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Michigan Speakers

AchieveMax® speakers and consultants live and work in the state of Michigan. If you schedule a presentation in Michigan, travel costs will be considerably less than if you booked a speaker from another state.

Also, with AchieveMax® speakers, your seminar, training, or keynote presentation will be custom-designed to fit your needs. Seminars can be scheduled for half-day, full-day, or multiple-day sessions. Keynote presentations can also be scheduled according to your needs.

Our speakers include Harry K. Jones, Jeffrey W. Drake, Ph.D., and Shelley R. Riebel.

Testimonials from Michigan Clients

Dianne Addington, President/CEO of Genisys Credit Union, said:

"Over the past 22 years of my life as the CEO of a large credit union, I can't think of a business partner that has had more influence on my management team than AchieveMax® and specifically Harry K. Jones.

"Up until recently our engagement of AchieveMax® had consisted of one- or two-day events on team building initiatives or enhancing management and leadership skills. Without fail we always walked away with an action plan for execution. As a result of a merger of two $600 million credit unions which more than doubled our management team, in 2009 we engaged Harry K. Jones for a year-long initiative to work with over 70 managers of Genisys Credit Union in order to provide the whole management team with the skill set and tools they needed for success as a manager of Genisys. As a result it has allowed for faster cultural integration and consistency throughout our 25 locations.

"The investment that our credit union has made and continues to make in our management team by engaging the services of AchieveMax® has allowed Genisys Credit Union to build and retain a management team second to none. The performance of Genisys Credit Union especially in today's market is a testimony to the caliber of the Genisys Management Team. We credit Harry K. Jones from AchieveMax® for helping us build that Team.

Tom Duemling, Secretary/Treasurer, for the Michigan Parking Association, said:

"Not only did Harry deliver a compelling message to our association members, he also helped energize our board, and we gained even more volunteers for our association events. Our association theme for next year is 'Building Bridges Through Networking.' The idea of the theme came, in part, from Harry's powerful message about networking with others. I recommend Harry K. Jones and AchieveMax® to other associations. They provide custom-designed presentations and customer-friendly service that helped 'Achieve the Maximum®' for the Michigan Parking Association."

Maribeth Bramlage, Manager of Education and Training of the Michigan Credit Union League, said:

"I can honestly say that working with AchieveMax® has been the most satisfying of all my speaker contacts. AchieveMax® has added value beyond expectations to all the programs they delivered. What I was most impressed with was their willingness to tailor the content to meet the specific needs of the audience. Words can't begin to express my gratitude for all AchieveMax® did to make our program a big success."

Sharri Margraves, Manager at Michigan State University, said:

"AchieveMax® helped turn our organization around by focusing on our specific problems. The transformation was nothing short of phenomenal. As the first woman manager working with three different unions, my groups and I were able to work through issues like empowerment and change by solving problems with goal setting. AchieveMax® has the expert knowledge and wide range of experience that make the difference for my organization."

Janet Strope, Director of the Office of Financial Assistance Programs
for the State of Michigan, said:

"Our planning committee picked a topic they felt would be helpful to staff at this time, and Mr. Jones developed a program to fit our needs.  On the day of the meeting, he arrived at 8 a.m. for a 1:30 p.m. presentation so that he could gather information about the group during our other discussions.  With this background and an added touch of humor, he kept the audience's attention and gave some extremely helpful tips on facing not only their days at FIA, but in their personal lives also.  I would like to take this opportunity to recommend this speaker for your consideration."

Karlene Ketola, Vice President of Member Services for the Michigan Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, said:

"Thank you for Harry K. Jones' terrific presentations at the Michigan Association of Homes and Services 2004 state conference.  His keynote session, Productive Chaos: Riding the Wave of Change, and breakout session, Developing Empowered Teams, programs were overwhelming successes!

"Aside from the written evaluations, several people shared how much they enjoyed his programs and how beneficial they were.  Harry did a great job of tailoring his message to our audience.  It was a delight working with your organization."

Paula S. Davis, President of the Michigan Chapter of the Employee Involvement Association, said:

"Mr. Harry K. Jones was one of our workshop presenters as well as our keynote speaker at the closing.  Harry delivered an excellent workshop on "Attitude and Balance for Self-Enhancement," and his keynote was on our theme, "Employee Involvement - Evolution or Revolution?"  They were both dynamic and the feedback from the participants indicated that he did an outstanding job."

Charles D. Ross, Chairman for the Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, said:

"Our evaluation form is ranked from (1) to (5) with (4) being very good and (5) being excellent. Harry didn't receive an evaluation of less than four! I also received many spontaneous comments from conferees during the conference on how much they appreciated and enjoyed Harry's presentation.

Harry did his homework in preparing for his presentation. He researched our organization, spoke with several members and focused his message on what is important to us as an organization ... What more can we ask for? And his delivery, accompanied by his bag of tricks, kept the audience's attention with his gift of fast-paced humor, while at the same time hitting all the important points of our mission and our vision.

Margaret M. Tarr, GRI, ABR, President of the Down River Association of Realtors® , said:

"Harry K. Jones delivered a straight to the point presentation that really hit home with all of us! He incorporated facts, strategies, techniques and humor all in one great production.

The Down River Association of Realtors® would highly recommend Harry to all that would like a straight talking speaker that keeps the crowd engaged. We know that Harry had the challenging task of conveying stress management techniques to a group of Realtors® in the ever challenging and struggling market of Michigan. He really hit the nail on the head by emphasizing his point about "thinking inside the box" again.

"We believe that many agents went back to their offices and implemented many of Harry's ideas and thoughts. Truly a two thumbs up presentation!"

Kristine Kading, Program Chair of Michigan Recreation and Park Association Therapeutic Recreation Institute, said:

"'Very Engaging,' 'Amazingly Motivating,' 'Informative and Entertaining,' and an 'Excellent Speaker,' are just a few comments that have been received by the attendees at the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association Therapeutic Recreation Institute held this month.

"Harry K. Jones of AchieveMax®, Inc.was our opening keynote speaker and presented 'On Your Mark, Get Set, Goal!' Harry did an outstanding job setting the tone of our conference in his opening keynote. He was engaging to the audience and kept the presentation light-hearted and humorous without losing the message."

Clients from Michigan

We have been a Michigan business for 33 years, and our list of Michigan clients keeps growing. AchieveMax® speakers have provided seminars, training, or keynote presentations to the following Michigan companies or organizations:

  • AAA - Michigan
  • A&M Label
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Career Day
  • American Congress of Surveying and Mapping - Burt and Mullet Chapter
  • American Society of Employers
  • Amway Employees Credit Union
  • Area Agency on Aging 1-B
  • Athens Middle School
  • Auto Body Credit Union
  • Auto Club Group Credit Union
  • Automotive Federal Credit Union
  • Barton Malow
  • Battle Creek Chapter of Credit Unions
  • Bell & Howell Information Learning
  • Bordine Nursery
  • Botsford Center for Health Improvement
  • BrassCraft Manufacturing
  • Caledonia High School
  • Center for Banking Education
  • CGI of Canada (formerly C.U. Processing, Inc.)
  • Chrysler
  • Circle Michigan
  • City of Ann Arbor
  • City of Detroit
  • Comerica Bank
  • Communications Alliance Network
  • Community Bowling Centers
  • Community Choice Credit Union
  • Co-Op Services Credit Union
  • Credit Union Executive Society
  • Credit Union ONE
  • Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
  • Detroit Federal Employees Credit Union
  • Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
  • Down River Association of Realtors
  • Dura Automotive Systems, Inc.
  • E&A Credit Union
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Education First Credit Union
  • Employee Involvement Association
  • Family Independence Agency
  • Ferris State University
  • Financial Plus Federal Credit Union
  • Financial Women International
  • Flint Public Library
  • Ford Motor Company
  • GEM Asset Management LLC
  • General Motors
  • Genesee Area Landscape and Nursery Association
  • Genesee Intermediate School District
  • Genisys Credit Union
  • Glastender, Inc.
  • Grand Rapids North and South Chapters of Credit Unions
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Harbor Beach Community Hospital
  • Hillsdale Intermediate School District
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals
  • International Credit Association
  • Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union
  • Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center
  • Kent Intermediate School District
  • LeBaron Elementary School
  • Livingston County Assessors Association
  • Macomb Schools and Government Credit Union
  • MARO Employment and Training Association
  • McNaughton & Gunn, Inc.
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Members First Credit Union
  • Metro Credit Union
  • Metro East Chapter of Credit Unions
  • Metro West Chapter of Credit Unions
  • Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association
  • Michigan Apprenticeship
  • Michigan Army National Guard
  • Michigan Association of Ambulance Services
  • Michigan Association of College Stores
  • Michigan Association of Counties
  • Michigan Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
  • Michigan Association of Pupil Transportation
  • Michigan Club Managers Association
  • Michigan Credit Union League
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Michigan Employment Security Agency
  • Michigan Health Information Management Association
  • Michigan Hospital Gift Shop Managers
  • Michigan Hotel, Motel, & Resort Association
  • Michigan Jaycees
  • Michigan National Bank
  • Michigan Parking Association
  • Michigan Pharmacists Association
  • Michigan Press Association
  • Michigan Recreation and Park Association
  • Michigan Society of Association Executives
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Unemployment Agency
  • Michigan Works!
  • Midland County Educational Services Agency
  • Monroe County Community Credit Union
  • New World Systems
  • Oakland County School Business Officials
  • Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee
  • Old Kent Bank
  • Palace Sports & Entertainment
  • Personnel Unlimited
  • Petoskey Chamber of Commerce
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Phillips Service Industries, Inc.
  • pmh caramanning inc.
  • Quicken Loans
  • Real Estate One
  • RE/MAX of Michigan
  • Research Federal Credit Union
  • Rowe Incorporated
  • Royal Oak Schools Credit Union
  • Saginaw Intermediate School District - Head Start
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Security Federal Credit Union
  • SEMCO Energy
  • Social Security Administration
  • Sprint
  • State of Michigan
  • Steelcase Employees Credit Union
  • Sub Surface Construction Company
  • Tawas Area Schools
  • T&C Federal Credit Union
  • TEC-Detroit, Inc.
  • Telcom Credit Union
  • Transtar Autobody Technologies
  • TRW
  • Two Men and a Truck
  • University of Michigan Business Women
  • University of Michigan Credit Union
  • Upper Peninsula Chapter of Credit Unions
  • USA Federal Credit Union
  • Warren Bank
  • Warren Chamber of Commerce
  • Warren Newport Credit Union
  • Washtenaw Area Transportation Study
  • Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency
  • West Michigan Credit Union
  • Western Michigan University
  • Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School District
  • Wilson Veterinary Hospital
  • WOW! Internet, Cable, and Phone

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Keynote and seminar speaker Harry K. Jones

Professional speaker Jeffrey W. Drake, Ph.D.

The AchieveMax® team of professional speakers celebrates its 35th year in business in 2015.
Thank you to all our customers for allowing us to "Achieve the Maximum®" for their businesses and organizations.

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