Meet Our Speakers!
Tony Barker brings a wealth of "Real World" experience to Resolution Solutions. A Black Belt who teaches Peace, a highly sought-after Entertainer (Live Music, Comedy, Radio) with experience in Management (Radio, Manufacturing, Martial Arts), Mr. Barker specializes in Transformational Thinking; school-to-workplace, employee-to-Leadership, Military-to-Civilian employment, and Conflict-to-Wellness.
His Speaking engagements are a fun, intense invitation to consider The Bigger Picture, balancing entertainment with serious, life-changing Substance. Tony offers real-world (and sometimes hilarious) examples of being more valuable, rather than seeking a raise, and considering what's needed, as opposed to what you want to sell.
Emery Bost earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, with a certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Texas A&M University. Mrs. Bost is the Director of Communications for Resolution Solutions. Through her on the job experience in Guest Services for a non-profit and her internship in Human Resources for a major energy corporation, Emery has developed many business competencies, as well as the ability to relate to customers and employee’s needs. The management training program with Marriott International furthered her knowledge of communication and breaking down barriers related to multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and multi-language issues. Her most recent job as an Aptitude Consultant with Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation equipped her with the ability to work with various age groups of clients as well as further her public speaking and presentation abilities.
Emery’s ability to cater to her audiences learning styles and personalities leads to an individual, genuine connection with those she is communicating with.
Hannah Holmes is a native of Abilene, TX, where she graduated from Abilene High School in 1996 and attained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from McMurry University in 1999. She subsequently earned a Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis on Psychology, Public Administration, and Allied Health Science from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2003. Mrs. Holmes is the Director of Training & Development for Resolution Solutions.
A gifted communicator with a natural propensity toward leadership, Hannah is regarded by peers as a positive, creative, and enthusiastic force who capitalizes on her value for authenticity to connect with others. With 15 years of social service experience in both government and non-profit sectors (including 7 years as a Vocational Rehab Counselor and Regional Program Coordinator for the Department of Assistive and Rehab Services, and 4 years as a College Advisor and Chief Editor for the Abilene Education Foundation), Hannah has gained extensive practice in designing and implementing training programs, mentoring youth, speaking to audiences from a wide array of demographic make-up, building collaborative partnerships, simplifying complicated processes to enhance productivity and strengthen organizational systems, and equipping clients with skills to advocate for their needs. Additionally, Hannah has proven to be highly effective in providing counseling and guidance to children, students, and families from a variety of backgrounds in a variety of contexts. She is skilled in assisting others in setting and evaluating goals, assessing and overcoming barriers, and identifying specific steps to actively achieve desired outcomes. Hannah was named as the 2012 recipient of the Texas Association for Education and Rehabilitation’s prestigious Julia L. Young Award, a recognition presented to one individual per year for outstanding leadership and service to visually impaired children in Texas.
A self-proclaimed “Recovering Type-A,” Hannah has recently launched a podcast, designed to help steer her listeners away from the paralyzing pursuit of perfectionism and toward an expectation for personal excellence, thus empowering them to make their dreams a reality.
Wesley Polk earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with a Minor in Leadership Studies, from Texas A&M University. In his role as Senior Counslor, and other Youth Leadership positions, Wesley has honed a speaking style that captures and retains the attention of energetic young people, and whether through his Internship at a national mission-critical service provider, or his current position at 1Stone solutions, his straightforward style has won the respect of customers and contractors alike.
Mentor and Leader throughout his college years, Wesley's communications training, experience, and faith has led to a natural and engaging presence that connects with an audience on a deep level.
Geoff Kane received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University and went on to pursue a Master of Education with an Emphasis in Diversity and Equity Issues in Education from the University of Illinois. A dedicated Social Justice Education Professional with more than 15 years of educational and professional leadership experience in developing interactive lesson plans, curriculum alignment, differentiated instruction, classroom design, and a focus on creating an open learning environment. Kane excels at working with and teaching students to understand all aspects of social justice principles with an emphasis on diversity and equality. Outstanding communicator recognized at the Gilbert School District High School Teacher of the Year for consistently going above and beyond in the position.
Kathy Giebler was raised on a dairy farm in southern Indiana. She attended Manhattan Christian College, eventually obtaining her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.
She moved to western Kansas, raised three wonderful children, and worked several years for various mental and medical organizations. In 2014, as her youngest child began her junior year at Kansas State University, she moved to Abilene, TX and began working on her Masters through Abilene Christian University. She obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2016.
She is currently employed as an Advocate Supervisor at Big Country CASA, Abilene, TX. She also maintains a private therapy practice, working with individuals, relationships, and groups.