Our Speakers

Our team of speakers include multiple Certified Speaking Professional and Hall of Famers. No matter the audience or topic, we can pair you with the perfect presenter that will make your event memorable.

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If a picture tells a thousand words, then how many does video footage? See for yourself the type of talent that ASB brings to the table.

Dr. rick goodman


Dr. Rick Goodman, CSP, is renowned as one of the most sought-after leadership and engagement experts. His keynote presentations and breakout sessions have produced transformational results leading to happier employees, increased productivity and, most importantly, HIGHER PROFITS.

Dr. Rick has the distinction of delivering over 1,000 presentations in all 50 states and six countries. In 2014, he earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.



Bruce Turkel


Useful. Valuable. Enjoyable. These three words sum up Bruce Turkel’s communication philosophy and style. Whether he’s helping his ad agency clients develop robust, memorable brands, keeping audiences riveted and entertained during one of his many speaking engagements, writing another compelling post for his popular blog or giving useful branding and advertising advice on a national news program, he lives and breathes this philosophy. 

Bruce conveys the importance of building strong brands to his clients, audiences and readers, and shows them how to build their own brand value.

Mary c. kelly

pHd, csp, cdr, us navy (ret)

Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret) is an internationally known economist and leadership expert, specializing in productivity, communication, and business profit growth.

Mary is the CEO of Productive Leaders, with sites in Dallas, Texas and Denver, Colorado.

Mary has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals including Forbes, Money Magazine, Entrepreneur, Yahoo Finance, Success, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens of business journals.



Willie jolley

phd, csp, cpae

Dr. Jolley uses his public platform to pursue his mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their God-given potential! Many know him as the speaker Ford Motors called on when they were on the brink of bankruptcy. His work helped Ford reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Dollar profits!

Dr. Jolley has built a reputation of being captivating, compelling and life changing! No matter the venue, from his iHeartRadio Willie Jolley Wealthy Ways podcast to his SiriusXM Radio show, to his audiences like Walmart, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott or The Million Dollar Round Table, Dr. Jolley keeps it moving with high energy, high content and great enthusiasm. He delivers memorable nuggets and usable strategies on how every person can live a better life, one day at a time!

Jess Todtfeld


Jess Todtfeld, CSP, is one of the leading communication and media training authorities in the U.S.  With more than 15 years as a media trainer and consultant, Todtfeld helps CEOs, business executives, spokespersons, public relations representatives, experts, and authors to become more confident, more in control, and to create more results from their speaking engagements and media appearances.



Carolyn Strauss


If you are looking for high energy, high content and sales, and business experience, Carolyn Strauss is the speaker for your event. Carolyn Strauss is one of only 800 Certified Speaking Professionals in the world. She is a sales and persuasion expert who spent 18 years on-camera on The Home Shopping Network where she personally sold over $160 Million of her clothing line, the Carolyn Strauss Collection, even selling $1 Million in one day.

In addition to thousands of appearances on HSN, Carolyn has appeared on PBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, Food Network, and Lifetime Television Network. She also hosted her own radio show, The Perfect Image with Carolyn Strauss. She is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Joel Block


Joel has been demystifying money and giving audiences the inside track on business, financial, and economic topics for 15+ years with strategies from organizing more than 40 different companies. He has advised hundreds more and has taught thousands of people innovative ways to think about profit, leadership, innovation, and sales. Joel sold one of his startups to a Fortune 500 and now is a national media guest and regular speaker on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, and elsewhere sharing monetary strategies of the nation’s financial elite with corporate and entrepreneurial business audiences.



Jerome Josephs


Jerome Joseph, CSP, Global Speaking Fellow has 23 years of experience including running a public listed brand agency as their CEO. He is a brand experience strategist, brand coach and best-selling author of 8 BOOKS on Branding. His experience with world-acclaimed brands has led him to become one of the early pioneers of internal branding – an employee and company culture focused approach to branding as well as driving brand across people, customers and organisations. With more than twenty years of branding experience under his belt, Jerome is a master in innovative brand differentiation and creating extraordinary branded experiences. 

Troy hazard


Through his business career he has owned a diverse range of businesses including a recording studio, an advertising agency, a pizza restaurant franchise, real estate brokerage, property development company, pool and spa service company, leading franchise consulting business, a technology business, and a television production and broadcast facility.

Hazard’s business talents earned him international respect, so much so that he was elected by the worlds foremost business leaders for the role of Global President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a role he says was one of his greatest challenges. 



Andrew bryant


As a Global Influence on Self-leadership and Effective leadership, Andrew Bryant is on a mission to ‘Wake People Up’ to the power of taking ownership for your thinking, feeling and actions.

Andrew Bryant is a best-selling author, Certified Speaking Professional, and an Executive Coach. He has spoken for TEDx and for audiences as large as 12,000. He facilitates breakthrough learning sessions and cultural change for senior leadership teams and helps C-level leaders scale themselves and their companies through 1 to 1 coaching. 

Scott lesnick


Scott Lesnick is a high content international keynote speaker who is motivational, instructional and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive breakout sessions and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott earned his CSP- Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. Only 12% of speakers world-wide have this designation! In addition, Scott has 20+ award-winning sales and management years at Shaw Industries a Berkshire Hathaway Fortune 500 company.



Paul ter wal


Make Your Choice. As an international Human Capital consultant, speaker, author in the field of employability, engagement, accountability, Paul works for all different kind of industries and well known companies, like Mercedes Benz, AON, University Namibia, CIC.

His model is called: Value-to-Profit: his model gives 7 keys to increase engagement and profitability with scientific proof. How to improve the Human Capital of your organization. When Paul is talking an audience will turn into listeners. His ideas on happy workers, that build successful companies, will change the way you think.

Joseph A. Michelli


Joseph holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Authors Guild. He received his Masters and Doctorate from the University of SouthernCalifornia. 

Joseph has won the Asian Brand Excellence Award, is an editorial board member for the Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), and is on the founders’ council of CustomerExperienceOne. He was named as one of the Top 10 thought leaders in Customer Service by Global Gurus.



Phil Gerbyshak

Phil Gerbyshak knows sales. 

He’s a sales speaker, a sales executive, a sales expert, a sales leader mentor, a sales podcaster, and a sales coach.

Phil has worked in sales for years, starting by selling high-speed Internet when the Internet was using dial-up, was a stockbroker, a software salesman, and has even sold advertising.

sima dahl


Sima Dahl, CSP, AS, and MBA, is an international speaker and branding visionary who will revolutionize the way you think about the business of personal brands. Her experience as an award-winning marketer paved the way for Sway Factor™, her ground-breaking personal branding framework that empowers professionals to generate demand for who they are and what they do. With bold candor, unfiltered honesty, and her signature charismatic style, Sima has traveled from Boston to Budapest showing business owners, enterprise sales teams, and association audiences how to out-hire, out-sell, and out-perform the competition.



John Gallina

Born, raised, and residing in Statesville, North Carolina, John Gallina made his first career move by joining the National Guard, then later becoming a General Contractor. 

He was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, where he sustained injuries and received the Purple Heart for his actions in combat.