Chance Stewart
Speaker – Consultant – Professor
Founder | Chance Stewart Speaking and Consulting

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Chance has spent the past 10 years studying, speaking, and training organizations on Leadership and its development. Chance has worked to guide others to make the choice to live their values. These individuals have gone on to build organizations and communities that serve people first.

Chance has worked in various industries from grocery, guitar sales and repair, food processing, retail management, and higher education. The reoccurring theme between these jobs was the way he brought diverse people together. After the financial crisis of 2008 Chance lost his retail management position and found himself homeless. Upon being accepted into college, Chance found a renewed purpose. Being a peer mentor during a human development course sparked a passion for leadership theory and practice.

After completing an AA at Lower Columbia College, Chance attended Eastern Washington University to obtain a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Leadership and Minors in Communication, Sociology, and Philosophy.

Chance then attended Gonzaga University to finish a MA in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Servant Leadership.

For the past 5 years Chance has been working with organizations and individuals to align their values with their work. Chance continues to teach leadership and organizational behavior courses as an adjunct professor.

Don Arkell
Owner, CU Lending Advice

Don first worked with Brett Christensen at Clark County Credit Union as one of his original hires and a member of his first sales team.  While at CCCU, Don quickly moved through the ranks at the credit union, working in all areas of Sales and Lending. He eventually founded a CUSO owned by CCCU– Members Auto Brokerage Service, Inc as well serving time as COO at Red Rocks Credit Union in Highlands Ranch, CO.

Don helped RRCU to establish a vibrant sales culture while transforming the credit union from full retail delivery to offering 100% of consumer loans and member service through remote delivery channels. This effort drove down operational expenses, reduced the FTE count, increased loans, total assets and net income.

Since joining CU Lending Advice in 2015, Don has been working directly with credit unions ranging in asset size from $10M-$18B across the United States.  Don spends between 100-150 days per year onsite with clients in the industry.

Don’s unique consulting style and passion for Sales and Leadership have made him a sought-after speaker, trainer and strategist in service to individual credit unions, professional associations and industry providers.  He works with credit unions around the country helping them grow their loan programs, organizational design, lending technology and strategic planning.

As a proud graduate of UNLV,  Don enjoys spending time with his wife and two adult children.  He can often be found in the field with his hunting dog Sue chasing geese and ducks during waterfowl season.