Family / Relationships Keynote Speakers
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Family and Relationship keynote speakers are experts human nature and positive connections. These speakers can be clinical therapists and other qualified counselors to set clear, define, uncompromising standards for healthy relationship building. GDA has a stellar roster of family and relationship keynote speakers to give you the best approach for fostering better connections.
Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry
Authors of "The Lost Years"
Kristina and Constance are the authors of The Lost Years; Surviving and Mothers and Daughters worst nightmare. The Lost Years is a brutally honest and gritty story of Kristina’s dramatic descent into addiction and her mother’s desperate attempt to save her.
Mental Health Advocate
Jennifer Ayers-Moore, sister to Nathaniel Ayers, the subject of the book and film The Soloist, is a passionate, outspoken advocate for the artistically gifted mentally ill. Her journey began over 30 years ago when her charming, intelligent, talented, and handsome brother, Nathaniel, developed schizophrenia.
President and Founder, The Posse Foundation
Debbie is the president and founder of The Posse Foundation, a youth leadership development and college access organization that sends teams (Posses) of students from diverse backgrounds to selective colleges and universities.
America's Breakthrough Coach
Brian Biro is one of the nation's foremost speakers and teachers of Leadership, Possibility Thinking, Thriving on Change, and Team-Building. He was named one of the UCLA Graduate School of Management’s 100 Most Inspirational Graduates in the history of the school.
Emmy Award-winning Musician, Philanthropist and Author
As Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation, with his wife Jennifer, they seek to empower girls and women as the primary agents of change. Buffett’s inspiring New York Times Best-Seller, Life Is What You Make It, has sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.
Author of multiple books including Happiness for Beginners
Katherine Center is a novelist—the author of five bittersweet comic novels about love and family, including The Bright Side of Disaster, The Lost Husband, and Happiness for Beginners. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Redbook, InStyle, People, USA Today, Real Simple and others.
Author of #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages® and Family Counselor
He is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®.
Childhood Cancer Survivor and Author
He has defied the odds of not only life-threatening cancer as a baby but was the only survivor of a horrific drug trial. He continues the battle to this very day and spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital, he is a true fighter.
Magician, Motivational & Keynote Speaker and NFL Player
Jon Dorenbos has one of the most extraordinary and empowering stories of resilience, forgiveness, and living a life of purpose in the face of unfathomable obstacles.
Founder, With Enthusiasm
If you're looking for a speaker who can command a room, infect every single member of the audience with energy and enthusiasm, and empower each and every person listening to grab their superhero cape and charge at success - Keren Eldad - is it.
He's One of a Kind!
I’m sure when you hear the name Bob Eubanks, you think of the Newlywed Game. But, why not? TV guide named him one of the top five game show hosts of all time. He’s an eight time Emmy award winner with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Richard and Linda Eyre
New York Times #1 Bestselling Authors
Richard and Linda Eyre are the top rated YPO family and parenting resources. As New York Times #1 Bestselling authors, they have presented to audiences in 47 countries on Marriage, Parenting, and Work/Life balance. They are known for the entertainment as well as the content of their speaking.
Bestselling Author and New York Times Columnist
Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. He writes the popular “This Life” column in the Sunday New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times best-sellers, including The Council of Dads.
Actor & Son of President Gerald Ford
Steve Ford shares a broad range of inspirational stories, including how the family dealt with Betty Ford's battles with alcoholism and breast cancer, his own successful fight in overcoming alcoholism, and the Nixon Pardon.
TV & Radio Host, Author, Speaker
Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her entertainment and news media background, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman and New York Times bestselling author.
Founder of the Avatar Formula
Market domination is about two things: grabbing market share and holding onto it despite attacks by the competition. To achieve it, you need leadership and you need weapons that give you an edge. There are however weapons that your competition has never seen. It’s time for the WHY Advantage.
Dr. Karyn Gordon
Management Consultant and the CEO of DK Leadership: Driving Success through EI.
Dr. Karyn is a professional Management Consultant and the CEO of DK Leadership: Teaching Success Principles For Full Engagment In Work / Life.
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.
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent the last twenty years working with some of the largest organizations around the globe.
She has become known as a leading expert on communication, leadership, emotional intelligence, and resilience, contributing to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and more.
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.
Lee Hausner, Ph.D.
Senior Managing Director First Foundation Advisors
Dr. Hausner, an internationally recognized clinical psychologist and business consultant, provides family consulting services. These services include assisting families in learning effective communication and conflict resolution skills, facilitating family retreats, resolving generational issues and increasing personal effectiveness.
Speaker, Entertainer, Author, Impressionist, and Corporate Events Headliner
Having delivered hundreds of presentations for front-line and leadership motivation, Jason Hewlett combines message, authenticity and humor with music and impersonations. His talk feels like a show with a message, or a keynote speech with entertainment. A recent, and one of the youngest inductees into the Speakers Hall of Fame.
Sociology Professor Emerita, UC Berkley, NYT Bestseller
Arlie Hochschild grew up in a very gendered home, with her mother being the care taker and her father the breadwinner. Hochschild drew on these experiences to enable her to do research and write about care giving and having the caring relationship with your children.
Father-Son Duo and a Marathon Tradition
Dick travels the country doing corporate and community presentations, educating the public about disability awareness and promoting the Team Hoyt motto, “Yes You Can”. Through his presentation, Dick shares his lifelong commitment to changing attitudes and educating others on the world of disabilities.
Dr. Gregory Jantz
Best Selling Author, Founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE
Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author of 37 books. He is a go-to media source expert for a range of behavioral-based afflictions, as well as drug and alcohol addictions.
Cultural theorist, author, filmmaker
In her fast-paced and entertaining presentations Jean Kilbourne illustrates that ads sell more than products. They sell values, images, and concepts of love and sexuality. Sometimes they sell addictions. Her topics include the image of women in advertising, the sexualization of children, and the marketing of alcohol and tobacco.
Maggie Kline, LMFT
School Psychologist & Therapist
Maggie Kline has been a marriage, family, and child therapist for almost 30 years, and is a retired school psychologist. Maggie is a senior faculty member for the SE Trauma Institute. She has co-authored two books (listed below) with Peter A. Levine.
Speaker on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Her NYT bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead, is a heart-wrenching journey tracing the roots of her own and her sister's victimization. Both a call to break the cycle of abuse and a love letter to her sister, it is an unforgettable read and she is an unforgettable speaker.
Rex Lewis-Clack and Cathleen Lewis
Inspirational Mother and Son Featured on 60 Minutes
Born blind, Rex Lewis-Clack was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, and then labeled a musical genius (piano) by the age of 7, when musicologists became astounded by Rex's ability to play back complex piano pieces he had heard only once.
Interactive Project Artist, Neon Artist - Combining Salvaged Material of the Past.
Ben Livingston is internationally known as a neon/light sculptor. His current work called "Spirit Houses or Ghost Memory" is traveling exhibit designed to convert the static nature of any museum or art center into a spirit house made of reinterpreted materials from that community’s dynamic past combined with neon.
Motivational Business Speaker, President of 9 Screens International
What sets James apart from many others is his humor, and the way he uses it to touch hearts. As he says, "I wait until I have opened a man's mouth wide with laughter, then I pour a dose of truth down it."
Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D.
Renowned Psychologist, Best Selling Author, Success Coach
Success starts from within. Whether you want to have a healthy body, booming business, or flourishing relationships, the first step is to rewire your brain and cultivate your peak mindset. Dr. Lombardo teaches practical skills to make lasting transformations in your life.
Leslie Morgan Steiner
NYT best-selling author, Columnist for The Washington Post, Former Corporate Executive and Domestic Violence Survivor.
Leslie Morgan Steiner is a master of engaging men and women in today's most important women's leadership issues -- parenthood, relationships, and work/family balance.
TV Show Host, Bestselling Author, Practicing Physician
The host of the EMMY Award Winning TV show Ask Dr. Nandi, Dr. Partha Nandi is a globally recognized physician, bestselling author, and dynamic keynote speaker. His approach blends traditional and unorthodox health principles from the East and West, delivering stunning results for both patients and organizations.
New York Times Bestselling Author
Orenstein journeys through the new sexual landscape girls face from high school through college, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities. Addressing the impact of porn, social media, “hook-up culture,” and even the silence surrounding pleasure, Orenstein understands what needs to be said and why parents must say it.
Speaker | Author | Producer | Humanitarian
Justin, born into a world-renowned musical family with a 90% hearing loss has the unique ability to capture and captivate his audience with stories calling on reserves of courage, determination and self-belief in order to succeed and sometimes to simply survive.
One of the Most Respected Voices on Couples and Sexuality Across Cultures
Esther (pronounced "Astair") Perel is a family and couples therapist in New York city, author, and global relationship philosopher. Esther is recognized as one of the world’s most original and insightful thinkers about couples, sexuality, and the peculiar paradoxes besetting modern marriage in the Western world.
Dr. Kristen Race, PhD.
Neuroscientist & Mindfulness Expert
Kristen Race, Ph.D has created brain-based mindfulness programs used by businesses, schools and families worldwide. Her programs provide simple mindfulness strategies and tools that are designed to create resiliency towards stress. Her dynamic and accessible presentation style makes her a great fit for all audiences.
Educator and One of the Country's Foremost Authorities on Understanding Children and Teenagers
Mike Riera, Ph.D., is one of the country's foremost authorities on understanding children and teenagers. The cornerstone of his philosophy is the essential shift for parents, from managers in their teenagers' lives to consultants.
An Expert in Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence and The Powers of Appreciation and Authenticity
He has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to reach new levels of awareness and productivity, both personally and professionally. Mike teaches people important techniques that allow them to be more grateful, appreciative, and authentic with others and themselves.
Physician and Documentary Filmmaker
Since the release of her first feature-length film, UNLISTED in 2009, Delaney has been a sought-after speaker. Her engaging presentations weave together compelling stories with cutting-edge science, inspiring audiences to rethink their assumptions.
Author "The Collapse of Parenting", Physician, and Psychologist
In June 2008, Dr. Sax sold his practice to his associate and began a 5-year sabbatical, working with schools and community groups across the United States and around the world.
If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out
When Mike Schlappi takes the floor, a dazzling smile greets you. Then, you notice the wheelchair. Mike is defined by what he can do, instead of what he cannot do. Following a tragic accident, Mike has proven that just because “you can’t stand up, doesn’t mean you can’t stand out”!
Business Humorist/Corporate Host
Greg Schwem is more than a comedian. He is a motivational business humorist. That means he will make your audience laugh at themselves while also delivering business tips and insights guaranteed to send an audience away motivated and feeling good about themselves and their profession.
Rocky (Rock-T) Turner
Author, Speaker, Radio-TV Personality, Former Professional Baseball Player
Professional baseball player turned DJ and radio personality, Rock-T aka Rocky Turner, has a heart to motivate people to stop making excuses and get it done.
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