Topic: Life/Work/Balance

Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson is a veteran entertainment television and radio show host, whose energy and quick wit keeps audiences engaged from beginning to end! His ability to read a room and go off the cuff, combined with his skill to smoothly execute a show flow sets him apart as a truly unique talent. Patterson hosts the …

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Karla Hult

Karla offers the style, substance and rich perspective of an award-winning journalist, a mother “trying to do it all,” and a dedicated daughter dealing with the darkest of diseases. As a graduate of both St. Olaf College and Columbia University (Master’s in International Affairs), Karla has worked as an anchor and reporter in several markets, …

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Joan Steffend

Joan used to be an actress, who studied at Warner Brothers. She used to be a national Emmy-winning news reporter and anchor at KARE-11(NBC) in the Twin Cities for almost two decades. She tried her hand as a television host of “Decorating Cents” on HGTV for ten years – hosting many “Dream Home” specials, and …

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Amy Hockert

Amy Hockert is a television news anchor in the Twin Cities. She’s spent nearly 20 years as a news anchor, reporter and Senior VP with news organizations such as KARE-11, BringMeTheNews.com, and FOX9. Amy’s personal and professional journeys are incredibly rich and diverse. She’s spent several years volunteering at orphanages in China and helping those …

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Courtney Godfrey

Courtney Godfrey is a local TV reporter in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her job has taken her all over the country, from San Francisco to New York City. She has reported on major news events, appearing on Fox News Channel and CNN.com. She has interviewed celebrities and sports icons, and covered major events including the police death …

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Chris Heeter

Chris Heeter was selected as a Top Ten Speaker of 2014 by MeetingsNet, and was the highest rated speaker of Meeting Professional International’s 2014 World Education Congress. She is out to create a Wild revolution in the workplace. A wilderness guide since 1984 and professional speaker since 2001, Chris has led and worked with a …

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Jerrid Sebesta

Jerrid Sebesta was an award-winning TV meteorologist with a career spanning over 12 years. He has worked at stations in Sioux Falls, Phoenix and most-recently at KARE11 in the Twin Cities before abruptly changing careers in 2014. Jerrid is now a financial wellness coach at Taatjes Financial Group in Willmar, MN. Since, Jerrid has inspired …

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Kit Welchlin

Kit Welchlin began public speaking at age 9 in 4-H. Purchased his first manufacturing company at age 21, and by 26 was CEO of 3 manufacturing companies in three states. Kit has B.S. and M.A. Degrees in Speech Communication. He has delivered more than 3,500 presentations to more than 500,000 people over the past 29 …

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Ronald Henderson

Are you a company executive or conference organizer looking to help your people or attendees gain more focus, reduce employee stress, increase customer retention, revenue, and influence? For Celebrity and corporate trainer Ron Henderson, a professional image isn’t just a nice appearance, it’s the entire package—inward and outward—that sets the stage for ultimate success. In …

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Lindsey Seavert

Lindsey Seavert is an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and Alfred I. duPont award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker fueled by a calling to bring untold stories to light. The legacy of teaching in her family inspires Lindsey to use stories as a vehicle to empower, educate, create empathy and spark systemic change. She worked as a …

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