Featured Speakers

Justin Schenck

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, JUSTIN SCHENCK, GROWTH NOW MOVEMENT LLC.
Justin Schenck is on a mission to teach the world that it isn’t about where you come from, it’s about the decisions you make today to catapult yourself to who you want to become. Justin is the host of the top-rated podcast The Growth Now Movement and founder of Growth Now, LLC. Named last year as a Top 8 Podcaster to watch in 2018 by INC.com, Justin works with some of the world’s most elite entrepreneurs and influencers and is considered an icon of influence in the new media space.

Sam Kavanagh

SAM KAVANAGH, U.S. PARALYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST
Sam’s career and life changed on January 1, 2005.  While backcountry skiing with close friends, Sam was caught in an avalanche that resulted in a severe compound fracture of his left Tibia and Fibula. Over the course of his two-day stay in the backcountry, Sam lost over half of his blood supply, was experiencing kidney failure, and had life threatening infections in his lower leg. After nine surgeries, including the amputation of his left leg below the knee, an extensive stay in the hospital, and months of recovery, he received his first prosthetic leg April 18, 2005. It was during this period that the dream of becoming a professional cyclist was reborn. What started as simply rehabilitation and the challenges of learning to walk again, soon became long hours on the bike logging thousands of miles a year pedaling and racing all over the world. In 2012, Sam represented the USA at the London Paralympic Games, earning a bronze medal on the Velodrome.
Sam is a firm believer anything is attainable through dedication, will power, and great support. Sam feels that we all are given hardships in life that can challenge us beyond our imagination. However, we all can choose to face those challenges with dedication and confidence. The path to accomplishing any goal begins with a first step.

Susan Clarke (L) and CrisMarie Campbell (R)

SUSAN CLARKE AND CRISMARIE CAMPBELL, CO-FOUNDERS, THRIVE! INC.
CrisMarie and Susan are speakers, coaches, business consultants, and authors of The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage, and their forthcoming book: The Beauty of Conflict for Couples. They specialize in helping leaders, teams, and entire companies learn how transform conflict into creativity, innovation, and profit through their proven step-by-step process—a process honed working with hundreds of leaders and teams. Clients include Fortune 100 Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, AT&T and Nationwide, as well as, the Gates Foundation, Children’s Hospital, and San Francisco Giants. Local Montana clients include: US Forest Services, the Good Seed Company, and Headframe Spirits.
Watch their TEDx Talk Conflict – Use It, Don’t Defuse It!

LIZ MOORE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MONTANA NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION
SHELBY ROGALA, PROFESSIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, MONTANA NONPROFIT ASSOCIATION
In its first years, MNA focused on building a strong membership base, hosting an annual conference, and establishing high quality group buying programs including major medical health insurance, teleconferencing services, and office supplies.  Recently, MNA expanded its services and benefits to also include principles and practices, year-round training opportunities, advocacy and public policy development, and research and information sharing. Today, MNA is vibrant, strong, and growing and is staffed by a full complement of professionals. Representing the richness and diversity of Montana’s charitable sector, MNA members address an array of missions in education, health and human services, arts and culture, religious and spiritual development, environmental protection, animal welfare, economic and workforce development, and more. MNA members come from all four corners of the state and range in size from large organizations to small, unstaffed nonprofits.

***As we move through the months leading up to #MTYP2019 we will be announcing our featured speakers on this page! Come back and join us to learn more about who you’ll have the chance to work with this June.

Are you interested in speaking at the event this year? Please complete this speaker application and return it to fayp@kalispellchamber.com by April 15 for consideration. 

The 2019 Montana Young Professionals Summit is being coordinated by Flathead Area Young Professionals, the high-performing development group for young professionals that is organized by the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce. 

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