Andrea S. Kramer, Alton B. Harris
Authors, Speakers, Lawyers
Believe that by learning to use distinctive, practical, effective communication techniques, women can overcome gender bias.
ANDREA S. KRAMER, JD, is an attorney and a partner in the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP. Because mentorship opportunities for young executive and professional women are often limited, she co-founded the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA) to recruit senior women to mentor and support younger women on their way up. Alongside her distinguished legal career, Andie is a nationally recognized advocate for women’s advancement and an authority on gender communication.
Alton Harris was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm of Ungaretti & Harris which in 2015 merged into the national law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP. Over the course of his career, Al has grown increasingly concerned about the barriers and biases women face in traditionally male career environments. His focus is always on the communication skills they need to advance in their chosen fields, despite the prevalence of negative gender stereotypes.
Dianne Collins, Alan Collins
We have the choice of mastery in every moment.
Dianne Collins is the leading authority in new world view thinking and author of 6-time award-winning bestseller, Do You QuantumThink? She is a visionary thinker, writer, creator and producer, passionate about showing people new ways of seeing that can make their life sublime.
Master QuantumThink Coach, Alan Collins, emanates his natural inclination to have people be successful in all areas of their lives. His exceptional talent and intuitive ability to touch in directly on what is most significant for people instantly connects them to their power to go forward in living their dreams.
Together, Dianne and Alan have been partners in life and in business for more than 20 years. They consult leaders and senior executives in the world’s leading corporations to go beyond hidden limits of their thinking – accelerating results and catapulting nonlinear achievements.
Founder, President & CEO
INCLUSION: Everyone has a diversity story.
Jennifer Brown is a passionate advocate and social entrepreneur committed to guiding leaders and organizations to
create healthier workplace cultures that resonate with current and incoming leaders. With two Masters degrees – in Vocal Performance and Organizational Development – and experience in non-profit management and marketing, Jennifer founded JBC in 2006, and she and her team have since facilitated and coached hundreds of leaders and their teams all over the world on critical issues of strategy, leadership and integrity.
Author, Speaker, Analyst, Strategic Advisor
Use soft skills to solve problems.
The Sniper Mind
The Tribe That Discovered Trust
David Amerland is an Author, Speaker, Analyst, Strategic Advisor. He charts the connections between data mining, search, social media, marketing, branding and the human factor. In addition to the books he writes, David also advises a handful of companies globally, blog for a number of websites , including Forbes and journalism.co.uk and writes for a number of magazines and newspapers.
Abigail G. Manning
Founder, Speaker, Writer & Workshop Facilitator
Speaks and writes about the complexities of abuse.
Abigail is an Awareness Creator who speaks and writes about the complexities of abuse. Having experienced childhood abuse by both of her parents and domestic violence as an adult, she uses first-hand experience with touches of humor to illuminate the challenges of recognizing unhealthy behavior. By creating awareness, Abigail moves all forms of abuse out of the silent darkness where they start and thrive, and into the colorful light of mainstream conversations. Motivating people to make a commitment to optimum health, people unite to prevent and end abuse. ENLIGHTEN. EMPOWER. END.
Communications Director with The National Safe Haven Alliance
Saving the lives of unwanted newborns.
The Hungry Snake
Open Your Eyes: 10 Uncommon Lessons to Discover a Happier Life
Suzanne Hobbs has had many job titles in her life, from best-selling children’s author to news anchor to small business owner. But the best title is “mom”
14 years ago she adopted a little baby who was abandoned at birth. And it’s an incredibly touching story that has been told on Oprah Winfrey and in two books, countless magazine articles and radio shows.
Suzanne has become an advocate for the safe surrender of newborn babies whose mothers feel they can no longer care for them. She’s on a mission to save lives and bring awareness.
Media Expert, Author, Show Publicist for OSCARS®
Media expert in all things Communication.
Regular Contributor (Monthly) Mornings with Ed & Katie
90.3 AMP Mornings, Calgary, AB, Canada
Steve Rohr has quickly emerged as the go-to media expert on all things Communication. His compelling content, instant rapport with just about everybody, and dynamic delivery have made him both an audience and producer favorite, resulting in repeat invites from national Canadian talk show “The Social” (CTV), “WGN Morning News” (Chicago), “Connecticut Style” (ABC, New Haven/Hartford), and “Good Morning Britain” (ITV). On radio, he’s a monthly on-air contributor to the #1 talk radio show “The Night Side” (News Talk 1010, Toronto). Additionally, Steve’s expert advice has been featured in dozens of print/digital publications including Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and AARP’s Life Reimagined, to name two. He is a regular contributor to Backstage magazine, the leading career resource for actors.
Ita M. Olsen
You can be crystal clear and highly persuasive.
Ita Olsen is one of the world’s leading authorities on speech and human communications. Her groundbreaking approach rapidly enables clients to acquire powerful and persuasive communications abilities that deliver an immediate and positive multiple return on investment — both personally and professionally.
Kevin Corcoran Jr.
Speaker, Author, Adventurer
Building resilience through comfort challenges.
Where the Magic Happens!: The Science & Stories Behind Challenging Your Comfort Zone
Kevin Corcoran Jr., a Speaker, Author, and Adventurer. Kevin holds an M.A. in Communication, teaches for National University, San Diego State University, and recently published his first book. With topics ranging from communication and leadership to mindfulness and teamwork, Kevin has worked closely with Apple, Sony, TEDx, Red Bull, Coldwell Banker, American Red Cross.
Mary Fran Bontempo
Public Speaker, Author, Humorist
The paths we are led to are the places we are supposed to go.
The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words
Not Ready for Granny Panties-The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties
Mary Fran Bontempo is an award winning speaker, author and humorist who believes in the power of self-talk. For over 30 years, Mary Fran has used her wisdom and wit to motivate and inspire audiences to tweak their self-talk, making small changes that yield lasting, life-changing results.
Founder of the blog, Not Ready for Granny Panties, Mary Fran is the author of three books and a former newspaper columnist. Her most recent book, The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, takes on the everyday words that make women cringe, redefining them and cleaning up self-talk to guide readers towards vibrant, productive, joyful lives.
Facing the uncomfortable.
Amy is a Colorado native, born in Fort Collins. She spent over 14 years in Financial Services in venture capital, hedge funds and credit cards, living and working in various states and countries.
At the age of 34, she left the financial industry to pursue her passion and a career in professional bike racing. Amy raced all over the world and at the highest level of the sport. She was a member of the US National Team, holds a national title in the Team Time Trial and raced in the World Championships.
Amy has been a coach for over a decade. She hosts annual Grinta Cycling Camps in Steamboat Springs every summer. Find out more at: www.grintacamps.com.
Amy lives in Steamboat Springs with her English husband, Matt and their Boxador, Lucy.
Leading You Out Of the Darkness Into the Light
Maxwell Ivey is a 49-year-old blind entrepreneur who grew up in a family of carnival owners. All Max ever wanted to do was to continue his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and be part of the family business, but life didn’t turn out that way. Now inspirational author and blogger, Max shares that there are no excuses. He even figured out a way to stay in the carnival industry.
Helps and inspire others… now.
Lorraine Reguly, B.A./B.Ed., is an author and English teacher-turned-freelancer for hire. Her life journey is motivational and inspirational. Lorraine’s book, From Nope to Hope, is a self-help book designed to help anyone who wishes to lead a happier life, and contains a built-in workbook. Lorraine offers 4 different services on Wording Well, including writing/blogging, and editing. She also helps others become published authors! Check out her services and see what she can do for YOU. You can also visit her author site, Laying It Out There at lorrainereguly.com to learn more about her.
Intentionally design a business that supports the life you (really) want to live.
The Pursuit of Absolute Engagement
Julie Littlechild is a speaker, writer and the Founder of AbsoluteEngagement.com.
She helps successful professionals and entrepreneurs design businesses that support the lives they want to live and to create lives that fuel their capacity to do just that. Julie has worked with and studied top producing professionals, their clients and their teams for twenty years. She is a recognized expert on driving deeper engagement and growth and the author of a popular blog. She sat on the national board of the Financial Planning Association from 2010 – 2013, was twice identified as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Financial Planning by Investment Advisor Magazine and won the Influencer Award in practice management from Financial Planning Magazine.
Vice President, MOSAIC Investment Co., Author Waffle Street
Do what’s right, even when it’s hard.
JAMES ADAMS cut his teeth in the investment management industry as an analyst at Protective Life Insurance Co., where he assisted in the credit evaluation and relative value analysis of an $8 billion corporate bond portfolio. After three years at Protective, Jimmy joined Jefferson-Pilot Financial, trading and monitoring the credit quality of a $3 billion corporate bond portfolio comprised of 120 issuers. He was also instrumental in Jefferson-Pilot’s inaugural issue of $300 million funding agreement-backed notes in June 2005. In early 2006, Jimmy entered the placid waters of the mortgage bond market, where borrowers were known to repay their debts and fraud was a total anomaly. As a vice president in the product management group of a $30 billion money management firm, he serviced 40 client relationships by providing verbal and written commentary on performance, investment process, and portfolio positioning. After three harrowing years in the mortgage market maelstrom, Jimmy sought refuge inside the walls of a 24-hour waffle diner. Waiting tables on the weekend graveyard shift over the next six months, he got a lot more than he bargained for. Although he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and an MBA in Finance, most of the author’s financial knowledge has been gleaned from his recent foray into food service and the writings of forgotten 19th-century economists.
Dr. Richard Liposky
President and CEO of Dental Specialists of America LLC
It isn’t how far you fall, it’s how high you bounce.
It’s Not What I Learned, It’s How I Learned It
Grandpa and Andy
Dr. Richard Liposky who is president and CEO of Dental Specialists of America LLC, providing outpatient oral and maxillofacial surgery and specialty services to group practices in eight states. He hosted the radio show “Speaking of Dentistry.” With more than fifty years of business experience, Dr. Liposky has had the privilege of coaching new physicians, dentists, and businessmen and women in starting, developing, and growing their businesses or practices.
President, CTS Service Solutions
I’m a guy who loves customer service, Hero Class Service!
Author, Motivational Speaker
Live your most authentic life.
Dr. Richard Shuster
Podcast Host, The Daily Helping
Get 1 million people to do 1 act-of-kindness each day. #mydailyhelping
Define your purpose in life and achieve extraordinary breakthroughs.
In 1994 I went into the business of motivational speaking, and personal development launching AttractionMarketingBiz.com . Soon to be Author of his first Book, Define your Passion & Be the Architect of your Dream Lifestyle ….his passion has always been to help others as a Success Coach, to believe in themselves in achieving a better lifestyle.
Content, Conversation, and Community Strategist
I invent highly original content and ensure that it finds the proper audience. And then I talk it up with those people.
Overcoming Life’s Biggest Challenges
The extreme loss Debra experienced in a short period of time was life altering, and illuminated a path forward that she never saw coming. Instead of retreating from life, she was called to open myself up, and create a blueprint for increasing joy and abundance. She started to write, not only as a way to share experiences, but also to show through example that COURAGE and JOY can truly set you free, no matter the circumstances.
Her work since that point has been to share her own story of strength. Showing people that in the midst of immense tragedy, there are silver linings. She found gratitude, and dedicated myself to helping others to make these brave choices as well. You have your own path to fearlessness, and she’s here to be of assistance. By sharing experiences in and around courage, we have the opportunity to make a powerful difference in each others lives.
President, NOW Marketing Group
Relationships are more powerful than marketing
Let me help you build long-lasting relationships with your ideal audience!
She is known for her outspoken dedication to Relationship Marketing. Jessika’s quote, “Relationships will always be more powerful than marketing,” is often used to explain why it’s important to build a “know, like and trust,” base to connect with Buyer Personas. Starting with a laptop and a vision, Jessika has grown her agency to become a certified and recognized inbound partner who has worked with over 100 clients across the US and internationally.
As a relationship marketing evangelist, she founded The Relationship Marketing System, an online membership site that provides videos articles and worksheets to help businesses learn the art of growing repeat referral business. Jessika teaches comprehensive Relationship Marketing and hosts weekly videocasts #MagnetMarketers and Relationships ROI which focuses on becoming a magnet vs. a bullhorn while growing relationships and ROI in business
Diana Elizabeth Jordan
Actor, Storyteller-Speaker, Expressive Arts Facilitator