Meet our speakers
Industry leaders and inspirational speakers to inspire and educate you on what you need to know.
Debra’s education and previous career as an engineer inspire her programs focused on conversation skills, networking techniques and rapport building tools for developing relationships, outreach to customers and guests and increasing visibility. Debra is a 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association presenting to audiences around the world that include Google, General Electric, Hyatt Hotels and Toyota. Her bestselling book The Fine Art of Small Talk was joined by her recently released: Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face to Face Communication for Teenagers, published and translated in over two dozen countries. A regular Huffington Post blogger, Debra’s recent media appearances include The Today Show, The Early Show, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News and CNN.
Since 2002, our speaker has presented in the US, Canada, UK and the South Pacific to groups like Vistage International and toured with Anthony Robbins. A Certified Speaking Professional, she excels at turning this somewhat dry topic into a fun and inspiring learning experience. In her past, she worked at Yahoo, helping clients rule the web with pay per click advertising. She founded and sold her own agency and now is a Search Engine Optimization expert and creator of the renowned Findability Formula, causing SEO buzz wherever she goes. When she is not plane hopping to speaking gigs, helping clients with SEO strategy, or running Findability University webinars so people can learn about SEO, she is enjoying the Rocky Mountains at home with her ruggedly handsome husband, sons Evan 18 and Kyle 14, and two adorable Wheaton Terriers. She’s also sneaking Godiva chocolates when no one is looking. At least she thinks no one is looking. Her books, Marketing Espionage: How to Spy on Yourself, Yours Prospects and Your Competitors to Dominate Online, The Findability Formula and Thumbonomics have gotten rave reviews and helped thousands of people get found online and explode their business results.
Kathy Gruver, PhD has graced stages on four continents (including TEDx), three cruise ships and a handful of islands. Her combination of humor, performance background, real life experience and formal education makes her a well-rounded, in-demand speaker. She hosts the TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her PhD in Natural Health. Dr. Gruver is the twelve-time award-winning author of seven books including, Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, and Journey of Healing. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard, and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post and Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, and has appeared on over 250 radio & TV shows including Lifetime, NPR, CBS Radio and SkyNews London. In 2015 she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military and worked to help stop the underground sex trade in her community. For fun and stress relief Gruver does hip hop and flying trapeze.