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Keynotes: 8 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Afterburner, Inc.

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!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 8

Mike Abrashoff

Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It's Your Ship

Mike Abrashoff took command of USS Benfold . . . near-worst performing ship in the Navy . . . 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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Shawn Achor

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Sandy Asch

Author of ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization

Sandy Asch has helped 30,000 leaders in 350+ companies in 50 countries and 6 languages to become artful leaders, win best place to work awards, navigate mergers, and embrace change.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 8 Videos: 9

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 1

John Baldoni

Internationally Recognized Leadership Expert and Executive Coach

An internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of over a dozen books that are translated into 10 languages; chair of the leadership development practice at N2growth, a global leadership consultancy; and teaches and coaches in an MBA program at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Mark Barden

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 10

Jason Barger

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 compelling leadership, growing an engaged culture & vision. National SHRM speaker, TEDx & global leadership speaker. Newest book "Thermostat Cultures" launches 11/17/16!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Ayelet Baron

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Sewa Beats

Connecting People, Sustaining Impact

Sewa Beats is an international corporate training company that delivers programs in the areas of leadership development and collaboration, all of which involve rhythm and music. With an instrument provided for each participants, our powerful programs are an unforgettable way to unite teams, motivate staff, and deliver corporate messaging!

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Howard Behar

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 15 Videos: 4

Chip Bell

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Robyn Benincasa

New York Times Best-Selling Author and World Champion Adventure Racer

In her keynote, Robyn addresses how to create true synergy among teammates, making them better together than any individual could ever be alone. A World Champion Adventure Racer, Robyn imparts the wisdom she learned from her extreme teammates about how to innovate, adapt, overcome and win as one.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Bill Benjamin

Thought Leader on Performing Under Pressure

Leadership Under Pressure

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Brian Biro

America's Breakthrough Coach

Brian Biro's programs are the most energizing, engaging, fun, and powerful out there!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Amy Blankson

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Lisa Bodell

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Eric Boles

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Walter Bond

Mr. Accountability, Business Consultant, Former NBA Player

Walter's mastery in two different global industries has made him an authority on peak performance for nearly two decades.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Kevin Brown

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!

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 7 Videos: 1

Marcus Buckingham

Business Visionary and Author

Marcus Buckingham is considered one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing.

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Tony Buettner

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Scott Burrows

Inspirational and Motivational Speaker

Scott Burrows’ unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback through a clear Vision, a determined Mindset and unstoppable Grit inspires. As a Keynote Motivational Speaker , you will find that his captivating message is one of hope, courage and perseverance.

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Keynotes: 12 Books: 5 Videos: 3

Karyn Buxman

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!

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Yoon Cannon

Sales Growth Expert, Franchise Development, Serial Entrepreneur

Yoon Cannon helps entrepreneurs, franchises and organizations create high performing sales teams with her S.E.R.V.E. Selling Revolution. Since 1992 Yoon started, turn keyed and sold 3 businesses. She grew her first business to 6 locations & facilitated the expansion of 38 new locations. Featured in Entrepreneur, Fortune, CNN, Money, WSJ.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Colette Carlson

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.

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Evan Carmichael

I #Believe in entrepreneurs.

* Named one of the Top 25 Social Media Keynote Speakers You Need to Know by Inc Magazine * Named one of the Top 40 Social Marketing Talents by Forbes * Named one of the Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers for your Next Conference by Inc Magazine

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 10

Jim Carroll

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

AMBER CHAND

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Eric Chester

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 Millennial mindset. He helps business leaders attract, develop and retain top talent that delivers "on fire" performance.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Scott Christopher

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.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 5 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Dan Clark

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Andy Cohen

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 8

Geoff Colvin

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 1

David Cottrell

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Dan Coughlin

President of The Coughlin Company and Expert on Organizational Change

Dan makes complicated business ideas clear and practical. He really helps business leaders improve their performance right away.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Cheryl Cran

Change Leadership & Future of Work Expert

Cheryl Cran is a CEO, author, consultant and keynote speaker and the founder of the online leadership portal Evolutionary Leaders Network. Cheryl is a business speaker focused on future of work and leadership and has extensive experience in multiple industries worldwide.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Dave Crenshaw

Author, Speaker and Business Coach

Dave Crenshaw is the master of helping people conquer chaos and find focus. He is a bestselling author and has appeared in Time magazine, FastCompany, USA Today, and the BBC News.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 5 Videos: 4

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!

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Susan Dentzer

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Todd Dewett, PhD

Inspiring Authenticity in Leadership, Sales, Innovation, Culture, and Customer Experiences

Dr. Dewett is the only speaker in our database who 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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Connie Dieken

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Amy Edmondson

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 (2011, 2013, 2015), Edmondson speaks regularly on leadership and management in companies and at conferences around the world.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Joe Ehrmann

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Chester Elton

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Susan Ershler

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Ryan Estis

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.

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Janet Evans

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.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Keith Ferrazzi

#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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Molly Fletcher

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Tom Flick

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 6

John Foley

Former Lead Solo Pilot of the Blue Angels

John is the former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford School of Business and an expert in the how of high performance teams. His exciting, rare journey inspires awe, triggering individuals to take action and rethink what they believe is possible.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Lisa Ford

Customer Loyalty Expert

Lisa is best known for her work in the areas of customer service. She is the author of the videotape series How to Give Exceptional Customer Service, the #1 selling business tapes in the U.S. for over 3 years.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Steve Ford

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Dr. Lois Frankel

Bestselling Author, President of Corporate Coaching International

Sought after by clients from Alaska to Australia for her witty, wise, and warm presentations that simultaneously educate and entertain, Dr. Lois is among the top names in international speakers. Her keynotes are a call to action for women who want to reach the next level of their careers.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Frances Frei

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 7 Videos: 6

Kevin Freiberg

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 7

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Stephen Frost

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Christopher Gardner

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Brian Gareau

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 5

David Garibaldi

WORLD RENOWNED ARTIST

David Garibaldi is a world-renowned Performance Painter who creates life-size masterpieces all under 10 minutes.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Libby Gill

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 3

Steve Gilliland

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Barbara Glanz

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 12 Videos: 1

Ridgely Goldsborough

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Marshall Goldsmith

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Gian Paul Gonzalez

Motivational Speaker

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

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 4

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!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 1

Adrian Gostick

Bestselling Author

Adrian's most requested keynote is on culture and managing change, based on his #1 bestselling book All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results, but he also frequently speaks on employee engagement, leadership, generational issues in the workplace, and recognition.

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Scott Greenberg

High-Performance Mindset for Franchises, Leaders, Teams, Great Customer Service; Owned Award-Wining 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!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Dan Gregory

President & CEO The business of human behavior

Dan Gregory specializes in behaviors and belief systems – what drives, motivates and influences us. One of the most respected voices in the industry, Dan has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world: Coca-Cola, Unilever, Vodafone, MTV and News Ltd.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Kindra Hall

Strategic Storytelling Advisor

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

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Umar Hameed

Author and Change Agent

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Heidi Hanna

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Phil Hansen

Internationally-recognized Multimedia Artist, Author, Innovator

Phil Hansen is an international multi-media artist who explores new ways to overcome limitations with innovation and creativity.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Carla Harris

Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Rex Havens

Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned From My Wife!

Former college professor and Fortune 50 corporate lawyer turned stand-up comedian; featured on television for Showtime, Comedy Central and Comic Relief; ideal for organizations focusing on improving communication between members of different backgrounds, departments, or generations; Author of Everything I Needed to Know, I learned From My Wife! (2008)

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Troy Hazard

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Robert Herjavec

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Glen Hiemstra

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Vicki Hitzges

Vivacious TV News Anchor, Storyteller and Author

Vicki works with organizations to create a positive work environment -- she's high energy, fun and easy to work with. Our clients tell us that after hearing her, they get stronger teams, happier customers and higher profits.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Sally Hogshead

Expert on How to Fascinate

Sally Hogshead is a Hall of Fame Speaker and bestselling author of HOW THE WORLD SEES YOU , a complete guide on how to defeat the threat of competition and add value to every communication. Sally has taught 200,000+ people how to use their natural strengths to become more persuasive.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Rich Horwath

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 7 Videos: 5

David Houle

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

AmyK Hutchens

Business Strategist, Think Tank Facilitator, Author

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 5 Videos: 1

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Nathan Jamail

Best Selling Author and Expert Speaker on Sales & Leadership

Nathan is a best selling author & expert speaker on sales & leadership; he has over two decades of incredible experience. He has four published books and works with companies such as Cisco, State Farm, Georgia Pacific, Sprint & hundreds more.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 6 Videos: 4

Jason Jennings

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Frans Johansson

Author, entrepreneur and consultant

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)

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Daymond John

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Businessman; Philanthropist; NBA Hall of Famer

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become the most powerful African-American businessman 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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Jim Johnson

Coach

Over 30 years of experience developing winning high-school basketball teams sets the stage for the unique credibility and power of Coach Jim Johnson’s message. One particular victory with an autistic student-manager, continues to reverberate into countless lives as audience after audience is touched by a wave of courage and tenacity.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Dewitt Jones

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’!

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 2

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

James Kane

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 1

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Ron Kaufman

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 14 Videos: 3

Craig Kielburger

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.’

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Scott Klososky

Technology Expert

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Polly LaBarre

Co-author, Mavericks at Work and Founding Member, Fast Company Magazine, Director, Management Lab, Co-founder, MIX

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Jeff Lanza

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jim Lawless

"Exciting keynotes that inspire action. Tools for transformational change - for individuals, teams and organisations."

When the leaders and people across an organisation begin to understand, own and enjoy the mindset that creates purposeful change, “Mission Impossible” becomes a live possibility. That’s the reason Jim Lawless created the “Taming Tigers” framework.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Gregg Lederman

Leadership and Engagement Guru

Gregg is a leading authority for engaging your workforce to deliver a consistently profitable customer experience. He is a high-energy, dynamic speaker who can help you solve the mystery to engaging employees to deliver a "branded experience” for customers.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 11 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 11 Videos: 1

Patrick Lencioni

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

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Isaac Lidsky

Eyes Wide Open

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

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 6

Dan Lier

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Jenn Lim

Former Zappos Consultant on Company Culture

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Doug Lipp

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Glen Llopis

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

James Lloyd

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."

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Carey Lohrenz

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)

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 2 Videos: 6

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 9 Videos: 2

Joan Lunden

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 0

Rick Lynch

Retired Army Lieutenant General

With 34 years in the US Army at his heels, Lieutenant General Rick Lynch has distinguished himself as an exceptional leader and strategist through his chameleon-like ability to adapt to change despite the most challenging obstacles.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Eric Maddox

The Interrogator Behind Saddam Hussein's Capture

American Patriot and Proven Military Veteran, Eric Maddox is known for his direct role in the capture of Saddam Hussein.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Loretta Malandro

Communication expert

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Melinda Marcus

Insights from the Science of Influence

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Cam Marston

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Seth Mattison

Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter

Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 4

John Mattone

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Steve McClatchy

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.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE

Chief Energy Officer, The Resiliency Group

Eileen is a dynamic & fun motivational speaker with contagious energy and is an expert in leadership development and resiliency.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Matt McFadyen

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 4 Videos: 6

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Greg McKeown

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Lisa McLeod

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Mike Michalowicz

Entrepreneur

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Sarah Michel

Networking Expert

“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.”

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 7 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Dr. Will Miller

Comedian and Authority on Stress Reduction and Life Balance

Outstanding Keynote speaker & trainer on Emotional Wellbeing, Coping with Change & Life-Span Development. A Psychotherapist & Health Psychologist with extensive media experience. Former headline comedian & TV personality (Nick-at-Nite, NBC), Teaches graduate students at Purdue University on ethics & social media. Best-selling co-author of Refrigerator Rights

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 10 Videos: 2

Dan Millman

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 4

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Vince Molinaro

New York Times Best Selling author of "The Leadership Contract"

Vince's speeches challenge audiences to find new levels of leadership in themselves and in their organizations. He focuses specifically on what it takes to lead and to support.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Brad Montgomery

Laugh-O-Nomics™

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

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Dayton Moore

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Tessa Morgan

Mindfulness Expert, Accredited Trainer in Emotional Intelligence, Coach and Yoga Instructor

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

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

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!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 1

John Nance

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Roger Nierenberg

Symphony Conductor

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Andre Norman

Prisoner Turned Philanthropist

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

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Scott O'Grady

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

John O'Leary

Expected to die, now teaching others how to truly live

Expected to die, John O'Leary now teaches others how to truly live.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Matt Oechsli

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 3

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Nando Parrado

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Dale Partridge

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)

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Neil Pasricha

Neil Pasricha - Bio

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

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

JP Pawliw-Fry

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Randy Pennington

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.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 5 Videos: 1

Joseph Pistone

Retired FBI Special Agent

Most Decorated FBI Agent, Expert in all aspects of Organized Crime and Undercover, Made movie on his Undercover Life starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. Has written seven books on Organized Crime and Undercover

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Jeremy Poincenot

World Blind Golf Champion

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

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 6 Videos: 3

Vince Poscente

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Howard Putnam

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 1

Dr. Nido Qubein

Leadership Expert

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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Byron Reese

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Shayla Rivera

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Steve Rizzo

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.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Michael Rogers

The Practical Futurist

There are lots of futurists. Michael is a practical futurist with deep business and technology skills who is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Sara Ross

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.

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Mark Sanborn

Developing Leaders in Business and in Life

International bestselling author and world ranked leadership expert. Hall of Fame Speaker

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Tim Sanders

Internet Pioneer, 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.

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Dave Sanderson

Keynote Speaker

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Nick Sarillo

Entrepreneur, Author of A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 1

Libby Sartain

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.

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Roz Savage

Ocean Rower, Author, Courage Coach

Roz Savage is a record-setting solo ocean rower who uses stories from her life both on and off the ocean to illustrate why personal mastery, courage, and resilience are crucial in the corporate context.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE

Emmy award winning speaker, 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.

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Mike Schlappi

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”!

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Mark Schulman

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!

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Laura Schwartz

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!

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Rick Searfoss

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 6

Peter Sheahan

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Marilyn Sherman

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 4 Videos: 2

John Sileo

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Peter Sims

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.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 11 Videos: 5

Raj Sisodia

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.

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Carol Spieckerman

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 1

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 7 Videos: 5

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Gretchen Ki Steidle

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.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 5 Videos: 4

Scott Steinberg

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."

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 10

Leslie Morgan Steiner

New York Times Bestselling Author

Leslie Morgan Steiner is a master of engaging men and women in today's most important women's leadership issues -- parenthood, relationships, and work/family balance.

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Curt Steinhorst

Founder and President of The Promentum Group

For the first time in history, our world is without barriers to connection or communication. This has fundamentally altered the way people work, engage, and communicate. In this intensely practical speech, Curt shares communication insights that help you rise above the noise and focus strategies to help block it out.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Sean Swarner

First Cancer Survivor to Summit Everest

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

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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.

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John Sweeney

Owner, Brave New Workshop

John Sweeney doesn’t just understand human behavior; he has been changing human behavior within the biggest businesses in the world for 15 years. He guarantees tangible shifts in the culture of your teams and performance of your leaders, but his patented methods are backed by years of scientific research.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Bill Taylor

Entrepreneur; Co-founder, Fast Company; Author, Simply Brilliant - New Ways to Compete, Innovate, and Succeed

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.

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Joe Torre

Hall of Fame MLB Manager

Drawing on his years of experience in the corporate microcosm that is professional baseball, Joe Torre shares his wisdom on the universal concerns of all managers-handling tough bosses, dealing with both setbacks and success, earning the trust and respect of the team.

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Hannah Ubl

Associate and Speaker 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.

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Tony Wagner

Expert in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab

Tony is the foremost spokesperson in America on the topic of how schools and corporations must adapt to the challenges of the innovation era.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Erik Wahl

Motivational Artist

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Waldo Waldman

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Matt Walker

Professional Mountain Climber and Psychologist | Author | Adventure and Leadership

Approachable, high energy with salient and applicable lessons learned from climbing the highest mountains throughout the world and applying them to our personal and professional development. Adventure is not reserved for National Geographic and Outside magazine; adventure is a way of being in the world that defines full engagement leadership.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Stosh Walsh

Inviting Individuals and Organizations to Greater Courage

Courage is not merely for overcoming fear or hardship. Courage is for building a life of significance to enrich the world. Individuals and organizations must embrace this opportunity, and Stosh's presentations extend this invitation with insight, substance and clarity through practical examples and stories.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Nicholas Webb

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Chris Westfall

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!

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

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".

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Amy Wilkinson

Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Author of The Creator’s Code

Amy Wilkinson is a strategic adviser, entrepreneur, lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Global Fellow at the Wilson Center. She frequently addresses audiences on entrepreneurial leadership. She also advises start-ups and large corporations on innovation and business strategy.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 10 Videos: 1

Pat Williams

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Desi Williamson, CSP

Motivation Expert

Hall of Fame Business speaker Desi Williamson has led a diverse career as a corporate executive, real estate entrepreneur, motivational coach for the Minnesota Vikings, and restaurant franchisee.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 0

Michael G. Winston

Fortune 50 Executive, Strategist, Speaker and Author

Michael G. Winston speaks with authority because he speaks from experience. Few have seen the kind of corporate performance, business growth, innovation and principled performance he has witnessed and architected. An executive of high stature, global presenter and accomplished author, his events are high content, high energy and high impact.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 6

Liz Wiseman

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 10 Videos: 7

Bob Woodward

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Keith Wyche

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.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Don Yaeger

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

As an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, 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.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Joel Zeff

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.

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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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