The Transitions Coach—Lori Darley—Joins the Third Power Advisory Board

Lori Darley

Third Power Group is excited to announce the addition of Lori Darley to our Advisory Board. Lori Darley, The Transitions Coach, is a powerful and transformative force in the areas of leadership and high performance and works with a varied clientele. Lori began her coaching practice working mostly with individuals going through a wide range of life and business transitions and within the first two years of her business, began working with Fortune 500 companies like the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Ferro Chemical. She is particularly passionate about working with small to mid-size entrepreneurial companies and has a strong client base in the financial and legal services industries. She has supported many commercial real estate consultants in developing their business, as well as insurance and advertising executives. Lori is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker and presents programs designed to inspire high performance to local chambers, networking groups and industry-specific luncheons. Lori’s knowledge, combined with her positive spirit and coaching skills will be a tremendous asset to Third Power and our customers during these most challenging times.

Texas primaries, Election Day March 2

Save the dates – Texas primaries, election day March 2.  Early voting February 16 through February 26. 

Friends: This is a personal request for you to vote in this year’s primary elections – election day is Texas Independence Day – Tuesday, March 2.  (which, by the way, is also the day that our Founder, John Wagler, was born) Be a good Texan and a great citizen—get out and vote!

Early voting is also available – beginning February 16 and ending February 26.  I plan post a follow-up article with early voting polling locations in an attempt to make it a bit easier for those willing to step forward and have your voices heard.

I will share with you the name of one candidate I’m supporting that I hold in high regard.  He will see his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney (prosecutor) for Collin County expire as he seeks to step forward in order to better serve the Collin County Community as Judge of the 219th Disctrict Court.

Scott J. Becker

Scott J. Becker– running for Collin County Judge (219th District Court).  Operating on a platform that will more greatly engage and protect the families of Collin County. Scott is a hard-working, knowledgeable man of integrity. He is endorsed by several of the largest law enforcement associations in Collin County and possesses all of the requirements for the job description of the court.  Scott Becker is a perfect fit for the 219th Judicial District Court.

Becker for JudgeI strongly support Scott Becker, given his proven public service record, putting community over self, commitment to family, dedication to improving our communities, focus on fairness, and providing public safety to all citizens in the area.

For more information on Scott Becker, please visit

I’ll ask you to consider voting for Scott Becker, with whom I am closely affiliated and I am confident will represent us well.

Thank you.

Third Power Group Welcomes Two New Strategic Partners

Third Power Group is pleased to welcome the addition of two new professional partners to our Strategic Network. Trident World Ventures and Premier Concierge Incorporated will bring a variety of market insight, professional services, and core strengths to our network of partners and clients around the globe.

Trident World Ventures is a Dallas, Texas-based company that focuses on enterprise recapitalization, mergers, acquisitions, equity placement, exit strategy, and buy/sell transactions for middle market companies both domestic and international. Industry segments include commercial construction, energy, hospitality, deep water port infrastructure, and hospitals. Their proven record with both public and private companies has resulted in maximizing value for their clients and stakeholders. For more information please click here to visit their website.

Premier Concierge, Inc., has been providing the highest level of administrative and personal assistant services to discerning executives and individuals across the nation. Misty Keown, and her team of dependable assistants, helps customers to simplify their lives and more thoroughly enjoy their precious free time. From managed moves and relocation services, to personal shopping and miscellaneous errands—anytime, from anywhere— Premier’s expertly trained and dedicated staff are committed to making wishes a reality and problems a memory. For more information, or to see a complete menu of services, please click here.

For more than 20 years, Third Power Group has cultivated a trusted network of business and professional contacts ready and able to lend valuable skills, resources and knowledge to your business and personal plans. To benefit different types of organizations, Third Power continually pursues a variety of partnership ventures, each tailored to benefit its partners and to further strengthen our mission and strategic objectives. The program’s hope is to develop greater opportunities for all, through increased networking and cooperative initiatives.

For more information about joining Third Power Group’s network of partners and friends, please contact us today, or visit our site at

The Ryan Gibson Foundation’s 8th Annual Crown Ball

Crown BallThis Saturday past marked the 8th Annual Crown Ball for the Dallas chapter of The Ryan Gibson Foundation. This year’s “medieval themed party with a modern touch” was bigger and better than ever! The event chairs, including Third Power’s John Wagler, and volunteers converted the Ball’s Dragon Street venue, Marc Events, into a Purple and Gold extravaganza. More than 250 guests celebrated til late in the evening—dancing to the rhythmic mixes of Jeff Mitchell, resident DJ at the Ghost Bar in Dallas. Many were able to participate in the Silent Auction that featured jewelry, artwork, sports memorabilia, restaurant certificates, spa/salon treatments, and a guitar autographed by Willie Nelson.

The event also featured presentations by the Foundation’s President, Scott “Hook” Harmeling, as well as Dr. Pier Scaglioni, of the University of Texas Southwestern. Mr. Harmeling addressed the guests on the State of the Foundation while Dr. Scaglioni spoke briefly on the advances his team continues to make in Myeloid Leukemia research. To date, the Ryan Gibson Foundation has proudly contributed a total of $100,000 to UT Southwestern for Lukemia research. The Crown Ball is just one of the organization’s many fun-filled events that helps to fund this research as well as other related causes.

5th Annual Fruit of the Vine Gala

Kids Matter International (KMI) hosted the Fifth Annual Fruit of the Vine Gala on Friday, February 20th, at the Southlake Town Square Hilton. Third Power Group joined more than 350 guests in helping to raise more than $300,000 to fund programs including The Lighthouse Home for Girls in Roatan, Honduras, the Northcare Foundation’s Clothe-A-Child program, and the Spokes 4 Hope Annual Bicycle Drive.

The black-tie event featured a live performance by Emerald City, a raffle drawing for a new BMW 528i, as well as a live and silent auction which included a trip to Roatan, Honduras on a private jet, and a limited edition Swarovski crystal basketball autographed by Dirk Nowitski of the Dallas Mavericks. Of the many highlights of the evening, the guests seemed most touched by a special, last-minute presentation from KMI. The organization presented a check to local Cub Scouts Pack 321 to replace a stolen trailer full of pinewood derby materials, camping supplies and other items—all of which were paid for from funds raised from the young Scouts.

Our hats are off to the folks at Kids Matter International, and all of the volunteers and contributors, for organizing such a wonderful event. The Third Power family was proud to participate as a sponsor and vital volunteer for the gala and we look forward to our continued relationship with Kids Matter International. Together we can all make a difference.

Third Power Welcomes April Grady to its Advisory Board

April GradyThird Power would like to welcome
April Grady as its most recent addition to our Advisory Board. April founded AGResearch in June 2002 with a vision to supply clients with a cost effective solution for their recruitment needs. She has grown the firm to 38 staff members, served over 380 clients and provided solutions for 3,600 projects. With 15+ years of executive search, research and market intelligence experience, April has served a variety of clients including seven of the top ten global executive search firms and a cross section of the Fortune 1000. April has managed the market analysis, research, strategy, people ID and project management for literally thousands of assignments ranging in salary from $60,000 to multi-million dollar engagements, across multiple functional and industry lines. Prior to forming AGResearch, April served as the lead research analyst for the Global Sectors Group at TMP Worldwide (now Heidrick and Struggles), a senior retained search practice with over 70 partners and principals. Prior to joining TMP, April was the Director of Research at Best-World Associates where she directed a group of twenty researchers providing market intelligence, research strategy, and name generation services to a diverse group of both search firm and corporate clients. Ms. Grady’s research, strategy and market analysis/intelligence expertise will be a tremendous asset to Third Power as well as a valuable resource for our partners and participants.

Annual Clothe-A-Child Shopping Event


In 2008, the organization raised enough funds to clothe over 1100 children in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area of North Texas. This year, be sure to mark your calendar for the Annual Shopping Spree at Kohls Department Store in Valley Ranch to be held in December—the date has not been announced. When the date is published, we will be sure to update you here. Or for more information, please visit the Northcare Foundation’s Clothe-A-Child website by clicking here.

22nd Annual Richardson Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic

RCC Golf Classic

Save the date for the 2009 RCC Golf Classic – Friday, September 18, 2009!

The 22nd Annual RCC Golf Classic will be held Friday, September 18, 2009 at Sherrill Park Golf Course. We certainly enjoyed ourselves at last year’s event and we look forward to participating again this year!

What: The 22nd Annual Richardson Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic
Where: Sherrill Park Golf Course, Richardson, TX
When: Friday, September 18, 2009
Event Information: Click here

3rd Annual ProPlayers Foundation Golf Tournament

ProPlayers Foundation Golf Tournament

Benefiting the needs of local emergency responders and their families.

The ProPlayers Foundation will hold its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Charity Auction on June 1, 2009. Gather a foursome and join us to support a worthy cause while you rub elbows with some of the heros from your favorite games.

What: The 3rd Annual ProPlayers Golf Tournament
Where: Timarron Country Club, Southlake, Texas
When: Monday, June 1, 2009
Why: To support local emergency responders and their families in need
How Can I Help: Gather a foursome and join us
Event Information: Click here

Volunteer at the Special Olympics of Texas

Special Olympics of Texas

The Special Olympics are always in need of volunteers and anyone can volunteer. Each person brings their own unique talents and contributions from coaching to serving refreshments. Every volunteer makes a difference! Please visit the Special Olympics of Texas website to find more information on volunteering as well as a calendar of events.

Plan on joining us as we volunteer at the 2009 Summer Games (May 21-24, 2009) as well as the Golf Competition (July 18, 2009). We promise the experience will change your life!

See you there!