Innovation / Creativity Keynote Speakers
Browse Innovation / Creativity Speakers
Innovation and creativity keynote speakers are catalysts for transformative growth. Their presentations inspire organizations to cultivate imaginative thinking, adapt to change, and unlock untapped potential. These speakers offer practical strategies for fostering innovation, nurturing creative talents, and navigating challenges. By sharing real-world insights and actionable approaches, they empower audiences to embrace change, drive breakthroughs, and create a culture that thrives on innovation, ultimately leading to enhanced competitiveness and long-term success.
Kate Ancketill Featured
Leading Authority in Global Retail & Business Futurism
Kate is a leading authority in global retail and business futurism. With retail, consumer,
brand, hospitality, and technology specialisation, making complex societal shifts and
emerging technologies relatable for any audience.
Sekou Andrews Featured
GRAMMY-Nominated Spoken Word Poet; Award-Winning Entrepreneur; Innovation & Disruption Expert
Sekou delivers powerful poetic presentations that give voice to the missions of organizations and help them tell their most powerful stories. He is the creator of this new, refreshing, speaking category that seamlessly fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to make messages more moving and memorable.
Jason Barger Featured
Author of "Thermostat Cultures" and named Top 200 Global Thought Leader
Jason is dynamic, funny, a phenomenal storyteller! Perfect for groups looking to cut through distractions and re-engage people around authentic leadership, growing an engaged culture & vision. His latest books "Breathing Oxygen" and Thermostat Cultures" are perfect for teams focused on leadership / culture. Named a Top 200 Thought Leader
Sewa Beats Featured
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!
Lisa Bodell Featured
Entrepreneur; Author; Innovation Expert; CEO of FutureThink
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.
David Burkus Featured
Leading Business Thinker; Bestselling Author; Leadership Expert
David Burkus is an organizational psychologist and best-selling author. Recognized as one of the world’s leading business thinkers, his forward-thinking ideas and books are helping leaders and teams do their best work ever.
Michael C. Bush Featured
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.
Erica Dhawan Featured
Author, Digital Body Language, Collaboration and Innovation Expert
Erica Dhawan is the world’s leading authority on Connectional Intelligence and the Founder & CEO of Cotential. Through speaking, training and consulting, she teaches business leaders innovative strategies that increase value for clients, deliver results and ensure competitiveness.
Mick Ebeling Featured
Founder of Not Impossible Labs, CEO and Founder of The Ebeling Group
Most recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation.
Dr. Jackie Freiberg Featured
Thought Leader; International Bestselling Author; Business Owner; Entrepreneur Executive Leadership and Culture Consultant
One of the world’s leading speakers and authorities on Courageous Leadership, Culture, Change, and the Female Economy, Dr. Jackie Freiberg helps leaders develop courage skills to create the best places where the best people do their best work to make the world better.
Jia Jiang Featured
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.
Dewitt Jones Featured
Former National Geographic Photographer
Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. A master of the platform, he combines stories from his years with National Geographic with his extraordinary photographs to teach both creativity and vision. Each year his words and images inspire thousands to ‘Celebrate What’s Right With the World’!
Soren Kaplan, Ph.D. Featured
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 Praxie.
Elliot Kotek Featured
CEO & Founder - The Nation of Artists
Elliot is an innovator and content creator who blends technology and empathy to change the world. His 4Ps approach is used to re-center companies in their purpose, and the 50+ honors he's received while working with the planet's biggest names proves that Ideas + Empathy = Impact.
Katie Linendoll Featured
Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality; Consumer Technology Expert; Tech Contributor, The Today Show
Katie Linendoll is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, consumer technology expert, and one of the leading women in the field of technology. Linendoll makes frequent appearances as a regular expert contributor for major media outlets including The TODAY Show, The Rachael Ray Show, CBS Sports Radio and more.
Greg McKeown Featured
Author of the New York Times bestseller, "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less." Host of the, "What's Essential" podcast.
Emerging as one of the most sought after speakers on leadership, peak performance, and business growth, Greg McKeown has trained at hundreds of events across the world including in the U.S., Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway and Singapore.
Brad Montgomery Featured
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!
Natalie Nixon Featured
Creativity, Future of Work, Foresight, Transformation and Leadership Expert; Global Keynote Speaker, Advisor and Author; Founder of Figure 8 Thinking.
Rakia Reynolds Featured
Founder and EO at Skai Blue Media
Raki is one of the most sought-after minds in strategic communications, a thought leader, tastemaker, and branding expert. Her guiding principles as an intriguing storyteller focus on the future of creaticity which gives her the ability to navigate the ever-increasing complex cultural and social media landscapes.
Dr. David Ricketts Featured
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.
Tim Sanders Featured
Top Innovation Expert ,Technology Pioneer and 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.”
Mark Schulman Featured
World-Renowned Drummer; Author; Motivator; Expert, The Secrets of Rockstar Performance
Mark Schulman is a monster drummer who has rocked the world's biggest stages with P!NK, Cher, Billy Idol, and more. As a speaker, Mark delivers a rock show disguised as a keynote, inspiring audiences to unleash their inner rockstar.
Terri Sjodin Featured
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.
Anders Sörman-Nilsson Featured
Thinque Tank. Futurist. Innovation Strategist. Speaker.
Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist & founder of strategy think tank Thinque. Since 2005 he has been a strategic advisor to Fortune 500 execs and helped leaders on 4 continents decode trends, decipher what’s next and turn provocative questions into proactive strategies.
Erik Wahl Featured
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.
Mike Walsh Featured
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.
Duncan Wardle Featured
Former 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.
Four Day Weekend Featured
Comedy Group: Building Connections Through Laughter
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.
Award Winning Entrepreneur, Brand Loyalty & Innovation Expert: Thousands Have Johnny Cupcakes' Logo as Tattoos!
If you want to inspire cult-like brand loyalty, the kind that involves mile long queues and permanent tattoos, Johnny Earle is your speaker!
CEO of Hyperloop Technologies, Founder of JumpStarter
Dirk Ahlborn is a top innovation keynote speaker and the founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. Dirk has spoken about innovation, the future of transport, and the future of building companies in the internet age at 80+ conferences worldwide.
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.
Nikolas Badminton grew up with his focus on the future from a very early age to being one of the world’s leading Futurist Keynote Speakers. Read more about his upbringing, education, experience, and some of the projects he became well known for.
#1 International Bestselling Author of The Third Door and Expert on Exponential Growth & Success
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.
Founder and Creator of Shazam, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Tech Investor
CHRIS BARTON changed the way the world discovers music with his app Shazam. In his speeches, he takes audiences through the lessons he’s learned and reveals a new way of thinking called “Start from Zero.”
Expert on Decision Making, Consumer Behavior and How Products and Ideas Become Popular
Dr. Jonah Berger is an author and a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a world-renowned expert on decision making, social influence, word of mouth, and how products, ideas, and behaviors become popular.
Technologist, Innovation Provocateur, Digital Disruption Strategist, and Former IBM Chief Innovation Officer and Watson Co-Lead
With highly engaged discussions, Linda raises the comfort level audiences have with embracing disruptive technologies. She shares an enthusiastic outlook on how a wide range of sectors such as finance, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare can futureproof their business and thrive in the disruptive economy.
Co-founder GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light, Award-winning Author
Amy Blankson is a positive leadership consultant and among her many achievements, has been named a Point of Light by Presidents Bush and Clinton. As a mother of three, she hopes Ripple’s Effect will inspire young people to make a positive difference in their world.
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.
Speaker, Author, Artist
John’s motivational talks celebrate diversity and overcoming obstacles in an engaging and entertaining way. His theme centers around turning negatives into positives and creating solutions while fostering a more inclusive environment where everyone can flourish and be heard.
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.
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.
Futurist, AI 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.
100% Content 100% Entertainment and 0% Slides
Christine has a hilarious and memorable program to help people have more energy, and less stress resulting in a happier and more productive workplace. Her style is relatable and captivating.
She is in the Speaker Hall of Fame, a Certified Speaking Professional; and the Author of 2 award-winning books.
Internet of Things Speaker, Stanford Lecturer, Former President of Oracle on Demand
Timothy Chou combines both working in industry and academia. He served as the President of Oracle On Demand, lectured for over 20 years at Stanford University, created the first class on cloud computing at Tsinghua University, written two important books, The End of Software and Cloud: Seven Clear Business Models.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Mark DeVolder
Top Change and Transformation Expert, Award Winning Top 10 Speaker, Transition Thought-Leader
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Global Technology Executive - Digitization, Transformation and Innovation, WSJ Bestselling Author
An award-winning global technology operations executive, WSJ Bestselling author. 20+ years of experience, proven expert in building and leading global cross-industry business & technology teams focused on revenue and market share growth, including in AI and IoT. Known for demystifying complexities of emerging technologies, cutting through the hype.
Top Rated Speaker | Trainer | Author | Entrepreneur
Matt is the perfect balance between education and entertainment ensuring every attendee leaves with a customized plan to implement them content taught. As a master storyteller, Matt teaches anyone how to maximum benefit with resources they already have in a short amount of time. A Must-have At Your Event!
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.
Expert, Connecting Well-Being and Performance; Healthcare Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Host, American Express Business Class Docuseries; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School
Suneel Gupta is a bestselling author, Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, and host of the “Business Class” docuseries & podcast. Suneel shows leaders and teams how to avoid burnout and increase creativity, resilience, innovation, and performance.
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.
Business Growth Expert
Award-winning professional development expert with a background in stand-up comedy. Multiple presentations including Uncrapify Your Life! and Us Vs. Them, each designed to combine the content of a traditional keynote with the entertainment value of a comedy show. Regular guest on Fox Business News, featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Innovation, Transformational Leadership, and Exponential Growth Thought Leader
Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation, transformational leadership and exponential growth. His keynotes share meaningful strategies to drivechange delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action
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.
Acclaimed Author; Business School Lecturer & Board Member; Serial Entrepreneur
Peter Hinssen is a serial entrepreneur, adviser and keynote speaker on the topics of radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business.
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.
Speaker. Author. Facilitator. Business Strategist.
AmyK teaches executives, biz owners, influences and go-getters how to confidently lead their toughest conversations at work and at home without saying something they regret, giving their power away or damaging their relationships.
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.
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.
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. He has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have revolutionized an industry.
Broadway Legend (longest-running Christine in Phantom of the Opera), Author, Speaker, Entertainer
Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star, a bestselling author, and a TEDx and keynote speaker-singer. Her legendary run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera spanned more than 1,500 performances. It earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time.
NYT Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation
Diana Kander is a New York Times Bestselling Author of All In Startup, entrepreneur, innovation consultant, and keynote speaker for Fortune 1000 companies who asks some big questions. What causes big, household brands to lose relevance with their customers and go out of business?
Marketing specialist, Author, and Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist
His in-depth knowledge of the high-tech industry combined with his years of management experience enable him to address a wide range of audiences. His particular strength is the ability to quickly understand diverse industries.
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 Effect; Cloud Surfing; and The Innovation Zone, and founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.
Daniel Kraft, MD
Physician, Scientist, and Entrepreneur
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and innovator who speaks on how rapidly developing technologies are and will impact the future of healthcare and medicine.
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker & Performance Strategist
These days we're faced with an ever-evolving landscape. To succeed it’s essential to learn how to adapt to change, develop resilience, express oneself authentically, and collaborate, innovate and take action. Performance Strategist, Victoria Labalme, will show your teams how to come alive and win over the people they serve.
World-renowned Photographer, Team Builder & Author of Picturing Joy
George Lange is an internationally renowned photographer. Through the lens of photography, George creates events for corporations looking for a fresh team experience, an engaging workshop that illuminates how to bring authenticity, trust and connection to the workplace.
Innovative Technology Speaker, CEO and Founder of Emotiv
Tan Le is a technology entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of EMOTIV. She has won numerous awards, been chosen by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010, and picked by Forbes’ for 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011.
Urbanist, Futurist, and Expert on the Post-Pandemic Future of Cities, Work, Travel, Mobility, and more
Greg is an up-tempo, high-energy speaker who packs more images, ideas, and provocations into an hour than anyone. Whether speaking about the future of cities, work, technology, or mobility, he weaves fresh insights and speculation into keynotes that alternately thrill, terrify, and inspire audiences.
Creativity Expert; Director; Former Lead Storyteller and Animator at Pixar Studios
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.
Presidential Advisor; Economist; Entrepreneur; Author; Speaker
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.
Serial Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist and Visionary
Lital Marom is a digital visionary, entrepreneur and strategist leading a new approach to learning and social change. Lital empowers business leaders with the innovation tools required to enter new markets, new sources of revenue, scale faster, increase profit to future proof their businesses in the digital economy.
Daren Martin, PhD
WSJ & USA Today Bestselling Author | International Keynote Speaker | The Culture Architect
Dr. Martin's thought leadership and change strategies in transforming companies earned him the title The Culture Architect. He acts as a Trusted Advisor to business leaders at companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small businesses to optimize performance at every level.
Rita Gunther McGrath
Professor, Columbia Business School
Rita Gunther McGrath is a world-renowned thought leader and a professor at Columbia Business School, where she directs the popular Leading Strategic Growth and Change program. She is widely recognized as a premiere expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty.
Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, Consultant
Dr. Joseph Michelli is an internationally sought-after public speaker, organizational consultant, and a #1 New York Times bestselling business author who has worked with and written about customer-centric organizations such as Airbnb, Starbucks, Zappos, UCLA Health System, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Mercedes-Benz USA.
Award-Winning Author. Motivational Speaker. Career Consultant
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
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.
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.
Founder of Sprinkles & Pizzana; WSJ & NYT Bestselling Author; Food Network and Netflix Personality and Producer
Candace revolutionized the baking industry when she left a career in finance to start Sprinkles, the world's first cupcake bakery and Cupcake ATM. She is now innovating the pizza space with her award winning pizza concept, Pizzana. She is also a WSJ and NYT bestselling author, TV personality and producer.
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.
Workforce Engagement, Employee Experience, Culture & Transformation, Disruption
Gregory demonstrates three principles of engagement, found in a Piano Bar, which create experiences people want to engage with again and again. He then shares stories of real world organizations who've applied these principles to business, and offers a framework for your people to do the same. It's Unforgettable
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.
Dr. Nido Qubein
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.
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.
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.
Advisor and Coach to C-suite, Author, Leadership, Transformation, Purpose, and Culture
Sara Roberts is a leading authority and “go-to” expert on organizational transformation, culture, and building purpose-led companies. She’s been an advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 and start-up leaders, a sought-after keynote speaker, and an entrepreneur.
Business Growth Accelerator, Author, and Multi-type Entrepreneur
Ford Saeks delivers impactful, interactive and entertaining presentations that improve results! From start-ups to Fortune 500s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator. He has helped hundreds of organizations, in a variety of industries, boost sales and profits.
Melissa A. Schilling
Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business and Innovation Researcher
Melissa A. Schilling is the Herzog Family Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Schilling’s research focuses on innovation and strategy in high technology industries such as smartphones, video games, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electric vehicles, and renewable energies.
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.
Hilarious Motivator and Change Expert
Hilarious Entrepreneur. TV Personality. Unforgettable takeaways. Ross Shafer’s 23 companies and his 10 business books on reinvention/resilience dovetail with his success as an Emmy Winning Comedian, Network Talk & Game Show host.
Innovation and Change Management Strategist, Global Thought Leader and Emerging Tech Futurist
Jack Shaw is an Innovation and Change Management Strategist with more than 30 years' experience helping leaders transform their organizations' digital ecosystems amid new waves of emerging technology.
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.
Classical Music's "No. 1 Maverick"
How do you get to be named Classical Music's "No.1 Maverick" ? By repeatedly defying
expectations, delivering riveting performances and combining passion and innovation at
every turn. Called a "musical force of nature", Jade Simmons is easily one of the most
exciting and versatile artists on the scene today.
29-Time Emmy Award Winning Hall of Fame Speaker on Innovation, Creativity, and Breakthrough Thinking
Bill helps organizations "future-proof" themselves against uncertainty by taking the mystery out of innovation. By enabling innovation in everyone, Bill brings out the creative genius in all members of a team—giving them a competitive advantage and helping them become one of the "cool kids" in their industry.
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.
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.
CEO of SocialProof Security; Ethical Hacker
Rachel is a hacker and the CEO of SocialProof Security where she helps people and companies keep their data safe by training and pentesting them on social engineering risks.
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.
World's Authority on Highly Collaborative Relationships That Drive Innovation; Faculty University of Tennessee
Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning work on highly collaborative business relationships. She is the author of seven books and has been featured on Bloomberg, CNN International, NPR, and Fox Business News. Kate is a master "edutainer" and is fabulous at customizing speeches and workshops.
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.
Nicholas J Webb
Top Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Healthcare, Leadership, Workforce and Customer Experience
Nick is one of the Top Keynote Speakers in the World. His books, What Customers Crave, What Customers Hate, Innovation Mandate, The Healthcare Mandate, Happy Work and his just released, Lucid Leadership are Number One Bestsellers. His Five-Star, Customized Live and Virtual Talks are High Energy, Fun and Impactful.
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 life changing story. How to use trust to change the world.
Practicing C-Suite Executive; Author; Change and Transformation Thought Leader
Practicing C-Suite executive, speaker & author who helps companies successfully navigate transition, rapid growth & change. Over his career, Keith has been recognized as one of the highest ranking African-American executives in the U.S. and a Board Member of the prestigious Executive Leadership Council.
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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