Mindshift Zone is proud to offer two award-winning and extremely successful entrepreneurs - Dave Durham and Ricardo Ortizcazarin - who deliver motivational and inspirational speeches and facilitate our many seminars and workshops. While each has his own area of expertise and experience, the common thread between them is their incredible passion for working creatively with individuals and groups who want to reach and stretch their professional and personal potential.

Dave Durham

Dave Durham is a prolific speaker who brings high energy, humor, passion, and excitement to every speaking and training engagement. Specializing in guiding the transition from good to great, Dave is versatile, experienced, and inspiring.

Versatility

  • Regardless of your company’s size, industry tenure, staff experience, and business objectives, Dave will help navigate your transition from good to great. He will motivate, inspire, and re-fire your employees into action for 2014…and beyond!
  • Whether speaking to 2000 people in a hotel ballroom or two people in a small business conference room, Dave has an uncanny knack for capturing and connecting with his audiences.
  • From senior executives of Fortune 500 companies to entry-level customer service reps at small start-ups, Dave’s message is accessible and relatable because he can match the tenor and tone of his audiences.

Experience

  • If your company is just starting up, if you are trying to propel a flourishing small business into the multimillion dollar revenue arena, or if your Fortune 1000 company wants to move from industry also-ran to best-in-market, Dave is your answer to the question, “How do we get from good to great?”
  • Since Dave spent 15 years in project management and draws on real life business experiences in his speeches and training, he has credibility in the eyes of his audience and integrity in the messages he delivers.

Inspiration

  • Your people will leave Dave’s seminar energized and motivated because his energy and enthusiasm are infectious, his passion and excitement are contagious, and his training and storytelling are compelling.
  • Even skeptics (every company has them!) will feel ownership in their seminar takeaways because Dave’s interactive, fun, and humorous training keeps audiences engaged throughout the seminar, all the way back to their desks and offices, and well into the future.

Dave's Calendar of Upcoming Seminars

Ricardo Ortizcazarin

Ortizcazarin is an accomplished Internet strategist and marketing executive. As an experienced speaker, author, programmer, sales executive and business owner, Ortizcazarin has helped companies of all sizes take advantage of the Internet. He started Cazarin Interactive in 1998, purchased Artropolis in 2010, and cofounded and launched Mindshift Zone in 2012. Highlights of his resume include:

  • Inducted into the University of Minnesota's Alumni of Notable Achievement (ANA) in 2006
  • Member of Beta Theta Pi Academic Fraternity
  • Graduate of the University of Minnesota class of 1986 (BIS program) - focus on Computer Science and MIS
  • Carlson School of Business - MBA program
  • President of the Fawn Creek Association in Plymouth
  • Volunteer of YFU (Youth For Understanding) exchange student program
  • Website and Internet Strategist for major companies
  • Rotary Member - recipient of the Paul Harris merit award in July 2009
  • Christian - member of St. Bart's Catholic Church in Wayzata
  • Owner of a Certified Minority Business Enterprise

Ricardo recently appeared in an article titled “The Visionary: One Business’ Journey From the Bat Cave to the Information Superhighway”. Be sure to read the article.