The NEW IACC speaker's directory is provided to all chambers as a member benefit. Members may use the directory to source speakers for their own events/trainings, as well as other community/business events as needed.
The directory features speakers who may have worked with a chamber in the past or are looking to expand their audience. Although their affiliation with IACC does not imply endorsement, these speaker's can serve as a valuable resource to our members and have demonstrated their interest in supporting the chamber industry. Their listing helps support our association, and we encourage you to consider them when looking for potential speakers or trainers.
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Erik Dominguez - Speak Up Stories - Keynote Presenter
Speaking Rate: $2,500-$5,000
Base Location: Des Moines, IA
Previous Relevant Speaking Engagements: Speaking at 60-70 events per year
Speaking Topics or Specialty: Communication, Public Speaking, Confidence, Sales Confidence, Emotional Intelligence
Bio: I am a communications, confidence, and storytelling speaker and trainer with a unique approach to speaking with confidence, power, and FUN!
Desi Payne - Motivational Speaker
Speaking Rate: $1,500-$2,500 - Chamber Banquets
Base Location: Ottumwa, IA
Previous Relevant Speaking Engagements: Maryland Bankers Association, State of South Dakota HR Assoc, Illinois Municipal Clerks Assoc, Ottumwa Partners in Progress, (A complete list can be requested)
Speaking Topics or Specialty: Equipping leaders and their employees how to work with negative people and manage stress and The Incredible Power of Laughter
Bio: Desi Payne is a certified John C. Maxwell leadership trainer. She is a motivational humorist equipping leaders and their employees on how to work with negative people. She is the author of "Do You Work with the Living Dead?" and "Give Me Some Chocolate...I'm Stressed!"
Carl Lingen, MBA, PHR, QAS, CNAP
Speaking Rate: Variable
Base Location: Des Moines, IA
Previous Relevant Speaking Engagements: Carl has spoken at both the state and national level at a variety of nonprofit and association industry events.
Speaking Topics or Specialty: Association Management - 4Ms, Non-profit Marketing, Board Governance and Board Engagement
Bio: Carl has a talent for identifying issues that cause stagnant growth for associations and can quickly identify and implement strategies to create sustainability. His ability to integrate the four Ms - model, money, management and marketing is the reason why Capture has seen explosive growth over the years.
Celina Peerman, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, CSP - Keynote Presenter
Speaking Rate: Variable; $1500-3500 in Iowa
Base Location: Waverly, IA
Previous Relevant Speaking Engagements: Over 18,000 hours on stage or training with groups in last 15 years, mostly in Iowa, including a variety of Chambers of Commerce.
Speaking Topics or Specialty: Future of Work, Leadership, Change Management, Workplace Behavior
Bio: Dr. Celina Peerman is passionate about engaging our human resources in new ways to achieve even better organizational results. Celina is a strategist with a sense of humor and a love for building capacity in organizations. Celina’s work in Southeast Asia, Canada and Central America gave additional operations experience, further developing her desire to listen, learn and lead conversations while walking alongside different types of companies, exploring challenges, and pursuing opportunities to drive performance. Celina holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, a master’s degree in business, with undergraduate degrees in psychology and international studies. She is a 2-time TEDx presenter, podcaster, and writer. She usually presents at over 250 events a year, including large and small groups with many one-on-ones. Her content is aimed at helping teams maximize potential for an even more positive impact on those around them.
Claudia Schabel - Schabel Solutions Inc - Keynote Presenter
Speaking Rate: Varies depending on scope. Contact us to set up a call to discuss your desired training outcomes
Base Location: Des Moines, IA
Previous Relevant Speaking Engagements:Global conference speaking experiences include the upcoming 2023 SHRM Inclusion Conference (Savannah, GA), 2020 SHRM Inclusion Conference (virtual due to pandemic) and 2019 RSA Conference (San Francisco, CA). Other recent public speaking engagements are listed here.
Speaking Topics or Specialty: We customize our live diversity, equity and inclusion trainings, e-learning offerings, workshops, presentations and keynotes to provide organizations with client-centered tangible actions to build more collaborative, engaged and productive workforces and workplaces. Our live training and elearning offerings are designed to be completed as a series or as stand-alone courses. Our tone is always positive, energetic and engaging.
Bio: Claudia Schabel is the Founder, President and CEO of Schabel Solutions Inc. Her approach as a sought-after diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consultant combines over 20 years of DEI and human resources practitioner experience, largely with Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, with her international, multicultural background. Under her leadership, the firm helps clients normalize inclusive behaviors, operationalize equity and build the skills, confidence and plans needed to achieve and sustain successful workforces, workplaces and marketplace outcomes.
Kent Stock - Keynote Presenter
Speaking Rate: $2500 plus lodging if necessary
Base Location: Marion, IA
Previous Relevant Speaking Engagements: Boone Chamber, Edgewood Chamber, Anamosa Chamber, Rock Valley Chamber, Hancock County EDC, Urbandale Chamber, Sioux Center Chamber/AG Breakfast, Manchester Chamber, Kossuth County EDC. A majority of my events are state-wide associations and companies. I can provide an expanded list if requested.
Speaking Topics or Specialty: "How do you want to be remembered?"
Bio: A teacher, coach, middle school principal, banker and powerful speaker, Kent Stock is also the man who coached the Norway baseball team during their now-famous final season. As depicted in the 2007 film, The Final Season, the nationally recognized Norway baseball team came together under then first-year head baseball coach Kent Stock to defy the odds and win Norway's 20th state title in what would become the team's final season before merging with a bigger, neighboring school district. While a long-time inspirational force for the many students he has taught and coached over the years, their families and countless education providers, Kent launched his professional speaking career in 2007. His inspirational message has a powerful impact on young and old alike and transcends the field, classroom, or office.
Dr. Bill Withers - Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Strategic Planning Facilitator
Speaking Rate: $1500 to $3000, and NEGOTIABLE depending on whether event is a keynote or workshop, mileage, lodging, etc.
Base Location: Des Moines, IA (Waukee)
Previous Relevant Speaking Engagements: Iowa Association of Business & Industry ("TCB" Keynote), Grow Cedar Valley, Iowa Tourism, Travel Iowa, Iowa Downtown Conf., IADG, Iowa Municipal Professionals, and many local chamber and economic development sessions.
Speaking Topics or Specialty: Bridging Generations at Work, Servant Leadership, Strategic Thinking, Organizational Change & Change Management, StrengthsFinder (and other personality assessments), Workplace Culture, Customer Service.
Bio: Dr. Bill Withers is a seasoned professional with a diverse background making him a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and workshop leader. As a member of the executive leadership and HR teams at Lutheran Church of Hope, Bill brings a unique perspective from over 20 years of prior experience in business leadership and decades in higher education, training, and development.