Sara Canaday

As a respected leadership consultant, career strategist, author and speaker, Sara helps people identify the professional blind spots that are preventing them from taking their careers – and their companies – to the next level. Her expertise goes far beyond business school basics, factoring in leadership presence, personal branding, and emotional intelligence. As former executive with a strong background in account and operations management, Sara’s approach comes a profound understanding of how we form impressions and how we can use perception to our advantage.

Scott Carley

Scott Carley

Scott is a tenured VISTAGE Speaker and Executive Business Coach. He specializes in Priority Management, Goal Setting and Inspirational Speaking with over 30 years of experience. He is the President of his consulting group; Carley’s Growth Dynamic Consulting, LLC.
Scott is a natural story teller that captures the imagination of his audiences with his quick humor and contagious energy. He has a unique ability to cut through the “stuff” and get to the heart of productivity. His fun, energetic and approachable mannerism puts the team at ease and creates a willingness to participate. He will pull answers from members who have hit a mental block! The group discussion, questions and worksheets are integral as part of his presentation.
Scott is a native Texan born on Texas Independence day (March 2). He has lived in Austin since 2003. He was recently married on Thanksgiving Day 2015 to his lovely bride, Carol. Now they have become the Magnificent Seven. He has 4 daughters and a son!

Courtney Clark

Courtney Clark is the luckiest unlucky person in the world. At age 26, Courtney beat melanoma. But five years post-cancer, routine follow-up scans detected something in her brain. At the same time Courtney was dealing with her health crises, she founded the nonprofit Austin Involved as a way to connect young professionals to meaningful philanthropic opportunities. Courtney is the author of “The Giving Prescription: A Personal Plan for Healing through Helping.”

For her work in the community, Courtney has been honored with the Leadership Austin Ascendant Award, and was also recognized by Austin Monthly magazine as one of “20 in their 30s” and by Giving City magazine as one of the “New Philanthropists.” Courtney received her Masters Degree in Philanthropy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she was honored with the University’s Outstanding Graduate Research award for her thesis research, which became the basis of her first book.

Jim Comer

Jim Comer is a seasoned, multi-faceted communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, professional associations and startups. What sets Jim apart is his ability to create and sharpen content, his collaborative, supportive and candid approach, and the extraordinary range of skills he brings to clients.

Kent Cummins

Kent Cummins has been a magician for more than fifty years, having made the commitment before starting school in his home town of Del Rio, Texas. Opening a Gilbert “Mysto Magic” set from his dad for Christmas, Kent went into his room, closed the door, opened the box of miracles and said to himself, “I’m going to be a magician!”

Today, Kent continues to present motivational programs for children and adults. He is in demand as a keynote speaker for high-tech companies, service organizations and international associations, and has given programs throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the Far East.

Every program Kent Cummins gives teaches a little about goal setting, time management, and the importance of an ethical foundation. And every presentation includes a bit of magic!

Patti DeNucci

Patti DeNucci works with motivated people who want to Live, Work & Connect at a Higher Level(tm) and benefit from building more powerful, purposeful networks. She speaks, facilitates workshops, and is author of the award-winning book The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business.


Ann Fry

Ann is a Catalyst for Change. She has a background as a psychotherapist. For the past 20 years she has been a corporate trainer, professional speaker and executive coach. She mainly works with executives to revitalize their workplace and create a culture that honors their employees. Organizations call her when they are ready for things to be different. Professional Associations call her to do her Keynote: The ReGeneration Process: How to ReEnergize, RePurpose and ReInvent.

Additionally, Ann is a Cancer “survivor/ thriver.” She believes anyone, after any circumstances can be resilient and thrive. Using her sense of humor and candid stories, she speaks to Health Associations, Hospitals and Patient groups about The Cancer Experience and Thriving After.

Teri Hill

Teri Hill, M.Ed. president of T.H.Enterprise has been speaking, consulting, and coaching for over 25 years. She has led in the facilitation of global executive education for Fortune 50 companies, trained and coached 100’s of leaders, entrepreneurs and rising stars. A former executive, Teri understands the challenges in hiring, retaining, and leading people.

Teri’s passion is balanced between speaking to educate and inspire, coaching to fast track development, and consulting to facilitate the profitable growth of small to mid size business, the backbone of America.

Teri is a Trusted Advisor and Expert Speaker for Vistage, the world’s leading Chief Executive Association; she is Chief Facilitator for Westlake Chamber Accelerated Leadership Program; she has held numerous professional boards of director positions, currently President of Austin’s National Speakers Association.

Suzie Humphreys

Suzie Humphreys has been fired, been broke, been disappointed, been a petrified expectant mother at 40 years old and lives her life with a passion for not only being better but to see things differently. She lifts, jolts and nurtures her audiences and they love every minute of it! She makes them laugh until they swear they can’t laugh anymore….then she “grabs” them again!

Cheryl Jones

For over 20 years Cheryl Jones has been training individuals and teams to transform their work and personal relationships so that they feel heard, respected, and part of the team. Her expertise in the area of effective interpersonal communication and healthy relationships has helped many work groups and individuals learn to break down the barriers that lead to dysfunction so that disagreements can be resolved politely and easily (imagine that!).

Dr Paul O. Radde - Seating Matters

Dr. Paul O. Radde

Recognized as an original thinker, thought leader, author and psychologist, Dr. Paul Radde is THE expert on how to Thrive – what he calls Thrival. This state of being is the highest approach to living (really living) your life. The goal is to go beyond survival to actually thrive in the workplace and in daily life. Thrival is the richest sustainable experience of your life.

Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson is a professional member of the National Speakers Association whose greatest joy is in helping people find and develop their creative abilities. He practices what he preaches: Mike is a musician, author of three books, gifted storyteller, and has more than 20 years of graphic design experience. He views his presentations as works of art, designed to entertain, inspire and dazzle audiences through his humor, insight and artistic approach to the visuals which accompany his words. Equally at home speaking to 2000 or 20, Mike is a personable, natural raconteur who will hold the attention of any group, while giving them much to think about in the weeks to come.

Sharon Schweitzer

Sharon Schweitzer has trained thousands of people throughout her career as an etiquette expert and attorney. In fact, Sharon came to the Etiquette and Protocol field through her law firm experience, often advising clients about appropriate interaction and behavior in local and international business situations.

Helene Segura

Time management strategies expert Helene Segura incorporates humor (yes, time management can be fun!) in her productivity trainings and keynotes. She applies brain research and teaches business owners, independent consultants, sales wizards, creative geniuses, and professionals on the go how to make better choices with their time and run their days more efficiently.

Thom Singer

Thom Singer has more than 23 years of sales and marketing experience with firms such as RR Donnelley, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP, Andrews Kurth LLP, Marsh Inc., and Wells Fargo Bank. He is an expert in branding, positioning and networking, and has trained thousands of professionals in the art of building professional contacts that lead to increased business.

His Conference Catalyst Program has become a “meeting planners” favorite in how it transforms the conference attendee experience.

Maura Thomas

Maura Thomas

Maura Thomas is an award-winning international speaker and trainer on individual and corporate productivity, attention, and effectiveness for clients such as the American Heart Association, L’Oreal, AIG, and Old Navy. She is a TEDx Speaker, founder of, and author of Personal Productivity Secrets and the upcoming Work Without Walls. Her work has been featured in hundreds of national media outlets including Fast Company, Inc, Forbes, and the London Financial Times, and she is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Follow her on Twitter at @mnthomas.