Nancy Butler

Nancy Butler

Nancy ButlerMotivating, Educating and Inspiring Greater Success in Life and Business


  • Anchor Your Clients to You – how to be the company of choice
  • Time Management – Taking greater control of your business and your life
  • Sales – key factors that must be in the forefront when working in professional sales
  • Individually Unique…Together Complete – Working together for greater success
  • Cultivating Better Customer Service – going the extra mile
  • Living Life to the Fullest. You have one life to live.… tips and tricks to make it the best it can be
  • Money Management – Habits of financially successful people

I will work with you to design a presentation that meets your specific needs.

PHONE: 860.444.0535


ADDRESS:Waterford, Connecticut


Nancy D. Butler, CFP®, CDFA®, CLTC®, is a national professional motivational speaker and award-winning author with over 35 years of experience helping businesses provide a higher level service for their clients and customers while increasing their bottom line and helping individuals live happier more fulfilling lives.

Nancy built a financial planning and asset management practice from scratch as a single parent with no other source of income and $2,000 to her name, to $200 million in assets under management. After selling her business in 2007, she coached businesses in different industries and in different parts of the country for twelve years, increasing their profitability an average of 25% per year.

Nancy was appointed a delegate to The United Nations for The Commission on The Status of Women in 2018, 2019 and 2020, attending sessions at the UN with approx.10,000 women from all over the world coming together to share challenges and the solutions to overcome them.

Nancy has been quoted in many local and national publications, including Money magazine, USA Today, Forbes, US News and World Report, The National Business Institute, The New England Real Estate Journal, The Financial Planning Association magazine, AARP, The Chicago Tribune, The Day and many more.

She has been a speaker for major corporations, the military, schools and associations in a variety of industries such as Pfizer, General Dynamics, Dow Chemical, Ameriprise Financial, Northeast Utilities, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate firms, Academy of Dental Management Consultants, Connecticut Floral Assoc., Three Rivers College, Stone Academy, Event Planners Assoc., US Navy, US Coast Guard, Air National Guard and many others.

Nancy has written three award-winning books, Above All Else, Success in Life and Business, A Realtor’s Guide to Greater Success and Above All Else, Independence, Happiness and Success in Your Senior Years.


Certified Financial Planner® (CFP)
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CFDA)
Certified Long-Term Care Specialist® (CLTC)


Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div.

“The Minister to Hedge Funders”


  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Prison
  • Finding Purpose and Happiness after Personal Tragedy
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Successful Alcohol and Substance Recovery (Jeff is clean & sober 16+ years)
  • Successfully Navigating Life with Mental Health Issues
  • Jeff’s Own Riches-to-Rags-to-Redemption story.

PHONE: 203 405 6249



ADDRESS: Greenwich, CT & Nationwide


Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div. is an ordained minister with over three decades of experience in crisis management, business, law, reentry, recovery (clean & sober 17+ years), and executive & religious leadership. Often referred to in the press as “The Minister to Hedge Funders,” he regularly uses his experience and background to guide people faithfully forward in their lives, relationships, careers and business opportunities, and to help them from making the kinds of decisions that previously resulted in loss, suffering and shame.

As an ordained minister, conversations and communications between Jeff and those he serves fall under clergy privilege laws. This is one reason that attorneys often allow and encourage their clients to maintain relationships with Jeff while in active prosecution or litigation situations.

After an addiction to prescription opioids and serving almost fourteen months in a Federal prison for a white-collar crime he committed when he was a lawyer, Jeff started his own reentry – earning a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, with a focus in Christian Social Ethics. After graduating from divinity school, Jeff was called to serve at an inner-city church in Bridgeport, CT as Associate Minister and Director of Prison Ministries. He, and his wife and partner-in-ministry Lynn Springer, then co-founded Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc. (Greenwich, CT), the world’s first ministry supporting the white collar justice/economy exiled community. Jeff also serves on the ministry team at St. Joseph Mission Church (Cliffside Park, NJ) and as Chaplain to the Woodbury Fire Department (Woodbury, CT).

From 2016 – 2019, Jeff served as the Executive Director of Family ReEntry, Inc. (Bridgeport, CT), a 100+ person criminal justice organization with offices and programs in eight Connecticut cities. Jeff is the first person in the United States formerly incarcerated for a white-collar crime to be appointed as Executive Director of a major criminal justice nonprofit. A former practicing attorney and general counsel to major real estate organizations and closely held companies, he studied law at and earned a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.

Jeff has served on a number of criminal justice related Boards including: The Mayor’s Advisory Council on Reentry Affairs, Co-chair, (Bridgeport, CT) ; Family ReEntry, (Bridgeport & New Haven, CT); Community Partners in Action (formerly the Connecticut Prison Association, Hartford, CT); , and Healing Communities Network, (New York, NY). Jeff has also served on the Editorial Board of the book, The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration has Hijacked the American Dream, (Southport, CT), and on the Advisory Boards of Creative Projects Group, (Los Angeles, CA) and Reentry Survivors, (Bridgeport, CT).

Highlighted speaking venues include Main Stage Presenter at The Nantucket Project (Nantucket, MA), the Greenwich Leadership Forum (Greenwich, CT), the Corrections Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA) Correctional Ministry Summit (Wheaton College, IL & Philadelphia, PA), Salons at Stowe – Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford, CT), Community Health Network of Connecticut Social Determinants of Health Summit (Wallingford, CT), The Mason Street Project (Greenwich, CT), Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (NY, NY), Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT) and many houses of worship throughout the Northeast. Jeff is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.

Jeff and Lynn were the subjects of a twelve-page article in Greenwich Magazine (March 2018 issue). Jeff has also been the subject of or prominently mentioned in national and regional media including Vanity Fair (August 2019 issue),,, The Huffington Post, Absolute Return/HedgeFund Intelligence, Business Insider, Institutional Investor, New York Magazine, Real Men Real Faith Magazine (cover story), Greenwich Magazine, Fairfield County Business Journal, Nonprofit Quarterly, Reentry Central, The Vision (the newspaper of the United Methodist Church NY Conference), Weston Magazine Group, Weston Forum, Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, New Haven Independent, Inner City News, Connecticut Post, Greenwich Sentinel, Greenwich Time, Greenwich Free Press, The Hour and many radio shows, televisions segments and podcasts including the Rich Roll Podcast (#440, May 2019).

Jeff is also the editor of the important and widely-read blog,, at which he authors, edits and curates content around national and international criminal justice advocacy/ministry themes, and is Co-host of the Criminal Justice Insider podcast airing live on the first and third Fridays from New Haven, CT. He also leads a weekly online confidential White Collar/Economy Exiled Support Group (the first in the country); with over 150 participants, it has held over 170 meetings.


Twice Selected as a Nantucket Project Scholar
JustLeadershipUSA Fifteen Inaugural National Leaders in Criminal Justice
Keepers of the Commons Fellow
Keepers of the Commons Senior Fellow
Elizabeth Bush Award for Volunteerism
Three Time Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative Advocate of the Year Award
Four Time Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative Professional of the Year
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Award
Connecticut NAACP Award
Selected as a Collegeville Institute Writing Fellow


Professional Speaker 20+ years
Practicing Attorney 20 years
Minister/Prison Minister 10 years
Reentry & Recovery Professional – Clean & Sober 17+ years


Juris Doctorate, New York Law School
Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary


National Speakers Association, Professional Member
NSA – Connecticut
New York Law School Alumni Association
Union Theological Seminary Alumni Association
National Justice Impact Bar Association
Correctional Chaplains & Ministries Association
Westport/ Weston Clergy Association

Carolyn Finch MS CN SLP

Speaker | Teacher | Coach

Creator of Universal HandTalk™ the system of 48 gestures that saves lives.

Understanding  Body Language  Inside and Out


  • Oops! Your Body Language is Showing (Understanding yourself and others better.)
  • Chickens Don’t Have Fingers and Buffalo Have No Wings (Cultural Change with ability to adapt, adopt and accept)
  • Universal HandTalk™ (Learning the Gesture System that Saves Lives)

PHONE: (203) 512-4798 



ADDRESS: 31 Deer Woods Drive, New Milford, CT 06776 

Carolyn Finch, MS SLP is an internationally recognized Body Language Expert and an authority on speech and interpersonal communication. She combines her expertise from business, education and the medical world with entertainment talents that are memorable. Her audiences take away practical valuable information.

Her background includes consulting with corporations and health care facilities and teaching at the university level for over 28 years. Carolyn has been an entrepreneur since the age of 13 when she started her own car wash business.

Since then some of her many accomplishments have been founder of Peter Piper School and Learning Center, the first preschool-kindergarten to integrate challenged children into the class room in Connecticut. She also started Liberty National Bank and was chairman of the board during organization. Liberty National Bank appealed to the non-English speaking individuals for there were interpreters for 26 languages within the bank or on call.


Chapter member of the Year NSA CT 2008
Apple Teacher of the Year 2006 Gannett Publishing
Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care 2000 to present.


National Speakers Association 30 year member,
Association of Women in Communications (AWC)
Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce
Legislative Policy Committee and Ambassador

Dr. Susan O'Malley

Dr. Susan O’Malley

Dr. Susan O'Malley

Inspiring Teams and Leaders to Greatness


  • Leadership Lessons from the Emergency Room
  • How to Turn Set-Backs into Success

PHONE:  (203) 689-3090



ADDRESS:  Madison, CT

Former emergency room physician, entrepreneur and author, Dr. Susan O’Malley helps business leaders redefine their role, so they can better understand the impact their decisions make on teamwork, morale and productivity.

Dr. O’Malley shares strategies she learned under these stressful conditions and combines them with stories from the trenches to help executives and entrepreneurs conquer their business challenges.

At age fifty Dr. O’Malley left the ER and opened Madison Med Spa with a $75 newspaper ad and a dream. Drawing on her own experiences of personal and professional set-backs and challenges, she outlines strategies that transformed her from college drop-out and secretary to emergency room doctor and entrepreneur in her book Tough Cookies Don’t Crumble: Turn Set-Backs into Success.

Dr. O’Malley is a two time presenter at Hubspot’s INBOUND conference. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, currently serving as President of the Connecticut chapter.  She also served six years on the Board of Directors of the Madison Chamber of Commerce where she started and was chairperson of the Women in Business Committee.


Chapter Member of the Year NSA CT 2018

Lisa Lelas

“Casting For Success!”

Expert On:
• Organizational Leadership
• Time Management
• Effective Goal Setting
• Productivity

(203) 641-4405
Guilford, CT


Lisa Lelas is the bestselling author of Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life and soon-to be released Bucket List Bootcamp, amongst other books published.
As a serial entrepreneur, Lisa has founded several businesses and shares her secrets to success via her writing and speaking platforms all around the world. A former NY casting director for TV/Film, Lisa brings her unique ‘Casting for Success’ formula to business leaders and entrepreneurs around the globe for greater productivity and better teamwork for happier employees.
Lisa is a longtime newspaper columnist, cable TV talk show host, a successful magazine editor and publisher, as well as a presentation coach for aspiring actors/speakers/and business professionals that require good communication skills.
She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show 4 times, The Today Show and hundreds of other TV & Radio talk shows and featured in numerous national magazine articles.
Lisa is a past president and current board member of The National Speakers Association-Connecticut Chapter and currently serves NSA as a national CLC committee member. Lisa is also the Dean of the CT Speakers Academy.

• NSA-CT Chapter Member of the Year 2106
• NSA elected CLC National Committee member
• ACM Award winner for top talk show in northeast

• Professional Speaking 20+ years

• English

• National Speakers Association
• GSF Global Speakers Federation
• AWBL (Association of Women Business Leaders)

Gilda Bonanno

Communication Skills, Motivation, Management & Leadership Skills, Presentation Skills, Humor:


  • Bold Presentation Skills
  • How Will You Spend Your 28,000 Days?
  • Connect With Confidence
  • Developing Leadership Presence: Confidence, Competence & Composure
  • Leading and Management Change With Integrity, Imagination & Flexibility
  • How to Schmooze
  • The Improvisational Leader: Applying Five Improv Comedy Rules to Make Your Business Communication More Effective and Engaging

PHONE: 203-979-5117



ADDRESS: Stamford, CT

Gilda Bonanno is a professional speaker, trainer, coach and facilitator who helps people develop confident and strategic presentation, communication and leadership skills so they can be more successful in their careers and lives. She has worked with executives and entrepreneurs on 4 continents, from Chicago to Shanghai and Rio to Rome. The instructional videos on Gilda’s YouTube channel have received over 1 million views and her newsletter has reached subscribers in over 45 countries since 2008.

Communication and motivation are two essential pillars on which successful organizations are built. Could people in your organization or group benefit from accelerated skill development in these areas? Are you looking for an expert perspective to maximize the performance of your organization or team and accelerate its transformation?

Gilda’s dynamic, high-content speeches can help you achieve those results. All of Gilda’s programs are created in collaboration with you and based on the needs and background of your audience, from executives to entrepreneurs, salespeople to association members.

To make it easier for the audience to translate the program into actions and outcomes, each speech is customized to their specific needs, with content and examples that make sense to them. Gilda’s engaging, impactful and relevant speeches have captivated and motivated audiences large and small, including companies, trade associations, government agencies, academic institutions and non-profits.


PMP (Certified Project Management Practitioner)
Master’s degree (Fordham University)
Advanced Business Certificate in Management (UConn School of Business)

Over 10 years speaking experience


NSA, ATD (Association for Talent Development)
PMI (Project Management Institute)

Dorothy A. Martin-Neville, PhD.

Speaker, Author, Strategic Partner/Coach, Consultant

Dorothy A. Martin-Neville, PhD.


  • Owning Your Leadership: The 5 Archetypes of Leadership
  • Women in Leadership: The Mindset and Communication Skills Needed
  • From Orphanage to the Boardroom
  • Seizing the Dream with Passion and Purpose: 5 Steps to Claiming Your Dreams
  • How Your Personality Impacts Your Health

PHONE:  860-543-5629



ADDRESS: Old Saybrook, CT

As the founder of 4 companies, one being a private practice in psychotherapy for 25 years, I am well aware that leadership and personal development comes in many forms and styles.

In following trends of the workplace, I have also seen the power of Purpose Driven Organizations and Leaders in creating employee engagement and retention.

In addition, in working as a speaker, coach, and consultant, it has clearly been shown that the companies which have women in the C Suite are creating a higher bottom line profit percentage and a far more innovative and engaged corporate community.

Consequently, as a speaker I address the issue of developing leaders through presenting the immensely powerful impact of mindset and communication skills on effectiveness, power, and authenticity. Combining all these with mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and strong values, as shown in my presentations and you will always have leaders who will be transforming your company in the best way possible.


CT Women Hall of Fame – Board of Trustees

National Speakers Association – CT – Past President

Association of Women Business Leaders

Ewomen Network – Advisory Board Leader – CT

Randye Kaye

Speaker/Author/Event MC


Happier Made Simple: Little Changes with Big Results

Live and In Person: Why Face to Face Communication Still Matters

Break the Advertising Spell

Stop Stress in its Tracks!: Preventing Meltdowns with Mindfulness

SEARCH: What Families Need when Mental Illness Strikes

Engaging Family Members in Recovery Partnership

PHONE: 203-521-9086



ADDRESS: Trumbull, CT 06611

Randye is known as the Happiness Simplifier. Years of study into the “happiness movement” left her frustrated at the lack of humor there– and its needless complexity. As a result, she created the program and upcoming book Happier Made Simple.

With years of experience as a morning radio personality and actress, Randye knows how to think on her feet and help your event go smoothly and happily as live host, MC, or announcer. She also provides acclaimed motivational keynotes, leads fun and interactive workshops and is a fun and productive live auctioneer.

On the more serious side, Randye speaks frequently as Mental Health Activist to groups of doctors, nurses, medical students, families, providers, and legislators regarding the family experience when mental illness hits. She is a published author (Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope), Family-to-Family teacher/trainer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and diversity trainer with the Anti-Defamation League.

Randye uses her vast experience in radio, improvisational acting, voiceover and theatre to teach and inspire in educational and corporate environments. She brings words to life not only in her presentations, but as a prolific audiobook narrator.


Publishers’ Weekly Listen Up! Nominee

9 years speaking experience.


  • National Speakers Association (CT Chapter president)
  • Mensa
  • Audiobook Publishers Association
  • NAMI