Lori Silverman is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, management consultant, trainer, and author who strives to connect people to possibilities and to each other. Her highly energized and enthusiastic approach inspires her audiences to take immediate action. A member of the National Speakers Association, she's mesmerized thousands of people with a variety of topics ranging from the humorously edu-taining "Schmoozing: Meet, Greet and Speak with Ease" to weighty business topics such as "From Vision to Action: Strategic Planning in Unpredictable Times."
As the owner of Partners for Progress® (www.partnersforprogress.com), for more than 25 years Lori has effectively helped organizations implement large, messy changes and innovative and enduring strategies to increase success. Past clients that have experienced positive results from her work include Valmet, NUMMI, Chevron, Bechtel, Sonoco Products Company, Jones Dairy Farm, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, American Family Insurance, BMW Financial Services, Duquesne University, and the U.S. Air Force Reserves. She's appeared on more than 70 radio and TV shows to discuss using business storytelling approaches to achieve measurable outcomes, and has authored numerous articles and books including Critical Shift: The Future of Quality in Organizational Performance, Stories Trainers Tell, and the bestseller, Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over. Her latest book is Business Storytelling for Dummies (2013). Lori holds an MBA from Edgewood College and an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.