The National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors presents our 69th Annual Convention!

2019 NAFIC Convention

Speaker Biographies

More Speakers to Come!

May 1-3, 2019

Cape Coral, Florida





Bruce Christopher 

Bruce Christopher

"Laugh ‘til you cry. . .Learn ‘til you change!" These are the only rules that apply at a Bruce Christopher presentation.

At the heart of it all, what separates Psychologist-Humorist Bruce Christopher from the rest of the pack is his outrageously funny and dynamic delivery of today’s hot topics. He has captivated audiences internationally by giving them real and practical solutions for success, without fluff and hype. 

His best selling topics consistently sell out to standing room only crowds at national conventions, corporate conferences, and sales meetings. He has been honored to speak (twice!) at the exclusive Million Dollar Round Table Conference, the Royal College of Surgeons in London, the Mayo Clinic, and on the largest stage in the world. 

Bruce has been called “America’s foremost Enter—Trainer today” by the American Heart Association, he has been listed in the “Mission Possible” project as one of twelve great Americans to watch, and he is a Clinical Psychologist holding degrees in both Professional Psychology and Interpersonal Communication.

As a credentialed professional speaker, Bruce’s client list comprises some of the best organizations in the world; he speaks over 150 times a year and is one of the most sought-after speakers in the Fortune 500.

When you are faced with low morale, communication conflicts, customer service issues, managing change, the need for improved teamwork, or just need a great laugh and attitude adjustment. . . .this Psychologist is in!


Charles Marshall

Charles Marshall

Charles Marshall is one of the funniest and most original humorous motivational speakers working today. His energetic delivery and insightful observations have captivated over one thousand audiences over the past two decades, including many Fortune 500 companies.

Charles At A Glance:

• Over 20 years of full-time experience as a professional motivational speaker

• Author of four books including The Seven Powers of Success and Shattering the Glass Slipper

• Produced and performed in two full-length stand-up comedy videos, Fully Animated (1998) and I’m Just Sayin’! (2008)

• Host of Charles Chat, a motivational and customer-service web series

• Worked for over 10 years as a professional stand-up comedian

• Married with two teenage kids and one ferociously savage Shih tzu named Scrappy. 


Mark Scharenbroich

Mark Scharenbroich

Mix thousands and thousands of black leather, bandana wearing, tattoo bearing Harley-Davidson riders with the 100th Anniversary and one beige rental car and the end result will be the perfect metaphor for connecting with others: “Nice Bike.”

Nice Bike acts as a powerful catalyst to help build stronger, more unified teams. The message inspires audience members to be more engaged and passionate about connecting with others.
Join Emmy award-winning speaker, Mark Scharenbroich as he takes you for a fun ride on how to be effective at making meaningful connections in both your professional and personal life. His Nice Bike principle is supported by three strong actions: Acknowledge, honor and connect.
Mark has spent his career working in both industry and education discovering how some of the best organizations and team leaders build a culture that encourages people to perform at a higher level through greater engagement.
Part motivational speaker, part thought-provoker and pure comedic entertainer – Mark Scharenbroich will inspire, teach and engage you with Nice Bike.
Credentials: Award Winning Author, Emmy Award® winner for an ABC TV special, National Speakers Association Hall of Fame Inductee, Golden Apple and Silver Screen Film award for his movie, The Greatest Days of Your Life...(so far), International film festival award winner.


 Chad Varga

Chad Varga

Chad Varga, one of the most in-demand speakers today, is an expert on Resiliency.  His unforgettable story has made him the preeminent authority on how to overcome change, adversity and seemingly insurmountable circumstances and bounce back stronger than ever before.  His client list includes top organizations, entrepreneurs, athletes, students, and individuals with one thing in common: they understand that success in business is not just about reaching your goals and getting what you want.  There must be an intentional focus to handle setbacks and unforeseen adversity to end up wiser, stronger, and more focused than ever before.  Chad knows first hand the power that attitude, persistence, and resolve to play in your future success - especially when life doesn’t go as planned.  So much so, that Chad’s most recent book is entitled: "BOUNCE: Down is Inevitable, Up is a Choice.”

Today, Chad is the founder of the Chad Varga Company and has established a national reputation as a communication expert who has an undeniable ability to relate with audiences of all backgrounds. He is the author of two celebrated books: “If You Only Knew,” and “BOUNCE: Down Is Inevitable, Up Is A Choice.” He and his wife Kristie are the proud parents of two incredible children, their son Cameron, and daughter Kiersten.


Nicholas Lemoine


Nicholas Lemoine, FICF, LUTCF

Nick started his WoodmenLife career in November 2009. During the past 9 years, his efforts have rewarded him WoodmenLife’s prestigious Cabinet level production every full year since he joined their organization and his last two years has reached the organization’s Super Star
recognition level. At the regional level, Nick has been recognized as the Louisiana Veteran Rep of the Year for 2016 & 2017. His production has also qualified him for the Million Dollar Round Table. Nick’s best advice is quoting Famous Hockey Star Wayne Gretzky….. I’ve
successfully missed 100% of the shots I didn’t take.

Nick is blessed to be married to his wife Audrey and together they have three beautiful kids - Isabella age 12, Zachary age 8, and Nolan age 5.