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Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry
Authors of "The Lost Years"
This mother and daughter share their heartfelt story about the struggles, dangers and disappointments of drug and alcohol abuse and a beautiful reminder that you should never lose hope….it is never too late for a happy ending.
Motivational Speaker, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher
The Major League Baseball pitcher who was born with only one hand, Jim Abbott shares with audiences the keys to adapting, persevering and removing obstacles to success.
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.
World's Leading Poetic Voice
Sekou delivers powerful poetic presentations that give voice to the missions of organizations and help them tell their most powerful stories. He is the creator of this new, refreshing, speaking category that fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to make messages more moving and memorable.
Dr. Inge Auerbacher
Holocaust Survivor, Author, Inspirational speaker
Dr. Inge Auerbacher is a child survivor of the Holocaust, who speaks not only of the Nazi era, but also of surviving great horrors, and her strength of over-coming evil with courage, faith and the ability to still belief in humanity.
Dr. Robert Ballard
Deep Sea Explorer, Discovered Titanic Wreckage
“I grew up wanting to be Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks.
Actor & Activist
Actor/Humanitarian from Brooklyn whose TV career spans MTV to The Sopranos; celebrated Emcee and Guest Speaker for TedX and the United Nations, at Jane Goodall’s National Leadership Retreat; Published Writer for Huffington Post and Lonely Planet; travels across the world hosting the TV Series Bridge the Gap on PBS TV
National Baseball Hall Of Famer, 1989
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989, Bench is considered "Baseball's Greatest Catcher". Over the years, he has maintained balance by using his celebrity status to aid several worthy causes.
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.
Change Management Expert, Humorist
Greg offers new ideas about serving people more effectively, managing the unexpected, dealing with change, and how to handle a life in constant motion. And the best part, he grabs the attention of his audiences by using juggling as a metaphor in his keynote speaking.
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.
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.
Author of More Than Meets the Eye
Joan shares her inspiring story of the sudden loss of her sight then the loss of her husband to cancer. Joan will captivate your audience while sharing the importance of making positive and productive choices in this world of change and challenge.
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!
Overcoming Adversity and Domestic Violence Awareness
I work with individuals and groups who would like to learn more about managing life chaos for personal and professional well being and success. I am a professional keynote speaker and life coach who inspires audiences and clients to live more balanced and violent free lives.
Community and Corporate Program Director
Nick will share with us the secrets from these cultures that have the greatest life expectancy and where more people reach a healthy age 100 than anywhere else in the world.
Emmy Award-winning Musician, Philanthropist and Author
As Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation, with his wife Jennifer, they seek to empower girls and women as the primary agents of change. Buffett’s inspiring New York Times Best-Seller, Life Is What You Make It, has sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.
MOLLY BURKE YOUTUBER AND SPOKESPERSON. SHE ALSO HAPPENS TO BE BLIND.
Molly openly shares her experiences of bullying, overcoming adversity and embracing diversity, connecting with her audiences at a very personal, emotional, and relatable level. She believes that we all have the strength within us to survive any challenge, and learn how to thrive from those struggles.
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.
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!
Former Civil Trial Attorney and Director of Life After Innocence
Lawyer-turned-Author-turned-Humanitarian; Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Law School of Loyola University Chicago, Founder & Director of Life After Innocence; Author of 13 books, including Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him (2010)
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.
Author of multiple books including Happiness for Beginners
Katherine Center is a novelist—the author of five bittersweet comic novels about love and family, including The Bright Side of Disaster, The Lost Husband, and Happiness for Beginners.
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.
One of first women agents in the United States Secret Service
Kathryn Childers was one of the first five women hired into the Secret Service in 1970 protecting Presidents, dignitaries, as well as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her children. Journalist, philanthropist, and author/publisher followed. Through it all, she became an expert at doing it scared ... and shares that courageous journey.
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.
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.
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.
The Water Coolers
Hilarious singing comedy about work delivered by ridiculously talented performers.
The Water Coolers deliver hilarious singing comedy about work delivered by ridiculously talented performers. Your audience will laugh super hard, be energized, relaxed, focused and grateful. You’ll look like a rock star for hiring them.
Rock Star CEO & Entrepreneur
Robin Crow’s message is simply this: businesses and individuals who respond fastest to change will be the ones most likely to survive and prosper. What Robin writes and speaks about is inspired by leading his companies, Dark Horse Recording and Dark Horse Institute to sustained profitability.
Zubin Damania, MD
Innovative Founder of Turntable Health, YouTube Sensation ZDoggMD
Innovative Founder of Turntable Health, YouTube Sensation ZDoggMD (brings awareness to important health topics using parody music videos which receive millions of views)
Inspiring Mom: Lost Both Legs Saving Children From Tornado, Founder of the Stephanie Decker Foundation
Stephanie Decker is the inspiring mother who lost both legs saving her children during a tornado. She also founded the Stephanie Decker Foundation which helps children with missing limbs take part in sports camps.
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 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.
Long Snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles, Corporate Speaker, Magician
Jon shares his inspiring story from losing his parents at the age of 12, working through the foster system to making it to the NFL Pro Bowl. It's an amazing story of overcoming adversity, heart, and perseverance.
Amelia Rose Earhart
Around the World Pilot, TV Personality, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation
Single-Engine Aircraft Pilot Who Flew Around the World, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation, Namesake of the Original Amelia Mary Earhart
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.
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.
He's One of a Kind!
I’m sure when you hear the name Bob Eubanks, you think of the Newlywed Game. But, why not? TV guide named him one of the top five game show hosts of all time. He’s an eight time Emmy award winner with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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.
Bestselling Author and New York Times Columnist
Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life. He writes the popular “This Life” column in the Sunday New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times best-sellers, including The Council of Dads.
#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.
Best-Selling Author & Screenwriter
Antwone Fisher is an award-winning film and literary writer. Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Antwone became a ward of the state. He spent two years in a loving foster home, but was subsequently moved and suffered twelve years of abuse at his new foster family.
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.
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.
President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment; Author
President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, in conjunction with Sony Pictures Entertainment; Named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 35 executives under 35 and one of the top 10 industry impact players by the NAACP; Producer of The Karate Kid, Hancock and Heaven Is for Real
Expert in Coping with the Age of Overload
Juliet Funt is the founder and owner of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement.
New York Times bestselling author of “Making Jack Falcone” and Undercover FBI Agent
In his 26 years of service with the FBI and as an Undercover FBI Agent in over 100 major Undercover operations, Jack Garcia is best known for his Undercover role as "Jack Falcone," who infiltrated the Gambino crime family in New York for nearly three years.
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.
The Power to Survive, Inspiration for the Movie 'Jungle'
Yossi Ghinsberg - Bringing Amazon survival skills to business. Yossi ignites the human spirit to overcome rising challenges, breathing new perspectives into individuals and organizations worldwide. Yossi is a master story teller.
Entrepreneur, Magician, Coach, The Psychology of Illusion
Entrepreneur of the Year, magician and coach, Vinh Giang has built businesses from a very young age. He loves both business and magic; this has led him to discover many common threads between these two worlds.
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.
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
comic, actress, author, and speaker
Katie Goodman is an award-winning comedian, author and speaker. She has been seen on Showtime, Current TV, and TruTV, as well as touring internationally. She is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, has contributed to O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit.
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.
Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation
Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an author, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. By fostering an educational philosophy that values and promotes diversity, Erin transformed her students’ lives.
Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment
Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries.
At the age of thirteen, Bethany was attacked by a 14-foot tiger shark while surfing. The attack left her with a severed left arm. After losing over 60% of her blood, and making it through several surgeries, Bethany was on her way to recovery with an unbelievably positive attitude.
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.
Master in the areas of communication and influence
Master in the areas of communication and influence; Author of two bestselling books: “The Ultimate Book of Influence” which has been published in five languages, and his latest release, “Useful Belief”, which is a game changer in the field of motivation and performance; Presented over 2,000 times around the world
Founder of Wine To Water & One of the Top 10 CNN 2009 Heroes
Founder and President of Wine To Water & CNN Hero; expert on the immense power of relationships to transcend perceived barriers; Author of Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest for Clean Water in the World (2012)
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.
Inspirational & Motivational Speaker, 'Your Winner Within'
Holly (Wanner) Hoffman was born and raised in Eureka, a small town with about 850 residents, in north central South Dakota. Being the youngest of three children and the only girl in the family, Holly definitely considers herself a tomboy at heart.
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.
Business Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator
No one is more widely read and knows more about businesses and different industries than Gary Hoover. He understands innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a dynamic speaker.
Father-Son Duo and a Marathon Tradition
Dick travels the country doing corporate and community presentations, educating the public about disability awareness and promoting the Team Hoyt motto, “Yes You Can”. Through his presentation, Dick shares his lifelong commitment to changing attitudes and educating others on the world of disabilities.
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.
Dr. Willie Jolley
Award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality
There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He has been described simultaneously as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.
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’!
The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considered to be the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. Lesser known are her tireless efforts and remarkable accomplishments as a philanthropist, advocate, and inspirational speaker. She has been described by sports media as one of the warmest, most even-tempered, grace-filled persons in all of athletics.
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.
Lead Anchor, BBC World News America and Co-Author, Womenomics
Katty Kay is the daughter of a British diplomat, Kay has worked and lived all over the world Kay’s fresh perspective on American politics and international affairs is rooted in her global background Interviews top U.S. and international newsmakers daily Author of the book, "The Confidence Code" and "Womenomics."
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.’
Content Chief & Co-Founder of Not Impossible, Executive Director - The Not Impossible Foundation
Elliot is a social innovator with degrees in Law, Science and Storytelling. His particular obsession is collaborating on harnessing technology and science to produce low-cost solutions for our most vulnerable populations then utilizing the power of film and the strength of brands to amplify those stories for true reach.
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.
Rex Lewis-Clack and Cathleen Lewis
Inspirational Mother and Son Featured on 60 Minutes
Born blind, Rex Lewis-Clack was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, and then labeled a musical genius (piano) by the age of 7, when musicologists became astounded by Rex's ability to play back complex piano pieces he had heard only once.
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.
Kidnap Survivor, Bestselling Author & Journalist
An award winning humanitarian, journalist and NY Times bestselling author, Amanda Lindhout was abducted and held hostage by teenage criminals in 2008 while researching a story on the millions of people ravaged by two decades of war, drought, and famine. She endured 460 days of unimaginable hardships during her captivity.
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)
Dr. James Maas
Nation's Top Sleep Educator And Award-Winning Professor
World famous sleep educator gives a dynamic program with incredible take-away value that constantly receives standing ovations. The information provided with audience interaction will increase daytime alertness, psychological mood, productivity, creativity, athletic prowess, general health and longevity
Humorous Inspirational Speaker, Nationally Award-winning Author
Humorous inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon, entertains, empowers, and motivates audiences to overcome challenges, sharing her story of triumph over addiction, homelessness, human trafficking, and domestic violence. Audiences come away armed with simple, effective tools for creating positive change, reducing stress, and building resilience.
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.
Parenting, Adoption, Fatherhood
We have a guy who adopted three abandoned siblings - as a single person - and wrote a book that was excepted in Reader's Digest worldwide. His speech is powerful, hilarious, and will change your life.
Inspirational Athlete, Entrepreneur & Author of No Excuses
Despite being born with arms end at the elbows and legs near the knees, Kyle wrestled for one of the best teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, fought in mixed martial arts, and became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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.
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.
Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP
Getting Grit - the Evidence Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose
Caroline Adams Miller is an internationally-known coach, author and speaker on the topic of grit, goal accomplishment and their connection with happiness. She is recognized as one of the world’s leaders on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.
7-Time Olympic Medalist and America's Most Decorated Gymnast
Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Gymnast in American History which includes a tally of 7 Olympic medals from the 1992 and 1996 Games! Now a cancer survivor and business owner, Shannon empowers women and families to make their health a priority through education and awareness.
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.
Corporate Leadership Speaker on Work-Life Balance and Achieving Goals
In today's corporate environment, employees are often asked to do more with fewer resources. Tricia Molloy's practical, powerful programs help them stay positive and focused so they can better manage their time, energy and mindset.
Strength Through Adversity - Health and Fitness
Ryan is a Health and Fitness professional who focuses on strengthening both the mind and the body. The programs he developed are tools that attendees can use to improve their mental fortitude, wipe out fear, and improve physical functionality into their later years.
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!
Mildred D Muhammad
Awarded Global Speaker, Certified Consultant, CNN Contributor, Domestic Abuse Survivor/Advocate, Trainer/Educator & Author
As the ex-wife of the D.C. sniper, whose three-week rampage began with the goal of finding Mildred to kill her, the very personal details of her experiences involving fear, abuse and many of times, victim-blaming, have allowed Mildred’s mission to be even more.
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.
Groundbreaking Athlete, Fashion Icon, Actor, TED All-Star, and Design Innovator
Aimée Mullins revels in the continuous exploration of what is possible—both for herself and those whose lives she touches. Aimée has developed her own unique formula for creating the “invented life,” fashioned from her undeniably unique combination of life experiences.
Scott X. Nady
Motivational Speaker- Two Time Texas High School Football State Champion Head Coach
An ex-football coach, Scott is a super-passionate speaker. Out of his own struggles, he has a positive outlook on all he pours out to others.
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.
Speaker | Author | Producer | Humanitarian
Justin, born into a world-renowned musical family with a 90% hearing loss has the unique ability to capture and captivate his audience with stories calling on reserves of courage, determination and self-belief in order to succeed and sometimes to simply survive.
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.
Olympic & NCAA Champion Motivational Speaker
2008 Olympic Silver medalist, three-time NCAA Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, Samantha Peszek has had to endure many obstacles in her gymnastics career to reach the pinnacle of her gymnastics career. Hear her captivating story and allow her to connect and re-charge your inspiration and excitement for life.
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.
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.
2013 CNN Hero; Social Entrepreneur
Chad Pregracke embodies how one person can make a difference. Since the age 17, Chad has lead a movement for cleaner water through hard work and by mobilizing thousands of volunteers and corporations to join his cause. His presentation style is authentic, humorous, spontaneous, and inspires people to take action!
Survivor, Paralympic Medalist, NY Times Best Selling Author, Dancer
Featured TEDx speaker, survivor, World Class snowboarder, Best-selling author, Dancing With The Stars Finalist, Toured with Oprah, Superbowl Commercial, Founder of Adaptive Action Sports
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.
World's Funniest Guitar Virtuoso
Expert on personal development & human potential; One of the Youngest Inductees into the Speakers Hall of Fame; Carnegie Hall & Las Vegas Headliner; Featured in USA Today (business section), Billboard, Gig, American Entertainment, & Successful Meetings Magazines
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.
New York Times Best Selling Author of Three Little Words
NYT & International Bestselling author of her memoir Three Little Words (2008), currently being made into a major motion picture; ran for the Florida State Senate, featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Nancy Grace, ABC Primetime
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.
Award Winning CNN On-Air Analyst, Best-Selling Author
Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world.
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.
Critically acclaimed author, songwriter, and singer
Laurie Rubin, blind mezzo-soprano and author provides audiences with a "transformative experience" in which she encourages people to dig deep to realize their dreams through life stories and music.
Author, Attorney, and Domestic Violence Survivor and Advocate
Joshua Safran is a critically-acclaimed author, Sundance/Oprah Winfrey Network film subject, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for domestic violence survivors and the wrongfully imprisoned. He’s a funny and powerful speaker, drawing on his experiences growing up on the dark side of "utopia" and his work as a groundbreaking attorney.
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.
Captivating Keynote Speaker Inspires People to Produce Extraordinary Results
"What It Takes To Be Extraordinary" Eric's keynote address talks about his journey cold-calling the most powerful people in the world and taking them out for coffee. His presentation explores the common traits, motivating factors and core beliefs which enable everyday people to produce extraordinary lives.
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”!
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!
David Meerman Scott
Real-Time Marketing & Sales Strategist and Author of Ten Books on the Subject
Author 10 books on real-time business . . . the way people buy has changed . . . speed/agility win, not biggest budget. David’s low cost/no cost strategies and tactics help people build business, generate interest and establish new relationships in minutes – not months.
Entrepreneur, Jewelry Designer, CEO of Kendra Scott
In 2002, Kendra Scott combined her love for fashion with her creative talents and began her own line of jewelry. Today, the Austin based designs of Kendra Scott Jewelry have found a home in her New York city showroom and can be found at top retailers around the globe.
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.
A Broken Body isn't A Broken Person
Deepak Chopra calls Janine a Change Agent. Maria Shriver calls her an "Architect of Change." Her spellbinding, inspirational keynote blends the talent of a consummate storyteller with a message of resilience, defiance, acceptance and human potential.
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.
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.
Abduction Survivor & Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth’s example and life now is a daily demonstration that there really is life after a tragic event.
ESPN College Football Analyst, Professional Speaker, and Author
There are athletes who are good at what they do: And then, there are athletes who are good to the world as well. One of the best college linebackers of his time, and cancer warrior continuing the fight that he and late wife Stefanie started after her first diagnosis.
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.
Dr. Natalie Stavas
Harvard Doctor, Boston Marathon Hero, Mentor, Runner, International Humanitarian, Speaker
Attending physician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; Marathoner whose heroic acts saved multiple lives in the Boston Marathon bombing; Named 2013 Bostonian of the Year; Featured in Runners World, The New York Times, LA Times, The Boston Globe
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.
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.
Patrick J. Sweeney II
Adventurer, Olympic-level athlete, Entrepreneur, Cancer Survivor
Innovation in speaking is a rarity; so is a speaker who is a combination of Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris and Richard Branson. A world-class athlete who applied those principles to business making millions, creating patents and changing lives. Authenticity shares his leukemia story to connect with everyone.
Cyber-illusionist, Tech innovator, Fellow MIT Media Lab
Cyber-illusionist, tech innovator & MIT Media Lab fellow, Marco presents cutting edge ideas and illusions in his keynote speeches and performances for all types of corporate and private audiences.
Photographer and Illustration Guru
Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Steve inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure.
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.
Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian
NBA/college basketball icon . . . ESPN announcer . . . humanitarian . . . played for UCLA/legendary John Wooden (88 straight victories) . . . tailors inspiring message . . . most-injured player in NBA history . . . 37 surgeries . . . in Basketball Hall of Fame.
Co-founder and President of Full Circle Intervention
Kristina Wandzilak, CAS, BRI-II, co-founder, has been a leader in the addictions industry since 1995. Kristina is highly respected and renowned for her compassionate and effective work.
Inspirational New York Times Bestselling Author & Award-Winning Musician
Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs and story highlight his mission to bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system and become homeless.
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".
Ron White is without question one of the top Memory Experts in the world. As a two-time national memory champion, Ron will teach audience members techniques to triple their memory, build relationships by recalling names and faces and much more!
President, ACAP Health. Health and Wellness Speaker
Whether he’s speaking to a small group of business leaders or addressing thousands of conference attendees Todd Whitthorne brings a combination of passion, credibility, and content that few can rival.
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.
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.