Human Resources / Workforce Issues Keynote Speakers

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Human Resource and Workforce Issues keynote speakers create culture changes for the greater good. They engage employees to be productive, efficient, and have a great time. GDA can pinpoint the most effective Human Resource and Workforce Issues keynote speaker to address motivated employees leading to low turnover.


Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 12

Mike Abrashoff

Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It's Your Ship

Mike Abrashoff took command of the Navy’s near-worst performing ship. In twelve months it became the Navy’s best ship – using the same crew. “I created a culture where people felt safe, empowered, and supported. My crew did the rest.” Mike’s book, It’s Your Ship, sold over 1 million copies.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 5

Shawn Achor

New York Times Bestselling Author and Positive Psychology Expert

Shawn Achor is the world’s leading expert on happiness and success topic. His acclaimed TED Talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work, has been seen by more than 20 million people around the world, and he’s shared his insight in his two books, The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Talent Anarchy

The dynamic speaking duo of Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt

Talent Anarchy is the dynamic speaking duo of Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt. A Talent Anarchy keynote is not for the faint of heart. They will provoke, entertain, educate, and inspire you to take action.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 9

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

America's First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine & Cop; Author, Zero to Breakthrough; and Consultant to Business

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to United States Marine Corps combat pilot in three years, flying over the deserts of Iraq. As America’s first African-American female combat pilot, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn’t know how.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Bart Banfield

Pioneer, innovator, and leader in the virtual learning-work environment

Bart is the Superintendent of EPIC Charter Schools, the largest public school in Oklahoma, and among the largest virtual schools in the United States. Since becoming Oklahoma’s youngest public school superintendent at the age of 27, Bart has been a pioneer, innovator, and leader in the virtual learning-work environment.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 12

Jason Barger

Author "Thermostat Cultures" and Inspiring TEDx and SHRM National Speaker

Jason is dynamic, funny, and a phenomenal storyteller! Perfect for groups looking to cut through distractions and re-engage people around authentic leadership, growing an engaged culture & vision. National SHRM speaker, TEDx & global leadership speaker. Latest book "Thermostat Cultures" has been a big hit globally!

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Keynotes: 12 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Lisa Bodell

Founder and CEO of FutureThink, Bestselling Author of Kill the Company and 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: 5

Walter Bond

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: 0 Videos: 11

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Board Member, Advisor and Chief People Officer

As Former SVP & CHRO @Symantec,  Amy led the Global HR, Workforce Planning and Real Estate organizations. As a speaker and coach for C-Level executives, Amy focuses on talent as the key driver of business growth. Amy brings data, research and proven best practices to all of her presentations.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Colette Carlson

Business Communication & Human Behavior Expert

Colette Carlson is a human behavior expert and CPAE Hall of Fame motivational keynote speaker who helps leaders and teams change behaviors that impact their relationships, revenue and results. Audiences connect with Colette through her inspiring content, laugh-out-loud humor, and extensive customization.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Eric Chester

The go-to expert on finding, engaging & keeping great employees.

Eric Chester is a trusted source in the global dialogue on workplace culture, employee engagement, and the emerging workforce. He helps business leaders attract, develop and retain top talent that delivers "on fire" performance.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 13

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine, and Bestselling Author Arming Leaders to Confront Disruptive Change and Win

Experience counts! Fortune veteran Geoff Colvin gives audiences critical information and insights they need to win. The rules have changed. Winning demands courage to confront reality faster than the competition. Transformation, innovation, and reinvention are on every leader’s mind. Colvin identifies what top companies and leaders are doing to adapt.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Chester Elton

#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert

Chester's most requested keynote is on culture and managing change, based on his #1 bestselling book All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, but he also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, generational issues in the workplace, high performing teams, and recognition.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Galen Emanuele

Keynote Speaker | Leadership | Team Culture | Emotional Intelligence

Galen Emanuele is an expert in reframing leadership & communication skills with teams & brands, increasing emotional intelligence, & helping companies create living, breathing culture. Along with his business background, Galen's a world class improviser who taught improv for many years & toured with the cast from 'Whose Line is it Anyway?'

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 6

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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Andy Fastow

Former CFO of Enron and Risk Management, Ethics, HR Speaker

Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors and management should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Keith Ferrazzi

#1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

As founder/CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Keith Ferrazzi works to transform old behaviors that block global organizations from reaching strategic goals into new behaviors that increase shareholder value. Building on the correlation of positive relationships to business success, Ferrazzi 's collaborative coaching and motivation of key constituencies achieves desired business outcomes.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Dennis Ford

Author #1 Bestseller "Monetize Your Culture"

Dennis Ford is Founder and President of Quantum Leap Productions, an innovative and wildly creative corporate messaging company. He realized there was a common denominator that every leader in every company talked about but, literally, not one addressed effectively...their company culture. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Ashley Fox

Award Winning NFL Journalist, Reporter, Columnist with ESPN, Sports Illustrated

Ashley Fox is one of the NFL’s most well-respected journalists and a trailblazer in the ego-infused world of sports media.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 8 Videos: 4

Steve Gilliland

Hall of Fame Speaker and Bestselling Author

Steve Gilliland’s exceptional combination of sidesplitting humor and his compelling message landed him on eSpeakers 2015 Top 10 list of motivational speakers among 9,000 candidates. Over one million people have heard him speak LIVE and 25 Fortune 100 companies have hired him.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 13 Videos: 1

Ridgely Goldsborough

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Dr. Rick Goodman

Speaker Author and Entrepreneur on Leadership, Engagement and Business Growth

Dr. Rick Goodman is a thought leader and is one of the most sought after keynote speakers on leadership, engagement and business growth. He is famous for helping organizations, corporations and individuals with systems, strategies and solutions that increase engagement resulting in increased profits and productivity creating happier employees!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Adrian Gostick

#1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author

Adrian's most requested keynote is on culture and managing change, based on his #1 bestselling book All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, but he also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, generational issues in the workplace, high-performing teamwork and recognition.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Risha Grant

Diversity Done Differently

Risha Grant is diversity personified. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to being a young, small business owner and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity. She is also the founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm.

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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: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Matt Havens

Generational Expert

For the past decade, Matt has been at the forefront of generational issues, working in various leadership roles at a Fortune 50 company in areas as diverse as marketing, employee retention, and management.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Glen Hiemstra

Founder and Owner of Futurist.com

Glen Hiemstra is dedicated to disseminating information about the future to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning. Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape the preferred future.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 3

David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE

CEO, Trust Edge Leadership Institute

The #1 question everyone is thinking about you and your company is, "Can I trust you?" A lack of trust is your biggest expense because for the trusted brand, people pay more, come back and tell others. Learn how to create a high-performing, high-trust culture.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Ryan Jenkins, CSP

Generations Keynote Speaker | Millennial & Generation Z Expert | 2x Future of Work Author

Optimize generational dynamics, lessen worker loneliness, and prepare for the future of work with internationally-recognized keynote speaker and trainer, Ryan Jenkins CSP.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Shari Karney

"Roar as One" Founder Social Innovator on Resilience, Change, Adversity and Triumph–Speaker for Women's Empowerment

Shari specializes in helping people transform their lives to feel happier, inspired, listened to, respected and understood. You will experience profound results. Devloped a campaign, #Menwithyoutoo  - #MeToo Campaign  is not slowing down anytime soon. Time for good men to stand with your wives, sisters, daughters, co-Wworkers, and friends

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Nataly Kogan

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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 12

Polly LaBarre

Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Writer, Fast Company

Polly LaBarre helps leaders create change-ready cultures that learn almost as fast as change itself. She arms audiences with a maverick manual – tools to break rules, harnessing the human element by inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying creativity, passion, and resourcefulness. Polly unpacks real-life lessons from her research and consulting.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Lynne Lancaster

Generational Expert and Keynote Speaker

Lynne Lancaster is one of today’s most sought-after generational experts and keynote speakers. She knows what makes Traditionalists, Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials, and Gen Z tick, and brings her original research, insights, humor, and practical tips to audiences eager to solve the generational puzzle.


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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jason Lauritsen

Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture Expert

Far too many people are suffering through bad experiences at work. I was one of them. After years of frustration, I discovered that it didn’t have to be this way. That is when I realized my calling: to make work human.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Jenn Lim

CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos

Jenn will captivate your audience by demonstrating how culture is a powerful model for achieving success, strengthening your competitive advantage & how concentrating on the happiness creates sustainability. We will equip you with the data-driven, science-backed information necessary to make a compelling case to reexamine your organization’s culture.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Dr. James Maas

Nation's Top Sleep Educator And Award-Winning Professor

World famous sleep educator gives a dynamic program with incredible take-away value that constantly receives standing ovations. The information provided with audience interaction will increase daytime alertness, psychological mood, productivity, creativity, athletic prowess, general health and longevity

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 21

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.)

First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander and White House Fellow & Adviser

Nicole Malachowski had a dream: Become an Air Force fighter pilot. She achieved that
and more. The first-ever woman on the elite Thunderbirds, Nicole brings audiences profound lessons on leadership, change, trust, culture, and overcoming the odds based her 21-year career and the tickborne illness that cruelly ended it.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 13

Seth Mattison

Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter

Seth Mattison is an International expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As founder and CEO of Futuresight Labs and Strategic Partner at BridgeWorks, LLC. Seth advises many of the world’s leading brands and corporations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change, leadership, and the future of work.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Karen McCullough

Keynote, Author, Branding Expert, Social Media Enthusiast, Gen X and Y Evangelist

Karen is a motivational business speaker AKA Millennial evangelist. Karen helps organizations /leaders cut through the generational stereotypes and get back to reality by leveraging their team’s strengths, enriching the work environment, and driving better results. Karen creates customized programs that hit the mark and are great fun.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 1

Dr. Will Miller

Comedian and Authority on Stress Reduction and Life Balance

Outstanding Keynote speaker & trainer on Emotional Wellbeing, Coping with Change & Life-Span Development. A Psychotherapist & Health Psychologist with extensive media experience. Former headline comedian & TV personality (Nick-at-Nite, NBC), Teaches graduate students at Purdue University on ethics & social media. Best-selling co-author of Refrigerator Rights

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Keynotes: 15 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Jacob Morgan

Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, & Futurist

Jacob is a globally recognized keynote speaker, best-selling author, and futurist. He literally wrote the book on the future of work and employee experience.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 6

John O'Leary

Author of best-selling book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

In 1987, John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. John was given one percent chance to survive.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jon Picoult

Customer Experience & Leadership Expert; Trusted Advisor to CEOs

If you’re aspiring to satisfy your customers, then you’re aspiring to mediocrity.  That’s the philosophy at the heart of Jon Picoult’s work, because building brand loyalty requires impressing customers, not just satisfying them. 

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Kristen Race, Ph.D.

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Michelle Ray

Leadership & Accountability Catalyst: Acclaimed Speaker and Author of Lead Yourself First!

A former media executive and highly sought-after business speaker, Michelle Ray brings three valuable benefits to every presentation: a) achieve higher engagement and accountability  b) readily embrace new realities at work, in business and in life c) practical and actionable new strategies to manage change and uncertainty in your organization.

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Keynotes: 14 Books: 0 Videos: 18

Michael Reddington, CFI®

President, InQuasive, Inc.

Michael Reddington, CFI is an interrogator and executive resource who teaches Clients to use truth to their advantage. He knows how troubled clients are with missed opportunities, failed relationships and neglected commitments to action.  Michael teaches them to eliminate these issues with the application of strategic, ethical, persuasion techniques.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Don Rheem

The Science of Great Leadership

Don Rheem is CEO of E3 Solutions, a provider of employee workplace metrics which allows organizations to build engaged, high-performance cultures. Rheem focuses on using science-backed research to consult with leaders at all levels within an organization.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Robert Richman

Expert on Employee Culture

Robert Richman is the author of the Culture Blueprint a systematic guide to building the high-performance workplace. He was a manager and culture strategist at Zappos.com and co-founded Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind its game-changing employee culture.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Professor Chris Roebuck

Delivering inspirational leadership from a unique perspective

Chris provides a unique perspective on making leadership work. A successful military, corporate & government leader, Professor , executive mentor, CEO confidant. He inspires the audience to use their own knowledge to transform performance though simple day to day actions they can start immediately.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Randy Ross

Renowned Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Craftsman of Culture & Hope

A master of cultural transformation, Dr. Ross helps untangle the biggest challenges facing today's business leader, tomorrow's workforce and the future marketplace. Providing practical wisdom and needed hope, Randy will enliven your event by both challenging and encouraging your audience with his powerful message.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Libby Sartain

Human Resources Thought Leader From Southwest Airlines and Yahoo

Libby’s keynote has an empowering message: HR can lead our organizations through the competitive marketplace by treating workers more like consumers and less like employees. Stories and strategies for the new world of work and what that means for HR in the future prepare audience for the impending brain drain.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Kim Malone Scott

Co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Author

Kim Scott is the co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Inc which builds software tools for managers. She is the author of a book called Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, to be published by St Martin’s Press next year.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 0

Geoff Smart

#1 Thought leader on the #1 Topic in Business.

Geoff is Chairman & Founder of ghSMART.  He founded the leadership consulting firm in 1995. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

David and Jonah Stillman

Gen X and Gen Z Father-Son Speaking Combo | Researchers, Authors, and Founders of GenGuru

The father-son multi-generational team who shed light on what you need to know about Gen Z.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Linda Swindling, JD, CSP

Negotiation and High-stakes Communication Expert

Linda Swindling, JD, CSP, empowers leaders to negotiate everything from big deals to workplace drama using proven strategies that drive results without driving others away. A respected mediator and “recovering” attorney, Linda’s engaging presentations are based on original research and more than 20 years of advising decision makers.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Vanessa Van Edwards

National Bestselling Author and Founder of Science of People

Vanessa Van Edwards is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People which has been translated into 16 languages. She is the founder of Science of People where over 30 million people learn her techniques on understanding the hidden forces that drive our behavior.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Janne Willems

Founder and Executive Director, Seize Your Moments

Janne's  unexpected method and style refreshes audiences worldwide and gets them out their comfort zone. She provides an unique combination of theory and her live changing story. How to use trust to change the world.

 

 

 

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