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2010- 2011 SERIES III SCHEDULE - Speaker Details Below
Thurs, Dec 2, 2010 12:00 Eastern Sylvia LaFair
Don't Bring it To Work
Bio | Meeting Agenda
Tues, Dec 14, 2010 12:00 Eastern Scott Christopher
The Carrot Principle
Bio | Meeting Agenda
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 12:00 Eastern Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Buddhas Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom
Bio | Meeting Agenda
Thurs, Jan 20, 2011 12:00 Eastern David Livermore
Leading with Cultural Intelligence
Bio | Meeting Agenda
Tues, Feb 15, 2011 12:00 Eastern Mike Robbins
Be Yourself: Everyone Else is Already Taken
Bio | Meeting Agenda
Tues, Mar 1, 2011 12:00 Eastern Michael Linenberger
Master Your Workday Now
Bio | Meeting Agenda
Thurs, Apr 7, 2011 12:00 Eastern Steve Sisgold
What's Your Body Telling You
Bio | Meeting Agenda
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  1. Sylvia LaFair
    Thursday, Dec 2, 12:00 Eastern

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    Sylvia LaFair

    Sylvia Lafair, PhD, an international business leadership and communications expert, and President of CEO – Creative Energy Options, Inc., a global consulting company focused on optimizing workplace relationships. Dr. Lafair's talents to make the complex simple, has revolutionized the way employees cooperate and teams collaborate.

    Her award winning book "Don't Bring It to Work" (Jossey Bass) has been ranked in the top of Amazon's Best Selling Workplace books. She is often quoted as a workplace relationship expert in newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Wall Street Journal,, USA Today, Time, New York Times, as well as being on radio, webinars, television, and presenting at national conferences.

    Sylvia Lafair has two business blogs: "Elegant Leadership", and "On the Cutting Edge of Change", and is a contributing writer in,, and, as well as other trade publications.

    CEO's flagship program, Total Leadership Connections™ utilizes the tools of PatternAware™ Leadership to help individuals understand how behavior patterns can derail success and how to transform them into productivity, purpose, and profit.

    As an executive coach and leadership educator, she has 30+ years of experience with all levels of management from corporate officers of global companies to executives of non-profits, owners of leading family-owned businesses, and entrepreneurs. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

    As a workshop leader or keynote speaker, Sylvia engages audiences with her natural storytelling ability. Her quick-witted humor, charisma, and energy are infectious and her knowledge gives substance and depth to all presentations. Her thought-provoking messages leave audiences with information to take back to the office and immediately put into practice.

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  2. Scott Christopher
    Tuesday, December 14th, 12:00 Eastern

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    Scott Christopher

    A contributing author of the bestseller The Daily Carrot Principle, co-author of The Levity Effect, a regular columnist for Workplace HR and Safety magazines and a distinguished consultant on recognition, Scott travels the world speaking to leadership groups at conferences, conventions, and on-site customer meetings.

    With a background in radio, television, and film, Scott offers a presenting style that is upbeat, witty, and unforgettable. His sessions are typically “standing room only” and receive the highest commendations and evaluations.

    In his rare spare time, Scott is a professional voice over artist, emcee and actor (SAG), appearing on the network television series Everwood and Touched by an Angel and in several Disney Channel movies.

    While at Brigham Young University, Scott was honored with the United States’ most prestigious acting scholarship, the Irene Ryan Award, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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  3. Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
    Wednesday, January 12th, 12:00 Eastern

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    Rick Hanson

    Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and author of the best-selling Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (now being published in thirteen languages).
    A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA, his work has been featured on the BBC and NPR, and he’s been an invited presenter at leading universities, including Oxford, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.

    An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, he edits the Wise Brain Bulletin, has a weekly e- newsletter, Just One Thing, and his Your Wise Brain blog is on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. He has several audio programs with Sounds True, and his first book was Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships (Penguin, 2002)

    Dr. Hanson is currently a trustee of Saybrook University, and a member of the Board of the Tricycle Foundation. He also served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center for nine years. He enjoys rock-climbing and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two children. For more information, please see his full profile at

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  4. David Livermore
    Thursday, Jan 20th, 12:00 Eastern

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    David Livermore

    RESEARCHER, SPEAKER, CONSULTANT David Livermore is a thought leader in cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of Leading with Cultural Intelligence, a best-seller in business. He's a senior research consultant with the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan and a visiting research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dave has done training and consulting with leaders in 100 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

    Dave has authored several other books, including the award-winning titles, Serving With Eyes Wide Open and Cultural Intelligence: Improving your CQ to Engage our Multicultural World (Baker Publ.). Dave has four new books releasing in 2011 including The CQ Difference, filled with practical strategies for improving your CQ.

    Dave loves to take research and make it accessible to practitioners. He has been interviewed and referenced by major news sources such as Atlantic Monthly, CBS News, Christian Post, Christian Science Monitor, Christianity Today, The Economist, Forbes, NBC, The New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

    Dave averages 35 international speaking engagements annually, addressing an average of 7500 leaders over a year. He also serves on several non-profit boards.

    Dave and his wife Linda have 2 school-age daughters, Emily and Grace. Some of their favorite activities are traveling (fortunately!), hiking, eating Asian food, and walking to the local ice cream shop, Jersey Junction near their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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  5. Mike Robbins
    Tuesday, February 15, 12:00 Eastern

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    Mike Robbins

    Mike Robbins is an expert in teamwork, communication, and the power of appreciation and authenticity. He delivers keynote addresses, leads customized seminars, and works one-on-one in a way that empowers people and organizations to work together effectively and be more successful. Mike has inspired tens of thousands of people to reach new levels of awareness and success, both personally and professionally. Through his speeches, seminars, and writing, he teaches people to be more grateful, appreciative, and authentic with others and themselves.

    Mike is the author of two bestselling books, Focus on the Good Stuff (Hardcover, Wiley) and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken (Hardcover, Wiley). He is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul, Creating a Marriage You'll Love, and Thirty Things to Do When You Turn Thirty.

    Mike has worked with some of America’s top organizations and institutions such as Google, AT&T, Apple, UC Berkeley, the U.S. Department of Labor, Gap, New York Life Insurance, Stanford University, Chevron, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, Genentech, and many others. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and is one of less than 10% of the professional speakers in the world to have earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

    Mike has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, in Forbes, the Washington Post, and many others. He is a regular contributor to, the Huffington Post, and Mike is also the host of his own radio show, "Let's Get Real," on Energy Talk Radio.

    Prior to his speaking, writing, and coaching career, Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees. He turned the Yankees down and instead chose to play baseball at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was a standout pitcher and he helped lead his team to the Pac-10 Conference Championship and an appearance in the College World Series. He was named to the All-Conference team, nominated as an academic All-American, and voted "Most Inspirational" by his fellow teammates. Mike was drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of Stanford and played three seasons of professional baseball with the Royals before arm injuries ended his playing career at the age of 24.

    After his athletic career was cut short by injuries, Mike worked in sales and business development for two Internet start-up companies. He had a great deal of success in a very short time in the dot-com world. When the dot-com “bubble” burst in 2000 and Mike was laid off, it allowed him to follow a deeper passion – helping and inspiring individuals and groups – and opened the door for Mike to start working full time as a speaker, author, and coach.

    In addition to earning his college degree from Stanford in American Studies with a specialization in race and ethnicity, Mike has continued to educate himself. He has extensively studied many disciplines of both personal and professional development, and received training from the nationally acclaimed Coaches Training Institute.

    Mike was born and raised in Oakland, California. He was raised primarily by his single mom and attended inner-city schools growing up. His background and upbringing provided many challenges, as well as many wonderful lessons that he is grateful for. Mike is a former board member for two non-profit organizations - Challenge Day (a powerful youth organization that focuses on peace, healing, and personal development for teens) and The Peace Alliance (an organization focused on creating a culture of peace here in America and around the world, as well as a grassroots political campaign to create a cabinet level U.S. Department of Peace).

    Mike is passionate about appreciation, gratitude, authentic communication, family, forgiveness, metaphysics, relationships, spirituality, and personal growth, among many other things. He has always had a desire and a talent for positively affecting other people. Whether as class president in high school, a community volunteer, a speaker, a ballplayer, a teacher, or just talking to strangers on the street, Mike Robbins' intention is to make a difference with people wherever he goes.

    Mike lives in Concord, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) with his wife Michelle, and their two young daughters, Samantha and Annarose.

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  6. Michael Linenberger
    Tuesday, March 1, 12:00 Eastern

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    Michael Linenberger

    Called the “Efficiency Guru” by business leaders and the media for his revolutionary common-sense approach to workplace productivity, Michael Linenberger is a sought after international speaker and seminar leader, and is considered an expert on workday efficiency and e-mail management.

    Linenberger is the author of four top-selling productivity books including Seize the Work Day and Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook, the #1 bestselling book on Microsoft Outlook for four years running.

    His new book, Master Your Workday Now! offers his “Workday Mastery To-Do List”—a simple yet powerful way to help you manage all your many urgent activities, while still completing all those items on your daily agenda and keeping up with your email inbox! Most importantly, he demonstrates the most effective ways to organize the workday to greatly improve both satisfaction and success.

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  7. Steve Sisgold
    Thursday, April 7, 12:00 Eastern

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    Steve Sisgold

    As an author, speaker and body-centered therapist, Steve Sisgold has taught thousands how to use their BQTM (innate body intelligence) to create better health, prosperity and more authentic relationships.

    He is the author of two books, audio and video programs, a musical CD and a document-tary film with Gay Hendricks. Steve is a weekly contributor to

    In his new book WHAT’S YOUR BODY TELLING YOU? (McGraw-Hill; July 2009) Steve teaches us how to breathe into our emotions, release stress from our bodies and maintain our physical and emotional health. As a result, our careers, personal relationships and financial situations become easier and more enjoyable.

    Steve holds an M.A. in Communications, a B.S. in Business and Certifications in body-centered psychotherapy and relationship counseling. He specializes in body centered therapy and breath work and works out of his retreat home in Novato-Marin County California and also does sessions and retreats in Maui, Hawaii, his other home.

    Steve has appeared on CBS, NBC, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and his articles have appeared in over 40 magazines. He is a regular speaker at conferences and events including World Wellness Day, and the Sustainable World Symposium. Steve is a weekly contributor to

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