Branding / Marketing Keynote Speakers

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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: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Erica Dhawan Featured

Author, Digital Body Language, Collaboration and Innovation Expert

Erica Dhawan is the world’s leading authority on Connectional Intelligence and the Founder & CEO of Cotential. Through speaking, training and consulting, she teaches business leaders innovative strategies that increase value for clients, deliver results and ensure competitiveness.

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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: 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: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Jay Baer

Marketing and Online Customer Service Expert

Jay Baer is the world's most retweeted person among digital marketers. He is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and the New York Times best-selling author of five books who travels the world helping businesspeople get and keep more customers.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 16 Videos: 5

Chip Bell

Best-Selling Author of Take Their Breath Away & Kaleidoscope

Chip Bell has helped Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their bottom lines through innovative customer-centric strategies. Global Gurus in 2020 ranked him for the sixth year in a row in the top three keynote speaker in the world on customer service.

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Keynotes: 12 Books: 7 Videos: 16

Rohit Bhargava

Marketing Expert, Professor, Bestselling Author

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator and storyteller who has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders be more influential and believable by embracing their humanity and personality. He is the author best-selling business books on wide ranging topics including business trends to Wall Street Journal bestseller, "Likeonomics."

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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: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Leonard Brody

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: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Dorie Clark

Branding Expert

Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out.

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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: 3 Videos: 4

Maddy Dychtwald

National Authority on Women, Aging, & Marketplace Trends

Maddy Dychtwald is a nationally recognized author and leading expert on the changing demographic trends shaping the marketplace, the workplace, and our lives. She has also emerged as an authority on the economic ascent of women and its impact on various industries, including financial services, health care, 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: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Ryan Estis

Culture, Leadership, Business Performance Expert

Ryan Estis helps companies and individual contributors embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance. Each live event blends original research with compelling stories that move participants to take action. Ryan has 20 years of business experience working with the world’s best brands to initiate change, inspire innovation and deliver growth.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Shane Feldman

Global Youth Empowerment Expert, Producer, and Social Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO of Count Me In.

Shane Feldman is an internationally recognized global youth empowerment expert, motivational speaker, producer, and social entrepreneur. As Founder and CEO of Count Me In, Shane is the creative strategist and visionary behind the world's largest youth-run organization that has impacted over 10-million youth in over 100 countries.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Nancy Giordano

Strategic Futurist, Author, Gatherer, Keynote Speaker, Founder of playbiginc

Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and guiding a portfolio of $50 billion worth of global brands.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 13 Videos: 1

Ridgely Goldsborough

Founder of the Avatar Formula

Market domination is about two things: grabbing market share and holding onto it despite attacks by the competition. To achieve it, you need leadership and you need weapons that give you an edge. There are however weapons that your competition has never seen. It’s time for the WHY Advantage.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Kindra Hall

Strategic Storytelling Advisor

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: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Sterling Hawkins

Thought Leader and Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Transformational Leadership and Exponential Growth

Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation, transformational leadership and exponential growth. His keynotes share meaningful strategies to drivechange delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action

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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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Shama Hyder

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: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Influencer, Hip-Hop Mogul, Motivational Speaker, Athlete and Dreamer

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. Is currently on the cover of Runner’s World and secured partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 8

Daymond John

Founder & CEO of FUBU, Star of ABC's Shark Tank, CEO of The Shark Group, consulting agency

A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Charlene Li

Digital Transformation and Disruptive Leadership Expert

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: 2 Videos: 9

Jenn Lim

CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos

Jenn will captivate your audience by demonstrating how culture is a powerful model for achieving success, strengthening your competitive advantage & how concentrating on the happiness creates sustainability. We will equip you with the data-driven, science-backed information necessary to make a compelling case to reexamine your organization’s culture.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 13

Josh Linkner

Tech Entrepreneur, CEO, Author, Venture Capitalist, Professional Jazz Guitarist, Host of Creative Troublemakers Podcast, Keynote Speaker on a Mission to Drive Creativity, Innovation, and Reinvention

Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, professional jazz guitarist, host of Creative Troublemakers Podcast, and keynote speaker on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Mitch Lowe

Top Business Speaker and Entertainment Speaker, Co-Founding Executive of Netflix, Co-Founder of RedBox

Mitch Lowe invested in and became CEO of MoviePass, Inc. in June 2016. MoviePass is a Movie Theater subscription service and is headquartered in New York City. Mitch was a founding Executive at Netflix, Inc.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 15

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: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Kelly McDonald

Consumer Trends, Marketing and Sales Expert

Kelly McDonald is the creator of “How to Give Exceptional Customer Service,” the #1 selling business video series in the U.S. for over 3 years, Kelly is best known for her work in the areas of customer service.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Kaplan Mobray

Author, Speaker, Career Consultant and founder of the Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute

Ultra High Energy and engaging speaker that teaches audiences tools they can use immediately to elevate their career all while having fun and a positively memorable experience

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Heather Monahan

Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur and Former C-Suite Executive

Confidence is the one thing that will change everything for you.  Confidence is not given it's created.  After a 20-year climb in Corporate America and claiming her spot in the C-suite, Heather Monahan knows how to create confidence and she will teach you and your team how too.  

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Graeme Newell

Customer Loyalty and Branding Expert

Graeme Newell is a customer loyalty expert who shows organizations how to build deeper, more passionate relationships with their customers. Graeme turns complacent customers into passionate groupies. He is a world-renowned speaker, consultant and thought leader in emotional marketing.

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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: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Gerry OBrion

Speaker, Author, Executive

Gerry teaches billion dollar brand strategies that companies of any size and industry can use to become the #1 choice in competitive industries. Inite sales, innovation and referrals, even with little to no marketing budget. Learn the power of "because" and how to leverage this in your messaging.

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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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Corey Perlman

Social Media and Digital Marketing Speaker

Corey Perlman is an entrepreneur, author and nationally-recognized social media expert. His company, eBoot Camp, Inc., provides digital marketing services to small and mid-size businesses. A proud member of the National Speaker’s Association (NSA), Corey conducts his critically acclaimed Social Media for Business Keynote globally.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jon Picoult

Customer Experience & Leadership Expert; Trusted Advisor to CEOs

If you’re aspiring to satisfy your customers, then you’re aspiring to mediocrity.  That’s the philosophy at the heart of Jon Picoult’s work, because building brand loyalty requires impressing customers, not just satisfying them. 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

David Polinchock

Accomplished Innovator in Media, Technology and Experience

David has been involved in a wide range of experiential advertising programs, the introduction of virtual reality as a marketing tool and city festivals. He was even a Disney performer. He brings all of those experiences to his speaking engagements, which allow him bring his presentations to life.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Rakia Reynolds

Founder and EO at Skai Blue Media

One of the most sought after minds in strategic communications, Rakia Reynolds is a thought leader, taste maker and branding expert who advises name brands on creative strategy.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Aaron Ross

Sales Keynote Speaker, Business Growth Expert, and Bestselling Author of Predictable Revenue

Aaron Ross is a top sales keynote speaker, business growth expert, and bestselling author of Predictable Revenue. His book (which details the best practices of Salesforce.com) was #1 on Amazon’s telemarketing list for over 2 years and has been called “The Sales Bible of the Silicon Valley.”

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Keynotes: 5 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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Ken Schmidt

Legendary Former Director of Communications Strategy at Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Former director of communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, he played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history. He is widely known as one of the business world’s most outspoken and provocative thought leaders.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 8 Videos: 11

David Meerman Scott

Business Growth Strategist and WSJ Bestselling Author of Eleven Books, Latest is Fanocracy

Fandom is not just for celebrities, it’s rocket fuel to grow business, too. A big shift is underway. People are overwhelmed by superficial online communication – longing for true human connection. Business strategist David Meerman Scott, author of Fanocracy, shows how top companies are harnessing passionate fans to grow.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Jay Shetty

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Award-winning Storyteller, Podcaster and Former Monk

Jay is on a mission to share timeless wisdom of the world in an accessible, relevant and practical way. He has produced over 400 viral videos which have surpassed more than 8 billion views. His book, Think Like a Monk, sold over 1 million copies in the first few months.

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Keynotes: 12 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Judy Smith

Crisis Management Expert, Author & Inspiration for the hit TV show Scandal

As the founder and president of Smith & Company, Smith uniquely combines her communication skills, media savvy, and legal and political acumen to serve clients around the world.

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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: 2 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: 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: 11 Books: 11 Videos: 9

Scott Steinberg

Business Strategist, Innovation + Trend Expert, Technology Futurist

Award-winning professional speaker, bestselling expert on leadership/innovation. Author of Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty. Leading futurist/trends expert: 600+ outlets from CNN to TIME. Fortune 500 calls "defining figure” and "top trendsetter to follow."

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

James Taylor

Entrepreneur, Author, Host and Inspirational Speaker

James Taylor is an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Michael Vickers

Author, Speaker, Coach

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: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 8

Duncan Wardle

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: 4

Crystal Washington

Technology Strategist and Author, named one of Forbes' 50 Leading Female Futurists

Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. She presents practical, results-driven information on using social media, apps, smartphones and the Web for sales, marketing, and efficiency.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Chris Westfall

Change the Conversation - with the US National Elevator Pitch Champion

In business, everyone wants to hear your 'elevator pitch' - why not learn how to create and deliver your story, with advice from the US National Elevator Pitch Champion? Maybe it's time to stop pitching, and start connecting - Chris can show you how!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 9

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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Keynotes: 12 Books: 3 Videos: 11

Denise Lee Yohn

Brand Leadership Expert

Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand leadership for national media outlets, an in-demand keynote speaker and consultant, and an influential writer.   She is the author of the bestsellers What Great Brands Do and FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World's Greatest Companies.

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