Our Speakers

DR. BILL DORFMAN

Kantis Simmons

Parker 1

Andy Thibodeau

Nick Vujicic

Niecy Nash

Parker 2

ANNIE CARNEY

2014 Keynote Speakers

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Andy Thibodeau

Since 1992 Andy has been to over 2000 junior & senior high schools, conferences, universities & colleges in every Canadian province and 38 states!  Every year, over 105 schools, over 40 youth leadership conferences, plus 50 or more university, college, camp, and community organizations are inspired by Andy! He has appeared at all 10 provincial student leadership conferences & 34 state conferences! Andy has appeared at two US national youth leadership conferences and eight Canadian national student leadership conferences. Through his hilarious comedy and true-life stories, Andy delivers a message that everyone can relate to. His presentations are unique due to his international experience and high-energy style. His message is complemented by his experiences as a leader in high school & university, as a past director of a leadership camp, and his active community involvement. Active in the London, Ontario community with organizations such as the Terry Fox Run to beat cancer, Easter Seals for disabled kids, South London Neighbourhood Community Centre, Cystic Fibrosis Society, the University of Western Ontario, King’s College, Laurier SS, Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation, Rotary Youth, the Clan Ross Scottish Society and Chalmers Presbyterian Church. Andy talks about leadership, caring and community involvement because he is a caring leader involved in his community! He married his best friend Elizabeth in 1998. She is a high school French teacher now on extended leave. She is taking care of the loves of their life, their girls Torry & Isla. To learn more about Andy, visit www.andypresentations.com


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 Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman

Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman – The Wingman – is a professional leadership speaker and author of the New York Timesand 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. In addition to his speaking business, Waldo is also founder and President of The Wingman Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to build funds and awareness for soldiers, veterans and their families in need. He is a highly experienced combat veteran with over 2,650 flight hours and sixty-five real world combat missions, having flown both in Iraq enforcing the “No-Fly Zone” and in Yugoslavia during Operation Allied Force in 1999. Some of his military honors include five Air Medals, two Aerial Achievement Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, and two Meritorious Service Medals. 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 yourwingmen – 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. A member of the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, he is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), member of the board of the National Speaker’s Association, and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon Wireless, New York Life, Siemens, Home Depot, Aflac, and Johnson & Johnson. Voted one of the Top 40 under 40 Business Leaders in Georgia, he’s been featured on Fox & Friends, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, The Harvard Business Review, Investor’s Business Daily, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, INC. Magazine, and Business Week. For more info about Waldo’s programs or his bestseller Never Fly Solo, visit www.yourwingman.com, e-mailinfo@yourwingman.com, or call 770-333-9867.


Jason-LatimerJason Latimer

Jason Latimer was born with a wrench in hand and a lot of questions. By nine years old, Latimer began chasing down what he thought magic could look like with the simple question of, “What is possible?”

“I went into science to understand that; first mathematics, then physics, chemistry, and then applied sciences …engineering, design, psychology, even economics …anything to understand the world better. And now, I am absolutely confident in saying ‘I have no idea what’s going on’ …All I’ve found is that the right question…Changes everything.” – Jason Latimer

That one question of “What is possible?” has led to his incredible live effects of shaping water into solid forms and popping them, bending laser beams with his bare hands, animating art on his own skin or teleporting people across time and space and many other amazing creations. By applying his background with his passion of illusion design Latimer has received three World Champion of Magic titles and an astonishing seventeen consecutive championship wins and awards for his performance in the art of magic. His personality and high-energy performances recently won the hearts and minds of the UK audience of television series “The Magicians” (BBC1) voting him the winner and series champion. Competing each week in the United Kingdom against two established British acts was a huge challenge but it allowed Latimer to showcase his imagination and the public’s response was overwhelming.

 Today, Latimer has stolen the spotlight on multiple occasions as “one of magic’s most gifted creators” (Genii Magazine). His love to wonder and passion to build the impossible has led to magic’s highest honor as he was named the “Grand Prix ‘Best Overall’ World Champion of Magic.” By combining technology with performance, pure sleight of hand skill and applied sciences Latimer has not only ushered in a new genre of magic for the twenty first century but has inspired millions people to wonder. To learn more about Jason Latimer, visit his website at www.jasonlatimer.com. (bio from TEDxWallStreet)


J.-SprinklesJonathan Sprinkles

Jonathan Sprinkles was voted Speaker of the Year (APCA), Mentor of the Year (Disney/Eastman Kodak) and Marketer of the Year (JMI, Inc).

Here’s why: he’s funny; his energy keeps audiences fully engaged, and he “keeps it real” about how anyone willing can achieve the success and lifestyle they deserve. Throughout his 10 year career, Jonathan has been consistently recognized as a well-respected and sought-after expert on elevating morale and Leading Beyond the Meeting™. The author of several books, his writings have been published internationally and are frequently quoted by industry experts. Jonathan shares his message as the featured speaker in meetings of 60 people in a conference room to 6,000 in a standing-room-only hockey arena.

Jonathan’s passion for helping people perform at their best stems from the agony that he felt when he lost his father to cancer at the age of 15. Attempting to mask the pain, he gave into peer pressure and the low expectations that surround many African-American men. However, Jonathan’s spirit wouldn’t allow him to stay down. Refusing to settle for life’s second best, he graduated college from the fourth-ranked marketing program in the country. At graduation, he was awarded the two highest leadership designations given to any student out of an enrollment of over 53,000.

After college, Jonathan enjoyed a thriving career as a top salesman at Dell, Inc. Jonathan was hand-picked by senior management to join an elite group of Senior Account Managers who were responsible for acquiring new business in the fastest-growing segment of the company. Because of the leadership, customer service, and team-building skills that he developed within a high-stakes sales environment, Jonathan was bestowed with the coveted title as the “Significant Achiever” among a pool of 400 of the corporation’s best sales reps.

After just a few minutes with Jonathan, his quick wit and down-home style of “teaching beautiful people to act like it,” will make you feel like you’ve known him your entire life. He inspires corporations, association members and students to aim high and reject excuses. Jonathan Sprinkles’ life is one that we can all celebrate as proof that success isn’t about where you start, it’s where you choose to finish!

To learn more about Jonathan, visit: www.GetandStayMotivated.com


Patrick-CombsPatrick Combs

With zero connections into the speaking world, at 26, Patrick set out to become a speaker and author. It was hard and he accumulated $45,000 of credit card debt. He worked from a desk made of milk crates and a board he found in the alley.

Today, Patrick is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, who has presented more than 1,250 outstanding speaking engagements for companies, associations, and universities. His client list includes world class organizations such as Google, Visa, Shell, Boeing and Motorola and universities such a Penn, Babson and NYU. By 35, he was sitting across from Barbara Walters being interviewed on national television.

Additionally, Patrick is a bestselling author of three books (Major in Success, Gearing Up for a Great Life, Man 1 Bank 0). Major In Success, helps college student identify and succeed at their passions, and has been selling well for 15 years with 120,000 copies sold, and counting.

Patrick helps people win by helping them Be who they were Born to Be, and Do what they were Born to Do. For 20 years, he’s been passionately committed to helping individuals move from stuck, uncertain, or unsuccessful into a life that is big, brilliant and blissful. To learn more about Patrick Combs, visit his website atwww.patrickcombs.com.


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2013 Keynote Speakers

imgSpeakerJamesJames Malinchak

James Malinchak has delivered over 2,200 motivational presentations for events worldwide, and was named Consummate Speaker of the Year by Sharing Ideas professional speakers’ magazine. He has appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and several hundred other publications.

James began his sales career right out of college as a stockbroker with a major Wall Street Investment Firm and was awarded Most Outstanding Performance (twice) and #1 in New Account Openings (twice). While in his twenties, James became a partner in a company that handled the investments for many famous entertainers, authors and professional athletes.

Currently, James owns six businesses, has authored 16 books, and has read and researched over 2,500 books on personal and professional development.

He is a Contributing Author to, and serves as Associate Editor for, the #1 New York Times Best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul,® with his own personal stories published in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul. James is the Co-author of the Best-Selling book Chicken Soup for the College Soul and the upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Athlete’s Soul.

James mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message that will have you “laughing, learning and inspired!”

To learn more about James, visit: www.Malinchak.com


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Andy Thibodeau

Since 1992 Andy has been to over 2000 junior & senior high schools, conferences, universities & colleges in every Canadian province and 38 states!  Every year, over 105 schools, over 40 youth leadership conferences, plus 50 or more university, college, camp, and community organizations are inspired by Andy! He has appeared at all 10 provincial student leadership conferences & 34 state conferences! Andy has appeared at two US national youth leadership conferences and eight Canadian national student leadership conferences. Through his hilarious comedy and true-life stories, Andy delivers a message that everyone can relate to. His presentations are unique due to his international experience and high-energy style. His message is complemented by his experiences as a leader in high school & university, as a past director of a leadership camp, and his active community involvement. Active in the London, Ontario community with organizations such as the Terry Fox Run to beat cancer, Easter Seals for disabled kids, South London Neighbourhood Community Centre, Cystic Fibrosis Society, the University of Western Ontario, King’s College, Laurier SS, Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation, Rotary Youth, the Clan Ross Scottish Society and Chalmers Presbyterian Church. Andy talks about leadership, caring and community involvement because he is a caring leader involved in his community! He married his best friend Elizabeth in 1998. She is a high school French teacher now on extended leave. She is taking care of the loves of their life, their girls Torry & Isla. To learn more about Andy, visit www.andypresentations.com


KantisSKantis Simmons

Growing up with 7.25 fingers, feeling inadequate, insignificant, unworthy, and feeling like a complete “Loser,” Kantis learned how to overcome and defeat the mental battles that so many students and young adults go through; the ones that quietly tell them “you can’t, you won’t, and you’ll never.”

Meet Kantis Simmons / the Academic Success Speaker. While sharing his tear-jerking finger jokes and his “School Success System,” Kantis Simmons empowers students to get better grades, improve on standardized tests, stay enrolled in school and totally succeed in life. As the leading strategist for academic success, every school he works with sees a 15 to 23% improvement in their students’ academic performance and test scores.

In his live events he shares how he almost failed to graduate from high school while on the honor roll, how Kantis legally cheated on tests and never got caught, and how he earned 3 college degrees with honors and more than $317,000 of scholarship money.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA), a Master of Science degree in Polymer Science & Engineering from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) and a Master of Science degree in Textile and Fiber Engineering from Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), he developed new products for Mobil Chemical Company, created new contact lenses for CIBA Vision, and improved aircrafts for NASA Research Center.

For more information about Kantis, visit www.kantissimmons.com.


J.-SprinklesJonathan Sprinkles

Jonathan Sprinkles was voted Speaker of the Year (APCA), Mentor of the Year (Disney/Eastman Kodak) and Marketer of the Year (JMI, Inc).

Here’s why: he’s funny; his energy keeps audiences fully engaged, and he “keeps it real” about how anyone willing can achieve the success and lifestyle they deserve. Throughout his 10 year career, Jonathan has been consistently recognized as a well-respected and sought-after expert on elevating morale and Leading Beyond the Meeting™. The author of several books, his writings have been published internationally and are frequently quoted by industry experts. Jonathan shares his message as the featured speaker in meetings of 60 people in a conference room to 6,000 in a standing-room-only hockey arena.

Jonathan’s passion for helping people perform at their best stems from the agony that he felt when he lost his father to cancer at the age of 15. Attempting to mask the pain, he gave into peer pressure and the low expectations that surround many African-American men. However, Jonathan’s spirit wouldn’t allow him to stay down. Refusing to settle for life’s second best, he graduated college from the fourth-ranked marketing program in the country. At graduation, he was awarded the two highest leadership designations given to any student out of an enrollment of over 53,000.

After college, Jonathan enjoyed a thriving career as a top salesman at Dell, Inc. Jonathan was hand-picked by senior management to join an elite group of Senior Account Managers who were responsible for acquiring new business in the fastest-growing segment of the company. Because of the leadership, customer service, and team-building skills that he developed within a high-stakes sales environment, Jonathan was bestowed with the coveted title as the “Significant Achiever” among a pool of 400 of the corporation’s best sales reps.

After just a few minutes with Jonathan, his quick wit and down-home style of “teaching beautiful people to act like it,” will make you feel like you’ve known him your entire life. He inspires corporations, association members and students to aim high and reject excuses. Jonathan Sprinkles’ life is one that we can all celebrate as proof that success isn’t about where you start, it’s where you choose to finish!

To learn more about Jonathan, visit: www.GetandStayMotivated.com


KenK2Ken Kragen

A graduate of Harvard Business School Ken Kragen’s illustrious career far transcends the music and entertainment industries where he has spent many incredibly successful years. He has managed some of the world’s most important entertainers, including Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Trisha Yearwood, Olivia Newton John, The Bee Gees, Burt Reynolds, The Smothers Brothers and many others. He was the creator and organizer of “We Are the World”, “Hands Across America”, and Cisco System’s “NetAid”. Amazingly over 95% of the acts he managed have become stars, and 90% of the projects he created and spearheaded have achieved success.

During the past few years, Kragen has devoted an increasing amount of his time to speaking and writing as well as consulting work for leading corporations and many non-profit organizations.  He has done work for Cisco Systems, New York Life Insurance, Eastman Kodak, The Hollywood Reporter and the Country Radio Broadcasters Association to name a few. His newest project is called “The Ultimate Music Success Summit” and brings together the top people in the music and career consulting industries as well as several experts in the hot field of social media. The three day event will give aspiring artists and others incredible skills with which to maximize their opportunities to be a success in a career in music.

He has lectured at Harvard Business School, USC, Loyola, the University of Tennessee and many other schools. For years, he taught courses at UCLA’s Extension Program based on his unique concepts of career development and formulas for advancing projects to a higher level of excellence. Kragen is most proud of receiving the United Nations Peace Medal for the creation of “Hands Across America”, and “We Are the World”, making him one of a mere handful of private citizens to receive this honor.

Among dozens of awards Ken Kragen has been celebrated by the NAACP, the Los Angeles Advertising Women, and the Boys and Girls Club of America. He received two MTV Awards, An American Music Award, several Emmy nominations, EBONY’s American Black Achievement Award, Manager of the Year Award from the Conference of Personal Managers and the International Citizen of the Year Award from the International Visitors Council. He was Alumnus of the Year at his Alma matter, the University of California, Berkeley. He is the only individual ever elected President of both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music. He serves on several charity Boards including The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Community in Schools and USA for Africa.

For more information about Ken, visit www.kenkragen.com.

 

 


 

 

2012 Keynote Speakers

imgSpeakerJamesJames Malinchak

James Malinchak has delivered over 2,200 motivational presentations for events worldwide, and was named Consummate Speaker of the Year by Sharing Ideas professional speakers’ magazine. He has appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and several hundred other publications.

James began his sales career right out of college as a stockbroker with a major Wall Street Investment Firm and was awarded Most Outstanding Performance (twice) and #1 in New Account Openings (twice). While in his twenties, James became a partner in a company that handled the investments for many famous entertainers, authors and professional athletes.

Currently, James owns six businesses, has authored 16 books, and has read and researched over 2,500 books on personal and professional development.

He is a Contributing Author to, and serves as Associate Editor for, the #1 New York Times Best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul,® with his own personal stories published in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul. James is the Co-author of the Best-Selling book Chicken Soup for the College Soul and the upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Athlete’s Soul.

James mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message that will have you “laughing, learning and inspired!”

To learn more about James, visit: www.Malinchak.com


imgSpeakerBrownTravis Brown

Travis Brown grew up in the small Midwestern town of Lafayette, Indiana; raised by a hard working single mother and factory-working father. A three-sport varsity athlete in high school, Travis went on to pursue his dream of playing college football following graduation.

After college, Travis spent the next decade in sales, executive management, consulting and business ownership. Expanding on many of his own life lessons, Travis turned his attention from the corporate world to focus on providing success and leadership tools for students across the country. It is through these leadership skills that he encourages students to “Mojo up” and take a stand against bullying.

As a top motivational speaker, Travis acquired the name “Mr. Mojo” for his high energy, intense content and captivating speaking style. He has delivered over 1,600 hours of motivational presentations to companies and youth nationwide,

On his anti-bullying tours, Travis has impacted the lives of nearly 300,000 students in the United States and abroad. He is also called on to bring motivation and inspiration to professional athletes and sports teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns.

While students across the country are taking the pledge to Mojo Up (www.facebook.com/mojoup), the effort continues to inspire schools and communities to make an impact on the anti-bullying movement by touching the lives of students that are bullies, victims or bystanders. The driving forces to change the culture are the concepts of the Leaders Taking a Stand Against Bullying program.

In addition to speaking to thousands of students across the country and beyond, Travis is also the accomplished author of Teen Leaders are MOJO Makers, Mojo Up & Stop Bullying, and is the creator of the Operation Mojo Bullying Prevention Program. Travis has been seen on FOX, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and as an Inspiring Made Coach on MTV.

Travis encourages students, parents and educators to take the MOJO UP CHALLENGE, and join him on his mission to “change the world one student at a time.”

To learn more about Travis, visit: http://www.nobullyingtour.com


SpeakerCarrier1-150x150Julie Carrier

Featured on NBC’s Today Show, Fox News and in The New York Times, Julie is a top national speaker and author for teens, ‘tweens and girls on leadership, character and confidence. A leading authority in positive youth development, Julie also serves as consultant and speaker for youth-serving professionals and top organizations including the Girl Scouts, YMCA, Boys an Girls Club and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others that support girls and young people to lead healthy and successful lives. Julie also a proud supporter of Kappa Delta Sorrority’s Confidence Coalition to build a nation of confident girls and young women.

As an Emmy-Nominated TV Personality and MTV’s Teen Success and Confidence coach for the Award-Winning #1 Hit Positive Youth Goal Setting TV show for Teens, MADE, Julie also coaches and guides girls and young women on national television to step out, stand up and achieve their dreams. Recognized a one of the Top 50 Student Leaders in the Nation, Julie left her prestigious career as Senior Management Consultant in Leadership Development for the Pentagon in order to be a national advocate for girls and youth. Julie’s message is featured in the New York Times best seller, The Success Principles, The Success Principles for Teens and Chicken Soup for the Extraordinary Teen Soul.

Julie is also author of numerous books including, BeYOUtiful!, considered a best new book for girls on success, self-confidence and self-esteem. In recognition as one of the top books on self-esteem for girls and young adults, BeYOUtiful recently was awarded a national Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.

To learn more about Julie, visit: www.JulieMarieCarrier.com


J.-SprinklesJonathan Sprinkles

Jonathan Sprinkles was voted Speaker of the Year (APCA), Mentor of the Year (Disney/Eastman Kodak) and Marketer of the Year (JMI, Inc).

Here’s why: he’s funny; his energy keeps audiences fully engaged, and he “keeps it real” about how anyone willing can achieve the success and lifestyle they deserve. Throughout his 10 year career, Jonathan has been consistently recognized as a well-respected and sought-after expert on elevating morale and Leading Beyond the Meeting™. The author of several books, his writings have been published internationally and are frequently quoted by industry experts. Jonathan shares his message as the featured speaker in meetings of 60 people in a conference room to 6,000 in a standing-room-only hockey arena.

Jonathan’s passion for helping people perform at their best stems from the agony that he felt when he lost his father to cancer at the age of 15. Attempting to mask the pain, he gave into peer pressure and the low expectations that surround many African-American men. However, Jonathan’s spirit wouldn’t allow him to stay down. Refusing to settle for life’s second best, he graduated college from the fourth-ranked marketing program in the country. At graduation, he was awarded the two highest leadership designations given to any student out of an enrollment of over 53,000.

After college, Jonathan enjoyed a thriving career as a top salesman at Dell, Inc. Jonathan was hand-picked by senior management to join an elite group of Senior Account Managers who were responsible for acquiring new business in the fastest-growing segment of the company. Because of the leadership, customer service, and team-building skills that he developed within a high-stakes sales environment, Jonathan was bestowed with the coveted title as the “Significant Achiever” among a pool of 400 of the corporation’s best sales reps.

After just a few minutes with Jonathan, his quick wit and down-home style of “teaching beautiful people to act like it,” will make you feel like you’ve known him your entire life. He inspires corporations, association members and students to aim high and reject excuses. Jonathan Sprinkles’ life is one that we can all celebrate as proof that success isn’t about where you start, it’s where you choose to finish!

To learn more about Jonathan, visit: www.GetandStayMotivated.com

 

 

2011 Keynote Speakers

imgSpeakerJamesJames Malinchak

James Malinchak has delivered over 2,200 motivational presentations for events worldwide, and was named Consummate Speaker of the Year by Sharing Ideas professional speakers’ magazine. He has appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and several hundred other publications.

James began his sales career right out of college as a stockbroker with a major Wall Street Investment Firm and was awarded Most Outstanding Performance (twice) and #1 in New Account Openings (twice). While in his twenties, James became a partner in a company that handled the investments for many famous entertainers, authors and professional athletes.

Currently, James owns six businesses, has authored 16 books, and has read and researched over 2,500 books on personal and professional development.

He is a Contributing Author to, and serves as Associate Editor for, the #1 New York Times Best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul,® with his own personal stories published in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul. James is the Co-author of the Best-Selling book Chicken Soup for the College Soul and the upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Athlete’s Soul.

James mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message that will have you “laughing, learning and inspired!”

To learn more about James, visit: www.Malinchak.com


SpeakerCarrier1-150x150Julie Carrier

Featured on NBC’s Today Show, Fox News and in The New York Times, Julie is a top national speaker and author for teens, ‘tweens and girls on leadership, character and confidence. A leading authority in positive youth development, Julie also serves as consultant and speaker for youth-serving professionals and top organizations including the Girl Scouts, YMCA, Boys an Girls Club and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others that support girls and young people to lead healthy and successful lives. Julie also a proud supporter of Kappa Delta Sorrority’s Confidence Coalition to build a nation of confident girls and young women.

As an Emmy-Nominated TV Personality and MTV’s Teen Success and Confidence coach for the Award-Winning #1 Hit Positive Youth Goal Setting TV show for Teens, MADE, Julie also coaches and guides girls and young women on national television to step out, stand up and achieve their dreams. Recognized a one of the Top 50 Student Leaders in the Nation, Julie left her prestigious career as Senior Management Consultant in Leadership Development for the Pentagon in order to be a national advocate for girls and youth. Julie’s message is featured in the New York Times best seller, The Success Principles, The Success Principles for Teens and Chicken Soup for the Extraordinary Teen Soul.

Julie is also author of numerous books including, BeYOUtiful!, considered a best new book for girls on success, self-confidence and self-esteem. In recognition as one of the top books on self-esteem for girls and young adults, BeYOUtiful recently was awarded a national Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.

To learn more about Julie, visit: www.JulieMarieCarrier.com


J.-SprinklesJonathan Sprinkles

Jonathan Sprinkles was voted Speaker of the Year (APCA), Mentor of the Year (Disney/Eastman Kodak) and Marketer of the Year (JMI, Inc).

Here’s why: he’s funny; his energy keeps audiences fully engaged, and he “keeps it real” about how anyone willing can achieve the success and lifestyle they deserve. Throughout his 10 year career, Jonathan has been consistently recognized as a well-respected and sought-after expert on elevating morale and Leading Beyond the Meeting™. The author of several books, his writings have been published internationally and are frequently quoted by industry experts. Jonathan shares his message as the featured speaker in meetings of 60 people in a conference room to 6,000 in a standing-room-only hockey arena.

Jonathan’s passion for helping people perform at their best stems from the agony that he felt when he lost his father to cancer at the age of 15. Attempting to mask the pain, he gave into peer pressure and the low expectations that surround many African-American men. However, Jonathan’s spirit wouldn’t allow him to stay down. Refusing to settle for life’s second best, he graduated college from the fourth-ranked marketing program in the country. At graduation, he was awarded the two highest leadership designations given to any student out of an enrollment of over 53,000.

After college, Jonathan enjoyed a thriving career as a top salesman at Dell, Inc. Jonathan was hand-picked by senior management to join an elite group of Senior Account Managers who were responsible for acquiring new business in the fastest-growing segment of the company. Because of the leadership, customer service, and team-building skills that he developed within a high-stakes sales environment, Jonathan was bestowed with the coveted title as the “Significant Achiever” among a pool of 400 of the corporation’s best sales reps.

After just a few minutes with Jonathan, his quick wit and down-home style of “teaching beautiful people to act like it,” will make you feel like you’ve known him your entire life. He inspires corporations, association members and students to aim high and reject excuses. Jonathan Sprinkles’ life is one that we can all celebrate as proof that success isn’t about where you start, it’s where you choose to finish!

To learn more about Jonathan, visit: www.GetandStayMotivated.com

 

 

imgSpeakerRonRon White

Ron White is without question the nation’s #1 Memory Expert and is one of the tops in the world. He is a two time national memory champion winning the USA Memory Championship in 2009 and 2010. He holds the record for the fastest to memorize a a deck of shuffled cards in only 1 minute and 27 seconds.

Ron’s desire is not that you see him as the person with the best trained memory but that he teaches YOU to have the best trained memory!

Ron has given his talk all over the world in countries including Singapore, Spain, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Belgium and even Nebraska. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Show, FOX and Friends, the CBS Evening News, CBS Early Show, FOX, NBC and newspapers across the country from the New York post to the Dallas Morning News. This fall Ron will appear on the History Channel in a show Stan Lee’s Super Humans as the memory guy. He has been the guest on over 200 radio programs and is the author of over a dozen CD albums and books. In every talk Ron shares that he is no different from anyone and everyone can learn how to improve their memory.

Ron joined the US Navy as a reservist after September 11th and completed a tour in Afghanistan during 2007.

Schedule Ron White to speak at your convention, conference, school or company on the topics of:

  • Triple Your Memory and Triple Your Business
  • The Business Building Power of a Trained Memory
  • Memory Power = Student Power
  • How to Develop The Mind of Einstein

To learn more about Ron, visit: http://www.brainathlete.com/memory-expert-ron-white

2010 Keynote Speakers

imgSpeakerJamesJames Malinchak

James Malinchak has delivered over 2,200 motivational presentations for events worldwide, and was named Consummate Speaker of the Year by Sharing Ideas professional speakers’ magazine. He has appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and several hundred other publications.

James began his sales career right out of college as a stockbroker with a major Wall Street Investment Firm and was awarded Most Outstanding Performance (twice) and #1 in New Account Openings (twice). While in his twenties, James became a partner in a company that handled the investments for many famous entertainers, authors and professional athletes.

Currently, James owns six businesses, has authored 16 books, and has read and researched over 2,500 books on personal and professional development.

He is a Contributing Author to, and serves as Associate Editor for, the #1 New York Times Best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul,® with his own personal stories published in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul. James is the Co-author of the Best-Selling book Chicken Soup for the College Soul and the upcoming book, Chicken Soup for the Athlete’s Soul.

James mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message that will have you “laughing, learning and inspired!”

To learn more about James, visit: www.Malinchak.com


imgSpeakerRonRon White

Ron White is without question the nation’s #1 Memory Expert and is one of the tops in the world. He is a two time national memory champion winning the USA Memory Championship in 2009 and 2010. He holds the record for the fastest to memorize a a deck of shuffled cards in only 1 minute and 27 seconds.

Ron’s desire is not that you see him as the person with the best trained memory but that he teaches YOU to have the best trained memory!

Ron has given his talk all over the world in countries including Singapore, Spain, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Belgium and even Nebraska. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Martha Stewart Show, FOX and Friends, the CBS Evening News, CBS Early Show, FOX, NBC and newspapers across the country from the New York post to the Dallas Morning News. This fall Ron will appear on the History Channel in a show Stan Lee’s Super Humans as the memory guy. He has been the guest on over 200 radio programs and is the author of over a dozen CD albums and books. In every talk Ron shares that he is no different from anyone and everyone can learn how to improve their memory.

Ron joined the US Navy as a reservist after September 11th and completed a tour in Afghanistan during 2007.

Schedule Ron White to speak at your convention, conference, school or company on the topics of:

  • Triple Your Memory and Triple Your Business
  • The Business Building Power of a Trained Memory
  • Memory Power = Student Power
  • How to Develop The Mind of Einstein

To learn more about Ron, visit: http://www.brainathlete.com/memory-expert-ron-white

 


imgSpeakerBrownTravis Brown

Travis Brown has made a life out of helping people and organizations achieve their goals and dreams!

As a well-known speaker, Travis has delivered over 1200+ hours of motivational presentations to companies and schools, nation-wide! Travis has spent the last 12 years in sales, executive management, consulting and business ownership.

Also known as Mr. MOJO, and the founder of themojozone.com, he has made a major impact:

  • In corporations, Travis consults with executives on how to develop stronger leadership, better training programs and build more efficient operational structures that impact the company’s bottom line.
  • At colleges, he coaches the Next Wave Leaders on how to create positive influence to move people to take action and create stronger programs on campus, that have received rave reviews!
  • With the high school leaders of today, creating a foundation for tomorrow is the key. Travis coaches them on developing the RIGHT skills and attitude to be a difference maker as a student leader!


Travis uses real-life experiences and stories to educate, motivate and entertain his many different audiences.

In today’s new era, where your corporate seniority doesn’t bring you security and graduating from college doesn’t guarantee you a job, learning to create Personal MOJO (“What the best have, and the rest want”) is the difference maker! Travis’ effective MOJO solutions will empower your company or school with the tools to experience explosive growth for your organization during these challenging times.

As an accomplished author of 2 different books, including The MOJO MIndset, Teen Leaders are MOJO Makers and E-Book Catch The MOJO, Travis has a way with taking complex issues and simplifying them into an effective and practical message that you can understand, personalize and Implement everyday!

Travis has a powerful presentation that motivates you to take charge of your life, develop your mind and your skills to achieve your greatness! His high energy, interactive message inspires audiences to believe that “it’s possible for us” to succeed when they give themselves permission, and take action!

YOUR success is in YOUR hands! So, if you are ready to give your organization the fuel to go to the next level, Let Mr. MOJO Show you how to build the MOJO MINDSET and create Successful Results today!


imgSpeakerNickNick Vujicic

Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around a friend ; no hands to hold the ones you love; no fingers to experience touch ; no way to lift or carry things. How much more difficult would life be if you were living without arms and hands? Or what about legs? Imagine if instead of no arms, you had no legs. No ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand. Now put both of those scenarios together… no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that affect your everyday life?

Meet Nick Vujicic, pronounced ‘Vooy-cheech’. Born in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia, without any medical explanation or warning, Nicholas Vujicic came into the world with neither arms nor legs. Imagine the shock his parents felt when they saw their first-born brand new baby boy for the first time, only to find he was what the world would consider imperfect and abnormal. Nick Vujicic Childhood A limbless son was not what nurse Dushka Vujicic, and her husband Pastor Boris Vujicic had been expecting. How would their son live a normal happy life? What could he ever do or become when living with such a massive disability? Little did they or anyone else know that this beautiful limbless baby would one day be someone who would inspire and motivate people from all walks of life.

Throughout his childhood, Nick dealt not only with the typical challenges of school and adolescence such as bullying and self-esteem issues; but also struggled with depression and loneliness. He constantly questioned why he was different than all the other kids surrounding him; why he was the one born without arms and legs. He wondered what the purpose behind his life was, or if he even had a purpose. According to Nick, the victory over his struggles throughout his journey, as well as the strength and passion he has for life can be credited to his faith in God. His family, friends and the many people he has encountered along the way have also encouraged him.

Now at 27 years old, this limbless young man has accomplished more than most people accomplish in a lifetime. Nick recently made the massive move from Brisbane, Australia to California, USA, where he is the President of an international non-profit organization; Life Without Limbs, and also has his own motivational speaking company; Attitude Is Altitude. Since his first speaking engagement back when he was 19, Nick has traveled around the world, sharing his story with millions of people, speaking to a range of different groups such as students, teachers, youth, businessmen and women, entrepreneurs, and church congregations of all sizes. He has also told his story and been interviewed on various televised programs worldwide.

 

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