Workshop Speaker

Paul Krismer

Full Name
Paul Krismer
Job Title
Keynote Speaker
Speaker Bio
Paul Krismer is a noted public speaker and trainer. He is the best-selling author of Whole Person Happiness: How to be Well in Body, Mind and Spirit.

Paul has a proven track record as an inspirational leader. For twenty years, he has served in senior management roles—overseeing hundreds of employees, multi-million-dollar projects, and cheerfully growing future leaders. As a Certified Executive Coach, Paul is appreciated for his kind-hearted, yet relentless pursuit of the client’s best life. Helping individuals and entire organizations reach greater success is his trademark promise.

Industry Speakers

Ted Janusz

Job Title
Professional Speaker
Company
Janus Presentations, LLC
Speaker Bio
Ted Janusz is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Virtual Presenter (CVP). Janusz is also a member of the National Speakers Association and the National Speakers Association of Ohio.

He is a runner who has covered over 40,000 miles (nearly twice around the earth).

Erin Mies

Job Title
Co-Founder
Company
People Spark Consulting
Speaker Bio
Erin is Co-Founder of People Spark Consulting, where she works with business leaders in agriculture and food manufacturing throughout the U.S. to develop straightforward, practical solutions to help businesses grow sustainably. In this role, she works with businesses on supervisor and leadership development, as well as practical change management. Erin began her career with General Mills, working in several manufacturing facilities as HR leader and in recruiting. She then spent several years with Land O’Lakes in the Purina Animal Nutrition business as an HR leader before founding People Spark. Erin and her co-founding business partner Kristen Ireland are frequent guest speakers on practical HR and change management topics in the ag industry at industry events and conferences. Their first book will be released early in 2022.

In addition to her work with People Spark, Erin is also an adjunct instructor and career consultant with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Labor and Employment Relations.

Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Music, Wittenberg University, 2004

Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005

Erin works with business leaders in agriculture and food manufacturing throughout the U.S. to develop straightforward, practical solutions to help businesses grow sustainably. Erin and her co-founding business partner Kristen Ireland are frequent guest speakers on practical HR and change management topics in the ag industry at industry events and conferences.

Tiffany Prince

Job Title
Chief Performance Officer
Company
Prince Performance LLC
Speaker Bio
Tiffany Prince, founder of Prince Performance LLC, is an internationally renowned speaker with extensive experience leading, developing, and empowering others. Serving a wide array of corporate and government clients, she develops and delivers customized coaching, training, and workshops that help organizations fill employees’ skill gaps, neutralize the negative effects of globalization and build more inclusive workplaces.

Tiffany obtained her master’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Global Business Management, from Pepperdine University. She has served in multiple board member roles for the Association of Talent Development (ATD), including as the President of the Metro DC.

Rodney Kellum

Job Title
Inspirational Speaker
Company
Speak Life Inspirational Speaking
Speaker Bio
From humble beginnings to a prosperous life, Rodney Kellum has discovered that his superpower is speaking life into audiences. Rodney is a former Division I basketball player with a wealth of experiences and skills, such as:

• Sales professional / Sales Trainer
• Customer service expert /
• Mentor / Business Mentor
• Author

Rodney incorporates the most powerful stories to connect with every audience, keep them engaged, and fully fueled to increase their productivity and quality of work.

Jonathan Shaver

Job Title
Owner/Presenter
Company
Envision Partners
Speaker Bio
All great outcomes are achieved through relationships with other people. Jonathan Shaver founded Envision Partners to help organizations bring focus to the people-side of your company. Through impactful group facilitation or customized coaching, we partner with your organization, your team, and employees to maximize the desired impact of your business or organization. Jonathan has been part of the food and agriculture industry for 24 years including a research scientist at Monsanto Life Sciences and an agronomy professor at Oklahoma State University.

Scott Lesnick

Job Title
Global Leadership Keynote Speaker
Company
Successful Business Solutions LLC
Speaker Bio
Scott Lesnick is a Global Leadership Speaker who is motivational, instructional, and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive breakout sessions, webinars at 60+ events a year and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott earned his CSPCertified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. Only 12% of speakers world-wide have this designation!

Scott is also a Certified Virtual Presenter. In addition, Scott spent 24 award-winning sales and management years at Shaw Industries a Berkshire Hathaway Fortune 500 company. Scott served as the Dean of the Academy for Professional Speakers in 2016-17. He is a graduate of The University of Miami, Florida.

Scott recently presented at TEDx. And, he’s run the equivalent of 2X around the planet. That’s 50k! His memoir, “Kidjacked – A Father’s Story” and his book Lifejacked: Life Lessons on Leadership were published to critical acclaim.

Scott’s motivational, educational and inspirational presentations center around topics including: personal and professional growth, leadership, HR, generational and cultural inclusion excellence in leadership, project and change management excellence, healthcare professional development and increasing productivity. Plus, maximizing performance, maximizing operational performance and excellence, and managing change through great leadership.

Robert ‘Bo’ Brabo

Job Title
Founder
Company
Hail Media Group
Speaker Bio
Robert "Bo" Brabo has a combined 30+ years of Human Resources Leadership experience in the Department of Defense and private industry. Bo has always focused on the people, helping them tackle their business problems as if they were his own. Since retiring from the US Army as the Chief of HR Operations with the White House Communications Agency and Presidential Communications Officer for Presidents Bush and Obama, Bo has served in several executive positions, including most recently, Founder of Hail Media Group and Benefits Strategy Advisor at RCM&D.

Bo received his MBA from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. He is a professional speaker and author of the book "From the Battlefield to the White House to the Boardroom: Leading Organizations to Values-Based Results" (foreword written by JetBlue Airways co-founder Mike Barger), a Top 100 Amazon Hot New Release in business leadership. The book is also available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.

Bo is also the Co-Host of "The Bo and Luke Show" podcast, with a mission to help listeners be, know, and do better through his own experiences and those of his guests. The podcast debuted in February 2020, and 90+ episodes later rank in the top 1.5% of podcasts globally.

Michael Levitt

Job Title
Chief Burnout Officer
Company
Breakfast Leadership, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Michael Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego-based burnout media firm. He is an in-person and Certified Virtual Speaker, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, and one of the world's leading authorities in burnout recovery and prevention. Michael is a Fortune 500 consultant, #1 bestselling author, and host of the Breakfast Leadership Show, a top 200 podcast on iTunes. He is a 2x Top 20 Global Thought Leader on Culture with Thinkers360. He is also a former Healthcare executive, CIO, and CFO overseeing $ 2 Billion budgets.