Building Connections

After publishing our book, THE PEOPLE EFFECT: Find, Grow and Retain the Best of the Best, Mary Weber and  I dedicated ourselves to bringing our message to conferences around the world. Whether as a keynote speaker or a workshop leader, we help break through the boundaries that are limiting your team and get them ready to shape the future. Let us help you move from the world of yesterday's regrets to the world of tomorrow's victories.

A Philosophy for the Future


We are only limited by the things that we allow to limit us. The keys to success and productivity are already in our pocket. You just need someone to show you the lock and encourage you to open the door. 

Workshops and Keynotes


As a change agent and dynamic presenter,  I will bring new life and connection to your next event. Contact me, and we can design a workshop or presentation that fits the needs that you have today.

Recent Presentations


The People Side of the P&L

Presented to the IHG Owners Association during the 2018 Owner Summits, this dynamic hotel focused presentation pulled apart Profit and Loss Statements and drew direct correlations between PEOPLE - Our greatest ASSETS and our greatest LIABILITIES and their effects on PROFIT.  


Recruiting Stellar Talent on a Shoestring Budget

Motivational speaker Joel Carver presented at the 2018 AAHOA Convention in Washington, D.C., this presentation was designed to assist in understanding that as the economy improves, the labor pool shrinks.  Recruiting tactics that worked yesterday won't work today - not will just placing an ad online.  In this presentation, we explore different resources available and discover tricks to effectively screening applicants and asking the right interview questions.  


Five Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Millennials


Millennials are the generational demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years. 

Millennials are sometimes referred to as "echo boomers" due to a major surge in birth rates in the 1980s and 1990s, and because millennials are often the children of the baby boomers. 

Now it gets interesting. The oldest of the millennials are starting to move into management and leadership roles – managing other millennials. So, how do we Recruit and Retain?