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Business Experts on Flawless Execution
We believe Elite Military professionals’ experience with execution, leadership, communication, teamwork & discipline empower individuals, teams and organizations to optimize performance while pursuing and achieving a culture of excellence.Afterburner’s keynotes, team building seminars and training programs utilize the Flawless Execution methodology to attain that objective - Flawless Execution!
Former Harvard Professor, Positive Psychology Expert
Shawn Achor is New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. His TED talk is one of the most popular, with over 11 million views. He has lectured or researched at over a third of the Fortune 100 and in 50 countries.
Ancestry.com Founder, Tech Entrepreneur, and Global Strengths Evangelist
Ancestry Founder turned Strengths Evangelist, Paul Allen is helping ignite a movement focused on unlocking the unique strengths of every person. In an engaging & customized presentation, your organization will be moved to see the transformative power of learning, living, and loving their strengths.
Simon J. Anderson
Futurist | International Keynote Speaker & Consultant | Award-Winning Author
Simon J. Anderson uses his "3A Thinking" approach to help leaders be more future resilient. He shows them how to pay Attention to how fast the world is changing, Anticipate some of the possibilities these changes might create, and lastly, take Action to turn those possibilities into opportunities.
Author and Brand Expert, Partner at eatbigfish.
Do you need to do more with less? Challenger the status quo? Get more bang for your buck? Mark Barden is an expert on how to challenge in a market, transform your constraints into inventive opportunities and embed the strong internal culture you need to succeed.
Author of "Overpromise and Overdeliver"
Rick Barrera is a nationally acclaimed speaker, marketing consultant and author known throughout the Fortune 500 for his extraordinary speaking ability and his unique approach to brand building.
Best-Selling Author of Take Their Breath Away & Kaleidoscope
Chip Bell has helped many Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their bottom lines through innovative customer-centric strategies that address the needs of today’s picky, fickle, and vocal customers. Global Gurus 2018 ranked him the #2 keynote speaker in the world on customer service.
Marketing Expert, Professor, Bestselling Author
Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator and storyteller who has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders be more influential and believable by embracing their humanity and personality. He is the author best-selling business books on wide ranging topics including business trends to Wall Street Journal bestseller, "Likeonomics."
Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey
Founders of Barefoot Wines
We started Barefoot, the world's #1 wine brand, in a laundry room with no money and no knowledge of the wine business. We disrupted our industry in spite of huge resistance. Your people will leave entertained and anxious to try out the lessons we learned on their own businesses.
Innovation Expert, Technology Futurist & Business Strategist
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.
Gabor George Burt
Business Tranformationist, Innovation Pioneer, Founder of the Slingshot Framework
Gabor George Burt is the global authority on re-imagining boundaries and author of the book Slingshot. A mastermind of innovation, creativity and strategy, Gabor enables individuals and organizations to overstep perceived limitations and to carve out successful growth strategies. His Slingshot Framework is at the forefront of global innovation.
Helping Organizations Retain & Engage Their Millenial Workforce
Internationally respected speaker and consultant, Jeff Butler helps bridge generational gaps between Millennials and companies looking for their talent and patronage. Butler is a third-generational Silicon Valley entrepreneur and has founded three companies at the age of 27.
Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert
Jim is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip client list. He has a track record of inspiring organizations to re-frame the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, trans-formative change.
Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert
Cheryl is a dynamic inspirational keynote speaker who focuses on future of work and change leadership. She gives you strategies, with high energy/dynamic delivery and will provide your audiences with the tools, ideas and strategies to make the changes needed to thrive in today's fast paced reality.
Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality
With more than 20 years of experience on-camera as a consumer reporter, news anchor, and talk show host, Katrina has now started her own company as a motivational speaker and media training consultant. She has great stories to tell and will help you be a better storyteller too.
Author, Speaker and Business Coach
Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. He has written four books including The Myth of Multitasking which was published in six languages. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views.
Expert on NextGen Disruption/Customer Engagement, Founder of BeautyKind & J.Hilburn
Hil Davis understands the conversion of the offline and online world. He can help companies understand how and where the disruption happens or how to integrate this into your company. In short, he can help companies think and quantify how to bridge and manage this online/offline change.
Kathy Dempsey, CSP
Voted Top 5 Speaker 2014 and 2013, Award Winning Author and Speaker
Kathy Dempsey award winning Author and Keynote Speaker was the 1st Healthcare worker diagnosed with HIV. Voted Top 5 Speaker 2014 and 2013. Powerful!
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.
National Authority on Women, Aging, & Marketplace Trends
Maddy Dychtwald is a nationally recognized author and leading expert on the changing demographic trends shaping the marketplace, the workplace, and our lives. She has also emerged as an authority on the economic ascent of women and its impact on various industries, including financial services, health care, and consumer marketing.
CEO at Earley Information Science, Artificial Intelligence Speaker, Writer and Influencer
Seth Earley is passionate about the crucial role that information management will play in a world hurtling toward digital transformation. He provides challenging insights to executives who are tasked with leading their organizations forward in an age in which the digital experience offered to customers determines the winner.
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.
New York Times Bestselling Author on Customer Experience, Using Data and Buyer Legends
Bryan has spent the last two decades helping companies from Google, HP, GE, Marketo and businesses of smaller size improve their bottom line by focusing on helping their customers buy.
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.
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone
As founder/CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Keith Ferrazzi works to transform old behaviors that block global organizations from reaching strategic goals into new behaviors that increase shareholder value. Building on the correlation of positive relationships to business success, Ferrazzi 's collaborative coaching and motivation of key constituencies achieves desired business outcomes.
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.
Dr. Jackie Freiberg
Thought Leader and International Best-Selling Author
For over 27 years, Jackie has been on a mission to expose the unconventional, business-best practices of globally admired leaders. Concrete Examples • Entertaining Stories • Valuable Takeaways. Just a few reasons why clients in every part of the world invite Jackie Freiberg to be their featured speaker.
Co-Author of 7 Award Winning Books
President of San Diego Consulting Group, Inc., a speaking and consulting firm dedicated to equipping leaders for a world of change. For over 20 years, Kevin has been profiling revolutionary business leaders to provide road maps that help clients create their own revolutionary strategies for growth.
Founder/CEO, Make Lemonade; Forbes Columnist; Wall Street & White House Alum
Zack Friedman writes the #1 entrepreneurship, personal finance and investing column for Forbes, and is Founder & CEO of Make Lemonade, a leading online financial company. Zack has worked as an investor on Wall Street and at The White House. Zack also holds degrees from Harvard and Wharton Business School.
Dr. Rick Goodman
Speaker Author and Entrepreneur on Leadership, Engagement and Business Growth
Dr. Rick Goodman is a thought leader and is one of the most sought after keynote speakers on leadership, engagement and business growth. He is famous for helping organizations, corporations and individuals with systems, strategies and solutions that increase engagement resulting in increased profits and productivity creating happier employees!
Speaker/Author/Researcher Environment, Business, and Public Policy
Effective communicator in the corporate board room, lecture hall, and on the debate panel regarding the environment, energy, climate change, weather trends, corporate environmental policy, and future trends.
Top Rated Speaker | Trainer | Author | Entrepreneur
Matt spent years searching for a system that could help him “handle” his life but was unable to find anything that really worked. In true entrepreneurial spirit, Matt developed his own system – the LP – that he saw produce major results or himself, his employees, and his family.
Associate and Speaker at BridgeWorks, LLC
Speaker, researcher, writer and consultant Farah Habad has entered the public speaking scene and is quickly becoming a powerful voice for his generation. He is a generational expert at BridgeWorks. As the youngest Millennial on the BridgeWorks team, he thrives on finding what motivates, forms and challenges his complex generation.
Robert E. Hall
Relational Leadership: An Intentional Approach for Making Relationships a Strategic Priority
In a world of relational divide, distrust and disengagement, Robert is the recognized leader in making productive relationships a strategic priority. Whether focusing on employees, management, and/or shareholders/donors -- Robert uses compelling stories, recent research and pithy examples to inspire and instruct all levels on what he calls Relational Leadership.
Street-smart business leader, bestselling author, franchise expert, and founder of 12 companies
There are few situations in the business world that Troy Hazard has not experienced and survived – from massive financial loss to stunning success. As a serial entrepreneur who has founded and nurtured twelve businesses, Troy has been as consultant to some of the world's leading brands.
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.
Business Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator
No one is more widely read and knows more about businesses and different industries than Gary Hoover. He understands innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a dynamic speaker.
New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author on strategy
The #1 most valued skill in business people today is strategic thinking. But only 23 percent of managers are strategic. Rich Horwath presents a simple framework for all business people to live strategically to reach their full potential.
World Leading Shopper & Consumer Behaviouralist, Customer Experience Strategist
Ken Hughes is now acknowledged as being one of the world’s leading authorities on consumer and shopper behavior, blending his understanding of consumer & cyber psychology, digital anthropology, behavioral economics and retail futurology to explore the needs of the new consumer and predict the changes to come.
Speaker. Author. Trainer. Business Strategist.
As a Keynote Speaker and Think Tank facilitator, AmyK focuses exclusively on the critical thinking skills and behaviors required for your brilliant leadership, innovation, culture and sales.
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.
Authority on Leadership, Change, Growth & Innovation
Jason Jennings is a thought provoking, highly skilled communicator who delivers the goods when it comes to leading people and companies to their full potential in the areas of revenue growth, reinvention, speed, productivity, leadership and employee engagement.
Founder and CEO of FUBU; Stars in business reality TV show, Shark Tank
A young entrepreneur, industry pioneer, highly regarded marketing expert and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John.
NYT Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Forbes Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation
Diana is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education.
Renowned Economist and Leadership Expert
Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, US Navy (retired) is a nationally recognized and renowned economist and leadership expert specializing in improving business efficiency and maximizing available resources.
Co-Founder Free The Children, Me to We and We Day
Craig Kielburger is an internationally acclaimed speaker, humanitarian, social entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author. He is the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to shifting the world from ‘me’ to ‘we.’
A former CEO of three successful tech startup companies and principal at consulting firm Future Point of View, Scott Klososky specializes in seeing beyond the horizon of how technology is changing the world.
Co-author, Mavericks at Work; Co-founder, Management Lab; Founding Writer, Fast Company
All change goes against the rules. Polly LaBarre arms leaders with a Maverick Manual to hack the status quo and ramp up originality, invention and game-changing disruption. She inspires people to engage and reimagine the challenges they face, become fearless experimenters, and rethink the work of leadership.
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.
Five-time Tech Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Professional Jazz Guitarist
Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO,
NY Times bestselling author, venture capitalist,
professional jazz guitarist and keynote speaker on
a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and
Global Trend-Watcher, Harvard University Lecturer, & Investor Author, Boombustology: Spotting Bubbles Before They Burst
Yale Lecturer, Harvard Senior Fellow . . . author, Boombustology . . . former global equities investor . . . how to anticipate future and navigate risk/uncertainty . . . learn to look at the world differently and connect the dots. Topics like global consumption, economic volatility, commodities, food, bubble-spotting
Award-winning Persuasion and Influence Expert Increases Your “Win Rate” with Proven Science of Influence Strategies
We have a speaker with a strong business background who delivers immediately actionable business strategies in an entertaining and thought-provoking way. Melinda Marcus is an award-winning communicator who shares scientific research that reveals how surprisingly small things can influence big business decisions. Our clients have been really impressed.
Expert on the Generations
Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace. He explains how generational characteristics and differences affect every aspect of business, including recruiting, retention, management, motivation and sales and marketing. Marston’s presentations are informative, engaging, humorous and tailored to his audience.
Consumer Trends, Marketing and Sales Expert
Kelly McDonald is the creator of “How to Give Exceptional Customer Service,” the #1 selling business video series in the U.S. for over 3 years, Kelly is best known for her work in the areas of customer service.
Rita Gunther McGrath
Professor, Columbia Business School
Smart, fresh, funny and challenging - McGrath is a business speaker who challenges assumptions, makes complex concepts accessible and offers a window into how executives need to be thinking today if they want to remain relevant.
Best-selling Author "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less", CEO of THIS Inc, Young Global Leader
Speaks to people who have ever felt motion sickness instead of momentum or felt they were making a millimeter progress in a million directions. Offers a way of thinking for discerning what is essential, eliminating what is not, and removing obstacles in order to break through to the next level.
Future trends analyst helping business stay ahead of the curve
Michael McQueen understands what it takes to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.. As a leading specialist in demographic shifts, change management and future trends, Michael features regularly as a commentator on TV and radio and has written four bestselling books. .
By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz had founded & sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor...and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.
Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, Consultant
Dr. Joseph Michelli is an internationally sought-after public speaker, organizational consultant, and a #1 New York Times bestselling business author who has worked with and written about customer-centric organizations such as Starbucks, Zappos, UCLA Health System, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Mercedes-Benz USA.
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.
International Economist & Author who Analyzes the Macroeconomy and Global Affairs
Dr. Moyo's work examines the interplay of international business and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment; capitalizing on her rare ability to translate trends in markets, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business.
Ex-FBI Agent, Author, and Internationally Recognized Expert on Nonverbal Communications
Communication is the key to success and nonverbal communications account for nearly 80% of that - Joe Navarro can help you to understand what others are really thinking and how to communicate more effectively.
Margaret A. Neale
Adams Distinguished Professor of Management
Professor Neale's research interests include bargaining and negotiation, distributed work groups, and team composition, learning, and performance. She is the author of over seventy articles on these topics and is a co-author of three books.
Catalyst for Leadership and Brand Transformation
Phill Nosworthy is a powerful catalyst for transformation, equipping leaders and brands with insights for making life and work meaningful in times of massive change.
Speaker, Author, Executive
Gerry teaches billion dollar brand strategies that companies of any size and industry can use to build powerful differentiation to beat their competition and ignite word-of-mouth referrals, even with little to NO marketing budget. Your attendees will learn the power of "because" and how to leverage this in their messaging.
America's First Master Sommelier
For a unique "During Dinner" keynote, Eddie Osterland, America's 1st Master Sommelier will entertain your guests and/or clients with food and wine using and teaching strategies from his current book, "Power Entertaining: Secrets to Building Lasting Relationships, Hosting Unforgettable Events, and Closing Big Deals."
Serial entrepreneur, Founder of Sevenly.org, expert in branding, marketing, & social media
Serial entrepreneur, Founder of Sevenly.org, expert in branding, marketing, and social media; featured on FOX News, NBC; in INC Magazine, Mashable, MSN Money, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times and on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine; Author of the upcoming book People over Profit (2015)
The Retail Doctor and Retail Strategist
In 1994, Bob started his own consulting company, The Retail Doctor, with a mission to provide training and inspiration to small and medium sized independent businesses — and teach them how to successfully compete in today’s retail environment.
Author of "Mastering Civility", a Manifesto for the Workplace
Christine Porath is an Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She is also a consultant working with leading organizations to help them create a thriving workplace.
Motivational Keynote Speaker, Olympian, NY Times Bestselling Author
Vince Poscente is a blast of energy, a wellspring of innovative content and flat-out funny. He is an expert in helping people speed past obstacles towards extraordinary outcomes, while delivering an unforgettable experience with his engaging stories, Olympic music and videos.
Top Technology and Motivational Speaker, #1 Bestselling Author & Futurist
Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of multiple bestsellers including Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business. He is the producer of the "Social Media Revolution" videos, the most-watched social media video series in the world.
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.
Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor, and Angel Investor.
Founder of Netflix. An inspiring and experienced speaker. Draws from nearly 4 decade as an entrepreneur, in order to inspire and entertain audiences ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to students. Focuses on Innovation, Creativity, Disruption, and Entrepreneurship.
Washington Correspondent for i24 News; Veteran Correspondent
Dan Raviv is an American journalist. He is senior Washington correspondent for i24 News and a foreign affairs columnist for Newsday. Previously he was with CBS News as a national correspondent and was heard regularly on the CBS Radio Network, as well as reporting on television from dozens of countries.
The Expert in Future-Proofing your Company and its Culture
Sara Roberts is a leading authority and hands-on expert on organizational transformation, culture, and building purpose-led companies. She's known for helping Fortune 500 company leaders to future-proof their organizations by building a culture that's their source for adaptability, flexibility, and ingenuity.
Technology Pioneer, New York Times Best-Selling Author
Former Chief Solutions Officer from Yahoo! New York Times bestselling author of 5 books. And a 5 year faculty member at the Global Institute of Leadership Development. The Financial Times referred to his innovation/collaboration insights as a “force multiplier.”
Best-Selling Author. Consultant. Coach. Speaker. Innovator.
Rod is a entrepreneur, best-selling author and business coach who has built a business from the ashes of Great Recession to be a leading consulting and coaching organization throughout North America. He has develop principles in sales and personal marketing that propel his clients to earn 5X their industry peers.
Human Resources Thought Leader From Southwest Airlines and Yahoo
Libby’s keynote has an empowering message: HR can lead our organizations through the competitive marketplace by treating workers more like consumers and less like employees. Stories and strategies for the new world of work and what that means for HR in the future prepare audience for the impending brain drain.
Top-Ranked Financial Forecaster, Economist, Futurist, Best-Selling Author, Bloomberg Columnist
Global economic, financial, and fururist thought leader. Bloomberg ranked #1 forecaster in 25 categories: oil and natural gas prices, industrial metals and gold prices, agricultural prices, U.S. jobs and Home Sales, the Euro, Pound, Ruble. Best-selling author and expert on economics, markets, elections, trade, blockchain, crypto, robots, and automation.
David Meerman Scott
Internationally-Acclaimed Author of Ten Books Real-Time Marketing & Social Sales Strategies That Work
Author 10 books on real-time business . . . the way people buy has changed . . . speed/agility win, not biggest budget. David’s low cost/no cost strategies and tactics help people build business, generate interest and establish new relationships in minutes – not months.
Bestselling Author and World Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends and New Market Opportunities
Founder & Group CEO of Karrikins Group, Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his innovative business thinking and thought leadership. With staff in more than 23 cities across 7 countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times.
Cyber Security, Identity Theft & Human Hacking Expert
Are you familiar with the Anthem, Target and OPM data breaches? John Sileo's mission is to keep you from becoming the next disastrous cyber breach headline. John specializes in making security engaging and non-technical, so that it works.
Accountability Movement, Workplace and Organizational Culture
Sam Silverstein is dedicated to empowering people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business and create a more accountable world. He helps companies create an organizational culture that prioritizes and inspires accountability.
Futurist, Cybersecurity, Technology and National Security Expert
Described in the Wall Street Journal as "the premier futurist in the national-security environment," Dr. Singer is considered one of the world's leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare, and bestselling author of books on technology and cybersecurity. "Info-tainment" style
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.
Expert Speaker on Global Affairs & American Politics
John is a government affairs specialist and consultant to the Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global geopolitical trends, developments and strategies before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, business and government conferences, forums and events.
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.
Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Professor of Innovation, Strategist to the Fortune 1000
An innovation strategist and leadership coach, Lisa Kay Solomon helps leaders develop the ability to build more expansive and creative futures through design-led tools, skills and behaviors. Lisa Kay Solomon believes we all have the capacity to be innovators.
Expert on Consumer Behavior
Michael’s mantra: We don’t buy products because of what they do. We buy them because of what they mean. Michael is passionate about the extraordinary world of the ordinary consumer. He brings humor and arresting visuals to his keynotes to show why we truly are what we buy.
Retail thought leader, speaker, trainer and advisor
Carol brings a rare combination of thought leadership and concrete tools and tactics, all of which are customized to the audience and aligned with event themes (no "canned" presentations or "pitches from the podium”). Carol is often lauded for her story-telling ability, energy, high-quality presentations, and in-depth knowledge of retail.
Former COO and President of Buzzfeed, CEO of Cheddar streaming video on Wall Street
Having led or worked with many of the major brands shaping millennial content consumption, Steinberg is the content and trends expert to turn to when it comes to understanding the next generation of consumers.
Business Strategist, Innovation + Trend Expert, Technology Futurist
Award-winning professional speaker, bestselling expert on leadership/innovation. Author of Make Change Work for You: 10 Ways to Future-Proof Yourself, Fearlessly Innovate, and Succeed Despite Uncertainty. Leading futurist/trends expert: 600+ outlets from CNN to TIME. Fortune 500 calls "defining figure” and "top trendsetter to follow."
Patrick J. Sweeney II
Fear Guru, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Olympic-level 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.
Entrepreneur, Author, Host and Inspirational Speaker
James Taylor is an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.
Entrepreneur & Innovator; Co-founder, Fast Company; Bestselling Author: Simply Brilliant, Practically Radical
Bill Taylor shows business leaders a path to go from now to next in a world filled with nonstop disruption. Bill co-founded Fast Company, the business magazine that redefined the genre. He inspires people to not allow what they know to limit what they can imagine about the future.
Trends+Innovation Speaker, Adjunct Professor Univ. of San Francisco and UC Berkeley
Michael has founded four startups and is a highly rated speaker who created Ubertrends to map the future and shows how leveraging these tectonic shifts can propel innovation and change trajectories.
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.
Entrepreneur. Social Venture Pioneer. Investor.
Peter Thum is a true pioneer who invented the model of connecting consumption and cause with Ethos Water in 2001. His ventures have generated over $14 million in donations to provide water, stop conflict and protect children and directly improved the lives of more than half a million people globally.
World Renowned Futurist, Author, Expert on Change
Jack Uldrich speaks over 100 times a year to organizations, especially agriculture, education, energy, finance, retail, health care and manufacturing. He says creativity and action are more powerful and versatile than knowledge. He is energetic and full of thoughtful business and personal advice that will educate, entertain, and inspire audiences.
Krister Ungerböck, Leadership Archaeologist
Award Winning CEO, Author, Global Leadership Expert, CEO Coach
Krister Ungerböck is the world’s first Leadership Archaeologist™. He travels the world to unearth the most powerful – and often surprising – models, ideas, and secrets of leadership.
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 20 years.
Renowned Technology Entrepreneur & Academic
Called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, U.S. competitiveness, and the future, Vivek Wadhwa’s work puts him at the heart of where innovations are being developed that will change the very way in which we work and live.
Keynote Speaker, Business Strategist and Ultrarunner
Dan empowers audiences with the focus, insight, and accountability they need to achieve their best results yet. His stories of ordinary humans achieving outrageous success will light a fire under each member of the audience to launch an extraordinary life of their own.
Bestselling Author of FUTURETAINMENT & CEO of Innovation Research Lab Tomorrow
Mike designs companies for the 21st century. With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Mike’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future potential.
One of the World's Top Speakers on Healthcare, Innovation and Customer Experience
Nicholas will WOW your audience with an incredible journey through the future of innovation. Most importantly, your organization will get actionable insights on how to build a “future ready" enterprise.
- Awarded 45 US Patents
- Bestselling Author
- CEO of Lassen Scientific, Inc.
- WesternU Adjunct Professor and Director of Innovation
Change the Conversation - with the US National Elevator Pitch Champion
In business, everyone wants to hear your 'elevator pitch' - why not learn how to create and deliver your story, with advice from the US National Elevator Pitch Champion? Maybe it's time to stop pitching, and start connecting - Chris can show you how!
Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Author of The Creator’s Code
Amy Wilkinson is CEO and founder of Ingenuity, lecturer at Stan-ford Graduate School of Business and author of The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs. She advises executives and emerging leaders around the world on how to master the skills that underlie entrepreneurial success.
Entrepreneur, Author & Co-Founder of Gilt and GlamSquad
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is the rare entrepreneur who is successful in virtually everything she has endeavored in her young but already seasoned career. Co-Founder of Gilt and GlamSquad, Wilson is the rare entrepreneur who is successful in virtually everything.
Senior Vice President of the NBA's Orlando Magic
Basketball Hall-of-Famer, father of 19 children, cancer survivor, over 55 completed marathons…and, now, author of 100 books. Orlando Magic founder and SVP Pat Williams has carved out a unique career and will share how leadership, teamwork and peak performance can make you a winner in even the most competitive business.
Denise Lee Yohn
Blending a fresh perspective, twenty-five years of experience, and a talent for inspiring audiences, Denise Lee Yohn is a leading authority and sought-after speaker on building and positioning exceptional brands.
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- 89 Communication
- 11 Conflict Resolution
- 49 Corporate Culture & Governance
- 19 Corporate Social Responsibility
- 55 Customer Relations
- 2 Distribution / Supply Chain Management
- 30 Diversity
- 24 Emotional Intelligence
- 64 Employee Engagement
- 79 Entrepreneur
- 23 Ethics / Values
- 8 Execution
- 47 Futurists / Trends
- 3 Hospitality
- 48 Human Resources / Workforce Issues
- 20 Influence
- 121 Innovation / Creativity
- 22 IT
- 236 Leadership
- 21 Management
- 26 Moderator / Facilitator
- 15 Negotiation
- 13 Networking
- 32 Productivity
- 8 Safety
- 65 Sales
- 25 Social Media
- 22 Storytelling
- 14 Stress Management
- 10 Sustainability
- 111 Teamwork / Teambuilding
- 62 Thought Leader
- 4 Trust / Honesty
- 59 Work-life Balance