While still in college, Neil’s fiancee (now wife of 23 years) asked him what he wanted to be. “I think I want to be a professional speaker.” It took him a few years to figure out how one does that and what exactly he was going to talk about, but in 2006 he formed his speaking company called Life IQ where he helps groups and individuals work, play, relate, and live intelligently. Fast forward 12 years and he has worked with twenty-five Fortune 500 companies including GE, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, and AT&T among others. Neil has also consulted internationally with clients from a dozen countries. After turning 45 last year, his five-year goal is to speak in all 50 states by the time he is 50. 50 by 50! He is thrilled to be a part of TEDxFondduLac!