Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau
Adversity
Allison Massari
AMBASSADOR OF HAPPINESS

While most speakers have a story to tell…there are a select few with one so dramatic the audience is moved beyond belief and forever changed. That’s what happens when Allison Massari speaks. This award-winning entrepreneur and talented artist was burned alive in a fire, later sustaining a brain injury. Yet, through it all, she found remarkable success, happiness...

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

Carol Grace Anderson
GET FIRED UP WITHOUT BURNING OUT!

Imagine growing up in a tiny 18-foot trailer surrounded by circus performers. Who wouldn’t want to know that story! Carol’s had her fair share of life’s ups and downs, including going blind in one eye, losing a sister to breast cancer, and flunking out of three colleges. When Carol decided to buckle down, she earned a BA in Psychology and a master’s degree...

Chad Hymas
WHO NEEDS LEGS WHEN YOU HAVE WINGS?

While Chad Hymas’ life was changed in an instant, paralyzed in an accident that left him a quadriplegic, Chad’s spirit, will and dreams were not paralyzed that day. Instead, Chad chose to move forward, day by day, to accomplish things he never thought possible. He is a shining example that our circumstances do not need to determine our out...

DeDe Murcer Moffett
ENTERTAINING LEADERSHIP SPEAKER: MOVING PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES FORWARD

A born entertainer, DeDe captivates her audiences with a combination of rich content and a profound message, encouraging people to “snap out of it!” DeDe spent 25 years in corporate America, 24 years as a blackout drinker. In 2007 she left alcohol behind, and returned to her true passion of combining powerful storytelling...

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...

Immaculée Ilibagiza
Immaculee thumbnailSURVIVOR OF THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE; SHINING EXAMPLE OF FORGIVENESS

Immaculée Ilibagiza is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that took the lives of nearly one million Tutsis. Men, women and children, including her entire family except for one of her brothers, were massacred at the hands of Hutu marauders. Immaculée found shelter at a pastor's home, where she and seven other women hid from the deadly rebel mob in a 3-by-4-foot bathroom for 91 days...

Jeff Salz
IGNITING YOUR ORGANIZATION WITH THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

With a Ph.D in cultural anthropology, Dr. Jeff Salz has been delighting audiences with his uplifting and mesmerizing accounts of global trips, travels and treks for over 20 years. When inspiration is the goal, Jeff delivers a powerful message with stunning visuals. When the event calls for strategies for improving corporate culture///

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...

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...

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...

Marti MacGibbon
FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM AND DRUG ABUSE TO TRIUMPHANT SURVIVOR

Marti MacGibbon has been through unimaginable circumstances that no human being should have to face. It’s a miracle she is who she is today. In her younger years, she hit absolute rock bottom as a hardcore drug addict, was homeless, and was trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by a Japanese organized crime mob. Her story of...

Paul Templer
Paul TemplerHIPPO GUY: OPTIMALLY NAVIGATING ADVERSITY AND CHANGE

Ever had a BAD DAY at work? We all do. Paul Templer’s “office” was the wilds of Africa as an expedition guide through extreme terrain. His “bad day” was when he found himself headfirst, up to his backside, down an enraged hippopotamus’s throat! All while trying to save someone else’s life in the...

Roger Crawford
Roger CrawfordTURNING PESSIMISM of ‘I CAN’T’ into the UNSTOPPABLE POWER of ‘I CAN!

From center court to center stage, Roger Crawford knows what it takes to defy the odds and achieve phenomenal success.  Sports Illustrated recognized Roger as “one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world.”  In his exhilarating programs, Roger shows others how the...

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...

Wayne Messmer
Wayne MessmerTHE VOICE THAT COULD NOT BE SILENCED

For a man most noted as the voice of patriotism for singing the National Anthem, Wayne Messmer was almost silenced. In 1994, victimized in an armed robbery attempt in Chicago, he was shot in the throat. Wayne’s miraculous comeback was chronicled in his book, The Voice of Victory. His inspirational keynotes pack a punch while touching on the power of forgiveness...

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