Steve’s background experience as a wealth manager, a two time World Series Champion, and Rookie of the Year position him as an influencer and thought leader. Having a star athlete and sports celebrity such as Steve share his fundamentals of success and leadership with your organization, is a sure way to motivate employees, conference attendees and clients. Steve’s emotional journey of playing for the MLB spanned 18 years will inspire others to greatness and boost employee morale. He is an certified executive business and life coach and is available for workshops and breakout sessions to develop the leader within.
Real life homicide detective, retired captain Joseph Schillaci was featured on A&E’s First 48, a reality TV series set in Miami, Florida. Joseph brings the drama of investigating high profile murder cases and his experience as an undercover narcotics cop to the podium in his passion as a professional speaker. Joseph has traveled the country speaking to audiences on a wide range of topics from anti-bullying, PTSD, to developing communication and stress management skills based on the techniques he learned from his years working Miami Vice, and now used for building strong leadership and positive relationships in the work place, school or training academy.
Mike Smith holds the highest awards in the science of meteorology, 29 patents, board certification and other honors too numerous to mention. He is the expert on extreme weather and its effects on people and businesses.
One of the creators of the modern storm warning system, Mike is a superb speaker and writer with a rare gift for making the scientific and technical understandable and interesting. Whether you are looking for entertainment, inspiration or enhanced profitability, Mike Smith will leave a lasting impression on your audience and your business.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Executive of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, Mike has consulted with, and spoken to many Fortune 500 companies. He is the bestselling author of two books, WARNINGS: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather and When the Sirens Were Silent. Besides holding 29 US and foreign patients.
Mike and is an entrepreneur, and technology expert who makes everyone who files today much safer.
Revered Championship basketball coaching great and President of D2UP, a company “Dedicated to Uncommon Principles,” Mark’s new calling in life is to bring hope to others as they overcome adversity through perseverance. Mark’s emotional story of leading his college team to the NCAA Division II level of success while battling depression speaks volumes on team building, leadership, personal development and motivation. Mark has been named Coach of the Year by his conference on three occasions and has been instrumental in empowering others in developing their talents and potential as they realize their dreams.
Devin W. Walker is a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur, visionary and
revolutionary whose creative genius and insight has been an integral part
of such companies and brands as PBS, Lollapallooza, PrintPop and Club
Devin is passionate about mentoring, coaching, consulting and serving others as he gives clarity to their dreams to accomplish their goals. At the heart of each of Devin’s speeches is the multitude of real-world insight and experience which he conveys to his audience as only a futurist, "out-of-the-box", thought leader can deliver. Devin’s speeches get rave reviews because they offer glimpse into his eccentric, creative, intellectual side as he brings a whimsical energy to the lectern that is contagious. A natural storyteller, Devin is fun, entertaining and loves to engage with the audience over Q&A, which adds unparalleled value to the event. Devin believes that nothing is off the table, and allows his audiences to engage every aspect of his life.
The unique lens Devin looks at life through, creates a shift of perspective where others often fail to see the possibilities needed to revive and redevelop products and services. Whether the goal is a personal one or a career minded one, he believes both are inextricably tied together, and uses his wisdom and insight for those looking to improve their life, or the productivity of their team or office. He looks at business as an art form, and outlines the steps needed to increase sales, solve problems, or spark innovation into marching orders that relate to a call to action that can be carried out long after the conference or seminar is over.
Devin’s book, GANGSTAPRENEUR, is a perfect example of his forward thinking that identifies the attributes of gang loyalty, ambition, and the associations that come out of back alleys, and focuses on bringing them to the forefront of a successful business plan.
Internationally renowned speaker, author, and trainer of mental toughness, resiliency, winning team culture, leadership and character development, pressure performance, and the ability to think ‘out of the box.’ For the past 16 years, Dr Wood has spoken at events such as the Nike Coach of the Year Awards, four NCAA Final Four Conventions, three NSCAA National Conventions, and was a featured speaker at the ABCA National Convention, among other national and international marquee conferences and events. In addition to working with Olympic training programs, national team programs, and athletes in professional leagues such as the NBA, Dr Wood’s Mental Toughness EDGE programs, dynamic keynote presentations, and high impact workshops have impacted over 300 athletic, business and corporate teams on four different continents.
Ron Roecker has been the on-camera media and event spokesperson, pop culture expert for the Grammy Awards, E! News, Access Hollywood, MTV and VH1. He has been featured as the entertainment authority on morning news shows and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, recording artists and non-profits, including Madonna, Maroon5, Pink, OneRepublic, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron, Ludacris, Black Eyed Peas, Lisa Marie Presley, Roberta Flack, Mariah Carey, Patricia Heaton, Amy Grant, Dave Koz, Taj Mahal, Netflix's "Stranger Things," Live Earth, Al Gore, World Wildlife Fund, Playing For Change Foundation, MusiCares, GRAMMY Foundation, Teen Choice, CBS Television, Univision, and so many more. Ron's client list reads like a "Who's Who" from Rolling Stone or People magazine and he brings his passion and humor from his vast experiences to the podium when he speaks. Ron's Journey from "Hollywood to Humility" is his personal story that is relatable to anyone who has to reinvent or rebrand themselves or is facing a struggle. Quick-witted and engaging, Ron infuses his real-world stories with humor and custom-tailors each message to the specific goals and interests of the audience and sponsoring organization.
Aaron Wirtz is a media personality, and performing musician whose constantly evolving electronic music show combines original music, dance and video remixing. Aaron has been featured on Fox & Friends, The Neil Cavuto Show and is a popular speaker to audiences of all ages looking for a presentation on social media bullying, personal development and reputation management. Anyone in business can benefit from his sound business advice on building integrity in the workplace, and students can find encouragement in his actionable information that will leave them feeling confident and inspired.
Sierra holds the national title Ms. Woman United States 2017. She is a veteran TV news anchor, the current host of the good news show, “Positively Kansas!” and is an award winning journalist, whose work has premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and the United Nations. Sierra is living proof that life begins at 50 and is using her platform to speak to others about battle scars that can be physical or emotional, and how to turn them into warrior wounds that can be used to help and encourage others to greater acceptance. Sierra’s three platforms include Showing your Scars, 50 + and Fearless, and Beating the Bully. Sierra is the perfect choice for any group or organization looking for speaker with a shot of positive encouragement to inspire and motivate their conference attendees or audience members.
MICHAEL BLAIR Focuses on developing athletes and coaches through rhythm, harmony and balance.
Blair, as he goes by, is a former NFL Running Back who played for the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orlean Saints, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He also played for the National Football League in Europe and the Extreme Football League and finished his career in the Arena Football League. Blair holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University.
After completion of his professional football career, Blair began his next chapter and founded Ninety10Sports to focus on providing instruction through cerebral development to student athletes, coaching staff, and now along with business and industry leaders who desire to aim higher to reach their goals in life both on and off the playing field. He is also a member of the Jamaican Bob Sled team!
Bob is from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where he is the Chief Principal Researcher for ALERT: African Lion & Environmental Research Trust and works hands on in the wild each day to help with conservation efforts. He is the Founder of 4 C’s Climate-Community-Conservation-Corps, a project to bring vital attention to the urgent need to supply his village with clean drinking water. He is very passionate about wildlife conservation and the need for people and animals to live in harmony with each other and works closely with the WWF-US by collecting data for further study. Bob is currently in the United States on a Herbert Humphries fellowship at Cornell University and is probably the only speaker to have been chased by a mad bull elephant and have a lesson to share as a result of his dramatic encounter.
ScotyP, as he is otherwise known,
has fearless energy, integrative
wit, and engaging humor for all
audiences, sharing stories of
experiences growing up as a
humble farm boy into a self-
proclaimed city fellar in clinical care, pharmaceuticals, and radio. But don’t let the
fun facade as a recording artist and concert pre-show hype guy fool you.
He has served several years as the president of the Friends University Alumni Board and Council. He was the team chair for a major pharmaceutical national sales initiative and went on to devote his career to healthcare, keynote speaker, workshop coordinator, and presenter on national stages in front of corporate audiences.
Scot spent 18 years saving lives as an MICT Paramedic and a Flight Paramedic transporting patients throughout the continental U.S. and Canada. He has sung at the White House, the U.S. Capitol and Carnegie Hall. He earned multiple Kansas Broadcast Award nominations for his creative copy and commercial production while involved in one of the largest local radio groups spanning country and rock.
Scot is a Division II College Game Day Announcer earning recognition at the state and national levels for his flare and programing of championship tournaments.
ScotyP has faced death right in the eye, not once, but twice and lived to tell the tale. While the “How” and “What” are exaggeratedly entertaining, the “Why” will enlighten and inspire all audiences both in business and personal settings. The tale how a tragedy became a triumph and the victim became a victor will leave your audience with a memorable message for life, business, and career.
Scot is married to the love of his life and is the father of 3 children and dog Maggie.
Susan is a Emmy Award winning news anchor who is has captivated audiences through out her very successful career. Besides winning an Emmy, she has also been recognized by the Associated Press Awards, San Diego Press Club Awards, Kansas Association of Broadcaster Awards, and won a Golden Mic, and a Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.
Susan's career highlights have been interviewing some of the most powerful and influential business and industry experts, including the President of the United States, the Koch brothers, and Tom Brokaw. She has taken their interviews and combined with her wisdom and insight to craft a powerful call to action in "The True Meaning of Success" presentation. It will inspire others growth and change both personally and professionally.
Always the consummate professional, Susan set the standard for ethical and unbiased news reporting, strong writing and great storytelling, yet has always found opportunities to use the power of television as a force for good. Her strength has always been to reach beyond the camera and relate to her audience, no matter what the topic. Her newest speech "TV News: The Fun, Insane and Drastic Changes" is a behind-the-scenes look at what is really newsworthy.
Susan has a love for children and is the President and founder of Susan's Kids, an organization established to make sure that older children get a chance to be adopted. Throughout her career, she has made it a priority to give back to her community, and her weekly segments highlighting kids in need of adoption have truly made a difference.
Paula Kidd Casey is a former attorney who has written “The Lawyer and The Law of Attraction. In order to get what you truly want, you must redefine your every belief. In her book, Paula outlines the steps to create a new reality by pinpointing one’s purpose to set attainable goals which is the first step in going after ones dreams. Her message and action steps will aid in personal development and motivation to encourage attendees to aim higher and become top performers both in their private life and in their career.
Having spoken across the nation for years, as well as delivering her masterclass programs, Paula is a well-seasoned veteran in an extremely diverse variety of different speaking engagements and settings, from legal educational seminars, women’s leadership events to national presentations on motivation and personal development.
Paula has a BSW from KU and a JD from Washburn. She is a Certified Trainer of Infinite Possibilities, The Art of Changing Your Life, based on the New York Times best selling book by Mike Dooley. Paula is also a Certified Facilitator for Thinking Into Results; A Program for Leaders developed by the legendary Bob Proctor who she considers her close friend and business mentor.
Paula lives in Wichita with her husband Mike and is the mother of two adult children. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren when she is not teaching others about the law of attraction.
Danielle Norwood is a rising star with 580 WIBW TOPEKA, She is a Anchor/Reporter and the host of the DANIELLE NORWOOD SHOW. Her tag line "Adding some Sass & Class to your Day!" spills over into everything she does.
Danielle was encouraged and mentored by station owner at an early age to pursue career in radio. Her touching and emotional back stroy will encourage and motivate all audiences who have faced adversity and injustive along the way.
TOOLS OF INFULENCE Danielle has been recognized by Kansas Association of Broadcaster and has received the Honorable Mention Special Program Award for her daily show.
SOWING SEEDS OF GREATENESS She is also a popular celebrity appearning at many events as keynote speaker and Misteress Ceremonies. Danielle has a varied business background in the radio industry and has a special heart for your people, having been involved with youth in leadership in her church and with YWCA, She developed a curriculum to emphasize building healthy self-esteem, encourage cultural diversity, and to foster team building skills through persoanl development. Whether on air or on stage, Danielle's goal is to empower, inspire and entertain with her quick with emotional intelligence and savvy business sense.
Mindy Cook is the owner and president of Baron Ridge Productions and the author of two children's books on weather. She has been written up in The Washington Post and her books carry a 5 Star review on Amazon. It is her goal that her books might educate and empower kids to know how to be safe in the event of any weather condition that might arise. She speaks at church conferences, ladies groups, and schools and combines sound marketing strategy to promote others to greatness.
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