2017 Speaker Lineup

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Speaker Bios for 2017 KEY5 Conference


Jeanne-AllenJeanne Allen

Jeanne Allen Consulting

Jeanne Allen Consulting works at the intersection of strategy, innovation, leadership and technology in the nonprofit sector. She is a facilitator, trainer and consultant in the following areas: Board Governance & Development; Strategic Planning; and Change Management. She is a popular speaker at national and regional nonprofit-oriented conferences. Additionally, Jeanne is an instructor in the Duke University Nonprofit Management Program and a local organizer for NC Tech4Good bringing together change makers and collaborators from technology & nonprofits. For 30+ years, she has worked in the nonprofit sector, from national nonprofits to state and local nonprofits. As one of approximately 100 BoardSource Certified Governance Trainers (GCT), her style is a mashup of board roles & responsibilities, innovation and technology to increase board engagement promoting positive outcomes for nonprofits.

Jeanne Allen interview video


Holly-BuchananHolly Buchanan

Buchanan Marketing

Holly Buchanan is a popular speaker, consultant and the author of Selling Financial Services to Women – What Men Need to Know and Even Women Will Be Surprised to Learn. She is the co-author of The Soccer Mom Myth. Holly has spent the last decade studying and testing the differences between men and women, how they communicate, make decisions, and respond to sales and marketing campaigns. She helps companies and professionals be more persuasive in their presentations, communications and leadership styles.

Holly Buchanan interview video

Casey_CobbCasey Cobb

Project Ricochet

Casey Cobb helps organizations thrive by keeping founders focused on delivering value. Casey believes in testing assumptions early and often — and puts that theory in practice as a software engineer, inventor, angel investor, writer, and speaker. He has co-founded three companies, including web development agency Project Ricochet, and speaks regularly at conferences, accelerators, and companies on topics ranging from co-founder selection to his popular “Avoiding Accidental Evil” keynote. He’s written 30+ articles on the intersection of technology and management, and gives back as an entrepreneur by advising several software startups. Casey lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and 3-year old son.

Wendy-Gates-CorbettWendy Gates Corbett

Refresher Training, LLC

Wendy Gates Corbett, is an escaped global training executive who is on a mission to repair the relationship we have with dull, sleepy presentations—as presenters AND as audience members. She’s designed and delivered over 1300 presentations in her 20+-year career. She serves professional speakers and professionals who speak by amplifying their messages with crisp, provocative presentation materials. Wendy is on a personal mission to inspire others to use their voice to instill more hope, health, and happiness into this world. Her keynotes move audiences to action with messages of courage, compassion, and belonging.

Wendy Gates Corbett interview video

Chris Daltorio

New Velocity

Chris Daltorio (aka “CD”), is the Owner & CEO of New Velocity. Chris is a husband and father of 5 with a passion for sales and leadership development. Chris’ career charts his rise from a golf ball sales rep to running a division of sales for Adidas to ultimately becoming president and CEO of Slazenger Golf at the age of 35. Under his leadership, Chris guided the sale of Slazenger to Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2007. In founding New velocity, Chris’ goal is to provide sales professionals across all industries a sales and leadership development program rooted in proven methodologies that are unparalleled to anything in the industry today.

Chris Daltorio interview video

Matt-DraytonMatt Drayton

Drayton Communications

Sergeant Major (Retired) Matt Drayton is a leadership expert, and decorated Army veteran who has lead and mentored hundreds of men and women. Matt is the Author of the book “Succeeding While Black, a Blueprint for Success”, a corporate speaker, consultant, and life coach. Matt has been featured, and has shared his insights through major media outlets throughout the world. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and other major news, and media outlets. Matt has helped cities, corporations, academic institutions, and law enforcement and government agencies improve their organizational effectiveness. He is a member of the National Speakers Association.

Matt Drayton interview video

Katherine-FabrizioKatherine Fabrizio

Katherine K Fabrizio

Katherine Fabrizio lives in Raleigh, NC where she sees women in her psychotherapy practice and has extended her practice through her online offerings at DaughtersOfDifficultMothers.com. She is the author of “Daughters Rising: Rising above the hidden messages of shame, guilt and self-doubt passed down from mother to daughter.”

Katherine Fabrizio interview video

Robert-FergusonRobert Ferguson


Robert Ferguson is an accomplished speaker, consultant, writer, and researcher with a passion for values that make a difference. His specialty is in developing differentiating values that are unique, relevant, and sustainable. As a values expert and trusted advisor, Robert helps business leaders align company culture, strengthen their brand, improve top-line results, and create competitive advantage.  In his 20+ years as a marketing consultant, Robert has worked with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinationals, including Sprint, Nortel, FedEx, and Roche Pharma.

Robert Ferguson interview video

Carol-LindenCarol Linden

Effective With People, LLC

Carol Linden is a keynote speaker, author, and corporate trainer for teams and managers. Her talks always focus on how people can understand how people are different and how to flex in order to be effective with others. She is an MBTI Master Practitioner, a member of the National Speaker’s Association, a certified coach (CPCC), Editor of The Bulletin of Psychological Type, and author of The Job Seeker’s Guide for Extraverts & Introverts and the upcoming he Workplace Guide for Extraverts and Introverts, How They Work and Influence Others (Winter 2016). Carol now offers online video courses through her school Professional Development for Millennials through effectivewithpeople.teachable.com.

Carol Linden interview video

Stephanie-McDildaStephanie McDilda

Flashpoint International

Stephanie McDilda is an expert in heart-based leadership. She has a passion for leaders… AND the people who work for them! She is a speaker, seminar leader, and executive/ leadership coach with over 30 years of experience as both a leader and a leadership development professional. Stephanie helps her clients reduce turnover and absenteeism, while increasing productivity, engagement, and satisfaction by building powerful relationships. She holds a B.A. in Business Management and Economics, an M.Ed. in Adult Education, and an M.Ed. in Counseling. Stephanie owns Flashpoint International where she helps leaders translate love into a powerful leadership strategy.

Stephanie McDilda interview video

Dave MinionisDave Minionis


Dr. Dave Minionis is the Managing Partner of Humanetrics, a company that specializes in enhancing essential personal, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Dave is a passionate, professional, and creative consultant with extensive experience in professional and organizational effectiveness. He is an outstanding keynote speaker and professor on topics of change, leadership, teams and interpersonal effectiveness. His knowledge of people skills, entertaining and relevant stories, and humor keep any audience fully engaged. Dave helps people evolve; to grow to their full potential. His expert training techniques are known for fostering interactive, engaging and fun teaching environments. His educational background complimented by his extensive organizational effectiveness experience provides him with a skill set that is unparalleled.

Dave Minionis interview video

Tim-MooreTim Moore

Generational Insights / DEAG Sales

Timothy Moore is multi-generational relations expert and an accomplished author and speaker with over three decades of experience in marketing, sales, and training. He is the owner and principal of the sales consultancy “Dancing Elephants” Sales Training (DEAG Sales). At Generational Insights, Moore is part of a team that has become the leading voice on the impact of generational differences on sales, marketing, management and hiring and retention. He combines the research of Generational Insight with his own professional experience, in addition to observations of client practices, to provide generational strategies and solutions for this rapidly changing world. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon University in North Carolina, where he served as student body president.

Timothy Moore interview video

Cory-MosleyCory Mosley

Mosley Strategy Group

Cory Mosley, CSP is a progressive business strategist, catalyst coach, certified speaking professional and entrepreneur committed to helping professionals become more progressive and profitable. Cory started his first business at the age of 14 and by 22 was earning six-figures. Cory’s track record includes training thousands of sales professionals nationwide, keynoting high-profile events, and working with hundreds of small businesses and major corporations. He currently hosts Presence Principle Radio with Cory Mosley which airs on the iHeart Radio network and Progressive Retail with Cory Mosley, which airs on the CBT News Network.

Cory Mosley interview video

Sally-OrcuttSally Orcutt

Say YES to Your Life

Sally Orcutt is a motivational speaker with a PASSION for living an authentic life every day and helping others do the same. Uncovering her core values and unique gifts and integrating them into her life and business every day has transformed her life. In her signature speech: The Power of Authenticity, Say YES to your life, Sally shares her journey from self-doubt to self-confidence as she ultimately owned her Sally-ness. In her workshop, she guides attendees on their own journey to discover their unique gifts and recognize the impact on the world if they are not shared.

Sally Orcutt interview video

Stan-PhelpsStan Phelps


Stan Phelps is the Founder of PurpleGoldfish.com. He is a TEDx speaker, Forbes contributor and IBM Futurist that focuses on customer experience and employee engagement. Throughout his career Stan held many marketing leadership roles with adidas, International Management Group, PGA of America, and Synergy.  He’s the author of five books: Purple Goldfish, Green Goldfish, Golden Goldfish, Blue Goldfish, and Purple Goldfish – Service Edition. They all focus on the little ways to drive differentiation, increase loyalty, and promote positive word of mouth. Stan holds a JD/MBA from Villanova University and a Certificate in Achieving Breakthrough Service from Harvard Business School. He lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife Jennifer two boys Thomas and James, and Glen of Imaal Terrier named MacMurphy.

Stan Phelps interview video

Marcey-RaderMarcey Rader

Work Well. Play More!® Institute

Marcey Rader is the founder of Work Well. Play More!® Institute. She is a Productivity and Health Expert specializing in helping high achievers climb the ladder without sacrificing productivity and health. Marcey coaches solopreneurs to Fortune 100 companies how to eat for energy, find movement opportunities, control the inbox and manage time to Work Well and Play More!® Marcey is the bestselling author of Beyond Travel: A Road Warrior’s Survival Guide and Hack the Mobile Lifestyle: 6 Steps to Work Well and Play More!® and is the creator of the course Work Well. Play More!® Health and Productivity for High Achievers.

Macrey Rader interview video

Karl-SakasKarl Sakas

Sakas & Company

Karl Sakas (@KarlSakas) helps digital marketing agencies maximize profits, find more free time, and kick stress to the curb. He founded an online community with 1,500+ agencies in 50 countries. As president of global consulting firm Sakas & Company, Karl has advised agencies on six continents about operations, strategy, and leadership. He is the author of “The In-Demand Marketing Agency,” “Made to Lead,” and 200+ articles on agency management. When he’s not helping clients, Karl serves as President of AMA Triangle and volunteers as a bartender on a 1930s railroad car. Learn more at SakasAndCompany.com.

Karl Sakas interview video

Stephen-ScogginsStephen Scoggins

The Journey Principles Institute

Stephen Scoggins is a best selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and world-class speaker. Growing up surrounded by many challenges, he was refined by the fire of adversity. After founding a multimillion-dollar business while being virtually homeless, Stephen focused on his personal mission, which is “The Relentless Pursuit of Inspiring Minds and Motivating Hearts”. Stephen speaks internationally and focuses on bringing every audience closer to the life they were meant to live.

Stephen Scoggins interview video

Tim-ToterhiTim Toterhi

Plotline Leadership

Tim Toterhi, founder of Plotline Leadership, is an ICF-certified executive coach, Human Resource executive, and the author of 9 books and numerous articles on business best practices. He began his career in strategic sales and transitioned to HR via learning and development. Over the past 15 years, he has held a series of global roles in talent management, organization development, and strategic change. His passion is fostering personal change through powerful coaching.

Tim Toterhi interview video

Melissa-WestMelissa West

Xtreme Results

Melissa West is the founder and CEO of Xtreme Results, LLC. She coaches business professionals to rediscover their passion and empowers them to create a purpose-driven life and business. Melissa is a certified professional coach, speaker and trainer and uses a unique blend of inspiration and instruction to equip her clients and audiences to make immediate, significant, and lasting changes. She has served on the John Maxwell Team Faculty for the last five years where she trained and mentored over 11,000 people in 141 different countries. She is the author of two books, “Hot Pursuit” and “Your Daily W.O.W.”

Melissa West interview video

Karin-WibergKarin Wiberg

Clear Sight Books

Karin Wiberg helps experienced consultants, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders who want to write a book but struggle to find the time or the words. Whether she coaches, ghostwrites, edits, or publishes, her clients develop a clear message and compelling voice to engage their audience. Karin’s business experience ranges from the Fortune 500 to association management to consulting with small businesses and nonprofits. She has been managing editor for Raleigh Review, and her poetry has been published in several literary magazines. She holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a coaching certificate from NC State.

Karin Wiberg interview video


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