Inspiration / Achievement Keynote Speakers

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Inspiration and Achievement keynote speakers exude authenticity, perseverance, courage, selfless work, and genuine wisdom. It is a rare keynote speaker who inspires by having a dream, achievement, or through hard work. GDA Speakers can guide you to the perfect inspiration and achievement speaker. Contact us today!


Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry Featured

Mother-Daughter Duo; Addiction Recovery Specialists; Authors of "The Lost Years"

Kristina and Constance are the authors of The Lost Years; Surviving and Mothers and Daughters worst nightmare. The Lost Years is a brutally honest and gritty story of Kristina’s dramatic descent into addiction and her mother’s desperate attempt to save her.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jim Abbott Featured

Motivational Speaker, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher

The Major League Baseball pitcher who was born with only one hand, Jim Abbott shares with audiences the keys to adapting, persevering and removing obstacles to success.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 12 Videos: 9

Dr. Robert Ballard Featured

Deep Sea Explorer, Discoverer of the Titanic Wreckage, Emmy-winning Documentary Producer

“I grew up wanting to be Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic wreckage, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Robyn Benincasa Featured

Leadership and Teamwork Expert; Full-time Firefighter; Adventure Racing World Champion

Robyn Benincasa is an Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and author of the bestselling teamwork and leadership book, How Winning Works. Her entertaining keynotes show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Joan Brock Featured

Author of More Than Meets the Eye

Joan shares her inspiring story of the sudden loss of her sight then the loss of her husband to cancer. Joan will captivate your audience while sharing the importance of making positive and productive choices in this world of change and challenge.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 8

Kathryn Childers Featured

Women's History Trailblazer: One of First Five Women Special Agents in United States Secret Service

Kathryn Childers was one of the first five women hired into the Secret Service in 1971 protecting Presidents, dignitaries, as well as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her children. Journalist, philanthropist, and author/publisher followed. Through it all, she became an expert at being scared fearless and shares that courageous journey.  

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 15

Amelia Rose Earhart Featured

Around the World Pilot; Podcast Host; Artist; President of Fly With Amelia Foundation

Single-Engine Aircraft Pilot Who Flew Around the World, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation, Namesake of the Original Amelia Mary Earhart

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Joe Ehrmann Featured

Coach for America/SHIFTWHY, Former NFL Player

Joe Ehrmann has been a speaker, author, activist, and coach for more than 35 years. His book, “InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives,” explains how to become a transformational coach, changing lives and society by helping to develop healthy men and women.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 14 Videos: 16

Bruce Feiler Featured

New York Times Best-Selling Author; Family, Contemporary Life, and Well-Being Expert

BRUCE FEILER is one of America’s most thoughtful voices on contemporary life. He is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama COUNCIL OF DADS on NBC.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Manley Feinberg Featured

Adventurist, International Keynote Speaker & Best Selling Author

Manley is recognized as an award winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author. During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 15

John "GUCCI" Foley Featured

Keynote Speaker to over 1500 Organizations Worldwide, Blue Angel Lead Solo Pilot, Stanford Fellow, Bestselling Author and ‘Gratitude Guru'

John is the former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford School of Business and an expert in the how of high performance teams. His exciting, rare journey inspires awe, triggering individuals to take action and rethink what they believe is possible.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Steve Ford Featured

Actor & Son of President Gerald Ford

Steve Ford shares a broad range of inspirational stories, including how the family dealt with Betty Ford's battles with alcoholism and breast cancer, his own successful fight in overcoming alcoholism, and the Nixon Pardon.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jack Garcia Featured

New York Times bestselling author of “Making Jack  Falcone” and Undercover FBI Agent

In his 26 years of service with the FBI and as an Undercover FBI Agent in over 100 major Undercover operations, Jack Garcia is best known for his Undercover role as "Jack Falcone," who infiltrated the Gambino crime family in New York for nearly three years.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Vinh Giang Featured

Entrepreneur; Magician; Coach; The Psychology of Illusion

Entrepreneur of the Year, magician and coach, Vinh Giang has built businesses from a very young age. He loves both business and magic; this has led him to discover many common threads between these two worlds.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 10

Gian Paul Gonzalez Featured

Youth Education & Wellness Expert; Founder & Director of Hope + Future Foundation

Former NCAA First Team All-American forward, Gian Paul Gonzalez inspired the 2011 New York Giants to their Super Bowl victory with his famous “ALL IN” speech to the team which became a rally cry to win. His message gained national attention, being covered by ESPN, Fox News, and CNN.

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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: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Carla Harris Featured

Vice Chairman, Managing Director

Carla Harris is a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley and best-selling author. As one of the Top 40 Female Speakers in the World, Carla engages leaders around the world with how to maximize success by using “hard earned and hard learned” lessons from her Wall Street Career.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Rebecca Heiss, PhD Featured

CEO of Icueity, Keynote Speaker on Achieving a Fear(less) Mindset

Dr. Heiss unpacks the paradoxes of the way humans think. Her research has been designated “transformative” by the National Science Foundation. She is the founder and CEO of Icueity, a continuous 360 review app providing users ongoing fearless feedback and challenging them to grow in self-awareness. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

April Hernandez Castillo Featured

Actress; Author; Survivor and Advocate for Intimate Partner Violence; Tedx Speaker

April is an actress, author, and speaker. As a survivor of Intimate Partner Violence, April now serves as a role model. Her mission is to educate her audiences about the power of their voice, the effects of abuse, and understanding the components of a healthy relationship. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Featured

Businessman; Philanthropist; NBA Hall of Fame

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become one of the most successful African-American businessmen in the world. He is a Major League Baseball owner, an NBA Legend, a 2-Time Hall of Famer, an Entrepreneur, a Philanthropist and a Motivational Speaker.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Inky Johnson Featured

Author; Communicator; Former Collegiate Athlete; Adversity Overcomer

Inky Johnson is a survivor of a life-threatening injury from playing college football. Executives, sports teams, church members, and young people all benefit from the raw energy of his charismatic speaking. Whether the topic is leadership, teamwork, or perseverance, Inky inspires his audiences to embrace the challenges of life.

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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: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Trish Kendall Featured

Inspirational Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Expert on Creating Belonging and Enduring Success, Founder and CEO Enduring Success Strategies

Trish exudes joy, love and enduring success. She makes audiences want to and believe they can create enduring success. Her climb from the pit of despair to the peak of success is astonishing; but her effervescent joy and boundless love are the unique and lasting gifts Trish imparts to everyone.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Carey Lohrenz Featured

First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in North America

World’s 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, Flew Missions Worldwide as a Combat-Mission-Ready United States Aircraft Carrier Navy Pilot; appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, TIME Magazine, Huffington Post, Author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck (2014)

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 21

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) Featured

First Woman Thunderbird Pilot; Combat Veteran; Fighter Squadron Commander; White House Fellow & Adviser; Indomitable Spirit

Nicole Malachowski had a dream: Become an Air Force fighter pilot. She achieved that and more. The first-ever woman on the elite Thunderbirds, Nicole brings audiences profound lessons on leadership, change, trust, culture, and overcoming the odds based her 21-year career and the tickborne illness that cruelly ended it.

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Keynotes: 14 Books: 3 Videos: 27

Mike Massimino Featured

Astronaut, Columbia Professor, Author, Media Personality

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

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Kyle Maynard Featured

Inspirational Athlete, Entrepreneur & Author of No Excuses

Despite being born with arms ending at the elbows and legs near the knees, Kyle wrestled for one of the best teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, fought in mixed martial arts, and became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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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: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 20

Leslie Morgan Steiner Featured

New York Times Best-Selling Author; Columnist for The Washington Post; Former Corporate Executive; Domestic Violence Survivor

Leslie Morgan Steiner is a master of engaging men and women in today's most important women's leadership issues -- parenthood, relationships, and work/family balance.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Liz Murray Featured

Inspirational Speaker and Bestselling Author, Breaking Night

Formerly homeless, Liz Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope and hard-won success.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Pauline Nguyen Featured

From Extreme Adversity to Success

Pauline is a best-selling author and award-winning businesswoman and her achievements are even more impressive for her having escaped Vietnam on a boat and survived a Thai refugee camp. She overcame by transforming her approach by re-engineering her beliefs, questioning the status quo and hacking cultural norms.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Andre Norman Featured

The Ambassador of Hope

Andre Norman is a globally renowned transformational speaker, strategist, and consultant revolutionizing correctional systems worldwide. With a remarkable journey that led him from a 105-year prison sentence to Harvard University, Andre inspires individuals and organizations to embrace challenges, tap into their limitless potential, and achieve extraordinary success.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 7

John O'Leary Featured

Author of best-selling book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

In 1987, John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. John was given one percent chance to survive.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 16

Nando Parrado Featured

Survivor & Hero of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571; NYT Best-Selling Author; Portrayed in Oscar-Nominated Film "Society of the Snow" and "Alive"

His is a story that many will recognize, but few have an opportunity to hear first hand. Nando Parrado recounts the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains 50 years ago.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray Featured

I'll Push You — 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

Push Inc. founders Justin Skeesuck, and Patrick Gray guide organizations and individuals toward their full potential through the power of relationships. Overcoming life's challenges requires acknowledging our weaknesses, inviting others into our story, and embracing the fact that we cannot do it all on our own.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Jeremy Poincenot Featured

World Blind Golf Champion

Jeremy's journey of losing his sight at the age of 19 due to a rare eye condition called Leber hereditary optic neuropathy is both heartrending and inspiring. He shares how he embraced new reality, transforming what could have been a tragedy into an opportunity for growth and self-discovery.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 4

Vince Poscente Featured

Breakthrough Presentations, Olympian, NY Times Bestselling Author

Vince Poscente is a blast of energy, a wellspring of innovative content and flat-out funny. He is an expert in helping people speed through uncertainty towards extraordinary outcomes, while delivering an unforgettable experience with his engaging stories, practical takeways and videos.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 8

John Register Featured

U.S. Paralympian; U.S. Army Combat Veteran; Author

John won the Paralympic long jump silver medal just 6 years after having his left leg amputated. For over 20 years, John has been delivering powerful and impactful presentations that captivate, motivate and teach audiences techniques to overcome any challenge thereby creating a new normal in their own lives.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Mel Robbins Featured

NYT Best-Selling Author; Podcast & Daytime Talk Show Host; Social Influencer; Tech Entrepreneur

Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world.

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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: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mike Schlappi Featured

If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out

When Mike Schlappi takes the floor, a dazzling smile greets you. Then, you notice the wheelchair. Mike is defined by what he can do, instead of what he cannot do. Following a tragic accident, Mike has proven that just because “you can’t stand up, doesn’t mean you can’t stand out”!

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Peter Sheahan Featured

C-Suite Advisor and Entrepreneur

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

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Alex Sheen Featured

Accountability Expert

World foremost expert on accountability and commitment, Alex is a five-time TEDxTalk speaker, author, podcast host, humanitarian, and Founder of the because I said I would movement. His work has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey Show, CNN, Fox News and more.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Elizabeth Smart Featured

Abduction Survivor & Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth’s example and life now is a daily demonstration that there really is life after a tragic event.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney Featured

Decorated Combat Pilot Turned Fortune 50 Executive

Kevin is the only pilot to have landed a plane successfully with the 2 engines ripped off the left wing during a night combat mission in Desert Storm. He motivates and inspires audiences to have confidence under pressure. He describes how to lead when the heat is on.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Joe Theismann Featured

World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur

Losing his successful football career at 35 to a serious injury, Joe Theismann learned firsthand how to think, analyze and reinvent in the face of adversity and change.

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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: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 20

Ron White Featured

Memory Expert, U.S. Navy Veteran

Ron White is without question one of the top Memory Experts in the world. As a two-time national memory champion, Ron will teach audience members techniques to triple their memory, build relationships by recalling names and faces and much more!

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Bill Acheson

The Body Language Expert

For over 20 years Bill taught in the Department of Communications at the University of Pittsburgh.  As a keynote speaker since 1995, he uses his knowledge of nonverbal communication - body language - to show professionals how to project themselves with greater impact and interpret subconscious messages sent by others. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Michele Rigby Assad

Former CIA Intelligence Officer; Counterterrorism & Security Expert

Michele Rigby Assad is a former undercover officer in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations. Trained as a counterterrorism specialist, Michele served her country for ten years, working in Iraq and other secret Middle Eastern locations.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 5 Videos: 1

Johnny Bench

National Baseball Hall Of Famer, 1989

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989, Bench is considered "Baseball's Greatest Catcher". Over the years, he has maintained balance by using his celebrity status to aid several worthy causes.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 7 Videos: 2

Brian Biro

America's Breakthrough Speaker; Expert on Leadership, Possibility Thinking, Thriving on Change, and Team-Building

Brian Biro is America’s #1 Breakthrough Speaker! He is one of the nation's foremost speakers and teachers of Leadership, Possibility Thinking, Thriving on Change, and Team-Building. He empowers audiences with unstoppable energy, inspiration, and belief in themselves and their team.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Eric Boles

Former NFL Wide Receiver, Authority on Leadership, Managing Change, Cultural Transformation and Peak Performance

Eric Boles is the president of The Game Changers, Inc, a compnay dedicated to maximing the human asset. Through assessment, coaching, consulting, and training, Eric helps organizations enhance their culture, develop greater levels of committment and performance and function within their purpose and values.

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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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Christian "Boo" Boucousis

Fighter Pilot, Human Behavior and Deep Performance Specialist

Boo is a force of nature who can start or close any event and engage an audience like none other, he is a genuinely aspirational keynote speaker. He’s energetic and charismatic, surprisingly inspiring, and his deep performance mindset will excite and motivate your teams to tackle disruption head-on.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 11

Mallory Brown

Impact Storyteller, Filmmaker, Empathy Speaker

Mallory Brown is a social entrepreneur, adventure traveler, and humanitarian. She is the founder of World Clothes Line. She runs philanthropic campaigns, backpacking around the globe, raising awareness and encouraging a compassionate world.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Peter Buffett

Emmy Award-winning Musician, Philanthropist and Author

As Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation, with his wife Jennifer, they seek to empower girls and women as the primary agents of change. Buffett’s inspiring New York Times Best-Seller, Life Is What You Make It, has sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Scott Burrows

Top Inspirational Speaker; Former Wheelchair Athlete; Bestselling Author; Inspiring audiences everywhere to Turn Any Setback Into a Comeback.

Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback through a clear Vision, a determined Mindset and unstoppable Grit inspires audiences to overcome challenges and put goals into action.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Caleb Campbell

NFL Athlete | West Point Graduate | Well-Being Advocate | High Capacity Leadership Expert

Leaders today are finding themselves the type of tired that more sleep doesn't solve. Caleb Campbell's transformative approach helps leaders access a deeper capacity full of inner strength and courage - breathing new life into burned-out hearts and tired souls while strengthening resilience and sustaining high performance.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Ryan Campbell

Youngest Solo Pilot to Circumnavigate the Globe; One of Australia's 50 Great Explorers; Plane Crash Survivor

Ryan was the youngest solo pilot to fly around the world and named one of Australia's 50 great explorers. After a plane crash left him with a paraplegic diagnosis, he returned to both walking and flying again. Ryan now shares the life-changing power of prioritizing joy around the world.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Boris Cherniak

Celebrity Hypnotist, Team Building, Motivational Expert, Mental Health Speaker

Unforgettable interactive presentation to energize and empower. Boris Cherniak will keep your group in stitches, while providing valuable tools and information to improve well being and bottom line.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 15

Dan Clark

The New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker, Award-winning Athlete

Dan Clark uses his unique extraordinary life experiences of soaring into space, fighting back from a paralyzing injury that short his football career, and interviewing the world's most successful business gurus, superstar athletes, influential celebrities, and military heroes, to customize every speech to the specific needs of every meeting planner.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Jamie Clarke

Extreme Adventurer; Entrepreneur; Performance Coach and Professor of Leadership

Over the last 20 years, Jamie Clarke has climbed the Seven Summits—including two treks up Mt. Everest—ridden camels across The Empty Quarter of Arabia and created two successful outdoor retail companies, firmly establishing himself as an authority in the business of adventure.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Kerry Max Cook

A story of self-empowerment, hope, faith, determination, and never giving up

Kerry Cook is the best-selling author of "Chasing Justice," a facilitator & an expert teaching others  overcoming intolerance, hate, and coping and adapting to challenging surroundings and circumstances. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 13

The Water Coolers

Hilarious singing comedy about work delivered by ridiculously talented performers.

The Water Coolers deliver hilarious singing comedy about work delivered by ridiculously talented performers. Your audience will laugh super hard, be energized, relaxed, focused and grateful. You’ll look like a rock star for hiring them.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jessica Cox

World's First & Only Armless Pilot, Black Belt, Scuba Diver, Cyclist, and DE&I Crusader

Jessica is best known for becoming the first armless pilot in aviation history. Her achievement earned her a Guinness World Record medal, invitations from six continents, and featured on tv programs like Ellen, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN, CBS Evening News, and the BBC.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Michael Crossland

Childhood Cancer Survivor and Author

He has defied the odds of not only life-threatening cancer as a baby but was the only survivor of a horrific drug trial. He continues the battle to this very day and spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital, he is a true fighter.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Courtney Dauwalter

Ultra-Endurance Athlete

Currently, Courtney is an ultra marathon runner living in Colorado. She holds the women's American record for distance run in 24 hours at 159.3 miles, overall winner of the Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run in 2017. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Gail Davis

Founder & President of GDA Speakers

Gail Davis’ decades of experience in corporate marketing and event management served as the launch pad for her women-owned speakers bureau, GDA Speakers. As Nando Parrado's long-time friend and agent, she shares her unique perspective on not only his survival story but her own entrepreneurship journey as well.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Dave Davlin

Guinness World Record Holder and Speaker: Energizing Events... Inspiring Individuals

Dave injects corporate and association conferences with energy and engagement while delivering a motivating and inspiring keynote presentation.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Stephanie Decker

Inspiring Mom: Lost Both Legs Saving Children From Tornado, Founder of the Stephanie Decker Foundation

Stephanie Decker is the inspiring mother who lost both legs saving her children during a tornado. She also founded the Stephanie Decker Foundation which helps children with missing limbs take part in sports camps.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Rorke Denver

Navy SEAL

LCDR Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in many international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures and has a New York Times Bestseller.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Todd Dewett, PhD

Inspiring Authenticity in Leadership, Sales, Innovation, Culture, and Customer Experiences

Dr. Dewett is an Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker, TEDx speaker, a decorated professor, and two-time #1 global author for millions through Lynda.com at Linkedin.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Jon Dorenbos

Renowned Keynote Speaker; Bestselling Author; Former NFL Star; Television Personality; World Class Magician

Jon Dorenbos has one of the most extraordinary and empowering stories of resilience, forgiveness, and living a life of purpose in the face of unfathomable obstacles. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jess Ekstrom

Author, motivational speaker, and the founder of Headbands of Hope and Mic Drop Workshop

Jess is a Forbes Top Rated Speaker that helps women and audiences master their mindset so they can expand their presence and communicate with influence. 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Keren Eldad

Founder, With Enthusiasm Coaching

If you're looking for a speaker who can command a room, infect every single member of the audience with energy and enthusiasm, and empower each and every person listening to grab their superhero cape and charge at success - Keren Eldad - is it.  

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Paul Epstein

Former NFL & NBA Business Executive; Leadership & Sales Expert; Best-Selling Author

Paul speaks about the power of CONFIDENCE becoming your competitive advantage, insights learned as a 15-year NFL and NBA executive, now leadership and performance advisor to the world’s top brands. He delivers highly actionable solutions on how to play offense and close confidence gaps by making better decisions, faster.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Brandon Farbstein

Gen Z Activist; Author; Empowerment Speaker; Thought Innovator

Born with an extremely rare form of dwarfism (metatropic dysplasia), Brandon Farbstein has turned his life experience of suffering and victimhood into empowerment and impact. He served as the driving force behind two new laws on bullying prevention and emotional intelligence being taught in all K-12 classrooms statewide.

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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: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Antwone Fisher

Best-Selling Author & Screenwriter

Antwone Fisher is an award-winning film and literary writer. Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Antwone became a ward of the state. He spent two years in a loving foster home, but was subsequently moved and suffered twelve years of abuse at his new foster family.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Justin Forsett

CEO & Co-Founder of Hustle Clean, NFL Pro Bowl Running Back

Undersized & overmatched 5’8” NFL Running Back, 7 teams in 9 years. Went from poverty to peak performance through hard work, grit, perseverance, hope.

Underdog Fan Favorite, ProBowl Player, #65 of 2015’s Top 100 players

Successful entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Hustle Clean featured in Target, Walmart, Kohl's.

Witty, humble, inspiring

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Carol Frohlinger

Author, Trainer, Consultant, Advancing Women

Co-author of Her Place at the Table and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It, Carol Frohlinger is an internationally known speaker on the ways women can negotiate with authenticity to achieve their maximum personal and professional potential.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Juliet Funt

Expert in Coping with the Age of Overload

Juliet Funt is an evangelist for freeing the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Rocky Garza

Challenger; Truth-Teller; Belief Creator; Entrepreneur; Business Consultant

Rocky helps individuals see the clearest picture of themselves that they’ve ever seen. He's helped thousands of individuals find their clarity while serving as the director of a youth camp, on the pastoral staff at church, owning and operating multiple creative businesses, an executive identity coach, and top business consultant. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Yossi Ghinsberg

The Power to Survive, Inspiration for the Movie 'Jungle'

Yossi is a master storyteller with an epic story. Lost and alone in the midst of the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, he not only survived, he found new meaning for his life and work. He brings Amazon survival skills to business, igniting the human spirit to overcome rising challenges. 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 8 Videos: 4

Steve Gilliland

Hall of Fame Speaker and Bestselling Author

Steve Gilliland’s exceptional combination of sidesplitting humor and his compelling message landed him on eSpeakers 2015 Top 10 list of motivational speakers among 9,000 candidates. Over one million people have heard him speak LIVE and 25 Fortune 100 companies have hired him.

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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: 6 Books: 10 Videos: 5

Jon Gordon

Bestselling Author of The Power of Positive Leadership

Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Anne Grady

Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur

Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication and has spent the last twenty years working with some of the largest organizations around the globe. 

She has become known as a leading expert on communication, leadership, emotional intelligence, and resilience, contributing to Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and more.

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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: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 21

Michaela Guzy

Award Winning Filmmaker, Travel and Human Connection Expert, Recovering Corp Exec, NYU Adjunct Professor, TV Personality

Michaela Guzy, award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur, sustainable travel expert, left Corporate America in 2012 to reshape narratives via new media. She champions human connections, pivoting through crises, and currently hosts "Sleeping Around Safely," her third viral series, showcasing life as a jet-setting gypsy living in hotels post-pandemic.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Darren Hardy

Master of Influence

Each month in the pages of SUCCESS magazine, on his social media platforms and before live audiences of entrepreneurs across the country, Darren Hardy distills the best of the best information and strategies available, mixing in his own street-tested principles of success.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Jake Havron

Transformational Speaker; Sales Trainer

Jake Havron helps your audience distinguish the difference between Influence vs. Manipulation in their sales and leadership roles by not only teaching the 4 pillars of influence but also applying it directly into their specific situations which creates a truly transformational experience.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Chef Jeff Henderson

Former Star of The Chef Jeff Project & New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Cooked"

From imprisoned drug dealer to renowned chef, Chef Jeff inspires audiences with his emotional journey of redemption from the streets to the stove. He reveals how lessons from the streets transfer to business, offering unique expertise on interpersonal relationships and managing a diverse workforce.

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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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Glen Hiemstra

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Grammy-Winning Music Mogul; Emmy-Winning Nike Athlete; Ironman and Marathon Runner; Social Media Innovator and Creative

Charlie Rocket inspires those around him. He’s lost 135 pounds. Became vegan. Ran 3 marathons. Reversed the growth of his brain tumor. Became an Ironman. Recently finished his nationally-known Dream Machine bike tour across America. He also made the cover of Runner’s World and secured a partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 10

Dr. Willie Jolley

Award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality

There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He has been described simultaneously as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.

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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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Simon Keith

Former Professional Soccer Player and one of the Longest Living Organ Transplant Recipients

Simon Keith is not just a former professional soccer player—he’s one of the longest-living organ transplant recipients in the world. Captivating audiences with his incredible story, Simon challenges people to find their “moments of truth” and dares them to live.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 9

Finnian Kelly

Intentionality, Personal and Organizational Transformation Expert

Finnian shows audiences what's possible using a feelings first approach to living and leadership. With an interactive presentation using the Intentionality methodology and principles he will move your audience from a place of inspiration to total transformation and help us realize that feelings are our greatest assets.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Phillip W. Koontz

U.S. Navy SEAL Combat Veteran & Motivational Speaker

Phillip Koontz, former Navy SEAL of over six years, takes his life lessons forged through the trials of SEAL training and currently helps others practically apply them to their personal, professional and family lives. He is now a worldwide motivational speaker for business, academic, athletic and religious audiences.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 9

Jessica Kriegel

Data Scientist Driving Business Results Through Insights on Strategy and Workplace Culture

Jessica guides global, national, Fortune 100 and other organizations across finance, technology, real estate and healthcare industries on creating intentional cultures that accelerate performance. Her Culture Equation - a tested model where strategy combined with 8 tangible and measurable ‘Culture Dynamic Drivers’ empowers your people to deliver consistent results.

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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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Isaac Lidsky

Eyes Wide Open

Isaac Lidsky has the ability to speak on several topics based on his life experiences including a retinal degenerative disease that lead to his progressive sight loss and blindness, entrepreneurship, leadership, teams & motivation. Side Note: Isaac played Weasel on NBC's Saved by the Bell.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Chaunté Lowe

Motivational Olympic Medalist, American Record Holder, Honor Student, and Breast Cancer Survivor

If there’s an art to overcoming obstacles, Chaunte Lowe takes the gold. The world-renowned high jumper lives to conquer barriers, racking up 4 Olympic games appearances, 3 global championship medals, 3 American records. She achieved most of these accomplishments while also holding the title of “mother of three.”

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Ted Ma

Leadership Strategist

Ted Ma is an international keynote speaker, author, and leadership strategist who works with leaders to increase their influence and impact by creating a culture of mentorship so they can attract, develop, and retain great employees.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Allison Massari

Top Resilience Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Celebrated Artist

Allison is a Top Keynote Speaker on Adversity, Change, Creative Thinking, Self-leadership, Burnout, Employee Retention, Elevating Company Culture — Reaching audiences in more than 75 countries — She has unforgettable stories packed with takeaways. With deep insight, she shares essential tools of self-mastery. Your audience will be forever changed.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

David McCloskey

Former CIA Analyst and McKinsey & Company Consultant

Author and former CIA analyst David McCloskey unpacks the intelligence community and major geopolitical trends shaping the globe and explains what they mean for executives and senior leaders.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 7 Videos: 1

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP

Goals & Grit ™ Expert

Caroline is the world's leading expert on Goals & Grit. She helps people get more grit, achieve their goals, and find happiness. A Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology fro the University of Pennsylvania, she has authored seven books inclusing Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Erica Miller

International Best-Selling Author; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology; Entrepreneur; Holocaust Survivor

When Dr. Erica Miller shares her stories and wisdom, people can’t help but listen and take them to heart. A five-foot tall dynamo with an effervescent spirit, she has overcome challenges through her life that are difficult to fathom.

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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: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Jim Morris, The Rookie

Motivational Speaker | Former MLB Pitcher | Inspiration for Disney's movie "The Rookie" | Best-Selling Author | Consultant | Educator | Coach

Jim Morris is Disney's "The Rookie." He's the science teacher/coach who made a bet with his baseball team; if they won district he would try out for an MLB team. They did, he did & made it to the major leagues at the age of 35, in just 3 months!

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 12 Videos: 3

Tom Morris

World's Top Public Philosophers and Pioneering Business Thinkers

Philosopher Tom Morris has become one of the most popular keynote speakers in our time on topics of success, motivation, leadership, and change management. He brings the wisdom of the ages to bear on all our most pressing contemporary challenges with deep thought, high energy, and surprisingly great humor. 

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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: 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: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Phill Nosworthy

Catalyst for Leadership and Brand Transformation

Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, futurist, speaker and author in the subject areas that surround making business and life meaningful. Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, futurist, speaker and author in the subject areas that surround making business and life meaningful.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Chad Oppenheim

Principal/Lead Designer at Oppenheim Architecture

Chad Oppenheim is a Miami-based international architect whose work encompasses all realms of design, ranging from large-scale urban architecture, hotels and resorts, luxury homes to interiors and furnishings. Founded in 1999, Oppenheim Architecture + Design has garnered global recognition for socially and environmentally conscious architecture.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Mel Parker

President and Chief Executive Officer, Take The Limits Off, LLC

Mel Parker is the best-selling author of The Parker Principles: 10 Leadership Force Multipliers and is a highly sought after Educator and Motivational Speaker. Mel has conducted dozens of seminars, training sessions and keynotes in the areas of leadership, trust, culture, productivity and success.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 11

Neil Pasricha

Bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and Two-Minute Mornings

Pasricha is one of the 10 Most Inspiring TED speakers of all-time and he delivers a blend of positive psychology research with simple 2-minute takeaways. He draws on his bestselling books (including 'The Happiness Equation' and 'Two-Minute Mornings') as well as his work as Director of Leadership at Walmart.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Carly Patterson

Olympic Gold Medalist, Member of USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame

A true expert on success, fulfillment, overcoming setbacks, facing fear and taking risks, Carly has inspired thousands of people by sharing her unique story of dedication and hard work. Carly shares in her keynotes how she redefined success through three principles she learned as a championship-level gymnast, and in the tumultuous years that followed.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Kyle & Brent Pease

Ironman Champion Triathletes

Diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy as a child, Kyle Pease had grown up supporting his athlete brothers Brent and Evan from the sidelines. While his condition limited his ability to play sports, it didn't dampen Kyle's passion for them, nor did it stop them from including Kyle in everything.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Mark Pollock

Explorer, Innovator, and Collaboration Catalyst

Mark helps people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that they achieve more than they thought possible.

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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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Johnny Quinn

U.S. Olympic Bobsledder; Change Management Expert

U.S. olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn is known for thought-provoking and action-packed content and is a trusted voice on resilience and change management.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Dane Rauschenberg

Extreme Athlete - Ran 52 Marathons in 52 Weekends

Dane Rauschenberg is the extreme athlete who successively ran a certified marathon every weekend in 2006- 52 in total. Dane has quickly become a sought-after motivational speaker for not only races of all distances, but also universities, corporations and businesses nationwide looking for someone to create a spark.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Mike Rayburn

World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso

Expert on personal development & human potential, Mike Rayburn delivers his bold, actionable content using guitar and comedy to illustrate and anchor his message. There is literally nothing like this anywhere.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 12

Jason Redman

Former Navy SEAL Officer, Author of Orange Wounded Warrior Sign at Bethesda Naval Hospital

Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent eleven years as an enlisted SEAL. On September 13, 2007, outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Lieutenant Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight. 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Tara Renza

Emotional Intelligence & Positive Intelligence Practitioner and Thought Leader

Tara is an emotional intelligence practitioner, accomplished author and keynote speaker, fueled by an unwavering mission to empower individuals to embrace their authenticity and "be who they came to be."

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

New York Times Best Selling Author of Three Little Words

NYT & International Bestselling author of her memoir Three Little Words (2008), currently being made into a major motion picture; ran for the Florida State Senate, featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Nancy Grace, ABC Primetime

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Shayla Rivera

The Funny Rocket Scientist

Shayla Rivera is a former NASA Rocket Scientist turned Keynote Speaker, Stand-up Comedian and awareness expert with many Television credits. She inspires people from elementary school children to executives in major corporations by sharing what she has learned about awareness and taking risks. She travels worldwide entertaining our troops.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Sandra Joseph & Ron Bohmer

Broadway Royalty Husband-Wife Broadway Stars Duo; The Phantom & Christine

Sandra Joseph and Ron Bohmer have been called “Broadway royalty” and “a real-life fairytale romance.” Through keynotes, concerts, and fireside chats, these two “showstoppers” invite you to peek behind the curtain as they share moving, inspiring, and often hilarious stories AND SONGS from their celebrated careers and lives.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Dave Sanderson

Survivor of Miracle on the Hudson; Author, Former Sales Executive

As the last passenger off the Miracle on the Hudson I lived, and your team will learn specifically how being resourceful is the key skill to move from being just good in anything to outstanding.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE

Author of "Nice Bike" Emmy award winner, Hall fo Fame speaker

It's all about Making Connections. Are your people fully connected to the mission, each other and the customer? Strong connections are vital in our lives, yet in today’s “virtual world” it is often difficult to make meaningful connections.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 0

Robert Schlegel

Entrepreneur; Author; Senior Real Estate Executive; CPA

Bob is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Real Estate Executive, CPA, and Board Member with more than 45 years of success spanning manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and real estate. He has a proven ability to manage growth, and his areas of expertise include logistics, property development, financial analysis, strategic planning, and private equity.

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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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Janine Shepherd

A Broken Body isn't A Broken Person

Deepak Chopra calls Janine a Change Agent. Maria Shriver calls her an "Architect of Change." Her spellbinding, inspirational keynote blends the talent of a consummate storyteller with a message of resilience, defiance, acceptance and human potential.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Marilyn Sherman

Peak Performance & Front Row Experience Expert; Author

Hall of Fame business speaker Marilyn Sherman has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life. If you're looking to engage your audience with a speaker delivering strategies for peak performance, you'll love Marilyn. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Timothy Shriver

Social Leader, an Educator, Author, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur

Chairman, Special Olympics. As part of his passion for promoting the gifts of the marginalized, Shriver has harnessed the power of Hollywood to share stories of inspiration and change. Shriver and his team created exciting new Special Olympics programs in athlete leadership, cross-cultural research, health, education, and family support.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Sean Swarner

First Cancer Survivor to Summit Everest, Author, Performance Coach Adventurer, World Record Holder

With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of Mt. Everest. Sean has broken through defined human limitation to redefine the way the world views success.

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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: 1 Videos: 4

Seb Terry

Unlock Limitless Possibility

Driven by a passion to see others achieve, Sebastian Terry’s one-of-a-kind story has organically become a powerful catalyst for personal and organizational transformation.

 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Peter Thurin

Easy to do. Easy not to do. Your choice!®

Whatever the challenge or goal, if you want to change your life or your business for the better, you have to ‘choose to do’ something.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Rocky (Rock-T) Turner

Author, Speaker, Radio-TV Personality, Former Professional Baseball Player

Professional baseball player turned DJ and radio personality, Rock-T aka Rocky Turner, has a heart to motivate people to stop making excuses and get it done.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Mark Valenziano

Creator of Sensory Awareness Experiences, Author

Mark’s experiential programs will be remembered for a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for a motivating keynote, thought-provoking workshop, or the most unique networking session, Mark will have your group leaning in and engaged.  He works closely with planners to assure no detail is missed and to exceed all expectations.

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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: 4 Books: 8 Videos: 11

Kate Vitasek

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Nick Vujicic

President of Life without Limbs

Today, this limbless young man has accomplished more than most people accomplish in a lifetime. Nick Vujicic is the President and CEO of a non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. He travels around the world, sharing his inspirational story with millions of people.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman

Combat veteran, New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker

Waldo Waldman is a Hall of Fame Speaker, decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, and author of the New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and resilience in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.

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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: 1 Videos: 3

Stosh Walsh

Inviting Individuals and Organizations to Greater Courage

Most people and organizations see the world as it is and react. This impactful presentation redefines courage as an invitation to envision the world as it could be, then create it Stosh's presentations invite individuals and organizations to live with greater courage and create the best world they can envision.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Todd Whitthorne

Health and Wellbeing Speaker, Author, Innovator, Investor

Todd firmly believes that embracing healthy behaviors positively impacts all areas of life, both personally and professionally. Whether he’s speaking to small groups of students or auditoriums packed with corporate executives, Todd’s gift of communication delivers an empowering combination of education and motivation.

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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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