At the Promentum Group, we help individuals and organizations discover, craft, and effectively deliver the powerful messages within their stories.
We are speech and presentation trainers, instructing large groups on the art of effective communication. We are writers, crafting campaign and keynote speeches, articles and even quarterly earnings calls. And we are specialists in the strategies for reaching modern audiences, especially adept at overcoming today’s signature obstacles: distractedness and disillusionment.
Our clients include leadership think tanks, publicly traded financial corporations, global non-profits, CEOs, NFL Hall of Famers, Heisman Trophy winners, sports broadcasters, major Division I collegiate programs, academic thought leaders, and hospital associations. Founded in 2011, we are made up of a small number of highly accomplished speech coaches, contracted authors, Ivy League Professors, and brand consultants. Collectively, we have worked in virtually every facet of the communications industry with more than sixty years of combined experience: from talent management and speaker representation to speech coaching, speech writing, and even keynote speaking.
For more information about speaker representation and sourcing, check out the speakers website
Curt Steinhorst, Founder
Curt Steinhorst is the founder of The Promentum Group. As its lead consultant, Curt has helped an impressive variety of companies and public figures. Today, Curt still practices what he teaches, speaking professionally several times a week.
Curt is currently on a mission to help today’s workforce win the battle against digital distractions. Having fought ADD his entire life and spent years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, he now equips professionals across the world to work smarter and stronger in this constantly-connected age. In the last year alone, he spoke to more than 75 organizations including JP Morgan, Nationwide, McDonalds, Wells Fargo, Wyndham Hotels, Marriott, and Young President’s Organization. His forthcoming book offers readers strategies for withdrawing from today’s distractions to focus on the heart of all great communication–idea creation.
Discovering a rare gift for capturing the attention of large audiences at an early age, Curt was elected President of his 10,000 member class at Texas A&M University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Curt’s experience and network of professional relationships in the public speaking industry are extensive. He previously served as the vice president of development at a boutique speaker management group for world-renowned economists. Curt was also a speaker consultant at one of the nation’s largest speaker bureaus. He maintains regular contacts in the industry with colleagues who promote speakers to thousands of potential clients each week.
For more information, check out www.CurtSteinhorst.com
Paul Matthies, Director of Operations
Paul Matthies joined the Promentum Group in February 2016 as Director of Operations. Paul brings a wealth of communications and operations experience, both domestic and abroad, from the non-profit and humanitarian sectors, the restaurant industry, and most recently the insurance industry. Paul received his Bachelor of Arts in Bible / English from Hardin-Simmons University. When not at the office, Paul enjoys a good book, a great movie, punny jokes, and Sunday afternoon naps.
Jared Josefy, Project Manager
After he was introduced to founder Curt Steinhorst while studying accounting at Texas A&M University, Jared joined the Promentum Group team in June 2014. His time has been spent tackling projects across the board in our operations, accounting, IT, and business development. His knack for problem-solving and his deep interest in the professional communication industry have contributed greatly to the continued growth and success of Promentum Group.
Steve Ingham, Operations Coordinator
Steve Ingham is a recent addition to Promentum Group. Steve handles event logistics and client relations here at the Promentum Group. Steve received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Texas A&M University in 1998. He has worked in various finance related positions at the corporate office of Rent-A-Center Franchising International for the last 15 years. Steve enjoys working with numbers in any capacity. Hobbies include watching sports, primarily baseball, football, and hockey. Steve is married to his wonderful wife Beverly, and they have two boys, a 9 year old and a 5 year old. Additionally, Steve enjoys coaching his 5-year-old’s t-ball team.
Bill Biggs, Managing Partner, Sports
As the leader of Promentum Sports, Bill is passionate about helping athletes and sports professionals effectively leverage their platform to impact the world. With a graduate degree in Educational Psychology and years of experience on stage and in the boardroom, he’s used his unique understanding of what drives human behavior to accelerate performance in media, communications, education, and the corporate world. With leadership roles in pastoral ministry, as the COO of a top 50 U.S. law firm, and mentor/friend to some of the most talented people in the country, he’s focused his professional expertise on one simple goal: when people and organizations work with him, they get better.
Joel Rainwater, Share
Joel Rainwater is a professional speech coach and workshop trainer, helping clients with delivery training.
Joel has spent the last ten years as a professional actor working out of New York City. He has performed nationally and internationally with the Broadway Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, as well as with the long running tour of C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce. Joel’s many Off-Broadway and regional credits include productions at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, American Conservatory Theater, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 45 Bleecker, The Metropolitan Playhouse, The Lake Dillon Theatre Company, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Porchlight Theatre Company, California Shakespeare Theatre, and Aurora Theatre Company. Joel was honored to perform in the world premiere of former Kennedy speechwriter Richard Goodwin’s play, Two Men of Florence, at Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company. Joel received his BFA in theatre performance from the University of Evansville in Indiana, and his MFA in acting from American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and a Harlaxton College presidential essayist.
Michael Thate, Discover
Dr Michael J. Thate, post-doctoral visiting research fellow at Yale, is an expert in identity formation, narrative strategies and communication practices in the ancient world. He has transferred this expertise into the corporate world where he’s worked on iconic brands such as Radio Flyer and Elmer’s Glue, as well as with Danaher Business Systems and Coca-Cola sponsored studies on Zico Coconut Water.