Ted Schick

Professional Speaker and Trainer
Schick Corporate Learning

Ted Schick is a retired Naval officer who rose from the enlisted ranks. He has been leading people for more than 30 years. Schick has 26 years of teaching experience, from US Navy instructor to high school teacher to corporate trainer to owner of Schick Corporate Learning.

Schick earned a Bachelor of Arts in business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a teaching certificate from Bemidji State University. He received his Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with his final thesis, “Mentoring in a Corporate Environment.”

Schick is active in his community, involved with Mentor Duluth, Spirit Mountain Ski Patrol, Animal Allies Humane Society and Cloquet’s Friends of Animals. In his spare time, Schick is a stand-up comedian, fitness instructor and triathlete.

Dorene MacVey

Founder and Head Coach
ithrive 31, LLC

Dorene MacVey, is founder and head coach at ithrive31, LLC.  She is an experienced, professional coach who works with leaders and professionals to help them maximize their impact and influence.  MacVey earned a PCC Certification from the International Coach Federation and a Certified Professional Coach accreditation from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.    

Before owning her own business, she worked at Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 21 years. While there, she served in a variety of executive and leadership roles in legal, human resources and program management. Prior to Collins Aerospace, MacVey worked in leadership roles in human resources and organizational development at AB Electrolux.   

 In addition to her business leadership responsibilities, she has coached and mentored hundreds of executives, leaders, and young professionals, always striving to be a trusted confidant, influential coach, and developer of talent in the workplace.  

Kristen Ireland

People Spark Consulting

Kristen Ireland is Co-Founder of People Spark Consulting, which works with small to mid-size businesses in the agriculture industry to achieve their business goals through their human resources strategies. As a consultant and coach, Ireland focuses on understanding the business and ensuring it achieves its goals by aligning the culture, leadership, people and processes with business strategies.   

Ireland has more than 20 years of experience consulting and coaching executives, leaders and managers. Prior to co-founding People Spark Consulting, Ireland worked for several years at Land O’Lakes in human resources and leadership development roles. Ireland is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations. She has both a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a Change Practitioner certification from PROSCI.