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Education keynote speakers gives us practical concepts to encourage excellence, appreciation, effort, and praise. They are dedicated to learning and imparting knowledge. Education keynote speakers invoke critical insights that will be of interest to a wide range of audiences, and GDA can suggest academic, government, business, scientific, education or arts speakers for your event.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 5
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.
Keynotes: 14 Books: 2 Videos: 27
Mike Massimino Featured
Astronaut, Columbia Professor, Author, Media Personality
An astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, and a New York Times bestselling author, Mike is currently a Columbia University professor, an Intrepid Museum advisor, a television host, and frequent guest on morning shows, news programs, and late night television.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 8
Liz Murray Featured
Inspirational Speaker and Bestselling Author, Breaking Night
Formerly homeless, Liz Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope and hard-won success.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 5
Dr. David Ricketts Featured
Innovator, Scholar and Harvard Innovation Fellow
Engaging audiences across the globe on innovation, science and technology, Dr. Ricketts guides and teaches executives, leadership teams and innovators. He helps leaders to understand the untapped value in their market and discover and solve high-impact problems, in order to outperform their competition.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1
The Body Language Expert
For over 20 years Bill taught in the Department of Communications at the University of Pittsburgh. As a keynote speaker since 1995, he uses his knowledge of nonverbal communication - body language - to show professionals how to project themselves with greater impact and interpret subconscious messages sent by others.
Keynotes: 0 Books: 3 Videos: 1
Author Of ‘What The Best College Teachers Do'
Dr. Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do and its sequel, What the Best College Students Do. Both books are top-selling treatises on higher education and winners of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2
Pioneer, innovator, and leader in the virtual learning-work environment
Bart is the Superintendent of EPIC Charter Schools, the largest public school in Oklahoma, and among the largest virtual schools in the United States. Since becoming Oklahoma’s youngest public school superintendent at the age of 27, Bart has been a pioneer, innovator, and leader in the virtual learning-work environment.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 5
Co-founder GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light, Award-winning Author
Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents. She received a Presidential appointment to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4
Founder, President, and CEO of The Leadership & Learning Institute
As a recognized Master Teacher, business leader, educational/clinical psychologist, anthropologist and motivational speaker, his outrageous and energetic outlook will captivate you the minute he walks onto stage.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 4
Best Selling Author of The Blue Zones
Dan Buettner is ready to wow audiences with secrets from around the world to live longer, better, healthier and happier lives.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 3
Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution
Susan Cain is the Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution LLC and the New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 8 Videos: 4
Hall of Fame Speaker and Bestselling Author
Steve Gilliland’s exceptional combination of sidesplitting humor and his compelling message landed him on eSpeakers 2015 Top 10 list of motivational speakers among 9,000 candidates. Over one million people have heard him speak LIVE and 25 Fortune 100 companies have hired him.
Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 2
New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does
NYT bestselling author of Love Does, Everybody Always & Dream Big as well as an attorney who founded Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India & Somalia. Sought after speaker for leadership, church and university events, inspiring influencers to get to the ”do” part of life.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3
Brenda Jones Harden
Professor at University of Maryland College Park, Committee of the Board ZERO TO THREE Chair
Brenda Jones Harden, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland College Park. Dr. Jones Harden is a Chair, Committee of the Board of ZERO TO THREE.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3
Co-founder, First Friday Book Synopsis and Accomplished Keynote Speaker
Randy Mayeux is an accomplished speaker who specializes in conducting Executive Book Briefings and training on presentation skills. He is an Instructor in the Business Leadership Center in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he has received the Teaching Excellence Award multiple times.
Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 1
Heather E. McGowan
Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. McGowan is the co-editor and author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate and a Forbes contributor. Her book, The Adaptation Advantage, was published in 2020.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 2
Former Award-Winning Star of Ugly Betty, Director, and Arts & Education Advocate
Cuban-born Tony Plana is one of the most recognizable Latino actors of stage and screen and has directed, produced, and starred in more than 60 major films. His most recognized role was the character of Ignacio Suarez, the widowed father to America Ferrera’s Ugly Betty.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 7
CNN Hero; Social Entrepreneur
Chad Pregracke embodies how one person can make a difference. Since the age 17, Chad has lead a movement for cleaner water through hard work and by mobilizing thousands of volunteers and corporations to join his cause. His presentation style is authentic, humorous, spontaneous, and inspires people to take action!
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2
Suicide Prevention & Teen Mental Health
Daniel J. Reidenberg is currently the Executive Director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), a national non-profit agency working to prevent suicide and help suicide survivors and those suffering with depression.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 7 Videos: 3
Educator and One of the Country's Foremost Authorities on Understanding Children and Teenagers
Mike Riera, Ph.D., is one of the country's foremost authorities on understanding children and teenagers. The cornerstone of his philosophy is the essential shift for parents, from managers in their teenagers' lives to consultants.
Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 1
The World's Funniest Motivational Business Speaker…But Don't Let The Laughter Fool You!
What Steve brings to the table is his captivating ability to engage the attendees with laughter as he challenges them to SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity and new levels of success.
Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 3
Angela M. Sanchez
Formerly Homeless, Writer, Cartoonist, Magician, Education Advocate, First Generation Latino College Graduate
Angela M. Sanchez came of age in the Great Recession of the late 2000s and her writing is informed by her experiences. Namely, in 2007, when she was a junior in high school in Glendale, her father, a single parent, lost his job as an architectural draftsman.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 2
Social Leader, an Educator, Author, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur
Chairman, Special Olympics. As part of his passion for promoting the gifts of the marginalized, Shriver has harnessed the power of Hollywood to share stories of inspiration and change. Shriver and his team created exciting new Special Olympics programs in athlete leadership, cross-cultural research, health, education, and family support.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3
Educate Liberate Entertain
Libby Spears is the founder of Bravo cc. As a keynote speaker on communication and leadership topics her goal is to educate for future success, liberate you from dead end practices and entertain you because having fun is a great way to learn!
Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3
Robert I. Sutton
Organizational Change Virtual Keynote Speaker, Stanford Professor, Bestselling Author
Robert is a top organizational change speaker, Stanford Professor, and the NYT bestselling author. He also speaks about and is working on The Friction Project - why organizations make right things too hard to do, twrong things too easy, and how leaders and organizational designers can avert and overcome these obstacles.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3
Inspirational Speaker/Performance Speed Painter/Entertainer
Emotion Into Art™ is a speed painting show that wows the audience with speed paintings of famous faces, created in minutes, set to loud, powerful music. Some of the pieces are created upside down, then flipped during the process for the 'reveal'.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 4
Expert in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab
Tony is the foremost spokesperson in America on the topic of how schools and corporations must adapt to the challenges of the innovation era.
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