our speaker line-up

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~ Find out more about our speakers by checking out their bio’s below. All you have to do is click on the + to access their info. ~

Toni Caruso

CEO – Caruso Signature Events
www.carusosignatureevents.com

Speaker Topic

The Business of Speaking

Toni Caruso - Topic/Bio

Topic Discussion

The Business of Speaking

Speaking on other people’s stages, as well as your own, will build your business exponentially and have people view you as an Expert in Your Field. This is a business; one with rules and etiquette.

Toni will share her event production expertise and share the backstage secrets to making sure you are successful every time you hit the stage.

Toni Caruso – Bio

With over 30 years of event production experience Toni has handled events small and large for the entertainment, corporate and business-to-business worlds. Toni has taken her knowledge, skills, experience and brought it to business professionals, so they can help educate, inform and share their genius live on stage. Her mission is to produce live Signature Events that are exciting, engaging, unique and informative where business professionals at all levels can connect, collaborate and learn tools to move their business forward. An experience where they walk in with a dream and walk out knowing how to make that dream a reality. She wants to support small business owners and entrepreneurs as they share their stories live on stage which is the fastest way to build and grow their community. She is wife to Keith, Army Mom to Rocky and advocate for our military worldwide.

Craig Duswalt

CEO – Rock Your Life
www.craigduswalt.com

Speaker Topic

Membership

Craig Duswalt - Topic/Bio

Topic Discussion

Membership

Craig Duswalt – Bio

Craig Duswalt is a Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and the creator of RockStar Marketing. Craig’s background includes touring with Guns N’ Roses, as Axl Rose’s personal assistant, and Air Supply, as the band’s personal assistant. Craig was also an award-winning copywriter, working as a Creative Director for a Los Angeles-based ad agency until opening up his own ad agency, Green Room Design & Advertising, which was named the 2002 Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.

Craig combined his backgrounds in both music and marketing, and is now a professional speaker and author, promoting his RockStar Events all over the country, teaching entrepreneurs, small businesses, home-based business and the self-employed how to promote themselves and their business by thinking outside the box at his 2 1/2-Day RockStar Marketing BootCamp every March and September in Los Angeles.

Maryann Ehmann

Founder – Magnificent Love: Business & Mindset Coaching
www.maryannehmann.com

Speaker Topic

How to Monetize Your Passion through the Power of Love

Maryann Ehmann - Topic/Bio

Topic Discussion

How to Monetize Your Passion Through the Power of Love

Find out more about Maryann Ehmann’s topic here:
SOAR Interview w/Maryann Ehmann

Much had been written and taught about monetizing our passion, but still people, especially heart centered women entrepreneurs, struggle to do so. Maryann has been there. In her talk, she will be discussing what’s in our way, how to charge confidently and graciously, and how monetizing can be a win/win for everyone… all through the surprisingly delightful power of love. In this encouraging message, you will be elevated.

Maryann Ehmann – Bio

Maryann is a speaker, author, mindset master, and miracle facilitator. Once tortured by fear and perfectionism, Maryann vehemently turned down invitations to speak for almost 20 years. Not to be bested by fear, Maryann eventually discovered the “secrets” to not only magnetically draw speaking gigs, new clients, and miraculous opportunities, but also how to authentically engage your audiences and potential clients at the highest level, by just being yourself.

Suzy Prudden

International Recognized Author, Speaker, Coach
www.suzyprudden.com

Speaker Topic

Why Write a Book

Suzy Prudden - Topic/Bio

Topic Discussion

Why Write a Book

Being a published author automatically positions you as an expert in your field. It gives you instant credibility. Published authors make more money and have greater visibility than people who are not published. Published authors get TV and Radio Interviews, magazine articles, Newspaper articles and speaking opportunities. My book, MetaFitness; Your Thoughts Taking Shape, Hay House, got me featured on The Oprah Show. What show would you like to be featured on? You need a book. Let me show you how.

Suzy Prudden – Bio

Suzy Prudden is a legend. An internationally acclaimed speaker and seminar leader, N.Y. Times Best Selling author (before the internet) fitness expert, body/mind pioneer, hypnotherapist, success coach, radio host and book publisher. You’ve seen her on Oprah, Good Morning America and The Today Show.

Suzy specializes in helping people build high 6 figure businesses through publishing and coaching, turning their books into the Golden Goose of business strategies.

Marsha Gleit

CEO – Burgeon Coaching
www.burgeoncoaching.com

Speaker Topic

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Marsha Gleit - Topic/Bio

Topic Discussion

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

On my road to happiness, I bumped into self-care. That story I share with my clients and when speaking to audiences. Self-care is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity. When you put your oxygen mask on first and keep your tank full amazing transformations can occur. I will explain exactly what self-care is and show how you can begin practicing self-care in less than 10 minutes a day.

Marsha Gleit – Bio

Marsha Gleit is a professional life coach and is the founder and CEO of Burgeon Coaching. After 30 years working in C-level positions in Corporate America, she found her passion for helping others grow in their personal and professional lives. Marsha can couple her business prowess with her life coaching and self-care toolbox to help her clients change their story and begin living the life of their dreams

Whether you are a millennial looking to change careers or an entrepreneur looking for personal freedom, she will work with you to discover your true desires and provide you with tools to make you a success. It’s your time to Soar!

Julie Miller Davis

Founder – Julie Miller Davis
www.juliemillerdavis.com

Speaker Topic

Time Management

Julie Miller Davis - Topic/Bio

Topic Discussion

Time Management

Many of us are drowning in everything we feel we need to get through every single day/week/month. Julie Miller Davis has the answer! In Prioritize with Power, Julie teaches you how to say yes to the right things, no to the right things and ultimately have more balance, and more time, and less stress–thus creating space for more clients, more money, and more freedom. And who wouldn’t want that?

Key takeaways will include:

  • Empowering your professional self through controlling your calendar
  • Learning the 3 D’s system in order to navigate your to-do list(s)
  • Creating more TIME in your daily and weekly schedule

Julie Miller Davis – Bio

Productivity and efficiency expert Julie Miller Davis brings a fresh perspective on avoiding overwhelm and reaching goals in an intentional manner. She trains businesswomen how to live and work at their highest level of efficiency, guiding her clients to reset to patterns of excellence, leaving mediocrity in the dust.

Julie’s out-of the-box thinking, knowledge on how to say yes to what is important and no to what is not, and ability to help you regain control of your pursuit of your goals makes her one to watch in the world of productivity, prioritizing, and efficiency. Her background in teaching, leadership, and entrepreneurship have shaped her into the expert speaker and trainer she is today.

Leisa Reid

CEO – Get Speaking Gigs Now
www.getspeakinggigsnow.com

Speaker Topic

Get Speaking Gigs Now

Leisa Reid - Topic/Bio

Topic Discussion

Get Speaking Gigs Now

Find out more about Leisa Reid’s topic here:
SOAR Interview w/Leisa Reid

In this powerful talk, Leisa Reid, will share the secrets to how you can generate clients through speaking.

You will learn:

  • The Top Secrets to Landing a Speaking Engagement
  • The #1 Secret to a Steady Stream of Speaking Referrals
  • A Powerful Glimpse into Your Future as a Speaker

As a busy business professional, you want to have the tools and strategies necessary to maximize your impact so you can gain clients easily and consistently. Speaking is a powerful way to build your business – don’t get left behind!

Leisa Reid – Bio

Leisa founded Get Speaking Gigs Now with the desire to teach speakers the art of staying consistently booked, getting one’s message heard, and creating a wider impact for themselves and their audience.

As a speaker herself, Leisa has successfully booked and delivered over 400 speaking engagements. She is passionate about training speakers with varying levels of experience, messages, and niche markets.

She believes a great foundation, solid network, and proven strategies can help propel speakers to actualizing their potential.

Grace Lanni

CEO – All About that Brand
www.allaboutthatbrand.com

Speaker Topic

NO EXCUSES! A Blueprint for Your Brand to Get the RIGHT Engagement

Grace Lanni - Topic/Bio

Topic Description

NO EXCUSES! A Blueprint for Your Brand to Get the RIGHT Engagement

Tired of people not getting who you are?  Frustrated because you know your products & services could ignite their business?  Do your network connections still confuse you with competitors or forget to include you in their events and marketing efforts?  Join Grace Lanni, Branding Influencer, to understand what makes a great brand, how to go about designing one, and how to share it on and offline to get the RIGHT engagement.

Grace Lanni – Bio

All About That Brand

Ever the influencer, Grace continually stretches the cutting edge of personal / professional branding delivering keynotes at international events.

Originally trained as a Bio/Electrical engineer, her first CEO venture was an online software solution. One of only two women to be venture funded at the multi-million-dollar level in Austin in 2000, Grace was featured in the Austin Business Journal, on KEYE, and won the KPMG Stand-Out Startup Award.

Grace’s most recent book, The No B.S. Truth: What it Really Takes to Build a Successful Business is an International Best Seller. Her next book focuses on managing your brand in a gig Economy.

Nicholas Taylor

Owner/Sr. Consultant – Taylor Development

Speaker Topic

Why Does Manure Make the Grass Grow?

Nicholas Taylor - Topic/Bio

Topic Description

Why Does Manure Make the Grass Grow?

They say, “manure happens.”

Have you ever been laid off or had a business fail?

Do you have the Unemployment Office on speed dial?

Setbacks are painful and often bring us to the end of ourselves, which is exactly where our greatest growth can take place. When circumstance reveals character, there comes an opportunity to shape the core of our lives and businesses to come in amazing ways. But how do you choose growth over xanax when your grass is still far from green? The answer is simple, but not necessarily easy. Are you ready to grow?

Nicholas Taylor – Bio

Nicholas Taylor is a people developer. He often sees life from a different angle and has made a career teaching others do the same through a variety of venues. He’s been a pastor and national seminar speaker, a small business owner and consultant and now works one-on-one with hospice patients and families.

Nicholas has a passion to help stuck people get unstuck and holds to the premise that we are all designed to grow and thrive for a lifetime.

 

Laurel Rolls

Founder – The Connection Language

Coaching Topic

Unleash the Power of 4D-Connections!

Laurel Rolls - Topic/Bio

Topic Discussion

Unleash the Power of 4D-Connections!

Enhance Your Business Productivity and Profitability by Creating Better Connections

Find out more about Laurel Rolls topic here:
SOAR Interview w/Laurel Rolls

Communication is one of those BIG topics that is addressed from many angles and so often focuses on the words we say, how we say them and how we express ourselves through body language. Focus is so often on telling your audience what you want them to know. Discover the 4th element of communication that makes the difference! 4D Connection is a process, a flow, a way of being that moves the needle of success!

 

Laurel Rolls – Bio

The Connection Language

Laurel Rolls is CEO of Laurel Rolls & Associates, a firm dedicated to breaking the barriers of convention and blocks of limiting beliefs and behaviors for organizations, teams and individuals.

Fundamental to creating success is building a solid foundation of Trust and Co-Creative relationships. Drawing upon extensive experience in consulting, coaching disciplines and methods, NLP, Conversation and Emotional Intelligence, Laurel seeks to Inspire her clients to discover their own Possibilities within themselves and pursue them Now! The foundation of this work is creating a deeper connection and understanding in our communications.

The Connection Language, is an innovative program focused upon Laurel’s 4D Connection approach and harnessing the most important element of communication – beyond words, tone and body language.

Coaching Circle Speakers

 

If you see a topic or speaker you want to have lunch with, ensure you note their name and sign up as soon as you arrive.

Julie Miller Davis

Founder – Julie Miller Davis
www.juliemillerdavis.com

Coaching Topic

Turn your To Do list into a Success List

Julie Miller Davis - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

Turn Your To Do List into a Success List

We all have so much on our list to get done every day. Learn tips and tricks on how to maximize that list and to truly choose the things each day to move the needle on your business forward.

Maryann Ehmann

Founder – Magnificent Love: Business & Mindset Coaching
www.maryannehmann.com

Coaching Topic

Magnificent Love: Business & Mindset Coaching

Maryanne Ehmann - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

Magnificent Love: Business & Mindset Coaching

One of Maryann’s forte is helping her clients create, structure, and price their programs and packages. Maryann will coach you through any mindset or strategic issue regarding money mindset, charging for your services, structuring your programs and packages, or anything you desire!

Katrina Garcia

CEO/Founder – KG Website Designs
www.kgwebsitedesigns.com

Coaching Topic

Planning Your Website From
Top – Bottom

Katrina Garcia - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

Your Website – The Only Employee that Works for You 24/7
Planning Your Website From
Top – Bottom

Do you know what goes into building a website? You better if you want to find the perfect fit when hiring on someone to build it for you. Come learn all about how to build a website from the ground up, so that you can make a vested decision whether that be to hire someone, or you build it yourself. You need to know what to look for. We’ll break it down so that you can chose wisely. Come join us for lunch for a learning experience like no other.

Suzy Prudden

International Recognized Author, Speaker, Coach
www.suzyprudden.com

Coaching Topic

Write Your Book Now

 

Suzy Prudden - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

Book or Follow-up

We will discuss the importance of using a book to position yourself as an expert in your field, get speaking gigs, TV and radio interviews, and how to parlay the book in growing your business and increase your income. 

Your book is a Business Builder not just a Business Card.

Sarah Buxbaum

Founder – Celebrating with Sarah
celebratewithsarah.com

Coaching Topic

The Sweet Spot to Profitability: Hospitality 

Sarah Buxbaum - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

The Sweet Spot to Profitability: Hospitality 

What is your brand’s hospitality? What does hospitality even mean for your business? We will go over how to create an experience for your clients to make you memorable, which in turn, makes you more successful. Each person will leave with 3 takeaways on what they can be doing to elevate their brand based on tools I have used to start and build my business from scratch. 

Laurel Rolls

Founder – The Connection Language

Coaching Topic

The 4D Connections

Laurel Rolls - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

The 4D Connection

Embark on this 4D Connection journey and learn how to co-create results beyond expectations!

Master new communication skills which create the passion and profitability and productivity results you are looking for. Let’s have some fun exploring new ways to get better results in sales, team building, business results and…yes, even in our lives. We will explore what is getting in your way, what isn’t working well for you in getting the results you want, and alternative approaches to tackling tough communication issues and getting better results!

Leisa Reid

CEO – Get Speaking Gigs Now
www.getspeakinggigsnow.com.com

Coaching Topic

Speaker Secrets to Staying Consistently Booked
(FRIDAY SESSION ONLY)

Leisa Reid - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

Speaker Secrets to Staying Consistently Booked

In this powerful talk, Leisa Reid, Founder of Get Speaking Gigs Now, will share the secrets to how she has booked and delivered over 400 speaking engagements.  

You will learn: 

  • The #1 secret to a steady stream of speaking referral.
  • What bookers and hosts REALLY want.
  • The Top Secrets to staying booked.
  • The dangers of the Speaker’s Kryptonite.

As a seasoned or aspiring speaker, you want to have consistent speaking engagements on your calendar. You will gain insights from this talk that have been proven to be successful.

Janet Kunst

Founder – Recipes for Mareting Success
www.recipesformarketingsuccess.com

Coaching Topic

Crafting Your Ideal Customer Recipe:  Getting to Know Your Customer Better
(FRIDAY SESSION ONLY)

Janet Kunst - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

Find out more about Janet Kunst’s topic here:
SOAR Interview w/Janet Kunst

Crafting Your Ideal Customer Recipe: Getting to Know Your Customer Better

When asked who your ideal customer or target market is, the answer sounds like you’re giving their name, rank and serial number. Most know the demographics of their customer or client, but don’t really get into the details of what really makes them tick. In this coaching circle, we’re going to explore those essential ingredients that will allow you to better relate to your customers, convey empathy with their pain and truly express how you are the one that understands them and can help fulfill that need, solve that problem, or simplify their life. Once you have this “recipe” mastered, knowing what to say and how to promote your business to them becomes easy.

Grace Lanni

CEO – All About that Brand
www.allaboutthatbrand.com

Coacing Topic

What’s LinkedIn Got to Do with it?

Grace Lanni - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

What’s LinkedIn Got to Do with it?

Join Grace Lanni, Branding Influencer, to learn the LinkedIn secrets she shares with Vistage CEOs to ensure they are being seen by their clients, partners & prospects.

Attend & receive the eBook she shares at her CEO workshops:

7 Day LinkedIn Challenge: Go From Unknown to Known in Just 7 Days.

Nicholas Taylor

Owner/Sr. Consultant – Taylor Development

Coaching Topic

Someone’s Calling You

Nicholas Taylor - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

Someone’s Calling You

Can people really have a “calling?” With all the possibilities, desires and “shoulds,” it can be hard sometimes to make sense of what your true calling is and what’s simply a fleeting desire or whim. Desires and whims are important and can be excellent tools in guiding you toward what you need next in life, but a calling is like a magnet that draws us.

Have you felt one before?

How do you recognize it?

Are you following yours?

We’ll discover some of the answers together.

Libby Jason

Libby Jason – Your Speaker Stylist
www.libbyjason.com

Coaching Topic

Does Your Image Affect Your Paycheck?

Libby Jason - Coaching Topic

Coaching Topic Discussion

Does Your Image Affect Your Paycheck?

Learn how to dress your best for your body type and learn
3 key must-haves to look stylish and chic.

Exclusive Bring a Friend Offer

Your VIP tickets includes lunch and the opportunity to get one-on-one time with some key speakers for you and a friend.

These lunches fill up quickly, so you want to note your speaker of choice and sign up as soon as you arrive at the event.

You can sign up for these at our registration table. Just be sure you note which speaker you sign up for as we have very limited seating.

Ready to sign up?