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Branding and Marketing keynote speakers can drive influence. Consumers become attached and devoted to brands that capture their imaginations. GDA is on top of expert branding and marketing keynote speakers who discuss the best brands as well as those organizations that champion a purpose greater than profit.


Keynotes: 7 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Jay Baer Featured

Business Growth and Customer Experience Expert

Jay Baer is the world’s most inspirational business growth and customer experience expert. He is a renowned business strategist, a hall of fame keynote speaker, and a New York Times best-selling author of seven books.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Leonard Brody Featured

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-selling Author and a Two-Time Emmy Nominated Media Visionary

Leonard Brody has been hailed as "a controversial leader of the new world order." He has helped in raising millions of dollars for start-up companies, been through one of the largest Internet IPOs in history, and involved in the building, financing, and/or sale of five companies to date.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Kevin Brown Featured

Author; Branding, Culture, and Leadership Expert

Kevin is passionate about helping people and organizations embrace a philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else - he calls it The HERO Effect®. Kevin inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Dorie Clark Featured

Communication, Marketing, and Branding Strategist; Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

Dorie Clark teaches for Columbia Business School and is a WSJ bestselling author for her newest book, The Long Game.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Kindra Hall Featured

Wall Street Journal best selling author, Award-Winning Storyteller

Kindra is a fresh voice in the industry and teaches her audiences to capture attention, close more sales and blow up their brands with strategic storytelling. Through research, case studies, and of course unforgettable stories, your group will be talking about Kindra for years.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Shama Hyder Featured

CEO of Zen Media, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, LinkedIn Top Voice in Marketing 4X

Shama is a trailblazing, award-winning entrepreneur who has built a global audience and is known for helping brands succeed in the digital age. Forbes, Businessweek, and Inc - Top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in the field of marketing LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Marketing for four years in a row.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Charlene Li Featured

Entrepreneur; Expert in Digital Transformation, Disruptive Leadership, and Customer Experience

Charlene Li is an expert on digital transformation, leadership, customer experience and the future of work and the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller “Open Leadership” and the co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Groundswell”. Her latest book is the bestseller "The Disruption Mindset." 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Jenn Lim Featured

CEO | Founder | Bestselling Author | Global Workplace Expert

Jenn is a bestselling author, Top-Rated Speaker, & Global Workplace Expert. Her mission is profound - to teach businesses how to create workplaces, led with happiness & humanity, that generate more profit, sustain all people & share how we can make an impact by being true to our authentic selves.  

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Heather Monahan Featured

The Confidence Creator; Best-Selling Author; Entrepreneur; Former C-Suite Executive

Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite as a Chief Revenue Officer in Media. She is a well-respected thought leader who shares real life experiences and tools to help lift others to a place of empowerment.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Michelle Poler Featured

Author, Social Entrepreneur, Branding Strategist & Creator of #100DaysWithoutFear

Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist. She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Michael Vickers Featured

Business Performance Coach; Personal & Sales Performance Expert; Author

Michael Vickers is a business performance coach who helps great companies and individuals increase the value they bring to their clients to become the Preferred Provider in the markets they serve. Michael has been spreading his message of excellence fas a business author, coach and speaker for over 25 years.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 0 Videos: 8

Duncan Wardle Featured

Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

The former Vice President of Innovation & Creativity at The Walt Disney Company, Duncan Wardle spent his 25-year career at Disney developing some of their most innovative ideas and strategies. Ideas that would forever change the way the company expands its impact, trains its employees, and solves problems creatively.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Crystal Washington Featured

Futurist; Technology Strategist; Named One of Forbes' 50 Leading Female Futurists

As a certified futurist and technology strategist, Crystal takes the complexities of tech trends, social media, apps, and the web and translates them into clear, actionable insights that anyone can grasp. She was recognized by Forbes as one of the top 50 Leading Female Futurists.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Johnny Cupcakes

Award Winning Entrepreneur, Brand Loyalty & Innovation Expert: Thousands Have Johnny Cupcakes' Logo as Tattoos!

If you want to inspire cult-like brand loyalty, the kind that involves mile long queues and permanent tattoos, Johnny Earle is your speaker!

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Melissa Agnes

Crisis Management Expert, Keynote Speaker

Melissa Agnes is a sought-after, international crisis management keynote speaker. She delivers powerful talks that help today’s organizations understand the realities that loom when crisis strikes. Her customized presentations provide tools and strategies that create a proactive, crisis-ready corporate culture.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

David Allison

Engagement expert, CEO of a global research firm, founder of the Valuegraphics Project, best-selling author

David launched the Valuegraphics Project to turn human values into data and create a revolutionary approach to engagement – for sales, leadership, culture, communications and more. He coined the term "valuegraphics" to describe his unique approach, used by Google, PayPal, the United Nations Foundation, and in textbooks worldwide.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Cheryl Bachelder

Former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., Brand-Builder and 'DARE TO SERVE' Leadership

Cheryl A. Bachelder served as CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., from 2007 to 2017. In those ten years, Ms. Bachelder led a remarkable turnaround of the company’s financial results with a compelling strategic roadmap for growth. Ms. Bachelder has more than 35 years of experience in brand building.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Jonah Berger

Expert on Decision Making, Consumer Behavior and How Products and Ideas Become Popular

Dr. Jonah Berger is an author and a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a world-renowned expert on decision making, social influence, word of mouth, and how products, ideas, and behaviors become popular.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Kerry Bodine

Author & Customer Experience Expert

Kerry Bodine is an independent customer experience consultant and the co-author of Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business. She helps organizations create and use customer journey maps.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey

Founders of Barefoot Wines

We started Barefoot, the world's #1 wine brand, in a laundry room with no money and no knowledge of the wine business. We disrupted our industry in spite of huge resistance. Your people will leave entertained and anxious to try out the lessons we learned on their own businesses.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Bonin Bough

TV Host, Marketing Exec, Investor and Author

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives, the host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. He was one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Coach Micheal Burt

Author and Industry Leader

Coach Burt, sought-after speaker, coach, and mentor, brings a unique fusion of strategic coaching and high-impact motivation to the forefront. With over two decades of experience coaching top performers across diverse fields, his expertise is unparalleled. He's the author of multiple best-selling books, including "Flip The Switch"  

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Tiffany & Leon Chen

Founders of Tiff's Treats

Tiff's Treats started after Tiff stood Leon up on a date. She baked him a batch of warm cookies and they started the nation's FIRST warm cookie delivery concept. They have raised $100 million in funding and grown it to a valuation in the hundreds of millions of dollars. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Marcus Collins

Top Booked Marketing Speaker, Head of Strategy at Wieden+Kennedy, 2023 Thinkers50 Radar Class and expert on Cultural Contagion

From Budweiser to Beyonce, McDonald’s to Google, Marcus Collins has been the architect behind some of the most famous ad campaigns of the last decade. Appearing on the TED stage, writing a column for Adweek, and releasing a much-anticipated new book, he is sure to share your vision. 

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Carol Cone

Corporate Social Responsibility and Purpose Branding Expert and Speaker

Carol Cone, CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, pioneered the field of social purpose in the 1980s, and today is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost social impact experts. Her work has surpassed organizational goals, garnered hundreds of awards, and raised billions of dollars for a variety of outstanding causes.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Scott Deming

Leadership, Change Management, Customer Service and Emotional Brand Building Expert

Scott Deming is a different kind of speaker, trainer, and consultant with unique ability to engage and connect with people so they’re ready, willing, and anxious to learn. His presentations captivate, motivate and accelerate audiences to a new level of passion and commitment to deliver the Ultimate Customer Experience.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Steve Dennis

The Journey to Remarkable

Steve is one of the leading thought leaders on retail growth and innovation and has been named a top 10 influencer by multiple organizations. As in an demand keynote speaker, strategy consultant and Forbes senior contributor he shares his wisdom on how brands can become more remarkable.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Maddy Dychtwald

National Authority on Women, Aging, & Marketplace Trends

Maddy Dychtwald is a national bestselling author and leading expert on the changing demographic trends shaping the marketplace, the workplace, and our lives. She has emerged as an authority on the economic ascent and well-being of women and its impact on industries, including financial services, healthcare, and consumer marketing.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Bryan Eisenberg

New York Times Bestselling Author on Customer Experience, Using Data and Buyer Legends

Bryan has spent the last two decades helping companies from Google, HP, GE, Marketo and businesses of smaller size improve their bottom line by focusing on helping their customers buy.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 3

David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE

CEO, Trust Edge Leadership Institute

The #1 question everyone is thinking about you and your company is, "Can I trust you?" A lack of trust is your biggest expense because for the trusted brand, people pay more, come back and tell others. Learn how to create a high-performing, high-trust culture.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Grammy-Winning Music Mogul; Emmy-Winning Nike Athlete; Ironman and Marathon Runner; Social Media Innovator and Creative

Charlie Rocket inspires those around him. He’s lost 135 pounds. Became vegan. Ran 3 marathons. Reversed the growth of his brain tumor. Became an Ironman. Recently finished his nationally-known Dream Machine bike tour across America. He also made the cover of Runner’s World and secured a partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Omar Johnson

Culture, Diversity, Marketing and Branding Keynote Speaker, Former CMO at Beats by Dre, and Former VP Marketing at Apple

Omar Johnson is a top marketing and branding keynote speaker, entrepreneur, former CMO at Beats by Dre, and former VP Marketing at Apple. Adweek named Johnson a “Brand Genius,” and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Innovative CMO’s.” He was voted Top 100 Black Thought Leaders by BlackList100.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Mathew Knowles

Author, Professor, Lecturer, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, Music Executive, Artist Manager, Fighter and Male Breast Cancer Survivor

Dr. Knowles is widely recognized in the entertainment industry for his effective approach in developing and promoting award-winning artists. As a pioneer for African American success in the corporate world, Dr. Knowles intimately understands the need to empower the community by sharing his knowledge.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Jaime Lokier

Influential Figure in Direct Selling Industry; Best-Selling Author; Founder of Cumbre de Líderes & DuplicationNation.com

Jaime is one the most influential figures in the direct selling industry because of his real-world experience building a team of more than 50,000 people. He’s trained hundreds of thousands of networkers and provided consulting help to dozens of companies and has authored three best-selling books.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 16

Lital Marom

Serial Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist and Visionary

Lital Marom is a digital visionary, entrepreneur and strategist leading a new approach to learning and social change. Lital empowers business leaders with the innovation tools required to enter new markets, new sources of revenue, scale faster, increase profit to future proof their businesses in the digital economy.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Amy Jo Martin

World's Leading Reinvention & Personal Brand Expert, NYT Best Selling Author, Founder, CEO, Investor & Educator

Amy Jo provides her audiences with “The Renegade Way”; her proprietary mindset, method and set of tools that allow individuals to ask themselves Why Not Now?, go from idea-to-action and greenlight their idea during the session. This interactive experience creates instant psychological safety, confidence and community among attendees.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 6

Mike Michalowicz

Author & Entrepreneur

Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion-dollar companies and is the author of several business books, including Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan and his newest book, All In. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and business makeover expert for MSNBC. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Kaplan Mobray

Award-Winning Author, Motivational Speaker and Career Consultant

Kaplan is one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational business speakers and award-winning author of “The 10Ks of Personal Branding”. Wharton-educated, Kaplan draws from extensive corporate experience as a successful executive where he led corporate marketing, advertising, brand development, and workforce diversity initiatives for Fortune 500 companies.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Phill Nosworthy

Catalyst for Leadership and Brand Transformation

Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, futurist, speaker and author in the subject areas that surround making business and life meaningful. Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, futurist, speaker and author in the subject areas that surround making business and life meaningful.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Alan O'Neill

The Change Agent

Alan O’Neill MBA is an international business consultant and non-exec board director working with blue-chip organizations across the spectrum of industry. From Financial Services, FMCG, Hospitality, Industrial, IT, Motor, Retail, Telcos, Tourism, Travel and others. With 30+ years of front line board level experience. 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Dale Partridge

Serial entrepreneur, Founder of Sevenly.org, expert in branding, marketing, & social media

Serial entrepreneur, Founder of Sevenly.org, expert in branding, marketing, and social media; featured on FOX News, NBC; in INC Magazine, Mashable, MSN Money, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times and on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine; Author of the upcoming book People over Profit (2015)

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Corey Perlman

Digital Marketing Expert; Best-Selling Author

Corey is a speaker, consultant and nationally-recognized social media expert. His latest book, Social Media Overload!, ranked #1 on Amazon.com in every major business category. Corey has spoken for brands such as General Motors, The PGA Tour and Sysco Foods on how to drive business results through social media. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Jon Picoult

Customer & Employee Experience Expert | Author of "From Impressed To Obsessed"

Jon Picoult is masterful at helping companies impress their customers and inspire their employees, creating raving fans that drive business growth.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 7

David Polinchock

Accomplished Innovator in Media, Technology and Experience

David's presentations aren't just talks, they're experiences. From Disney stages to cutting-edge VR campaigns, he brings over 30 years of diverse expertise to life. He's not just a theorist – he's been in the trenches of experiential advertising, city festivals, and the VR marketing revolution.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Rakia Reynolds

Founder and EO at Skai Blue Media

Raki is one of the most sought-after minds in strategic communications, a thought leader, tastemaker, and branding expert. Her guiding principles as an intriguing storyteller focus on the future of creaticity which gives her the ability to navigate the ever-increasing complex cultural and social media landscapes.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Ford Saeks

Business Growth Accelerator, Author, and Multi-type Entrepreneur

Ford Saeks delivers impactful, interactive and entertaining presentations that improve results! From start-ups to Fortune 500s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator. He has helped hundreds of organizations, in a variety of industries, boost sales and profits.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Tiffany Sauder

CEO Element Three, Host of Scared Confident podcast

Tiffany Sauder is the CEO of Element Three, a full-service marketing consultancy in Indianapolis. After taking over in 2006, she transformed E3 from a small creative shop into one of the fastest-growing marketing consultancies in the Midwest.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Mark Schaefer

Globally-recognized marketing and social media keynote speaker, business consultant, and best-selling author.

Mark Schaefer is one of the world’s most popular business-related keynote speakers, taking the stage at some of the largest industry and corporate conferences including SXSW, Dell World, the American Bar Association Annual Conference. His blog {grow} is hailed as one of the top marketing blogs in the world. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Ken Schmidt

Authentic Leadership and Customer Loyalty Expert; Senior Role in Harley-Davidson Turnaround; and Author, Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance

A key player in Harley Davidson's turnaround, Ken inspires companies and individuals to shift their thinking and ride a path to success by becoming memorable – not for what they do or what they make, but for how they connect with people.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 12 Videos: 2

Michael Solomon

Expert on Consumer Behavior

 A leading expert with cutting-edge approaches to sales and consumer psychology. He works with major marketers to help them understand what their brands really mean to the people who buy them.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Carol Spieckerman

Retail thought leader, speaker, trainer and advisor

Carol brings a rare combination of thought leadership and concrete tools and tactics, all of which are customized to the audience and aligned with event themes (no "canned" presentations or "pitches from the podium”). Carol is often lauded for her story-telling ability, energy, high-quality presentations, and in-depth knowledge of retail.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Andy Stalman

CEO of TOTEM. One of the world´s top Branding experts.

One of the world´s top Branding experts. With over 25 years experience, he has developed projects in more than 30 countries and has been regarded as “Mr. Branding” worldwide.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Barb Stegemann

Author & Social Business Innovator

Barb Stegemann is an incredible female founder, social entrepreneur, and author. Her company, The 7 Virtues Beauty, is now the #1 New Clean at Sephora perfume brand in the USA and Canada.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

James Taylor

Entrepreneur, Author, Host and Inspirational Speaker

James started his career managing high profile rock stars and is now an internationally recognized leader in creativity, sustainability, innovation and artificial intelligence. For 20+ years, he has advised CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments and leaders on how to design innovative organizations, unlock creative potential and build a sustainable future.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 10

Bryan K. Williams

Purpose-Driven Customer Service Excellence

Dr. Bryan K. Williams is a keynote speaker, consultant, and author, who is a noted authority on service excellence and leadership effectiveness.  His passion is to serve others so they may better serve the world. 

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