2018 PMI Memphis Running to Leadership Workshop


Running to Leadership: Individual & Team Building Workshop (8 PDU’s)

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Location: Room# 110, University of Phoenix, 65 Germantown Ct, Ste. 100; Cordova TN 38018

Registration Closes: April 8, 2018

Max. Number of Attendees: 25

Seminar Fee Structure: The fees for the seminar are

Attendee Type

Early Registration (Prior to Mar. 15)

Open Registration

Late Registration (After April 1)

Registration Fee




PMI Memphis Chapter Fee w/Coupon Code**




**Coupon Code: PMIMEM2018 ($50 off registration fee)


The first ten paid registrants will receive a copy of Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success.

Running to Leadership



Did you know that there’s a direct link between managers and marathoners? They’re both Type T’s. This is a thrill seeker. Managers are “mental” Type T’s. And marathoners are “physical” Type T’s.

Successful endurance athletes and business managers exhibit the same characteristics to thrive. They manage change by taking calculated risks and gradually expanding their comfort zones. They must incorporate change, manage risk, and motivate people to go up hill at a time when they want to quit. All of this must be achieved in a stressful, challenging, and changing business environment.

Preparing for and completing a marathon is the perfect backdrop for examining the problems and challenges faced by today’s business leaders. While all certified marathons are the same distance, the dangers, terrain, altitude, and weather offer unique and varying challenges. You quickly learn that hills build character.

  • Running up and down 3,600 steps during the Great Wall Marathon is like managing a 3,600-task project schedule.
  • Fighting through the Antarctica Marathon’s bitter cold relates to setting realistic project goals and self motivation.
  • Encountering predators on Kenya’s Lewa SafriCom Marathon course is like managing project risks and mitigation.

Cheetah on Kenyan Marathon Course

The manager should weigh the advantages of a short term sprint with finishing in the long run. You must become a marathoner, who successfully uses their knowledge to mentally and physically push towards new limits.

The presenter implemented a $12 million IT project for only $2.6 million. He shares his experiences as a corporate IT executive and finisher of over one hundred 26.2-mile marathons to show you methods to lead people using marathon techniques and strategies. He’s is also one of fewer than 300 people in the world to have completed a marathon on all seven continents, including Antarctica.

You’ll learn how to

  • Motivate yourself and your team members without a budget.
  • Manage stress and change.
  • Manage the negative, victim mentality.
  • Embrace fear and risk to move outside your comfort zone.
  • Develop leaders and staff members.

Brief Biography

Mr. Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP is an IT professional with twenty-five years in management and executive positions for various Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and large consulting firms. The responsibilities included managing multi-million dollar departmental budgets and staffing blends of international, multi-generational, multi-cultural employees and consultants. He’s also an international endurance athlete, who has won age group and weight division trophies. He fuses these two unique backgrounds to lead project teams.

He’s been interviewed on radio and webcast programs and featured in the business, travel, and sports sections of major newspapers and publications across the country. This includes the PMI Today, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Runner’s World, Southern Living, Ebony, and the Journal of Accountancy.

CNN Interview

He holds two graduate degrees and two undergraduate degrees. He’s also taught collegiate business management courses. He’s served on the Board of Directors for Running USA, the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), Ft. Worth’s Jubilee Theatre, the Dallas Marathon, and various local and international not-for-profit organizations.

He has spoken at national and international business conferences. This includes over 150 project management, leadership, CIO, supply chain, and technology engagements. He has five books and over 50 articles published. The articles have appeared in ComputerWorld, Datamation, Career Focus, and even Runner’s World magazines. His latest, 208-page book, entitled Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons On All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success, focuses on building stronger team members.

Running the Antarctica Marathon

As a Certified Running Coach, he completed 130 marathons (26.2 miles/42.2K). He’s one of about 50 people in the world, who completed the marathon hat trick. He finished (1) over 100 marathons on (2) all seven continents and (3) in 50 States. This included the frigid Antarctica, Kenya’s dangerous Lewa SafriCom, and China’s Great Wall Marathons. (By comparison, over 2,500 people have reached Mt. Everest’s summit, including over 500 in one year.) Subsequently, his journeys were chronicled in his book, Running Shoes Are Cheaper Than Insulin: Marathon Adventures On All Seven Continents.

Media Comments

“Reed embodies the type of enthusiasm for life and the zest for a good run that might push Lance Armstrong into cycling another 100 miles for the fear of looking lazy.” – Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

“Anthony Reed hasn’t stopped running since. He ran while earning his MBA, master’s of accounting, and CPA certification. And he kept going while working as an Information Technology Director at Texas Instruments, heading up his own consulting business, and teaching college accounting courses.” – Runner’s World magazine.

“Running has transformed Anthony Reed’s life. He simply set goals and set about accomplishing them.’ – Dallas Morning News.

“Through the years, Reed has found that many lessons learned along the race course don’t differ much from corporate America’s hills and valleys.” – National BMBA Magazine.

“Reed fits the profile—some would say stereotype—of a distance runner. He’s an over achiever at work and play. He has earned four degrees, is a CPA, and a certified Project Management Professional.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“How far can one man run? If Anthony Reed is the man, all over the world is the answer. He has run across a glacier in Antarctica and along the Great Wall of China.” – Southern Living magazine.

“Reed manages the risks of business and sport with determination and a commitment to life long learning…Risk management is a concept Reed applies to very different areas of his life. He said the process is similar for a marathoner and businessperson.” – University of Texas at Dallas’ Mercury.