Virtual Keynote Speakers

Browse Virtual Speakers

The future is now. And that includes virtual options. Experiences range from simple video calls to various large scale meeting platforms. GDA Speakers has a variety of partnerships to help you find the ideal solution. We have also been working with our long term speakers to make sure they are ready for the virtual world. Below you will see a curated list of speakers on a variety of topics that are ready to plug and play. These speakers understand the nuance of engaging an audience virtually. Many of the speakers listed below have invested in in-home studios.

We are learning to appreciate the many pluses of virtual events. There is an ease of access, which means your attendees can join from anywhere, creating a sense of global community. One thing does NOT change with virtual.....it remains our goal to understand the objectives of your event and advise you on the best speaker options to connect with your audience. We are prepared to guide you through this new experience.


Keynotes: 4 Books: 5 Videos: 14

Michael (Misha) Auslin

Best-Selling Author on Geopolitics, Wall Street Journal Contributor and Frequent Fox News Commentator

Michael Auslin is a Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. A historian by training, he specializes in U.S. policy in Asia and geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific region. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Jay Baer

Marketing and Online Customer Service Expert

Jay Baer is the world's most retweeted person among digital marketers. He is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and the New York Times best-selling author of five books who travels the world helping businesspeople get and keep more customers.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 11 Videos: 8

Simon T. Bailey

Critically Acclaimed Speaker, Author and Breakthrough Strategist

Simon T. Bailey is leader of the SPARK Movement whose purpose is to ignite sustainable transformation in people, individuals, systems, and nations.  Simon T. Bailey is leader of the SPARK Movement whose purpose is to ignite sustainable transformation in people, individuals, systems, and nations.  

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 6

Robyn Benincasa

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.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 9

Ty Bennett

Entrepreneur, Partnership is the New Leadership

As a young entrepreneur, Ty continues to engage his team's focus to grow sales. In his talks, Ty uses the power of influence and storytelling to provide audiences with tangible techniques that will increase their influence and their impact as leaders and as salespeople.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Greg Bennick

Global Keynote Speaker, Interactive Comedian, Event Emcee

Greg Bennick is a speaker and comedian all in one, offering ideas about finding your voice, managing the unexpected, dealing with change, and how to change the world without having a clue. He has a fascinating background, coming from being a corporate keynote speaker AND a punk rock touring musician. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Lisa Bodell

Founder and CEO of FutureThink, Bestselling Author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins

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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

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: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Susan Cain

Chief Revolutionary and Co-Founder of Quiet Revolution

Susan Cain is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution LLC and the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 12

Jeff Civillico

Former Las Vegas Headliner Entertainer, TV Host Personality & Philanthropist

Jeff Civillico is a former Las Vegas Headliner, TV & Live Event Host Personality, and Philanthropist. Jeff is also the Founder and Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a national non-profit that creates opportunities for professional entertainers, athletes and celebrities to share their time and talent with children in need. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 7

Johnny Cupcakes

Award Winning Entrepreneur, Brand Loyalty & Innovation Expert: Thousands Have Johnny Cupcakes' Logo as Tattoos!

If you want to inspire cult-like brand loyalty, the kind that involves mile long queues and permanent tattoos, Johnny Earle is your speaker!

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Amy Edmondson

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management Harvard Business School

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 10 Videos: 2

Richard and Linda Eyre

New York Times #1 Bestselling Authors

Richard and Linda Eyre are the top rated YPO family and parenting resources. As New York Times #1 Bestselling authors, they have presented to audiences in 47 countries on Marriage, Parenting, and Work/Life balance. They are known for the entertainment as well as the content of their speaking.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Andy Fastow

Former CFO of Enron 1998-2001; Rules verses Principles Speaker

Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors and management should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jack Garcia

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.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Chris 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: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Dr. Adam Gazzaley

Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape.

Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He is now Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center engaged in technology creation and scientific research. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 11

Vinh Giang

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 8 Videos: 3

Steve Gilliland

Hall of Fame Speaker and Bestselling Author

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: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Katie Goodman

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.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 10 Videos: 5

Jon Gordon

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. 

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Jen Groover

Transformational Speaker, Intuitive Innovator, Movement Motivator, Energetic Educator

Jen has been tagged by SUCCESS Magazine as a “One-Woman Brand”, “Creativity & Innovation Guru”, a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Her content deeply connects with people of all ages and backgrounds to truly transform audiences.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 3 Videos: 12

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: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 7

Jose Hernandez

Retired Astronaut & Business Man

Jose Hernandez's talk is an effective motivational talk where individuals leave so inspired, they re-evaluate and upgrade their personal and professional goals in life. He shares a simple yet effective recipe that serves as an effective tool in the empowerment process.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Pablos Holman

World-renowned Hacker, Inventor, Viral TED Speaker, Problem Solver, Technology Futurist

A futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker with a unique view into breaking and building new technologies, Pablos works on invention and design projects that assimilate new technologies - making wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Shama Hyder

Founder & CEO, Best-Selling Author, Media Correspondent, Inc & Forbes 30 under 30

Shama is a trailblazing, award-winning entrepreneur who has built a global audience and is known for helping brands succeed in the digital age.

Forbes, Businessweek, and Inc - Top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in the field of marketing LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Marketing for four years in a row

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 11

Ron Insana

CNBC Senior Analyst and Commentator, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, Bestselling Author and Financial Professional

A regular CNBC and NBC News contributor, Ron Insana analyzes the forces driving the economy and how they impact your business, industry, and investments. Author of four bestsellers, Insana translates market signals and political maneuvers into actionable information audiences can use to protect what they have and uncover fresh opportunities.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Salim Ismail

Chair of ExO Works, Best-Selling Author, Former Executive Director-Singularity University, Former VP-Yahoo!

Salim Ismail, a sought-after technology strategist, software engineer, and entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University, lays out the blueprint for advancements and how they will come to forever alter society.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 4 Videos: 5

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: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Phil M Jones

Exactly Like...Nobody Else

Phil M Jones is a master of influence and persuasion – the author of the best selling “Exactly” Book Series with over $500,000 in sales – and producer of the “Most Listened To” Audiobook of 2018.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Jason Jones, PH.D.

Empowering Leaders to Energize, Engage, and Activate the Best in their People

Dr. Jones is a workplace psychologist, speaker, author, and executive coach. He has spent more than 20 years studying human motivation, performance, and workplace engagement. Jason is a recognized expert in the area of employee motivation, engagement, and leadership development. 

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 4 Videos: 7

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: 5

Eric Maddox

Negotiator, Author, Consultant

Eric Maddox collected the intelligence which led to the exact location of Saddam Hussein. Eric is a consultant and author, he delivers empathy based listening as the number one tool for building trust and maximizing influence in all areas of life.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 12

Mike Massimino

Astronaut, Columbia Professor, Author, Media Personality

An astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, and a New York Times bestselling author, Mike is currently a Columbia University professor, an Intrepid Museum advisor, a television host, and frequent guest on morning shows, news programs, and late night television.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Kelly McDonald

Consumer Trends, Marketing and Sales Expert

Kelly McDonald is the creator of “How to Give Exceptional Customer Service,” the #1 selling business video series in the U.S. for over 3 years, Kelly is best known for her work in the areas of customer service.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 4

Heather E. McGowan

Future-of-Work Strategist

Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. McGowan is the co-editor and author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate and a Forbes contributor. Her book, The Adaptation Advantage, due out in spring 2020.  

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Keynotes: 15 Books: 6 Videos: 18

Jamie Metzl

Technology and Healthcare Futurist, Global Affairs Specialist, Science Fiction Novelist, and Genetic Engineering Expert

Named "Top 100 Human Resources Influencers of 2019," Jamie is a fascinating thinker and electrifying speaker. He lectures widely on technology and geopolitics, is an acclaimed scifi novelist and columnist, a regular CNN commentator, and a former white house official. Preparing for geopolitical and technology revolutions is his expertise. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Kevin Mitnick

World's Top Cyber Security Speaker

Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. 

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 4 Videos: 16

Leslie Morgan Steiner

NYT best-selling author, Columnist for The Washington Post, Former Corporate Executive and Domestic Violence Survivor.

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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Keynotes: 4 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Aimee Mullins

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.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Gregory Offner

Simple Disruption, Significant Results!

Gregory has some of the most unique programming around, literally disrupting the concept of what a keynote is supposed to be.  This program is perfect for organizations, industries, and individuals dealing with, or deciding how to leverage disruption in their personal and professional lives. 

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 6

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 nealry 50 years ago.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 3

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: 1 Videos: 6

Michelle Poler

Social Entrepreneur, Branding Strategist & Creator of #100DaysWithoutFear

Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear facer, and branding strategist. She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Clint Pulver

Author, Musician and Workforce Expert

Clint Pulver is a motivational keynote speaker, author, musician, and workforce expert. A Professional Drummer for over 20 years, he’s played with top headlining fellow musicians.  He has appeared on America’s Got Talent and in feature films with actors such as Jack Black and John Heder. 

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Kristen Race, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist & Mindfulness Expert

Kristen Race, Ph.D has created brain-based mindfulness programs used by businesses, schools and families worldwide. Her programs provide simple mindfulness strategies and tools that are designed to create resiliency towards stress. Her dynamic and accessible presentation style makes her a great fit for all audiences.

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Michael Reddington, CFI®

President, InQuasive, Inc.

Michael Reddington, CFI is an interrogator and executive resource who teaches Clients to use truth to their advantage. He knows how troubled Clients are with missed opportunities, failed relationships and neglected commitments to action.  Michael teaches them to eliminate these issues with the application of strategic, ethical, persuasion techniques.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 2 Videos: 12

Jason Redman

Former Navy SEAL Officer, Author of Orange Wounded Warrior Sign at Bethesda Naval Hospital

Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent eleven years as an enlisted SEAL. On September 13, 2007, outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Lieutenant Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight. 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Greg Schwem

Business Humorist/Corporate Host

Greg Schwem is more than a comedian. He is a motivational business humorist. That means he will make your audience laugh at themselves while also delivering business tips and insights guaranteed to send an audience away motivated and feeling good about themselves and their profession.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 4 Videos: 8

Peter Sheahan

Founder & CEO Karrikins Group, Bestselling Author, Named Top-25 Most Influential Speakers in the World

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: 0 Videos: 3

John Sitilides

Geopolitical Strategist - Expert in Global Affairs and American Politics

John is a geopolitical strategist and diplomacy coordinator to the Department of State, shares his insights into U.S. and global geopolitical trends, intelligence and strategies before high-stakes decision makers and opinion leaders at investor, business and government conferences, forums and events.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 8

Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Thinque Tank. Futurist. Innovation Strategist. Speaker.

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a global futurist & founder of strategy think tank Thinque. He's strategic advisor to Fortune 500 execs.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Dan Thurmon

Off-Balance On Purpose

Dan Thurmon believes the reason that people struggle with change is they think they have to compartmentalize their life and keep everything in balance. What if instead of resisting uncertainty, we leaned into it? 

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Mark Valenziano

Blind Speaker inspiring personal greatness to lift organizations to new heights.

Mark explores six avenues to building confidence, infusing optimism, and reinforcing the whys and hows of adaptability. The result is individuals who are inspired, focused & aware, and companies that can more smoothly transition in to their future.

Mark customizes his programs to meet your specific goals.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Erik Wahl

Motivational Artist, The Warhol of Wall Street

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: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 9

Mike Walsh

Bestselling Author of The Algorithmic Leader & CEO of Innovation Research Lab Tomorrow

Mike designs companies for the 21st century. With an engaging blend of case studies, global perspectives and cutting-edge research, Mike’s original insights help business leaders understand and unleash their future potential.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 10

Bill Walton

Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian, and Survivor

Bill Walton may be the most colorful figure in sports. An ESPN broadcaster, Bill’s college and NBA championship teams are legendary. But chasing the dream took a nightmarish toll: 38 surgeries and spinal failure. Insightful, funny, and profound, Bill inspires with lessons about winning, losing, teamwork, and overcoming the odds.

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Keynotes: 11 Books: 9 Videos: 8

Nicholas J Webb

Top Speaker on Innovation, Healthcare and Customer Experience

Inspire your team to strive for excellence, let Nicholas take you and your audience on an incredible journey through his presentation.

  • Awarded over 40 US Patents
  • Bestselling Author
  • CEO of LeaderLogic, LLC
  • WesternU Adjunct Professor and Director of Innovation

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 6

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: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 13

Ron White

Memory Expert

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!

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 19 Videos: 6

Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist Associate Editor, The Washington Post and Author, 19 Bestsellers

The most influential investigative reporter of our time, BOB WOODWARD gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal. Woodward doesn’t take sides – he's firmly non-partisan. His tough-but-fair reporting seeks to shine a light on the inner-workings of Washington because democracies die in darkness.

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