Mindy Mackenzie – Speaker, CEO Consultant and Author of The Courage Solution: The Power of Truth Telling with Your Boss, Peers, and Team
Mindy Mackenzie is a sought-after speaker among major corporations and conferences. An expert on truth-telling in the workplace, Mindy’s authentic and straightforward style cuts through the noise of typical keynotes. Undaunted by the proverbial elephant in the room, Mindy has a knack for getting at the heart of what her audience really wants to know. Mindy is also the author of The Courage Solution: The Power of Truth Telling with Your Boss, Peers, and Team. In addition to speaking, as founder of MM Enterprises, Mindy advises CEOs and C-suite executives to help them increase both their personal fulfillment and professional impact. Before founding MM Enterprises, Mindy served as Chief Performance Officer of Beam, Inc., where she was responsible for a team of 150 and led consistent out-performance with market share gains and double-digit earnings growth. In this role, Mindy earned the nickname of the “Velvet Hammer” because she crushed the norm of avoiding sensitive topics, but she did it with style and grace. Prior to working at Beam, Mindy spent five years at Campbell Soup Co. and nine years at Wal-Mart, advancing through various Senior Leadership HR and Organizational Development roles. Mindy currently serves as a senior advisor for McKinsey & Company, one of the most prestigious management and consulting firms in the world. Additionally, she serves as Director on the Board of Fifth Third Bank (Chicago Affiliate).
Bill Bartlett – A Sandler Training Center Executive Coaching and Author of The Sales Coach’s Playbook: Breaking the Performance Code
Bill Bartlett is Founder and president of Corporate Strategies & Solutions Inc., a training and consulting business dedicated to furthering the professional development of business executives and sales leaders through comprehensive, reinforced training and executive coaching. He possesses a proven track record of success as an award-winning trainer and corporate coach and brings added value to any company seeking sales & management training, coaching, and improved client retention. Bill is a sought after speaker who has helped countless professionals achieve heights previously unimagined. He specializes in analyzing business culture & growth strategy and developing customized training and coaching to focus on areas such as leadership, sales and professional development. His programs have ranked as the #1 training program by Entrepreneur Magazine twelve times, the most recently in 2015. He won the David H. Sandler Award, the Sandler Training Pinnacle Award, the Sandler Training Summit Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.