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.


Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 7

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. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Josh Linkner Featured

Serial Entrepreneur; New York Times Best-Selling Author; 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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Alison McCauley Featured

Artificial Intelligence Top Voice, Best-Selling Author, AI Executive Advisor

Alison speaks to the human dimensions of artificial intelligence, examining what all this technology change means to us, and what to do about it. She talks to why this is happening now, what shape change will take, and gives her audience tangible guidance on how to forge a path forward.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Heather Monahan Featured

The Confidence Creator; Best-Selling Author; Entrepreneur; Former C-Suite Executive

Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite as a Chief Revenue Officer in Media. She is a well-respected thought leader who shares real life experiences and tools to help lift others to a place of empowerment.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Johnny Cupcakes

Award Winning Entrepreneur, Brand Loyalty & Innovation Expert: Thousands Have Johnny Cupcakes' Logo as Tattoos!

If you want to inspire cult-like brand loyalty, the kind that involves mile long queues and permanent tattoos, Johnny Earle is your speaker!

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Miki Agrawal

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Paul Allen

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Cheryl Bachelder

Former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., Brand-Builder and 'DARE TO SERVE' Leadership

Cheryl A. Bachelder served as CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., from 2007 to 2017. In those ten years, Ms. Bachelder led a remarkable turnaround of the company’s financial results with a compelling strategic roadmap for growth. Ms. Bachelder has more than 35 years of experience in brand building.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 4

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. 

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Carol Cone

Corporate Social Responsibility and Purpose Branding Expert and Speaker

Carol Cone, CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, pioneered the field of social purpose in the 1980s, and today is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost social impact experts. Her work has surpassed organizational goals, garnered hundreds of awards, and raised billions of dollars for a variety of outstanding causes.

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Keynotes: 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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 10 Videos: 5

Bill George

Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic Author of True North: Emerging Leader Edition

Bill is an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, where he was a Professor of Management Practice and Senior Fellow teaching leadership. He is the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic. Bill has served on the boards of Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Novartis, Target, and the Mayo Clinic.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Darren Hardy

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Thomas Koulopoulos

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 EffectCloud Surfing; and The Innovation Zoneand founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Jan Langbein

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
education.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Tan Le

Innovative Technology Speaker, CEO and Founder of Emotiv

A technology pioneer and thought leader who takes audiences on an incredible journey into the future of humankind, Tan Le is the founder and CEO of EMOTIV. Her company’s cutting edge “brainwear,” or wearable neurotechnology, allows humans to interface with computers in almost miraculous ways.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 17

Lital Marom

Serial Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist and Visionary

Lital Marom is a digital visionary, entrepreneur and strategist leading a new approach to learning and social change. Lital empowers business leaders with the innovation tools required to enter new markets, new sources of revenue, scale faster, increase profit to future proof their businesses in the digital economy.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jennifer McCollum

CEO | Author | International Speaker | Gender Equity Advocate | Leadership Expert

Jennifer is an accomplished CEO, speaker and consultant, and author of "In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO." This book uses data and personal stories to shed light on the unique challenges women face on their journey to leadership, providing actionable insights for aspiring leaders and organizations. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 6

Mike Michalowicz

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. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Shannon Miller

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.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Pat Mitchell

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Kim Nelson

CEO of Daisy Cakes, Shark Tank Survivor

Shark Tank star, Kim Nelson is 5’ 4”, but she packs a giant-size message for her audiences on how she is living the American Dream.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 0

Robert Schlegel

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.

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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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