About John Behrends
John Behrends is a member of both the National and Minnesota Speakers Associations.
He provides inspirational, hands-on education that creates positive results. His thought-provoking style prompts participants to think differently about some aspect of their lives. John's content is understandable and practical -- you can use it today. His high-energy, animated delivery is laced with timely and appropriate humor.
John has been a teacher, coach, referee, speaker and friend to thousands of people. He left public education in 1984 and began conducting workshops & seminars that have taken him to 41 states and Canada.
He teaches people how to dream, live their life to the fullest and see day-to-day problems as opportunities to grow.
In all of John's programs, he will "Stir minds - Challenge People and Create Opportunity.
John Behrends Resume:
Behrends Education Systems
Educational Consultant and Keynote Speaker
- Programs presented in 41 states and Canada
- Providing learning strategies for focusing organizations and teams
- Inspiring people to positive action
- Practical steps to improving the work culture
- Improving communication, elevating trust and reducing stress
1983-Present Northfield Lines, Inc. Northfield, MN
1987-Present Lake Crystal Coaches, Inc. Madison Lake, MN
Midwest Coaches, Inc.
Motor Coach Driver
- Driver for charters throughout the U.S.
- Driver for tours to Alaska, B.C., New England and Branson
- Created a concept of mobile education called "En Route Learning"
Independent School District #77
- Taught biology, anatomy-physiology and psychology
- Head football coach, conference championship, coach of the year 1972
- Taught pre-college courses for pre-professional students
Independent School District #242
- Classroom instructor for biology and general science
- Assistant football coach with a 42 - 3 record
Hodgeman Construction Co.
- Truck driver building road base in various areas of Minnesota
- Accident and damage free performance
St. James Creamery Co.
St. James, MN
- Received and tested incoming raw product from the farm
- Pasteurized and bottled all milk product for the company
Bloomquist Bus Service
St. James, MN
- Managed an automatic car wash
- Served as attendant for service station
Wilkening Farm Operation
St. James, MN
- Conducted all operations for animal care
- Field work from planting to harvest
1954-1956 St. James High School St. James, MN
- High School Diploma
- National Honor Society
- Athletic leader in FB, BB and Track
- Drama, literary organizations and volunteer organizations
1956-1960 Minnesota State University Mankato, MN
- B.S. Degree in Biology and P.E.
- Football captain and all conference selection
- Student government, dorm president, Who's Who on American Colleges
1965-1966 South Dakota University Vermillion, SD
- M.S. Degree in Life Science
- Graduated with 4.0 GPA
1968-1983 U. of M., Indiana Univ., and M.S.U. Vermillion, SD
- 50 credits to re-inforce existing degrees
1986 Carlson Learning Company Minneapolis, MN
- Certified trainer for instrumented learning
1988 Zenger Miller, Inc. California Minneapolis, MN
- Certified trainer for Frontline Leadership
1993 Total Quality Management SCTC Mankato, MN
- Certified trainer for TQM
- Officiated basketball with 13 appearances in the MN. State High School Tournament