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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 13

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour Featured

America's First Black Female Combat Pilot; Former Cop & Marine Veteran; 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: 3 Videos: 7

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: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 15

Lisa Bodell Featured

CEO of FutureThink; Bestselling Author of "Why Simple Wins"

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: 2 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: 6 Videos: 6

David Burkus Featured

Leading Business Thinker; Bestselling Author; Leadership Expert

One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David’s forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are changing how companies approach leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Andrew Busch Featured

Economic Futurist; 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for US Government

Economic Futurist Andrew Busch converts today’s chaos into tomorrow’s growth opportunities. He presents intensely informative & highly entertaining keynotes. From deep research, he covers economy, public policy & elections & supercharged trends AI/WFH/Climate. He takes all this research and applies it to your industry to show future growth opportunities

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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: 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: 9 Videos: 3

Ankit Fadia Featured

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company; Artificial Intelligence Expert; Former MTV India Host

Ankit Fadia is an accomplished Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, with first-hand experience of helping organizations accelerate the adoption of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to unlock business value.

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Keynotes: 2 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: 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: 11

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: 3 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: 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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

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 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: 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: 2 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: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 18

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: 20

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: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 3

General Anthony Zinni Featured

United States Marine Corps (Retired)

Gen. Zinni’s 39 years of military service took him to more than 70 countries. His operational experiences included two tours in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded. His last assignment was Commanding General, U. S. Central Command.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Bill Acheson

The Body Language Expert

For over 20 years Bill taught in the Department of Communications at the University of Pittsburgh.  As a keynote speaker since 1995, he uses his knowledge of nonverbal communication - body language - to show professionals how to project themselves with greater impact and interpret subconscious messages sent by others. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Linda Alvarado

President & CEO of of Alvarado Construction, Inc; Owner of the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team

Linda Alvarado is president and CEO of Alvarado Construction, Inc. and owner of the Colorado Rockies, making history as the first Hispanic owner of a Major League Baseball franchise. Her accomplishments have opened doors for other women, Hispanics, and people of diverse backgrounds to have opportunities to enter new careers.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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: 2 Books: 34 Videos: 2

Ross Bernstein, CSP, CPAE, Global Speaker Fellow

Inspirational Business Keynote Speaker & Best-Selling Sports Author

The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is a peak-performance business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on ALL SEVEN continents. AND...Ross is just one of three speakers in the world to hold the CPAE (Speaker Hall of Fame), CSP, and the Global Speaking Fellow Designation.

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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: 2 Videos: 1

Tiffani Bova

Global Growth Evangelist; Salesforce Business Strategist; Author

Tiffani Bova is a business growth keynote speaker, innovation, growth evangelist, and the author of Growth IQ. A top influencer in Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, and Sales, is a regular contributor to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Marketing Matters on Wharton Business Radio – SiriusXM and Huffington Post.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 10 Videos: 3

Todd Buchholz

Economist & Former Director of Economic Policy under George H.W. Bush

Renowned economist, White House advisor, and best-selling author Todd Buchholz connects the dots between Wall Street, Main Street, and financial capitals. An internationally known consultant on global markets, winner of Harvard’s annual teaching prize, Buchholz advises the world’s leading companies and "lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit."

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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: 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: 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: 6 Books: 7 Videos: 6

Cheryl Cran

Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert

Cheryl is a dynamic and profound inspirational keynote speaker who focuses on a human future including the imapct of AI and change leadership. She gives strategies, with high energy delivery and provides audiences with inspiration,tools, ideas and strategies to make the changes needed to be future ready now. 

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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: 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,

Former President of Entertainment of Telemundo; NYT Best-Selling Author of Self Made Media Entrepreneur; Host of MoneyMaker Podcast

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: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

David Gerard

Magician & Mentalist

David Gerard is Silicon Valley's premier mystery entertainer. David understands the nuances of corporate life, the modern corporate audience along with each unique and diverse corporate culture, which allows him to tailor his performance for each group. His shows are a highly-interactive display of hilarious and engaging mentalism.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Robert Glazer

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: 9 Books: 4 Videos: 8

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: 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: 2

Jonathan Haidt

Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU; NYT Bestselling Author

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist who is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of morality. His early research radically transformed the field, pulling it away from its earlier focus on moral reasoning.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Verne Harnish

Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, World-Renowned Speaker; Bestselling Author

Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scaleup.

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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: 8 Books: 8 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: 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: 2 Books: 3 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: 6 Books: 11 Videos: 6

Guy Kawasaki

Marketing specialist, Author, and Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist

His in-depth knowledge of the high-tech industry combined with his years of management experience enable him to address a wide range of audiences. His particular strength is the ability to quickly understand diverse industries.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Marc Koehler

Former Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, Elite Leadership Expert, Best-Selling Leadership Author, 35+ Years Leading in Disruptive Environments

Marc is a former U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer and turnaround CEO leading in disruptive environments for 35+ years. He's a rare blend of expertise, engagement, and battle-tested, proven experience in Elite Leadership, evangelizing that what the world needs isn't more management systems - it needs more leadership.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Lynne Lancaster

Generational Expert • Author • 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: 13 Videos: 8

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: 2 Videos: 3

Matthew Luhn

Top Storytelling and Creativity Speaker, Disney/Pixar Veteran behind Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and more, Fortune 500 Storytelling Consultant, Award-Winning Writer & Director

Matthew is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Matthew teaches Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

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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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Riaz Meghji

Human Connection Expert | Author of 'Every Conversation Counts'

“Quiet Quitting” and “Rage Applying” are common terms for a familiar problem: a lack of meaningful human connection. 

Drawing from years of experience interviewing countless leaders, human connection expert and author Riaz Meghji helps audiences build meaningful connections and trust, so they can collaborate effectively and out-care their competition.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 6

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: 1 Videos: 3

Jim Murphy

Founder & Chairman, Afterburner Former F-15 Instructor Pilot, USAF

James Murphy has dedicated his life to understanding and enhancing team and organizational execution. With a background as a D1 College Athlete, Air Force Fighter Pilot, Founder & CEO of Afternurner Inc, Board Member, and Managing Partner at a private equity firm, Jim brings relevant real-world experiences to the table.

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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: 0 Books: 3 Videos: 0

Tsedal Neeley

Award Winning Author, Harvard Business School Professor and Keynote Speaker on Globalization and Digital Transformation

Tsedal Neeley is a virtual work and organizational change expert, business thought leader, and a Professor at the Harvard Business School. Her 2022 co-authored book, The Digital Mindset helps companies and leaders see, think, and act in new ways. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Candace Nelson

Founder of Sprinkles & Pizzana; WSJ & NYT Bestselling Author; Food Network and Netflix Personality and Producer

Candace revolutionized the baking industry when she left a career in finance to start Sprinkles, the world's first cupcake bakery and Cupcake ATM. She is now innovating the pizza space with her award winning pizza concept, Pizzana. She is also a WSJ and NYT bestselling author, TV personality and producer.

 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Kendal Netmaker

Award-Winning Indigenous Entrepreneur, Author & Keynote Speaker

Kendal Netmaker is an Indigenous award-winning entrepreneur, author, and gifted keynote speaker who is on a mission to empower and motivate people worldwide by sharing his story that regardless of where you come from and what challenges you face, you have the power to enact change.

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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: 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: 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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Sara Roberts

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: 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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Ian Siegel

Technology and Entrepreneur Keynote Speaker, CEO & Co-Founder of ZipRecruiter

Ian Siegel has held Executive Product and Technology Leadership roles at a number of early stage to mid-size start-ups including CitySearch, Stamps.com, Rent.com, and Pictage. Siegel founded ZipRecruiter in 2010 with a mission to make hiring easier, and now serves as ZipRecruiter’s Chief Executive Officer.   

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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: 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: 5

Kathy Varol

Purpose Strategy Expert; Former Head of Global Purpose Strategy at Adidas

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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

David C. Williams

Author; Inventor; Technology Executive at AT&T

As Assistant VP of Automation at AT&T, David leads the largest Robotics Process Automation program worldwide driving billions in savings & revenue. David also received the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Award, 2022 IT Team of the Year Award, and has been featured on all major media outlets.

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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: 4 Videos: 11

Liz Wiseman

CEO of The Wiseman Group; Author

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to top organizations worldwide. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm. Some of her recent clients include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Meta, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Cassandra Worthy

Founder & CEO of Change Enthusiasm®; 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

Practicing C-Suite Executive; Author; Change and Transformation Thought Leader

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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