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DeMoine Adams

DeMoine Adams

Ready...Set...Perform
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@DeMoine Adams is not only a motivational speaker, but an artist who inspires others to be greater, to be leaders, and to be winners in the game of life. He was a three-year starting Blackshirt Defensive End for the Nebraska Cornhuskers who led the team in quarterback sacks during his time on the team. DeMoine played an instrumental role in helping the Huskers win a Big 12 conference championship in 1999 and helped lead the ...
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Stacy Allison

Stacy Allison

First American Woman to Climb Mt. Everest
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Stacy's climbed the world's most famous mountain, now she's helping organizations across the globe scale their own monumental challenges. Stacy Allison brings a vast range of experiences and knowledge to her energetic and dynamic presentations. Stacy is best known as the First American woman to summit Mt. Everest. She is also president of Stacy Allison General Contracting, a residential building company. She serves on the Board of Trustees of National University and is the Chairperson ...
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Harvey Alston

Harvey Alston

Be the BEST – Focus on Individual Responsibility
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Considered one of the most dynamic, “high octane” speakers in America. Harvey Alston has been a full-time speaker since 1989. He has spoken to millions of people throughout the United States who have benefited not only from his knowledge, but also from the wisdom that Harvey Alston brings to the finish line.  Harvey Alston's unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, and changed lives. His powerful, soul-searching presentations uplift audiences ...
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Clayton Anderson

Clayton Anderson

United States Astronaut
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@On Christmas Eve in 1968 the Astronauts of Apollo 8; Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders did what no other humans had ever done. Now, over 50 years ago, a turbulent world cast their eyes to the heavens for a unique view of our home planet. It was on this very night, when humans were able for the very first time in history, to see our planet Earth rise over the lunar horizon, that ...
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Chuck Bauer

Chuck Bauer

Got Sales? Get CHUCK BAUER today!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Imagine increasing your sales figures . . .Imagine improving your bottom line . . .Imagine instant results from a Chuck Bauer Sales Seminars or Consulting... With more than two decades of winning experience in sales, noted national sales coach, speaker, author and corporate sales-effectiveness consultant Chuck Bauer brings us his innovative and distinctive business insight. His passionate commitment to excellence is illustrated in his consulting, coaching and speaking work. With his no-nonsense approach and tell-it-like-it-is ...
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Jeff Beals

Jeff Beals

Author of "Self Marketing Power", Author of "Self Marketing Power"
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Jeff Beals is the international award-winning author of “Self Marketing Power: Branding Yourself as a Business of One” and “Selling Saturdays: Blue Chip Sales Tips from College Football.” His uniquely diverse career has made him an industry leader and sought-after speaker on marketing, branding and sales topics.As a professional speaker, Jeff delivers keynote speeches, seminars and workshops to diverse audiences worldwide. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Kansas City chapter ...
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Gayle Becwar

Gayle Becwar

More Than Just a Magician, a Complete Entertainer!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Growing up in a family of magicians, Gayle's first introduction to entertainment came as a child performing with his family's traveling magic show. Since 1987, he has been performing his fresh, fast paced solo magic and comedy act full-time all across the country. Audiences from New York to LA, and Hong Kong, China to Cancun, Mexico, will attest that his act is truly unique and entertaining. Gayle has opened for Dan Seals and Holly Dunn, ...
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Allen Beermann

Allen Beermann

Executive Director, Nebraska Press Association Former Nebraska Secretary of State
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mr. Beermann served as Legal Counsel and Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of State for two years, and on September 7, 1967, was appointed Deputy Secretary of State. On January 7, 1971, Mr. Beermann was sworn into office as Secretary of State for his first four year term at age 31, and on January 9, 1991, was sworn into office for a sixth four year term. On January 6, 1995, he became the Executive Director ...
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Rob Bell, CSP

Rob Bell, CSP

Learn "How to Wow"
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Rob Bell is the perfect combination of educational know-how, professional experience and humor for a speaker. His presentations are high-energy and feature real-life anecdotes, which are as fun as they are meaningful. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles, customer service, and training, Rob makes it simple, clear and FUN to improve customer service and gain leadership skills. Rob began teaching his Customer Service and Communication Techniques early in his tenure ...
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Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Four-time U.S. Nationals Juggling Gold Medal Winner
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Dan Bennett learned to juggle in 1970 when he was eight years old. It was in college however that he discovered his propensity for comedy. While earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Dan worked as a teaching assistant in the math lab. His love for teaching soon spilled over into tutoring with comedy. Eventually Mr. Bennett was holding workshops in calculus and mixing mathematics with humor. While lecturing about ballistics he devised the object lesson ...
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Ross Bernstein

Ross Bernstein

Inspirational Business Speaker & Best-Selling Sports Author
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Ever wonder why certain teams WIN consistently, whereas others come up short? Ross explains WHY — in an engaging and visually entertaining style that’s designed to improve YOUR organization’s overall performance, morale and bottom-line profitability...  The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning business speaker who helps companies and organizations perform more like CHAMPIONS. Ross and his books have been featured on thousands of television and radio programs over the ...
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Mike Bitter

Mike Bitter

Social Media Marketing, Featured Writer and Speaker
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mike Bitter is a featured writer for Constant Contact and has been published in the Omaha Lifestyles Magazine. He speaks at numerous events throughout the year; both locally and nationally including the Strategic Management Institute in Washington, D.C., the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the College of Saint Mary’s in Omaha. With over eight years’ experience in the social media marketing industry, Mike has been there, done that, and is now eager to share ...
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Brian Blasko

Brian Blasko

Speaker - Author - Fun Guy
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Brian Blasko is a highly motivated, nationally known speaker, trainer and author. His programs have been inspiring individual and organizational growth for 22 years. He is the “go to” guy when it comes to leadership, motivation, team building and personal development. This celebrated author of 2 books Cruisin’ Through Life At 35 MPH and Sending Signals, has a Masters Degree in interpersonal communication, collegiate-level teaching experience, and is a member of the National Speakers Association ...
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Ken Block

Ken Block

Mastor Impressionist/Comic
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mrs. Schmidt isn’t exactly a household name. She certainly doesn’t have a voice that most audiences would recognize. Yet, she is the character that launched Ken Block’s career. Mrs. Schmidt was Ken’s 9th grade math teacher in Great Neck, New York. It was she who first said, “What do you think you are, a comedian? If you open your mouth one more time...” Of course, Ken did open his mouth one more time. He didn’t ...
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Walter Bond

Walter Bond

"Mr. Accountability"
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Walter Bond is called “Mr. Accountability” because he forces each one of his listeners to learn to be responsible for whatever the situation they are in. Through his programs, workshops, books and CDs, he travels the world teaching that personal accountability, confidence, and success are possible for all who desire it; from frontline personnel to the CEO. Walter reveals how to harness the power of accountability and become a rock star of your industry.A former ...
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Lisa Borchardt

Lisa Borchardt

Journey Through Living
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Lisa Borchardt believes sharing our stories helps people heal. She empowers and ignites audiences with her interactive presentations while walking them through difficult topics using transparency and humor.Lisa also assists managers to understand that fostering employees self worth cultivates professional success and enhances their performance.Lisa incorporates research that has shown happiness boosts both creativity and productivity into her speeches. She uses motivation to encourage positive change, while sharing strategies for personal and professional development during ...
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Dr. Adolph Brown

Dr. Adolph Brown

Servant Leader, Author, Humorist, Master Teacher
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Born in the heart of the inner city, while spending summers in rural Virginia with his grandfather, Adolph was reared to be very hard-working and reflective. Having had a single parent mother in the housing projects, having been a Head Start student, having been the first of his family of five to graduate high school, and having had his oldest sibling and only brother murdered when he was only 11, Adolph's life and work have ...
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Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Creator of The HERO Effect™
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@ Kevin’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking. He grew up in Muskegon, Michigan where his blue collar roots taught him the value of hard work and determination. His resume includes an eclectic mix of career stops that ultimately led him to the purchase of a franchise at the age of seventeen. With a street-wise aptitude and a never ...
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Traci Brown

Traci Brown

The Body Language Expert
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@What do Lance Armstrong, Stormy Daniels and Vladimir Putin have in common? Traci Brown’s revealed their secrets to the world! She’s uncovered what they’re not saying. NBC, CBS and Fox has asked this body language expert to reveal secrets hidden in plain sight. And she can help your team reveal the secrets your clients are keeping from you that are impacting your bottom line. She’s trained in the body language of deception detection right alongside ...
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Paul Bryant

Paul Bryant

Executive Director Wesley House Academy
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Paul Bryant grew up on the streets of North Omaha. As he puts it, he lived through “the good, the bad and the ugly.” Through his many experiences Paul became what most people today would call a survivor. Not only did Paul Bryant survive, he thrived! Paul’s career includes a Senior VP position with The Gallup Organization. He has also been a business banker and officer with Wells Fargo and the First National Bank. He ...
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Adrienne Bulinski

Adrienne Bulinski

Unlock Your Potential
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Award-winning speaker, acclaimed entertainer and author, Adrienne Bulinski will show you how to walk and chew gum all the way up your staircase of life. Stop with the excuses, get off your tush, grab ahold of your dream… and LIVE your BEST life! It's time to Think Big, Dream Big, and Achieve Big. If you are looking for a game changer for your organization then look no further. You have found your secret weapon. With ...
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Sean Callahan

Sean Callahan

Nebraska Football Correspondent
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Rivals.com hired Sean Callahan in December of 2003 to work specifically for HuskerOnline.com, but he has worked with the company since 1999. Callahan has covered the daily Nebraska football practices and games since August of 1999 for a number of different media outlets. Callahan was named the 2006 and 2007 Nebraska Sports Writer of the year by the National Sports Writers and Sports Broadcasters Association of America and he was a finalist for the award ...
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Barry Carlson

Barry Carlson

Encouraging People To Change Their Lives By Changing the Way They Think
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Barry Carlson is the founder/CEO of MidAmerica Speakers Bureau (MSB). After 8 years of teaching and coaching, Barry entered the financial services business in 1979 where he won nearly every award the company had to offer both in sales and sales management spanning a 34 year career. In 2010 Barry founded MidAmerica Speakers Bureau which books speakers, presenters and entertainers nationwide. The bureau became so successful in such a short period of time that he ...
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Adam Carriker

Adam Carriker

Former NFL Football Player & Host of the Carriker Chronicles
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Adam Carriker was born in Hastings, Nebraska to Dave and Nancy Carriker. Adam, an avid Husker fan, was born and raised on a family farm in the small town of Giltner, Nebraska. Despite moving halfway across the country at a young age because of his parents' jobs, Adam grew up with strong country values and a lifelong dream of playing for Nebraska, and one day, wearing a Blackshirt. The story of his career was in ...
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Tim Cavanagh

Tim Cavanagh

CUSTOMIZE IT--FINDING THE FUNNY IN YOUR BUSINESS
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Tim Cavanagh is a professional comedian and speaker, which has come as a complete shock to this family. They still remember him as the guy who refused to say a single word for the first nineteen months of his life. And now look at him. He’s making up for lost time. Over the last twenty years, Tim has brought his clean and engaging comedy to hundreds of business groups across the U.S. and Canada. He ...
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Brenda Clark Hamilton

Brenda Clark Hamilton

"Fresh Coffee" Conference Speaker/Workplace Trainer
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Brenda Clark Hamilton is a dynamic keynote speaker and workplace trainer who provides fresh perspectives in leadership, communication skills, team-building, and offering one’s best self to life, relationships, and career.A skilled and respected educator, Brenda’s career experiences include coordinating professional development for 1200 teachers, serving on the Iowa Department of Education’s Professional Development Stakeholders Group, and managing multiple projects as Professional Development Consultant for an Iowa education agency. Brenda holds a Master’s degree in English ...
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Joe Cole

Joe Cole

The Best in Comedy Magic
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Joe caught the “magic bug” at the early age of 8 when he discovered his older brother’s magic set tucked away in his closet consisting of a makeshift cape, a cardboard hat, and numerous plastic props of prestidigitation. Joe’s act has come a long way since then, but it was a wonderful start to his successful career. Now Joe performs almost nightly at the UpStream Brewing Co. and Fernando's restaurant. In 2001 Joe had his ...
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Richie Contartesi

Richie Contartesi

Plan. Attack. Win!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Meet Keynote Motivational Speaker, #1 Best Selling Author, and former professional football player, Richie Contartesi. Standing a stellar 5'7" and weighing in at a magnificent 155 lbs, you wouldn't think he'd be much of a football player. Instead, he looks more like a chess player. Don't laugh, he's good at chess too! Despite the odds and naysayers, Richie Contartesi walked on at Ole Miss and eventually received a football scholarship, started every game his senior ...
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John Cook

John Cook

NU Volleyball Coach - Dream Big
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@ When John Cook took over the reins of the Nebraska volleyball program, the challenge facing him was daunting. Cook replaced one of the sport’s legendary coaches in Terry Pettit, who won 694 matches and guided the Huskers to 18 consecutive NCAA appearances and six National Semifinals. Cook, who left an emerging power in Wisconsin to guide the tradition-rich Husker program, had his own vision for Nebraska volleyball. He saw a program that had even ...
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Julia Cook

Julia Cook

Children's Book Author - Teaching Skills to Last a Lifetime
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@With over a million books in print, Julia Cook is a former school counselor and teacher who never dreamed she could evolve into an award-winning children's author, parenting expert, and inspirational speaker. She now travels the country encouraging others to follow in her footsteps. "There are so many ideas out there that need to be shared," says Julia who takes top research and creatively translates it into "kid language" that is both entertaining and engaging ...
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Bill Cordes

Bill Cordes

"The YOGOWYPI Guy" Former teacher, coach and television talk show host!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@ "YOGOWYPI!!" Bill Cordes, known nationally as "The YOGOWYPI Guy" - "You Only Get Out What You Put In". His philosophy will intrigue, entertain and inspire you. Since 1988, Bill has presented to well over 2 million participants with contagious enthusiasm, delightful humor, and unique delivery to teach teachers, teens and business leaders, "Better Ways to Live Their Days" Bill Cordes did his graduate and undergraduate work at The University of Hawaii and Fort Hays ...
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Aaron Davis

Aaron Davis

Not just "another talk", it's an experience.
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Aaron is not just a speaker "telling" other companies and individuals how to succeed. He is in the trenches every day as the President of his own consulting firm; Aaron Davis Presentations, Inc., the Chief Operations Officer of The Thomas Group, and the co-founder of several other profitable business ventures.Aaron Davis Presentations, Inc. received the Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Minority Owned Business award while Toastmasters International awarded him the Communication & Leadership Award. Rotary International ...
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Matt Davison

Matt Davison

@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Matt Davison was raised in Tecumseh, Nebraska where he was an outstanding high school athlete. In 1997, he was named Nebraska high school Athlete of the Year and was honored with the title of Mr. Basketball as well. After High School, Matt accepted a scholarship from head coach Tom Osborne to take to the gridiron for the University of Nebraska. Like many youngsters in the state, Matt dreamed of one day playing football for the ...
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Dave Davlin

Dave Davlin

"Travelin" Davlin
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@ Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin (pronounced DAV-lin) began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America, to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea — and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness ...
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Boyd Epley

Boyd Epley

Hall of Fame Strength Coach
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Boyd Epley presently serves as Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning at Nebraska. Epley oversees the Husker Power Strength and Conditioning Department. When hired by former Athletic Director Bob Devaney in 1969, Nebraska became the first university to have a paid strength coach. Epley was Devaney’s only Head Strength Coach then worked under Tom Osborne for 25 years as his only Head Strength Coach. After 35 years Epley moved into an associate athletic director ...
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Josh Erickson

Josh Erickson

Master Team Builder
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Josh Erickson is a master team builder, serial entrepreneur, and trusted advisor. For the last 17 years, he has been impacting teams: businesses, high schools, colleges, and non-profits of all levels. In addition to implementing proven methods to his own ventures, companies such as FedEX, Holiday Inn, SHRM, and the University of Nebraska have partnered with Josh when they have wanted to increase employee engagement, team collaboration, and team leadership. Industry leaders have called him ...
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Troy Evans

Troy Evans

From Desperation to Dedication
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@On November 12, 1992, Troy Evans was sentenced to 13 years in Federal Prison. He was convicted of five armed bank robberies, in three states, over a six-month crime spree, and was sent to the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado. His neighbors included such notorious criminals as Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Troy was released on December 13, 1999, over seven and one-half years later. Despite the obstacles that only prison can produce, Troy ...
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Debra Fine

Debra Fine

The Fine Art of Small Talk
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Debra Fine a formerly shy, tongue-tied engineer, is now an internationally recognized keynote speaker, trainer, communication expert and bestselling author. Fine established her Denver based company The Fine Art of Small Talk to teach all variety of C-Level, manager, stake holder and member, along with the spouse who is dragged along to banquets and meetings; conversation, rapport and mingling skills and relationship building techniques for use at business networking events, conventions, association meetings, trade shows, ...
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Mike Frank, CPAE

Mike Frank, CPAE

One of North America's Most Versatile Professional Speakers, Speaker Hall of Fame
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mike Frank worked his way up from salesman, to manager, to district manager, to regional manager, to national sales manager, to vice president of sales of an international sales corporation... all within 4 years and before he was 26 years old. Has spoken to over 3,000 audiences in the United States, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, the Bahamas, the Philippines, and Mexico. Co-author of two books. Mike has been featured in many corporate "in house" video tape ...
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Arthur Fratelli

Arthur Fratelli

The Professional Showoff
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@ Comedy Mentalist Arthur Fratelli is one of the most popular and sought after corporate acts in the country. His passion for live entertainment is obvious in his original comedy, mentalism, and uncanny ability to work a crowd. He is in constant demand for corporate events all over the country. Arthur is also an accomplished consultant for stage presentations large and small. Scents of Humor The shortest distance between two people is laughter! Arthur illustrates ...
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Jack Guggenmos

Jack Guggenmos

Instilling Excellence in Educators, Leaders & Mentors
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Jack Guggenmos has been involved in secondary education in Nebraska his entire professional career. In his four years at Dorchester, six at Arlington, and twenty at Aurora, he was a social studies instructor and head football coach. During those thirty years he also assisted in basketball and track. In his years as a coach, Jack served as the President of the Nebraska Coaches Association as well as an eight year stint on the Executive Board ...
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Ron Gustafson

Ron Gustafson

Turning a Set-Back into a Come-Back
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@ Raised on a farm in Lyons, Nebraska, Ron "Gus" Gustafson was a standout basketball player in high school in spite of having lost his right arm and shoulder in a tragic childhood farm accident. After a knee injury ended his collegiate basketball career, he was devastated. But, once again, his faith and courage sustained him and he redirected his energies, building outstanding academic and business careers. Gus is founder and president of Ron Gustafson ...
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Neil Halford

Neil Halford

From Victim to Victor - The Sound of Sight
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Neil Halford is one of the premier motivational and inspirational speakers in the speaking industry today. At the age of 2 Neil was involved in a near fatal accident which left him totally blind and forever changed his life and that of his family.Neil's fearless will to succeed in a sighted world has taken him to heights unimaginable to most listeners. In high school Neil was one of the top wrestlers in the State of ...
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Joseph Hall

Joseph Hall

Elvis Tribute Artist
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@ Joseph's new show is not "just an impersonation show" – Joseph portrays the energy, the moves and the voice of Elvis. Joseph made it into the Top 10 of NBC's America's Got Talent (season 3; 2008) as a "Young Elvis" impersonator. He did so well that he won the judges vote (David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan). Following his success on AGT, Joseph went on tour (U.S., Europe and Mexico) and finally made Branson his ...
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Les "Pee-Wee" Harrison

Les “Pee-Wee” Harrison

Dream an Unrealistic Dream
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Les “Pee-Wee” Harrison will challenge the audience to “Dream an Unrealistic Dream” and ask themselves "Why Not"? Pee-Wee’s journey started in Omaha, Nebraska as the second child of eleven. His strong family roots, core values, continual self-inquiry and inquisitive nature helped him avoid the pit falls of the streets and to navigate through a flawed educational environment; he went on to college to earn an MBA. Pee-Wee finally reached his dream of playing basketball along-side ...
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Andy Hoffman

Andy Hoffman

Attorney and Founder of the Team Jack Foundation
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@On April 22, 2011 Andy Hoffman's life was turned completely upside down. Andy, a small town attorney, along with his wife Brianna, who was head pharmacist at Atkinson’s West Holt Pharmacy, at the time, were about to embark on one of the most challenging journeys of their life. On this day, their son Jack, would suffer a nearly fatal seizure, resulting in a lifesaving helicopter flight to Omaha. Weeks later, the family learned that what ...
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Holly Hoffman

Holly Hoffman

CBS's hit reality show “Survivor" finalist and author
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua.” Through that experience and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination and confidence with business leaders, teachers and students across the nation.A professional motivational speaker and the author of Your Winner Within, Holly acknowledges that ...
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Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter

The Sales Hunter
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mark Hunter, CSP, “The Sales Hunter,” is recognized as an expert in sales, leadership and profitability. He is author of “High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Results” and “High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price.”Since 1998, Mark has conducted thousands of training programs and keynotes on leadership and sales. He is best known for his ability to motivate and move an organization through his high-energy presentations ...
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Todd Huston

Todd Huston

More Than Mountains
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Todd Huston knows how to overcome incredible challenges. When his legs got caught in the propeller of a boat at age 14, his life was radically changed. He battled to keep his legs with numerous surgeries, but bone disease eventually forced him to have one leg amputated. Todd became a psychotherapist and clinical director of the Amputee Resource Center in California. He also worked in psychiatric hospitals for adults, adolescents and children. He used his ...
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Neil Ihde

Neil Ihde

Life IQ - Live Intelligently
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Neil Ihde is a speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ where he motivates groups and individuals to work, play, relate and live intelligently. He has worked with numerous managers, directors, corporate leaders, and teams to improve their personal and professional effectiveness. Neil has worked with nearly 30 Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Discover Card, Domino’s, Merck, Booking.com, Transamerica, GE among others. Neil has also consulted internationally with clients from a dozen countries. He ...
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Dean Jacobs

Dean Jacobs

Learn how to stay true to your dreams.
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Since 2001, Dean Jacobs has spent five years traversing across the globe exploring over 52 countries on a low budget adventure, propelled by a desire to understand the world. He graduated from Wayne State College, earning a degree in biology, with minors in earth science and art. Eventually, this path led him to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals where he was employed in sales/marketing for 10 years. After a great deal of soul searching, Jacobs left the security ...
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Nathan Jamail

Nathan Jamail

Building Winning Teams
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@For more than two decades Nathan Jamail has either been setting sales records, or training others on how to do so. Previously Nathan set record results in sales by producing top performing sales teams in capacities such as business sales, direct consumer sales, indirect sales, distribution and marketing for several Fortune 100 companies. Also named a top Executive Sales Director for a Fortune 500 company where he received numerous National Sales Excellence awards and was ...
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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Creating a Positive Culture of Kindness
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mark Johnson speaks with Sam Stecher, view his bio. Mark Johnson has been in education for over 20 years. He was an elementary school teacher for twelve years before moving into an elementary principal position, which he has held for the past nine years. He received the "Milken National Educator Award" in 2004 as a teacher, and as a principal was a “National Blue Ribbon Award" winner in 2010. He was also named “Outstanding New ...
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Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly

Leadership and Business Keynoter
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret) is an internationally known economist and leadership expert, specializing in productivity, communication, and business profit growth. Mary is the CEO of Productive Leaders, with sites in Dallas, Texas and Denver, Colorado. Mary has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals including Forbes, Money Magazine, Entrepreneur, Yahoo Finance, Success, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens of business journals. A MENSA member, Mary has received several accolades speaking accolades including ...
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Al Kerns

Al Kerns

Improve Your Performance by Improving Your Character
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Al Kerns began his teaching and coaching career in January of 1978 at Hudson, Iowa for one semester. He then began teaching and coaching at Parkersburg, Iowa. He continued his career as an educator with Parkersburg, and later, Aplington-Parkersburg Schools, until his retirement in 2014. He has kept in contact with young people through curriculum sales, speaking opportunities, the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy, and as an Instructional Coach at Aplington-Parkersburg. During his teaching & ...
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Jeff Koterba

Jeff Koterba

Cartoonist, Writer, Musician and Creativity Advocate
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Jeff Koterba is a globetrotting creative. Honored by the National Cartoonists Society, National Headliner Awards, and Great Plains Journalism Awards, his cartoons are syndicated to 850 newspapers and have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. His cartoons have flown aboard space shuttle Discovery. Back on earth, his work has been included in multiple exhibits in the U.S. and Europe, including alongside Picasso. Entertainment Weekly called his ...
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Dan Kuester

Dan Kuester

Creating Conditions for Success
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Dan’s explosive personality and many years of experience in all levels of leadership prove to be a powerful, educational and entertaining combination. You will not want to miss these incredibly high energy, visual and humorous seminars.Dan learned his training and leadership abilities in the US Armywhere he retired after 23 years with the rank of First Sergeant. He has used these skills while working in human resources and training departments in both the private and ...
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Kevin Kush

Kevin Kush

Helping Employees Become TEAMMATES!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mr. Kush has been involved in coaching and teaching for over thirty years. Coach Kush spent 21 of those years working with at-risk youth at Boys Town in Omaha Nebraska. As a head football coach, he compiled a remarkable record of 164 wins and just 58 losses with 13 of those teams finishing in the top 10. Mr. Kush now shares his experiences with a variety of groups including teachers, youth organizations, and companies. He ...
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Andy Masters

Andy Masters

Empowering Leaders & Sales/Service Professionals
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Andy Masters, MA, CSP is an award-winning author and international speaker who has presented over 1,000+ programs for 100,000+ attendees across North America, including as keynote for the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development Conference with over 1,400 attendees in Austin, TX. Andy has earned the prestigious Certified Speakers Professional Award of the National Speakers Association, the highest international recognition for professional speakers, achieved by less than 10% of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide. Andy ...
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Tom McClung

Tom McClung

Professional Speaker
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Tom McClung is a native of Ohio where he attended colleges for his bachelors (College of Wooster) and masters (The Ohio State University) degrees. He then earned his doctorate at Michigan State University before moving to Omaha where he has worked since 1974. Tom’s extensive experience in leadership roles has provided him the opportunity to assist individuals and organizations in such areas as adapting to change, handling conflict situations, and making good decisions consistent with ...
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Andrew McCrea

Andrew McCrea

Nationally Syndicated Radio Broadcaster
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Farmer and rancher…popular author…nationally syndicated radio broadcaster…it’s a unique combination that captivates, entertains and motivates audiences. Since 1996 Andrew McCrea has traveled the nation, producing the “American Countryside” features that are heard daily on radio stations coast-to-coast. He’s interviewed Emmy and Grammy winners, All-star athletes, Iditarod sled dog mushers, and even the world’s rooster crowing champion!But what makes Andrew unique is the broad background his life encompasses. He continues to operate and work on his ...
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Karl Mecklenburg, CSP

Karl Mecklenburg, CSP

Former Denver Bronco Linebacker Inspiring Long-Term Positive Change
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Karl Mecklenburg rose from a college walk-on and twelfth round draft choice to an NFL career that included three Super Bowl and six Pro Bowl appearances. The former Bronco’s captain spent his entire twelve year career in Denver and makes Colorado his home now. Mecklenburg was arguably the most versatile player in the NFL playing all seven defensive front positions often in the course of a single game. Karl was selected as the AFC Linebacker ...
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Dan Meers

Dan Meers

NFL Mascot - A Character with Character
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Dan Meers goes to work each day like many other men, dressed in a suit. The only difference is that instead of wearing a tie with his suit, Dan wears a tail. You see, Dan is a professional mascot. Dan began his career in 1986 at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Dressed as the school mascot, Truman Tiger, it didn’t take long for Dan to establish himself as one of the top college mascots ...
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Marc Mero

Marc Mero

Former WWE Wrestling Champion and Author
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Marc Mero experienced his first crisis at age eight when his parents divorced. He grew up in a single-family home in a poor section of New York, but wrote down his dreams and goals, setting his sights on athletics. Marc worked hard to achieve success in hockey, football, boxing and professional wrestling. Former WWE Wrestling Champion and Author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet,” reached the pinnacle of sports-entertainment success – ...
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Art Mortell

Art Mortell

Changing The Way We Do Business
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Art Mortell, at the Project Leadership Conference in Paris, France, was billed as “America’s number one technology motivational speaker.” Of over thirty speakers at the Wharton School Security Industry Institute he was rated number one. Selling Power magazine has listed Art as one of the top ten speakers in the United States. Art has recently presented in Australia, The Bahamas, Canada, England, France, Jamaica, Mexico, Poland, Singapore and Spain. As a professional speaker since 1967 ...
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Rohan Murphy

Rohan Murphy

Motivating People By Actions
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@ Rohan Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the USA. Rohan has been featured in publications such as ABC’s 20/20, Sports Illustrated and Muscle & Fitness Magazine, among others. He ...
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Liz Nead

Liz Nead

Igniting people to design their dreams!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@TV Host. Speaker. Coach. Media Personality. Writer. Liz Nead ignites people to design their dreams! A Leukemia/Lymphoma Celebrity of the Year, Liz is called a “dream-designer,” encouraging thousands through speaking, inspirational CD’s, life coaching, magazine articles and life improvement television. Her own story fuels her passion to help others. After over 15 years of senior management, Liz chose a moment of transition to test a “vision board” process, completely change careers and go into “full ...
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John O'Leary

John O’Leary

Live Inspired
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@John O’Leary, lived through worse than most can imagine. At the age of nine, a fire exploded and burned 100% of his body. Given a one-percent chance to live, he fought extraordinary odds. John spent five months in the hospital, underwent dozens of surgeries, lost all of his fingers to amputation and had to relearn to walk, write, and feed himself. He endured, persevered, and survived – largely because others emerged, served and inspired. He ...
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Tom Osborne

Tom Osborne

Former Head Football Coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Tom Osborne is best known as the former head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Osborne was the head coach from the 1973 season until 1997, and led the Huskers to 13 conference championships and three national championships. His 255-49-3 record gave him the best winning percentage (83.6%) among active NCAA Division 1-A coaches at the time of his retirement and the fifth-best of all time. Osborne was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame ...
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JoAnne Owens-Nauslar

JoAnne Owens-Nauslar

We Must "MOVE TO IMPROVE"
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nauslar has spent 43 years promoting the benefits of healthy active living. She is considered one of the nation’s most vocal personalities on issues of physical activity and the need for physical education in the critical core day. JoAnne has been described as Past President of almost everything, including the National Association for Sport and Physical Education; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; and The Husker Athletic Fund. She ...
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Victor Pacini

Victor Pacini

One of the Most Sought After Youth Speakers in America
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Victor Pacini is known as the most sought after speaker in the parent-child community. He is famous for designing engaging and entertaining experiences and products that help children and parents create that confident voice and overcome adversity, while addressing delicate topics with a fresh and positive perspective that skyrockets self-esteem and increases connection without being fake and insensitive.Victor has traveled the country sharing his life changing messages to over 500,000 children and countless parents. He ...
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Mark Potter

Mark Potter

Coach and Advocate for Mental Illness
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mark grew up in Sedan, Kansas, where he was a basketball and baseball fanatic! As a stand-out in both sports, he was recruited to play at the collegiate level. He first attended Cowley County Community College and then went on to finish his playing career at Kansas Newman College where he earned a degree in Secondary Education. From that point on, Mark became known as “Coach Potter." After teaching and coaching at the high school ...
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Rob Quillen

Rob Quillen

Helping Dreams Come True
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Rob Quillen resides in Omaha, Nebraska with his lovely wife, Sue Anne, and their two beautiful children John and Abigail. For the past 8 years Rob has traveled across the country sharing his story about 9.11. His story has, in fact, been so interesting and inspirational that Rob has appeared on NBC's The Today Show, The Evening News with Tom Brokaw, ESPN and has also appeared several times on NASCAR.com.Rob's remarkable story has also been ...
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Rhonda Revelle

Rhonda Revelle

A Champion On and Off the Playing Field
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Rhonda Revelle has been a champion on and off the playing field while living in Lincoln and coaching since 1993. The Head Softball Coach at the University of Nebraska, Revelle has earned praise for her team-building skills, her ability to develop and maintain a winning program and her dedication to community servitude. On the field, Revelle is a member of the Nebraska Softball Hall of Fame and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Hall of ...
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Billy Riggs

Billy Riggs

Master of Enchantment, Entertainment and Empowerment
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Billy Riggs has been called “The Dr. Phil of Magic,” and “a psychologist masquerading as a comedian and magician.” He was voted one of America's Top Five Most Entertaining Speakers in a 2014 nationwide poll of conference attendees. This past June he received a standing ovation from 11,000 people for his inspiring message at the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table in Orlando, Florida. As a highly skilled orator Billy moves audiences to action with his ...
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Johnny Rodgers

Johnny Rodgers

Never Fair Catch! What it means to be fearless in your world!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Millions of people around the world watched Johnny Rodgers’ sensational 72-yard punt return during the Nebraska vs. Oklahoma “Game of the Century” in 1971. Voted Most Valuable Player in the history of the Big Eight Conference and named by Sports Illustrated as “Husker Player of the Century”, Johnny was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Now with the historic perspective of 40+ years of more championship games and awards including the ...
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Teresa Scanlan

Teresa Scanlan

2011 Miss America
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@When Teresa Scanlan was crowned Miss America 2011 at 17 years old, she became the youngest woman to wear the crown in over 70 years and the very first Miss Nebraska to become Miss America. Growing up in western Nebraska as the middle of seven children, Teresa was homeschooled for all but her last year of high school and worked at the local grocery store while volunteering in her town of 8,000 people and becoming ...
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Mike Schlappi

Mike Schlappi

If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Mike Schlappi is an entertaining and remarkable speaker. Many inspirational and motivational speakers are accomplished athletes, authors, celebrities, and businessmen. Mike is too! He has instant credibility with any audience because he has earned these accolades following a shooting accident that left him paralyzed for life. He won't challenge his listeners to venture anywhere he hasn't been. Mike is a master of dealing with change through enhanced focus and revitalized energy. Gold medalist, author, businessman, ...
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Gina Schreck

Gina Schreck

Social Media Coach and Founder of SocialKNX
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Gina Schreck is an authority on all topics in the digital media space. She was ranked as one of the top female influencers online according to FastCompany, and LinkedIn has just named Gina as one of the top B2B Marketers to follow in 2019, but most importantly, she will make you look like a ROCKSTAR for bringing her in to help your audience members build their personal and professional brands. The author of several books, ...
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Carmen Schwab

Carmen Schwab

Water Cooler Talk - Making WOW Moments Today
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@When Carmen Schwab was asked what she would do if she could do anything she wanted, regardless of compensation but because she truly loved it, her response was quick: “I would be a motivational speaker and trainer in the area of the customer experience!” Fast forward twelve years and that is exactly what she does today. With over 30 years in the customer service industry, primarily in hospitality and sales, Carmen is well equipped to ...
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Alex Sheen

Alex Sheen

Founder, because I said I would.
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Alex Sheen is a four-time TEDx speaker and the Founder of because I said I would, an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by a tragedy in his life, Alex created a concept called the Promise Card and began mailing cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since 2012, over 11.3 MILLION Promise Cards have been distributed to over 153 countries. In ...
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Ricky Simmons

Ricky Simmons

Addiction to Redemption
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Ricky was born on January 29, 1961 to Bertha and Clyde Simmons in Greenville, Texas. His parents were both schoolteachers with master’s degrees. Ricky considered his family “very traditional.” Both parents in the home, hands on, always available for him to talk to, and they attended church weekly. Ricky started playing football in the 5th grade as a deal with his father. At the end of high school, his success in football brought him several ...
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V.J. Smith

V.J. Smith

The Richest Man in Town
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@V.J. Smith is a professional speaker and published author. He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1978 and spent the decade of the 1980s working for the Allied Signal Aerospace Company in Kansas City. He returned to his alma mater in 1990, working for six years in the SDSU Athletic Depart-ment. He was appointed Executive Director of the SDSU Alumni Association in 1996. In January 2007 he left that position to pursue a career ...
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Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding

World-Renowned Speaker on Leadership
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Tommy Spaulding is President of the Spaulding Companies Corporation, a national leadership development, speaking, training, consulting, and executive coaching organization. A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Spaulding has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe. Spaulding rose to become the youngest president and CEO of the world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People (2005-2008). Up with People is a global education organization which aims to bring the world together through service ...
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Stephanie Staples

Stephanie Staples

Bring Your "A" Game to Work & Life!
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Is there room for improvement in your life? Start here! Radio/TV host of Your Life, Unlimited and author of When Enlightening Strikes - Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, Stephanie takes personal coaching on a grand scale! She creates an experience for her audiences to make them think, feel and act in a more positive and pro-active way. Stephanie's mission is to connect with her audiences using humor, heart and passion. She speaks about real ...
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Dr. Natalie Stavas

Dr. Natalie Stavas

Award-Winning Harvard Physician and Humanitarian
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@On April 15, 2013, Dr. Stavas approached the finish line of her fifth Boston marathon. Just blocks away she heard explosions, and she ran towards them. Arriving at the scene she went to work administering CPR, applying tourniquets, and triaging the wounded. What led her to make that fateful decision to run into a terrorist attack? An expert on chaos, Natalie Stavas attacks every obstacle with the same attitude: “You run towards that which you ...
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Sam Stecher

Sam Stecher

Creating a Positive Culture of Kindness
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Sam Stecher speaks with Mark Johnson, view his bio. Sam Stecher has been the Superintendent of East Butler Public Schools in Brainard, Nebraska since 2014. Prior to this endeavor he spent 3 years serving as principal of Emerson Elementary in Kearney, Nebraska. He also held the position of Dean of Students at Kearney High School for three years. Sam got his start in education as a teacher at Horizon Middle School where he taught History ...
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Aaron Thomas

Aaron Thomas

Living as a "True Difference Maker"
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Aaron Thomas' father, Ed, was a beloved high school football coach, who not only trained generations of players on the importance of hard work, dedication, excellence, and commitment, but personally put those values into action as the community leader who inspired his town to rebuild in the wake of a deadly EF5 tornado. Not long after the community withstood the disaster of the storm, the small town of Parkersburg, Iowa endured a far worse tragedy…the ...
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Salome Thomas-EL

Salome Thomas-EL

Believing Every Child Can Achieve Their Dreams
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@It takes a remarkable human being to dedicate his life to those nobody else believes in. Salome Thomas-EL is such a man, driven by a larger purpose, who became a true hero to hundreds of troubled students in Philadelphia. Raised in the projects, Thomas-EL received a worldly college education and returned to the inner city to become a principal. Armed with only a fierce commitment to students nobody else believed in, he transformed their lives ...
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Curtis Tomasevicz

Curtis Tomasevicz

2010 U.S.A. Gold Medalist Vancouver Winter Games
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Curt Tomasevicz grew up in Shelby, Nebraska, a town of nearly 700 people. While attending UNL, Curt played running back and linebacker for the Huskers from 2000 to 2003, earning most of his playing time on special teams. Curt holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Astrophysics, and a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering, all from the University of Nebraska. During his first season of bobsledding in 2004, Curt landed ...
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Joe Torrillo

Joe Torrillo

World Trade Center Collapse Survivor
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Joe Torrillo was a 25 year Lieutenant with the NYC Fire Dept. who is now retired on disability. He spent the first 15 years of his career in Engine Company # 10, across the street from the South Tower of the World Trade Center. While recuperating from a severe injury on New Years Eve of 1996 going in to 1997, Joe was assigned to convalesce in the office of fire safety education. Eight months into ...
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T. Marni Vos

T. Marni Vos

Meeting Challenges with Humor
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@T. Marni Vos is a clean and refreshing humorist. She is as funny as she is inspiring. A motivational speaker, she entertains with her keynotes as she motivates and inspires her audience to be top performers at their work and as individuals. T. Marni Vos leaves her audience not only with an additional communication tool, but she leaves them laughing, free of stress, and ready for change. T. Marni Vos became one of only seven ...
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Jim Weeks

Jim Weeks

NO EXCUSES – CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Jim was born and raised in southeast Nebraska. He and his wife Kim have 5 children. He was the coach of the Beatrice Orangemen basketball team for 24 years before being named the head coach at Doane College in 2012. He graduated from Fairbury High School and Doane College, where he competed as a decathlete on the Doane track team. Both of Jim’s parents were teachers, and he knew from a very young age he ...
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Don Yaeger

Don Yaeger

Best-Selling Author, Leadership Speaker, Former Sports Illustrated Editor, CEO of Sports PR firm and Cancer Survivor
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@As an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, eleven-time New York Times best-selling author, and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. As a speaker, he has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story.He is primarily sought to discuss lessons on achieving greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of ...
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Dave Zimmer

Dave Zimmer

Leading a Significant Life
@ET-DC@eyJkeW5hbWljIjp0cnVlLCJjb250ZW50IjoiY3VzdG9tX21ldGFfc3ViX3RpdGxlIiwic2V0dGluZ3MiOnsiYmVmb3JlIjoiIiwiYWZ0ZXIiOiIiLCJlbmFibGVfaHRtbCI6Im9mZiJ9fQ==@Dave Zimmer grew up in Hartington, Nebraska where he spent much of his youth working at his parent’s drive-inn restaurant. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelors Degree in Education. He later went on to earn his Masters Degree from Wayne State College in School Administration. Dave resides in Kearney and is married to his sweetheart Renae. The Zimmers have two grown children. Dave is currently employed by the Kearney ...
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