JUNE 1, 2023
Your host & creator of the Speaker Intensive
Why The World Needs Your Brand, Not Your Business
In a world of ‘saturated’ markets and endless startups violently treading water to be seen, the only way to float to the top is through your brand—not a new business tactic. And if you’re like, “Duh- I already have a great logo, stunning website and 5000 followers on Instagram…”- you’re missing the point. In this talk, Bethany McCamish, a brand strategist and brand agency owner, challenges entrepreneurs and CEOs to stop thinking about their business 24/7 and instead start cultivating their brand—plus the 3 Ps every cult brand has mastered.
Bethany McCamish is the CEO and founder of Bethany Works®, a strategic design studio based serving clients worldwide and the host of Unbreakable Brands™ podcast. Bethany McCamish is the expert behind experts like you. After years spent refining her design and storytelling skills as an English and graphic design teacher, curator for shows in the Pacific Northwest Arts community, and a leader in the design industry she traded in her corporate and classroom keys in 2019 for a laptop and a singular mission: To help business owners choose timeless over trendy in order to help them build long-term growth, impact, and legacy. Bethany has received a wide array of press coverage for her signature approach to building brands using psychology and her journey as an entrepreneur in publications such as CNET, CNBC, and Voyage Magazine.
How to Think Like a Disruptor & Why It Could Save Your Career or Business
If you’ve been feeling scared and uneasy about all the technology, business and societal changes that seem to be accelerating around us, you’re not alone. In this talk, future-forward Marketing & Strategy Consultant and Entrepreneur, Virginia Juliano, explains exactly why it’s so important to stay several steps ahead of the unrelenting drumbeat of progress, and shares practical advice on how to start incorporating disruptive thinking into everyday life to prepare for inevitable change. While the threat of being disrupted out of a job is greater than ever, Virginia explains how “thinking upstream” is the key to future-proofing your career, embracing challenges on the horizon, and preserving your peace of mind.
Virginia Juliano is a Strategic and Creative Partner who creates marketing systems, frameworks and processes to translate big ideas into impact and sales. Always Upstream™ in her approach, Virginia offers future-forward, big picture thinking for brands and organizations ready to grow. Virginia founded CobbleCord, a media-tech startup that helps people cobble together personalized streaming bundles using a patented process. Prior to that, Virginia worked as a Marketing Executive at Showtime Networks and was at Wine Spectator and Cigar Aficionado magazines where she led digital business initiatives. She has an MBA in Marketing and Management from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Tired of feeling disrespected? Stop Setting Boundaries
Whether it’s a family member or employee not pulling their weight, your boss treating you poorly, or your in-laws butting in where they don’t belong, your boundaries are being crossed. Every tactic, from setting limits to declaring expectations to attempting Zen-inspired acceptance leaves you frustrated and resentful during the day, and sleepless at night. What do you do when nothing works? In this talk, you’ll learn a foolproof, ease-and-flow solution to getting your needs met in any area of your life - and it lives right inside of you!
Abby Havermann teaches mission-driven, insight-oriented women to unlearn what no longer serves them. A former psychotherapist and financial advisor, Abby is a skilled coach, dynamic TEDx speaker, and illuminator of the unconscious self-betrayals plaguing today’s women. A life-long learner, Abby’s singularity resides in combining her psychology, neuroscience, spiritual, and coaching experience with her ability to transform difficult life experiences into gratitude-worthy, self-evolutionary tools. Her direct signature style challenges clients to uplevel while witnessing and holding compassion for the complexity of their multifaceted inner and outer worlds.
Melanie Obitz-Bukartek, Ph.D.
Dread-Free Marketing: No Posting Required
You may have been led to believe that your success as a business owner is inextricably tied to your social media presence and that unless you post every single day forever, your business doesn’t stand a chance. It may even be the reason why you dread marketing altogether—because you feel you “have” to do it a certain way. But what if you didn’t?
Join Melanie Obitz-Bukartek, PhD, EdTech Founder and CEO, who successfully charted her own course—without daily posting (which she dreaded)—by aligning her strategies with her personal style. In this talk, she challenges the overhyped promise of social posting, and shows you how to embrace more effective and authentic methods for growing your business and your reach.
EdTech Founder, writer, and award-winning educator, Melanie Obitz-Bukartek, PhD, is developing an app to revolutionize writing instruction at all grade levels. She also openly shares candid entrepreneurial perspectives and is a contestant on Season 11 of The Blox, “The greatest show on entrepreneurship.” Previously, Melanie was a professor, instructional designer, curriculum coordinator, instructional coach, and classroom teacher. She lives in Delaware—just a crab’s scuttle from the ocean—with her husband, son, and two beachcombing dogs. www.unhinderedwriting.com
Jennifer Andrews, D.O.
Child abuse: How we’ve underestimated the problem—and all been hurt
For most of us, the idea of hurting a child is unthinkable—which may lead us to underestimate just how pervasive child abuse is. In the U.S. alone there are over 600,000 unique cases of child abuse and neglect every year – enough children to fill 9 professional football stadiums! While the trauma for that child is hard enough, we're just beginning to see how childhood abuse can affect a person's long-term health, both physical and mental, as well as their work, relationships, and society at large. In this compelling and critical talk, child abuse expert and pediatrician Jennifer Andrews, D.O., gives us a glimpse of the scope and scale of abuse in this country, and how it impacts not just the child, but their entire community.
Jennifer Andrews, D.O., is a pediatrician and a mother of four, who is committed to the care of children. Her work as the medical director of Foothills Child Advocacy Center (foothillscac.org) allows her the unique position of caring for hundreds of children per year who have experienced trauma in the form of child abuse or neglect. When not doing clinical work, she’s teaching medical students, other physicians and those in the community to detect subtle signs of child maltreatment, as well as how to intervene.
The Most Powerful Source of Intuition You Keep Ignoring
We’re encultured to believe that feelings are not to be trusted, and have been given short shrift in the decision making department. Facts rule hands down, every time. The problem is that making critical decisions on facts alone, without involving your feelings at all, could cost you a lifetime of regret. Professional energy trainer Lara Riggio has spent 20 years helping people discover and learn from the underlying emotional patterns for health and relationship problems—which are too often ignored. In this talk, Lara shows us how to tap our feelings as powerful sources of insight and intuition. Through grounding and curiosity she shows us how we can gain greater clarity and trust in ourselves not in spite of, but because of, our feelings.
Lara Riggio is a professional energy trainer who helps people overcome both physical and emotional limitations. Her approach to energy work is realistic and results-oriented. She has helped tens of thousands alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and the limiting emotional patterns and beliefs that can sabotage relationships and career success in her sessions, classes, and online videos. She has been featured in HuffPost, MindBodyGreen, and Prevention, and on CW11’s Morning Show, NY 1, and Fox News.
Steve Victorson, EdD.
Fear is your friend
There isn't a person among us who hasn't experienced fear—so what makes one person hit the brakes in the face of it and the other accelerate? Former U.S. Olympic Ski Coach and fitness pro Steve Victorson explores the way athletes not only cope with fear, but use it to fuel their best efforts.
Steve Victorson, EdD, Founder of Swymfit, Author of The Champion's Way and a former US Ski Team Conditioning Coach has spent his entire career helping individuals reach their health and fitness goals.
How it works
FIRST, we craft.
These speakers learned a fresh approach to creating a signature, 10-minute talk, with guidance, feedback, and the opportunity to generate, develop, and shape it.
Then, we deliver.
During the speaker showcase, they will present their ideas and insights in less than 10 minutes.
Why 10 minutes?
Because it’s the sweet spot for building a talk. If you can’t make your point in 10, you will struggle to do it in 20. The 10-minute window allows enough time for you to articulate your thought and argument, but not so much time that you can wander off. It encourages you to be economical in how you think through and organize your ideas. Plus, once you have the base of a 10-minute talk, you can dial it back to do a shorter version, or build on and expand it into a longer talk when you need to.
Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, brand advisor, and author of Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You (Atria/Simon & Schuster, December 2021). Her TEDx talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion,” has surpassed 7 million views, and she was named by Hubspot as one of the “Top 18 female speakers who are killing it” and one of the world’s leading creatives by Creative Boom magazine.
A former magazine editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Her work has been featured Oprah magazine, Marie Claire, Prevention, Business Insider, Forbes.com, and Inc.com. A top-rated speaker, she was rated #1 by attendees at Barron’s and How Design Live—and has performed stand-up comedy all over New York City. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College, won first place for creative nonfiction in the Baltimore Review’s 2016 literary contest. Terri lives in Manhattan. More at territrespicio.com.