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.
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 million copies.
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.
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour Featured
America's First Black Female Combat Pilot; Former Marine & Cop; Author, Zero to Breakthrough; and Consultant to Business
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to US Marine Corps combat pilot in three years, flying over the deserts of Iraq. As America’s first Black female combat pilot, she realized many people want to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just don’t know how. Her mantra: Get Gutsy!
Simon T. Bailey Featured
Breakthrough Strategist, Author, Life Coach, Entrepreneur
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.
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
Sewa Beats Featured
Connecting People, Sustaining Impact
Sewa Beats is an international corporate training company that delivers programs in the areas of leadership development and collaboration, all of which involve rhythm and music. With an instrument provided for each participants, our powerful programs are an unforgettable way to unite teams, motivate staff, and deliver corporate messaging!
Robyn Benincasa Featured
Leadership and Teamwork Motivational Speaker, Full-time Firefighter, Adventure Racing World Champion
Robyn Benincasa is an Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and author of the bestselling teamwork and leadership book, How Winning Works. Her entertaining keynotes show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team.
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.
David Burkus Featured
Best-selling Author, Sought After Speaker, Professor
David Burkus is an organizational psychologist and best-selling author. Recognized as one of the world’s leading business thinkers, his forward-thinking ideas and books are helping leaders and teams do their best work ever.
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.
Galen Emanuele Featured
Keynote | Team Culture | Leadership | EQ
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?'
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.
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.
Robert Glazer Featured
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.
Khaliah Guillory Featured
CEO at KOG & Company | Founder at Nap Bar
Khaliah is an energetic speaker who is on a quest to encourage the masses to operate outside of their fears to summon up the unmitigated gall to courageously pursue their passions in life.
Jason Harris Featured
No Fail Trust | Leadership & Trust | USAF Special Operations Pilot | USAF Academy Instructor
Jason Harris is a motivational speaker, consultant, and certified character coach who values dedication, service and excellence. As a decorated combat veteran, Jason brings unique perspectives gained from his battlefield experience to your organization, empowering you to unleash the untapped potential of your employees.
Jason Hewlett Featured
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.
Mark Jeffries Featured
"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.
Jason Jones, PH.D. Featured
Organizational Psychologist; Best-Selling Author; and Executive Coach
Dr. Jones is an organizational psychologist, speaker, author, and executive coach. He has spent more than 20 years studying and applying proven principles of 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"
Trish Kendall Featured
Inspirational Speaker and Expert on Creating Belonging and Enduring Success: From the Pit of Despair to the Peak of Success
As a little girl, Trish’s ability to trust and love were destroyed by the person who daughters trust and love the most. Now, she is proof that true success—enduring success—is choosing, every day, to give all your love and to receive all the love that others give you.
David Polinchock Featured
Accomplished Innovator in Media, Technology and Experience
David has been involved in a wide range of experiential advertising programs, the introduction of virtual reality as a marketing tool and city festivals. He was even a Disney performer. He brings all of those experiences to his speaking engagements, which allow him bring his presentations to life.
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.
Don Rheem Featured
The Science of Great Leadership
Don Rheem is CEO of E3 Solutions, a provider of employee workplace metrics which allows organizations to build engaged, high-performance cultures. Rheem focuses on using science-backed research to consult with leaders at all levels within an organization.
Sara Roberts Featured
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.
Mark Schulman Featured
World-class drummer for PINK, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Beyonce', Cher & Author
A legend in the music world and currently on tour with P!NK, Mark Schulman is an incredible musician, dynamic performer and a strategic business mind who has parleyed his success on stage into true business success.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrity Hypnotist, Team Building, Motivational Expert, Virtual 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.
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.
Former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; Chairman, Avon Products; Chairman, Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute
Douglas R. Conant, New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker is dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century. He serves as Chairman of Avon Products as well as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University.
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.
Dr. Mark DeVolder
The Change Specialist
Dr. Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today's original thinkers and motivators on transitions. His high-energy, content-rich and humor-filled presentations teach people how to be bold, flexible and innovative in face of constant change.
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.
#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert
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.
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.
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone
As founder/CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Keith Ferrazzi works to transform old behaviors that block global organizations from reaching strategic goals into new behaviors that increase shareholder value. Building on the correlation of positive relationships to business success, Ferrazzi 's collaborative coaching and motivation of key constituencies achieves desired business outcomes.
You Deserve to be KNOWN
Rocky has walked alongside thousands at Sky Ranch Camp, counseled hundreds as a pastor at Chase Oaks and taken thousands through Identity Mapping™. He guides people to find clarity in who they are, ignites confidence to believe in themselves and helps them find the courage to live it out.
Overcoming Adversity Keynote Speaker and Leadership Coach
Dima draws from 18 years of global corporate experience and the harrowing trials of her journey to establish her unique and empowering consulting company. Dima embraces future leaders, the rebels, and anyone who is ready to shatter limitations, reach their full potential, and become a part of a community for change.
Executive Coach, Leadership Expert and Bestselling Author
Leadership expert and executive coach, Libby Gill is the former head of communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner. In her dynamic interactive presentations, she guides emerging and established leaders to deepen purpose and drive performance, even in times of massive change.
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.
Founder of the Avatar Formula
Market domination is about two things: grabbing market share and holding onto it despite attacks by the competition. To achieve it, you need leadership and you need weapons that give you an edge. There are however weapons that your competition has never seen. It’s time for the WHY Advantage.
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.
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.
Award-Winning Business Owner, The Human Side of High Performance
Why is it that two people can do the same work but get such different results? Whether it’s business owners, executives, managers, or sales professionals, something enables top people to rise to the top. Scott Greenberg will show your group what they can do to be among them.
Expert on How to Fascinate
Your personality has a unique advantage. Once you understand this advantage, people are more likely to listen to you, remember you, and admire you.
Use your Advantages and you’ll fascinate anyone in 9 seconds.
Other tests measure how you see the world.
This one measures how the world sees you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 and Management Trendspotter
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.
Keynote, Author, Branding Expert, Millennial and Gen Z Evangelist
Karen is a motivational business speaker AKA Millennial evangelist. Karen helps organizations leaders cut through the generational stereotypes and get back to reality by leveraging their team’s strengths, enriching the work environment, and driving better results. Karen creates customized programs that hit the mark and are great fun.
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.
Human Connection Expert | Author of Every Conversation Counts
Hosting for brands such as Citytv’s Breakfast Television, CTV News, TEDxVancouver and MTV Canada, during the past two decades Riaz has interviewed thousands of experts and now teaches leaders how to connect authentically and have their messages resonate with clients, customers and co-workers.
Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, Consultant
Dr. Joseph Michelli is an internationally sought-after public speaker, organizational consultant, and a #1 New York Times bestselling business author who has worked with and written about customer-centric organizations such as Airbnb, Starbucks, Zappos, UCLA Health System, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Mercedes-Benz USA.
7-Time Olympic Medalist and Cancer Survivor
With 7 Olympic medals, Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in American History. Through her Olympic experience and personal cancer diagnosis, Shannon explains ways to get The Gold Medal Mindset so anyone can overcome even the most difficult obstacles standing in the way success.
Customer Experience & Leadership Expert; Trusted Advisor to CEOs
If you’re aspiring to satisfy your customers, then you’re aspiring to mediocrity. That’s the philosophy at the heart of Jon Picoult’s work, because building brand loyalty requires impressing customers, not just satisfying them.
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.
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.
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.
Hall of Fame Business Keynote Speaker
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.
Deirdre Van Nest
Deirdre helps financial advisors improve business & build their brands.
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™.”
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.
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.
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.
Pitbull of Personal Development®
Larry is unique -- no one does what he does from the platform. He's the best combination of credible content with five bestselling books and twenty years of experience speaking to over 400 of the Fortune 500 companies, plus he brings an element of celebrity from his numerous television appearances.
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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- 25 Artificial Intelligence
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- 55 Branding / Marketing
- 101 Business
- 124 Business Growth / Strategy / Trends
- 38 CEO
- 127 Change Management / Organizational Change
- 88 Communication
- 12 Conflict Resolution
- 58 Corporate Culture & Governance
- 22 Corporate Social Responsibility
- 51 Customer Relations
- 27 Disruption
- 2 Distribution / Supply Chain Management
- 70 Diversity and Inclusion
- 25 Emotional Intelligence
- 79 Employee Engagement
- 86 Entrepreneur
- 23 Ethics / Values
- 59 Futurists / Trends
- 4 Hospitality
- 46 Human Resources / Workforce Issues
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- 129 Innovation / Creativity
- 22 IT
- 249 Leadership
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- 32 Moderator / Facilitator
- 15 Negotiation
- 16 Networking
- 25 Productivity
- 2 Real Estate
- 8 Risk Management
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- 14 Sustainability
- 105 Teamwork / Teambuilding
- 68 Thought Leader
- 12 Trust / Honesty
- 389 Virtual
- 41 Work-life Balance