Speaker Date Topic
Suzanne Tulien May 27, 2022
"Ignite Your Personal Brand Leadership"
"Ignite Your Personal Brand Leadership"

Today, when others choose to work with you, they are ‘buying into’ YOU, not your title. They are buying into your “Why,” your philosophy, your confidence, your demeanor, and the ‘chemistry’ you create doing what you do. Your personal leadership brand is unique, as unique as your own DNA, and when you uncover even just a few of these core elements that make you, YOU – you can begin to leverage your Personal Brand Presence and step fully into your potential and lead with authentic impact. Join us for this quick, interactive presentation.

Suzanne Tulien co-founded the Global Institute for Inspiration and helped create the "Most Inspiring Companies Report" since taken over by Forbes.com.  As an international speaker and certified trainer, she thrives in front of live audiences and in virtual environments teaching her step-by-step brand elevation processes.
As the author of "The 6 Myths of Small Business Branding" and co-author of "Brand DNA; Uncover Your Organization's Genetic Code to Competitive Advantage," also published in China, and her newest book; "Personal Brand Clarity, Identify, Define and Align to What You Want to Be Known For," she is helping to pave the transformational highway to grow by conscious, strategic design; not by DEFAULT!
John C. Buckley III, MA, JD Jun 03, 2022
"Commissioner Reflections for the 20-21 Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission "
"Commissioner Reflections for the 20-21 Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission "

John Buckley is a United States Air Force Academy graduate who flew fighters and taught political science at the Academy.  After ten years of active duty, he graduated from Harvard Law School with concentrations in corporate litigation and international law.   He served on the Board of Directors of the National Lawyer’s Association, as well as a member of the Financial Planning Association.  He is a founding member of WealthCounsel LLC (www.wealthcounsel.com), comprised of many of the top estate and business planning attorneys in America.  He has been an international business consultant with 16 years’ experience in Middle Eastern culture and business practices, as well as experience in Russia.

Mr. Buckley is an active Rotarian, and was President of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs in 2013-14 (www. http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3250).  He also served for several years on the Board of Directors of the Champions Foundation for local high school scholar athletes.  He serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Colorado Parkinson Foundation.  He served for several years on the 4th Judicial District Veterans Trauma Court, as well as the board of the Senior Resource Council (www.srccos.org).  He recently served as one of twelve Commissioners rewriting the districts for 35 senatorial and 65 house legislative seats for the State of Colorado.  The Colorado Supreme Court approved the Commission’s work without revision.

He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the USAF Reserves, having served as a fighter pilot, intelligence officer, and culminating in service as a space test and aggressor squadron commander prior to retiring after 24+ years of commissioned service.  John Buckley and his wife Melinda (a high school classmate) have six children and eleven grandchildren between them.

Mark C. Schwartz, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jun 10, 2022
"Inclusion of Women in Leadership Positions"
"Inclusion of Women in Leadership Positions"

Mr. Schwartz will give an information presentation on his experience as the U.S. Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority and will discuss why men need to play an even greater role in advocating for inclusion of women in their organizations and specifically in leadership, or several other topics that may peak the interest of the Rotarians.

Lieutenant General (R) Mark Schwartz served in the United States Army for 33 years.  Mark has over 20 years of exemplary global leadership experience, leading multi-service, multinational, and intergovernmental teams.

A career Green Beret, Mark has served throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.  These experiences have resulted in Mark developing lasting relationships with a multitude of U.S. Allies and Partners.

Mark’s most recent position as United States Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Authority saw him lead the team responsible for U.S. security policy in developing Palestinian Authority Security Forces and manage a five-year $350 million Security Assistance programming budget.

Mark’s other General Officer assignments included Deputy Commander for the Joint Special Operations Command, Commander of Special Operations Command Europe, Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver 1st Cavalry Division, and Deputy Commander for the Special Operations Joint Task Force in Afghanistan.

Mark is a native of Colorado, growing up in Longmont before joining the United States Army.  He currently resides in Colorado Springs.


Vivian Cobb Jun 17, 2022
"Rotary Partnership with Toastmasters"
"Rotary Partnership with Toastmasters"

Vivian Cobb is a multipreneuer. She’s the owner of Cobb Real Estate, a boutique brokerage in Colorado Springs and Vivian Cobb Speaking where she brings all her life experiences, storytelling talent, and vibrant personality to the stage as an international inspirational speaker.  She is a TEDx speaker, a TEDx Speaker Coach, a Distinguished Toastmaster and is currently President of her Toastmaster Club, Colorado Orators League. 

Vivian is also an emotions advocate, understanding how important it is to embrace emotions rather than hiding from them. This role evolved through the devastating loss of not only her husband, but also her home, her money and her buying power. She believes emotions are the baseline from which we operate and love rules supreme.

Vivian’s near death experience with Covid 19 in 2020 was her wake up call, changing her motivation and perception of life and what is important in our journeys as humans.

She has authored two adult coloring books, “The Receptacle” and “Negativity Clouds Truth.”

Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss Jun 24, 2022
"Rotary Changing of the Guard"
"Rotary Changing of the Guard"
Colorado Springs Country Club Aug 29, 2022
"Craig Whitney Golf Tourament"
"Craig Whitney Golf Tourament"

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This event will replace our regular Friday lunch meeting from August 26th.  Lunch will be served at the usual time of 12:15.