Keynote Speakers

Jody Urquhart

A highly sought-after, funny motivational speaker, Jody Urquhart is a former comedian whose motivational speeches deliver humor with a meaningful message. Urquhart is the author of All Work & No Say, a best-selling book that shattered assumptions that work can’t be rewarding and fun. A motivational speaker for over 16 years, she speaks at over 60 organizations and associations every year and is a top keynote speaker.

Lori Desautels, Ph.D. 

Dr. Lori Desautels is an undergraduate and graduate assistant professor at Butler University in Indianapolis. Desautels previously taught emotionally troubled upper elementary students, worked as a school and private counselor and served as a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital in the adolescent psychiatric unit. 

Desautels has published in several scholarly journals, along with two books. She graduated with a bachelor’s in special education from Butler University, a master’s in counseling from Indiana University and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University.


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