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3 reasons to hire an ACCREDITED SPEAKER for your next conference, association meeting, corporate training session, or retreat:

  • Proven Track Record & Performance

  • Subject Matter Expertise

  • Professionalism and Client Service

The following Accredited Speakers are available for 'paid' engagements with organizations wanting keynotes, concurrent sessions, training sessions, retreats, MCs, and other professional speaking services. Most are Professional Members of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and/or the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) as well as the Global Speakers Federation (GSF); or the International Speakers Network (ISN). Many of them have served in leadership roles in their respective speaking associations as well as in Toastmasters International®. Participating speakers ascribe to the Code of Ethics of their respective associations. The following Accredited Speakers have joined together in this joint promotional project and each has paid a nominal fee to offset the creation and operation of this site. Our thanks to each one.

Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, AS

Anne Barab, AS

Raymond Brooks, AS Wayne Choate, AS
Conor Cunneen, AS Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, AS

Ellie Kay, AS

Barbara Khozam, AS
John Kinde, AS, MBA Dana LaMon, WCPS, AS Denise Marek, AS Terry Mayfield, AS
Tammy A. Miller, AS Rochelle Rice, CSP, AS

Sheryl Roush, AS

Peter Baron Stark, CSP, AS
Karen Twichell, AS      

Accredited Speakers available for 'paid' engagements

Bookmark this page. We will be adding more Accredited Speaker colleagues as they send us their promotional materials.

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, Accredited Speaker

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey




C: 780-707-0189

1-888-848-8407 (toll free North America)


Travels from Edmonton, Alberta

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, CKD-Emeritus, Accredited Speaker
Author, speaker, Creative lead, Accredited Speakers, 2011 Spirit of CAPS recipient

If you are in leadership or depend on your ability to persuade for your success... Canadian Ideaman, Bob Hooey can bring you a fresh Canadian perspective and the 'Alberta Advantage' in hosting a successful meeting or conference, in building a successful career, or in successfully leading your organization to the next level. He loves to travel and see his Ideas At Work!: www.HaveMouthWillTravel.com

Protect your conference investment - leverage your training dollars. Call NOW to engage Canada's Ideaman, Bob Hooey and his profitable, innovative Ideas At Work! for your company, convention, or association. Ideas At Work! - Strategies to Success!

Bob's humorous, interactive, conversational and, sometimes provocative style inspire his audiences across North America and around the globe. As a business, leadership, team success expert, as well as a prolific author, Bob's innovative development programs have successfully helped thousands of leaders and professionals dramatically and profitably increase their effectiveness. He is the prolific author of 30 plus leadership, business, presentation skills, and career success publications including the best selling In the Company of Leaders, Legacy of Leadership, and Speaking for Success. As a professional presentations expert, Accredited Speaker, Bob Hooey has coached thousands of speakers in enhancing their performance in front of an audience; whether that audience is a client, an employer, or a group of people.

Need a professional speaker, emcee or expert trainer?

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey will help you inspire, profitably equip, and lead your meeting's audience, association, leadership and/or sales team, or company to greater success! Bob is committed to helping leaders build more effective teams and sales teams become sales leaders.

Bob spoke to 3200 students (grades 3-7) at a Rise Up against bullying rally.

Contact Bob'Idea Man' Hooey:

Office: 780-736-0009
Toll Fee: 1-888-848-8407 (North America)

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Sheryl Roush




Travels from San Diego, California

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Sheryl Roush, Accredited Speaker
International Trainer, Author, Business Success, Communication Skills and Speaking Coach

Sheryl Roush works with organizations on business success to: increase intrinsic motivation; boost morale; inspire employee engagement; drive productivity; foster team spirit and personal pride; elevate customer service; generate business and client loyalty. Clients bring her on-site to address staff in their workplace, speak at association meetings, conference keynotes and breakout session, seminars, kick-off events and to facilitate retreats.

Programs are high-content and highly-tailored, delivered with a motivational style and tone, creating immediate results. Clients range from associations, biotech, direct sales, education, finance, government, healthcare, hospitality and tourism, insurance and lawyers and law enforcement, manufacturing, military, real estate, retail, technology, transportation, and women in business.

Her 35 years of diverse experience and expertise blends skills for communicating: in person (interpersonal, teams, leadership, interviewing) in public (speaking, training, sales presentations, media interviews, social media), and in print (sales and marketing, graphic design and advertising).

With 3,000 presentations of experience, Sheryl has presented throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as Australia, England, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Singapore, and has addressed seven Middle Eastern nations in Doha, Qatar. Sheryl understands the importance of showing respect to diverse and multi-cultural audiences. She has opened conferences for Marie Osmond, closed for Geena Davis, followed Olivia Newton-John, and has appeared alongside Art Linkletter, Good Morning America’s Joan Lunden, Marcus Buckingham and Suze Orman.

Sheryl is an 8-time business owner and a 17-time published author. She authored the Heart Book Series of inspirational books, with original short stories, poems and quotations; Heart of a Toastmaster (2013). Her books also include: Solid Gold Newsletter Design; Sparkle-Tudes!®.

When your organization needs to sharpen internal and external communication ... to boost morale, garner attention and achieve more business success! Bring in Sheryl Roush for engaging and high-content programs!

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Dilip Abayasekara, Accredited Speaker

Dilip Abayasekara



Cell: 717-648-1080


Travels from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, Ph.D., Accredited Speaker
Trainer, Executive Speech Coach, Inspirational Speaker

Dilip Abayasekara, Ph.D., A.S. has trained and inspired thousands of people in many different industries in almost every State in the USA and in nine other countries since he launched his training, speech coaching and professional speaking business in 1994. The focus of his company, Dr. Dilip, LLC, is to enable individuals and organizations unleash their communication and performance potential.

One of his favorite quotes is: “If you want to change the world, don’t wait for the world to change; just look at the old world with new eyes.”

Dr. Abayasekara (known affectionately as “Dr. Dilip” by many of his clients) has helped thousands of people discover their “new eyes” through his private customized speech coaching, seminars and workshops in the areas of communication & presentation skills, creative thinking, relationship building, customer service, leadership and spirituality and his inspirational keynote speeches.

Dr. Dilip is on the speaking circuit for the Institute for Management Studies as well as for Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO organization. He also serves as the Strategic Advisor to the President of Central Penn College and has been an adjunct faculty member in the areas of oral communication and interpersonal communication for Central Pennsylvania College and Eastern University’s School of Professional Studies.

A partial list of his clients include: Hershey Corporation, Northrop Grumman, PNC Bank, Mid-Atlantic Corporate Federal Credit Union, Veterans Administration, Central Penn College, Baltimore City Community College, the US Army EEO office, The Government of Sri Lanka, The US Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the United Nations Development Program. He has provided customized, private speech coaching to business executives, small business owners, scientists and engineers, professionals, elected officials, candidates for elected office, and speech contestants.

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John Kinde, Accredited Speaker

John Kinde


(702) 263-4363


Travels from Las Vegas, Nevada

John Kinde, MBA, Accredited Speaker
Energize Your Teams and Build Relationships with Humor Skills for Better Thinking . . . Better Speaking . . . Better Living!

Getting maximum value for your meeting and convention dollar is your top priority. In addition to wanting a keynote or motivational speaker who connects with the audience, you know exactly what your meeting should achieve. You've selected strategic information which you want to be delivered in a clear, inspirational and entertaining way. You want to ensure that attendees leave your event with fresh ways of thinking and more productive ways of dealing with your current challenges. You don't want to lie awake at night worrying that the speaker you've selected will put people to sleep.

  • Motivational programs for your convention keynote, meeting or workshop
  • Resources for improving your humor and presentation skills
  • Comedy Improv Shows and Workshops

John Kinde is a motivational Humorist who lives in Las Vegas, NV. His keynote address is titled: What You See Isn’t What You Get—The Obvious Is An Illusion. The focus is on building strong relationships and avoiding the mistake of faulty first impressions. John is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the University of Missouri with a degree in Political Science and an MBA. He instructed comedy improv workshops and directed comedy improv shows for fifteen years. Visit his website for more information on John's programs.

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Phone: (702) 263-4363

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Terry Mayfield, Accredited Speaker

Terry Mayfield




Travels from Los Angeles, California

Terry Mayfield, Accredited Speaker
ASG, ALS, Golden Mic recipient

Terry Mayfield has been speaking professionally since 1994 on the topics of Leadership, Sales, and Personal Success. He has spoken in 37 states and 4 countries. His “Habits of Successful Leaders” is a highly interactive program with action steps to make sure each attendee takes something away that will help them as a leader and help them toward personal success. Terry has presented more than 1,200 keynotes and seminars to companies and associations as well as public seminars. He is the author of two books, and several audio programs.

Terry started out in sales, but was let go by his first employer, and then put on probation by his second employer. It was then he did research that increased his income in the next 5 years by over 1700%. He was then asked to create a training program to teach hundreds of others at his company his system of how to succeed in sales. He was a straight-commission sales rep for over 23 years. Today, in addition to his speaking, he continues to train sales reps and oversees a $25MM distribution division of one of the world’s largest packaging companies.

He was a member of the National Speakers Association for over 18 years and received their Golden Mic designation. As a current business leader his ideas are not just theory – he uses them daily.

His programs include:

  • Habits of Successful Leaders
  • Habits for Personal Leadership
  • Selling Through Service
  • Time to Sell – Time Management Skills of Successful Salespeople

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Karen Twichell



Travels from Newport Beach, California

Karen Twichell, Author, Caregiver, Accredited Speaker

Karen Twichell learned the hard way that resources and support for caregivers was sadly lacking when she was suddenly thrown into that world with no warning and no training. Dealing with doctors, medications, patient hygiene, nutrition and countless details of caring for a desperately ill loved one tests the mind and body to the limit. Isolation, fear, confusion and frustrations large and small chip away at the spirit. What help is out there and how do you find it?

Author and speaker Karen Twichell knows. She’s lost many members of her family to cancer and Parkinson’s Disease. Through her personal experiences, research and hard work, she has become a highly respected expert in family caregiving. Her practical, step-by-step strategies will help you take the guesswork out of what to do next. Her personal stories inspire hope and gently reflect the deeply emotional and spiritual commitment you – along with millions of other Americans – make when you take over the care of a loved one.

Karen’s audiences will learn to:

  • Educate themselves
  • Get organized
  • Accept and ask for help
  • Take care of themselves

Using humor and stories of her own personal experience as the caregiver of many family members, Karen gives practical guidance and shows family caregivers how to make the job of being a caregiver easier and less stressful.

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Wayne Choate, Accredited Speaker

Wayne Choate

Past member NSA

Phone: 805-750-3121
Cell: 805-750-3121


Travels from Thousand Oaks, California

Wayne Choate, Accredited Speaker
Speaker, Motivator, Sales Trainer

Wayne Choate has been a full time professional speaker since 1995, and is frequently described as one of this country's most knowledgeable authorities on the subject of motivation and personal development. Many believe him to be one of the best motivational speakers in our nation today: a speaker that possesses a unique way of challenging his audience to elevate their awareness, focus on positive doing, and move to action.

Wayne’s speeches are truly a “breath of fresh-air” with his high-energy delivery; high take-away message content, and real-life experience stories that keep the audience riveted. Wayne's dynamic style of communicating has audiences rolling in laughter, applauding with appreciation and leaving with new information to change lives for the better. He truly touches peoples’ lives.

Presentation Titles

  • The Positive Power of Doing: It’s important to remember that people - not gizmos - get things done. With so many speakers extolling the power of positive thinking, this speech examines the real-life process of achieving more, accomplishing more, and “doing” more!
  • The Missing Link: We all strive for success in life, but for many, success is an elusive dream... something seems to be missing. This speech reveals the “Missing Link” that prevents so many from achieving all they want in life, and is for anyone who is struggling with life and the difficulties in obtaining success and happiness.
  • How To Be A Wild and Wonderful Speaker: This presentation provides a formula for preparing, developing, structuring, and delivering a Wild And Wonderful Speech. High content, laced with humor, and delivered with entertainment galore.
  • Enhance Your Chance: It has been said that life is a gamble. This may be true, but this speech reveals a unique and easy way we can reduce the gamble and “enhance your chance” for success in all areas of our life.

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Phone: 805-750-3121
Cell: 805-750-3121

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Rochelle Rice, Accredited Speaker

Rochelle Rice


877-943-7749 Toll free


Travels from New York, New York

Rochelle Rice, Accredited Speaker
Empowering Women Through Movement

Rochelle Rice, MA, is a nationally recognized speaker, author and educator. President of In Fitness & In Health, creator of Plus-Size Exercise Technique, author of Real Fitness for Real Women (2001)-- Rochelle dedicates herself to empowering women of size by connecting the body, mind and heart through focus, movement and breath. Rochelle is masterful at teaching people how to use their body to create impact and authenticity.

Her movement program has been featured in the New York Times, the LA Times, Family Circle and Fit Magazine. A member of IDEA Health and Fitness Association, the Association for Size, Diversity and Health (ASDAH) and the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) she is an active voice in the wellness community. Rochelle has appeared to speak on Fox News, ABC World News Tonight and the CBS Early Show. She has been a member of Bryant Park Toastmasters in New York City since 2001 and achieved her Accredited Speaker designation in 2010. Rochelle is a past president of the National Speakers Association- NYC Chapter. Currently, she serves as Vice Chair of the NSA’s Chapter Leadership Committee.

A key lifestyle component missing today is movement in daily life. In all her speeches, she addresses the physical needs of the audience through music, breath work and activity specific to their needs. Moving people at a conference or training can ignite the experience and integrate the material presented into their daily lives. Your attendees will leave refreshed and invigorated.

Keynote/General Session

  • POW! Using Your Speaking to Elevate Your Business
  • Your Body Is Talking To You. Are You Listening?

Break Out Session, Half Day or Full Day

  • Heart-Centered Speaking: Putting YOU in Your Words
  • Put Your Tiara in Your Topic
  • You Rock! Embrace Your Awesomeness
  • From Toastmasters to Professional Speaking: 3 Steps to Make The Jump

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TOLL FREE: 877-943-7749

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Denise Marek



Travels from Whitby, Ontario

Denise Marek, Accredited Speaker
International Speaker, Author, Worry Management Expert

Denise Marek is internationally known as 'The Worry Management Expert'. In addition to being regularly called upon as the expert in her field by magazines such as; Martha Stewart’s Body + Soul, United Kingdom’s Red, Australia’s CLEO and Insight, and Canada’s Chatelaine and Canadian Family, Denise is the author of CALM and co-author of The Keys. As testament to their overwhelming success, her books have been published in several languages including Spanish, Italian, German, French, Dutch, Bulgarian, and Korean.

Through her proprietary CALM™ methodology, lectures, consulting, videos, articles, and books, she has helped individuals and corporations around the globe to free themselves from worry and cultivate inner peace. Some of Denise’s clients include; American Express, Toyota, CEO Global, RBC Royal Bank, Deloitte and Touche, Dundee, Manulife Financial, TD Canada Trust, Clarica, and AIG. Denise is hired to speak at corporate events and provide on-site training and consulting resulting in more effective and efficient work environments, less stress, and greater success.

Keynote Topics:

  • CALM: Transform Worry into Inner Calm Click here for more information.
  • CALM: The Keys to Reducing Stress for CEOs, Leaders, and Executives
    Denise Marek will guide you through her proven four-step process for eliminating worry and cultivating inner peace. These practical steps are designed to significantly improve the success and lives of CEOs, leaders, and executives.
  • Ignite the Courage Within Ignite the Courage Within is the one program that will truly inspire you to move forward and transform your life forever! Learn how to get from where you are now to exactly where you want to be. Let go of the fear that keeps you stuck and struggling. Uncover what you truly want and move forward into a happier future.
  • Risks for Success Click here for more information.

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Conor Cunneen




Travels from Chicago, Illinois

Conor Cunneen-IrishmanSpeaks, FMII, Accredited Speaker
Energize, Educate, Entertain, Easy to work with

Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Chicago where he says the Guinness is great, the natives are friendly and he's been force-fed more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland!

He is also an in-demand, thought provoking speaker who presents business Substance with Humor to audiences from Harley-Davidson to Helsinki, from Memphis to Madrid.

A former VP Marketing with multi-national giant Unilever, Conor has worked in senior Marketing and Sales positions on world-class brands as diverse as Hellmann's, Ben & Jerry's, Thomas's English Muffins, Lipton. He was designated a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland in appreciation of his marketing and branding expertise.

In a lyrical brogue, he combines leadership and people skills garnered working in international environments with the wit that won Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year. "My objective is to have audiences learning and laughing, and leaving with a smile on their face, a spring in their step and down to earth, implementable ideas to take back to the work place."

A two-time cancer survivor (Note: he says 'two-time' not 'two-timing'), his inventive, customized keynotes for corporations and associations have been likened to "Mark Twain with a brogue" and "James Joyce meets Tom Peters."

Conor hosted JobTalk on Chicago radio for 5 years. He is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, a board member NSA-IL, and the Community Career Center, Naperville.


  • The Gift of GAB: Goals, Attitude, Behavior
  • Leadership Lessons from the McDonald's and Starbucks Turnaround
  • Adden Humur Two You're Presentashun (The program is much better than the spelling - Honust!)
  • Humor: The Secret Prescription to a Healthy, Productive Workplace
  • Grow your Tourism Business with the Gift of GAB: Goals, Attitude, Brand
  • What Mark Twain Learned me 'bout Public Speakin'!

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Raymond Brooks


Travels from Anaheim Hills, CA

Raymond Brooks, MBA, BSc, Accredited Speaker

Raymond Brooks is a professional speaker who has made presentations to over 700 business and professional organizations. In addition he has been a presenter 4 times at the Toastmasters International® conventions, 10 times at various Regional Conferences, and 23 times at District conferences.

In addition to his professional speaking, he is President, R.E.B. Enterprises, Inc., specializing in servicing life and health insurance for individuals and small businesses. He does accounting and bookeeping services as well as tax preparation services.

He is a leading member of the Association of Professional Consultants (APC) Treasurer; Financial Executives International (FEI), Past President; Toastmasters International®, former member of the Board of Directors; and the International Association of Management Accountants (IMA), Past President

Professionally, he has served as:

  • CFO/Vice Ppresident, Alyn Corporation
  • CFO/Director of Administration, Rohm Electronics, USA
  • Division Controller, Guardian Packaging Corporation
  • Accounting Manager Crown Zellerbach Corporation
  • Accounting Manager, Ampex Corporation
  • Treasury Associate, Del Monte Corporation


  • Stress – the purple heart of an eventful life
  • The rise and fall of leadership
  • Learning the art of service leadership
  • The rise and fall of leadership
  • The leadership mystique
  • The pitfalls of public speaking
  • Learning the art of effective listening
  • Retiring without having your money outlive you

Call him today to explore how your organization can benefit by engaging his services.

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Tammy Miller




Travels from State College, Pennsylvania


Tammy A. Miller, Accredited Speaker
International Speaker, Author, Speech Coach and Auctioneer

Powerful keynotes and workshops… Facilitator… Mistress of Ceremonies… Certified Auctioneer

Tammy Miller is in the business of changing lives! She has inspired and trained thousands of people from all walks of life and locations. Her highly acclaimed programs are tailored to the specific needs of your business, organization or group. Tammy will engage your audience to help make an immediate difference with her unique blend of message, motivation, and mirth. Her topics relate to Humor and Healing, Presentation Skills, Leadership, Business and Dining Etiquette and Motivation.

From her highly applauded and original OREO Speech Cookie© to help you organize your thoughts, to her unique structure set-up in presentations, Tammy can help you develop and deliver a more effective message in a group or one on one.

Her passion for coaching has helped leaders in education, business, politics, and people from all walks of life, including clients who are even heading for the moon – yes, the real moon!

Need a Facilitator, Mistress of Ceremonies and/or Auctioneer for that convention, conference, meeting or special event? Tammy is a perfect choice! Her many years of experience will help bring that extra special touch to your event.

Tammy is the author of three books - The Lighter Side of Breast Cancer Recovery: Lessons Learned Along the Path to Healing, about her personal experience with breast cancer; My Life is Just Speech Material, and So is Yours, A Guide to What to Say and How to Say it; and Pink Ribbon Stories: A Celebration of Life, A Compilation of 123 Stories and Words to Encourage, Inspire, and Make You Smile

A sample of Tammy’s presentations:

  • Discovering the Healing Power of Humor
  • Speech Cookie to the Rescue and Beyond
  • Just Jump – Motivation at 12,000 Feet
  • Dining & Business Etiquette – the Perfect Combination
  • This Funny Place Called Work
  • Engaging the Whole Body of Leadership

If you are looking for that perfect presentation to deliver a powerful message, inspire change, and have some fun along the way, give Tammy a call!

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Peter Baron Stark


(858) 451-3601


Travels from San Diego, Ca





Peter Barron Stark, CSP, Accredited Speaker
Build an organization where employees love to come to work and customers love to do business.

Peter Barron Stark is a consultant, speaker, and author. His consulting firm, Peter Barron Stark Companies, has attracted clients such as the NFL, Aetna, Federal Reserve Bank, Rady Children’s Hospital, SONY, VANS, Sempra Energy, St. Johns Knits, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, Blackboard Connect, MetLife, Qualcomm, WD-40, Farmers Insurance, and over 200 other leading organizations.

His speaking repertoire includes an impressive lineup of programs in the areas of employee engagement, leadership, leading change, customer service, and negotiation skills. His firm is also a leader in employee opinion surveys, executive coaching and leadership/employee training.

He has been published worldwide in over 300 articles and has written ten books including his newest book, The Competent Leader. Peter’s expertise has been featured by American Executive Magazine, CNN, Inc.com, Investor's Business Daily, Newsweek, Selling Power, The Miami Herald and The New York Times.

Peter’s career takes him around the world as he helps leaders build organizations where employees love to come to work and customers love to do business.

Peter’s most requested keynotes include:

  • Surviving and Thriving in Organizational Change (Watch clips: http://youtu.be/Tk25Tov_G7c; http://youtu.be/E9GOM9u9e1U)
  • Everyone Negotiates
  • Relationship Strategies – Building an Even Stronger Team
  • Engaged – How Leaders Build an Organization Where Employees Love to Come to Work

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(858) 451-3601

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Anne Barab




Travels from Dallas, Texas

Anne Barab, Accredited Speaker, The Resilience Expert™
Keynote Speaker, Author, Resilience Expert, Presentation Skills Coach and Humorist

Anne’s engaging, entertaining and provocative style inspires audiences around the world. Each content-rich program is customized to create maximum impact with your audience. Can a keynote change your life? Yes!!! “I heard Anne speak six years ago and I’m still using her success tips every day!” Sharon Strong

As a business leader (she was COO of a $1.5 billion mortgage bank), teamwork specialist (she’s a recovering politician), presentation skills coach (she’s guided numerous clients to personal success) and humorous author (four books and a weekly newsletter) her programs are grounded in real-life experiences and counter-intuitive insights. “Anne’s wisdom and encouragement were invaluable in my journey to winning the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. Anne Barab – You’re cool!” Jim Key

Anne has spoken in 44 states and 6 countries. She has spoken four times at the Toastmasters International Convention, including being the first Toastmaster in 25 years to deliver the closing keynote at the 2007 convention.

Some of her most requested programs are:

  • Had a Life Plan, But the Magnet Fell off the Fridge
  • You Can’t Make Me Change Anything but My Underwear!
  • Rock Your Talk
  • Help! My Leadership Reality Check Bounced
  • Listen with Your Heart

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Dana LaMon



Travels from Lancaster, California

Dana LaMon, J.D., WCPS, Accredited Speaker
Motivational Speaker and Author

Dana, a blind African American and retired judge, is an internationally known motivational speaker and author. He has inspired audiences from Asia to Africa and over thirty-five states of the U.S. He has been giving keynotes and workshops since 1991.

Dana is the author of the motivational books: Making the Moment Meaningful: Creating a Path to Purpose and Fulfillment; The Soul's Mirror: Reflections on the Fullness of Life; The Excellence Book: 104 Principles for Living and Working; and Master the Ceremonies: The Emcee's Handbook for Excellence.

Despite being blind since age four, Dana earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Southern California. He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1978. He served as an Administrative Law Judge from 1981 to 2010.

Dana earned the title of World Champion of Public Speaking in 1992. He is the only Toastmaster who is both a World Champion and an Accredited Speaker.

Dana's mission is to motivate and inspire individuals to make each moment of life meaningful. Specifically, his presentations cover living and working in excellence, growing in change, rising above the circumstances, valuing diversity, and fulfilling purpose. He tells stories of his experiences as a blind man to entertain and inspire the listener; he shares his insights on life to motivate individuals; he uses his award-winning speaking skills to captivate his audiences.

Dana's versatility as a presenter is exemplified in that he has spoken for audiences as diverse as kindergarten students to corporate executives and religious congregations to prison inmates. One of his clients, a funeral services provider, remarked that he was the rare speaker who could hold the interest of all employees, a group that included grave diggers, grounds keepers, sales representatives, funeral directors, attorneys, and accountants.

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Barbara Khozam, AS


Travels from Greater San Diego, California

Barbara Khozam, Accredited Speaker
Customer Service Speaker - Trainer - Author

Barbara Khozam extends an international line of clients who praise and attest to her expertise as a customer service master. All backed by more than 15 years of consulting, training, and speaking about Customer Service throughout many industries—small and large, from the local Ramona Thrift Store to the conglamerate Kaiser Permanente. Through her unique consulting methods, Barbara and her team help businesses to create organizational cultures of service and customer care in which employees become advocates for your organization, your brand and your customers. Ultimately and consistently, the results are extremely happy, loyal customers who continue to postively impact your bottom line quarter after quarter, year after year.

Barbara has spoken to more than 35,000 customer care representatives—everyone from the board room to the cleaning crew—throughout 8 countries and is ranked in the top 1% out of a group of 400 leading trainers in the United States. She has delivered more than 1100 presentations to a diversity of audiences of all sizes, sharing proven strategies on customer service, leadership, motivation, and communication with difficult people. She is also the recipient of 27 awards for Sales Achievement & Outstanding Trainer Ratings. Her insight, energy, and jaw-dropping humor reveal practical principles necessary for success in today’s cynical marketplace.

Barbara’s mission is to educate, empower and immerse participants with the “spirit of service”—one audience at a time. Barbara’s humor speaks honestly in a relaxed and captivating environment to the hard truths of core problems that plague customer service teams and protocols. She connects with her audiences by speaking and relating with them genuinely, not at or over them. And her real-life stories truly bring her concepts to life—memorable lessons that elevate the spirit of customer care in any organization.

She is the author of How Organizations Deliver BAD Customer Service (and Strategies that Turn it Around!)—a revealing testament to her wit and love for coaching others. She also co-authored The Power of the Platform, with Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, and Les Brown; and Executive Etiquette Power which have sold in excess of 25,000 copies worldwide.

Services offered:

45 – 60 Minute Keynote Presentation
90 minute, 2 Hour, ½ Day, Full Day SeminarsCustomer Service Training
Leadership Training
Dealing with Irate Customer Training
Communication Training

Employee Survey / Interviews
Mystery Visits / Calls and Reports
Custom Tailored Customer Service Protocols Creation
Customer Surveys / Interviews

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Ellie Kay


(661) 547-6820
Bethany Grace, Director of Communication

(661) 274-2008


Travels from Palmdale, Ca

Ellie Kay, Accredited Speaker
CEO Ellie Kay and Company, LLC

The high energy and enigmatic Ellie Kay is an award winning international speaker and best-selling author of fifteen books including Heroes at Home, Living Rich for Less (Random House) and Lean Body, Fat Wallet (Harper Collins).

Ellie is a gifted arena speaker who has keynoted at over 100 large-scale corporate events with as many as 8,000 in attendance. She has taken the non-profit “Heroes at Home Financial Event” (sponsored by USAA) to all branches of the military in the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. In these presentations, she and her team educate military members regarding financial readiness issues.

As Americas Family Financial Expert”® and “Americas Military Family Expert,”™ she is a media veteran and has appeared on over 1800 media interviews, including regular appearances on Fox News, ABC News, CNBC, and CNN. She is also a brand spokesperson for Fortune 500 companies, as well as a frequent corporate speaker, and corporate wellness educator. Her 100+ spokesperson clients include Procter and Gamble, Wal-Mart, USAA, Visa, Sears, Mastercard, Sprint, Progressive, OnStar, TaxAct and American Express.

Ellie Kay, the CEO of Ellie Kay and Company, LLC, holds a bachelor’s degree in the management of Human Resources from CCU and is an AFTB Master Trainer. She is married to Bob, a current test pilot and retired Air Force fighter pilot. She is the mom of seven children, with active duty sons in the Navy (USNA 2011), the Air Force (USAFA 2015), and the Army (USMA 2017).

Most popular Presentations

  • Heroes at Home
  • The Five Partnerships Every Leader Needs
  • Living Rich for Less
  • Lean Body, Fat Wallet: Discovering the Health/Wealth Connection
  • Homemade Business: Taking Your Work to the Next Level
  • Media Training for a New Millennium
  • The Five Irrefutable Laws of Resiliency

Contact Ellie Kay:

Director of Communications, Bethany Grace 661-547-6820
Ellie Kay and Company, LLC Office 661-274-2008

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