TSE Conferences

Keynote Speakers

Friday, March 2nd
Reed Berry, “The Traffic Guy”

Reed Berry's presentation, "We've Built Safer Cars, Now Let's Build Safer Drivers," blends important information on safe driving, driver attitude and personal responsibility with audience participation to create an event that is both informative and entertaining. Reed's program includes valuable information on a number of topics, including distracted driving, the importance of traffic laws and the dangers of alcohol and other drugs.


Reed Berry, known professionally as "The Traffic Guy," has been a traffic safety educator for nearly 30 years. Using a "learn through humor" approach, Reed makes important information on safe driving both entertaining and memorable. Reed started his driver safety career as a California traffic school instructor but, before long, he was in demand as a guest expert on TV and radio programs, as well as receiving frequent requests to speak at corporate events and safety conferences across America. Reed's work in driver safety education has been recognized with the Citizen Activist Commendation Award from the National Commission Against Drunk Driving in Washington, D.C., as well as an Award of Honor from RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving.) Reed Berry's passion for safety awareness is evident in the title of his presentation: "We've Built Safer Cars, Now Let's Build Safer Drivers!" For a more in depth look into Reed’s life in Traffic Safety, check out his bio at this link. http://www.reedberry.com/bio.html

Sunday, March 4th
Dr. Tom Nebel, Senior Associate at GiANT Worldwide

Liberation as a Lifestyle: Becoming Leaders Worth Following: All of us know what it's like to follow someone because we have to, and how much better it is when we follow someone because we want to.  Leadership in all of our circles of influence, is the art of calibrating Support and Challenge. 

Challenge without Support creates Domination, a place of fear and manipulation.

Support without Challenge creates Protection, a place of entitlement and mistrust. 

When neither Support nor Challenge exist, the result is Abdication, a place of apathy and low expectation. Our aim should be Liberation, where both Support and Challenge prevail.   When we are Liberators, people follow us because they want to.   

But none of us are natural Liberators, and in this keynote address, Dr. Tom Nebel will inspire us to get it right.  We will look at our tendencies, and we will make determinations about what it means to fight for the highest possible good of all of those we lead, including ourselves.  Using practical, sticky, visual tools, we will understand more clearly how we either undermine or expand our influence--at home, among friends, with our colleagues, and with our students as we "take it to the streets". 


Dr. Tom Nebel's earliest recollections are those of being a successful entrepreneur.  At the age of six he would construct small wooden ships, pack them in his wagon, and sell them to soft-hearted workers as they finished their shift at the local shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  Since those days, he has dedicated himself to creating organizations that work, in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors, and helping others to do the same.  He has authored six books on the subject of starting and growing new ventures, having directed organizations at local, regional, national, and international levels.

Tom is recognized as an engaging public communicator and an effective coach of those seeking to increase their personal and organizational capacity.  He brings leaders and their teams alive, recognizing and removing the obstacles that stand in the way of success.  His personal interests include fitness, history, travel, reading, a family vacation spot in Door County, Wisconsin, and the National Football League.  He is a Senior Consultant with GiANT Worldwide, a leadership consultancy that "builds leaders worth following who lead organizations everyone wants to work for."  A Wisconsin native, he makes his home in Madison.