NIGP Forum Virtual 

Keynote Speakers

Clint Swindall, CSP

Tell Me Somethin’ Good – A Simple Guide to Overcoming Negativity

Monday, August 23

Clint Swindall is a seasoned speaking professional --- engaging, entertaining, and absolutely unforgettable. He understands the power of engagement. He understands the critical roles both leaders and employees play in building a culture of engagement and how a focused effort is required in this new world where leaders now have accountability for remote workers.
Organizations across the nation have been using his ideas to enhance the way people lead themselves and those around them. As the president and CEO of Verbalocity, Inc., a personal development company focusing on leadership enhancement, Clint has delivered his programs throughout the United States, Canada, South America, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. For the past two decades, he has delivered high-content presentations as a leadership keynote speaker in an entertaining and inspirational style to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, school districts, and trade associations.

Courtney Clark

The Art of Accelerated Resilience ™
Adapt Faster and Achieve More

Tuesday, August 24

After four fights with cancer, three brain surgeries, adopting a teenager, and years of research into how we “bounce back” when things collapse, Courtney has reached reached ninja-level skills of adapting.

The discomfort of change can shake an organization’s culture. But she can help you face change with a new set of skills and ReVisionary Thinking™. Learn systems for adapting that are practical, inspiring, and grounded in research. 

Using her special style of content-based motivation, Courtney’s presentations blend stories, research, humor, and interaction to achieve measurable audience engagement and learning.  

Risha Grant

Permission Granted: To Get Rid of Your BS

Wednesday, August 25

Risha is an award-winning D&I Consultant, Author and International Speaker. 

Motivated by her passion to correct societalisms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha’s personal mission to expose the value of Diversity & Inclusion while shining a light on the economic impact it creates. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to growing a small business and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity. 

She is a top diversity and inclusion keynote speaker, founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm and author of That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures. 

Risha has been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times, Off Script, Bloomberg Media, Black Enterprise, Radioactive Radio, Take the Lead Radio and WURD Radio among other podcasts, local and national media. Risha has also been awarded numerous honors such as being named a 2019 Top 100 HR Influencer by Engagedly, a 2018 Inclusive Leadership Award Winner and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.

Manley Feinberg, CSP

Reaching Your Next Summit: 5 Vertical Lessons to Lead with More Impact, Regardless of Your Title

Thursday, August 26

Manley is recognized as an award-winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author whose work has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox, and in The New York Daily News, Entrepreneur, American Express Open Forum and World News.  He served two terms as the President of the National Speakers Association, St. Louis chapter and is a Certified Speaking Professional CSP.  

His inspirational presentations are brought to life through his national geographic photography and riveting stories culminating from a lifetime of adventure through 25 countries, to over 500 outdoor destinations.   Manley vividly shares compelling lessons from his adventure and leadership experiences in a way that allows you to relate to your mountains.  He will have you hanging beside him surviving in the Himalayas, struggling to communicate in Uzbekistan, and immediately transfer the experience to moving you forward.