Business Keynote Speakers

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Business keynote speakers are experts on strategic analysis, results orientation, customer focus and collaboration. These leaders have demonstrated success in running businesses and leading people. GDA is committed to finding the most compelling business keynote speaker with the strong competencies required to predict success.


Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Simon J. Anderson Featured

Futurist | International Keynote Speaker & Consultant | Award-Winning Author

Simon J. Anderson uses his "3A Thinking" approach to help leaders be more future resilient. He shows them how to pay Attention to how fast the world is changing, Anticipate some of the possibilities these changes might create, and lastly, take Action to turn those possibilities into opportunities.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 13

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour Featured

America's First Black Female Combat Pilot; Former Marine & Cop; Author, Zero to Breakthrough; and Consultant to Business

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to US Marine Corps combat pilot in three years, flying over the deserts of Iraq. As America’s first Black female combat pilot, she realized many people want to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just don’t know how. Her mantra: Get Gutsy!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Robyn Benincasa Featured

Leadership and Teamwork Motivational Speaker, Full-time Firefighter, Adventure Racing World Champion

Robyn Benincasa is an Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and author of the bestselling teamwork and leadership book, How Winning Works. Her entertaining keynotes show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 9

Ty Bennett Featured

Entrepreneur, Partnership is the New Leadership

As a young entrepreneur, Ty continues to engage his team's focus to grow sales. In his talks, Ty uses the power of influence and storytelling to provide audiences with tangible techniques that will increase their influence and their impact as leaders and as salespeople.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Lisa Bodell Featured

Entrepreneur; Author; Innovation Expert; CEO of FutureThink

Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink. As a futurist and expert on change management, she has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Google, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and more.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 9

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: 5 Videos: 6

David Burkus Featured

Leading Business Thinker; Bestselling Author; Leadership Expert

David Burkus is an organizational psychologist and best-selling author. Recognized as one of the world’s leading business thinkers, his forward-thinking ideas and books are helping leaders and teams do their best work ever.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Andrew Busch Featured

Economic Futurist; 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer US Government

In a world of exponential change, Andy works with clients to answer the burning question: “Where we do go from here?” He does something very unusual. He provides context by providing a “where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going” structure for future growth opportunities.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Dorie Clark Featured

Communication and Branding Expert; Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 6

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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Mick Ebeling Featured

Founder of Not Impossible Labs, CEO and Founder of The Ebeling Group

Most recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Andy Fastow Featured

Former CFO of Enron and Risk Management, Ethics, HR Speaker

Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors and management should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Manley Feinberg Featured

Adventurist, International Keynote Speaker & Best Selling Author

Manley is recognized as an award winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author. During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Vinh Giang Featured

Entrepreneur, Magician, Coach, The Psychology of Illusion

Entrepreneur of the Year, magician and coach, Vinh Giang has built businesses from a very young age. He loves both business and magic; this has led him to discover many common threads between these two worlds.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Robert Glazer Featured

CEO of Global Performance

Bob Glazer is the founder and CEO of global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of BrandCycle. A serial entrepreneur, Bob has a passion for helping individuals and organizations build their capacity to outperform.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 15

Troy Hazard Featured

Street-smart business leader, bestselling author, franchise expert, and founder of 13 companies

There are few situations in the business world that Troy Hazard has not experienced and survived – from massive financial loss to stunning success. As a serial entrepreneur who has founded and nurtured thirteen businesses, Troy has been as consultant to some of the world's leading brands.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Robert Herjavec Featured

Leading Shark on ABC's Shark Tank and Founder & CEO Herjavec Group

Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Featured

Businessman, Philanthropist, NBA Hall of Fame

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become one of the most successful African-American businessmen in the world. He is a Major League Baseball owner, an NBA Legend, a 2-Time Hall of Famer, an Entrepreneur, a Philanthropist and a Motivational Speaker.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 10

John Livesay Featured

Helping Sales Leaders Tell Stories to Win Sales; Author of The Sale Is in the Tale

Keynote sales speaker John Livesay, aka “The Pitch Whisperer,” helps sales forces connect with today’s crazy-busy, ultra-savvy buyers by becoming master storytellers with magnetic pitches. Whoever tells the best story gets the sale, and after John speaks, your people will know exactly how to craft irresistible stories.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Carey Lohrenz Featured

First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in North America

World’s 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, Flew Missions Worldwide as a Combat-Mission-Ready United States Aircraft Carrier Navy Pilot; appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, TIME Magazine, Huffington Post, Author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck (2014)

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Matthew Luhn Featured

Creativity Expert; Director; Former Lead Storyteller and Animator at Pixar Studios

Matthew Luhn is a writer, story and branding consultant, creative writing instructor and keynote speaker with over 25 years' experience creating stories and characters formerly at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.) Featured

Sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Peter Pace retired after more than 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. He was sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he served as principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 4

Vince Poscente Featured

Breakthrough Presentations, Olympian, NY Times Bestselling Author

Vince Poscente is a blast of energy, a wellspring of innovative content and flat-out funny. He is an expert in helping people speed through uncertainty towards extraordinary outcomes, while delivering an unforgettable experience with his engaging stories, practical takeways and videos.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Dr. Nido Qubein Featured

Leadership Expert

Dr. Nido R. Qubein is an accomplished university president and a nationally recognized author, speaker, and leader. He is also chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company and serves on the boards of several national organizations.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Bill Rancic Featured

Entrepreneur; Award-Winning Author; Media Personality

Bill Rancic burst onto the national scene when he was hired by Donald Trump as the winner of the first season of NBC’s breakthrough program “The Apprentice”. He is speaking to businesses and organizations around the world, developing real estate in Chicago, and producing and appearing in several television programs.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Rakia Reynolds Featured

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 distilling equity in messaging gives her the ability to navigate the ever-increasing complex cultural and social media landscapes.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Sara Roberts Featured

Advisor and Coach to C-suite, Author, Leadership, Transformation, Purpose, and Culture

Sara Roberts is a leading authority and “go-to” expert on organizational transformation, culture, and building purpose-led companies. She’s been an advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 and start-up leaders, a sought-after keynote speaker, and an entrepreneur.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Michael Rogers Featured

The Practical Futurist

There are lots of futurists. Michael is a practical futurist with deep business and technology skills who is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 3

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE Featured

Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Global Expert on Leadership and Customer Service

Mark is an international bestselling author and award-winning keynote speaker on leadership, customer service, business growth, and organizational performance. Mark's given more than 3,000 presentations in every US state and in 14 countries. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Peter Sheahan Featured

C-Suite Advisor and Entrepreneur

Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Terri Sjodin Featured

Principal and founder of Sjodin Communications

Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals. Terri is a "high content" speaker - Her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is sassy and practical and loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 13

Anders Sörman-Nilsson Featured

Thinque Tank. Futurist. Innovation Strategist. Speaker.

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist & founder of strategy think tank Thinque. Since 2005 he has been a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 execs and helped leaders on 4 continents decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Anthony Trucks Featured

Foster Child, Former NFL Player, American Ninja Warrior, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker

Former Foster Child, NFL Player, Competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Author, Life Coach and Entrepreneur, Anthony says, you have a VAST amount of potential inside of you but you'll never reach it until you close your identity gap by making an identity shift so you can Make "Shift" Happen.

 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Michael Vickers Featured

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: 3 Videos: 17

Mike Walsh Featured

Bestselling Author of The Algorithmic Leader & CEO of Innovation Research Lab Tomorrow

Mike designs companies for the 21st century. With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Mike’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future potential.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 11 Videos: 3

Ari Weinzweig Featured

Ari Weinzweig: The Spirit of Generosity; Founder of Zingerman's Deli, Breads, and Products

Ari Weinzweign founded Zingerman’s was founded as a small corner delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since then, Ari has been a serial social entrepreneur lending credence to the voice of generosity.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 13

Ron White Featured

Memory Expert, U.S. Navy Veteran

Ron White is without question one of the top Memory Experts in the world. As a two-time national memory champion, Ron will teach audience members techniques to triple their memory, build relationships by recalling names and faces and much more!

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Alex Banayan

#1 International Bestselling Author of The Third Door and Expert on Exponential Growth & Success

Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door. The book chronicles Banayan's five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Maya Angelou and a dozen more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they launched their careers.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Jeanne Bliss

Founder and President of CustomerBliss

A Leader in Customer Transformation for Over 35 Years, Jeanne Bliss pioneered the role of the Chief Customer Officer and brought it to life at Microsoft, Lands’ End, Coldwell Banker, and Allstate Corporations. She is a true practioner and foremost expert in the custome experience space.

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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: 4 Books: 9 Videos: 1

Marcus Buckingham

Leader of the Strengths Revolution

Marcus Buckingham is one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity and practices of leading and managing. An internationally renowned thought leader and business expert, he has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Harvard Business Review and numerous television programs.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 11

Daniel Burrus

World Leading Futurist on Global Trends and Disruptive Innovation.

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 7

Jim Carroll

Global Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Innovation Expert

Jim is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He has a track record of inspiring organizations to re-frame the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, trans-formative change.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Christine Cashen

100% Content 100% Entertainment and 0% Slides

Christine has a hilarious and memorable program to help people have more energy, and less stress resulting in a happier and more productive workplace. Her style is relatable and captivating.

She is in the Speaker Hall of Fame, a Certified Speaking Professional; and the Author of 2 award-winning books.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Tim Chou

Internet of Things Speaker, Stanford Lecturer, Former President of Oracle on Demand

Timothy Chou combines both working in industry and academia. He served as the President of Oracle On Demand, lectured for over 20 years at Stanford University, created the first class on cloud computing at Tsinghua University, written two important books, The End of Software and Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

New York Times Bestselling author and the foundational expert in the science of influence

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career conducting scientific research on what leads people to say “Yes” to requests. The results of his research, his ensuing articles, and New York Times bestselling books have earned him an acclaimed reputation as a respected scientist and engaging storyteller.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 15

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine, and Bestselling Author Arming Leaders to Confront Disruptive Change and Win

Experience counts! Fortune veteran Geoff Colvin gives audiences critical information and insights they need to win. The rules have changed. Winning demands courage to confront reality faster than the competition. Transformation, innovation, and reinvention are on every leader’s mind. Colvin identifies what top companies and leaders are doing to adapt.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Christine Comaford

Neuroscience-Based Leadership Coach; Predictable Revenue, Passionate Teams, and Profitable Growth

New York Times bestselling author, leadership and culture coach Christine Comaford helps leaders navigate growth and change. Christine is sought after for providing proven strategies to shift executive behavior to create more positive outcomes, enroll and align teams in times of change, profoundly increase sales, product offerings, and company value. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Douglas Conant

Former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; Chairman, Avon Products; Chairman, Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute

Douglas R. Conant, New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker is dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century. He serves as Chairman of Avon Products as well as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 1

David Cottrell

Leadership Lessons You Can't Afford to Miss

David’s leadership lessons provide solid solutions and practical strategies every leader can use to succeed back on the job. They are grounded in the real world and reinforced with compelling examples, stories and creative exercises. He is the author of 30+ books, including the best-selling Monday Morning Leadership.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Jim Craig

Olympic Gold Medalist | Goalie, 1980 USA “Miracle on Ice” Hockey Team | Board Member of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Jim Craig has been called the backbone of a team that accomplished one of the most extraordinary and memorable sports victories of all time. He went on to play professionally and transitioned to tremendous success in the business world which he still enjoys today.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 7 Videos: 2

Cheryl Cran

Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert

Cheryl is a dynamic inspirational keynote speaker who focuses on future of work and change leadership. She gives you strategies, with high energy/dynamic delivery and will provide your audiences with the tools, ideas and strategies to make the changes needed to thrive in today's fast paced reality.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Katrina Cravy

Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality

With more than 20 years of experience on-camera as a consumer reporter, news anchor, and talk show host, Katrina has now started her own company as a motivational speaker and media training consultant. She has great stories to tell and will help you be a better storyteller too.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Brad Deutser

Founder + CEO at Deutser | Author | Speaker

Brad Deutser, author of Leading Clarity: the Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance, is the founder, President and CEO of Deutser, an award-winning management consulting firm, that works with leaders to create great companies inside and out.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Dr. Mark DeVolder

The Change Specialist

Dr. Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today's original thinkers and motivators on transitions. His high-energy, content-rich and humor-filled presentations teach people how to be bold, flexible and innovative in face of constant change.

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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: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Chester Elton

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker

Chester's most requested keynote on culture and leading through change is based on his #1 bestselling book All In. He also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, high performing teams, how leaders and managers can lower uncertainty and overwhelm, as well as leading with gratitude for extraordinary business results.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Susan Ershler

History-Making Mountain Climber, Business Executive, International Speaker and Bestselling Author

As a history-making mountain climber, business executive and author, Susan
Ershler inspires audiences to challenge their perceived limitations and reach
new heights of business and personal success.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Captain Chad Fleming

Retired U.S. Army Captain, Highly Decorated War Hero, Amputee

Captain Fleming has been deployed overseas six times with the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his TEN deployments overseas Captain Fleming has been wounded in combat on THREE separate occasions (Gun shot wounds and hand grenades).

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Lisa Ford

Customer Loyalty Expert

Lisa is best known for her work in the areas of customer service. She is the author of the #1 best selling training series, How to Give Exceptional Customer Service. Clients come back to her time and again to raise the bar and keep improving.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 2 Videos: 1

David J. Friedman

Author│Speaker│CEO

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Nely Galán,

Media and Real Estate Entrepreneur Founder of The Adelante Movement.

Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate Nely Galán, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. SELF MADE is an evolutionary shift for women around the world; a new kind of identity.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 13 Videos: 2

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: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Steve Goreham

Speaker/Author/Researcher Environment, Business, and Public Policy

Effective communicator in the corporate board room, lecture hall, and on the debate panel regarding the environment, energy, climate change, weather trends, corporate environmental policy, and future trends.

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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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Scott Greenberg

Award-Winning Business Owner, The Human Side of High Performance

Why is it that two people can do the same work but get such different results? Whether it’s business owners, executives, managers, or sales professionals, something enables top people to rise to the top. Scott Greenberg will show your group what they can do to be among them.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Peter Guber

Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment

Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Tony Hawk

Legendary Skateboarder; Entrepreneur; Founder of The Skatepark Project (formerly the Tony Hawk Foundation)

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, a pioneer of social media, philanthropist, successful entrepreneur, and the first skater to ever land a 900, talks about his experience creating authentic brands and giving back.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Dan Heath

NY Times Best Selling author, Decisive, Switch and Made to Stick

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Rich Horwath

New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author on strategy

The #1 most valued skill in business people today is strategic thinking. But only 23 percent of managers are strategic. Rich Horwath presents a simple framework for all business people to live strategically to reach their full potential.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Shep Hyken

Customer Service and Experience Expert

Have you ever walked away from an interaction with a company and thought, "Wow, that was an amazing experience," or "Those people were amazing!"? That is what Shep Hyken helps his clients achieve. Shep works with companies who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 16

Ron Insana

CNBC Senior Analyst and Commentator, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, Bestselling Author and Financial Professional

A regular CNBC and NBC News contributor, Ron Insana analyzes the forces driving the economy and how they impact your business, industry, and investments. Author of four bestsellers, Insana translates market signals and political maneuvers into actionable information audiences can use to protect what they have and uncover fresh opportunities.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Frans Johansson

Author of The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World

Frans Johansson is the bestselling author of The Medici Effect and The Click Moment. He has spoken to audiences worldwide about intersectional innovation and success, and has founded a software startup, a healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He is the founder and CEO of The Medici Group.

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Diana Kander

NYT Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation

Diana Kander is a New York Times Bestselling Author of All In Startup, entrepreneur, innovation consultant, and keynote speaker for Fortune 1000 companies who asks some big questions. What causes big, household brands to lose relevance with their customers and go out of business?

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Lynne Lancaster

Generational Expert and Keynote Speaker

Lynne Lancaster is one of today’s most sought-after generational experts and keynote speakers. She knows what makes Traditionalists, Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials, and Gen Z tick, and brings her original research, insights, humor, and practical tips to audiences eager to solve the generational puzzle.


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Keynotes: 5 Books: 11 Videos: 1

Patrick Lencioni

Leading Expert on Organizational Health and Executive Team Development

Pre-eminent expert on teamwork and organizational health His book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, has appeared weekly on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list for well over a decade Has consulted to executives teams at leading Fortune 100 companies

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Mike Maddock

Founding Partner & CEO of Maddock Douglas, Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Writer

"I empower curiosity within companies and make even our most traditional clients perform like entrepreneurs."

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Deepak Malhotra

Harvard Business School Professor and Author

Deepak Malhotra is a Professor in the Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit at the Harvard Business School. He teaches Negotiation in the MBA program, and in a wide variety of executive programs including the Owner/President Management Program (OPM), Changing the Game and Families in Business.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 10

Rita Gunther McGrath

Professor, Columbia Business School

Rita Gunther McGrath is a world-renowned thought leader and a professor at Columbia Business School, where she directs the popular Leading Strategic Growth and Change program. She is widely recognized as a premiere expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Michael McQueen

Future trends analyst helping business stay ahead of the curve

Michael McQueen speaker is an award-winning forecaster and best-selling author of eight books. With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Riaz Meghji

Human Connection Expert | Author of Every Conversation Counts

Hosting for brands such as Citytv’s Breakfast Television, CTV News, TEDxVancouver and MTV Canada, during the past two decades Riaz has interviewed thousands of experts and now teaches leaders how to connect authentically and have their messages resonate with clients, customers and co-workers.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 9 Videos: 3

Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D.

Author, Speaker, Consultant

Dr. Joseph Michelli is an internationally sought-after public speaker, organizational consultant, and a #1 New York Times bestselling business author who has worked with and written about customer-centric organizations such as Airbnb, Starbucks, Zappos, UCLA Health System, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Mercedes-Benz USA.

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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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Jim Murphy

Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc.

James D. "Murph" Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. M

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Margaret A. Neale

Adams Distinguished Professor of Management

Professor Neale's research interests include bargaining and negotiation, distributed work groups, and team composition, learning, and performance. She is the author of over seventy articles on these topics and is a co-author of three books.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

David Nilssen

The Future of Talent

David Nilssen helps businesses to re-think their entire talent strategy so they can thrive in a borderless world. David has over 500 global employees and zero office space. David has a unique perspective about the future of work and challenges why business leaders must adapt faster than ever before.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 1

David Nour

Senior Management Advisor; International Speaker; Best Selling Author

David Nour is a growth strategist, thought leader and global keynote speaker on Relationship Economics®, the concept of the quantifiable value of business relationships. Through his best-selling books, compelling speeches and valuable consulting, Nour demonstrates how relationships are the greatest asset any organization possesses. 

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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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Marc Randolph

Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor, and Angel Investor.

Founder of Netflix. An inspiring and experienced speaker. Draws from nearly 4 decade as an entrepreneur, in order to inspire and entertain audiences ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to students. Focuses on Innovation, Creativity, Disruption, and Entrepreneurship.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Sebastien Sasseville

Athlete | Change Management and Leadership Expert | Author

Sébastien Sasseville empowers leaders to lead with purpose and inspires organizations to embrace change. An endurance athlete, his extraordinary accomplishments include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and running across Canada are made even more impressive by the fact that he lives with Type 1 Diabetes.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 6

John Sileo

Cyber Security, Identity Theft & Human Hacking Expert

Are you familiar with the Anthem, Target and OPM data breaches? John Sileo's mission is to keep you from becoming the next disastrous cyber breach headline. John specializes in making security engaging and non-technical, so that it works.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 13 Videos: 8

Raj Sisodia

Best-selling author and founding leader of the Conscious Capitalism Movement

The world is changing and human beings are evolving rapidly. Business-as-usual will no longer work. Raj’s inspiring and original research shows that companies rooted in higher purpose and built on love and care outperform dramatically financially while creating many kinds of value for all stakeholders, including society and the planet.

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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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Curt Steinhorst

Author of 'Can I Have Your Attention?'

As the founder and CEO of Focuswise, Curt Steinhorst is dedicated himself as a leading voice on strategic communication. Curt speaks about the most important currency in today's economy: our attention. Focus is possible!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Robert I. Sutton

Organizational Change Virtual Keynote Speaker, Stanford Professor, Bestselling Author

Robert is a top organizational change speaker, Stanford Professor, and the NYT bestselling author. He also speaks about and is working on The Friction Project - why organizations make right things too hard to do, twrong things too easy, and how leaders and organizational designers can avert and overcome these obstacles.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 8 Videos: 4

Bruce Tulgan

Founder & CEO, RainmakerThinking, Inc.

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Kathy Varol

Purpose Strategy Expert

Kathy created the Global Purpose (corporate social responsibility) strategy for adidas, a 22 billion dollar global company. Now Kathy helps her clients use purpose to stand out in a competitive environment, attract the best talent, gain consumer loyalty, and fully harness the innovative brainpower of their employees.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 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: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Dr. Brynn Winegard

Award-winning Professor, Speaker, and Expert in Business and Brain Sciences

Dr. Winegard is an award-winning professor and expert in business-brain sciences. She specializes in explaining everyday work and life phenomena using the secrets of brain science, all with aim of making her audiences happier, healthier, wealthier, and more successful.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Liz Wiseman

CEO & Author

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor. Author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Cassandra Worthy

Founder & CEO, Change Enthusiasm® Global Keynote Speaker, Author & Consultant

With contagious energy that radiates throughout every room she steps into, Cassandra Worthy is the world’s truly DISRUPTIVE thought-leader on CHANGE that companies need to build organizational resilience and adaptability. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 6

Keith Wyche

Opens the Door to Successful Growth and Transformation!

Practicing C-Suite executive, speaker & author who helps companies successfully navigate transition, rapid growth & change. Over his career, Keith has been recognized as one of the highest ranking African-American executives in the U.S. and a Board Member of the prestigious Executive Leadership Council.  

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Keynotes: 18 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Peter Zeihan

Geopolitical Strategist; Thinker; Futurist; Author

Geopolitical Strategist Peter Zeihan (pronounced Zion) is a global energy, demographic and security expert whose understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security helps clients best prepare for an uncertain future.

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