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December 15, 2017

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Motivation

Melody Brooke

Themes

Oh, Wow, This Changes Everything! Transform Your Life and Relationships.
Creating a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace
What is the Right Use of Power? (Ethics)
Raising Compassionate Kids
Success From the Inside Out

About

After a childhood of abuse and neglect and two failed marriages Melody decided there had to be a better way. Counselors and self-help books agreed that it was her parent’s and husband’s fault. Applying this new knowledge widened the gulf between them. It didn’t take much of this before she KNEW their had to be a better way. With three kids to take care of, she needed to find it fast. Well, it took a dozen years to grasp how alike we really are, and more importantly, how to bridge the gap between us when all seems lost.

Melody first worked with adolescents and their families. Success required helping everyone see each other’s perspective. When Melody entered private practice she was drawn to working with severely emotionally disturbed clients. Behind their seemingly irrational behavior she saw rational processes controlled by a viewpoint distorted by years of abuse.

Melody’s model evolved from understanding the distortions her clients used to survive in a scary world. Her techniques transformed their lives and allowed many of them to return to the workplace for the first time in decades. The results are just as remarkable when applied to couples, families, and even in the workplace. What she loves about sharing these tools with “normal” people is the ripple effect it has on their children, spouses, parents, and co-workers.

Practicing what she preaches, Melody is now happily married and has five children enjoying the ripple effect in her life.

Melody is a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, graduating Texas Woman’s University in 1989. She is published in Radix Journal, Dallas Recovery Magazine, The Southwest Morticians Journal, Plano Child Magazine, on the Dan and Jennifer Relationship website, and is the author of Cycles of the Heart; A way out of the egocentrism of everyday life.

Assets

Melody explores the mind-body connection in her crusade to transform our personal and professional relationships. Her proven techniques work in the most stressful situations to help entrenched parties bridge the gap between their irreconcilable stances.

Through her nearly 20 years of experience working with clients from all walks of life, Melody has reached people with her positive messages about love, happiness and the search for meaning in our lives. When you are faced with low morale, communication conflicts, customer service issues, managing change, the need for improved teamwork, or just need a great laugh and attitude adjustment…the Counselor is in!

On stage, Melody is a bundle of energy that inspires you with specific, fun-filled strategies that launch you into action. You will be energized with new ways to enhance your relationships, increase the joy in your life, and to find the success you deserve.

With boundless energy and a message that invigorates even as it enlightens, Melody Brooke tells it like it is. She captivates audiences with real, practical solutions for successful communication and relationships without fluff and hype. You will walk away with a better understanding of leadership, life, your self and communication. This brilliant creator of the “Cycles of the Heart” model uncovers the secret ingredients of every day relationships to unveil hidden obstacles to success at home and in the workplace. And she makes it fun in the process. Known for her authenticity and energy, Melody blends humor and story telling with interactive, application-based programs that inspire motivation and implementation from her audiences.

Melody’s message is a powerful aid whether your group wants to improve their personal relationships at home or develop a team of collaborative and trusting colleagues at work.

Rave Reviews

“Melody is a skilled facilitator with great management of her audience. Her fun presentation really reaches her audience.”
-Elexis Rice, Speaker, Author

“Melody surprised me with her fun, light and playful approach. I really want others to know that Melody can provide a real possibility of a breakthrough.”
-Claire Phillips, Bedford, Tx

“Melody is an engaging speaker-articulate, warm, and light hearted. Her material is creative and accessible. She inspires hope for lasting Change-both in behavior and in attitude.”
-Cedar Barstow, RightUse of Power founder.

“Melody speaks from the heart about the things that matter most. Her delivery is authentic, gentle and moving.”
-Lisa Olson, Spark! founder.

“Melody’s presentation helped me see the patterns in relationships I’ve had. She was enthusiastic and got everyone involved. She presents a very Buddhist way of thinking and interacting.”
-Kathy Staford, Ancho’s Personal Chef Service

Feedback from attendees:
“I really enjoyed it!”
“Your talk is right on target”
“Good information I can share with my clients, thank you!” (from a therapist)
“I enjoyed Melody’s presentation in every way!”
“It was light and uplifting and well organized.”
“Melody’s talk enlightened me. It helps me plot a path for my thinking when dealing with issues.”
“Totally enlightening!”
“Great visuals and examples.”
“I enjoyed the whole program. It was well spoken with good content.”
“What I will take away is that taking ownership doesn’t mean getting down on myself for making mistakes.”
“I really enjoyed sharing with the person next to me and your ‘real’ stories from your clients. You are an honest, open, pleasant speaker. I love the hearts- wonderful (given out at the end.)
“The presentation made it clear how we operate in situations and made me think more about empathy.”
“It was very clear and helpful.”
“I loved the magic wand!”

CONTACT MELODY BROOKE

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Nancy Barry

Themes

Do Your Customers and Clients “Feel the Love”?
When Reality Hits – Will You Be Ready?
The Ultimate Employee Orientation
Surely They Know…or Do They?

About

A successful 25-year corporate veteran, Nancy Barry walked away from what she describes as “the best job in the world” to focus on her love of public speaking and her desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Her extensive business experience, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy, and humor make her a dynamic presenter. Nancy will motivate, educate and inspire your audience!

Nancy is an expert on “soft skills” – the practical lessons in business savvy, communications and building relationships that can be applied immediately. She firmly believes soft skills are the key to success in life and business.

Nancy is a motivational speaker on a variety of topics. One of her passions is helping twentysomethings be successful in their careers. Nancy has the opportunity to speak on college campuses and corporate clients hire her to help get their young professionals off to a great start. She is the author of When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know, published by Brown Books in May 2007. In Nancy’s book, she tells twentysomethings what managers want them to know and don’t have time to tell them

For the last 16 years of her corporate career, Nancy worked for The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV, where she served as vice president of community services and vice president of The Dallas Morning News Charities, an annual campaign that raises money for the hungry and homeless.

Nancy is a member of numerous professional organizations including: National Speakers Association, National Association of Colleges and Employers, and National Association of Women Business Owners. She earned her B.S. degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Nancy lives in Dallas and is the proud mother of two children, Chris and Lauren.

Assets

Are you looking for an energetic speaker who will motivate, educate and inspire your audience? You may have found just what you’re looking for!

Nancy is a “soft skills” expert who has a passion for helping people be successful in their careers. Her extensive business experience, contagious enthusiasm, positive energy, and humor make her a dynamic presenter. Your audience will gain a fresh perspective from Nancy’s real-world stories. She has a special way of relating to audiences so they feel as if they’ve known Nancy forever.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Nancy Barry…

• Nancy is committed to exceeding the expectations of her clients.
• She is extremely easy to work with.
• Nancy will customize a presentation that will directly impact your audience.
• She shares original and useful information, which can be applied immediately.
• Nancy’s passion is contagious!

Some of Nancy’s clients include: ExxonMobil, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jackson Walker, TXU Energy, Southern Methodist University, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Economic Development Council, and Corporate Housing Providers Association.

Nancy has appeared as an expert source on several television shows, including Good Morning Texas (WFAA-TV), Good Day (KDFW-TV), and Positively Texas (KTVT-TV). She has also been featured as the on-air career expert on the Texas State Radio Network, WBAP 820, and eWomenNetwork radio show. Articles about Nancy and her book, When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know, have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Advocate, and The Oklahoman.

We invite you to explore her website, www.nancybarry.com, to learn more about Nancy and her signature presentations. She would love to visit with you about speaking at your upcoming event!

Rave Reviews

“For more than 35 years, ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program has been recognized for its commitment to providing college students with experiences that create lasting appreciation for careers and leadership in the nonprofit sector. CSPJ seminars are key components of the program and designed to provide interns with tools to enhance professional development as well as personal development. Nancy’s presentation, When Reality Hits – Will You Be Ready?, helped provide a foundation for all this and more. The benefits the interns will reap from hearing and learning from Nancy will last a lifetime.”
— Millicent Boykin, ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

“I can’t say enough about the qualities that made working with Nancy such a positive experience for us. It is apparent that Nancy is a keen observer of life and of people, and she is able to draw on a wealth of experience. The event was a stunning success. The positive feedback we have received from attendees shows that her speech accomplished its goal of informing and motivating.”
— Bunny Summerlin, Metrocrest Social Services

“Nancy Barry presented the top-rated session of our national RiteCare conference. She captured her audience with an engaging presentation filled with pearls of practical content. It is rare to find a speaker so dedicated to personalizing a presentation to their audience. Nancy Barry did that for us.”
— Gladys Kolenovsky, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

“Thank you for the excellent commencement address you gave to the graduates. It was both refreshing and stimulating. There is no doubt that it helped put some important ‘icing’ on a day that will be memorable to each graduate and their families. You are a good friend to the University of North Texas and we look forward to continuing this relationship over the years.”
— Thomas Evenson, Ph.D, University of North Texas

CONTACT NANCY BARRY

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Pamela Pope

Themes

Retirement Life by Design: Living Well
Work and Caregiving: What Employees Don’t Know and Can’t Tell You

About

With over a decade of experience as a health care professional, running a national elder care advisory company, publishing a well regarded book (Retirement Life by Design Living Well), and hosting a radio show (Retirement Life Radio) Pamela Pope is a certifiable expert in strategies for retirement quality of life and caregiving to aging adults.

Assets

Informed. Empowered. Inspired. All words that capture the attendee experience with Pamela’s presentations. Whether the audience is individuals, professionals, or policy makers, they are informed with new and outside-the-box strategies, empowered with tools to master their role, and inspired to take decisive action to affect change.

Rave Reviews

I would describe this experience as quite informative and educational for anyone faced with the responsibility of taking care of aging parents or loved ones. The presentation, information, and resources make the seminar lecture well worth it. It was not only helpful for my concerns for my mother; it encouraged me to start making my own home easy to use. Brenda L., -Caregiver

My sister and I came to this class to plan for our mother’s needs. I have to say, I wouldn’t change a thing; you covered everything I wanted to know and gave direction on what to do next.

A seminar attendee about her elderly mother: She did not fall asleep which is a real compliment to you!
Rita G., -Caregiver

Abridged List of Presentations & Recognitions:

* St. Louis Community College
*SBTV.com (small business television) featured small business owner podcast
* Microsoft Vision to Venture women-owned business panel
* Keynote address 2008 Missouri Conference on Minority Aging
* 2008 Semi-finalist Ideacafe.com $1,000 small business grant

CONTACT PAMELA POPE

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Patricia Hutson

Themes

Our Dreams Can Build the Community, One Project at a Time
IEEE Student Activities Development Workshop
Learn Yourself, Know Yourself, Promote Yourself to Others

About

Pat is a self-employed licensed independent health and life insurance agent. She has retired from a leading telecommunications company, became a college professor, and completed course work for a doctorate degree. All of this while motivating groups, peers, and young adults to succeed despite exterior influences in their lives or environment.

Assets

Pat is an exceptional speaker. Her life experiences, and her ability to uplift and reinvent herself despite personal changes, have allowed her to identify with the audience and recognize the needs and lifestyle redirection required to endure a crisis and come out on the other side successfully.

Rave Reviews

One of her co-workers stated, “Pat is one of the smartest, methodical and passionate professionals I have had the pleasure to know. Her attention to detail and problem solving abilities make her excel in her career.” Pat has spoken at Rotary Clubs, college graduations, sororities, and social service organizations.

CONTACT PATRICIA HUTSON

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Robin Meeks

Themes

Stop looking for stress
Parents, why are we letting our children suffer?
Don’t let yourself become a victim
Start communicating and stop yelling.
Balance your life by steps.

About

Robin Meeks is a former educator for the New York City Board of Education.As an educator she has participated in several of the Bronx High Schools Superintendent’s Office training programs, including: Multicultural Awareness, Team Building and Community Leadership Strategies. She has been able to use this knowledge in her daily professional life as an Educator where she interacted daily with students, staff and parents. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services in the year of 1998 and has successfully received Certifications in Geronotology, Addiction Medicine and Substance Abuse and Disorders. Possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills enables Robin to deliver exciting and informative presentations at Jasa organization. Providing monthly lectures to senior citizens on various health and wellness topics brings Robin joy. Robin’s education and life experiences have afforded her the ability to provide presentations on various topics like: Health and Wellness, Dealing with Stress, Personal Growth and Self-Help Motivation.

Assets

Being a Team builder and Crisis Communicator, I love helping people get in touch with their personal positive aspects and helping people realize their value. For thirteen years, I successfully worked with parents, their children and staff members on conflict resolution. I inspire individuals by motivating them through communication skills because without communicating everyone is lost. Communicating must be the number ONE tool in everyone’s life.

Being a motivational teacher/speaker, I enjoy seeing participants leave my seminars with plenty of information to be used for future reference.

CONTACT ROBIN MEEKS

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Robyn Freedman Spizman

Themes

How To Increase Your Sales & Make Them Sizzle!
How to be a Gifted Giver: Make it Memorable
Author! Author! How To Get Published
The Art Of Saying Thank You – Why Kindness Matters Most
Networking Your Way To The Top

About

ROBYN FREEDMAN SPIZMAN is a nationally recognized television and radio personality, consumer advocate and author. As one of the country’s leading gift-giving experts, for over two decades Robyn has appeared weekly on the Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA-TV with her “Been There Bought That” Super Shopper Segment. A popular radio personality, Robyn is also heard monthly on the popular Cindy & Ray Show on Star 94 – The Top #1-40 Station and online daily with The Giftionary show focusing on gift-giving advice for all occasions based on her popular book.

A repeated guest on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, Spizman’s timely gift-giving tips and consumer suggestions are heard across the country. A prolific writer, Robyn is also the author of dozens of books including The GIFTionary, Make It Memorable: An A-Z Guide to Making Any Event, Gift or Occasion…Dazzling!, The Thank You Book, When Words Matter Most, and co-author with Tory Johnson of Take This Book To Work and the Women For Hire Series as well as the Author 101 book series with Rick Frishman on book writing and getting published. She also recently co-authored her first work of fiction with Mark Johnston titled Secret Agent.

Robyn has achieved national attention for her creative advice and was named one of Atlanta’s leading women and a Diva of Atlanta’s business world by Business To Business Magazine. Her advice and books have been featured extensively in the media including appearances on The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, CNNfn, The New York times, USA Today, USA Weekend, Women’s Day, Ladies’ Home Journal, Cosmo, Parade Magazine, & ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox stations throughout the country.

Nominated for a Book For A Better Life Award, The USA Today Family Channel Award as well as Georgia’s Author Of The Year, Robyn is a woman of many accomplishments. A well-known inspirational and keynote speaker, she has entertained audiences across the country. Her passionate and lively presentations address a variety of topics including inspirational themes, gift giving, consumer topics, women’s issues, shopping, promoting your self, book writing and other timely themes.
Dedicated to community service, Robyn Spizman also serves on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America’s National Advisory Council, which comprises nearly 30 influential celebrities, professional athletes and high- level executives who assist the Make-A-Wish Foundation in raising awareness, increasing funding, and granting wishes and the eWomen Network Foundation Advisory Council.

Assets

Robyn Freedman Spizman is a dynamic, engaging speaker and consumer advocate who presents to standing room only crowds. She is a seasoned media personality; this comes through in her polished presentations and her ability to entertain an audience. Whether she’s teaching you how to network your way to the top and make yourself memorable, write a book (she’s written dozens), promote yourself or be a super shopper, her enthusiasm and expertise light up a room and hold the attention of everyone in attendance. She projects a magnetic personality that audiences are drawn to again and again—programs that book Robyn Spizman invite her back!

Robyn Spizman is all about helping people make themselves memorable. Each member of a crowd will feel specially addressed and will learn to make a solid, lasting impression on others. As a consumer advocate, Robyn connects to the most diverse audience, and her commitment to helping people make the most of their time and talents leaves attendees feeling energetic, powerful and inspired. By offering astute insight, eye-opening ideas, and practical advice for businesswomen, aspiring authors and gift givers, she arms them with the tools they need to begin becoming an expert in their own lives. They leave with the ambition and confidence to apply Robyn’s how-to advice to their own careers, lives and endeavors learning how to build meaningful relationships with others. Robyn Spizman is funny, interesting, experienced, intelligent and vibrant, and to hire her to speak at an event is to ensure that the event’s attendees will leave feeling the same way.

Rave Reviews

“Robyn Freedman Spizman is the only person I know who could come up with a multitude of gifts for even ‘the person who has everything’! Her ideas are innovative and creative. She’s a gifted personality on air and her enthusiasm is contagious! There isn’t an occasion she hasn’t come through for, for me and for Today!”
– Joanne LaMarca, Writer/Producer, TODAY

“If saying thank you is a dying art, then Robyn Freedman Spizman is here to start the CPR. She was not only a pleasure to produce and a natural on camera, but her information and presentation acted like a breath of fresh air to our lineup. I would trust Robyn to sell space heaters in a desert, she’s so alive and convincing.”
-James A. Mullen, “Home Matters,” The Discovery Channel

“As I read Robyn Spizman’s Thank-You Book, I thought of ten people I wanted to thank. The first is you, Robyn, for writing such a creative and helpful book!”
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr. New York Times Best Selling Author of Life’s Little Instruction Book

“Robyn Spizman has been a regular featured guest on NBC WXIA TV’s Noonday, the leading talk show of the Southeast. She is an expert at demonstrations that help viewers. I highly recommend her for any talk show!”
-Tracy Green, Former Executive Producer NBC Affiliated WXIA TV

“We laughed! We cried! Actually we were amazed at the incredible information Robyn has at the tip of her tongue. She had us rolling with laughter and had our audience begging for more! She is very “Listener Friendly,” and especially wonderful with women. Book her, and have one of those “gotta book her again” shows.”
-Dean and Mark KRDO-FM “The PEAK 95-1” Colorado Springs, Colorado

CONTACT ROBYN FREEDMAN SPIZMAN

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