We invite you to watch our speaker videos and read more about our speakers. We offer Thought Leadership from our roster of dynamic speakers, all of whom have real-world business experience. Our aim is to educate, engage and inspire audiences through powerful presentations.
Bill Fournet is President and CEO of The Persimmon Group, the award-winning management consulting firm he founded in 2004. Bill loves to solve complex problems for organizations of all sizes, and remains hands-on at Persimmon, consulting clients of all sizes and in many verticals. A sought-after speaker on Generational Diversity, Leadership and Project Management, Bill believes “we are in the midst of a great transformation.” From technology to generational issues, Bill analyzes workforce trends to help you understand the future of work and how to stay ahead in times of uncertainty.
According to Clifton L. Taulbert, noted author, entrepreneur businessman and Pulitzer Prize nominee, he could have failed had he not encountered community builders and entrepreneurial thinkers early on in his life.
Today Taulbert is the President and CEO of the Freemount Corporation (a human capital development company) serving clients nationally and internationally-Fortune 500 Companies, small businesses, federal agencies, professional organizations, community colleges and K-12 leadership.
As a sales leader, Amy Franko built a successful and lucrative B2B sales career with global tech giants IBM and Lenovo. Amy’s entrepreneurship spirit led her in 2007 to launching the training company, Impact Instruction Group. She has built and scaled a book of business that includes some of the world’s most recognizable brands.
Paul Schempp is known as The Expert on Expertise. As a professor, researcher and author, Paul has dedicated his professional life to helping people reach their full potential through researching and testing what it takes to achieve greatness.
At the University of Georgia, where Paul is a professor as well as the Director of the Sport Instruction Research Laboratory, he has spent more than two decades studying the characteristics and development of expertise and human performance. Paul’s research is the basis of his fascinating programs, which help attendees achieve peak performance in business and in their personal lives.
Sara Gallagher engages audiences with her unique speaking style: blending evidence-based management insights with humorous storytelling. Sara draws from her own experiences in the fields of project management and organizational effectiveness to test what we think we know about effective leadership.
Lori Firsdon is professional organizer turned keynote speaker. Her life-changing programs on organization and time management are relevant across associations and industries _ and org charts _ because of the positive, immediate, and long-term impacts she makes. These impacts are profound, not only personally, but professionally, and ultimately, financially. Whether it’s from the mainstage or in a workshop, Lori resonates with practically everyone!