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Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization founded by me and my wife, Elysha Dicks. We produce storytelling shows throughout the Hartford region at a number of partnered venues. We also teach storytelling individuals, corporations, nonprofits, the clergy, and more

I deliver keynote addresses, commencement speeches, and inspirational talks. I conduct author visits to schools and universities and host storytelling events. I tell personal stories. I speak on the topics of education, writing, storytelling, personal productivity, achieving one's goals, and much more. 

I help people set and achieve goals by working closely with them to design action plans, develop strategies to boost productivity and efficiency, and change habits detrimental to their success, all in the pursuit of helping people realize their dreams.