Training Minds speakers are some of the best coaches available for competitive and speaker training. You may contact us to book one of the speakers below, or click through the Training Minds events to see where the speakers will be gathering.

James O’Keefe

James O’Keefe was keynote speaker for our 2014 For Action Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His work as an undercover “guerrilla” journalist as led to several breakthroughs in political and social movements. He inspired attendees to take wholesome action in the world. I am honored and proud to have participated in the For Action Conference […]

Michael Hyatt (2013)

Michael Hyatt is one of the most popular public speakers in the world. We are incredibly privileged to have him speak into the lives of the debaters at camp at Point Loma Nazarene University at our Training Minds Camp 2013. When it comes to training for competition, Training Minds encourages students to aim beyond the final […]

Andrew Pudewa (2013)

Training Minds is excited to host Andrew Pudewa as its Regent University keynote speaker. He has partnered with president Chris Jeub in his desire to spread the fire of speech and debate to educators throughout the homeschool community. He wrote the foreword to Jeub’s Guide to Speech and Debatewhere he reflected on his first experience with […]

Isaac Harris

Isaac Harris hails from the great state of Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. At age 15, he joined the local debate club and has loved every moment since. Competing in the NCFCA and Stoa leagues for the past four years, Isaac has had competitive success in both speech and debate. In speech, Isaac has taken […]

Sara Nimori

Sara competed in speech for the last three years, with an emphasis each year on a platform. Her accomplishments include winning 1st place in Original Oratory at NITOC 2011, as well as winning 1st place in persuasive this year twice in two consecutive regional tournaments—both in her native state of California. Her greatest joys in […]

Cheyenne Ossen

Every minute of Cheyenne’s six years of speech and four years of debate was an adventure! Though she experienced success in platforms, interpretations, and limited preparation events Cheyenne’s love was always for debate. She was ranked in the top ten Lincoln Douglas and Parliamentary debaters for the entire 2012/2013 season, was the top ranked Colorado […]

Diane Robinson

Having competed in speech and debate in high school, Diane recognizes the invaluable experience this activity offers. Her passion has evolved from fine tuning her own analytical thinking and speaking skills into encouraging and helping other young students across the nation participate in competitive speech and debate. Diane debated in the NCFCA in California during […]

Isaiah McPeak

Isaiah McPeak is an entrepreneur, professional presenter, and debate coach of ten years and going. He strongly believes that form (skill) and content (wisdom) are inseparable when teaching debate, challenging students to learn patterns of thought for wisdom in life. If there is no “real life” corollary to anything Isaiah says, challenge him for it […]

Elena Trueba

At the age of 12, Elena Trueba joined speech and debate and had absolutely no idea what she was getting herself into. Over the next six years, she competed in all of the speech events Stoa and NCFCA had to offer (except Expository, which she was never quite brave enough to try), and also competed […]

Brandon West

Competitive forensics has been a hug part of Brandon’s life since middle school. In high school he competed in three years of NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas debate, as well as numerous speech events. Then when California pulled away from NCFCA and joined Stoa, he competed in that league for three years, one in Lincoln-Douglas debate and the […]

Rachel Moss

As a competitor, coach, and avid judge, Rachel Moss has been involved with homeschool speech and debate across the country for 8 years. She sees it as a wonderful microcosm to teach students invaluable life skills while having the time of their lives. While a student, she ranked nationally four out of five years, won […]

Matthew Erickson

Matthew participated in Team-Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, and Parliamentary debate, but his passion through high school was Lincoln-Douglas. He won many titles, but most prominent among them was winning Stoa Nationals in 2012, and being the top rated debater on in 2012. Matthew has extensive coaching experience. He became head LD coach at LOGOS in Colorado […]

Dr. Jeff Myers (2012)

Our 2012 Keynote Speaker for our Colorado Speech & Debate Camp was Dr. Jeff Myers, president of Summit Ministries. He most definitely packed a punch at our summer camp! In the last 20 years Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development, and the Summit Ministries Board of Directors […]

Dr. Chris Leland (2012)

Platform Speaking, Worldview Dr. Chris Leland joined the staff of Colorado Christian University in July 2011 as Professor of Communication and Director of Debate. Recently he served as Vice President of College Student Ministries for the Focus on the Family and President of the Focus Leadership Institute. He also served as Senior Fellow for Christian […]

Brooke Wade

Extemporaneous, Persuasive, Lincoln-Douglas Debate  Brooke Wade competed with NCFCA and Stoa for the past three years, winning several national titles including 2011 Stoa National LD Speaker, 2011 NCFCA National Extemp Champion, and 2012 NCFCA National Extemp Champion. She also placed 5th in LD and 2nd LD Speaker at the 2012 NCFCA Nationals. This fall, Brooke […]

Matthew Baker

Matt has been the head of Blue Book Advanced as its lead editor. In his high school days, he competed in NCFCA’s Region 8 for 3 years. During that time, he qualified for nationals in team debate 3 times and won 2nd place team at the National Tournament in both the 2003-2004 and the 2004-2005 […]

Ken Davis (2011)

Dynamic Communicators Workshops Best-selling author, frequent radio and television guest, and one of the country’s most sought after inspirational and motivational speakers — Ken’s mixture of side-splitting humor and inspiration delights and enriches audiences of all ages. His books have received national critical acclaim, including the “Book of the Year” award and the Gold Medallion […]

Cody Herche

Debate (both TP and LD), Extemp, Cross-examination Cody Herche is originally from California where he competed in forensics throughout high school. He has worked as a coach with Training Minds Ministry since 2006. Cody is a graduate of Cornell Law School and is currently practicing law in New York. Published Works Keys to Extemp (2008) […]

Chase Harrington

Stoa Hall of Famer, Chase Harrington competed in Lincoln-Douglas debate for all four years of high school. Notable forensic accomplishments are winning the title of LD champion three times during the 09-10 season (one being the largest homeschool debate tournament on record), participating at two National tournaments, winning the 2010 Stoa national championship, and winning […]

Matthew Mittelberg

Debate, Platforms From the moment he began debating, Matthew Mittelberg was hooked. Matthew competed in team-policy debate for three years in California in both NCFCA and Stoa. During that time he had a leadership role in the Apollos debate club in Orange County. In 2010 Matthew moved with his family to Colorado and continued his […]