Moderator / Facilitator Keynote Speakers

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Moderator and Facilitator keynote speakers are at ease working a crowd and sparking a cohesive event dynamic. Most moderators and facilitators have vast experience in journalism, entertainment, panel discussions, and public speaking. GDA has a impressive roster of moderators and facilitators to pull together your next event.


Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Bob Arno

Pickpocket King and America's Funniest Con Man

Interactive comedy pickpocket and speaker blends hilarity + reality. High-impact audience participation for small to huge groups. With smart, timely, useful content, audiences learn through tears of laughter. Different, powerful, side-splitting.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 11 Videos: 9

Simon T. Bailey

Critically Acclaimed Speaker, Author and Breakthrough Strategist

Simon T. Bailey is leader of the SPARK Movement whose purpose is to ignite sustainable transformation in people, individuals, systems, and nations.  Simon T. Bailey is leader of the SPARK Movement whose purpose is to ignite sustainable transformation in people, individuals, systems, and nations.  

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Greg Bennick

Global Keynote Speaker, Interactive Comedian, Event Emcee

Greg Bennick is a speaker and comedian all in one, offering ideas about finding your voice, managing the unexpected, dealing with change, and how to change the world without having a clue. He has a fascinating background, coming from being a corporate keynote speaker AND a punk rock touring musician. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Judy Carter

Bestselling Author, Comedienne, Motivational Humorist

Judy Carter is one of America’s top motivational humorists, Judy wields the “power of the punch line,” getting results both nationally and internationally with hilarious and empowering keynotes for government groups, professional associations, and Fortune 500 companies. J

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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: 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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Dave Davlin

Energizing Events … Inspiring Individuals

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

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Keynotes: 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: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Lizanne Falsetto

Visionary Entrepreneur, Founder/CEO of thinkThin®, CEO Pink Talented Angels & LF Advisory, Global Wellness Expert

Lizanne Falsetto is founder of thinkThin®. She is a courageous health & wellness pioneer, foodie, trend spotter, business media commentator, and advisor to the next-generation of entrepreneurs.Lizanne launched The PINK TALENTED ANGELS, designed to bring female leaders and early/mid-stage entrepreneurs together to help one another thrive.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 12

Michaela Guzy

Executive Producer, On Air Talent, Writer, Storyteller, Speaker, Travel, Sustainability, Millennial Mindset, Social Impact Advocate

Michaela Guzy, a former publishing exec who is fearless beyond reason, left her career behind to begin a journey that has since changed her life and touched others. OhThePeopleYouMeet speaks to the wanderlust in us all and ignites a passion for global connections and sustainable and immersive travel.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Glen Hiemstra

Founder and Owner of Futurist.com

Glen Hiemstra is dedicated to disseminating information about the future to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning. Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape the preferred future.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Rich Horwath

New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author on strategy

The #1 most valued skill in business people today is strategic thinking. But only 23 percent of managers are strategic. Rich Horwath presents a simple framework for all business people to live strategically to reach their full potential.

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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: 14 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Diana Kander

NYT Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation

Diana Kander is a New York Times Bestselling Author of All In Startup, entrepreneur, innovation consultant, and keynote speaker for Fortune 1000 companies who asks some big questions. What causes big, household brands to lose relevance with their customers and go out of business?

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Soren Kaplan, Ph.D.

Disruptive Innovation & Change Expert & Author of WSJ Bestseller Leapfrogging

Soren Kaplan is the bestselling and award winning author of Leapfrogging and The Invisible Advantage, an Affiliated Professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a writer for FastCompany and Inc. Magazine, a globally recognized keynote speaker, and the Founder of InnovationPoint and upBOARD.

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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: 8 Books: 8 Videos: 5

Commander Mary Kelly

Renowned Economist and Leadership Expert

Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, US Navy (retired) is a nationally recognized and renowned economist and leadership expert specializing in improving business efficiency and maximizing available resources.

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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: 1 Videos: 3

Greg Lindsay

Expert on Cities, Mobility, Travel, Trade, and the Future of Work

Greg is a funny, provocative, dynamic speaker who packs more ideas and examples into an hour-long than almost anyone. Whether he's speaking about the future of cities, or the office, or autonomous cars, or tourist destinations, he weaves fresh reporting and speculation about the future to make every speech memorable.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 11

Dean Lindsay

Change & Customer Service Expert / Humorous & Engaging Keynote Speaker / Award-Winning Business Author

A powerful keynote speaker with a HUMOROUS and engaging approach, Dean Lindsay is hailed as 'America's PROGRESS Agent' by The Strategic HR Forum . Dean's award-winning books have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. His newest book, CREATING PROGRESS IN A WORLD OF CHANGE, is being released in October 2019. 

 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 9 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: 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: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 1

Dr. Will Miller

Comedian and Authority on Stress Reduction and Life Balance

Outstanding Keynote speaker & trainer on Emotional Wellbeing, Coping with Change & Life-Span Development. A Psychotherapist & Health Psychologist with extensive media experience. Former headline comedian & TV personality (Nick-at-Nite, NBC), Teaches graduate students at Purdue University on ethics & social media. Best-selling co-author of Refrigerator Rights

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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: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Marlon Peterson

#BePrecedential - Writer, Youth Development Expert and Human Justice Advocate

From facing life-in-prison at 19 to preeminent voice in social and criminal justice.

"Everything we were told to believe about justice, violence, crime, race, gender needs to be rethought. And I am here rethinking it all in real time through my words. Why? Prison made me do it."

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

David Polinchock

Accomplished Innovator in Media, Technology and Experience

David has been involved in a wide range of experiential advertising programs, the introduction of virtual reality as a marketing tool and city festivals. He was even a Disney performer. He brings all of those experiences to his speaking engagements, which allow him bring his presentations to life.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Shayla Rivera

The Funny Rocket Scientist

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

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Keynotes: 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: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Libby Sartain

Human Resources Thought Leader From Southwest Airlines and Yahoo

Libby’s keynote has an empowering message: HR can lead our organizations through the competitive marketplace by treating workers more like consumers and less like employees. Stories and strategies for the new world of work and what that means for HR in the future prepare audience for the impending brain drain.

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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: 0 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Scott Shellstrom

Innovator and Improv Comedian and Creative Artist

Shellstrom inspires the unique creative force within all of us with moving, rarely
heard stories about Leonardo da Vinci, laugh-out-loud improvisational comedy and
a master piece painting done in four minutes, upside down as a crescendo.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Pamela Sherman

Pam Sherman (aka The Suburban Outlaw) & President of The Sherman EDGE™

Pam Sherman is an attorney, actress, writer, and leadership consultant whose story of ditching her day job as a lawyer to pursue her dream as an actress was featured in People Magazine. Pam combines her background as an attorney and creative talents to conduct The ShermanEDGE™ for leaders.

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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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Carol Spieckerman

Retail thought leader, speaker, trainer and advisor

Carol brings a rare combination of thought leadership and concrete tools and tactics, all of which are customized to the audience and aligned with event themes (no "canned" presentations or "pitches from the podium”). Carol is often lauded for her story-telling ability, energy, high-quality presentations, and in-depth knowledge of retail.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 11

Dr. Steve Taubman

Empowerment Expert, Results Catalyst, Hypnotist, Humorist

Dr. Steve is an expert at helping people break through mental barriers and harness their subconscious minds for success. Using humor and astonishment, he guides his audience to laugh, gasp, think, and laugh some more, leaving them with powerful tools to transform their work and personal lives.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Tim Washer

Former Comedy Writer and Actor on SNL

Tim Washer spent 20 years at IBM, Cisco and Accenture mostly feigning interest on conference calls. Moonlighting as a comedy writer/actor on SNL, Conan and The Late Show established him as a Subject Matter Expert in nonsense. Tim applied humor to humanize some of the world’s most boring brands. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Chris Westfall

Change the Conversation - with the US National Elevator Pitch Champion

In business, everyone wants to hear your 'elevator pitch' - why not learn how to create and deliver your story, with advice from the US National Elevator Pitch Champion? Maybe it's time to stop pitching, and start connecting - Chris can show you how!

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