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Cleveland & NE Ohio Speakers Bureau

Organizations and businesses often need to bring in a speaker to make a presentation to their group. The resources of the Cleveland Speakers Bureau can help you find the right person to educate, inspire, inform or entertain your group.

Browse the Sample Topics and Speakers which reflect only a sampling of the many quality presenters we have in our database. Many of the speakers are local to NEOhio. Some are based elsewhere but may be willing to travel. Please contact us with your specific needs.


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Featured Speakers this Month

Program Manager in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Cleveland Clinic

Anila Niklos - Albania Ambassador to ClevelandPeople.ComAnila Coniku Nicklos was born and raised in Albania. She appeared on National Television at an early age. Throughout her early life until the early twenties she enjoyed an artistic career and completed a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Albanian Language and Literature.

Later on, she moved to America and in 2003, she received a Masters in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University. Ms. Coniku Nicklos serves as a Program Manager in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Cleveland Clinic.

In the newfound country, Ms. Coniku Nicklos helped many in her community with their transitions, challenges and assisted them in navigating the American system. Ms. Coniku Nicklos has worked closely with the City of Cleveland, the City of Lakewood and has served as an advocate for the Albanian community.

Presentation topics include:

  • International newcomer's adjustment period, culture shock and transition in America.

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Executive Director of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovations

Chris Coburn Chris has been Executive Director of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovations (CCFI) since its establishment in 2000 and is responsible for all activities and outcomes of the department.

He is a recognized authority on technology commercialization and has consulted and spoken on the subject throughout North America and in 18 countries.

Presentation topics include:

  • Innovation
  • Inventors in large organizations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creating start up companies
  • What's new in medical technology
  • Technology Transfer
  • Cleveland - what can it look like 25 years from now
  • How to leverage national trends from a mid-size mature city
  • Using recreation to create the communities that we want

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Former Owner and CEO of Manco Inc.

Jack Kahl of Manco

Jack Kahl is the former Owner and CEO of Manco, Inc. Entrepreneur Jack Kahl took a commodity tape business and turned it into a multi-million dollar, best-of-breed company. Along the way he learned valuable lessons about business - and people.

He was named one of "America's Most Admired CEOs" by Industry Week magazine in 1993. Inc. Magazine honored him as one of three CEOs in America to benchmark leadership practices, and Cleveland Magazine named him the "Best Boss in Town" in 1996 and 2000.

Presentation topics include:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business
  • Leadership
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