Speakers & Special Guests
Our 7th Annual Symposium - Building Business for Success
Andre Koen is an energetic presenter, a powerful communicator, and a dynamic teacher. There are many words that describe him. The most illustrative is, "Andre, the Enkindled Spirit". Andre is a diversity trainer in Minnesota. He provides face-to-face and online courses on diversity education including leadership development, empowerment training, cross-cultural competence, sensitivity training, anti-racism training and team building. Most of his clients include professionals needing continuing education credits. His weekly blog includes ideas for controlling, removing, and fighting discrimination. Koen also offer one-on-one training and coaching.
During her 20+ year career as a Social Scientist, Sara Christiansen has had the privilege to work with very diverse companies in both the private and public sectors.
Sara has vast experience working with professionals at all levels in an organization. Whether delivering a formal presentation to a room full of managers, or providing one-on-one guidance to a new employee; Sara's passionate style allows her to connect with all audiences in a way that energizes individuals to perform at a higher level.
As the VP of Client Services at Ideation Consulting, Sara is responsible for providing customized business performance solutions that drive "true" business results. She has developed many strategic programs that help our clients maximize the return on their human capital investments.
Matt Weis, PHR, Client Safety Coordinator
Sharon Connell-Rick, MBA, SPHR