Nicole Malachowski

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you’d be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole’s distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her struggling greatly to speak or walk for almost nine months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed. Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Nicole empowers people with three key beliefs: failure and risk is the price of entry for achieving something great; sometimes you need to yield to overcome; and her personal mantra – “Nobody wants to lead a scripted life.”

David Lynn

DAVID G. LYNN, CSP, is a published author, professional speaker, and the President of Peak Safety Performance, LLC. His company is focused on helping clients develop strategic safety plans that address everyday challenges. David has a unique blend of work experiences at OSHA, Duracell, Owens Corning, Fluor, and Peak Safety Performance. He has worked in the field on construction projects, managed safety on a plant level, and has lead corporate safety initiatives as a Corporate Safety Director.

Each experience has given David insight on how to lead improvement on all levels of an organization. He understands the everyday struggles a safety professional experiences and he also knows what it feels like to overcome the challenges we all face.

With strategic planning, leadership development, and project execution, David helps clients solve problems and achieve their goals.

Mark DeVolder

Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. Often in the spotlight for high profile transitions, Mark offered guidance for the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $50 billion dollars. He is a change management and employee engagement specialist with over 19 years of experience in education and research.  His doctoral studies focused on the issues of unity, diversity and synergy. With this experience he brings extensive knowledge and understanding about human characteristics to each highly customised presentation, backed up by impressive business acumen.