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Lead From the Front of the Room With Confidence
What if you could be injected with a confidence serum so you could conquer all aspects of your work like a super hero? You’d walk bravely into intimidating client meetings. You’d confidently speak with persuasive, calm authority. You’d answer questions and respond with self-assurance. Others would see you as a leader they could trust. They would come to you for answers and follow you willingly.
Well, it’s not as easy as an injection, but this kind of confidence is possible to achieve. Find out what it takes to own the space at the front of the room like a pro. You’ve got what you need to lead at the front of the room with CONFIDENCE!
Sara Krisher is driven by all those times you had something to say and didn’t raise your hand, all the moments you needed to speak up but kept quiet, and each time you resisted heading to the front of the room because you couldn’t find the strength. The cost is too high, and the world needs your ideas, your voice, and your bravery.
Krisher is a Master trained coach and an experienced trainer, facilitator and speaker. She develops talks and programs that not only inspire but empower. She knows that confidence is only accessed by stepping into fear. Audiences find her thoughtful, engaging, and funny.
LEADERSHIP: Forged in Adversity and Change Creates Vision
Dave Anderson is the founder of Famous Dave’s of America, the legendary BBQ franchise, with over 170 restaurants and growing. Voted the “Hottest Restaurant Concept in America” by Nation’s Restaurant News, Famous Dave’s has received unprecedented recognition. Anderson has helped found several publicly traded companies on Wall Street and created over 20,000 new jobs. In Dave’s own life, he has experienced adversity, frustration, and bankruptcy as well as tremendous success. Dave’s life story is featured in two New York Times bestsellers. He has served two Presidents and three governors in advisory positions. David has provided key testimony before Congress and the U.S. Senate. Always tackling the impossible, this bottom half of the class high school student has earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard University without an undergraduate degree! He has appeared on all major networks including: Regis and Kathy Lee, Oprah Winfrey, CNBC The Next Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Crook & Chase, the Discovery Channel, the Food Network, National Public Radio and over 200 radio shows.
As a highly sought after keynote speaker, Dave shares his heartfelt optimism using his life’s story to share valuable insight and life lessons in dealing with today’s fast changing and challenging world. Dave is an enthusiastic advocate of the American Dream, he stresses that no matter how tough things may seem today, if you never give up your dream and work hard tomorrow’s rewards will always come. About David W. Anderson: As a Native American, Dave devotes his life to making a difference in his community and in the lives of others less fortunate. Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network recently recognized Dave’s leadership development work with at-risk youth.
Fingerprints of Leadership – What’s Your Legacy?
Patty Hendrickson, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from La Crosse, Wisconsin works with organizations that want to grow leaders and with people who want more out of life. Patty has a distinct approach as a speaker and leadership trainer – Her programs are always high-energy and interactive. Since 1987 she has shared her enthusiastic messages with more than a million people. Her most popular topics are leadership, personal power, engagement and motivation. Patty’s energy inspires, so her message sticks!
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Michael Day is the Founder and Executive Officer of TribalHub, which includes TribalNet, TribalFocus, TribalWise and TribalValue. Piro to his current position, Day was the CIO and Director of Consulting Services for Cannery Casino Resorts. Day also worked as the Director of Information Technology for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Enterprises. As a member of multiple industry advisory boards, and frequent speaker, his vision and accomplishments have been recognized by many. In 2016, Day was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from his industry peers and Gaming & Leisure Magazine.
Jack Stahlmann – The Don’t Flinch Guy – has inspired hundreds of organizations with entertaining and informative presentations built around his experiences in Los Angeles as an actor, producer, director… and of course, a waiter.
In Tinsel Town, he launched his own production company which created several films that enjoyed international success and he was instrumental in creating the Margaret Cho stand-up show, Cho Revolution, working as the Second Assistant Director. As an actor his shining moment came in a co-star role on the CBS drama Cold Case where he played a wimpy park ranger. He also appeared on Days of Our Lives and several regional commercials.
He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post where he muses about the business lessons we can learn from pop culture. Jack currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
What are your Leadership Superpowers?
Jaime Taets spent 13 years in a large corporate environment in a variety of leadership
roles. She is currently the CEO of Keystone Group International, a firm focused on
leadership development and organizational strategy and growth. She has lived and
traveled globally and strongly believes that strong leadership is the foundation for healthy
and sustainable growth for any business. Jaime uses her leadership experiences to drive
"real" discussions about how we can all utilize our strengths and values to lead others –
both within and outside of the office.
In addition to running a company, Jaime also leads in her community. She offers her time
to various non-profit causes and has been a Board Member for several non-profit
organizations. She currently serves on the Board for Playworks Minnesota. Jaime also
volunteers her time to mentor women who are starting their own businesses through a
program at WomenVenture. Jaime has built her business on the belief that if you seek to
serve and help first, you create stronger and more beneficial relationships in all aspects of
life, which can be the greatest contributor to your own success. Leaders are not just the
people at the front of the room or the top of the org chart. Jaime is passionate about
teaching people how to lead from the front, middle and the back of the pack.
John Bates is in business to bring out what is awesome inside of you so it can live in the world and make a real difference.
His group training is world famous. Executives from organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, NASA, IBM, Boston Scientific and more recommend him to their colleagues as the best leadership communication trainer working today.
John’s training is based in human evolutionary biology and human neurophysiology so you learn not only what works, but WHY it works. That gives you principles you can apply to your own unique style which will allow you to achieve ever increasing success along with the ability to play and create in the areas of communication and leadership.
John has trained hundreds of TED / TEDx speakers all over the world. John also works with C level executives at top companies to make their communications “TED-Worthy.”
John is a co-author of “World Class Speaking in Action” an Amazon best seller.
In his previous positions John was an early stage employee and/or co-founder at influential Internet companies like Virtual Vegas, BigWords.com, MindArk and Goldstar.com. Whatever his official title was he was always known as the Chief Evangelist. He is passionate about people and loves making a difference for those who make a difference.
Outperform the Norm. Raise Your Game.
Scott Welle is a #1 international best selling author, speaker and founder of Outperform The Norm, a leading movement for business leaders and athletes looking raise their game and perform at the highest level. Scott’s nine best selling books, articles, videos, podcasts and online programs inspire hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. He has a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology, is an adjunct professor at St. Olaf University and regularly consults with top performing executives, sales professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as elite athletes, all with one common goal: to OUTPERFORM THE NORM. Scott enjoys pushing his own physical and mental limits, completing five Ironman triathlons, 29 marathons and a 100-mile ultra marathon run.
Mark’s core messages have always been about connecting. Sometimes it was in schools to help teachers connect to their students. Other times it was in organizations or businesses to help team members feel truly connected to their core values and their customers.
Mark’s biggest “Ah-ha” moment came while traveling to an engagement. It was there that he stumbled upon the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company’s 100th year anniversary celebration. He kept overhearing people as they passed bikers and shared two simple words, “Nice Bike”.
A connection was made. It gave Mark an unforgettable metaphor that inspired him to write his award-winning book, Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life.
More than a passing compliment, Nice Bike is a powerful, memorable metaphor that acts as a catalyst to help build stronger connections and more effective teams. The Nice Bike principle helps individuals to become more engaged and passionate about serving others.
Mark’s Nice Bike messages teach his listeners to make connections. Engage your people, energize your business.
Connecting the workplace and life through F.U.N.
Paul J Long has challenged the traditional corporate landscape in sales and service beginning in 2004. He has leveraged this experience and his ability to connect with others for the last decade to engage audiences around the globe. With his fun-loving attitude, infectious spirit and philosophy of "fundamism," Paul has provided memorable experiences for countless engagements including but not limited to workshops, trade shows, keynotes and more. His shenanigans have been featured in media outlets like ESPN, the Washington Post and even the Wall Street Journal! Years ago, while working for a conservative call center in the highly conservative industry of insurance, Paul had a conversation with a manager and several other employees. "Are you always this upbeat and optimistic?" asked one of the call center employees. "Give it time," retorted the manager, "this place will get to him." From that day forth Paul decided not to allow experiences to shape others but rather motivate and engage others to create memorable experiences for themselves.
Stop Acting Your Age!
Engaging. Hilarious. Unique.
These are just a few of the words that Matt uses to describe himself.
Fortunately, others seem to agree.
For the past decade, Matt has worked in various leadership roles at a Fortune
50 company in areas as diverse as marketing, employee retention, and
management. As a result of this expertise, Matt has crafted multiple keynote
presentations to address some of the most pressing issues today’s
And if that’s where things stopped, Matt might be mistaken for just another
keynote speaker in a world that’s full of keynote speakers. However, Matt
also comes from a line of entertainers – his father and brother both worked
for years as professional stand-up comedians – and humor runs in his blood.
Which is why Matt has also managed to craft some of the most entertaining
keynote addresses you’re ever going to hear.
The results are Stop Acting Your Age! An Entertaining Keynote to Help You
Avoid Generational Warfare and You’re Not an Acronym – A Practical
Approach To Leadership. Matt has quickly become a must-have for any event
where audiences want to learn something new while laughing at the same
time. You’ll soon learn why one of Matt’s clients has called him “both the
funniest and most informative speaker I have ever heard in my life.”
Joe Nayquonabe, Jr.
Joe Nayquonabe, Jr.
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
Joe Nayquonabe, Jr. is an American Indian business professional that has spent his career reimagining and reinventing how American Indian tribal economies grow and prosper.
He spent over a decade as a marketing executive growing the Grand Casino brand before ascending to CEO of the Mille Lacs Band’s Corporate Commission where he created several companies including Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, which manages the entire business portfolio of the Mille Lacs Band; 2020 Casino Solutions; Maadaadizi Holdings; and Wewinabi Inc. He has also kept Grand Casino at the forefront as one of the most valuable brands in Indian Gaming.
Nayquonabe has received numerous awards and accolades for his leadership over the past 13 years including the 2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal “Forty Under 40” honoree, St. Cloud State University’s “Graduate of the Decade,” was named one of “the next generation of Minnesota Titans” by Minnesota Business magazine, the 2013 “Native American 40 Under 40” honoree by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, a Diversity in Business award winner from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, an “Outstanding Alumni” award winner from Central Lakes College, the 2015 “Executive of the Year” from the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and the 2015 “Community Builder Award,” from the Northern Star Council.
In addition to his work, Nayquonabe serves on the National Diversity Advisory Board for the University of Minnesota, the American Indian Advisory Board for St. Cloud State University, the American Red Cross Minneapolis Region, Friends of Como Zoo and the Initiative Foundation.
Nayquonabe has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Cloud State University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a master of tribal administration and governance degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
He and his wife, Christina, live in Onamia with their daughters, Bella, Phoenix-Rose, and Xiana. In his spare time, Joe enjoys running marathons, studying the Ojibwe language, and reading.
NLDC Master of Ceremonies
Ian has been Chief Meteorologist at FOX 9 since 2006. His science is the great outdoors and his passion is forecasting the weather. His passion has taken him from Alberta, Canada to Mississippi, Iowa and finally Minnesota. For over 20 years he has used the phrase “stay sky aware” to help viewers stay ahead of the storm. It now is a regular “hashtag” in Ian’s social media updates during severe weather season to his 35 thousand Facebook and Twitter followers. He calls his work at FOX 9 a dream job because of the 4 incredibly diverse and always entertaining seasons of the Upper Midwest. Ian graduated from the Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University and is a member of the American Meteorological Society, The National Weather Association and The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He lives in the southwest Metro with his two daughters and wife, Christy. Christy's family has deep roots in Minneapolis dating back to the 1850s when they arrived from Bavaria and settled in Golden Valley. Ian is an extremely active supporter of persons with intellectual disabilities. He is on the road every month supporting the incredible athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota. You can find him "freezin' for a reason" on most late winter weekends taking the Polar Plunge into lakes across Minnesota. In the past 8 years he has plunged 103 times and helped raise over 15 million dollars. Ian can easily sum up his life in one sentence:
I love my life…I love my wife, I love my daughters, I love my dog and I kinda like the cat.
Consistency Chain program description:
Consistency is the "baseline skill" that unleashes all the others. Until this skill is mastered, true potential is never realized. Whether you’re the consistency challenged individual, the driven leader or the striving organization, The Consistency Chain program will help turbo-charge your performance, your team and your organization.
Ten years of award-winning standup comedy led to 20+ years of professional speaking. George Campbell has educated and entertained tens of thousands of people at hundreds of events. In 2002, he was inducted into the NSA “Speakers Hall of Fame.” He’s been featured on 60 Minutes and interviewed for a cover article in the LA Times.
Amazingly, all his professional speaking success was due to one burst of activity. George had a ton of natural ability offset by an continuous battle for consistency. That is, until he discovered the power of the Consistency Chain.
Title Sponsor Welcome Message
Matt Borkowski serves as a technology expert for Arctic IT. He has spent the past 13 years implementing financial systems and business process improvements in Indian Country and has emerged as an industry leader in cloud based and on-premise systems for Native American organizations and commercial clients. Matt is a frequent speaker at NAFOA, the Reservation Economic Summit, and TribalNet and now, NLDC. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Valerie and their two daughters.