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Leaders Who Thrive
Many people have already experienced Morris Morrison’s highly inspirational message on stage. Now it’s your turn. Get ready to experience the journey of one of America’s fastest-growing motivational speakers that took him from the bright lights of New York City, to a hospital parking lot where a doctor’s words changed Morris Morrison’s life - forever, after loosing his parents in New York City. Some of the top company’s in the world such as Microsoft, GE and many others have witnessed Morris Morrison’s energy live on stage and in his latest book, OVERNIGHT SUCCESS: An Inspiring Story About Culture, Results & The American Dream. His unforgettable message sounds like a Hollywood story that you will never forget, as Morris Morrison uncovers the connection between today’s culture, spoiled soccer kids, Netflix, and the #1 topic dominating everyone’s mind today - how to get the results that we want…. faster. Morris Morrison is driven to reignite the spirit of the American Dream in the hearts and minds of everyone, by inspiring individuals and organizations to purse the RESULTS that matter most, and by using their story to change the world.
When Life's Hard, Laugh Harder!
Devin Henderson takes humor seriously. He has a funny way of helping people lead more effectively by embracing their sense of humor. As an entrepreneur, father of 4, and a pain in the neck to the world’s most beautiful bride, Devin’s mantra is: “When life’s hard, laugh harder.” He shows people how humor can help them deal with change, stress, failure, difficult people, and the lint that collects on the shower floor after wearing a new pair of socks. Black socks. We’re talking real problems.
As a humorist keynote speaker, Devin helps people see how humor can make them healthier, more productive, more creative, better problem solvers and more fun to be around. His keynote presentations are interactive and hilarious, which is what makes his message stick in people’s brains longer than peanut butter on the roof of your mouth. Devin teaches that happiness is directly related to one’s ability to laugh at life and that humor can be found in nearly any situation.
Devin has been making audiences laugh for over a dozen years. He has performed as a corporate comedian in all 50 states, except Hawaii, Alaska, and like 18 others. Devin has opened for comedians Sinbad and Mike Birbiglia and is a Certified Speaking Professional, which is like the black belt of public speaking. So don’t mess with him – his humor is lethal. He is also a self-published author. “Share Your Magic” is Devin’s best-selling book of all time. Mainly because it’s his only book. Devin wrote this bio himself, which is challenging and actually kinda weird.
On Fire At Work~ Ignite Passion in Your People Without Burning Them Out
Eric Chester is a leading voice and a trusted source in the global dialogue on employee
engagement and building a world-class workplace culture.
For almost twenty years, Ericʼs been studying, analyzing, speaking and writing about the
emerging workforce and attracting, managing, motivating and retaining top talent.
Business leaders sought out Ericʼs advice on how they could better connect with young
employees upon the release of his 2002 bestseller, Employing Generation Why:
Understanding, Managing, and Motivating Your New Workforce, leading to his frequently
appearing in the national spotlight with national media appearances being sourced as an
emerging workforce expert in national publications.
Hearing the outcry from Americaʼs employers, Eric turned his attention to building a
better workforce by creating a revolutionary new curriculum exclusively for teens and
young adults to teach them the employability skills todayʼs employers demand. He wrote
the breakthrough book for youth, Bring Your A Game to Work: The 7 Fundamental
Values that will make Every Employer want to Hire You and Fight to Keep You!, and he
founded The Center for Work Ethic Development.
In 2012, Chester released Reviving Work Ethic: A Leaderʼs Guide to Ending Entitlement
and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce — the first business book written on
developing work ethic in over one hundred years.
His new book set to be released in 2014 titled “On Fire at Work: How Legendary Leaders
Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out” will be THE definitive resource
business leaders and managers on every level in every industry will turn to for highly
applicable and very relevant ideas and strategies for developing a world class workplace
culture that engages employees and improves performance and retention.
As a speaker, Eric Chester holds the prestigious CSP (Certified Speaking Professional)
credential awarded by the National Speakers Association, its highest earned designation
and is a 2004 inductee into the International Professional Speakers Hall of Fame.
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.
What Does An Ostrich Have To Do With Diversity?
Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP, is principal of Effecting Creative Change in Organizations (ECCO International), which specializes in increasing individuals’ productivity and organizations’ profitability through e-learning, technology and facilitated learning.
Develops multicultural organizations and individuals by bringing you cutting-edge topics, such as, multicultural and diversity initiatives, leadership competency development, managing to style, and creating breakthrough teams.
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 new grandparents to their first grandchild Summer, 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.
Small Shifts Big Impact
A Nationally recognized Speaker, Facilitator & Executive Coach, Tim Furlong and his unique brand of “Edutainment” have impacted nearly every type of organization for nearly two decades. The Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, M&Ms Mars, Whole Foods, Michael Kors, The National Parks Service, New York Life, MTV & VH1, The University of Michigan Athletic Department, and The NHL’s Nashville Predators are just a few of broad range of organizations that have chosen to utilize Tim and his dynamic, insightful presentations. Tim is also the author of the book “Quarter Turns-Small Shifts, Big Impact” and Founder of the “Quarter Turns” coaching program which enables leaders in any industry to identify small shifts in approach and behavior that yield highly impactful, sustainable results. From CEO’s of fortune 500 companies, to platinum selling Recording Artists Tim’s coaching & training programs have empowered thousands of individuals and organizations to achieve at the highest levels.
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.
Roshini is managing editor and host of News & Views with Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO Radio and a business owner. Her clients call her their secret weapon in her roles as presence engineer, conference speaker and author of Communicate That! Her book has been read by thousands of people across the United States and in parts of Canada and Asia.
She writes The WOW! List™ by Roshini Rajkumar for C-Level Magazine and is a regular contributor to Twin Cities Live on KSTP-TV and for KARE-TV’s Breaking the News weeknight show. She is frequently asked to contribute to media around the country about powerful communication and leadership presence in a variety of industries. Examples include commentary to radio, TV and print outlets about political figures’ presence, business leaders’ media mishaps, pro sports scandals and police vs. community fallout.
Roshini draws on more than thirty years of public speaking, a decade-long career as a television news reporter and her status as a licensed attorney to prepare clients around the United States for high-stakes communication endeavors and powerfully engineer their personal brands.
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.
Your Leadership Journey
Justin Kii Huenemann, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has dedicated his life to improving the quality of life of Native peoples.
Today, Huenemann is the President and CEO of the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F), a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing Native American childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Prior to joining the NB3 Foundation, Huenemann served as Senior Program Officer at the Northwest Area Foundation. With a mission to reduce poverty and build sustainable prosperity, Huenemann supported champions of change who were building assets, wealth and opportunity in rural, urban and Native American communities across eight states and 75 tribal nations. He is also the founding President of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), an award-winning community development organization located in Minneapolis, MN. Here he led numerous community development projects, including establishing the American Indian Cultural Corridor along historic Franklin Avenue.
Over his career, he has enjoyed working in higher education to help graduate Native undergraduates, in architecture designing Indigenous-inspired structures, in county government leading community planning and research projects and in non-profits leading community-rooted and –inspired organizations. Some of his accomplishments include establishing a local Native-owned community bank, incubating Native businesses, developing a Native fine-arts gallery, and creating an innovative social enterprise grantmaking initiative.
For is work, he has received several awards, including the Minneapolis Mayor’s Healthy City Award and the Bear Award from the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce. Huenemann holds a bachelor’s in architecture and a master’s in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota.
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.
As the founder of Think GREAT, Erik draws from his experiences as a
U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and
entrepreneur to help organizations to achieve greater levels of
success. He uniquely combines leadership development, team
building, sales training, and goal setting into strategies and
techniques that empower employees, sales teams, leaders, and
business owners to exceed expectations.
His presentations have been requested from businesses such as
Sam’s Club, branches of the armed services ranging from the Air
National Guard to the U.S. Marine Corps, and charity organizations
like The American Cancer Society.
Erik is the author of The Think GREAT Collection and shares the
successful, proven concepts in his five books to give individuals and
organizations the competitive edge needed for achieving new levels
1. The GOAL Formula
2. 3D Sales
3. The LEADERSHIP Connection
4. The SCALE Factor
5. GPS: 90 Day Power Journal
As a speaker and consultant, Erik provides organizations with the
competitive edge for accomplishing corporate goals and achieving
greater results. His training sessions provide team members with the
tools needed to achieve new levels of success. With a lasting
message of inspiration, he also empowers audiences as he describes
his life changing experience of being his wife's caregiver, during her
four bouts with cancer.
Erik's interactive and entertaining style empowers audiences to
connect and relate as he shows them how to open new doors to
success in their personal and professional lives. More than just a
presenter, Erik provides consistent coaching and training to ensure
that organizations exceed their expectations.
His dynamic 90 Day Run is designed to help accomplish corporate
goals by developing a solid plan, initiating the appropriate actions,
and providing detailed accountability of performance.