2023 Fall Conference Featured Speakers
Thursday, November 2nd Opening Session: Featured Speaker-Eddie Slowikowski
Eddie is a former “world class" runner and Gold Medal winner for the USA Track & Field Team. Eddie was a 3-time Division I NCAA All-American and National cross country champion out of Loyola University in Chicago. Eddie was also a former reporter in training at CNN before launching his own business.. Today, Eddie is a highly sought after Speaker, Consultant & Author.
Eddie is known throughout the industry as an “Inspired Performance” Expert! His widely acclaimed “Four Minute Formula” has been utilized by people from all walks of life. Through years of training as an athlete and running his own successful speaking & consulting business, he knows what it takes to be elite. Eddie has always had the can-do spirit of an entrepreneur. Best of all, Eddie can channel that sense of accomplishment through interactive storytelling and raw emotion to audiences everywhere. He can make you laugh, cry, dance and learn…all in one presentation. It’s a rollercoaster journey like no other, and Eddie’s been doing it for 3 decades!
Throughout all his many accomplishments, Eddie sought to enrich his life through service. He has volunteered extensively throughout Central America on month-long service trips, spent 4 years as a tutor for students from the Cabrini Green projects within the inner city of Chicago, and has worked tirelessly for the homeless. Eddie widened his world-view beyond the life of sports and now, as a husband and father of 4, he proves that a successful balance of life and business can be attained.
Eddie speaks to tens of thousands of people year in and year out, utilizing a vast array of programs that are always customized to fit the needs of each audience. Whether it’s for Fortune 500 companies, associations, healthcare, professional athletes & teams, law enforcement, or educational institutions all across the country, Eddie’s personally devised programs are ever changing, keeping his message on the cutting edge for audiences everywhere. His extraordinary rate of repeat business is a testament to his versatile talent. The one constant through it all remains his high-energy message and interactive style. Eddie uses music, sound effects, dancing and audience interaction to bring his memorable presentations to life. One thing is for sure: with Eddie Slowikowski, you’ll learn how to energize your teaching to get the very best out of your students!
Friday, November 3rd Closing Session: Featured Speaker-Jennifer Stubblefield
Jennifer Stubblefield taught Business Education in KY for 27 years, where she created and managed an award-winning certification classroom in the areas of Microsoft, Communication Skills, and Entrepreneurship. She attributes her 27 years as an FBLA Advisor to “keeping her young” and her time organizing fundraisers as the cause of her gray hair. She has served on the Kentucky Business Education Association Board and has been a mentor coach for new Business teachers in KY. Jennifer has been honored with many awards in her field, such as the 2016 KY Business Education Teacher of the Year, the 2018 Southern Business Education Teacher of the Year, and in 2019 she was named the Certiport Educator of the Year. She is a frequent speaker at conferences around the US and is known for her energetic and real-life approach to teaching.
In 2021, Jennifer officially became part of the Certiport team, where she now serves as the Customer Success Manager. She and her husband of 33 years have two grown children and two obese basset hounds. In her spare time, Jennifer operates “Jennifer’s Journeys,” a small-group tour company where she is the coordinator, bus driver, tour guide, and fun-maker as she travels to destinations all across the world.