Meet our newest GDA team members! Kristine Dehais and Taylor Garner
December 3, 2020
Kristine Dehais and Taylor Garner have over 10 years experience in the speaking industry. Click here to learn how they are committed to providing the ultimate client experience.  Read More.


Bridging the Distance: Converting Events to Virtual
June 9, 2020
When an event requires more than a standard Zoom format, new solutions need to be considered. One simple way to elevate your event is to utilize professional filming for your keynote speakers. Read More.





Chris Gardner: Let's Go to the Movies...Virtually
May 28, 2020
As the credits roll after watching an epic movie, conversations inevitably begin as viewers share moving, inspirational or impactful moments within the film. Imagine having that same conversation with the man whose life the movie was based on. Read More.


Kristen Race: Virtual Speaker of the Week
May 6, 2020
A world-renowned expert in the field of mindfulness, Kristen Race’s programs have been used by businesses, schools and families worldwide. Not only does she have a fantastic in-person keynote, but Kristen has been presenting online training programs for years. Read More.


Misha Auslin: Virtual Speaker of the Week
May 6, 2020
With humor, energy, a deep knowledge of history and the benefit of 15 years in Washington, D.C., Misha Auslin's virtual keynote will give your organization a look at the most critical issues concerning U.S.’s current relationship with China and what can be expected in the coming months and years. Read More.


Jeff Civillico: Virtual Speaker of the Week
May 6, 2020
At the end of 2019, Jeff Civillico wrapped up a 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip as a Headliner with Caesars Entertainment. Now he is able to bring his infectious energy to in-person events on a regular basis and is making his mark on virtual events as well. Read More.

Communique: High-End, Customized Virtual Conference Platform
April 30, 2020
Impressive was the single word that came to mind when the GDA Team was introduced to the virtual conference platform, Communique. If you are looking for a high-end, customized virtual conference, it will be hard to beat this experience. Read More.



Nando Parrado: A Client's Virtual Experience
April 22, 2020
I was first introduced to Nando's story years ago when I watched the movie, Alive and then read his book, Miracle in the Andes. For a number of years, I have wanted to get Nando in front of my team to share his message of resilience, courage and hope, but we could never quite get the logistics to work. Read More.


Ron White: Virtual Speaker of the Week
April 20, 2020
Solidifying himself as one of the top memory experts in the world, Ron White has been wowing audiences worldwide for years. During his in-person presentations, he famously incorporates impressive feats and he carries the same powerful and fun messaging into his virtual presentations.Read More.


Jamie Metzl: Virtual Speaker of the Week
April 20, 2020
WHO expert advisor Jamie Metzl is one of the world's leading thinkers of how the intersecting worlds of science, business, economics, geopolitics, and foreign affairs are shaping the radical transformation of our world through the COVID-19 crisis. Read More.


Leslie Morgan Steiner: Virtual Speaker of the Week
April 20, 2020
Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of four nonfiction books including the New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy Love. She is also an impactful speaker on the subjects of female leadership and ending family violence. Read More.


Bruce Feiler: Speakers On-Screen
March 18, 2020
The timing couldn't have been more needed for a new TV show to premiere with the underlying theme of how to survive and thrive during tough times as a community. Council of Dads, based on Bruce Feiler’s popular Ted Talk and book, promises to deliver such a journey for us. Read More.


Nando Parrado: Speaker Spotlight
March 12, 2020
Nando Parrado is a living legend whose perseverance enabled him to survive a horrific accident. Sharing powerful insights and universal lessons for us all, Nando's story encompasses every aspect of what it means to be a leader. Read More.


GDA Gold Star Speakers
March 4, 2020
We invite you to welcome and celebrate our inaugural GDA Gold Star Speakers inductees. These 14 men and women truly represent the foundation that GDA Speakers has been built on. Read More.


Greg McKeown: Speakers in the Media
February 5, 2020
Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less," discusses embracing a simplified life and identifying and prioritizing what is most important in one's life in the latest edition of Real Simple Magazine. Read More.



Top 10 Speakers of 2019
January 22, 2020
A good speaker can make an impact on an individual, on an audience, on a global scale. Content, voices and styles may vary, but the inspirational nature of each presentation is the same. They introduce something influential. An idea to change an attitude. An organization to change lives. A product to change the world. 2019 was a year of working with incredible and impactful speakers. Read More.



Jimmy Wayne: Speaker Spotlight
December 11, 2019
Jimmy Wayne has covered the globe speaking to audiences and inspiring corporations like Coca-Cola, Verizon, the NFL, U.S. Presidents and youth advocacy organizations. His message is simple but one that is often forgotten: One individual can make a difference. Read More.


Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray: Speaker Spotlight
November 13, 2019
Two lifelong friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, tackled the impossible in 2014 - a 500-mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago through Spain, one pushing the other in a wheelchair. While Patrick and others physically pushed Justin the distance, Justin pushed Patrick mentally and emotionally, beyond fear and insecurity, into a whole new world of joy and freedom. Read More.



Anthony Trucks: Speaker Spotlight
October 16, 2019
Anthony Trucks founded Identity Shift, a company with a single focus - to take back control of one's life by closing one's identity gap, reaching one's FULL potential, and Making Success Your Second Nature. Through years of research, experimentation, self-reflection, and sometimes by accident, Anthony learned how to master the shifts that life threw at him. Read More.


Sandy Asch: Speaker Spotlight
September 25, 2019
Sandy Asch is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and author of the bestselling book, ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Way and Excellence at Work: The Six Keys to Inspire Passion in the Workplace. Sandy partners with companies globally to create workplaces that are passionate, focused, healthier, and resilient. Read More.


Soren Kaplan: Speaker Spotlight
September 18, 2019
Soren Kaplan is an innovator down to his core. Recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world's top thought leaders in business strategy and innovation, Soren is a leading expert in disruptive innovation, innovation culture and business model innovation. Read More.


Robert Richman: Speaker Spotlight
September 11, 2019
From 2009 to 2012, Robert Richman was the cultural strategist for Zappos, a company that became the #6 Best Place to Work in America and #1 in Customer Service. He helped create Zappos Insights, a program focused on cultivating and teaching the incredible work culture that helped Zappos reach such prominent and lasting success. Read More.


General Peter Pace: Speaker Spotlight
September 4, 2019
General Peter Pace retired in 2007, after more than 40 years of active service in the United States Marine Corps. As the sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2005-2007), he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council. Read More.


Mike Walsh: Speaker Spotlight
August 27, 2019
A global nomad, Mike Walsh travels more than 300 days a year worldwide collecting case studies, researching trends and presenting on the future of business. A lawyer turned senior manager turned entrepreneur, his interest for digital technology came during his teen years. Read More.


Ankit Fadia: Speaker Spotlight
August 27, 2019
A tech junkie who loves tinkering with computers, Ankit Fadia, is using his talent of hacking to teach companies and governments how to avoid falling prey. A widely recognized computer security expert, Ankit has trained more than 20,000 people in 25 countries on how to take measures to become smarter, better and more successful in protecting themselves and their company from hackers. Read More.


Liz Murray: Speaker Spotlight
August 27, 2019
Liz Murray's keynote introduces the audience into a world of possibilities. From homeless to Harvard... it's an unlikely turn of events. Liz's life is a triumph over adversity, and a stunning example of the importance of Dreaming Big. Read More.