Speakers

Speakers

Speakers
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Amy Downs

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Anthony Huey

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Arden Clise

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Belinda Fu

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Beth Buelow

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Brent Dixon

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Brian Callanan

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Bruce Barcott

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Dan Diamond

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Dan Strandy

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Dave Drummond

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Dean Smith

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Duena Blomstrom

Emily Schubert

Emily Schubert

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Frank J. Diekmann

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Holly Buchanan

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Jedidiah Collins

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John Lanza

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John Oliver

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Josh Cook

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JP Nicols

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Kip Boyle

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Linda Cohen

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Louise Beaumont

Matthew Griffin

Matthew “Griff” Griffin

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Michael Stusser

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Mike Higgins, Jr.

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Ndingui Moussavou (Guy-Francis)

Norman Bell

Norman Bell

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Patrick Galvin

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Peter Freysa

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Robin L. Shapiro

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Robin Taub

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Ronaldo Hardy

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Ryan Gottfredson

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Sam Maule

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Scarlett Sieber

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Shari Storm

Tunisha Singleton

Tunisha Singleton

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Ty Reed

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Viola Llewellyn

Speaking Topics

Speaking Topics
Banking

Emotional Banking (Duena Blomstrom)

Emotional Experience (Duena Blomstrom)

Money and Feelings (Duena Blomstrom)

Open Banking (Louise Beaumont)

Accelerating Digital Transformation & Innovation (Scarlett Sieber)

The Future of Financial Services: How Banking is Being Disrupted (Scarlett Sieber)

How to Target Millennials (Scarlett Sieber)

Risk, Wealth & Customer Growth – What Bank & Insurance Companies Can Learn From Emerging Markets (Viola Llewellyn)

Women, Leadership & Digital Transformation (Viola Llewellyn)

Wealth and the New Africa (Viola Llewellyn)

Data-Driven Strategy (John Oliver)

The Supremacy of Convenience (John Oliver)

Disruption, Disintermediation and The New Reality (John Oliver)

Strategy-Development for the New Ecosystem (John Oliver)

25 Ideas That Are Working In Credit Unions (Frank J. Diekmann)

21 Things to Think About in 2021 (Frank J. Diekmann)

Measuring Your Credit Union’s Value Proposition (Mike Higgins, Jr.)

Avoid the Pay and Pray Trap (Mike Higgins, Jr.)

Race to Technology (Josh Cook)

Pandemic + Core Outage (Josh Cook)

Behavioral Economics

Emotional Banking – (Duena Blomstrom)

Emotional Experience – (Duena Blomstrom)

Money and Feelings – (Duena Blomstrom)

Building Your Business

Recruit, Retain, Mentor, Motivate (Shari Storm)

Building a More Positive and Productive Work Environment (Shari Storm)

Kids These Days: Capturing the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of Young Members (Shari Storm)

Capturing the Most Powerful Market: Post Covid (Shari Storm)

Building Confidence in Your Communication Skills (Shari Storm)

Building Your Business One Relationship at a Time – (Patrick Galvin)

Galvanizing Word of Mouth – (Patrick Galvin)

Delivering Remarkable Customer Service – (Patrick Galvin)

Creating a Powerful Brand – (Patrick Galvin)

Startups and Entrepreneurial Topics – Lean Startup, How to Form a Team, Etc. (Liz Lumley)

Pandemic + Core Outage (Josh Cook)

Creative is Still King (Josh Cook)

Perception Plus Leads (Josh Cook)

Communicating in a Crisis (Anthony Huey)

Delivering Your Message on the Front Lines: Customer Service Skills (Anthony Huey)

Talking Like a Leader: Perception is Truth! (Anthony Huey)

How to Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room: A Networking Guide (Emily Schubert)

Business Etiquette

Spinach in Your Boss’s Teeth and Other Etiquette Dilemmas – (Arden Clise)

Uncommon Courtesy: How Simple Acts Can Make Your Company Soar – (Arden Clise)

Networking with Ease – (Arden Clise)

Digital Diplomacy: Email, Phone, Instant Messaging, and Conference Call Etiquette – (Arden Clise)

Cannabis Industry

Everyday Wisdom From An Extraordinary Industry: Ten Hard-Learned Business Lessons From the First Years of Legal Marijuana (Bruce Barcott)

The Power of Conversation: Why Raising an Uncomfortable Topic Can Change the World — and How to Do It Tonight (Bruce Barcott)

The New Talk: How to Discuss Legal Marijuana With Your Curious Kids and Your Alarmed Parents (Bruce Barcott)

Risky Business: From Extreme Exploration to Cannabis Commerce (Bruce Barcott)

Trump / Sessions: What they Mean to the Budding Cannabis Industry (Bruce Barcott)

Cyber Security

Ten Steps To Mastering Cybersecurity For Home and Business – (Kip Boyle)

Ten Steps To Mastering Cybersecurity For Parents – (Kip Boyle)

How IT Professionals Can Be More Influential – (Kip Boyle)

Cybersecurity 101 For Executives – (Kip Boyle)

Cybersecurity 101 For Board Members – (Kip Boyle)

Digital Detox

Sleeping with Siri (Michael Stusser)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Elephant in the Room (A conversation on race and gender) – (Ronaldo Hardy)

Women, Leadership & Digital Transformation – (Viola Llewellyn)

Multi-Generational Workforce – (Emily Schubert)

Women in Business – (Emily Schubert)

What Can Hockey Teach Your Company About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? – (Tunisha Singleton)

Film & Television

Elvis, Umbrellas and Evergreens – Movies Made in Washington – (Dave Drummond)

Financial Literacy

Growth Through Financial Literacy - (John Lanza)

Raising a Money-Smart, Money-Empowered Child - (John Lanza)

Financial Empowerment is a Necessary Skill for Survival - (Jedidiah Collins)

Fintech

Thriving in an Era of Digital Disruption: (JP Nicols)

Bankers are from Mars, Fintechs are From Venus: (JP Nicols)

Innovation is More Than Just The Next Big Idea – (JP Nicols)

Your Fast Follower Strategy is Riskier Than You Realize – (JP Nicols)

Innovation and Financial Services – (Sam Maule)

The Future of Investing and Wealth Management – (Sam Maule)

FinTech Power Shifts; Offline-Online – (Sam Maule)

Technologies Impact on the Consumer Payments Relationship – (Sam Maule)

Is NFC Dead? – (Sam Maule)

Disruptive Technology (Brent Dixon)

Rapid Prototyping for Financial Technology (Brent Dixon)

Accelerating Digital Transformation & Innovation (Scarlett Sieber)

The Future of Financial Services: How Banking is Being Disrupted (Scarlett Sieber)

Race to Technology (Josh Cook)

Healthcare

Navigating Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19 (Robin L. Shapiro)

Safe & Sound in the Hospital: A Short Course in Patient Safety (Robin L. Shapiro)

How to Ask for the Care You Deserve (Robin L. Shapiro)

Innovation

Sparking Innovation at Your Company – (Shari Storm)
Hear case studies from other financial institutions that are known for their innovative spirit and ability to execute. Learn systemic processes to encourage the right kind of innovation at your credit union. During this session, the group roll up their sleeves and practice "Future Priming," an exercise that can be done at all levels of a credit union to teach employees how to spot opportunities and threats that may be just around the corner.

Small Is A Mindset, Not An Asset Size (Creating Innovation with Minimal Resources) - (Ronaldo Hardy)
Budgets can be tight, but innovation doesn’t have to be. Often times, we limit the potential of our organization due to our size. This session helps organizations to explore how to make BIG change with small resources.

Retro Innovation (How to Pull From the Past to Create the Future) -  (Ronaldo Hardy)
Sometimes our greatest steps forward come with a blast from the past. In fact, many trends from earlier decades have resurfaced in recent years to create new life and energy in products. Learn how to take the greatness of the past, and craft it into a progressive future.

Frameworks for Successful Experimentation - (Brent Dixon)

Innovation through Community Activation - (Brent Dixon)

Growing from Design Thinking to Systems Thinking - (Brent Dixon)

Sparking Innovation at Your Credit Union (Shari Storm)

Inspiration

How Kindness Transforms Your Bottom Line – (Linda Cohen)

Jewels of the Journey: From Grief to Inspiration – (Linda Cohen)

“Just A Mom?” No Way!”: Embracing Your Value and Self-Worth – (Linda Cohen)

1,000 Drops of Kindness – (Linda Cohen)

Effective Leadership – (Ndingui Moussavou)

Change Management – (Ndingui Moussavou)

Expanding Your Mind – (Ndingui Moussavou)

My Shoes, My Journey (Discovering Your Purpose) (Ronaldo Hardy)

Sleeping with Siri (Michael Stusser)

Find Your Voice, Make it Heard (Belinda Fu)

Out of the Box: Create a Life with Meaning (Belinda Fu)

Improvisation: Adaptable Skills for an Uncertain World (Belinda Fu)

Pandemic + Core Outage (Josh Cook)

Introverts & Extroverts

Six Things Your Introverted Colleagues Want to Tell You (But Probably Won’t) – (Beth Buelow)

Chatty Cathys and Quiet Keiths: A Primer on Cross-Personality Communication – (Beth Buelow)

The Space in Between: The Power of Silence in Life and Leadership – (Beth Buelow)

Should I Be Telling You This?: The Delicate Dance of Authenticity, Transparency, and Vulnerability – (Beth Buelow)

Three Little Words That Will Change Your Life Forever – (Beth Buelow)

Leadership

Maintaining Momentum / How to Work Together When We Can’t Be Together – (Shari Storm)

Recruit, Retain, Mentor, Motivate (Shari Storm)

Building a More Positive and Productive Work Environment (Shari Storm)

Building Confidence in Your Communication Skills (Shari Storm)

Values Based Leadership – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Perseverance – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Overcoming Challenge – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Global Small Business – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Special Operations Veteran (Ranger) – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Manufacturing Overseas – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Afghanistan – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Free Trade Agreement Importance – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

War Zone Education – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Employing Women – (Matthew “Griff” Griffin)

Effective Leadership – (Ndingui Moussavou (Guy Francis))

Change Management – (Ndingui Moussavou (Guy Francis))

Expanding Your Mind – (Ndingui Moussavou (Guy Francis))

The Elephant in the Room (A Conversation on Race and Gender) - (Ronaldo Hardy)

The Millennials Are Here (Ronaldo Hardy)

Sleeping with Siri (Michael Stusser)

Burned Out or Fired Up? Changing Your Culture from the Inside Out (Dan Diamond)

Disaster-Improv: Leading Under Pressure When it Matters Most (Dan Diamond)

Find Your Voice, Make it Heard (Belinda Fu)

Out of the Box: Create a Life with Meaning (Belinda Fu)

Improvisation: Adaptable Skills for an Uncertain World (Belinda Fu)

Hope is a Verb (Amy Downs)

Keeping Your Top Sales Talent Healthy, Happy and Productive (Ty Reed)

After Rehab – Assisting Your Employees as the Return to Work (Ty Reed)

Helping Your People To Become More Agile (Ryan Gottfredson)

Helping Your Organization To Become More Future-Ready (Ryan Gottfredson)

Different World Views: A Guide to Working with Anyone (Dean Smith)

Pandemic + Core Outage (Josh Cook)

Communicating in a Crisis (Anthony Huey)

Delivering Your Message on the Front Lines: Customer Service Skills (Anthony Huey)

Talking Like a Leader: Perception is Truth! (Anthony Huey)

The 3 Keys to Becoming a Story Powered Leader (Norman Bell)

How to Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room: A Networking Guide (Emily Schubert)

Multi-Generational Workforce – (Emily Schubert)

Women in Business – (Emily Schubert)

Marketing

Kids These Days: Capturing the Hearts, Minds, and Wallets of Young Members (Shari Storm)

Capturing the Most Powerful Market: Post Covid (Shari Storm)

Capturing the Most Powerful Market: Moms (Shari Storm)

Divide and Conquer: How Market Segmentation Can Maximize Your Marketing Dollars (Shari Storm)

Selling Financial Services to Women (Holly Buchanan)

Referrals – How to Grow Your Business by Being More Referable (Holly Buchanan)

Working With Couples – How to Handle Conflicts and Get Couples on the Same Page (Holly Buchanan)

Women Small Business Owners – What They Want and How To Win Their Business (Holly Buchanan)

Understanding Men – What Women Need to Know About Working With and Selling To Men (Holly Buchanan)

Brands That Tell, Cultures That Sell. (Ronaldo Hardy)

The Art and Science of Data Analytics in Financial Services (Louise Beaumont)

Watch Your Very Own Data Daisy Bloom in the Open Future! (Louise Beaumont)

How to Target Millennials (Scarlett Sieber)

Communicating in a Crisis (Anthony Huey)

Delivering Your Message on the Front Lines: Customer Service Skills (Anthony Huey)

Avoid the Pay and Pray Trap (Mike Higgins, Jr.)

What Can Sports Fandom Teach Your Company About Branding, Meaning-Making, and Marketing The Human Experience? – (Tunisha Singleton)

Politics

Everyone Has a Story: News, Government, and the Roots of Political Action – (Brian Callanan)

Trump and Sessions: What They Mean to the Budding Cannabis Industry – (Bruce Barcott)

Pandemic/Post Pandemic

Navigating Healthcare in the Time of COVID19 – (Robin Shapiro)

Digital Detox – (Michael Stusser)

Digital Diplomacy: Email, phone, instant messaging and conference call etiquette – (Arden Clise)

How to Work Together When We Can't be Together – (Shari Storm)

Stop Getting Triggered - Keep Your Cool, Win Respect and Increase Influence Using Verbal Aikido – (Holly Buchanan)

The Other COVID-19: Lessons From the Past Year – (Frank J. Diekmann)