As a 2005 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Aaron was selected to serve in the United States Marine Corps. While serving as a Logistics Officer, Aaron had the opportunity to travel the world providing tactical and technical leadership in various countries including a combat tour in Iraq. For his exemplary performance of his duties and service to his country he was recognized several times for his individual contributions including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
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BJ is a country gospel singer and motivational speaker. Bj founded Wray & Associates, LLC. in 1980 while managing a successful gospel concert and lecture series under one corporation. A humanitarian, spiritual and patriotic life journey began as a U.S.A.F veteran with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Indiana University. She also received an Associate's degree in Art from Indiana Wesleyan University and attended Purdue to persue a degree in animal biology. She was the principal of the Peru Christian School, Peru, IN for a period of 4 1/2 years which included teaching and counseling. Her counseling has continued throughout her entire career. To this day she offers her tutoring to local schools in Math, Science, Biology, Geography and History. In 1989-1970 Bj was National Spokes Person for, Phoenix Foundation, Kokomo, IN. This organization helped raise funds for individuals mostly children who needed surgery.
The first four years of Dons formal education started in a one-room country school house. He graduated from Momence H.S, Momence, Illinois in 1957, Immediately after graduation he enlisted in the US Army for three years. Completing his service time he enrolled at Marquette University in 1960. With the birth of his first daughter he had to become a part-time student. He worked at a gas station, drove a Coca-Cola route truck, sold cars, worked at Caterpillar plant, worked as a security guard, worked in a foundry plant, and became a radio announcer. After six years he had completed only half of the credits needed to graduate. He transferred to Illinois State University and with the return of the G.I. Bill, Don finished his last two years of college in just 18 months Now with two daughters he finally graduated after eight years. He then moved to Houston, Texas. He worked in the automotive after market field as a salesman most of his life. He even preformed stand up comedy and entertained as the clown Mr. Donaldo.
Dr. Straker is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and workplace strategist for managers, small business owners and human resource personnel. She is also author of the book, “Let Me Stop You Right There and 28 Other Lines Every CEO, Manager, and Supervisor Should Know”. With more than 25 years experience as a mental health and management professional, Dr. Straker serves individuals and organizations who want to establish productive environments for peak performance. She provides workplace solutions and strategies that build a spirit of collaboration, respect and mutual benefit. Having served as a Trainer and Program Coach at Yale University for Emotional Literacy within the Psychology Department, Dr. Straker also serves as a psychologist peer reviewer for the Optum Health/United Health Group. She has served as a consultant to the Office of Special Programs for the City University of New York and recently joined the consultant panel of Management Solutions Consulting Group, Inc. She conducts a psychotherapy and coaching practice in Manhattan, New York.
By approaching your needs with a desire to fully understand and address them, I work with you to help you create a winning, learning opportunity for your employees, and offer consistent, available support if those needs require more thorough understanding.
Since 2008, John has been a commentator on CNN Headlines News, Prime Time, become a renowned inspirational speaker, become an author, and joined the faculty of the University of Louisville, College of Business. His inspiring presentations and workshops help real people learn how to embrace life-changing adversity and live life to the fullest. His success presentations and workshops teach and motivate organizations to use his twelve action steps to be more successful.
John Parker Stewart is the President & Founder of Stewart Leadership and has coached and trained tens of thousands of leaders worldwide for over 35 years. As the thought leader and principle consultant, John provides the strategic direction, design, and focus for all consulting and coaching services. He managed executive and leadership development for 86,000 employees at Lockheed Corporation where he designed and taught the Lockheed Executive Institutes for 13 years. He started his consulting firm in 1980 where he continues to research, consult, teach, and coach globally with organizations like Citibank, U.S. Air Force, Chevron, Lockheed Martin, Toshiba, CSL-Hong Kong, Xerox, GM, Kaiser Permanente, Telstra-Australia, U.S. Department of Energy, Boeing, and many other government agencies and commercial firms.
Laurie received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, where she also taught quantum physics. Her book, The Road to Shine, is receiving all 5-star reviews on Amazon and is currently being featured in nationwide media. An avid world explorer and former Outward Bound wilderness instructor, Laurie traveled to 50 countries and 40 states by the time she was 33 and speaks five languages.
Mark Susnow, knows change. Mark is an Executive Coach, Life-Discovery Guide and recognized thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves and take actions to live more fulfilled lives. He is passionate about life being an exciting on-going journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection reach into his audience and activates their capacities to live a more engaging and fulfilling life. The 30+ year cornerstone of his life and client work are his daily meditation and yoga practices -- practices which in the past 5 years have grown in corporate recognition as the ‘new competitive edge’ and ‘sanity tool’ for executives. Mark supports his clients from his first hand experience of integrating what it takes to be successful in the marketplace, while simultaneously exploring one’s inner wisdom and emotional intelligence inspired from maintaining these daily practices.