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Journalism, Literary and Author keynote speakers are masters of the written word. They have an uncanny gift of using depth and detail and they weave together a visually striking and complex story for an audience. GDA is knowledgeable about the most compelling journalism, literary, and author keynote speakers to provide an unforgettable experience.


Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 11

Mike Abrashoff

Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It's Your Ship

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 million copies.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 2

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 best-selling book, The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide. Dr. Shawn's expertise centers on Leadership, Gender, Emotional Intelligence, Hidden Bias, and Diversity & Inclusion.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Mariana Atencio

Peabody Award-Winning Journalist, Speaker, and Author

Mariana Atencio is a Peabody award-winning journalist, speaker, and author who has traveled around the world to help us discover & celebrate what makes us unique. As the only Latina national correspondent on NBC News, she’s a fighter for diversity, inclusion and authentic storytelling both on and off screen.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 14

Michael (Misha) Auslin

Best-Selling Author on Geopolitics, Wall Street Journal Contributor and Frequent Fox News Commentator

Michael Auslin is a Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A historian by training, he specializes in U.S. policy in Asia and geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific region. 

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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: 10 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Carl Bernstein

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist/Author & Political Analyst

In the early 1970s, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 5

Rohit Bhargava

Marketing Expert, Professor, Bestselling Author

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator and storyteller who has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders be more influential and believable by embracing their humanity and personality. He is the author best-selling business books on wide ranging topics including business trends to Wall Street Journal bestseller, "Likeonomics."

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Molly Bloom

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: 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: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Harry Broadman

Litigation Expert/Academic on Emerging Markets and Global Transaction Advisory

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: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 15

David Brownlee

Motivational Speaker on Mindset, Customer Success, Sales and Leadership

David Brownlee is the founder and CEO of Pure Customer Service and the number one, best-selling author of Rockstar Service, Rockstar Profits. After being kidnapped at gunpoint, stabbed and released, David has taken his second chance at life and dedicated it to helping others achieve their goals and dreams. 

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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: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 4

David Burkus

Best-selling Author, Sought After Speaker, Professor

David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His newest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jeff Bush

Nationally Recognized Political/Tax Thought Leader, Author, Integral Part of The Washington Update

A colleague of Andy Friedman and an integral part of The Washington Update, Jeff is the industry thought leader that guides domestic clients through the complex and ever-changing political and tax environment and helps international audiences understand United States politics.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Michael C. Bush

Workplace Culture Authority

Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm. Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 11 Videos: 1

Laura Caldwell

Former Civil Trial Attorney and Director of Life After Innocence

Lawyer-turned-Author-turned-Humanitarian; Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Law School of Loyola University Chicago, Founder & Director of Life After Innocence; Author of 13 books, including Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him (2010)

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 2

Katherine Center

Author of multiple books including Happiness for Beginners

Katherine Center is a novelist—the author of five bittersweet comic novels about love and family, including The Bright Side of Disaster, The Lost Husband, and Happiness for Beginners. Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Redbook, InStyle, People, USA Today, Real Simple and others. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Boris Cherniak

Celebrity Hypnotist, Team Building, Motivational Expert

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: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 8

Kathryn Childers

One of First Women Agents in the United States Secret Service

Kathryn Childers was one of the first five women hired into the Secret Service in 1970 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 doing it scared ... and shares that courageous journey.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 6 Videos: 5

Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

New York Times Bestselling Author and most-cited social psychologist in fields of influence and negotiation

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: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 12

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: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Jim Comer

Author, "When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents"

Jim Comer brings enthusiasm, practical experience and a great sense of humor to help audiences take a new look at tough issues such as caregiving and speaking in public. A Canadian reporter wrote, “Jim Comer is so full of life that he would shine through a solar eclipse.”

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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: 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: 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: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Ophira Eisenberg

Canadian Comedian, Writer, and Actress

Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosts NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviews, jokes, and plays silly games with celebrities. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Dr. Adam Gazzaley

Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape.

Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He is now Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center engaged in technology creation and scientific research. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Dima Ghawi

Overcoming Adversity Keynote Speaker and Leadership Coach

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: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Leeza Gibbons

TV & Radio Host, Author, Speaker

Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her entertainment and news media background, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman and New York Times bestselling author.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Michelle Gielan

Positive Communication Expert

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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jennifer Goldman

Organizational Psychologist and the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group

The contagious high-energy, passion and rigor that make Jennifer a successful teacher and advisor to leaders of some of the world’s most prestigious organizations also make her an irresistible, vibrant speaker, inspiring people of all backgrounds to free themselves from difficult dynamics, unleash their own vitality and live conflict-free.

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Keynotes: 12 Books: 5 Videos: 1

Lee Hausner, Ph.D.

Senior Managing Director First Foundation Advisors

Dr. Hausner, an internationally recognized clinical psychologist and business consultant, provides family consulting services. These services include assisting families in learning effective communication and conflict resolution skills, facilitating family retreats, resolving generational issues and increasing personal effectiveness.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Vicki Hitzges

Vivacious TV News Anchor, Storyteller and Author

Vicki works with organizations to create a positive work environment -- she's high energy, fun and easy to work with. Our clients tell us that after hearing her, they get stronger teams, happier customers and higher profits.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 11

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: 5 Videos: 10

Katty Kay

Lead Anchor, BBC World News America and Bestselling Author

BBC 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 three NYT bestsellers on the subject.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 8

Elliot Kotek

Content Chief & Co-Founder of Not Impossible, Executive Director - The Not Impossible Foundation

Elliot is a social innovator with degrees in Law, Science and Storytelling. His particular obsession is collaborating on harnessing technology and science to produce low-cost solutions for our most vulnerable populations then utilizing the power of film and the strength of brands to amplify those stories for true reach.

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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: 1 Videos: 3

Janine Latus

Speaker on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Her NYT bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead, is a heart-wrenching journey tracing the roots of her own and her sister's victimization. Both a call to break the cycle of abuse and a love letter to her sister, it is an unforgettable read and she is an unforgettable speaker.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jeff Leitner

Founder of Unwritten Labs, Social Innovator, Researcher, Author, Teacher

Jeff Leitner is a social innovator, researcher, author, and teacher.  He is a fellow at New America in Washington, D.C., author of See Think Solve: A Simple Way to Tackle Tough Problems, and speaker and facilitator on the organizational and larger social influence of unwritten rules.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Amanda Lindhout

New York Times Bestselling Author Expert on Resilience, Survival & an Extraordinary Mindset

An award winning humanitarian, journalist and NY Times bestselling author, Amanda Lindhout was abducted and held hostage by teenage criminals in 2008 while researching a story on the millions of people ravaged by two decades of war, drought, and famine. She endured 460 days of unimaginable hardships during her captivity.

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Keynotes: 7 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: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Kyle Maynard

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: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Heather E. McGowan

Future-of-Work Strategist

Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. McGowan is the co-editor and author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate and a Forbes contributor. Her book, The Adaptation Advantage, due out in spring 2020.  

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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: 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: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Kevin Mitnick

World's Top Cyber Security Speaker

Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Heather Monahan

Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur and Former C-Suite Executive

Confidence is the one thing that will change everything for you.  Confidence is not given it's created.  After a 20-year climb in Corporate America and claiming her spot in the C-suite, Heather Monahan knows how to create confidence and she will teach you and your team how too.  

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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: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 16

Leslie Morgan Steiner

NYT best-selling author, Columnist for The Washington Post, Former Corporate Executive and 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: 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: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 8

Mildred D Muhammad

Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Author, Advocate

Mildred speaks on a national & international platform to discuss her life of terror, abuse and heartache, as the ex-wife of the DC Sniper, all while promoting Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention.

 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jamie Mustard

Author, The ICONIST: The Art and Science of Standing Out

Jamie Mustard is an expert on getting through. He is the world’s leading authority on perception in the physical world. Using technology, product engagement, and the creative arts, Jamie consults with leading companies getting their messages, products, brands and ideas to STAND OUT to their desired audiences.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Partha Nandi

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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Ana Navarro

CNN Political Contributor & Republican Strategist

Ms. Navarro is a graduate of the University of Miami. In 1993, she obtained her Bachelor in Arts with Majors in Latin American Studies and Political Science. She obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1997. She has expertise on Latin American and Hispanic issues.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Sonia Nazario

Social Journalist, Author, Humanitarian

Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist and humanitarian. Her personal story is the story of migration and of ganas (determination). Her articles and speeches move people to tears and end in standing ovations.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 0

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: 2 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Peggy Orenstein

New York Times Bestselling Author

Orenstein journeys through the new sexual landscape girls face from high school through college, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities. Addressing the impact of porn, social media, “hook-up culture,” and even the silence surrounding pleasure, Orenstein understands what needs to be said and why parents must say it.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 1 Videos: 1

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: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

Push Inc. Founders

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: 15 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Edgar Perez

American-Peruvian Business Author, Speaker and Strategy Consultant

Global executives have come to appreciate Edgar Perez for his wide-ranging insights on how they can better position their organizations for success through strong leadership and a comprehensive approach that links business strategy and disruptive technologies. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Marlon Peterson

#BePrecedential

Marlon went from facing life in prison at 19-years old to being one of the preeminent voices in social and criminal justice. Just seven years since his release, he was named one of America's 100 most influential and inspiring leaders in the Black community by Ebony Magazine.

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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: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Terry Rich

CEO, Author and Fraud Expert

Terry Rich is a successful CEO, international speaker, author and recent CEO of the Iowa Lottery, a $350 million enterprise. Earlier, he was President and CEO of Rich Heritage Inc., a national marketing and television production company which produced shows for HBO, ESPN and Comcast, among others. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 7 Videos: 3

Mike Riera

Educator and One of the Country's Foremost Authorities on Understanding Children and Teenagers

Mike Riera, Ph.D., is one of the country's foremost authorities on understanding children and teenagers. The cornerstone of his philosophy is the essential shift for parents, from managers in their teenagers' lives to consultants.

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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: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Michael Rogers

The Practical Futurist

There are lots of futurists. Michael is a practical futurist with deep business and technology skills who is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Randy Ross

Author, Culture Change Expert

Dr. Randy Ross is founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable! A master of cultural transformation, Dr. Ross has a unique understanding of employee engagement and offers practical solutions for increasing both the morale and performance of your teams.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 7 Videos: 2

Bob Rotella, Ph.D.

World's Foremost Sports Psychologist, Golf Guru, Author and Peak Performance Expert

Dr. Bob Rotella, Ph.D. known internationally for his work in applied sports psychology and consistently recognized as the world’s premier sports psychologist dedicating his career to helping business leaders, sales executives, coaches, athletes, and professionals use their minds and attitudes to take them to the top of their chosen professions.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 0

Robert Safian

Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company

Robert Safian is editor-in-chief and managing director of the influential, award-winning business magazine Fast Company and its digital and live-event affiliates. He oversees all editorial operations and plays a key role in guiding the enterprise’s advertising, marketing and consumer-engagement efforts.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Joshua Safran

Author, Attorney, and Domestic Violence Survivor and Advocate

Joshua Safran is a critically-acclaimed author, Sundance/Oprah Winfrey Network film subject, and nationally recognized advocate for domestic violence survivors and the wrongfully imprisoned. He’s a comedic, yet powerful speaker, drawing on his experiences growing up on the dark side of "utopia" and his work as a ground-breaking attorney.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Angela M. Sanchez

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

Angela M. Sanchez has written and published the children’s book, Scruffy and the Egg, and currently working on my first young adult novel. She is most interested in urban fantasy and cartoons. When Angela is not drawing, she writes on issues related to social justice and access to higher education. 

 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Mark Schaefer

Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Bestselling Author of "Known"

Mark Schaefer is a globally-recognized keynote speaker, educator, business consultant, and author. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for more than 30 years and provides consulting services as Executive Director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions.

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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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Ken Schmidt

Legendary Former Director of Communications Strategy at Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Former director of communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, he played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history. He is widely known as one of the business world’s most outspoken and provocative thought leaders.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Greg Schwem

Business Humorist/Corporate Host

Greg Schwem is more than a comedian. He is a motivational business humorist. That means he will make your audience laugh at themselves while also delivering business tips and insights guaranteed to send an audience away motivated and feeling good about themselves and their profession.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 4

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: 3 Books: 8 Videos: 11

David Meerman Scott

Business Growth Strategist and WSJ Bestselling Author of Eleven Books, Latest is Fanocracy

Fandom is not just for celebrities, it’s rocket fuel to grow business, too. A big shift is underway. People are overwhelmed by superficial online communication – longing for true human connection. Business strategist David Meerman Scott, author of Fanocracy, shows how top companies are harnessing passionate fans to grow.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 9 Videos: 1

Samuel Shem

Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, and Activist

A world renowned speaker, Shem is known for his humor and gift for inspiring audiences.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

John Sitilides

Geopolitical Strategist - Expert in Global Affairs and American Politics

John is a geopolitical strategist and diplomacy coordinator to the Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global geopolitical trends, intelligence and strategies before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, business and government conferences, forums and events.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 10

Lynn Smith

Anchor, HLN (CNN Headline News) On The Story

Lynn Smith has been entrenched in news for two decade.  First as a producer at the TODAY show then in front of the camera in local and national news. Lynn gives a unique perspective into the world of effective communication, storytelling and acheiving big things in competitive fields.

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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: 2

Jonathan Sposato

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Woman-Entrepreneur Advocate

A successful serial entrepreneur and investor in many startups, Jonathan is Chairman and co-founder of Geekwire.com, one of the tech sector’s top news sites, and Chairman and Founder of PicMonkey, the world’s most fun and popular photo-editor.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Rand Stagen

Board Member of Conscious Capitalism Inc

Managing Director of the Stagen Leadership Academy. Speaking on from scrambling to scaling.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 5 Videos: 1

Mark Steyn

Author, Writer, and Conservative Political Commentator

Mark Steyn is a Canadian author, writer, and conservative political commentator. He has written five books, including America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Heidi Swan

Advocate for Marijuana Policy, Homelessness Prevention Advocate, Addiction, Substance Abuse Prevention, and Recovery

Most Americans think marijuana is harmless, even healthy. Many have never heard it is associated with adult schizophrenia, anxiety, depression and suicide. Heidi's brother was a homeless drug addict with schizophrenia who went to jail eighteen times. They wrote a book together to warn teenagers about the risks of marijuana.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 0

Steve Uzzell

Photographer and Illustration Guru

Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Steve inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure.

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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: 8 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Vivek Wadhwa

Renowned Technology Entrepreneur & Academic

Called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, U.S. competitiveness, and the future, Vivek Wadhwa’s work puts him at the heart of where innovations are being developed that will change the very way in which we work and live.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Bill Walton

Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor

Bill Walton may be the most colorful figure in sports. An ESPN broadcaster, Bill’s college and NBA championship teams are legendary. But chasing the dream took a nightmarish toll: 38 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Leah Weiss, PhD

Author; Stanford Professor and Researcher; Expert on Burnout, Mindfulness, Soft Skills, Compassion, Self-Compassion, and Purpose

A founding faculty member of the Dalai Lama’s Compassion and Cultivation Program at Stanford University, Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW is a ​lecturer at Stanford Business School, researcher and meditation expert​. She​ has dedicated her life to teaching people how to leverage research-based mindfulness.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 5

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: 19 Videos: 6

Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist Associate Editor, The Washington Post and Author, 19 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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