Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.


December 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Center for Executive Development (CED) at Mays Business School presents the fourth session of the MPACT Speaker Series. Through this series, our purpose is to provide leaders, entrepreneurs, and members of the Brazos Valley with inspiration and ideas to transform their professional lives.

Please join us as Don Hutson of The Cowboy Solution shares his unique leadership development program. The Cowboy Solution uses horses to demonstrate the application of interpersonal principles that include the importance of building trusting partnerships; using clear, concise and consistent communications; and keeping expectations high. Through wit and humor, Don will share his insight on discovering and defining the specific needs of a new business environment, building a company around meeting those needs, and meeting and overcoming challenges.

Through MPACT, CED designs events and opportunities that positively “MPACT” communities by helping people and organizations build momentum, improve performance, renew attitudes, value collaboration, and develop transformational leaders.

Doors open at 6:30 and the keynote will begin at 7, with networking opportunities to follow. Admission is free but RSVP is required.

About Don Hutson:

Don Hutson is what one would call a renaissance man. With a doctorate in music, he has been a businessman, successfully running a retail corporation, as well as an educator, teaching at both the high school and college levels. Then, in his mid 50s’ after losing his entire personal fortune, he came to Houston to start his life over and started training horses.  It was through this personal reinvention that he also found his passion in life while nose to nose with a horse.

Hutson holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Oklahoma with 12 years of teaching experience at both the high school and college levels, including posts at the University of Oklahoma, Phillips University and the University of Southwest Louisiana.  He also owned and operated a textile manufacturing business for 16 years.  It is this culmination of experiences from upon which he draws, plus 40 years working with horses, to share his unique perspective on teaching.  This includes the importance of building trusting partnerships; using clear, concise and consistent communications; and keeping expectations high.  His visually exciting presentations make one thing quite clear: Failure is not an option.

In addition to The Cowboy Solution seminars, he enjoys training horses and working with riders of all ages.  He also serves as music director and conductor of the Conroe Symphony Orchestra. He enjoys cooking and playing golf.  But, he is truly happiest in the arena working with people, excited  watching others experience personal aha moments and seeing how they can make a change in themselves with the slightest shift in thought process.  He believes we’ve made life too complicated and that a back to basics approach is what is needed in business.


December 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Center for Executive Development