2018 Michigan District Convention

September 6-9, 2018

Boyne Mountain, MI

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Convention Speakers:

Keynote Speaker Tony Rubleski


Tony is currently the president of Mind Capture Group. His message is designed to help people ‘Capture’ more minds and profits. He is an in-demand speaker who’s given hundreds of presentations the past decade, a strategic business coach, and global event promoter with over 20+ years of experience in the personal development industry.


His second book in the Mind Capture series went #1 in three different business categories with Amazon.com and received stunning reviews from a wide range of leaders in marketing, sales, psychology to academia and multiple New York Times bestselling authors. His latest book titled, TRAILBLAZERS: Leadership Lessons from 12 Pioneers Who Beat the Odds and Influenced Millions, will re-release globally on September 4th, 2018 with New York publisher Morgan James.


His work has been featured in various media outlets ranging from Toastmasters International Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, the FOX TV network, ABC, to CNN Radio, NPR and Entrepreneur Magazine Radio. In addition, he has also served as a Faculty member with the U.S Chamber of Commerce.



For More Information:

E: Tony@MindCaptureGroup.com  P: 616-638-3912


Michael Kole-John Maxwell Leadership Coach


Mike Kole is an Executive Coach who partners with CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, and Executives developing leadership skills while focusing on a balanced work-life. After spending over 30-years in the field, Mike knows what increases personal & professional growth, employee engagement, and effectiveness. It is how well you have developed the foundational principles that make a great leader.

Mike has been successful in every aspect of business. Mike has climbed the corporate ladder from a field sales agent to the boardroom of a Fortune 500 Company. He is a published author and has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Mike also writes a weekly blog on leadership, sales, and professional development.

Mike holds an MBA from the University of Detroit, is a Certified Speaker, Coach, and Trainer from the John Maxwell & Zig Ziglar Organizations, and is Professor of Leadership, Strategic Management, and International Business at Northwood University.

As the Principal and Founder of Kole Performance Group, Mike is working today, to improve your tomorrow.

Chip Hansen


Chip has been the President of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for the past eight years, coming to the position with a wealth of public administration experience, most recently as the Superintendent of East Jordan Public Schools, a position he held for more than 20 years.  Chip is a strong leader, communicator and relationship-builder, and his background includes extensive experience in financial management, coalition-building and strategic planning.  Working with the Board of Trustees and staff, Chip leads the community foundation’s efforts to increase assets and impact.


Chip is a 1978 graduate of Alma College, earning his MA Degree in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University in 1982.  A member of the Charlevoix Lions and East Jordan Rotary Clubs, Chip is also a “Shoreline Ambassador” for the Lake Charlevoix Association, while serving as a mentor to the participants of Leadership Charlevoix County. 


Chip is an active community citizen who believes in “being in the game,” rather than being “on the sidelines.”   Chip enjoys playing basketball, golf and tennis, and also loves being on or near the water.  He is also an avid baseball and football fan.  Chip’s passion for leadership and sport manifested itself in multi-term service on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Representative Council, a position that he was elected to fill by his peers.  Married to his wife, Laura, for more than 40 years, the couple has two sons, Eric and Scott.  Both are graduates of the University of Michigan.  They also enjoy their time with Rowan, their 18-month old grandson.

Crystal Farmer

Crystal Lynnette Farmer was born and raised in Detroit, MI. While attending Detroit Public Schools, Farmer was known for her outspoken and entertaining nature. While some teachers found this disruptive, many of her teachers helped her to use this talent in positive ways. From an early age, Farmer was a performer in plays and church events. Public speaking opportunities were made available to her in many ways. She was the youngest member of the announcers’ board at her church and even now she is called upon frequently to deliver special presentations to her department where she is currently employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Farmer continues to develop her public speaking and leadership skills through her highly valued membership in Toastmasters International.  As a leader in Toastmasters, she exercises her ability to inspire clubs to reach their goals. As a public speaker she has had the opportunity to compete within her district. One of her greatest accomplishments is sweeping the 2015 District 28 Fall Conference winning both of the Humorous Speech & Table Topics competitions.

Crystal Farmer’s goal however is greater than impressing her leadership or winning trophies. It is to reach the hearts and minds of everyone she gets the opportunity to inspire. In a world so full of despair, she hopes to be a beacon of light. A light that will lead, guide, and provide hope to all she encounters.



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