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Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop Presenter: Tina-Marie Wohlfield

Tina-Marie Wohlfield is the founder and Chief People Strategist at TIMAWO (pronounced Tee-ma-woe).
She is a passionate champion of Human Resources, Leadership and Talent Management with over 25+
years’ experience in the Human Resources profession. Her range of industry experience includes
hospitality, financial services, insurance and non-profit.

Tina Marie received her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Walsh College
in Troy, Michigan. In addition to holding both the SHRM-SCP and SPHR, HR professional
certifications; she is also a Neuroscience-based coach with a Certification in Applied Neuroscience
by Key Change Institute (KCI).

Tina-Marie is actively involved in shaping the future of the HR profession. She is a member of the
Walsh College SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Exam preparation instructional team, a co-chair of the
annual Walsh HR Summit and serves on the Michigan Council of SHRM (MISHRM) Annual Conference
committee where she helps create an inclusive attendee experience using social media as the leader
of the MISHRM Influencer Team (aka MIT).

Tina Marie is an HR Storyteller and frequent speaker on HR and leadership topics throughout the
country. Her first book, STOP Collaborate and LISTEN – Developing Impactful HR Partnerships Through
Collaboration was released in March 2019 and is
available through Lulu Publishing.


Opening Keynote Presenter: Joshua M. Evans

The world and the workplace have shifted dramatically. Organizational cultures are being tested like never before. People have become uncertain and disengaged in their roles. While it is easy for individuals to forget what doing a great job means to those that depend on them, there is one critical element that makes the difference between mediocrity and being extraordinary.

Joshua M. Evans’ high impact, interactive keynotes provide audiences with valuable insights for building engaged teams, impassioned individuals, and phenomenal organizational cultures. Joshua has inspired audiences of all sizes by uniquely coupling his 15 years of corporate knowledge, personal stories, and stage presence to cultivate an unforgettable experience.

Joshua is a pretty wild character. He’s a keynote speaker, TEDx programmer, best-selling author, former whitewater rafting guide, corporate executive, father of three, and an all-around awesome guy.

He’s been hired by hundreds of professional organizations and companies including American Express, GE, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and ExxonMobil among many others to bring the idea of deeper purpose to the forefront of the conversation regarding the modern working world.

Joshua’s insights have been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and INC magazine.

He is committed to bringing a fundamental shift to the way companies conduct business, and it all centers around identifying and living with true purpose.


Closing Keynote Speaker: Shari Harley

You came, you laughed, you learned. Now it’s time to implement. Come to the conference closing session:  Be the Change.

We know it’s tempting to beat the Friday traffic and leave the conference early. You don’t want to miss this one.

Shari Harley, our conference closer, is one of the funniest, most practical, and useful speakers you’ll see.

Shari Harley, author of the book How to Say Anything to Anyone, is known globally as an engaging, funny, content-rich business speaker. Her international training firm, Candid Culture, is making it easier to tell the truth at work. Shari is bringing candor back to the workplace. A former HR practitioner and operations leader, Shari’s practical approach has led her to speak and train in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Dubai and Australia. From ‘Making Meetings Work’ and ‘Delegating Better’ to ‘Managing Your Career’ and ‘Saying Anything to Anyone,’ Shari’s tips are sure to delight and inform in a real, direct and very funny way. Watch videos and learn more about Shari at www.candidculture.com.

During Be the Change, you will get specific actions to:

  • Influence decision making and business results in your organization
  • Build trusting relationships with senior leaders
  • Know the business and impact business results
  • Lead and act courageously

This program is for HR and business professionals who are serious about impacting their organizations. Come ready to take notes and action.

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