daphne specializes in establishing sustainable workforce productivity programs through the development of leaders at all levels.

Daphne's programs include individual performance coaching, group coaching, team facilitation and work shadowing. Daphne’s business acumen has been credited for successfully transforming and aligning workforce productivity with corporate business imperatives. Daphne is certified to administer and train on personal assessment tools to include the Myers Briggs Type Inventory, LEA 360 and the DiSC profile assessment. 

Daphne is passionate about advancing Human Resources as a profession and is committed to ensuring that “PEOPLE” are an organization’s greatest resource. As a result of her commitment she developed the Productivity Powered by P.E.O.P.L.E. ® workforce productivity framework based on her years of experience working with leaders at all levels to improve the workforce productivity of their organization.


 Meet Your Guest Speakers

David Onks




David Onks is an executive and leadership coach who helps individuals who are experiencing or desire a pivot point in their career. He also coaches teams or groups that may not be performing at their best.

David brings over 23 years of global corporate leadership to help individuals and teams see an increase in:

  • Productivity
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Empowerment
  • Engagement
  • Decision making

David has a shared empathy for his clients and his approach allows them to define/refine their vision, provide clarity in the direction they want to go, and allow them to form specific actions to help them get there. His clients experience a renewed passion and energy about their next steps and how it aligns to their vision.

David understands the pressures of a fast-paced organization focused on quality delivery. He formed Sparked Coaching to provide both qualitative and quantitative value for both the company and the individual. He is passionate about providing clients with the whole picture to ensure work/life balance.

John Vaught

John Vaught enjoys speaking and leading workshops to help individuals and organizations gain new perspectives and achieve better results. He also writes articles around the power of clarity in the workplace and in our personal lives, which can be found at www.EidoCommunications.com

John is an enthusiastic devotee to learning and has multiple Masters degrees, including one in Adult & Community Education, and certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and as a Change Management Practitioner (CMP).

John is known to drop lyrics of songs into conversations with family members to his amusement and their annoyance. For information on how to engage John for a workshop or keynote, you can reach him at John.Vaught@EidoCommunications.com.

John Watkis


John Watkis is a professional speaker, speaking performance coach, author, and award-winning performer who turns everyday speeches into engaging experiences that leave audiences asking for an encore.

He is the author of Speaking Notes: The Eight Essential Elements to Make Your Speech Music to Their Ears, and is the first Canadian-born actor to play Mufasa in the Disney musical, The Lion King.

In addition to more than two decades of experience delivering keynote speeches and workshops for clients in six countries and on three continents, he has written speeches for corporations, government officials, non-profits, professional speakers, and hall-of-fame athletes.

A partial list of his clients includes: BMW Canada, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Human Resources Professional Association, RBC, Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, Moneris Solutions, Canadian Federal Government, and Hills Pet Nutrition.

John studied Adult Education at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer. He has advanced designations in Behavior Change, Corrective Exercise, Performance Enhancement, and Weight Loss.

His speeches and workshops are the perfect mix of inspiration, entertainment and education.

Dr. Dennis Humphrey




Dr. Humphrey is the Senior Vice President, Organizational Development and Learning for the RMR Technology Group and owner/founder of PointShift LC, a behavioral management firm. 

Dr. Humphrey also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and at Northern Virginia Community College as an Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts Division. 

After 22 years of military service and over 20 years of industry positions, he provides consultant services to public, private, and governmental agencies in the areas of leadership development, personality assessment (Birkman Method®), training, and talent management. 

As a motivational speaker, he has spoken at executive leadership offsites, conferences, and organizational meetings nationally and internationally.  His previous roles include executive and senior management roles in leadership development, training, talent management, operations, technology, cyber security,  and systems manufacturing. 

Education includes undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Business Management, a MS in Organizational Development & Behavior, and a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  Prior certifications include Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Facilitation, and Green Belt Lean Six Sigma (GBLSS).

Dr. Humphrey has designed several seminars specifically targeted at management/leadership development using the foundational principles of Psychology.  His second book release, WE ARE NOT EQUAL, focuses on the developmental conditioning factors that influence personality, decision-making, and relationship building. 


Dwight Vick

Dwight Vick is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, Dwight played for the legendary Coach Frank Beamer as an offensive lineman from 1994-1999. 

He help lead the Virginia Tech Hokies to five consecutive bowl game appearances and two consecutive Big East conference championships. As a senior in 1998, Dwight was selected All Big East and served as team captain. Dwight was also a three-year letterman and received numerous athletic team and individual awards. In May 1999, he earned a B.S. in Sociology and a B.S. in Family and Child Development. Upon graduation, he attended the Baltimore Ravens mini-camp as a free agent before returning to Virginia Tech as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the football team.

Over the last 27 years, Dwight has conducted motivational presentations and workshops focused on empowering youth and their families to become successful in all their endeavors. Dwight is committed to assisting with the educational, spiritual, mental, and physical development of all young people. In an effort to help youth achieve their dreams of becoming successful, he created Victory Life in 2018 and works as the Director of Student Development. In this role, he provides therapeutic mentoring to at risk youth focuses on goal setting, career development, time management, and life skills.


Don't Delay and Make Your Choice Today!
In-Person Tickets and Virtual Tickets are now $100.00.