Steve Dickie

Steve Dickie works with Nation of Coaches, a national organization that helps college basketball programs teach character. Steve also is the Character Development Coach for the Wichita State Shockers Men’s Basketball team. He has served in Coach Gregg Marshall‘s program for 6 years and been an important component in seasons that have included 6 straight invitations to the NCAA tournament, 4 Missouri Valley Conference Championships, a trip to the Final Four in 2013, a record breaking run to 35 straight victories and undefeated regular season in 2014, a run to the Sweet Sixteen in 2015 and advancement in the the NCAA Tournament season the past two years. Steve has been featured on ESPN and written about in Sports Illustrated and several national and regional publications including the Wichita Eagle, Kansas City Star, Saint Louis Post-Dispatch and the Kansas Leadership Journal. 

Originally from Southern California, Steve graduated from California State University in Fullerton and has worked with students, adults and families for over 30 years in California and Kansas.  Steve is the author of 6 books and numerous periodicals and has been a popular speaker at conferences, churches, schools and universities, as well as corporate, business, leadership and community groups. 

Steve is passionate about creative leadership, discovering the simple in the abstract, exploring new ways to do old things, empowering the extraordinary out of the ordinary and helping people align their abilities and talents with a purpose bigger than themselves. 

Steve has been married to Linda, an ESOL teacher, for 30 years.  They have one son, Joshua, a former college soccer player and student athlete, and daughter-in-law, Carrie who reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 


Mea Austin 

 As a motivational speaker, Mea is known for her high-energy level and her ability to captivate and inspire audiences. Mea provides simple tools and concise direction to create positive change.
During her 20+ years as an Executive, Mea created best practices around leadership, hiring, employee development and team building.  She used Motivational Speaking to share that experience with clients and outside business organizations.  In 2015, she created a full time Motivational Speaking, Consulting, and Executive Training program to focus exclusively on bringing out the best in leaders, individuals, and teams.

In addition to speaking, and conducting workshops, Mea offers consulting and Executive Coaching services to help individuals find purpose and achieve goals both personally and professionally.
As an authorized Licensee of the Culture Index TM, Mea helps executives increase productivity and profit and helps them save hiring and turnover costs.  She can help you better understand your team and uncover exactly why some of them are flourishing and others are struggling.

Mea is a paralegal and studied business at Washburn University in Topeka Kansas.  She is a certified Executive Coach and Time Management Expert.  Her motivational speaking business spans from intimate lunch and learns to national conferences.  Her business has contracted with a wide variety of types of business including healthcare professionals, law firms, banks, State and Federal government conferences, nonprofits, pilots, real estate agents, contractors and even a national sorority conference.

Companies and organizations who have benefitted from engagements with Mea include: Alpha Omega Epsilon National Conference, The American Collectors Association National Conference, ASP Enterprises Construction, Boulder Healthcare Solutions, BluSky Restoration, Enterprise Bank, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Institute of Real Estate Management, The Health Financial Management Association, Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Conference, Quest Diagnostics, Saint Luke’s Healthcare System, Social Work Leadership in Healthcare National Conference, Truman Medical Center, Vaerus Aviation and The University of Kansas Hospital.

More About Mea
Mea is married, with three adult children, one Grandchild and numerous four legged, furry children.  In addition to Consulting, Speaking and Coaching, Mea owns an Auto Dealership, Auto Body and Mechanic Shop, a professional Auto Race Team, and a Commercial Property business.  Mea is also a group fitness instructor and enjoys inspiring others to follow healthy life styles.

Enthusiastic positive vibe and not only enlightened but entertained
My group loved you so much they want you back
You are a masterful speaker…I could listen to you all day!
I received an extraordinary amount of positive feedback from the staff
Great presentation and speaker-especially since this was such a hard topic
WOW what a great job you do.  Your slides are entertaining and meaningful;
You are energetic and “all-in”.
You are a breath of fresh air as far as speakers’ go