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“It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist to Be a Leader”

Detroit, MI

April 20, 2018


Patrick Colbeck

Senator, State of Michigan

Former Analyst, NASA





Event Information:

April 20, 2018 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Birmingham Country Club

1750 Saxon Dr.

Birmingham, MI 48009

Cost: $35.00 prepaid, $40.00 at the door

Sponsor a table for 8 for $350.00

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Patrick Colbeck is currently serving his second term in elected office as the State Senator for Michigan’s 7th District and is a Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Aerospace Engineering as well as a graduate of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Included among his over 20 years of engineering and management work in a variety of industries, he has worked as an Analyst for NASA, as the Senior Design Engineer with Boeing to design systems that enable humans to live in space, and has even started his own small business. Additionally, he has challenged our youth to dream big as an instructor at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp. After 6 years of running his own small business, he sought to fix our state by running for the Michigan Senate. In his successful Senate bid, he became the first person elected directly into the Michigan Senate without any political experience in over three decades …and he defeated four former state representatives in the process. In the crucible of public service, he has remained true to the principles which he promised voters to uphold. In recognition of his leadership role, he received the Senator Paul Fannin Statesman of the Year Award. His free market health care solutions that lower costs and improve services are nationally recognized and featured by Forbes. He has also been honored as the Legislator of the Year by the Police Officers Association of Michigan, The Senior Alliance, and Associated Builders and Contractors. In 2011, he co-founded the Michigan Freedom Center whose mission is “Serving those who serve us” in the military. His integrity and principled service have been recognized by both his supporters and his detractors.

Kalamazoo, MI

April 27, 2018


Mary Jane Mapes

President, Aligned Leader Institute

President, Mary Jane Mapes & Associates

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“Four Keys To Leadership Success: Character, Commitment, Core Work, and Contribution ”

Mary Jane, CSP, is one of the most sought-out authorities on the topics of business relationships and leadership development on the platform today. Her ideas have transformed the lives of the countless numbers of people for whom she has spoken, from Avon Products Inc. in the East to Farmers Insurance in the West; from Stryker Corporation in the North to Phillips 66 in the South. Numerous people have walked out of her programs and completely changed the way they work with, communicate, motivate, and persuade their employees, colleagues, customers … even members of their own families. Her clients have reported that her ideas have helped them to melt walls of isolation, boost their productivity, enhance their leadership effectiveness, achieve greater sales success, and get promoted to the highest levels. Mary Jane is an executive coach with a host of happy clients who have experienced career advancement to the C-suite, higher levels of sales success, increased employee engagement scores, and overall greater productivity and profitability. She is also an entertaining and highly engaging nationally accredited speaker who has an uncanny ability to hit the stage and create an instant connection with her audience. She consistently receives rave reviews for her thought-provoking content, infectious humor, and life-changing ideas. Among Mary Jane’s long list of credentials, she includes: • Past-president of the National Speakers Association, Michigan Chapter • Past-president of numerous other professional local associations such as ASTD and PEAK • One of only three people over the past 20 years to be a recipient of the Charles Leadership Award presented by the National Speakers Association, Michigan Chapter, for outstanding leadership. • One of only 235 women worldwide (with a global membership of over 53,000) to have earned the distinguished Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association and the Global Federation of Speakers for standards of excellence and professionalism in speaking. • Member of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni from Western Michigan University’s School of Communication. • Author of three books: The Art of Fielding Questions with Finesse; a top selling book, You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing – Create Great Relationships with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere; and her latest international best-selling book, The Unstoppables – Success Strategies from 12 Top Women Leaders to Supercharge Your Career. • Active in her church; community volunteer, and currently board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mary Jane is married and has two grown children. Mary Jane can be contacted at: •;; 269-324-1847 •;

Event Information:

April 27, 2018 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Kalamazoo Country Club

1609 Whites Rd

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Cost: $35.00 prepaid, $40.00 at the door

Sponsor a table for 8 for $350.00

Cost includes breakfast



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