Corporate Culture & Governance Keynote Speakers
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Corporate Culture and Governance keynote speakers exist to connect employees to what is critically important through positive behaviors, recognition programs, internal checks and balance, human resources, and purpose. They are trusted outsiders with fresh perspectives to be independent and unbiased directors. GDA has a world-class roster of corporate culture and governance keynote speakers for your next conference.
Shawn Achor Featured
New York Times Bestselling Author and Positive Psychology Expert
Shawn Achor is the world’s leading expert on happiness and success topic. His acclaimed TED Talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work, has been seen by more than 20 million people around the world, and he’s shared his insight in his two books, The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness.
Jason Barger Featured
Author of "Thermostat Cultures" and named Top 200 Global Thought Leader
Jason is dynamic, funny, a phenomenal storyteller! Perfect for groups looking to cut through distractions and re-engage people around authentic leadership, growing an engaged culture & vision. His latest books "Breathing Oxygen" and Thermostat Cultures" are perfect for teams focused on leadership / culture. Named a Top 200 Thought Leader
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!
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.
Galen Emanuele Featured
Team Culture, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence Expert
Galen Emanuele is an expert in delivering tangible leadership & communication skills, increasing emotional intelligence, & helping companies establish exceptional team and organizational culture. Along with his business background, Galen's a world class improviser who taught improv for many years & has toured with the cast from 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'
Ryan Estis Featured
Culture, Leadership, Business Performance Expert
Ryan Estis helps companies and individual contributors embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance. Each live event blends original research with compelling stories that move participants to take action. Ryan has 20 years of business experience working with the world’s best brands to initiate change, inspire innovation and deliver growth.
Andy Fastow Featured
Former CFO of Enron and Risk Management, Ethics, HR Speaker
Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors and management should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.
Dr. Jackie Freiberg Featured
Thought Leader; International Bestselling Author; Business Owner; Entrepreneur Executive Leadership and Culture Consultant
One of the world’s leading speakers and authorities on Courageous Leadership, Culture, Change, and the Female Economy, Dr. Jackie Freiberg helps leaders develop courage skills to create the best places where the best people do their best work to make the world better.
Michelle Gielan Featured
Founder of The Institute for Applied Positive Research
Michelle Gielan, a national CBS News anchor turned UPenn positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. She is partnered with Arianna Huffington to research how transformative stories fuel success.
Tom Hardin Featured
Corporate Trainer on Behavioral Ethics, Human Risk, Compliance, and Financial Crime
Riveting. Sobering. Entertaining. Through unforgettable storytelling, Tom shares his journey down the slippery slope into criminal activity as a young professional in a highly competitive industry and later key informant in the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. Attendees describe Tom's talk as "an edge of your seat experience."
Soren Kaplan, Ph.D. Featured
Disruptive Innovation & Change Expert & Author of WSJ Bestseller Leapfrogging
Soren Kaplan is the bestselling and award winning author of Leapfrogging and The Invisible Advantage, an Affiliated Professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a writer for FastCompany and Inc. Magazine, a globally recognized keynote speaker, and the Founder of InnovationPoint and upBOARD.
Charlene Li Featured
Entrepreneur; Expert in Digital Transformation, Disruptive Leadership, and Customer Experience
Charlene Li is an expert on digital transformation, leadership, customer experience and the future of work and the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller “Open Leadership” and the co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Groundswell”. Her latest book is the bestseller "The Disruption Mindset."
Jenn Lim Featured
Founder of Beyond Happiness & Cofounder, CEO & Chief Humanity Officer of Delivering Happiness
Learn why concentrating on the happiness and humanity creates sustainability. Jenn draws on her decades of experience in culture and strategy to translate it into a practical “how-to” framework so workplaces can adapt quicker, couple purpose and profits, and modernize org design to the Great Resignation and Great Awakening.
Clint Pulver Featured
Author, Musician and Workforce Expert
Clint Pulver is a motivational keynote speaker, author, musician, and workforce expert. A Professional Drummer for over 20 years, he’s played with top headlining fellow musicians. He has appeared on America’s Got Talent and in feature films with actors such as Jack Black and John Heder.
Bill Walton Featured
Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor
Bill Walton may be the most colorful figure in sports. An ESPN broadcaster, Bill’s college and NBA championship teams are legendary. But chasing the dream took a nightmarish toll: 39 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.
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.
Learn From The Expert Who Taught The San Diego Zoo to ROAR
Sandy Asch has inspired 45,000+ leaders in 50 countries and 6 languages to navigate change, manage work-life balance and be more RESILIENT! She inspires audiences to UNLEASH their ROAR and bring purpose and passion to their work.
Ambassador of FUN: Live and Virtual Presentations
Tony Brigmon was the face of Southwest Airlines as their "Ambassador of Fun" both internally to employees, and externally to civic groups. Southwest focused on fun because fun created serious results, and Tony brings those proven best-practices and ideas to every event that he speaks to live and virtual.
Impact Storyteller, Filmmaker, Empathy Speaker
Mallory Brown is a social entrepreneur, adventure traveler, and humanitarian. She is the founder of World Clothes Line. She runs philanthropic campaigns, backpacking around the globe, raising awareness and encouraging a compassionate world.
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.
Chief Human Resources Officer at Cohesity, Board Member and Advisor
Amy is a senior HR professional and business transformer with expertise in working with startups to Fortune500 enterprises. As a speaker and coach for C-Level executives, Amy focuses on talent as the key driver of business growth. Amy brings research and proven best practices to all of her presentations.
The go-to expert on finding, engaging & keeping great employees.
Eric Chester is a trusted source in the global dialogue on workplace culture, employee engagement, and the emerging workforce. He helps business leaders attract, develop and retain top talent that delivers "on fire" performance.
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.
Former Monk, Mindful Leadership Expert, and Author
Pandit presents the research on Mindfulness and explains the importance of leading by example, appreciation, communicating mindfully and managing one’s emotions. He also engages the audiences in various breathing and focusing exercises that individuals will be able to implement at work and at home.
Management Thought Leader; Award-Winning Harvard Medical School Psychologist; Emotional Intelligence Expert
An award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan has been named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. She offers unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient, and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities.
#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.
Former NFL & NBA Business Executive; Leadership & Culture Expert; Bestselling Author
Paul speaks about the power of Playing Offense— how purpose helps us push through adversity to unlock greater fulfillment and mastery of our craft. He shows how to become more inspired, impactful, and effective to create a competitive advantage of culture where greatness can be the catalyst for growth.
Leadership Speaker, Founder & CEO of Count Me In, Helping leaders build better relationships and create engaged communities
Shane helps leaders build better relationships and create engaged communities. He's traveled the world, researching universal strategies that allow companies to attract, empower and retain high performing teams and loyal customers. Shane’s high-energy, customized keynotes are a compilation of unforgettable travel stories and tangible takeaways participants can immediately apply.
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.
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.
Global Technology Executive - Digitization, Transformation and Innovation, WSJ Bestselling Author
Alex Goryachev is an award-winning global technology executive and a WSJ Bestselling author of “Fearless Innovation". Born innovator, he has a deep understanding of how business, technology and talent development play together. He can demistify innovation and make it relevant and pragmatic for different audiences.
#1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author
Adrian's most requested keynote is on culture and managing change, based on his #1 bestselling book All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, but he also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, generational issues in the workplace, high-performing teamwork and recognition.
Top Rated Speaker | Trainer | Author | Entrepreneur
Matt is the perfect balance between education and entertainment ensuring every attendee leaves with a customized plan to implement them content taught. As a master storyteller, Matt teaches anyone how to maximum benefit with resources they already have in a short amount of time. A Must-have At Your Event!
Workforce Expert and Hyper-Growth Leader; Registered Nurse; Tech Entrepreneur
April Hansen is a nurse, tech entrepreneur, workforce expert and hyper growth business executive inspired by everyday leaders who do their work well, face their human doubts, and find a way to thrive even through chaos.
Business Growth Expert
Award-winning professional development expert with a background in stand-up comedy. Multiple presentations including Uncrapify Your Life! and Us Vs. Them, each designed to combine the content of a traditional keynote with the entertainment value of a comedy show. Regular guest on Fox Business News, featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Workplace Culture Strategist, Doctor of Leadership & Management, Fortune 100 Thought Leader
Jessica guides global, national, Fortune 100 and other organizations across finance, technology, real estate and healthcare industries on creating intentional cultures that accelerate performance. Her Culture Equation - a tested model where strategy combined with 8 tangible and measurable ‘Culture Dynamic Drivers’ empowers your people to deliver consistent results.
Authority on Leading Organizational Change; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Team, Fast Company; and Co-author, Mavericks at Work
Polly LaBarre helps leaders create change-ready cultures that learn almost as fast as change itself. She arms audiences with a maverick manual – tools to break rules, harnessing the human element by inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying creativity, passion, and resourcefulness. Polly unpacks real-life lessons from her research and consulting.
Founder and Content Director, Inlay Insights
Gain insights into how generational influences shape how we think, act, and relate from Kim's research. Lear employs eye-opening statistics mixed with stories and case studies to make her message come alive. She has been featured on NPR and published in The WSJ, TIME Magazine.
Daren Martin, PhD
WSJ & USA Today Bestselling Author | International Keynote Speaker | The Culture Architect
Dr. Martin's thought leadership and change strategies in transforming companies earned him the title The Culture Architect. He acts as a Trusted Advisor to business leaders at companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small businesses to optimize performance at every level.
Workforce Strategist; Management Trendspotter; Strategic Advisor; Change and Innovation Expert
Seth Mattison is an International expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As founder and CEO of Futuresight Labs and Strategic Partner at BridgeWorks, LLC. Seth advises many of the world’s leading brands and corporations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change, leadership, and the future of work.
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.
Dr. Will Miller
Comedian and Authority on Stress Reduction and Life Balance
Outstanding Keynote speaker & trainer on Emotional Wellbeing, Coping with Change & Life-Span Development. A Psychotherapist & Health Psychologist with extensive media experience. Former headline comedian & TV personality (Nick-at-Nite, NBC), Teaches graduate students at Purdue University on ethics & social media. Best-selling co-author of Refrigerator Rights
Inc. 500 CEO, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Navy SEAL
Alden Mills is the Inc. 500 CEO of Perfect Fitness, founder of multiple businesses, bestselling author of Be Unstoppable and Unstoppable Teams, a three-time Navy SEAL platoon commander, nationally recognized rower, and keynote speaker on a mission to help 100 million people Be Unstoppable.
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.
Adam Smiley Poswolsky
Keynote Speaker, Workplace Belonging Expert, Bestselling Author
One of the top workplace belonging experts in the world, Smiley is an internationally renowned keynote speaker on fostering belonging and human connection in a hybrid workforce and attracting the next generation of talent. He is the bestselling author of three books including Friendship in the Age of Loneliness.
Expert on Employee Culture
Robert Richman is the author of the Culture Blueprint a systematic guide to building the high-performance workplace. He was a manager and culture strategist at Zappos.com and co-founded Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind its game-changing employee culture.
An Expert in Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence and The Powers of Appreciation and Authenticity
He has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to reach new levels of awareness and productivity, both personally and professionally. Mike teaches people important techniques that allow them to be more grateful, appreciative, and authentic with others and themselves.
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.
Human Resources Thought Leader From Southwest Airlines and Yahoo
Libby’s keynote has an empowering message: HR can lead our organizations through the competitive marketplace by treating workers more like consumers and less like employees. Stories and strategies for the new world of work and what that means for HR in the future prepare audience for the impending brain drain.
Kim Malone Scott
Co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Author
Kim Scott is the co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Inc which builds software tools for managers. She is the author of a book called Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, to be published by St Martin’s Press next year.
Co-founders MOD Pizza
After founding and selling two successful businesses Seattle Coffee Company and Carluccio’s Ltd., Scott and Ally returned to Seattle. They began exploring ideas that combined their love of business, people and purpose. The goal? Create a people-first culture where everyone could thrive. The result was MOD Pizza.
Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Workplace Culture and Employee Engagement Expert
Eric Termuende is helping leaders build tomorrow's greatest places to work by educating them and empowering them to make one-degree shifts that build trust, reduce friction, and build a culture of experimentation.
Best Selling Author; TV Host; Founder of the 100things Movement
Driven by a passion to see others achieve, Sebastian Terry’s one-of-a-kind story has organically become a powerful catalyst for personal and organizational transformation.
Customer Service Guru, President at Service Quality Institute
For over 45 years, John Tschohl has been solely focused on helping organizations drive a service culture through his technology built on practicality, simplicity, and common sense. With his credibility and focus on empowerment, he has the ability to emotionally communicate the power of the service strategy.
Former Dallas Cowboy, Former ESPN Analyst, Entrepreneur, and Speaker
Three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowl selection Darren Woodson joined ESPN as an NFL analyst in 2005. He appears on NFL Live and SportsCenter, as well as other ESPN platforms throughout the year.
Former Disney Institute Speaker & Corporate Culture Trainer
Teri Yanovitch is a full-time speaker, author, and facilitator. Her passion is helping organizations create a culture of service excellence. Her background experience began with the Hertz Corporation in Seattle Washington.
Denise Lee Yohn
Brand Leadership Expert
Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand leadership for national media outlets, an in-demand keynote speaker and consultant, and an influential writer. She is the author of the bestsellers What Great Brands Do and FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World's Greatest Companies.
Heather R Younger
Caring Leadership & DEI Strategist; Best-Selling Author; Forbes & LinkedIn Contributor
Heather R Younger is the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement and consulting firm. She is a sought-after keynote speaker who brings revealing insights to the stage from over 25,000 employee experiences.
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