Entrepreneur Keynote Speakers

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Entrepreneur keynote speakers impart best practices for vision, actionable steps, and key measurements of successfully executing and running a business. These entrepreneurs know how to challenge assumptions and evaluate plans, vision, disruptions, people and partnerships. GDA Speakers has a roster of world-class entrepreneur keynote speakers to advise, inspire, and impart wisdom.


Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Lisa Bodell Featured

Entrepreneur; Author; Innovation Expert; CEO of FutureThink

Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink. As a futurist and expert on change management, she has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Google, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and more.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5

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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Gary Brackett Featured

High Performance Coach| Speaker| Mentor

Gary Brackett was a walk-on student athlete, to becoming an NFL Super Bowl champion and team captain, to owning multiple brands as a successful entrepreneur, Gary has a proven track record for translating championship-level success across multiple playing fields, teams, and individuals.

 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Leonard Brody Featured

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-selling Author and a Two-Time Emmy Nominated Media Visionary

Leonard Brody has been hailed as "a controversial leader of the new world order." He has helped in raising millions of dollars for start-up companies, been through one of the largest Internet IPOs in history, and involved in the building, financing, and/or sale of five companies to date.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 9

Kevin Brown Featured

Author; Branding, Culture, and Leadership Expert

Kevin is passionate about helping people and organizations embrace a philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else - he calls it The HERO Effect®. Kevin inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Michael C. Bush Featured

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Barbara Corcoran Featured

Real Estate Mogul & Business Expert

As a much-in-demand motivational speaker, and now a best-selling author, Barbara has successfully transitioned from her role as head of The Corcoran Group to that of popular television personality.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead) Featured

CEO and Founder of Sprout Pharmaceuticals & The Pink Ceiling

Cindy Eckert is an expert Entrepreneur and Angel Investor with total exits over $1.5 Billion. After selling her pharmaceutical company, Cindy launched the The Pink Ceiling business incubator for women led or women focused businesses.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Ryan Estis Featured

Culture, Leadership, Business Performance Expert

Ryan Estis helps companies and individual contributors embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance. Each live event blends original research with compelling stories that move participants to take action. Ryan has 20 years of business experience working with the world’s best brands to initiate change, inspire innovation and deliver growth.

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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: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 4

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Kindra Hall Featured

Strategic Storytelling Advisor

Kindra is a fresh voice in the industry and teaches her audiences to capture attention, close more sales and blow up their brands with strategic storytelling. Through research, case studies, and of course unforgettable stories, your group will be talking about Kindra for years.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Phil Hansen Featured

Internationally-recognized Multimedia Artist, Author, Innovator

Phil Hansen is an international multi-media artist who explores new ways to overcome limitations with innovation and creativity.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 15

Troy Hazard Featured

Street-smart business leader, bestselling author, franchise expert, and founder of 13 companies

There are few situations in the business world that Troy Hazard has not experienced and survived – from massive financial loss to stunning success. As a serial entrepreneur who has founded and nurtured thirteen businesses, Troy has been as consultant to some of the world's leading brands.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Rebecca Heiss, PhD Featured

CEO of Icueity, Keynote Speaker on Achieving a Fear(less) Mindset

Dr. Heiss unpacks the paradoxes of the way humans think. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation. She is the founder and CEO of Icueity, a continuous 360 review app providing users ongoing fearless feedback and challenging them to grow in self-awareness. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 9

Doc Hendley Featured

Founder & International President of Wine To Water, Top 10 CNN Hero

“My efforts are going to be a drop in the bucket, but if I would have never taken that step because it was too big of problem, then we wouldn’t be anywhere right now.” — DOC HENDLEY 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Robert Herjavec Featured

Leading Shark on ABC's Shark Tank and Founder & CEO Herjavec Group

Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 8

Daymond John Featured

Founder & CEO of FUBU; Star of ABC's Shark Tank; CEO of The Shark Group, consulting agency

John is CEO/Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales world-wide. He is celebrating his 14th season on ABC TV’s critically acclaimed business reality show Shark Tank, reinvigorating entrepreneurship around the world.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Featured

Businessman, Philanthropist, NBA Hall of Fame

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become one of the most successful African-American businessmen in the world. He is a Major League Baseball owner, an NBA Legend, a 2-Time Hall of Famer, an Entrepreneur, a Philanthropist and a Motivational Speaker.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Terry Jones Featured

Founder of Travelocity.com, Founding Chairman of Kayak.com, Digital Disruptor

Terry Jones, author, venture capitalist, innovator and keynote speaker is the founder of Travelocity.com, founding Chairman of Kayak.com. He has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have revolutionized an industry.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Nataly Kogan Featured

Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist & Successful Tech Entrepreneur; Author of Happier Now

Nataly found that after reaching the highest corporate levels, she still wasn’t happy. Chasing achievement left her proud but unfulfilled, so she became inspired to figure out how to live a fuller, happier life. In the process, she found the answers each person needs to unlock maximum potential.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 9

Elliot Kotek Featured

CEO & Founder - The Nation of Artists

Elliot is an innovator and content creator who blends technology and empathy to change the world. His 4Ps approach is used to re-center companies in their purpose, and the 50+ honors he's received while working with the planet's biggest names proves that Ideas + Empathy = Impact.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 15

Josh Linkner Featured

World Renowned Innovation Expert and Creative Troublemaker

Josh Linkner is a New York Times bestselling author who travels the globe helping leaders build a culture of everyday innovation. As a proven hyper-growth CEO, venture capitalist and jazz guitarist, Josh's keynotes are a perfect blend of inspirational and actionable.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Kyle Maynard Featured

Inspirational Athlete, Entrepreneur & Author of No Excuses

Despite being born with arms ending at the elbows and legs near the knees, Kyle wrestled for one of the best teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, fought in mixed martial arts, and became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Gaby Natale Featured

3-Time Daytime Emmy Award Winning Journalist; Author; Entrepreneur

Gaby Natale is the President & Co-Founder of AGANAR Media. She is the first Latina to win 3 Daytime Emmys® back-to-back (as host and executive producer of her own show) and the the first Hispanic author to be published by HarperCollins’ Leadership division.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Bill Rancic Featured

Entrepreneur; Award-Winning Author; Media Personality

Bill Rancic burst onto the national scene when he was hired by Donald Trump as the winner of the first season of NBC’s breakthrough program “The Apprentice”. He is speaking to businesses and organizations around the world, developing real estate in Chicago, and producing and appearing in several television programs.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Shiza Shahid Featured

Co-founder of Our Place, founder of NowVentures, co-founder & founding CEO of Malala Fund, and TIME magazine's 30 people changing the world

Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She focused on creating access to high quality education for all children around the world. Shiza launched NOW Ventures in Silicon Valley, the largest Venture Capital Platform in the world.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 13

Anders Sörman-Nilsson Featured

Thinque Tank. Futurist. Innovation Strategist. Speaker.

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist & founder of strategy think tank Thinque. Since 2005 he has been a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 execs and helped leaders on 4 continents decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Howard A. Tullman Featured

Entrepreneur, Futurist, Venture Capitalist, Author

Howard Tullman is an American serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, educator, writer, lecturer and art collector. He currently serves as General Managing Partner of Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and G2T3V, LLC. He was formerly the Chairman of the Board of The Princeton Review (NYC) and The Cobalt Group (Seattle).

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Michael Vickers Featured

Author, Speaker, Coach

Michael Vickers is a business performance coach who helps great companies and individuals increase the value they bring to their clients to become the Preferred Provider in the markets they serve. Michael has been spreading his message of excellence fas a business author, coach and speaker for over 25 years.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 8 Videos: 3

Ari Weinzweig Featured

Ari Weinzweig: The Spirit of Generosity; Founder of Zingerman's Deli, Breads, and Products

Ari Weinzweign founded Zingerman’s was founded as a small corner delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since then, Ari has been a serial social entrepreneur lending credence to the voice of generosity.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Johnny Cupcakes

Award Winning Entrepreneur, Brand Loyalty & Innovation Expert: Thousands Have Johnny Cupcakes' Logo as Tattoos!

If you want to inspire cult-like brand loyalty, the kind that involves mile long queues and permanent tattoos, Johnny Earle is your speaker!

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Miki Agrawal

Social Entrepreneur and Disruption Expert

Miki Agrawal is a social entrepreneur known for breaking taboos and disrupting the status quo. She co-founded THINX, a high-tech, period-proof underwear brand. She most recently founded TUSHY, a company that is revolutionizing the American toilet category. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Dirk Ahlborn

CEO of Hyperloop Technologies, Founder of JumpStarter

Dirk Ahlborn is a top innovation keynote speaker and the founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. Dirk has spoken about innovation, the future of transport, and the future of building companies in the internet age at 80+ conferences worldwide.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Nikolas Badminton

Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton grew up with his focus on the future from a very early age to being one of the world’s leading Futurist Keynote Speakers. Read more about his upbringing, education, experience, and some of the projects he became well known for.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Alex Banayan

#1 International Bestselling Author of The Third Door and Expert on Exponential Growth & Success

Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door. The book chronicles Banayan's five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Maya Angelou and a dozen more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they launched their careers.

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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: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Bonin Bough

TV Host, Marketing Exec, Investor and Author

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives, the host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. He was one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Adam Cheyer

Top Technology and AI speaker, Co-Founder and VP Engineering of Siri and Viv Labs

Adam Cheyer is a top technology speaker and AI expert. He co-founded Siri, which was acquired by Apple, and later co-founded Viv, which became the basis of the digital voice assistant Bixby for Samsung phones.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Christine Comaford

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. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Gary Coxe

Transformational Business & Life Strategist and Sales Coach

Gary Coxe's work has been featured on The View, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends and as a regular on Dr. Phil’s show, The Doctors, and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. Gary draws onpersonal triumphs over tragedy and adversity to help individuals and organizations overcome their own obstacles to success.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 9 Videos: 7

Ken Dychtwald

Renowned Visionary of the Age Wave and Longevity in America

Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, and workforce implications of the age wave. During his career, Ken has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, social service, and government groups.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Lizanne Falsetto

Visionary Entrepreneur, Founder/CEO of thinkThin®, CEO Pink Talented Angels & LF Advisory, Global Wellness Expert

Lizanne Falsetto is founder of thinkThin®. She is a courageous health & wellness pioneer, foodie, trend spotter, business media commentator, and advisor to the next-generation of entrepreneurs.Lizanne launched The PINK TALENTED ANGELS, designed to bring female leaders and early/mid-stage entrepreneurs together to help one another thrive.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Justin Forsett

CEO & Co-Founder of Hustle Clean, NFL Pro Bowl Running Back

Undersized & overmatched 5’8” NFL Running Back, 7 teams in 9 years. Went from poverty to peak performance through hard work, grit, perseverance, hope.

Underdog Fan Favorite, ProBowl Player, #65 of 2015’s Top 100 players

Successful entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Hustle Clean featured in Target, Walmart, Kohl's.

Witty, humble, inspiring

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Bethenny Frankel

Television Host & New York Times Bestselling Author

Bethenny Frankel is a self-made businesswoman, TV producer, multiple New York Times bestselling author, and mother.  She is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women, including the recent launch of the Skinnygirl Jeanswear Collection, which sold out on HSN within hours.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Rocky Garza

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 13

Lovern J. Gordon

Founder and President of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc.

Lovern is the Founder of Love Life Now Foundation which promotes year-round awareness against DV. She witnessed abuse growing up in her home and is an adult survivor of a 2yr relationship. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, Huff Post Live, Security Brief TV and local TV appearances. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 11

Matt Granados

Top Rated Speaker | Trainer | Author | Entrepreneur

40% of managers are not confident about managing remote workers and are skeptical that staff can stay motivated over the long term. Life Pulse’s Keynotes and Workshops deliver the linkage needed by integrating Intention and Structure to power both corporate and personal performance no matter the circumstance (Internal or External)

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Heidi Hanna

Keynote Speaker, Author, Health & Performance Consultant

Dr. Hanna provides a grounded, realistic approach to integrative neuroscience, teaching and facilitating dynamic and engaging conversations about all things related to making brains work better. She can also assist with programming to energize your meeting through workouts, nutrition planning and meditation breaks.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Darren Hardy

Master of Influence

Each month in the pages of SUCCESS magazine, on his social media platforms and before live audiences of entrepreneurs across the country, Darren Hardy distills the best of the best information and strategies available, mixing in his own street-tested principles of success.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 9 Videos: 2

Jen Hatmaker

Author and Presenter of HGTV series "Your Big Family Renovation"

Jen Hatmaker is an American Christian wife, mother, author, blogger, and television presenter. The mother of five, her three oldest are biological and her two youngest are adopted from Ethiopia. She and her husband, Brandon, founded the Legacy Collective, a giving community that funds sustainable solutions to systemic world problems. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Sterling Hawkins

Innovation, Transformational Leadership, and Exponential Growth Thought Leader

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

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Dan Heath

NY Times Best Selling author, Decisive, Switch and Made to Stick

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs who are fighting for social good. He is the co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Influencer, Hip-Hop Mogul, Motivational Speaker, Athlete and Dreamer

Charlie Rocket inspires those around him. He’s lost 135 pounds. Became vegan. Ran 3 marathons. Reversed the growth of his brain tumor. Became an Ironman. Recently finished his nationally-known Dream Machine bike tour across America. Is currently on the cover of Runner’s World and secured partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 14 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Diana Kander

NYT Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation

Diana Kander is a New York Times Bestselling Author of All In Startup, entrepreneur, innovation consultant, and keynote speaker for Fortune 1000 companies who asks some big questions. What causes big, household brands to lose relevance with their customers and go out of business?

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Michelle MiJung Kim

Korean American Immigrant; Award-Winning Author; Activist; Entrepreneur

Michelle MiJung Kim (she/her) is a queer Korean American immigrant woman writer, speaker, activist, and entrepreneur. She is CEO and co-founder of Awaken, where she has consulted hundreds of organizations and leaders from Fortune 500 companies, tech giants, nonprofits, universities and beyond on their equity education journey.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Jeff Kirschner

Litterati, Founder & CEO

Litterati is a community that's "crowdsource-cleaning" the planet - one piece at a time.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Thomas Koulopoulos

Futurist, Founder Delphi Group, Author Ten books, Speaker, Columnist

Tom Koulopoulos is a leading futurist, author of eleven books including Revealing the Invisible; The Gen Z EffectCloud Surfing; and The Innovation Zoneand founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Daniel Kraft, MD

Physician, Scientist, and Entrepreneur

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and innovator who speaks on how rapidly developing technologies are and will impact the future of healthcare and medicine.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Jessica Kriegel

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Isaac Lidsky

Eyes Wide Open

Isaac Lidsky has the ability to speak on several topics based on his life experiences including a retinal degenerative disease that lead to his progressive sight loss and blindness, entrepreneurship, leadership, teams & motivation. Side Note: Isaac played Weasel on NBC's Saved by the Bell.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Mike Maddock

Founding Partner & CEO of Maddock Douglas, Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Writer

"I empower curiosity within companies and make even our most traditional clients perform like entrepreneurs."

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 17

Lital Marom

Serial Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist and Visionary

Lital Marom is a digital visionary, entrepreneur and strategist leading a new approach to learning and social change. Lital empowers business leaders with the innovation tools required to enter new markets, new sources of revenue, scale faster, increase profit to future proof their businesses in the digital economy.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Danny Meyer

CEO - Union Square Hospitality Group

Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Union Square Hospitality Group comprises some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, and more.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Mike Michalowicz

Entrepreneur

By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz had founded & sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor...and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 9

Kim Miles

TEDx Speaker, High Energy in High Heels

High energy in high heels: Kim Miles is a highly sought-after emcee, TEDx speaker, creative collaborator and event strategist. She partners with her clients to deliver content to audiences in unexpected, entertaining ways. Want to laugh while learning? Look no further: if Oprah and Ellen had a love-child, that's Kim.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Kim Nelson

CEO of Daisy Cakes, Shark Tank Survivor

Shark Tank star, Kim Nelson is 5’ 4”, but she packs a giant-size message for her audiences on how she is living the American Dream.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Kevin O'Leary

Judge on ABC's Shark Tank

Kevin O’Leary’s impressive reputation has been built upon his entrepreneurial vision, investment smarts and drives to succeed. In addition to being one of the Dragons, O’Leary is the co-host of BNN’s SqueezePlay, the host of BNN’s O’Leary Live, and a ‘Shark’ on the ABC show, Shark Tank.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 6 Videos: 6

Jennifer Pharr Davis

The Trailblazer: Hiker, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an internationally recognized adventurer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who has hiked more than 14,000 miles of trails on six continents. In 2011 she set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by finishing the 2,185-mile foot path in 46 days.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Chad Pregracke

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!

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Marc Randolph

Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor, and Angel Investor.

Founder of Netflix. An inspiring and experienced speaker. Draws from nearly 4 decade as an entrepreneur, in order to inspire and entertain audiences ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to students. Focuses on Innovation, Creativity, Disruption, and Entrepreneurship.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Byron Reese

Inventor, Technologist, Author, Entrepreneur, Eternal Optimist

Inventor, Technologist, Entrepreneur and CEO of AI company JJ Kent. Author of WSJ Best-Seller “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity.” As a technologist & entrepreneur, he knows how to manage change & inspire innovation while meeting the obligations & realities of operating a business.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Laurie Rubin

Critically acclaimed author, songwriter, and singer

Laurie Rubin, blind mezzo-soprano and author provides audiences with a "transformative experience" in which she encourages people to dig deep to realize their dreams through life stories and music.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Ford Saeks

Business Growth Accelerator, Author, and Multi-type Entrepreneur

Ford Saeks delivers impactful, interactive and entertaining presentations that improve results! From start-ups to Fortune 500s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator. He has helped hundreds of organizations, in a variety of industries, boost sales and profits.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 8 Videos: 11

David Meerman Scott

Business Growth Strategist and WSJ Bestselling Author of Eleven Books, Latest is Fanocracy

Fandom is not just for celebrities, it’s rocket fuel to grow business, too. A big shift is underway. People are overwhelmed by superficial online communication – longing for true human connection. Business strategist David Meerman Scott, author of Fanocracy, shows how top companies are harnessing passionate fans to grow.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Timothy Shriver

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.

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Keynotes: 12 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Judy Smith

Crisis Management Expert, Author & Inspiration for the hit TV show Scandal

As the founder and president of Smith & Company, Smith uniquely combines her communication skills, media savvy, and legal and political acumen to serve clients around the world.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Barb Stegemann

Author & Social Business Innovator

Barb Stegemann is an incredible female founder, social entrepreneur, and author. Her company, The 7 Virtues Beauty, is now the #1 New Clean at Sephora perfume brand in the USA and Canada.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Scott Svenson

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Emilie Sydney-Smith

Corporate Transformation Coach, Award-winning Speaker, Proven Entrepreneur, and Disruption Expert

Emilie Sydney-Smith is CEO of ExO Works. We are entering the era of the highest wealth creation and destruction the world has ever seen. Yet most existing companies are simply iterating on their existing core products and services, many of which will soon be obsolete.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

James Taylor

Entrepreneur, Author, Host and Inspirational Speaker

James Taylor is an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.

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Peter Thum

Founder, Ethos Water, Founder and CEO, Liberty United and Fonderie 47 and Recognized Social Entrepreneur

Peter Thum is a true pioneer who invented the model of connecting consumption and cause with Ethos Water in 2001. His ventures have generated over $14 million in donations to provide water, stop conflict and protect children and directly improved the lives of more than half a million people globally.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Peter Thurin

Easy to do. Easy not to do. Your choice!®

Whatever the challenge or goal, if you want to change your life or your business for the better, you have to ‘choose to do’ something.

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Brittany Underwood

International Trade Entrepreneur; Local Social Entrepreneur

The Akola Project is a social business within a non-profit framework that empowers marginalized women to generate income to uplift the lives of their families and communities by employing them to make high-fashion jewelry, handbags and home goods.

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Amber Venz Box

President of RewardStyle, Co-Founder of Like to Know It

Amber Venz Box is the Co-Founder and President of LTK (rewardStyle & LIKEtoKNOW.it), the largest global influencer marketing platform and shopping app. She was named Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year for Technology, an EY Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as Fashion Group International's Innovator of the Year.

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Chris Westfall

Change the Conversation - with the US National Elevator Pitch Champion

In business, everyone wants to hear your 'elevator pitch' - why not learn how to create and deliver your story, with advice from the US National Elevator Pitch Champion? Maybe it's time to stop pitching, and start connecting - Chris can show you how!

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