The best of the best at motivation.
J I M K N I G H T
A Training & Development veteran for 30+ years, Jim Knight facilitates a variety of interactive topics. He has put his experience and creativity to work, which has consistently developed cutting-edge training concepts. During his time with the Hard Rock brand, his team won coveted Telly Awards in 2000 for their "guest service" video, took top honors in 2007 for their "menu rollout" video, garnered Training Directors Forum's 1998 prize for "Reengineering Training" and won Brandon Hall's Gold Best in Class Award for their "service Recovery" e-Learning course. Jim was also recognized by Training Magazine as representing one of the Top 125 training companies in the world out of all industries and businesses.
Jim has since been featured in Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Nation's Restaurant News, Business News Daily, and Fox Business News.
S A R A R O S S
Sara Ross is a speaker and the Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED, a research and strategy firm dedicated to redefining how we succeed at work and thrive in life by sharing brain-based, vitality-enhancing strategies to create healthier, happier, high performing leaders and workplaces. Sara is a contributor at Thrive Global and her work is earning her a reputation as a fresh and thought-provoking voice in the discussions of leadership, work-life balance, emotional intelligence, and organizational health.
Balancing relevance and practicality with contagious energy, Sara integrates cutting-edge science with real-life stories of success and failures. Her approach is guaranteed to challenge the status quo, provide new insights and inspiration, and most importantly, leave audiences with a blueprint of actionable strategies.
P A U L L O N G
Paul Long is a motivational speaker and consultant that has challenged the corporate landscape for over a decade while engaging audiences around the globe. As the MLB Kansas City Royals' 2016 Fan of the Year, Paul's shenanigans have been featured in media outlets like ESPN, the Washington Post and even the Wall Street Journal!! Through his concept of "Fundamism," infectious spirit and unique take on F.U.N. in the workplace, Paul has provided memorable experiences at hundreds of events while championing pediatric cancer research. Paul's keynote experience is sure to bring laughter, tears, and provoke thought to any event. So... are YOU ready to have some F.U.N.?
J O N I N A S H
As the Executive Director of the Pawhuska, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce, and Economic Development Director for the City of Pawhuska, Joni works to promote economic growth and job creation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma-- which was named 2019's 15 Best Small Towns To Visit by Smithsonian Magazine. Joni can be found as a guest on The Pioneer Woman cooking show from time to time, and has represented Pawhuska in numerous publications including, People Magazine, Southern Living, & for the Associated Press. A former Miss Rodeo Georgia and Oklahoma State University alumni, Joni makes her home on the Coy T. Ranch and also operates as an independent-contract auctioneer specializing in benefit and non-profit fundraisers.
Her recent work as the Regional Coordinator for Marsy’s Law resulted in an amendment to the Oklahoma state constitution to strengthen victims’ rights.
D A N N A L A R S O N
Danna is an entrepreneur based out of rural Iowa and anywhere the road takes her across rural America. She is the founder and podcast host of Rural Revival, showcasing the hardworking people who are finding creative ways to do life in rural communities all over America. Danna also serves her audience as a member of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Task Force and co-creator of The Ruralist.
Beyond that, Danna brings her clients creative and strategic solutions for brand ignition and social marketing through Spark Seven, her strategic consulting company. She also runs a nonprofit record label.