Speaker Bio Highlights

 ATD St. Louis has some amazing speaker connections. See below for some of our future and past speakers.

Monica Cornetti

Monica works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; and was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Monica is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium.

She authored Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You, and is a co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning. She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Justin Jones-Fosu 

Justin is a full-time daddy of 2 high-energy kids and he also recently summited one the the 7 summits (the tallest mountain on each continent).  He also happens to be a highly sought-after business speaker, social entrepreneur, and meaningful work researcher.  

He is the founder and CEO of Work. Meaningful. were he speaks 50-60 times per year to companies, organizations, and associations in the US and internationally on meaningful work and diversity/inclusion.  He is passionate about helping organizations and individuals take ownership of their mindset, purpose, and performance to achieve amazing results.

His latest book "The Inclusive Mindset: How to cultivate diversity in your everyday live" challenges the reader to see diversity and inclusion as someone they choose to be rather than something they have to do. He is passionate about turning events into memorable experiences with his humorous and engaging delivery as well as his research-based content!

Jonathan Peters, PhD

Jonathan has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members.

Since joining the Sententia team, he had applied his knowledge and study to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification. Jonathan is co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. He now calls South Padre Island, TX home.


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