Traders Market Speakers

Stefanie Couch

The Winning Formula for the Future of Wholesale Lumber: AI, Personal Branding, and Next-Gen Leaders

Educational Session on Thursday, November 14 | 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Stefanie Couch is a dynamic force bringing a fusion of innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit to any stage and audience.

As the founder of Build Women and GRIT Innovations, she champions the advancement of women and the next generation in construction and drives the evolution of marketing and revenue strategies in this sector and beyond. 

Stefanie's expertise extends beyond construction, offering profound insights into entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence (AI), social media, brand building, sales, and leadership. Her approach is energetic and relatable, leveraging her unique perspective to inspire and engage audiences across various domains.

In this engaging workshop, gain insights into three key areas that form the winning formula to advancing the wholesale lumber industry. Learn about hot topics including how to use AI to improve business operations, how to build your personal brand, and tips for attracting and developing next-gen leaders. 

Mike Rayburn

The "What IF?" Keynote Experience

Keynote Luncheon on Thursday, November 14 | 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Mike Rayburn is a two-time TED Talk Presenter, an innovative entrepreneur and Hall of Fame speaker who uses world-class guitar and comedy to teach change and innovation to corporations world-wide. He has headlined Carnegie Hall, headlined in Las Vegas, and performed more than 5,000 presentations in 20 countries on five continents. Rayburn is a regular on Sirius/XM and morning radio nationwide. He has performed as guitarist with The Beach Boys and John Oates.

Every major invention, accomplishment and victory in human history began with the simple, almost childlike curiosity of a “What If…?” question - “What if we could? I know we can’t, but what if we could?” International keynote artist, Mike Rayburn, will share three simple, powerful tools which took him from playing empty bars, to headlining Carnegie Hall (eight times!). They work for anyone. And everyone. Always.You will learn three simple tools for harnessing your unrealized potential, creating and leading change, and becoming a virtuoso performer.