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: 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: 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: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 3

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: 2

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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Hil Davis

Expert on NextGen Disruption/Customer Engagement, Founder of BeautyKind & J.Hilburn

Hil Davis understands the conversion of the offline and online world. He can help companies understand how and where the disruption happens or how to integrate this into your company. In short, he can help companies think and quantify how to bridge and manage this online/offline change.

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Keynotes: 9 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

Cindy Eckert

Serial Entrepreneur launching Female Viagra" exceeding $1.5B; Angel Investor and Founder of Pinkubator

Cindy Whitehead is a highly regarded entrepreneur, a strong advocate for female entrepreneurship, a pharmaceutical leader and one of the few selfmade woman billionaires in history. The New York Times called her pharmaceutical product the “drug of a generation” and Fortune called her a “tireless force of natur

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Lizanne Falsetto

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Keith Ferrazzi

#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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Zack Friedman

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. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Chris Gardner

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Bill George

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

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.

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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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Lisa Hendrickson

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.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Gary Hoover

Business Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator

No one is more widely read and knows more about businesses and different industries than Gary Hoover. He understands innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a dynamic speaker.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

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.

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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: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Josh Linkner

Five-time Tech Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Professional Jazz Guitarist

Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, NY Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, professional jazz guitarist, and keynote speaker on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

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Keynotes: 3 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: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

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: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Mike Michalowicz

Entrepreneur

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Heather Monahan

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.  

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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: 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: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Terry Rich

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Thinque Tank. Futurist. Innovation Strategist. Speaker.

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist & founder of strategy think tank Thinque. He's strategic advisor to Fortune 500 execs.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Rand Stagen

Board Member of Conscious Capitalism Inc

Managing Director of the Stagen Leadership Academy. Speaking on from scrambling to scaling.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Patrick J. Sweeney II

Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Olympic-level 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. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Eric Termuende

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Peter Thum

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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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Krister Ungerböck, Leadership Archaeologist

Award Winning CEO, Author, Global Leadership Expert, CEO Coach

Krister Ungerböck is the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist™.  He travels the world to unearth the most powerful – and often surprising – models, ideas, and secrets of leadership.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 0

Ted Wright

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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