Brenda Clark Hamilton
Brenda Clark Hamilton is a dynamic keynote speaker who provides fresh perspectives in leadership, communication, team-building, change management, and offering one's personal best to life, relationships, and career. Brenda launched her speaking business in 2005, by offering training to businesses in her northern Iowa community. Since that time, she has become a nationally-recognized conference speaker and audience favorite, keynoting at hundreds of events in eighteen states.
Audiences are quick to note Brenda’s sense of humor, in-depth knowledge, high energy, and skill at keeping them engaged. Her 2018 speaking events have included two trips to Colorado Springs to provide professional development for the United States Olympic Committee. Brenda’s career experience includes coordinating professional development for 1200 Iowa teachers. She holds a Master’s degree in education.
Brenda’s Iowa Story:
Brenda Clark Hamilton is a proud lifelong Iowan who grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa.
Brenda earned her Bachelor’s degree from Briar Cliff University in 1987 and was hired to teach high school English in Cedar Rapids. While there, Brenda met her husband, Chris, and taught two students who would go on to become famous Iowa athletes, i.e., Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, and PGA Master’s golf champ Zach Johnson. Brenda also earned her Master’s degree from the University of Iowa, and since that time, has held a numerous leadership positions involving the education of Iowans. In 2000, Brenda, her husband Chris, and three sons moved to Algona to raise their family closer to Brenda’s family.
In 2005, Brenda sent a few brochures made on her home computer to Algona businesses, launching her dream business of providing workplace training in leadership, communication skills, and the like. Brenda quickly learned that her Iowa work ethic, integrity, and down-to-earth manner would play a significant role in the rapid growth of her speaking business. She spoke at her first statewide conference in Des Moines in 2008, and quickly became a nationally-recognized conference presenter, speaking at 110 events per year all over the nation…including two trips this past year to speak to the United States Olympic Committee.
Brenda is grateful for her Iowa journey and excited to see where this journey takes her in the coming years. No matter where that is, she will always be proud to say that she grew up on a farm just west of Everly…and is a lifelong Iowan.