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Speakers Bureau

Do you need a speaker for your next event, seminar, or workshop? Please feel free to contact any of the NAWBO Kentucky Speakers Bureau Members. If you are interested in being a part of the NAWBO Kentucky Speakers Bureau, please contact Executive Director, Stephanie Geddes


Dr. Jan Anderson, PsyD, LPCC

LifeWise by Dr. Jan




Speaking Fee: Varies

About Dr. Jan:

Hello, I’m Dr. Jan Anderson.  I’m a counseling psychologist and I specialize in relationship and life strategies for professionals and executives.  I’ve been in private practice since 2000,  am a featured columnist for M.D.Update magazine and a speaker and consultant to organizations interested in evidence-based approaches to relationships, work, wellness and life transitions. 

One of the things that’s different about me is I have a diverse background of real-world corporate business experience, academic training and expertise in mindfulness-based therapies.

Speaking Topics:

How to Perform Under Pressure

The ability to understand and manage pressure is a key life skill.  Dr. Jan reveals the science and psychology behind how to do your best when it matters most and offers evidence-based short-term and long-term solutions so you can stay calm under pressure, focus on what’s important and respond in a non-reactive way.

Building Resilience: How to Get a Grip, Get Back Up and Go On

Dr. Jan explores powerful, evidence-based strategies to jump-start the resilience-building process — including how to figure out which strategies match up best with your unique situation and individual circumstances — so it’s easier to get back up when you get knocked down and persevere in the face of life’s inevitable setbacks, challenges and disappointments.

How to Use Mindfulness to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness

The business case for mindfulness: If you’re fully present on the job, you’ll be more focused and productive, you’ll make better decisions and you will work better with other people.  Dr.  Jan’s mindfulness meditation program — specifically designed for executives and professionals — includes practical ways to incorporate mindfulness principles into your lifestyle and workday in a way that feels easy and natural.

Mindful Eating for People Who Love Food, Wine and Eating Out

Mindfulness-Based Eating is not about dieting, deprivation or giving up foods you enjoy.   This customized program — specifically designed for people who love food, wine and eating out — includes guided experiences of mindful eating, so it can become part of your lifestyle in a way that feels easy and natural. Get ready to cultivate your “inner gourmet.”

How to Be in a Relationship Without Losing Yourself

Studies show that intimate relationships are the single most important source of life satisfaction.  Taking a relationship for granted or trying too hard to save a relationship puts it at risk.  How can we consciously cultivate our connection, get it back when we lose it and keep it going?  Dr. Jan explores evidence-based ways you can become more receptive, confide your needs and air your dissatisfactions without losing your partner’s affection.



Whitney Bishop

Whitney Bishop, LLC




Speaking fee: Varies, contact for fee

Speaking topics: Dealing with personal and professional change, personal accountability, habits & routines, time and self-management for greater success, improving the quality & outcomes of your meetings & training sessions. 

Signature Presentations: Make 3 Changes™: Move Forward.  The practical and powerful framework for leaders who want to move forward during times of change, challenge or opportunity with greater clarity, confidence and impact. 

Live by Design:  Design Your Deliberate Life.  Looking closer at the number of hours in a day you do things on purpose, with purpose.  Discover 3 strategies that will allow you to live a more deliberate life. 

Lead by Design:  Leadership with Purpose.  Creating awareness about the ways in which you lead by design and the ways in which you lead by default.  Discover the questions you need to ask and answer daily to help you lead with greater purpose and impact.

Whitney Bishop, Change Agent  

For more than 20 years, Whitney Bishop has engaged audiences as a facilitator, participant-centered trainer, and inspirational speaker on the national stage.  Each experience is customized and personalized to meet and exceed the audience’s expectations.  Her entrepreneurial endeavors and professional roles as a leader in the non-profit and private sector provide a depth and context that benefits audiences of all kinds.  Whitney’s enthusiasm, curiosity & desire to be of service to others leave her audiences feeling energized, encouraged and thinking differently about the choices, challenges and opportunities they face. 



Cathy Fyock,


Cathy Fyock, LLC

The Business Book Strategist




Speaking fee: Varies

Speaking topics:

• Writing Blogs, Articles, and Books to Boost Your Career/Business

• I Think I Can! I Think I Can! The Role of Self-Efficacy in Achieving Your Goals

• Hallelujah! An Anthem  for Purposeful Work 

Cathy Fyock is The Business Book Strategist, providing you with the intensive support you need to get your book DONE.  She is the author of seven published books and several forthcoming books, six workbooks, four e-learning modules, chapters in four books, website tool kits, as well as hundreds of articles, blog posts, white papers, and newsletters, and has mastered the art of getting a book on paper quickly, and then using her speaking and writing to generate revenue streams and create new business opportunities.  She leads her own consulting/coaching/speaking practice and has been a member of the National Speakers Association for more than 20 years.

Prior to this new direction, Cathy has been an Employment Strategist, combining her knowledge of work force issues and her talents as a speaker, consultant and author to inspire business leaders to attract and engage top talent and improve productivity in an aging and changing workplace.  She has worked as the leader of her own firm—Innovative Management Concepts—for more than 20 years, and has been a consultant with several national/regional consulting practices.

Cathy helps aspiring consultants through her webinars and coaching programs, and supports small business owners, consultants and speakers in leveraging speaking and writing to build their businesses through a variety of services, including her books, webinar programs, one-on-one and group coaching programs, and consulting.

A dynamic speaker and seminar leader, Cathy has provided over 200 national seminars for the Society for Human Resource Management, including presentations at more than 20 annual conferences. As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Cathy has demonstrated her dedication to excellence in speaking. Cathy has been a member of the National Speakers Association for more than 20 years.



S. Denise Jerome 

Michaelis Events, LLC




Speaking Fee: Contact for fees

Speaking Topics: 

• Innovation in the Workplace

• Blending Family in the Workplace

• Trials of Starting a New Business

• There is Always a Way to Make it Work...

Denise is the President of Michaelis Events, LLC. She founded the company, along with her husband of 30 years, in 1999. Together they developed the original business model and reinvented it over the years as business needs changed and other opportunities developed.

Denise’s career began as a Laboratory Technician and was quickly promoted to Laboratory Management. Her personnel skills and ability to implement standard procedures improved performance, personnel reliability, and departmental quality and efficiency. She has managed multiple Laboratory Departments, Information Management Systems, Sales Personnel, and Marketing.

The drive to entrepreneurism and the need to improve a family environment eventually took over and EuroMarket, LLC (a Specialty store with a Café) was born. Catering became popular and grew from small lunch orders to weddings and large special events. In 2014, the company was renamed to Michaelis Events, LLC and rebranded as an events company.

The continued growth of the company is a product of diversity, planning, structure, and innovation.  In 2014, additional lines of business were added to Michaelis Events. These businesses include Shea’s Event Design & Décor, The Dessert Boutique, and Venue Management.

Denise’s business and personnel experience is grounded in strong academics and personal trials. She  holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry. She is the current President of the NAWBO Kentucky Chapter. 



Kel McBride, MLS, CEOLS

End of Life, Death, & Dying Educator and Trainer
Clearly Depart, LLC

“The Lively Death Lady”




Speaking Fees: Contact for a mutually beneficial solution

Speaking Topics: Looking to offer a unique topic to your next meeting? Do you desire to be more comprehensive in your wellness programing? Or perhaps just looking for a little fun with a taboo topic? Clearly Depart offers delightful and engaging presentations, workshops and keynotes on a variety of death and dying topics that will get your participants talking and motivated to make changes in their lives. Custom presentations are available to suit your organization or business’s needs. Current offerings include:

  • Dying with Dignity: Autonomy and the End of Life
  • How to Dispose of the Body, Yours
  • Creating an Environmentally Friendly Death
  • Affordable End of Life Options
  • Individualized Funerals: How to Ensure Your Funeral Represents Your Uniqueness
  • An Ethical Departure: Values and Ethics in Your Death and Legacy
  • The Conversation: Talking with Friends and Family to Ensure Understanding of Your Wishes
  • Strategies for developing your descendant’s Instructions
  • Think it Over Before You’re Under: A Personal Death Attitude Assessment
  • Roots of American Death Practices
  • A Death Changing Experience (a comprehensive program)


Kel McBride, The Lively Death Lady

Kel McBride, enjoys working with clients of all ages from those who believe their death to be in the distant future to those who know it is likely closer than ever.  Contrary to assumptions about the topic, McBride believes in the value of working with younger clients as a younger person’s death is often more traumatic for those left behind and a well-documented end of life plan has even more value.

An experienced presenter, educator and trainer for over 20 years, McBride has presented in 7 countries and most of the US as well as enjoying the opportunity to be a TEDx speaker. With her background in health care (from a state wide non-profit to a large global company), connections with a variety of health, financial, legal, and death care industry professionals, and extensive training in adult learning and methodology she is the right person to bring “life” to the challenging topic of death.