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December 15, 2017

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Motivation

Sally Edwards

Themes

“Laughing Your Way to Good Health”
“Save Your Own Life – Find the Funny”
“Success Through Inner Joy”
“Laughter – The Natural Stress Reliever”

About

I am a professional motivational humorist, keynote presenter and clean standup comedian. I guarantee that my interactive performances (all tailored to your corporate needs) will generate tears of hilarity. Everyone loves humor and my material is proven!

My professional training began at Chicago’s Second City where I studied with Del Close who went on to direct “Saturday Night Live”. Strong performance skills led to appearances on A&E’s “Comedy on the Road” and Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network”.

In addition to keynote appearances for corporate events, I have written and performed two successful one woman shows. My first show was featured at The Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago for a six week run. I then took this show to Harper College where it attracted the largest audience ticket sales of the summer.

My presentations are a true reflection of life and motivate audiences to start each day with a positive attitude and “find the funny” that is present all around us. I recently published two humor books, “You Know Your Kids Are Driving You Crazy When…” and “You Know You’re A Sexy Senior When…” I am currently writing my third book which is a compilation of humorous articles which have been featured in numerous online magazines.

Assets

I can sum up this topic in two words – “Laughter Guaranteed!” With over twenty years of experience in comedy I know that my material is proven to be top-notch. I know the secret of engaging a crowd regardless of age, sex or background. Every show is tailored to your corporate needs. Most importantly, I love what I do and it shows!

Rave Reviews

Growth From The Inside Out Career Conferencehe Complete Connection

Dear Sally,
We truly enjoyed your performance at Growth From The Inside Out Career Conference. All of the comments from the participants were positive. In fact, many commented it was their favorite part of the day! Please feel free to list us as a reference for your show. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Missy McMaster-Wall

Illinois Association of School Business Officials

Dear Sally:
I can’t thank you enough for your wonderful performances. Your humor touched a chord in all of us and your interaction with the audience added a great element to the whole presentation. Many were teary-eyed from laughing so much! And I find myself humming and smiling as I think of your great musical compositions! Please feel free to use me as a reference.
Barb Koca, Professional Development Director

WGN Radio, Chicago

Sally’s exceptional family-style humor is appealing to people of all ages and tastes.
Rick O’Connor, Producer

Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust Annual Luncheon

Sally brought down the house performing a show she wrote and dedicated to her husband.”
Denver Catholic Register

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Sara Armstrong

Themes

Everybody Has An Accent – Basic Rules of Cross-Cultural Communication
After Me You Come First – The 21st Century Woman’s Guide to Fulfillment
Hillary, Mitt and Obama – Old Labels for New Packages !
Transitions -Self-Care for the Sandwich Generation
Deal Maker or Deal Breaker- Which Are You?

About

Sara is the Founder and Executive Director of Women of Authority, a division of Sara L. Armstrong Enterprises, L.L.C. which provides speaking, training and consulting services. Sara’s passion is to help everyone, especially women, embrace each other without reservation, enable each other by sharing skills and experiences, and empower each other to set positive goals and take action. Learn more about Sara and her availability for speaking and training at www.sarmstrong.biz or www.womenofauthority.com – Sara has a Bachelors Degree in Microbiology and a Masters Degree in Religious Education.

Sara Armstrong was born in Chicago, Illinois and joined the Peace Corps in 1966 for two years of adventure and self-discovery. But after marrying a Ugandan in 1968, and deciding to live in East Africa, she was launched on a journey through the terror of Idi Amin Dada. She had a unique insight into the destruction of a prosperous and thriving nation. Sara’s first book entitled The Shattered Pearl, which is an account of her ten years in Africa, entertains as well as educates readers.

After returning from Uganda, she was widowed and threw her energies into raising her two children, taking care of her aging parents and participating in local politics. She helped to incorporate and served as the first Mayor of the Town of Shorter, Alabama when developers threatened her community. As the mayor of a new municipality that became the center of a public controversy, Sara gave numerous TV and newspaper interviews as well as chairing the city council and committee meetings and led her community to victory.

Assets

Why Book Sara for your next event?

Sara’s presentations are highly motivational, information-rich and very entertaining.

Her wealth of business/ life knowledge is teamed up with her down-to-earth communication style. Her diverse audiences instantly connect with her message and love her contagious enthusiasm, high-energy and fun sense of humor. Sara’s audiences come alive with her motivational and educational presentations. Attendees of Sara’s presentations take away insightful information that they can quickly and easily implement into their businesses and personal lives.

Sara’s training style is by using the hands-on approach. Kick off your next event with Sara’s enthusiasm and dynamic stage presence. All keynotes/workshops are customized for your needs and audience. Large and small groups, alike will benefit from specific tips and strategies to maximize their time, energy and focus.

Rave Reviews

.” You are an exceptional presenter with a story that grips the listener and adds strength and purpose to the listener’s life.

– Catharine Phillips – PAUMCS
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” In your diversity seminar, you provided us with realistic tools to use when dealing with cross-cultural issues, I found it to be very helpful in my daily job. Thanks for your support.”

Sally Regions –
Florida 2007 – Diversity Today Workshop

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” Exceptional Speaker! You really inspired my staff with your amazing personal story, we look forward to having you back next year !”

James Mitchell- Employee Development Specialist
Richmond County Senior Support Center

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“It was an honor to work with you and your team, my client was very impressed by the content in your workshops and I look forward to booking you at future events”

Barbara Simmons – Meeting Planner
Spectacular Events

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Dear Sara ,You were the best at the conference. I enjoyed all of the speakers, but you were the one that not only kept my attention, but touched my heart. ”

– Delores Millis -PAUMCS

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Sharan Tash

Themes

Connections – Your Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
The ROI of Networking – Are You in the Red or the Black?
“Resin”ating With Your Patients

About

Sharan’s entrepreneurial background ranges from fitness, to education, to the dental field. Her altruistic enthusiasm to give back and to give first without asking for anything in return, has dubbed her the Pay It Forward Relationship Networker.

Returning to college as a single mom at the age of 37, her motivation was to be a role model for her children. Sharan returned to college in 1999 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern Illinois University. She continued her education at Illinois Benedictine University pursuing a Masters in Exercise Physiology – Cardiac Rehab. She put her education to work by starting, “The Fitness Tutors”, an in home personal training business that catered to the Orthodox Jewish community in Chicago.

Sharan started networking throughout Chicagoland and developed her own unique style of networking which is currently in the trademark process as “Boomerang Networking”. It was through her passion of giving that her current businesses, The Professional Networker, Inc. and Sharan Tash were developed.

Sharan serves on the Board of Directors for NAWBO-Chicago and is Chair for the Corporate Retention Committee. She has received the NAWBO National Rookie of the Year Award and NAWBO-Chicago honored her with the MVP award for the Chapter – The President’s Award. She served on the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce and earned the Member of the Year Award. Currently she is an Ambassador for the Chicagoland Chamber and is a speaker for the WBDC in Chicago. In 2007 she earned her membership to NSA (National Speakers Association) and will be serving as Membership Chair for the NSA-IL Chapter. Her love and respect for children is evident as a Big Sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program of Lake County, Buddy Baseball volunteer through Keshet, and Saferides Adult chaperone through New Trier High School.

Assets

Passion! (Up to 300 words explaining why you’d be a dynamic speaker for the group or organization. This is where you’re able to tout how well you connect with an audience or what attendees can expect to take away. You should show some personality in this section. If your seminars are fun, let that humor and attitude show.)

Rave Reviews

“Sharan’s enthusiasm for the topic and common sense approach was invaluable in helping these managers gain the skills they need and experience some real-life examples of how networking can benefit our company and their pizzerias. She brought a passion to the training that was contagious, and now a number of our managers have jumped on the networking band wagon!”
– Mindy Kaplan, Director of Marketing, Malnati Organization, Inc.

“Sharan Tash combines energy with a strong knowledge base in networking. She recently brought new life to our learning audience with down-to-earth advice and tools to facilitate presenting, listening and sharing. Her passion for her work is contagious and she inspired my colleagues to network more effectively.”
– Sharon and Steve Weinstein, Royal Diamond Wellness Consultants

“Participants did not want her program to end as Sharan held their attention from start to finish. In just two hours, people acquired the tools to take their networking to a whole new level and to have a positive impact on their business success. It was great the way Sharan interwove real life anecdotes throughout her presentation. We cannot wait to have Sharan back again for those clients who could not make it that evening.”
– Sara Shifrin, Director of Entrepreneurial Training for the Women’s Business Development Center

“Sharan proved that networking activity leads to sales. We are a growing Divisional Office …. Sales are up 14% since Sharan brought her inspiration and implementation that equals results!”
– Rebecca Bloomfield, Affordable Health Insurance

“Sharan’s passion for connecting is not only evidenced in her speaking, but she Pays It Forward daily. She walks into an event and opens her database of referrals – helping everyone without thought of her receiving anything in return. She truly walks her talk.”
– Mikki Williams, CSP, Mikki Williams Unltd., Keynote Speaker/Coach

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Shelly Berman-Rubera

Themes

Looking for Life Balance? Stop Looking…Build Resiliency!
The Heart Of Performance..EQ
To Build Relationships Be Sure to Brush Your Teeth
Commit to Yourself
Raising the Bar with 3P Power, building personal, professional and physical power.

About

Founder and Principal Shelly Berman-Rubera is an energetic Leadership Educator, and Speaker who helps people establish skills and commitments necessary to make a difference in their lives, companies and those around them. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, she created the 3P Power Program, a series of interactive workshops to help individuals and companies build personal, professional, and physical power (3P).
Shelly’s hallmark is her belief in people. An expert facilitator to a broad range of people, she asks the right questions and creates experiences to increase people’s commitment to developing themselves. Entrepreneurs to executives have benefited from her decisive and creative guidance. Shelly’s excellent speaking abilities, her credibility and her motivational techniques have instilled great learning and change. Shelly is “extremely supportive,” they report, and “instinctively attuned and committed to her clients and audiences.”
Shelly is an entrepreneur who has created four companies including: SBR Leadership, Professional Fitness by Shelly, Shelly Berman School of Dance and Understanding Peri-Menopause. She is a member of Athletes and Executives, American Society for Training and Development, Newton Needham Chamber plus Chair for the Newton-Needham Chamber Women in Networking Committee and Co- Chair for Strictly Networking. In 2006 she was named Ambassador of the year. She has won trophies as a competitive athlete; all while being married and raising two children.
She is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Leader, Speaker, Lifestyle Weight Management Consultant and Personal Trainer.

Rave Reviews

“…the talk was a 15 on a scale of 1-10. Inspiring, charismatic, informational, practical, anecdotal…a great speaker, confident, poised, knowledgable, articulate, humorous… a no-one like-it personality made for an inspiring and engaging, absolutely motivational talk. Very effective was the emphasis on lifestyle change as well as her use of strength as a
metaphor for all we do in life.”
Holly Rose President, Sage Strategies

“…team building, bonding, and corporate spirit soar. Shelly’s ability to educate,motivate and empower are unsurpassed in the market today. It is her dedication and whole system approach that sets her apart from any other out there today.”
– Cody Travers, CEO, CIO Global Inc.

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Sheryl Brown

Themes

“How to Obtain a Goal Medal Mind”
“The Love Room” How to Live From the Inside Out”
“Do not Surrender Your Dream in the Battle”
“Five Things That Can Paralyze You From Succeeding in Life”
“Possessing Peace in the Midst of Adversity”

About

Sheryl L. Brown currently resides in Atlanta Georgia with her husband Shawn. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology, Master’s in Public Administration and a Master’s of Science in Psychology/Marriage Family Therapy. Sheryl is the founder of Opulence Inc. which serves the world at large through inspirational/motivational books, recorded messages and speaking engagements. Her mission is to deposit “seeds of life” into the hearts of men and women that are in pursuit of fulfilling their purpose in life. Sheryl L. Brown is the author of “Push: How to Birth Your Dreams into Reality” & “Millennium Girl: How to Live a Principle Driven Life.”
Sheryl appeared on Trinity Broadcasting Network and Atlanta Alive where she shared with viewers her personal testimony on how her faith in God miraculously healed her from a severe disease that left her weighing 68lbs. and three days to live. She shared the biblical principles she used to receive and maintain her healing.
www.pushdreams.org

Assets

Sheryl possesses a unique ability to connect with her audience by imparting words of wisdom that penetrate deep into their hearts. She compels them to rise above life challenges,past failures and/or disappointments which often detour people from fulfilling their purpose in life. Her optimistic disposition challenges the audience to look beyond the “what is” and focus on the “what is to come” which is their rightful possession.

Rave Reviews

“A couple of years ago we at CSU Bakersfield had the pleasure of having one of our Alumni Sheryl Brown, come back to campus and speak at our Black History kick-off event “Food For The Soul.” Sheryl was indeed a compliment to our program. She is a confident, energetic speaker with a passion for the topics she presents. Her presentation on “The Seven Responsibilities of the Descendants of the Dream” was outstanding and really spoke to the hearts of the audience. Our group which consisted of students, faculty and staff, including the University’s President and wife enjoyed her sincere, honorable presence and very well prepared presentation. Sheryl has an amazing talent with a beautiful speaking voice that exudes a warm caring and energetic personality. The audience really connected with her and left with the inner knowing that we were not only the descendants of the dream, but we were also destined to accomplish the legacy that Dr. King had set forth. Sheryl is not only a dynamic speaker but a person who truly believes that everyone can make a difference, just like she did by coming back to the university and giving something back.

Keith F. Powell
California State University Bakersfield
Director ESS/EOP/AAC
661-654-3216

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Stacy Francis

Themes

Investing in the Road to Riches
Living Large on Less
Staying in the Financial Fast Lane While Changing Career Gears
Banish the Bag Lady Nightmare: Learn How to Retire Rich
8 Steps To Financial Freedom
Make Friends With Your 401(k)
Make Uncle Sam Pay You – Top 50 Overlooked Tax Deductions
Make Money Work for You – Investment Boot Camp

About

I’ve been called the human Prozac of wealth management! I literally take the worry and anxiety out of managing your finances.

Hello, I’m Stacy Francis, President of Francis Financial, Inc., an independent, fee-only, financial planning firm that helps individuals just like you achieve financial freedom.

My background in finance began with my education at New York University Center for Finance, Law and Taxation. I successfully completed CFP® education requirements and CFP® certification exam. I graduated CUM LAUDE from Middlebury College with a B.A. in International Economics and French. I was formerly employed as Director of Investment Relations at Robinson, Lerer & Montgomery. I was an investment banking analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corp. specializing in financial services.

As a nationally recognized expert in finance, I have appeared on The Today Show, CNBC, Fine Living and am frequently quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Barron’s, CNN, The Daily News, Dow Jones, Money Magazine, MSN, Newsday, and many others.

I am also the Founder of Savvy Ladies®, a 15,000+ strong non-profit organization that empowers women to take control of their finances and achieve a more rich and rewarding life.

I am committed to empowering my clients to discover what’s important to them and in doing so I get to see their dreams come true. One of the most important things I do for you is I do NOT sell products such as insurance, nor do I accept commissions or compensation from any other source. This means you will receive unbiased advice concerning your financial decisions at all times. I’m here to ensure you clearly understand where you are, help you determine where you want to go and then I show you how to get there and I’m here every step of the way.

Assets

I speak over 40 times a year to both national and international audiences about important money issues with an emphasis on money smarts for women. One of the most important qualities to my presentation is my message resonates with a diverse audience, young and old, educated and uneducated, all races, money smart and not so money smart.

The second thing is my message is simple and easy to understand. In a poised, energetic and generous style, I use easy to understand language that doesn’t require a degree in Finance to comprehend. I share a wealth of information and I walk the audience through exercises immediately introducing them to tools for taking charge of managing their finances in a knowledgeable and empowered fashion.

The message I deliver is fresh, it’s timely and it’s one that is singled out time and again by the press. I have appeared on The Today Show, CNBC, Fine Living and am frequently quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Barron’s, CNN, The Daily News, Dow Jones, Money Magazine, MSN, Newsday, and many others.

What makes my presentation unique is my holistic approach to wealth management. There is more to a person’s finances than a person’s bank account. I teach my audience to explore their values and to make decisions and to build dreams based on what’s important to them…to their values. Planning financial wealth based on personal values creates lasting rewards rather than mere monetary gain. We cover topics such as goal setting, budgeting, debt, spending, savings, investments, retirement and much, much more.

Finally, I share information and education on the financial tools to use along the way based on my continuing education and professional expertise.

Rave Reviews

“I can’t stress enough how Stacy’s workshop ended up changing my life. Much thanks to Stacy for allowing me to realize what is possible.”
~ Lorelei De Mesa

“From Stacy’s seminar I have gone from being wholly indecisive to wholly prepared and financially ready for the next step in my life!”
~ Nicole Lerario

“The seminar was really well presented and digestible. The approach you took made it very easy to apply to my life and financial goals. Thank you so much!”
~ Trish Martin

“The Stacy’s presentations are even more interesting because they are geared towards women and created by a woman that was well informed in the subject matter. I am now on my way to a better financial future. Thank you!”
~ Hazel Seda

“Stacy’s workshops have been one of the most positive and easy experience I have ever had. I will never be in the financial dark again!”
~ Sandra Mateo

“Through attending Stacy’s event I’m much more confident now about my ability to handle my finances. Thank you!”
~ Denise Grant

“The presentation was incredibly useful!”
~ Joan Snyder

“Great work. Your presentation was clearly explained and very helpful.”
~ Richard Gusman

“This seminar was great!”
~ Jen Alper

“Your presentation was amazing. You reminded me of how powerful I am and what potential I have. Your presentations are life-affirming!”
~ Rebecca Spath

“Stacy is an excellent speaker. She spoke eloquently, made eye contact, involved the audience and explained things clearly. I look forward to attending the forthcoming seminars!”
~ Evangelina Stavros

“Stacy’s style of presenting is great, very precise and super informative.”
~ Evans Goka

“Stacy is funny, personable, friendly, warm and very informative. Her seminar was excellent!”
~ Sandra Eimoznino

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