Learn to BYOB --“Be Your Own Brand” 

...Because your brand reflects your business! 

Breakfast with Champions is an early morning speaker series. This program features networking over breakfast, a speaker presentation, Q&A, and “Needs and Leads.”


Past Breakfast with Champions


Tom Johnson
Director of Consumer Insights

Tom Johnson is a market research expert and consultant with 10 years of experience at a leading research consulting firm and 10 years of experience developing the consumer insights function at Del Taco. He specializes in custom research with experience in a variety of industries including restaurants, automotive, power sports, fashion/apparel, copy services, consumer packaged goods, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, member service organizations, and energy services. He is diversely experienced in both research method designs and advanced analytical techniques and believes the role of consumer insights is expanding beyond traditional market research to data and insights from all sources.


Sheila Coates

CEO, Speaker, Author & Brand Strategist

Sheila Coates, CEO, Speaker, Author & Brand Strategist and Creator of BYOB, brings two decades of entertainment experience with expertise in branding, marketing, artist development, lifestyle & business strategies and creating great images.  She will deliver a presentation on how to speak volumes without saying a word by Identifying It; Affirming It; Believing It; Showing It and finally- Living It!  

We'll then continue the morning with "Needs and Leads," a resource-sharing process that empowers attendees to get and give the information they need by leveraging the network to help fill resource gaps and take advantage of new business opportunities.

Finally, don't miss the opportunity to meet and greet members of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Supplier Diversity team!