OUR SPEAKERS

Armed with the knowledge that education can overcome ignorance, our speakers share stories of kindness, tolerance, and acceptance.

Justin Bachman

Justin’s program is a humorous and moving account of the importance of self worth, the impact of how to make it easy and comfortable to Live Loud – being proud of who you are and being able to show it off to others!

Hi thank you so much for inspiring me today I've been through kinda a lot and ur speech helped and ur a strong person and you inspired me to be more strong  

-- Emily, 10th Grade

Lisa Bachman

In a recent U.S. News & World Report, “One in three full-time employees in some of the world’s largest economies say maintaining a healthy work-life balance has become more difficult in the last five years. In an age where cellphones, emails and video conferences make it increasingly more difficult to leave work at the office, the report highlights a concern of many modern-day professionals who say it’s getting tougher to juggle professional duties and personal responsibilities with only so many hours in the day.

Couple this with the fact that one in 4 adults deal with mental illness, approximately 20% of youth age 13-18 experience some type of mental disorder, 90% of students in grades 4-8 report being victims of bullying, one out of every 68 children have autism, and in 2015, it was reported that 40 to 50% of married couples in the US divorced.

 

When your work and personal life are both in balance, life is good.  But how often is that the case?  What happens when a personal crisis occurs and takes you away from the office for an amount of time that causes you to question your ability to do your job?  Conversely, what happens when you have a crisis in the office and you feel the pain of guilt from your spouse and children? 

 

Lisa Bachman has been there.  Her family was in crisis with an ill child for a number of years but at the same time, she built a million dollar marketing company.  But, she also made some career choices that completely changed her life path.  

Lisa speaks about a range of topics from parenting to work/life balance

The speaker was so insightful and had such a great way of sharing information through story telling.  Her message really made an impact on me.

-- Jennifer, Director of Human Resources