Keynote Speakers & Business Trainers in California
Helping leaders develop their leadership skills, drive change initiatives, and improve their performance management processes and teams.
As a Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of treating a variety of male & female executives for many preventable aliments, frustrated, she decided to educate & connect with corporate America, as a speaker, coach & trainer !!!! The rest is history !!!!! This dynamo of energy and passion specializes in seminars,& breakout sessions, motivating her audiences to make positive changes toward greater health, vitality, happiness, & success.
My name is Bart Gragg, and I run a company called Blue Collar University. I am the author of two upcoming books, “They’re a Manager - Now What? How to prepare, develop, and support your blue collar manager or supervisor” and "Manager or Messenger? The 11 traits of effective managers and supervisors" As a professional speaker and consultant I work with business owners, executives, and managers who want to learn how to make or become better managers, not messengers.
Founder and President of the Power Training Institute, Bonnie Cox offers bottom-line management and communications training solutions as a corporate facilitator, professional trainer, and executive coach. Bonnie lends over 20 years of experience in management coaching, employment law, training development, and sales management to each workshop and seminar.
He has taught to a wide variety of audiences, both public and private, and most recently has been focusing on the high tech industry, teaching at Microsoft (Bellevue, Dallas, Charlotte, Reno, and 10 foreign countries), Cisco, Intel, and Applied Materials in the areas of communication skills, customer service, time management, and negotiation.
Through Brett’s COMMUNICATION course you will come to understand rarely addressed techniques that can be practically applied the same day you learn them. All of us have or come from families that make up employee’s, that make up business owners, that make up society in general, in today’s age with the diversity in culture in the family and in the workplace there has never been a greater need for TEAM BUILDING Strategists, just like another successful coach and trainer Brett knows how to transform dysfunctional people groups into articulate collaborative goal oriented achievers.
is the founder of Honig IdeaGuides. Bruce brings over 30 years in the field of Training, Facilitation and Organizational Development to his clients. Bruce has focused his practice on the development of organizational creativity, meeting facilitation and team collaboration. He has successfully worked with hundreds of companies representing most industries. Bruce has a B.A. in Educational Philosophy and a M.A. in Educational Psychology and Curriculum Design. He did research in the area of creative behavior and design at Farwest Laboratories for Educational Research and Development. Using a systems approach Bruce developed a theory and program for promoting creative action, which later became the basis for his own consulting firm.
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Dr. Daniel Twogood graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1973 with a bachelors degree in Physical Education. While there he lettered for four years in springboard diving. After working for six years as a manager in a grocery warehouse, he went back to school and graduated as a Chiropractor in 1983. He began practicing at the International Sports Medicine Institute in 1983 where he treated many of te athletes in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He opened his own practice in Apple Valley, California in 1985 and it was there that he made the discoveries that prompted four books on chronic pain. His latest book is "Chronic Pain Gone 90 Days." The title is self explanatory, and not some grandiose claim.
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. Andreas wants your company or organizational event to be nothing short of life changing! His goal is simply to leave your audience empowered with the passion and knowledge for living life to the fullest with a message customized by your unique challenges and goals for your event. Not only is he an avid athlete, father and successful business man but a compassionate individual who can relate with audiences like no other making his delivery truly life changing for all who attend.
My passion is to help leaders and emerging leaders develop the four core skills for success in the 21st century. I call it Diamond Formation Leadership – addressing Globalization, Teambuilding, Cultural Sensitivity, and Collaboration!
With a PhD in natural health and a flair for comedy, Gruver will empower every audience member present to grab life and live it to its fullest. Gruver has lectured world-wide for over 150 audiences, not to mention being a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows. She is the award winning author of five books and even hosted her own show. Gruver has contributed to hundreds of magazines, newspapers and on-line articles. She had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the military last year. She is a new proud member of the NSA and did her first TEDx talk in February. As one of her real-life inspiring examples she flies on the trapeze for fun and stress relief.
Survivor of a life threatening head injury, Keith had to learn to walk and talk all over again. He has overcome these and many other obstacles. As a result of his injury, he became fascinated with the incredible power of the mind. His unique insight and wisdom comes from education, life experience and practical application. He not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.
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.
Dr. Steve Kineret's passion is to help you lose weight, get healthy, and have more energy so you can look and feel great and get off the sidelines of life! At 65 years young he is as healthy & fit as most folks half his age. Based on that fact alone, he is well qualified to speak on this very important topic. Dr Steve*, often referred to as the “Modern Day Jack LaLanne” and "The Turn Back Your Clock Doc", is focused on not just living longer, but living better as you age.
Sydney Barbara Metrick, PhD, is a coach and trainer who works with people who have ADHD and other non-linear thinkers. She provides unwavering support and enthusiastic encouragement, along with practical tools and resources. Dr. Metrick works with clients to target their most challenging areas developing strategies and habits which create ongoing accomplishments. Over twenty years of experience in program design and facilitation have refined her skills in coaching others to identify priorities, set goals, plan, manage time and projects and get results. Through training, speaking, consulting and coaching, Dr. Metrick supports individuals and groups in developing skills, confidence and success.
As CEO of Dynamic Vision International Inc., Eldonna Lewis Fernandez dispenses leadership, negotiation and communication training to corporate clients and small business owners internationally. Her business is built on a 23-year career as a contract specialist in the Air Force, where she negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of domestic and international contracts – everything from pens and paper to office machines, automotive parts and aircraft maintenance.
Evan personally coaches select entrepreneurs, elite athletes and celebrities.
He applies his analytical skills as a chemist to train technical professionals to spice up technical presentations into a meaningful, influential and enlightening experience. His passion to inspire others to be comfortable when speaking in public has empowered a multitude of technical and non-technical professionals to be relaxed, self-assured speakers with every presentation they give.
P. Morgan provides comprehensive asset management strategies to help you achieve your long-term goals. Our broad private client base includes retired individuals and executives in the later stages of their careers, entrepreneurs, and clients with a wide range of investing experience. Our approach is to take a holistic view at each client's entire financial picture, from their insurance needs, to their portfolio investments and real estate holdings. Our objective is to be a trusted, impartial advisor who is there to support and guide our clients.
She has had a distinguished career history with over 25 years of entrepreneurial and financial management, specializing in meeting financial goals, building leadership teams, and direct marketing.
Specializing in career and business coaching, leadership, communication skills, personal branding, social media marketing and professional development training.
Gerry has lectured to hundreds of national audiences on the subject of corporate wellness, and is recognized as one of the nations most respected architects of employee wellness and safety programs.
Created five successful businesses from scratch with no money, inspires sales people, health care professionals, business owners, people who want to own a business, and anyone who wants upward mobility in the workplace with her dynamic talk.
Graduated from U.C. Berkeley and Saint Mary's College which inspired me to conduct Business Training and Workshops. Specialties include: Time Management, Stress Management, Wellness, Career Life Balance.
Has a Long history of organizing, hiring and implementing training programs across Business Sectors, Healthcare, Government & Higher Education. Sexual Harassment Prevention, Anti-Bullying, Conflict Management, Communication Skills and Strategic Business Presentation training & development.
Specializing in Keynotes, Workshop, Seminars, Corporate retreats, Association meetings associations, foundations, conferences,mid-size companies, retreats
Mr. Bishop is the leader of Bishop Wealth Management, LLC, an independent and objective investment advisory firm based in San Francisco, California. BWM assists individuals create, manage and preserve wealth. With no sales-spin, nor hype, the team at BWM maps the path forward to ensure clients accumulate the required level of capital to generate the cash flow needed during decades of retirement.
an academician, life coach, and perpetual researcher in the disciplines of neuroscience and psychology.
Kelly’s dynamic style, engaging personality and imaginative presentation makes her both a popular speaker and consummate trainer not only in the field of retail and fashion but in organisations looking to innovate and connect their employees employee’s personal brand with company vision and values to achieve sustainable style success. Personably and approachable Kelly’s genuine passion inspires her audiences and she is the go-to authority impacting perceptions though the power of style with her commanding knowledge share.
In thirty years of owning, leading and managing 4 different companies, Kevin's depth of experience and the ability to turn that knowledge into practicable learning is a vital factor in his and his clientâ€™s success. At Insight Strategies, he has provided professional services to Oracle/Sun Microsystems, CitiFinancial, FTD and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, among many others in the Fortune 1000. He has facilitated and developed entire Managerial Training Curriculums for numerous companies large and small.
Kevin Daley is a 10-year former captain of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, where he served as the showman known as “Special K”. Throughout his legendary career leading the Globetrotters, he was able to sharpen his already natural ability to engage and motivate audiences of all ages. Mr. Daley has been featured in hundreds of news publications and on TV shows worldwide. You also may have seen him in one of more than a dozen TV commercials, including the favorite of Michael Jordan himself, where Kevin played the double for Jordan in the now top 10 commercial of all time.
Larry is a motivational speaker and executive coach
As an infant, Laura was faced with the challenge of having to navigate through various languages and cultures. An only child of Argentine-Colombian immigrant parents, she lived in Belgium and France between the ages of seven months and eight years. When she returned to the United States with her family, Laura quickly began to fine-tune her burgeoning skills in cultural sensitivity, adaptability, and communication in Spanish, English, and French. In the process, she developed a boundless curiosity for all human endeavors and a thirst for learning that eventually led her to pursue the highest academic degrees in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies from an Ivy League institution. Not content to nourish only her mind, she also has sought to develop body and spirit--training extensively in the martial arts, yoga, creative writing and holistic health and nutrition.
Just out of college, Laurie didn't waste any time starting her career. Her first job was working as a production assistant at Paramount Pictures. It was at Paramount that she got her first agent, which led to her first role in the Elvis Presley movie, "Tickle Me." It was her love of acting and the skills it required that led her to the business world. Laurie Burton Training was born, and as a result she has received international recognition as one of the innovators in redefining the way people present themselves, blending the art of expressive communication with business.
We all love to "use" the words communication skills and support them with words like authentic, empowered, and genuine, but do we live them? I have used them myself. We do a lot of selling with these words, but we tend to overlook are the actual skills that one must possess to be a great communicator. Do you know how you're perceived? What kind of energy do you project? Can you change it in an instant? Are you comfortable in your own skin? Don't laugh, it's at the core of a solid communicator. When you speak are the meaning of the words expressed in your face and body? The ultimate challenge for any great communicator is how to cause people to feel something, to have an experience. A confident, inspired and creative communicator will find success rooted in their ability to express their life force, conveying thoughts, feelings and emotions so that others are moved by them.
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.
Known for building build “World-Class Sales Organizations” with Fortune 100 Companies.
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.
She has a worldwide audience offering the latest guidance for business employees regarding professional development, handling business meetings, body language and networking.
Lori Hartman Gervasi is a Black Belt Karate expert, a former television journalist, and author of the book Fight Like A Girl…and Win: Defense Decisions for Women. She graduated from the Motion Picture/Television Department at UCLA, went to work for ABC News, and was then employed for ten years as a TV news writer and producer at Channel 9 News in Los Angeles. Fight Like a Girl…and Win was endorsed by Gavin de Becker, America’s leading personal security expert and New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Fear. De Becker’s quote reads, “This book stands strong against a 5 million-year history of violence against women. Lori Hartman Gervasi tells you exactly how to choose safety over victimization.”
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.
Michael Levin is President and CEO of Custom Solutions Inc. He has launched and built numerous companies into multi-million dollar entities.
His patented products have been featured in O Magazine and he has been personally featured in Entrepreneur Magazine. He has personally appeared on TV and radio shows around the country sharing his knowledge. He has also appeared on Home Shopping Network.
He is a three time #1 International Best-Selling author. His books include his #1 inspirational best-seller “Let Them See You Sweat: Lessons I’ve Learned on My Personal Journey with Stress” along with “Sitting on the Same Side of the Table: The Art of Collaborative Selling” . He is a co-author of Jack Canfield’s book (author of Chicken Soup for the Soul), “The Road to Success”.
Michael Neuendorff is an accomplished seminar and workshop presenter with nearly 14 years of training in public speaking behind him. Michael is known for his practical, entertaining and likeable style. He's best known for his sales and marketing presentations as a specialist in Guerrilla Marketing, Online Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media and Search Engine Optimization. Michael also teaches professionals how to sell in the 21st century, which means no outdated closing techniques. It\'s about relationship building, being savvy about social media communication channels, and adding value. In addition, Michael is a great partner with workplace teams in helping them to work better together by using the DiSC behavioral profile process to help identify strengths and challenges among team members. The DiSC process can also raise the abilities of salespeople and managers.
Omid Ghamami, MBA, CPSCM is one of the most recognized global authorities in Negotiations. He spent 18 years as a procurement executive at Intel Corp and has lead thousands of hours consulting and training for Fortune 500 and high level government professionals and executives in 24+ countries on topics related to the entire spectrum of negotiations and procurement. He was named "THE Godfather of Negotiation Planning" by Intel Corp and continues to be one of the most knowledgeable & dynamic speakers in the world on the topic of Negotiations.
Patty was earned a full-athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University in 1985. She was a 9-time NCAA All-American (multiple events) and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials. She won the collegiate weight lifting championships in 1989 and was the 7th Ranked U.S. shot put thrower in 1988. Patty began her career providing personal training services in 1992. By 1997 she had incorporated TimeOut Services and grew the company to over 100 employees and over 5 million in sales in 2008. Patty and her team were instrumental in designing the original fitness centers and wellness programs for Google, Cisco, Yahoo!, Safeway and KLA-Tencor.
Paul relishes all opportunities to have leaders lose that old baggage and transform into a leader that takes initiative and ownership for their results. The impact is a well-connected, agile and engaged workplace full of "WHOA!, and not woe, results. He is a street-smart and engaging global leadership coach and consultant with over 20 years of experience within the chaos of the corporate world. He has a proven track record of success in advancing strategic thought, jump-starting operations, and maximizing growth and development within Fortune 100, start-up, high-tech, and non-profit environments. A leadership veteran of such iconic companies as Charles Schwab, Adobe Systems, Bristol-Myers Squibb and One Equity Partners, he is now a trusted coach and consultant to global leaders and teams via his innovative coaching and consulting practice.
Richard Bellman began his teaching career in a snowstorm in 1989 when he went to substitute teach ESL to adults who braved the inclement weather to improve their lives. Since then, he has taught thousands of classes and has transformed the lives of over 10,000 participants.
Robert Elliott is a talented and experienced keynote speaker, communication trainer and motivator. His ability to express difficult concepts in simple language, and his outstanding capacity to work with people at different skill levels, make him a natural to lead a communication course.
Founder and President of MVP Seminars and has been lecturing since 1980. His humorous, common-sense methods, personal experience, and outstanding presentation skills have created SuperStar presentations. He holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from UC Berkeley and is the Management "Guru" to many Fortune 500 CEOs. MVP Seminars Speaker/Trainer: Team-Building & Coaching, Stress-Management & Survival Skills, Management & Leadership Skills, Exceptional Customer Service, and California Sexual Harassment.
AS BOTH A MARKETING AND ADVERTISING EXPERT, RONNIE KOVACH BRINGS A WEALTH OF PRACTICAL, REAL-LIFE INSIGHTS TO HIS EXCEPTIONAL TALKS ON PASSIONATE LEADERSHIP.
Sanford Kahn, Business Author/Speaker, has been both a keynote and breakout session speaker for over 30 years to both the corporate and national professional association markets on the business impact of future economic trends. You may develop a very logical business plan but if it is out of sync with the macro economic trends, you could be facing potential disaster. He received his bachelor and master degrees from the University of Florida in Engineering. In addition he was the host and producer of the popular Times Mirror cablevision series “Ask the Economist”. Besides authoring many business articles, his most recent book is entitled, The Thirteen Great Economic & Business Myths That Dominate Our Lives. He recently appeared on a new Fox Reality TV series playing a business investor.
His journey of leadership, customer service, creativity, goal-planning, presentation skills, and magic is based on being there. From a high school dropout to the Principal of a publicly-traded company specializing in computer systems design and development, he has a wealth of experience that he shares in his powerful, life-changing presentations. Call for more information
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There is no better education than life itself!
In addition to Suzanne’s academic achievements, she has managed and owned businesses which have put her “in the trenches” of delivering excellent customer service, teaching effective communication, getting the sale and working with teams for unified performance. Suzanne has also had years of intensive and on-going sales training ranging from “soft-sell” consultative selling to “hard-sell” timeshare techniques.
She is a gifted communicator with wit, wisdom and a way with words.
Tom Mitchell, Ph.D. has spent his adult life coaching, consulting and teaching others how to discover their greatness within. Tom works closely with executive leaders in a wide range of industries, coaching them in both professional and personal areas of interest. Using many of the mental practices that are effective in athletics, he skillfully integrates sport psychology principles into business. His passion for exploring the boundaries of performance excellence and leadership began as an athlete in his native Pennsylvania. His avid study of sport psychology, motivation, and leadership, has led Tom to a richly varied career as a college coach and professor, NBA team counselor, corporate executive coach, team building consultant, and motivational speaker.
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.
If you are a baby boomer like I am, you are interested in fitness, physical and mental fitness. We all belong to a gym, have a home system, a personal trainer, or do yoga and stretching before our first morning coffee. If this is you, then I am sure mental fitness is on your mind.
This revolutionary memory system will help you retrain your mind by a creative cognitive system that is fun to learn and powerful to use.
The value of this is to increase your dendrital foliage and cause your neural branches to increase. Check out chapter 2 in the book “Dragons of Eden” by Carl Sagan. He explains how the mind increases in its capacity. This method is a way to stimulate your mind and increase your mental prowess. We see our parents slowing down and many of our grandparents in nursing homes, that does not have to be us.
A keynote speaker and trainer, Walter is known for his exciting delivery and practical step-by-step action plan by masterfully using humor and story telling to help individuals achieve personal and professional goals. In his team-building and stress management programs, he energizes participants from passive listeners to engaged learners and propels the most seasoned veterans to discover new ways to capitalize on their strengths, and how to value differences in others. Walter grew up in a low-income family witnessing domestic violence between his parents. He was then attracting media attention as a rare Four-Sport athlete who played football, basketball, baseball, track and field. However, a fateful car accident stole his promising athletic career, taking away scholarship offers from top colleges around the country. Even worse, doctors predicted he would not survive his coma and multiple internal injuries. Walter proved them wrong.
Behavioral and competency-based interview assessments of key employees, overall assessment and recommended targeted interventions to upper management, group and individual business skill-building/strategy designing on conflict resolution, effective communication, mutual support, functional leadership and team building.