What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”   ​​ 
​​~Ralph Waldo Emerson


​​​The Power of Inspiration

More info and Speaker's Bios coming soon. We are very busy lining up ​an amazing group of industry experts, thought leaders, and engaging speakers from across the globe.

Cecile Morris, PhD, MBA, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Consultant, Speaker, and Trainer, Cecile has worked in HR and Operations with NovaCare Inc. a national rehabilitation company, the University of California, Santa Cruz, HMSHost Inc, and Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hawaii. Her work experience spanned corporations, non-profit and the public sector across health care, food and beverage and higher education. 

She completed her Law Degree at Monterey College of Law where she received her JD in 2005, and completed her MBA with the University of Phoenix. She received her PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University. Her dissertation was a Quantitative Study on Generations and Job Satisfaction. She has been adjunct faculty with several universities and colleges online, on ground and blended learning since 2011. She teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students on a variety of courses relating to leadership, management, and human resources. 

In addition to credit courses she teaches professional development courses for Windward and Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu. Cecile sat on the national exam writing panel for the SPHR-PHR for the HR Certification Institute and holds her SPHR and SHRM-SCP. In 2017 she presented at the California Assisted Living Conference in Burlingame, California and the Colorado Leading/Age Conference in Denver.

A highly experienced speaker and consultant, Cecile has developed and facillitated curriculum and workshops,
across a broad range of HR and employment law topics, including, but not limited to harassment, sexual harassment, management and leadership, performance management, diversity, workplace culture, legal and ethical issues, negotiation, strategic management, recruitment, training, and global issues in HR.

Jimmy Taylor, SPHR, is a 25 year entrepreneur, HR leader, speaker, consultant, and executive coach.
Currently he works with companies to improve engagement and reduce turnover. He also partners with family owned businesses to develop roadmaps for successful transitions to the next generation of ownership. 

Previously he was a founding partner of Novotus, a Texas based Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider three times named the number one mid-market RPO by HRO Today. He is a former member of the Board of Trustee's
for DallasHR, and serves as a District Director for Texas SHRM.He is a graduate of The University of Texas in Arlington, with A BA in Communications.

Jimmy uses his experience in both talent management/development and business leadership to help owners and company leaders understand, design, change and grow themselves and their companies. His passion is helping leaders and the teams they serve reach their potential.

His most requested topics include Organizational Culture, Leadership, and Talent Management, but like all of our speakers, can customize a presentation based on your needs.

When Jimmy brings a presentation to your group, people connect with the authenticity of the message. It is a message delivered not just based on his experience as a speaker, but through more than two decades of leading people and driving business results. The audience hears and responds to the stories of change and success, built on
a foundation of research data selected for the group he is in front of. Mix in a down to earth approach, ideas that
can be actioned immediately, and lots of laughs, and the result is attendee’s who engage and are encouraged. 
  
He relates to the audiences where they are – because he has likely been there. For the business owner he knows
the victories (built and sold three companies), and the defeats (a business failure that meant losing it all and starting over). For the human resource and talent acquisition leader he has led recruiting teams and people change efforts
for small companies to one with more than 15,000 employees. 

Robert F. Benson, M.A., SPHR, is a highly respected and sought out speaker and consultant in the areas of organizational culture and leadership. In his 20 years as a consultant, Robert has delivered customized interventions focusing on safety, leadership and organizational alignment across industry, both nationally and internationally. His clients have included PCL Industrial Construction, Helmerich & Payne IDC, Magellan Midstream, Matrix Service Company, Laredo Petroleum, Georgia‐Pacific, St. John Health System, BorgWarner, Dow Chemical, Baxter Health Care, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Robert currently holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.  He has earned the highly respected International Association of Facilitators Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), a designation achieved after rigorous examination and held by less than 500 facilitators world-wide. He was a charter member of the Society for Advancement of Consulting, an international organization whose members demonstrate the highest professionalism, ethics, and history of successful interventions. He is a Certified Master Trainer of the Trouble Shooting Logic methodologies and an Inscape Certified DiSC Trainer. Robert is the former Lead Consultant & Managing Partner for Learning Unlimited Corporation, and the former President of First Steps Training and Development, Inc.


Kristi Spaethe, PHR, SHRM-CP, Speaker, Trainer and Consultant, has over 
10 years of experience assisting organizations in realizing their best practices in Human Resources and beyond.
She has worked with organization including QuikTrip, NORDAM and Solvay among others. She brings a vast
array of experience in business and HR processes and procedures. Kristi is a graduate of Northeastern State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Human Resources Development.
Kristi is a very active member of The Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA), and has served on several Boards, Kristi currently serves as the organization's President.
 
As an HR Consultant, Kristi brings her many years of experience in all HR disciplines to your organization. She specializes in meeting companies “where they are at” and tailoring any needs to fit the needs and culture of the organizations she works with. Kristi has worked to build the HR Foundation with the different organizations she
has worked with in ways such as creating an Employee Handbook and associated Policies and Procedures, implementing compensation best practices, developing robust procedures for employee relations and so many others.
 
As a Speaker and Trainer, Kristi brings a dynamic and straight forward approach regarding Human Resources disciplines and Business Best Practices. Kristi’s training curriculum and current programs include:
 
Workplace Culture and the #metoo Movement
Move Over: Creating your Seat at the Table
Cultural Collaboration: Is Competence Enough?
Performance Management: It’s More than You Might Think