2021 Speakers

Stephanie Stone, United States Navy (Ret)

“Veteran Issues on Teleworking”

Stephanie Stone is the Chief Deputy Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Ms. Stone currently serves as the Outgoing Chair of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Military Advisory Council.

Stephanie Stone holds a BS degree from University of Southern Illinois, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from University of San Francisco, and was Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in Los Angeles. She is presently attending the University of Southern California Doctorial in Policy Planning and Development program.

Andy Core

“Change Your Day, Not Your Life”

Andy Core is a credentialed, award-winning speaker on thriving in today’s high demand world. He provides high energy/high content presentations that improve employee engagement, productivity, retention, and resiliency.

2 Professional degrees (BS Biology, MS Human Performance)

2 decades of experience as a researcher, author, and speaker

Armed with a master’s degree in the science of human performance, he has spent over twenty years researching ways to better equip people to thrive in today’s high demand workplaces. “I’d love to help your people develop great attitudes, achieve huge accomplishments, and lower costs.”

Rita Saenz, Director of California Employment Development Department


Former Positions:
Director, CA Government Affairs, Xerox
Director, Communications, Fiscal Intermediary Contract, ACS/Xerox
Director, Health and Human Services, Western Region, ACS/Xerox
CEO, Academy for Coaching Excellence
Director, CA Department of Social Services
CEO, Maria Nemeth Associates, LLC
CEO, Holiday Project
Secretary, Gubenatorial Appointments
Assistant Secretary, Gubenatorial Appointments
Director, Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Director, Office on Alcoholism
Special Assistant, Department of Alcohol Beverage Control

Javier Romero

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Grace-Sonia Melanio

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Grecia Stanton

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2019 Speakers

Coach Ron Nash

Secret strategies on the LinkedIn platform

Ron has taught his personal branding and networking methodologies at conferences, including Social Media Examiner; world-class educational institutions, including the University of California at Los Angeles; USC, Pearson Education, Cengage Learning, Pearson College UK and numerous corporate organizations.

He has also worked with celebrity brands to the likes of Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisperer), Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle (Author of “The Power of Now”), Don Miguel Ruiz, and Brian “Mr. UGG” Smith (Founder of UGG Boots).

William M. Burke

Lessons Learned from the Mountains
I don’t care who you are or what difficulties you face in your life, you should make great plans for your future. It is said modesty is a virtue. I believe modesty is not a virtue when it comes to self-assessment and goal setting. There is no limit to what you can accomplish in life if you dream big, commit yourself to success and work hard.

On April 26, 2019, Bill will discuss his successful South side climb of Mt. Everest and will present dramatic photos and video of the climb. He will talk about the challenges, risks and joys of climbing the world’s highest mountains and will share the techniques he uses to physically and mentally prepare for these exhausting expeditions. Bill will also display the equipment required for an alpine mountain climb.

Victor Bloomberg

Strategic Leadership During Disruption: Integrating Workforce Innovations

“Victor Bloomberg’s presentation on Engaged Leadership was nothing short of inspiring. Victor completely captured the audience with his energy and conviction. He presented specific data in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining, while still getting the truth of his message across to the entire audience. He is the true expert on making a permanent shift in communication with engaged leaders. Victor Bloomberg of Excellence Inspired would be a huge asset to anyone looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker.”
– Angelique Rewers, CEO,

External sources of disruption are intensifying, as is the impact on CWC and its members. This interactive session produces knowledge that supports follow-up by the members after the conference. The demonstrated techniques for identifying a hot topic and the diversity of perceptions can be used, repeatedly, to test ideas about disruption and strategy. The methods promote buy-in at all levels. Results fit the organization’s culture and governance.

2018 Speakers

Dr. Richard Pimentel

Richard is an internationally-renowned consultant, keynote speaker, and professional trainer. He has the well-earned reputation for being North America’s premier speaker on disability and employment issues.

Working with major companies and Workforce Development/ Rehabilitation organizations on Workforce Diversity, Disability Inclusion, Job Placement, Job Retention, Leadership and Attitude Change, his work is credited for producing enduring changes in corporate and employment training cultures.

Milt Wright

Milt is the creator and founder of Milt Wright & Associates, Inc. His philosophy in founding a company was to design and produce programs, services and products to assist employers integrate persons with disabilities and other individuals with employment barriers into the workforce. For more than 34 years, under Milt’s leadership, Milt Wright & Associates Inc. has provided consultation, products, tools and seminars on job placement, job retention, attitude change, motivation, satisfaction and productivity.

Tiana Sanchez

Tiana is a Best-Selling Author, Global Podcast Host, and Speaker who partners with innovative companies to foster a more confident and competent workforce in the new economy. For over 17 years she has been in the trenches serving as Corporate Trainer and Business Consultant to top leaders in the financial, utility, local and federal government, and non-profit industries across the U.S. Through award winning leadership programs, specialized keynote presentations, and training seminars, Tiana has helped enterprises such as So Cal Edison, County of San Bernardino, U.S. Government, Black Chamber of Commerce, International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), and Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) to develop the people they lead so that they can add tremendous value to the people they serve. Tiana wholeheartedly believes, “that people, like wine, must be nurtured, cultivated and given time to mature to yield the very BEST.

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