Speakers nationwide will share their inspiring personal stories and solid advice revolving around:
- Career exploration
- The unconventional approach to the modern job search
- How to be creative and tell your or your organization's story
- Male and female entrepreneurs from many different industries
- Veterans who have found their niche
Top-notch speakers across the country:
When Lester Holt of NBC nightly news, interviewed Nancy Lyons in November 2014, and she said "Who cares about the soda! If you don't feel good about where you work and don't believe what leadership is saying to you, then no can of soda is going to fix that for you." we knew she had be involved in The Niche Movement. Fast forward more than 18 months, later, Nancy has become a friend of The Niche Movement, wrote the foreword to our book and is now our keynote speaker.
Nancy is a Culturalist who speaks about the intersection of leadership, entrepreneurialism, technology, and people. Nancy has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork. Seeing work and the culture of work as the next economic frontier, she pushes the progressive boundaries of how we think about professional and personal lives.
Kali Hawlk loves all things related to branding, messaging, and inbound marketing, and enjoys spending her time leading all marketing efforts and activities at XY Planning Network. She’s also a freelance writer and is passionate about using her skills and knowledge to help others make, do, and create more.
Before joining XYPN, Kali ran a marketing management business for financial planners. And today, she continues to work a contributing writer for a variety of publications, including The Huffington Post, Tech Cocktail, Investopedia, Mint, Discover, Trulia, and Student Loan Hero. She’s been featured as a financial expert for Millennials in many online publications including Forbes, Fast Company, US News, and Mashable.
Stacy Campesi is the owner of SLC Coaching. She is passionate about helping young professionals who are stuck in unfulfilling jobs find passion and fire in their career again.
Stacy knows firsthand that navigating the “real-world” as a young professional isn’t easy. She loves working with clients who feel trapped in their current jobs and constantly feel frustrated, hopeless, and yearning for more. By cutting through the uncertainty, self-doubt, and fear of change that holds them back, Stacy is able to help her clients make decisions that get them what they want, without compromising a thing!
In addition to her coach training through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Stacy holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Leadership. She is certified as an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner and is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Bryan (@BusinessBryan) is the lead writer for the Motoring section at Gear Patrol, a men's adventure lifestyle website and print publication, he has the job description he's been working towards. The best part of his job consists of flying around the world test driving exotic cars and riding beautiful motorcycles in equally stunning locales, but says “at an extremely close second is actually sitting down at a desk, writing and getting to share those adventures.” You can read some of Bryan’s work, here.
Michael Parrish DuDell
Michael is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business and Shark Tank Secrets to Success—the official business books from ABC’s hit reality show.
Ranked as one of the top three most popular business authors by Amazon.com and named “one of nation’s leading Millennial voices” by IBM, Michael is a recognized industry expert and television commentator who is regularly featured across numerous media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, NBC News, and many more.
Michael is a contributor to several publications and authors a quarterly small business column for Costco Connection, which has a mailed monthly circulation of 8.6 million. He also hosts and co-executive produces The Next Crop—a syndicated web series sponsored by Citrix and in partnership with Forbes Media that showcases the next generation of business and media influencers.
Amma Marfo is a thoughtful, yet incurably silly, independent educational professional based in Boston, MA. As a writer, higher education speaker and popular culture enthusiast, she’s dedicated to the idea that our leisure pursuits can inform and enrich the work we do. She is an outspoken advocate for creativity, believes strongly in the power of humor, and looks forward to helping you find the way you live and work best.
You can follow her on Twitter @ammamarfo, especially if you know how she might be able to become friends with Gina Rodriguez or Jack Falahee.
Mary (@marytothej) Johnson hails from the Jersey Shore and loves going to the beach any chance she can get. She has worked at HBO for four years in the Corporate Social Responsibility department (aka corporate philanthropy)(aka large company gives back to the community on a local, national, and sometimes international level). In her spare time, Mary enjoys performing improv and sketch writing for The People’s Improv Theater in NYC. She loves buffalo chicken everything and can closely identify with the Cookie Monster.
Amanda Morrison (@dontsithome) is an entrepreneur and the Founder & CEO of Don't Sit Home, which is a social media experience, management, consulting, concierge and events business with the core being about things to do, places to go, people to meet, and beyond. She left the corporate world in 2014 to follow her passion of helping to inspire people to go out and live the best life possible, as well as, to find hidden treasures around them in a variety of genres. To her followers, she has become a social influencer through her social media platforms, links, videos, photos, and narratives that opens them up to not only the predictable, but also the wild, unique, and wonderful.
Like most adolescents, Warren (@warrencasselljr) balances his time between schoolwork and extracurricular activities, but that’s probably the most he has in common with his peers. Warren, 17, is an award-winning entrepreneur, published author and business student at the George Washington University.