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Meet the Mark Jewell Speaking & Training team!

Amanda Sollman

The Mark Jewell Speaking & Training team is quickly expanding! In addition to our full-time staff, we're growing our base of expert coaches and trainers who are the boots on the ground helping our clients go from surviving to thriving in all areas of life!

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Check back regularly to see who's joined us!

MarkJewell_10-24-16.jpegMark Jewell – Founder and CEO / Coach

Mark is a speaker, trainer, and coach serving organizations to help them and their employees STOP surviving and START thriving. With experiences ranging from the fur industry, to Shiitake mushroom production and even live leech trapping – Mark brings stories from the past and turns them into relevant lessons today. As the founder and CEO of Mark Jewell Speaking & Training, Mark leads a team of professionals dedicated to spreading the cause of a world that will no longer settle for average and mediocre, and will truly start to thrive today.

Amanda Sollman headshot – Mark Jewell Speaking & Training teamAmanda Sollman – Chief Operating Officer

Amanda comes to MJST after five years with broadhead, a full-service marketing agency in Minneapolis, where she was most recently an account supervisor. She's a Michigan State University graduate (Go Green!), member of the National Agri-Marketing Association and a former state FFA officer. Amanda and her husband live in Michigan, spending their spare time at their family's lake cottage and volunteering with FFA and Farm Bureau.


Wade Johannes - Mark Jewell Speaking & Training teamWade Johannes – Director, New Business Development / Coach

Wade joined MJST from Central Valley Ag Cooperative in Nebraska where he worked with the ProEdge Marketing Team, and most recently served as VP of Agronomy Sales. Wade has also been with Cargill Ag Horizons and Johannes Farms, Inc., his family's corn and cattle feeding operation. Wade brings excellent experience in ag sales leadership and personnel management to our team. Outside of work, he and his wife spend time keeping up with their four kids and volunteering with their church and school. 

Emily Shores – Executive Assistant

Emily is a master at keeping everyone at MJST in line! If you're coming to one of our events, participating in a coaching call or trying to get on Mark's calendar, you're likely to cross paths with her. In her spare time, Emily and her husband love the great outdoors and can be found doing everything from hiking to paddle boarding!

Meet the Mark Jewell Speaking & Training Team - Paul KindingerDr. Paul Kindinger – Coach

Paul is the founder and CEO of The Kindinger Group, LLC, an organization providing strategic guidance to clients looking to improve both individual and company performance. Prior to his current role, he was a senior consultant with Adayana, where he facilitated strategy sessions, conducted market research and led teams of subject matter experts to provide innovative recommendations for clients across the U.S., including several Fortune 500 companies. Paul has also served as president and CEO of the North America Equipment Dealers Association, the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association, and he was the Director of Agriculture for the State of Michigan. MJST is excited to have Paul's expertise on our team!

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