Speakers

Growing Leaders offers cutting-edge leadership development curriculum and resources to transform ordinary students into life-giving leaders.

This is why we only use experienced communicators to help lead our leadership training workshops and events. Meet our event speakers and start planning your next event with us.

Dr. Tim Elmore

Founder and President – Growing Leaders

Tim is a dynamic communicator who uses principles, images and stories to equip young leaders. Learn More About Tim

Major themes include…

  • Leadership development (Habitudes)
  • Millennial Generation (Gen Y)
  • Mentoring: How to invest your life in others
  • Identity, Strengths and Personal Life Mission
  • Nurturing the Leader in Your Child
  • Character and self-leadership
  • Becoming an effective communicator

Zach Hunter

International Youth Speaker
Author – Be The Change

Zach is an emerging leader who is best known for his work mobilizing a new generation committed to social justice. Zach is the author of four books including Be the Change , a book about ending human trafficking and addressing other problems facing the world today.

Zach has spoken around the world and is a frequent guest in the media. Learn More About Zach

Major themes include…

  • Be the Change – How to mobilize students to take their place in history
  • Lose Your Cool – Discovering your passion
  • Chivalry – An epic journey to live with honor and integrity in an unjust world

Holly Moore

Vice President of Growing Leaders

Holly is an engaging communicator who speaks for educational, non-profit and corporate audiences on leveraging their strengths to create great teams and healthy culture.  She is a Certified Practitioner for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.  She also speaks and consults with individuals and groups to present psychological type and how it applies to relationships and team dynamics. Learn More About Holly

Major themes include…

  • Creating a Leadership Development Culture
  • Becoming an Effective Mentor
  • Team Building (Relational Dynamics and Communication Styles)
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (How Type Impacts Team Dynamics)

Billy Boughey

Athletic Program Director – Growing Leaders

Billy is an energetic leader who has a passion to add value and impact others. Billy played baseball on the collegiate level at Middle Georgia, Auburn University and Georgia State University, and later, professionally with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Major themes include…

  • Habitudes: Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes

Josh Isenhardt

Founder and President of Simple Message

Josh Isenhardt is a dynamic and high-energy communicator who is passionate about sharing truth in a simple and impactful way. Learn More About Josh

Major themes include…

  • Danger Zone – Stepping out of the place of comfort and in to the place of impact.
  • Bull’s Eye – Finding the part we were made to play.
  • Make Stuff Happen – Turning sparks into fires.
  • Fight Right – Facing conflict without losing our heads.
  • Happiness is Overrated – Finding a purpose worth living for

Jeremy Affeldt

Relief Pitcher – San Francisco Giants
Founder – Generation Alive

Jeremy is a passionate communicator who uses his platform in sports to mobilize students to transform their world. Learn More About Jeremy
[Available December and January Only]

Major themes include…

  • Becoming a Person of Influence
  • Surrounding Yourself with the Right People
  • Respect Each Other
  • Dream Big – The World Needs You To

Randy Hain

Managing Partner – Bell Oaks Executive Search

Randy is a prolific author and frequently requested speaker on leadership, human capital and the integration of faith, family and business. Learn More About Randy

Major themes include…

  • Creating a Leadership Culture in Your Organization
  • Leveraging Human Resources So That Everyone Wins
  • Leading Generation iY in the Workplace
  • Integrating Faith and Business
  • Creating Deeper Relationships with Co-Workers Through Empathetic Communication

Michael Hirsch

Director – Loveworks, Inc

Michael carries a passion for leadership and helping people to discover their potential. Learn More About Michael

Major themes include…

  • Gen IY: Last Chance to Save Their Future
  • Developing Your Life Sentence
  • Unleashing your Potential in Every Arena
  • The Inner Life of a Leader
  • Creating Culture within Your Team and Organization
  • Strategic Leadership Plans

Brenda Coomer

Program Development Consultant

Brenda is a warm and inviting communicator who speaks for both corporate/public as well as non-profit organization audiences. Learn More About Brenda

Major themes include…

  • The private life of a leader
  • Women in leadership
  • Raising leaders through mentoring relationships
  • Balancing life’s demands
  • Priorities and leadership

Steve Moore

Founder and President – Keep Growing, Inc.

Steve is a gifted teacher. His content is fresh for new and seasoned leaders. Learn More About Steve
[Limited Speaking Engagements Available]

Major themes include…

  • Leadership development
  • Personal growth planning
  • Mentoring and life-coaching
  • Life planning, personal mission and destiny fulfillment
  • Cross cultural leadership and service
  • Organizational structures and systems

Jacob Ouellette

Youth Leadership Specialist

Jacob’s specialty is captivating younger audiences and coaching the leaders who work with them. Learn More About Jacob
[Limited Speaking Engagements Available]

Major themes include…

  • Unleashing Your Potential
  • Mobilizing A Movement
  • Maximum Legacy
  • It’s Your Move
  • Building A Culture Where Leaders Flourish
  • Habitudes: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes

Tracy Reynolds

Dean, School of Christian Ministries – Emmanuel College

Tracy specializes in faith-based events. His training style is practical and winsome. Learn More About Tracy

Major themes include…

  • Leadership development
  • Creating leadership development structures on a campus
  • Combining scripture and contemporary culture
  • Relational leadership
  • Mentoring and mentoring communities
  • Understanding Generation Y

Steve Krajenka

Vice President of Stores – Old Navy

Steve is a passionate and fully committed leader that is well trained to maximize the hidden potential that is in each of us to achieve the best in life and work. Learn More About Steve

Major themes include…

  • Leadership Principles – Bringing Habitudes to Life
  • You – The difference maker
  • Building Healthy Teams – Coaching your team for improved results
  • Hidden Potential – Unleashing our youth today
  • Work/life Balance – Determining what really works for everyone
  • Craving Culture – Individuality and processes that work together
  • People Power – Exceptional people and their unlimited potential
  • Customer Service – Going beyond expectations – Absolutely Always
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