Meet The Board of Directors

Jerome Wade, CSP, President jeromewade.com

Merv Jersak, Treasurer

Bob Mason, Immediate Past President

Patrick Huested, Member

Need A Speaker? Here’s a list of New Mexico’s speaking professionals.

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Steve Corona

“Over the last decade, Steve has learned profound lessons in communication and performance from Hollywood’s top actors and directors. Corona has worked with some of the best, including: Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, and Gerard Butler as an actor and dialect coach – performing and coaching accents from around the world. His on-set experience with award-winning entertainers combined with a Masters Degree in Theatre has equipped Steve with techniques that he uses to help build clients’ confidence, achieve specific performance goals, and communicate more effectively. Steve delivers highly entertaining, motivational presentations demonstrating a variety of performance skills and character development tools to empower his audiences. Corona strives to provide valuable insight and practical applications that help people find and use their voice in: education, performance, business, sales, and more.”

Shelley Gruenig 

Shelly Gruenig is a speaker, author, successful entrepreneur, curriculum designer, homeschool wife and mother. She is widely known as an expert Life Launch coach. She coaches youth and their parents, to plan and achieve their life goals. Shelly and her husband, Bob, strive to inspire others to take action by sharing their journey from broke and hopeless to an abundant life of health and wealth. Their business, Be Greater Than Average, has been inspiring young people to learn and challenge themselves to be the best version of them that they can be whether it is through STEM projects, Entrepreneurial ventures, Wealth education or Life Launch Learning. Her mission is to inspire families to reach goals that are far greater than anything they could ever imagine for themselves!

Bob Mason

“Bob Mason works with organizations who want energized leaders, engaged employees, and more profits. During a military career spanning 30 years, Bob was fortunate to learn leadership from some great leaders. Starting with a small team at the age of 19, he honed his skills leading ever larger and more complex teams, eventually commanding four different squadrons, including the Air Force’s largest munitions squadron. Bob has studied leadership extensively, but more importantly he has been there, working with real people, making hard decisions, and experiencing the results. On retirement from the Air Force, Bob started a company to bring the effective leadership techniques he learned to the corporate world where he has worked with first-time supervisors, managers, and executives in both profit and non-profit organizations. Bob is a professional speaker and is a Past President of the New Mexico chapter of the National Speakers Association. He is the author of four books on leadership.”

Dr. Bill Goodman

“Dr. Bill Goodman is a Technologist, Entrepreneur and a Master Results Coach and Speaker. He has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA and has worked in Space, Defense and Aerospace his entire career; he has more than 80 publications and his technologies have flown on 4 different space missions. Bill is a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), and a Partner in Vista Business Group, a nationwide M&A and investment group for the middle market. Coach #DrBillabq has been helping people to better their Business and Personal lives since the 1990’s. His grandcoach is none other than the #1 Performance and Business Strategy Coach in the world, Tony Robbins. Bill’s skill sets include: business planning, marketing, customer negotiation, commercialization plans, and financial and technical risk mitigation. His KingMaker™ Business Package empowers clients to overcome obstacles and positions that were perceived as insurmountable.”

Sean Ritchell

“Millennial, Gen Y, Gen X, Boomers, all competes and are comfortable communicating on different levels through many technologies and styles. The common thread is each of us must express ourselves to lead, and sell though the telling of our stories.

Sam Newton is a professional broadcaster, voice artist, sales leader and public speaker. Sam has been a Content Director for one of the nation’s largest media companies. He sold 4.5 million dollars in luxury vehicles in Sean Ritchel, or “The Motivational Rapper” is a professional youth speaker, rapper, and writer who believes true happiness is in the power of self-acceptance and self-expression. Known for his interactive, high-energy presentations Sean travels the United States regularly to speak with high school and college students. He has spoken to thousands of students in several organizations, and was featured on TED Talks’ TedxEducation. Sean’s unique background in student leadership and mentoring began when he was a student. After graduating high school as Student Body President he earned his B.A. at the University of New Mexico in Interpersonal Communication and Psychology. When he’s not presenting Sean loves to jam out and pet his cat, Sam. Sean and Sam are based in New Mexico. only three years in the automotive industry and acted on the “Bedtime with Barney” syndicated radio show

Sam uses entertaining character voices, professional radio delivery, and interactive presentations to host informative teambuilding workshops and Keynotes. Featuring tools and inspiration to develop your message, self-publish a book, use video, develop social media channels, and promote yourself, business, or nonprofit. “

Sam Newton 

Jerome Wade, CSP, is an author, international speaker, and adventure athlete. With 25 years of C-Suite experience, launching and leading four enterprises, Jerome is a seasoned authority in executive leadership performance, resilience, and longevity.

With his energy-infused presentations, audiences fully engage as they discover a better way to live, lead, and grow their success. Jerome has earned the reputation as “The Conference Activator” and is a sought out international speaker.

With more than 2600 presentations, Jerome masterfully shares insights from his success journey sharing stories of struggle and triumph, giving audiences lasting solutions to accelerate their success, achieve their dreams, and lead with impact.

Jerome is the CEO of The Epic Advantage – a company focused on executive leadership solutions and is the President of the National Speakers Association NM Chapter, proudly living in the City of Breaking Bad.

Call 505.463.7234 or log onto EpicAdvantage.com for booking information.

Lenann McGukey-Gardner, MBA, CSP

Jerome Wade, CSP, is an author, international speaker, and adventure athlete. With 25 years of C-Suite experience, launching and leading four enterprises, Jerome is a seasoned authority in executive leadership performance, resilience, and longevity.

With his energy-infused presentations, audiences fully engage as they discover a better way to live, lead, and grow their success. Jerome has earned the reputation as “The Conference Activator” and is a sought out international speaker.

With more than 2600 presentations, Jerome masterfully shares insights from his success journey sharing stories of struggle and triumph, giving audiences lasting solutions to accelerate their success, achieve their dreams, and lead with impact.

Jerome is the CEO of The Epic Advantage – a company focused on executive leadership solutions and is the President of the National Speakers Association NM Chapter, proudly living in the City of Breaking Bad.

Call 505.463.7234 or log onto EpicAdvantage.com for booking information.

Jerome Wade, Executive Leadership Speaker

 

Jerome Wade, CSP, is an author, international speaker, and adventure athlete. With 25 years of C-Suite experience, launching and leading four enterprises, Jerome is a seasoned authority in executive leadership performance, resilience, and longevity.

With his energy-infused presentations, audiences fully engage as they discover a better way to live, lead, and grow their success. Jerome has earned the reputation as “The Conference Activator” and is a sought out international speaker.

With more than 2600 presentations, Jerome masterfully shares insights from his success journey sharing stories of struggle and triumph, giving audiences lasting solutions to accelerate their success, achieve their dreams, and lead with impact.

Jerome is the CEO of The Epic Advantage – a company focused on executive leadership solutions and is the President of the National Speakers Association NM Chapter, proudly living in the City of Breaking Bad.

 

Call 505.463.7234 or log onto EpicAdvantage.com for booking information.

More Speaker Options Are Coming Soon

Please be patient while we collect the speaking information from the NSA NM members.  Check back each week for updated information.  If you need specific help and would like to see if one of our speakers is a fit for your event please call 505.463.7234.