I talk about the things I know: leadership, organizational excellence and community growth. I am always interested in speaking to and getting to know new groups. If you would like to have me speak with your team or join your next event, please contact me here with all the details!
In order to support the communities of tomorrow, we must develop the emerging leaders of today. My passion for leadership has led me to become the founder of the Catalyst Leadership Series, which is dedicated to inspiring and motivating leaders. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my love for leadership with others.
The key to becoming an award-winning organization is talent. It’s about finding people who are hard-wired to succeed and giving them permission to be great every day. As a leader, my teams have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company Magazine and Best and Brightest Companies for excellence, leadership and professionalism. The people I work with every day define talent.
The greatest force for change is a well-paying job. A good job changes people’s self-worth. It changes a family’s socioeconomic status. It grows communities and raises education. For this reason I have dedicated the past 25 years to economic development with one mission: to create jobs. I’d love to share my experience and insight with your organization.
find me on the road
I have the opportunity to travel and work alongside a variety of amazing organizations and leaders. If you are nearby, be sure to check out the event opportunity and connect with me.
|February 19-20||Scottsdale, AZ||Summit|
|March 11||Austin, TX||SXSW|
|March 21||Kalamazoo, MI||AmeriFirst Mortgage|
|March 23-24||Dallas, TX||Summit|
|April 27-28||New York, NY||Summit|
|June 15-16||Chicago, IL||Summit|
|July 13-14||New York, NY||Summit|
|August 1-2||Kalamazoo, MI||NEXT|
|September 22||Kalamazoo, MI||StructureTec Group|
|September 28||Cedar Rapids, IA||Professional Developers of Iowa Fall Conference|
|December 5-6, 2017||New Orleans, LA||ECONOMIX|