Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you'd be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole's distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her unable to speak or walk for ten months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed. Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Nicole's empowers people with three key beliefs: failure and risk is the price of entry for achieving something great; sometimes you need to yield to overcome; and her personal mantra - "nobody wants to lead a scripted life."
Rashmi Airan is a keynote speaker and consultant determined to create organizational cultures focused on integrity, authenticity, and accountability. Rashmi instills audiences with the energy and understanding to create the safe space that will allow us to engage in courageous conversations in all aspects of our lives. She will create a strategy for any organization to address reputational risk issues as they arise. Rashmi utilizes her own experiences to share her human performance methodology, technique and mindset that will catalyze leadership, growth and stability in all organizations.
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Abhi Golhar is a media host, educator, and sought-after speaker with a large national following and wealth of resources to share in the RE investment industry. He has built and manages a sizeable, profitable investment portfolio across the Southeast US, with expertise in benchmark markets.
Carl Carter, Jr., is a Realtor® and the Founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving agent safety. His mother, Realtor® Beverly Carter, lost her life at the hands of two clients in 2014. Since his mother's passing, Carl has dedicated as much time as possible to spreading the message of safety. He has a Master and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of AR in Little Rock, AR, and is currently pursuing an Executive Masters in Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service.
Business strategist and educator, Travis Everette (DREI) is actively involved at almost every conceivable level in the real estate field. Having founded a thriving real estate brokerage of over 120 agents as well as a highly successful real estate school, his experience in the field and his dynamic mentoring skills are the centerpiece of his presentation style. Awarded many times over for sales and office growth, named North Carolina Real Estate Educator of the Year, and supported by legions of professionals who seek his guidance, Travis will deliver courses that pack a punch. His philosophy is quite simple... help students break through their barriers through inspired defiance. He provides relatable content with a memorable energy and insightful observations on real life solutions to every day challenges. Students should be prepared to laugh, to learn, and to love their business as they leave with actionable strategic tools. Travis will focus his boundless energy the intent of helping attendees get out of their own way of achieving success.
Chris Janzer is the Assistant Director in the Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability (OEAA) and leads the Accountability Unit within the Michigan Department of Education. He oversees Michigan’s K-12 accountability systems. Chris joined MDE in October, 2008 as an accountability analyst. In 2015-17, he carried out the implementation of a new accountability system under Michigan’s federally approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. He is currently working on enhancing the Parent Dashboard on MI School Data to ensure its continued success. Previously, he was the data analyst for Howell Public Schools where his responsibilities included state and federal reporting.
Chris Lambert thought seeking a marketing degree while living the frat life at Indiana University might lead him to law school and later to a career as a real estate developer. Boy, was he off! During his junior year, a spiritual awakening led to Bible studies replacing beer bongs. Then a call to Fuller and Gordon-Conwell seminaries, where he earned his MDiv and doctorate in preaching. For seven months in 2007, he and his wife helped a Liberian village raise needed resources for a well, farm animals and a new school building. That experience cemented his passion for community development. Upon returning to the U.S., he founded a church called Ekklesia. In 2010, he started Life Remodeled, loosely based on the TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” After three years of projects centered on building houses from the ground up in six days that were deeded to deserving families, Lambert partnered with the Detroit Public Schools to refocus Life Remodeled’s efforts on under-resourced high schools and their surrounding neighborhoods, evolving into a transformative citywide community rebuilding initiative. In the last four summers, Life Remodeled has mobilized more than 40,000 volunteers from business, community and church organizations to set the groundwork for sustainable change in four Detroit neighborhoods, each focused on bettering public education and creating safe passages for attending students. Maybe that development career wasn’t so far off after all.
Greg Peters coaches individuals, trains staff, and presents to associations and other groups on the topic of developing their skills and systems to build better connections and stronger networks. He is the author of the acclaimed blog, “The Reluctant Networker” at www.thereluctantnetworker.com. He contributes a weekly networking tip to the Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider program on 1290AM WLBY in Ann Arbor. He also has a weekly column in AnnArbor.com. Greg built and maintained a thriving Web development business over the course of fifteen years using the networking skills he learned and refined during that time. A computer programmer by training, he was the original reluctant networker. Through study, practice, and lots of trial and error, he has been able to transform himself into a true networking professional — a transformation he would like to help all entrepreneurs make.
In her motivational speaking, Janine identifies the pitfalls that keep goals hidden in plain sight and shares ‘life-hacks’ to avoid them. Ultimately Janine helps others uncover their own unique life mission and be inspired to follow it. Her stories are comical – and touching, Janine will ultimately challenge each audience member to: “Do what they can, with what they have, from where they are,” with their lives, careers, and relationships.
Jeremias is a tech-savvy millennial who speaks from the heart and specializes in helping everyone improve their techxpertise regardless of skill level or generational differences. He engages his audiences with high energy, comedic performances that are infused with relative stories from his real-life experiences as a real estate practitioner of almost 14 years. He provides a fresh perspective with a no fluff, authentic style of delivery. He has been training business people for over 16 years to overcome their fears and start crushing their goals. His speaking career began 28 years ago when he was the ring announcer for his third grade elementary school circus.
Margo Rosenthal is an IPX1031 Account Executive and an attorney licensed to practice in Michigan. She is a frequent speaker on 1031 Exchanges, having done seminars for ICLE (Institute of Continuing Legal Education), Homeward Bound Series, continuing education for CPAs and for groups of attorneys and brokers in the Michigan metropolitan area. Margo has also published a chapter on Title Insurance for the Michigan Residential Real Estate Transaction Book published by ICLE (Institute of Continuing Legal Education). After graduating with high honors from Wayne State University, Margo received her Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law.
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