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

SPEAKING TOPICS:

  • 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 Save Lives)

PHONE: 203 512 4798 (C)   203 405 3972 (0)

EMAIL CONTACT: carolyn@carolynfinch.com

WEBSITE: www.carolynfinch.com

ADDRESS:

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.

Carolyn is president of Electrific Solutions, Inc. 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.

DESIGNATIONS/AWARDS

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.

ASSSOCIATIONS

National Speakers Association 30 year member,
WWomen in Communications
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

SPEAKING TOPICS:

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

PHONE:  (203) 689-3090

EMAIL CONTACT: drsusan@susanomalleymd.com

WEBSITEhttp://susanomalleymd.com/

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.

DESIGNATIONS/AWARDS

Chapter Member of the Year NSA CT 2018

Susan Lovallo

Susan Lovallo

Susan Lovallo

Professional Organizer, Speaker, Author

SPEAKING TOPICS:

  • Organizing, downsizing


PHONE: 203-333-3858

EMAIL CONTACT: susan@cluttersolutions.com

WEBSITEhttp://cluttersolutions.com/

ADDRESS: PO Box 1351, Fairfield, CT 06825

Susan works with businesses, individuals and families to organize living and office spaces, time, and finances. She counsels clients on decluttering and organizing, advises business owners on effective systems for accounting, and record keeping, and trains people on QuickBooks & Quicken.

DESIGNATIONS/AWARDS

Certified Professional Organizer
Certified Public Accountant
Medal of Excellence award from Sacred Heart University
Merit Award from the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants

ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Association of Productivity and Organizing (NAPO)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Speakers Association
  • Institute for Challenging Disorganization (Formally the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization)
  • FOCUS Organizers

Lisa Lelas

“Casting For Success!”

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

INQUIRE 
(203) 641-4405
Lisa@LisaLelas.com
www.LisaLelas.com
Guilford, CT

 

ABOUT LISA LELAS
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.

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

CAREER:
• Professional Speaking 20+ years

LANGUAGES:
• English

ASSOCIATIONS: 
• National Speakers Association
• NSA-CT
• GSF Global Speakers Federation
• AWBL (Association of Women Business Leaders)

Gilda Bonanno

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

SPEAKING TOPICS:

  • 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

EMAIL CONTACT: gilda@gildabonanno.com

WEBSITE: www.gildabonanno.com

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.

DESIGNATIONS/AWARDS

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

Over 10 years speaking experience

ASSSOCIATIONS

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.

SPEAKING TOPICS:  

  • 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

EMAIL CONTACT: dorothy@askdrdorothy.com

WEBSITE: askdrdorothy.com

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.

ASSOCIATIONS

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

Wally Hauck, PhD, CSP

 Facilitator, Coach, Speaker, Author

SPEAKING TOPICS:

Curing the deadly disease of the typical performance management process


PHONE: 203-874-8484

EMAIL CONTACT: wally@wallyhauck.com

WEBSITE: www.wallyhauck.com

ADDRESS: Milford CT 06460

Wally Hauck, PhD, CSP has a cure for the “deadly disease” known as the typical performance appraisal.    His company, Optimum Leadership, provides ideas, tools, and processes, that help leaders to think, behave, and improve. Wally works with C-level executives and HR directors at corporations and nonprofits in order to achieve extraordinary results both personally and for their teams. He aims to eliminate the traditional performance review process, while improving the quality of feedback and performance with values and systems thinking.

Wally holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Warren National University, a Master of Business Administration in finance from Iona College, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.   Wally is a Certified Speaking Professional or CSP. As a professor of Organizational Change and Development at the University of New Haven in Connecticut Wally received the highest ratings of all professors in 2012. To learn more about Optimum Leadership, Wally Hauck, his workshops, webinars and books, please visit www.wallyhauck.com.

The Art of Leading: 3 Principles for Predictable Performance Improvement

Stop the Leadership Malpractice: How to Replace the Typical Performance Appraisal

Unleash Employee Engagement: 7 Initial Conditions for Outstanding Results

DESIGNATIONS/AWARDS

PhD Organizational Leadership; Certified Speaking Professional

20 years speaking experience

ASSOCIATIONS

Rotary International

 

Randye Kaye

Randye Kaye

Speaker/Author/Event MC

SPEAKING TOPICS:

  • 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

EMAIL CONTACT: randye@randyekaye.com

WEBSITE: www.randyekaye.com

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.

DESIGNATIONS/AWARDS

Publishers’ Weekly Listen Up! Nominee

9 years speaking experience.

ASSOCIATIONS

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