Governance Camp Keynote Speakers

TASB is excited about our keynote speakers for the 2023 Governance Camp! We're inspired by their stories and honored to have them join us at our virtual conference this week.

Holly Hoffman

Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of Survivor Nicaragua on CBS. Through that experience and others throughout her life, she was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination, and confidence.  

Holly HoffmanA professional speaker and the author of Your Winner Within and Write Yourself a Note, Hoffman acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are often faced with situations that seem insurmountable. She inspires her audience to focus their thoughts, emotions, and energy towards success and shares the knowledge, tools, and discipline to achieve it.

A lifelong resident of America’s heartland, Hoffman graduated from her hometown high school in Eureka, South Dakota, and then attended Northern State University. She is the proud mother of three children and six grandchildren.

In 2019, Hoffman earned the CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™) designation from the National Speakers Association. She travels across the country speaking to a wide variety of corporations, associations, universities, schools, and women’s organizations.

Hoffman’s message offers encouragement and optimism with a roadmap for self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Her methods are intuitive, honest, and adaptable to nearly any situation guaranteeing her audience will walk away inspired and motivated to succeed.

Adolph Brown

Adolph Brown III offers the most uniquely inspiring and entertaining, yet profoundly challenging, presentations around. He is an American businessman, investor, author, urban and rural school educator, research scientist, and keynote speaker.  A servant leader at heart, he is a lifelong socialjustice advocate and a career teacher educator. He is admired for his simple and direct “Real Talk,” and powerful, universal, and timeless teachings. For more than 30 years, Brown has researched, field tested, and implemented a set of concrete strategies used to support and enhance schools and businesses around the world. 

As a credentialed master teaAdolph Browncher, Brown helps teachers reach every student. As a much sought-after and highly effective unconscious bias, equity, diversity, and inclusion keynote speaker, he skillfully addresses the impact of stereotypes. He credits much of his success to the luxury of humble beginnings of being reared by a single-parent mother in abject poverty of the inner-city housing projects infested with gangs, drugs, and violence. His oldest sibling and only brother Oscar was murdered when Brown was only 11 years old. 

Brown is the author of acclaimed books, including the international mental wellness best seller Two Backpacks. Other best sellers he authored include the business soft skills classic Champion Habits and the education classic Real Talk. He is also co-author the children’s book It’s Gonna Be a Great Day! with his third-grade teacher.

Dr. Brown is closing out our event with a two-hour workshop for everyone! It will be the first time someone has facilitated a workshop where school board members, administrators, faculty, and students sit and work together. 

Additional information

For additional information about this event, contact us directly for support at 800.580.8822.

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