Speakers

Debbie Peterson

She is a certified Trainer of NLP at the Master Practitioner level through the Association of Integrative Psychology. In the last ten years, Debbie has presented to thousands of employees, leaders, and clients at various sized companies and organizations. She is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and Women’s Speakers Association. Debbie is a published author, with her book, Clarity: How Smart Professionals Create Career Success on Their Terms available on Amazon. She serves on the board of ATHENA International, a global organization committed to supporting, developing and honoring women leaders from the classroom to the boardroom.

Elizabeth McCormick

As a decorated former US Army Black Hawk Helicopter pilot, Elizabeth flew command and control, air assault, rappelling, top-secret intelligence missions, and also transported high level government VIPs including the Secretary of Defense. These stories keep attendees on the edges of their seats, and the stories are turned into relatable lessons that any audience can put into immediate action.

She has received many awards in the army, and supported United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for her excellence in service. In 2011, Elizabeth was awarded the US Congressional Veteran 

An authority on Leadership and Veterans Issues with the media, Elizabeth has been seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, CW, MSNBC, and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and more. A best-selling author, her personal development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method; the 5 Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life, has sold more than 35,000 copies and is available for bulk purchase for your event attendees! Elizabeth also has more than 19 total books out; with her series of small format business success tip books: Soar 2 Success in a variety of Leadership, Culture, and Entrepreneurial topics.

Natalie Bartholomew

Natalie is a career banker with experience in a variety of areas of banking including lending, deposit operations, culture building and marketing. Natalie has a passion for philanthropy and sits on various boards and committees that serve the Northwest Arkansas region. She was recognized as the 2015 Young Woman of the Year by the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce for the NWA Business Women’s Conference, was a member of the 2015 Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class, and the 2020 ICBA Forty Under 40 Class. She received both her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado.
She launched the Girl Banker blog in November of 2017 in hopes of creating a voice for women in banking and working moms. In addition to advocacy for women in banking, Natalie has a passion for educating young women about the banking industry and highlighting those who started their career at a young age. Her absolute greatest accomplishments are being mom to sons, Brody and Witten, and wife to Colt.

Sherene McHenry

Dr. Sherene McHenry, The People IQ Expert®, is a former graduate professor turned full time speaker and author. Armed with a Bachelors in Business Management from Wingate University, a Masters of Education from The University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Wyoming, Sherene empowers and equips audiences to increase engagement, productivity and purpose.

Sherene has spoken extensively throughout North America, as well as in South America and Asia. She’s the author of Navigate: Understanding the Five Types of PeoplePick: Choose to Create A Life You Love7 Ways to Get Your Team Fully Empowered and Engaged Guidebook, and The Busy Student’s Guide to College and Career Success, multiple journal articles and a syndicated magazine column that addresses leadership and interpersonal issues in the workplace. Sherene is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a member of the National Speakers Association and past president of the Michigan National Speakers Association.