AmyK Hutchens

Speaker, Author, Trainer, Coach, Master Communicator, Cool Aunt

AmyK Hutchens is an international award-winning speaker, Amazon best selling author and has over 19 years of experience training, coaching and consulting. With over 75+ speaking events per year for clients such as Starbucks Canada, Expedia, Lockheed Martin, Securian Financial, IBM, Wells Fargo, Walmart, John Paul Mitchell Systems, and many more, AmyK travels the world helping leaders become Master Communicators so they can lead, innovate, sell and collaborate more effectively. One. Conversation. At. A. Time.

As a featured contributor for Entrepreneur magazine and with her brand new book, GET IT: Five Steps to the Sex, Salary and Success You Want, AmyK teaches executives, biz owners, influencers and go-getters how to get the EXACT results they desire without saying something they regret, giving their power away or damaging relationships along the way.

AmyK received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and has been a featured guest on numerous TV and radio networks including Bloomberg, NBC and ABC. She resides in San Diego, CA.

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Celina Peerman, Ph.D.

Dr. Celina Peerman currently serves as an organizational psychologist with over 27 years of experience from front line to senior level positions, in a wide range of industries and organizations. She is passionate about engaging our human resources in new ways to achieve even better organizational results. Celina is a strategist with a sense of humor and a love for building capacity in organizations.

She has presented at numerous conferences for local, state, and national audiences. Her work in Southeast Asia, Canada and Central America give additional operations experience, further developing her strong international interests with the ability to walk into every type of company daily to learn firsthand the challenges and opportunities to build better performance.

Celina holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, a master’s degree in business, with undergraduate degrees in psychology and international studies. She sees over 250 groups a year: including over 6000 people in 2019, large groups, small groups, and even one-on-one learning about the opportunities and challenges we face every day with leadership, strategy, and workplace behavior.

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Erik Therwanger

Founder, Author, Speaker

Erik is the founder of Think GREAT and draws from his experiences as a U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur to help organizations achieve new levels of success. He uniquely combines leadership development, team building, sales training, and goal-setting into strategies and techniques that empower team members and leaders to exceed expectations.

Erik has inspired audiences at companies such as US Bank, Sam’s Club, Shutterfly, RE/MAX, Hubbard broadcasting, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Foods, armed services commands ranging from the Air National Guard to

the U.S. Marine Corps, charities like The American Cancer Society, law enforcement and government agencies, and organizations in the health care and education industries.

Think GREAT is a Certified Veteran-Owned Business and Erik is also author of The Think GREAT Collection. Erik shares the successful, proven concepts in his six books to give individuals and organizations the competitive edge needed for achieving new levels of success.

Think Great Website - Erik Therwanger


Decorated Fighter Pilot. New York Times Bestselling Author. Hall of Fame Speaker

Known as “The Wingman,” Lt Col (ret.) Waldo Waldman is the author of National Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and commitment in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.

Decorated Fighter Pilot. New York Times Bestselling Author. Hall of Fame Speaker.

In addition to his time in the military, Waldo has real world corporate sales experience and is an expert on change

management and resilience – having overcome a fear of heights and claustrophobia to achieve his dream of becoming a fighter pilot. His compelling stories and tactics on overcoming adversity, performing under pressure and servant-based leadership are extremely relevant to organizations who are going through disruptive change and seeking to build a “One Team, One Mission” culture of excellence and trust.

Waldo is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. He is an inductee into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame, and is the founder of The Wingman Foundation whose mission is to build funds and awareness for veterans and their families in need. He has been featured on CNN, Fox News, Inc. Magazine, and The Harvard Business Review, and his clients include Verizon,

American Express, GE, The Denver Broncos, ExxonMobil, New York Life, Siemens, Merck, and dozens of national associations.

Your Wingman - Waldo Waldman website

Patty Hendrickson, MBA

Award-winning Speaker, Organizational Leader, Author

Patty Hendrickson is a booked and busy speaker. She delivers high-energy and interactive 45-minute to 3-hour programs with upbeat visuals but NO PowerPoint overload. People engage in her solid content through experiential activities, short video clips, conversation, data, stories and reflective processes. Whether the audience is live or virtual, robust conversations and engagement are always included. Her mantra of “None of us are as smart as all of us” is felt throughout her programs. Live with small discussion groups or virtual with breakout rooms, the fellowship and camaraderie make a big difference.

In 2000, she earned the prestigious designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. Patty is an award-winning speaker, organizational leader, and author with a Masters of Business Administration. She is most proud of her business with over 90% repeat and referral clients. Since 1987, she’s spoken to more than a million people. Clients often say – Patty’s energy inspires, so her message sticks!


Sinikka Waugh, PMP

Project Manager, Business Analyst, Facilitator, Coach

Sinikka Waugh is a recognized leader in understanding people and in adapting tools, techhniques, and processes to meet the demands of the situation at hand. As a popular presenter and trainer, her energetic and engaging style drives home the art and science of making business better for individuals, teams, and organizations. 
As a project manager, business analyst, facilitator, and coach, Sinnika is known for consistently helping teams find innovative ways to solve problems and get things done. Her results-driven professionalism blends seamlessly with her down-to-earth, "try this now" approach. Sinikka holds a BA from Central College, an MA in from the University of Iowa, is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Manangement Institute, and has been a long time supporter of the PMI Central Iowa Chapter. President and Founder of the central Iowa training and coaching company, Your Clear Next Step, Sinikka works every day to help people have better work days so they can have better evenings and better weekends, and so they can contribute their discretionary time to helping build better communities and a better tomorrow.
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John Register, CSP

John has been featured on television shows such as PAX's "It's a Miracle," MSNBC's "Morning Blend," NBC's "the Weekend Today Show," and FOX's "The Edge."

He has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

John was also invited to give not just one, but two TEDx talks.

Consultant / Advisor for The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

John founded the United States Olympic Committees Paralympic Military Sports Program, which showed wounded, ill, and injured service members how to use sports as a tool for their rehabilitation. His program was the impetus for the DoD Warrior Games and Prince Harry's Invictus Games.

John was also called to assist USA Bobsled to embrace a new normal mindset by building positive team dynamics before the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Team USA faced many challenges before the games. John researched the unique challenges facing the Olympic team and brought a new perspective that united the team toward their common goal. 

John Register Website

Jeff Civillico

Entertainer, Host/Emcee, Keynote Speaker

Jeff Civillico is a Las Vegas Headliner, TV Host Personality, and Philanthropist. He has been a Las Vegas Headliner with Caesars Entertainment for 7 years, having performed 1000+ shows at The LINQ, The Flamingo, and now at The Paris Hotel & Casino. Jeff is the Founder & Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a 501c3 national nonprofit based in

Las Vegas that creates opportunities for professional performers to share their time and talent with children in need. Jeff serves on the board of several organizations including his alma mater Georgetown University, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts high school, Nevada Medical Center, and The Greater Good Council of Las Vegas.

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Randy Dean, MBA

Randy Dean, the “E-mail Sanity Expert” TM, is a professional speaker and expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology. For more than 20 years, Randy has been leading training and speaking programs for major corporate, university, association, and government audiences. Obsessed with time management and personal productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions director, professional marketer, and manager to become a leading speaker and trainer. The author of the recent Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, he has led programs for thousands of satisfied and inspired students, managers, and professionals on being more productive with their time and life. His highly informative and entertaining speaking and training programs leave audience members with immediately-usable tools, strategies, and skills on how to better manage their time, technology, and information overload following their program experience.

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