Rik Roberts is a Nashville, TN based comedian and speaker who focuses on providing 100% clean comedy and creative keynotes to groups who need a fun and engaging program. As a married man, and father of two young kids, Rik has found there are enough real life situations that we can all laugh at without going “below the belt”. Family friendly comedy is his specialty. His programs are a good fit for association meetings, corporate groups, fund raising events, awards ceremonies and faith based events. Rik grew up in Kentucky working alongside his father on tobacco farms. The long days in the hots sun gave him a work ethic and motivation that he still taps into today. He spent eight summers working on thoroughbred horse farms. He often draws upon these experiences along with the rural way of life in his speaking engagements.
For more than 20 years, President and CEO of MotionFirst, Meridith Elliott Powell, has been a leading expert on the subject of business growth covering sales, leadership, change and uncertainty. With a background in financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and travel and tourism, she has real-world experience with developing teams, exceeding sales goals and dominating the marketplace by building centers of influence.
Her latest book THRIVE: Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage has cracked the code on the greatest challenges facing business today. Throughher work as a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, award-winning author, and business growth strategist, meridith is able to help companies and leaders learn to develop talent, drive sales and strategically manage change and uncertainty.
Her work has been featured in Forbes, FastCompany, Inc Magazine, among others, and she has worked with companies such as Microsoft, FastSigns, Bobcat, Caterpillar and IBM. Her groundbreaking research, The State of Uncertainty and The Impact on American Business Today is an annual report providing innovative solutions to business growth in turbulent times.