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: 3 Videos: 7

Ty Bennett Featured

Entrepreneur, Partnership is the New Leadership

As a young entrepreneur, Ty continues to engage his team's focus to grow sales. In his talks, Ty uses the power of influence and storytelling to provide audiences with tangible techniques that will increase their influence and their impact as leaders and as salespeople.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 15

Lisa Bodell Featured

CEO of FutureThink; Bestselling Author of "Why Simple Wins"

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: 2

Walter Bond Featured

Mr. Accountability, Business Consultant, Former NBA Player

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

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Keynotes: 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: 2 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: 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: 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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 10

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: 6 Videos: 8

Daymond John Featured

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

Daymond 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: 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: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Josh Linkner Featured

Serial Entrepreneur; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Venture Capital Investor

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: 5

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: 1 Videos: 7

Michelle Poler Featured

Author, Social Entrepreneur, Branding Strategist & Creator of #100DaysWithoutFear

Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist. She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential. 

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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: 5 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: 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: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Linda Alvarado

President & CEO of of Alvarado Construction, Inc; Owner of the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team

Linda Alvarado is president and CEO of Alvarado Construction, Inc. and owner of the Colorado Rockies, making history as the first Hispanic owner of a Major League Baseball franchise. Her accomplishments have opened doors for other women, Hispanics, and people of diverse backgrounds to have opportunities to enter new careers.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Chris Barton

Founder and Creator of Shazam, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Tech Investor

CHRIS BARTON changed the way the world discovers music with his app Shazam. In his speeches, he takes audiences through the lessons he’s learned and reveals a new way of thinking called “Start from Zero.” 

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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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Christian "Boo" Boucousis

Fighter Pilot, Human Behavior and Deep Performance Specialist

Boo is a force of nature who can start or close any event and engage an audience like none other, he is a genuinely aspirational keynote speaker. He’s energetic and charismatic, surprisingly inspiring, and his deep performance mindset will excite and motivate your teams to tackle disruption head-on.

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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: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Tiffany & Leon Chen

Founders of Tiff's Treats

Tiff's Treats started after Tiff stood Leon up on a date. She baked him a batch of warm cookies and they started the nation's FIRST warm cookie delivery concept. They have raised $100 million in funding and grown it to a valuation in the hundreds of millions of dollars. 

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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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Jamie Clarke

Extreme Adventurer; Entrepreneur; Performance Coach and Professor of Leadership

Over the last 20 years, Jamie Clarke has climbed the Seven Summits—including two treks up Mt. Everest—ridden camels across The Empty Quarter of Arabia and created two successful outdoor retail companies, firmly establishing himself as an authority in the business of adventure.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

James Clear

Author, Entrepreneur, Photographer

I am a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. My book, Atomic Habits, is a New York Times bestseller, and my work has appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine, Time Magazine, the New York Times, and on CBS This Morning.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Marcus Collins

Top Booked Marketing Speaker, Head of Strategy at Wieden+Kennedy, 2023 Thinkers50 Radar Class and expert on Cultural Contagion

From Budweiser to Beyonce, McDonald’s to Google, Marcus Collins has been the architect behind some of the most famous ad campaigns of the last decade. Appearing on the TED stage, writing a column for Adweek, and releasing a much-anticipated new book, he is sure to share your vision. 

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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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Johnny Crowder

Mental Health Advocate and Leader; Founder of Cope Notes; Entrepreneur

After battling his own mental health and substance abuse demons, Johnny Crowder has emerged as one of America’s exciting new voices on resilience, support and people-first leadership. He is a suicide/abuse survivor, TEDx speaker, touring musician, mental health advocate, and Founder & CEO of Cope Notes.

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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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Gail Davis

Founder & President of GDA Speakers

Gail Davis’ decades of experience in corporate marketing and event management served as the launch pad for her women-owned speakers bureau, GDA Speakers. As Nando Parrado's long-time friend and agent, she shares her unique perspective on not only his survival story but her own entrepreneurship journey as well.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 10 Videos: 7

Ken Dychtwald

Renowned Visionary of the Age Wave and Longevity in America; Founder & CEO of Age Wave

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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead)

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: 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: 7

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

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

Rocky helps individuals see the clearest picture of themselves that they’ve ever seen. He's helped thousands of individuals find their clarity while serving as the director of a youth camp, on the pastoral staff at church, owning and operating multiple creative businesses, an executive identity coach, and top business consultant. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 19

Lovern J. Gordon

Author of The Legacy He Left Me and President of Love Life Now Foundation

Lovern is author of The Legacy He Left Me and Founder of Love Life Now, which promotes year-round awareness around DV. She is also a child witness and adult survivor. She has appeared on CBS This Morning and Boston Celtics recognized her as one of their 'Heroes Among Us'. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 12

Matt Granados

Top Rated Speaker | Trainer | Author | Entrepreneur

Matt is the perfect balance between education and entertainment ensuring every attendee leaves with a customized plan to implement them content taught.  As a master storyteller, Matt teaches anyone how to maximum benefit with resources they already have in a short amount of time. A Must-have At Your Event! 

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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: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Verne Harnish

Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, World-Renowned Speaker; Bestselling Author

Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scaleup.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Jake Havron

Transformational Speaker; Sales Trainer

Jake Havron helps your audience distinguish the difference between Influence vs. Manipulation in their sales and leadership roles by not only teaching the 4 pillars of influence but also applying it directly into their specific situations which creates a truly transformational experience.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Peter Hinssen

Acclaimed Author; Business School Lecturer & Board Member; Serial Entrepreneur

Peter Hinssen is a serial entrepreneur, adviser and keynote speaker on the topics of radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Grammy-Winning Music Mogul; Emmy-Winning Nike Athlete; Ironman and Marathon Runner; Social Media Innovator and Creative

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. He also made the cover of Runner’s World and secured a partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Terry Jones

Founder of Billion Dollar Startups (Kayak & Travelocity); Author; Venture Capitalist

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: 2 Books: 3 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: 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: 5

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: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 9

Jessica Kriegel

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

Jessica guides global, national, Fortune 100 and other organizations across finance, technology, real estate and healthcare industries on creating intentional cultures that accelerate performance. Her Culture Equation - a tested model where strategy combined with 8 tangible and measurable ‘Culture Dynamic Drivers’ empowers your people to deliver consistent results.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Tan Le

Innovative Technology Speaker, CEO and Founder of Emotiv

Tan Le is a technology entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of EMOTIV. She has won numerous awards, been chosen by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010, and picked by Forbes’ for 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011.

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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: 7 Videos: 6

Mike Michalowicz

Author & Entrepreneur

Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion-dollar companies and is the author of several business books, including Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan and his newest book, All In. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and business makeover expert for MSNBC. 

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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: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Morris Morrison

Speaker, Futurist, Author and Entrepreneur

Morris Morrison is a world-class entertainer, futurist, and author who became obsessed with building strongerkinder, more focused human beings after being orphaned in New York City, then, being orphaned a second time as a teen — before a doctor’s words changed his life forever.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Candace Nelson

Founder of Sprinkles & Pizzana; WSJ & NYT Bestselling Author; Food Network and Netflix Personality and Producer

Candace revolutionized the baking industry when she left a career in finance to start Sprinkles, the world's first cupcake bakery and Cupcake ATM. She is now innovating the pizza space with her award winning pizza concept, Pizzana. She is also a WSJ and NYT bestselling author, TV personality and producer.

 

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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: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Kendal Netmaker

Award-Winning Indigenous Entrepreneur, Author & Keynote Speaker

Kendal Netmaker is an Indigenous award-winning entrepreneur, author, and gifted keynote speaker who is on a mission to empower and motivate people worldwide by sharing his story that regardless of where you come from and what challenges you face, you have the power to enact change.

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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: 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: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 9

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: 6 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: 0 Videos: 3

Tiffany Sauder

CEO Element Three, Host of Scared Confident podcast

Tiffany Sauder is the CEO of Element Three, a full-service marketing consultancy in Indianapolis. After taking over in 2006, she transformed E3 from a small creative shop into one of the fastest-growing marketing consultancies in the Midwest.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 0

Robert Schlegel

Entrepreneur; Author; Senior Real Estate Executive; CPA

Bob is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Real Estate Executive, CPA, and Board Member with more than 45 years of success spanning manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and real estate. He has a proven ability to manage growth, and his areas of expertise include logistics, property development, financial analysis, strategic planning, and private equity.

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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: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Ann Sheu

Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Coach, and Advocate for Empowering Growth-Oriented Leadership Teams

A journey of self-discovery, trial/error, Ann developed a tactical system that changed the way her family lived. By applying important business practices to her family, the Sheu family was able to align on shared visions / values to start their journey toward a high-performing family unit.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Ian Siegel

Technology and Entrepreneur Keynote Speaker, CEO & Co-Founder of ZipRecruiter

Ian Siegel has held Executive Product and Technology Leadership roles at a number of early stage to mid-size start-ups including CitySearch, Stamps.com, Rent.com, and Pictage. Siegel founded ZipRecruiter in 2010 with a mission to make hiring easier, and now serves as ZipRecruiter’s Chief Executive Officer.   

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Keynotes: 12 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Judy Smith

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

Judy Smith was the deputy press secretary under President George H.W. Bush and the first Black woman to deliver a White House press briefing. 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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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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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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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Howard A. Tullman

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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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: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3

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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Keynotes: 1 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: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 5

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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