Keynote speakers

April 23 - Thursday Keynote

"Nice Bike"

Mark Scharenbroich - Scharenbroich & Associates - Minneapolis, MN

Mark is known as a top performer in the speaking industry for his authentic delivery, his talent for delivering unique stories and his comedic timing. His audiences remember his "Nice Bike" presentation for years after it is delivered.  Mark's core messages have always been about connecting. Sometimes it was in schools to help teachers connect to their students, or in organizations and businesses to help team members feel truly connected to their core values and their customers.

Mark Scharenbroich's career as a motivational speaker began with the Jostens award-winning film, "The Greatest Days of your Life.(so far)" which featured Mark speaking to high school students about engagement. It was viewed by millions of high school students worldwide in the 1980s.  Mark is often times invited to speak at conferences by business leaders who heard him speak years ago in their high schools  . . . and still remembering the powerful impact of his presentation.

He is an award-winning keynote speaker, winner of an Emmy Award® as writer/producer for an ABC-TV special, and recipient of several international film awards.  In 2003, Mark was inducted into the National Speaker's Association prestigious Hall of Fame - an honor bestowed upon less than 5% of professional speakers worldwide.  Fellow inductees include President Ronald Reagan, General Colin Powell, Zig Zigler and Ken Blanchard.


April 24 - Friday keynote

"Safe 4 the Right Reasons"

Dale Lesinski - Vice President of Sales & Training - DiVal Safety Equipment - Buffalo, NY

Safe 4 the Right Reasons takes a basic look at our human nature and breaks down why we put ourselves at risk. The fact is, as humans, we are not wired to be safe. That's why the conventional approach to employee safety often delivers meager results.

Dale Lesinski is the Vice President of Sales & Training for DiVal Safety Equipment in Buffalo NY. DiVal Safety is an International leader in safety supplies & training. Dale Lesinski has been a Keynote & featured speaker at the NSC (National Safety Council) & OSHA VPPPA National and Regional Conferences as well as several local and regional Safety Associations.

As a motivational speaker and safety trainer, Dale has impacted tens of thousands and has been recognized as a leader in the safety field. He has a unique ability to effectively deliver his message to it is relevant and personal for each attendee.