Made in Chicago Speakers Bureau Roster

The follow is a list of our speakers that make up our Made In Chicago Speakers Bureau community.  We think we have some of the most dynamic speakers in the Chicago area.  Please feel free to review their information when you are looking for speakers for your next event, company meeting or conference.  Then contact us and we will make all the arrangements so that they can inspire the audience at your next event.

Many of our speakers are available for your last minute needs.  We normally ask for 24 hour notice, but if you have an immediate need, please call us so we can find someone that will meet your needs.

Note: We are always looking to add new speakers.  If you want to join our speaker’s community, please use our application process.

Photo of Theresa Carter Theresa Carter (TheLocalTourist) Lifestyle, Small Business, Social Media
Founder and Publisher of The Local Tourist, Chicago’s Neighborhood Guide. Locals and visitors use to find restaurants, nightlife, things to do, events, and more – all by neighborhood. Founder and host of Chef’s Table and AlphaBeer events
About Theresa Carter
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 Photo of Johanna Cook Johanna Cook (MommaCuisine) Cooking Personality, Social Media, Video Talk Shows
Momma Cuisine’s warm and engaging personality has helped her become Chicago’s leading personality with audiences that span across the nation and world. With regular television and live appearances, Momma Cuisine’s Great Everyday Meals series and other web shows have garnered the attention of mainstream media.
About Johanna Cook
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 brendan Brendan Cournane (CoachBrendan) Motivational Coach, Marathon Races
Coach Brendan has completed 88 marathons in each of the 50 states and all of the 7 continents.  Coach Brendan has been coaching runners since 1996.  He is also a practicing financial attorney.  He is frequently asked to speak as a keynote speaker at marathon races.
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 JonDavidSM Jon-David (MafiaHairdreser) Social Media, Marketing, Blogging
Author, social media consultant, stylist, screenwriter, trainer, trained actor… Jon-David started out as a hair stylist and now he is a stylist of many things and a Twilebrity in the Chicagoland area.
About Jon-David
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 Ramon De Leon Ramon De Leon (Ramon_DeLeon) Social Media, Customer Service, Entrepreneurship
Sr. Social Strategist, Global Business and Social Media Keynote Speaker, WOM Supergenius. Ramon started out selling pizzas in Chicago and is now an international speaker known for the passionate way he engages the audience.
About Ramon De Leon
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 Photo of Laura Dion Jones Laura Dion-Jones (LauraDionJones) Motivational, Wellness, Weight Loss
Helping individuals and corporations reach their peak performance through optimum health, fitness and motivation.  Pro-Health Activist, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, Certified Wellness Coach, TV & Radio Show Host, Motivational & Lifestyle Writer, Speaker and Author: Commit To Get Fit: Find the Secret to Your Own True and Everlasting Weight Loss – out NOW on Amazon, iTunes, B&N and wherever fine print and e-books are sold.
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 Photo of JD Gershbein JD Gershbein (JDGershbein) The Neuroscience of Social Media, LinkedIn
JD’s keynote message fuses LinkedIn profile optimization, respect-based social networking, and classical real world business development strategies with neuroscience and psychology. His audiences receive game-changing ideas that will help them create a competitive edge and position themselves for business opportunities. His ability to spur people to step up and take action on LinkedIn has earned him the title of The LinkedIn Catalyst.
About JD Gershbein
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Catherine Johns - ES Bootcamp Catherine Johns (CatherineJJohns) Secrets of Dynamic Speakers, Speaking and Presentation Skills
Catherine Johns is known for engaging talks that boost business.  She also coaches entrepreneurs and professionals who want to get more clients, have more impact and make more money.  You might remember Catherine from Chicago radio, working alongside legends like Larry Lujack, Fred Winston and John Landecker. Since she broke out of the broadcasting boys’ club, Catherine’s been guiding executives and entrepreneurs who want to speak up, stand out and make their message more magnetic. She’s the author of “Show Up and Shine: Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence and Charisma.”
About Catherine Johns
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 Photos of Sue Koch Sue Koch (Sue_Koch) Social Media, Customer Service, Health and Fitness
Sue Koch is regarded for her ability to adapt to any audience and provide insightful information her audience can implement immediately. Sue’s experience includes working with corporations to small businesses and startups to individuals.  She frequently talks about social media and strategy.  Sue is also an AFAA certified group fitness instructor.
About Sue Koch
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 Photo of Catherine Morgan Catherine Morgan (PointA_PointB) Productivity & Small Business Strategies
Catherine Morgan is an engaging speaker and the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc, a virtual provider of consulting services for business or career transition. Her productivity strategies have been featured on WGN AM 720 and WIND AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, and on WCHE AM 1520 in the Philadelphia area. Catherine also is the editor of Carol Roth’s award-winning blog Business Unplugged™.
About Catherine Morgan
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 Photo of Jill Salzman Jill Salzman (FoundingMom) Entrepreneurship, Startups
Small Business Founder of The Founding Moms, Co-Founder at The Founding Kit and Co-Host of the Breaking Down Your Business Podcast
About Jill Salzman
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Photo of Liz Strauss Liz Strauss (LizStrauss)Business Strategy, Blogging, Social Media
Liz Strauss speaks softly and carries a lot of street cred. Recognition by Huffington Post as one of The Top Ten Influencers Alive (next to Oprah and Warren Buffet) and further recognition as an accomplished social marketer by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and others.has made Liz a sought after executive coach, team trainer, and keynote speaker.
About Liz Strauss
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 Photo of Rashid Temuri, ChicaGoCabbie Rashid Temuri (ChicagoCabbie) Social Media, Pubic Transporation, Video
Rashid Temuri is a busy cab driver.  He built his business via social media.  He is a frequent participant on social media panels and is interviewed by TV and radio shows.
About Rashid Temuri
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 Photo of Heidi Thorne Heidi Thorne (HeidiThorne) Marketing for Small Businesses, Promotional Contests
Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA, DBA, has over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, advertising and public relations. She holds advanced degrees in business and has 5 years teaching experience at the college level. Drawing on her professional and academic background, Heidi is a marketing coach for small businesses and author of multiple books on marketing topics.
About Heidi Thorne
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 Photo of Charlotte Weeks Charlotte Weeks Finding the Perfect Career, Creating Effective Resumes
Charlotte Weeks is an executive career coach and resume writer.  She helps people find their passion and land the perfect job.  She is a Certified Career Management Coach and a dual-certified resume writer.  She has authored, co-authored and contributed to many books about careers and resume writing.
About Charlotte Weeks
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Please contact us if you would like to find out more about our speakers, if you would like us to find a speaker that is in our network, but not yet a member of our speakers’ community or to book a speaker.

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