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.
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.
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.
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.
Human-centric Leadership for Productivity and Profitability!
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 you INSPIRE, EMPOWER and GUIDE your people to their very best levels of creativity, productivity and performance.
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.
Michael C. Bush
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.
Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
New York Times Bestselling Author and most-cited social psychologist in fields of influence and negotiation
Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career conducting scientific research on what leads people to say “Yes” to requests. The results of his research, his ensuing articles, and New York Times bestselling books have earned him an acclaimed reputation as a respected scientist and engaging storyteller.
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.”
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.
Joe Pistone, Billy Queen, and Eddie Follis
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."
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.
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.
Dr. Karyn Gordon
CEO of DK Leadership, Leadership & Relationship Expert, Speaker, Executive and Family Coach, TV Personality and Author
Dr. Karyn is the CEO of DK Leadership, a leadership & relationship expert, entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, executive and family coach, TV personality (Good Morning America | USA and Cityline | Canada) and author of the upcoming leadership book “The Three Chairs: How Great Leaders Drive Communication, Performance & Engagement” (November 2021).
AwardWinningFilmmaker, Travel+HumanConnectionExpert, RecoveringCorpExec, NYUAdjunctProfessor + TVPersonality
Life looks different for Michaela Guzy since she began OhThePeopleYouMeet to refocus narratives on real people, places + purposes via new media. Michaela is an awardwinning filmmaker, travel+human connection expert AND appears on TVPersonality. Thanks to COVID, she's pivoted to RoadWarrior to document the world reopening safely.
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.
"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.
Entrepreneur, Blogger and “Rejection Proof” Author
Jia Jiang (pronounced Jah Jahng) is an entrepreneur, blogger, TED speaker and an author. is the owner of Rejection Therapy and author. After he left a career in the corporate world to pursue life as an entrepreneur, he was soon confronted with everyone's biggest fear – rejection.
History-making Broadway star, a #1 International Amazon Bestselling Author, and Speaker.
Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star, bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. Her legendary run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera spanned more than 1,300 performances, and earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time.
Digital Biology, Scientist, Engineer, and Entrepreneur
Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life “”biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture”” is affecting every one of us. Raymond is Chair of Biology at Singularity University, Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious, the hackerspace for biotech.
Human Connection Expert | Author of Every Conversation Counts
Hosting for brands such as Citytv’s Breakfast Television, CTV News, TEDxVancouver and MTV Canada, during the past two decades Riaz has interviewed thousands of experts and now teaches leaders how to connect authentically and have their messages resonate with clients, customers and co-workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Organizational Culture Guru, Co-Founder 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.
From Extreme Adversity to Success
Pauline is a best-selling author and award-winning businesswoman and her achievements are even more impressive for her having escaped Vietnam on a boat and survived a Thai refugee camp. She overcame by transforming her approach by re-engineering her beliefs, questioning the status quo and hacking cultural norms.
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.
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.
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.
Innovator and Improv 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.
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Award-winning Storyteller, Podcaster and Former Monk
Jay is on a mission to share timeless wisdom of the world in an accessible, relevant and practical way. He has produced over 400 viral videos which have surpassed more than 8 billion views. His book, Think Like a Monk, sold over 1 million copies in the first few months.
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.
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.
Anchor, HLN (CNN Headline News) On The Story
Lynn Smith has been entrenched in news for two decade. First as a producer at the TODAY show then in front of the camera in local and national news. Lynn gives a unique perspective into the world of effective communication, storytelling and acheiving big things in competitive fields.
Expert on Consumer Behavior
A leading expert with cutting-edge approaches to sales and consumer psychology. He works with major marketers to help them understand what their brands really mean to the people who buy them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World’s Authority on Highly Collaborative Relationships That Drive Innovation; Faculty University of Tennessee
Kate Vitasek is an internationally recognized innovator in the practice of supply chain management and outsourcing. She first attained prominence with her visionary call for more efficient outsourcing practices and with her work in the Aerospace and Defense Industry on performance-based logistics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- 24 Artificial Intelligence
- 25 Big Data
- 74 Branding / Marketing
- 110 Business
- 142 Business Growth / Strategy / Trends
- 43 CEO
- 139 Change Management / Organizational Change
- 106 Communication
- 13 Conflict Resolution
- 60 Corporate Culture & Governance
- 24 Corporate Social Responsibility
- 63 Customer Relations
- 27 Disruption
- 2 Distribution / Supply Chain Management
- 62 Diversity and Inclusion
- 35 Emotional Intelligence
- 94 Employee Engagement
- 104 Entrepreneur
- 30 Ethics / Values
- 60 Futurists / Trends
- 5 Hospitality
- 60 Human Resources / Workforce Issues
- 50 Influence
- 153 Innovation / Creativity
- 24 IT
- 276 Leadership
- 38 Management
- 36 Moderator / Facilitator
- 19 Negotiation
- 19 Networking
- 28 Productivity
- 1 Real Estate
- 9 Risk Management
- 12 Safety
- 87 Sales
- 36 Social Media
- 34 Storytelling
- 19 Stress Management
- 15 Sustainability
- 117 Teamwork / Teambuilding
- 79 Thought Leader
- 14 Trust / Honesty
- 327 Virtual
- 55 Work-life Balance