CEO Keynote Speakers
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CEO keynote speakers are an organization's value creator. Embracing the company's core values and strategic vision to create prosperity for shareholders, employees and customers. GDA Speakers has a robust offering of current and former CEO keynote speakers to inspire your next event.
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!
Social Entrepreneur and Disruption Expert
Miki Agrawal is a social entrepreneur known for breaking taboos and disrupting the status quo. She co-founded THINX, a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand. She most recently founded TUSHY, a company that is revolutionizing the American toilet category.
Ancestry.com Founder, Tech Entrepreneur, and Global Strengths Evangelist
Paul Allen is known for founding Ancestry.com. His bigger mark is Soar.
Soar is building an AI global platform to help individuals reach their full potential by discovering and developing their strengths, creating positive relationships and productive partnerships, and boasting natural talent with tools and technology.
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.
Lead Futurist & CEO, EXPONENTIAL MINDS
Nikolas Badminton grew up with his focus on the future from a very early age to being one of the world’s leading Futurist Keynote Speakers. Read more about his upbringing, education, experience, and some of the projects he became well known for.
Founder and CEO of FutureThink, Bestselling Author of Kill the Company and 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.
Gabor George Burt
Business Tranformationist, Innovation Pioneer, Founder of the Slingshot Framework
Gabor George Burt is the global authority on re-imagining boundaries and author of the book Slingshot. A mastermind of innovation, creativity and strategy, Gabor enables individuals and organizations to overstep perceived limitations and to carve out successful growth strategies. His Slingshot Framework is at the forefront of global innovation.
Michael C. Bush
Workplace Culture Authority
Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm. Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leading Authority on Collaboration and Innovation. Bestselling Author. Named “Oprah of Management Thinkers” and Ranked #1 of Top Women Keynote Speakers of 2020
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.
Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead)
CEO and founder of Sprout Pharmaceuticals & The Pink Ceiling
Cindy Eckert is an expert Entrepreneur and Angel Investor with total exits over $1.5 Billion. After selling her pharmaceutical company, Cindy launched the The Pink Ceiling business incubator for women led or women focused businesses.
Visionary Entrepreneur, Founder/CEO of thinkThin®, CEO Pink Talented Angels & LF Advisory, Global Wellness Expert
Lizanne Falsetto is founder of thinkThin®. She is a courageous health & wellness pioneer, foodie, trend spotter, business media commentator, and advisor to the next-generation of entrepreneurs.Lizanne launched The PINK TALENTED ANGELS, designed to bring female leaders and early/mid-stage entrepreneurs together to help one another thrive.
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone
As founder/CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Keith Ferrazzi works to transform old behaviors that block global organizations from reaching strategic goals into new behaviors that increase shareholder value. Building on the correlation of positive relationships to business success, Ferrazzi 's collaborative coaching and motivation of key constituencies achieves desired business outcomes.
Bestselling Author, The Lemonade Life; Leadership and Happiness Expert
Zack Friedman's inspirational advice has been read by > 20 million people in 125 countries. He's the bestselling author of The Lemonade Life, which debuted as the #1 new business audiobook on Apple’s bestseller chart. A WhartonMBA/Harvard alum, Zack is a CEO and expert on leadership, happiness and performance.
Inspiration for the Film, The Pursuit of Happyness
Chris is an inspirational speaker addressing the keys to overcoming obstacles and breaking cycles. Gardner is a passionate philanthropist whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations. Chris' amazing life story was published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, later followed by a film of the same name.
Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO
Bill George is senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. Mr. George currently serves as a director of Goldman Sachs and The Mayo Clinic.
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.
Robert E. Hall
Relational Leadership: An Intentional Approach for Making Relationships a Strategic Priority
In a world of relational divide, distrust and disengagement, Robert is the recognized leader in making productive relationships a strategic priority. Whether focusing on employees, management, and/or shareholders/donors -- Robert uses compelling stories, recent research and pithy examples to inspire and instruct all levels on what he calls Relational Leadership.
Master of Influence
Each month in the pages of SUCCESS magazine, on his social media platforms and before live audiences of entrepreneurs across the country, Darren Hardy distills the best of the best information and strategies available, mixing in his own street-tested principles of success.
Innovation Strategist & Visionary
Lisa Hendrickson is an innovative strategist, thought leader, and a purposeful disruptor. Her human-centric approach to corporate strategies is based in on a simple idea: that impactful concepts and technologies are successfully designed and implemented when they are aligned with what people aspire to.
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.
Futurist, Founder Delphi Group, Author Ten books, Speaker, Columnist
Tom Koulopoulos is a leading futurist, author of eleven books including Revealing the Invisible; The Gen Z Effect; Cloud Surfing; and The Innovation Zone, and founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.
CEO and Founder - Genesis Women's Shelter and Support
For 28 years, Jan Edgar Langbein has been an activist in efforts to end violence against
women. Currently, as CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, Ms. Langbein
oversees Genesis’ internal and external operations as well as funding and community
Five-time Tech Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Professional Jazz Guitarist
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.
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.
CEO of Linkage, Leadership Consultant, Speaker, and Executive Coach
Jennifer McCollum is CEO of Linkage, Inc. highly sought-after consultant and speaker, with a deep expertise in Inclusive Leadership and Advancing Women Leaders. She has 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership space and is a contributing author to Leadership in a Time of Crisis.
By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz had founded & sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor...and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.
7-Time Olympic Medalist and Cancer Survivor
With 7 Olympic medals, Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in American History. Through her Olympic experience and personal cancer diagnosis, Shannon explains ways to get The Gold Medal Mindset so anyone can overcome even the most difficult obstacles standing in the way success.
Media Executive, Producer, Curator
As a connector, curator, convener, Pat Mitchell elevates women’s stories, ideas and leadership, leveraging her groundbreaking career in media to create opportunities for women and girls to engage with their passions, purpose and power. She is the author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World.
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.
CEO, Author and Fraud Expert
Terry Rich is a successful CEO, international speaker, author and recent CEO of the Iowa Lottery, a $350 million enterprise. Earlier, he was President and CEO of Rich Heritage Inc., a national marketing and television production company which produced shows for HBO, ESPN and Comcast, among others.
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.
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.
Patrick J. Sweeney II
Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Ultra-Athlete, Cancer Survivor
Innovation is a rarity; so is a speaker who is a combination of Tim Ferris and Richard Branson. A world-class athlete who applied sharable principles to business, dominating his field and changing lives. In more than 20 talks for Young President's Organization he's rated 9.7 out of 10.
Speaker and Bestselling Author
Eric Termuende is on a mission to change the way we talk about work and get fulfillment from it. A bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Eric is co-founder of NoW Innovations.
Founder, Ethos Water, Founder and CEO, Liberty United and Fonderie 47 and Recognized Social Entrepreneur
Peter Thum is a true pioneer who invented the model of connecting consumption and cause with Ethos Water in 2001. His ventures have generated over $14 million in donations to provide water, stop conflict and protect children and directly improved the lives of more than half a million people globally.
Marketing Strategist & Visionary
Ted Wright helps audiences realize marketing concepts in ways they have NEVER perceived them. He is responsible for the resurgence of Pabst Blue Ribbon among urban hipsters and the adoption of Chocolate Milk among athletes.
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- 24 Artificial Intelligence
- 24 Big Data
- 68 Branding / Marketing
- 108 Business
- 136 Business Growth / Strategy / Trends
- 42 CEO
- 133 Change Management / Organizational Change
- 104 Communication
- 12 Conflict Resolution
- 57 Corporate Culture & Governance
- 24 Corporate Social Responsibility
- 63 Customer Relations
- 27 Disruption
- 2 Distribution / Supply Chain Management
- 57 Diversity and Inclusion
- 35 Emotional Intelligence
- 90 Employee Engagement
- 100 Entrepreneur
- 30 Ethics / Values
- 61 Futurists / Trends
- 5 Hospitality
- 57 Human Resources / Workforce Issues
- 49 Influence
- 146 Innovation / Creativity
- 25 IT
- 267 Leadership
- 31 Management
- 37 Moderator / Facilitator
- 18 Negotiation
- 19 Networking
- 27 Productivity
- 1 Real Estate
- 8 Risk Management
- 11 Safety
- 84 Sales
- 34 Social Media
- 31 Storytelling
- 18 Stress Management
- 15 Sustainability
- 112 Teamwork / Teambuilding
- 78 Thought Leader
- 11 Trust / Honesty
- 308 Virtual
- 53 Work-life Balance