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Tuesday Meeting Sessions:

NOTE -  This page lists our scheduled speakers for the following 3 Quarterly Programs:


Power Lunch Zoom Hour


Prime Time Dinner Program


Pizza Panel Program 


Please scroll down to view all speakers scheduled for these Tuesday Meeting Sessions!

PowerTalk Power Lunch Program

Roman Pundyk, DTM/DPP

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Meeting Theme:

Health & wellness

Favorite Quote:

"If you don't make time for your wellness, you may be forced to make time for your illness."

Brief Bio:

Roman is an award-winning international speaker, author, and Identity Theft protection advisor. His leadership and sales training experience includes offering high-content interactive workshops designed to increase both individual and team productivity. He is often invited to present his motivational workshops for various corporations and Fortune 500 companies and works with industries such as real estate, automotive industry, financial services, and multilevel marketing groups.  He is also a world-wide product distributor of health/wellness products through his online business Market America at shop.com/rovi

Michelle Licata, BPP

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

The Power of Gratitude

Description:

In today's world, it is especially easy to always look at the worst case scenario.  We often complain and worry about situations in our lives.  What if there was a better way to navigate life's uncerntanties?  Creating a practice of gratitude in our lives reduces the stress and anxiety of uncertain situations.

Learning Objectives: 

Michelle will guide you through some simple practices to calm your nervous system and enrich your soul.

Brief Bio:

Michele Licata is a Visionary Food Goddess, Author, and Master Chef specializing in organic, whole-food meals that are healthy, easy, and delicious.  Her passion is bringing people back to the table to be nourished and loved.  She is currently working on launching her lifestyle channel featuring health, beauty, and self-care.

John Mackey

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

Be The Company Your Employee Wants

Description:

If you are a company with employees, I submit to you that your company is losing 20% off your bottom line.  You are losing money due to Company EMPLOYEE inefficiency because of personal financial problems. It is impossible to maximize profits with deficient equipment – employees. They are your most important asset.

Find out how to fix this problem.

Learning Objectives: 

  • how to fix employee inefficiency.
  • how to increase your bottom line.

Brief Bio:

John Mackey is a credit expert concentrating on FICO scoring, credit reporting, and debt collection defense. He started in the real estate field in 1988 as a realtor and a loan officer along with credit education. He currently owns I See A Way, LLC and is an instructor in credit education for Kaplan University and UDEMY continuing education.

PowerTalk Prime Time Dinner Program

Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM/DPP

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Meeting Theme: Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Quote: "Cinco de Mayo is boring…said no Juan ever."

Brief Bio: Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk is an award-winning international speaker, #1 best selling international author, success strategist, and small business speakers’ coach.  She is a human relations subject matter expert who delivers programs that result in leadership development, improved communication, increased sales, and organizational growth.  In addition to offering her own powerful on-site presentations for small businesses and corporations, she invites you to participate in her unique content-rich, interactive, high value networking and professional development learning experience as a Power Pal Member of the PowerTalk Power Club! 

Cindy Karnes

4-6 min. Ice Breaker #1

Speech Title:

Birds of a feather Flock Together

Description:

Engaging in regular social interactions and feeling a sense of community is good for our mental health. As a self-proclaimed introvert finding a community that is the perfect fit can be challenging. Cindy will share her experience with finding the perfect connections.

Learning Objectives: 

How to find your birds of a feather.

Brief Bio:

Cindy Karnes, owner of Empowered Hours, was ordinally trained as a business analyst, but since 2020, has been helping entrepreneurs prioritize the things that matter most to them so they can live an abundant life of time, money, and freedom. Cindy lives in Downtown St Paul, MN, and loves spending time in nature and connecting with people. 


Jack Jacobson

5-7 min. Bonus Speech

Speech Title:

Expectations vs. Reality

Description:

What happens when you shoot too high in life?  What happens if you shoot too low?  In this speech, Jack Jacobson will talk about the reality that comes from your expectations.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio: 

Jack Jacobson is currently a junior at Maple Grove Senior High. He is a three sport athlete, playing basketball, baseball, and football. This year, Jack was part of the Maple Grove football team that was runner up for the 6A state championship. In the future, Jack hopes to work in the sports or education field.

Lynn Wilson

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

The Road Not Traveled

Description:

We will explore examples of reasons, ramifications, and regrets drawn from some of Lynn's own crossroads, and roads not taken.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase our gratefulness for roads taken, and roads we did not take.
  • Use past regrets to help shape our future decisions.
  • As we become better acquainted with Lynn, she hopes each of us will also become better acquainted with our selves.

Brief Bio:

  • Minnesota native, North Branch resident
  • Graduate of U of MN, and Washington State University
  • Married to Neville Wilson (Oklahoma native) Five childrenTwenty grandchildren (so far)
  • Interests include: faith, family, and friends, travel, good books, politics, and the arts, done with excellence.
  • Community service: North Branch Parks Commission, North Branch Arts Group, Election Judge
  • Businesses: Reliv International, Primerica,  NewULife

Clint Zentner

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

Building a Social Media Presence

Description:

Do you want to be more influential on social media?  Do you want to incorporate attraction marketing to bring others to you?   Do you want to learn how to not be Salesy?   If so, this workshop is for you and I'm glad you're here 😊

Learning Objectives:

  • Strategies for success with social media
  • Attraction Marketing
  • How to posture yourself
  • Lessons learned - What not to do

Brief Bio:

Clint works at 3M and has 25 years of leadership experience in Engineering and Management.   He's also a John Maxwell certified coach and leader in two volunteer organizations. One is as an Entrepreneur in Health and Wellness and the other is leading as an Area D34 Toastmasters Director.

Clint Zentner has a strong desire to improve and find the "best" way to do things.  As an Engineer he works on projects to improve the process.  As a Business Owner and Coach he helps develop leaders and improves family's health and happiness.  As a Father, Stepfather, and Grandfather, he constantly seeks out and surrounds himself with positive role models to learn from.  Equipping his kids with skills for success is a very important part of his Why.  As a Leadership expert he is always looking for the next step in the journey of personal growth.  Clint loves learning, growing, and inspiring others to do the same.

Susan Kaulbars

30-45 min. Locknote

Speech Title: 

All Frames Look Alike - or Do They? 

Description:

Today’s presentation will demonstrate how true custom picture framing is more than adding “4 sticks of wood around some art piece.” When designing for a client, one considers the tastes, personality, style, location, lighting and characteristics of the art AND ITS OWNER.

Learning Objectives: 

  • There is no ONE way to frame any art.
  • “Commercial framing" vs “Custom framing.”
  • Discover how color can affect your focal point.
  • The differences in a design and how it affects the emotional response to the project.
  • Finally, how incorporating one's objectives is key to the final visual presentation.

Brief Bio:

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the Picture Framing industry, Susan’s framing industry experience includes managing a “Big Box” framing department, private galleries, a Sales Rep for a local framing supply vendor, and a Picture Framing Educator.

Married for 39 yrs. to John, her family includes a son Ryan and his new wife, a Daughter Stephanie, and a granddaughter , along with 2 grand fur-babies.

Susan favorite motto’s is: ”Be brave enough to suck at something new”…which represents the creative “curse” for continuing to seek out unique, innovative, and unconventional new designs!

PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program

Gwen Briesmeister

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Brief Bio: Gwen is an independent filmmaker, former gifted/talented coordinator, and video production instructor. She worked for more than 25 years mentoring students in a variety of documentary, narrative, and news projects. For the past 14 years, she has been working on short independent documentary projects focusing on ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things. Her films have screened at several film festivals throughout the Midwest.

PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program

Crystal Anderson

Panel Speaker #1 

Speech Title:

Survey Planning

Description:

In this workshop, we will cover the basics on planning, executing, and benefitting from surveys. Using a worksheet provided, you will get the opportunity to practice planning a survey campaign. Crystal will complete a short demonstration using a workshop attendee’s complete worksheet to build a survey monkey survey and review results.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Planning.
  • Survey Monkey.
  • Question construction.
  • Data review.

Brief Bio:

Crystal Anderson has been a business analyst for over 20 years and understands the challenges of making business decisions based on facts vs. opinions. Survey Monkey is a new tool she has added to her analytical toolbelt and it promises to deliver facts to her fingertips. However, it all starts with the right audience and the best questions to gain the facts you are looking for in your next business decision.

Jane Schuette,M.A/ DTM/DPP

Panel Speaker #2

Speech Title:

The Power to Choose: Breaking the Myths of Personality

Description:

We have the power to choose our values, attitudes, and behaviors. All too often, we relinquish the power to choose by saying, "That's just who I am!" Frequently, we are simply falling victim to childhood myths, misguided messages from others, or personality assessments.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Examine internal and external messages you have accepted as part of your personality.
  • Distinguish personality traits that will serve you best.
  • Employ helpful traits for goal achievement. 

Brief Bio:

Jane is a high energy, award-winning speaker, and author. She melds both humor and practical tools to educate and inspire. Her audience is diverse – from employees to educators, from U.S. Armed Forces to women inmates. Jane has an infectious enthusiasm for helping audiences build brilliance and sail through the stormy seas of stress!

Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM/DPP

Panel Speaker #3

Speech Title:

Sex, Romance, and How We Met!

 (not necessarily in that order)

Description:

Vitalia shares how she found her true love, and how to keep the sex, sparkle, and sizzle in your relationships.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the 5 Love Languages
  • Discover the Fantastic Five
  • Identify 7 tips to add pizzazz in your relationships

Brief Bio:

Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk is an award-winning international speaker, #1 best selling international author, success strategist, and small business speakers’ coach. She is a human relations subject matter expert who delivers programs that result in leadership development, improved communication, increased sales, and organizational growth. In addition to offering her own powerful on-site presentations for small businesses and corporations, she invites you to participate in her unique content-rich, interactive, high value networking and professional development learning experience as a Power Pal Member of the PowerTalk Power Club! www.powertalkseminars.com