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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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.   

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.

Lawrence D. Eichen, Esq.

Lawrence D. Eichen, Esq. is an attorney with over 30 years of negotiation experience. He has settled well over 1,000 cases using his unique Formula for Excellence. He guarantees this formula will enable anyone using it to obtain excellent negotiating results, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

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.

Valerie M. Grubb

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

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.

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.

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.