2022-2023 Executive Leadership Team
Cheryl Knowlton CSP DREI
Cheryl is the founder and CEO of Dynamite Productions, Inc., a national training company specializing in real estate compliance, audience engagement, and life balance. Obsessed with all things Disney, she brings energetic, engaging expertise into every keynote, every workshop she creates, and every book and course she authors - creating magic and fun for every audience.
Mike Brian CVP VMP
Mike Brian began his marketing and communications career in 1987. As an owner of Penna Powers, a leading Marketing, Advertising and Communications Agency in Utah for over 20 years, he cultivated an expertise in strategic planning, marketing and the art of delivering powerful leadership presentations. He has helped hundreds of companies and thousands of executives connect with their audiences better and with more impact.
Spencer is currently the President of Altium Leadership. He has previously been CEO of leadership development company and Vice President of a NASDAQ company which developed IMAX theaters in tourist destinations. There he worked with major organizations such as IMAX Corp., National Geographic Television, Radio City Productions, Disney Films and more. He has been speaking professionally for 11 years.
Darren Johansen is the owner of Johansen Counseling Services, a company that coaches others to gain relationship and financial success. Darren has taught thousands of individuals to apply correct principles which has led them to live a more fulfilled life.
He has been in this ever changing industry for 20 years and has his masters degree in Individual / Family Counseling.
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Driven by the desire to spread and inspire goodness, Becky Kemp is dedicated to sharing the power found in positive words. From the onset of her clothing brand, Becoming Threads, to her podcast, “The Word Effect,” Becky loves sharing HOW words matter and that you have power to choose the words you put on daily!
Her first book, “The Word Effect: 7 Simple Words to Create Your Most Beautiful Life” comes out later in 2023 which offers 7 power words to practice putting on that will allow you to feel joy daily. This message of empowerment and finding joy and purpose in life resonates with those who feel stuck in their story but are ready to step forward.
2022-2023 Board of Directors
Connie is a national speaker, bestselling author, media personality, and mother of seven. She is a regular contributor on the top-rated lifestyle show "Studio 5 with Brooke Walker". She also hosts two podcasts: Purpose Filled Life, and The Creatives Journey for LDSPMA.
Ms. Sokol is an active member of the National Speaker's Association Board and the BYU Management Society Board. She also marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats. For her podcasts, TV segments, women retreats and more, go to www.conniesokol.com
Allen Roberds is an executive coach and master facilitator. His uniquely traditionalist approach to coaching creates the space for his clients to think into their circumstances to find solutions tailored exclusively to their needs.
Whether group coaching or one to one settings, Allen’s strategically designed alliances deliver results customized to every client’s needs. Whether he is working locally or internationally, you will always find him living his life’s guiding principle that One Step Up Makes All the Difference.
Lyndsey V knows what it is to live under immense pressure and sees how the stresses of our day block productivity and passion. Her keynotes are hands-on and focus on life’s unsaids, the real cause of burnout, to get professionals back to their original passions.
Lyndsey is the author of The Black Book. She is a passionate wife, and mama to four, with love for speaking and outdoor adventures with her family.
Les Patterson is a professional storyteller, leadership mentor, and military veteran who empowers leaders to intentionally create their own STORY of Greatness and STRATEGY of Success so they can better SERVE.
Les is the founder and chief storyteller of Red Edge Mentoring, a leadership mentoring and training company he leads along with his angel wife Elisa. He is the father of three boys who are also veterans, two lovely daughters, and grandfather of two. He enjoys writing poetry for fun and has composed over 400 gems in the past five years.
Outside Magazine says… “...author and motivational speaker, Brad Barton, is known for using magic to spice up his presentations... Barton’s greatest trick might be demolishing world records. In June, the 53-year-old cinched his fourth masters age-group world record… by more than five seconds. This is simply what Barton does: he’s made a habit of running faster than any man his age should run.”
Brad's professional mission is motivating and inspiring your people to do things they have never done.
Over a 20 + year speaking career, Brad has helped enrich work environments and inspire team member engagement. He has spoken at hundreds of conferences and training events over a 25-year speaking career. Call to see how Brad can World-Class your team culture.
Brent Wilhite is an award-winning marketing and communication professional with more than 20 years of experience across a broad spectrum of disciplines. He’s been interviewed for more than 100 media stories and has been instrumental in delivering high-stakes sales pitches and even higher-pressure presentations.
Brent understands the value of persuasive communication strategies and how they shape public perception and behavior change. He helps organizations develop communication campaigns, brand strategies, public relations and community outreach efforts.
For nearly 4 decades, Dan has taken his expertise and experience in the mortgage, real estate, and insurance fields into corporate training rooms to help fellow agents and loan officers grow their careers. His ability to keep groups engaged in a variety of topics has won him a reputation as an enthusiastic and effective presenter.
As President of Taylor Made Impact, Dan is expanding his focus to include not only the training world, but the keynote platform as well. As always, his purpose is to help people expand their vision of what is possible in both their careers and their personal lives, including tactical strategies for bringing that vision into reality. His first book, “Wake Up, Jack!”, will be published later this year (2023) and followed up by an international book signing tour! Watch for him in a Barnes & Noble near you!
Jodi earned a master's degree in organizational leadership, a bachelor's degree in public relations, and is a certified consultant, coach, and Exactly What to Say guide. When organizations like OC Tanner, Coldwell Banker, and United Way want their teams to grow together through change, they reach out to Jodi.
Her memoir, The Sun Still Shines, is an award-winning and bestselling book. Jodi is working on her fifth book, The Antifragile Mindset, which helps individuals live principles to grow stronger from the storms of life.
Ernie is a fireball of creative energy. An expert on branding and marketing, Ernie shares his knowledge and enthusiasm as a popular speaker, author, illustrator, influencer, and consultant.
His career launched in 1993 as a concept artist and digital designer for a large Ad agency in SLC. Two years later, he founded a small production studio called Ernburn that built a reputation for illustration, animation, video production, ad design, writing, and brand development for various clients, including Maverik, Inc., a regional convenience store chain where he led a highly successful rebranding effort that transformed the tired old country store brand into an excitingly profitable adventure themed brand.