Who We Are

The Speaking Consulting Network is the number one networking organization and conference for healthcare speakers, consultants, and writers who wish to enhance their own business and the business of the clients they serve. Together through shared knowledge, a desire to help others be the best they can be, and a passion for excellence in healthcare, SCN is reshaping the speaking, consulting, and writing industries.

Founded in 1997 by the legendary Linda Miles, CSP, CMC, and now owned by SCN’s CEO, Lois Banta, of Banta Consulting, SCN continues to thrive and provide fellow dental and healthcare consulting professionals a place to learn, to speak, to share and to grow together.

“Joining SCN was one of the best business decisions I have ever made. The opportunity to network with other professionals in my field, and to learn from the ‘best of the best’ has been invaluable in helping me grow and continually improve my own business.”

Jan Keller

A Message from Lois Banta

I joined SCN in 1998 while still working full time in a dental practice. Linda Miles founded SCN in 1997 and I had contacted her to help me define my next journey as a Consultant, Speaker and Author. Two years after becoming a member, I quit my full time job and dedicated myself full time to my new business, Banta Consulting, Inc.

I attribute my quick success to this organization. It was here that I fine tuned the design and purpose of Banta Consulting, became an international speaker and eventually, through writing many articles, was featured on the cover of Dental Economics, October 2012 edition. In 2010, I purchased SCN from Linda and it was truly the best decision ever. Now I am in a position to mentor and coach those coming into this amazing profession.

At SCN, you will meet consultants, speakers and authors who have also built successful businesses. But that’s not the best part…SCN is truly a networking organization. I refer to and partner with my SCN colleagues frequently and happily. SCN is also THE place to be seen by meeting planners looking for speakers, consulting organizations looking for consultants and editors of journals looking for authors.

Thank you, to all of the amazing professionals that make SCN what it is today and if you are considering joining, we are ready to welcome you and help you speak, share, and GROW!


– Lois Banta, CEO/Owner, SCN

Let's Get in Touch!