The Rebellious Future of Business

Change your mindset. Listen. Be heard. Be respectfully disruptive!

DisruptHR Gainesville 2.0

January 22, 2020

5:00 -7:30pm

First Magnitude Brewing, Gainesville FL

Buy tickets for only $15 on eventbrite

 Disrupt is an information exchange event designed to energize, inform and empower people in the HR, leadership and business operations fields. Once in a while an event series is born that shakes things up, it makes you think differently. If you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner, HR professional, a CEO or a community leader – come hear what our speakers have to say about people and culture at work.

You will network, let down your hair and hear from the boldest and most imaginative minds in a rapid-fire, ignite-style evening of 12 stimulating 5-minute keynote speeches that are sure to challenge the tired and outdated business practices that business owners, leaders and professionals face on a daily basis.  Finally, you will leave relieved learning how to deal with "that employee situation" while also snagging a few new business contacts.

Adults Only. Adult Language!

Pizza will be provided. First beer is on us! 

Food truck will also be on-site.

Thank you to our sponsors

iSolved: Venue Sponsor

Bouchard Insurance Beer Sponsor

The HR Lady LLC  Pizza Sponsor

Cone Distributing A/V Sponsor

Mizerak Executive Coaching  Speaker Sponsor

Daniel Geske & Company I DGC Training Advertising Sponsor

Speakers & Topics

  • Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady 
  • "5 Ways to Destroy Your Business"

  • Taylor A. Wright aka Coach Tay "
  • Just Be MORE"

  • Sommer Sherrod, Vice President 
  • "Purpose Over Programs"

  • Ricky Baez, Co-Host/ Founder 
  • "You Want A Kick-Ass HR Team? Give Them an Opportunity to Screw You Over!"

  • Danielle Gertner, Ownership Coach 
  • "Growing In and Out of Gainesville"

  • Steve Tishman, President 
  • "Team Building Sucks, It’s Awesome! The Bi-Polarizing Perspectives"

  • Leslie Mizerak, Chief Empowerment Officer 
  • " Why is Leadership so F-ing Difficult?"

  • David Miklas, Labor & Employment Attorney
  • "What Seinfield can teach us about managing employees"

  • Nickcola Wallace, USAF Veteran
  •  "Relationship Building with Diversity"

  • JJ Jarrell, Corporate Director of HR 
  • "Do No Harm"

  • Karen Oakey, HR Director 
  • "How Septic Boss Traits Will Flush Your Teams"

  • Pablo Casilimas, CEO 
  • "Being Human in a Digital World"

Disrupt Gainesville 2.0

DisruptHR Gainesville 1.0 #DisruptHRGainesville

Top ways small businesses create legal liability

David Miklas

Labor & Employment Attorney

"Top Ways Small Businesses Create Legal Liability

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Dr. Michael Morris

President at Entrepreneurship Empowerment, Inc.

"What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?"

The other F word (Feedback)

Check out this great video from DisruptHR Gainesville, April 2019

Own your shit

Danielle Gertner

Ownership Coach, Founder, Gertner Grind, Co-Founder, KINECTION tour, 

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Santa Fe Saints 

"Own Your Sh*t: Why Ownership is the Real Secret in the Sauce"

Navigating difficult emotions in the workplace

Carlee Marhefka

Co-Founder Eat the 80, Co-Owner B3 Gym

"Navigating Difficult Emotions in the Workplace"

Men can still lead...and here is WHY we need them

Chris Marhefka

Co-Founder Eat the 80, Co-Owner B3 Gym, TV Host, Altar'd Z Living, Business Coach, 321GoProject, Podcast Host

"Men Can Still Lead...and Why We Need Them"

Knowledge is power; Give it away!

Collin Austin

Founder of Repaint The Wall - A Digital Media Un-Agency, New Scooters 4 Less [NS4L], and WHOA GNV Podcast

"Knowledge is Power. Give It Away and Don’t Be Afraid!”

Trash That Resume!

Efrain "Ricky" Baez

Founder, Baezco Learning

"Trash That Resume"

Don't Be An Asshole Leader

Check out this great video from DisruptHR Orlando, September 2018

5 Ways Our Employees Drive Us Crazy


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