Awards & Praise

Awards & Professional Achievement

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2017 Inductee - CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®

The Council of Peers Award for Excellence Speaker Hall of Fame® is a lifetime award for speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform professionalism. Currently there are only 237 inductees, including former US Pres. Ronald Regan, Dr. Norman Vincent Peal and General Colin Powel.


Legend of the Speaking Profession

A Lifetime Achievement Award presented to a select number of speakers who have an outstanding national/international stature, a minimum of 20 years as a professional speaker, and have make unique contributions to the speaking profession.

CSP—Certified Speaking Professional®

​Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) is an earned international measure of professional platform competence, continuing education and experience.


Jolene has been an opening speaker at the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conferences in Alberta and Ontario.  If you are looking for a motivational speaker with a great message, Jolene is one who stands out.  She is not only great to work with in the planning stage, but once she hits the stage, she has a commanding presence.  With examples from her own life experience, Jolene will have you laughing, reflecting, thinking forward and going home with a feeling of empowerment.  She is a must at any podium."
– Iris Meck, President Iris Meck Communications Inc., and Host of Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference; Calgary, Alberta

We heard so many positive comments about her say-it-like-it-is presentation that opened eyes and opened hearts.  She inspired people to recommit to their families and family businesses."
– North Dakota Stockmen’s Association

Wow! What a fantastic event!You knocked it out of the park. I always have such confidence having you at our events and the audience really enjoys you. Thank you!!”
– Rabo AgriFinance

When I see your name on a program….I’m there! Each time I find your content fresh, informative, powerful…and entertaining. Your work continues to have a long-lasting, positive effect in our Cooperative.”
– Accelerated Genetics , Board Member

I know that every student and their family members left your two presentations with great take-home value, and big smiles on their faces. You brought laughter with the learning. You brought targeted information on family business that brought them more than hope….you brought relevant help!”
– Lake Area Tech Institute

For our 25th anniversary celebration we wanted you – back! Your humor, style, professionalism and messages brought something for each of us to take back to our organizations.”
– International Leadership Alumni Conference

Came away from Jolene’s keynote and workshop, energized and with a written list of things we will do to better lead and manage our family business. Can’t wait to get started!”
– Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference

We wanted a small group of our key clients to meet with you. You went well beyond the “conversation” we were anticipating. You gave them real insight and value; you brought them laughter; you held them to account for action. We’ll be doing this again!”
– RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Your presentations and delivery are exceptional. But the real testimonial of your affect is the lineup of attendees wanting to visit with you after you’re done…and we had a really long line!”
– Principal Financial Group

Your banquet keynote brought humor and a renewed sense of pride of what it means to be a farmer. The way you engaged the audience and had them laughing was just what we needed after a long day of technical presentations.”
– Oregon Blueberry Growers

Throughout Jolene’s family business workshop I felt as if Jolene had a window into our lives…and she spoke directly to me. But I found out that was the reaction of all attendees! You made each us of and our community feel special and important.”
– Montana Family Business Workshop – Big Timber

Wow! This was definitely not one of those “sell your product to me meetings!” It really was a whole night of good conversation, great food, and a fantastic speaker who was honest, inspirational and humorous! I like doing business with this kind of company!”
– Corn Capital Innovations Customer Appreciation Event – Minnesota

Jolene was an inspirational speaker with practical application. And she knows how to make us laugh! She’s one vibrant and value-adding speaker!”
– AG Connect – attendees

Loved her! Her speaking was dynamic, entertaining and awesome! Her message was clear and encouraging. Loved how she involved the whole audience!!”
– Michigan Farm Bureau – Young Farmer Program

Not only did you give them an appropriate push, you gave them the tools to tackle the joy! You have amazing credibility and a warm way of touching us all with humor and those important real life stories. Thank you!”
– Cotton-Grave Farm Management Client event

Jolene’s the best speaker of the entire Classic…and yes, I went to many sessions! When I see her name on any event agenda…I’m there!”
– Commodity Classic

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Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE

Award-Winning Professional Speaker

Jolene Brown will have your attendees laughing while they learn! She brings energy, fun and insightful ideas. They’ll be eager to return for more! 

A walking/talking champion for the people of agriculture, she shares her credibility, authenticity, humor, and wisdom with audiences worldwide through her writing, keynotes, and workshops. More about Jolene →




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