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One Daikin Transformation Retreat


Monday, December 5th

  • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Training: Breakout Sessions (3)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM – 3:45 PM Team Building Event: Golden Sands Creation: Kalapali Beach

Tuesday, December 6th

  • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Training: Breakout Sessions (3)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM One on One Consulting / Coaching

Wednesday, December 7th

  • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Training
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM One on One Consulting / Coaching

Thursday, December 8th

  • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Training
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
  • Depart: Aloha, Mahalo

Room Block Information

A limited number of discounted overnight accommodations are still available at The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Lihue. The discounted room rate is $351/Night with a discounted resort fee of $25/Day.
To book a room at the discounted rate, please reach out to Jennifer Rodriquez at your earliest convenience by emailing jennifer.rodriguez@daikincomfort.com to provide your check-in and check-out dates.


Jennifer Rodriguez



Lynn Wright



Jayme Rojas



Date & Time

Sunday, December 4 - Thursday, December 8, 2022


The Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue

3610 Rice St

Lihue, HI 96766

Registration Fee

EGIA Daikin Elite Development Program Members & Dakin Employees:


Non-Daikin Elite DCP's & Distributor Attendees:
$500 Per Registrant


Russ Horrocks

Vice President at Flow Odyssey

Russ Horrocks emerged as one of the most successful Comfort Advisors in America in the mid-90’s. Russ quickly took to sharing his unique knowledge of buyer psychology with sales forces across the country. He turned his profession into a passion, educating and coaching in-home sales and service advisors to understand the critical skills necessary to achieve results far exceeding personal mindset limitations and corporate expectations.

Most trainers preach about product and process. Russ teaches and coaches his sales and service protégés not only about what to do in the home and how to do to it, but more importantly, why. Why leads to a purpose allowing the people his students serve to build a strong connection based on a position of trust, confidence, competence and credibility. When matched with the creative execution of a process built to work with human nature and how people want to buy, it yields explosive growth.

Having mastered the sales process, in 2011 Russ joined with business development specialist, Drew Cameron, as Vice President of Flow Odyssey to help clients enhance the performance of their entire business, and transcend growing one person or department at a time. Together they work in the trenches with their clients in every facet of building successful home services businesses.

Clients embrace Russ’ detailed holistic approach to assessing a company’s people, present state and potential. Drawing a blueprint for success, he collaborates with clients onsite, online, and on-the-phone to achieve operational excellence with a hands-on strategic approach to growing people and implementing profit-based processes and systems. Clients benefit from Russ’ 20 years of knowledge and national experience, along with his relentless pursuit of building happy, effective, top-performing professionals and developing a culture of success and achievement.

Darren Dixon

President at fyxify llc

For nearly 25 years Darren Dixon has been a Successful Contractor in the Home Services industry. In his early career Darren became associated with Jim Abrams, who’s mentorship led to a total dominant growth and transformation of his company in Las Vegas Nevada. Darren soon sold the company to Abrams’ then company, ClockWork Home Services. At 34, Darren was promoted to the role of Director of Retail and Franchise Development. Darren was responsible for the growth and management of 21 company owned locations which grew from zero to $141,000,000 in four short years. Darren also led a team which managed 80 franchise operations preparing them for future acquisition and subsequently, saw those companies grow significantly during that time period. Darren’s vast knowledge and experience in Training, Operations, Marketing, Innovation and Sales has allowed him to assist thousands of individuals advance and grow their HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical companies including industry leaders such as Weldon Long, George Donaldson and many other recognized names in the National HVAC scene. Vision, prosperity mindset, relentless pursuit of excellence and a “No Excuses” approach to business has led Darren to be called “…the most ambitious and capable leader in the home services industry in North America.”

Jeremy Chandler

Regional Manager at OPTIMUS

With over 20 years experience, Jeremy has helped contractors across North America gain access to the industry’s best financing programs. Jeremy provides hands-on training to ensure the business and sales team is prepared to offer flexible payment options to homeowners. This has helped thousands of contractors increase close rates, maximize results on every opportunity, and made high efficiency systems affordable. As National Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Jeremy helps enroll and train Contractors and Manufacturer representatives on the OPTIMUS Financing program.

Jeremy is well-experienced in all areas of financing for the HVAC industry and takes pride ensuring that Contractors are comfortable and confident offering these options to their customers. He is proud to deliver the valuable resources from EGIA, the non-profit contractor network that delivers home service contractors with access to the industry’s top financing and business training programs.

Jennifer Bagley

CEO, Growth Hacker & Speaker at CI Web Group

Named as one of the top 50 women leaders of Houston in 2022—is the CEO and founder of CI Web Group, Inc., the preferred digital marketing agency to the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors since 2013. She is also the creator of the 12 Step Roadmap to Accelerated results.

Bagley has been an entrepreneur for 20 years and considers a positive work culture to be essential. That’s why she’s proud that CI Web Group is included in the top 25 best places to work in 2022! She leads a team of over 100 full-time resources, with more than 50% of whom are women-employees. She believes women should be empowered to grow their careers, and as a result, CI Web Group has become a new member of Women in HVAC.

One of the most sought out keynote, digital marketing, and business strategist speakers, Bagley speaks at over 100 live events per year. Her presentations cover everything from entrepreneurship, business strategy, marketing and mindset management to sales, digital marketing and growth hacking.

Benjamin Middleton

National Sales Training Manager at Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc.

Benjamin Middleton has been involved in the HVAC industry for 25+ years and has enjoyed seeing the industry from many different perspectives. Ben has served as a comfort advisor, installer, service technician and business owner on the contracting side. He has owned his own HVAC business consulting organization and worked on the manufacturer and distribution side as a territory sales manager, business consultant, and national sales training manager.

Ben holds certificates in advanced conflict resolution and SHERPA executive coaching.

Through these experiences Ben has always strived to create the win for every party involved in the transaction. Ben brings this perspective to every aspect of training that is developed and brought to you through the Daikin, Goodman, and Amana brand strategic training vendors.

Ben lives with his wife and two children in Katy, TX where he serves as the National Sales Training Manager for Daikin, Goodman & Amana brands.

Anton Martin

Owner at English Air, and EGIA Board Member

Who am I? Born in London England and awarded best cold caller salesman and team leader in the whole of London in 1992. Married to my super model wife in 1998 in a small town called Palm Bay, now with two amazing children that watch too much YouTube. My son Isaiah is 22. He has his private pilot license and still in school. Work for me part-time. Our most versatile employee. My daughter Faith is 19, a chip off the old block. She is in school and not enjoying it, studying business. She also works part-time for me and customers love her. Actually, one asked to marry her only talking to her once over the phone. That is until he realized she was only 17 years old, he then told her in that case he would have to wait. Her customer service skills are exceptional. I started English Air Inc. in 2005. In 2008 when the economy went down, I discovered Daikin and VRV technology, which I then studied in great depth to become nationally known as one of the best VRV service companies in the nation. Solving issues and working on jobs that contractors had walked away from. Daikin blue is in our blood.

Kelly Hearnsberger

Vice President of Advanced Product Marketing at Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc.

Kelly Hearnsberger serves as the Vice President of Advanced Product Marketing & Innovation. He joined the company in November 2008 and has over 30 years of professional experience leading product development, industrialization and execution of critical projects to serve various markets. Kelly oversees technology and market introduction activities for next generation product portfolios including split systems, gas furnaces, residential package equipment, ductless mini-splits and indoor air quality. Prior to Daikin, Kelly held progressive engineering and management roles with industrial and automotive companies producing products including high pressure gas containers and premium drive train assemblies. Kelly earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and has worked in multiple overseas assignments.

Married 29-yrs, hobbies: road cycling, pro-baseball, camping

Residence: Katy, Texas

Scott Salvage

Vice President of Product Marketing at Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc.

Although I have only been with Daikin for 6 months, I’ve been in the HVAC industry for nearly 30 years serving in various functions including engineering, manufacturing, sales, and product management. I have a mechanical engineering degree from LSU and an MBA from University of Texas at Tyler. I have been married for 22 years, have an 18-year-old son (senior in high school), and have a 16-year-old daughter (sophomore more in high school.) I currently reside in Davidson, NC., but will be moving to the Houston area next summer.