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Christopher C. Antone

Christopher C. Antone

Christopher C. Antone is a Shareholder in the Jackson Lewis Dallas office and a guest speaker with PivotU. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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Deborah Avrin, SPHR

Deborah Avrin, SPHR

Deborah Avrin, SPHR, and her company Management Skills Resources Inc., work with organizations to build the confidence, competence, and courage of their management teams through creative training workshops.

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Lisa Bargsley

Lisa Bargsley

Lisa Bargsley, CPA, MBA, is a partner at Sage Speaking LLC. Her passion is helping individuals unlock their leadership potential and providing leaders a tools-based approach to creating new patterns in order to seize opportunities for movement into the future.

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Pat Bell

Pat Bell

Pat Bell has more than 25 years’ experience in the human resources industry and a long and successful track record of helping her clients build resiliency and manage company changes. She is the founder of Pat Bell HR and serves as the President of TBW, Inc.

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Sue Breland

Sue Breland

Over the course of 30 years Sue Breland of Breland Facilitation has developed a specialization for working with nonprofit and governmental organizations. She is on the faculty of the William P. Hobby Center for Public Service and Texas State University.

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Anna Carroll

Anna Carroll

Anna Carroll, MSSW, focuses her most recent work on the power of feedback loops and how leaders and team members can overcome communication barriers in the workplace. Her consulting practice is Interaction Design, Inc.

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Eric Collier

Eric Collier

Eric Collier, president and CEO of BottomLine Solutions, Inc., believes that we all have talent - natural abilities that have been instrumental in our success - and that future success will come based on continuously improving our versatility in the application of that talent.

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Derek Cortez

Derek Cortez

Derek Cortez (PhD) is an assistant professor of business at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. For more than 20 years, he has been passionate about leading and training leaders in nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

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Diane Dean

Diane Dean

Diane Dean is a recognized expert in how people learn and a Master Certified Coach. She has been facilitating communication and learning for decades and is Principal of The Learner's Edge. A life-long entrepreneur, Diane has also developed The Horse Course, an experiential team building using horses.

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Richard Eppel

Richard Eppel

Richard Eppel specializes in corporate turnarounds and is currently Managing Director at Denary, LLC. Richard's focus is on developing team-based, strategically-oriented organizations capable of effectively responding to a rapidly changing marketplace.

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Janet Forbes

Janet Forbes

Janet Forbes helps organizations to understand what's driving their healthcare costs and assists with the design, implementation and management of their employee benefit programs. She has over 25 years in the insurance industry and is a Benefits Consultant at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, of Austin-based Human Resource Initiatives has led numerous pay system design projects and also specializes in HR function auditing, survey analysis and usage of technology within HR.

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Donna C. Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Donna C. Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Donna Howard is Vice President of Human Resources for Fresenius Medical Care and has proven capabilities of effectively identifying and implementing efficiencies in highly decentralized and matrix organizations.

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Pamela Krueger

Pamela Krueger

Pamela Krueger is the founder and chief investment officer of Pamela Krueger and Company and Womanvest. She speaks and writes on the topic of money management and enjoys educating consumers regarding financial planning and investments.

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Irma P. Martinez, SPHR, GPHR

Irma P. Martinez, SPHR, GPHR

Irma Martinez, SPHR, GPHR, retired from IBM as a senior human resources leader. She has extensive experience in international and functional leadership and expertise in cultural diversity, employee relations and recruiting.

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Janet Melancon, SPHR, CMC

Janet Melancon, SPHR, CMC

Janet Melancon is owner of Janet Melancon Associates and has been a leader in the human resources field for more than 25 years. She has extensive experience in state government, municipal organizations, and higher education with emphasis on strategic training and coaching.

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Erin O’Toole Murphy, SPHR

Erin O’Toole Murphy, SPHR

Erin O’Toole Murphy, SPHR, President of Boulder-based Collaborative Action, has nearly 20 years of consulting experience. She facilitates executive team workshops, strategic planning retreats, and organizational transformation initiatives.

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Kim Patton

Kim Patton

Kim Patton is the Executive Director of Life Anew Restorative Justice, which she and her husband, Sherwynn, created together. Kim and Sherwynn have trained professionals and community leaders alike to engage in meaningful relationships.

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Sherwynn Patton

Sherwynn Patton

Sherwynn Patton is Program Director at Life Anew Restorative Justice which he created together with his wife, Kim. Sherwynn and Kim have trained professionals and community leaders alike to engage in meaningful relationships.

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Nancy Powell Bartlett

Nancy Powell Bartlett

Nancy Powell Bartlett is founder of The Bartlett Alliance. As a Six Sigma Green Belt, she focuses on improved accountability and results. Nancy energizes and empowers people to gain new perspectives about their potential.

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Dr. Dan Pryor

Dr. Dan Pryor

Dan Pryor specializes in the development and growth of individuals and work groups in the areas of leadership, leading Millennials, changing value systems, career development, learning and creativity. He is Associate Professor at Howard Payne University.

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Suzyn Skaggs

Suzyn Skaggs

Suzyn Skaggs through her business Solara Performance fixes squeaky sales and leadership wheels and helps companies achieve unprecedented results. She brings 17 years’ experience consulting in sales and leadership development in a variety of business environments.

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Jeremy Solomons

Jeremy Solomons

Jeremy Solomons helps clients with: Career/Life Planning; Creative Problem Solving and Innovation; Cultural Excellence; Leading Intact and Virtual Teams; Strategic Planning; Well-Dressed Presenting and Naked Facilitating, and Whole-Brain Thinking.

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Cathy Wodarski

Cathy Wodarski

Cathy Wodarski of Wodarski Consulting has an entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in sales and management. She utilizes 40 years of experience in running successful businesses to assist companies in building their people to the next level.

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