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Speakers

Dynamic, entertaining speakers include:

Dave Whitley - The Iron Tamer

Derek Hayden

Brent Kelly

Speakers


Dave Whitley - The Iron Tamer

DaveA Strongman with a Strong Message.

Iron Tamer Dave Whitley is a motivational speaker and strongman based in Nashville TN.

As a kid, Dave was overweight and had a terrible stutter. Retreating into a world of fantasy and comic books, he dreamed of becoming SuperHuman. Now, as a motivational speaker, he uses SuperHuman feats of strength to share his message with his audience.

Dave has performed and spoken all over the US, as well as internationally in Italy, Ireland, England, Czech Republic, Australia, Japan and Korea.

He was featured in the German documentary Kraftakt, a film about strength

Dave combines incredible feats of strength and a powerful message, creating a presentation unlike ANYTHING your audience has ever seen before.

He performs astounding feats of strength such as:

  • bending steel spikes, bars and wrenches
  • ripping decks of cards and phonebooks into shreds
  • twisting horseshoes
  • driving a nail through a board with his hand
  • breaking chains
  • leveraging sledgehammers

The feats he performs are used as an illustration of the mindset needed to accomplish the impossible. His purpose is to inspire the audience to leave their limitations behind and become the SUPERHUMAN version of themselves.

Dave is the author of the book Superhuman YOU and the Vice President of Dennis Rogers’ Oldetime Strongman University.


Derek Hayden

NicholsIn September of 2021, Derek Hayden exploded onto the insurance influencer scene when he was announced as the winner of The Protégé.  An insurance producer from small town America, Derek made waves by utilizing the tools and strategies he learned on the reality show to lead the competition in sales and ultimately take home the title.  

As a sales producer with 10 years of experience, Derek understands that insurance agencies often lack a focused sales training system.  By expanding on the concepts he learned throughout The Protégé, Derek aims to solve this problem by giving agencies and producers a proven roadmap to a lucrative insurance sales career.  His focus on modern sales techniques will give new and seasoned agents a refreshing view on how to build their book of business and gain the success they desire.


Brent Kelly

Brent Kelly is a motivating influencer, coach and speaker who has a passion for helping insurance agencies maximize their performance. He spent 15 years in the insurance industry as a successful commercial lines producer and was named one of the top 12 young agents in the country in 2012.

Brent's focus is to help insurance professionals gain influence, expand their potential, and grow their book of business. Brent resides in central Illinois with his wife Traci and their five children.