Education Keynote Speakers
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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.
Simon T. Bailey
Critically Acclaimed Speaker, Author and Breakthrough Strategist
Simon T. Bailey is leader of the SPARK Movement whose purpose is to ignite sustainable transformation in people, individuals, systems, and nations. Simon T. Bailey is leader of the SPARK Movement whose purpose is to ignite sustainable transformation in people, individuals, systems, and nations.
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.
President and Founder, The Posse Foundation
Debbie is the president and founder of The Posse Foundation, a youth leadership development and college access organization that sends teams (Posses) of students from diverse backgrounds to selective colleges and universities.
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.
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.
Global Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Innovation Expert
Jim is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He has a track record of inspiring organizations to re-frame the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, trans-formative change.
Richard and Linda Eyre
New York Times #1 Bestselling Authors
Richard and Linda Eyre are the top rated YPO family and parenting resources. As New York Times #1 Bestselling authors, they have presented to audiences in 47 countries on Marriage, Parenting, and Work/Life balance. They are known for the entertainment as well as the content of their speaking.
Dr. Adam Gazzaley
Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape.
Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He is now Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center engaged in technology creation and scientific research.
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.
New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does
Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India and Somalia. Bob is a sought after speaker for leadership, church and university events, inspiring influencers to get to the ”do” part of life.
Gian Paul Gonzalez
Motivational Speaker, Founder and Director of Hope + Future Foundation.
During the New York Giants’ 2011 Super Bowl run, much of their inspiration is attributed to Gian Paul Gonzalez (pronounced John-Paul). Prior to the Giant’s Christmas Eve game with the NY Jets, Gonzalez delivered the now famous “ALL IN” rally cry message during the Giants’ chapel service
Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation
Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an author, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. By fostering an educational philosophy that values and promotes diversity, Erin transformed her students’ lives.
Industry leader, author of Learn or Die and Humility is the New Smart
Professor Edward D. Hess spent more than 20 years in the business world as a senior executive at Warburg Paribas Becker, Boettcher & Company, the Robert M. Bass Group and Arthur Andersen. Author of 12 books, over 100 practitioner articles dealing with growth, innovation, and learning cultures, systems and processes.
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.
Star of MTV's “Hired”, Nationally Recognized Job Expert, Founder of The Hired Group
Career Coach Ryan Kahn is a known expert in his field, author, speaker and television personality. Kahn’s constructively candid and insightful coaching style and his close working relationships with industry leaders have made him a go-to career resource.
Co-founder: WE Charity, ME to WE Social Enterprise and WE Day; Author, Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur
Craig Kielburger is a NY Times bestselling author, syndicated columnist read by millions, and social entrepreneur who co-founded the WE movement with the mission to make ‘doing good, doable’.
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.
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.
Digital Biology, Scientist, Engineer, and Entrepreneur
Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life “”biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture”” is affecting every one of us. Raymond is Chair of Biology at Singularity University, Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious, the hackerspace for biotech.
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, due out in spring 2020.
Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP
Goals & Grit ™ Expert
Caroline is a leading expert on the science behind successful goal setting and the use of ‘good grit’ to achieve hard things. A Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, she has authored six books including Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit.
Inspirational Speaker and Bestselling Author, Breaking Night
Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity, and a stunning example of the importance of Dreaming Big. As the child of cocaine-addicted parents, was filled with severe challenges. Formerly homeless, Liz Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope and hard-won success.
Prisoner Turned Philanthropist
Andre’s mission is simple – to motivate others to make a change. Through sharing his life experiences, Andre’s goal is to empower those with a desire to make a change. Andre can be your guide to create the steps for putting your life on the path you seek.
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.
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!
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.
Dr. David Ricketts
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.
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.
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.
Angela M. Sanchez
Formerly Homeless, Writer, Cartoonist, Magician, Education Advocate, First Generation Latino College Graduate
Angela M. Sanchez has written and published the children’s book, Scruffy and the Egg, and currently working on my first young adult novel. She is most interested in urban fantasy and cartoons. When Angela is not drawing, she writes on issues related to social justice and access to higher education.
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.
Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Professor of Innovation, Strategist to the Fortune 1000
An innovation strategist and leadership coach, Lisa Kay Solomon helps leaders develop the ability to build more expansive and creative futures through design-led tools, skills and behaviors. Lisa Kay Solomon believes we all have the capacity to be innovators.
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!
David R. Williams
Professor of Public Health and Professor of African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University
Dr. Williams is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which race, racism, socioeconomic status, stress, health behaviors and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health.
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