"...a top-notch speaker with a message that inspires."

The buzz that he created that day is still resonating. More important, his words, backed by his passionate delivery, have laid the foundation for real success in the delivery of the services we provide. I’m going to do what I can to ensure that Joe is a regular at our annual gatherings. He is a top-notch speaker with a message that inspires.
— Molly Lambert, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Joe is an absolute pleasure to have as a speaker. Very knowledgeable, engaging, and inspiring, yet full of down-to-earth, real, and actionable advice. The feedback from our members was extremely positive with comments like ‘bring Joe back,’ and ‘Joe has given me the words to describe things I know are true but didn’t know how to say’.
— Elena Yakimova, Project Management Institute, Champlain Valley Chapter

I'm an experienced speaker, teacher and panelist who offers thought-provoking and often unconventional views and insights in the areas of leadership development, organizational and problem-solving culture, business and cultural trends, economic development, corporate responsibility and sustainability, and life/work balance.

Here are some of the people who've asked me to speak to, or have a conversation with, them:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Project Management Institute - Champlain Valley Chapter
  • Vermont Gas Systems
  • Vermont Commission on Women/Change the Story
  • MyWebGrocer
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development
  • Green Mountain Power
  • Westport Hospitality
  • Vermont Federal Women's Network
  • Common Good Vermont
  • Burke + White Real Estate Investment Advisors
  • Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Vermont Golf Course Superintendents Association
  • GreenFiber
  • Vermont Community Development Association
  • Green Mountain Human Resources Association
  • Vermont Alliance of Independent Country Stores
  • Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

I'd love to come and talk to your group or organization. Get in touch, or give me a call.


Upcoming Conversations...

March 8, 2018 - "A Simple Leadership Challenge" Green Mountain Power Operations Supervisors Roundtable, Rutland, Vermont. Private Event. Postponed Due to Weather

March 29, 2018 - "Tough Conversations" Hickok & Boardman Leadership Group, Burlington, Vermont. Private Event.

April 4, 2018 - "A Lottery Ticket, A Love Affair, and Bill Murray" Telephone Association of New England 2018 Spring Symposium, Portland, Maine. Registration.

May 1, 2018 - "Defining Our Impact: Tough Questions for Great Leaders, Great Teams, and Great Organizations" Westport Hospitality Leadership Speaker Series, Burlington, Vermont. Private Event.


January 30, 2018 - "Understanding My Impact: The Foundations of Great Leadership" Westport Hospitality Leadership Speaker Series, Burlington, Vermont. Private Event.

November 16, 2017 - "A Lottery Ticket..." A Taste of the Leadership Project, Rutland, Vermont.

November 1, 2017 - "Tough Questions for Great Leaders, Great Teams, and Great Organizations" Common Good Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

September 29, 2017 - “A Lottery Ticket, A Love Affair, and Bill Murray” Society for Human Resource Management 2017 Vermont Human Resources State Conference, Killington, Vermont.

September 21, 2017 - "Impact: The Foundations of Great Leadership" U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, St. Albans, Vermont. Private Event.

May 26, 2017 - "Understanding Your Leadership Impact" Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Crew Leader Training, Richmond, Vermont. Private Event.

April 13, 2017 - "Impact: The Foundations of Great Leadership" Vermont Gas Systems Leadership Retreat, South Burlington, Vermont. Private Event.

April 6, 2017 - "Building a Sustainable Vermont Start-Up" Roundtable Discussion, University of Vermont Office of Technology Commercialization "Invention2Venture" Conference, Burlington, Vermont.