Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

The song, "The Greatest Love of All," proclaims: "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way." We can't think of anything more important than helping to shape the future of our youth. Teachers, leaders and mentors in the education system are key figures in this process, with the family unit playing the most important role of all. Our bureau philosophy states: "We believe in the power and impact a single message can have on a life." This splendid group of presenters offer life-changing messages that inspire, uplift, enlighten and empower.

Youth, Education, Family
Barry Lewis Green
Barry Lewis GreenBUILDING STRONG CULTURES OF EXCELLENCE, GROWTH AND CHANGE

Through speaking and consulting, writing, cartooning, music and dance, he rocks (and we mean rocks!) his work with youth and adults. His work is for any organization, campus or community intent on building the kind of leadership and unity that embraces the stance, “United we stand, and deliver.” Through music, message and more, Barry brings people together to build extraordinary success...

Barry Scott
Barry ScottTHE COURAGE TO LEAD: A TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Whether it’s his one-man show or Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., gifted actor Barry Scott conjures up the spirit of Dr. King as if you were listening to the great Civil Rights activist himself. Drawing from King’s key speeches and writings, Barry is the voice for a man and an era forever woven into our consciousness. An authority...

Bob Tryanski
COMPELLING STORIES THAT STAY WITH YOU

Award-winning writer, speaker and storyteller, Bob Tryanski is widely recognized as one of America’s top youth speakers. His programs are always filled with stories of hope, delivered with wit and wisdom. In his most requested program, I Have a Dream, Too!, Bob dares young people to define success on their own terms, to set the bar high, and to develop the...

Cara Filler
CARE MORE, SPEAK UP, STAND OUT

Cara Filler is Driven to Inspire. She has shared her powerful leadership and prevention programs with more than 2 million people, empowering others to make everyday choices count. Cara is driven to do so because she knows that if just one person is moved to “care more, speak up and stand out,” her work is worthwhile. Cara believes it’s not the events in our l

Chris Bashinelli
Chris Bashinelli ThumbnailBLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN CULTURES AND GENERATIONS

Actor, activist and global explorer, Chris Bashinelli is a man perpetually on a cultural adventure. As the the host and executive producer of the internationally recognized series, Bridge the Gap (PBS), Chris traverses the globe from Tanzania to Thailand to experience life in someone else’s shoes. Chris has harvested buffalo with Native American...

Derek Clark
NEVER LIMIT YOUR LIFE! LIVE BEYOND YOUR SELF-PERCEIVED LIMITS

Derek Clark’s story is one of resilience and redemption. Prior to spending 13 years in the foster care system, he endured unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress. Derek knows firsthand how to cope with adversity and overcome hardship. As a child, misdiagnosed as mentally handicapped, he ultimately defied the odds...

Ed Gerety
Ed Gerety thumbnailTEACHING PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS

Greatly in demand, Ed Gerety is intent on helping students, leaders, teachers and support staff create a positive school climate built upon respect and responsibility. He does so through brilliantly crafted programs focused on the principles and skills essential for success. Ed has a unique ability to capture the attention and heart of his audience...

Geoff Akins
THE PERPETUALLY POSITIVE PIED-PIPER OF POSSIBILITY!

Geoff Akins has been entertaining and educating children worldwide for over 25 years with his gentle spirit, sense of humor and gift of rapport. Inspired by his life-altering experiences as a teacher he created The Bubble Wonders Show to convey the message that Anything is Possible. In a world of short attention spans, Akins uses the wonders of...

Harriet Turk
INSPIRING OTHERS TO SEE POSSIBILITIES AND TAKE ACTION

For more than 20 years, Harriet Turk has challenged her audiences to think seriously about their life choices. Harriet says, “The ability to DREAM IT does not automatically mean you will ACHIEVE IT. You have to be willing to do the work.” In a world peppered with indifference, complacency, and difficult decisions, she offers programs...

Imad Fadlallah
ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

As a 30-year educator, Imad Fadlallah was not widely known until the documentary, Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football came along. Imad was principle of Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan (largest Muslim community in U.S.), and he knows all too well how deeply his students, staff and fellow Arab-Americans were affected by the events of 9/11…and the aftermath of...

Jason Hewlett
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE MOVE?

Music, Impressions…and a Keynote Speaker? Indeed! The outrageously talented Jason Hewlett wows audience members with his own special brand of expertise and entertainment. As a speaker who utilizes entertainment vignettes to teach your audience how to perform at the highest level on the stage of life, Jason’s speech touches the heart through music, comedy...

Jason Kotecki
HELPING PEOPLE LIVE AND WORK WITH LESS STRESS, MORE FUN!

Jason Kotecki, CSP, known as The Champion of Childhood, is an expert at helping individuals, families, and organizations “Escape Adulthood.” His playful, deliriously fun programs are designed to bring the kid out in all of us, proving it’s never too late to reconnect with our inner child. In his signature keynote, Escape Adulthood...

Jessica Pettitt
A CATALYST FOR CREATING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Jessica Pettitt is a diversity speaker with “SheBango!” What’s Shebango, you ask?  It’s means Jessica delivers with a bang and laugh! With a background in standup comedy, coupled with a new perspective that inspires change, her presentations keep audiences tuned in, entertained, and applying real learning. When it comes to social justice...

Joseph Gandolfo
CONVEYOR OF POWERFUL IDEAS AND PRINCIPLES TO CHANGE LIVES

Joseph Gandolfo believes there is a structure to success, and he is on a mission to champion our greatest gifts – our young people, while offering encouragement and support to the adults who care about them. For more than 25 years, Joe has been on the frontline of the human experience as a speaker, author, consultant and licensed counselor...

Karith Foster
INSPIRING TRANSFORMATION WITH HUMOR: LIVE, LAUGH, LEARN

Successfully combining a clean, sweet Southern comedy style with bona fide New York savvy, Karith Foster offers a unique, refreshing look at life in general and now – new motherhood. Using her disarming wit and a keen understanding of our shared experiences, Karith engages her listeners in matters ranging from pets to diversity to the...

Kathleen Hassan
INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF CONFIDENT YOUNG WOMEN

Imagine a world where all the women – young and old – really love themselves, inside and out, and they embrace their true value and gifts. That’s Kathleen Hassan’s vision, and she’s making it her mission to reach as many as possible to help lift their spirits and transform their self-esteem. Kathleen recognizes that when girls...

Kevin Bracy
CHANGING LIVES WITH THE POWER OF POSITIVE WORDS

Brace yourself for Kevin Bracy! One of the top youth speakers in the world, Kevin is known as The Greatness Coach™ – a man on a mission to help both students (and adults!) “be the greatest at what they do.” Kevin’s powerful programs, filled with life-changing ideas, lift people up to a higher place, giving them...

Kevin Epling
END BULLYING BY UNLEASHING THE HERO WITHIN

After the loss of his son Matthew, who committed suicide after being bullied, Kevin Epling was faced with a choice: simply carry on without Matt, or carry on in Matt’s name to inspire change in him and others. He chose the latter. Kevin has taken on the mission of changing attitudes and beliefs about bullying and peer to peer abuse, and helped turn it...

Leslie McCurdy
THE SPIRIT OF HARRIET TUBMAN

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman: In this one-woman play, Leslie McCurdy invokes the ‘spirit’ of Harriet Tubman as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor. Through it all we learn of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams, a reminder that one person, indeed, can make a difference. Leslie is an actor, playwright...

Lynn Price
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF CAMP TO BELONG

Respected by the child welfare sector, and sought out by social entrepreneurs, Lynn shares the captivating steps to Vision For a Change. Lynn engages her audience by weaving her triumphant story of almost 20 years in foster care to giving back to the system as founder of Camp To Belong. Her messages resonate with wit and grit to move people to the...

Mark Black
Mark BlackHEART & DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT, 4-TIME MARATHONER, EXCUSE ELIMINATOR

Mark Black, CSP is a heart and double-lung transplant recipient, turned 4-time marathon runner, author, coach and speaker.Mark’s programs have been called “transformative”, “eye-opening” and “authentic”. He has worked with organizations of all sizes for over a decade and has impacted the lives of more than 100,000 audience members...

Mike Domitrz
Mike DomitrzRESPECTFUL HOW-TO SKILLS FOR TEEN DATING

Mike Domitrz found his calling under painful and trying circumstances. Following his sister being sexually assaulted, and subsequent criminal trial, Mike recognized that no one was addressing one of the most serious elements of sexual assault – a failure to obtain consent before engaging in an intimate act with another person. He discovered...

Omekongo Dibinga
Omekongo DibingaEMPOWERING GLOBAL CITIZENS…INSPIRING CHANGE

A motivational speaker, trilingual poet, positive rapper, TV talk show host, CNN contributor…just a few of the ways to describe Omekongo Dibinga. But in reality, he is indescribable. His music, words and message are a beautiful foundation for someone bent on inspiring others, particularly as it relates taking a stand when witnessing an injustice...

Patrick Maurer
Patrick MaurerDISCOVER THE EXTRAORDINARY IN YOUR “EXTRA ORDINARY” LIFE

Patrick Maurer is the perfect speaker to kickoff or wrap up a leadership conference, engage and impact a student body, or energize and inspire an organization. Patrick believes that everyone can find the extraordinary aspects in their lives, and he proves it by sharing his tremendous insights and real life stories. Plus, he’s...

Patty Hendrickson
Patty HendricksonHELPING WOMEN DEVELOP AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP STYLES

Patty Hendrickson is an expert in leadership development for the whole person, at work and at home. She works with organizations that want to grow leaders, produce significant results and meaningful rewards. Patty’s high-energy programs gently encourage audience members to examine themselves and take action...

Paul Moya
Paul MoyaHARVARD UNIVERSITY-EDUCATED LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT EXPERT

Successful entrepreneur and speaker Paul Moya has inspired innovative thought and positive change in the corporate and leadership sectors all over the globe. He is the former National President and leader of more than 500,000 members, has been formally educated at Harvard and Notre Dame, and has received rave reviews while impact...

Richard Santana
Richard SantanaFROM HOMEBOY TO HARVARD

When Señor Chocolate, a tough-talking Latino gangster, arrives on stage in baggy pants, shades, trench coat and a red bandana, the audience is immediately stunned. Using a thick Spanish accent, he begins with accounts of his gang-life experiences to illustrate gang attitudes and behaviors. He challenges the audience to assess their perceptions, and acknowledge that violence...

Romeo Marquez, Jr.
Romeo Marquez, Jr.EMPOWERING POSITIVE CHANGE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

When the crowd cheers and you get the proverbial standing ovation, you’ve made an impression. But when you hear, from one person at a time, the stories of how your words had a positive affect on their life, you know you’ve made a difference. Romeo Marquez, Jr. has inspired over 200,000 students and adults, sharing his success...

Scott Backovich
Scott BackovichEMPOWERING A GENERATION OF CONFIDENT AND PASSIONATE TEENS

Scott Backovich knows how to party! On stage, that is. When students experience one of Scott’s presentations, it’s as if they’re at a celebration…for themselves. They’re on their feet cheering one moment, and in the next moment they’re hanging on to every word of Scott’s heartfelt and challenging message. Life-changing...

Scott Greenberg
Scott GreenbergOVERCOME MENTAL BARRIERS TO SUCCESS

Only a few speakers have the finesse to cross easily between speaking at youth events to presenting in the corporate arena. Scott Greenberg is widely known for wowing teens and young adults with his upbeat humor and relevant, relatable messages. When speaking to companies and organizations, his motivational, leadership and business programs offer cutting...

Shannon Pickard
Shannon PickardEXPLOSIVE IMAGINATION THROUGH POWER MOTIVATION

With 15 years on the stage and millions of people reached, Shannon Pickard has been called “America’s Most Requested Young Speaker,” speaking for more than 200 events each year. After starting his first company while just a sophomore in high school, Shannon quickly embraced a mission to impact young America in a big way. Shannon is a writer...

Steve Spangler
Steve SpanglerTEACHING PEOPLE TO BE AMAZING!

Steve Spangler is probably best known for teaching millions of people how to turn an ordinary bottle of diet soda and a roll of Mentos into an erupting geyser of fun. As one of YouTube’s original viral videos, this famous science experiment is just an example of Steve’s ability to create marketing opportunities that result in creative products, enthusiastic...

Susan Fitzell
Susan FitzellREVEALING BRAIN SECRETS THAT INCREASE CRITICAL LEARNING

Susan Fitzell, M.Ed., specializes in transforming teaching from whole class instruction that teaches to the middle to instruction that structures and enhances lessons to reach every student, whether gifted or struggling. As a presenter, Susan’s programs cover such an impressive array of subjects, there is a place for her in any educational...

Tim Clue
Tim ClueFUNNY. FUNNIER. FUNNIEST!

Tim Clue’s work behind the lectern is out in front. Dynamic, inspirational, and with a razor sharp wit, Tim is the ultimate in message multi-tasking. Before he was a stand-up comedian—opening for the likes of Jerry Seinfeld—Tim was a professor of communication. Now a published author and humorous motivational speaker—opening for former U.S...

Tim Cusack
Tim CusackTHE HUMAN SIDE OF BUSINESS

Tim Cusack’s a guy who tells great stories. Not just for the sake of telling, but because he knows how stories can reach deep into the heart of a person, making them think, feel, stretch and move in new directions. To imagine him at work, think of him as a combination of Garrison Keillor, Robin Williams and the Dalai Lama. Tim developed his versatility and unique approach...

Ty Bennett
Ty BennettTURNING LEADERS INTO INFLUENCERS

How many twenty-something’s can say they built a business with over $20 Million in revenue? Ty Bennet can. His early entrepreneurial success led him to discover an even greater purpose – sharing what he learned as a leader and businessman with more than 500,000 people from 50 countries. Imagine that! Based on his book, The Power of Influence...

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