Accountability Keynote Speakers

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Accountability keynote speakers allow us to understand we are responsible to the success of others instead of just ourselves. They give us strategies, mindsets, and necessary tools to eliminate excuses from our lives, both personally and professionally. Contact GDA Speakers to gain more information about our stellar roster of accountability keynote speakers.


Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jim Abbott

Motivational Speaker, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher

The Major League Baseball pitcher who was born with only one hand, Jim Abbott shares with audiences the keys to adapting, persevering and removing obstacles to success.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 11

Mike Abrashoff

Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It's Your Ship

Mike Abrashoff took command of the Navy’s near-worst performing ship. In twelve months it became the Navy’s best ship – using the same crew. “I created a culture where people felt safe, empowered, and supported. My crew did the rest.” Mike’s book, It’s Your Ship, sold over 1 million copies.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Bill Benjamin

Emotional Intelligence, Performance and Leadership Expert, Thought Leader on Performing Under Pressure

As a math and computer science guy, Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies to help overcome barriers and obstacles. 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Walter Bond

Mr. Accountability, Business Consultant, Former NBA Player

While many know Walter Bond as a former NBA player, more and more people know Walter as a passionate and motivated speaker, author, and business coach with one goal: to help people see their full potential.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Hydeia Broadbent

International HIV/AIDS Activist & Humanitarian

National television programs include Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America, and “A Conversation with Magic Johnson”. Publications include; New York Times, People, Essence, Ebony. The OWN Network featured Hydeia on “Oprah’s Where Are They Now”, to date Hydeia is one of thee most requested updates.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Scott Burrows

Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback through a clear Vision, a determined Mindset and unstoppable Grit inspires audiences to overcome challenges and put goals into action.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Randy Cohen

Original writer of "The Ethicist" for the New York Times

A talk on ethics can be a somber affair, but Cohen delivers his remarks with humor and insight, whether discussing the ethics of business, sports, education, or the dilemmas we each face in our daily life.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Derek Daly

Formula 1 and Indy Driver, Best-Selling Author, Professional Speaker, International Racing Champion

Born/raised in Dublin, Ireland - raced in Formula One and the Indy 500 before a 25 year broadcasting career. He's an engaging Irish storyteller - specializes in stretching people to their personal limits. His experiences are breathtaking, including almost being killed in 1984. Still has his Irish brogue accent.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Linda Edgecombe

Change Resilience Strategist, Team Engagement and Accountability Expert.

Linda Edgecombe is a Re-invention Strategist, motivational coach and engagement expert. She offers insightful, amusing, and practical advice on building a creative, energetic, and engaged team in these challenging times. Linda is an internationally renowned, award-winning speaker that creates massive impact where ever she goes.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Chester Elton

#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert

Chester's most requested keynote is on culture and managing change, based on his #1 bestselling book All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, but he also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, generational issues in the workplace, high performing teams, and recognition.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Henry Evans

Best-Selling Author, Leadership & Accountability Expert

Henry is the Founder and Chief Excellence Officer for Dynamic Results, LLC. He applies the knowledge and experience gleaned from numerous successes and a failure in his own career, augmented by the knowledge gained in working with his executive clients every day.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 9

John Foley

Former Lead Solo Pilot of the Blue Angels

John is the former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford School of Business and an expert in the how of high performance teams. His exciting, rare journey inspires awe, triggering individuals to take action and rethink what they believe is possible.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 8 Videos: 8

Dr. Jackie Freiberg

Thought Leader and International Best-Selling Author

For over 27 years, Jackie has been on a mission to expose the unconventional, business-best practices of globally admired leaders. Concrete Examples • Entertaining Stories • Valuable Takeaways. Just a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Jackie Freiberg to be their featured speaker.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Adrian Gostick

#1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author

Adrian's most requested keynote is on culture and managing change, based on his #1 bestselling book All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, but he also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, generational issues in the workplace, high-performing teamwork and recognition.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Darren Hardy

Master of Influence

Each month in the pages of SUCCESS magazine, on his social media platforms and before live audiences of entrepreneurs across the country, Darren Hardy distills the best of the best information and strategies available, mixing in his own street-tested principles of success.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 6 Videos: 4

John Izzo, Ph.D.

Corporate Advisor & Bestselling Author

Dr. John Izzo is a leading business leadership expert, a bestselling author, and a community leader. He consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 0

Ricky Kalmon

Celebrity Hypnotist, Motivational Speaker & TV Personality

Ricky Kalmon’s high-energy and exciting show has redefined corporate entertainment. The most requested stage hypnotist in the country, Ricky Kalmon knows how to melt the ice, break barriers, increase team communication, and turn your event into a memorable, interactive one. Kalmon's Motivational Keynote offer inspiration with take home value.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 12

Polly LaBarre

Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Writer, Fast Company

Polly LaBarre helps leaders create change-ready cultures that learn almost as fast as change itself. She arms audiences with a maverick manual – tools to break rules, harnessing the human element by inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying creativity, passion, and resourcefulness. Polly unpacks real-life lessons from her research and consulting.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 19

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.)

First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander and White House Fellow & Adviser

Nicole Malachowski had a dream: Become an Air Force fighter pilot. She achieved that
and more. The first-ever woman on the elite Thunderbirds, Nicole brings audiences profound lessons on leadership, change, trust, culture, and overcoming the odds based her 21-year career and the tickborne illness that cruelly ended it.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Loretta Malandro

Communication expert

The solution in an unpredictable environment is to counterbalance high levels of uncertainty with a high standard of leadership behavior. When leaders change how they behave and demonstrate accountability and partnership, they transform what the organization is capable of achieving and generate long lasting results.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Roger Nierenberg

Symphony Conductor

Roger Nierenberg is the creator of The Music Paradigm. Mr. Nierenberg had lengthy tenures as the Music Director for the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 5

John O'Leary

Author of best-selling book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

In 1987, John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. John was given one percent chance to survive.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

JP Pawliw-Fry

New York Best Selling Author - Performing Under Pressure

As a provocative and highly captivating speaker and thought leader, JP brings engaging stories and a lot of fun to every keynote. He challenges groups to think differently about human behavior, leadership and how to manage the pressure that is overtaking so many organizations and individuals today.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Randy Pennington

Expert in Navigating Change, Transformation, and Building Organizations that Achieve Results

Randy Pennington helps leaders build organizations that deliver positive results in a world of constant change through high-impact presentations, in-depth consulting, and executive advisory.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Carly Pollack

Owner of Nutritional Wisdom, Author of Feed Your Soul: Nutritional Wisdom to Lose Weight Permanently

Wellness can only be accomplished by looking at your path to health as something with far deeper meaning than looking good. We need real-life strategies for learning how to tune into the conscious eater within. Stress eliminating principles will control the fear patterns of the mind and allow optimal wellness.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Michelle Ray

Leadership & Accountability Catalyst: Acclaimed Speaker and Author of Lead Yourself First!

A former media executive and highly sought-after business speaker, Michelle Ray brings three valuable benefits to every presentation: a) achieve higher engagement and accountability  b) readily embrace new realities at work, in business and in life c) practical and actionable new strategies to manage change and uncertainty in your organization.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Don Rheem

The Science of Great Leadership

Don Rheem is CEO of E3 Solutions, a provider of employee workplace metrics which allows organizations to build engaged, high-performance cultures. Rheem focuses on using science-backed research to consult with leaders at all levels within an organization.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Rod Santomassimo

Best-Selling Author. Consultant. Coach. Speaker. Innovator.

Rod is a entrepreneur, best-selling author and business coach who has built a business from the ashes of Great Recession to be a leading consulting and coaching organization throughout North America. He has develop principles in sales and personal marketing that propel his clients to earn 5X their industry peers.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mike Schlappi

If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out

When Mike Schlappi takes the floor, a dazzling smile greets you. Then, you notice the wheelchair. Mike is defined by what he can do, instead of what he cannot do. Following a tragic accident, Mike has proven that just because “you can’t stand up, doesn’t mean you can’t stand out”!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Sam Silverstein

Accountability Movement, Workplace and Organizational Culture

Sam Silverstein is dedicated to empowering people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business and create a more accountable world. He helps companies create an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Bill Walton

Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor

Bill Walton may be the most colorful figure in sports. An ESPN broadcaster, Bill’s college and NBA championship teams are legendary. But chasing the dream took a nightmarish toll: 38 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mark Whitacre, Ph.D.

When Good Leaders Lose Their Way

Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. and the highest-ranked executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history, and is responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the early 1990's. His message will greatly impact you about doing the "right thing".

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