Igniting the Leader Within You

Leadership Conference

August 4, 2018

Grandville High School


The first Leadership Conference in Troy in February was a great success.  There were many requests to have a second one in another part of the state.  Well, here it is!

Registration is now open. Click Here to register on-line.

Check back frequently for a line-up of speakers.


Sheena Monnin

Sheena is the CEO of Custom Life Design Consulting, she is a TV host and reporter, and is a twice-published author of self-help books that have received acclaim with readers across the country. She has been interviewed by CNN’s AC360, Inside Edition, Today Show, USA Today, Guardian, BBC, Buzz Feed, and many other media outlets. Sheena won the title of Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012 and competed at Miss USA in 2012. 

DESCRIPTION: Engaging Leadership in our Modern World

Modern leadership can be tricky to understand, but powerful once conquered. Sheena has been on both sides of the desk, leading and being led, and knows that trends in leadership change every few years. Harnessing the principles of psychology she offers insights that help leaders stay engaged with their big picture goals while engaging leadership qualities in those around them. It's not a threat to empower employees and colleagues. In fact, it brings out the best in the company as a whole. Choosing to stay engaged is as essential as breathing - it brings life and fulfillment. Come learn how you can increase your effectiveness without losing yourself in the process. 


Douglas Brinker


               Stories of Suicide Survival Hope and a future filled with Leadership Opportunities


Douglas Brinker ACG, ALS

CEO Brinker Communication & Consulting Services

 Brinker Communication Consulting Services established June 2016.

He is a 17 Yr. Toastmaster.” Desire to Inspire” attitude offers HOPE to others!
Background-. Doug’s community involvement runs deep starting at 9 years old. Doug is a former Life Scout, a Past President of the Jackson Jaycees, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 612, a 22-year volunteer with Junior Achievement. He served on the board of Student Government both at Jackson College and Eastern Michigan University. Doug recently became involved with the SARAH Organization (Share Awareness Remember There’s Always Hope) a non-profit organization dedicated to Suicide Awareness among young adults. Doug’s philosophy “Getting Involved in your Community is the easy part, committing to Staying Involved takes a heart of determination. Doug has spent his entire life staying involved in Leadership opportunities.


  • Highlights- 
  • Father of two Sons Kyle 22 and Austin 18
  • Graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Jackson College
  •  United States Navy and Michigan Army National Guard Disabled Iraq Veteran
  •  Published contributing Author in the “Heart of a Toastmaster Book
  • Small Business Lawn and Landscape Owner
  • Founder of Operation Sandbox Santa
  • Michigan Jaycees State Speak-Up Champion
  • National Collegiate Forensics Speech and Debate competitor
  • Championed for additional bussing on Eastern Michigan’s Campus
  • Numerous District 62 Toastmasters Leadership Roles
  • Past President of 2 Toastmaster Clubs
  •  Commander VFW Post 423
  • Peer Support Specialist