making remarkable events a standard.


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matt tenney|Developing highly effective leaders who serve and inspire greatness in others.
author, international keynote speaker, trainer, and consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute - whose clients include numerous fortune 500 companies - matt works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. he envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness.
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travels from: Nashville, Tennessee, USA |contact us for availability
event booking: BOOK MATT NOW!
marilyn sherman, csp | Front-Row Leadership Expert: Create Vision, Stop Making Excuses, Goal Achievement - motivational, communication, conflict management, change management, leadership, restaurants/food service, women's issues
personal power expert and front-row leadership fanatic, marilyn's passion is to engage her audiences immediately to make people feel empowered to achieve more than they thought possible. marilyn delivers presentations with energy, humor, and authenticity - focusing on productivity, improved communication, and conflict reduction - helping people get out of the balcony and live in their front-row seat of life!
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travels from: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA |contact us for availability
event booking: BOOK MARILYN NOW!
sam richter, csp| World's Online Intelligent Expert - sales, internet, social network/media, internet marketing, business growth, branding, personal development, peak performance
the world’s online intelligence expert. these custom programs will shock you (and scare you) about what can be found via his secret search tricks, and how to translate information to drive growth. super high content with the most immediate take-home value you’ve ever experienced.
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travels from: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA |contact us for availability
event booking: BOOK SAM NOW
anne mahlum|CNN Hero & Founder of Back on My Feet - inspiration, change, overcoming adversity, leadership, personal growth, social change, entrepreneurship, starting a non-profit​, TEDx Talk
the founder and former ceo of Back on My Feet, a national non-profit that uses the power of running to help those experiencing homelessness change their lives. anne's presentations will leave your audience feeling empowered, inspired, emotional, humanized and purposeful.​​
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travels from: Washington, DC, USA | contact us for availability
event booking: BOOK ANNE NOW!
diana kander|innovation, achievement, business growth/strategy, leadership, peak performance, entrepreneurship, TEDx Talk
a former attorney who founded and sold multiple successful companies, diana draws on her unique experience to help organizations develop strategies for leading innovation initiatives and creating a more innovative culture. author of the New York Times best-selling book All In Startup: Launching a New Idea When Everything Is on the Line, she also teaches startups and companies of all sizes how to launch customer-focused products and services. diana is a Forbes contributor, a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship), and a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri.​
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travels from: Columbia, Missouri/ Kansas City, Missouri, USA | contact us for availability
event booking: BOOK DIANA NOW!
michael hoffman, csp| master of the tornado of business – employee engagement, becoming a person of influence in: leadership, sales, customer service, employee retention, employee culture,
explosively funny! engaging, entertaining and unique in his ability to reach people on an emotional and practical level at the same time. your audience will be ready to hit the ground running able to apply the behaviors and skills necessary to be a person of influence!
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travels from: Dallas, Texas, USA| contact us for availability
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kit grant, csp | business speaker, customer service, leadership, humorist, difficult people
his messages will propel your people to even higher levels of accomplishment. kit’s dynamic style combined with humor has positively influenced thousands of people to implement strategies that impact both personal and professional success.
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travels from: San Francisco, California, USA | contact us for availability
event bookings: BOOK KIT NOW!

dr. gary bradt | leadership, change management, clinical psychologist, best-selling author, speaker on Who Moved My Cheese? expert in organizational change: adapt & ignite.
an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, c-suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change. gary provides the tools that increase the capacity of people and organizations to adapt quickly to change.
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travels from: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA|contact us for availability
event bookings: BOOK GARY NOW!


don yaeger, csp |New York Times Best-Selling Author & Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated - leadership, team-building. presentation skills, personal branding, motivation, sports, cancer survivor, best-selling author
an award-winning leadership speaker and seven-time new york times best-selling author. don was an associate editor of sports illustrated magazine for over ten years. don shares stories from the "great ones" by motivating teams, leaders and everyone in between. he shares the formula he's witnessed by the great winners he's worked with – and explains how the same mind-set can be transferred to others to make people and organizations great.
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travels from: Jacksonville, Florida, USA | contact us for availability
event booking: BOOK DON NOW!​


lindsey roy| How to harness the power of disruption and turn your biggest challenges into your greatest opportunities.
disruption, innovation, inspiration, leadership, motivation
a proven leader. a life-altering story. a resilient comeback. a desire to inspire.

Lindsey Roy shares the lessons learned from her unique personal experiences as well as her experience as a corporate leader to help people navigate their own challenges at work and in life.
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travels from: Kansas City, MO, USA |contact us for availability
event booking: BOOK LINDSEY NOW!