An Innovative Team with a Visionary Approach in Event Planning
Creating Unique & Personalized Events
Chief Executive Officer/Founder
Brave Heart Workshops
Brave Heart Workshops was founded by Larry in 2016. He believes in helping others discover their true authentic self, to live life more completely, and to identify and fulfill their life purpose.
Larry received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana in Business Administration and Management, and his Master’s Degree from Northern Illinois University in Business Administration and Management.
Larry has received professional designations from The Institutes CPCU Society – Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Associate in Research & Planning (ARP), and The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research (CIC),
Larry had been a volunteer at a large mega church serving on their insurance committee, leading Small Groups, and hosting international pastors from all over the world to help offset their travel costs at a local Global Leadership Summit.
Larry has broad in-depth experience in management, marketing and sales. He also has an impressive record of success as a Field Consultant, Division Manager and Sales Team Leader, a Sales Professional, and a Corporate Planning Director. Larry has conferred with major companies to increase sales, improve profitability and strengthen customer service.
Larry oversaw a Sales Staff, was Division Manager of the Year two years consecutively, and managed a $40 Million Book of Property & Casualty Insurance Business. He led a Sales Team that sold the largest direct account in company history.
Larry brings much value to the Brave Heart Workshops with his Vision Setting, Leadership, and Management skills. These attributes help keep venue costs and expenses affordable for each retreat and workshop. His compassion and empathy make every attendee feel welcomed. His leadership skills keep the event flowing with ease.
Jill Reynolds is a Certified Meeting and Event Specialist. As an event specialist, Jill uses her industry experience and professional connections with venues, booking agencies, and vendors to secure the best pricing, accommodations, food, and location possible for your event. Jill specializes in Business Solutions Sales Skills, Sales Techniques, and Marketing Strategies. She is organized, self-motivated, and is value-driven. She uses these competencies to represent the best interest of her clientele.
As a Consultative Event Planning Specialist, she helps plan and implement influential retreats, workshops, and events for leaders and entrepreneurs. . She is an exceptional price and negotiator, and has the ability to ascertain client’s needs logically and systematically at all levels of the organization. Her expertise in negotiations, sales and customer service has allotted her many awards over the years.
Highlights of Jill’s Career Accomplishments Include:
*Increased a hotel’s occupancy and sales by 42% in 12 months
*Awarded Salesperson of the Year Recognition for Six Consecutive Years
*Proven Sales Performer who exceeded annual sales Quotas by 130%
*Achieved Career Closing Ratios of 95% on New Accounts while Achieving 98% Customer Retention
*Reestablished a major account and received “Top Vendor Award for Excellence in Customer Service, with Recognition for Shared commitment and passion for Excellence ” from the Client.
Jill is thrilled to be working with leaders to create events, and for taking the initiative on causes she is passionate about. She is excited in bringing these unique events around the country.
Jill recovered fully from substance abuse in 1984. She has also recovered from an eating disorder. Despite her own family of origin traumas, she intentionally lives a life of serving others, and helping them seek meaning, and healing in their lives. Jill raised her son alone as a single-never married mom for 17 years. She met her wonderful husband Larry in 1992, and has been married to him since May 2000. Jill is very resilient, and has an extreme tenacity to heal from her past, and never give up.