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
Katey is a national trainer, business coach and sales consultant, with over 25 years of business, sales and leadership experience. Her areas of expertise include: lead generation, relationship building, productivity training, personality profiling, recruiting, sales training, public speaking and business planning.
Over her career, Katey has been responsible for developing profitable relationships by empowering her partners through growth and understanding. Katey utilizes a fun and engaging style of training to achieve the desired results for her clients with an emphasis on accountability.
Katey is an active member of Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR), Contra Costa Association of Realtors (CCAR), California Association of Realtors (CAR) and the Bay East Association of Realtors. Katey also founded, and was the first President, of CCAR’s chapter of the Young Professional’s Network. Katey prides herself on her ability to connect people to people and people to opportunities.
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.
Vital has become a standout personality in the world of public speaking, training and team building. He uses his 25 years of leadership experience to inspire relevant and meaningful change, and has worked with endless corporations in the past ten years in the US and abroad.
His unique style of delivery is captivating and inspiring.
His keynotes are impactful, memorable, effective and motivational. The results are always the same: very happy repeat clients who experience improvement in culture, elevated customer experience and increased sales.
His positive attitude and ease of connecting with any audience build a platform that stimulate growth, expand horizons, disrupt and broaden perspectives. His passion and energy are infectious and inspirational, stimulating relevant paradigm shifts, elevating customer experience, and promoting strong leadership, creativity, connectivity and employee engagement.
Vital received a Languages and Communications Degree from Syntra West College in Belgium and is currently earning a Business and Fine Arts Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Community College of Southern Nevada. He is fluent in English, French, and Dutch.
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.