Meet the Speakers



Michelle Tillis Lederman, is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations. An expert on workplace communications and relationships, Michelle's mission is to help people work better together and advance their individual impact. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books including the #1 new release The Connectors Advantage and the internationally recognized, The 11 Laws of Likability.

Michelle, named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is a connection creator and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership programs for fortune 500, non-profit, university and government clients. Her clients include JPMorgan, J&J, Deutsche Bank, Michigan State University, MetLife, Sony, Ernst & Young, the Department of Environmental Protection, and Madison Square Garden. Passionate about education, Michelle served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU, on the faculty of the American Management Association, Lehigh Executive Education, and Rutgers Executive Education.

A former finance executive and NYU Professor, Michelle is a regular in the media appearing on CBS, NBC, Fox, NPR, CNBC, the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, US News & World Report, MSNBC, Forbes and USA Today among many others.

Michelle spent a decade in finance with positions in audit, M&A, financial consulting, VC, and hedge fund investing. She received her BS from Lehigh University, her MBA from Columbia Business School, and her coaching certification from iPec and holds the PCC certification from the International Coaching Federation. Michelle earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation for the National Speakers Association. Executive Essentials is a certified Women Business Enterprise.





Jay Baer helps businesses clone their customers.

He is a 7th generation entrepreneur, has written 6 best-selling books, and has founded 5 multi-million dollar companies.

He is the President of Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that works with the world’s most iconic brands -- like The United Nations, 3M, and Hilton -- gain and keep more customers.

A recent inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame, he’s also an avid tequila collector, and a certified barbecue judge.





A highly sought-after author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders.  

The irony of Dave’s productive mission is that he considers himself inherently chaotic and unfocused. In fact, he was once clinically diagnosed as "off-the-charts" ADHD. Yet Dave took this diagnosis as a personal challenge and developed simple systems that high-performing leaders utilize to improve focus and productivity.  

Crenshaw received his business management degree from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University and was mentored and taught by many serial entrepreneurs. He began his career in 1998 as a firm's youngest independent small-business consultant at the time, and then later developed his own materials for helping leaders in companies of all sizes.

Dave Crenshaw’s humorous and entertaining approach always hits the mark with audiences. His speeches are described as dynamic and life-changing. He also frequently appears in the news worldwide, including TIME magazine, FastCompany, USA Today and the BBC News. However, Dave is most proud of being cited by Chuck Norris in The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book.

Dave’s first book, The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done, is a time management bestseller. His five books are available in eight languages worldwide, including Korean, Italian, and German. Dave’s courses on LinkedIn Learning—including Time Management Fundamentals and Improving Your Focus—have received over 15 million views.

He is the founder and CEO of Invaluable Inc., a coaching and training corporation that has helped build productive leaders around the world.

Dave lives in the shadow of Utah’s Rocky Mountains and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.





Susan Hite is the creator of Susan’s Train Your Brain Series™, featuring seven principles for personal growth and professional development and serves as President of Hite Resources, Inc. since 2001.

In addition to utilizing her Train Your Brain principles for survival, success and significance in the workplace, Susan is MBTI® and FIRO-B® certified and is a licensed consultant of the behavioral tool Psycho-Geometrics® that is used to identify behaviors to reach desired results, especially in communication. She also has her certification in a complexity reduction program, which is a system to raise awareness of bad complexity behaviors and provide tools and solutions for decreasing it, while increasing profit, agility and morale.