“When a Lawyer, a Teacher, a Professor and a Psychiatrist get together…anything can happen!”

Join us on the morning of June 14, 2024 for RISE TO GREATNESS! and find out!

Join us for "Rise to Greatness!" - a transformative community outreach event designed to uncover the profound impact of TRUTH in our leadership and personal lives (hybrid event with limited 'live' seating and a virtual option). Two lively, engaging sessions will offer attendees a dual experience, each part promising to enrich your understanding and application of core principles that drive authentic leadership:

  • Dynamic Panel Discussion: "Using TRUTH to LEAD Your LIFE"
    Dive into a lively debate on the nature of TRUTH, featuring four esteemed professionals—a psychiatrist, a professor, a teacher and a lawyer. Each will share their unique insights, shaping an intriguing narrative on how TRUTH can be recognized and harnessed to guide our decisions and actions.
  • Interactive Primer Session: “Know Thyself: How the Four Temperaments Can Help” 
    A large part of relating to and working with others is first getting to know yourself, and a key to unlocking this mystery is understanding the Four Temperaments (and learning your own) You'll discover valuable strategies and tools to transform these insights, along with the concept of TRUTH, into powerful levers for leading and living a life filled with more joy, abundance, and positivity.

June 14, 2024, 8 AM

In-Person or Online Attendance Available!

3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75234

Prepare to be inspired, challenged, and equipped to rise to your own greatness!

The Panelists:


David P. Bender

Partner, Haynes Boone

Board Chair, JPII High School

David P. Bender, Jr. is a partner at Haynes Boone in the Litigation Practice Group, specializing in insurance recovery and risk management. He has extensive experience in state, federal, and international arbitration, helping clients navigate complex coverage disputes and governance issues. David frequently presents on insurance and risk topics and is dedicated to pro bono work focused on religious liberty, veterans, and individuals with special needs. His clients range across various sectors including hospitality and healthcare.


Faustin Weber

President, Prince of Peace Catholic School

Faustin Weber, current President of Prince of Peace Catholic School in Plano, TX, has led several Catholic educational institutions since 1989. With a steadfast commitment to academic excellence and spiritual development, he champions creating communities of joy, faith, and optimism. A visionary, Faustin is dedicated to innovating Catholic education and sustaining its future through his blogs "The Catholic Educator" and "Ideas in Catholic Education." His leadership continually inspires both educational excellence and deep faith formation.


Matthew Wilson

Assoc. Professor of Political Science, SMU

Dr. Matthew Wilson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Kairo Endowed Director of the Center for Faith and Learning, specializes in the interplay of race, religion, and politics. A Ph.D. graduate from Duke University, he is a respected author and a senior fellow at several think tanks. Dr. Wilson is renowned for his insightful commentary on political affairs and has received multiple teaching awards. He actively contributes to his community as a Knight of Columbus at Saint Joseph Catholic Church.


Nicholas Heyne, MD


Dr. Nicholas G. Heyne, a distinguished psychiatrist based in North Texas, is triple-board certified in adult, child/adolescent, and addiction psychiatry. Educated at the University of Texas and trained at UNC Chapel Hill and Emory University, Dr. Heyne specializes in comprehensive psychiatric care, including forensic and sports psychiatry. He is celebrated for his dedication to medical education and serves as a mentor at local institutions. Dr. Heyne practices at Cornerstone Family Psychiatry, enhancing community well-being.

The Moderator:

Pierre Koshakji

Chairman of the Board

Pierre Koshakji, co-founder of Apollo Development and experienced executive in the energy sector, also chairs the Authentic Leadership Foundation. With degrees in engineering and business from Vanderbilt University and Southern Methodist University respectively, his leadership extends beyond corporate reorganization to promoting character-based leadership. Through his work with the ALF, Koshakji is committed to advancing leadership programs that emphasize principled decision-making practices in business, educational institutions, and nonprofits, leveraging his vast experience to foster authentic leadership across various sectors.



  • 8:00 am: Doors Open; Coffee & Networking
  • 8:30 - 9:45 am: PANEL DISCUSSION: "How Do You Use Truth to Lead Your Life?"
  • 9:45 - 10:15 am: Coffee & Networking
  • 10:15 - 11:45 am: ALF Training Specialty Topic: “Know Thyself: How the Four Temperaments Can Help”

Optional Event/Training Extension (see below):

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm: Meet for Lunch at Anthony's Eatalian
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm: Fundamental Training Session 1, Group A & B running concurrently.
  • 4:30 - 7:00 pm: Social with drinks & apps at the Smiths Home


Friday, June 14, 2024 | 8:00 am

3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75234


Event Fees Increase June 1, 2024


You missed out!


Register for ALF Fundamental Decision-Making Training (which begins after lunch), and we'll register you automatically for RISE TO GREATNESS at no extra charge!

Scholarships Available (enter discount code below)!

  • "Scholarship1" = 33% discount
  • "Scholarship2" = 66% discount