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Notice, Lead and Disrupt – Replay

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 10am

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Jackie FreibergX
Dr. Jackie Freiberg
Connoisseur of GREAT Companies

Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:

Notice, Lead and Disrupt

International Best-Selling Author – TOPICS:

Leadership, innovation, Culture/Engagement, Trends/The She Economy.

Jackie is the co-author of five books, the international best seller, NUTS Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, the go to book on leadership, culture, service, and innovation. Their most recent ebook is titled Do Something Now! DSN Three simple letters. Three simple words that could change your organization-change your life. The scarcest resource in organizations right now is not money or talent or ideas or power; it’s people who DO, people who add value and get things done. This book will inspire Dreamers to become Doers.

Everyone wants to add value and this book shows you how. NANOVATION is a global case study on “how to” innovate. BOOM! a book on leadership and accountability (necessary prerequisites to innovation), and GUTS! a deep dive into companies known as BEST places, where the BEST people can do their BEST work to make the world BETTER. Jackie is recognized as one of the Top 30 Minds on Leadership and is one of the most sought after FEMALE business speakers in the nation.

Jackie does her homework to customize the content for each event. She gets to know the issues that are most helpful and relevant to each audience/industry and designs each speech with that in mind. Client Testimonials: What an amazing message! Jackie, you hit it out of the park. Kaiser Permanente Jackie was the best speaker this year. Lockheed Martin Jackie exceeded our expectations. She was fantastic as the lead for our Patient Experience retreat. As a result we are showing the highest scores ever. Thank you!

Tampa General Hospital (#1 Hospital in Florida) You have given the world the greatest gift – generously sharing your passion and talents. Hearts and minds were opened, attitudes shifted, actions imagined, ideas formulated, risks taken. TEDxYouth San Diego Jackie’s message is still radiating throughout the organization. Navy Federal Credit Union “Jackie was terrific and flawless. She listened and played into the key points our audience wanted to hear. Our board loved her! We will definitely have her back for another event.” American Health Care Association &;amp; National Center for Assisted Living Thank you for listening, our committee shared a lot of ideas and you didn’t miss a thing! School Nutrition Association

PARTIAL CLIENT LIST… TEDx Navy Federal Credit Union Blue Cross &;amp; Blue Shield Prudential Bright Horizons Radian Kaiser-Permanente Sony Eli Lilly Tampa General Hospital Hallmark USAA Lockheed Martin Victoria’s Secret McDonalds Wells Fargo

CREDENTIALS: * Public Speaking Coach to the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office. Trained more than 1500 Marine Recruiters a year on the Fundamentals of Delivering a Winning Presentation. Semper Fi! * Member of the Southwest Airlines&;#039; Culture Committee. One of only two non-employee members invited to serve on the highly influential leadership committee * Executive Consultant, Center for Creative Leadership, provided feedback to executives participating in a five-day Leadership Development Program * Manager of Corporate and Professional Programs, University of San Diego’s Executive Conference Center * Co-Founder USD’s Family Business Institute * Founded USD’s Certificate in International Business Program * Worked with Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company to design the first ever CD-ROM training tool for family-owned businesses and provided expert commentary on the complex issues facing family businesses * Director USD’s Institute for Quality; Productivity * Professor; teaches leadership, public speaking, and communications courses as an adjunct professor * HR Specialist, College Recruiter and Employee Communications Manager, NCR Corporation * Doctorate degree, Leadership, University of San Diego * Master’s degree, Communication, San Diego State University * Bachelor’s degree, Communication, University of New Hampshire Adjunct Faculty, The University of San Diego: Jackie teaches a graduate level course on Women &;amp; Leadership for the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and graduate level Presentations Skills for The Masters in Non-Profit Leadership & Management. Lead Faculty, The University of San Diego: TrailBlazers2ChangeMakers, a one-week program for High School Students designed to equip them with the tools and strategies for building a Stand-Out Leadership Brand.

Most important! Jackie is the Freiberg family anchor. She is the chief choreographer and lead in coordinating the schedules of their three children. Jackie skis, cycles, runs and works out hard to keep healthy. She and Kevin have been working, parenting, writing, speaking, traveling, living and married for more than 27 years.

People Succession

Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 10am

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Carol Bergeron
Bergeron Associates

People Succession

Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:

People Succession

Carol Bergeron is a consultant, coach, facilitator, speaker, author, and President of Bergeron Associates™. She launched the firm in 1998 after a distinguished executive career in Human Resources with technology companies. Today, Carol transforms organizational leaders into talent magnets who attract, develop, and retain top talent with the right mix of capabilities to produce desired business outcomes.

Bergeron Associates™ offers consulting, leadership coaching, workshops and keynote speeches in: people succession, next generation leadership development, strategic workforce planning and alignment, and communication for change management programs. Partial client list includes: Advanced Technology Ventures, AOL, iRobot, Matouk, Ophir Optics, Spectrum Health Services, Stream International, SVTC Technologies, and Wilder Companies.

Carol is the book author of People Succession: Lessons from Forward Thinking Executives in Middle-Market Companies (Talent Magnet Series™) and keynote speaker on the 7 phases of the people succession cycle. She has published nearly 100 articles in: Handbook of Business Strategy, Leadership Excellence, NonProfit World, Womens’ Business Boston, IndUS Business Journal, Society for Human Resource Management, Northeast Human Resources Association, and Ezine Articles, in addition to her own newsletters ( Carol was awarded “Best Article of 2008” by the CEO Refresher for “Are CEOs Looking at Their Organizations through Rose Colored Glasses?” based on her study: Enterprise Performance Management Practices.


Leadership and Career Paths

Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 10am

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Dr. Ed LiuX
Dr. Ed Liu

The Jackson Laboratory

Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:

Leadership and Career Paths

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Dr. Liu is the president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory. Previously, he was the founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore (2001-2011), and was the president of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) from 2007-2013.

Between 1997 and 2001, he was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute&;#039;s Division of Clinical Sciences in Bethesda, Md., where he was in charge of the intramural clinical translational science programs. From 1987 to 1996, Dr. Liu was a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was the director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Breast Cancer; the director of the Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology at UNC’s School of Public Health; chief of Medical Genetics; and the chair of the Correlative Science Committee of the national cooperative clinical trials group, CALGB. Dr. Liu is an international expert in cancer biology, genomics, human genetics, molecular epidemiology and translational medicine.

Dr. Liu’s own scientific research has focused on the functional genomics of human cancers, particularly breast cancer, uncovering new oncogenes, and deciphering the dynamics of gene regulation on a genomic scale that modulate cancer biology. He has authored over 300 scientific papers and reviews, and co-authored two books. He obtained his B.S. in chemistry and psychology, as well as his M.D., at Stanford University.

He served his internship and residency at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, followed by an oncology fellowship at Stanford. From 1982 to 1987 he was at the University of California, San Francisco, at the G.W. Hooper Foundation.


From HR to Legislature

Saturday, August 9, 2014 @ 10am

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Susan WasserottX
Susan Wasserott
Director of Legislative Affairs

Dept of Labor

Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:

From HR to Legislature

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Susan worked in the Human Resources field for over 20 years after earning her Master’s degree in Human Resources Administration in 1990. After running for the State legislature, she became fascinated by the political world, in particular the operations of Maine state government.

In 2010, she was named the Legislative Aide for the state’s then-Speaker of the House. Late the following year, she joined the Maine Department of Labor as Director of Legislative Affairs. In that role, Susan serves as the Department’s liaison with the Maine Legislature and congressional delegation. She prepares legislation and testimony, testifies before legislative committees, serves as the Department’s Rulemaking Liaison, and coordinates resolution of constituent issues for legislators. Susan started her career in college admissions, interning for her alma mater, Wilkes University, and then working professionally at Widener University in Wilmington, DE.

Her extensive travel for those positions provided the foundation for her role at the Vanguard Group, where she traveled nationwide discussing financial products for employee’s retirement plan options. After thousands of miles and hundreds of flights, Susan transitioned to a Human Resources position at the Vanguard Group, where she worked as a Corporate Trainer before deciding to work full time on her Master’s degree. After graduating – and getting married – Susan became the first Human Resources Manager at Sathers, a brand new candy and food products company in Pennsylvania.

Upon moving to Maine in 1994, she worked in several HR leadership roles at Mid Coast Health Services in Brunswick, Maine. After her first run for the Maine Legislature in 2006, Susan started a cable television show called In My Backyard where she interviewed state and local leaders so citizens could see how legislative decisions made in Augusta affect their lives every day. The show aired on Bath Community Television for two seasons.

Susan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilkes University, as well as a Master’s degree in Human Resources Administration from the University of Scranton. She is a graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Midcoast Maine Leadership Institute in Brunswick, Maine. While working in healthcare, she was a member of the Maine Society for Healthcare Human Resources Association, and she has served on the boards of the American Red Cross, Midcoast Maine Leadership Institute, and The Plant Home.



Dante VespignaniDante Vespignani

Career Assessment –

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Dante Vespignani has spent his entire career in the food and restaurant industry. Prior to starting Turma, Inc., he entered the business in 1973 with an Arby’s franchisee, growing the franchise to 21 restaurants with two full service concepts Tequila Junction and the Samari Steakhouse, Switching from franchise to company operations Vespignani held various senior management positions before leaving in 1993 as Director Operations NE United States, encompassing over 800 restaurants with 227 franchise groups. 


Prior to starting his own restaurant consulting firm he was the Director of Franchise Operations/Sales for a start up, full serve restaurant chain, growing that concept to over 100 restaurants. Turma, Inc., DBA The Entrepreneurs Source, evolved as a need based organization, bridging the gap for many franchise operators with different concepts, whose expertise was lacking in the areas of marketing, operations, P&L and cost analysis. Additionally, there was a need for his considerable consulting/coaching skills in mentoring would be business owners, thru the often muddy waters of business ownership. 


native of Pittsburgh, PA, he attended The Pennsylvania State University, Blanchard Training and Development, Management 2000 and various American Management Association courses. Married and now living outside Portland Maine, his business acumen and experience gives him a unique perspective of the models necessary to succeed in the New England market