Innovation / Creativity Keynote Speakers

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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.


Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 4

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.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 0 Videos: 9

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 15

Lisa Bodell Featured

CEO of FutureThink; Bestselling Author of "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: 4 Books: 6 Videos: 6

David Burkus Featured

Leading Business Thinker; Bestselling Author; Leadership Expert

One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David’s forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are changing how companies approach leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 7

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. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 8 Videos: 13

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Phil Hansen Featured

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: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 6

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’!

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 9

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 9

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Brad Montgomery Featured

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: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 10

Natalie Nixon Featured

Creativity Guru | Award-Winning Author | Strategy, Foresight, & Innovation Expert

Creativity strategist Natalie Nixon is "the creativity whisperer for the C-Suite". She is a highly sought after keynote speaker, valued for her accessible expertise on creativity, the future of work and innovation.  
 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 7

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.”

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Mark Schulman Featured

World-Renowned Drummer; Author; Motivator; Expert, The Secrets of Rockstar Performance

Celebrity drummer Mark Schulman has rocked the world's biggest stages with P!NK, Billy Idol, Stevie Nicks, and others. As a full-time speaker, Mark delivers a highly energetic rock show disguised as a keynote, inspiring audiences to unleash their inner rockstar through his expertise in engagement and attitude.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 13

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. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Erik Wahl Featured

Artist; Entrepreneur; Philanthropist

Erik is an internationally recognized artist, TED speaker, and #1 best-selling author. Erik’s keynote experience creates a dynamic multidimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 18

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 8

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 6

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Johnny Cupcakes

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!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Dirk Ahlborn

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.

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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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Simon Anderson

Futurist | International Keynote Speaker & Advisor | Award-Winning Author

Simon Anderson uses his Future Ready Formula™ to help leaders and organizations move beyond resilient - to become Future Ready. He shows them how to pay Attention to the "edges," Anticipate the possibilities these changes might create, and lastly, how to take Action to turn those possibilities into opportunities.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Afdhel Aziz

Founder, Conspiracy of Love, B Corp advising Fortune 500 companies on sustainable and inclusive growth, employee engagement, impact innovation. Best-selling author. Inspiring international AAPI speaker.

Afdhel is one of the most inspiring and dynamic speakers we work with. His profound grasp of the topic of how business can be a force for good AND growth helps leaders understand the transformative power of Purpose - both at an organizational level and an individual level.

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 2 Videos: 13

Nikolas Badminton

Futurist Speaker

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Chris Barton

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.” 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

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: 12 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Jonah Berger

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Linda Bernardi

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Amy Blankson

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.

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

John Bramblitt

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.

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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: 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: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 7

Jim Carroll

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Christine Cashen

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Tim Chou

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.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 4

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: 6 Books: 7 Videos: 6

Cheryl Cran

Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert

Cheryl is a dynamic and profound inspirational keynote speaker who focuses on a human future including the impact of AI and change leadership. She gives strategies, with high energy delivery and provides audiences with inspiration,tools, ideas and strategies to make the changes needed to be future ready now. 

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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: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4

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.

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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: 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: 5

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: 2 Books: 5 Videos: 4

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.

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Keynotes: 7 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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Alex Goryachev

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 12

Matt Granados

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! 

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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: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Suneel Gupta

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Rahaf Harfoush

Strategist, Digital Anthropologist and Author

Rahaf Harfoush is a strategist, digital anthropologist and author who focuses on the intersections of emerging technology, innovation and digital culture.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Jeff Havens

Serious Solutions. Seriously Funny.

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Sterling Hawkins

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

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 2

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: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Peter Hinssen

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 3

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: 2 Videos: 2

AmyK Hutchens

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Jia Jiang

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.

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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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Phil M Jones

Exactly Like...Nobody Else

Founder of 5-multimillion-dollar companies, Phil Jones is Strategic Advisor to leaders of the world’s biggest brands. Author of 7 best-selling books including the “Exactly” Book Series, Producer of the “Most Listened To” Audiobook of all time and Innovator of the highly coveted “How to Persuade” audible production. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Terry Jones

Founder of Billion Dollar Startups (Kayak & Travelocity); Author; Venture Capitalist

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Sandra Joseph

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Diana Kander

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?

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 11 Videos: 6

Guy Kawasaki

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.

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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: 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: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Victoria Labalme

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 7

George Lange

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Jason Lauritsen

Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture Expert

Lead with Relationship.

The way we treat people at work is broken, together we can fix it.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Tan Le

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Greg Lindsay

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Katie Linendoll

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 ShowThe Rachael Ray Show, CBS Sports Radio and more.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Matthew Luhn

Top Storytelling and Creativity Speaker, Disney/Pixar Veteran behind Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and more, Fortune 500 Storytelling Consultant, Award-Winning Writer & Director

Matthew is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Matthew teaches Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.

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Keynotes: 7 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: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Pippa Malmgren

Economist, Technologist/Futurist, Presidential Advisor, Best-selling and Award-Winning Author

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: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 17

Lital Marom

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 10

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. 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 9 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Kaplan Mobray

Award-Winning Author, Motivational Speaker and Career Consultant

Kaplan is one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational business speakers and award-winning author of “The 10Ks of Personal Branding”. Wharton-educated, Kaplan draws from extensive corporate experience as a successful executive where he led corporate marketing, advertising, brand development, and workforce diversity initiatives for Fortune 500 companies.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 15

Aimée 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: 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: 2 Videos: 7

Candace Nelson

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.

 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

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: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 7

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: 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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Rakia Reynolds

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.

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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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 6

April Rinne

Change Navigator & Guide to help you embrace uncertainty; Top-Ranked Global Futurist with Work and Travels in 100+ countries; Bestselling author of Flux

April has been at the forefront of change, innovation, strategy and leadership for 25+ years. Working in more than 100 countries, is a top-ranked global futurist, change navigator & guide to help you embrace uncertainty.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Sara Roberts

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Ford Saeks

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Kyle Scheele

The Patron Saint of Crazy Ideas

Known as "the patron saint of crazy ideas". Whether he's having a Viking funeral for the regrets of 21,000 people, hosting the world's first fake marathon, or gaining a million TikTok followers in just 25 hours, Kyle is always on the lookout for crazy ideas that produce wildly outsized outcomes.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 5 Videos: 5

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: 4 Books: 6 Videos: 6

Ross Shafer

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. 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 11

Jack Shaw

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.

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Scott Shellstrom

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Mariano Sigman

Neuroscientist. Author & Global TED Speaker.

Mariano Sigman is one of the most outstanding neuroscientists in the world, with over 150 publications in the most prestigious scientific journals. He teaches how the mind works and what lessons we can learn about decision-making, leadership, team management, personal development or creative skills.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jade Simmons

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Bill Stainton

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.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 12 Videos: 9

Scott Steinberg

World's Leading Business Strategist, Innovation + Trends 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: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Emilie Sydney-Smith

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.

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Keynotes: 5 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: 0 Videos: 5

Rachel Tobac

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.

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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: 1 Books: 4 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: 1 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: 5 Books: 12 Videos: 10

Nicholas J Webb

Top Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Healthcare, Leadership, Workforce and Future Trends

Nick is a #1 best-selling author who specializes in speaking about the future of innovation, healthcare, future trends, workplace dynamics, leadership, and technology. Additionally, Nick serves as the CEO of LeaderLogic, LLC, a Management Consulting Firm that offers consulting services to top brands.

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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 life changing story. How to use trust to change the world.

 

 

 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 11

Liz Wiseman

CEO of The Wiseman Group; Author

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to top organizations worldwide. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm. Some of her recent clients include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Meta, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 6

Keith Wyche

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.  

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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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