Management Keynote Speakers

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Management keynote speakers understand challenges, creating winning strategies, leading and managing others, and building a thriving career and workplace environment. These speakers offer up proven methodology and industry experience to help leaders inspire and energize their workforce. GDA has a world-class roster of management keynote speakers to address your corporate culture in order to attract and retain the best talent, suggest innovation, and yield radical results.


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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Bill Benjamin

Emotional Intelligence, Performance and Leadership Expert, Thought Leader on Performing Under Pressure

As a math and computer science guy, Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies to help overcome barriers and obstacles. 

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Tony Brigmon

Ambassador of FUN

Tony Brigmon was the face of Southwest Airlines as their "Ambassador of Fun" both internally to employees, and externally to civic and service groups. Southwest focused on fun because fun created serious results, and Tony brings those fun best-practices and ideas to every event that he speaks to.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 11

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Former SVP & Chief HR Officer at Symantec

As Former SVP & CHRO @Symantec,  Amy led the Global HR, Workforce Planning and Real Estate organizations. As a speaker and coach for C-Level executives, Amy focuses on talent as the key driver of business growth. Amy brings data, research and proven best practices to all of her presentations.

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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: 11

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: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Randy Dean

Time Management & Technology Expert

Randy Dean, MBA, teaches people how to better manage their time, e-mail, Outlook, Google apps, smart phones, and tablets in a fun and engaging way, giving immediately usable tips that starts enhancing attendees productivity immediately. And he has an amazing repeat client rate, showing clients love his stuff!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Dr. Mark DeVolder

The Change Specialist

Dr. Mark DeVolder is recognized as one of today's original thinkers and motivators on transitions. His high-energy, content-rich and humor-filled presentations teach people how to be bold, flexible and innovative in face of constant change.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Todd Dewett, PhD

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

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

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Amy Edmondson

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management Harvard Business School

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Tasha Eurich

Organizational Psychologist, Researcher, and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Blending scientific savvy, hands-on tools, and powerful stories of leadership transformation, Tasha's programs are packed with interactive discussion, real-world application, and experiential activities. Audiences don’t just walk away inspired and entertained—they are ready to transform.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 9

John Foley

Former Lead Solo Pilot of the Blue Angels

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

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Dennis Ford

Author #1 Bestseller "Monetize Your Culture"

Dennis Ford is Founder and President of Quantum Leap Productions, an innovative and wildly creative corporate messaging company. He realized there was a common denominator that every leader in every company talked about but, literally, not one addressed effectively...their company culture. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Marshall Goldsmith

World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, #1 Executive Coach and #5 Most-Influential Business Thinker

At the recent Thinkers50 ceremony in London, Marshall was recognized again as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, #1 Executive Coach and #5 Most-Influential Business Thinker.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 3

David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE

CEO, Trust Edge Leadership Institute

The #1 question everyone is thinking about you and your company is, "Can I trust you?" A lack of trust is your biggest expense because for the trusted brand, people pay more, come back and tell others. Learn how to create a high-performing, high-trust culture.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Nathan Jamail

Best Selling Author and Expert Speaker on Sales & Leadership

Nathan is a best selling author & expert speaker on sales & leadership; he has over two decades of incredible experience. He has four published books and works with companies such as Cisco, State Farm, Georgia Pacific, Sprint & hundreds more.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 12

Polly LaBarre

Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Writer, Fast Company

Polly LaBarre helps leaders create change-ready cultures that learn almost as fast as change itself. She arms audiences with a maverick manual – tools to break rules, harnessing the human element by inspiring, unleashing, and amplifying creativity, passion, and resourcefulness. Polly unpacks real-life lessons from her research and consulting.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jason Lauritsen

Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture Expert

Far too many people are suffering through bad experiences at work. I was one of them. After years of frustration, I discovered that it didn’t have to be this way. That is when I realized my calling: to make work human.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Doug Lipp

International Consultant, Eight-time Author

Doug Lipp is an International keynote speaker, author, and consultant on service & leadership, change & creativity, and global competitiveness. Doug’s career began at Disney, in the Disney University at Disneyland. Fluent in Japanese, he was on the start-up team for Tokyo Disneyland, Disney’s first international theme park.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Steve McClatchy

Leadership and Performance; NY Times Best Selling Author

New York Times Best Selling Author and speaker for over a decade on the topics of Leadership, Performance, Personal Growth, and Work/Life Engagement. Steve is the Founder of Alleer Training & Consulting, a firm focused on helping companies and individuals improve performance and achieve outstanding results.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Lisa McLeod

Leading, Selling and Performing with a Noble Purpose

Lisa McLeod has rocked the house for giants like Google and Roche, as well as franchises, non-profits, and associations around the world. She has delivered programs in over 25 countries. She is a bestselling author and has been featured on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.

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Keynotes: 15 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Jacob Morgan

Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, & Futurist

Jacob is a globally recognized keynote speaker, best-selling author, and futurist. He literally wrote the book on the future of work and employee experience.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 12

Dambisa Moyo

International Economist & Author who Analyzes the Macroeconomy and Global Affairs

Dr. Moyo's work examines the interplay of international business and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment; capitalizing on her rare ability to translate trends in markets, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Tim O'Shea

The Agent of Change

With an entertaining style and good-natured humor, Tim O’Shea provides insights on how to make your approach to teamwork, leadership, and managing change more effective. He combines his corporate background and training in law enforcement & intelligence tactics to help organizations thrive during change. He's also darn funny...just ask him.

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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: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Jon Picoult

Customer Experience and Leadership Expert

Jon Picoult helps companies impress their customers and inspire their employees, creating raving fans that drive business growth.  He has worked with some of the world’s foremost brands and has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NBC News and Inc. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Robert Richman

Expert on Employee Culture

Robert Richman is the author of the Culture Blueprint a systematic guide to building the high-performance workplace. He was a manager and culture strategist at Zappos.com and co-founded Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind its game-changing employee culture.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Sara Roberts

Advisor and Coach to C-suite, Author, Leadership, Transformation, Purpose, and Culture

Sara Roberts is a leading authority and “go-to” expert on organizational transformation, culture, and building purpose-led companies. She’s been an advisor to dozens of Fortune 500 and start-up leaders, a sought-after keynote speaker, and an entrepreneur.

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Keynotes: 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: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Kim Malone Scott

Co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Author

Kim Scott is the co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Inc which builds software tools for managers. She is the author of a book called Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, to be published by St Martin’s Press next year.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Curt Steinhorst

Author of 'Can I Have Your Attention?'

As the founder and CEO of Focuswise, Curt Steinhorst is dedicated himself as a leading voice on strategic communication. Curt speaks about the most important currency in today's economy: our attention. Focus is possible!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 7 Videos: 4

Bruce Tulgan

Founder & CEO, RainmakerThinking, Inc.

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management.

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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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