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March Speaker – Brian Buckley
Founder of Better Man Event
– Brian is a businessman and Senior Vice President at Insurance Office of America since 2001.
– He insures large commercial establishments including First Baptist Orlando, ICON PARK, Unicorp National Developments and Orlando Wyndham Resort
– Voted a Top 5 Commercial Insurance Agent in the State of Florida by his peers
– Serves in mentoring young men in business and spiritual principles
– Has served as an elder at Discovery Church
– Member of First Baptist Orlando since 2015
– Founded the Better Man Event in 2004
– Over the past 18 years the impact of the Better Man event has grown from a local church of 50 men to over 300,000 men in 60 countries and 19 languages
– Has been happily married to Lorrie Ann since 1984
– Brian and Lorrie Ann have a 37 year old son David
– He adores his first grandchild Emma Grace who is now 7 months old
– Loves the saving grace and mercy offered to him through his savior Jesus Christ
February Speaker – Stan Miller
Stan Miller has spent his career developing people and delivering results as a technology sales and operations leader in the telecom and financial technology industries.
Sparked by a love for mentorship, Stan Miller founded Storicate, a professional development firm focused on teaching people to communicate their most significant value using proven storytelling techniques.
He’s partnered with AT&T, Cornell University, University of Southern California, and several other leading institutions providing executive coaching, courses, keynotes, group training, and curriculum.
Most recently, Stan’s been invited to present his storytelling ideas and concepts at SXSW in Austin 2023.
Stan’s partnerships with early-stage startups, universities, and corporations have paved the way for Storicate to help organizations reimagine how their stories connect to customer and employee experiences.
His award-winning training programs have helped thousands of individuals discover their value and communicate that value, both in life and at work.
January Speaker – Chad Garmon
Chad Garmon is an “almost” Florida native who currently works in the family business as the Director of Business Operations for F George Concrete, LLC. Bringing his numerous years of operation experience to one of Central Florida’s oldest continually operating concrete and masonry companies.
In Chad’s role at the YMCA of Central Florida, where he served from 2016-2022 as the VP of Community Engagement & Christian Initiatives, he supported the Association’s strategic plan and enhanced the member and staff engagement experience. He was responsible for cultivating effective partnerships with community organizations, volunteers, and staff.
For 17 years prior to joining the YMCA of Central Florida team, Chad held the position of Founder and Executive Director of Impact Ministries of Central Florida. Chad managed multiple cause-driven projects that impacted individuals and families in need, by engaging more than 700 volunteers and leading a staff team to serve in their own communities. In 2002, accompanied by a strong board of directors, Chad led his organization to the next step and IMPACT received official 501(c) 3 status. Under his leadership as Executive Director, the organization doubled its budget and its services within the first four years.
IMPACT has impacted over 420 residents throughout Central Florida.
Chad also enjoys utilizing his creative strengths and knowledge in technology and social media to engage audiences and deliver his messages. Chad has held previous leadership roles as minister for a local church and current Chairman of the Board for the Youth Ministries Institute. He also is currently serving in the Florida Faith-Based & Community-Based Council as a Legislative Appointee for our region.
Chad was raised in Central Florida where he and his wife, Kimberly, of twenty-three years, have adopted Faith (5) and Micah (10), and are raising them along with Rileigh (16) and Elijah (19). Chad has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Belhaven University. He also holds his Ordination in Christian Ministry.
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December Speaker – Joseph Thompson
After more than thirty years of ministry, and having serendipitously found himself serving as Discipleship Pastor and a member of the Spiritual Leadership Team at Action Church in Orlando, FL (Outreach Magazine’s 2019 second fastest growing church in the USA), Joseph now focuses his energy on RHC, a ministry/business jointly owned by his wife, Sola and himself, and on Primal Purpose, a ministry geared towards the underserved and underprivileged.
Originally from Nigeria, West Africa, Joseph has enjoyed the privilege of living in many different parts of the world, seeing the sights, hearing the sounds, and smelling the smells of the amazingly varied cultures that God has blessed our world with. A self described Cultural Architect, Joseph has served as lead pastor at a couple of churches, as well as associate pastor in a few others.
He is really passionate about storytelling and communicating the truths of Scripture as they relate to living life every day, and he communicates those stories with characteristic probity and subtle humor, which makes his messages easy to understand.
His academic background includes a number of college degrees, but if you ask him, his real qualifications for serving in ministry and business are his passionate pursuit of God and his love for people— which he considers his superpower.
Having gained a ton of local church experience over his many years of ministry, Joseph ‘criss- crosses’ the United States and ‘globe-trots’ the nations, speaking in churches, conferences, and seminars.
He’s been married to his beautiful bride, Sola, for almost thirty-four years, and has three adult children: a son, Demi, and two beautiful daughters, Bimi and Temi.
November Speaker—Krystal Parker
Krystal Parker is a former executive for a Fortune 200 publicly traded oil and gas company. She has over 25 years of experience in organizational management, leading hundreds of union & non-union employees to provide J.D. Powers, award-winning customer service to more than 2.1 million customers across the U.S.
A former college dropout, Parker advanced her education at Harvard Business School for senior executive leaders focusing on innovation, globalization, and leadership diversity. She earned an undergrad in psychology and a master’s in marketing. As a certified DISC behavioral specialist, trainer, speaker, and coach, Parker opened a boutique consulting company, Intent & Impact, to help companies increase profit, reduce turnover, and enhance employee engagement. A best selling author and professor, Krystal teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses. She is also the president of the United States & Central Florida Christian Chambers of Commerce.
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October Speaker—Paul M. Neuberger
Paul M. Neuberger, founder of C-Suite for Christ, is a Wisconsin native, graduated from Ripon College in 2005 and Marian University in 2007. He started his career as a professional fundraiser at the collegiate level upon his graduation from Ripon. Following the death of his father-in-law in 2012, Paul followed a new path and became a financial advisor with Thrivent Financial. It’s from here he realized a passion for sales and started his first business, The Cold Call Coach.
Additionally, Paul is a dynamic, in-demand speaker who delivers keynotes worldwide. His most notable talk is “Instantaneous Differentiation: How to Make Yourself Memorable”. Anyone who attends one of Paul’s engaging talks leaves feeling inspired and armed with a new set of skills. Paul loves to show the audience how, together, they can make the impossible possible.
Paul loves spending quality time with his wife Tanya and their three children: Kennedy (9), Hudson (7), and Reagan (4). He also enjoys immersing himself in politics, reading biographies, and watching movies.