humanworks &
Kolbe WisdomTM

Speaking Engagements

humanworks &
Kolbe WisdomTM

Speaking Engagements

Everyone Contributes: Communicate Clearly

Speaking to groups of people, large or small, gives us energy. Built on backgrounds in theatre, education, communications and training, members of the humanworks team have spoken at various regional, national and global conferences, including KolbeCon, the Wellness Council of Wisconsin’s Annual Employee Wellbeing Conference and more. We’ll engage your audience in interactive virtual or in-person workshops built around any or all of The 8, delivering a message that lives far beyond your event.


Building Your Unique Experience

All sessions and outlines are customized to fit the unique needs of your team or organization.

Keynotes & Podcasts

“Shawn is always one of my favorites. He is real, energetic, and his passion for helping people is inspiring.”

Shawn has engaged audiences within the US and internationally with his uniquely interactive style. A frequent podcast guest, keynote speaker and breakout facilitator, Shawn is the designated Culture Expert for the Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI) and has recently spoken at KolbeCon, 15Five, Marquette University Athletics, WCWI’s Annual Conference and CultureCon.

View samples of Shawn’s work.

Workshops & Breakouts

“AJ is a dynamic, engaging leader that understands his audience, and I would recommend humanworks to anyone.”

AJ has engaged audiences at every stage of life and every level of business, facilitating learning experiences for groups that range from K-12 students to entry level employees and executive leadership teams. He is a licensed teacher who routinely applies his certification in Kolbe theory (7634) and Kolbe Youth™ to design and lead original sessions where professional development meets personal growth.

View AJ’s most popular topics.


humanworks in Action

Whether with small groups or on big stages, humanworks is committed to sharing our beliefs about The 8.


The Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI) is grateful for the collaborative relationship we have with humanworks. As we continue to support our community of 450 connected employers to shift the narrative of wellbeing in Wisconsin, we look to leaders in a variety of wellbeing specialties to partner with- like humanworks.  We are continuously impressed with how they lead WCWI Member organizations and wellness professionals through crucial conversations and strategic development in support of their expertise within organizational culture and values.  Shawn, Sarah, Rebecca, and AJ bring qualities and niche expertise that are unique to humanworks which will in turn bring out the best in you and your people.  We look forward to the continued collaboration between WCWI and humanworks.

Lisa Grenfell

Assistant Director, Marketing & Membership, Wellness Council of Wisconsin

When I need an engaging and innovative speaker, I look to the humanworks team. I have invited and reinvited both Shawn Gulyas and AJ Kruse of humanworks because, put simply, they energize as they educate. Whenever a member of the humanworks team speaks with our audience they share a new perspective and challenge everyone to think differently. I can count on them to engage our attendees, get them involved and leave them wanting more.

Stephanie Clergé

VP of People Development, Kolbe Corp.

From their genuine interest in learning about our audience and their specific needs, to the attention to detail they demonstrated in delivering an engaging final product full of tangible takeaways, the humanworks team was an absolute pleasure to work with!

Jeff Butz

Executive Director, Fond du Lac Area Businesses on Health (FABOH)


Are you ready to build your unique experience?

Learn how humanworks can connect and engage your members, team or entire organization.