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Brenda Clark Hamilton is a dynamic keynote speaker and workplace trainer who provides fresh perspectives in leadership, communication skills, team-building, and offering one’s best self to life, relationships, and career.
A skilled and respected educator, Brenda’s career experiences include coordinating professional development for 1200 teachers, serving on the Iowa Department of Education’s Professional Development Stakeholders Group, and managing multiple projects as Professional Development Consultant for an Iowa education agency. Brenda holds a Master’s degree in English Education, has supervised student teachers for two Iowa colleges, and has taught numerous graduate-level courses for teachers.
Since launching Fresh Coffee Professional Growth Programs in 2005, Brenda has become a frequent and much-lauded speaker at conferences, conventions, association meetings, and within workplaces in every field imaginable. Audiences are quick to note Brenda’s sense of humor, in-depth and timely knowledge, and skill at keeping an audience engaged throughout her presentations. They often use the words "practical" and "fun" to describe how Brenda provides them with concrete, usable strategies and combines presentation of content with audience interaction, which inevitably leads to funny, spontaneous moments.
The content for Fresh Coffee presentations comes from Brenda’s everyday career and life experience combined with her ongoing study of how to maximize individual potential. “I’m someone who really pays attention to how people live their lives, and I’m an avid reader of materials related to personal and professional growth. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to educate, intrigue, and challenge individuals to come up to the next level.”
Brenda grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa, and she lives in Algona, Iowa, with her husband, Chris, and their three, school-age sons. She shares her home office with the family’s abandoned alley-cat, Hendricks, who Brenda refers to as the Certified Attitude Trainer (C.A.T.) of her Fresh Coffee office. She describes these five “men” in her life as those who awaken her best self.