Dennis is a business and executive coach for a billion dollar company in the Pacific Northwest. He's been interviewed on Focus on The Family, Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey, Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News. Hosted Balance Point Radio for years and was embedded nightly with CBS affiliate news Point 2 Point as the conservative commentator for many years, as well.
Bill is a gifted storyteller and author. He played baseball professionally for six (6) years in the Brewers organization, batting .300 in Vancouver at the Triple A level, before retiring to raise a family with his wife Suzanne.
Severns is the author of the books, Keepers of the Sandlot, The Sandlot Strategy, and Donuts, Diamonds, and Dreams. He has co-produced a documentary The Sandlot Journey.
Carey is the author of three books: Untangled, Uncommon and Unafraid. She's a Biblical Life Coach and international speaker with close to fifteen years experience. Carey's specialty is connecting to the heart of women, reminding them of their immeasurable value. Through her words, she unpacks meaty topics like insecurity, fear, unforgiveness, and shame, always reminding her audience of Jesus' relentless pursuit of their healing. Carey brings a healthy balance of real life stories, scriptural references and good ole' humor, leaving your group laughing, crying and encouraged to take the next step in their journey.
Whether seeking or seasoned, Carey's desire is for every woman in room to easily relate to what she shares and teaches. Through her down-to-earth style, she connects with women right where they are in life, making them feel seen and heard. Because we all need hope and encouragement, that is exactly what she infuses into your group. She is relatable, real and relevant.
David Nico PhD is America's Peak Performance Strategist, a keynote speaker, and certified coach. His passion is to help leaders live well so they can model vitality, inspire vision, and create a healthy legacy—He's like a one-stop-doc for well-being.
He is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller “Diet Diagnosis” and has shared health tips on national television networks reaching millions of viewers. He is a featured expert in Forbes, The Street, Fox News, MSN, Yahoo, Men's Health, Woman's World, Prevention, Reader's Digest, USA Today, and more. His company, Dr. Healthnut, has a mission to help people make healthier choices in all aspects of their lives.
At one point in my life…
I woke up to reality that I was bored, stuck, and unimpressed with my life. This was not what was promised to me in college. I was supposed to change the world. I was supposed to live an adventurous life. I was supposed to be doing what I love and loving what I was doing. Oh and I was supposed to be healthy and happy too.
Well there was one problem…
I was given promises without preparation. I had a magnificent and terrifying mountain to climb with no clue how to actually summit a mountain like that. There was an incredible vertical distance between what could be and what actually was. I had passion and desire for all of those things but no clue how to attain them. To go further up the mountain I had to go on a journey and I had to ask for help A LOT along the way. I have not arrived, but I am not stuck anymore. I am happier, healthier, and more effective at doing my work in the world than I have ever been.
In 1986, Ed did get to be a Major League baseball player. He even played for a World Series championship team in his rookie year (NY Mets 1986). In that same year, he met a beautiful nurse and they would become teammates for life. The following season, he earned his first starting position when he was traded to the Kansas City Royals who hoped that he would be the final piece of the puzzle that would return them to the World Series.
Suddenly, after finding the woman he loves and embarking on what should be the most successful period in his life, the fairy tale came crashing down. His perfect world was shattered by a serious career-ending shoulder injury. Sidelined from the game he so dearly loved, his faith was put to the test.
Tara, founder and president of Titus II Woman Ministry, writes and speaks on forgiveness, motherhood, parenting teen girls, Saying "Yes" to God, and Being the Titus II Woman--among other topics. Her passion is in reaching the hearts of women for the glory of God through real and godly relationships and the Truth of Scripture.
To help memorize verses in the past, Will Severns would use an acronym approach by writing the first letter in Sharpie on top of a rubber band. Unfortunately, the Sharpie would wear off, and the rubber band would snap. However, while a freshman at Taylor University, the Lord placed the idea for Membands on his heart, and it slowly grew from there. Over the next few years, different people were placed in Will's path to help make this dream a reality. The product kept developing to where it is today, and Membands are not far off from reaching the whole country.
From his humble upbringing in a small Midwestern town to portraying an invincible demigod on TV (Hercules), to fighting for his life in a traumatic health incident, Kevin Sorbo takes audiences on a journey through his incredible and harrowing experiences and offers an inspiring message of resilience, hope and faith.
Kevin Sorbo captured hearts and thrilled audiences around the globe in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. What most people don’t know is how close he came to death after suffering a series of strokes toward the end of filming this television series. Through the grace of God, friends and family, Sorbo triumphed through a long and arduous healing process, which he shares in his best-selling book True Strength. Since then, Sorbo has continued to excel as an actor, producer, and director in many outstanding and critically acclaimed film and television projects, including his role as an atheist philosophy professor challenged by one of his students in the wildly successful film God’s Not Dead. A devoted husband and father, Sorbo is the national spokesperson for the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that all children have access to quality after-school programs, and a national spokesperson for A World Fit For Kids!, a nonprofit group that gives young people the training, tools and support they need to achieve their goals and lead fit and fulfilling lives. Sorbo touches the spirit of each audience member by providing real-life takeaways they can apply to their own lives as a better future is never out of reach.
Sam holds many titles including filmmaker, radio host, actress, international model, author, wife, mother, and home education advocate.
After high school in Pittsburg, PA, Sam studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered her the chance to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five. Sam moved to Los Angeles for acting, where dedication and perseverance gained her roles in several films (Bonfire of the Vanities and Twenty Bucks) and TV shows, including Chicago Hopeand Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Hercules introduced her to Kevin Sorbo, who swept her off her feet. They married in 1998 and she moved to New Zealand. While living in Auckland, Sam created and published a humorous and educational photo-book, Gizmoe: The Legendary Journeys, Auckland. Sam’s most recent book, with co-author Marius Forté, is The Answer: Proof of God in Heaven. She is radio host of nationally syndicated The Sam Sorbo Show, speaks publically around the country and recently appeared in the movies Hope Bridge, with Kevin Sorbo and Boo Boo Stewart, and Just Let Go with Ian Cusick, for which she won "Best Supporting Actress" at the Utah Film Festival.
Words have power. No one understands this better than Lori Twichell. For more than 20 years, Lori has been writing in the entertainment industry in a variety of ways. From her beginnings as a copy writer and then radio personality, Lori then moved her career into film publicity and marketing. Starting out on one of the largest theatrical faith releases, Left Behind. Running national radio promotions at over 2500 stations across the country, Lori had no idea that this was going to be the start of a long career in the entertainment industry.
Over the past few years, Matt has dedicated himself to living this reality in the trenches and writing about what he's learning. As a husband, father to four, small-business owner, author, and speaker, there are constant demands on his time and energy. The struggle is real, but living whole is not impossible. A whole, healthy life begins with perspective.
He brings a fresh perspective to the table that challenges the way we think about faith and the big questions we so often overlook.
Mike is the founder and CEO of DecisionPoint Wellness Center. In addition to being the Center’s chief executive and administrator, Mike is a published author, an inspirational keynote speaker, certified alcohol and drug counselor, and a master-level executive life coach. After winning his 35-year battle against alcoholism, Mike felt called to help individuals and families battling addiction. His personal and professional experience makes him uniquely qualified to understand and serve the special needs of the Center’s clients which is why he decided to open a different kind of outpatient treatment center in 2015. His vision for an innovative program featuring flexible schedules, and clinical excellence at an exceptional value is known as The DecisionPoint Difference.
Prior to dedicating his life to fighting the disease of addiction, Mike enjoyed a hugely successful career as an executive with some of the world’s largest companies and best known brands like Hallmark Cards, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group, PepsiCo, and ConAgra Foods. Mike graduated with honors from Georgia State University with a B.A. in liberal arts and business. Mike is clinically trained as an addiction counselor with a CADC II certification as well as being a certified as an anger management specialist. He is a member of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia (ADACBGA), the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA), the Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC).
Adam Davis has been there. As a former police officer, he knows what it’s like to face volatile situations at every turn. Now his mission is to offer help and hope, through his speaking engagements and inspirational books, to those who walk the thin blue line.
His forthcoming book, Behind the Badge: 365 Daily Devotions for Law Enforcement, is set for release this May. In it, Adam provides spiritual nourishment and encouragement for law enforcement officers through personal stories, scripture and prayers.
John Mason is a national best-selling author, noted speaker and executive author coach. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group.
He’s authored twenty books including An Enemy Called Average, You’re Born An Original-Don’t Die A Copy, and Know Your Limits—Then Ignore Themwhich have sold two million copies and are translated into thirty-eight languages throughout the world. His books are widely known as a source of real-world wisdom, hopeful inspiration, and practical principles.
Jill completed her master’s degree in Professional Counseling and serves as a substance use and mental health therapist in the Omaha area. She has articles published in In Touch Magazine, P31 Woman magazine, and Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family, as well as across the web on sites like DrLaura.com.
After a successful Major League Baseball career with the Montreal Expos, the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds, Brian was forced to retire in 1994 due to an arm injury. Brian began his business career in 1995. From 2000 to 2013 Brian served as a Managing Director as well as a Sr. Client Advisor with Ronald Blue & Co. for 13 years. He is now a popular motivational speaker and enjoys advising and mentoring amateur and professional baseball players in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Dennis is an author, speaker, and entrenprenuer who has mastered that art of maximizing non-traditional media and traditional media, resulting in successful marketing campaigns. Known as a motivated, visionary leader Dennis has experience at building strong and loyal collaborative relationships. He is an outstanding communicator in encouraging individuals and organizations to press beyond mediocrity and rise to excellence.
Do you struggle to find purpose? To know who you are and how God has designed you? Do you question whether or not you are enough?
With high-energy interaction and vivid storytelling, Michelle brings to life the things women and young girls struggle with. She empowers them to defeat lies, and to step into their God-given purpose. You will be inspired and challenged to live fully, passionately, and energetically when Michelle is the speaker at your event.
Parker Hudson and his wife live in Atlanta with the joys and challenges of a large family. His day job is in the investment real estate business but on the side he has been researching and writing about faith, government and business for over twenty years, including two novels and one anthology of short stories.
After attending London School of Economics as a Marshall Scholar (1968-70), Parker served for three years as the Communications and Intelligence Officer on the USS Wainwright (CG-28), based in Charleston, S.C. Since then he’s logged a lot of years in all aspects of commercial and investment real estate, in both the U.S. and Russia. Parenting, grandparenting, and writing are his passions.
Parker likes the power of good fiction, particularly Christian fiction, because it engages the whole person–intellect, emotion, spirit. The reader becomes caught up in the characters and the events, and is forced to consider issues and outcomes that go beyond everyday facts and figures. Fiction based on real truth can be transformational.
More speakers coming soon!