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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 13

Mike Abrashoff Featured

Former US Navy Commander of USS Benfold, Author, Leadership Consultant

Mike Abrashoff took command of the Navy’s near-worst performing ship. In twelve months it became the Navy’s best ship – using the same crew. “I created a culture where people felt safe, empowered, and supported. My crew did the rest.” Mike’s book, It’s Your Ship, sold over 1.3 million copies.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 7 Videos: 9

David Ahearn Featured

Keynote Speaker, Host/Emcee

David Ahearn is a best-selling author of the book “Happy Accidents: The Transformative Power of “Yes, and” at Work and in Life."  He is also a co-founder of Four Day Weekend Comedy, the longest running show in the Southwest and the co-host of Yes & Yoga on Amazon Prime Video. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Mariana Atencio Featured

Peabody Award-winning Journalist, Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Inspiring Storyteller, and Host/Moderator

Mariana Atencio is an expert who helps leaders in organizations create a culture that is more authentic – where people can be themselves and contribute to the max. Bring her dynamic presence as a speaker, moderator, or host to elevate your program with her award-winning insights and infectious energy.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Jay Baer Featured

Business Growth and Customer Experience Expert

Jay Baer is the world’s most inspirational business growth and customer experience expert. He is a renowned business strategist, a hall of fame keynote speaker, and a New York Times best-selling author of seven books.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Molly Bloom Featured

Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Bestselling Author of Molly's Game (adapted for Oscar nominated film)

Inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game (later adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin). Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Jeff Bush Featured

Principal of The Washington Update; Authority on Nonpartisan Politics, Tax and Legal Policy, Finance and Economy

Jeff Bush is known for his unique ability to translate difficult and confusing information coming out of Washington D.C. into winning growth strategies for business owners, executives and high net worth investors. Jeff is a an integral part of The Washington Update, the industry’s NONPARTISAN experts on all things Washington.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 13 Videos: 2

Gary Chapman, Ph.D. Featured

Author of #1 New York Times Best-Seller; The 5 Love Languages®; Family Counselor

He is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his #1 New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®. 

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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: 9

Daryl Davis Featured

Musician, Author, Racial Justice Activist, Compelling Unifier, Klan Whisperer, and Award-Winning Conflict Navigator

Daryl Davis, a Black man, befriended members of the Ku Klux Klan and changed their lives. Over 200 of them gave him their robes and hoods to prove it. Daryl offers communication lessons from that experience. When we talk to our adversaries, fears that drive hate and misunderstanding melt away.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Michelle Gielan Featured

Founder of The Institute for Applied Positive Research

Michelle Gielan, a national CBS News anchor turned UPenn positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. She is partnered with Arianna Huffington to research how transformative stories fuel success.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Janine Latus Featured

Speaker on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Her NYT bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead, is both a love letter to her sister and a call to break the cycle of abuse. Her talks are built on their story, and full of practical action items that help listeners save lives -- maybe even their own.

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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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Alison McCauley Featured

Artificial Intelligence Top Voice, Best-Selling Author, AI Executive Advisor

Alison speaks to the human dimensions of artificial intelligence, examining what all this technology change means to us, and what to do about it. She talks to why this is happening now, what shape change will take, and gives her audience tangible guidance on how to forge a path forward.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Heather Monahan Featured

The Confidence Creator; Best-Selling Author; Entrepreneur; Former C-Suite Executive

Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite as a Chief Revenue Officer in Media. She is a well-respected thought leader who shares real life experiences and tools to help lift others to a place of empowerment.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Dr. Rick Stevenson Featured

Filmmaker. Philosopher. Listener.

Rick’s own story is one of diverging experiences and constant change. Yes, he is first a filmmaker, philosopher, author, and listener but he is also a proud imperfectionist and a committed “authentician.” He believes that we own nothing more valuable than our own stories.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Dr. Shawn Andrews

Author of the Best-Selling Book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide

Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker, organizational consultant, business school professor, and author of the bestselling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide. Dr. Shawn's expertise centers on Leadership, Gender, Emotional Intelligence, Bias, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

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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: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Brooke Axtell

Survivor of Human Trafficking & Domestic Abuse

Brooke Axtell is the Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse and sex-trafficking.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Ricardo Baca

The Denver Post's first-ever marijuana editor and founder of news vertical The Cannabist

Ricardo Baca is a 20-year veteran journalist, keynote speaker, TEDx veteran and thought leader in modern media and drug-policy circles. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 6

Carl Bernstein

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist/Author & Political Analyst

Few journalists in America’s history have had the impact on history and their craft as Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Carl Bernstein. Drawing parallels between the past and the events of today, Bernstein provides invaluable context for our tumultuous times—colored with captivating stories from his legendary career.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Bonin Bough

TV Host, Marketing Exec, Investor and Author

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives, the host of The Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. He was one of the youngest C-suite executives in a Fortune 50 company, Bonin has spearheaded some of the industry’s largest global marketing campaigns.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Tiffani Bova

Global Growth Evangelist; Salesforce Business Strategist; Author

Tiffani Bova is a business growth keynote speaker, innovation, growth evangelist, and the author of Growth IQ. A top influencer in Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, and Sales, is a regular contributor to Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Marketing Matters on Wharton Business Radio – SiriusXM and Huffington Post.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 9

Harry Broadman

Navigating Global Markets to Capitalize on Growth Opportunities and Fend Off Risks

Dr. Broadman has been at the forefront of global business and policy decisions over the past three decades. He shares a compelling perspective on opportunities and risks shaping our economic future. Harry has a deep understanding of the global marketplace and its complex spectrum of business, policy and consumer environments. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Dan Buettner

Best Selling Author of The Blue Zones

Dan Buettner is ready to wow audiences with secrets from around the world to live longer, better, healthier and happier lives.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Regina Calcaterra

Advocate for Foster Youth & Children in Need; New York Times Best-Selling Author

Regina is a NYT best-selling author, speaker and recognized trauma informed attorney. She co-founded Calcaterra Pollack LLP, a diverse 100% women owned firm early in the pandemic. As a survivor of childhood sexual and physical assault she represents adult survivors of childhood sexual assault and other abuse survivors.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Majora Carter

American Urban Revitalization Strategist; Environmental Justice Solutions

Economic revitalizer Majora Carter has made it her life's mission to find sustainable solutions for struggling communities - starting with her own.

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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: 10 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

New York Times Bestselling author and the foundational expert in the science of influence

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career conducting scientific research on what leads people to say “Yes” to requests. The results of his research, his ensuing articles, and New York Times bestselling books have earned him an acclaimed reputation as a respected scientist and engaging storyteller.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

James Clear

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits, Top Booked Keynote Speaker and Founder of Habits Academy

I am a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. My book, Atomic Habits, is a New York Times bestseller, and my work has appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine, Time Magazine, the New York Times, and on CBS This Morning.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 16

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine, and Bestselling Author Arming Leaders to Confront Disruptive Change and Win

Experience counts! Fortune veteran Geoff Colvin gives audiences critical information and insights they need to win. The rules have changed. Winning demands courage to confront reality faster than the competition. Transformation, innovation, and reinvention are on every leader’s mind. Colvin identifies what top companies and leaders are doing to adapt.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 5 Videos: 2

David L. Cook, PhD

Top Sports Psychology, Consultant, and Best-Selling Author on the Mental Advantage.

Dr. David L. Cook, top sport and performance psychology expert, best selling author, and award winning film producer. Dr. Cook served as the mental training coach for the San Antonio Spurs for eight years that included their two World Championships. 

 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 1

David Cottrell

Leadership Lessons You Can't Afford to Miss

David’s leadership lessons provide solid solutions and practical strategies every leader can use to succeed back on the job. They are grounded in the real world and reinforced with compelling examples, stories and creative exercises. He is the author of 30+ books, including the best-selling Monday Morning Leadership.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Gary Coxe

Transformational Business & Life Strategist and Sales Coach

Gary Coxe's work has been featured on The View, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends and as a regular on Dr. Phil’s show, The Doctors, and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. Gary draws onpersonal triumphs over tragedy and adversity to help individuals and organizations overcome their own obstacles to success.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Katrina Cravy

Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality

With more than 20 years of experience on-camera as a consumer reporter, news anchor, and talk show host, Katrina has now started her own company as a motivational speaker and media training consultant. She has great stories to tell and will help you be a better storyteller too.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Susan David

Management Thought Leader; Award-Winning Harvard Medical School Psychologist; Emotional Intelligence Expert

An award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan has been named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. She offers unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient, and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Brad Deutser

Founder + CEO at Deutser | Author | Speaker

Brad Deutser, author of Leading Clarity: the Breakthrough Strategy to Unleash People, Profit and Performance, is the founder, President and CEO of Deutser, an award-winning management consulting firm, that works with leaders to create great companies inside and out.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 9

Tiffany Dufu

Leadership Luminary, Founder & CEO The Cru, Author of DROP THE BALL

Named to Entrepreneur’s 100 Powerful Women and Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany is founder of The Cru. Launch team member to Lean In, CLO to Levo, and Former President of The White House Project. Featured in The New York Times, ESSENCE, O, The Oprah Magazine, and on NPR.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Dima Ghawi

Developing Leaders To Meet The Demands Of the Global Workforce And Helping Organizations Engage Diverse Teams

Dima draws from 18 years of global corporate experience and the harrowing trials of her journey to establish her unique and empowering consulting company. Dima embraces future leaders, the rebels, and anyone who is ready to shatter limitations, reach their full potential, and become a part of a community for change. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Haben Girma, Esq.

Human Rights Lawyer, Author, First Deafblind Graduate of Harvard Law School

The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jennifer Goldman

Organizational Psychologist and the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group

Jennifer's contagious high-energy, passion and rigor that make her a successful teacher and adviser to leaders at the world’s most prestigious organizations make her a vibrant speaker, inspiring audiences of all kinds to free themselves from tensions and achieve optimal outcomes, even in the midst of innovation and change.

 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Jonathan Haidt

Professor of Ethical Leadership, NYU; NYT Bestselling Author

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist who is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of morality. His early research radically transformed the field, pulling it away from its earlier focus on moral reasoning.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

John Harwood

Award-Winning Political Journalist; White House Correspondent

For more than three decades, John Harwood has covered the White House, Congress, national politics and the economy for America’s most prestigious news organizations. Interviewing every president from George H.W. Bush to Joe Biden, he received an Emmy nomination for his live CNBC town hall with President Barack Obama.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 17

Ron Insana

CNBC Senior Analyst and Commentator, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, Bestselling Author and Financial Professional

A regular CNBC and NBC News contributor, Ron Insana analyzes the forces driving the economy and how they impact your business, industry, and investments. Author of four bestsellers, Insana translates market signals and political maneuvers into actionable information audiences can use to protect what they have and uncover fresh opportunities.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Dr. Jackson Katz

World-Leading Educator, Author, and Gender Violence Prevention Scholar-Activist

Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, and scholar-activist who is one of the world's leading male voices for gender equity and gender violence prevention. He has an impressive record of success in reaching men on the sensitive subjects of sexist bias and abuse.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 7

Katty Kay

U.S. Special Correspondent for BBC Studios; Award-winning Journalist; Bestselling Author

Award-winning journalist and anchor Katty Kay broadcasts to a global audience from Washington with a fresh perspective on American politics and world affairs. She speaks on current events as well as self-assurance in women and girls, helping them turn thoughts into action. Katty co-authored four NYT bestsellers on the subject.

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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: 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: 3

Amberly Lago

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Amberly’s life story of astounding resilience has inspired a revolutionary lesson she offers to the world. She brings unique strategies developed to teach others how to tap into their superpower of resilience and persevere through any challenge.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 10 Videos: 6

Joan Lunden

Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist and Women's Health Advocate

An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women's health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. Lunden continues to be one of America’s most recognized, trusted personalities and a sought after speaker throughout the country.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Shahir Masri

Environmental Scientist, Author, and Speaker

Shahir Masri is author of the book, Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change and a contributing writer for The Hill. He co-founded the National Outreach Project "On The Road For Climate Action," empowering everyday people to help solve the climate crisis through community outreach and education. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Randy Mayeux

Co-founder, First Friday Book Synopsis and Accomplished Keynote Speaker

Randy Mayeux is an accomplished speaker who specializes in conducting Executive Book Briefings and training on presentation skills. He is an Instructor in the Business Leadership Center in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, where he has received the Teaching Excellence Award multiple times.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Heather E. McGowan

Future-of-Work Strategist

Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan averages 75 speaking events a year from small audiences of c level executives to large forums of thousands. Her speaking while grounded in the changing nature of work extend to include talking points on leadership, DEI/DEIB, engagement, empowerment, culture, innovation, and transformation. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Riaz Meghji

Human Connection Expert | Author of 'Every Conversation Counts'

“Quiet Quitting” and “Rage Applying” are common terms for a familiar problem: a lack of meaningful human connection. 

Drawing from years of experience interviewing countless leaders, human connection expert and author Riaz Meghji helps audiences build meaningful connections and trust, so they can collaborate effectively and out-care their competition.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Danny Meyer

CEO - Union Square Hospitality Group

Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Union Square Hospitality Group comprises some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, and more.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 21 Videos: 7

Ben Mezrich

New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Accidental Billionaires and The Antisocial Network

Ben Mezrich has authored twenty books with a combined printing of over 4 million copies, creating his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Pat Mitchell

Media Executive, Producer, Curator

As a connector, curator, convener, Pat Mitchell elevates women’s stories, ideas and leadership, leveraging her groundbreaking career in media to create opportunities for women and girls to engage with their passions, purpose and power. She is the author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Blake Michelle Morgan

Customer Experience Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author

Blake Morgan is a leader in customer experience. She is a keynote speaker and customer experience futurist and author of two books on customer experience. Her second book is called “The Customer Of The Future: 10 Guiding Principles For Winning Tomorrow’s Business” (HarperCollins).

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Partha Nandi, M.D., F.A.C.P.

TV Show Host, Bestselling Author, Practicing Physician

The host of the EMMY Award Winning TV show Ask Dr. Nandi, Dr. Partha Nandi is a globally recognized physician, bestselling author, and dynamic keynote speaker. His approach blends traditional and unorthodox health principles from the East and West, delivering stunning results for both patients and organizations.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 3 Videos: 0

Tsedal Neeley

Award Winning Author, Harvard Business School Professor and Keynote Speaker on Globalization and Digital Transformation

Tsedal Neeley is a virtual work and organizational change expert, business thought leader, and a Professor at the Harvard Business School. Her 2022 co-authored book, The Digital Mindset helps companies and leaders see, think, and act in new ways. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Kevin O'Leary

Judge on ABC's Shark Tank

Kevin O’Leary’s impressive reputation has been built upon his entrepreneurial vision, investment smarts and drives to succeed. In addition to being one of the Dragons, O’Leary is the co-host of BNN’s SqueezePlay, the host of BNN’s O’Leary Live, and a ‘Shark’ on the ABC show, Shark Tank.

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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: 20 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Edgar Perez

Technology and Business Author and Strategy Consultant: AI, Web3, Metaverse and Quantum

Global executives have come to appreciate Edgar for his wide-ranging insights on how they can spark continuous innovation and harness disruptive technologies. From AI to Quantum Computing, from 5G to the Metaverse, Edgar shows you how to leverage the power of these game-changing trends to transform your organization.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Christine Porath

Author of "Mastering Community" and "Mastering Civility"

Christine Porath is a Visiting Faculty at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a consultant working with leading organizations to help them create a thriving workplace.

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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: 5 Videos: 3

Mike Robbins

An Expert in Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence and The Powers of Appreciation and Authenticity

He has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to reach new levels of awareness and productivity, both personally and professionally. Mike teaches people important techniques that allow them to be more grateful, appreciative, and authentic with others and themselves.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Angela M. Sánchez

Formerly Homeless, Writer, Cartoonist, Magician, Education Advocate, First Generation Latino College Graduate

Angela M. Sánchez came of age in the Great Recession of the late 2000s and her work is informed by her experiences as a homeless high school student with aspirations to go to college.

 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Mark Schaefer

Globally-recognized marketing and social media keynote speaker, business consultant, and best-selling author.

Mark Schaefer is one of the world’s most popular business-related keynote speakers, taking the stage at some of the largest industry and corporate conferences including SXSW, Dell World, the American Bar Association Annual Conference. His blog {grow} is hailed as one of the top marketing blogs in the world. 

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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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 11

Ken Schmidt

Authentic Leadership and Customer Loyalty Expert; Senior Role in Harley-Davidson Turnaround; and Author, Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance

A key player in Harley Davidson's turnaround, Ken inspires companies and individuals to shift their thinking and ride a path to success by becoming memorable – not for what they do or what they make, but for how they connect with people.

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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: 1 Videos: 4

Lynn Smith

Media Expert, Anchor Alum NBC/MSNBC/CNN, Podcast Host

I help CEOs/Thought Leaders/ Experts articulate their vision to gain credibility and visibility through the media and video to significantly increase business.  My 20 years as a journalist at TODAY, NBC News, MSNBC, and CNN has allowed me to help thousands to get their story told in a powerful way.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Brad Snyder

U.S. Paralympic Athlete; Retired U.S. Navy Officer

Brad is blind. As a part of his rehabilitation process Brad returned to the pool, and after a few months of training earned a spot on the US Paralympic National Team for swimming. At the 2012 Paralympics, he competed in seven events, earning two Gold medals and one Silver medal.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 9

Heidi A. Swan

Local, State and Federal Advocate; Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and Homelessnes Prevention Expert

As a passionate advocate about the mental health impacts of marijuana, Heidi's been on Dr. Phil, Fox.com and NBC-LA. A California resident, she advocates for local control and warning labels. Federally, she insists the industry and our elected leaders publicly disclose the known risks THC pose to brain health.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Steven Van Belleghem

Customer Focus Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker

Steven is an expert in customer focus in a digital world. He is a popular international keynote speaker. In his keynote presentations, Steven takes his audience on a journey to the world of modern customer relationships in a clever, enthusiastic and inspiring way.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Natasha Verma

News Anchor, Cancer Survivor & Founder of the Verma Foundation

Natasha Verma, who is the weekday morning anchor for NBC’s 9NEWS in Denver. In 2017, Verma was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. During her chemotherapy, Verma designed cap wigs made of 100-percent human hair attached to cotton or velvet. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 10

Bryan K. Williams

Purpose-Driven Customer Service Excellence

Dr. Bryan K. Williams is a keynote speaker, consultant, and author, who is a noted authority on service excellence and leadership effectiveness.  His passion is to serve others so they may better serve the world. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 20 Videos: 7

Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist; Associate Editor, The Washington Post; Author of 22 Bestsellers

The most influential investigative reporter of our time, BOB WOODWARD gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal. Woodward doesn’t take sides – he's firmly non-partisan. His tough-but-fair reporting seeks to shine a light on the inner-workings of Washington because democracies die in darkness.

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