Keynote Speaker

  • Scott Christopher
    Scott Christopher
    Convention Speaker
    • People People: Learning to Put "People First" and Why Should You Even Care
    Scott Christopher is author of the best-selling People People: Who They Are, Why They Win and How To Become One, The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, and The Seven UPs of Happiness. He has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Fox Business Channel, CNBC, National Public Radio, BBC and has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Post, Newsweek, Economist magazine, Ladies Home Journal and many other publications. Since 1995, Scott has circled the globe entertaining and motivating thousands of audiences from senior leader retreats to all-staff meetings. Applicable to all audiences in any industry, Scott's unforgettable messages and off-the-cuff humor illustrate firsthand how levity, humor and becoming a 'people person' enrich lives at work and at home. In his rare spare time, Scott is a television host, emcee and actor (SAG), appearing on network television series Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Granite Flats, Everwood, Touched by an Angel and in Disney Channel and Hallmark Channel movies. Scott has a Master's in HR Management from the University of Connecticut and while an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, Scott was honored with the United States' most prestigious acting scholarship, the Irene Ryan Award, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Workshop Instructors and Panelists

  • Timothy C Andersen
    Timothy C Andersen
    Speaking on:
    • Appraiser CE: Your Appraisal Is Credible. Is it Reliable, Reproducible and Accurate?
    Tim Andersen is the president of Timothy C. Andersen Inc., a real estate appraisal, consulting and education firm in Florida. He specializes in appraising residential and commercial properties. Tim is a certified general real estate appraiser in the state of Florida, board-certified in appraisal review by the National Association of Appraisers, and is a certified USPAP instructor.
  • Heather Haase
    Heather Haase
    Speaking on:
    • Me vs. Me
    • The Art of Networking: How to Not Be a Robot in a Digital World
    • Tik Tok 101
    Heather Haase serves as the upbeat and spunky training director for Ohio-based HER REALTORS¬ģ where she is also a full-time REALTOR¬ģ located in the Dayton area. She got into real estate because she wanted to meet new people, be involved in the community, and help others achieve their dreams. Real estate came with the added benefit of pursuing her passions of education, networking and involvement. Heather serves as the vice chair for the Dayton REALTORS¬ģ‚Äô professional development committee, the chair for the Ohio REALTORS¬ģ‚Äô YPN, and serves on the NAR YPN advisory board. Heather is also a Gem City ambassador, a Dayton REALTORS¬ģ Leadership Academy graduate, is C2EX endorsed and is an Ohio REALTORS¬ģ director. In addition, Heather also runs the Dayton RE barcamp.
  • Paul G Kent
    Paul G Kent
    Speaking on:
    • Owning Waterfront Property: Riparian Rights Issues
    Paul Kent is senior partner with Stafford Rosenbaum LLP in Madison, Wisconsin. His practice focuses on environmental regulatory matters with a particular emphasis on water issues including shorelands, wetlands and riparian rights. He has co-taught the environmental law course at the University of Wisconsin Law School since 1989 and has authored several publications including Wisconsin Water Law in the 21st Century; and "On the Waterfront: New Shoreland Zoning Laws," 90 Wis. Lawyer 14 (2017).
  • John LeTourneau
    John LeTourneau
    Speaking on:
    • Real Estate Investing: Build Wealth Representing Investors and Becoming One Yourself (ABR elective)
    John LeTourneau has been a full-time commercial broker since 2005 and specializes in investment real estate. He leads a 5-person commercial team in the Chicago suburbs that actively works with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants. John is also currently the Division Leader of Industry Engagement & Investment Opportunities for Keller Williams Realty International, and co-leads 2,200 KW Commercial agents. As his career developed, John has always believed in giving back to the real estate community. He is the President of The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, the 7th largest Realtor association in the United States, a member of the Board of Directors of both the National Association of Realtors and Illinois Realtors. John is also the Illinois Realtor’s Liaison to the Irish Consulate in Chicago, State Legislative Contact for State Senator John Curran, and serves on various committees for his Local, State, and National Realtor Associations. He speaks across the United States, Canada and Europe on a wide range of real estate topics and is a tireless advocate for raising the bar in the real estate industry.
  • Jennifer Lindsley
    Jennifer Lindsley
    Speaking on:
    • Working in a Winter Wonderland
    Jennifer Lindsley is the Director of Training for the Wisconsin REALTORS¬ģ Association.

    Jennifer participates as an attorney on the WRA Legal Hotline and serves as a subject matter expert on both a state and national level developing licensing exams. Her responsibilities include drafting education materials, developing pre-licensing and continuing education resources, and teaching WRA pre-license and continuing education courses.

    She received her B.A. from Portland State University and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Jennifer is a member of the Preliminary Review Committee for the Office of Lawyer Regulation. In 2014 and 2020, she was named the WRA Instructor of the Year.
  • Robert Morris
    Robert Morris
    Speaking on:
    • CRB: Performance Leadership: Coach, Manage, Mentor
    Robert Morris graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Robert entered the real estate field in 1985 and has been actively involved in real estate sales and training since that time. He is currently a selling broker with Parks Realty, located in Smyrna, Tennessee, where he actively lists and sells real estate with his team, Team Morris. Robert has been honored as the Realtor¬ģ of the Year in 2000 and recently received the 2021 Tennessee Realtor¬ģ Educator of the year award. This is the second time to receive this award in his career. He has served on several local association's Board of Directors and currently serving as 2020-2021 President of the Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS¬ģ. Robert is an international speaker, certified instructor and consultant who holds several professional designations/ certifications just to name a few, the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Internet Professional (e-PRO), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), the Graduate Realtor ¬ģ Institute (GRI), and the Performance Management Network (PMN) formally the Performance Management Network (PMN) designation for the Women's Council of Realtors¬ģ. He also been certified by the Instructor's Training Institute (ITI). He has conducted seminars, training workshops and leadership conferences for countless numbers of Realtors¬ģ, boards, conventions and associations throughout the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the British West Indies. Robert is a Certified Instructor for Real Estate Brokers Institute (rebi). He is also a Course Facilitator/ Instructor for the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC) and Women's Council of Realtors¬ģ (WCR). He maintains active memberships in several national real estate organizations and institutes. Robert develops, writes and conducts numerous courses to meet the needs of Realtors¬ģ in the rapidly changing world of real estate. Robert has taught personalized courses to thousands of Realtors¬ģ across the country and is committed to helping Realtors¬ģ become more knowledgeable in all facets of the real estate industry. Robert currently instructs Realtors¬ģ in a variety of areas ranging from business planning, brokerage management, leadership management, diversity, professional standards, fair housing, goal-setting, time management and real estate ethics. He is committed to raising the bar and making a positive difference in the lives of every person he meets.
  • Monica Neubauer
    Monica Neubauer
    Speaking on:
    • Getting the Seller's Attention! Multiple Offer Strategies for Buyers
    • RENE Certification Course
    • Speak So They Can Hear You: Generational Communication in Today‚Äôs Marketplace
    • Your Personal Touch in a Digital World: Connecting Through Technology
    As a Maverick Motivator, Monica Neubauer's mission is to help people grow in positive directions in their personal and professional lives. She is the author of Straight Talk for Real Estate Success: 80 Tips for Structuring, Organizing, and Promoting Your Business, the Podcast Host for NAR's Center for REALTOR¬ģ Development, has worked 18+ years as a successful real estate professional and 10 years speaking nationally. As a voracious learner with varied life experiences, Monica is committed to creating a highly interactive learning environment with engagement and stories so the audience leaves wanting more. Her topics include communication, modern selling practices, negotiation, problem solving and maintaining a healthy life balance throughout.
  • Ifoma Pierre
    Ifoma Pierre
    Speaking on:
    • Agent Extinct: How to Survive the Ever-changing Real Estate Market
    • Hot Sauce, Please! Proven Strategies to Spice Up Your Real Estate Marketing
    • Silly Rabbit, It's a Turtle Race
    As a licensed and long-established real estate Associate Broker, Pierre boasts more than 15 years of experience in the sale and acquisition of prime residential properties within Queens, New York. Because of his thirst for knowledge and education, Pierre created a coaching program called G.E.M a complete training system designed for real estate agents' success through mastering the art of sales, marketing, branding, and advanced social media lead generation strategies. Pierre is also an EXIT Realty International Corporate Trainer and holds several designations including ABR, GRI,MCNE, SRS, PSA, ePRO, CBR, and ITI. He has earned the prestigious John Maxwell Certified Speaker Trainer & Coach designation
  • Joshua Walitt
    Joshua Walitt
    Speaking on:
    • Appraiser CE: 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course
    • Appraiser CE: Bifurcated, Hybrid and Evaluations
    Joshua Walitt is the principal consultant for Walitt Solutions. He provides short- and long-term consulting services related to compliance, valuation, education, review and investigations. With over 20 years of experience, Walitt's skill set includes appraisal, banking, regulations, policy, training, licensing, audit and enforcement. He writes for industry publications and speaks at events such as the Appraisal Institute's Annual Conference, Appraisal Summit and Expo, Valuation Expo, Appraiser's Conference and Trade Show, Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials, and other client and industry conferences. Walitt designs seminars and continuing education courses for online and classroom delivery.

    Walitt holds the SRA and AI-RRS designations with the Appraisal Institute, is a member of the National Association of Appraisers (MNAA), holds a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) certificate, is an AQB-certified USPAP instructor, is an Appraisal Institute-approved instructor, and served on the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

  • Debbie Yost
    Debbie Yost
    Speaking on:
    • CRS: Systems Will Set You Free
    Debbie Yost is a seasoned veteran of the business, beginning her real estate career in AZ in 1980. She and her husband Joe co-own RE/MAX Casa Grande and lead the award winning team known as Yost Realty Group. Debbie's mission in life is to make a difference and her passion for excellence is well known to her peers in the industry. She believes that work should fund our lives, but not be our lives and as a result has created leverage through people, systems and technology. Often referred to as ‚ÄúThe Systems Queen‚ÄĚ, Debbie has been teaching agents and brokers how to build systems that deliver exceptional service and result in consistent 5 Star client reviews for years. As a practicing REALTOR¬ģ and designated broker in Arizona, Yost enjoys teaching and coaching others to grow and reach their professional and personal best.
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