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Game Winning Three
Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.
Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90's as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and association conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.
Passion~ 8 Steps To Reignite Yours
Mark J. Lindquist has appeared in ABC's LOST, CBS' Hawaii Five-O and the Universal Studios movie "Battleship." He is a world-touring entertainer who has performed live for over 2 million people in 22 countries and 44 states throughout his career. As a highly sought-after National Anthem singer, he performs for the largest crowds in America for teams such as the Minnesota Vikings, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Duke University Men's Basketball, the College World Series, the NCAA and in venues such as Madison Square Garden.
Mark is a former Sergeant in the United States Air Force and an Afghanistan War Veteran who is based out of Fargo, North Dakota.
It’s pretty simple what Mark Mayfield does: he talks about very serious stuff in a very funny way.
Mark has one of the most diversified backgrounds in the speaking industry
having owned and operated several businesses ranging from livestock
production to nightclubs to golf instruction, and also spent ten years as a
lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and in thirteen state legislatures for a
Fortune 500 company. That business experience combined with his work
as a nightclub performer allowed him to create truly unique presentations.
His tagline is simple: Solid Business Wisdom in a Brilliant Comedic Style.
He is one of the rare individuals in the world who is equally adept at
performing comedy shows or high content speeches.
He has received rave reviews sharing the stage with a wide variety of
celebrities like Paul Newman, Peter Frampton, Colin Powell, and Bob
Newhart and has introduced a President of the United States on a live,
nationwide television broadcast.
Mark is author of several business books and two joke books, and makes
nearly 100 presentations annually to all types of corporations,
conventions, and trade associations. He was raised on a farm, received
two degrees magna cum laude from Kansas State University, and taught
school before he began his lobbying, business, and speaking career. He
has received the CSP designation from the National Speakers Association
and been inducted into their Hall of Fame.
He is happily married (although his wife is not) and is the proud father of
two daughters. He is also the most annoying Grandpa on the planet.
From comedy shows to seminars, Mark’s philosophy is simple...
say it with humor and people will take the message home.
A national convention planner recently called Mark “one of the very few,
really funny, inspiring men in America today”.
Mark’s mom also said that once after a small bribe.
Your Leadership Journey
Vicki Floyd Clark has devoted the past 30 years of her life to building capacity in organizations and inspiring community leaders. A noted speaker, facilitator, consultant and trainer, she has extensive experience in the nonprofit, government and private sectors. Her work includes numerous specialty areas; board development, inclusion and diversity, leadership development, strategic planning, project planning, volunteer resource development, and effective communication.
Clark is a member of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation’s leadership training and consultation team and a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource She has been a guest lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texarkana College and the University of Houston.
Each year she speaks to thousands of community, business and government leaders and has made presentations in 48 of the 50 United States. Her international experience includes speaking engagements in England, Russia, Canada and Venezuela. Clients include Union Bank, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, US Green Building, National Education Association, American Bar Association,, National Center for Family Literacy, United Methodist Church, US Extension Services and the Delta Leadership Institute
Clark’s work in the public sector includes training and consultation for the Corporation for National Service, South Carolina, Department of Commerce, Indiana Community Action Agencies and the Greenwich, CT Public School Administrators. Vicki has also provided consultation for Community Foundations of Greater Chattanooga, North Central Florida and San Antonio.
For 11 years Vicki served in a variety of positions with the Points of Light Foundation, Washington, D.C. As Vice President, Community Initiatives, she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Foundation’s strategy in support of outreach to local communities. Vicki was a member of the national program planning committee of Colin Powell’s President’s Summit for America’s Children.
In 1996 Clark was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to the National and Urban Forestry Advisory Council. She also was appointed to the Executive Governor’s Team tasked with the development of the first Unified State Plan for Texas Volunteerism, Community Service and Service Learning. She has served as mentor and facilitator for students in Baruch College’s (NY) National Urban/Rural Graduate Fellows Program.
Clark was employed in the private sector in human resources, and marketing, worked for a major defense contractor, and in the publishing industry. Vicki proudly serves as a member of the board of the National Diaper Board Network and Youth Volunteer Corps. She attended the University of Missouri, Columbia and is a native of Memphis, TN.
Finding Your Passion ~ Going After Your Dreams
Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember. Coming from a town that only recently went from “unincorporated” to 281, with the nearest theater or rock show hundreds of miles away, it took a lot of determination for that little girl to pursue her dreams.
Almost as soon as she stepped off the stage at her high school graduation, at just 18 years old, she packed her bags, said good bye to her family, and traveled 600 miles east to Minneapolis, MN – where her undeniable drive and passion for performance shined through in her unforgettable stage presence. Kat began to carve out a place for herself on both the music and theater stages of the Twin Cities. After signing a record deal, and beginning to work and share stages with some of the music industries biggest acts (Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi, etc), Kat’s career began to reach heights she’d only dreamed of as her years of hard work began to pay off. It was at that point that Kat began to feel tension in her throat, tension that would end the career she’d dreamed of and worked towards her entire life.
In Spring of 2011, Kat was diagnosed with a vocal fold cyst, requiring surgery that would prevent her from continuing on in the only career she’d ever known. Unwilling to let this set back change her attitude, Kat began to pursue her second passion, which was working with children, and she began nannying. After nearly two years of nannying, Kat voice began to heal and she began to sing again. She volunteered to do a tour for members of the United States Military in the Middle East, on a trip that would change her life in more ways than she’d ever imagined. During a layover in the middle of the night in the Amsterdam airport, Kat began to sing Adele’s “Someone Like You.” The video made its way online, going viral, and gaining the attention of the producers of NBC’s The Voice, who requested she come on the hit TV show.
Kat’s time on The Voice was unforgettable, as she made it all the way to the finals. Maroon 5 singer, and coach, Adam Levine, proclaimed Kat to be “… hands down one of the best singers we’ve ever had…” She’s since continued traveling the country performing. Her latest singles have climbed to the top of the iTunes charts and she’d been the top selling rock artist on iTunes five times. She’s also begun speaking, giving over 300 presentations in the past 18months alone, sharing her message of living a Fearless life, the pursuit of dreams, and making a positive impact on the world.
Introverted Ship Builder~ Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone
A self-proclaimed introvert, Bob Schlichte learned to push outside his comfort zone to refine the art of ship building -- the building of friendships, relationships, partnerships and sponsorships. Bob's efforts have connected communities, businesses and people and have strengthened Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures and the Grand Casino brand across the state of Minnesota .Bob has recently begun speaking of how a strong foundation is essential in ship building and what is needed to create a foundation.
Bob quickly learned the importance of ship building at a young age. His parents' divorce left him on his own and working three jobs to support himself while still attending high school. He sold pots and pans door-to-door to pay for college, expanding his network with the strengthening of his ship building skills. After college, Bob spent 18 years with a travel wholesaler, working his way up to Vice President of Sales. He began his career with Grand Casinos in 1991 where he was responsible for the start up of the Casino's original Play and Stay program as well as the Convention Sales start up.
It was at Grand Casino that Bob focused his shipbuilding on Chambers of Commerces, community leaders and local politicians. During the trying times of state expanded gaming initiatives, Bob secured more than 30 resolutions of support, working with 12 Chambers of Commerce to garner their support for the tribe and casino. In the past 12 years, Bob has served on eight Boards of Directors -- five of them simultaneously. He was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for two chambers, and recognized by several chambers as business man of the year, volunteer of the year and leadership person of the year.
Bob knows how to develop and grow a solid foundation that encourages your ships to push you in the direction you want to go in life.
Bob and his wife Kathy are grandparents to three grandchildren, and proud parents to three adult children. They live in Maple Grove with their dog Jack. An avid golfer for more than 40 years, Bob is a member of Ruttger's Golf Club and Monticello Golf Club. While not on the golf course, Bob and his family enjoy their summers on Farm Island Lake in Aitkin County.
How to 'WOW' Leadership
Rob Bell is the perfect combination of educational know-how,
professional experience and humor for a speaker. His presentations
are high-energy and feature real-life anecdotes, which are as fun as
they are meaningful. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in
leadership roles, customer service, and training, Rob makes it simple,
clear and FUN to improve customer service and gain leadership skills.
Rob began teaching his Customer Service and Communication
Techniques early in his tenure as the Personnel Development -
Education & Training Director for Dick’s Supermarkets, Inc. He is "a
recovering CPA" who worked as the Accounting Manager for a large
transportation company before becoming Dick’s Supermarkets’ go-toguy
for education. He has also worked as an auditor, and an adjunct
instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.
Rob has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Speaking
Professional (which has been awarded to less than 650 people in the
world). Rob was the 2011 – 2012 president of the National Speakers
Association - Wisconsin Chapter as well as the author of the book,
“Beyond Paper or Plastic – 8 Items or Less to Remarkable Service.”
His insight on both external and internal customer service rings true
to all who hear him. Participants leave Rob’s presentations “fired up”
and supplied with the techniques they need to meet and exceed
customer and organization expectations. He is truly the Bell you “ring
Fear of Unknown
As a speaker and consultant, Richard Coffey assist his audience in the areas of professional, personal development, customer service and leadership.
Richard is a businessman and former professional athlete. Richard served three years in the United States Army as an Airborne Paratrooper—a member of the first to fight last to fall 82nd Airborne. Former University of Minnesota Gopher Basketball player and NBA Minnesota Timberwolf, Richard continued his basketball career by playing and coaching abroad in Europe and Asia.
In this exciting and highly engaging interview Richard shares his personal goal of helping people become better tomorrow than they are today by helping them understand the importance of their personal and professional development.
Richard has been a guest on NBC, CBS and ABC television stations. He has also been covered by the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press newspapers.
Richard is a national speaker and consultant who is based out in Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.
Building Team Culture During Change
Recognized as a highly versatile, innovative, performance-driven senior leader, Fran Zeuli has a successful track record of exceeding sales, customer care and employee satisfaction goals in multiple large corporations. He is skilled at designing and implementing actionable, strategic initiatives across all levels of an organization. Fran has successfully lead teams going through leadership departures, national branding initiatives, major department redesigns, office closures and even bankruptcy. So how can he have a sense of humor after all that time spent in “Corporate America”? Well, he gets that it’s all about fun and engagement! With all this experience in change and transition, Fran has seen firsthand that it’s critical we have fun and are passionate about what we do. . . professionally and personally. Oh, and Fran also excels in making mistakes, both at work and leisure, with his foray into stand-up comedy last summer being a good example. But he loves to learn from these mistakes and have fun in the process!
With the dream of bringing this great message of fun and passion to companies across the country, Fran created the consulting firm, Fun Is Good. It’s based on the book Fun Is Good by his business partner and owner of the Saint Paul Saints, Mike Veeck. Through innovative and interactive seminars, speeches and training sessions, Fran, Mike and the Fun Is Good team work with organizations to help uncover their strengths (individual and company-wide) to drive workplace passion. The result – a fun, engaged and profitable environment. An accomplished speaker that shares this message in companies and college classrooms alike, Fran is passionate that this Fun Is Good message will help transform any size organization into an engaged, customer caring and profitable team.
He and his wife are proud parents of three children who share in his love of rock and modern music, film, baseball and travel.
They are involved in a number of charitable organizations across the globe. Fran is also on the board of the Twin Cities Film Festival and is a frequent guest lecturer for undergraduate and graduate college students. And while a part owner of several minor league baseball teams over the years, Fran still can’t hit a curve ball.
Behave The Talk With Servant Leadership
Art Barter believes “how you get the results is more important than the results themselves.” To teach people about the power of servant leadership, Art started in his own backyard by rebuilding the culture of the manufacturing company he bought in 2004, Datron World Com-munications. Art took Datron’s traditional power-led model and turned it upside down; and together with his management team, began to serve first. The result: an international radio manufacturer grew from a $10 million company to a $200 million company in six years and most recently announced a record contract for the company in the amount of $495 million dollars.
Art also has extensive international business experience, in the commercial and government sectors, focused on emerging markets. He is knowledgeable in the securing non-standard forms of financing to support customer needs around the world; adhering to the Foreign Cor-rupt Practices Act; surviving a Department of Justice investigation; working with international distribution networks; and using communication rather than conflict to save lives, manage disturbances, and make a difference in the world.
As an authority on servant leadership implementation, Art shares his expertise in business books, on websites, through podcasts and in blogs. His experience with Datron’s transfor-mation to a servant-led organization is chronicled in the book, The Art of Servant Leader-ship. Art’s book, Farmer Able: A Fable About Servant Leadership Transforming Organiza-tions And People From The Inside Out, has been endorsed by leaders of servant-led com-panies including WD-40, Popeye’s, Franklin Covey, Ken Blanchard Companies, and John Max-well Co. His most recent work, The Servant Leadership Journal: An 18 Week Journey To Trans-form You and Your Organization was released in March 2017.
Julie Sampson is the founder of Innovative Growth LLC. With over 20 years experience in facilitation, she has developed a keen sense of how to help groups, teams or departments work together as partners, identify key barriers, and let the employees create a work environment that they will thrive in.
Her moto: “Resilience should be a key business strategy for success and growth.” Resilience allows individuals to navigate frustrations and tension that will arise, and create group norms that help relationships to flourish. Productivity and efficiency are built from a healthy workplace culture.
Her experience started as a trainer for Dale Carnegie Training in 1998. She is also a licensed facilitator through TheraRising Inc whose strategies have been taught across the globe and featured in publications, including: The New York Times, HR Magazine, Harvard Management Update, Oprah Magazine, and MSNBC.
She is known for her ability to facilitate group discussions to hit important objectives, problem solve, and ease the tensions that arise. Her facilitation is Innovative where individuals grow and teams transform.
Building A Legacy
Dirk Whitebreast, Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki Nation), is an accomplished distance runner, outspoken suicide prevention advocate, and up-and-coming gaming executive. In 2003 Dirk's life was tragically impacted by the sudden loss of his sister to suicide. Resilient and determined, Dirk soon found himself on a new path. After discovering running he began to make healthier choices in effort to become a stronger leader not only for his family but also his tribe and all of Indian Country. In 2011 he completed 10 marathons in 30 days (262 miles) to both honor his sister and bring awareness to Native youth suicide. In 2015 he reached his 45th marathon milestone at the 45th TCS New York City Marathon. Dirk's story of recovery and healing has been shared with youth and communities throughout the nation and has also been featured in Dodging Bullets, a documentary film about historical trauma in Indian Country. An unassuming leader, Dirk is a former Tribal Council Secretary and is currently an Assistant General Manager at Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama, Iowa. He is also a dedicated volunteer, serving as a board member of the Iowa Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Iowa Commission on Native American Affairs, and the Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute. Dirk lives in Tama, IA at the Meskwaki Indian Settlement with his family.
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.
Coaching & Emotional Intelligence Inseparable
As a leading executive coach, Pam is committed to taking seniorlevel
and C-suite executives, and their high-performing teams, to
the “Next Level”. Based on the east coast, Pam aligns with
organizations and Fortune 500 companies across the country and
across industries including finance, retail, IT, hospitality, higher
education, human resources, and healthcare. Her clients include
Merrill Lynch, Best Buy, Penn State University, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hyatt Corporation and many more.
Pam’s highly sought-after and unique leadership experience, business acumen, and proven track record has been
featured in Twin Cities Business Magazine, Artful Living Magazine, Human Resources Executive Online, Business
Opportunities Handbook, Wharton Business Radio Leadership in Action and Women@Work, WCCO CBS Morning
News, ESPN Radio and others.
As the winningest coach in the University of Minnesota women’s basketball history and now top-performing, ICF
executive coach, Pam stands apart with 27 years of high-level, Division 1 coaching experience, including 12 years
as head coach at the University of Minnesota. She led her teams to a Final Four, three straight Sweet Sixteen’s,
and numerous NCAA Tournament appearances. Having successfully navigated the pressure and expectations of a
highly visible position in an ultra-competitive environment, Pam now brings that unique background to her Csuite,
senior level leaders and coaching teams in business.
A multiple award-winning recipient, Pam has been honored with the 2016 Twin Cities Business Magazine
Marvelous Mentor Award, Top 10 Global Women of Leadership Pillar Award, Ann Bancroft Dream Maker Award,
(Real) Power 50 Award, New England National Coach of the Year, and was a two-time Naismith National Coach of
the Year nominee.
To further expand Pam’s life’s purpose and passion of philanthropy, she founded two non-profits;
TeamWomenMN in 2011, an organization dedicated to empowering professional women, and Empower
leadership academy for girls in grades 5-12 in 2014. Pam was also honored with the creation of the Pam Borton
Endowment at the University of Minnesota in the College of Education and Human Development, the only
endowment of its kind in the world.
Pam is the President & CEO of Borton Partners, an executive coaching firm, and delivers dynamic keynote
presentations nationally. She also co-founded Women ON Point, a leadership summit for executive women. Pam
has a Master’s degree in Sports Management from Bowling Green State University, an advanced certification in
personal and executive coaching from the College of Executive Coaching in Santa Barbara, CA, is certified in the
Everything DiSC, EQI 2.0, and customized 360 assessment tools and is certified and a member of the International
Coaches Federation and the Forbes Coaches Council.
High Performance Mindset
Dr. Cindra Kamphoff works with leaders, educators, businesses and elite athletes to help them master their mindset. Her PhD is in performance psychology.
Her work is based on her “Top 10 Habits of High Performers” which separates the successful from the less successful.
One of the teams she works with is the Minnesota Vikings. The NFL includes 1600 of the world’s best athletes. She helps them become even better although she looks nothing like them. Her shoulder pads look a little different than theirs:).
Maximize Your Talents and Theirs
Jan is an Executive Coach, Productivity Expert, and Speaker. She is a sought-after presenter on a variety of organizing and productivity topics. CTC is a Twin Cities-based, woman-owned and operated business. Their mission is to help individuals and businesses understand their organizational challenges and provide self-sustaining solutions that improve productivity and reduce stress.
The roots of Jan’s business acumen and people-first attitude can be traced back to her formal education. She earned a business degree in Operations and Systems Management with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. CTC is the perfect forum for her to blend her people skills and productivity expertise.
Prior to launching CTC, Jan worked for a number of Fortune 100 companies, including an expatriate assignment in Stockholm Sweden with Kraft Foods, and a consulting role at Accenture. Jan's last position with Kraft was the Director of Information Systems for the Scandinavian countries. She was responsible for the activities of 60+ employees and sat on a European IS council with peers from the other European countries.
As a consultant at Accenture, she was responsible for optimizing and streamlining the business processes for the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), World Book Encyclopedia & United Airlines.
Jan helps clients all over the country. She is currently the Vice President of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) Minnesota chapter. Jan was recently named a 2018 Women Who Lead Minnesota Business Magazine Honoree. Through her coaching, one of her client companies is now 30% more efficient and has significantly increased its employee engagement. In addition, that company has grown from 50 to 70 employees in the last four years through their focus on productivity.
CTC Productivity's clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 executives.
Mentoring in a Servant Leadership World
Sara Lebens is an ICF Executive Coach, HR Executive, and
Keynote Speaker and Facilitator. For more than 20 years, she
directed human resources for the Hyatt Hotels Corporation
internationally, and now brings her dynamic track record of
success as Founder and President of Lebens Advisory Group,
LLC to elevate, empower, and encourage individuals, teams,
and organizations to reach their full professional potential.
Sara is an award winning Outstanding Mentor. She was a finalist in
2016 and 2017. In 2017, she was awarded the TeamwomenMN
2017 WaveMaker Award for Outstanding Mentor, served as a
National Mentor for the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, was
recognized as a Human Resources Team of the Year Nominee, is
a Mentor for TeamwomenMN, Owner and Partner of the National
Women ON Point Leadership Summits, is a graduate of CoachU’s
ICF accredited core essentials program, International Coach
Federation (ICF) coaching certification and is a certified trainer for
Sara has proven results for her clients with international
recognition, and her success has landed her clients on Fortune
Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work” list. Most recently, her
international clients went from 78th on the list to the top 50 Best
Companies to Work, placing 47th on the list. Her global clients were
honored with Fortune Magazine’s “25 World’s Best Multinational
Workplaces” for 2016. They went from 19th to 11th on the list. In
addition, Sara’s results assisted her clients receive the honor of
placing on the following prestigious Fortune Magazine’s lists; “100
Best Work Places for Millennials”, “30 Best Workplaces to Retire
From” and “100 Best Workplaces for Women”.
Sara serves on two non-profit boards; Employer Advisory Board
for HIRED and Board of Directors for EMPOWER Girls Leadership
Academy. She is a dedicated advocate of the Down Syndrome
Association of Minnesota and Compassion International.
Own Your Role
Paula Allen is the Director of Tribal Leadership Development and Customer Service for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. She has extensive experience working at all organizational levels creating, promoting, and delivering training solutions designed to support the organization’s goals, business plan, and mission. Paula is passionate about creating an interactive and enjoyable business environment that supports learning. She is dedicated to giving Supervisors and Managers everything they need to create a coaching environment, where front line employees feel completely supported by their leaders.
As an enrolled Tribal citizen of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, she feels a responsibility to formulate programs for the Tribe that puts more focus on relationships, with customers and coworkers, than on mechanics of the job. She has worked for 7 Cedars Resort for the last 22 years. There, she successfully set the strategic training direction for more than 500 employees. Shas initiated a coaching and leadership program with the Tribe’s Jamestown Family Health Center, helping them set up a Leadership and Patient Care Program as it pertains to the medical field. She has created the Tribal Customer Service Training Department “from the ground up” leading functions such as budgeting, staffing, needs assessment, curriculum design and planning, and has offered her services to other organizations as well, always focusing on meeting the strategic needs of the organization.
“Paula always does a great job of communicating the expectations of our company. She is well prepared, easy to understand, as well as fun and interactive.” Pit Boss at 7 Cedars Resort
“Informative; spoke clearly; fun; and she actually cares about employees and their experience at work.” Supervisor at Jamestown Family Health Clinic
“I like that Paula is open and honest to her own, “needs of improvement” throughout her career. It shows that we are all just trying to do the best we can.” Convenience Manager, Neah Bay, WA
Technology in Leadership
It was an honor to serve our great nation for twenty-four years in the United States Air Force. My career centered on flying HH-60Gs as a combat rescue pilot and managing aviation contracts for numerous airframes (new production, depot maintenance, battlefield damage repair, etc.). After retiring from the military, I then served as Marketing Director for a $1.5B company. Next, I led a major technology program internationally recognized as the #1 RFID implementation. I joined Arctic IT in January 2017.
“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” - General George S. Patton
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Susan Masten resides in the heart of the scenic Redwood forested coast of Northern California. For 32 years, she was an advocate for the rights of Native People in her community and across the nation and was instrumental in securing the Yurok’s fishing allocation rights to the Klamath River Basin.
Susan served as the President of the National Congress of American Indians and as the Yurok Tribal Chairperson. She has served as the Mistress of Ceremonies at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, as well as a Festival Board Member. She has been recognized for many awards to include “Outstanding Young Woman of American” “Outstanding Citizen”, “Young Woman of the Year” and has been listed in numerous “Who’s Who” publications.
Susan is the Founder/Co-President of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN), Founder/Board Member of Klamath River Early College of the Redwoods, and the Vice President for Union Bank of California with the Native Market Division. Susan has provided testimony before Congress, given hundreds of speeches, workshops at both college and professional events, including topics such as Tribal Sovereignty, Resource Management, Co-Management and Environmental Justice.
At home, Susan Masten is active in traditional Yurok practices including fishing on the Klamath River and caring for her families basket collection and dance regalia. She lives with her husband, Leonard, and has a son, a daughter and is the proud grandmother of eight.