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19 Speakers found for CREATIVITY & INNOVATION
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.
I’m known as The Common Sense Guy, because I help my coaching and consulting clients succeed by applying their common sense. I’m a career success coach, leadership consultant, motivational speaker, bestselling author and influential blogger. My advice has been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN and in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Fortune, Success Magazine and Self Improvement Magazine. You can find my blog updates just below the fold on my homepage. I’m Harvard educated but have a no nonsense approach to my work to goes back to my roots in the steel country of Western Pennsylvania.
Dennis brings to light the challenges of fitting in and overcoming growing up with birth defects, he will show how with determination and the drive these obstacles can be overcome. And that know one is truly handicapped unless they believe they are. With 30+ years of service as a volunteer Firefighter and as such has earned the rank of Captain and is a interior line officer which he say's is where the action is. However his other passion is teaching and passing on valuable knowledge, because training and education neverstops. Fulfilling one’s goals are about learning from life’s lessons and striving to change one’s self.
Carole has coached executives, scientists, and other staff on three continents. She has provided communication expertise to UNICEF, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Worldwatch Institute, the World Bank, African Wildlife Foundation, Academy for Educational Development, Chemonics, PACT International, and many more.
Cecelia Inwentarz is a Brand Marketing Executive and Leadership Consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 Corporation to develop strategic marketing plans, sales growth strategies, and new business development ventures. Her experience with such companies as IBM, Best Foods, and The Zone Nutrition, and her insights managing category development for such power brands as Hellmann’s, Mazola, and Domino led her to be recognized as one of the most prominent food marketing executives in the state of New Jersey. As an author, speaker, and consultant she is widely known for her perspective on increasing leadership value through positive energy. Cecelia continues to work with senior leaders in various corporations to build high performing teams and profitable business results through energizing their creative focus and collaborative impact.
Jonathan K. Driggs, Attorney at Law, has over 19 years of experience focused exclusively on the practice of employment law. He has advised and represented employers of almost every size and industry-type. In addition to his regular practice, Jonathan spends much of his time presenting a popular series of employment law-related seminars to managers, executives and HR professionals throughout the country (and as far away as Kuwait).
an academician, life coach, and perpetual researcher in the disciplines of neuroscience and psychology.
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.
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.
Louie joined the United States Marine Corps right out of high school. He served 4 ½ years on active duty as an aviation ordinance man on A6 Intruders. He was selected to the elite duty of Marine Security Guard where he spent his last 2 ½ years guarding American Embassies overseas. He was posted at Nicosia, Cyprus and then Paris, France. Upon release from active duty Louie joined the Marine Corps active reserve program at Glenview Naval Air Station. He was assigned to HML-776 a helicopter squadron and became a crew chief and door gunner on Huey helicopters. His squadron was activated for Desert Storm and served 12 months overseas. Louie retired from the Marines after 20 years of honorable service.
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.
Patricia delivers a message of overcoming obstacles, living beyond excuses, and achieving to full potential. Diagnosed with a severe pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness. Today, Patricia is a world champion triathlete and award-winning engineer. When a friend first mentioned triathlons to her in 2009 she immediately signed up for the Ironman — before even owning a bike! In 2011 she set the world record for blind athletes, blowing away previous female and male records by over 80 minutes. Patricia has a degree in computer science and Electrical Engineering becoming one of the first blind engineers at Microsoft. Patricia is the two time National champion for the Olympic distance and recently secured Bronze for the United States in the Short Course World Championship in Beijing, China 2011.Today Patricia aspires to represent her country in the 2012 & 2016 Olympics in both track& Field and triathlon.
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.
Sherry O’Brian, LCSW, NBCCHt, DCEP is a speaker, author & psychotherapist who has assisted thousands of individuals within her workshops, groups, and private practice to transform their pain into possibility. The inspiration behind her book "Peaks and Valleys: Integrative Approaches for Recovering From Loss" is her passion to provide a larger audience with these tools of transformation.
Over the past twenty years, Mr. Schneider has become one of the most sought after trainers, coaches, speakers and professional facilitators in the nation. Renowned for both his style and content, Tim delivers powerful messages about leadership, customer service, team work, communication and personal success. Stylistically, he brings an unparalleled enthusiasm, passion and power to his speaking and teaching which always infects his audience. His love of teaching and speaking becomes obvious within the first few minutes of each presentation. Equally obvious is his sense of humor and desire to make each session enjoyable and fun. You will also quickly see that Dr. Schneider never reads from a script and is very animated and in a constant state of motion while working.
Like you, Tom Crea knows that leadership development is a continuous learning process. An Army officer with more than 20 years of leadership experience, Tom speaks about the importance of aligning organizational culture and individual values so that you move from your zone of excellence to your zone of genius. As a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Tom interacted with soldiers from Private to 4-star General, giving him the opportunity to work with leaders at every level. His frontline and “in the trenches” experiences enable him to share practical and elegantly simple ways to communicate, build teams, and succeed in today’s competitive workplace.
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.