Wartburg College is proud to offer speaking and training services. Coach Jim Miller and Dr. Bill Withers serve as ambassadors for the college while providing a variety of services for corporations, professional organizations, and non-profits. In addition, we can arrange for your group to conduct an on-site retreat at Wartburg College.

To inquire about having Coach Miller or Dr. Withers work with your organization, please contact Laurie Everhardt at (319) 352-8496 or laurie.everhardt@wartburg.edu.


Jim Miller and Trophies

Jim Miller is coach emeritus and instructor in Health & Physical Education at Wartburg College. Miller led the Knights wrestling team to 10 NCAA Championships , and 21 consecutive Iowa Conference titles. He specializes in speaking about motivation and sustained success.


Coach Miller’s recent engagements:

  • American Family Insurance – Madison, WI & New Orleans, LA
  • Iowa Department of Transportation – Ames, IA
  • TD Williamson – Dallas, TX
  • Ag Reliant Genetics – St. Louis, MO
  • VGM Group- Waterloo, IA
  • Mudd Advertising – Cedar Falls, IA


“Jim ‘Milboy’ Miller was truly a pleasure to have speak to our organization. “Do it Anyway” is a slogan that we have adopted as a group. The professionalism and passion that he brings in his speeches resonated throughout the crowd. I would truly recommend Coach Miller for any organization that needs a reminder of what hard work and dedication are!”– Brad Schultz, TD Williamson Inc.

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Bill Withers Outside

Dr. Bill Withers teaches at Wartburg in the area of Organizational & Public Relations, as well as serving as a leadership fellow in the college’s Institute for Leadership Education. Withers has conducted research on many four and five-star service providers including Ritz-Carlton, Disney, Four Seasons and Starbucks. He uses that experience to speak and workshop others in the areas of public relations, quality customer service, organizational change and leadership.

Dr. Withers’ recent engagements:

  • Veridian Credit Union – Waterloo, IA
  • Communications Engineering Company, Green Bay, WI
  • Regional West Health System, Scottsbluff, NE
  • Mudd Advertising – Cedar Falls, IA
  • Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synod (ELCA) – Argyle, TX
  • CASE District VI Conference – Denver, CO


“Dr. Bill Withers is the whole package. He is a fantastic speaker, a knowledgeable and reputable professional, and an engaging discussion facilitator. In our ten years of seminar trainings, Bill is the most popular (and requested) speaker we have ever hosted. I will let responses from past participant surveys say the rest: ‘This guy ROCKS!,’ ‘Wow. Dr. Withers gave me so much to think about.,’ ‘I am going to be sure to have him speak at my company!'”

– Sarah Loan Nolte, Blue Grass Enterprises

“Bill was great and really helped our leaders better understand just how important employee engagement and transformational leadership are to an organization. He was a perfect fit and his content was individualized to our organization. We definitely will be asking him back in the future!”

– Summer Parker, Regional West Health System

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