2017 Speaker Bios

Lisa Mitchell
Communications Expert, Executive Coach & Founder, Power Body Language

Lisa Mitchell is a Communications Expert, Executive Coach, and Founder of Power Body Language. As a Certified Body Language Trainer and non verbal skills coach, she specializes in programs that empower leaders to communicate with confidence, increase their influence, and negotiate with results. Lisa helps executives master their first impression and take control of their non verbal communication to be more effective in all areas of their lives, professionally and personally.

Lisa has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Indy Style, and WIBC as an expert commentator on the science of human lie detection and decoding non verbal cues, including analysis of body language of political candidates and professional athletes.

Lisa enjoyed 18 years of corporate operations experience as well as being an entrepreneur herself prior to founding Power Body Language. Lisa has a Masters degree in Management, is a writer for several print and online magazines, and has a life-long love of learning.

Her goal is to ensure that after every presentation or coaching session, clients can walk out the door better equipped and more confident with new skills they can immediately begin leveraging to give them an advantage in all areas of their lives.

Here is a preview of Lisa’s Elite Training Day presentation:  “How often do you think about how you are showing up in a room? It’s not always just about your ability to decode the person across from you, but also to understand the messages that your body language, facial expressions, and vocal delivery are sending out as well. How you show up in a room can impact what outcome you receive from any interaction, and can either help or hinder your pursuit for the truth.”


Dr. Jack Schaferjack-linked-in

Dr. Jack Schafer is a professor at Western Illinois University in the Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) Department. He is a retired FBI Special Agent. He served as behavioral analyst assigned to FBI’s National Security Behavioral Analysis Program. He authored a book titled “Psychological Narrative Analysis: A Professional Method to Detect Deception in Written and Oral Communications.” He also co-authored a book titled “Advanced Interviewing Techniques: Proven strategies for Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Personnel.” He has published numerous articles on a wide range of topics including the psychopathology of hate, ethics in law enforcement, and detecting deception. Dr. Schafer earned his Ph.D. in psychology at Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Schafer owns his own consulting company and lectures and consults in the United States and abroad. Dr. Schafer is the author of The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over.  His presentation for Elite Training Day 2017 is titled “Catch a Liar.”


David M. Williams
Supervisor in the Special Prosecutions Bureau
Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office

David Williams is the Supervisor in the Special Prosecutions Bureau at the Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney’s Office. David leads the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Regional Organized Crime Task Force (CCROC) as well. David is a Former Assistant Chief Counsel with the US Department of Homeland Security. David is also an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

David’s 2017 Elite Training Day presentation will cover:

  • What does a prosecutor look for in an interview/interrogation?
  • Guidance for investigators to prepare for court/cross examination
  • How to inform your prosecutor about any credentials you may have


Guy Gino
Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations

Guy Gino is a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations based in Portland, Oregon. Special Agent Guy Gino began his career in Law Enforcement in 1996 and has investigated a wide variety of multi-jurisdictional and international offenses including narcotics trafficking, money laundering, over dose death investigations, human trafficking and other complex crimes. He is a pioneer and subject matter expert on dark net and digital currency investigations and has provided specialized training to both domestic and international law enforcement agencies globally. SA Gino is currently assigned to the Oregon/Idaho HIDTA Interdiction Task Force.

Guy’s presentation at Elite Training Day will cover The Dark Web.  His presentation will go over how to comprehend the different levels of the web from the surface (Google) down to the “deep” or “dark” sections.  He will also cover the criminal offenses and investigative techniques often associated with the dark web.