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.
Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It's Your Ship
Mike Abrashoff took command of the Navy’s near-worst performing ship. In twelve months it became the Navy’s best ship – using the same crew. “I created a culture where people felt safe, empowered, and supported. My crew did the rest.” Mike’s book, It’s Your Ship, sold over 1 million copies.
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.
Learn From The Expert Who Taught The San Diego Zoo to ROAR
Sandy Asch has inspired 40,000+ 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.
Author "Thermostat Cultures" and Inspiring TEDx and SHRM National Speaker
Jason is dynamic, funny, and a phenomenal storyteller! Perfect for groups looking to cut through distractions and re-engage people around authentic leadership, growing an engaged culture & vision. National SHRM speaker, TEDx & global leadership speaker. Latest book "Thermostat Cultures" has been a big hit globally!
Former President of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International
Howard believes people over profits - Behar starts with the idea that if you regard employees and customers as human beings, everything else will take care of itself. If you engage your staff as partners (not assets or labor costs), they will achieve results beyond what is thought possible.
Ambassador of FUN
Tony Brigmon was the face of Southwest Airlines as their "Ambassador of Fun" both internally to employees, and externally to civic and service groups. Southwest focused on fun because fun created serious results, and Tony brings those fun best-practices and ideas to every event that he speaks to.
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.
Expert on Business Performance & Improvement
Joe is the perfect match for successful companies and top performers who want to sustain success, grow their businesses, and take performance to the next level. He's great with leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs.
Former SVP & Chief HR Officer at Symantec
As Former SVP & CHRO @Symantec, Amy led the Global HR, Workforce Planning and Real Estate organizations. As a speaker and coach for C-Level executives, Amy focuses on talent as the key driver of business growth. Amy brings data, 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.
Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine, and Bestselling Author Arming Leaders to Confront Disruptive Change and Win
Experience counts! Fortune veteran Geoff Colvin gives audiences critical information and insights they need to win. The rules have changed. Winning demands courage to confront reality faster than the competition. Transformation, innovation, and reinvention are on every leader’s mind. Colvin identifies what top companies and leaders are doing to adapt.
Neuroscience-Based Leadership Coach; Predictable Revenue, Passionate Teams, and Profitable Growth
New York Times bestselling author, leadership and culture coach Christine Comaford helps leaders navigate growth and change. Christine is sought after for providing proven strategies to shift executive behavior to create more positive outcomes, enroll and align teams in times of change, profoundly increase sales, product offerings, and company value.
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.
Author, Speaker and Business Coach
Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. He has written four books including The Myth of Multitasking which was published in six languages. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views.
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.
#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert
Chester'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 teams, and recognition.
Keynote Speaker | Leadership | Team Culture | Emotional Intelligence
Galen is an international speaker who teaches teams and organizations how to use the improv concept of "Yes, And" to create a profound shift in how people communicate and show up in business. Galen's content resonates with professionals at every level-- from the CEO to the front line.
Former CFO of Enron 1998-2001; Rules verses Principles 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.
Former NFL Quarterback | Authority on Leadership, Leading Change & Accelerating Performance
Authority on leadership, Tom has helped organizations such as Google, Starbucks, Boeing, and others, to develop leaders, lead change, increase teamwork, and accelerate performance. Tom draws on his leadership experience in the NFL; his extensive work in corporate America, providing actionable solutions; and his work with, Dr. John Kotter.
Dr. Jackie Freiberg
Thought Leader and International Best-Selling Author
For over 27 years, Jackie has been on a mission to expose the unconventional, business-best practices of globally admired leaders. Concrete Examples • Entertaining Stories • Valuable Takeaways. Just a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Jackie Freiberg to be their featured speaker.
Co-Author of 7 Award Winning Books
President of San Diego Consulting Group, Inc., a speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 20 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders to provide road maps that help clients create their own revolutionary strategies for growth.
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.
Positive Communication Expert
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.
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.
Cisco Global Innovation Leader, Co-Innovation, Digitization, Transformation, Bestselling Author & Speaker
Alex Goryachev is currently a Managing Director of Cisco's global Co-Innovation Centers. He spearheads award-winning programs to accelerate innovation in business processes and technology. Alex truly is on a quest to turn ideas into technological and business solutions that create new value for social and economic good.
#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.
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.
Generational Keynote Speaker
For the past decade, Matt has been at the forefront of generational issues, working in various leadership roles at a Fortune 50 company in areas as diverse as marketing, employee retention, and management.
Comedian and Corporate 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.
Thought Leader and Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Transformational Leadership and Exponential Growth
Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation,transformational leadership and exponential growth. His keynotes share meaningful strategies to drivechange delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action
Sales and Leadership Female Keynote Speaker on Focus, Connecting, Attention and Productivity
Neen James is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes presentations that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life.
Soren Kaplan, Ph.D.
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.
Founder & Chairman of Uplifting Service, New York Times Bestselling Author of "Uplifting Service"
In today’s economy, customer expectations in every industry are rising. What was once considered a perk, bonus or plus is now a promise clients expect – and even demand. Packed with powerful principles and proven techniques, Ron Kaufman will educate, motivate and inspire your team.
Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Writer, Fast Company
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.
CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos
Jenn will captivate your audience by demonstrating how culture is a powerful model for achieving success, strengthening your competitive advantage & how concentrating on the happiness creates sustainability. We will equip you with the data-driven, science-backed information necessary to make a compelling case to reexamine your organization’s culture.
Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.)
First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander and White House Fellow & Adviser
Nicole Malachowski had a dream: Become an Air Force fighter pilot. She achieved that
and more. The first-ever woman on the elite Thunderbirds, Nicole brings audiences profound lessons on leadership, change, trust, culture, and overcoming the odds based her 21-year career and the tickborne illness that cruelly ended it.
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
International Economist & Author who Analyzes the Macroeconomy and Global Affairs
Dr. Moyo's work examines the interplay of international business and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment; capitalizing on her rare ability to translate trends in markets, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business.
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.
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.
Professor Chris Roebuck
Delivering inspirational leadership from a unique perspective
Chris provides a unique perspective on making leadership work. A successful military, corporate & government leader, Professor , executive mentor, CEO confidant. He inspires the audience to use their own knowledge to transform performance though simple day to day actions they can start immediately.
Author, Culture Change Expert
Dr. Randy Ross is founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable! A master of cultural transformation, Dr. Ross has a unique understanding of employee engagement and offers practical solutions for increasing both the morale and performance of your teams.
"Purpose-Driven Culture," Entrepreneur, and Author
CEO Nick Sarillo shares real-life ideas, strategies and processes that can turn any small business into a successful, high-performance organization. Nick’s restaurants serve as a great example of how living your company’s purpose and values creates a world-class culture achieving award-winning customer service, higher margins and an engaged, productive workforce.
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.
Accountability Movement, Workplace and Organizational Culture
Sam Silverstein is dedicated to empowering people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business and create a more accountable world. He helps companies create an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability.
Author of UGRs: Cracking the Corporate Culture Code
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.
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.
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.
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: 38 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.
Former ESPN Analyst, Former Dallas Cowboy, 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
Blending a fresh perspective, twenty-five years of experience, and a talent for inspiring audiences, Denise Lee Yohn is a leading authority and sought-after speaker on building and positioning exceptional brands.
Author and Trainer on High Performance Cultures
Jason Young has been called a “rare breed” when it comes to developing leaders and customer service initiatives. As a former senior-level manager at Southwest Airlines, Jason learned the value of a successful workplace culture.
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