We are excited to announce our 2019 Speaker Lineup:
Harvey Alston's unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth, and changed lives. His powerful, soul-searching presentations uplift audiences to a higher standard, and to a level where they strive only for the best. Harvey believes in solitary achievement, shared accomplishment, and the dignity of human beings. Harvey Alston's career has spanned positions from head football coach of Columbus East High School in Ohio in 1968, to assistant director of student financial aid at the university level. As an educator he’s taught English, biology, health, life sciences and math curricula. He is considered one of the most dynamic, “high octane” speakers in America. Harvey Alston's enterprise is called Best, Inc., based on his philosophy and his book titles, Be The Best. He serves on the advisory board to the National Federation of High Schools, the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School, and many civic boards, panels, and commissions, as well as a member of the National Speakers Association.
Brian Mendler has extensive experience working with challenging students in general ed, self-contained, and inclusion settings. Brian provides staff development training for K-12 educators throughout the world with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students. He trains tens of thousands of educators every year and is a highly regarded dynamic speaker. You will find that Mr. Mendler has a unique perspective that he teachers from - that of a former student who struggled with a learning disability and severe ADHD. Educators love his seminars, because he is able to provide strategies that work immediately for today's youth. Mr. Mendler has recently authored a book titled, Watch Your Mouth: Non-Negotiables for Success with Toughest Kids. The book provides educators with easy-to-use strategies for preventing and responding to difficult, disruptive, defiant, and unmotivated behavior. He has also authored That One Kid and co-authored books, Turning Tough Parents into Strong Partners, Strategies for Successful Classroom Management, Power Struggles (2nd ed.) and the best seller, Discipline With Dignity (4th ed.).
Lisa Dinhofer, MA, CT is The Crisis Tamer. She works with subject matter and circumstances most people turn away from. Lisa mentors companies past traumatic events, workplace abuse and disastrous communications to regain stability and establish a new normal. Lisa was an employee at the World Trade Center during the 1993 bombing and was still working in NYC during 9/11. She draws from those first hand experiences of trauma in the workplace and lessons learned from other workplace tragedies. Lisa is a certified Thanatologist, trained counselor and communication expert with over 18 years of professional experience training, consulting, coaching and speaking. She provides training and emergency debriefings for companies, educators, Child Welfare agencies, Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial agencies for unexpected high-impact events, work-related stress and secondary trauma from exposure to graphic material within criminal and family law environments. Lisa is a sought-after workshop and retreat facilitator and has been a featured presenter at over 100 scientific and professional conferences in the U.S., UK, Middle East, and the Czech Republic and has facilitated over 250 workshops. Lisa has served as an adjunct instructor in the Graduate Thanatology program at Hood College in Frederick, MD and is the founder of Koden Consulting Services, a member of the Conscious Capitalism Community.
All booked presenters are subject to change without notice.*