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The UP Guys Motivational Speaker from Charlotte, NC

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Member Since 2023
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Nels Ross and Richie Derwald are The UP Guys – speakers and "edutainers" who uplift and empower wellness, mental health, growth, and more through fun. "Jesters do oft prove prophets," said The Bard. Well… Nels is a comedian, juggler, and educator. Richie is a singer, impersonator, and "The Mental Health NUT." Both are inspirational talents. They have performed at events with Margaret Cho, Jeff Foxworthy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Iglesias, Kevin James, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Taylor Tomlinson, and Steven Wright. Their solo, duo, and team programs have won rave reviews from the National Comedy Center, U.S. military, companies, schools, ministries, pubs, and more. [!] Request Free Quote for more info. … FEATURED PROGRAM *for adults and close approximations "FUNdamentals for a Bright Future" with The UP Guys The UP Guys share how FUN supports "da mental," including wellness, mental health, and growth. Their interactive programs reflect proven principles and training for individuals and team building, including the Improvise » Adapt » Overcome » Win model. It is evidence-based edutainment on core foundations and mindsets, described as "TED Talks meets America’s Got Talent!" Foundations – Values, Relationships, Purpose, Creative Outlets Mindsets – Positive, Present, Purposeful, Playful … REVIEWS "NOTHING SHORT OF EXTRAORDINARY" United States Air Force "AMAZING… FANTASTIC… DELIGHTED EVERYONE!" National Comedy Center "STANDING OVATION" National Center for Education Research & Technology "HIGHLIGHT OF THE CONFERENCE!" Michigan Society of Professional Engineers "YOU HAD EVERYONE IN STITCHES!" Chautauqua Institution "ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!" Corning Museum of Glass "CAPTIVATED EVERYONE... POWERFUL!!!" Holiday Valley Resorts "A SMASHING SUCCESS!" Texas Association of Magicians "FANTASTIC PRESENTATION... MARVELOUS!" Association of California School Administrators "20,000 FANS WERE DELIGHTED" Buffalo Bisons … REFERENCES 1,000+ Colleges & Schools • 3M Company • Akzo Nobel • Albright-Knox Art Gallery • American Heart Association • ArcelorMittal • Artpark • Association of California School Administrators • Benderson Development • BorgWarner • Buffalo Bisons • Buffalo Sabres • Calspan • Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership • Chautauqua Institution • Cognigen Corporation • Cornell University • Corning Inc. • Corning Museum of Glass • Creative Problem Solving Institute • Dresser-Rand • Fisher-Price • Gold Wing Road Riders • H&R Block • Harley-Davidson • Holiday Valley Resorts • HSBC Bank • Independent Health • Ingram Micro • M&T Bank • Mack Trucks • Mental Health Association • Moog • Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute • National Center for Education Research & Technology • National Comedy Center • National Hockey League • Niagara Power Project • NYS Payroll Conference Association • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics • Peek ’n Peak Resort • Philips Healthcare • Praxair • Rich Products • Rochester Institute of Technology • Roswell Park Cancer Institute • Ryerson • Shea’s Performing Arts Center • Society of Professional Engineers • Strong National Museum of Play • Subway • Uniland Development • United States Air Force • University at Buffalo • Via Rail Canada • Volvo • Wellness Institute • Whatever • Who Reads This Stuff?? … FUN FACTS • Contrary to popular opinion, Nels and Richie are more than just idiots. • Nels has a MEd. Both have a "PHD" in Personal Humor Development. • They started UPLFFT, a Rotary-inspired nonprofit which is NOT a typo. • Nels Ross Cremean goes by Nels Ross. It’s easier for him to remember. • Richie was a pro wrestler and producer of a national TV show. Really. • Their training includes theater, circus, and juggling nine kids. • They’ve worked across the U.S., Canada, the world… And other places. … TAGS Arts in Education • Assembly • Clean Comedian • Corporate • Educational • Emcee • Entertainer • Keynote • Motivational • Professional Development • Program • School • Speaker • Staff • Team Building • Virtual


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