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Business Experts on Flawless Execution
We believe Elite Military professionals’ experience with execution, leadership, communication, teamwork & discipline empower individuals, teams and organizations to optimize performance while pursuing and achieving a culture of excellence.Afterburner’s keynotes, team building seminars and training programs utilize the Flawless Execution methodology to attain that objective - Flawless Execution!
Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It's Your Ship
Mike Abrashoff was the most-junior officer in the Pacific Fleet when he took command of the near-worst performing ship. Twelve months later, the USS Benfold was the best ship in the entire Navy – using the same crew. The story stunning transformation has lessons for every organization: leadership matters.
Dr. Tony Alessandra
Sales and Marketing Expert
Dr. Tony Alessandra is a behavioral and communication expert and the CEO of Assessments24x7. He has authored 29 books including The Platinum Rule, Collaborative Selling and The Art of Managing People. Today he is a leading business speaker on communication, customer loyalty and sales.
Simon T. Bailey
Critically Acclaimed Speaker, Author and Breakthrough Strategist
As one of America's most booked corporate and association speakers on the subjects of Change, Leadership, and Customer Experience, Simon T. Bailey is a Breakthrough Strategist. He equips companies with the tools necessary to effect cultural transformation and challenges individuals to dig deep to find and release their inner brilliance.
Author of "Overpromise and Overdeliver"
Rick Barrera is a nationally acclaimed speaker, marketing consultant and author known throughout the Fortune 500 for his extraordinary speaking ability and his unique approach to brand building.
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!
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.
Billion Dollar Sales Producer, Creator of Neuroscience Selling, THE High-Ticket Sales Closer
Billion Dollar Sales Producer, Creator of Neuroscience Selling, THE High-Ticket Sales Closer, Driver of Topline Sales are words often used to describe award winning executive coach, Stephanie Chung.
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.
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.
Neuroscience-Based Leadership Coach; Predictable Revenue, Passionate Teams, and Profitable Growth
New York Times bestselling author, leadership and culture coach Christine Comaford helps leaders navigate growth and change. Christine is sought after for providing proven strategies to shift executive behavior to create more positive outcomes, enroll and align teams in times of change, profoundly increase sales, product offerings, and company value.
David L. Cook, PhD
Top Sports Psychology, Consultant, and Best-Selling Author on the Mental Advantage.
Dr. David L. Cook, top sport and performance psychology expert, best selling author, and award winning film producer. Dr. Cook served as the mental training coach for the San Antonio Spurs for eight years that included their two World Championships.
Former Fiat Dealership Principle, Award-Winning Sales Strategist, Top 100 Women in Auto Industry
Lisa Copeland is an award-winning Sales Strategist, Fiat Automotive Dealer Principle, Top 100 Women in Automotive Industry, Best-Selling Author
Creator of "Get Switched On"; Formerly Tony Robbins International Point Man
After five years with Tony Robbins, as his international point man, Chip has “switched on’ over 1000 events for clients like Hyatt, Harley Davidson and Campbell Soup Company. A proven pro, he does his homework to customize his high-energy, interactive message EVERY TIME - it is about THEM not Chip.
History-Making Mountain Climber, Business Executive, International Speaker and Bestselling Author
As a history-making mountain climber, business executive and author, Susan
Ershler inspires audiences to challenge their perceived limitations and reach
new heights of business and personal success.
Culture, Leadership, Business Performance Expert
Ryan Estis helps companies and individual contributors embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance. Each live event blends original research with compelling stories that move participants to take action. Ryan has 20 years of business experience working with the world’s best brands to initiate change, inspire innovation and deliver growth.
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone
As founder/CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Keith Ferrazzi works to transform old behaviors that block global organizations from reaching strategic goals into new behaviors that increase shareholder value. Building on the correlation of positive relationships to business success, Ferrazzi 's collaborative coaching and motivation of key constituencies achieves desired business outcomes.
Sports Agent, Author & Entrepreneur
Hailed as "the female Jerry Maguire" by CNN, Molly Fletcher shares the innovative strategies that helped her thrive as a successful sports agent and now as a CEO and entrepreneur.
Former NFL Quarterback | Authority on Leadership, Leading Change & Accelerating Performance
Authority on leadership, Tom has helped organizations such as Google, Starbucks, Boeing, and others, to develop leaders, lead change, increase teamwork, and accelerate performance. Tom draws on his leadership experience in the NFL; his extensive work in corporate America, providing actionable solutions; and his work with, Dr. John Kotter.
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!
Bestselling Author of The Power of Positive Leadership
Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers.
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.
Associate and Speaker at BridgeWorks, LLC
Speaker, researcher, writer and consultant Farah Habad has entered the public speaking scene and is quickly becoming a powerful voice for his generation. He is a generational expert at BridgeWorks. As the youngest Millennial on the BridgeWorks team, he thrives on finding what motivates, forms and challenges his complex generation.
Strategic Storytelling Advisor
Kindra is a fresh voice in the industry and teaches her audiences to capture attention, close more sales and blow up their brands with strategic storytelling. Through research, case studies, and of course unforgettable stories, your group will be talking about Kindra for years.
Expert at Changing Human Behavior with Neuroscience
Have you wondered what separates A-players from the B-players in an organization? B-players do a good job but their mindset blocks them from achieve greatness. Umar shows you to breakthrough any mindset issue so you become highly effective. Imagine the impact on your organization if you had more A-players.
Expert on How to Fascinate
Your personality has a unique advantage. Once you understand this advantage, people are more likely to listen to you, remember you, and admire you.
Use your Advantages and you’ll fascinate anyone in 9 seconds.
Other tests measure how you see the world.
This one measures how the world sees you.
Speaker. Author. Trainer. Business Strategist.
As a Keynote Speaker and Think Tank facilitator, AmyK focuses exclusively on the critical thinking skills and behaviors required for your brilliant leadership, innovation, culture and sales.
Customer Service and Experience Expert
Have you ever walked away from an interaction with a company and thought, "Wow, that was an amazing experience," or "Those people were amazing!"? That is what Shep Hyken helps his clients achieve. Shep works with companies who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees.
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.
Sales and Leadership Female Keynote Speaker on Focus, Connecting, Attention and Productivity
Neen James is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes presentations that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life.
"Selling Without Selling," Former Stockbroker, Economist, and TV Host
As a former economist, stockbroker, and TV host, Mark creates an event with audience appeal, a memorable impact and an effective message. Mark focuses on the art of persuasion and the powerful opportunities available to each individual.
Author of The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
Frans Johansson is the bestselling author of The Medici Effect and The Click Moment. He has spoken to audiences worldwide about intersectional innovation and success, and has founded a software startup, a healthcare firm, and a hedge fund. He is the founder and CEO of The Medici Group. (50 words)
Director of Speaking & Business Development
David P. Kasperson is the Director of Speaking &
Business Development for Franklin Covey’s Speed of
Trust Practice. In this role, he supports clients in the
implementation of the Speed of Trust principles and in
delivering solutions that drive business results.
Bosnian Genocide Survivor, Mental Health Advocate, Successful Entrepreneur, TEDx Presenter, Certified Amputee Peer Counselor.
Maja Kazazic’s life changed forever. In the summer of 1993, two years into the Bosnian War – a genocide that killed 250,000 people and injured millions – a rocket propelled grenade exploded in her courtyard destroying her home and killing five of her friends.
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.
Performing Artist & Performance Strategist
Victoria Labalme helps people perform at their highest levels by unlocking their hidden genius. With 20 years in the Performing Arts — from Broadway to comedy, landmark films to high-profile television — her custom-crafted keynotes get people primed, inspired and prepared to tackle their pressing challenges. She delivers stunning results.
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.
Change & Customer Service Expert / Humorous & Engaging Keynote Speaker / Award-Winning Business Author
A powerful keynote speaker with a HUMOROUS and engaging approach, Dean Lindsay is hailed as 'America's PROGRESS Agent' by The Strategic HR Forum . Dean's award-winning books have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. His newest book, CREATING PROGRESS IN A WORLD OF CHANGE, is being released in October 2019.
Author of Better Selling Through Storytelling | Helping Sales Leaders Go from Invisible to Irresistible
The Pitch Whisperer John Livesay can keynote on the topics of sales, marketing, negotiation and persuasion. John helps sales teams become revenue rockstars by leveraging the power of storytelling to go from Invisible to Irresistible with their ideal clients. His new book is ”Better Selling Through Storytelling" (2019).
Award-winning Persuasion and Influence Expert Increases Your “Win Rate” with Proven Science of Influence Strategies
We have a speaker with a strong business background who delivers immediately actionable business strategies in an entertaining and thought-provoking way. Melinda Marcus is an award-winning communicator who shares scientific research that reveals how surprisingly small things can influence big business decisions. Our clients have been really impressed.
Expert on the Generations
Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace. He explains how generational characteristics and differences affect every aspect of business, including recruiting, retention, management, motivation and sales and marketing. Marston’s presentations are informative, engaging, humorous and tailored to his audience.
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.
Leading, Selling and Performing with a Noble Purpose
Lisa McLeod has rocked the house for giants like Google and Roche, as well as franchises, non-profits, and associations around the world. She has delivered programs in over 25 countries. She is a bestselling author and has been featured on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.
By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz had founded & sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor...and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, CAREER CONSULTANT, FOUNDER OF THE KAPLAN MOBRAY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Ultra High Energy and engaging speaker that teaches audiences tools they can use immediately to elevate their career all while having fun and a positively memorable experience
Best-selling Author, Entrepreneur and Former C-Suite Executive
Confidence is the one thing that will change everything for you. Confidence is not given it's created. After a 20-year climb in Corporate America and claiming her spot in the C-suite, Heather Monahan knows how to create confidence and she will teach you and your team how too.
Ex-FBI Agent, Author, and Internationally Recognized Expert on Nonverbal Communications
Communication is the key to success and nonverbal communications account for nearly 80% of that - Joe Navarro can help you to understand what others are really thinking and how to communicate more effectively.
Customer Loyalty and Branding Expert
Graeme Newell is a customer loyalty expert who shows organizations how to build deeper, more passionate relationships with their customers. Graeme turns complacent customers into passionate groupies. He is a world-renowned speaker, consultant and thought leader in emotional marketing.
Speaker, Author, Executive
Gerry teaches billion dollar brand strategies that companies of any size and industry can use to build powerful differentiation to beat their competition and ignite word-of-mouth referrals, even with little to NO marketing budget. Your attendees will learn the power of "because" and how to leverage this in their messaging.
America's First Master Sommelier
For a unique "During Dinner" keynote, Eddie Osterland, America's 1st Master Sommelier will entertain your guests and/or clients with food and wine using and teaching strategies from his current book, "Power Entertaining: Secrets to Building Lasting Relationships, Hosting Unforgettable Events, and Closing Big Deals."
The Retail Doctor and Retail Strategist
In 1994, Bob started his own consulting company, The Retail Doctor, with a mission to provide training and inspiration to small and medium sized independent businesses — and teach them how to successfully compete in today’s retail environment.
Team-Building and Life Balance Expert
Connie Podesta is a game-changing, idea-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of humor, substance, style and personality have made her one of the most memorable, in-demand speakers in the world today. 25 years
Motivational Keynote Speaker, Olympian, NY Times Bestselling Author
Vince Poscente is a blast of energy, a wellspring of innovative content and flat-out funny. He is an expert in helping people speed past obstacles towards extraordinary outcomes, while delivering an unforgettable experience with his engaging stories, Olympic music and videos.
Top Technology and Motivational Speaker, #1 Bestselling Author & Futurist
Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of multiple bestsellers including Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business. He is the producer of the "Social Media Revolution" videos, the most-watched social media video series in the world.
Dr. Nido Qubein
Dr. Nido R. Qubein is an accomplished university president and a nationally recognized author, speaker, and leader. He is also chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company and serves on the boards of several national organizations.
Best-Selling Author. Consultant. Coach. Speaker. Innovator.
Rod is a entrepreneur, best-selling author and business coach who has built a business from the ashes of Great Recession to be a leading consulting and coaching organization throughout North America. He has develop principles in sales and personal marketing that propel his clients to earn 5X their industry peers.
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.
David Meerman Scott
Business Growth Strategist and WSJ Bestselling Author of Eleven Books, Latest is Fanocracy
Author 10 books on real-time business -11th book FANOCRACY: Turning Customers into Fans and Fans into Customers (1.7.20)-way people buy has changed -HUMMAN CONNECTION wins. David’s low cost/no cost strategies and tactics help people build business, generate interest and establish new relationships in minutes – not months.
Principal and founder of Sjodin Communications
Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals. Terri is a "high content" speaker - Her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is sassy and practical and loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips.
Expert on Consumer Behavior
Michael’s mantra: We don’t buy products because of what they do. We buy them because of what they mean. Michael is passionate about the extraordinary world of the ordinary consumer. He brings humor and arresting visuals to his keynotes to show why we truly are what we buy.
Author of 'Can I Have Your Attention?'
As the founder and CEO of Focuswise, Curt Steinhorst is dedicated himself as a leading voice on strategic communication. Curt speaks about the most important currency in today's economy: our attention. Focus is possible!
Doug (Story) Stevenson, CSP
Lead, Persuade and Sell with Strategic Storytelling
Logic often fails to persuade; data dumps don’t change behavior. Whether you are pitching a vision, teaching a process, or selling a product or service, STORY is essential. Doug helps leaders, salespeople and organizations choose, craft and deliver stories that get results. Harness the power of strategic storytelling for business.
Expert Branding Strategist & Author; CEO, TURKEL Brands
Bruce Turkel's concepts are simple but not simplistic. His methods are easy to understand and immediately actionable. His talks present a profound, proven, and potentially profitable way to build your brand strategy, increase sales and create real traction with your social media activities.
Michael Vickers is a business performance coach who helps great companies and individuals increase the value they bring to their clients to become the Preferred Provider in the markets they serve. Michael has been spreading his message of excellence fas a business author, coach and speaker for over 20 years.
U.S. Men's Gymnastics Gold Medal Winner
Peter Vidmar, the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history, is a powerful and entertaining speaker. Peter discusses the three components of a perfect score in gymnastics - Risk, Originality and Virtuosity (ROV) - and how these principles apply to success in business and life.
Lt Col Waldo Waldman
New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker
Waldo Waldman is a combat decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, and the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and commitment in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.
Keynote Speaker, Business Strategist and Ultrarunner
Dan empowers audiences with the focus, insight, and accountability they need to achieve their best results yet. His stories of ordinary humans achieving outrageous success will light a fire under each member of the audience to launch an extraordinary life of their own.
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!
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!
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.
Browse topics in this category
- 14 Artificial Intelligence
- 21 Big Data
- 58 Branding / Marketing
- 108 Business
- 125 Business Growth / Strategy / Trends
- 37 CEO
- 128 Change Management / Organizational Change
- 96 Communication
- 10 Conflict Resolution
- 53 Corporate Culture & Governance
- 22 Corporate Social Responsibility
- 66 Customer Relations
- 4 Disruption
- 2 Distribution / Supply Chain Management
- 34 Diversity
- 28 Emotional Intelligence
- 69 Employee Engagement
- 86 Entrepreneur
- 25 Ethics / Values
- 51 Futurists / Trends
- 5 Hospitality
- 50 Human Resources / Workforce Issues
- 35 Influence
- 135 Innovation / Creativity
- 26 IT
- 243 Leadership
- 22 Management
- 32 Moderator / Facilitator
- 15 Negotiation
- 14 Networking
- 32 Productivity
- 8 Safety
- 72 Sales
- 31 Social Media
- 26 Storytelling
- 16 Stress Management
- 10 Sustainability
- 117 Teamwork / Teambuilding
- 65 Thought Leader
- 5 Trust / Honesty
- 61 Work-life Balance