I can help you plan your event. As a participant in many excellent events (and some that were less than stellar) I can be very helpful in the planning stages by offering good ideas that have worked for others and things to watch out for. I can help you fund your conference. I have experience in finding sponsorships for events, and if money is an issue I can help brainstorm ways to raise funding. I can help you find other speakers. While I am not a speaker’s bureau (they are expert in the subject) I do know quite a few experts in many areas, and am happy to share those contacts. My contacts come from my 6 consecutive years as the Program Chair of a conference that books 30 speakers per year.
I am also a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, and have contacts through that organization that I would be happy to share. Tell me about your background In a world of specialists, I stand out as a generalist in the people side of business. My core experience is as a Human Resource consultant, but I also have a broad range of experience in a wide range of business roles.
I am a Director in the Indianapolis office of Professional Staff Management, a full service human resource services firm, and I sell assessments in the Indiana area. People think I have been everywhere. I have run a career center in the swamps of Lake Charles, Louisiana, another in Appalachia, and helped restructure Apple computer in Silicon Valley. I have directed videos in Chicago, marketed software in Orlando, and launched an office of Right Management Consultants in San Diego.
As a coach I have helped many famous people on their careers, including the people who invented the Chevy El Camino, the designers of the supercomputer, and the guy who invented Stove Top Stuffing.
I host the Central Indiana CFO Roundtable, a monthly peer group gathering of CFOs with a membership of more than 100 CFOs. To learn the language of finance, I enrolled in the MBA program at Butler University. To study CFOs in their natural habitat, I even learned to play golf. Poorly. I am very involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), speaking at the annual national conference and acting as conference co-chair for the Indiana State SHRM Conference. I am an SPHR (Senior Professional, Human Resources), am qualified to administer many assessment tools, and have a background with communications and writing as a focal point.