Motivation Keynote Speakers

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Motivational keynote speakers inspire and motivate audiences with storytelling, the art of self-deprecation, and emphasizing human values. Motivational speakers win over their audiences with no ego involved, to allow us to dream and be excited about the possibility of a future vision. GDA has our pulse on the best and brightest motivational keynote speakers. Contact us today!


Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Kim Becking Featured

Keynote Speaker | Change and Leadership Expert | Best-Selling Author

Kim delivers the WOW as an EXPERIENCE maker and MOMENTUM creator. Inspiring. Engaging. Authentic. Laugh-out-loud funny. Highly entertaining. With a rare ability to connect at a deeper level with audiences and provide MOMENTUM for accelerated results.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Kevin Brown Featured

Helping Organizations Create a Culture of HEROES at Every Level

Kevin is passionate about helping people and organizations embrace a philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else - he calls it The HERO Effect®. Kevin inspires and challenges people to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life!

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 12

Amelia Rose Earhart Featured

Around the World Pilot, TV Personality, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation

Single-Engine Aircraft Pilot Who Flew Around the World, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation, Namesake of the Original Amelia Mary Earhart

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 10

Gian Paul Gonzalez Featured

Motivational Speaker, Founder and Director of Hope + Future Foundation.

During the New York Giants’ 2011 Super Bowl run, much of their inspiration is attributed to Gian Paul Gonzalez (pronounced John-Paul). Prior to the Giant’s Christmas Eve game with the NY Jets, Gonzalez delivered the now famous “ALL IN” rally cry message during the Giants’ chapel service

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 20

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) Featured

First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander, White House Fellow & Adviser, and Indomitable Spirit

Nicole Malachowski had a dream: Become an Air Force fighter pilot. She achieved that and more. The first-ever woman on the elite Thunderbirds, Nicole brings audiences profound lessons on leadership, change, trust, culture, and overcoming the odds based her 21-year career and the tickborne illness that cruelly ended it.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 7

John Register Featured

Paralympian: Embrace the New Normal Mindset

John won the Paralympic long jump silver medal just 6 years after having his left leg amputated. For over 20 years, John has been delivering powerful and impactful presentations that captivate, motivate and teach audiences techniques to overcome any challenge thereby creating a new normal in their own lives.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Alex Sheen Featured

Accountability Expert

World foremost expert on accountability and commitment, Alex is a five-time TEDxTalk speaker, author, podcast host, humanitarian, and Founder of the because I said I would movement. His work has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey Show, CNN, Fox News and more.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 7 Videos: 16

Jason Barger

Author of "Thermostat Cultures" and named Top 200 Global Thought Leader

Jason is dynamic, funny, a phenomenal storyteller! Perfect for groups looking to cut through distractions and re-engage people around authentic leadership, growing an engaged culture & vision. His latest books "Thermostat Cultures" and "Breathing Oxygen" are perfect for teams focused on leadership / culture. Named a Top 200 Thought Leader

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Tony Brigmon

Ambassador of FUN: Live and Virtual Presentations

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

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Adolph Brown

Founder, President, and CEO of The Leadership & Learning Institute

As a recognized Master Teacher, business leader, educational/clinical psychologist, anthropologist and motivational speaker, his outrageous and energetic outlook will captivate you the minute he walks onto stage.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Mallory Brown

Impact Storyteller, Global Humanitarian, & Keynote Speaker

Mallory Brown is a social entrepreneur, adventure traveler, and humanitarian. She is the founder of World Clothes Line. She runs philanthropic campaigns, backpacking around the globe, raising awareness and encouraging a compassionate world.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Molly Burke

YouTuber and Spokesperson

Molly openly shares her experiences of bullying, overcoming adversity and embracing diversity, connecting with her audiences at a very personal, emotional, and relatable level. She believes that we all have the strength within us to survive any challenge, and learn how to thrive from those struggles.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 10

Scott Burrows

Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback through a clear Vision, a determined Mindset and unstoppable Grit inspires audiences to overcome challenges and put goals into action.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Regina Calcaterra

New York Times Best-selling Author / Speaker

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

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Colette Carlson

Business Communication & Human Behavior Expert

Colette Carlson is a human behavior expert and CPAE Hall of Fame motivational keynote speaker who helps leaders and teams change behaviors that impact their relationships, revenue and results. Audiences connect with Colette through her inspiring content, laugh-out-loud humor, and extensive customization.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Judy Carter

Motivational Humorist and Stress Reduction Expert

As interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, and over 100 TV appearances, Judy Carter is one of America’s top motivational humorists, and stress reduction experts. With hilarious and empowering keynotes showing how we can all use our sense of humor to deal with burnout and lighten up.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Boris Cherniak

Celebrity Hypnotist, Team Building, Motivational Expert, Virtual Mental Health Speaker

Unforgettable interactive presentation to energize and empower. Boris Cherniak will keep your group in stitches, while providing valuable tools and information to improve well being and bottom line.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Stephanie Chung

Billion Dollar Sales Producer, Creator of Neuroscience Selling, THE High-Ticket Sales Closer

Billion Dollar Sales Producer, Creator of Neuroscience Selling, THE High-Ticket Sales Closer, Driver of Topline Sales are words often used to describe award winning executive coach, Stephanie Chung.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 0

Matt Church

Leadership Expert; Leverage, Context, and Disruption with Mind, Body, and Soul.

Matt is an instigator, motivator, disrupter, teacher, researcher, innovator and leader. What sets him apart is the profound impact he has on an audience. He acts as a catalyst inspiring people to create real change. He is without a doubt one of the top professional conference speakers.

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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: 0 Videos: 4

Sarah Culberson

Princess of Sierra Leone. Humanitarian. Educator. Author

Sarah was adopted at one by a loving, white West Virginia couple and raised with little knowledge of her ancestry. As a young adult, Sarah journeyed to Sierra Leone to meet her birth family, discovering she was a mahaloi, child of a Paramount Chief, with the status of a princess.

 

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Keynotes: 4 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: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Paul Epstein

Former NFL & NBA Business Executive, Leadership & Culture Expert, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker

Paul speaks about the power of Playing Offense— how purpose helps us push through adversity to unlock greater fulfillment and mastery of our craft. He shows how to become more inspired, impactful, and effective to create a competitive advantage of culture where greatness can be the catalyst for growth. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Susan Ershler

History-Making Mountain Climber, Business Executive, International Speaker and Bestselling Author

As a history-making mountain climber, business executive and author, Susan
Ershler inspires audiences to challenge their perceived limitations and reach
new heights of business and personal success.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Tami Evans

Employee Engagement and Levity Leadership Expert

Expert in Communication, Motivation, Empowerment, Leadership Skills, Goal Setting, Stress Management, and Humor Infusion; Business owner with versatile experience in many markets that include university professor, actress, fashion designer and book illustrator; Sought after coach with CTI training; Clients range from global Fortune 500s to independent business owners;

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 12

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: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Justin Forsett

Former NFL Pro Bowl Running Back, CEO & Co-Founder of Hustle Clean, Shark Tank Entrepreneur

Undersized & overmatched 5’8” NFL Running Back, 7 teams in 9 years. Went from poverty to peak performance through hard work, grit, perseverance, hope.

Underdog Fan Favorite, ProBowl Player, #65 of 2015’s Top 100 players

Successful entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Hustle Clean featured in Target, Walmart, Kohl's.

Witty, humble, inspiring

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Nely Galán,

Media and Real Estate Entrepreneur Founder of The Adelante Movement.

Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate Nely Galán, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. SELF MADE is an evolutionary shift for women around the world; a new kind of identity.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jack Garcia

New York Times bestselling author of “Making Jack  Falcone” and Undercover FBI Agent

In his 26 years of service with the FBI and as an Undercover FBI Agent in over 100 major Undercover operations, Jack Garcia is best known for his Undercover role as "Jack Falcone," who infiltrated the Gambino crime family in New York for nearly three years.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Yossi Ghinsberg

The Power to Survive, Inspiration for the Movie 'Jungle'

Yossi is a master storyteller with an epic story. Lost and alone in the midst of the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, he not only survived, he found new meaning for his life and work. He brings Amazon survival skills to business, igniting the human spirit to overcome rising challenges. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Vinh Giang

Entrepreneur, Magician, Coach, The Psychology of Illusion

Entrepreneur of the Year, magician and coach, Vinh Giang has built businesses from a very young age. He loves both business and magic; this has led him to discover many common threads between these two worlds.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 8 Videos: 4

Steve Gilliland

Hall of Fame Speaker and Bestselling Author

Steve Gilliland’s exceptional combination of sidesplitting humor and his compelling message landed him on eSpeakers 2015 Top 10 list of motivational speakers among 9,000 candidates. Over one million people have heard him speak LIVE and 25 Fortune 100 companies have hired him.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Haben Girma, Esq.

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

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

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Jennifer Goldman

Organizational Psychologist and the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group

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

 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 10 Videos: 5

Jon Gordon

Bestselling Author of The Power of Positive Leadership

Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 11

Matt Granados

Top Rated Speaker | Trainer | Author | Entrepreneur

40% of managers are not confident about managing remote workers and are skeptical that staff can stay motivated over the long term. Life Pulse’s Keynotes and Workshops deliver the linkage needed by integrating Intention and Structure to power both corporate and personal performance no matter the circumstance (Internal or External)

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Kindra Hall

Strategic Storytelling Advisor

Kindra is a fresh voice in the industry and teaches her audiences to capture attention, close more sales and blow up their brands with strategic storytelling. Through research, case studies, and of course unforgettable stories, your group will be talking about Kindra for years.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Jeff Havens

Business Growth Expert

Award-winning professional development expert with a background in stand-up comedy. Multiple presentations including Uncrapify Your Life! and Us Vs. Them, each designed to combine the content of a traditional keynote with the entertainment value of a comedy show. Regular guest on Fox Business News, featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Sterling Hawkins

Thought Leader and Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Transformational Leadership and Exponential Growth

Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on innovation, transformational leadership and exponential growth. His keynotes share meaningful strategies to drivechange delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Doc Hendley

Top 10 CNN Hero, Founder & President of Wine To Water

“My efforts are going to be a drop in the bucket, but if I would have never taken that step because it was too big of problem, then we wouldn’t be anywhere right now.” — DOC HENDLEY 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Robert Herjavec

Leading Shark on ABC's Shark Tank and Founder & CEO Herjavec Group

Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Jose Hernandez

Retired Astronaut & Business Man

Jose Hernandez's talk is an effective motivational talk where individuals leave so inspired, they re-evaluate and upgrade their personal and professional goals in life. He shares a simple yet effective recipe that serves as an effective tool in the empowerment process.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Jason Hewlett

Speaker, Entertainer, Author, Impressionist, and Corporate Events Headliner

Having delivered hundreds of presentations for front-line and leadership motivation, Jason Hewlett combines message, authenticity​ and​ humor​ with​ music and impersonations. His talk feels like a show with a message, or a keynote speech with entertainment. A recent, and one of the youngest inductees into the Speakers Hall of Fame.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 5

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: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Judi Holler

Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, OG #FearBoss, Improv Junkie

Judi Holler uses humor to help people live braver lives and EMPOWER leaders to lead braver teams. Her work takes the experimental principles of improv theatre and helps you apply them to everyday life. She teaches while you’ll never be “fearless” you can get really good at fearing fear less!

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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: 0 Videos: 3

Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Influencer, Hip-Hop Mogul, Motivational Speaker, Athlete and Dreamer

Charlie Rocket inspires those around him. He’s lost 135 pounds. Became vegan. Ran 3 marathons. Reversed the growth of his brain tumor. Became an Ironman. Recently finished his nationally-known Dream Machine bike tour across America. Is currently on the cover of Runner’s World and secured partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 3

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: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Jia Jiang

Entrepreneur, Blogger and “Rejection Proof” Author

Jia Jiang (pronounced Jah Jahng) is an entrepreneur, blogger, TED speaker and an author. is the owner of Rejection Therapy and author. After he left a career in the corporate world to pursue life as an entrepreneur, he was soon confronted with everyone's biggest fear – rejection.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 10

Dr. Willie Jolley

Award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality

There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He has been described simultaneously as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Jason Jones, PH.D.

Empowering Leaders to Energize, Engage, and Activate the Best in their People

Dr. Jones is an organizational psychologist, speaker, author, and executive coach. He has spent more than 20 years studying and applying proven principles of employee motivation, performance, and engagement. He is the author of the new bestselling book "Activator: Using Brain Science to Boost Motivation, Deepen Engagement, and Supercharge Performance"

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 0

Ricky Kalmon

Celebrity Hypnotist, Motivational Speaker & TV Personality

Ricky Kalmon’s high-energy and exciting show has redefined corporate entertainment. The most requested stage hypnotist in the country, Ricky Kalmon knows how to melt the ice, break barriers, increase team communication, and turn your event into a memorable, interactive one. Kalmon's Motivational Keynote offer inspiration with take home value.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Shari Karney

"Roar as One" Founder Social Innovator on Resilience, Change, Adversity and Triumph–Speaker for Women's Empowerment

Shari specializes in helping people transform their lives to feel happier, inspired, listened to, respected and understood. You will experience profound results. Devloped a campaign, #Menwithyoutoo  - #MeToo Campaign  is not slowing down anytime soon. Time for good men to stand with your wives, sisters, daughters, co-Wworkers, and friends

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Trish Kendall

Inspirational Speaker, From the Pit of Despair to the Peak of Success

As a little girl, Trish’s ability to trust and love were destroyed by the person who daughters trust and love the most. Now, she is proof that true success—enduring success—is choosing, every day, to give all your love and to receive all the love that others give you.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Isaac Lidsky

Eyes Wide Open

Isaac Lidsky has the ability to speak on several topics based on his life experiences including a retinal degenerative disease that lead to his progressive sight loss and blindness, entrepreneurship, leadership, teams & motivation. Side Note: Isaac played Weasel on NBC's Saved by the Bell.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 7

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, PROGRESS LEADERSHIP: Say NO To Change Management, is being released in September 2021. 

 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 5

John Livesay

Author of Better Selling Through Storytelling | Helping Sales Leaders Go from Invisible to Irresistible

Many sales teams struggle to be memorable and not seen as a commodity. John Livesay helps sales teams become revenue rockstars by leveraging the power of storytelling to go from Invisible to Irresistible with their ideal clients. His best-selling book is ”Better Selling Through Storytelling".

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 10 Videos: 6

Joan Lunden

Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist and Women's Health Advocate

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

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Laurie MacCaskill

Cancer Survivor, Speaker, Motivator

Laurie MacCaskill motivates and inspires audiences by sharing her life-changing experience with one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Scott Mann

Retired Green Beret | Warrior Storyteller | Strategic Connection Coach

Scott Mann is a master at building relationships in high-stakes, competitive environments. As a Green Beret in the United States Army, he forged bonds and solved problems using values that restore trust and create human connections in places where that didn’t seem possible.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Riaz Meghji

Human Connection Expert | Author of Every Conversation Counts

Hosting for brands such as Citytv’s Breakfast Television, CTV News, TEDxVancouver and MTV Canada, during the past two decades Riaz has interviewed thousands of experts and now teaches leaders how to connect authentically and have their messages resonate with clients, customers and co-workers.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Shannon Miller

7-Time Olympic Medalist and Cancer Survivor

With 7 Olympic medals, Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Olympic Gymnast in American History. Through her Olympic experience and personal cancer diagnosis, Shannon explains ways to get The Gold Medal Mindset so anyone can overcome even the most difficult obstacles standing in the way success.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Alden Mills

Inc. 500 CEO, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Navy SEAL

Alden Mills is the Inc. 500 CEO of Perfect Fitness, founder of multiple businesses, bestselling author of Be Unstoppable and Unstoppable Teams, a three-time Navy SEAL platoon commander, nationally recognized rower, and keynote speaker on a mission to help 100 million people Be Unstoppable.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Brad Montgomery

Laugh-O-Nomics™

The science is clear: happy organizations with happy employees produce more than their unhappy counterparts. Brad can help get you and your team to where they need to be to perform at their very best!

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Martin G. Moore

Leadership Performance Expert and the Co-founder of Your CEO Mentor

Martin Moore is a leadership performance expert and the co-founder of Your CEO Mentor, a company whose purpose is to improve the quality of leaders, globally. As the former CEO of CS Energy, Moore grew the company’s earnings from $18 million to $441 million within five years. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Tessa Morgan

Mindfulness Expert, Accredited Trainer in Emotional Intelligence & Personal Growth Coach

Tessa Todd Morgan is a professional speaker, certified yoga instructor, personal growth coach and accredited trainer in Emotional Intelligence. As the Founder of TRIESSENCE, Tessa has coached hundreds of individuals and organizations to achieve a balance of physical, mental and spiritual wellness.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Jim Murphy

Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc.

James D. "Murph" Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. M

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Dr. Romie Mushtaq, M.D.

Brain Doctor, Speaker on Stress Management & Workplace Wellness Expert, Chief Wellness Officer

Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker, and the founder of "brainSHIFT at Work." She is on a mission to transform mental health and employee wellness; and currently works with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations.

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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: 0 Videos: 2

Sasha Joseph Neulinger

Voice For The Kids, LLC

Sasha Joseph Neulinger is an Emmy Nominated, Critics' Choice Nominated filmmaker. Since Sasha's 2015 TED Talk, Sasha has presented over 100 keynote speeches around the world, motivating and inspiring millions of people, while helping to raise over $7 Million for the fight against child abuse.

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 2 Videos: 4

David Nico

Author, Leadership Catalyst, Wellbeing Authority, Visiting Fellow at Harvard

David Nico PhD, is the Catalyst to Equip Leaders with Dynamic Strategies to Enhance Well-Being, Professional Effectiveness, and Organizational Profitability.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Andre Norman

Prisoner Turned Philanthropist

Andre’s mission is simple – to motivate others to make a change. Through sharing his life experiences, Andre’s goal is to empower those with a desire to make a change. Andre can be your guide to create the steps for putting your life on the path you seek.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Neil Pasricha

The Subtle Art of Happiness and Human Potential

Pasricha delivers a blend of positive psychology trends, strategic frameworks and contagious passion for workplace happiness. He draws on his background leading leadership development for Fortune 10 companies to provide inspiration and tools to generate ideas, stimulate productivity and unlock potential.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray

I'll Push You — 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair

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: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Connie Podesta

Team-Building and Life Balance Expert

Connie Podesta is a game-changing, idea-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of humor, substance, style and personality have made her one of the most memorable, in-demand speakers in the world today. 25 years

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Jeremy Poincenot

World Blind Golf Champion

Jeremy advises organizations on making key shifts with overcoming adversity. Jeremy inspires audiences all over the country, spreading his story of overcoming adversity and encouraging others to gain perspective in their own lives. Through losing his eyesight, Jeremy learned the importance of interdependence.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Carly Pollack

Owner of Nutritional Wisdom, Author of Feed Your Soul, Functional Nutrition Practitioner

There are countless diets and 30-day challenges geared to help people lose weight, heal digestion, and feel more energy. Yet, these temporary protocols fall short when it comes to true transformation. Carly blends an understanding of body science, brain wiring, and self-development to facilitate real and permanent change.

 

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Mark Pollock

Explorer, Innovator, and Collaboration Catalyst

Mark helps people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that they achieve more than they thought possible.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Kristen Race, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist & Mindfulness Expert

Kristen Race, Ph.D has created brain-based mindfulness programs used by businesses, schools and families worldwide. Her programs provide simple mindfulness strategies and tools that are designed to create resiliency towards stress. Her dynamic and accessible presentation style makes her a great fit for all audiences.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Michelle Ray

Leadership & Accountability Catalyst: Acclaimed Speaker and Author of Lead Yourself First!

A former media executive and highly sought-after business speaker, Michelle Ray brings three valuable benefits to every presentation: a) achieve higher engagement and accountability  b) readily embrace new realities at work, in business and in life c) practical and actionable new strategies to manage change and uncertainty in your organization.

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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: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

New York Times Best Selling Author of Three Little Words

NYT & International Bestselling author of her memoir Three Little Words (2008), currently being made into a major motion picture; ran for the Florida State Senate, featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Nancy Grace, ABC Primetime

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Dr. Michelle Rozen

America's Leading Expert on Leading Change

Dr. Michelle Rozen, PhD is a game-changing, revenue- building, performance-boosting change expert, keynote speaker, and highly respected authority on the psychology of change. She is an author, a Huffington Post contributor, and a frequent guest on media outlets such as NBC, ABC, FOX News, CNN and many more media outlets.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE

Author of "Nice Bike" Emmy award winner, Hall fo Fame speaker

It's all about Making Connections. Are your people fully connected to the mission, each other and the customer? Strong connections are vital in our lives, yet in today’s “virtual world” it is often difficult to make meaningful connections.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Lauren Schieffer, CSP - The Colonel's Daughter

Developing leaders who make a significant positive impact on their business and community.

Lauren’s passion is helping organizations that want to build their next generation of leaders. Whether it’s training, keynotes, or longer-term consulting partnerships, she uses Nine Essentials of Significant Leadership™ to help transform the way managers think, make decisions & act toward the people they lead.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 12

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: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Marilyn Sherman

Hall of Fame Business Keynote Speaker

Hall of Fame business speaker Marilyn Sherman has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life. If you're looking to engage your audience with a speaker delivering strategies for peak performance, you'll love Marilyn. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Timothy Shriver

Social Leader, an Educator, Author, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur

Chairman, Special Olympics. As part of his passion for promoting the gifts of the marginalized, Shriver has harnessed the power of Hollywood to share stories of inspiration and change. Shriver and his team created exciting new Special Olympics programs in athlete leadership, cross-cultural research, health, education, and family support.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Barb Stegemann

Author & Social Business Innovator

Barb Stegemann is an incredible female founder, social entrepreneur, and author. Her company, The 7 Virtues Beauty, is now the #1 New Clean at Sephora perfume brand in the USA and Canada.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Alan Stein, Jr.

Performance Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Author

Alan delivers high-energy keynotes and interactive workshops to improve performance, cohesion and accountability. He inspires and empowers everyone he works with to take immediate action and improve mindset, habits and productivity.

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Keynotes: 0 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Dudley 'Tal' Stokes

4 time Winter Olympian and founding member of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Team

Stokes and his teammates serve as an example of the success that is possible with determination, confidence and disciplined ignorance. The story of the Jamaican bobsleighers inspired the movie Cool Runnings.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Sean Swarner

First Cancer Survivor to Summit Everest, Author, Performance Coach Adventurer, World Record Holder

With only one functioning lung, a prognosis of fourteen days to live, and being in a medically-induced coma for a year, Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of Mt. Everest. Sean has broken through defined human limitation to redefine the way the world views success.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Eric Termuende

Speaker and Bestselling Author

Eric Termuende is on a mission to change the way we talk about work and get fulfillment from it. A bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Eric is co-founder of NoW Innovations.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Peter Thurin

Easy to do. Easy not to do. Your choice!®

Whatever the challenge or goal, if you want to change your life or your business for the better, you have to ‘choose to do’ something.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Anthony Trucks

Foster Child, Former NFL Player, American Ninja Warrior, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker

Former Foster Child, NFL Player, Competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Author, Life Coach and Entrepreneur, Anthony says, you have a VAST amount of potential inside of you but you'll never reach it until you close your identity gap by making an identity shift so you can Make "Shift" Happen.

 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Rocky (Rock-T) Turner

Author, Speaker, Radio-TV Personality, Former Professional Baseball Player

Professional baseball player turned DJ and radio personality, Rock-T aka Rocky Turner, has a heart to motivate people to stop making excuses and get it done.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman

Combat veteran, New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker

Waldo Waldman is a Hall of Fame Speaker, decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, and author of the New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and resilience in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Damon West

Bestselling author of The Coffee Bean.

Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a motivational speaker and best-selling co-author (with motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. His first book was, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Dr. Brynn Winegard

Award-winning Professor, Speaker, and Expert in Business and Brain Sciences

Dr. Winegard is an award-winning professor and expert in business-brain sciences. She specializes in explaining everyday work and life phenomena using the secrets of brain science, all with aim of making her audiences happier, healthier, wealthier, and more successful.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 10 Videos: 4

Don Yaeger

Best-selling Author, Former Sports Illustrated Editor, CEO of sports PR firm and a Cancer Survivor

As an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, an eleven-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders.

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