"...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
  • 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...

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


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.

February 10, 2017 - "Impact: The Foundations of Great Leadership" Green Mountain Human Resources Association Meeting, Rutland, Vermont.

November 30, 2016 - "Gender, Opportunity, and Great Results" Vermont Commission on Women and Main Street Landing "Male Champions for Change" Event, Burlington, Vermont.

November 2, 2016 - "Change the Story: Gender, Opportunity, and Great Results" White + Burke Vermont Development Conference, Burlington, Vermont.

June 30, 2016 - "Moments of Mastery: Building on the Foundations of Great Leadership" Castleton University, Workshop, Rutland, Vermont.

June 9, 2016 - "Impact: The Foundations of Great Leadership" Vermont Federal Women's Network Annual Training Workshop, South Burlington, Vermont.

April 29, 2016 - "Some Things Never Change" MyWebGrocer Project Management Office Staff Retreat, Winooski, Vermont. 

March 30, 2016 - "The Foundations of a Sustainable Economy" Killington-Pico Rotary Club, Killington, Vermont. 

February 22, 2016 - "The Climate Economy: A Business Perspective" The Vermont Climate Economy Summit, Randolph, Vermont.

January 28, 2016 - "Impact: The Foundations of Great Leadership" Castleton University, Workshop, Rutland, Vermont. 

October 15, 2015 - “Six Questions for Great Teams, Great Organizations, and Great Leaders” The Project Management Institute - Champlain Valley Chapter, October 2015 Dinner Meeting, Burlington, Vermont.

August 26, 2015 - "What's Next for Vermont's Climate Change Economy?" Vermont Climate Change Economy Council Public Forum, Rutland, Vermont.

July 16, 2015 - "Can BoP Business Logic Be Applied to the Developed World?" Enterprise for a Sustainable World's Base of the Pyramid Global Network Summit, Burlington, Vermont.

June 4, 2015 - "Heart, Head, Hands: Growing a High Impact Service Culture." U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development, Staff Retreat, Whitefield, New Hampshire. 

June 2, 2015 - "A Strategic Shift to Sustainability: The Leader's Challenge." Lecture, Universidad de los Andes Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.