Speakers

Tim Herbert - Leadership Challenge Workshop

Tim Hebert is the CEO and founder of Trilix, a Cranston, RI-based boutique firm committed to empowering clients to create positive change. Trilix offers services across business process and workflow analysis, application development, systems integration and user adoption.  He is also the Chief Managed Services Officer of Carousel Industries, of Warwick, where he is responsible for conceptualizing and executing Carousel’s managed services strategy, crafting a robust portfolio of offerings and services that allow clients to transform the way they run IT.

Tim Hebert sees the world differently. As a perennial entrepreneur and innovator, he is committed to finding the untapped potential—and helping others do the same. Hebert has centered his career upon building people-centric IT services companies guided by a promise to provide the ultimate client experience. For more than two decades, Hebert served as CEO and President of Atrion, a Rhode Island-based IT services firm that grew from a two-man, garage-based shop to a $150-million, 260-plus employee powerhouse under his tenure.

 

A voracious author and seasoned speaker, Hebert writes and speaks frequently on topics related to the IT talent deficit, managed services, intentional leadership, business transformation and workflow and process improvement. He has also taken significant leadership roles as a mentor through Rhode Island’s Academy of Career Exploration, a Trustee for the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, a Director of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, and a board member for several non-profits including Boy Scouts of America-Narragansett Council, Tech Collective, Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA), and Greenschools. Hebert has served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

Carrie Majewski - Next Gen Leadership

Carrie Majewski believes each of us can become the next-gen leader—a different type of leader who sets extraordinary vision, teeters on the edge of adventure and challenges existing corporate paradigms. This belief led her to create the Women in Leadership Nexus, a professional women’s organization committed to empowering women to reach an amplified level of leadership, fueled to be the agents of change and co-creators of a different leadership paradigm.

A seasoned speaker and blogger on topics related to next-gen leadership, personal branding, workplace culture and management style, Carrie delights in being able to bring a new way of thinking to audiences. She has forged a career around strategic writing and storytelling, having led a digital marketing agency for almost three years and today also working as VP of Marketing for Trilix.

Carrie was named to the 2017 Rhode Island “40 Under 40” list and is a 2016 Rhode Island Tech10 Winner. Carrie is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts Southeastern New England and a member of the Tech Collective's Women in Technology Committee. In her spare time you'll find her trying out a local hip-hop class, exploring parks with her rescue dog Tori, and sipping coffee with other powerhouse women.

Kim Littlefield - Networking: How to Navigate a Room

Kim Littlefield, of Keystone Partners, consults with organizations and senior executives on complex career transition and workforce planning issues. Kim has over fifteen years of experience in training and business development, including serving as a senior certified Dale Carnegie Training instructor. She has led courses on human relations, communication, leadership, sales, public speaking and presentation skills to course participants ranging from students to top level executives.

As a Keystone instructor, she regularly trains groups on courses such as Networking, Your 30 Second Commercial and How to Work a Room.

 

Kim holds a Master of Science degree in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Bryant University. She is an active member of the Northeast Human Resources Association and Human Resource Leadership Forum. Kim frequently addresses professional associations and networking groups, including the Northeast Human Resources Association and Financial Executives International.

Diane Wilbur - The ART of Communication

Diane Wilbur is an Executive Career Coach and Leadership Consultant who is passionate about helping others achieve their personal best. For more than 20 years, Diane’s focus on Talent Development has helped hundreds of professionals succeed in the workplace and impact organizations in a powerful way.  She coaches many alumni with career transitions and teaches Leadership topics as an Adjunct Faculty member at Bryant University.

As a highly engaging keynote speaker and classroom facilitator, she shares her personal stories of failures and setbacks that led to her career

transformation. She began her career as a CPA and eventually found her strengths were with people, not with numbers. When she took the journey to become a salesperson at Fidelity, she became a top producer and President’s Club honoree. Her accomplishments were recognized as she progressed through sales management, earning the Sales Management Excellence Award and eventually led to her role as the Director of Human Resources.

Diane provides customized cutting-edge programs on “soft skill” topics such as personal branding, executive presence, communication skills and emotional intelligence. Diane combines her extensive experience as an executive coach to illustrate stories that reinforce the content by addressing real challenges in the workplace.  Diane’s practical experience and direct approach is what sets her apart, giving her the ability to connect with leaders at all levels. Her expertise, energy and passion result in a learning experience that will surpass your expectations.

Her client list ranges from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies including Fidelity Investments, American Century, Webster Bank, AIG, EMC/Dell, Charles Schwab, ING, Thermos Fisher, Selective Insurance, TJX, RISCPA, FM Global and KLR CPA Firm.

Stephanie Boyer - Biz Development 101

Dr. Stefanie Boyer is a sales and negotiations coach, with a track record of success in helping organizations refine strategy to improve sales performance at both the company and individual levels.

She leads Bryant University’s sales program, which has been recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for sales education and training. She is also the Director of the Northeast Intercollegiate Sales Competition (NISC), a highly regarded competition that links top sales 

organizations with top sales talent, and has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal.  

Dr. Boyer received the prestigious AMA Sales Educator of the Year Award in August. She has been recognized by Forbes for her innovative approach to individual sales training, process strategy, and adaptability coaching, and has successfully trained more than 1,200 people in the fields of technology, financial services, energy, sports, medicine, wellness, beauty, construction, food and beverage, engineering, and power plant design. By following her innovative process with a focus on adaptability, Dr. Boyer brings unique and valuable experience to organizations looking to build and maintain their client base.

Fun fact: Dr. Boyer held the javelin-throwing record for 8 years at University of South Florida.

Michael Roberto - Unlock Creativity, Strategic Decisions

Dr. Michael A. Roberto teaches leadership, managerial decision making, and business strategy as the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He joined the faculty at Bryant University after teaching at Harvard Business School for six years. Previously, Professor Roberto was a Visiting Associate Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business. Professor Roberto earned an M.B.A. with High Distinction and a D.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

He brings real-world business skills to the classroom from his years of consulting at and teaching in the leadership development programs at firms that have included Apple, Walmart, Morgan Stanley, Coca-Cola, Federal Express, and Johnson & Johnson.

 

Recognized for his research, writing, and teaching, Professor Roberto has earned several coveted teaching awards, including the Outstanding M.B.A. Teaching Award from Bryant University and Harvard University's Allyn A. Young Prize for Teaching in Economics. Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer, his book about cultivating constructive debate to help leaders make better decisions, was named one of the top 10 business books of 2005 by The Globe and Mail. His most recent book is Know What You Don't Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen.

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