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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 Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It's Your Ship
Mike Abrashoff took command of USS Benfold - nearly the worst performing ship in the Navy and 12 months later it was the best ship in the fleet, using the very same crew. How? Mike changed his leadership style and the ship’s culture.
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.
Dr. Tony Alessandra
Sales and Marketing Expert
Dr. Tony Alessandra is a behavioral and communication expert and the CEO of Assessments24x7. He has authored 29 books including The Platinum Rule, Collaborative Selling and The Art of Managing People. Today he is a leading business speaker on communication, customer loyalty and sales.
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour
America’s First African-American Female Combat Pilot
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to United States Marine Corps combat pilot in three years, flying over the deserts of Iraq. As America’s first African-American female combat pilot, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn’t know how.
Learn From The Expert Who Taught The San Diego Zoo to ROAR
Sandy Asch has helped 30,000 leaders in 350+ companies in 50 countries and 6 languages to win best place to work awards, navigate mergers, and embrace change.
Former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., Brand-Builder and 'DARE TO SERVE' Leadership
Cheryl A. Bachelder served as CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., from 2007 to 2017. In those ten years, Ms. Bachelder led a remarkable turnaround of the company’s financial results with a compelling strategic roadmap for growth. Ms. Bachelder has more than 35 years of experience in brand building.
Simon T. Bailey
Critically Acclaimed Speaker, Author and Brilliance Enabler
One of America's top ten most booked corporate and association speakers on the subjects of Change, Leadership, and Customer Experience, Simon T. Bailey is a renowned speaker, author, and leader of the "brilliance" movement. He has helped 2 million people find their brilliance, shift their thinking and produce sustainable results.
Internationally Recognized Leadership Expert and Executive Coach
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of more than dozen books that have been translated into 10 languages.
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.
National SHRM Speaker, TEDx, newest book "Thermostat Cultures" resonating globally
Jason is dynamic, funny, and a phenomenal storyteller! Perfect for groups looking to cut through distractions and re-engage people around authentic leadership, growing an engaged culture & vision. National SHRM speaker, TEDx & global leadership speaker. Newest book "Thermostat Cultures" launched 11/17/16!
Designing Your Organization For The 21st Century and Beyond
Ayelet is an early technology adopter and futurist who speaks, writes and consults on ways to ignite people and organizations to gain a 21st century edge.
Former President of Starbucks Coffee Company North America and Starbucks Coffee International
Howard believes people over profits - Behar starts with the idea that if you regard employees and customers as human beings, everything else will take care of itself. If you engage your staff as partners (not assets or labor costs), they will achieve results beyond what is thought possible.
Best-Selling Author of Take Their Breath Away & Wired and Dangerous
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 ranked him both in 2014 and 2015 as the #1 keynote speaker in the world on customer service.
New York Times Best-Selling Author and World Champion Adventure Racer
Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, a world champion adventure racer, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own.
Co-founder GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light, Award-winning Author
Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents. She received a Presidential appointment to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future.
Futurist & Expert on SIMPLIFYING Innovation & Change Management
Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink. As a futurist and expert on change management, she has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Google, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and more.
Leadership and Change Management Expert
Eric's message is all about changing and making a difference. He talks about the concepts and strategies that has seen work in his training and coaching assignments. They are not just theories or nice ideas.
The Sensei Leader..helping people become better LEADERS...and leaders become better PEOPLE!
Transformed from a loser to a leader––from a drug abuser to a Black Belt, and later to Sensei, author and international leadership speaker.
Jim helps people become better LEADERS...and leaders become better PEOPLE!
Ambassador of FUN - "Finally! A humorous motivational speaker with loads of relevant content!"
Tony Brigmon was the face of Southwest Airlines as their "Ambassador of Fun" both internally to employees, and externally to civic and service groups. Southwest focused on fun because fun created serious results, and Tony brings those fun best-practices and ideas to every event that he speaks to.
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Best-selling Author and a 2 Time Emmy Nominated Media Visionary
Leonard Brody has been hailed as "a controversial leader of the new world order." He has helped in raising millions of dollars for start-up companies, been through one of the largest Internet IPOs in history, and involved in the building, financing, and/or sale of five companies to date.
Helping Organizations Create a Culture of HEROES at Every Level
The HERO Effect is about being your best when it matters the most. Kevin shares ideas, strategies and principles that will inspire and equip participants to show up every day and make a positive difference. Your team will be motivated to reach beyond what is required and do something remarkable!
Vice President of Product and Business Development at Blue Zones
Tony brings direct knowledge and insight of the Blue Zones expeditions, research, and insights into populations to help them live longer, better. Experience gained during his participation on expeditions over 30 years of world travels; bring understanding of health and wellness as it relates to populations and cultures.
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. As a Keynote Motivational Speaker , you will find that his captivating message is one of hope, courage and perseverance.
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
Global Authority on Re-Imagining Boundaries; Pioneer on Innovation & Linking Creativity with Strategy
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.
Mission to heal through humor.
Learn to Lead with Laughter with keynote speaker, author and neurohumorist Karyn Buxman. When you do, you’ll see: Powerful cultural changes within the organization that result in better customer service, greater productivity, enhanced morale, and enduring employee loyalty. Funny Means Money!
Business Communication & Human Behavior Expert
A crowd-pleasing speaker with proven results, Colette Carlson’s seminars are both informative and laugh-out-loud funny. With a Masters Degree in Human Behavior and a fascination with communication trends, Colette delivers the latest research letting the facts support the fun. Her audiences walk away with new ideas and new energy.
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.
Leading with Grace and Authenticity in Uncertain Times.
Amber brings a refreshing and unique global perspective to the journey of authentic and inspired leadership. A gifted storyteller, successful global entrepreneur and a refugee from Uganda during the tyrannical reign of Idi Amin, she mesmerizes her audiences with personal leadership stories of courage, resilience, grace and determination.
The go-to expert on finding, engaging & keeping great employees who deliver "on fire" performance!
Eric Chester is a trusted source in the global dialogue on workplace culture, employee engagement, and the emerging workforce. He helps business leaders attract, develop and retain top talent that delivers "on fire" performance.
Keynote Speaker, Author, Humorist
The perfect bookend keynote speaker. Scott will either kick off your event with laughter and inspiration or close it by sending attendees home with smiling faces and happy hearts.
Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
New York Times Bestselling Author and most-cited social psychologist in fields of influence and negotiation
Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in persuasion, compliance and negotiation. His books, including Influence, have sold over three-million copies and are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests.
Las Vegas Headliner, TV Host Personality, & Philanthropist
Las Vegas Headliner currently appearing at The Paris Hotel & Casino, Television host personality who has appeared on ABC, NBC, Travel Channel, The Cooking Channel, etc.
The New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker, Award-winning Athlete
Dan Clark uses his unique extraordinary life experiences of soaring into space, fighting back from a paralyzing injury that short his football career, and interviewing the world's most successful business gurus, superstar athletes, influential celebrities, and military heroes, to customize every speech to the specific needs of every meeting planner.
Chief Assumption Officer
Andy Cohen help organizations challenge dangerous assumptions and turn them into life changing opportunities. His Assumpt! strategy break down the barriers standing in the way of personal and business success and provides sustainable tools for better decision making, thinking differently and change.
Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine and Author/Commentator on Business & Economic Issues
Geoff Colvin is Fortune magazines senior editor-at-large. He speaks on critical trends, news impacting business and economic climate. He is focused on managing, leading and competing in disruptive times. He is also the author of, Talent is Overrated, Humans are Underrated.
Neuroscience-Based Leadership Coach; Predictable Revenue, Passionate Teams, and Profitable Growth
New York Times bestselling author Christine Comaford has been helping leaders navigate growth and change. Christine is sought after for providing proven strategies to shift executive behavior to create more positive outcomes, enroll and align teams in times of change, massively increase sales, product offerings, and company value.
Leadership Lessons You Can't Afford to Miss
David’s leadership lessons provide solid solutions and practical strategies every leader can use to succeed back on the job. They are grounded in the real world and reinforced with compelling examples, stories and creative exercises. He is the author of 30+ books, including the best-selling Monday Morning Leadership.
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.
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.
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!
Senior Policy Adviser to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
A compelling, thoughtful, and entertaining speaker widely recognized for her ability to communicate clearly with both expert audiences and the general public.
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.
Todd Dewett, PhD
Inspiring Authenticity in Leadership, Sales, Innovation, Culture, and Customer Experiences
Dr. Dewett is an Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker, TEDx speaker, a decorated professor, and two-time #1 global author for millions through Lynda.com at Linkedin.
Founder & Chief Experience Officer, onPoint Communication
Best-selling business author Connie Dieken has a unique approach to keynote presentations that has transformed thousands of people across the globe at some of the world’s most trusted brands. Her presentations include how to Connect, Convey and Convince® both internal and external stakeholders during personal interactions, meetings and sales presentations.
Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School
Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. Honored on the last three Thinkers50 lists of the worlds’ most influential management thinkers. Edmondson speaks regularly on leadership and management in companies and at conferences around the world.
Coach for America/SHIFTWHY, Former NFL Player
Joe Ehrmann has been a speaker, author, activist, and coach for more than 35 years. His book, “InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives,” explains how to become a transformational coach, changing lives and society by helping to develop healthy men and women.
Colin D. Ellis
Project Management Expert, Organisational Culture Guru and Best-Selling Author.
If you are looking to lift your organization, department, program or project, create the next generation of emotionally intelligent leaders and a culture that everyone is proud to be part of, then I can help.
NYT and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of All In and The Carrot Principle
Chester¹s 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, and recognition.
History-Making Mountain Climber, Business Executive, International Speaker and Bestselling Author
In her popular keynotes, Susan shares her Project ∙ Prepare ∙ Persevere® methodology, which can transform any business organization into a dynamic force for revenue growth. Having risen through the ranks to corporate leadership, Susan keenly appreciates the challenges business professionals experience at every stage in their careers.
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.
Greatest Female Distance Swimmer in History
Olympic Legend Janet Evans is widely considered to be the greatest female distance swimmer of all time and her extensive list of accomplishments is highlighted by five Olympic Medals. She has since transferred those successes to keynote speaking, sharing her inspirational story of becoming one of America’s greatest athletes.
Expert in Communication, Motivation, Empowerment, Leadership Skills, Goal Setting, Stress Management, and Humor Infusion
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;
Extreme Leadership Expert
The Extreme Leadership that Steve speaks about not only impacts the lives of your employees, but also the lives of your customers. It’s not about positional authority, but about how to create a culture where every person in the company is a leader and rises to the challenges at hand.
#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.
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 Quarterback | Authority on Leadership, Leading Change & Accelerating Performance
Authority on leadership, Tom has helped organizations such as Google, Starbucks, Boeing, and others, to develop leaders, lead change, increase teamwork, and accelerate performance. Tom draws on his leadership experience in the NFL; his extensive work in corporate America, providing actionable solutions; and his work with, Dr. John Kotter.
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.
Customer Loyalty Expert
Lisa is best known for her work in the areas of customer service. She is the author of the #1 best selling training series, How to Give Exceptional Customer Service. Clients come back to her time and again to raise the bar and keep improving.
Actor & Son of President Gerald Ford
Steve Ford shares a broad range of inspirational stories, including how the family dealt with Betty Ford's battles with alcoholism and breast cancer, his own successful fight in overcoming alcoholism, and the Nixon Pardon.
Dr. Lois Frankel
Bestselling Author, President of Corporate Coaching International
Dr. Lois P. Frankel, President of Corporate Coaching International, is a bestselling author, executive coach, and internationally recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women.
Author of Uncommon Service
Frances Frei is the UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management at Harvard Business School and the Chair of the MBA Required Curriculum at HBS. She regularly advises organizations seeking to create greater value through their service experiences.
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.
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.
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.
Global Inclusion and Leadership Expert
Globally recognized, diversity and inclusion expert Stephen Frost helps organizations understand, lead and deliver inclusion systemically in order to add measurable value to their business. He was the first-ever Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (London 2012) and is the author of The Inclusion Imperative.
Inspiration for the Film, The Pursuit of Happyness
Chris is an inspirational speaker addressing the keys to overcoming obstacles and breaking cycles. Gardner is a passionate philanthropist whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations. Chris' amazing life story was published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, later followed by a film of the same name.
Engaging High Performance
Brian’s leadership, communication, workplace culture and customer service programs provide strategic, tactical, and practical solutions to accelerate high performance. Brian’s experience includes manufacturing and logistics as well as direct involvement in nine new plant start-ups and OE/OD consulting services to nearly 200 locations around the globe.
Harvard Business School Professor, former Medtronic CEO
Bill George is senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. Mr. George currently serves as a director of Goldman Sachs and The Mayo Clinic.
Executive Coach, Leadership Expert and Bestselling Author
Leadership expert and executive coach, Libby Gill is the former head of communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner. In her dynamic interactive presentations, she guides emerging and established leaders to inspire purpose and ignite performance.
Member of the National Speakers Association's Speaker Hall of Fame
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.
CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker
Barbara can help your organization by raising morale, improving internal communication, generating creative thinking, facilitating teambuilding, increasing personal productivity, and motivating employees to give exceptional service.
Organizational Psychologist and the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group
The contagious high-energy, passion and rigor that make Jennifer a successful teacher and advisor to leaders of some of the world’s most prestigious organizations also make her an irresistible, vibrant speaker, inspiring people of all backgrounds to free themselves from difficult dynamics, unleash their own vitality and live conflict-free.
The WHY Guy
Market domination is about two things: grabbing market share and holding onto it despite attacks by the competition. To achieve it, you need leadership and you need weapons that give you an edge. There are however weapons that your competition has never seen. It’s time for the WHY Advantage.
World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, #1 Executive Coach and #5 Most-Influential Business Thinker
At the recent Thinkers50 ceremony in London, Marshall was recognized again as the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker, #1 Executive Coach and #5 Most-Influential Business Thinker.
Gian Paul Gonzalez
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
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!
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, and recognition.
Ran 2 Award-Winning Edible Arrangements Franchises
Scott Greenberg is an internationally recognized speaker and business consultant who helps leaders and their teams elevate their performance. He’s known for his discussions on the High-Performance Mindset for Franchises, Leaders, Teams, and Great Customer Service. He was also the owner of two award-wining Edible Arrangements Franchises!
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.
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.
Expert at Changing Human Behavior with Neuroscience
Have you wondered what separates A-players from the B-players in an organization? B-players do a good job but their mindset blocks them from achieve greatness. Umar shows you to breakthrough any mindset issue so you become highly effective. Imagine the impact on your organization if you had more A-players.
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.
Author of Strategize & Expect to Win, Opera Singer, Morgan Stanley Exec
Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.
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.
Dynamic Entrepreneur, Shark, and Cyber-Security Expert
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.
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.
Founder and Owner of Futurist.com
Glen Hiemstra is dedicated to disseminating information about the future to assist individuals, organizations, and industries in effective strategic planning. Glen goes beyond simple trend analysis to discuss the opportunities that we all have to shape the preferred future.
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.
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.
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.
The CEO'S Futurist
David Houle is regarded as one of the foremost futurists in the world. He has been called "the CEOs Futurist" having advised or spoken to more than 3,500 CEOs and business owners since 2007. He has published seven books and spoken on all six continents and 14 countries.
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.
John Izzo, Ph.D.
Corporate Advisor & Bestselling Author
Dr. John Izzo is a leading business leadership expert, a bestselling author, and a community leader. He consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values.
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.
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.
Author of The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
Frans Johansson is the bestselling author of The Medici Effect and The Click Moment. He has spoken to audiences worldwide about intersectional innovation and success, and has founded a software startup, a healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He is the founder and CEO of The Medici Group. (50 words)
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.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Businessman; Philanthropist; NBA Hall of Famer
Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become one of the most succesul African-American businessmen in the world. He is a Major League Baseball owner, an NBA Legend, a 2-Time Hall of Famer, an Entrepreneur, a Philanthropist and a Motivational Speaker.
Former National Geographic Photographer
Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. A master of the platform, he combines stories from his years with National Geographic with his extraordinary photographs to teach both creativity and vision. Each year his words and images inspire thousands to ‘Celebrate What’s Right With the World’!
Star of MTV's “Hired”, Nationally Recognized Job Expert, Founder of The Hired Group
Career Coach Ryan Kahn is a known expert in his field, author, speaker and television personality. Kahn’s constructively candid and insightful coaching style and his close working relationships with industry leaders have made him a go-to career resource.
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D.
Champion of Introverts, Global Speaker and Author
Jennifer has been a global thought leader in helping introverts find their leadership voice. Her speaking builds on her popular and practical books. She brings 30 plus years of experience consulting in global companies like GE to engage and entertain audiences.
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.
Author of The Loyalty Switch and Virtually Loyal
Considered the world’s foremost expert on what makes someone truly loyal - to another person, to an organization, or to a cause. As a behavioral scientist and consultant he reveals the science behind the real human emotion called loyalty, and what anyone can do to receive its benefits.
Soren Kaplan, Ph.D.
Disruptive Innovation & Change Expert & Author of WSJ Bestseller Leapfrogging
Expert in disruptive innovation and change. Hands on experience working with some of the world's leading companies combined with teaching at Copenhagen Business School, writing for FastCompany, and receiving the 2014 Best Business Book in the International Book Awards for his WSJ besteller, Leapfrogging.
New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of "Uplifting Service"
In today’s economy, customer expectations in every industry are rising. What was once considered a perk, bonus or plus is now a promise clients expect – and even demand. Packed with powerful principles and proven techniques, Ron Kaufman will educate, motivate and inspire your team.
Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker
She is an internationally recognized motivational keynote speaker. An entrepreneur, strategist, and a survivor. She has taken the lessons of a life forever altered by what could have been catastrophic wounds of war and parlayed them into a vision and passion for providing the strategies and solutions people and organizations.
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.
Author, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman and Professional Speaker
Polly LaBarre is the founding writer of Fast Company and the co-author of Mavericks at Work. Polly helps leaders create organizations that are fit for the future , helps change the way organizations do change and create cultures that unleash imagination, passion and initiative of everyone.
Retired FBI Special Agent
Jeff is a highly rated speaker who presents on very timely topics, including cyber security and identity theft prevention. His presentations, which are designed to inform and entertain, are based on his experience as an FBI agent and consultant for national media.
Jessica Lawrence Quinn
Dynamic Tech Industry Leader, Writer, and Speaker
As Managing Director of Civic Hall, an organization in NYC advancing the use of technology for the public good, Jessica Lawrence Quinn is a highly visible and connected leader in the tech industry. She is a sought after speaker on the tech sector, the future of work, and organizational culture.
Dr. Kevin Leman
Psychologist, NY Times bestselling author, international speaker, radio and TV personality
Internationally known psychologist, award-winning author and New York Times bestselling author of “Have A New Kid by Friday”, radio and television personality, and speaker, Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common sense psychology.
Leading Expert on Organizational Health and Executive Team Development
Pre-eminent expert on teamwork and organizational health His book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, has appeared weekly on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list for well over a decade Has consulted to executives teams at leading Fortune 100 companies
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.
Sales and Leadership Expert
Dan Lier is a premier speaker in the sales, leadership and productivity space. His customized keynote talks are engaging, interactive and above all, the participants walk away with multiple skills and a positive mindset to increase their business.
CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos
Jenn will captivate your audience by demonstrating how culture is a powerful model for achieving success, strengthening your competitive advantage & how concentrating on the happiness creates sustainability. We will equip you with the data-driven, science-backed information necessary to make a compelling case to reexamine your organization’s culture.
International Consultant, Eight-time Author
Candid. Passionate. Relevant. Doug Lipp is on a crusade to help organizations strengthen their corporate culture, boost business performance, and unapologetically, have fun while doing it.
President of the Glenn Llopis Group & Founder, Center for Hispanic Leadership
It is from Glenn's strong family and cultural roots that he developed his entrepreneurial passion and perseverance. He is the best-selling author of the book, Earning Serendipity and contributing writer to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Huffington Post.
Motivational Business Speaker, President of 9 Screens International
What sets James apart from many others is his humor, and the way he uses it to touch hearts. As he says, "I wait until I have opened a man's mouth wide with laughter, then I pour a dose of truth down it."
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.
Award-winning broadcast journalist
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.
Why Listening Is Your Single Most Important Tool For Business
Eric believes that you gain the trust of others by truly listening to them. When one perceives that they are being listened to, they gain trust and an affinity for the listener. Once this trust is established, it can help to contribute to a fruitful business relationship with clients.
The solution in an unpredictable environment is to counterbalance high levels of uncertainty with a high standard of leadership behavior. When leaders change how they behave and demonstrate accountability and partnership, they transform what the organization is capable of achieving and generate long lasting results.
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.
Andy Masters, MA, CSP
Award-Winning Author and International Speaker
Andy Masters is an award-winning author and international speaker who has written 5 books, earned 4 degrees, and presented hundreds of programs on a variety of sales/service, leadership, and personal development topics.
Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter
Seth Mattison is an International expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As founder and CEO of Futuresight Labs and Strategic Partner at BridgeWorks, LLC. Seth advises many of the world’s leading brands and corporations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change, leadership, and the future of work.
Meet the World’s #1 Authority on Corporate Culture & Leadership…
John Mattone is the former executive coach to Steve Jobs and is widely acknowledged as one the world’s leading authorities on leadership, talent and culture. He advises Fortune 1000 CEO’s and senior leadership teams on how to create and sustain a leadership and talent culture that drives superior operating results.
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.
Record breaking Polar Adventurer and Sailor; Leading Positive Change
Experienced sailor and polar adventurer from Australia; Teammate on three record-breaking expeditions to the North Pole; Named the youngest Australian to reach the North Pole; Expert on adventure, leadership, team work, motivation, and inspiration.
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.
Sales Leadership Expert
Lisa McLeod has rocked the house for giants like Google and Roche, as well as franchises, non-profits, and associations around the world. She has delivered programs in over 25 countries. She is a bestselling author and has been featured on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.
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.
Author of The New Generation of Leadership
“Sarah’s dynamic interactive Perfecting Connecting® keynote experience will maximize the attendee’s connections and kick-start the conference, guaranteed to facilitate networking throughout the meeting and beyond which is the number one reason why people attend conferences.”
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.
World Champion Athlete, Coach, Bestselling Author
Dan Millman, former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor, has written 16 books published in 29 languages, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, adapted to film in 2007. Dan speaks worldwide to leaders in business, sports, health, psychology, education, entertainment, and the arts.
Alden M. Mills
Former Navy SEAL Platoon Commander, Inc 500 CEO and Author of Be Unstoppable
Against all odds, ALDEN MILLS conquered asthma to accomplish extraordinary things: Nationally-ranked rower, a 3-time Navy SEAL platoon commander, CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in America, and author of Be Unstoppable. In doing it all, Alden failed more times than he succeeded.
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!
Building a Championship Culture
Dayton Moore's tenure in Kansas City has been one of the most successful runs in franchise history as the Royals have boasted 12 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, 20 All-Star Game selections, two Louisville Silver Sluggers and a Cy Young Award winner in his first 10 seasons.
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.
Dr. Nick Morgan
One of America’s Top Communication Theorists and Coaches
Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. He's an expert on storytelling, body language, presentation skills and charisma. He's written three books on communications and frequently appears on CNN as a commentator.
Jim Morris, The Rookie
The Inspiration for the Movie “The Rookie”
Jim Morris is the subject of Disney's film "The Rookie." He's the science teacher/coach who made a bet with his baseball team; if they won district he would try out for an MLB team. They did, he did and made it to the major leagues in three months!
Olympian, World Cup Champion and Expert on Winning in Extreme Conditions
Cary Mullen shares success strategies from the high performance world of sport teaching us how to take our game from where it is today to the next level. By studying top producers for over 20 years, Mullen discovered an intentional process that the best in the world follow repeatedly.
Founding Board Member of the National Patient Safety Foundation, Aviation Analyst, Author, Veteran
For over 30 years, John has served as a leader and a pioneer in both aviation and medical safety and quality, and for the past 18 years he has become a familiar face to North American television audiences as the Aviation Analyst for ABC World News and Good Morning America.
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.
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.
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.
An American Hero and Survivor
Scott O’Grady is a former United States Air Force Captain and Air Force fighter pilot who gained prominence after the June 2, 1995 Mrkonjic Grad incident, in which he ejected over Bosnia when his F-16C was shot down by a Bosnian Serb SA-6 while he was patrolling the no-fly zone.
Author of On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
In 1987, John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. John was given one percent chance to survive.
Author of The Art of Selling to the Affluent
For over three decades The Oechsli Institute has conducted ongoing studies on both the affluent and financial professionals. Through these parallel studies, they have created training programs, books and workshops that have set an industry standard.
General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.)
16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Peter Pace retired after more than 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. He was sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he served as principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council.
New York Times Bestselling Author, Rugby Legend, Hero and Inspiration for the Movie, Alive
His is a story that many will recognize, but few have an opportunity to hear first hand. Nando Parrado recounts the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains more than 40 years ago.
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)
New York Best Selling Author - Performing Under Pressure
An internationally renowned thought leader on the subject of leadership, performance and managing under pressure, JP was one of the highest rated lecturers at the prestigious Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Education Program. He now acts as an adviser to numerous Fortune 100 companies.
Expert in Navigating Change, Transformation, and Building Organizations that Achieve Results
Randy Pennington helps leaders build organizations that deliver positive results in a world of constant change through high-impact presentations, in-depth consulting, and executive advisory.
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
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.
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.
Wayne Porter, PhD
CAPT, USN (ret)
Wayne is an internationally recognized strategic futurist who focuses on systemic and science-based perspectives of global trends and America's role in the 21st Century. He is a former Special Assistant for Strategy to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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.
Former CEO of Southwest Airlines
Howard Putnam is the former CEO of Southwest and Braniff Airlines and Group VP Marketing for United Airlines. Howard is a business and motivational speaker, author, consultant, commentator, and online mentor on: Leadership, Customer Service, Change, Transformation and Ethics.
Motivational & Leadership Speaker, Digital and Technology Expert; Author of Socialnomics
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.
Lead Yourself First!
A former media executive and highly sought-after business speaker, Michelle Ray brings three valuable benefits to every presentation: a) solutions to minimize negativity in your organization; b) higher engagement and less drama at work; c) new strategies to manage change and uncertainty in your organization.
Speaker, Futurist, Technologist, and Author
Speaker, futurist, technologist, entrepreneur, publisher of Gigaom. Author of “Infinite Progress: How Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War” and the upcoming “Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity,” set to be published in 2017 by Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Expert on Employee Culture
Robert Richman is the author of the Culture Blueprint a systematic guide to building the high-performance workplace. He was a manager and culture strategist at Zappos.com and co-founded Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind its game-changing employee culture.
The Funny Rocket Scientist
Shayla Rivera is a former NASA Rocket Scientist turned Keynote Speaker, Stand-up Comedian and awareness expert with many Television credits. She inspires people from elementary school children to executives in major corporations by sharing what she has learned about awareness and taking risks. She travels worldwide entertaining our troops.
The World's Funniest Motivational Business Speaker…But Don't Let The Laughter Fool You!
What Steve brings to the table is his captivating ability to engage the attendees with laughter as he challenges them to SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity and new levels of success.
Life Coach, Businessman, Best Selling Author, and Philanthropist
Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, philanthropist and the nation’s #1 Life and Business Strategist. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations and organizational turnaround, he has served as an advisor to leaders around the world for more than 38 years.
Former NBA Player; NBA Free Agent Activist; Player of the Century
Oscar Robertson forever changed the game of basketball -- on the court and in the courtroom. Generally considered the greatest all-around player in the history of the game, he was voted Player of the Century by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Vice President, Head of Innovation, Research, Training at the Institute for Health and Human Potential
In a world where pressure pervades all aspects of our lives, Sara Ross is a uniquely skilled in helping people and organizations build their “pressure tolerance”. Sara’s approach and expertise has her quickly becoming the highest rated and sought after “Performing Under Pressure” practitioner in North America.
Innovation, Sales, and Relationship Expert, Bestselling Author
Internet pioneer, best-selling author Tim’s talks center on the people side of the profit and loss statement. Based on his years in corporate sales plus exhaustive research about human behaviors, and using interactive media to grow business, Sanders’ talks offer strategy and techniques for top leadership and sales.
Survivor of Miracle on the Hudson; Author, Former Sales Executive
As the last passenger off the Miracle on the Hudson I lived, and your team will learn specifically how being resourceful is the key skill to move from being just good in anything to outstanding.
"Purpose-Driven Culture," Entrepreneur, and Author
CEO Nick Sarillo shares real-life ideas, strategies and processes that can turn any small business into a successful, high-performance organization. Nick’s restaurants serve as a great example of how living your company’s purpose and values creates a world-class culture achieving award-winning customer service, higher margins and an engaged, productive workforce.
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.
Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE
Author of "Nice Bike"
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.
If You Can't Stand Up, Stand Out
When Mike Schlappi takes the floor, a dazzling smile greets you. Then, you notice the wheelchair. Mike is defined by what he can do, instead of what he cannot do. Following a tragic accident, Mike has proven that just because “you can’t stand up, doesn’t mean you can’t stand out”!
World-class drummer for PINK, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Beyonce', Cher & Author
Mark is a celebrity speaker that provides three simple concepts to boost attitude and performance for all attendees through compelling stories about working with world class artists like PINK, Billy Idol and Velvet Revolver while incorporating drumming performances with video and high energy audience interaction/engagement!
Former White House Director of Events, Author of "Eat, Drink & Succeed"
Laura Schwartz climbed her way up the ranks to become the White House Director of Events. Today, she travels the world as a keynote speaker, best-selling author and television commentator – passionately teaching others how to Eat, Drink & Succeed!
Futurist Leading Authority on Technology Trends
As a leading expert in technology trends and a recognized authority on global business trends, Patrick Schwerdtfeger's work focuses on providing insights into the technological forces driving the transformation of businesses around the world.
Kim Malone Scott
Co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Author
Kim Scott is the co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Inc which builds software tools for managers. She is the author of a book called Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, to be published by St Martin’s Press next year.
Astronaut & Space Shuttle Commander, Speaker & Author
Human Spaceflight: dynamic, difficult, demanding - the perfect model for any ambitious venture. Expert speaker and author Colonel Rick Searfoss speaks with authority born of exercising leadership in the most challenging of settings. With an exciting stage presence, he inspires and delights audiences worldwide.
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.
Front-row Leadership Expert
Marilyn Sherman has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life. After corporate America, she is now seen as the go-to motivational keynote speaker for companies that want to improve morale, teamwork, and communication skills.
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.
Best-selling author, founder & CEO of Parliament, inc., and a founder of BLK SHP
From pursuing his MBA at Stanford, working in venture capital, creating successful companies, and eventually writing a book on the process of innovation (Little Bets), Peter is an entrepreneur at heart.
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.
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.
Lyn St. James
Retired Professional IndyCar Driver
Lyn St. James is a change agent, not just in sports, but someone who makes people think differently about themselves and about others. Her accomplishments on and off the track intrigue people and her style is engaging and inspiring.
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.
29-Time Emmy Award Winning Leadership and Strategic Creativity Speaker
Bill is a 29-time Emmy Award winner who is an expert on Leadership and Strategic Creativity. His keynotes are funny, insightful, interactive, and full of show-biz stories that you won't hear anywhere else. Participants leave his programs with specific, actionable takeaways to help them become better, more creative leaders.
Co-Author, Devil Came on Horseback, and Founder of Global Grassroots
Gretchen is a producer of the documentary film and co-author of the memoir, "The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur". She is the founder of Global Grassroots where she is pioneering work using mindfulness to advance social innovation for Africa's most vulnerable women.
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."
Author of 'Can I Have Your Attention?'
As the founder and CEO of Focuswise, Curt is dedicated to helping the constantly connected workforce overcome distraction. He is a leading voice on strategic communication, speaking more than 75 times a year to everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies.
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.
Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney
Decorated Combat Pilot Turned Fortune 50 Executive
Kevin is the only pilot to have landed a plane successfully with the 2 engines ripped off the left wing during a night combat mission in Desert Storm. He motivates and inspires audiences to have confidence under pressure. He describes how to lead when the heat is on.
Entrepreneur; Co-Founder of Fast Company & Author
Bill Taylor has a passion for the ideas and practices that are reshaping how organizations compete, innovate, and win. As co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company, he shook up the business-magazine world and the world of business.
Associate and Speaker at BridgeWorks, LLC
Speaker, researcher, writer and consultant Hannah Ubl has entered the public speaking scene and is quickly becoming a powerful voice for her generation. She is a generational expert at BridgeWorks. As the youngest Millennial on the BridgeWorks team, she thrives on finding what motivates, forms and challenges her complex generation.
NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations; Co-Founder of A Call To Men
Troy Vincent informs the business of the NFL through the unique lens of his previous roles as a player, a player’s union president, and the Senior Vice President of Player Engagement. Vincent is considered a national leader as an advocate against domestic violence and sexual assault.
Erik is one of the most sought after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit on creativity and innovation. His keynote has been described as an "epic audience experience"He speaks over 100 times a year and his sought after graffiti artwork has raised millions of dollars for charity.
Best-selling Author, Never Fly Solo
Waldo is a decorated Air Force fighter pilot, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling author and Hall of Fame speaker. Through captivating stories, group interaction, and high-energy videos, learn how you, like a fighter pilot, can succeed in highly competitive and demanding environments.
Inviting Individuals and Organizations to Greater Courage
Most people and organizations see the world as it is and react. This impactful presentation redefines courage as an invitation to envision the world as it could be, then create it Stosh's presentations invite individuals and organizations to live with greater courage and create the best world they can envision.
One of the World's Top Speakers on Customer Experience, Innovation and Healthcare
Nicholas Webb Speaks on the Future of Innovation, Customer Experience, Healthcare and Leadership and A prolific Author with the best body of research. Published by the largest book publisher in the world, Nicholas Webb has a massive body of knowledge from his research.
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!
Mark Whitacre, Ph.D.
When Good Leaders Lose Their Way
Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. and the highest-ranked executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history, and is responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the early 1990's. His message will greatly impact you about doing the "right thing".
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.
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.
Best Selling Author, Executive Advisor, President of The Wiseman Group
Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives worldwide. She’s President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm in Silicon Valley, California. Liz is listed on the Thinkers50 ranking with the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. She wrote the best selling leadership books: Rookie Smarts & Multipliers.
Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist/Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post, has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, and authored or coauthored 18 books, all of which have been national non-fiction best sellers.
Opens the Door to Successful Growth and Transformation!
Gain solutions on organizational transition resilience and career development from a results-driven, practicing c-suite executive. Keith pulls stories from his exceptional record of leading successful transformation initiatives in industries undergoing rapid change including technology, manufacturing, outsourced services, and grocery retail. Author of Good Is Not Enough and Corner Office Rules.
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, a seven-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.
Former Disney Institute Speaker & Corporate Culture Trainer
Teri Yanovitch is a full-time speaker, author, and facilitator. Her passion is helping organizations create a culture of service excellence. Her background experience began with the Hertz Corporation in Seattle Washington.
Author and Trainer on High Performance Cultures
Jason Young has been called a “rare breed” when it comes to developing leaders and customer service initiatives. As a former senior-level manager at Southwest Airlines, Jason learned the value of a successful workplace culture.
National Speaker/Workplace Expert/Author/Emcee/Humorist
Joel encourages organizations to CELEBRATE, LAUGH and PLAY to increase productivity, success and innovation. Joel invites audience members to participate in hilarious improvisational skits to demonstrate his messages on collaboration, change, leadership, and innovation. Joel is hilarious, interactive and delivers powerful messages. Very few speakers can do all three.
General Anthony Zinni
United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Gen. Zinni’s 39 years of military service took him to more than 70 countries. His operational experiences included two tours in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded. His last assignment was Commanding General, U. S. Central Command.
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