2022 Keynotes, Panelists & Special Guests
Keynotes & Special Guests
After close to three decades of walking the talk in corporate sales leadership, Nancy Medoff, best-selling author, keynote speaker and executive coach has literally “written the book” on workplace confidence and persuasive communication. Unmute Yourself – Speak Up to Stand Out is a game changer and a call to action for professionals who are ready to get their seat at the table – then build a bigger table. Some speakers talk about empowerment, Nancy walks the talk and provides actionable tools, proven skills and contagious energy to elevate your teams, your programs and your personal brand to the next level. Her signature keynote is a deeper dive on the tactics, principles and anecdotes from her bestselling communication handbook which was featured in Forbes magazine before publication and launched at #1 in its category. One of Thrive Global’s Power Women and recently featured in Boston Magazine as THE Bay State Executive Coach, this “Confidence Evangelist” is a straight shooter both on stage and one on one. Those who work with Nancy raise their game at every stage of their career; some find their unicorn job, negotiate a higher salary, or leapfrog up the corporate ladder. Others successfully change careers, build a massive pipeline or simply level up their leadership presence. From CEO to corporate challenger, those who work with Nancy all have one thing in common: they gain the confidence needed to truly thrive at work. An indoor cycle enthusiast, two-time marathoner, and feet-in-the sand philosopher; Nancy is on a mission and won’t stop until professionals of all ages to step into their strengths, radiate confidence and walk through the doors being opened for them like they own them. When not traveling for work, you’ll find Nancy enjoying the food and beverage scene in her home town of Boston, hiking the trails or sitting beachside on Outer Cape Cod diving into the latest bestseller.
Maria Milagros (Vazquez) is an award winning keynote speaker, award nominated author, TEDx speaker, storyteller, empowerment life coach, and love activist. Whether sharing her life experiences and knowledge through impactful talks, workshops, leadership training, life coaching or videos, Maria uses stories to bring encouragement, education, and love to empower others to get out of their way and break free from hindering thoughts or beliefs, so that they can live amazing lives and leave their unique and positive mark on the world. She is passionate about (cultivating and teaching) living with intention, creating spaces of love, joy and fun, connecting with others, overall health, and empowerment.
A survivor of abuse, depression, and a childhood accident that should’ve left her immobile, Maria embraces her past to create a present of health, happiness, fun, love, and abundance. She believes that she is able to thrive in life not in spite of, but because of, every aspect of her story. She knows that no matter where you come from, what you’ve been through, or what you have done, a healthy mindset shift, rooting into love, and taking personal responsibility, can change every area of your life, as it has for her.
With over 15 years of leadership and personal development educating in her pocket, Maria leaves audiences with relevant tools and shifted mindsets that last well after she steps off the stage. Her authentic congruence, infectious energy, and ability to teach from a relatable and positive perspective leaves attendees feeling like they had a fun and deep conversation with a trusted friend.
When not speaking or coaching, Maria can usually be found making memories with her incredible daughter, meditating, dancing in public places, leading group fitness classes, reading, or watching a Marvel movie.
To inquire about her speaking availability, one-on-one coaching, or book “Super Sparkly Everything”, or to sign up to get the free weekly email, please visit her website at www.mariamilagros.net.
Stacey (Hamwey) Shipman – publisher of Shed The Formality, an email newsletter for entrepreneurs and founder of Hamwey’s Hummus – is here to remove formal protocols stifling personalities and ideas.
Because you can’t advocate for yourself or your genius hiding behind: “I’m too busy,” perfectionism, data, introversion, collaborators who get all the credit, or the belief you need more credentials. Plus, human connection is impossible when you’re acting like a robot.
Boring, bland and basic are default settings – they aren’t the only settings. With Stacey’s guidance, you will drop learned behaviors that never felt natural in the first place, step out of the conventional bubble and perform at your best (and without the pressure).
Connect with Stacey
Linkedin – linkedin.com/in/staceyshipman
Instagram – @shedtheformality