January 6, 2020

Meet the 2020 Speakers

Meet our amazing Speakers and Workshop Leaders.

They are one of the best ones in their fields.

Let’s look forward to their inspiring talks and workshops covering a range of the hottest topics from the areas of Public Speaking and Leadership skills.

Sabyasachi Sengupta

Sabyasachi Sengupta

Special Guest
STORYTELLER, COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST, TEDX SPEAKER, 2015 DISTRICT 59 CHAMPION IN EVALUATIONS

A member of Toastmasters since 2011, current member of Utrecht Toastmasters in Netherlands and co-founder of Fusion Toastmasters in Amsterdam, Sabyasachi has been a District champion in District 59 in Evaluations in 2015 and 3 times 1st runner up in Humorous Speech and Evaluation in 2014, 2017 and 2018.

He is also a TEDx speaker on Art of Networking and currently writing a book on the topic ” What’s your Plan B” while working at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam as Business Developer.

   
Marc Schuck

Marc Schuck

GO TO YOUR LIMITS! MORE THAN THE AVERAGE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

PUBLIC SPEAKER, BODY LANGUAGE AND CHARISMA EXPERT AND MULTIPLE FINALIST OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE HUMOROUS AND INSPIRING SPEECH COMPETITION 


Marc has over 35 years of stage experience. For the first 15 years he was a  member of a pantomime theatre.

He has years of stage experience as a Comedian and Entertainer. He is a dance sport trainer, dance sport judge and expert for body language and charisma. He was multiple finalist of the European Championship in the Humorous & Inspiring Speech (Toastmasters).

Today he works successfully as a Speaker and Facilitator.

Diana Robertson

Diana Robertson

Add Some TED to Your Speech

DISTRICT 91 CONFERENCE DIRECTOR, FOUNDER OF SKILLSME SOFT SKILLS ACADEMY, PUBLIC SPEAKING AND LEADERSHIP TRAINER


Diana, a Founder of Skillsme Soft Skills Academy in London, was the first Toastmaster in Russia to finish a Path. She presents workshops on numerous topics, including Public Speaking, Leadership, Personal and Club Growth. Diana served at several Toastmasters club officer roles, including being WorldSurfers Club President, organised multiple successful conferences in Russia and is currently District 91 London 2020 Conference Director. Today she serves as a personal and club mentor and holds the position of PR Manager at Toastmasters Russia.

Lukáš Liebich

Lukáš Liebich

THINK BEFORE YOU PANIC - CRITICAL THINKING

DISTRICT DIRECTOR FOR 110 DISTRICT – WILD EAST OF EUROPE, SOFT-SKILLS TRAINERS, BLOGGER


Lukas is currently the District Director of District 110 (The Wild East of Europe). In Toastmasters since 2012, he’s been supporting the development of Toastmasters north of Danube and East of Rhein (and in a few other places too). Professionally he’s a Project Manager, Soft-Skill Trainer and Facilitator, with trainings delivered all around the world (Austin, New Jersey, Moscow, Singapore among others).

Besides Toastmastering and speaking, he enjoys blogging, reading and – currently he’s flirting with Argentine tango.

Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith

You can change your life by changing your THINKING

TRAINER, COACH, CONSULTANT


For the past 25 years, Trevor has worked in the area of Leadership and Communication. He is based in Prague and has now delivered training and coaching in 26 countries. Born in Scotland, then studied B.Sc. (Hons) Sports Psychology at Loughborough University and has an M.B.A. from Edinburgh Business School. He lived and worked in London for 10 years, before moving to Germany where he worked again for 10 years and now finally settling down, for the past 16 years, in Prague. When not working, time is spent between family and Fitness. He occasionally finds time for a glass or two of a great malt whisky.

Karin Genton-L’Epée

Karin Genton-L’Epée

PROVIDING FEEDBACK ACROSS CULTURES

FOUNDER @ COACHING4SUCCESS, EXECUTIVE & BUSINESS COACH, SPEAKER COACH


As a seasoned Executive Coach with over 21 years of coaching practice and 17 years of international professional experience, Karin partners with executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals to help them grow and succeed.

Karin has worked with 1000+ individuals from over 40 different nationalities and provides support and guidance to her clients in the Czech Republic, the CEE region and the United States.

In addition to her leadership and management coaching & training activities, Karin believes that communication is key to a happy and successful life and crucial to achieve results. As a Speaker Coach with 15 years of public speaking expertise, she offers her clients the opportunity to learn to deliver memorable presentations and create impact. She works in English and French.

 

Alex and Gabi Nicolae

Alex and Gabi Nicolae

FINDING THE PATTERN TO CONNECT

FOUNDERS OF EPIFOR, TEDx SPEAKERS, PEOPLE DEVELOPERS, CERTIFIED TRAINERS, PUBLIC SPEAKERS


Alex and Gabi facilitate long lasting change in individuals and oorganizations.  Gabi is an educator and discovered that if she wants to have a sustainable impact in the society she has to work with the adults who educate kids, not with the kids.


Alex is an IT guy, he talks the whole day with the computer, and he discovered that this is not enough in delivering successful projects; working as a team, connecting and influencing the people around him became his advantage.

Together, as a team, they focus on their strengths, and they are each other’s safety net.

Catalin Paval

Catalin Paval

WIN WIN IS NOT THE WHOLE STORY

EXPERIENCED SALES PROFESSIONAL, DIVISION D DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, PATHWAYS


Toastmasters member since 2014, Catalin is a great supporter of all things Toastmasters related.

Now a Division D Director (Romania and Moldova), he has previously served as Club President, Area Director, Pathways Guide and Pathways Ambasador and a Chairman of the Realignment Committee.

Outside of Toastmasters, Catalin studied theology, and in 2007 he became an Orthodox priest. He mixed up spirituality with secular way of living by working in Sales for companies like Hochland, Yellow Pages, Telekom, Procter& Gamble, Wella Professionals, and Coty.

Now he manages a group of companies in the dental field, and has his own company in managment and development consulting field.

Olga Rudáková

Olga Rudáková

STORYTELLING UPSIDE DOWN

CO-FOUNDER OF STORYGRAPH COMPANY, FINANCE PROFESSIONAL, PUBLIC SPEAKER AND VISUAL STORYTELLER


Olga is a a Finance professional who is passionate about Data insights and Data visualization. She is also a member and an immediate past president of Prague Business Toastmasters Club, who is passionate about telling Stories in an impactful way. Olga is the second prize winner at the Division speech contest in Czech Republic (Brno 2019) and a contestant at the District conference in Cluj 2019.

Cécile Chambolle

Cécile Chambolle

FUN TABLE TOPICS IN GERMAN

LANGUAGE EXPERT, CONSULTANT IN 4 LANGUAGES, COMMITTED TOASTMASTER, PRESIDENT OF DIE PRAGER TOASTMASTER


Cécile has 20 years of Corporate experience in IT, Internal Control, HR, Finance and Project Managment. She is a language expert (speaks French, English, German and Czech) and focuses on language coaching and consulting.

She is a committed Toastmaster since 2015, current President of “Die Prager Toastmaster”, Immediate Past President of “Goood Morning Toastmaster” and
Moderator of the French speaking Toastmasters meetings “Les Toastamateurs”.

Mike Hagan

Mike Hagan

GET WHAT YOU WANT

MENTOR, MEMBER OF TOASTMASTERS FOR 20 YEARS


Mike received his Toastmasters Certificate in June 2000.  He is currently a member of Prague Business Toastmasters and his role is to Mentor new members to the Club in the hope that they will become better than he is at public speaking.

Mike holds 4 degrees from Columbia University in NYC (BS, BA, MA, DrPH)

Tom Kent

Tom Kent

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH LINKEDIN AND NETWORKING

CEO OF CAREER NERDS, CAREER COACH, PUBLIC SPEAKER AND PERSONAL BRANDING CONSULTANT


Tom Kent is a Career Coach and the CEO of CareerNerds. CareerNerds is an international coaching business with 200+ Clients across 8 countries. Tom began coaching in October 2018 and since then the coaching business has grown exponentially. Today, he has four Coaches in the U.S., while still functioning as the
Lead Coach.

Debbie Libenberg

Debbie Libenberg

THE MAGIC OF IMPROVISATION

JOURNALIST, TEACHER, SPEAKER, STAND UP COMEDIAN AND 2ND IN  TABLE TOPICS, DIVISION L 2016


Debbie is every story’s biggest fan.  This is why she is passionate about collecting, creating and sharing stories while encouraging others to do the same. Debbie has been a proud member of the Bohemian Toastmasters Club since 2016. Her proudest Toastmasters achievements include winning 2nd place in Table topics, Division L 2016 and 2nd place in the English Humorous Speech Semifinal District 95 in 2017.

Debbie is a freelancer who earns her living by writing as a journalist, teaching English language skills, teaching Public Speaking skills, running creative writing workshops and doing stand up comedy.

Ana M. Marin

Ana M. Marin

FlipchART: EASY TIPS FOR NICER FLIPS

PUBLIC SPEAKING COACH, TRAINER, BLOGGER, SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICT AND VOLUNTEER


Ana is a Senior Communication Consultant with more than 8 years experience as a Trainer. She uses Flipchart Design in order to help Participants to retain more information, since more than 80% of the population are visual learners. Active volunteer in several organisations, she now has more than 1500 active Training hours with Participants from over 10 countries. She is currently working for PwC’s Academy Romania being in charge of the Communication and delivering Corporate Training.

She was member of Junior Chamber International, and for the past 5 years Ana became an active member of Toastmasters, where she held several leadership roles from Club, to Area, Division and District.

You can learn more about Ana M. Marin by reading her blogs: anammarin.net / bloggermarin.net where she shares the experiences gathered about Social Media, Communication, Public Speaking, Coaching, Training and Personal Development.

Peter Hrušovský

Peter Hrušovský

BRING YOUR LEADERSHIP TO 21ST CENTURY

LEADER, COACH, MENTOR AND DEDICATED TOASTMASTER


Peter started his corporate life in 2010 in CSOB bank. He has been leading people since 2012 and since joining MSD in January 2019, he has been leading Global Team of people  in IT delivery. Peter applies principles of self development and empowerment in team motivation.

Anezka Novak van Lynden

Anezka Novak van Lynden

VOICE GYM AND VOCAL HEALTH

PROFESSIONAL ACTOR, VOICE COACH TO BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS, RADIO JOURNALISTS, PUBLIC SPEAKERS AND ACTORS


Anežka Novák van Lynden is a professional actor and voice coach with experience coaching business professionals, teachers, radio journalists, public speakers and actors. She also has many years of acting and performing experience in diverse forms of theatre, ranging from classical Shakespeare to large-scale outdoor performance and improvisational theatre as well as film roles. While training as an actor at Drama Studio London, she studied voice with Barbara Houseman, author of Finding Your Voice.  Her voice workshops are very much based on the voice work of Barbara Houseman. She has also studied Voice with Bill Pepper in Australia and participated in the voice/theatre workshops of Anna Zubrzycki, Zigmunt Molik, Jerzy Grotowski (Poland), Tadashi Suzuki (Japan) and Andrew Wade (England).

As an active Toastmaster from late 2007 to 2015, Anežka was a finalist four times in the European District 59 Toastmasters Competitions in the Table Topics and International Speech Contests. As Vice President of Education at Bohemian Toastmasters, she re-instituted a regular training programme. Subsequently, she responded to the rallying cry of Toni Purdy, the initiator and founder of Goood Morning Toastmasters and became one of its founding members and the club’s Charter President in 2013.

Anežka runs regular public voice workshops, individual voice coaching sessions and tailor-made voice, speech and drama workshops for the NGO, business and education sectors.

Percy Roland

Percy Roland

DEBATING; WIN THE ARGUMENT

CONSULTANT, PUBLIC SPEAKER AND COACH, PASSIONATE DEBATER


Having joined Toastmasters 14 years ago, Percy would like you to believe that he joined at the age of 10. That would not be exactly true. Having worked in real estate for several years, he may have developed a flexible relationship with the truth. What you can believe, however, is that he has been a passionate debater for many years; that he coached the debating team of one of Marbella’s most prestigious international schools, winning the world-wide COBIS debating competition in 2016; and that he organised the first ever European Toastmasters debating contest in 2019 at the District 109 Winter Summit “Game of Words”, where his team also won the fiercely contested debate competition.

He credits his debating skills with some of his negotiating successes in business, and believes that debating can be a wonderful tool to spice up meetings, test ideas and talents, and overall have fun! Apart from debating and public speaking he is passionate about art, music, writing, and takes every opportunity to travel. He also has the body of Superman. (No, he doesn’t.)