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Meet the PowerTalk Power Club Founders & All the Awesome Power Pals!

Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM/DPP

President of PowerTalk Seminars, LLC & President of PowerTalk Power Club

Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk is an award-winning international speaker, #1 best selling international author, success strategist, and small business speakers’ coach.

She is a human relations subject matter expert who delivers programs that result in leadership development, improved communication, increased sales, and organizational growth.

In addition to offering her own powerful on-site presentations for small businesses and corporations, she invites you to participate in her unique content-rich, interactive, high value networking and professional development learning experience as a Power Pal Member of the PowerTalk Power Club! 


SME - Topics:


  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Team Building

  • Sales Training

  • Goal -Achievement Strategies

  • Small Business Speaker Start-Ups

  • Presentation Coaching

  • Beauty/Fashion

  • Health/Wellness

  • Family/Finances

  • Relationships/Recreation


Roman Pundyk,

Co-President of PowerTalk Seminars & Co-President of PowerTalk Power Club

& Sr. Director - Legal Shield

Roman is an Independent Contractor with LegalShield providing affordable access to the legal system.  He assists individuals, families, small and large businesses with legal services and Identity Theft Protection programs.

SME- Topics:

  • Leadership

  • Communication

  • Team Building

  • Sales Training

  • Goal -Achievement Strategies

  • Identity Theft Protection

Crystal Anderson has an 18+ year career as an IT Business Analyst and 2 years as an IT Project Manager.  Over the years, she has taken note that a team that understands the plan and timeline has the best chance of delivering results on time.  She has learned how to communicate a complicated plan in a variety of simple formats, because each team works and communicates differently.

SME -Topics:

  • Planning

  • Journaling

  • Analyst

Crystal Anderson

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Gwen Briesemeister

Gwen is an independent filmmaker, former gifted/talented coordinator, and video production instructor.   She worked for more than 25 years mentoring students in a variety of documentary, narrative, and news projects.  For the past 14 years, she has been working on short independent documentary projects focusing on ordinary individuals doing extraordinary things.  Her films have screened at several film festivals throughout the Midwest.

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Michael Carlton,

When people say your resume should only be one page, Michael says he's glad he's not job hunting.  With a plethora of career experience, he is certainly a 2- pager.  Michael spent 24 years in the Auto Repair Industry as a mechanic, auto body technician, and a manager for a number of businesses in the Twin Cities area.  He transitioned into the insurance industry 9 years ago as an agent and spent a few years in the men's formalwear business.  Michael is also a member of Toastmasters International and has held all District Leadership roles including District Director in 2020-2021.  Michael currently is a Commercial Lines Account Manager for an  independent Insurance Agency.

SME- Topics:

  • Car maintenance and purchasing

  • Personal & Business Insurance

  •  Communication

  • Sales

  • Humor


Chris Ciccone, BPP

Steve Compton, DTM

Christine A Ciccone is a wife, mother and grandmother and lives in East Bethel, MN.  She loves God, family, sewing, reading, baking, and being an Independent Distributor for Reliv International, a nutritional supplement company.  She believes helping people is a journey of the heart.  Public speaking is also now part of her journey.



  • Health & Nutrition

  • Multi-level Marketing Business

  • Spiritual


Steve has managed people and projects in a variety of industries including manufacturing, security, banking, medical, computers/ services, data integrity, data storage, construction, automation, and government.  With multiple awards as a Distinguished Toastmaster, Steve is both a Public Speaker and Trainer – leveraging his experience as a Storyteller and actor to make his presentations fun and informative.

SME - Topics: 


  • Leadership & Project Management

  • Speaking & Evaluation Skills

  • Change Leadership & Positive Legacy

  • Bicycling & Weight-Loss


Gwen Briesemeister

Evgeniya Djuranovic is a Certified Health Coach. She loves to travel and learn about new cultures.  Mom of two wonderful elementary school kids, Evgeniya knows firsthand the importance of caring for oneself.  She is passionate about health and wellness and is an inspiring and empowering voice for other moms.  She wants them to feel confident and enjoy life to the fullest. 

SME - Topics:  Health & Wellness


Vicki Dolphy, DTM

The recipient of the 2020-2021 District 106 Toastmaster of the Year award, veteran of the MN. Army National Guard with 30+ year career with multiple large and medium size corporations, Vicki stays active with her husband and two sons on their hobby farm, as well as being a fitness instructor.


Jacqueline Fiore

Jack Jacobson

Jacqueline Fiore is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with 9 years of experience building high-performing teams and driving sustainable business growth both in internal and external settings. She has spent her time in this field focused on employee engagement, performance management, and organizational effectiveness. Jacqueline's broad-based expertise includes strategic planning, coaching, succession planning, and productivity management and improvement. In addition, Jacqueline is a decorated Army veteran and former executive board director. She is dedicated to building effective relationships and providing support to her clients and business partners.



  • Motivation

  • Performance

  • Confidence

Jack Jacobson is a recent graduate of Maple Grove Senior High.  He was a three sport athlete, playing basketball, baseball, and football and was part of the Maple Grove football team that was runner up for the 6A state championship.  In the future, Jack hopes to work in the sports or education field.

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Norm Johnson-Korbuly

Norm Johnson-Korbuly has a diverse background and life experiences. Norm's hobbies include Gardening, Improv/Standup Comedy, and Sports Cars.  Norm and his wife, Lili Korbuly-Johnson, love speaking about their experiences in their journey to free themselves from their jobs.

Cindy Karnes

Cindy Karnes, owner of Empowered Hours, was ordinally trained as a business analyst, but since 2020, has been helping entrepreneurs create unstoppable momentum and revenue while freeing up their time so that they can enjoy the fruits of their success. Cindy lives in Downtown St Paul, MN, and loves spending time in nature, riding her motorcycle, and connecting with people.


Susan Kaulbars

Kirsten Kinzler

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the Picture Framing industry, Susan’s framing industry experience includes managing a “Big Box” framing department, private galleries, a Sales Rep for a local framing supply vendor, and a Picture Framing Educator.

Married for 41 yrs. to John, her family includes a son Ryan and his wife AnneMarie, a Daughter Stephanie, and a granddaughter, along with 3 grand fur-babies.

Susan favorite motto’s is: ”Be brave enough to suck at something new”…which represents the creative “curse” for continuing to seek out unique, innovative, and unconventional new designs!

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Kirsten Kinzler has a MN Teaching License in K-12 Music Education, Master of Science in Educational Administration, and is a MN Licensed Superintendent, Principal, and Director of Special Education as of September 2018.  She currently is the Associate Director (principal) at New Discoveries Montessori Academy in Hutchinson.  Her areas of responsibility include: Curriculum, Instruction, Co-Teaching, Special Education Coordination and Student Behavior.

SME - Topics:


  • PreK-12 Education

  • Charter Schools

  • Leadership & Administration

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Lili Korbuly-Johnson, BPP

Lili is a first generation American who made the leap last year from full-time employee to full-time entrepreneur, after six years of planning.  She knows what it's like to be challenged to the Nth degree in a bad environment, as well as the euphoria of creating your own schedule.  She's a certified life coach focusing on business success, loves speaking other languages, hanging out with her husband Norm, and getting into mischief with her worm composting bin.  Worms are her children.  She also has a Youtube channel which she hopes will one day be the main way people seek her out for coaching.

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Charlie Kundinger

Over many years, Charlie Kundinger learned that to work through transitions, he had to take risks and act, move forward, if he was to realize dreams and grow.  After retiring from his home remodeling business of thirty-five years, he took a risk and transitioned to a children’s author.  He published Wyatt’s Big Day and its message of choosing courage over fear.  This book can provide parents with opportunities to address their children’s fears through reading, discussing, and sharing fears. This process can teach children how to build courage-behaviors that will help them throughout life.

Transitions will always be a part of our life so choose courage over fear and enrich your life.

SME - Topics:  Transitions

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Michele Licata, SPP

Jayne Miller

Michele Licata is a Visionary Food Goddess, Author, and Master Chef specializing in organic,

whole-food meals that are healthy, easy, and delicious.  Her passion is bringing people back to the table to be nourished and loved.  She is currently working on launching her lifestyle

channel featuring health, beauty, and self-care.

Jayne Miller is retired and resides in Brandon, FL.  One area Jayne worked was in the crime prevention field and she continues to teach others how not to be targets for crime. She also loves reading and traveling.

SME - Topics: 

Crime Prevention & Personal Safety

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Jacquelyn Mooty

Jacque is a Human Resource Professional at Optum (UnitedHealth Group), she leads recruitment efforts and programming for Optum's MBA internship program and full-time rotational program.  She received both her undergrad and graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota. 

SME - Topics:  Human Resources

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Julie Nekola

Virtual Office Assistant, Technical Writer, Editor, Administrator. Passions are planning and executing projects involving editing, research, writing, entrepreneurial support.  Experience with large multi-national company and smaller organizations, along with entrepreneurial and non-profit experience.  Author of "Helping Kids with Special Needs", 300-page collection of resources, information, for parents and teachers.

SME - Topics:  Business Office Services

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Michelle Perdue, M.Ed/DTM/SAG

Bradley Roehrl

Michelle Perdue, M. Ed., is a Resilience Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator and a Transformational Coach who is known to impact the lives of many. 

As a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a master’s degree in education, a veteran of the Army Reserves, a certified speaking coach, and a trained actress who is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Michelle enthusiastically embraces all of her gifts and talents to make a difference.

Michelle thrives on using her gifts and talents to help organizations create healthy and sustainable work environments by giving their employees the tools and resources needed to cultivate a resilient mindset, minimize stress, and increase emotional intelligence to support their health and well-being.

When Michelle is not speaking, she enjoys acting in films and performing poetry.  She was recently nominated for Best Actress for the Film, “Don’t Wait” and Supporting Actress in the film, “The Part We Keep” for the Z-Fest Film Festival. 

In addition, Michelle received a Minnesota States Arts Grant to write, produce, and star in the play, “The Housekeepers Dirt” at the Playwright Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Finally, Michelle firmly believes that your strength is not manifested through your triumphs, talents, or positive thoughts.   Rather, it is birth through the trials and tribulations that you have succumbed to as a result of them.

SME - Topics:  Resilience

Bradley is the Store Leader for both the Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park Gamestop stores.  He has a huge passion for gaming, as well as management, team building, and networking.  He is always looking for new skills to add to his arsenal, as well as any new things he can bring to the table as a manager to lead his teams better. He is here to learn!

SME - Topics: 


  • Gaming

  • Electronics

  • Collectibles

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Jane Schuette, M.A/DTM/GPP

Jane is a high energy, award-winning speaker, and author.  She melds both humor and practical tools to educate and inspire.  Her audience is diverse – from employees to educators, from U.S. Armed Forces to women inmates.  Jane has an infectious enthusiasm for helping audiences build brilliance and sail through the stormy seas of stress!

SME - Topics:  


  • Tools for Building Your Brilliance

  • Managing Workplace Stress

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Team Building

  • Leadership Development

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Eric "Rocky" Schurr

Stephen Shaner, DTM

Lynn Wilson

Rocky is an award winning Public Speaker.  He has won 6 Toastmasters District Championships advancing to the Semi-finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2015.  A budding Speaking Coach, Rocky loves sharing his talents, experience, and skills to help others "level up" their speaking.

SME - Topics:  

Public Speaking & Agile Coaching

Stephen Shaner has been studying the concept of "attitude" for more than 30 years.  His interest has focused on how attitude affects people.  Coupled with his contagious attitude, his extensive experience has made him a popular resource for keynotes, seminars, and workshops.  He is a sought-after mentor for business professionals.

SME - Topics:  


  • Attitude

  • Servant Leadership

  • Passion and Goals

  •  Professional Magic


  • Minnesota Native

  • U of MN: BS Wildlife Biology, BS Agronomy

  • Washington State University: MS Agronomy/Seed Physiology

  • Married to Neville Wilson: Five children & Twenty grandchildren

  • Life insurance & Securities license

  • Member: North Branch Arts Group, North Branch Parks, Trails, Open Spaces Commission

  • Interests: family, travel, music, books, Biblical studies

SME - Topics: General Business Related

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Kim Windingland, DTM

Technology Leader with proven success in leading process and product development projects for medical devices.  Demonstrated ability to create and execute plans within budget and with business acumen.  Excellent people skills, superb communicator, and polished speaker.  Over 35 years of product development experience spanning multiple disciplines including Project Management, Risk Management, Quality System, System Engineering, Design Control, Design Verification & Validation.

SME - Topics:

  • Photography 

  • Medical Device Development

Diane Windingland, DTM/SPP

Diane Windingland, owner of Virtual Speech Coach, was originally trained as an engineer, but since 2011, has been speaking, coaching, and writing on communication skills, and has

published 10 books.  Diane lives with her husband in Shoreview, MN and dedicates much of her spare time to Toastmasters International.

SME - Topics:  Presentation Skills

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Lori Ziebarth

It's Your Turn to Speak!

With more than two decades of experience in television news and communications, Lori Ziebarth has seen the power words have on the heart, mind, and soul.  Words can create chaos and calm, thoughtlessness and thoughtfulness, indifference and interest.  Because of this, Lori feels a great responsibility to her audience to convey messages that are crisp, concise, and clear.

As Communications Manager for U.S. Bank, Lori is responsible for ensuring that staff and clients are engaged and informed.  She holds three degrees – an associates in business, a bachelors in television news, and a masters in communications management.

But Lori's greatest accomplishment is being the single mom of two active and successful young men – ages 23 and 18.

SME - Topics:  Helping People Deal with Difficult Issues

How Will You Grow?

Will you join us as a Power Pal and become our next club member?

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Join us for:

Professional Development!

Business Networking!

Personal Enrichment!

Social Gatherings!

And so much more!

PowerTalk Power Club is seeking: Professional Speakers, Authors, Coaches, Visionary Thought Leaders, Small Business Owners, and especially Entrepreneurs - join our club to improve presentation skills, network, and promote your business - This club is open to anyone who believes in the power of professional development and personal growth!

Won't you become a Power Pal and join us too?  

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