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: 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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Alex Banayan

Author of The Third Door

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: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 5

Rohit Bhargava

Marketing Expert, Professor, Bestselling Author

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator and storyteller who has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders be more influential and believable by embracing their humanity and personality. He is the author best-selling business books on wide ranging topics including business trends to Wall Street Journal bestseller, "Likeonomics."

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Steve Blank

Father of Modern Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. He’s changed how startups are built; how entrepreneurship is taught; how science is commercialized, and how companies and the government innovate.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Walter Bond

Mr. Accountability, Business Consultant, Former NBA Player

Walter's mastery in two different global industries has made him an authority on peak performance for nearly two decades.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 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: 2

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: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Leonard Brody

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-selling Author and a 2 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: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Mallory Brown

Impact Storyteller, Global Humanitarian, & Keynote Speaker

Mallory Brown is a social entrepreneur, adventure traveler, and humanitarian. She is the founder of World Clothes Line. She runs philanthropic campaigns, backpacking around the globe, raising awareness and encouraging a compassionate world.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Kevin Brown

Helping Organizations Create a Culture of HEROES at Every Level

The HERO Effect is about being your best when it matters the most. Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. Your team will be motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable!

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Jeff Butler

Helping Organizations Retain & Engage Their Millenial Workforce

Internationally respected speaker and consultant, Jeff Butler helps bridge generational gaps between Millennials and companies looking for their talent and patronage. Butler is a third-generational Silicon Valley entrepreneur and has founded three companies at the age of 27.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 5

Joe Calloway

Expert on Business Performance & Improvement

Joe is the perfect match for successful companies and top performers who want to sustain success, grow their businesses, and take performance to the next level. He's great with leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Adam Cheyer

Co-Founder and VP Engineering at Siri, Inc., Co-Founder and VP Engineering of 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

Dorie Clark

Branding Expert

Dorie Clark is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out.

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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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Lisa Copeland

Former Fiat Dealership Principle, Award-Winning Sales Strategist, Top 100 Women in Auto Industry

Lisa Copeland is an award-winning Sales Strategist, Fiat Automotive Dealer Principle, Top 100 Women in Automotive Industry, Best-Selling Author

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Barbara Corcoran

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: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Dave Crenshaw

Author, Speaker and Business Coach

Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. He has written four books including The Myth of Multitasking which was published in six languages. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Derek Daly

Formula 1 and Indy Driver, Best-Selling Author, Professional Speaker, International Racing Champion

Born/raised in Dublin, Ireland - raced in Formula One and the Indy 500 before a 25 year broadcasting career. He's an engaging Irish storyteller - specializes in stretching people to their personal limits. His experiences are breathtaking, including almost being killed in 1984. Still has his Irish brogue accent.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Zubin Damania, MD

Innovative Founder of Turntable Health, YouTube Sensation ZDoggMD

Innovative Founder of Turntable Health, YouTube Sensation ZDoggMD (brings awareness to important health topics using parody music videos which receive millions of views)

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Hil Davis

Expert on NextGen Disruption/Customer Engagement, Founder of BeautyKind & J.Hilburn

Hil Davis understands the conversion of the offline and online world. He can help companies understand how and where the disruption happens or how to integrate this into your company. In short, he can help companies think and quantify how to bridge and manage this online/offline change.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 6

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: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Johnny Cupcakes

Millennial Entrepreneur, Founder of Johnny Cupcakes

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: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Cindy Eckert

Serial Entrepreneur launching Female Viagra" exceeding $1.5B; Angel Investor and Founder of Pinkubator

Cindy Whitehead is a highly regarded entrepreneur, a strong advocate for female entrepreneurship, a pharmaceutical leader and one of the few selfmade woman billionaires in history. The New York Times called her pharmaceutical product the “drug of a generation” and Fortune called her a “tireless force of natur

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Ryan Estis

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: 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: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Abi Ferrin

Fashion Designer and Philanthropist

Abi Ferrin has a passion for empowering women and has been doing so through her eponymous clothing line for 14 years. As a fashion designer, she has had a perfect platform to inspire women, and as a philanthropist she created her company to support women while dressing them.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 4

George Foreman

Two-Time Heavyweight Champion Boxer & Entrepreneur

He's one of the most recognizable faces in the world. A world heavyweight champion. The force behind one of the biggest and most successful brands. A trans-formative personality who has been knocked down, but not out, only to rise again in his life. He's George Foreman.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Rocky Garza

Challenger | Inspirer | Soul-Shaker || Creating Space to Feel in the Workplace

Rocky is a people expert that challenges audiences to consider their motivations, intentions, and who they are at their CORE. Everyone describes Rocky’s intimate approach as truly transformational. He engages, challenges and pushes for intense clarity and reminds leaders and teams that every person is, at their core, fully human.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Vinh Giang

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: 1 Videos: 3

Jen Groover

Transformational Speaker, Intuitive Innovator, Movement Motivator, Energetic Educator

Jen has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, “Creativity & Innovation Guru”, a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Her content deeply connects with people of all ages and backgrounds to truly transform audiences.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 12

Michaela Guzy

Executive Producer, On Air Talent, Writer, Storyteller, Speaker, Travel, Sustainability, Millennial Mindset, Social Impact Advocate

Michaela Guzy, a former publishing exec who is fearless beyond reason, left her career behind to begin a journey that has since changed her life and touched others. OhThePeopleYouMeet speaks to the wanderlust in us all and ignites a passion for global connections and sustainable and immersive travel.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Robert E. Hall

Relational Leadership: An Intentional Approach for Making Relationships a Strategic Priority

In a world of relational divide, distrust and disengagement, Robert is the recognized leader in making productive relationships a strategic priority. Whether focusing on employees, management, and/or shareholders/donors -- Robert uses compelling stories, recent research and pithy examples to inspire and instruct all levels on what he calls Relational Leadership.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Kindra Hall

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: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 2

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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Phil Hansen

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: 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 the author of eleven books, including New York Times Bestsellers For the Love and Of Mess and Moxie. She and her husband, Brandon, founded the Legacy Collective, a giving community that funds sustainable solutions to systemic problems around the world.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 10

Troy Hazard

Street-smart business leader, bestselling author, franchise expert, and founder of 12 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 twelve businesses, Troy has been as consultant to some of the world's leading brands.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Robert Herjavec

Dynamic Entrepreneur, Shark, and Cyber-Security Expert

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: 7 Books: 9 Videos: 3

Edward Hess

Industry leader, author of Learn or Die and Humility is the New Smart

Professor Edward D. Hess spent more than 20 years in the business world as a senior executive at Warburg Paribas Becker, Boettcher & Company, the Robert M. Bass Group and Arthur Andersen. Author of 12 books, over 100 practitioner articles dealing with growth, innovation, and learning cultures, systems and processes.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Gary Hoover

Business Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator

No one is more widely read and knows more about businesses and different industries than Gary Hoover. He understands innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a dynamic speaker.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Shama Hyder

CEO, The Marketing Zen Group

Shama Hyder is a web and TV personality, bestselling author, and the award-winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group—a global online marketing and digital PR company. She has grown a team of 30 who serve clients ranging from publicly-held Fortune 500 companies to privately-held small businesses across the globe.

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Keynotes: 3 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: 9 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Daymond John

Founder and CEO of FUBU; Stars in business reality TV show, Shark Tank

A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Businessman; Philanthropist; NBA Hall of Famer

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: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 9

Terry Jones

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 and current Chairman for Wayblazer, a company designed around innovation and travel. He has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have revolutionized an industry.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Diana Kander

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

Diana is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 14 Videos: 3

Craig Kielburger

Co-Founder Free The Children, Me to We and We Day

Craig Kielburger is an internationally acclaimed speaker, humanitarian, social entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author. He is the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to shifting the world from ‘me’ to ‘we.’

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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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Nataly Kogan

Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist and Successful Tech Entrepreneur

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: 8

Elliot Kotek

Content Chief & Co-Founder of Not Impossible, Executive Director - The Not Impossible Foundation

Elliot is a social innovator with degrees in Law, Science and Storytelling. His particular obsession is collaborating on harnessing technology and science to produce low-cost solutions for our most vulnerable populations then utilizing the power of film and the strength of brands to amplify those stories for true reach.

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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: 1 Videos: 1

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: 7

Dan Lier

Sales and Leadership Expert

Dan Lier is a premier speaker in the sales, leadership and productivity space. His customized keynote talks are engaging, interactive and above all, the participants walk away with multiple skills and a positive mindset to increase their business.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Josh Linkner

Five-time Tech Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Professional Jazz Guitarist

Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, NY Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, professional jazz guitarist, and keynote speaker on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

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Keynotes: 3 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: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

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: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Peter J. Merrick

Income and Capital Enhancement Consultant, Speaker and Author

After being in the financial service industry for more than a quarter of a century, Peter has now written his first novel, The King of Main Street, www.TheKingofMainStreet.com. His hope is that it will help readers understand the financial solutions and core values currently known primarily by experts.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Danny Meyer

CEO - Union Square Hospitality Group

Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, The Modern, Maialino, Untitled, North End Grill, Marta, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient.

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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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 8

Kim Miles

High Energy in High Heels

High energy in high heels: Kim Miles is a highly sought-after emcee, 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: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Bob Phibbs

The Retail Doctor and Retail Strategist

In 1994, Bob started his own consulting company, The Retail Doctor, with a mission to provide training and inspiration to small and medium sized independent businesses — and teach them how to successfully compete in today’s retail environment.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

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: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Terry Rich

CEO, Author and Fraud Expert

Terry Rich is a successful CEO, international speaker, author and recent CEO of the Iowa Lottery, a $350 million enterprise. Earlier, he was President and CEO of Rich Heritage Inc., a national marketing and television production company which produced shows for HBO, ESPN and Comcast, among others. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Oscar Robertson

Former NBA Player; NBA Free Agent Activist; Player of the Century

Oscar Robertson forever changed the game of basketball -- on the court and in the courtroom. Generally considered one of the greatest all-around players in the history of the game, he was voted Player of the Century by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

David Romanelli

Bestselling Author, Wellness Innovator, and Entrepreneur

As a bestselling author, wellness innovator, and entrepreneur, David Romanelli brings a unique, seasoned, and entertaining approach to today's pressing challenges of work-life balance, stress, information overload, and the overall desire to live a happier, healthier life.

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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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Rod Santomassimo

Best-Selling Author. Consultant. Coach. Speaker. Innovator.

Rod is a entrepreneur, best-selling author and business coach who has built a business from the ashes of Great Recession to be a leading consulting and coaching organization throughout North America. He has develop principles in sales and personal marketing that propel his clients to earn 5X their industry peers.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Nick Sarillo

"Purpose-Driven Culture," Entrepreneur, and Author

CEO Nick Sarillo shares real-life ideas, strategies and processes that can turn any small business into a successful, high-performance organization. Nick’s restaurants serve as a great example of how living your company’s purpose and values creates a world-class culture achieving award-winning customer service, higher margins and an engaged, productive workforce.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 6

David Meerman Scott

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

Author 10 books on real-time business -11th book FANOCRACY: Turning Customers into Fans and Fans into Customers (1.7.20)-way people buy has changed -HUMMAN CONNECTION wins. David’s low cost/no cost strategies and tactics help people build business, generate interest and establish new relationships in minutes – not months.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder, The Malala Fund

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: 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: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Peter Sims

Best-selling author, founder & CEO of Parliament, inc., and a founder of BLK SHP

From pursuing his MBA at Stanford, working in venture capital, creating successful companies, and eventually writing a book on the process of innovation (Little Bets), Peter is an entrepreneur at heart.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Thinque Tank. Futurist. Innovation Strategist. Speaker.

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist & founder of strategy think tank Thinque. He's strategic advisor to Fortune 500 execs.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Robert Spector

Creator of "The Nordstrom Way"

Robert Spector is a recognized authority worldwide on customer service excellence, he is best known for defining the core principles that define Nordstrom’s commitment to customer service, which he coined The Nordstrom Way.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jonathan Sposato

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Woman-Entrepreneur Advocate

A successful serial entrepreneur and investor in many startups, Jonathan is Chairman and co-founder of Geekwire.com, one of the tech sector’s top news sites, and Chairman and Founder of PicMonkey, the world’s most fun and popular photo-editor.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Patrick J. Sweeney II

Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Olympic-level athlete, Cancer Survivor

Innovation is a rarity; so is a speaker who is a combination of Tim Ferris and Richard Branson. A world-class athlete who applied sharable principles to business, dominating his field and changing lives. In more than 20 talks for Young President's Organization he's rated 9.7 out of 10. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Bill Taylor

Entrepreneur & Innovator; Co-founder, Fast Company; Bestselling Author: Simply Brilliant, Practically Radical

Bill Taylor shows business leaders a path to go from now to next in a world filled with nonstop disruption. Bill co-founded Fast Company, the business magazine that redefined the genre. He inspires people to not allow what they know to limit what they can imagine about the future.

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Keynotes: 4 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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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Michael Tchong

Trends+Innovation Speaker, Adjunct Professor Univ. of San Francisco and UC Berkeley

Michael has founded four startups and is a highly rated speaker who created Ubertrends to map the future and shows how leveraging these tectonic shifts can propel innovation and change trajectories.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

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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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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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Michael Vickers

Michael Vickers

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 20 years.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Dan Waldschmidt

Keynote Speaker, Business Strategist and Ultrarunner

Dan empowers audiences with the focus, insight, and accountability they need to achieve their best results yet. His stories of ordinary humans achieving outrageous success will light a fire under each member of the audience to launch an extraordinary life of their own. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 8 Videos: 3

Ari Weinzweig

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: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 3

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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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Amy Wilkinson

Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Author of The Creator’s Code

Amy Wilkinson is CEO and founder of Ingenuity, lecturer at Stan-ford Graduate School of Business and author of The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs. She advises executives and emerging leaders around the world on how to master the skills that underlie entrepreneurial success.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 0

Ted Wright

Marketing Strategist & Visionary

Ted Wright helps audiences realize marketing concepts in ways they have NEVER perceived them. He is responsible for the resurgence of Pabst Blue Ribbon among urban hipsters and the adoption of Chocolate Milk among athletes. 

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 3 Videos: 9

Denise Lee Yohn

Brand-Building Expert

Blending a fresh perspective, twenty-five years of experience, and a talent for inspiring audiences, Denise Lee Yohn is a leading authority and sought-after speaker on building and positioning exceptional brands.

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