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.
Michael C. Bush Featured
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.
Josh Linkner Featured
Serial entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and venture capital investor
Josh Linkner is a New York Times bestselling author who travels the globe helping leaders build a culture of everyday innovation. As a proven hyper-growth CEO, venture capitalist and jazz guitarist, Josh's keynotes are a perfect blend of inspirational and actionable.
Alison McCauley Featured
Blockchain and Strategy Specialist; Author; Startup Advisor; CEO of Unblocked Future
Alison demystifies the newest wave of tech-driven disruption—blockchains—for audiences around the globe. Alison explains what blockchains make newly possible and helps your audience or executive team understand the impact they’ll have in your industry, your business, and our world.
Heather Monahan Featured
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tiffany & Leon Chen
Founders of Tiff's Treats
Tiff's Treats started after Tiff stood Leon up on a date. She baked him a batch of warm cookies and they started the nation's FIRST warm cookie delivery concept. They have raised $100 million in funding and grown it to a valuation in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Rocket Jabaley
Grammy-Winning Music Mogul; Emmy-Winning Nike Athlete; Ironman and Marathon Runner; Social Media Innovator and Creative
Charlie Rocket inspires those around him. He’s lost 135 pounds. Became vegan. Ran 3 marathons. Reversed the growth of his brain tumor. Became an Ironman. Recently finished his nationally-known Dream Machine bike tour across America. He also made the cover of Runner’s World and secured a partnership with Nike.
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.
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
Innovative Technology Speaker, CEO and Founder of Emotiv
Tan Le is a technology entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of EMOTIV. She has won numerous awards, been chosen by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010, and picked by Forbes’ for 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011.
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.
Author & Entrepreneur
Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion-dollar companies and is the author of several business books, including Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan and his newest book, All In. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and business makeover expert for MSNBC.
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.
Martin G. Moore
Leadership Performance Expert and the Co-founder of Your CEO Mentor
Martin Moore is a leadership performance expert and the co-founder of Your CEO Mentor, a company whose purpose is to improve the quality of leaders, globally. As the former CEO of CS Energy, Moore grew the company’s earnings from $18 million to $441 million within five years.
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.
Entrepreneur; Author; Senior Real Estate Executive; CPA
Bob is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Real Estate Executive, CPA, and Board Member with more than 45 years of success spanning manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and real estate. He has a proven ability to manage growth, and his areas of expertise include logistics, property development, financial analysis, strategic planning, and private equity.
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.
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.
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- 38 Artificial Intelligence
- 19 Big Data
- 58 Branding / Marketing
- 94 Business
- 125 Business Growth / Strategy / Trends
- 41 CEO
- 110 Change Management / Organizational Change
- 76 Communication
- 11 Conflict Resolution
- 71 Corporate Culture & Governance
- 20 Corporate Social Responsibility
- 45 Customer Relations
- 27 Disruption
- 2 Distribution / Supply Chain Management
- 72 Diversity and Inclusion
- 28 Emotional Intelligence
- 90 Employee Engagement
- 93 Entrepreneur
- 18 Ethics / Values
- 63 Futurists / Trends
- 3 Hospitality
- 44 Human Resources / Workforce Issues
- 29 Influence
- 116 Innovation / Creativity
- 18 IT
- 230 Leadership
- 27 Management
- 25 Moderator / Facilitator
- 15 Negotiation
- 15 Networking
- 18 Productivity
- 4 Real Estate
- 4 Risk Management
- 7 Safety
- 71 Sales
- 26 Social Media
- 34 Storytelling
- 21 Stress Management
- 12 Sustainability
- 98 Teamwork / Teambuilding
- 51 Thought Leader
- 6 Trust / Honesty
- 38 Work-life Balance