We know you need the speakers you hire to hit the bullseye every time.

We are very proud to share these rave reviews about the skill, savvy and success of our Inkandescent Speakers.

Cindy Frewen, Architect and Futurist

Lats Latvis, President, National Association of Women Business Owners, San Francisco Chapter
“Dr. Frewen has little herd instinct, and is the architect of an entirely different and fresh approach toward reaching and inspiring people she has never met before, and in this case, all of whom exited her seminar feeling rejuvenated and bonded to one another from that point on. It was a break from the maddening crowd; a gift. We are the beneficiaries of, “The Frewen Influence,” open and willing to consider alternative routes for new business strategies in order to build better organizations.”

Cheryl Harrod, Former Development Director for the School of Architecture, University Endowment Association, University of Kansas

“As a keynote presenter for the UEA general session, my colleagues and I were clearly impressed with Cindy’s ability to address the issues of change in meaningful ways that applied to our respective professional positions. Having only known Cindy as a professional architect through her position on the Kansas University Board, I was particularly impressed with her versatility in this type of venue. She was clearly effective in conveying her message to the audience and extremely passionate and forward thinking in her views about education and architecture. The profession is indeed fortunate to include Cindy Frewen as a valuable colleague not only for her abilities in the field, but also as a representative in the greater community.”

David Warm, Executive Director, Mid-America Regional Council, Association of Public Works Administrators

“In her speech on ‘The Creative Process and Quality in Government,’ Cindy’s message was right on target. The subsequent speakers referred several times to the points you so effectively demonstrated about creativity and taking personal responsibility for change.”

Rose Kemp, Regional Administrator, Women’s Bureau, United States Department of Labor

“Cindy Frewen was sought out to provide testimony to the Glass Ceiling Commission because of her community activism and leadership in the business community. She had distinguished herself as a force for change and a force for good as evidenced by her various leadership roles, such as the National Association of Women Business Owners and the YWCA. The hearings were attended by Senator Bob Dole and presided over by then United States Department of Labor Secretary Lynn Martin. Dr. Frewen’s testimony provided additional impact due to her recognized leadership in her field. She is a recognized spokesperson for women architects and women owned businesses, particularly since she is among the first and few women owned architectural firms in the region.

“Dr. Frewen’s hard work toward shattering the glass ceiling for women is commendable and she serves as a powerful advocate, role model and mentor. Her accomplishments serve to inspire others to be all they can be. I am just one of many people in the Kansas City community who are encouraged by the fact that Dr. Frewen continues to use her community involvement and her position of significance and influence to help shape public policy positively.”

Hope Katz Gibbs, PR Expert, Journalist, Publisher

Lauryn Han, Special Project Coordinator, Northern Virginia Business Development Assistance Group, Inc.
“Hope’s presentation on PR to our entrepreneurship class brought a new dimension into participants’ individualized business development strategy, and you showed them how PR could play a key role in their early success. Her presentation was full of practical information about how to design your website to bring more leads and customers, and what elements of a typical website design are a waste of your time and money. We thank her for her generosity in sharing her experience and knowledge with our class.”

Evan Davies, Training & Job Development Specialist, Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless
“Hope’s mission is to educate, inspire, and promote entrepreneurs. I believe that Hope educates, inspires, and promotes everyone she comes to know. She has enthusiastically embraced our micro-entrepreneurship training program, and offers invaluable insights to those actively pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams, as well as those who may simply imagine doing so. AACH looks forward to working with Hope in the future as we strive to make those dreams a reality.”

Gybrilla Blakes, PhD, Bolling Air Force Base
“In our lively panel discussion on The Woman Manager, Hope Gibbs’ insight on what is paramount for women in today’s global workforce was instrumental in the success of our panel, and was well received by the audience of Webster University’s graduate students. We’ll look forward to bringing her back again for future speaking events.”

Sean J. Coleman, J.D., Regional Director, Webster University
“Hope Katz Gibbs is a powerful voice for all people, both men and women, on the value of inclusiveness in building relationships in today’s modern business world. She teaches inclusiveness, but more importantly she practices it. We hope to bring her back to Webster for many more speaking engagements.”

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Andy Hines, Futurist, Author, “ConsumerShift”

Cathi McLain, Convener, Consumer Trends Forum
“Andy’s presentation was a perfect keynote, and set the tone for the rest of the conference. He offered so much information that related to our theme. I can’t thank him enough.”

Roberta Shaffer, Law Librarian, Library of Congress
“Andy’s techniques are powerful and can be applied to so many sectors,” she says. “His presentation and delivery are so easy to understand and digest that I knew the audience would benefit. I have heard him speak several times before, and I never grow tired of what he has to say. His speech certainly helped us bring all of the issues facing our industry to the fore. His discussion regarding thinking about the future, and viewing the problem as a futurist would, enabled us to consider how we might position ourselves for continued success.”

Michael Houlihan + Bonnie Harvey, founders, Barefoot Wine

Pat Murphy, CEO, The Institute for Social, Search & Mobile Marketing

“We are so glad that Bonnie and Michael spoke at the ISSMM Converge Engage Conference 021313. They were great! It’s hard to be the last speaker, and yet they pulled it off.

So many people commented on their presentation. They really connected on a very special level. Well done!”

Lisa Earle McLeod

Jim Stengel, Former CMO, Procter & Gamble

“Lisa McLeod is sales leadership who has trained top-tier sales teams at Apple, Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble. She knows what it takes to drive growth.”

Bill Eckstrom, President, EcSell Institute

“Lisa McLeod is one of the highest rated speakers we’ve ever had. She is a master communicator who has the rare gift of being able to connect with her audience’s heads and hearts.”

Forbes Columnist Steve Denning on McLeod’s latest book, Selling With Noble Purpose

“One great value of Selling with Noble Purpose is how eminently practical it is. I strongly recommend for any manager or salesperson. It is right about the big picture. And it gets down to the nitty-gritty of how to make it happen in practice.”

Yvette Montero Salvatico

Richard Ramsey, Global HR Executive with Experience in Digital and Physical Media Distribution, Consumer Products, and Hospitality, Global Project Lead at Walt Disney International

“If you are trying to make sense of the future, find innovative solutions and opportunities, and take action to position your organization not just for survival but growth, then hire Yvette Montero Salvatico. Her work is transformative and energizing, yet anchored in tools and processes that should satisfy the most ardent pragmatist. They will help you to THINK BIG and DO BIG. I recently watched her present to a large crowd of process oriented system professionals who went from sitting back in their chairs with crossed arms to leaning across the table while shouting about replacing themselves with bio-engineered databots. If you are ready to challenge your ideas about the future and your opportunity to prepare for it, she’s the futurist who can take you there.”

Derek Woodgate, CEO The Futures Lab

Ashley Smith 
Director of Innovation Strategy, Philips Electronics, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Even within the field of ‘Futurology’, Derek blew us away with quantity and quality of trends and innovations he is tracking. The true secret of his success, of course, is his ability to link these marvels to the business issues that we were facing right now.”

James L. Martin, Sr. VP Incite Director, GSD&M

“Derek is an engaging, interesting, and involved presenter—no matter what the subject matter he is talking about. Whenever I hire him to be a keynote, sit on a panel, or conduct a workshop, I can always count on Derek to bring a unique perspective and expansive thinking to the event.”

Candido Peterlini, SVP Innovation, Fiat Group

“Derek is a creative and inspirational person that helps people and companies to open their eyes through an innovative and effective approach. We will be inviting him back to speak to us many times in the coming years.”