Chris is a Colorado native, University of Colorado graduate and longtime Vail resident. For a good portion of his life Chris has competed at an international level in both cycling and skiing. For more than 27 years, Chris has traveled as a member of the Warren Miller film team as both an athlete and host of the nationally acclaimed film tour. During his career Chris has free-lanced for several publications, co-authored a guidebook, commissioned and wrote a screenplay, and hosted and produced several television and film projects. Chris has been booked for hundreds of speaking engagements and started a consulting and guide business. He has also volunteered thousands of hours for a number of charitable organizations and along the way, raised over a million dollars on their behalf prior to building his own youth outreach project that has impacted over 70,000 students to date.
Chris Anthony is available for corporate, public, private or charitable speaking engagements.
Dave is a retired Marine Corps officer and combat veteran. As an F/A-18 pilot he deployed twice from the USS John C Stennis in support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spent three years as an Instructor Pilot at TOPGUN where he was dual qualified in the F-16 Fighting Falcon and served as the Training Officer, the senior staff pilot responsible for conduct of the TOPGUN course. He then served as an ANGLICO Forward Air Controller supporting the Army’s 1st Armored Division during extensive urban combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. He was the only Marine selected to fly the F-22 Raptor having served as an exchange officer at the Air Force’s 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron as the Division Commander. He became the first operational pilot ever to fly and be qualified in the F-35B, serving as the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps’ first F-35 squadron from 2012-2014. He earned his Master’s degree in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a concentration in Strategic Studies. He is now a leadership consultant at Echelon Front.
Laurie Calzada is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, former television host, and management consultant with more than 25 years of experience. She has hosted a monthly TV Talk Show, “The Big Money Idea,” and has written and presented on many topics such as leadership, mastering change, coaching, team building, and finding your purpose in life. Her focus is to motivate those who have a desire to excel, and she is a believer that you can accomplish anything with enough determination and ambition. Laurie’s outstanding career has allowed her to consult and present for hundreds of Fortune 1,000 companies, as well as numerous non-profit organizations. She has hosted and emceed many fundraising events for causes she believes in so dearly, and has dedicated the last several years to child advocacy, child abuse prevention, and rape prevention.
As an International Author and Speaker, Laurie helps people find their passion in life, teaches them to embrace change and opportunities, and lets them know they leave a fingerprint on other people’s lives. She believes you should never give up, and never let the trials of your past dictate the blessings of your future. She is the author of “Inspiring Passion in Others” and “180 Ways to Effectively Deal with Change.”
John F. Carter
John is chief executive officer and vice chairman for Carter Brothers Management Services, LLC. As CEO, John leads one of the nation’s top integrated facility management firms specializing in project and program management. Although John was raised in the projects, this is not another rags-to-riches story. John’s unconventional yet highly effective approach to building a successful business through the winning combination of hard work, integrity and excellence while leveraging the strengths of diversity and partnerships offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers unparalleled insight. The son of a single parent raised in a family of seven overcame the odds through hard work, determination, and the belief that he was destined to do more. From the projects to the corporate boardroom, John’s gift for storytelling lures the audience as he gradually reveals his journey, dreams and inspirations.
International Keynote Speaker, successful business owner and entrepreneur, and bestselling Author, Kevin is known as The Chief Officer of Awesome, will provide your group with a once-in-a-lifetime, powerful, entertaining, and motivational experience that is guaranteed to produce lasting, and REAL results.
Kevin's incredibly high energy, is perfectly balanced and blended with laugh out loud comedy, and inspiration that will have your audience tearing up in more ways than one.
Kevin's message is guaranteed to inspire your people through stories of real life experiences as a husband, a father, a multi-million dollar business owner and entrepreneur and the world's ONLY Chief Officer of Awesome!
“Kevin Clayson is the ultimate motivational speaker! He is sharp, entertaining, and relatable! he delivers a powerful message that changes your entire perspective! - Courtney W, Rodan + Fields
“Kevin’s book and the principles he teaches have opened my eyes to the wonders around me, assisted me with finding positive aspect in all situations I get involved in, and it’s making my life more more pleasurable.” - Greg Z., Realtor
Jeremiah "J.P." Dinnell
Jeremiah is a decorated former Navy SEAL, training instructor and now a leadership instructor and speaker with Echelon Front. Jeremiah served for nearly a decade in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams with three combat deployments. Sent to the violent terrorist stronghold of Ar Ramadi, Iraq in 2006 with SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, Jeremiah served as point man, machine gunner, and lead sniper for Delta Platoon opposite the American Sniper, Chris Kyle, in Charlie Platoon.
He worked closely with SEAL Officers Jocko Willink, his Task Unit Commander, and Leif Babin, with whom he had graduated from the advanced SEAL Qualification Training course, and was the driving force on many of the daring combat operations Jocko and Leif wrote about in Extreme Ownership. Upon his return, Jeremiah again worked directly for Jocko Willink as a training instructor at Naval Special Warfare Group One Training Detachment, where he orchestrated realistic and challenging Special Operations Urban Combat and Close Quarters Combat training to better prepare SEAL units for the real-world battlefield. He also served as Combatives and Marksmanship Instructor and earned his Master Trainer Specialist qualification while helping Jocko rebuild and enhance these training programs into the highly effect platforms they are today.
Jennifer Du Plessis
Jennifer, CMPS, CME, CDLP is the Principal and CEO of Kinetic Spark Consulting. With over 30 years of experience in mortgage lending, Jennifer has been named in the Top 200 Loan Originators in the US over 5 times and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and on Good Morning America, XM Radio and Federal News Radio. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Kirney Group, Inc., a commercial lending firm and Black Fox Investments, LLC a real estate management company.
Kinetic Spark Consulting, LLC evolved from Jen’s desire to help others in her industry, as well as real estate agents, small business owners and Executives by offering and developing educational training, consulting and coaching. Jen is a highly sought after speaker as a member of the National Speakers Association and is the host of Mortgage Lending Mastery podcast, and she has helped numerous clients achieve their personal, professional and management goals. In every interview, Jen shares strategies for success she has applied in reaching her professional goals every year, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
Lee Ellis, CSP
Over forty years ago, America welcomed home Col. Lee Ellis and his fellow prisoners of war. When Lee got out of the Hanoi Hilton after 1,955 days of captivity, there was a stark realization that society had shifted while he was away. Honorable values and morals had declined in politics, academia, entertainment, and our homes. This issue has been a burden ever since his return and he has consistently taken a stand for strong personal values such as character and courage as a means for building healthy organizations and culture that produce long-lasting results.
With the release of his latest award-winning book, Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, Lee has brought new light to the subject of honor and values. Through his research, writing, and speaking, he now shares his story and leadership wisdom throughout the world. Your audience will hear about the dramatic story of Lee’s POW experience and the senior leaders that led them through unbelievable trials. They will be challenged and inspired to lead with selfless honor, integrity, and character as the foundation for their daily decision-making. Breaking free from the shackles of fear, shame, pride, and self-preservation is the key to authentic leadership, and it’s a call to Leading with Honor.
Lee is available to share his 40+ years of experience and expertise, and his biography of experience in a variety of industries provides a well-rounded perspective for your industry or event.
In addition to being one of the highest rated keynote speakers in America, Hal is the #1 best-selling author of one of the highest rated books in the world (with over 1,500+ five-star Amazon reviews), The Miracle Morning and creator of The Miracle Morning book series.
He is also a Hall of Fame business achiever, ultra-marathon runner (that’s 52 consecutive miles), host of the top rated Achieve Your Goals podcast, creator of the Best Year Ever [Blueprint] live event, and grateful husband & father of two.
Known as “Yo Pal Hal” since his mom gave him the moniker to use while hosting his first radio show at age 15, his greatest triumph came at age 20 after he was hit head on by a drunk driver (at 70 mph) and found dead at the scene…
Despite being dead for 6 minutes, in a coma for 6 days, breaking 11 bones and being told he may never walk again, Hal defied the logic of doctors and the temptations to be a victim, and he bounced back to prove that ALL of us are capable of overcoming extraordinary adversity to create extraordinary results in our personal and professional lives.
Hal has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows across the country, and he’s been featured in numerous books, including The Education of Millionaires, the all-time bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Cutting Edge Sales, The Author’s Guide To Building An Online Platform, The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales, Releasing the Chains, and Living College Life In the Front Row, to name a few.
Joel is the author of The Little Book on Big Ego, as well as the founder and CEO of Friction Factor, Inc. Through Friction Factor, Joel holds training, sales, management, and leadership seminars and workshops for diverse corporations throughout the United States. Joel has been speaking and holding these career and life changing events for over 14 years. In this capacity, he has learned that controlling ego - yours and others - is the foundation for a successful life, both personal and professional.
Joel has appeared on numerous radio and television programs in the U.S. and Canada discussing ego, including nationally on CNN, Fox, Access Hollywood, NBC, ABC, CW, Sirius Satellite Radio, ABC Radio Network and USA Radio Network.
Shaunti received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher, best-selling author and popular speaker. Today, she applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace. Her groundbreaking research-based books, such as For Women Only, have sold more than 2 million copies in 23 languages and are widely read in homes, counseling centers and corporations worldwide.
Shaunti's best selling book, "The Male Factor," investigates and quantifies the private thoughts that men almost never publicaly reveal or admit to, but that every woman will want to know. Whether as a keynote speaker or two day seminar, Shaunti shed's light on how subtle and not-so-subtle gender communication differences can thwart a woman's rise in the workplace.
Shaunti’s findings have been featured in media as diverse as The Today Show, The New York Times, Focus on the Family, and MomLife Today.
Every now and then you come across an individual who lives a humble life. Yet, his very presence strikes a chord within you. Rene Godefroy’s story is one that moves, touches and inspires. It’s a story about determination and personal accountability, a poor Haitian immigrant living the America Dream. Although he has risen to the high levels of success as an acclaimed author and keynote speaker, it’s his down-to-earth personality that endears him to those that come across his path.
His message is very simple… Change Is A Gift! Rene defines change for his audiences this way: “Change is innovation crying for attention. It is not a stress generator. It’s how it occurs to us that makes it so.”
He has appeared on CBS 60 minutes along with Colin Powell, Anthony Robins and Zig Ziglar. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls him a “motivational hit.” And the Miami Times calls him a “motivational guru.”
Successful companies such as At&T, Aflac, Coca-Cola, Verizon, and Hyatt Hotels are among the many companies that bring him in to help inspire their employees to embrace change and do more with less. His award-winning book Kick Your Excuses Goodbye is transforming lives the world over.
Darren is today's preeminent Success Mentor, a highly sought after keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author - The Compound Effect, Living Your Best Year Ever, and The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster- as well as former Publisher and Editor or SUCCESS Magazine.
Darren has been a central leader in the personal growth and success industry now for more than 20 years. He has led three success television networks producing over 1,000 TV shows with most every known thought leader of our times. Over the past decade, Darren was the visionary force behind behind the rebirth of SUCCESS Magazine as its publisher and editor. These positions have given him unique and unprecedented access to interview, investigate and publish the stories of the most successful people on the planet including the likes of Richard Branson, Colin Powell, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Harold Schultz, Steve Wynn, Jack Welch and many more. He has uncovered the secrets to their success and now uses them to empower millions of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders globally.
With so many sales kickoff / keynote speakers from which to choose, why Mark Hunter, CSP, “The Sales Hunter”?
Bottom line is Mark is invested in client outcomes!
Choosing the right sales kickoff / keynote speaker is essential to setting the tone for your organization. You want your sales team to not only receive a motivating message, but also to walk away with specifics that will lead to more success when they sell.
Mark Hunter, CSP, “The Sales Hunter,” has spent two decades doing just that! Mark lives and breathes sales, and it comes through in each keynote. His energy and personal approach will engage and inspire to create lasting change.
The audiences he’s presented to range from Fortune 100 companies to startups and associations. He’s shared the stage with Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, “Magic” Johnson and numerous others. He’s also one of the founders of the OutBound Conference, the largest prospecting-focused sales event held annually.
Anthony is an international speaker, an author, and entrepreneur.
Anthony is the Managing Director of B2B Sales Coach & Consultancy, a coaching and consulting firm he started in 2007. Anthony has worked for—and spoken to—global giants like Accenture, Abbot Laboratories, Toro, TransUnion, Wells Fargo, GE, RR Donnelly and CH Robinson.
Anthony is internationally recognized as a thought leader in sales, with his award winning The Sales Blog being read by 65,000 people each month. His Sunday newsletter reaches 80,000 people each week.
Anthony has been named one the 50 most influential people in sales by Top Sales World. He was also named one of the 25 most influential people in sales by Open View Partners.
In addition to writing daily at The Sales Blog since 2010, Anthony is also a contributing editor at SUCCESS Magazine and ThinkSales Magazine. He also writes an occasional column for Forbes. Anthony’s first book, The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, released in October, 2016 is a national bestseller. His second book, The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the Ten Commitments ThT Drive Sales.
Our mission at The Mr. Thank You Project is to elevate the level of gratitude on the planet by 1% by inspiring 74 million thank you cards written all over the world.
This was started by our Founder John Israel, who committed himself to writing 5- thank you cards every day for an entire year. This life changing experience allowed John the opportunity to share his story on National stages, and attracted the attention of news and media outlets such as: PopSugar, Fox News, NBC, Good Morning America, and MarthaStewart.com.
As John shares, “Our objective is to help people make gratitude a habit, not just by writing about it in a journal, or "thinking happy thoughts", but by living gratitude as an expression in your life.”
John’s story has been documented in his book, The Mr. Thank You Project: A Journey to Elevate the Level of Gratitude on the Planet, One Card at a Time. Available on Amazon as of May 2018.
A trained teacher and natural motivator, Bearj offers a unique perspective, incorporating motivation into his teaching and teaching into his motivation, giving his audience an exclusive arsenal of tools to use in their climb to success.
Bearj is a highly sought-after Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader who can speak for groups ranging from 20 – 20,000+! He will inspire, motivate and equip your Leaders and Team to have World Class Success! Bearj believes that Breaking Down the Walls to Success is the key in every area of business, leadership and life.
Dynamic, Exciting and Engaging, Bearj discovered his unique style of motivating and empowering others while leading young people, parents and educators as a high school band director, using music as the vehicle to inspire the students in his high-powered band program to achieve lofty goals.
Author & Authority on Leadership & Customer Experience, Business Talk Show Host on C-Suite Network TV, Chief Marketing Officer at Synclab MediaAuthor & Authority on Leadership & Customer Experience, Business Talk Show Host on C-Suite Network TV, Chief Marketing Officer at Synclab Media.
With over seventeen years of experience helping build Engaged, PROGRESS-Based Sales Leadership and Customer Service Cultures, Dean Lindsay has been hailed as a ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as a ‘Sales-and-Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal.
His books, Big PHAT Goals, CRACKING THE NETWORKING CODE & THE PROGRESS CHALLENGE have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. Dean has had the privilege of sharing his sales leadership and customer service insights in numerous countries including: Sweden, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Ecuador, Venezuela, and the islands of Aruba and Jamaica. Dean’s clients include: New York Life, Ericsson, Gold’s Gym, Aramark Canada, International Customer Management Institute, UCLA Anderson School of Management & Haggar Clothing.
Ryan C. Lowe
Ryan is a professional motivational keynote speaker, sales trainer, consultant & author, who’s passion is to work with organizations that want to inspire and motivate their leaders and team members with principles that will help create a positive culture and mindset to achieve excellence. Ryan’s keynote presentations are intertwined with professional and personal experiences, including several personal tragedies and a near death experience. He also shares his key message: success isn’t determined by background, experience, or anything else. It’s all in your attitude. In his seminars and his own life, Ryan inspires people to believe in themselves, that they can and will live the life they’ve envisioned by using one major factor: a positive attitude. He writes articles for several magazines and is the author one of the most talked about books in the market today, “Get off Your Attitude.” Ryan and his book have been featured in print, radio and television all over the country. He and his book were highlighted in Selling Power Magazine and were featured by Success Magazine in their Success Book Summary program
Dennis is a business and executive coach for a billion dollar company in the Pacific Northwest. He's been interviewed on Focus on The Family, Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey, Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News. Hosted Balance Point Radio for years and was embedded nightly with CBS affiliate news Point 2 Point as the conservative commentator for many years, as well.
From the storied halls of West Point class of 1978 to a bid for US Congress in 2000 to author and consultant; Dennis’ journey has taken him where few men are blessed to go. His unique clarity on life comes from being a lifelong learner and living each adventure to its fullest potential. Dennis has an inborn love for history and, due to his path in life, has a deep seeded drive to see honor lived out. Dennis has a deep love of creation and of the Creator.
Dennis is an award winning author of Cocoa: The Blind Dog, Beautiful Nate, Finding Malone, Benghazi and Beyond, as well as co-author of other books and written three motion picture screenplays. Dennis is a sought after conference speaker and business coach.
Rene is a renowned behavioral and organizational change expert, leadership advisor, world class sales trainer & dynamic keynote speaker. Rene has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robins, Lou Holtz, Ben Stein, Roy Firestone and Jeffery Gitomer.
For the last 20 years and over 100,000 people trained in his methodologies, Rene's experience has been bridging the gap in applying behavioral psychology and neuroleadership to solve some of the toughest challenges in Leadership, Sales and Change. Rene's engaging speaking style backed, by his scientific approach, makes him a top rated speaker at every event.
As an entrepreneur and CEO of multiple companies, Rene brings a practical business approach while inspiring his audiences to take action.
Rene has been named to the 40 under 40 list for 5 years straight and has been a trusted adviser to leadership teams at Coca-Cola, Liz Claiborne, Medtronic, Nestle', Microsoft, Bank of America and Cargill. A captivating, high-energy speaker, Rene is in high demand for annual events, conventions, and keynotes speeches. He was featured on the Cover of the Niche Report Magazine and has authored dozens of magazine articles about Sales, Leadership and Change.
Dr. Randy Ross
Randy is founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable! Randy is a “craftsman of culture and a catalytic coach,” who inspires elevated performance. A master of cultural transformation, Dr. Ross has a unique understanding of employee engagement and offers practical solutions for increasing both the morale and performance of your teams.
If you want to move your organization beyond Great to Remarkable!, where personal initiative and innovation are characteristic, then Dr. Ross can help your team members understand how they can create value in every endeavor. Randy is the author of Remarkable!, a leadership parable that illustrates the power of applied axiology to guide organizations toward the creation of a more compelling and collaborative culture, based upon Value Creation. Randy wrote the book with David Salyers, VP of Marketing, Chick-fil-A.
Spending time in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, he has traveled throughout the United States and internationally as a speaker, consultant and coach, building teams and developing leaders. A compelling communicator, Dr. Ross has the keen sensitivity to speak to the heart of leaders and inspires elevated performance among teams.
MOTIVATION | TEAM BUILDING | LEADERSHIP
Dean is a national award winning speaker that inspires, motivates, and entertain your audience. In his high-energy presentation, Dean reveals the powerful strategies to increase energy, boost productivity, and think clearer. Your wellness goals are just the beginning. Studies have proven healthy, active people live longer, are more successful, avoid disease, and enjoy life more than their unhealthy counterpart.
Dean Rosson presents a motivating and highly effective strategy to increase energy, think clearer, reverse aging, and be more productive.
Tim is one of the top-rated keynote speakers on the speaking and lecture circuits due to his expertise, passionate delivery, and extensive pre-event preparation process. His highly-customized speeches on leadership development, sales success and collaboration deliver take away value for audience members as well as reinforcing event themes.
The thread through all of his talks is this: “Build relationships every working day of your life!” As a result, his opening general session talks inspire knowledge sharing and networking throughout the events he speaks at, delighting meeting planners.
Tim has extensive keynote speaking experience across a range of industries, government organizations and trade associations. His success comes from his tireless commitment to improve the lives of audiences he speaks to and drive performance for every one of his clients.
Ted, also known as the CEO Whisperer, works exclusively with CEOs of midsize to large corporations. He earned his reputation by being a skillful executive who mastered the art of transforming adversity into opportunity and rapidly growing businesses that were in some sort of trouble.
In addition to being an executive, he has traveled the world, advised CEOs and other executives in significant corporations, built boards of directors for clients and started several companies. Because of that, he is known as the leader’s leader. Through his commitment to excellence as an executive, entrepreneur and adviser, he has developed the kind of business savvy that gives him the ability to effectively work with leadership teams, get to the source of problems, provide tools to fix them and then help the company drive breakthrough initiatives.
His personal and professional stories are both inspiring and shocking.
Already a veteran motivational speaker and bilingual speaker with over 300 presentations throughout North America, including a TEDx talk, Sébastien Sasseville worked for large companies during the first 10 years of his career. His accomplishments include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and running across Canada. They are made all the more impressive by the fact that he lives with Type 1 Diabetes.
Turning his incredible experiences into concrete lessons applicable to the business world, Sebastien Sasseville’s customizes each speech to each client. He marries business with inspiration to speak on change management, peak performance and leadership. His inner fortitude, key insights and authenticity come from an ability to draw from lessons provided by seeking great personal challenges and to apply them to today’s most pressing and complex business concerns. His message connects with audiences worldwide from his exceptional storytelling, energy and humor.
Steve Scanlon is the Founder and CEO of Rewire, Inc., a company centered around teaching how the human mind shapes the path to success.His focus is on bringing current neurological discoveries to bear in areas of leadership, management, sales and operational performance, interpersonal communication, improved corporate culture, and personal excellence. Using the concepts of Lizard Brain, emotional intelligence, metacognition and mindfulness, Steve helps companies, teams and individuals better understand how to make effective changes for radical improvement. The ability to effectively manage change can not only improve our personal lives, but can be a powerful competitive advantage in our businesses, and Steve wants to help people understand that authentic and sustainable change is possible, and happens from the inside out. His strength is making the science behind how the human brain works not only more accessible to a broader audience, but also applicable to how we manage our day-to-day lives.
Steve has become a nationally recognized expert on communication, leadership, character development, and media training. He has revolutionized the way athletes, coaches, and executives train through the game on groundbreaking MILE™ curriculum, fueled by the power of Game Dynamics.
Founded by Steve Shenbaum in 1997, game on Nation has become one of the most respected firms in communication, character development, leadership, and teambuilding training. Through a groundbreaking, game-based training technique, called MILE™, the game on program harnesses the positive power of Mystery, Incentive, Laughter, and Empowerment to create immediate improvement people can see, feel, and measure. game on was based at IMG Academy from 2003-2012 where Steve and his staff oversaw all communication, leadership and media training programs. Since departing from IMG in 2012, some of his clients include the NBA Rookie Transition Program, NASCAR, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2015 USWNT World Cup Champions, US Olympic Committee, FSU football & FSU women’s soccer, Kentucky Basketball, Honda, the SEC, Ernst & Young, USO and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Steve is the founder of Bluefish, the world’s top personal concierge services and author of the best-selling book, “Bluefishing - The Art of Making Things Happen”. Quite simply, he makes the impossible possible.
Yeah, he can make that happen. No check that, he’s made that happen.
These high-end, velvet rope missions have secured Steve a spot as one of the globe’s most successful marketers of luxury brands. His style, humility, real talk, and storytelling acumen are so innovative in this space because it’s real and it works. It’s probably why both Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine have coined him, “The Real Life Wizard of Oz”.
While Steve speaks and consults internationally to groups large and small, his two favorite gigs were at Harvard and The Pentagon. And they both asked him back!
If you would like Steve to light up your stage, click here to learn more. We’ll get to know each other better.
Terri Sjodin is one of America's most highly sought after female speakers and has trained and motivated thousands of people from all over the world. Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals.
Over 20 years ago, Terri went into business for herself, building Sjodin Communications from a spare room in her home. Today, Terri’s clients include an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, and academic conferences. Her consulting practice has taken her from her house, to the US House of Representatives, where she has served as a keynote speaker and/or consultant for Members of Congress on multiple occasions.
Author of the national bestselling book, Small Message, Big Impact, Terri is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows throughout the country appearing on The Today Show, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, and in July of 2012, Terri was inducted into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame.
You will find that her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is relatable and practical. Loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips that you can use immediately to get results.
Debby Stone is an executive coach, a former practicing attorney, an entrepreneur, a mother, a volunteer and a business leader. She is also the author of The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career. Debby brings this breadth of experience in business and in life to her speaking, delivering messages that are practical, powerful and engaging.
Over the last decade, Debby has spoken at corporations, law firms, universities and industry conferences. Her warm and witty personality allows her to build quick rapport with audiences, and her breadth of experience gives her the ability to speak to a wide variety of people in a multitude of industries.
Debby is a leader in the world of professional and personal development. She has been featured in numerous podcasts, quoted in a variety of publications and has hosted her own radio program. Whether speaking to a large audience or facilitating an interactive workshop with a small group, Debby delivers immediately inspiring speeches that leave her audiences ready to take steps toward greater professional and personal success.
My biggest insight as a communicator came when I realized the people who hire me are more nervous than I am! That bothered me, but made perfect sense. The success of their event was riding on the quality of their speaker. They were counting on me to deliver. An audience might forget a bad meal but they won’t forget a bad speech.
In order for that to change I created a process that puts my clients at ease before I ever take the stage. And if they agree to walk through the process, I will make them a promise. If I don’t meet their expectations, they don’t pay me. Simple as that.
I don’t make that claim lightly. I can’t. I make it because I know what my clients want. The process clearly defined their communication objectives and painted a bullseye that I could hit — every single time.
David is the founder of MRDEU Global Media, a small digital marketing & coaching firm showing entrepreneurs, small business owners, and heart-centered consultants around the world how to get crystal clear with their niche, scale their business and make an impact in the world.
David has been a featured guest on nationally syndicated radio, podcast and television programs like TBN, WGN, CLTV, PBS, The Strausburg Report, N’Digo Magazine and more.
David is a uniquely gifted national level communicator & author crafting customized messages integrating humor, media, and real-life experiences. He has worked with organizations like the Chicago Bears, NFL Alumni Association, Boys & Girls Clubs, Pro Sports Experience, and featured artists like Tye Tribbett, Veronica Petrucci (Angelo & Veronica), Carmen, Israel Houghton, Freddy Rodriguez, Brandon Roberson, Puchi Colon, Javis Mays and more.
Today’s leaders face a pressure to innovate—or else perish—unlike any other time in history. Advances in social, mobil and cloud technology, coupled with fierce global competition has made the business landscape nearly unrecognizable from what it was a mere 10 years ago.
Erik Wahl’s entertaining and invigorating Art of Leadership presentation paints a compelling new portrait for what the successful leaders of tomorrow will look like. He inspires audiences to shed old ways of thinking and “business as usual” processes that are outdated, inefficient and detrimental to productivity. Audience members learn new ways to build an emotional connection to drive future employee engagement. Erik’s presentation stretches traditional assumptions on leadership. The end results include:
innovative solutions to further your organization
attracting and engaging quality employees
new efficiencies and the end of detrimental redundancies
Growth and comfort cannot co-exist. When leaders come from a place of authenticity, curiosity, exploration and purpose, this leads to more meaningful connections among team members and with clients and customers—and ultimately, a more profitable organization. An engaged employee equals an engaged customer.
Lt. Col. (ret.) Waldo Waldman - The Wingman – is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated F-16 fighter pilot and businessman.
Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a fighter pilot and believes that the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the men and women in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo!
Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. He is an inductee into the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame, a prestigious award that honors speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence, and has been bestowed on less than 190 speakers worldwide. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon, American Express, Siemens, The Denver Broncos, and Johnson & Johnson.
A highly sought after speaker, consultant, and leadership expert, Randy Walton has been challenging the norms of business thought for over 20 years. Randy is a pioneer in developing compelling and profitable market strategies through the use of a unique, core value assessment and ideation process. He has extensive experience in corporate strategic planning, operations management, marketing, technology operations, business consulting, and organizational leadership. Mr. Walton works and travels extensively throughout North America and Western Europe mentoring and advising senior leaders and executive teams. An expert on the human motivation and organizational performance, Randy provides highly entertaining keynote presentations that challenge the way audiences view the world around and unlock the secrets of human interaction. These humorous and highly interactive presentations are powerful and actionable to affect the performance of teams both large and small.
Randy is also a noted social entrepreneur leading efforts to create life changing impact in the local and global community around economic and community development. He is the co-author of: Enhancing Your Business Value… The Climb To The Top… Smart Strategies for a Successful Expedition