Meet Nanci Appleman-Vassil: international speaker, facilitator, coach and author. As President and CEO of APLS Group, Nanci is an expert in training and consulting with a focus on change management, building high performing teams, and coaching and developing managers. With over 20 years’ experience, Nanci has shared her expertise with organizations from a wide variety of industries, including Nationwide Insurance, The Body Shop, Red Hat, John Deere, Cigna Health Systems, Fidelity and Citrix. Nanci’s not just another speaker—she’s earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional® by the National Speakers Association, attributed to fewer than 15% of speakers worldwide. She’s known for her dynamic style that touches hearts, engages minds and gets an audience smiling. Nanci infuses her presentations with real-life examples that are relatable to the audience and bring teams to a new level of understanding.
As a championship Coach, Coach McKenzie speaks on the importance of trust, handling adversity as a team, clear and concise communication, knowing your role, appreciating your teammates and co-workers. His presentation inspires team building around common goals, encourages trust, enhances productivity and morale and teaches techniques of empowerment with the goal of becoming a Championship team.
Dr Brenda Hattingh is a renowned international inspirational and keynote speaker. As an executive coach and mentor, a registered psychologist, business, corporate and leadership consultant, Brenda invests her time in utilizing personal and organizational potential, while developing new success strategies. She also focuses on utilizing personal power and value-centred leadership while developing new levels of innovation, Power Intelligence, New Success DNA and New Leadership DNA.
A session with Dr. Erica makes me feel half my age and totally comfortable in my skin. When I walk away from her office, my body moves with more ease and flexibility. Regardless of the pressing problems I bring to my session, I always leave feeling the weight of my world temporarily lifted from my shoulders.
Dr. Melissa Luke is a published author and a professional speaker who trains minds in performance excellence. She holds a doctoral degree in management specializing in the reduction of white-collar crime and fraud. Dr. Luke’s thoughts on customer service, fraud detection/reduction, and the educational system have been seen/published on Fox News, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Salem Communications, Educational News, The Chief Learning Officer, Alister & Paine, BLR, The American Management Association, and many other nationwide media outlets.
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.
ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX News networks have featured Lisa’s unique life journey. People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo!, and many other media outlets around the globe have covered Lisa’s ability to approach colossal setbacks with tenacity, humor, and perspective. Her interactive style, compelling content, and hilarious disposition will leave your audiences inspired. Lisa is an author, national speaker, consultant, educator, and founder of Comfortable in My Thick Skin.
Healthcare/Stress Management, Overcoming Obstacles, Women Issues
Professional Development for Educators, Motivation and Goal Setting, Customer Service In A Health Care Setting
BS in Elementary Education, University of Illinois, Dean’s List (GPA 4.7/5.0)
MA in Reading, Northeastern Illinois University, Dean’s List (GPA 4.0/4.0)
Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee (1999)
District 69 Educator of the Year (2008)
Marjorie Wedell Outstanding Educator (2013)
Great Comebacks Award (2015)
Scleroderma Foundation Messenger of Hope Award (2016)
Parenting Media Association’s Editorial Award for Personal Essay (2017)
Timothy Hartwell is a coach, keynote speaker, and leadership lion trainer helping companies, managers, and staff effectively connect and enjoy the fruits of a more cohesive organization. Whether in public seminar, or onsite at a business, an energetic, interactive learning experience awaits the participant designed to improve business results. With over 17 years in the speaking, training, and training consulting industry, Timothy’s thought-provoking message makes way for positive change and prepares the participant to thrive in today’s demanding, globally connected business environment.
Communication, Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles, Role Models and Behavior Spirituality In Business Team Building and Coaching
Communication, Goal Achievement, Leadership, Managing Change, Motivation and Goal Setting Overcoming Obstacles Performance Enhancement Role Models and Behavior Spirituality In Business Team Building and Coaching
Tom Roberts is a former broadcast journalist and college professor. He has also worked as a professional actor in film and television and as a voice-over artist.
Tom is author of Escape from Myself: A Manic-Depressive's Journey to Nowhere. Mental illness swept through his family like a Kansas tornado leaving three dead, two by suicide and one as a result of self-medicating with alcohol. He and his sister ignored the fear of stigma unlike their father, brother and sister who let it keep them from getting psychiatric treatment and choosing death instead.