Peak Performance Keynote Speakers
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Peak Performance keynote speakers fascinate an audience by being champions. They are adventurers, industry titans, entrepreneurs, global leaders, athletes, and survivors. GDA has a varied roster of top peak performance keynote speakers to spark a powerful, high-energy presentation transforming your audience.
Shawn Achor Featured
New York Times Bestselling Author and Positive Psychology Expert
Shawn Achor is the world’s leading expert on happiness and success topic. His acclaimed TED Talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work, has been seen by more than 20 million people around the world, and he’s shared his insight in his two books, The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness.
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.
Connecting People, Sustaining Impact
Sewa Beats is an international corporate training company that delivers programs in the areas of leadership development and collaboration, all of which involve rhythm and music. With an instrument provided for each participants, our powerful programs are an unforgettable way to unite teams, motivate staff, and deliver corporate messaging!
Leadership and Teamwork Motivational Speaker, Full-time Firefighter, Adventure Racing World Champion
Robyn Benincasa is an Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and author of the bestselling teamwork and leadership book, How Winning Works. Her entertaining keynotes show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team.
America's Breakthrough Coach
Brian Biro is one of the nation's foremost speakers and teachers of Leadership, Possibility Thinking, Thriving on Change, and Team-Building. He was named one of the UCLA Graduate School of Management’s 100 Most Inspirational Graduates in the history of the school.
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.
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.
Dr. Bob Carr
Professor & Director, Executive Master's Program in Health Systems Administration Georgetown University
Bob is an innovative strategist and creative problem solver. Adept at leading teams on a global scale with budgets that total in the millions, Bob has a proven record of success in developing and executing strategies that improve the health and wellness of employees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Water Coolers
Hilarious singing comedy about work delivered by ridiculously talented performers.
The Water Coolers deliver hilarious singing comedy about work delivered by ridiculously talented performers. Your audience will laugh super hard, be energized, relaxed, focused and grateful. You’ll look like a rock star for hiring them.
Motivation, Performing Artist, and Advocate of "Using Your Indoor Voice or Voice Within"
Shaun Derik, has dedicated over a decade of his life to helping people, young and old, reconnect with their passion. Through his dynamic message delivery, which is a blend of music and comedy, audience members leave Shaun’s presentations feeling motivated and energized.
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.
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.
President & Founder, EcSell Institute; International Keynote Speaker; Author, "The Coaching Effect"
Bill Eckstrom's primary passion is growth - especially how coaches and leaders impact the growth and performance of individuals and teams. This passion inspired Bill to launch EcSell Institute, a research-based organization that works with leaders internationally to help them better understand, measure, and elevate coaching’s impact on performance.
Top Sales Speaker, Reality TV star of "Million Dollar Listing,” Bestselling Author
Fredrik Eklund is a top sales speaker, number one broker in the nation, star of “Million Dollar Listing,” and a bestselling author. To date, has closed over 5 billion dollars in real estate sales all over the world.
#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert
Chester's most requested keynote on culture and leading through change is based on his #1 bestselling book All In. He also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, high performing teams, how leaders and managers can lower uncertainty and overwhelm, as well as leading with gratitude for extraordinary business results.
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.
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.
Culture, Leadership, Business Performance Expert
Ryan Estis helps companies and individual contributors embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance. Each live event blends original research with compelling stories that move participants to take action. Ryan has 20 years of business experience working with the world’s best brands to initiate change, inspire innovation and deliver growth.
He's One of a Kind!
I’m sure when you hear the name Bob Eubanks, you think of the Newlywed Game. But, why not? TV guide named him one of the top five game show hosts of all time. He’s an eight time Emmy award winner with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Dr. Paul Fedak
Heart Surgeon and Innovator
Dr. Paul Fedak is a cardiac surgeon, innovator, mentor, and academic leader. He is an engaging speaker who uses reflection into the rigorous training and unique challenges faced by performing open-heart surgery and developing novel biomedical innovations to provide useful insights into technical mastery, peak performance, and self-discovery.
Adventurist, International Keynote Speaker & Best Selling Author
Manley is recognized as an award winning international keynote speaker, business leader, and author. During Manley’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership direction helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to over 400 worldwide, realizing revenue growth from 55 million to over 474 million.
Sports Agent, Author & Entrepreneur
Hailed as "the female Jerry Maguire" by CNN, Molly Fletcher shares the innovative strategies that helped her thrive as a successful sports agent and now as a CEO and entrepreneur.
former NFL QB | Authority on Leadership, Leading Change, Accelerating Performance
Dynamic and highly sought-after, leadership expert Tom Flick has delivered over 2,000 presentations to a "who's-who" list of clients, including Microsoft, Starbucks, Google, Boeing, American Express, Amazon, NASA, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and the Pentagon.
Entrepreneur Speaker, Impact Investor, Top Real Estate Executive
Brandon Green is an entrepreneur, speaker, impact investor, and co-founder of the Keller Williams Capital Properties real estate organization. He built his company into a regional network of 8 offices and $2 billion in annual sales in a little more than a decade.
Award-Winning Business Owner, The Human Side of High Performance
Why is it that two people can do the same work but get such different results? Whether it’s business owners, executives, managers, or sales professionals, something enables top people to rise to the top. Scott Greenberg will show your group what they can do to be among them.
NLP expert helps salespeople get unstuck so they double their sales
Have you wondered what separates A-players salespeople from the B-players? A-players walk on water. B-players do a good job but never achieve greatness. Umar shows salespeople how to build an unstoppable mindset so many of your B-players become A-players. And A-players become awesomer.
Legendary Golf Instructor & Author of "The Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods"
Legendary Golf Coach, Hank Haney, reveals clear and passionate guidelines on reaching and achieving success. He has applied his coaching to tour championship players Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara.
Keynote Speaker, Author, Health & Performance Consultant
Dr. Hanna provides a grounded, realistic approach to integrative neuroscience, teaching and facilitating dynamic and engaging conversations about all things related to making brains work better. She can also assist with programming to energize your meeting through workouts, nutrition planning and meditation breaks.
Master of Influence
Each month in the pages of SUCCESS magazine, on his social media platforms and before live audiences of entrepreneurs across the country, Darren Hardy distills the best of the best information and strategies available, mixing in his own street-tested principles of success.
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
Expert on How to Fascinate
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Sales and Leadership Female Keynote Speaker on Focus, Connecting, Attention and Productivity
Neen James is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes presentations that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life.
"Selling Without Selling," Former Stockbroker, Economist, and TV Host
As a former economist, stockbroker, and TV host, Mark creates an event with audience appeal, a memorable impact and an effective message. Mark focuses on the art of persuasion and the powerful opportunities available to each individual.
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"
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?
Happiness Expert, Venture Capitalist & Successful Tech Entrepreneur; Author of Happier Now
Nataly found that after reaching the highest corporate levels, she still wasn’t happy. Chasing achievement left her proud but unfulfilled, so she became inspired to figure out how to live a fuller, happier life. In the process, she found the answers each person needs to unlock maximum potential.
Thomas A. Kolditz
Retired Brigadier General, Author, and Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders
Thomas Kolditz is a leadership expert, retired Brigadier General, author, and Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. He weaves his personal experiences and abilities as a soldier, skydiver, and scholar into the first-hand study, analysis, and practice of leadership in dangerous circumstances
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.
First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in North America
World’s 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, Flew Missions Worldwide as a Combat-Mission-Ready United States Aircraft Carrier Navy Pilot; appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, TIME Magazine, Huffington Post, Author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck (2014)
Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D.
Renowned Psychologist, Best Selling Author, Success Coach
Success starts from within. Whether you want to have a healthy body, booming business, or flourishing relationships, the first step is to rewire your brain and cultivate your peak mindset. Dr. Lombardo teaches practical skills to make lasting transformations in your life.
Dr. James Maas
Nation's Top Sleep Educator And Award-Winning Professor
World famous sleep educator gives a dynamic program with incredible take-away value that constantly receives standing ovations. The information provided with audience interaction will increase daytime alertness, psychological mood, productivity, creativity, athletic prowess, general health and longevity
Astronaut, Columbia Professor, Author, Media Personality
An astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, and a New York Times bestselling author, Mike is currently a Columbia University professor, an Intrepid Museum advisor, a television host, and frequent guest on morning shows, news programs, and late night television.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Roger Nierenberg is the creator of The Music Paradigm. Mr. Nierenberg had lengthy tenures as the Music Director for the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut, and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida.
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.
First American Woman to Win Gold at a fully attended Olympic Games
A true expert on success, fulfillment, overcoming setbacks, facing fear and taking risks, Carly has inspired thousands of people by sharing her unique story of dedication and hard work. Carly shares in her keynotes how she redefined success through three principles she learned as a championship-level gymnast, and in the tumultuous years that followed.
Jennifer Pharr Davis
The Trailblazer: Hiker, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Jennifer Pharr Davis is an internationally recognized adventurer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who has hiked more than 14,000 miles of trails on six continents. In 2011 she set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by finishing the 2,185-mile foot path in 46 days.
Dr. Nido Qubein
Dr. Nido R. Qubein is an accomplished university president and a nationally recognized author, speaker, and leader. He is also chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company and serves on the boards of several national organizations.
Keynote Speaker, U.S. Olympian (Bobsled) and former Pro Football Player
Johnny Quinn was cut three times, lost 2.6 million dollars in NFL contracts and blew out his knee. Then he became an Olympian for the United States of America. From an NFL failure to a U.S. Olympian, Johnny’s “what’s next” attitude led him to success he never imagined.
World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso
Expert on personal development & human potential, Mike Rayburn delivers his bold, actionable content using guitar and comedy to illustrate and anchor his message. There is literally nothing like this anywhere.
Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED
Sara Ross is a Speaker and the Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED, a research and strategy firm dedicated to redefining how we succeed at work and thrive in life by sharing brain-based, vitality-enhancing strategies to create healthier, happier, high performing leaders and workplaces.
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE
Inspiring Leaders to Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary
Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development and turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. GlobalGurus.org lists Mark as one of the top leadership experts in the world.
Athlete | Change Management and Leadership Expert | Author
Sébastien Sasseville empowers leaders to lead with purpose and inspires organizations to embrace change. An endurance athlete, his extraordinary accomplishments include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and running across Canada are made even more impressive by the fact that he lives with Type 1 Diabetes.
World-class drummer for PINK, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Beyonce', Cher & Author
A legend in the music world and currently on tour with P!NK, Mark Schulman is an incredible musician, dynamic performer and a strategic business mind who has parleyed his success on stage into true business success.
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.
Best-selling author and founding leader of the Conscious Capitalism Movement
The world is changing and human beings are evolving rapidly. Business-as-usual will no longer work. Raj’s inspiring and original research shows that companies rooted in higher purpose and built on love and care outperform dramatically financially while creating many kinds of value for all stakeholders, including society and the planet.
Principal and founder of Sjodin Communications
Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals. Terri is a "high content" speaker - Her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is sassy and practical and loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips.
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.
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.
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE
Performance, Execution, Time Management & Productivity Expert
Laura Stack gives speeches and seminars to help leaders increase team and personal productivity. For over 25 years, she’s worked with Fortune 1000 clients to improve output, increase speed in execution, and save time in the office.
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.
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.
Patrick J. Sweeney II
Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Ultra-Athlete, Cancer Survivor
Innovation is a rarity; so is a speaker who is a combination of Tim Ferris and Richard Branson. A world-class athlete who applied sharable principles to business, dominating his field and changing lives. In more than 20 talks for Young President's Organization he's rated 9.7 out of 10.
Off-Balance On Purpose
Dan Thurmon believes the reason that people struggle with change is they think they have to compartmentalize their life and keep everything in balance. What if instead of resisting uncertainty, we leaned into it?
Author, Speaker, Coach
Michael Vickers is a business performance coach who helps great companies and individuals increase the value they bring to their clients to become the Preferred Provider in the markets they serve. Michael has been spreading his message of excellence fas a business author, coach and speaker for over 25 years.
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.
Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor
Bill Walton may be the most colorful figure in sports. An ESPN broadcaster, Bill’s college and NBA championship teams are legendary. But chasing the dream took a nightmarish toll: 38 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.
Technology Strategist and Author, named one of Forbes' 50 Leading Female Futurists
Crystal Washington works with organizations that want to leverage technology to increase profits and productivity. She presents practical, results-driven information on using social media, apps, smartphones and the Web for sales, marketing, and efficiency.
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.