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2019 Expo Keynote Speaker

 Keynote Speaker

Monica L. Wofford, MBA, CSP
Contagious Companies

Keynote Breakfast Address

Help Me Understand™
(The Power of an Idea Everyone Gets)

In leadership, its teams that gets things done, but few leaders really know how to create, maintain,  and support a thriving team. Knowing how to get others to collaborate, communicate, and cooperate is where the best ideas happen and results start to rise. Help Me Understand™ will do just that by turning your audience on to the ways team members think. Leaders will learn to clarify their message. Bring teams together with those they lead and let’s get them to understand each other better so they can get more done together. Through the use of emotional intelligence and guidance on how to use it, Help Me Understand™ will reduce their stress and remove much of the office drama and mess. Leaders will become better coaches and employees will become more motivated with Help Me Understand.™


Monica L. Wofford gave her first keynote speech at age 18 to more than 8000 fellow college students! In the past 25 years she has spoken in all 50 US States and 27 countries engaging her audiences in the realities of leading. Whether walking them through an assessment, sharing a real life example, or helping the audience to laugh at themselves, Monica's style of keynote speaking has led her to be named one of Meetings and Conventions Magazine's FAVORITE Business Speakers! 

Featured on CNN, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Fox News, as well as, the author of 6 books, including Contagious Leadership and the internationally acclaimed Make Difficult People Disappear, Monica is no stranger to audience interaction pre, post and during her presentation. Her proven strategies, timely techniques, powerful presence and unique insights into effective leadership skills transform managers into leaders, whiners into believers, and people with the power to reach their professional and personal potential.

"Whether it was Monica's passionate delivery or her persuasive skill at keeping your mind in overdrive, the learning experience was a flight into a land of creative learning."
K. Breetz, Walt Disney Worl

A former corporate Training Director, Monica has extensive leadership experience of her own, with as many as 5000 indirect reports, and has observed firsthand the "best practices" in corporate leadership development. Tapping into this knowledge base, she created her own unique and highly successful approach to leadership speaking, as well as training. She is unique in that she can adeptly perform an interactive keynote and then immediately shift into training mode with an in depth breakout that goes deeper into the material.  

"Monica was very, very good. One of the best facilitators I have witnessed in over my 36 years of taking training seminars." 
Mr. D. Martin, Honeywell FM&T

Monica holds several certifications in Training and Speaking, has earned an MBA and CSP, and is the CEO of training firm, Contagious Companies. Her company provides leadership training and speaking services to organizations such as Microsoft, SeaWorld, The FAA, Estee Lauder, Hallmark, and many more. She currently serves on the board of National Speakers Association, in the role of Treasurer, and is a member of the Center for Leadership Development Executive Advisory Board of the Crummer School of Business for Rollins College. 

"Monica was great! Her enthusiasm and sense of humor were contagious. She makes you really feel like you have the ability and new knowledge to make changes."
J. Thompson, United Way



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