ASSC Speaker Directory–Delivering Affordable Excellence

The following speakers are members of the Association & Society Speaker Community (ASSC) and are committed to serving the nonprofit sector.

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Full Day Speaker Showcase Focused on Wellness in the Workplace

Empowering Productivity

A Virtual Summit on Promoting Wellness in the Workplace
March 3rd @ 9am ET

Learn from some of the country’s most respected experts on mental health and wellness in the workplace!

8 Speakers in One-Day Delivering Full Programs – NOT SALES PITCHES. 

April Callis-Birchmeier

Recognized as one of the Top 30 Global Guru’s in Organizational Culture, April is a globally recognized organizational change management expert and Keynote speaker who has implemented change for government, health care, higher education, and corporate clients.   

Dr. Candace (Candy) Campbell

Dr. Candy Campbell helps high-stakes organizations reduce costs and  increase revenue by creating a culture that nurtures and strengthens high-performing teams. ROI includes: increased safety and employee/customer/client satisfaction,  and decreased legal actions.

Aidan Crawford

100% Virtual presentations on creating community at a distance. Engagement with employees, customers and other stakeholders is more important than ever. Nurturing connection over distance is the key to success. Aidan delivers lunch & learns, webinars and pre-conference events.

IrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen

Happily exiled in Chicago, this Irishman’s mission is to Improve People, Performance, Productivity with a Smile. IMA writes “In 30 years of Association work, I’ve never seen a speaker as well received as you.” Conor promises to leave members with a smile on the face, a spring in the step and memorable, actionable takeaways to improve the workplace and person.

Lawrence D. Eichen, Esq.

Lawrence D. Eichen, Esq. is an Attorney with over 25 years of negotiation experience and he provides audiences with a proven formula to obtain excellent negotiation results.   He also speaks on Imposter Syndrome based on overcoming this phenomenon at various times during his career.  Whether it’s speaking on Negotiation or Imposter Syndrome, audiences always find his presentations engaging, inspirational, and extremely valuable.

David Essel

As a “FULL CORPORATE LIFE RECOVERY EXPERT,” I help organizations reclaim prosperity one executive at a time. By teaching emotional regulation skills for office and home, we eliminate conflict, enhance communication skills, and avoid burnout & workaholism; creating a proactive and positive environment that leads to a substantial increase in retention & productivity for executives at any level.

Susan Fitzell, CSP

Susan Fitzell, M.Ed., CSP, is a keynoter, author, and change agent. I show forward thinking association and corporate leaders how to access and retain a largely untapped, loyal, hardworking talent pool that will give them a competitive edge. The secret is fostering neurodiversity.

Dr. Sharon Grossman

Dr. Sharon Grossman is a world authority on mindset, Emotional Intelligence, and burnout. She teaches audiences how to make stress their superpower, how to crack the code on their burnout, and how to design customized recovery solutions based on their personality. Her keynotes are high energy, implementable, and memorable.

Valerie M. Grubb

Val helps companies improve productivity and grow their bottom line by elevating employees from tactical thinkers to strategic leaders.

Tom Guetzke

A new study of 1 million people revealed that happiness makes you dramatically more successful! Discover the benefits of a happy workplace and come away with practical strategies you can implement to boost your own emotional well-being, support the well-being of colleagues and employees, and foster a workplace culture of happiness and greater success.

Richard Hadden

Richard Hadden has long been a respected voice in the world of Employee Engagement and Leadership. He brings both platform and business experience to deliver his timely, content-rich message with a future-looking perspective. Audiences love his energy, passion, and humor, and the practical takeaways and inspiration that are a hallmark of his presentations.

Frank King

 I speak on Stress, Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide Prevention as Workplace Health and Safety Issues. I teach your audience the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide, what to say, what not to say, what to do, what not to do and how to find resources. The right person, at the right time, with the right information, can save a life.

Urs Koenig

Challenging people to help them achieve peak performance is at the heart of everything Urs Koenig does. His unique experiences and achievements – as a UN military peacekeeper commander, highly acclaimed ultra-endurance champion, widely published professor and seasoned executive coach – inform and differentiate Urs’ timely keynote message.

Kathi Kulesza

Your leaders will gain a fresh perspective that will empower, inspire, and boost their confidence as they strive to find harmony between the best laid plans and the ability to adapt as they navigate change and uncertainty.

Donn LeVie Jr.

For more than three decades, Donn LeVie Jr. has led hundreds of people and programs at all levels with NOAA, Phillips Petroleum, Motorola, and Intel Corporation for remarkable shareholder value. Today, as a speaker, leadership/executive coach, and award-winning author, Donn transforms individuals and organizations like yours as a leadership positioning and influence strategist, leadership platform catalyst, and leadership success expeditor.

Janice S. Litvin

Janice S. Litvin helps leaders and teams banish burnout in their organizations so employees can come to work healthy, happy, & ready to work.

Jake Mazulewicz, PhD

Unwanted errors in workplaces like yours can disrupt lives, ruin careers, and waste $37 billion each year. Dr. Jake shows your leaders why errors are signals, not failures. He gives practical, research-backed skills your leaders can use to increase trust, safety, and human performance immediately and for years to come.

David Meinz, MS, RDN, FAND, CSP

Top, innovative companies and associations realize that the physical and mental health of their workforce and membership is at the core of their success. It determines the power of their competitive edge through increased sales and productivity , improved performance, and decreased absenteeism. International speaker and author David Meinz presents fun and engaging health improvement programs that motivate, entertain, and improve personal and professional performance.

Richard Melancon, CPA

The main challenge in building profit is to understand how and why people buy a second time. As a CPA, I help owners understand their business, value proposition, and customer base, and I show them how to prove it with the financials.

Dr. Irvine Nugent

I help leaders expand their emotional intelligence and resilience so they are able to lead with calm, clarity, and conviction even in anxious times.

Jeffrey Owens CSP, CTM, CVP

Jeff Owens motivates and educates leaders, teams, and organizations to increase workplace harmony and effectiveness.

Don Phin

Don’s insights into leadership, engagement, and personnel management are unique. They are the result of extensive research and experience working with thousands of executives over many years. His diverse background as a lawyer, entrepreneur, trainer, and coach have provided him with insight into how our emotions can work to improve our leadership results.

Makana Risser Chai

You can stress less—without taking any extra time. Author Makana Risser Chai speaks about the techniques in her book, Mindful Multitasking, to inspire audiences to practice stress management while they go about their daily lives. You can feel better, work smarter, and look younger (really!) with these skills for a vibrant mind, strong body, happy heart, and light spirit.

Lisa Ryan, CSP

If you’re struggling to keep your top talent from becoming someone else’s, Lisa Ryan can help. Her high energy, inspirational and FUN programs will give you real-world ideas and strategies that work! Using research, anecdotes, best practices, and the “wisdom in the room,” you’ll discover how incorporating a gratitude strategy – or Grategy® – will create a workplace culture that ROCKS!

Peggy Sullivan

Peggy is a leadership speaker, mindset expert, founder of the nonprofit SheCAN!. and author of “Happiness is Your Responsibility”. Peggy is a strong advocate for utilizing the power of happiness and values management to achieve success. She has won numerous awards and honors and has been featured in Forbes, FOX, Bloomberg and has presented and consulted worldwide.

Jeremy Torisk

By examining 12-Core Business Elements – that make up almost any business – Jeremy guarantees he can find any business $50,000 in Revenue and Increase Profit – and do so in just 1 hour!

Kelli Vrla, CSP

Does your organization pass the “Smile Test”?(Do people smile when running towards or away from you?) How are you measuring your Team Member Engagement? With over 30 years of experience working with organizations, associations and promotions, I bring you the latest strategies to ATTRACT, RETAIN and NURTURE super resilient, laser-focused and productive talent in today’s challenging business climate.

Ross Woodstock

Ross Woodstock’s work as an executive coach and leadership consultant has impacted thousands of leaders. He is the author of Lead to Lift Up Others: Leadership Insights from a Caregiver’s Journey in which he shares 12 leadership insights from his years as a caregiver for his wife Sharen—a victim of a devastating stroke that changed both of their lives.