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 Hope Elbert at 319-352-8491 or hope.elbert@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 and conferences:

  • Iowa Association of Business and Industry “Taking Care of Business” – Dubuque, IA
  • 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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