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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.
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.
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.
Jay Baer Featured
Business Growth and Customer Experience Expert
Jay Baer is the world's most retweeted person among digital marketers. He is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and the New York Times best-selling author of five books who travels the world helping businesspeople get and keep more customers.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
Leeza Gibbons Featured
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alison McCauley Featured
Blockchain and Strategy Specialist; Author; Startup Advisor; CEO of Unblocked Future
Alison demystifies the newest wave of tech-driven disruption—blockchains—for audiences around the globe. Alison explains what blockchains make newly possible and helps your audience or executive team understand the impact they’ll have in your industry, your business, and our world.
Heather Monahan Featured
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.
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.
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, Bias, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
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.
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.
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.
Author Of ‘What The Best College Teachers Do'
Dr. Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do and its sequel, What the Best College Students Do. Both books are top-selling treatises on higher education and winners of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society.
#1 International Bestselling Author of The Third Door and Expert on Exponential Growth & Success
Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door. The book chronicles Banayan's five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Maya Angelou and a dozen more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they launched their careers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York Times Best-Selling Author; Recognized Trauma Informed Attorney
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author, Entrepreneur, Photographer
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.
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.
Former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; Chairman, Avon Products; Chairman, Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute
Douglas R. Conant, New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker is dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century. He serves as Chairman of Avon Products as well as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Futurist, Founder Delphi Group, Author Ten books, Speaker, Columnist
Tom Koulopoulos is a leading futurist, author of eleven books including Revealing the Invisible; The Gen Z Effect; Cloud Surfing; and The Innovation Zone, and founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.
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.
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.
Dr. Valerie Maholmes
Author, Motivational Speaker
Dr. Valerie Maholmes is an author and motivational speaker who has devoted her career to promoting the health and well-being of vulnerable children and families. She specializes in research on the long-term impact of early adverse experiences on children's development.
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.
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.
Heather E. McGowan
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.
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.
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.
New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Accidental Billionaires and The Antisocial Network
Ben Mezrich has created 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.
Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, Consultant
Dr. Joseph Michelli is an internationally sought-after public speaker, organizational consultant, and a #1 New York Times bestselling business author who has worked with and written about customer-centric organizations such as Airbnb, Starbucks, Zappos, UCLA Health System, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Mercedes-Benz USA.
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.
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).
Mildred D Muhammad
Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Advocate, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology and Business Author and Strategy Consultant: AI, Web3, Metaverse and Quantum
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angela M. Sanchez
Formerly Homeless, Writer, Cartoonist, Magician, Education Advocate, First Generation Latino College Graduate
Angela M. Sanchez came of age in the Great Recession of the late 2000s and her writing is informed by her experiences. Namely, in 2007, when she was a junior in high school in Glendale, her father, a single parent, lost his job as an architectural draftsman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geopolitical & Geo-Economic Strategist - Expert in Global Affairs and American Politics
John is a geopolitical strategist and diplomacy coordinator to the Department of State, sharing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.