Matt Birk and Company is pleased to champion additional speakers and trainers who can assist your organizations with their unique messages. To learn more, please contact our office at 228-324-6204.
A native South Dakotan, professional NFL athlete Chad Greenway grew up on a hog and cattle farm where he learned the value of hard work, determination, and perseverance. Chad earned a scholarship to the University of Iowa where he starred as an All-American linebacker and four-year member of the Leadership Council.
Chad played his entire career of 11 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, ranking fourth in franchise history with 1,334 tackles. In 2007, Chad was named the Vikings’ Ed Block Courage Award winner after returning from a season-ending knee injury suffered during his rookie season. An anchor of the Vikings defense for over a decade, the 2006 first-round pick earned two Pro Bowl selections and was named team defensive MVP three times in his career.
Chad has been praised as much for his off-field community service as his on-field ferocity. He established the Lead the Way Foundation which enriches the lives of individuals and families in need. Rising from a small town of 350 people to being a team captain and leader, Chad was named Vikings Community Man of the Year for four consecutive years for his philanthropic efforts.
As a professional athlete, Chad learned valuable concepts and characteristics of being team first. Employing the lessons learned from his early days on his family farm to his successful career as a NFL team leader, Chad shares the tools and mentality it takes to get to the highest level of achievement in a career and the against-all-odds story of determination, proving that dedication to a craft can bring success.
Chad speaks on the topics of business, leadership, teamwork, and success. His clients include the Mayo Clinic, South Dakota Corn Growers, First Premier Bank, South Dakota Bankers Association, and DTN/Progressive Farmer. Chad is founder and President of Lead the Way Foundation and a partner in several small businesses, including Gray Duck Spirits. Chad and his wife, Jenni, are the parents of four lovely daughters.
For information on Chad’s services and availability, contact our office today at 228.324.6204.……
Laura Boyd has over 25 years of experience working with organizations to help them develop sustainable growth as both organizations and the people within. She has been a leader on executive teams for large companies, emerging companies and non-profits as well as a business owner.
Laura believes leadership is the ultimate Delta for change, strategy, and growth in an organization. She is now taking her years of experience to help businesses become high performance organizations.
With a master’s degree in organizational leadership and certification in change management along with degrees from the University of St. Thomas—Opus College of Business, St. Catherine University, and Cornell College, Laura brings a well-educated, enlightened mind to her approach in assisting organizations.
Her years of communications and sales success coupled with superb skills in public relations, strategic planning, policy, and team building demonstrate the many ways Laura is perfectly suited to help any organization assess, strategize, and develop both leaders and teams for growth.
Laura’s clients include American Crystal Sugar, BankCherokee, Boulay, Bridgewater Bank, Caterpillar, Graco, HGA Architects, and iSpace Environments, and her publications include the bestseller, Words that Work for Leaders.
For information on Laura’s services and availability, contact our office today at 228.324.6204.