Tracy Spears is the Founder of the Exceptional Leaders Lab. She specializes in developing leaders, inspiring teamwork, and enhancing inter-office communications. Much of the innovative content in her keynote speeches and workshops are taken directly from her best-selling books, “What Exceptional Leaders Know” and “The Exceptional Leaders Playbook.” Her energetic and interactive approach has helped leaders and aspiring leaders all over the world improve their leadership skills, their communication, and their understanding of how people and organizations succeed.
Tracy is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an accomplished athlete who was a member of the U.S. National Softball Team. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and one of the highest rated leadership, diversity & inclusion, and team development coaches today.
Lacey Schmidt, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
"Embracing the nuances of human emotion in the workplace can lead to benefits, such as better collaboration among employees and a happier workplace."Lacey Schmidt, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Sr. Director – HR Business Partner in El Paso, Texas where she leads a team of HR Business Partners focusing on talent, engagement and leadership development to drive business results.
A graduate of Drake University’s Adult Learning, Performance, and Development Master’s degree program, Lacey has also been an adjunct instructor at William Penn University’s College for Working Adults and served in several leadership roles for the Central Iowa ASTD Chapter. She has spoken at local and state SHRM meetings as well as to community audiences with development needs, with a current focus on facilitating conversations around how people can better utilize their strengths in their career journey as well as life/work integration.
Aimee P. Olivas