2019 Conference Education Session Presenters
Scot Sherwin – Friday, 5:30 PM
President Sales/Mastery Consultants, Inc.
an authorized licensee of Sandler Training
Yes, We Can All Get Along…If We Choose To”
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to naturally connect and some struggle to do so? Everyone has a natural behavioral style or a preferred way of doing things. In this fun interactive session, we will dive into the 4 human behavior styles to understand our own motivators and how we affect others. This valuable knowledge will equip us to intellectually accept who we are, and then empower us to adapt to others to promote genuine relationships.
Scott Sherwin After 23 years in the business world, Scott is giving back through extensive leadership training for some of today’s top talent. He is an authorized licensee of the Sandler Training which is recognized as an outstanding program worldwide and has now been adopted by Harvard Business School. Through understanding other’s behavior patterns, Scott has mastered how to speak with anyone, about anything, and at any time – the hallmark of a great speaker and presenter.
Saturday Education Sessions
Award-winning author, Radio Show Host,
and CEO of Executive Medicine of Texas
Crefmasters Toastmasters Club
School of Hard Rocks
What is it that makes us who we are? It’s the ups, the downs, the wins, and the losses. Consider each chapter of your life a stepping stone, a hard rock that takes you from who you were to who you’re becoming. Don’t be afraid of the hard rocks, that’s where some of the most beautiful diamonds are found!
Judy Gaman, MSPS, BSHS is an award-winning author and is set to release her fifth book in spring of 2020. As a professional speaker she travels to speak to universities, as well as corporations. As co-host of the nationally-syndicated Staying Young radio show, she’s heard on 58 stations coast to coast. Her leadership style has helped her reach the title of CEO of Executive Medicine of Texas, a world renowned luxury medicine practice. Judy has been entertaining audiences for years by combining storytelling, scientific research, and emotion to drive home the points that matter the most. Learn more at www.JudyGaman.com
Crefmasters Toastmasters Club
You Hold the Power
Ever feel like you lack what it takes to be a powerhouse? If only I had this…or that…Larry’s story proves that you have exactly what it takes, regardless of your circumstances. He’ll inspire you to forgive others and see the world for what it is – a place full of love and opportunity.
Larry North was born in New York and raised in Dallas, Texas. In 1981 he started his first business at age 20. His media career started shortly after that by arriving on talk radio where he performed for over 25 years. Shortly after that his best-selling infomercial became one of the most popular weight loss infomercials ever. Three books, a chain of health clubs, and thousands of TV appearances and live presentations here and abroad have turned Larry North into a household name in fitness, weight loss, and health. He continues to spread his motivational messages and wisdom to dozens of fortune 500 companies and just about anyone who will listen. He can make you laugh, touch your heart, and more importantly connect with you in a way that makes you want to change your body and your life!!!!
Jennifer McDaniel, CPC
The Appreciative Voice: Using Your Voice to Increase Connection
Our voices are a powerful tool in building up or breaking down relationships. We’ve all heard the cliché’ “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” The appreciative voice is the life affirming voice that seeks to include and understand. Learn how to use your appreciative voice to expand knowledge and build potential shared understanding. In this session, Jennifer will show you how to call out your appreciative voice and use it as a vehicle to build more impactful speeches and bring deeper human connection to your stories.
Jennifer McDaniel is a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Holistic Health Coach and a Well-Being Strategist. With over 25 years of experience as a professional speaker and corporate learning and development leader in the area of beauty, health and wellness; Jennifer’s passion is to help people design a life that they desire through the process of extreme-self-care, human connection and inspired action.
Her coaching is rooted in Core Energy Coaching™ , a process that goes much further to uncover inner blind spots and cultivate new perspectives which support individual success on a sustainable level. Her methodology empowers people to dig deeply, honestly, and objectively into their energy and mental programming in order to assess who they are and who they want to become.
Jennifer received her holistic health coach training through IIN (The Institute for Integrative Nutrition) and her professional coach training through iPEC (The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). Jennifer is also credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach through The International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession. Learn more at www.worthy-of-health.com
Coach Rick Kolster
Coach Rick Kolster, CBC
Crefmasters Toastmasters Club
Lead from the Front
Great leaders lead themselves first. Leading from the front is all about becoming the leader your team needs you to be first. Discover how you can be that leader you are destined to be and take control of your leadership role in your business, community and home. Living a life of servant leadership is the foundation of leading others to higher levels of success.
Coach Rick has been coaching and training leaders across the country for 17 years. He is an author, speaker and valued Executive Coach to business owners, executives and former professional athletes. His client list reads like a who’s who in the business arena. As the coach for an international fitness company, he has helped them grow over 20% each year.
Coach Rick is the founder of the Peak Performance Group and created the highly successful Emerging Leaders Academy program developing leaders for the future. His presentations are straightforward and no nonsense. He will give it to you straight or as he likes to say, “You will get the “Bald Truth”.
Out On The Town
Stand in the Power of Identity:
Knowing, Sharing, And Editing Your Life
What’s in a life? The way we see and tell our life stories to ourselves and others can dictate the very essence, quality, and trajectory of our lives. While everyone has a life story, not everyone understands the vast reserves of power and strength that come from knowing our story for ourselves and sharing it with others. Moreover, the way we perceive our own life stories is colored by our past experiences and hopes and expectations of what our lives should be. Life and our development in it are ever evolving, always marching toward realizing our unique potential. And often times, we need to learn how to re-frame our lives in order to edit our life stories to more accurately capture our journey and craft a future we can live into.
By examining our current version of our life story, and considering different perspectives, interpretations, and outcomes, Alise will lead you through some effective and inspiring ways you can write and re-write your life story in order to provide a narrative to celebrate your current story and craft a narrative to live into your best life.
Dr. Alise Cortez is a Speaker, Consultant, Author, Radio Show / Podcast Host, and Purpose/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. Having developed her expertise within the Human Capital / Organizational Excellence industry over the last 20 years, today she is focused on helping companies, leaders, and individuals across the globe to more meaningfully and purposely connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and harmonic work-life integration.
Alise earned her PhD in Human Development and has been researching and consulting on meaning in work and identity for nearly two decades. Hosting her weekly Working on Purpose podcast feeds her ravenous appetite for growth, development, and thought leadership, and gives her a platform to share the inspirational content with listeners across the globe. She is a sought-after speaker, consults with organizations, and conducts public and in-house programs that increase employee engagement, performance, and leadership effectiveness.
Alise was an active Toastmaster from 1996 to 2014 and credits this experience as greatly contributing to her speaking and consulting career she so enjoys today.
Marylee Mims, DTM
AAFCU Flying Toasters
Improv(e) Your Life
Creating a positive environment that nurtures creativity is important at work and at home.
Improvisational comedy or “improv” is fast, funny, and unpredictable – much like life! Both have no script and the path isn’t always clear. The principles of improv are highly relevant to personal and professional development.
In this interactive session, Marylee will share some improv principles and demonstrate how you can apply them in your daily life. Arrive ready to have fun and see if you can improve(e) your life!
Marylee Mims loves people and is a natural storyteller. Her enthusiasm and ability to connect with her audience provides for a lively presentation.
Marylee is a retired CPA. Currently she is a full time Toastmaster and a part time employee of the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau where she meets people from all over the world.
Marylee has served in top leadership positions in District 25 including District Governor, Lt. Governor Education & Training, Lt. Governor Marketing, Fall Conference Chair, and Area Governor.
Allan Pickering, DTM
Crefmasters Toastmasters Club
People don’t like change…it’s just a fact of life. Well, almost no one. Allan is one of those weird souls: he loves change. He firmly believes that *no one* joined Toastmasters to stay exactly the same as they were. He volunteered to be both an Ambassador and Guide for D25. He continues to educate his clubs on Pathways and dispelling misconceptions. In this role, he commiserates with all of you – there are times where Pathways seems to be a giant game of ‘Telephone.’ Allan is working on Level 3 in Visionary Communication and is high-tailing it to the Pathways Mentor designation. Ask him about it. Bring your laptop to this session to see four Pathways lessons. Each lesson is composed of Present, Demo, Try Together (bring laptops) and the lessons will be: Projects, Levels, Paths; Getting Oriented with Base Camp; Evaluations; Feedback. This is going to be a very thorough session on Pathways by one of our District experts!!