Rita Davenport

Rita Davenport is an internationally recognized expert in the principles of success, time management, goal-setting, creative thinking, and self-esteem and confidence. Her unique background as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, author, speaker, humorist, and broadcaster sets her apart and has made her one of the most beloved and widely admired role models on the speaking circuit. She produced and hosted her own award-winning television shows in Phoenix, Arizona, for 15 years. Read more

Barbara Sanfilippo

Former Bank Vice President and Regional Sales Manager Specializing in Quality Service, Sales, Innovation and Personal Growth. Barbara Sanfilippo is a popular keynote speaker, author and consultant specializing in the area of customer service, sales, motivation and performance enhancement. Rated frequently as one of the best speakers at conferences, Barbara is known for her high energy, audience interaction and idea-packed programs. She’s been recognized by business leaders, educators and association members as being at the top of her game and inspiring people to new heights.

Her consulting company assists organizations in developing and implementing a sales and service culture. Barbara has the unique ability to inspire your people to take action and achieve powerful results in both their business and personal life. Imagine attendees aiming higher and truly believing the possibilities in their work and personal life are limitless.

Imagine attendees so fired up that they actually take positive action to improve sales,customer relationships or sales leadership!

PROGRAMS:

Dream Big! What’s the Best That Can Happen? or Dream Big! Success or Significance?
In these busy times, we may be questioning our priorities and what success means to us. Are we addressing the important areas in our life such as: family, friends and service to others? Truly successful people have a sense of purpose, focus and personal fulfillment. In this idea-packed, interactive and entertaining program, Barbara will help you rate your life satisfaction index, define what success and happiness means to you, make time to enjoy more Cappuccino Moments™ and create your biggest dreams. You’ll leave energized with a renewed sense of priorities and actions you can take to achieve success and live a life of significance. So be sure to attend this speciay of the following topics can be blended, modified and combined to meet your needs.
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NOTE: This entertaining, inspirational and popular keynote program is based on Barbara’s book, Dream Big! What’s The Best That Can Happen? Give a copy to every audience member and ask about a volume discount.

Life is a Cappuccino – When is Enough, Enough?
What is “success”? For some, it may be reaching a specific income level, having a “fat” bank account or a beautiful home. For others, it may be taking special vacations, spending more time with our family or enjoying nature. As we rush down the road of life — a key question to ask is, “Am I making a living or living my life?” In this idea-packed and energizing session, Barbara will help us evaluate the critical choices necessary to slow down, live with an attitude of gratitude, and find time to sip cappuccino!

Outclass Your Competition with Five-Star Service orThe Evolving Sales and Service Culture – What’s Next!
Thousands of dollars are spent annually on what many CEOs think will develop a sales and service culture in their organization. Usually these are short-term “quick fixes” like training and incentives. Why are the effects fleeting? Why are these approaches ineffective over the long term? Those who are successful in sales and service take steps that reach to the very core of their organization. Topical solutions won’t work. In this idea-packed, interactive program, Barbara Sanfilippo outlines a comprehensive, step-by-step process to build a high performance service and sales culture.
Topics include: measuring internal and external service, developing standards, setting goals, instilling accountability, providing incentives and recognition, orienting new employees and much more. You’ll receive a detailed handout, useful exhibits, suggested timetables, pitfalls to avoid and a process you can begin immediately.

Staff Engagement – The Key to Bring Your Service and Brand Alive
Do you have staff that are physically present but mentally absent? Now that you’ve invested in training, incentives and marketing programs, how will you earn the commitment of your staff? Engaged and involved staff is the key to build customer relationships and bring your brand alive. A new logo and brochures do not serve your customers—your people do. In this idea-packed, energizing and interactive program, you’ll discover how to: identify the signs and causes of disengagement, prevent this “disease” from spreading, increase productivity and most of all win the hearts and minds of your staff!

Build a Business, Advise a Client, Get a Life!
Are you building a business or are your building a book of business? In today’s competitive and fast moving environment you may get so caught up in attracting and advising your clients that you neglect to plan for your own future. If you want to take your business to the next level, you must put on your CEO hat, leverage yourself, build value, and identify those opportunities and strategies that will get you there. Maybe it’s time to bring in a junior professional, upgrade technology, change your marketing program, evaluate profitability, outsource key functions or create an exit strategy to enjoy life more. In this idea-packed, energizing and interactive session, you’ll discover the key ingredients necessary to grow your business, mastermind with your peers and begin planning for your future success. You’ll leave energized with a clear direction to build your business and get a life!

Winning Sales Strategies of Top Performers – The Critical Edge!
What does it take to thrive as a sales and marketing professional or entrepreneur in the future? How can you attract warm calls and gain a competitive advantage? In this idea-packed and energizing program you’ll discover proven secrets you can use to:

  • Attract business to you easily and make warm calls
  • Promote and position yourself as an expert and a “mini celebrity”
  • Demonstrate customer appreciation and retain loyal clients
  • Follow-up and touch prospects and clients in a persistent manner with email and other creative methods.
  • Conduct pre-call planning to focus on getting the business
  • Critique calls to improve overall effectiveness
  • Dream big and achieve your goals

Build a Winning Sales Team — Sales Management Best Practices
To be successful, sales representatives, business development professionals and calling officers need motivated and talented sales managers to improve performance. Unfortunately, many managers have never been given any training in “sales management” skills. As a result, they just focus on “reaching their numbers”. What they don’t realize is to reach their sales targets they must spend the time to develop and help people succeed. Just like a coach who is committed to helping an athlete win a gold medal, committed sales managers can make a significant difference in the performance of their team. Whether you have the title of sales manager or not, if you are responsible for generating revenue through your team–this idea-packed program will give you practical tools you can use immediately to increase performance. Barbara will review best practices utilized by top sales managers.

As a result of this program you¹ll discover proven strategies such as:

  • How to get your people focused on the right activities that get results as opposed to just focusing on the bottom line.
  • How to observe and critique sales calls to help your people master the consultative sales process.
  • How to ensure your people have a consistent and persistent system to follow up effectively and build relationships. The power of email marketing and follow up will also be discussed.
  • How to reenergize your sales meetings and create a stimulating, valuable and participative experience for your team.

Five Star Service and Sales – It Starts With Me!
Each contact with a customer or member is a “moment of truth”. Front-line staff must always be ready and willing to go the extra mile. Support staff also play a key role by being responsive to their “internal customers” or fellow employees. All staff must make the change from order takers to order seekers. In this highly entertaining and informative program, attendees will learn why service is so important, how to acknowledge and greet people, how to serve our internal customers, how to recognize cues and approach the customers about our services, and, most importantly, how to take responsibility for motivating ourselves.

How to Manage Your Book of Business – The Secret to Expanding Customer Relationships
Chances are some of your VIP customers are feeling neglected and are ripe for being stolen. What are you doing to reach out and touch your best customers, build loyalty, and nurture profitable relationships? As a relationship manager or sales representative your primary role is to retain your “A” customers and expand relationships with your “B” customers. In essence, your job is to effectively manage your “book of business.” In this program, you’ll get valuable information you can use to begin confidently contacting your key customers.

In this idea-packed and energizing program, you’ll discover:

  • Your primary duties as a relationship manager
  • Best practices to manage your book of business
  • How to create a profiling form to get to know your customers
  • How to make the initial introductory call with confidence
  • How to build trust and engage your customers in conversation
  • How to recommend a service or product
  • How to set up an effective follow up system
  • How to add value to the customer relationship with VIP service and education
  • How to conduct client review meetings

The HR Director’s Role – Be Savvy, Be Strategic, Be Smart
In today’s fiercely competitive environment, savvy human resource professionals who add value and impact revenue will win the respect and support of CEO’s and senior management. In addition to hiring staff and monitoring benefit programs, HR can be the driving force behind strategic initiatives. In this idea-packed, energizing and interactive program, Barbara will outline proven strategies you can use to be viewed as a key contributor and business partner. This program was highly-rated at SHRM’s 2003, 2005 and 2006 national conventions. Topics include how to:

  • Think like a strategist, not simply an executor
  • Support your firm’s strategic initiatives
  • Tie HR initiatives to actual sales results
  • Deliver internal service to key business units
  • Score a big win, promote your accomplishments and much more!

Consider a Sales and Service Management Planning Retreat
The Sales and Service Management Planning Retreat is an interactive workshop outlining a comprehensive, step-by-step process for building and/or advancing a sales and service culture. Participants at our retreats identify their strengths and weaknesses, determine key priorities and set specific action steps. With a unified management team, they are then able to develop a list of implementation priorities.

Participants receive a detailed handout, useful exhibits, suggested timetables, and pitfalls to avoid. The program is tailored to your organization. This retreat is ideal if your team needs education on what the sales and service culture development process entails, a greater sense of urgency and buy-in and a step-by-step action plan. The planning retreat will create substantive discussion around pertinent issues and become a catalyst to move forward and determine future priorities.

Full Biography

As both an inspirational speaker and business consultant, Barbara Sanfilippo has two objectives: to help individuals define success, live an on-purpose life and Dream Big! and to help organizations and business owners out-service, out-smart and out-sell the competition.

Her high energy, entertaining and interactive style combined with her idea-packed programs have earned her high marks and repeat business from associations, corporations, and entrepreneurs in nearly every industry segment including: financial services, healthcare, hospitality, mortgage, real estate, retail, government, and many more.

Specializing in motivation, customer service and sales, Barbara draws upon her background as a Vice President and Regional Sales Manager with Bank of America. In addition her training and consulting company Romano & Sanfilippo, assists organizations in building a high performance sales and service culture. The combination of her hands-on experience and research into the specific needs of your group assures a tailored presentation that addresses the unique challenges facing your audience.

Barbara is multi-talented with strong experience in delivering both inspirational and business keynotes for 200 – 2000 people, facilitating senior management retreats, conducting workshops and speaking at sales incentive and staff recognition events. She also offers private group telecoaching sessions.

She is author of Dream Big! What’s The Best That Can Happen? and contributing author in, The Service Path, Your Roadmap For Building Strong Customer Loyalty. The National Speakers Association inducted her into the prestigious, Speaker Hall of Fame in 2001, along with past recipients: Ken Blanchard, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown and Brian Tracy.

In response to the Escalating Financial Crisis throughout our nation Barbara has put together a remarkable keynote address that highlights the crucial steps every business needs to follow so that they can come out of this dark recession a winning business in a failing industry.

Connie Podesta

Connie Podesta is a top-rated professional keynote speaker, executive career/life coach and one of the industry’s leading experts in sales strategies, leadership development, relationships and change. Using her talents as an author, board certified therapist, comedienne and TV/radio personality, Podesta delivers customized high-energy presentations that creatively combine laugh-out-loud humor and compelling insight with real-world strategies and solutions. She has inspired millions of people to increase sales, attract and keep more customers, build longer-lasting, healthier relationships, strengthen their leadership skills and become more profitable and successful than they ever thought possible.

 

TOPICS

Stand Out From the Crowd: How to Out-Think and Out-Perform the Competition
“Business as usual” is no longer enough. The game has changed and the competition is closing in with new strategies daily. If you want to succeed in an environment where dramatic change happens at the click of a mouse, then ask yourself: What do you bring to the table that is so memorable that people would CHOOSE to be your customer, colleague, employee, leader, or partner? Your success will depend upon your ability to differentiate and be recognized as a “one-of-a-kind” brand that delivers more than expected in the areas of added value and amazing service. Entertaining, yet insightful and refreshingly candid, Connie has the answers you need to accelerate past your competition and truly STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD!

Stand Out SALES: How to Out-Smart and Out-Sell the Competition
“Selling as usual” won’t close the deal anymore. Prices, products and services have begun to look alike in the eyes of your customers, and the competition is “cutting deals.” If you want to succeed in sales today, you must set yourself apart and be recognized as a unique, “one-of-a-kind” brand. Ask yourself: What do you offer in the way of added value, extraordinary customer service and creative business consulting that would cause a customer to CHOOSE to buy a product or service from YOU rather than your competition? With wit, wisdom and captivating insight into the mind of both the buyer and the seller, Connie will show you how to STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD and look at “SALES” from a whole new perspective. Get ready to sell like you’ve never sold before—and enjoy a flood of new customers and bankable profitability!

Stand Out LEADERSHIP: How to Influence Others in a Positive Way
You have the power and opportunity everyday to lead others to success. Leadership is not defined by title or corner office, but rather by how you DECIDE to live your life. Your personality, beliefs, character, values and intent are reflected in your choices, words, actions – and your ability or potential to INFLUENCE the thoughts, behaviors, attitudes and lives of the people around you either positively or negatively. Ask yourself are you the type of person that others would CHOOSE to imitate, follow and respect? Do you STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD because of your skills, talents, ethics and expertise? With humor, insight and her “no-nonsense” style, Connie will share the secrets of being the leader others can’t WAIT to follow.

LIFE WOULD BE EASY…If It Weren’t For Other People: How To Deal With Stressful People and Situations
Understanding the complexity of human behavior leaves most of us confused and frustrated! Ask yourself What could my team and I accomplish if we were able to decode the “mystery” of human behavior and use it as a powerful, pro-active force in every area of our lives? Successful personal and professional growth hinges on your ability to learn as much as possible about yourself and others, including why people do what they do and say what they say – so that you can ACT rather than REACT to whatever life throws your way. Learn to STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD so people will CHOOSE you to be their friend, colleague, leader, salesperson, partner and employee. Connie’s funny, on-target and intuitive presentation will reveal the secrets to dealing effectively with every type of personality (including the ones who drive you crazy) so you can enjoy a new level of success, happiness and satisfaction at work and at home!

ACHIEVING BALANCE…In a Crazy 24/7 World: How To Stay Sane When There is Just Too Much To Do!
In Today’s hustled and hurried world, striking that all important life balance (and staying sane in the process) can seem like an elusive and lofty goal! Ask yourself What if I was able to manage all the demands of employers, customers, co-workers, family, and friends while also taking care of myself physically, mentally, and emotionally? Wouldn’t that be the perfect, life-affirming way to STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD? Connie Podesta, an expert in the psychology of human behavior, helps people do just that in a world where seemingly no one sleeps, and even sane people are turning into the workaholic they promised they would never become. Connie deftly combines laugh-out-loud humor, inspired insight, and a realistic take on life to help people re-assess what is important, re-align their priorities, and re-adjust their thinking so they can enjoy the life they work so hard to achieve.

Biography

Connie Podesta is a top-rated professional keynote speaker, executive career/life coach and ONE OF THE INDUSTRY’S LEADING EXPERTS in sales strategies, leadership development, relationships, and change. Using her talents as an author, board certified therapist, comedienne and TV/radio personality, Connie delivers customized high-energy presentations that creatively combine laugh-out-loud humor and compelling insight with real- world strategies and solutions.

Connie has inspired millions of people to increase sales, attract and keep more customers, build longer-lasting, healthier relationships, strengthen their leadership skills and become more profitable and successful that they ever thought possible.

Connie Podesta has both the passion and credentials needed to speak to educators. With a bachelor’s degree in communications and business, and a master’s degree in human relations and counseling, Connie Podesta has been a well-known and trusted educator for more than 30 years. Her classroom experience at all levels (elementary, middle school, high school, and three state universities), is in addition to her being a Board Certified Professional Counselor, an organizational therapist, and an expert in the psychology of human behavior. Connie Podesta has been a keynote speaker to thousands of educators and has presented standing-room-only sessions at the National Elementary School Association, National Secondary Association, and the American Association of School Administrators. Her ability to tackle the toughest educational issues, coupled with her first-hand experience of the rewarding but often complex, frustrating, and stressful nature of the education industry, will leave your audience with a renewed sense of commitment to educate by example and teach with passion

Dan Holdridge

Dan Holdridge

In April 2001, Mr. Dan Holdridge was one of the youngest Program Directors at General Dynamics Corporation in Needham, MA. Dan oversaw computer engineering operations for General Dynamics and was sent to the United States Pentagon to support the construction of the newly renovated section of the Pentagon. On September 11th, 2001, Dan’s life almost ended when he was injured in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Recovered physically, Dan dedicates his time speaking to people across the country about his experience that day, what helped him heal and how he became an even stronger person than ever before. Read more

Vinny Boles

America’s Army has historically developed leaders and teams to function at their highest performance levels under the most stressful of conditions. Vinny Boles shows your team how to do the same.

Six weeks before the attacks of September 11th, 2001, Vinny Boles was a newly selected one-star General. He reported to take command of a contingency command, one that would be needed by the nation if “the worst thing happened.” On September 11th, it did happen and Vinny and his team went from planning to execution in an ever-fluid environment. Read more

Clint Longenecker

Clinton O. Longenecker has been a business leader for the past twenty years, as an award winning professional business educator, as a business researcher and best selling author, as an executive coach and management trainer, as a consultant and practitioner of cutting edge business practices, and as a community servant and advisor. He wears a variety of hats that stimulate entrepreneurship and business success and he has a local, regional and national reputation as a leader who helps both organizations and individuals realize their potential for success in both the private and public sector. He has helped numerous organizations create high performance business practices that are being used across the country. Read more

Ann Dolin

Ann Dolin, a recognized education coach, speaks extensively on education-related topics and is available to speak to parents and teachers throughout the Metropolitan D.C. area. Ann is known for her engaging and informative approach while addressing students, faculty and parents on the most important topics related to today’s educational programs.

Many families deal with the daily stress of homework.  Arguments and battles with your child rarely conclude with a winner and your relationship with your child suffers.  Ann Dolin M.Ed., a recognized expert in education and learning disability issues helps to eliminate the homework stress. Read more

Connie Merritt

A seasoned professional with over 25 years experience of speaking nationally with leading companies, organizations and associations in consumer sales industries and the healthcare industry, Connie Merritt, RN, BSN, PHN, is a compelling storyteller and award-winning author with an established reputation of connecting with audiences to help move them to action. A registered nurse with a passion for research, writing and communicating to professionals, Connie understands people, processes and the dynamic influences of today’s diverse, hi-tech, multi-generational, mobile world – at our doorstep, today.

She utilizes these understandings to unlock her audiences to maximize their potential. Connie has a gift for providing essential content with step-by-step tactical teachings to help people breakthrough to next while motivating them by spinning unforgettable tales.

In her latest book released from McGraw-Hill, Too Busy For Your Own Good, Connie helps people and organizations make vital adjustments to manage change and maintain focus in a world demanding multiple decisions and responses to lists of requests. Busyness – when unmanaged – can destroy our balance in life…our health, relationships, finances, and career. It scrambles our priorities and all too often in the wrong order, leading us into stress and a cluttering of our lives.

Her programs draw upon her vast experiences from working with people, researching trends, authoring solutions and operating a business. She delivers timely programs for organizations and individuals to learn the best practice skills and strategies to thrive now and continue to excel managing tasks and relationships.

Connie has an outstanding reputation and she is retained by leading companies and organizations nationwide every year to speak to thousands upon thousands. She is an established information agent to leaders – and their teams – as she understands what they are facing as they press forward.

 

 

PROGRAM TOPICS

General Business: High Ground Professional Series

Conquering Raiders of the Lost Spark: Your Spark Determines Your Success
Essential Skills to Refuel Your Fire & Advance You, Your Team & Organization in order to Reach Professional Goals

Dealing with Difficult People & Sticky Situations
Essential Skills for Managing Who’s Pushing Your Buttons & Challenging Dilemmas

Quitting is Not an Option:
Pressing Forward and Bouncing Back in Challenging Times

The Power of Your Communications –What Messages Are You Sending?
Improve Your Verbal & Non-Verbal Communications to Reach Professional Goals

Crazy Busy – Inspiring Busy, Tiring Busy and Beyond Busy – We all do it!
Essential Skills for Time Management to Reach Professional & Personal Goals

Managing Stress Under Pressure
How to Maintain Focus, Calm & Professional Communications in Any Situation

Stress Management: Stress Breakthroughs for Today’s Fast-Paced World
Essential Skills to Manage Stress – Vital Solutions from a Critical Care /Trauma Nurse

Stress Breakthroughs for Today’s Busy Professional
How to Manage Stress in a Fast-Paced World – Vital Solutions from a Critical Care/Trauma Nurse

Healthcare Professionals: The Future of Healthcare Series

The Future of Healthcare is at our Doorstep Today — Change is Here to Stay!
How to Successfully Mine the Gems from Change & Chaos

The Future of Healthcare – Rx for Tweeters, Googlers & Kaboomers
Understand the Trends & Master the Changes Rocking Your World

The Future of Healthcare – Managing Change & Moving Forward
How to Advance – Yourself, Teams and Organizations – in our Diverse, Multi-Generational, Hi-Tech, Mobile World

The Future of Healthcare – How to Manage the Stress Associated with Daily Demands
Successfully Manage Stress Under Pressure — even in the Midst of Change

The Future of Healthcare – How to Maintain Balance in a World Rocking with Changes

The Future of Healthcare – How to Overcome Chaos & Control Busyness – even in the Midst of Change

Nurses – Essential Skills for Nurses Series

Managing Stress Under Pressure – for Today’s Nurse:
How to Maintain Focus, Calm & Professional Communications in Any Situation

Conquering Raiders of the Lost Spark – for Today’s Nurse:
Managing Daily Demands, Drama & Deadlines – even in the Midst of Change

Crazy Busy – Inspiring Busy, Tiring Busy and Beyond Busy – We all do it!
Taking Care of Busyness to Reach Professional & Personal Goals in the World of Nursing

Balancing Life and Work in the Dynamic World of Nursing
How to Maintain Balance for Greater Devotion to the People & Activities That Matter Most

Dealing with Difficult People & Sticky Situations in the World of Nursing
Smart Moves for Managing Who’s Pushing Your Buttons & Challenging Dilemmas

The Power of Nurse Communications –What Messages Are You Sending?
Improve Your Verbal & Non-Verbal Communications to Reach Professional & Personal Goals

Nurse Leaders – Essential Skills for Nurse Leaders Series

Essential Skills for Nurse Leaders: Managing a Diverse, Multi-Generational Workforce
A Game Plan for Connecting – and Empowering – Tweeters, Googlers & Kaboomers

Essential Skills for Nurse Leaders: How to Make an Effective Presentation
You Can Do It! – Preparing & Presenting With Clarity & Confidence

Full Biography

Relevant and timely, Connie Merritt, RN, PHN, is a nurse, speaker, business professional and award-winning author, with a new book just released from McGraw-Hill: Too Busy For Your Own Good –which is particularly timely in these “do more with less” economic times.

Connie has a reputation for delivering breakthrough information to get that spark for life – including timely research gathered from top leaders in medicine, business and brain-response studies.

Her body of work draws upon her life experiences as a registered nurse, business owner, speaker, author, researcher, rehabilitation equestrienne, wife, recuperating overachiever and recovering Superwoman.

With Connie’s step-by-step tactical teachings, that are well-seasoned with energy and humor, she has a gift for providing critical content and connecting with her audiences by spinning unforgettable tales, in a compelling manner – helping people and organizations to take action which reap benefits now and into the future.

Connie helps people and organizations make vital adjustments in their personal lives and careers to manage the multiple decisions and requests being placed in all areas of life – especially during these “do more with less” times. Busyness – when unmanaged – can destroy our balance in life…our health, relationships, finances, and career. It scrambles our priorities and all too often in the wrong order, leading us into stress and a cluttering of our lives.

EDUCATION
• B.S. Nursing, California State University, Long Beach
• Registered Nurse, State of California
• Public Health Nursing Certificate, State of California
• Post graduate work in Business & Psychology, U.C. Irvine
• Graduate, Graphics, Internet and Technical Certification
• Graduate, Dale Carnegie Course in Advanced Selling
• California Real Estate License & Graduate Realtors Institute
• Licensed Private Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration
• Certified SCUBA Diver, Cal Tech Oceanographic Studies

PUBLICATIONS
• Too Busy for Your Own Good – Get More Done in Less Time with Even More Energy
• Finding Love (Again!) – The Dating Survival Manual for Women Over Thirty
• The Taming Guidebook Series – Dealing with Difficult People, Men & Women at Work, Handling Stress, Desk Yoga
• Contributor to Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul
• Contributor to God’s Vitamin ‘C’ for the Spirit of Women
• Articles in Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health & Real Women Magazines

MEDIA
Her messages have struck a chord with audiences and media throughout Americia catching the attention of national and regional media including USA Today, Fox Business, FIRST for Women magazine, Advance for Nurses, MORE Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Work & Family Life, Lifetime TV as well as local and nationally syndicated radio and television programs throughout the nation.

Jim Loehr

Jim Loehr

Jim Loehr shows audiences how to focus and concentrate to increase productivity and meet the demands of modern life. Faced with daunting workloads and a rapid-fire pace of life, we are all looking for ways to improve productivity and well-being. Author of The Power of Full Engagement and The Power of Story: Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny in Business and in Life, Jim Loehr says the key to enduring high performance and achieving health, happiness and life balance, is not just time management, but energy management. An expert in the field of performance psychology, Loehr has spent 25 years helping the world’s greatest athletes to perform more effectively under brutal competitive pressures and now uses that training to coach the people he terms “Corporate Athletes.” Loehr appears frequently on television, including Today, Nightline, 60 Minutes and Oprah and his work has been chronicled in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, Time, Fortune and Self. Author of 12 books, Loehr offers step-by-step approach to managing energy more skillfully, both on and off the job. Read more

Patricia Russell-McCloud

Patricia Russell-McCloud

Patricia Russell McCloud lives the life she prescribes for others – a life that is well-balanced — full with love, compassion, purpose and passion. In addition to inspiring hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life each year to live up to their full potential, Pat devotes countless hours to mission work in South Africa. As an active member of several civic organizations, she also brings the same level of energy and focus and determination to helping in her community. There is one word which describes her best…unforgettable. Read more