Employee Engagement Keynote Speakers

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Employee Engagement keynote speakers promote purpose, customer needs, impact, people development and change leadership within to serve the outside customer. These keynote speakers understand the true character of any company is expressed by its people where employees are engaged, capable of working autonomously, acting like individual owners, and are connected to their organization's purpose. GDA has a incredible roster of world-class entrepreneur and seasoned business professional employee engagement keynote speakers.


Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 13

Mike Abrashoff Featured

Former US Navy Commander of USS Benfold, Author, Leadership Consultant

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 1.3 million copies.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 8

Sekou Andrews Featured

GRAMMY-Nominated Artist; Award-winning Innovation & Inspiration Expert; “Hamilton Meets TED” keynotes

Sekou delivers powerful poetic presentations that give voice to the missions of organizations and help them tell their most powerful stories. He is the creator of this new, refreshing, speaking category that seamlessly fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to make messages more moving and memorable.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 12 Videos: 9

Simon T. Bailey Featured

Breakthrough Strategist, Author, Life Coach, Entrepreneur

Simon T. Bailey is an American speaker, author, life coach and entrepreneur. He is the leader of the SPARK Movement whose purpose is to ignite sustainable transformation in people, individuals, systems, and nations.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 7 Videos: 18

Jason Barger Featured

Author of "Thermostat Cultures" and named Top 200 Global Thought Leader

Jason Barger is committed to engaging the minds and hearts of people in order to strengthen leadership, culture, and clarity of mission, vision and values. He is a globally celebrated author, speaker, consultant and creator of the “Step Back from the Baggage Claim” Movement.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Walter Bond Featured

Mr. Accountability, Business Consultant, Former NBA Player

While many know Walter Bond as a former NBA player, more and more people know Walter as a passionate and motivated speaker, author, and business coach with one goal: to help people see their full potential.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 6 Videos: 7

David Burkus Featured

Leading Business Thinker; Bestselling Author; Leadership Expert

One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David’s forward-thinking ideas are changing how companies approach leadership, teamwork, and collaboration. Working with organizations across all industries, including PepsiCo, Fidelity, Adobe, and NASA, his evidence based and immensely practical keynotes offer a set of actionable takeaways teams can implement immediately.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 19

Jeff Civillico Featured

Entertainer & Emcee; Las Vegas Headliner; TV & Live Event Host; Philanthropist

Jeff Civillico is a former Las Vegas Headliner, TV & Live Event Host Personality, and Philanthropist. Jeff is also the Founder and Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a national non-profit that creates opportunities for professional entertainers, athletes and celebrities to share their time and talent with children in need. 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 7

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?'

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 9 Videos: 13

Dr. Jackie Freiberg Featured

Thought Leader; International Bestselling Author; Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator: Business Owner

One of the world’s leading speakers and authorities on Courageous Leadership, Change, & Human Centered Innovation, 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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Vinh Giang Featured

Entrepreneur; Magician; Coach; The Psychology of Illusion

Entrepreneur of the Year, magician and coach, Vinh Giang has built businesses from a very young age. He loves both business and magic; this has led him to discover many common threads between these two worlds.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Jason Jones, PH.D. Featured

Organizational Psychologist; International Keynote Speaker; Best-Selling Author; and Executive Coach

Dr. Jones is an organizational psychologist, speaker, author, and executive coach. He has spent 20+ years studying and applying proven neuroscience principles for great employee motivation, performance, and engagement. He is the author of the bestselling book "Activator: Using Brain Science to Boost Motivation, Deepen Engagement, and Supercharge Performance.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Jenn Lim Featured

CEO | Founder | Bestselling Author | Global Workplace Expert

Jenn is a bestselling author, Top-Rated Speaker, & Global Workplace Expert. Her mission is profound - to teach businesses how to create workplaces, led with happiness & humanity, that generate more profit, sustain all people & share how we can make an impact by being true to our authentic selves.  

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 9

Paul J Long Featured

Maximize fulfillment, change perspective and manifest more of “What's GOOD!”

Paul J Long thrives in creating energy and genuine connection. His concept of Fundamism helps attendees create more meaningful interactions while providing tactical behaviors to maximize fulfillment, change perspective, and manifest more of "What's GOOD!"

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Don Rheem Featured

Author; TEDx Speaker; CEO of E3 Solutions; Culture Changer

Don Rheem is an author, highly-coveted speaker, and CEO of E3 Solutions - an employee engagement technology company. One of the nation’s principal authorities on leadership science, he travels the globe speaking to business leaders about creating healthy workplace cultures and deepening engagement through the lens of neuroscience.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Mark Schulman Featured

World-Renowned Drummer; Author; Motivator; Expert, The Secrets of Rockstar Performance

Celebrity drummer Mark Schulman has rocked the world's biggest stages with P!NK, Billy Idol, Stevie Nicks, and others. As a full-time speaker, Mark delivers a highly energetic rock show disguised as a keynote, inspiring audiences to unleash their inner rockstar through his expertise in engagement and attitude.

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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: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

David Allison

Engagement expert, CEO of a global research firm, founder of the Valuegraphics Project, best-selling author

David launched the Valuegraphics Project to turn human values into data and create a revolutionary approach to engagement – for sales, leadership, culture, communications and more. He coined the term "valuegraphics" to describe his unique approach, used by Google, PayPal, the United Nations Foundation, and in textbooks worldwide.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Sandy Asch

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Afdhel Aziz

Founder, Conspiracy of Love, B Corp advising Fortune 500 companies on sustainable and inclusive growth, employee engagement, impact innovation. Best-selling author. Inspiring international AAPI speaker.

Afdhel is one of the most inspiring and dynamic speakers we work with. His profound grasp of the topic of how business can be a force for good AND growth helps leaders understand the transformative power of Purpose - both at an organizational level and an individual level.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Eric Boles

Authority on Leadership, Managing Change, Cultural Transformation, and Peak Performance; Former NFL Wide Receiver

Eric Boles is the president of The Game Changers, Inc, a company dedicated to maximing the human asset. Through assessment, coaching, consulting, and training, Eric helps organizations enhance their culture, develop greater levels of committment and performance and function within their purpose and values.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey

Founders of Barefoot Wines

We started Barefoot, the world's #1 wine brand, in a laundry room with no money and no knowledge of the wine business. We disrupted our industry in spite of huge resistance. Your people will leave entertained and anxious to try out the lessons we learned on their own businesses.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Boris Cherniak

Celebrity Hypnotist, Team Building, Motivational Expert, Mental Health Speaker

Unforgettable interactive presentation to energize and empower. Boris Cherniak will keep your group in stitches, while providing valuable tools and information to improve well being and bottom line.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Scott Deming

Leadership, Change Management, Customer Service and Emotional Brand Building Expert

Scott Deming is a different kind of speaker, trainer, and consultant with unique ability to engage and connect with people so they’re ready, willing, and anxious to learn. His presentations captivate, motivate and accelerate audiences to a new level of passion and commitment to deliver the Ultimate Customer Experience.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 4 Videos: 9

Chris Dyer

High Performing Culture Expert, Remote/Hyrbid Work Expert, Bestselling Author

Chris is a leadership, employee engagement and company culture expert who has actually done it! He leaves his audience with real strategies to build a thriving workplace culture and "be better leaders". His speeches include powerful storytelling, practical takeaways, and humor to ensure engagement. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Sherika Ekpo

Game-Changing Culture Speaker; Fortune 100 Trusted Advisor; Forbes Contributor; Former CHRO

With over 20 years of experience in HR and Talent Management with Fortune 100 companies, federal government, and the tech industry, Sherika is a community builder, motivational speaker, and architect of the S.E.E. movement which focuses on inclusive leadership, diverse teams and culture transformation in the modern workplace.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jess Ekstrom

Author; Motivational Speaker; Founder of Headbands of Hope and Mic Drop Workshop

Jess is the Founder of Headbands for Hope and a Forbes Top Rated Speaker. Her motivational, edge-of-your-seat storytelling and infectious energy is a refreshing experience for audiences looking to improve their culture, purpose-building, and fulfillment.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Keren Eldad

Founder, With Enthusiasm Coaching

If you're looking for a speaker who can command a room, infect every single member of the audience with energy and enthusiasm, and empower each and every person listening to grab their superhero cape and charge at success - Keren Eldad - is it.  

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Chester Elton

#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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 9

Shane Feldman

Build better relationships with anyone, anywhere. Leadership Speaker, Travel Researcher, Founder & CEO of Count Me In

Shane helps leaders build better relationships with colleagues and clients. He's traveled to 100+ cities/6 continents, researching universal strategies that allow companies to attract, empower and retain high-performing teams and loyal customers. Shane’s energetic, customized keynotes combine unforgettable travel stories with tangible frameworks participants can immediately apply.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Juliet Funt

Expert in Coping with the Age of Overload

Juliet Funt is an evangelist for freeing the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Rocky Garza

Challenger; Truth-Teller; Belief Creator; Entrepreneur; Business Consultant

Rocky has reached millions of people with his powerful message: self-clarity breeds self-confidence, and true confidence is the belief that YOU ARE GOOD. As an executive coach and a Fortune 500 consultant, Rocky emphasizes for organizations to create lasting change, they must focus on developing the whole person.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Dima Ghawi

Developing Leaders To Meet The Demands Of the Global Workforce And Helping Organizations Engage Diverse Teams

Dima helps individuals globally advance their careers and expand their potential by sharing inspiring, emotional stories and relatable messages that draw from her global leadership experience. She motivates audience members to dare to thrive personally and professionally by taking courageous, life-changing actions unburdened by fear.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jennifer Goldman

Organizational Psychologist and the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group

Jennifer's contagious high-energy, passion and rigor that make her a successful teacher and adviser to leaders at the world’s most prestigious organizations make her a vibrant speaker, inspiring audiences of all kinds to free themselves from tensions and achieve optimal outcomes, even in the midst of innovation and change.

 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 10 Videos: 5

Jon Gordon

Bestselling Author of The Power of Positive Leadership

Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers. 

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Alex Goryachev

AI Innovation Expert; Former GM of Global Innovation Centers at Cisco; WSJ Best-Selling Author

Alex is an award-winning global technology operations executive, and WSJ best-selling author. With 20+ years of experience in building and leading global cross-industry business & technology teams focused on revenue and market share growth. He is known for demystifying complexities of emerging technologies, cutting through the hype.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Adrian Gostick

#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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Scott Greenberg

VIP Franchise Columnist for Entrepreneur, Hourly Workforce Author, Culture & Performance Expert

Scott helps businesses lead more effectively so they can hire, train and develop their teams into a high-performance workforce. Improving business from the inside out, he co-created an innovative management diagnostic and leadership tool, 30-Second Leadership™, that enhances employee mindset, skillset and performance.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 0 Videos: 11

Phil Gwoke

Generational Expert | Strategist of Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Employees | Mentor and Consultant for Young Entrepreneurs

Phil brings his unique humor, experiences, research, and generational expertise to every speaking engagement. He is a firm believer that with the proper motivation, training, and support system, members of any generation are capable of remarkable accomplishments.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Jason Hewlett

Speaker, Entertainer, Author, Impressionist, and Corporate Events Headliner

Having delivered hundreds of presentations for front-line and leadership motivation, Jason Hewlett combines message, authenticity​ and​ humor​ with​ music and impersonations. His talk feels like a show with a message, or a keynote speech with entertainment. A recent, and one of the youngest inductees into the Speakers Hall of Fame.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Ken Hughes

World's Leading Shopper & Consumer Behaviouralist, Customer Experience Strategist

Ken Hughes is now acknowledged as being one of the world’s leading authorities on consumer and shopper behavior, blending his understanding of consumer & cyber psychology, digital anthropology, behavioral economics and retail futurology to explore the needs of the new consumer and predict the changes to come.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 7 Videos: 5

John Izzo, Ph.D.

Corporate Advisor & Bestselling Author

Dr. John Izzo is a leading business leadership expert, a bestselling author, and a community leader. He consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Mark Jeffries

"Selling Without Selling," Former Stockbroker, Economist, and TV Host

As a former economist, stockbroker, and TV host, Mark creates an event with audience appeal, a memorable impact and an effective message. Mark focuses on the art of persuasion and the powerful opportunities available to each individual.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Ryan Jenkins, CSP

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Leadership Author & Speaker | #1 Thought Leader on Team Connection | Generations, Gen Z & Future of Work Expert

Optimize generational dynamics, strengthen team connection, and prepare for the future of work with Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership author and speaker, Ryan Jenkins CSP.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Kaley Warner Klemp

Conscious Leadership, Coaching, and Commitments of Sustainable Success

Kaley Warner Klemp is committed to enhancing team communication and interaction. The benefits could be priceless for your entire organization. The Enneagram describes 9 personality types in great detail. The focus dives beneath typical behavioral models into “why” individuals behave the way they do.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Marc Koehler

Former Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, Elite Leadership Expert, Best-Selling Leadership Author, 35+ Years Leading in Disruptive Environments

Marc is a former U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer and turnaround CEO leading in disruptive environments for 35+ years. He's a rare blend of expertise, engagement, and battle-tested, proven experience in Elite Leadership, evangelizing that what the world needs isn't more management systems - it needs more leadership.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 9

Jessica Kriegel

Data Scientist Driving Business Results Through Insights on Strategy and Workplace Culture

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 13

Polly LaBarre

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 7

George Lange

World-renowned Photographer, Team Builder & Author of Picturing Joy

George Lange is an internationally renowned photographer. Through the lens of photography, George creates events for corporations looking for a fresh team experience, an engaging workshop that illuminates how to bring authenticity, trust and connection to the workplace.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Jason Lauritsen

Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture Expert

Lead with Relationship.

The way we treat people at work is broken, together we can fix it.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 13 Videos: 8

Patrick Lencioni

Leading Expert on Organizational Health and Executive Team Development

Pre-eminent expert on teamwork and organizational health His book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, has appeared weekly on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list for well over a decade Has consulted to executives teams at leading Fortune 100 companies

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Dean Lindsay

Change & Customer Service Expert / Humorous & Engaging Keynote Speaker / Award-Winning Business Author

A powerful keynote speaker with a HUMOROUS and engaging approach, Dean Lindsay is hailed as 'America's PROGRESS Agent' by The Strategic HR Forum . Dean's award-winning books have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. His newest book, PROGRESS LEADERSHIP: Say NO To Change Management, is being released in September 2021. 

 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Ted Ma

Leadership Strategist

Ted Ma is a leadership strategist, author, and international keynote speaker who helps
leaders become Everyday Mentors and create a culture that people never want to leave.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Melissa Majors

Human-Centered Leadership Speaker, Author, Consultant and Coach

Melissa has spent 25+ years of her career optimizing the business impact of education, innovation, inclusion, and leadership. She started Melissa Majors Consulting to drive better strategic decision-making in these areas and works with organizations across the country to effectively measure their inclusion and diversity performance.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Adam Markel

Resilience Researcher, AI, Future of Work and Change Management Expert; #1 WSJ Bestselling Author of "PIVOT" and "Change Proof: Leveraging Uncertainty to Build Long-Term Resilience

How do we cope and thrive in the unprecedented new world we now find ourselves in? The answer, says bestselling author, keynote speaker, workplace expert and resilience researcher, Adam Markel, is to tap the power of resilience to become Change Proof — for themselves and their organizations.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 4 Videos: 13

Seth Mattison

Leadership, Culture and Future of Work Strategist

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Heather E. McGowan

Future-of-Work Strategist

Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan averages 75 speaking events a year from small audiences of c level executives to large forums of thousands. Her speaking while grounded in the changing nature of work extend to include talking points on leadership, DEI/DEIB, engagement, empowerment, culture, innovation, and transformation. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Riaz Meghji

Human Connection Expert | Author of 'Every Conversation Counts'

“Quiet Quitting” and “Rage Applying” are common terms for a familiar problem: a lack of meaningful human connection. 

Drawing from years of experience interviewing countless leaders, human connection expert and author Riaz Meghji helps audiences build meaningful connections and trust, so they can collaborate effectively and out-care their competition.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Brant Menswar

Author, Creator, Core Values Activist, Speaker & Organizational Culture Expert

Passionate and engaging, Brant encourages audiences to discover their Black Sheep Values® and move forward with deliberate intention. His interactive and entertaining ways of defining what matters most enable audiences to develop the skills necessary to perform at the highest level.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Joe Mull

Captivating Expert on Workforce, Leadership, and Teamwork Subjects

Joe Mull, M.Ed, CSP, author of 'Employalty,' helps leaders and business owners create thriving workplaces. Host of Boss Better Now, a top-ranked podcast by SHRM, Joe brings decades of experience from UPMC. Let's transform your leadership and make work truly work for all.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Shasta Nelson

Social Relationships Expert, Author, Media Resource, and Keynote Speaker

For over 15 years, Shasta Nelson has been translating the science of human connection into actionable practices that lead to greater belonging in communities and workplaces. Her expertise activates organizations to intentionally create and accelerate high-trust and resilient relationships that lead to higher employee retention, engagement, and collaboration.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Gregory Offner

Former Dueling Pianist Turned Author; Workforce Strategist; Award-Winning Keynote Speaker

Gregory demonstrates three principles of engagement, found in a Piano Bar, which create experiences people want to engage with again and again. He then shares stories of real world organizations who've applied these principles to business, and offers a framework for audiences to do the same.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Jon Picoult

Customer & Employee Experience Expert | Author of "From Impressed To Obsessed"

Jon Picoult is masterful at helping companies impress their customers and inspire their employees, creating raving fans that drive business growth.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 7

David Polinchock

Accomplished Innovator in Media, Technology and Experience

David's presentations aren't just talks, they're experiences. From Disney stages to cutting-edge VR campaigns, he brings over 30 years of diverse expertise to life. He's not just a theorist – he's been in the trenches of experiential advertising, city festivals, and the VR marketing revolution.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Smiley Poswolsky

Workplace Belonging, Culture & Future of Work Expert, Bestselling Author

One of the top workplace belonging, culture and future of work speakers in the world, Smiley helps companies foster belonging and human connection in an ever-evolving workforce. He is the bestselling author of Friendship in the Age of Loneliness and The Workplace Belonging Toolkit. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 11 Videos: 4

Tom Rath

Author & Researcher on Improvement of Human Health & Well-Being

Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Robert Richman

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Catarina Rivera

Disability Rights Advocate; DEIA Consultant

Catarina smashes disability stigmas as a dynamic public speaker, trainer, workshop facilitator, and DEI consultant. She raises awareness about disability, shares experiences as someone who is hard of hearing and has a vision disability - all while building an inclusive culture is critical for success in today's marketplace.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Dean Savoca

Leadership, Building a Development Culture

Dean Savoca, a 25-year veteran of the performance develoment industry, guides businesses on building a development culture. Simply put, Dean helps leaders coach their people. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Ken Schmidt

Authentic Leadership and Customer Loyalty Expert; Senior Role in Harley-Davidson Turnaround; and Author, Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance

A key player in Harley Davidson's turnaround, Ken inspires companies and individuals to shift their thinking and ride a path to success by becoming memorable – not for what they do or what they make, but for how they connect with people.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Marilyn Sherman

Peak Performance & Front Row Experience Expert; Author

Hall of Fame business speaker Marilyn Sherman has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life. If you're looking to engage your audience with a speaker delivering strategies for peak performance, you'll love Marilyn. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

David and Jonah Stillman

Gen X and Gen Z Father-Son Speaking Combo | Researchers, Authors, and Founders of GenGuru

This father-son multi-generational duo brings insights intoi the intricate dynamics of drifferent generations in today's ever-evolving workplace and marketplace. Through an entertaining, research-rich, and eye-opening presentations, they present strategies to navigate the ever-changing landscape of generations in both work and the world.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Linda Swindling, JD, CSP

Negotiation and High-stakes Communication Expert

Negotiation speaker, author and expert Linda Swindling, JD, CSP, empowers leaders to negotiate everything from big deals to workplace drama using proven strategies that drive results without driving others away.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Eric Termuende

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 8 Videos: 4

Bruce Tulgan

Founder & CEO, RainmakerThinking, Inc.

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management.

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Hannah Ubl

Company Culture and Generational Expert, Co-founder of Good Company Consulting

Hannah's core mission is to help people create organizations that don't suck. For over a decade, she's been studying people at work and has discovered a strangely well-kept secret: the best recipe for organizational success is to put people first. Hannah's presentations show you how.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Deirdre Van Nest

Expert for ‘Mission-Driven” Professionals and Entrepreneurs on How to Make An Impact When You Express Yourself

Deirdre Van Nest is the go-to expert for financial advisors, leaders, and anyone in a client-facing role, on improving communication skills (one-one-one or with a group). She's a Certified World Class Speaking™ Coach, Certified Fearless Living Coach, and bestselling author of “Fire Your Fear™.”

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 8 Videos: 11

Kate Vitasek

World's Authority on Highly Collaborative Relationships That Drive Innovation; Faculty University of Tennessee

Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning work on highly collaborative business relationships. She is the author of seven books and has been featured on Bloomberg, CNN International, NPR, and Fox Business News. Kate is a master "edutainer" and is fabulous at customizing speeches and workshops.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 9

Cy Wakeman

NY Times Bestselling Author, Drama Researcher and Founder of Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Stosh Walsh

Inviting Individuals and Organizations to Greater Courage

Most people and organizations see the world as it is and react. This impactful presentation redefines courage as an invitation to envision the world as it could be, then create it Stosh's presentations invite individuals and organizations to live with greater courage and create the best world they can envision.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Janne Willems

Founder and Executive Director, Seize Your Moments

Janne's  unexpected method and style refreshes audiences worldwide and gets them out their comfort zone. She provides an unique combination of theory and her life changing story. How to use trust to change the world.

 

 

 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Heather R. Younger

One of the World's Leading Experts on Caring Leadership® and Active Listening at Work; Founder & CEO of Employee Fanatix

Heather is a leading expert on Caring Leadership® and active listening at work and the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a preeminent employee engagement and workplace culture consulting firm. Heather’s strategies yield tangible business results, including heightened employee engagement, unwavering loyalty, seamless collaboration, and robust connectivity. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Scott Zimmer

Generation Gen-X, Keynote Speaker and Consultant

As a proud Xer and one of BridgeWorks’ speakers and generational experts, Scott’s presentations clearly illustrate the stress points between generations and provide clear solutions to help relieve tension and encourage better understanding and collaboration across generational divides.

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