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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 5
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 8
Robyn Benincasa Featured
Leadership and Teamwork Expert; 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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 1
Bill Eckstrom Featured
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.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 6
Ryan Estis Featured
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 9 Videos: 3
Ankit Fadia Featured
Computer Security Expert, Author, MTV India Host
The bestselling author Ankit Fadia is a tech junkie who loves tinkering with computers, gadgets and everything tech. He has hosted a show on MTV India called What the Hack!, where he gave tips to get more out of technology. He his own YouTube channel called Geek On The Loose.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 2
Manley Feinberg Featured
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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 2
Molly Fletcher Featured
Author, Podcast Host & Top Sports Agent
Hailed as "the female Jerry Maguire," former top sports agent Molly Fletcher shares the tools to help you unlock your drive and achieve peak performance.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 1
Jason Jones, PH.D. Featured
Organizational Psychologist; Best-Selling Author; and Executive Coach
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 bestselling book "Activator: Using Brain Science to Boost Motivation, Deepen Engagement, and Supercharge Performance"
Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 3
Carey Lohrenz Featured
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)
Keynotes: 8 Books: 5 Videos: 14
Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D. Featured
Acclaimed Clinical Psychologist & Coach; Author of Get Out of The Red Zone; Positive Psychology Expert
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 7
Michelle Poler Featured
Author, Social Entrepreneur, Branding Strategist & Creator of #100DaysWithoutFear
Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist. She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 3
Sara Ross Featured
Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED; Leadership Energy and Emotional Intelligence Expert
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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 3
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE Featured
Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Global Expert on Leadership and Customer Service
Mark is an international bestselling author and award-winning keynote speaker on leadership, customer service, business growth, and organizational performance. Mark's given more than 3,000 presentations in every US state and in 14 countries.
Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 11
Mark Schulman Featured
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 11
Bill Walton Featured
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: 39 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4
Crystal Washington Featured
Technology Strategist and Certified Futurist, 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.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 20
Ron White Featured
Memory Expert, U.S. Navy Veteran
Ron White is without question one of the top Memory Experts in the world. As a two-time national memory champion, Ron will teach audience members techniques to triple their memory, build relationships by recalling names and faces and much more!
Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2
Former NFL Pro Turned Motivational Keynote Speaker
JJ Birden helps individuals seize their opportunities in life. JJ was not the biggest, strongest, or fastest guy on the field, but he knew how to seize his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and maximize his success through dedication and hard work.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 2
America's Breakthrough Speaker
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.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 3
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.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2
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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 5
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.
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 11
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 11
Management Thought Leader; Award-Winning Harvard Medical School Psychologist; Emotional Intelligence Expert
An award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan has been named one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. She offers unique expertise on cultivating more agile, healthy, resilient, and authentically happy people, families, workplaces, and communities.
Keynotes: 10 Books: 1 Videos: 4
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 5
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 4
Former NFL & NBA Business Executive; Leadership & Culture Expert; Bestselling Author
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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4
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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3
#1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author
Adrian's most requested keynote is on culture and managing change, based on his #1 bestselling book All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, but he also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, generational issues in the workplace, high-performing teamwork and recognition.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 8
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 6
Expert, Connecting Well-Being and Performance; Healthcare Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Host, American Express Business Class Docuseries; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School
Suneel Gupta is a bestselling author, Harvard Medical School visiting scholar, and host of the “Business Class” docuseries & podcast. Suneel shows leaders and teams how to avoid burnout and increase creativity, resilience, innovation, and performance.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 1
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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3
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.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 1
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 6
Innovation, Transformational Leadership, and Exponential Growth Thought Leader
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
Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 3
Author, Experienced Presenter and Seasoned Performer
A multi-talented powerhouse: an author, experienced presenter and seasoned performer, Devin Henderson has logged thousands of performances as an award-winning comedian and magician, and in-demand keynote speaker over his nearly two decade professional career.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 3
Expert on How to Fascinate
Your personality has a unique advantage. Once you understand this advantage, people are more likely to listen to you, remember you, and admire you.
Use your Advantages and you’ll fascinate anyone in 9 seconds.
Other tests measure how you see the world.
This one measures how the world sees you.
Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 6
"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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 6
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?
Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 1
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
Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 4
Ted Ma is an international keynote speaker, author, and leadership strategist who works with leaders to increase their influence and impact by creating a culture of mentorship so they can attract, develop, and retain great employees.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 3
Dr. James Maas
Nation's Top Sleep Educator, 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
Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 7
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, Chief Wellness Officer at Evolution Hospitality, and the founder of “brainSHIFT at Work.” She brings together over 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to not just transform workplace mental health, but create cultural change.
Keynotes: 13 Books: 0 Videos: 4
Author, Leadership Catalyst, Wellbeing Authority
David Nico DBA, PhD, is the Catalyst to Equip Leaders with Dynamic Strategies to Enhance Well-Being, Professional Effectiveness, and Organizational Profitability.
Keynotes: 11 Books: 1 Videos: 3
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5
Olympic Gold Medalist, Member of USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3
U.S. Olympian Johnny Quinn
Your audience deserves an experience, not a speech. Give your team the gift of an engaging speaker!
Don’t leave your audience frustrated with a speaker that cannot connect. As a U.S. Olympian, Johnny's speeches are supercharged with powerful and relatable content. Give your audience the gift of an engaging and entertaining speaker!
Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4
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.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 3
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.
Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 2
Hindu Priest; Entrepreneur; Former Monk
Dandapani is an internationally renowned and highly sought-after speaker who is revolutionizing the business world with his practical and simple systematic approach to balancing work/life challenges. His talks offer attendees understanding of how the mind works so they can create sustainable changes in their personal and professional lives.
Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 4
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4
Media Expert, Anchor Alum NBC/MSNBC/CNN, Podcast Host
I help CEOs/Thought Leaders/ Experts articulate their vision to gain credibility and visibility through the media and video to significantly increase business. My 20 years as a journalist at TODAY, NBC News, MSNBC, and CNN has allowed me to help thousands to get their story told in a powerful way.
Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1
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.
Keynotes: 5 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.
Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 5
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?
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.
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.
Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 7
Heather R Younger
Caring Leadership & DEI Strategist; Best-Selling Author; Forbes & LinkedIn Contributor
Heather R Younger is the Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, a leading employee engagement and consulting firm. She is a sought-after keynote speaker who brings revealing insights to the stage from over 25,000 employee experiences.
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- 18 Courage / Heroism
- 31 Goal Setting
- 142 Inspiration / Achievement
- 87 Motivation
- 83 Overcoming Adversity
- 66 Peak Performance
- 69 Personal Growth
- 27 Storytelling