Afterburner

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Ed Metcalf

Ed Metcalf

Dr. Ed Metcalf, President of The Metcalf Group, Ltd., an International speaking and training firm, has been voted “Best Speaker” at both technical and non-technical conferences and conventions. Metcalf spent 25 years at IBM as a Senior Instructor in the IBM Management Institute where his responsibilities included conducting employee workshops on Team Building, Managing Change, Planning, and Problem Solving, and knows that in today’s business environment, it is crucial that all employees in the company work as an efficient team. Metcalf emphasizes the importance of: The Team’s Vision; Key Organizational Issues; Effective Team Communication; and Action Planning, and his programs feature structured learning activities and group interaction such as creating geometric patterns while blind-folded; designing new processes to meet customers’ goals and using building blocks to erect the most profitable tower. His group feedback process also provides insights to improving operations and better communication channels between team members. Read more

Valerie Oberle

Valerie Oberle’s culture-building expertise grew from her decades of practical experience as a key executive with the Walt Disney Company. Roles in Guest Relations, Theme Park and Resort Operations, then as the first female executive at Walt Disney World as VP of the Disney University, makes her uniquely qualified to provide audiences with specific strategies to build a sustainable service culture. The lessons focus on behaviors, processes, systems and leadership practices that are proven to increase customer and employee loyalty and therefore company profits. Oberle knows how to translate these strategies into action for other businesses as she was the driving force of the highly successful Disney Business Seminars. Since forming The Oberle Group in 1997, she has charmed audiences with her authentic approach and instructional stories in keynote presentations and workshops held around the world. Her style and content are acclaimed by clients as engaging, educational, and transforming. You’ll leave buzzing with fresh ideas and insights, along with the practical tools and motivation to implement them. Read more

Margaret Seidler

Many of us have experienced the sometimes startling results from a 360° leader feedback assessment. For Margaret Seidler, it was a life altering moment. Determined to improve, she devoted herself to researching what makes a great leader. Her quest led her to the principles of Polarity Thinking™. In Margaret’s bestselling book, Power Surge, she demonstrates how a leader’s natural strengths can become weaknesses when leadership values are not managed in pairs over time. Audiences begin to see themselves more completely to gain strength, not lose it. Leaders learn to be more insightful, incisive and purposeful in managing themselves while addressing their organization’s complex challenges. Read more

Michael Houlihan

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Risha Grant

Heidi Sloss

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Amy Purdy

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