Keynotes


Five Ways to Lead with Purpose, Develop Your Gift, & Discover Your Sexy from the Inside Out

Presented By: Stan Pearson II

Stanley Pearson II

Everyone has a purpose, everyone has a gift, and everyone has confidence deep down that they wish would blossom as they get out into the world and learn more about themselves. The Art of Being You will teach you how to be the BEST version of yourself. Learn the value of leadership and how to motivate yourself during good and bad times. When you see someone successful, talented, or famous, you always hear someone say, “Wow, they really have It, or, It really moved me.” We can go a lifetime saying that phrase while wondering why we don’t feel like we have “IT”, know what “IT” is or how to use “IT.” Once you know what it means to lead with purpose and develop your gifts, your ultimate “IT” falls into place. Learn techniques and thought-out principles and guidelines that will help you reach your new height and learn how to be the best at what you do at all times. When you leave, you will know and understand how important The Art of Being You really is.


Dynamic Communication: The Communication Class You Wish You Had

Presented By: Jill Schiefelbein

Jill Schiefelbein

In school we are often taught theories of communication and management or proper outlines or styles to use when giving a speech or presentation. But there is no one universal script for human interaction. And while theories provide a way to understand communication, they don't give you ways to apply communication to improve your life, your relationships, and the world around you. In this keynote we are going to stop memorizing terms and start applying communication to make a positive difference and make you an even stronger leader.

By learning from this keynote presentation you will:

  • Understand communication history, and how it impacts every interaction you'll ever have
  • Discover how to identify breakdowns in communication to make you a more effective leader
  • Walk away with a framework for organizing all of your communication messages to drive action

Preventing a Miserable Career Journey

Presented By: Joe Urbanski

Joe Urbanski

The facts are disturbing: only 45% of Americans are satisfied with the work they do, 77% of Americans are miserable in their overall jobs, and 70% are actively disengaged. What’s worse is that 84% of Americans believe they are not in their dream job, which means they are dreaming about that job while they are at work! The days are long gone when all you needed was a diploma to get you in the door for a job interview. GPA is no longer the judge of intelligence or an indicator of future success. Plus, your future significant other probably isn’t going to judge you based on your number. This experience will guide you in sculpting your career path by discovering your Real GPA. It’s time for Preventing a Miserable Career Journey!


Lead with Your Brain: Why Critical Thinking is an Indispensable Leadership Skill

Presented By: Rob Jenkins

Rob Jenkins

Our society has grown increasingly unaccustomed to actually, consciously using our brains to get through the day. We pop something into the microwave for dinner, ask Siri to tell us where we're going, and surf through hundreds of TV channels looking to be mindlessly entertained. That's why it's so important for leaders, of all people, to cultivate the skills and mental discipline required to think critically. The session explores what critical thinking really means and shows how you can use your brain every day to enhance your leadership and the educational and cultural experiences of everyone around you.


Authentic Leadership: Creating a Supportive and Empowered Community

Presented By: Troy Stende

Troy Stende

Whether you believe it or not, whether you feel it or not, you are an influencer on campus. You directly and indirectly shape the lives of those around you. You have power. Left undirected, that power could go wasted. Imagine how much more profound your impact will be when you can consciously and authentically create connections and empower others. You’ll learn and experience the true power of your words—the words you say to others, and the words you say to yourself. You’ll experience the physical impact of negative and positive words; have an opportunity to share dreams and goals; visualize a world and community where people are accepted with understanding; and experience how it feels to give and receive acknowledgment.

You’ll also leave with a tool you can implement immediately to reduce apathy and negativity, and generate a greater sense of involvement, connection and community.