Brent Baldwin ThinkWorldClass

Topic: Thinking World Class in Today’s Environment

Think World Class is the process of critical thinking. Designed to challenge each of us to examine preconceived beliefs, ideas and truths in a new light. The Think World Class message is about choosing to shift our thinking today, rather than living with the intention of doing it tomorrow.

Over a 35-year career, (16 years in real estate followed by 19 years in the insurance industry) Brent realized that most of the significant roadblocks people experience were largely the result of pre-conceived ideas and personal beliefs. Brent started examining these roadblocks and blogging on the subject.

From concept to an international audience of thousands, Brent’s blog www.ThinkWorldClass.com evolved in just a few short years to critical acclaim.


Susan Berkley The Great Voice Company

Topic: What Your Voice Says About You

Susan Berkley is one of the most listened to voices in America. But although you’ve most certainly heard her voice, you probably don’t know her name It’s Susan Berkley and she is a top voice-over artist and telephone voice for AT&T, Citibank and many others. An internationally known communications expert, she’s the author of “Speak To Influence: How To Unlock The Hidden Power Of Your Voice” and president and founder of The Great Voice Company in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

She provides training in persuasive speaking techniques for business and sales professionals worldwide, as well as training in voice-over technique. On Donald Trump’s Apprentice, she was a behind-the-scenes expert presentation skills coach helping to coach the winning Apprentice on Season 4 to victory. A frequent media guest, she has been featured in on ABC News, CNBC, To Tell The Truth, and in The NY Times, The LA Times and Business Week. Susan spent many years in broadcasting as a radio personality, including a stint as traffic reporter on The Howard Stern Show.


Dan Black VP of Business Development and Client Engagement at Tortal

Topic: Rapid Curriculum Design

I am the VP of Business Development and Client Engagement at Tortal where I provide strategic consulting on talent development options to organizations so they can better leverage the power of their people. I help our clients increase productivity, performance and consistency while reducing cost across the organization.

Internally, my responsibilities are to oversee a team of Client Engagement managers who are tasked with staying at the forefront of Talent Development trends and technologies. I collaborate with my peers in the production, R&D and technology departments to ensure we have the resources and talent to meet our markets ever changing and widely varied needs.

People know me for delivering results and so often call to consult on management and performance sustainability programs. I’ve done my fair share of speaking, training, and facilitating and like to deliver my programs, workshops, classes and keynotes in a way that both engages and educates the audiences.

Personally, I have a talent for connecting seemingly unrelated dots. I’m fiercely patriotic and a constant learner. I will judge my success in life by how long the line is at my funeral. I live in Charlotte, NC, with my wife Blair and our children, Mason and Sophia.


Eric Bloom President, Manager Mechanics, LLC

Topic: Productivity Amplifiers for Training Professionals

A former CIO, today Eric P. Bloom is the President and Founder of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in leadership business skills and productivity training.

He is also a keynote speaker, former nationally syndicated columnist, trainer, research advisor for IDC, certified executive coach, contributor to www.CIO.com and past President of National Speakers Association (NSA) New England.

He is also the author of various books, including “The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity”, “Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers” and “Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency.”


Brad FedermanCOO of F&H Solutions Group and author of Employee Engagement.

Topic: Employee Engagement as a Competitive Advantage

He has more than 22 years of corporate experience in various aspects of human resources including performance management and employee engagement, employee compensation, executive recruiting, change management and instructional design.


Andrew FischerCEO and Co-Founder, Choozle

Topic: People, Products, and Profits

A seasoned digital media entrepreneur, Andrew Fischer is the CEO and Co-Founder of Choozle, the leading self-service programmatic digital marketing platform which now powers media execution for over 800+ global advertisers. Prior to Choozle, Andrew co-founded and built the RGM Alliance, a premium focused online advertising network that reaches over 120 MM consumers in the US. Andrew holds a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Connect with him @AndrewFischer_1 and on LinkedIn.


Jeffrey Hayzlett Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Global Business Celebrity

Topic: Think Big, Act Bigger: How a Relentless Attitude will Make You
a Better Leader

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on CBS on-demand radio network Play.It. He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most powerful network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of two bestselling business books, The Mirror Test and Running the Gauntlet. His third book, Think Big, Act Bigger was released in September 2015. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today.

Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and C-Suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.


Meridith Elliott Powell Keynote speaker, author and business growth expert.

Topic: The Power Of Story Telling To Make Your Training Stick

Meridith has been named one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts To Watch, by Currency Fair, and works to help her client create ownership at every level to increase profits at every turn. When not traveling the glob speaking and consulting she can be found hiking her favorite trail, logging miles on her road bike and chasing little white balls on golf courses round the country.


Cordell RileyHost, Speaker and President of Tortal Training

Topic: A Few Training Thoughts to Think on…

Training consultant for 20+ years, awarded the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) on the Board of the Educational Foundation, member of the Education Committee of the Automotive Aftermarket Association and former member of the Board of Trustees for the Motorist Assurance Program.


Thomas White Co-Founder and CEO of C-Suite Network

Topic: Leadership and Authenticity in a Digital World

Thomas White is a co-founder and CEO of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most powerful network of C-Suite leaders. Prior to C-Suite Network, White started 10 companies in the fields of technology, publishing, market research and corporate consulting. He also holds four patents and is co-author of a book on business process technology, executive producer of a syndicated radio program, and professional speaker.