Influence Keynote Speakers

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Influence keynote speakers invoke change in order to take an inward journey into one's ownership of a situation to take steps to improve and gain confidence moving forward. The most impactful influence keynote speakers are adept with communication style, practical tools, and motivational takeaways to influence and persuade.


Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Mariana Atencio

Peabody Award-Winning Journalist, Speaker, and Author

Mariana Atencio is a Peabody award-winning journalist, speaker, and author who has traveled around the world to help us discover & celebrate what makes us unique. As the only Latina national correspondent on NBC News, she’s a fighter for diversity, inclusion and authentic storytelling both on and off screen.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Brooke Axtell

Survivor of Human Trafficking & Domestic Abuse

Brooke Axtell is the Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse and sex-trafficking.

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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: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Ty Bennett

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: 2 Books: 6 Videos: 5

Jim Bouchard

The Sensei Leader..helping people become better LEADERS...and leaders become better PEOPLE!

Transformed from a loser to a leader––from a drug abuser to a Black Belt, and later to Sensei, author and international leadership speaker.

Jim helps people become better LEADERS...and leaders become better PEOPLE!

 

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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: 0 Videos: 3

Gregory Coleman

Former FBI Agent

Gregory Coleman is the FBI Special Agent responsible for the criminal investigation of Jordan Belfort. Belfort’s rise to power and subsequent arrest and conviction are chronicled in the movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Shaun Derik

Motivation, Performing Artist, and Advocate of "Using Your Indoor Voice or Voice Within"

Shaun Derik, has dedicated over a decade of his life to helping people, young and old, reconnect with their passion. Through his dynamic message delivery, which is a blend of music and comedy, audience members leave Shaun’s presentations feeling motivated and energized.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Joe Pistone, Billy Queen, and Eddie Follis

Three Undercovers

Retired Special Agents Joe Pistone, Billy Queen, and Eddie Follis come together from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration with diverse, rich, and intriguing career experiences for "A Night Undercover." 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Rocky Garza

You Deserve to be KNOWN

Rocky has walked alongside thousands at Sky Ranch Camp, counseled hundreds as a pastor at Chase Oaks and taken thousands through Identity Mapping™. He guides people to find clarity in who they are, ignites confidence to believe in themselves and helps them find the courage to live it out.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Libby Gill

Executive Coach, Leadership Expert and Bestselling Author

Leadership expert and executive coach, Libby Gill is the former head of communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner. In her dynamic interactive presentations, she guides emerging and established leaders to deepen purpose and drive performance, even in times of massive change.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 1

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.

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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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Lisa Hendrickson

Innovation Strategist & Visionary

Lisa Hendrickson is an innovative strategist, thought leader, and a purposeful disruptor. Her human-centric approach to corporate strategies is based in on a simple idea: that impactful concepts and technologies are successfully designed and implemented when they are aligned with what people aspire to.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Gary Hoover

Business Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator

Gary Hoover knows more about businesses and different industries than most. He understands innovation and entrepreneurship. He travels the world speaking to Fortune 500 executives, trade associations, entrepreneurs, and college and high school students about how enterprises are built and how they stand the test of time. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mark Jeffries

"Selling Without Selling," Former Stockbroker, Economist, and TV Host

As a former economist, stockbroker, and TV host, Mark creates an event with audience appeal, a memorable impact and an effective message. Mark focuses on the art of persuasion and the powerful opportunities available to each individual.

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Keynotes: 12 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Melinda Marcus

Award-winning Persuasion and Influence Expert Increases Your “Win Rate” with Proven Science of Influence Strategies

We have a speaker with a strong business background who delivers immediately actionable business strategies in an entertaining and thought-provoking way. Melinda Marcus is an award-winning communicator who shares scientific research that reveals how surprisingly small things can influence big business decisions. Our clients have been really impressed.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Bertalan Mesko

The Medical FuturistSM

Dr. Bertalan Mesko, The Medical FuturistSM, keynote speaker, geek physician, and Amazon Top 100 author. I dedicate my life to finding the latest advances in health technology and understanding how these trends are shaping the present and future of medicine.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Ted Meyer

Scarred for Life Artist and Patient Advocate

Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Born with Gaucher Disease, Ted’s personal experience with the disease served as his artistic motivation.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Kevin Mitnick

World's Top Cyber Security Speaker

Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Sonia Nazario

Social Journalist, Author, Humanitarian

Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist and humanitarian. Her personal story is the story of migration and of ganas (determination). Her articles and speeches move people to tears and end in standing ovations.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Shasta Nelson

Expert on Friendship and Global Keynote Speaker

Shasta Nelson is a keynote speaker, author, and leading expert on friendship. Frequently featured in the media as the go-to resource on healthy relationships.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Ben Nemtin

The New York Times Bestselling Author, Organizational Culture Guru, Member of MTV's The Buried Life

Ben struggled with depression growing up and was forced to drop out of college. Searching for purpose, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three childhood friends.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Tim O'Shea

The Agent of Change

With an entertaining style and good-natured humor, Tim O’Shea provides insights on how to make your approach to teamwork, leadership, and managing change more effective. He combines his corporate background and training in law enforcement & intelligence tactics to help organizations thrive during change. He's also darn funny...just ask him.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Susie Pecuch

Design The Customer Conversation

Susie Pecuch is an expert on getting your customers to do the marketing for you!

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Michael Reddington, CFI®

President, InQuasive, Inc.

Michael Reddington, CFI is an interrogator and executive resource who teaches Clients to use the truth to thier 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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Sebastien Sasseville

Athlete | Change Management and Leadership Expert | Author

Sébastien Sasseville empowers leaders to lead with purpose and inspires organizations to embrace change. An endurance athlete, his extraordinary accomplishments include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and running across Canada are made even more impressive by the fact that he lives with Type 1 Diabetes.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Leonard Sax

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.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Scott Shellstrom

Innovator and Improve Comedian and Creative Artist

Shellstrom inspires the unique creative force within all of us with moving, rarely
heard stories about Leonardo da Vinci, laugh-out-loud improvisational comedy and
a master piece painting done in four minutes, upside down as a crescendo.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jay Shetty

Focus on What Matter and Former Monk Mindfulness Speaker

British-born, former monk & award-winning digital strategist turned captivating social media influencer and viral content creator. After graduating with a Degree in Behavioral Science, he turned down lucrative job offers from prestigious companies, moved to India and lived as a monk.

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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: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Terri Sjodin

Principal and founder of Sjodin Communications

Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals. Terri is a "high content" speaker - Her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is sassy and practical and loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 11 Videos: 2

Michael Solomon

Expert on Consumer Behavior

Michael’s mantra: We don’t buy products because of what they do. We buy them because of what they mean. Michael is passionate about the extraordinary world of the ordinary consumer. He brings humor and arresting visuals to his keynotes to show why we truly are what we buy.

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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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Michelle Stacy

Leadership – Engagement – Innovation

Michelle Stacy is a senior leader with the consistent ability to run and scale businesses, and a commitment to creating world class cultures by developing and articulating a clear vision that ignites the organization to deliver innovation, drives P&L focused top line growth, and builds powerful global brand franchises.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Doug (Story) Stevenson, CSP

Lead, Persuade and Sell with Strategic Storytelling

Logic often fails to persuade; data dumps don’t change behavior. Whether you are pitching a vision, teaching a process, or selling a product or service, STORY is essential. Doug helps leaders, salespeople and organizations choose, craft and deliver stories that get results. Harness the power of strategic storytelling for business.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Stosh Walsh

Inviting Individuals and Organizations to Greater Courage

Most people and organizations see the world as it is and react. This impactful presentation redefines courage as an invitation to envision the world as it could be, then create it Stosh's presentations invite individuals and organizations to live with greater courage and create the best world they can envision.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Randa Warren

Master Sommelier, Certified Wine Educator

Randa Warren has been involved in the wine business for over 17 years.  She began home study WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust in England) wine courses through the International Wine Center in New York in 1998 and completed the final WSET Diploma program in 2001. 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Leah Weiss, PhD

Author; Stanford Professor and Researcher; Expert on Burnout, Mindfulness, Soft Skills, Compassion, Self-Compassion, and Purpose

A founding faculty member of the Dalai Lama’s Compassion and Cultivation Program at Stanford University, Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW is a ​lecturer at Stanford Business School, researcher and meditation expert​. She​ has dedicated her life to teaching people how to leverage research-based mindfulness.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Bryan K. Williams

Purpose-Driven Customer Service Excellence

Dr. Bryan K. Williams is a keynote speaker, consultant, and author, who is a noted authority on service excellence and leadership effectiveness.  His passion is to serve others so they may better serve the world. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Dr. Brynn Winegard

Award-winning Professor, Speaker, and Expert in Business and Brain Sciences

Dr. Winegard is an award-winning professor and expert in business-brain sciences. She specializes in explaining everyday work and life phenomena using the secrets of brain science, all with aim of making her audiences happier, healthier, wealthier, and more successful.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 1

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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