Melody BrookeCareer Expert
|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|
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.
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.
“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.”
“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!”
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Nancy BarryCareer Expert
|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?|
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.
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!
“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
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Sandy DumontCareer Expert
|“Change Your Image, Change Your Life!”–The way you look and dress announces the outcome other people can expect from you. It also announces the way you feel about yourself. Learn the secrets for making a powerful impact upon others at a single glance. The audience will learn image principles through powerful makeovers of real clients in a PowerPoint presentation. Demos with volunteers from the audience will astound and motivate changes with participants. This is a lively and invigorating session that change change lives.|
|Three Image Mistakes That Cost YOU Money–Learn to outclass the competition by avoiding 3 common image mistakes that undermine credibility and success. Discover the tools and tips that empower and produce success in every aspect of a person’s life. This is a workshop designed for a lunch or dinner meeting, as there are no live demos.|
|Branding For People™ –for executives who want to establish their personal “signature” image. This workshop insures an image that makes a powerful statement and conveys at a glance that you are: credible, professional, distinctive, dynamic, polished, and worldly. This is a hands-on workshop that is totally personalized for each participant.|
|Your Image and Your Success–Insures that the image of employees reflects the caliber of your products or services. Teaches basic image skills, including grooming. Increases pride and confidence through the appearance—which ultimately increases productivity. This is an interactive workshop that has participants involved, invigorated and smiling. Hands-on demos and 3-minute makeovers.|
With more than 30 years experience in the field of image consulting and Branding for People™, Sandy is recognized as the leading pioneer in the new field of image psychology and impression strategies for business professionals. Because of her unique technical background, Sandy has become known as THE Image Architect. Sandy is the author of four e-books and three DVDs on the subject of image and image makeovers. Sandy is also the President of the Norfolk Chapter of the National Speaker’s Association.
After graduating from the John Robert Powers Fashion & Finishing School of Washington, DC, she went on to become one of the top fashion models in DC. She also worked in San Francisco and throughout Europe. She began her career as an image consultant in Washington, DC. While living in Brussels, Belgium, Sandy founded Impression Strategies Institute™, a consulting company specializing in impression management, image psychology, image consulting, wardrobe consulting and Branding for People™.
Sandy has consulted for TV, magazines, Fortune 500 companies, politicians and celebrities. Sandy Dumont is featured regularly on radio and TV. At the Impression Strategies Institute, Sandy teaches others the necessary skills to become top-notch image consultants.
Dumont is a member of the National Speakers Association of the US. She has lectured and coached throughout Europe, and is recognized there as a leader in image development. Dumont is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association, and in 1997 was chosen by the Belgian Radio & Television (BRT) to serve as their color & image consultant when they launched their new look. Other clients have included WTKR-TV, TV Brussels (CBS), CBN-TV, Honeywell, Sheraton Hotels, Meridien Hotels, American Express Financial Advisors, N.Y. Life, Farmers Financial Services, ITT, Rolex, US Navy & Air Force, US Embassy of Brussels, TWA, Yves St. Laurent Cosmetics, Lancôme and more.
When it comes to image, results rule, and I get results. My workshops change lives; and they are fun and entertaining. They are also interactive, and participants not only get to give their reactions to B & A photos of the same person, they get to vote on the one they perceive to be the most successful, dynamic, etc. This is how they discover that not only THEY judge, but everyone else does, too. Workshops are designed to create awareness as they educate participants. By the end of the workshop, most people are motivated to make powerful changes with their image. Dress codes don’t work, educating and having the light bulb go off does!
My workshops are like “What Not to Wear” with a PhD. Most of the information in print concerning color and image are hopelessly outdated and have been superseded by experience. I am the acknowledged leader and expert in the field of color, image and impression strategies. My school, The Impression Strategies Institute, was created to lead the way and strengthen credibility in the field of image consulting. My background is unique:
– Former high-fashion runway and photo model
– Graduate of The John Robert Power Finishing and Fashion School in Washington, DC
– Former faculty member of The Barbizon (Fashion) School.
– Lifelong student of art, giving unique technical background
– Certified in counseling techniques from “The Institute for Deep Therapy” in Brussels, Belgium
– Instructor in Assertiveness Training for women
– Speaker with National Speakers Association
– Founding member Professional Speakers Assn., U.K.
– Workshop presenter (corporate image) for more than 25 years
– Have lived on both coasts of the US and in London and Brussels
– Author of Four books and 3 DVDs
– Director of The Impression Strategies Institute
“Thank you so much – the changes are for the better. I feel more confident and it has shown in my interactions with patients.”
Dr. Gary Rhame
“Thank you for presenting two excellent sessions on image at the Virginia Community Colleges Association convention in Williamsburg, They were both great and very popular. People were talking about some of your tips at breakfast on Saturday. You have a great message that needs to be heard in the college system.”
“I have implemented many of the things you suggested for my 50 employees and I am seeing a difference. You were right – customers can quickly pick out the managers. Also, on the personal side, I have much more confidence in the things I wear. “
President Dodd RV
Newport News, Virginia
“As an Image Builder of TV & film celebrities and politicians for 10 years, I wanted to expand my awareness and have absolute assurance that I know everything there is to know about color and image consulting. I feel totally empowered with Sandy Dumont’s method, because I saw for myself that it works.”
Mexico City, Mexico
“I immediately made the changes you suggested, even when going to the grocery store, and had complete strangers pass by me and tell me how pretty I was. What a confidence builder that is!”
Betty Kaye Schomburg
“I experienced an immediate increase in sales when I made the changes you suggested and placed more focus on my image. “
President Ianucci Financial Services
“… Sandy has created a revolution in the field of image and its power and simplicity will astound you!”
Buena Park, California
“Your presentation at the eWomen Network conference in Dallas last week was worth the entire price of admission. You showed live examples that we could see with our own eyes how a slight colour change is like an instant facelift. Instead of looking good – look great!”
Kim Switnicki, ACC, ECPC
Sex Educator, Author, Speaker & Coach
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Sara ArmstrongCareer Expert
|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?|
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.
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.
.” 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
” 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
” 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
“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
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 TashCareer Expert
|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|
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.
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.)
“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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Sheryl BrownCareer Expert
|“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”|
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.
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.
“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