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Dez Thornton

Speaking Coach


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A lot of people would rather take a beating than get up and speak in front of a group. But with a speaking coach like Dez, before you know it … you’ve chiseled out a tight outline, told a great story, had a few belly laughs and realized you’ve got the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. Professionally trained at the University of South Carolina and Dale Carnegie, he is a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Speakers Association and the winner of Speak Tank, a speaking competition hosted by the NSA. He has been a speech coach for TEDx Peachtree, coached hundreds of professionals and corporate clients, and even taught a public speaking class for 7 years at a federal prison.At the tender age of nine, Dez forgot his lines in a church play but he never forgot the embarrassment and humiliation that followed. Since then, he’s dedicated himself to learning and teaching the art of speaking and helping thought leaders say the right words in the right way when they matter most.

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Robb Zbierski

Speaking Coach


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For over a decade, Robb Zbierski has been a nationally recognized professional speaker, mindset coach, bestselling author and perennial top producer in his company thanks to cultivating his public speaking skills. He’s generated millions of dollars in revenue from stage and impacted countless individuals, having delivered thousands of presentations across a broad spectrum of industries and venues. Robb is a proven performer who understands human behavior and how to craft a message that not only leaves audiences feeling inspired, but remembering your message and taking action to implement it to enrich their lives. Robb excels at working collaboratively to design the education and support program you need in order to know that EVERY time you step on stage, EVERYONE in attendance will be a better person after experiencing you and hearing your message.

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David Gates

Speaking Coach

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Dr. Gates began his teaching and speaking career long before he entered his dental practice—as a magician. He began performing magic as a teenager, and then used his magical skills to teach public school children about good dental hygiene practices. When he became the first general dentist in the state of Nevada to become certified in Invisalign, he began to speak and teach in the community about straightening teeth with clear aligners. Shortly thereafter, in 2003, he joined the faculty of Align Technology, and spoke nationally and internationally, for 17 years. He began accepting private speaker coaching clients in 2020, and began coaching for Lionspeak in 2021.

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Katherine Eitel Belt

Founder & CEO
Master Speaker, Trainer & Coach

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Katherine Eitel Belt is Dentistry’s Communication Coach! International speaker, author, and coach in the US, Canada, and UK, Katherine’s known for helping professionals develop unscripted, exceptional telephone and client communication skills, personal and professional greatness, as well as train-the-trainer and executive speaker’s programs. Her company, LionSpeak, helps practices, teams and executives achieve extraordinary results by communicating with greater clarity and inspiration. She’s consulted with CareCredit, Philips Oral Healthcare, Sirona Cerec, Henry Schein, eAssist, and Patterson Dental. Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, National Speaker’s Association member, Speaking Consulting Network board member, past-president Academy of Dental Management Consultants, recipient of the Linda Miles Spirit Award.