Speakers and Topics

Our Speakers

Author Kristine Carlson — Spokesperson on women's issues; co-founder of the "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" series with her husband Richard Carlson; author "Heart-broken Open:" A memoir through loss to self-discovery."

Financial Planner Rita Cheng, CFP® — 2013 Chair of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area

Frewen

Futurist Cindy Frewen — FAIA, LEED AP, Award-Winning Architect, Entrepreneur, and International Expert on "The Cities of the Future"

Hope Katz Gibbs

Hope Katz Gibbs — PR Expert, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Author, "PR Rules: The Playbook"

Carol Kinsey Goman

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. — An international keynote speaker, specializing in leadership and nonverbal communication Carol is an international keynote speaker who helps business leaders develop relationships by projecting confidence, credibility, caring, and charisma.

Karen Hanrahan — Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights in the Obama Administration

Andy Hines

Futurist Andy Hines — Professor in Residence, University of Houston - Author, “ConsumerShift,” and “Thinking About the Future”

Entrepreneur Hope Katz Gibbs — Founder, InkandescentSpeakers.com

Dr. Carol Horn — Coordinator Advanced Academics, Fairfax County Public Schools, Author, "10 Big Ideas: How to help your child think bigger, imagine more, and do better in school"

Bodacious Mary Foley is engineering and energizing women's careers, communities, and events.

Author Kristine Carlson — Spokesperson on women's issues; co-founder of the "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" series with her husband Richard Carlson; author "Heart-broken Open:" A memoir through loss to self-discovery."

Leslie E.R. Russell, M.A., is a dynamic speaker, trainer, executive coach, laughter therapist, performer, educator, and cognitive alchemist.

Lisa Earle McLeod — Sales Expert, Bestselling Author, "Forget Perfect," "The Triangle of Truth," and her newest book, “Selling with Noble Purpose”

Barbara Mitchell

Barbara Mitchell — HR Expert, Author, "The Big Book of HR," and "The Essential HR Handbook"

Yvette Montero Salvatico

Yvette Montero Salvatico — Futurist, Business Strategist, Former Disney Innovator, and Co-Founder of Kedge

Entrepreneur Gina Schaefer — The owner of 9 ACE Hardware stores in Washington, DC and Baltimore. With her husband Marc Freidman, their firm, founded in 2002, grossed $19 million in 2013.

Tara Sheahan

Tara Sheahan — Founder of Conscious Global Leadership, an organization whose mission is to support leadership development through mindfulness training and emotional intelligence.

Tom Shroder—Award-winning journalist, writer, and editor for more than 30 years. His books include "Old Souls," "Fire on the Horizon," and his upcoming title, "Acid Test"

Sonya Gavankar — Award winning television personality, former Miss DC, and the face of the Newseum

Derek Woodgate

Futurist Derek Woodgate — International speaker and CEO of The Futures Lab, a futures-based consultancy based in Atlanta, with six satellite offices around the world.

Financial Planner Bryan Beatty, CFP® — Partner at the Northern Virginia firm Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC

Financial Planner Michael Egan, CFP® — A founding partner of the Northern Virginia firm Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC

Financial Advisor Sheldon Weiner, LUTCF (Life Underwriter’s Training Counsel Fellowship) — A founding partner of the Northern Virginia firm Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC

Keynotes, Workshops, and Seminar Topics 2015

Entrepreneurship

Education & Lifelong Learning

  • “Let’s “Netconnect”: The Fun, Simple Way to Create Meaningful Connections by Mary Foley
  • Secrets to Thriving on Change in Stressful Times by Mary Foley* Living the Big Stuff: How to heal through loss and return to joy by Kristine Carlson
  • The Meaning of Womanhood: “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women” by Kristine Carlson
  • Working Happy: Responding to demands with resiliency by Kristine Carlson
  • Mothering with the Greatest Joy: “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms by Kristine Carlson
  • Creating a Continuum of K- 12 Services for Gifted Learners: Putting Standards into Practice
    by Dr. Carol Horn
  • Assessing for the Academic Growth of Advanced Learners in the 21st Century by Dr. Carol Horn
  • Twenty-first Century Learning by Dr. Carol Horn
  • Socratic Seminars: A Dynamic Search for Understanding by Dr. Carol Horn
  • Finding and Nurturing Young Scholars by Dr. Carol Horn
  • Old Souls: Compelling evidence from children who claim to remember previous lives by Tom Shroder
  • Fire on the Horizon: What really happened in the bolwout of Deepwater Horizon and who was most responsible? by Tom Shroder
  • Acid Test: Can once-feared drugs heal our wounded warriors and liberate our souls? The astounding saga behind the renaissance in psychedelic healing by Tom Shroder

Financial Planning: Retirement

Future Forecasts

Generations at Work

Hiring & Human Resources

Leadership

Public Relations & Marketing

Sales

  • Above and Beyond Panels: Conversations on Career Confidence by Mary Foley
  • Body Language for Sales by Carol Kinsey Goman
  • Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud by Lisa McLeod
  • How to Be More Persuasive and Influential At Work: 3 Secrets That Make the Top 2% More Successful by Lisa McLeod

Inkandescent Speakers Bureau

Events

Speaking Events

more Date: May 13, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Innovation and Creativity + Applied Positive Psychology = Laughter and Joy Organization: oung Leadership/Entrepreneur Seminar Location: Berlin, Germany
more Date: Apr 07, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Salon for the Soul: Discover the language of the soul and excavate your deepest knowing Organization: Private event - call for details Location: Los Angeles, CA
more Date: Mar 09, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Applied Positive Psychology: Find your hidden joy and inner laughter Organization: Women's Circle, Chabad of Wilkes Berre Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
more Date: Feb 18, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Applied Positive Psychology, Laughter and Joy Organization: United States District Court, District of Connecticut Location: New Haven Courthouse: Support court for probation population
more Date: Jan 21, 2016 Speaker: Leslie Russell Topic: Keynote: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Growing Business Acumen Organization: Dorian Drake International, Inc. Location: Westchester, NY
more Date: Oct 20, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: How Savvy Women Thrive on Change, Increase Their Confidence and Power-Up Their Career Organization: Space Telescope Science Institute Location: Baltimore, MD
more Date: Oct 13, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: 8 Things Interns Should Not Do Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University, PR Program Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Oct 06, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Why Is PR Important? Organization: George Washington University, PR Graduate Program Location: Alexandria, VA
more Date: Oct 01, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Secrets to Thriving on Change in Stressful Times Organization: The Journal Record Location: Oklahoma City, OK
more Date: Oct 01, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: “Chopped” Team-Building Competition Organization: The Steward School Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Sep 30, 2015 Speaker: Michael Vidikan Topic: Technology Values Organization: Foresight & Trends conference Location: SLS Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
more Date: Sep 22, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: 2015 Annual "Woman 2 Woman" Extravaganza Organization: Network for Enterprising Women Location: Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, Richmond VA
more Date: Sep 15, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Engineering a Passion Organization: The Story Tellers Channel's "Stories that Matter!" Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Sep 03, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Facilitation: Extraordinary Women's Exchange Executive Committee Organization: Richmond Chamber of Commerce Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Sep 03, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Top 5 PR + Marketing Tips in 10 Minutes Organization: Network for Enterprising Women Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Aug 28, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Creative Line Displays for Increasing Sales Organization: Richmond Public Schools Location: Henderson Middle School, Richmond VA
more Date: Aug 17, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Secrets to Thriving on Change in Stressful Times Organization: Virginia Society of Association Executives Location: Norfolk, VA
more Date: Aug 08, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Eating Healthy in a Hurry Organization: Genworth, Bring Your Chlid to Work Day Location: Genworth headquarters, Richmond VA
more Date: Jul 29, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: How to Get Teachers to Think Like Business Owners Organization: Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Science Conference Location: Virginia Beach Hotel & Resort Conference Center
more Date: Jul 28, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Cauliflower is the New Kale Organization: Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Science Conference Location: Virginia Beach Hotel & Resort Conference Center
more Date: Jul 19, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Above and Beyond Panels: Creating Energizing Facilitated Conversations Your Clients Really Want Organization: Nationals Speakers Association Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Jun 27, 2015 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Mentoring Millennials Organization: Women Leading the Future Conference 2015 Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Jun 09, 2015 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Dressing for the Political Woman Organization: Women's Campaign School at Yale 2015 Location: New Haven, CT
more Date: Apr 24, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Grow Where You Are Planted: A Fun Panel with Award-Winning Administrative Professionals Organization: Lord Fairfax Community College Location: Watertown, VA
more Date: Apr 22, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: 8 Steps to PR Success for Entrepreneurs Organization: ENOVATE: Employing Northern VA Through Entrepreneurship Location: Annandale, VA
more Date: Apr 18, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Leveraging Your Network to Build A Successful Career Organization: Ladies America Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Apr 01, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: PR 101: Why and How I started Inkandescent Public Relations Organization: PRSSA Location: Virginia Commonwealth University
more Date: Mar 24, 2015 Speaker: Mary Foley Topic: Keys to Being a Confident, Courageous, Career-Savvy Woman Organization: Bluefield Chamber of Commerce Location: Bluefield, WV
more Date: Feb 28, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Women Entrepreneurs: Taking Your Business to the Next Level Organization: Prince William County Women Entrepreneurs Network Location: Old Hickory Gold Club in Woodbridge VA
more Date: Feb 20, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Dining Etiquette in a Business Setting for High School Students Organization: Dinwiddie Career and Technical Education Program Location: Dinwiddie Country Club, Richmond VA
more Date: Feb 18, 2015 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Heart-Healthy Cooking Organization: American Heart Association / Macy’s New York City Location: Macy’s, Short Pump, VA
more Date: Jan 31, 2015 Speaker: Hope Katz Gibbs Topic: Leveraging Your Network to Build A Successful Career Organization: Ladies DC Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Nov 24, 2014 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Low-Glycemic Cooking Organization: Greater Richmond Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Location: The Source Kitchen, Midlothian VA
more Date: Sep 24, 2014 Speaker: Gina Schaefer Topic: Gina Schaefer On the Art of Customer Service Organization: SOCAP Location: Arlington Heights, IL
more Date: Sep 15, 2014 Speaker: Gina Schaefer Topic: Gina Schaefer On the Art of Customer Service Organization: Ace Hardware—International Retailer Group Location: Orlando, FL
more Date: Sep 11, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Institute for Management Studies Location: Pittsburg, PA
more Date: Sep 09, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Institute for Management Studies Location: Atlanta, GA
more Date: Aug 08, 2014 Speaker: Ann Butler Topic: Chopped” Team-Building Competition Organization: GE Location: Richmond, VA
more Date: Jul 18, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaborative Leadership Organization: Texas Municipal League Leadership Academy Location: Austin, TX
more Date: Jun 24, 2014 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Dressing for the Political Woman Organization: Women's Campaign School at Yale 2014 Location: New Haven, CT
more Date: Jun 17, 2014 Speaker: Rita Cheng Topic: Reaching Generation X & Y clients Organization: The Client Connection! Location: Online
more Date: Jun 14, 2014 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Mentoring Millennials Organization: Ladies America: Women Leading the Future Conference 2014 Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Jun 06, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Institute for Management Studies Location: London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh
more Date: May 18, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Silent Language of Leaders Organization: Kaiser Permanente Location: Northern California
more Date: May 15, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Women Who Lead Organization: San Francisco Women's Exchange Location: San Francisco, CA
more Date: May 13, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Women Who Lead Organization: Professional BusinessWomen of California Location: San Francisco, CA
more Date: May 05, 2014 Speaker: Yvette Montero Salvatico Topic: Reframing Workforce Narratives Organization: Linkage’s Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion Location: Atlanta, GA
more Date: Apr 08, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: Body Language for Business Professionals Organization: California Institute of Technology Location: Pasadena, CA
more Date: Apr 01, 2014 Speaker: Carol Kinsey Goman Topic: The Power of Collaboration Organization: Petrofac Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
more Date: Apr 01, 2014 Speaker: Yvette Montero Salvatico Topic: Beyond Trends: Navigating the Changing World of Work Organization: Master Plan: The Strategic Workforce Planning Conference Location: Melbourne, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand