Friday Featured Speaker: Robert Tucker

We use our frontal lobe almost every day to carry out higher mental processes such as thinking, making decisions, and problem-solving. It’s no secret that we live in a highly competitive society, but did you know your success is dependent on the function of this “compartment” of your brain?

In his Forbes article, our keynote speaker Robert Tucker shares how to identify which of the four dominant thinking modes you are currently operating, and offers tips on how to alter your thinking style.

Our research with thousands of managers and individual contributors throughout North America and in 48 countries suggests that we need three to four times as many ideas every day to perform at peak levels in our work. Anything less than a constant flow of ideas won’t be sufficient as we enter a future of constant change,” said Robert Tucker.

Robert is a renowned  global futurist and innovation expert devoted to helping organizations and leaders around the world in driving growth through innovation. As President and Founder of The Innovation Resource, Robert is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in the field of innovation.

For booking information on Robert Tucker, contact Michelle Joyce or visit Tune in every Friday for additional featured speakers!


Define Your Life of Significance

“When you live with intentionality, you know and understand that every day is your time to make a difference.”, says Steve Gutzler, keynote speaker and leadership coach. In his recent article, 10 Choices That Define a Life of Significance, Steve describes the ten choices he has made to live intentionally, in order to make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of those around him.

What can you do each day to make a difference and live a life of significance?

Friday Featured Speaker: Interview with Colette Carlson

Colette Carlson is a human behavior expert and keynote speaker who inspires individuals to connect and communicate in real and relevant ways. How to create effective connections, and leverage them for greater success, is the thread that is woven into every one of Colette’s customized presentations. 

The most successful businesses grow from and are sustained by mutually-beneficial relationships. Your success is in direction proportion to your ability to connect with others. Customers buy from people they like, know, and trust. Employees want to work for people they respect. The ability to connect on both a personal and professional level isn’t just a nice skill to have, it will become your greatest asset and your biggest competitive advantage.

With a Master’s Degree in Human Behavior and extensive experience in the personal development industry for over 20 years, Colette knows the difference between trendy topics and timeless truths when it comes to successful business practices.

This spotlight interview is on Colette, and here is what she said:

What’s the best way to connect in today’s fast-paced world?

Colette: Connection begins within and requires strong self-awareness, mindfulness and time for reflection. After all, to understand other’s behaviors and attitudes, you must first understand yourself. Social awareness follows. True connection develops when you remain respectful in any and all situations. This requires clear, sincere communication combined with focused, empathetic listening. A warm smile and genuine interest in another certainly helps!

What are key behaviors that help leaders grow, engage, and influence others?

Colette: Rather than believing they’re always right, leaders who get it right know how to ask the right questions and listen fully. Whether discussing company goals, identifying a team member’s strengths, or delivering effective feedback, drawing information out of others through powerful questions creates a platform for greater understanding and employee buy-in. Leading with warmth, rather than always showcasing your smarts, is another way leaders allow their teams to see the person behind the title generating closeness and connection.

What are your best strategies on influencing others? 

Colette: Aside from leading through example, asking for someone’s advice and using the power of storytelling are additional ways to influence others and build connection in the process. Let’s start with asking for advice. Research shows asking someone’s advice helps them move toward you psychologically, putting them in a more cooperative, collaborative state. Stories, which go past the head and into the heart, are memorable, visual and impactful. Stories cut through the noise and daily distractions employees face. Stories are relatable, as listeners connect through their own experiences. As humans, we’re wired to listen to a story which is why savvy individuals use stories to illustrate a point and influence their audience.

For booking information on Colette Carlson, contact Michelle Joyce or visit Tune in every Friday for additional featured speakers! 

Jay Baer’s Interview with Todd Hartley

Have you heard about Jay Baer’s newest program, Talk Triggers? In his interview with Todd Hartley, Jay explains how to create your “tribe” of raving fans by delivering such an amazing experience that your customers WANT to tell all their friends about you— and your company.

Here’s the thing: great customer experiences always create a viral effect. In Jay’s Talk Triggers program, he teaches how to turn your customers into raving advocates for your business — because in today’s world, everyone is your competition. It is becoming more and more challenging to stand out, but Jay’s approach is pretty simple: “Don’t shout louder, do something so different and so unusual that it forces people to tell your story. This compels word of mouth. And those things that force conversation are talk triggers.”

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Friday Featured Speaker: Steve Gutzler

According to leadership keynote speaker, Steve Gutzler, resiliency can be one of our greatest assets, and one of our greatest weapons. In his article, Seven Powerful Traits of Resilient Leaders, Steve shares seven influential traits to embrace in becoming a strong, positive leader.

Steve inspires greatness in individuals and organizations through his customized programs; and he believes every presentation should transform a life and inspire leadership.

For booking information on Steve Gutzler, contact Michelle Joyce or visit Tune in every Friday for additional featured speakers! 

Developing A Risk-Taking Culture

Wouldn’t it be great if every organization could infuse innovation into their company’s vision and culture?

In his recent Forbes’s article , Innovation Keynote Speaker, Robert Tucker, shares his inspiring and detailed interview with Chief Communications Officer & Head of Strategic Engagement, Lale Kesebi, whose team is focused on finding new ways of working, and discovering new ways to grow revenue.

For booking information on Robert Tucker, contact Michelle Joyce or visit

Friday Featured Speaker: Colette Carlson

For many, change is hard because our brains are wired to do the same thing over and over, regardless if that activity is good or bad for you. Oftentimes, it is challenging to go through change, no matter if it’s positive or negative. What can you change in order to be a better influencer and more effective leader?

In her article, 3 Ways to Make Change Work For You , Colette Carlson, describes three ways to make the most of change during your path of influence. These three steps to change will impact your influence, connections, and outcomes!


For booking information on Colette Carlson, contact Michelle Joyce or visit Tune in every Friday for additional featured speakers! 

Social Media Metrics… Get Promoted!

Content marketing expert, Jay Baer, just launched a new, free ebook called, The 3 Types of Social Media Metrics and Why They’ll Get You Promoted.

In his article, The 3 Social Metrics That Will Get You Promoted, Jay outlines a few highlights from his ebook and explains why it’s time to take social media metrics seriously.

As Jay said, “The goal isn’t to be good at social. The goal is to be good at business.” In order to be good at business, learning these metrics is pertinent for your success.

For booking information on Jay Baer, contact Michelle Joyce or visit

Friday Featured Speaker: Scott Shellstrom Interview

What if you could hire Leonardo da Vinci as your next keynote speaker?

Scott Shellstrom is the modern day da Vinci, and inspires teams everywhere to rediscover their own ability for creativity and innovation.

Creativity is the most important commodity for the success of business today, and a unique solution to problem solving. Scott combines his experiences, stories, improv comedy techniques, and art to inspire teams everywhere to rediscover their own ability for creativity and innovation, as he teaches how to prosper from perspective.

Scott’s presentations will unite and excite your team as they collaborate and support one another using proven techniques of improvisational theater. He ignites productivity and inspires unique solutions to everyday challenges. Our speaker spotlight is on Scott and here is what he said:

What are the key takeaways from your Keynote, UNLEASH YOUR INNER DA VINCI™?

SCOTT: The audience will be inspired, learning new techniques to discover fresh solutions to everyday challenges. They will learn how to ignite productivity by taking an innovative approach to projects. Teams will unite as they collaborate and support one another using proven methods of improvisational theater. Attendees will prosper by understanding the power of always seeking new perspective. Everyone will take away lessons as unique as the experience itself.

Your presentations empower the spirit of your audience and bring enthusiasm to team meetings. How do you do this for every audience, no matter the business type or who is in the audience?

SCOTT: Our time together is FUN. And who doesn’t like fun? The program is exciting and interactive which motivates people to uncover their hidden problem-solving abilities to achieve success in business and in their personal life.

The audience experiences the thrill of watching four-minute masterpieces come to life before their eyes. Certain attendees will be invited up for an improvisational team-building activity which drives home the takeaways. There are lessons and wisdom from rarely told stories of Leonardo da Vinci, coupled with my personal experiences as a VP at the world’s largest advertising agency, as a comedian on TV and top stages, and as an internationally-recognized artist.

No matter what business or type of audience, people leave energized, having experienced their own personal renaissance.

For booking information on Scott Shellstrom, contact Michelle Joyce or visit Tune in every Friday for additional featured speakers! 


Four Ways to Gain Focus and Purpose

Leadership, like most things in life, requires wisdom, balance, and focus. Every 90-days, leadership expert, Steve Gutzler, sets aside time to prioritize his goals for the few months ahead.

In his article, Four Proven Strategies of Focused Leaders, Steve said, “Once you know your goals, it’s then about goal getting!” He outlines four ways to gain focus and purpose, both personally and professionally, to increase your leadership.

Michelle Joyce manages some of the country’s best speakers and has a passion for connecting the right presenter to the right audience. As a speaker coach and consultant, her programs help individuals create stronger, more attractive brands; develop relevant seminar content and stories; polish their presentation skills; and generate more awareness for their products and services. You can reach her directly at or email michelle(at)