Faculty

Dr. Kimberly Alyn

With an advanced degree in people-management with an emphasis in leadership, Dr. Alyn is a best-selling author and internationally-known speaker, and she has been a business owner since age 19.

  • Techniques for managing personality styles
  • Conflict resolution techniques

Simon Bailey

Voted the best keynote speaker ever by the readers of Meetings and Conventions magazine, Simon Bailey has worked with over 300 Fortune 1000 firms. His book Release Your Brilliance was ranked #17 of the top 100 corporate America books.

  • Develop effective and devoted employees

Andy Bounds

One global pharmaceutical executive described Andy Bounds as “a genius, whose advice can’t be ignored.” His book The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick was Britain’s best-selling new business book and he has been awarded the title “Britain’s Sales Trainer of the Year.

  • Deliver results the first time
  • How to create consensus
  • Communicate with impact

Kyle Craig

Kyle has held a variety of executive positions in his 30 years of business experience. As Executive of Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Burger King, he launched the landmark “Battle of the Burgers” campaign. He was Chairman/CEO of S&A Restaurants (Steak & Ale and Bennigan’s) during some of their most successful years. He is currently CEO of Outlook Consulting, which specializes in Leadership training, team development and executive coaching.

  • How Leaders Shape Decisions

Ron Crossland

Ron Crossland turned an MBA and a background in electronic engineering into a career-long success story as an executive, entrepreneur, author and educator. His book The Leader’s Voice was acclaimed by both the Business Book Review and The Harvard Communication Newsletter.

  • How to inspire innovation

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter is a world-renowned Olympic keynote speaker, San Francisco Marathon winner, licensed sports psychologist, and performance coach for sports, business, and life. She is the #1 bestselling author of Your Performing Edge and Olympic Thinking, published in 25 countries, and the CEO of Performing Edge Coaching International Association.

  • Peak Performance Optimization

Steve Farber

Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Inc. His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” And his first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

  • Be the Coach They Need
  • Ignite a Culture of Accountability

Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey is the Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute, and Google's top rated Futurist Speaker. Prior to this, he was an engineer with IBM for fifteen years.

  • Building your business is everyone's business

Amy Lynch

Amy Lynch is an entrepreneur. She has negotiated with, worked with, managed and been managed by four distinct generations. Her clients apply her techniques and strategies in their businesses every day. Amy segues between flashes of "Oh, that's me" insight and laugh-out-loud observations about every generation. The result is rapid-fire ah-ha moments that change audience behaviors.

  • Bridging the multigenerational gap in the workplace

Jack Mackey

An executive of the world’s top customer analytics agency, Jack Mackey’s insights on customer service and loyalty are based on real-time data from over 100 million customer experiences. He has provided performance improvement training to a long list of Fortune 500 companies.

  • Better performance through better teamwork

L. Bonita Patterson

Founder and CEO, L. Bonita Patterson, specializes in People Optimization and Organizational Change. She has over 20 years experience in senior management and leadership roles in Fortune 100, mid-size, and small companies. Her strength as an executive coach, consultant, and advisor lies in her understanding of human behavior, organizational complexities, and sustainable change.

  • Change How You Manage Change

Dr. Nido Qubein

Lebanese born, Dr. Nido Qubein was named Toastmasters International’s Top Business & Commerce Speaker. He has authored over two dozen books, including How to be a Great Communicator. In business, he has applied his innovative ideas as the chairman of three companies, and he is president of a major university.

  • The leader's mindset

Mark Sanborn

A noted authority on leadership and customer service, Mark Sanborn was one of the youngest speakers ever inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame. His book The Encore Effect was an instant business book bestseller on Amazon.com.

  • How to improve workplace performance
  • 10 ways to increase morale and motivation
  • Managing time for maximum results

Colleen Stanley

Leadership and management training thought leader Colleen Stanley is the founder and president of SalesLeadership, Inc. She is a monthly columnist for Business Journals across the country, author of ‘Growing Great Sales Teams’ and co-author of ‘Motivational Selling.’ Her new book, 'Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success,' published by Amacom, a division of the American Management Association, is available in bookstores now.

Colleen is the creator of Ei Selling®, a unique and powerful sales program that integrates emotional intelligence skills with consultative selling skills.

  • Leadership influence through emotional intelligence

Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Kathleen is an engaging and authoritative speaker on culture, talent, human capital strategy, recruiting, retention, onboarding, and more. With 30 years of professional experience, including 15+ years as a CEO, Kathleen offers invaluable advice to CEOs, executives, and HR leaders on how to find and keep their most valuable asset—their people.

  • Take Charge of Talent Management

Prof. Dr. Leif Erik Wollenweber

Prof. Dr. Leif Erik Wollenweber is an expert in strategy, including strategic leadership, digital strategies and accelerating organizational change. His competence is based on his extensive management experience, his expertise as Professor of Business Administration and as a guest lecturer at international top universities as well as his long-standing, successful work as a Business Consultant and Trainer.

  • Strategic Thinking for Future Success
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