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  • 1. IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Albert Mensah, Speaker Mensah Development Group PO Box 94308 Seattle, WA 98124 Office: 253-639-1686 Fax: 253-639-1426 Home: 253-639-1426 Cell: 206-679-6414 Email: albert@albertmensah.com URL: http://www.albertmensah.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Sheila Kepler, Faculty & Staff Coordinator Southeast Community College, 4771 W. Scott Rd., Beatrice, NE 68310-7042 402-228-3468 2. Jean Carpenter, Executive Director Washington State PTA, 2003 65th Ave. W., Tacoma, WA 98466-6215 253-565-2153 3. Dennis Milliken, Director Northshore School District, 18315 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-1983 425-489-6321 Training Specialties/Titles: Keynote, General Session, Breakouts, Workshops, Motivation, Inspiration, Change, Adversity, Leadership Education, Experience, and Other Data: Five years speaking experience, over 600 presentations, B.A. English – 1983 – Western Maryland College Professional Recommendation(s): “His stories and message appealed to “heart” and “head”. Our themes were “A Place for Everyone in PTA” and “Parents Supporting Student Learning.” His message touched our emotions, motivating us to do more, and touched our minds – giving us pragmatic strategies to achieve our goal of building a better world for all children.”
  • 2. IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Angela Cox-Weston, President Midwest Speakers Bureau, Inc. PO Box 36037 Des Moines, IA 50315 Office: 515-974-8305 Cell: 515-971-5771 Email: angela@speakernow.com URL: http://www.speakernow.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Bill Burdick, Management & Professional Development Coordinator North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College Drive, Mason City, Iowa 50401 641-422-4183 2. Hal Stuit, Committee Chair for Iowa State DECA Conference Iowa State Education Department, Grimes State Building, Des Moines, IA 50319 515-267-8868 3. Heather Willard, Program Director in Continuing Education Kirkwood Community College, PO Box 2068, Cedar Rapids IA 52406 319-398-1057 Training Specialties/Titles: Midwest Speakers Bureau represents top of the line speakers, trainers and entertainers. They have a wide selection of local, regional and national talent to select from. Education, Experience, and Other Data: Midwest Speakers Bureau has over 5 years of experience matching audiences with quality speakers, trainers and entertainers. Professional Recommendation(s): “Although I have been exposed to many fine speakers bureaus in my position as Director of Training at AmerUs Life – none have measured up to the same quality of personal service
  • 3. offered by Midwest Speakers Bureau. To say that Angela Cox-Weston is a true professional understates the case. Her attention to detail and creative ideas are just two of the reasons that we keep going back to her.” Bill Sheridan, AmerUs Life Insurance, 515-242-4463. IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Dale K. Mize, President Advanced Quality Engineering, Inc. 4124 Quebec Ave, Suite 208 Minneapolis, MN 55427 Office: 800-752-9124 Home: 763-559-2957 Cell: 612-860-0613 Email: dale.mize@quality-inc.com URL: www.quality-inc.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Bill Smith, VP of Manufacturing, Waterous Company 125 Hardman Ave.; South St. Paul, MN 55075-2456 651-450-5229 2. Brad Matthies, Director of Six Sigma Raven Industries, 205 E. 6th Street; Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-331-0318 3. Jody East, Professional Training Manager North Iowa Area Community College; 500 College Drive; Mason City IA 50401 641-422-4112 Training Specialties/Titles: Dale Mize has been providing training and consulting since 1988 in all aspects of quality management including SPC, TQM, DOE, FMEA, Six Sigma and ISO9000. Education, Experience, and Other Data: Dale Mize has more than 14 years of experience training and consulting and 21 years of business experience. He has consulted for more than 90 companies and trained more than 8000 people. Professional Recommendation(s): “Dale is probably the most interesting instructor I have ever had the opportunity to learn from.” “My expectations were exceeded – the content and presentation were excellent.”
  • 4. “Good session, near six sigma quality, obviously a subject matter expert, thanks I learned a lot.” “Excellent written materials and examples used in class helped my understanding.” IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Dave Moore Singer/Presenter 425 Davenport St. Iowa City IA 52245 Home: 319-351-6838 Email: david_lysa@yahoo.com URL: www.dreamscape.com/alcove/moore.html ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Jeff Mitchell, Program Director, 319-398-5632 Kirkwood Community College, PO Box 2068, Cedar Rapids IA 52406 2. Dr. Bill Broz, Assistant Professor of English Education, 319-273-7053 University of Northern Iowa, 102 Baker Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0502 3. Rachelle H. Saltzman Ph.d., Folklife Coordinator, 515-281-7471 Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 East Locust St., Des Moines Iowa 50319-0290 Training Specialties/Titles: Dave Moore is a musician, songwriter, recording artist, and educator/presenter. Dave is a frequent performer on American Public Radio’s "A Prairie Home Companion" and has been featured on NPR’s "All Things Considered" and IPTV's "Living in Iowa". With music, song, and personal anecdotes, Moore’s presentation is a moving and often humorous journey through his own education, and how lessons learned pertain to other lifelong learners. Education, Experience, and Other Data: University of Iowa and Stanford University. Received the "Friends of Language Literacy Award" from the Iowa Council of Teachers of English in 2002. Author of the song "Lifelong" written for the Iowa Adult Education Summer Seminar. Presenter at the Iowa Association for Lifelong Learning fall conference, and staff development activity at Kirkwood Community College. Professional Recommendation(s): "His illustrious career has spanned three decades, during which he has become an Iowa treasure. His work as a musician, songwriter, folklorist, educator and mentor has had a significant impact on
  • 5. the preservation and continuation of Iowa’s diverse cultural heritage"- James A. Leach, Congressman "Moore’s originals embrace blues, humor, and an unassuming personality. A guaranteed delight." - Twin Cities Reader IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Debra Atkinson, Personal and Business Coach/Speaker Life Too Good To Be True 4917 Utah Drive Ames, IA 50014 Office: 515-294-4812 Home: 515-296-2989 Cell: 515-290-6188 Email: dddatkinson@att.net or debra@lifetoogoodtobetrue.com URL: www.lifetoogoodtobetrue.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Aprile Peishel, IDEA Event Manager IDEA, 6190 Cornerstone Ct., San Diego, CA 92121 858-535-8979, ext. 240 2. Jerry Thomas, Department Chair Dept. of Health & Human Performance, ISU Iowa State University, 235 Farker Building, Ames, Iowa 50011 515-294-8009 3. Dick Stoffer, President Midwest Heritage Bank, 1025 Braden, Chariton, Iowa 50049 641-774-6200 Training Specialties/Titles: Debra Atkinson is a personal and business coach, a published author and a natural speaker. She is a lecturer in Health and Human Performances at Iowa State University and coaches students interning in the “real world.” Education, Experience, and Other Data:
  • 6. M.S. in Sports-Exercise Psychology and a Coach U trained personal and business coach. Nearly 20 years experience in applied fitness in both the business and academic arenas. Professional Recommendation(s): “Excellent enthusiasm. You made us stop and think, outside the box. What action will I take? Find my passion.” IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Debra A. Salz Trainer, Facilitator, Inspirational Speaker Prevention Services & Strategies 3600 Terrace Hill Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 Office: 319-378-4640 Cell: 319-389-1114 Email: preventionstrategies@mcleodusa.net ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Ginny Kirschling, Program Director Kirkwood Community College, PO Box 2068, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 319-398-4970 2. Doug Stahl, Health Promotion Coordinator Mercy Hospital, 5000 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245 319-339-3338 3. Stacie Osako, Human Resources NCS Pearson Assessments & Testing, 2510 North Dodge, Iowa City, IA 52245 319-358-4420 Training Specialties/Titles: Debra is the President of PS&S, providing customized solution-based initiatives. Utilizing her “toolbox” methodology, she challenges and inspires participants-making a positive impact. Expertise in the areas of training facilitation and keynote addresses to small and large audiences. Education, Experience, and Other Data:
  • 7. Debra Salz has over 10 years of training, facilitation, and keynote experience. Debra is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Prevention Specialist, level II. She received her degrees from Buena Vista University and North Iowa Area Community College. Professional Recommendation(s): “Debra Salz adds a vitality to her presentations that becomes quickly contagious. She easily draws in the audience and makes it a specific point to continue audience interaction throughout her programs. She is a pleasure to work with and very accommodating and flexible with her schedule.” Nancy Olinger, Community Programs Specialist, Cedar Rapids Public Library IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Gail Pursell Elliott “The Dignity & Respect Lady” Innovations “Training With A Can-Do Attitude” TM PO Box 552, Roland, IA 50236-0552 Office: 515-388-9600 Cell: 515-231-8828 Email: info@innovations-training.com URL: www.innovations-training.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Lora Shramek, Human Resources Administrator Johnson County, IA 2. Susan McKinney, Director of Communications Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Springfield, IL 3. David Chu, VP Member Services CT Association of Non Profit Providers for the Aging, Hartford, CT Training Specialties/Titles: Dignity and Respect based Communication, Motivation, Staff Retention, Reward and Recognition, Stress Management, a see-it/stop-it/prevent-it approach to Mobbing in schools and workplaces, programs for students. Conference, TV, Radio, Teleconference experience. Education, Experience, and Other Data:
  • 8. Over 20 years experience in administration, recruitment, training, and motivation. Member of Mensa and ASTD. Author of School Mobbing and Emotional Abuse: See It – Stop It – Prevent It with Dignity and Respect , the column Food for Thought, co-author Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace, Professional Recommendation(s): The evaluations from the participants who attended Elliott's sessions were rave reviews. Participants found her presentations to be compelling, informative, and every bit worth the time away from their jobs. Many stated that they could not wait to return to their job and apply the information they received. – Susan McKinney, IARF IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Jan M. Roelofs, President Personal JAZ 329 10th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2347 Office: 319-862-0913 Email: jan@personaljaz.com URL: http://www.personaljaz.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Kimm Harris, President IPC of Iowa, Inc., 1652 42nd St. NE Suite C, Cedar Rapids IA 52402 319-743-9990 2. Steve Shriver, President ECOLIPS, 329 10th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 319-364-2477 3. Kathi Harville, Education Department Manager Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 319-398-6467 Training Specialties/Titles: Jan is the President of Personal JAZ, a seminar/training business focusing on human relations and confidence building. Jan coaches, holds retreats and is a keynote speaker.
  • 9. Education, Experience, and Other Data: Jan has taught in public schools for 12 years and currently teaches Human Relations at Kirkwood Community College. She is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association. Masters Student: Servant Leadership. Professional Recommendation(s): “Jan Roelofs has a particularly unique talent as a presentation coach…As a coach, she is able to encourage and help develop that inner being that is so necessary to share when doing public presentations.” Dr. Ralph Hillman, Voice Specialist, Nashville, TN. IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Karel Murray, President & Owner Our Branch, Inc. 2731 Ragley Dr. Waterloo, IA 50701 Office: 866-817-2986 toll free; or 319-296-9379 Cell: 319-239-1464 Fax: 319-296-9380 Email: karel@karel.com URL: www.karel.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Lori Knapp, Manager Heartland Midwest Management, 3136 Brockway Rd., Waterloo, IA 50701 319-235-1025 2. Lori McConville The Mudd Group, 6919 Chancellor Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 319-277-2003 3. Steve Kruse Community National Bank, 100 E. State Street, Mason City, IA 50402 641-423-2457 Training Specialties/Titles: Management, Sales, Marketing
  • 10. Education, Experience, and Other Data: B.A. Human Resources, Ottowa University, Kansas. Karel Murray is a national and international motivational humorist and sales trainer as well as author of “Straight Talk – Getting Off the Curb”. Professional Recommendation(s): “Karel knows what works and what doesn’t work and is willing to share with her students. Karel shares this incredible wealth of knowledge with sincerity and humor – her classes are informative and fun. If you have an opportunity to hire Karel Murray – do so! You won’t be disappointed!” – Marie Callas, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Kathy Peterson [IALL Life Member], Founder & Excellence Coach PeopleWorks, Inc. P.O. Box 1093 Storm Lake IA 50588 Office: 888-404-3646 Fax: 712-284-2881 Cell: 712-299-0137 Email: kathy.peterson@peopleworksinc.com URL: http://www.peopleworksinc.com/ ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Bill Burdick, Management & Professional Development Coordinator North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College Drive, Mason City, Iowa 50401 641-422-4183 2. DeeAnn Bates, Continuing Education Programmer Iowa Lakes Community College, 620 1st Avenue South, Estherville, IA 51334 712-362-0462 3. Martha Gleason, Vice President of Human Resources First American Bank, 1530 S. Duff, Ames, IA 50010 W: 515-956-2452 Training Specialties/Titles:
  • 11. PeopleWorks provides clients with a quality speaker for employees, managers, teams, schools, organizations, and community groups. We speak on a variety of topics: communication, difficult people, customer service, attitudes, leadership and management. Education, Experience, and Other Data: Kathy Peterson, Founder, is known for her enthusiastic presentations and interactive workshops. Prior to starting PeopleWorks, Kathy was a member of the management training team at Gateway. She holds a BA and MS and has a certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Professional Recommendation(s): “I cannot tell you how many compliments I had on your workshop. There’s an excitement in the air and camaraderie that we haven’t seen for a long, long time. Everyone keeps commenting about how much fun they had AND that they learned so much!” – Gina Myers, Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Learning Resources Network (LERN) Contact: Julie Coates, Vice President for Information Services PO Box 9 River Falls, WI 54022 Office: 800-678-5376 Home: 715-426-9777 Fax: 888-234-8633 Email: info@lern.org URL: www.lern.org ***************************************************************************** * References: Dee Baird, Vice President of Continuing Education, 319-398-5886 Kirkwood Community College, PO Box 2068, Cedar Rapids IA 52406 Training Specialties/Titles: A variety of consultants and experts available in: marketing, pricing, needs assessment, management, new programs, marketing on the Internet, online courses and much more. Check out our software, Your Virtual Office, and make money promoting online courses.
  • 12. Education, Experience, and Other Data: LERN does consulting for thousands of organizations in 20 countries and is the world’s leading provider of practical, how-to information on lifelong learning programming. LERN has information not available anywhere else. Do not settle for less than the best. Professional Recommendation(s): “Just when you think you know what you are doing, LERN shows you what you ought to be doing.” Dee Baird, Vice President for Continuing Education, Kirkwood Community College “I relied on LERN information to build a program that now generates annual revenues of well over a million dollars!” Arne Arnesen, Division of Continuing Education, University of Colorado, Boulder “We cut our deficit by $100,000. Thank you LERN.” Dan Poepard, Forest Lake, MN IALL Education and Training Resource Directory L.T. Smith, Partner/Senior Consultant Career Resources Group 2700 Westown Parkway – Suite 200 West Des Moines, IA 50266 Office: 515-453-9590 Fax: 515-222-0565 Cell: 515- 554-4014 Email: ltsmith@CRGpros.com URL: http://www.CRGpros.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Bill Burdick, Management & Professional Development Coordinator North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College Drive, Mason City, Iowa 50401 641-422-4183 Training Specialties/Titles:
  • 13. Partner and Senior Consultant for Career Resources Group, a career management consulting company engaged in helping customers effectively manage change and achieve greater results through Leadership Development, Employee Training and Customized Organizational Design. Education, Experience, and Other Data: Twenty-five years experience in business management and employee leadership. Most recent five years engaged in career management consulting, leadership development and employee training. MBA – University of Iowa. IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Randy Snow, President NO XQs, Inc. PO Box 266 Terrell, TX 75160 Office: 512-791-9000 Home: 972-524-6791 Cell: 512-791-9000 Fax: 972-524-6791 Email: RandySnow1@aol.com URL: http://www.RandySnow.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Ed Madden, President, 847-577-5000 Sterling International, 611 N. Elmhurst Rd., Prospect Heights, IL 60070 2. Richard Schelp, President, 901-754-9404 Executive Speakers, 8470 Deerfield Lane, Germantown, TN 38183 3. Lee Moshzgymba, 512-346-4177 American Training, 11405 Santa Cruz Drive, Austin, TX 78759
  • 14. Training Specialties/Titles: “Pushing Forward When Things Change” “Diversity – The Truth of the Matter” “The Courage To Lead” Education, Experience, and Other Data: Randy Snow delivers a powerful message of accountability. Drawing from his personal business experiences, Olympic competitions and the principles he learned while embracing his spinal cord injury, his programs provide practical information in dealing with change. His audiences will find themselves laughing one moment and holding back a tear the next. They will leave with the necessary attitude it takes to initiate, manage and thrive in today’s world. They will want to make change a way of life. Randy Snow is a published author, past national MVP in sales, holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Arlington, sits on many committees and advisory boards and is the president of NO*XQs, Inc., an achievement company. Professional Recommendation(s): “Randy was AWESOME! I think everyone enjoyed his presentation. I would highly recommend him to ANY group. His message of Attitude, Accountability and Action sends a strong message to all. I was personally very impressed. Thank you again for everything. I will pass on your information to the 2004 Program Chair for SWACE.” --Best wishes, Lisa IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Sheree Clark, Managing Partner Sayles Graphic Design 3701 Beaver Avenue Des Moines, IA 50310 Office: 515-279-2922 Fax: 515-279-0212 Email: sheree@saylesdesign.com URL: http://www.saylesdesign.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Elizabeth Murphy, Senior Partner, 402-398-9448 Emspace Design Group, 7634 Pierce Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124 2. Lisa Bertholf, Senior Marketing Consultant, 515-247-5021 Principal Financial Group, 711 High Street T-004, Des Moines, Iowa 50392 3. Kathie Swift, Marketing Director, 515-262-3111 x 204
  • 15. Iowa State Fair, PO Box 57130, Des Moines, IA 50311-0003 Training Specialties/Titles: Self-promotion, Passion & Inspiration, Business Development, Organizational Development, Training/Personal Development Education, Experience, and Other Data: Sheree Clark holds a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from the University of Vermont. She’s the author of several books, contributing author for design trade publications, a frequent conference speaker and competition judge. Professional Recommendation(s): “Sheree Clark has been in the trenches of day-to-day life at a creative company. She is uniquely qualified to help managers move away from the details that can consume them and move toward the rewards of effectively managing their work, nourishing their staff, refining their client base and growing their business. Sheree designs her programs specifically for each client. It’s very personal and it’s a lot of fun. My team delights in Sheree’s energetic and no-nonsense approach to goal setting and follow-through. Best of all, the Art/Smart approach works.” Elizebeth Murphy, President, Emspace Design Group. IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Sherry Barrett, Senior Consultant Career Resources Group 2700 Westown Parkway – Suite 200 West Des Moines, IA 50266 Office: 515-453-9590 Fax: 515-222-0565 Cell: 515-778-4499 Email: sbarrett@CRGpros.com URL: http://www.CRGpros.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Bill Burdick, Management & Professional Development Coordinator North Iowa Area Community College, 500 College Drive, Mason City, Iowa 50401
  • 16. 641-422-4138 Training Specialties/Titles: Senior Consultant for Career Resources Group, a career management consulting company engaged in helping customers effectively manage change and achieve greater results through Leadership Development, Employee Training and Customized Organizational Design. Education, Experience, and Other Data: Experienced consultant, facilitator, trainer, coach and past president of Barrett Consulting, a human resource consulting group in West Des Moines, Iowa. Author of Keep Them Calling! Superior Service on the Telephone. Degrees in English, Education and Leadership. IALL Education and Training Resource Directory Zonya Foco, RD, Nutrition Expert/Author Zonya Health International, Inc. PO Box 275 Walled Lake, MI 48390 Office: 248-960-0907 Fax: 248-960-8157 Email: zonya@zonya.com URL: http://www.zonya.com ***************************************************************************** * References: 1. Celeste Kukla, President EdenFoods, Inc., 701 Tecumseh, Clinton, MI 49236 517-456-7424 2. Joanie Werle, Manager Mercy Hospital, 500 East Market St., Iowa City, IA 52245 319-339-3555
  • 17. 3. Janice Steffen, Iowa Dietetic Association 68384 660th St., Cumberland, IA 50843 515-281-7095 Training Specialties/Titles: Eating Right on the Run; Fad Diets for Professionals/Gen. Public; Heart Health; Obesity/Weight Loss; Stress; Topics for Dietitians/Health Profs; Vitamins/Minerals & Supplements Cancer; Childhood Obesity for Health Professionals & Parents; Cooking Demonstrations; Diabetes Education, Experience, and Other Data: Prof. Speaker; Bachelor Degree, Dietetics, Eastern Michigan University; Registered Dietitian, American Dietetics Association; Certified Health & Fitness Instructor, American College of Sports Medicine; Member, Meeting Profs. International; Member, Michigan Society of Associate Executives. Professional Recommendation(s): “As a nurse in health promotion, my biggest challenge is teaching people not to fall for all the diet scams. Your presentation put the diet myths into such an understandable and humorous form! People just don’t get it unless you argue the points like you did. Thanks for presenting at the National Wellness Conference.” Return to home page: http://www.iowall.org/index.html