Speakers

The Leader In Me Speakers

FranklinCovey is a global company specializing in performance improvement. We help organizations achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Our speakers draw on experience from their work with thousands of schools around the world and address current challenges in education. Our expertise is in six areas: leadership, execution, productivity, trust, student success, and school transformation. Click Here to download a Speakers Bureau brochure

Sean Covey

Sean Covey

Sean is FranklinCovey’s Education Practice Leader and is devoted to transforming education around the globe through bringing leadership principles and skills to as many kids, educators, and schools as possible. Sean also oversees FranklinCovey’s operations and partnerships in 147 countries around the world.

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Muriel Summers

Muriel Summers

Muriel Summers, principal of A.B. Combs Elementary School, along with her staff, created the first leadership elementary school in the world using FranklinCovey’s The Leader in Me process, founded upon the 7 Habits. Focusing on each student’s unique gifts and talents, and building on strengths rather than weaknesses, the school continually achieves the highest levels of academic performance year after year.

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Gary McGuey

Gary McGuey

Gary McGuey, a former educator and athletic director, has spent the past decade traveling to all 50 states, as well as internationally. He has visited thousands of schools and has worked with administrators, educators, and students. He is confident in sharing principles and processes that enable people to improve their performance both professional and personally.

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Lonnie Moore

Lonnie Moore

Lonnie's background in teaching, education, and thought leadership made him a natural choice as a subject-matter expert in the development of The Leader in Me school curriculum and process for elementary and middle schools, based on the best-selling book The Leader in Me, written by Dr. Stephen R. Covey. This program helps students develop the essential life skills and characteristics they need in order to thrive in the 21st century. Lonnie not only teaches the program in schools nationwide, he also certifies other FranklinCovey consultants and client consultants in the curriculum.

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Jonathan Catherman

Jonathan Catherman

Jonathan Catherman is a leading education trainer specializing in the character and leadership development of youth and FranklinCovey's The Leader in Me school-transformation process. His contagious energy and passionate speaking style entertains, educates, and inspires audiences of all ages. An award-winning cultural strategist, best-selling author, and top-ranked keynote speaker, Jonathan presents worldwide about the principles and strengths that empower greatness in children, youth, and adults from all walks of life. As a Senior Lead Consultant with FranklinCovey Education, Jonathan is a subject-matter expert in adolescents, family, and The Leader in Me process and delivery system.


Charles Fonbuena

Charles Fonbuena

Charles Fonbuena has partnered with scores of schools in the United States and Canada, not only implementing Franklin Covey’s The Leader in Me, but emphasizing a consistent focus on sustaining personal leadership and accountability in the midst of constant change. He is a masterful presenter, speaker, and facilitator with a deep, thought-provoking, and genuine approach to help individuals and organizations realize their potential..


Nancy Moore

Nancy Moore

Before joining FranklinCovey in 1993, Dr. Nancy Moore worked extensively in education. She has served as a superintendent of schools, a school principal, a curriculum consultant, a university adjunct professor, a director of special education, and a classroom teacher. Nancy has received numerous awards for her work in public education. She was honored by United States’ past President Reagan in a White House ceremony as principal of one of the nation’s exemplary schools.


John Flokstra

John Flokstra

To flop back on your bed at the end of every day, satisfied, knowing that you’ve led and lived it well–this mission propels the creativity and curiosity of learner, leader, speaker, writer, playwright, teacher John Flokstra. His “all in, all the time” mantra has led John to embrace bold dives and skinned noses to be as much a part of living and growing as celebrating successes. John’s wide adventures in life and leadership inform his contagious energy and passionate speaking style. His attentive ear, sensitive heart, and keen interest in body language all drive his desire to bring change and empowerment well within reach and far from stress.


Lynne Fox

Lynne Fox

Lynne Fox, after spending more than 21 years in public education in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, works as the Director for International Education Quality with FranklinCovey Education, bringing leadership skills and collaborative partnerships to schools and children around the world. As an educational leader, she has held a variety of roles, each of which have contributed to a broad and deep perspective on education and the role social/emotional learning plays within it. She has experience as an elementary and middle-school teacher, a middle and high-school coach, an assistant principal, a curriculum and assessment developer, a supervisor of instruction, and more.


John and Jane Covey

John and Jane Covey

John Covey is the founder and director of FranklinCovey’s Marriage, Home, and Family Practice. In this role, he and Jane have worked together to develop FranklinCovey’s curriculum and train facilitators, and they have also found time to author books. Together, they have presented the Marriage and Family curriculum all over the world in both keynotes and one to three-day seminars, where they are consistently rated among FranklinCovey’s best consultants. John began his career as a professor of organizational behavior before moving into leadership and development with various international organizations.


William Blackford

William Blackford IV

William McKinley Blackford IV is a senior consultant for FranklinCovey International and Education Division. As a senior consultant, he empowers educators and administrators to create systems that enable greatness through The Leader In Me process. The Leader in Me is a school-wide leadership-development process for both students and staff members—of which The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a foundational piece. It integrates timeless leadership principles into school culture, driving transformational results.


Ella Björnsdottir

Ella Björnsdottir

Ella Björnsdottir is a global senior consultant and Keynote speaker for the FranklinCovey Education Practice. She travels the world lecturing, conducting workshops, and delivering inspiring keynotes and speeches about leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me. With extensive experience and many years in lecturing and teaching leadership and management at all levels, Ella is an expert in helping organizations transform their culture, based on their existing strengths. She has traveled to more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, training over 20,000 people from both the public and private sector in the eld of education.


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