Michael has navigated the turbulent waters of organizational change including employee reactions, communication practices and effective processes in three corporate acquisitions. He business trainings and seminars revolve around leadership, change management, sales, negotiation and time management.
As a Survivor of a paralyzing motorcycle crash and 30+ years of rehabilitation his career as a keynote speaker and entertainer appeals to audiences of all ages: From Fortune 500 companies to universities, government agencies, churches and schools, with demonstrated ability to make people laugh, cry and think.
Daniel J. Stewart is a sought-after talent management and leadership development consultant and coach with proven experience advising senior leaders, leading change, and designing leadership-rich organizations. Visit www.stewartleadership.com for more information. Over the past fifteen years, he has been an internal and external organizational development executive and consultant delivering talent and team development solutions, executive leadership coaching, group facilitation, change management, organizational design, and strategic planning for companies that include JetBlue Airways, Avaya Telecommunications, Lockheed Martin, The Weihs Group (Venture Capital), Kohl’s Department Stores, Briggs & Stratton, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, Regional Health, Grocery Outlet, and Aurora Health Care.
Devin C. Hughes is an award winning speaker, author & former college basketball player who works with a variety of organizations, teams, colleges & universities and non-profits who have a desire to break down barriers and make communication easier through greater self awareness and understanding of each other. He firmly believes that a great life is about progress not perfection. He is known as the "The Chief Inspiration Officer" to audiences worldwide for providing a road-map to a great life.
Dr. Mary M. Simms- Speciializing In Corporate, Association, and Christian Themes Dr. Mary Simms is the Founder & Director of Family Outreach Counseling Services, a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural professional counseling center with a Christ-centered approach . She has been serving the Los Angeles-Long Beach area for over 21 years. During that time, Mary has been a featured speaker at various conferences and seminars across the region as well as internationally. Dr. Simms has been a featured speaker partnering with LifeBranch Institute International and Action International Ministries in both Cuba and Mexico. As a Licensed Christian Therapist and a Minister. her work involves empowering others to live their best life, using not only her professional training, but her personal life experiences as well. She is indeed an overcomer, having survived breast cancer twice.
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.
Dr. Makai has a background in psychology, speech communication, leadership, applied management, decision sciences, and organizational change. His professional experience spans four continents with work in academia, professional sports, philanthropy, and the for-profit business world. Winner of numerous awards, including for two of his publications, Dr. Makai is a true scholar-practitioner who works to bridge the gap between theory and practice
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.
20 years experience working for Lockheed as a Supervisor in Materials and as a Trainer in the Process and Quality Improvement area. Experience includes development and delivery of seminars and workshops for Leadership, Team Building, Goal Setting, Quality Communications Skills and train the trainer Facilitation.