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Profiting from Positivity in the Workplace - Brimmer Lecture Series ($75/Full Day)

  • Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts 1327 East Kelly Avenue Peoria Heights, IL, 61616 United States (map)

Join us for our first Brimmer Lecture Series talk, a full-day mastermind uncovering how positivity and clear communication drive profitability in the workplace.

Admission is $75/person for the full day of events and catered lunch (vegetarian options available). Organizations sending groups of 5 or more will receive a 10% discount. Call 309.322.1646 for details.

Three talented motivational speakers will offer their expertise and training in how to improve communication and positivity in the workplace.

Regardless of where your workplace is, if you conduct business (or run a church, nonprofit, or other organization), you will benefit from this motivational mastermind. All are welcome!

This event features the award-winning Kim Kaufman, TEDx speaker and one of Toastmasters International’s Top 10 in the world, along with well-known local motivational speakers Yvonne Greer and Bill Barr as special guests.

In addition to the motivational talks, the event includes a light breakfast, a full catered lunch (vegetarian options available), and afternoon breakout sessions. A networking mixer with a cash bar will follow.

10% discounts available for groups of 5 or more; call 309.322.1646 for details.

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More about our renowned speakers:

Kim Kaufman is an award-winning public speaker, writer, and storyteller. Ranked one of the 10 best public speakers in the world by Toastmasters International, Kim has delivered motivational, thought-provoking speeches to audiences throughout the United States and Canada, including New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Illinois, Memphis Tennessee, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

A former television news anchor and reporter, Kim’s storytelling has been featured on CNN as well as CBS affiliates. Trained in media and corporate communications, she’s received recognition for her work from the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association, the YWCA, Association for Women in Communications, and the Public Relations Association. Her work has appeared in every area of broadcast media, including television, radio, magazines, newspapers, websites, and on the global TEDx Platform.

Kim possesses diverse talents. Her strong background in the dramatic arts led to an early career as a Walt Disney World cast member in Orlando, Florida where she made magic as an entertainer, while also serving as a tour-guide, and show host. Through her brand Kim Presents, she is known for inspiring audiences to achieve their potential through the power of creativity, imagination, and forward thinking. Kim is a Robert G. Bone Scholar and a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Illinois State University.

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Yvonne Greer has led dual careers in fitness and communications for more than 20 years. She is the daily host, producer, and sales executive of WMBD-TV’s Living Well, and the weekly host and producer of WTVP-TV’s Consider This. She is also a multi-certified fitness consultant, professional speaker, and President of Power Zone, Inc, a personal training company.

At home, Yvonne is the proud wife of Greg Batton, the proud mama of Ginger and Justice, and proud step-mom to Katie and David. You’ll often catch her singing, cooking, or reading in her spare time.

Her awards include being named to Peoria’s 40 Leaders Under 40, 25 Women in Leadership, and Peoria Magazine’s Women of Influence. All of these roles help keep Yvonne “Powered Up”… and after meeting her, you’ll be powered up too!


Bill Barr is a well-known local business coach and skilled professional with sound business acumen. He has earned a reputation throughout Central Illinois as a results-oriented achiever who strives for excellence by continually seeking ways to improve, by managing complex issues, and by recognizing actionable opportunities.

Bill wears some very impressive hats as a decisive leader, respected industry speaker and team builder – one who promotes collaboration and input while ensuring ongoing opportunities for personal and professional growth.

A few of his many accomplishments include roles as Lions Clubs International Club President, Civic Leadership VP for Tremont Betterment Association, Champion’s Club of General Mills, Directors Club of Pillsbury and Presidents Club at Helene Curtis.

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