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Connie Schroeder

Known for her expertise in turning good people into phenomenal leaders, business expert Connie Schroeder is a Business Consultant, Trainer/Speaker and Business Coach. With a background in Telecom Corporate Management, 5 years of leading the South Dakota Leadership Academy and 23 years of leading her own staffing business, Connie has a proven reputation for excellence. Her career has allowed her to work with leaders in several industries including telecom, energy, manufacturing, medical, hospitality, legal, retail, construction, financial, automotive, electrical, and many more. 

Connie is Certified National Trainer though JCI Junior Chamber International. She is passionate about helping her clients grow and develop themselves and their organizations. Connie holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership and is a PhD Candidate in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Whether she works with you as a business consultant, Trainer or Coach, Connie brings proven techniques to grow the people she works with.

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Matt Booth

Be Yourself Book CoverWhen Matt speaks to your organization, the audience won’t be listening to another talking head with a boring power point. They will be participating in an interactive experience that will engage, educate and entertain while inspiring them to act! Matt’s humor, quick wit, and ability to connect with people creates meaningful attitude changes. Matt has enjoyed getting to share his message throughout the United States and with international audiences around the world. Matt grew up on a farm in Southwest Wisconsin in the heartland of America. He lives in Dubuque, Iowa on the banks of a small creek that feeds into the mighty Mississippi with his lovely wife Joie and their sons Carter and Graham. Matt enjoys hiking with his family, fishing with his boys and taking his wife out for dinner. Matt received his undergrad at University of Wisconsin and then graduated with his Master’s Degree in Communication from University of Dubuque. Most recently Matt was awarded the highly esteemed CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name identify that speaker as a speaking professional with a proven track record for understanding and delivering value from the platform.
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Ryan Botner

Workshop Proposal: “Good Intentions VS Intentional Living”

How many people have made poor/emotional decision while having good intentions? I know I have and it cost me time, money, almost my life and my family. The fear and uncertainty of the world we live in has caused even more anxiety and depression. Ending with living a unfulfilled life that all started with GOOD INTENTIONS…

This inspiring talk draws from my 18 years of successes and most important struggles that lead me closer to GOD and his purpose for me which is speaking LIFE into people on a daily basis. 

I am best EQUIPED to serve the person I used to be and these ideas, concepts, and solutions I now apply and teach are tested and proven to deliver a Life of Significance. 

“Ryan delivered an impactful and motivational account for a group that I attended. he did an excellent job of relating his experiences to others to help them learn to be more motivated. he also talked about managing life stress, being more efficient, and dealing with daily challenges. I would recommend Ryan to anyone looking for a speaker that can impact their organization.”
-Gordon Court, Account Executive Business Development

Learning Objectives
1. Learn the 4 C’s of being a person of Value.
2. Discover the 7 ways to BE INTENTIONAL in your life.
3. Take-away 3 real action plans and a system to adapt, adopt and apply Immediately!


  • Dana Hagar, Executive Director, Economic Development Association Of North Dakota,
  • Steve Zaun, General Manager, Puklich Chevrolet,
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Melanie A. Brown

As a nurse, Melanie developed a heart for helping people cultivate their dreams and develop a deeper sense of well-being. Then, after leading an award-winning, international sales team for over twenty years, Melanie seized the opportunity to share her methods through executive coaching. Along with mentorship and collaboration from top leaders Zig Ziglar and Bob Proctor to becoming a founding partner of the John Maxwell Leadership Team, it is no wonder why Melanie’s clients get results. “Inspire, Ignite, Impact… Unleashing Greatness!”

Author: Melanie’s life book, “Ignite the Power in You,” partners with her exclusive “Believe” journal, inspiring readers to create a personal and unique life-story canvas, etching their future dreams into a visual and straightforward action plan. She provides the tools to forge a powerful breakthrough where the potential for personal and professional growth is unlimited, and she encourages readers to live with an attitude of gratitude.

Speaker: Melanie’s keynote addresses captivate audiences through her contagious energy and invigorating spirit. Known for her characteristic blend of humor, storytelling and insight, she captures the audience and breathes new life into every room. With over 20 years of experience as a professional speaker, Melanie merges powerful messages with practical strategies for transforming any team or organization. Her interactive style engages and entertains participants while thoughtfully meeting the unique goals of each

Coach: It is Melanie’s determination and no-nonsense attitude that have led her clients to capitalize on her “Team Brilliance” transformation. Each leader becomes empowered to grow both personally and professionally. Melanie has successfully coached teams from small, family-owned businesses to universities and Corporate America. It is her commitment and belief in her clients’ success that is instrumental in helping them to reach remarkable levels of performance that they didn’t dream possible.

Find out why Melanie A. Brown is rapidly becoming the most trusted name in developing new approaches to leadership and empowerment. Whether you’re searching for an engaging and memorable keynote, a practical yet motivating workshop, or training event unlike any other, Melanie can custom-tailor presentations to any organization’s unique needs, goals and theme.

Okay, What About the Purple: Combining the stability of blue and the energy of red, purple is the color of royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury and ambition. It is known to stimulate imagination and inspire high ideals and is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery and magic. Plain and simple—who wouldn’t want to wear purple?

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Bob Prentice

Robert A. (Bob) Prentice is a motivational speaker, a corporate trainer, a business and marketing consultant, an author, and a publisher, who began his professional speaking career over 35 years ago. Bob has worked with hundreds of companies, schools, and organizations all over the United States, delivering highly motivational training sessions in Customer Service, Leadership, Sales, Team Building, and more. Thousands of people participate in Bob’s training seminars each year, with over a million people to date, having enrolled and participated in these productive and profitable training sessions. A family man, Bob, and Vicki, his wife of 44 years, have enjoyed the privilege of raising four children– two sons and two daughters to adulthood. Bob says he plays much more than he works, and when he works he goes to fun! Bob’s friends call him Mr. Attitude! Download a sample of presentations

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