Innovation / Creativity Keynote Speakers

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Innovation and Creativity keynote speakers celebrate creativity by attaching one's happiness to the future of personal passion and success. GDA Speakers is inspired by artists and innovator keynote speakers who make us ponder. Call GDA Speakers for your next innovation and creativity keynote speaker to add a different dimension to your event.


Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Paul Allen

Ancestry.com Founder, Tech Entrepreneur, and Global Strengths Evangelist

Paul Allen is known for founding Ancestry.com. His bigger mark is Soar. 

Soar is building an AI global platform to help individuals reach their full potential by discovering and developing their strengths, creating positive relationships and productive partnerships, and boasting natural talent with tools and technology.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Kate Ancketill

Inspirational Retail & Hospitality Trends Speaker, 'How the Future Consumer will Buy'

Kate's the go-to gal for understanding the omni-channel revolution and how the physical and digital worlds are colliding in retail and hospitality. Her London based research team tap into the world's best designers to gather global insight on trends in a mobile-first world.

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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: 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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Sewa Beats

Connecting People, Sustaining Impact

Sewa Beats is an international corporate training company that delivers programs in the areas of leadership development and collaboration, all of which involve rhythm and music. With an instrument provided for each participants, our powerful programs are an unforgettable way to unite teams, motivate staff, and deliver corporate messaging!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 15 Videos: 5

Chip Bell

Best-Selling Author of Take Their Breath Away & Kaleidoscope

Chip Bell has helped many Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their bottom lines through innovative customer-centric strategies that address the needs of today’s picky, fickle, and vocal customers. Global Gurus 2018 ranked him the #2 keynote speaker in the world on customer service.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Steve Blank

Father of Modern Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. He’s changed how startups are built; how entrepreneurship is taught; how science is commercialized, and how companies and the government innovate.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Amy Blankson

Co-founder GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light, Award-winning Author

Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents.  She received a Presidential appointment to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 4

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: 8 Books: 2 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: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Dr. Gary Bradt

Author, Clinical Psychologist, Leadership Consultant, and C-Suite Executive Coach

Dr. Gary Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Leonard Brody

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-selling Author and a 2 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: 3 Videos: 4

David Burkus

Best-selling Author, Sought After Speaker, Professor

David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His newest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Larry Burns

Former General Motors VP of R&D, Mobility Consultant for Google Inc.

Lawrence D. "Larry" Burns is the former corporate vice president of Research and Development for General Motors. Burns oversaw GM's advanced technology, innovation programs, and corporate strategy. Within GM, he personally championed vehicle electrification, “connected” vehicles, fuelcells, bio-fuels, advanced batteries, autonomous driving, and a series of innovative concept vehicles.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Daniel Burrus

Innovation Expert, Technology Futurist & Business Strategist

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Gabor George Burt

Business Tranformationist, Innovation Pioneer, Founder of the Slingshot Framework

Gabor George Burt is the global authority on re-imagining boundaries and author of the book Slingshot. A mastermind of innovation, creativity and strategy, Gabor enables individuals and organizations to overstep perceived limitations and to carve out successful growth strategies. His Slingshot Framework is at the forefront of global innovation.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Susan Cain

Chief Revolutionary and Co-Founder of Quiet Revolution

Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution LLC and the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 11

Jim Carroll

Global Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Innovation Expert

Jim is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He has a track record of inspiring organizations to re-frame the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, trans-formative change.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Christine Cashen

100% Content 100% Entertainment and 0% Slides

Fun Factor expert, on creativity, communication, and sparking ideas to handle conflict, reduce stress & energize employees; CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Certified Speaking Professional; Author of The Good Stuff (2011) and It's Your Business

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 9

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine and Bestselling Author Helping Leaders Confront Trends Driving Disruption

The best companies and leaders win by confronting reality faster than the competition. Geoff Colvin of Fortune delivers valuable insights to help audiences do just that. He unpacks actionable insights on economic, competitive, political, and technological forces driving disruptive change - revealing what top companies are doing to manage them.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Carol Cone

Corporate Social Responsibility and Purpose Branding Expert and Speaker

Carol Cone, CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, pioneered the field of social purpose in the 1980s, and today is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost social impact experts. Her work has surpassed organizational goals, garnered hundreds of awards, and raised billions of dollars for a variety of outstanding causes.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate Mogul & Business Expert

As a much-in-demand motivational speaker, and now a best-selling author, Barbara has successfully transitioned from her role as head of The Corcoran Group to that of popular television personality.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Dan Coughlin

President of The Coughlin Company and Expert on Organizational Change

Dan makes complicated business ideas clear and practical. He really helps business leaders improve their performance right away.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 2

John Coyle

Founder of The Art of Really Living & Olympian

John Coyle is the Founder of The Art of Really Living, an Olympic silver medalist, NBC Sports analyst, SVP and Professor of Innovation. As a speaker, his talent is weaving facts, examples and intellectual principles into engaging stories which bring his topics to life, and leave you with actionable ideas.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Cheryl Cran

Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert

Cheryl is a dynamic inspirational keynote speaker who focuses on future of work and change leadership. She gives you strategies, with high energy/dynamic delivery and will provide your audiences with the tools, ideas and strategies to make the changes needed to thrive in today's fast paced reality.

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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: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Zubin Damania, MD

Innovative Founder of Turntable Health, YouTube Sensation ZDoggMD

Innovative Founder of Turntable Health, YouTube Sensation ZDoggMD (brings awareness to important health topics using parody music videos which receive millions of views)

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Dr. Mark DeVolder

The Change Specialist

Dr. Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today's original thinkers and motivators on transitions. His high-energy, content-rich and humor-filled presentations teach people how to be bold, flexible and innovative in face of constant change.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Peter Diamandis

Futurist; Chairman and CEO; Co-author

Futurist; Chairman and CEO, X Prize Foundation; Co-founder & Chairman, Singularity University and Co-author, Abundance: The Future Is Better than You Think.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Amy Edmondson

Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Dr. Paul Fedak

Heart Surgeon and Innovator

Dr. Paul Fedak is a cardiac surgeon, innovator, mentor, and academic leader.  He is an engaging speaker who uses reflection into the rigorous training and unique challenges faced by performing open-heart surgery and developing novel biomedical innovations to provide useful insights into technical mastery, peak performance, and self-discovery.  

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Shane Feldman

Global Youth Empowerment Expert, Producer, and Social Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO of Count Me In.

Shane Feldman is an internationally recognized global youth empowerment expert, motivational speaker, producer, and social entrepreneur. As Founder and CEO of Count Me In, Shane is the creative strategist and visionary behind the world's largest youth-run organization that has impacted over 10-million youth in over 100 countries.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Captain Chad Fleming

Retired U.S. Army Captain, Highly Decorated War Hero, Amputee

Captain Fleming has been deployed overseas six times with the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his TEN deployments overseas Captain Fleming has been wounded in combat on THREE separate occasions (Gun shot wounds and hand grenades).

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 4

George Foreman

Two-Time Heavyweight Champion Boxer & Entrepreneur

He's one of the most recognizable faces in the world. A world heavyweight champion. The force behind one of the biggest and most successful brands. A trans-formative personality who has been knocked down, but not out, only to rise again in his life. He's George Foreman.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Harry Freedman

“The Nation's Misleading Expert” - Lying For Laughs for over 25 years!

Harry will have everyone believing he's a real expert even as gets your audience hysterically laughing. It's a great way to energize, refresh and bring your group closer together.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 8 Videos: 8

Dr. Jackie Freiberg

Thought Leader and International Best-Selling Author

For over 27 years, Jackie has been on a mission to expose the unconventional, business-best practices of globally admired leaders. Concrete Examples • Entertaining Stories • Valuable Takeaways. Just a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Jackie Freiberg to be their featured speaker.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 8 Videos: 6

Kevin Freiberg

Co-Author of 7 Award Winning Books

President of San Diego Consulting Group, Inc., a speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 20 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders to provide road maps that help clients create their own revolutionary strategies for growth.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 5

David Garibaldi

WORLD RENOWNED ARTIST

David Garibaldi is a world-renowned Performance Painter who creates life-size masterpieces all under 10 minutes.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Joe Gerstandt

Diversity & Inclusion Speaker, Author and Advisor

Joe Gerstandt is a speaker, author and advisor bringing greater clarity,
action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts.
Joe has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, and
everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits,
and blogs at joegerstandt.com.

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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: 1 Videos: 6

Katie Goodman

comic, actress, author, and speaker

Katie Goodman is an award-winning comedian, author and speaker. She has been seen on Showtime, Current TV, and TruTV, as well as touring internationally. She is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, has contributed to O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Peter Guber

Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment

Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Heidi Hanna

Keynote Speaker, Author, Health & Performance Consultant

Dr. Hanna provides a grounded, realistic approach to integrative neuroscience, teaching and facilitating dynamic and engaging conversations about all things related to making brains work better. She can also assist with programming to energize your meeting through workouts, nutrition planning and meditation breaks.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Phil Hansen

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: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Chris Helder

Master in the Areas of Communication and Influence

Master in the areas of communication and influence; Author of two bestselling books: “The Ultimate Book of Influence” which has been published in five languages, and his latest release, “Useful Belief”, which is a game changer in the field of motivation and performance; Presented over 2,000 times around the world

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Doc Hendley

Founder of Wine To Water & One of the Top 10 CNN 2009 Heroes

The W|W story and a Filter Build provide a tangible experience at corporate events for participants to connect to the world water crisis, make a significant impact, and be part of the solution.  

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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: 7 Books: 9 Videos: 3

Edward Hess

Industry leader, author of Learn or Die and Humility is the New Smart

Professor Edward D. Hess spent more than 20 years in the business world as a senior executive at Warburg Paribas Becker, Boettcher & Company, the Robert M. Bass Group and Arthur Andersen. Author of 12 books, over 100 practitioner articles dealing with growth, innovation, and learning cultures, systems and processes.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Jason Hewlett

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.

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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: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Sally Hogshead

Expert on How to Fascinate

Your personality has a unique advantage. Once you understand this advantage, people are more likely to listen to you, remember you, and admire you.

Use your Advantages and you’ll fascinate anyone in 9 seconds.

Other tests measure how you see the world.

This one measures how the world sees you.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Gary Hoover

Business Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator

No one is more widely read and knows more about businesses and different industries than Gary Hoover. He understands innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a dynamic speaker.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Rich Horwath

New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author on strategy

The #1 most valued skill in business people today is strategic thinking. But only 23 percent of managers are strategic. Rich Horwath presents a simple framework for all business people to live strategically to reach their full potential.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

AmyK Hutchens

Speaker. Author. Trainer. Business Strategist.

As a Keynote Speaker and Think Tank facilitator, AmyK focuses exclusively on the critical thinking skills and behaviors required for your brilliant leadership, innovation, culture and sales.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Cirque Productions

Corporate Entertainment

Cirque Dreams events can be tailored to any program to specific needs for “show stopping” entertainment, blending amazing acts and happenings with current music, trends and costumes scripted into your program's variables from food & beverage to speeches, awards & mingling, resulting in an event your guests will never forget.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Ron Insana

CNBC Contributor, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, Bestselling Author and Financial Professional

Ron Insana is a contributor to CNBC and MSNBC, where he discusses the most pressing economic issues of the day. Ron delivers The Market Scoreboard Report to radio stations around the country. He has written for Money magazine and USA Today and has hosted two nationally syndicated radio programs.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 6

Jason Jennings

Authority on Leadership, Change, Growth & Innovation

Jason Jennings is a thought provoking, highly skilled communicator who delivers the goods when it comes to leading people and companies to their full potential in the areas of revenue growth, reinvention, speed, productivity, leadership and employee engagement.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Frans Johansson

Author of The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World

Frans Johansson is the bestselling author of The Medici Effect and The Click Moment. He has spoken to audiences worldwide about intersectional innovation and success, and has founded a software startup, a healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He is the founder and CEO of The Medici Group. (50 words)

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 9

Terry Jones

Founder of Travelocity.com, Founding Chairman of Kayak.com, Digital Disruptor

Terry Jones, author, venture capitalist, innovator and keynote speaker is the founder of Travelocity.com, founding Chairman of Kayak.com and current Chairman for Wayblazer, a company designed around innovation and travel. He has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have revolutionized an industry.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Phil M Jones

Exactly Like...Nobody Else

Phil M Jones is a master of influence and persuasion – the author of the best selling “Exactly” Book Series with over $500,000 in sales – and producer of the “Most Listened To” Audiobook of 2018.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Diana Kander

NYT Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation

Diana is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Soren Kaplan, Ph.D.

Disruptive Innovation & Change Expert & Author of WSJ Bestseller Leapfrogging

Soren Kaplan is the bestselling and award winning author of Leapfrogging and The Invisible Advantage, an Affiliated Professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a writer for FastCompany and Inc. Magazine, a globally recognized keynote speaker, and the Founder of InnovationPoint and upBOARD.

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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: 10 Books: 4 Videos: 7

Scott Klososky

Technology Expert

A former CEO of three successful tech startup companies and principal at consulting firm Future Point of View, Scott Klososky specializes in seeing beyond the horizon of how technology is changing the world.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 8

Elliot Kotek

Content Chief & Co-Founder of Not Impossible, Executive Director - The Not Impossible Foundation

Elliot is a social innovator with degrees in Law, Science and Storytelling. His particular obsession is collaborating on harnessing technology and science to produce low-cost solutions for our most vulnerable populations then utilizing the power of film and the strength of brands to amplify those stories for true reach.

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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: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Victoria Labalme

Performing Artist & Performance Strategist

Victoria Labalme helps people perform at their highest levels by unlocking their hidden genius. With 20 years in the Performing Arts — from Broadway to comedy, landmark films to high-profile television — her custom-crafted keynotes get people primed, inspired and prepared to tackle their pressing challenges. She delivers stunning results. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jeff Leitner

Founder of Unwritten Labs, Social Innovator, Researcher, Author, Teacher

Jeff Leitner is a social innovator, researcher, author, and teacher.  He is a fellow at New America in Washington, D.C., author of See Think Solve: A Simple Way to Tackle Tough Problems, and speaker and facilitator on the organizational and larger social influence of unwritten rules.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Mark Levy

Positioning and Ideation Expert, Author of "Accidental Genius"

Mark Levy is a positioning and ideation expert who organizations and thought leaders hire to increase their fees by up to 2,000%. He does that by helping them come up with their "big sexy idea." That's the idea that they're going to be known for throughout the world.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Greg Lindsay

Expert on Cities, Mobility, Travel, Trade, and the Future of Work

Greg is a funny, provocative, dynamic speaker who packs more ideas and examples into an hour-long than almost anyone. Whether he's speaking about the future of cities, or the office, or autonomous cars, or tourist destinations, he weaves fresh reporting and speculation about the future to make every speech memorable.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Katie Linendoll

Tech Contributor, Today Show

An Emmy Award winning tech expert and journalist who travels the world seeking exclusive stories on science, technology and innovation. A tech contributor on the TODAY Show, you can also find Katie as a weekly regular on Fox News, Sports Illustrated, Popular Science and other outlets.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Josh Linkner

Five-time Tech Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Professional Jazz Guitarist

Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, NY Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, professional jazz guitarist, and keynote speaker on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

John Livesay

Author of Better Selling Through Storytelling | Helping Sales Leaders Go from Invisible to Irresistible

The Pitch Whisperer John Livesay can keynote on the topics of sales, marketing, negotiation and persuasion. John helps sales teams become revenue rockstars by leveraging the power of storytelling to go from Invisible to Irresistible with their ideal clients. His new book is ”Better Selling Through Storytelling" (2019).

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Matthew Luhn

Former Pixar Story Artist, Writer, Story Consultant, Creative Writing Instructor and Speaker

Matthew Luhn is a writer, story and branding consultant, creative writing instructor and keynote speaker with over 25 years' experience creating stories and characters formerly at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond.

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Keynotes: 3 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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Pippa Malmgren

Co-founder of H Robotics and former Bush Economic Advisor

Dr. Malmgren regularly visits with leading policy-makers among the offices of heads of government, the boards of central banks and elected and appointed officials among the G7 countries in order to discern how the political and policy environment influences prices in financial markets.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Mike Massimino

Astronaut, Columbia Professor, Author, Media Personality

An astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, and a New York Times bestselling author, Mike is currently a Columbia University professor, an Intrepid Museum advisor, a television host, and frequent guest on morning shows, news programs, and late night television.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 5 Videos: 8

Rita Gunther McGrath

Professor, Columbia Business School

Smart, fresh, funny and challenging - McGrath is a business speaker who challenges assumptions, makes complex concepts accessible and offers a window into how executives need to be thinking today if they want to remain relevant.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Greg McKeown

Best-selling Author "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less", CEO of THIS Inc, Young Global Leader

Speaks to people who have ever felt motion sickness instead of momentum or felt they were making a millimeter progress in a million directions. Offers a way of thinking for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles in order to break through to the next level.

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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: 13 Books: 6 Videos: 13

Jamie Metzl

Technology Futurist, Global Affairs Specialist, Science Fiction Novelist

Named "Top 100 Human Resources Influencers of 2019," Jamie is a fascinating thinker and electrifying speaker. He lectures widely on technology and geopolitics, is an acclaimed scifi novelist and columnist, a regular CNN commentator, and a former white house official. Preparing for geopolitical and technology revolutions is his expertise. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 10 Videos: 2

Dan Millman

World Champion Athlete, Coach, Bestselling Author

Dan Millman, former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor, has written 16 books published in 29 languages, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, adapted to film in 2007. Dan speaks worldwide to leaders in business, sports, health, psychology, education, entertainment, and the arts.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Alden M. Mills

Former Navy SEAL Platoon Commander, Inc 500 CEO and Author of Be Unstoppable

Against all odds, ALDEN MILLS conquered asthma to accomplish extraordinary things: Nationally-ranked rower, a 3-time Navy SEAL platoon commander, CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in America, and author of Be Unstoppable. In doing it all, Alden failed more times than he succeeded.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Kaplan Mobray

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, CAREER CONSULTANT, FOUNDER OF THE KAPLAN MOBRAY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Ultra High Energy and engaging speaker that teaches audiences tools they can use immediately to elevate their career all while having fun and a positively memorable experience

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Brad Montgomery

Laugh-O-Nomics™

The science is clear: happy organizations with happy employees produce more than their unhappy counterparts. Brad can help get you and your team to where they need to be to perform at their very best!

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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: 0 Videos: 4

Aimee Mullins

Groundbreaking Athlete, Fashion Icon, Actor, TED All-Star, and Design Innovator

Aimée Mullins revels in the continuous exploration of what is possible—both for herself and those whose lives she touches. Aimée has developed her own unique formula for creating the “invented life,” fashioned from her undeniably unique combination of life experiences.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Dr. Romie Mushtaq, M.D.

Medicine Meets Mindfulness for Stress Management, Leadership & Innovation

Dr. Romie brings together her background as a brain doctor & mindfulness teacher to work with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and successful professionals to "BrainUp!" She has the unique expertise to explain how the brain works and the power behind mindfulness for stress management and effective leadership.  

 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Margaret A. Neale

Adams Distinguished Professor of Management

Professor Neale's research interests include bargaining and negotiation, distributed work groups, and team composition, learning, and performance. She is the author of over seventy articles on these topics and is a co-author of three books.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Roger Nierenberg

Symphony Conductor

Roger Nierenberg is the creator of The Music Paradigm. Mr. Nierenberg had lengthy tenures as the Music Director for the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

David Polinchock

Accomplished Innovator in Media, Technology and Experience

David has been involved in a wide range of experiential advertising programs, the introduction of virtual reality as a marketing tool and city festivals. He was even a Disney performer. He brings all of those experiences to his speaking engagements, which allow him bring his presentations to life.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Howard Putnam

Former CEO of Southwest Airlines

Howard Putnam is the former CEO of Southwest and Braniff Airlines and Group VP Marketing for United Airlines. Howard is a business and motivational speaker, author, consultant, commentator, and online mentor on: Leadership, Customer Service, Change, Transformation and Ethics.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Dr. Nido Qubein

Leadership Expert

Dr. Nido R. Qubein is an accomplished university president and a nationally recognized author, speaker, and leader. He is also chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company and serves on the boards of several national organizations.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

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: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Terry Rich

CEO, Author and Fraud Expert

Terry Rich is a successful CEO, international speaker, author and recent CEO of the Iowa Lottery, a $350 million enterprise. Earlier, he was President and CEO of Rich Heritage Inc., a national marketing and television production company which produced shows for HBO, ESPN and Comcast, among others. 

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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: 0 Videos: 4

Dr. David Ricketts

Innovator, Scholar and Harvard Innovation Fellow

Engaging audiences across the globe on innovation, science and technology, Dr. Ricketts guides and teaches executives, leadership teams and innovators. He helps leaders to understand the untapped value in their market and discover and solve high-impact problems, in order to outperform their competition.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Sara Roberts

The Expert in Future-Proofing your Company and its Culture

Sara Roberts is a leading authority and hands-on expert on organizational transformation, culture, and building purpose-led companies. She's known for helping Fortune 500 company leaders to future-proof their organizations by building a culture that's their source for adaptability, flexibility, and ingenuity.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Michael Rogers

The Practical Futurist

There are lots of futurists. Michael is a practical futurist with deep business and technology skills who is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

David Romanelli

Bestselling Author, Wellness Innovator, and Entrepreneur

As a bestselling author, wellness innovator, and entrepreneur, David Romanelli brings a unique, seasoned, and entertaining approach to today's pressing challenges of work-life balance, stress, information overload, and the overall desire to live a happier, healthier life.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Tim Sanders

Technology Pioneer, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Former Chief Solutions Officer from Yahoo! New York Times bestselling author of 5 books. And a 5 year faculty member at the Global Institute of Leadership Development. The Financial Times referred to his innovation/collaboration insights as a “force multiplier.”

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Alberto Savoia

Co-founder, Pretotype Labs, Former Google Executive and Authority on Innovation

Alberto Savoia, as Google’s first Engineering Director led the launch of the phenomenally profitable Google AdWords. As a compelling and highly engaging speaker, teacher, and hands-on innovator, Alberto is in constant demand as he keeps representing entrepreneurial innovation at Google.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Mark Schulman

World-class drummer for PINK, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Beyonce', Cher & Author

A legend in the music world and currently on tour with P!NK, Mark Schulman is an incredible musician, dynamic performer and a strategic business mind who has parleyed his success on stage into true business success.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Patrick Schwerdtfeger

Futurist Leading Authority on Technology Trends

As a leading expert in technology trends and a recognized authority on global business trends, Patrick Schwerdtfeger's work focuses on providing insights into the technological forces driving the transformation of businesses around the world.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Ross Shafer

Hilarious Motivator and Change Expert

Highly entertaining AND provides actionable solutions. Two-for-one package of entertainment and education.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Stephen Shapiro

Author and Innovation Consultant

Stephen cultivates innovation by showing leaders and their teams how to approach, tackle and solve their business challenges. Applying the knowledge he has accrued over decades, Stephen is able to see what others can’t: enabling organization to increase their innovation ROI tenfold.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 7

Peter Sheahan

Bestselling Author and World Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends and New Market Opportunities

Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.

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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: 1 Books: 9 Videos: 1

Samuel Shem

Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, and Activist

A world renowned speaker, Shem is known for his humor and gift for inspiring audiences.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Peter Sims

Best-selling author, founder & CEO of Parliament, inc., and a founder of BLK SHP

From pursuing his MBA at Stanford, working in venture capital, creating successful companies, and eventually writing a book on the process of innovation (Little Bets), Peter is an entrepreneur at heart.

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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: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Lisa Solomon

Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Professor of Innovation, Strategist to the Fortune 1000

An innovation strategist and leadership coach, Lisa Kay Solomon helps leaders develop the ability to build more expansive and creative futures through design-led tools, skills and behaviors. Lisa Kay Solomon believes we all have the capacity to be innovators.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Thinque Tank. Futurist. Innovation Strategist. Speaker.

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist & founder of strategy think tank Thinque. He's strategic advisor to Fortune 500 execs.

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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: 3 Videos: 2

Bill Stainton

29-Time Emmy Award Winning Leadership and Strategic Creativity Speaker

Bill is a 29-time Emmy Award winner who is an expert on Leadership and Strategic Creativity. His keynotes are funny, insightful, interactive, and full of show-biz stories that you won't hear anywhere else. Participants leave his programs with specific, actionable takeaways to help them become better, more creative leaders.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 8 Videos: 9

Scott Steinberg

Business Strategist, Innovation + Trend Expert, Technology Futurist

Award-winning professional speaker, bestselling expert on leadership/innovation. Author of Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty. Leading futurist/trends expert: 600+ outlets from CNN to TIME. Fortune 500 calls "defining figure” and "top trendsetter to follow."

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Curt Steinhorst

Author of 'Can I Have Your Attention?'

As the founder and CEO of Focuswise, Curt Steinhorst is dedicated himself as a leading voice on strategic communication. Curt speaks about the most important currency in today's economy: our attention. Focus is possible!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Patrick J. Sweeney II

Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Olympic-level athlete, Cancer Survivor

Innovation is a rarity; so is a speaker who is a combination of Tim Ferris and Richard Branson. A world-class athlete who applied sharable principles to business, dominating his field and changing lives. In more than 20 talks for Young President's Organization he's rated 9.7 out of 10. 

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Keynotes: 4 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: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Bill Taylor

Entrepreneur & Innovator; Co-founder, Fast Company; Bestselling Author: Simply Brilliant, Practically Radical

Bill Taylor shows business leaders a path to go from now to next in a world filled with nonstop disruption. Bill co-founded Fast Company, the business magazine that redefined the genre. He inspires people to not allow what they know to limit what they can imagine about the future.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Michael Tchong

Trends+Innovation Speaker, Adjunct Professor Univ. of San Francisco and UC Berkeley

Michael has founded four startups and is a highly rated speaker who created Ubertrends to map the future and shows how leveraging these tectonic shifts can propel innovation and change trajectories.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Marco Tempest

Cyber-illusionist, Tech innovator, Fellow MIT Media Lab

Cyber-illusionist, tech innovator & MIT Media Lab fellow, Marco presents cutting edge ideas and illusions in his keynote speeches and performances for all types of corporate and private audiences.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Jeff Tobe

Customer Experience Expert, Innovation and Creativity Guru, Employee Engagement Engineer

Over 20 years as a speaker, trainer, and business consultant has given Jeff the experience to apply best practices from leading companies to improve the customer experience across a wide range of industries.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Robert B. Tucker

Renowned Global Futurist and Thought Leader in the Field of Innovation

Robert B. Tucker is a renowned global futurist and innovation keynote speaker with a client list that includes over 200 of Fortune 500 companies. President and Founder of The Innovation Resource, Robert is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in the field of innovation.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Mark Valenziano

Inspiring personal greatness to lift organizations to new heights.

Mark explores six avenues to building confidence, infusing optimism, and reinforcing the whys and hows of adaptability. The result is individuals who are inspired, focused & aware, and companies that can more smoothly transition in to their future.

Mark customizes his programs to meet your specific goals.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Peter Vidmar

U.S. Men's Gymnastics Gold Medal Winner

Peter Vidmar, the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history, is a powerful and entertaining speaker. Peter discusses the three components of a perfect score in gymnastics - Risk, Originality and Virtuosity (ROV) - and how these principles apply to success in business and life.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Vivek Wadhwa

Renowned Technology Entrepreneur & Academic

Called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, U.S. competitiveness, and the future, Vivek Wadhwa’s work puts him at the heart of where innovations are being developed that will change the very way in which we work and live.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Tony Wagner

Expert in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab

Tony is the foremost spokesperson in America on the topic of how schools and corporations must adapt to the challenges of the innovation era.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Erik Wahl

Motivational Artist, The Warhol of Wall Street

Erik is one of the most sought after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit on creativity and innovation. His keynote has been described as an "epic audience experience"He speaks over 100 times a year and his sought after graffiti artwork has raised millions of dollars for charity.

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Keynotes: 3 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: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Mike Walsh

Bestselling Author of The Algorithmic Leader & CEO of Innovation Research Lab Tomorrow

Mike designs companies for the 21st century. With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Mike’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future potential.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Duncan Wardle

Foremer Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

The former Vice President of Innovation & Creativity at The Walt Disney Company, Duncan Wardle spent his 25-year career at Disney developing some of their most innovative ideas and strategies. Ideas that would forever change the way the company expands its impact, trains its employees, and solves problems creatively.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 8 Videos: 7

Nicholas J Webb

Top Speaker on Innovation, Healthcare and Customer Experience

Inspire your team to strive for excellence, let Nicholas take you and your audience on an incredible journey through his presentation.

  • Awarded over 40 US Patents
  • Bestselling Author
  • CEO of LeaderLogic, LLC
  • WesternU Adjunct Professor and Director of Innovation

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Four Day Weekend

Comedy Group

Voted Best Comedy and named “Best Entertainment Experience in Texas,” Four Day Weekend is a Fort Worth institution. They’ve been called “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors”, have been awarded the Key to the City, and have performed for two U.S. presidents and delivered a keynote address to the United States Congress.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Amy Wilkinson

Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Author of The Creator’s Code

Amy Wilkinson is CEO and founder of Ingenuity, lecturer at Stan-ford Graduate School of Business and author of The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs. She advises executives and emerging leaders around the world on how to master the skills that underlie entrepreneurial success.

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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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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 0

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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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Keith Wyche

Opens the Door to Successful Growth and Transformation!

Gain solutions on organizational transition resilience and career development from a results-driven, practicing c-suite executive. Keith pulls stories from his exceptional record of leading successful transformation initiatives in industries undergoing rapid change including technology, manufacturing, outsourced services, and grocery retail. Author of Good Is Not Enough and Corner Office Rules.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Joel Zeff

National Speaker/Workplace Expert/Author/Emcee/Humorist

Joel encourages organizations to CELEBRATE, LAUGH and PLAY to increase productivity, success and innovation. Joel invites audience members to participate in hilarious improvisational skits to demonstrate his messages on collaboration, change, leadership, and innovation. Joel is hilarious, interactive and delivers powerful messages. Very few speakers can do all three.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Gabe Zichermann

Technology Strategist: Employee and Customer Engagement, Tech-Life Balance

GABE ZICHERMANN is the world’s foremost expert and public speaker on the subject of gamification, user engagement and behavioral design and the Co-Founder of the behavior change software startup, Onward. Gabe recently was featured on 60 Minutes on the topic digital distractions vs productivity.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 4

The Passing Zone

Corporate Entertainers and Speakers on The Power of Partnership, Innovation, Collaboration & Execution

Looking for something different? Need something unexpected, unique, fresh, not just the same old speaker, comedian or magician? You’ve found something different! You’ve found roaring chainsaws, cheering attendees, flaming torches and knives flying through the air! You’ve found an experience, a surprise, genuine laughter. You’ve found The Passing Zone

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