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.
Lisa Bodell Featured
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.
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.
Amy Edmondson Featured
THE Authority on Psychological Safety and Team Learning in the Workplace; Best-selling Author, “The Fearless Organization”; Professor of Leadership and Management, 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.
Beau Lotto Featured
Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur, and Author of Deviate
To thrive in change, we must let go of assumptions and beliefs that keep us from seeing the world differently. Neurologist and perception science expert, Beau reveals why trading certainty for doubt increases our capacity to adapt, lead, innovate, and thrive in the darkness of “I don’t know.”
Jamie Metzl Featured
Technology and Healthcare Futurist, Global Affairs Specialist, Science Fiction Novelist, and Genetic Engineering Expert
Jamie Metzl is one of the world's leading futurists and global public health experts who has been called "the original Covid-19 whistleblower" for his groundbreaking work exploring pandemic origins. He is the author of five books, including recent bestseller Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.
Peter Sheahan Featured
Founder & CEO Karrikins Group, Bestselling Author, Named Top-25 Most Influential Speakers in the World
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.
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.
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.
Inspirational Retail & Hospitality Trends Speaker, 'How the Future Consumer will Buy'
Kate is a futurist with a tech, consumer, retail and brand specialization, making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience. She advises on the future of customer experience, how marketing is evolving, and using technology to adapt to new customer behaviors and expectations.
Lead Futurist & CEO, EXPONENTIAL MINDS
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.
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.
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 "Thermostat Cultures" and "Breathing Oxygen" are perfect for teams focused on leadership / culture. Named a Top 200 Thought Leader
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!
Best-Selling Author of Take Their Breath Away & Kaleidoscope
Chip Bell has helped Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their bottom lines through innovative customer-centric strategies. Global Gurus in 2020 ranked him for the sixth year in a row in the top three keynote speaker in the world on customer service.
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.
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.
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-selling Author and a Two-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.
Best-selling Author, Sought After Speaker, Professor
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.
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.
World Leading Futurist on Global Trends and Disruptive Innovation.
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.
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.
Michael C. Bush
Workplace Culture Authority
Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm. Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations.
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.
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
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.
Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine, and Bestselling Author Arming Leaders to Confront Disruptive Change and Win
Experience counts! Fortune veteran Geoff Colvin gives audiences critical information and insights they need to win. The rules have changed. Winning demands courage to confront reality faster than the competition. Transformation, innovation, and reinvention are on every leader’s mind. Colvin identifies what top companies and leaders are doing to adapt.
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.
"The Dean of Innovation," Business Professor and Author
Jeff DeGraff is referred to as the “Dean of Innovation.” His expertise has been shared globally at top innovation incubators and think tanks such as the Aspen Institute and with companies that include Eaton, GM, SPX, 3M, Apple, Coca-Cola, GE, Johnson & Johnson, LG, Pfizer, and Toyota.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Dr. Jackie Freiberg
Thought Leader and International Best-Selling Author
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.
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.
Haben Girma, Esq.
Human Rights Lawyer, Author, First Deafblind Graduate of Harvard Law School
The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of 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
Alex Goryachev is an award-winning global technology executive and a WSJ Bestselling author of “Fearless Innovation". Born innovator, he has a deep understanding of how business, technology and talent development play together. He can demistify innovation and make it relevant and pragmatic for different audiences.
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.
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.
Thought Leader and Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Transformational Leadership and Exponential Growth
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
Top 10 CNN Hero, Founder & President of Wine To Water
“My efforts are going to be a drop in the bucket, but if I would have never taken that step because it was too big of problem, then we wouldn’t be anywhere right now.” — DOC HENDLEY
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.
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.
Futurist Emeritus, Futurist.com Think Tank
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’!
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.
History-making Broadway star, a #1 International Amazon Bestselling Author, and Speaker.
Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star, bestselling author, and TEDx speaker. Her legendary run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera spanned more than 1,300 performances, and earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time.
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?
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.
Innovative Keynote Speaker & Composer
As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Writer, Fast Company
Polly LaBarre helps leaders create change-ready cultures that learn almost as fast as change itself. She arms audiences with a maverick manual – tools to break rules, harnessing the human element by inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying creativity, passion, and resourcefulness. Polly unpacks real-life lessons from her research and consulting.
Digital Transformation and Disruptive Leadership Expert
Charlene Li is an expert on digital transformation, leadership, customer experience and the future of work and the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller “Open Leadership” and the co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Groundswell”. Her latest book is the bestseller "The Disruption Mindset."
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.
Tech Entrepreneur, CEO, Author, Venture Capitalist, Professional Jazz Guitarist, Host of Creative Troublemakers Podcast, Keynote Speaker on a Mission to Drive Creativity, Innovation, and Reinvention
Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, professional jazz guitarist, host of Creative Troublemakers Podcast, and keynote speaker on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.
Author of Better Selling Through Storytelling | Helping Sales Leaders Go from Invisible to Irresistible
Many sales teams struggle to be memorable and not seen as a commodity. John Livesay helps sales teams become revenue rockstars by leveraging the power of storytelling to go from Invisible to Irresistible with their ideal clients. His best-selling book is ”Better Selling Through Storytelling".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author, Speaker, Career Consultant and 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
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!
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.
Dr. Romie Mushtaq, M.D.
Brain Doctor, Speaker on Stress Management & Workplace Wellness Expert, Chief Wellness Officer
Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker, and the founder of "brainSHIFT at Work." She is on a mission to transform mental health and employee wellness; and currently works with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations.
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.
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.
Strategy, Foresight & Innovation Expert; Creativity Guru; President & Founder of Figure 8 Thinking, Author
Natalie is a creativity strategist who happily integrates wonder and rigor into her life and work. She converted a 16-year career as a professor into a successful consulting practice. At Figure 8 Thinking, she emboldens leaders and organizations to apply creativity & foresight for transformative business results.
Simple Disruption, Significant Results!
Disruption and Creativity are THE most in demand leadership skills. While most people just talk about disruption, Greg actually "DISRUPTS" the concept with a music infused keynote performance that has audiences screaming for an encore - literally.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Leadership, Innovation & What It Takes To Be Extraordinary
"What It Takes To Be Extraordinary" Eric's keynote address talks about his journey cold-calling the most powerful people in the world and taking them out for coffee. His presentation explores the common traits, motivating factors and core beliefs which enable everyday people to produce extraordinary lives.
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.
Legendary Former Director of Communications Strategy at Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Former director of communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, he played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history. He is widely known as one of the business world’s most outspoken and provocative thought leaders.
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.
Innovation and Change Management Strategist, Global Thought Leader and 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
29-Time Emmy Award Winning Leadership and Strategic Creativity Speaker
Most organizations and leaders struggle to generate the innovative ideas that will put them ahead of the crowd. Bill Stainton makes coming up with innovative ideas easy and natural so that these same organizations and leaders can gain a continuous competitive advantage.
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."
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!
Robert I. Sutton
Organizational Change Virtual Keynote Speaker, Stanford Professor, Bestselling Author
Robert is a top organizational change speaker, Stanford Professor, and the NYT bestselling author. He also speaks about and is working on The Friction Project - why organizations make right things too hard to do, twrong things too easy, and how leaders and organizational designers can avert and overcome these obstacles.
Patrick J. Sweeney II
Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Ultra-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.
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.
Blind Speaker 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.
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.
Author, Academic, Speaker, Entrepreneur
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.
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.
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.
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
Four Day Weekend
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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