2021 Global TapRooT® Summit Keynote Speakers

We are excited to present our 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit Keynote Speakers:

• Kirstie Ennis
• Dan Verlinde
• Vincent I Phipps
• Inky Johnson




Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 4:00 pm

Kirstie Ennis
Don’t Accept Limitations

The former Marine Sergeant aims to climb high, higher, highest by tackling the Seven Summits on one leg by 2021.

Kirstie Ennis’s story may have begun when she lost her leg after her helicopter went down in Afghanistan, but it certainly doesn’t end there. After more than 40 surgeries and the amputation of her leg first below and then above the knee after a life-threatening infection, the former Marine sergeant has accomplished more at 28 years old than most people have achieved in their lifetimes.

At the Summit Kirstie will tell her story and it will inspire you to stop accepting limitations.



Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9:00 am

Dan Verlinde
Crisis Response Using the TapRooT® Software & App

Dan will demonstrate how the TapRooT® Software and App can be used to rapidly collect information and start the investigation of a major accident (or minor incident).



Dan Verlinde

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4:00 pm

Vincent I Phipps
Effective Communications

Everyone needs great communication skills. Whether it is to explain a hazard, present an incident investigation, or request a budget for a special project.

Vincent is called, the Attitude Amplifier due to his high energy, content-rich material, and interactive presentation style. He is author of Lead Out Loud: Keys to Unlock Your Professional Excellence! Vincent has an undergraduate degree in Speech/Language Communication and a Master’s in Leadership/Management.  Vincent is also a retired, undefeated, national storytelling champion.

You will be motivated and educated listening to Vincent’s dynamic talk.



Friday, June 18, 2021, 10:50 am

You Can’t Be Stopped if You Are Truly Inspired

Inky will inspire you to make improvements happen.

September 9, 2006. It started as a normal college football game in Neyland Stadium. If anything, the event was an afterthought, dropped into the schedule at the last minute.

For Inky Johnson, though, the game changed everything. A routine tackle turned into a life-threatening injury, and nothing has been normal for Inky ever since. Not with a paralyzed right arm. Not with daily pain. Not with constant physical challenges.

His dream had always been to play professional sports. You might think his injury would have destroyed his motivation and crushed his spirit. But that’s only because you don’t know Inky.

Inky looks in the face of defeat and says, “Am I really failing, or is God prevailing?” You’ll see a man gripped by the promise that God has purposes and plans far beyond our own. And you’ll be inspired by his relentless determination, which he loves to impart to others through his dramatic story.