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The best of the best at motivation.


D A N  T H U R M O N 

Dan Thurmon is the founder and President of Motivation Works, Inc, a company that helps leaders and their organizations move confidently through change and transformation, so they become, achieve, and contribute MORE.

In 2011, he was inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame -- and is one of fewer than 200 living speakers to have received this honor.

Dan built his first company, a live entertainment firm, in the late 1980s as a means of financing his education at the University of Georgia. There, he received his degree in Business. In the mid-1990s, Dan changed his firm’s focus, from live entertainment to corporate education, so he could more fully use his knowledge about peak performance and help businesses succeed at a much higher level.

R I C H  B R A C K E N

Rich Bracken is an energetic storyteller who blends data and research with emotion and case studies to share insights and strategies on how to implement sustainable positive change.

For over twenty years, he has been researching and consulting businesses of all sizes on how their teams rise and fall with various styles of leadership and employee engagement. 


Combining his findings from external consulting and internal analysis with notable companies and corporations, he is an energetic and vocal advocate for an impactful style of business navigation that leverages the power of emotional intelligence, empathy, and mental awareness. 

K R I S S  A L L A R D

Kriss Allard is the President of Pride Dairy Inc. As the former President of Sunrise Distributing, he was able to take a small, home milk delivery into a large distribution business selling to small town grocery, restaurants, motels, and large box stores. While doing so he became very active in the dairy industry and is now the acting Chairman of the North Dakota Milk Marketing board. Sunrise was the first distributor for Dots Pretzels. They were instrumental in getting them in all the Target’s and Walmart’s in the upper Midwest.


The passion for the dairy industry and background in distribution led to the purchase of Pride Dairy, a nearly century old company. He immediately started to refresh the Pride Dairy brand and launch the new Oh! line of pints and sandwiches. You can now find them in convenience and grocery stores across North Dakota and Minnesota. Kriss always wanted to find a job he loved so he would never work a day in his life. He is lucky enough to do that every day alongside his family and a great team making smiles. Oh!, and ice cream too.

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