Speaking is a prime specialty at Build What Counts. Sid Webb has delivered messages in every setting imaginable: Keynote speeches, graduation speeches, sermons, classroom and technical presentations, workshops, and webinars. He has a special knack for emceeing events. 


We're able to speak on many topics, but here are three that are hot at the moment:


1. Leading through Crisis and Challenge

Dr. Webb uses his experience navigating the Black Forest fire to deliver a spellbinding presentation on leadership and reaction.


2. Disasters and How We Responded

Dr. Webb teams up with Susan Webb and Stacey Garvilla to relate the stories of the Black Forest fire and the Joplin tornado. What were the conditions, what were the lessons learned? How do the disasters still affect the communities? What are the takeaways we experienced?


This presentation is a multimedia presentation that includes two sessions. Ms. Garvilla is a popular TV meteorologist (on air in Joplin and Colorado Springs) with first-hand knowledge of the impact of both events. Her presentation is riveting. Ms. Webb experienced the fire and will give an edge-of-the-seat interview.

3. Why Lasting Change is so Hard for Your Team, and How to Fix That

Dr. Webb uses his experience with governing board change to deliver a powerful and practical presentation on change.



Other presentations include:

  • The Goldilocks Board: Getting Your Board Engaged at the Right Level

  • Answers to Common Board Problems

  • Who's Got the Worms? (i.e., who sets the agenda, the board or the CEO?)

  • How to Downsize (and Why You Want to)

Contact us about speaking at your event!



I have always been impressed with Sid's ability to command a room and get people on board with ideas—even people who come from extremely diverse backgrounds. Sid is a world-class communicator, who has traveled around the world, and throughout the U.S., inspiring people with his insightful perspectives. —JP, Colleague and CEO, Colorado

Thanks, Sid, for an outstanding webcast today! You have such an amazing grasp of boards and what it takes to be effective - specifically the types of change, the catalyst for change, and the responsibilities content. Very much appreciate your sharing your wisdom and insights with us! Very clear, practical, and ministry-tested perspectives. 

—MB, Consultant, Michigan


Tremendous webinar.  One of the best I’ve watched over the years.  --JC, CEO, Texas


Sid has great insights and understands business relationships and especially the inner workings of non-profits. His professional expertise, humor and tact are valuable assets for non-profit leaders and their boards. —AM, Colleague, Georgia


On behalf of the entire [school], thank you. I heard nothing but positive reports from staff, students, and friends. The messages were a welcome mix of inspiration and instruction. —NH, Professor, South Dakota


In 31 years of ministry I honestly confess that this is the first time I have been exposed to such awesome teachings. I firmly believe that you are a gift from God and I look forward to many more hours of learning under you. —KJ, Pastor, Sri Lanka


You did a great job with our Board via Skype. I love your humor, warmth and especially depth. We’re better because of the time you have spent with us. —RB, Board Chair, Illinois


Thanks again for conducting a great retreat and honing in on the things we needed to hear and do as a board. Your perception skills and ability to find the right way to present what we needed to hear were very good for our board. I think we are off to a flying start. —JM, Board Member, Georgia