Conference Speakers

August 22-23
La Vista Conference Center
August 22-23 La Vista Conference Center

2019 Keynote Speakers

Dave Delaney

Scott Lesnick

Pam Green

Nicole Bianchi

Steve Rizzo

Dave Delaney is known as a communication connoisseur. He helps companies reach their people through comprehensive marketing communication workshops and coaching. Dave teaches effective corporate communication with his Communication Mastery workshops. He works with brands like Google, LinkedIn, and UPS.

Delaney is an American Marketing Association award winner in Nashville. He has appeared in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Inc, Fortune, and Billboard Magazine. 

His acclaimed book, New Business Networking, explores online and offline tools, tips and techniques to grow and nurture your professional network for your business and career by communicating - the right way. 

Dave was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He took a trip to Ireland and ended up living with Irish Twins in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s a long story, he will happily share. 

Scott Lesnick exemplifies the attributes of the Never Give Up guy in many areas of his life. Over the years, the message of Persistence = Success has permeated the way he has triumphed over challenges, grew as a leader and overcame adversity. As a keynote speaker and interactive breakout presenter, Scott motivates your audiences with his powerful and entertaining message plus powerful actionable takeways.

Scott amazingly devised a daring plan to reunite with his two small children who were kidnapped to the Middle East and no laws required them to be returned. This proved to be a significant test of both his resolve and the strength of his conviction. The abduction and how he retained custody of his children led to the principles of tenacity and persistence displayed in his customized presentations.

Professionally, Scott has received numerous top sales and leadership management achievement awards at a Fortune 500, Berkshire-Hathaway owned company in a career spanning 28 years. As a result of his sales training and on-the-job work experience, Scott’s expertise and “years in the trenches” will help you in growing relationships and inspiring sales and management staffs.

In addition, Scott has run the equivalent of 1,300 marathons over thirty years. As a motivational speaker, he has the energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and proven track record to ignite your group and handle any environment. Your team will grow as thought leaders and achievers.

Scott gives back by lending his professional skills to the Parenting Network, Wisconsin Father’s for Children and Family and other groups who need facilitation, development or other types of volunteer work.

Pamela J Green, MBA, SPHR, PCC, ICC is a business executive, leadership consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, and a published author with more than 30 years of business leadership experience. As the former Chief Membership Officer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (the world’s largest association for HR professionals), she was responsible for membership revenue and strategies to engage and retain more than 260k business professionals and managed more than $38M in revenue.

After a wonderful relationship with SHRM, Pamela’s desire to enhance the leadership expertise of professionals in the business community and expand her coaching practice grew stronger. With these goals in mind, she became a Business Strategist and Management Consultant, where she now focuses on helping business leaders avoid strategic drift and achieve business outcomes by developing their communication, collaboration, conflict resolution and conflict coaching skills.

Nicole Bianchi is an accomplished facilitator, speaker, and master certified coach with over twenty years of business experience. Before starting her practice, Bravium HD, she was a human resources and organizational development executive with Conagra Brands and Markel Insurance.  Her passion?  Inspiring Bravery. Her focus? Enabling leaders to stretch into their bravest selves. Nicole proudly serves on the board of directors for American Cancer Society and is leading a butterfly movement for the Papillion 150 anniversary.

 

A personal development expert, motivational speaker and author, Steve Rizzo’s mission is to share with others how they can be successful and happy no matter their circumstances. You can’t attend one of his keynote speeches, seminars, or read his books and leave with the same attitude.

“Difficult situations don’t cause us to fail or to be unhappy,” says Steve, “but rather it’s our negative thoughts and beliefs about the situation.”

Steve has shared his Success Strategies with companies such as AT&T, American Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, State Farm, Prudential, Marriott, and even the CIA (yes, he had them laughing as they learned how to get to a better place in business and in life, too) since 1994.

It’s no surprise that Steve’s been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977.