RON BLACKron black 300x375 RON BLACK

Turnaround Executive

Ron Black is the founder of nine businesses, a four-time turnaround executive, and Fortune 500 sales and marketing VP who knows what it takes to lead organizations through growth, turbulence and change.

 

DARIN GREENdarin green 300x375 DARIN GREEN

Born To Motivate & Inspire Others

When Darin Green speaks at your event, your audience will feel it from their head to their toes. Darin helps your audience raise their standards of performance, master change and cultivate superior teamwork and customer service. Darin will make every effort to customize his presentations to fit your industry, your needs and the expectations of the audience.

Performance Strategist Darin Green was born to motivate and empower others. Darin began speaking professionally in 1994 after appearing as a guest on Oprah for his innovation at employing and motivating youth with his successful franchises. Oprah was so moved by Darin’s work that she suggested he write a book and share his wisdom and passion for empowering and motivating others. Darin did just that. Since that illuminating day, Darin has become one of our nation’s premier keynote speakers. As a performance expert and successful author, Darin’s passion, humor, and wisdom have brought tremendous value and entertainment to meetings and events around the world. His engaging presentations are consistently helping individuals and organizations build the drive for excellence.

 

RON CULBERSONron culberson 300x375 RON CULBERSON

Author & Keynote Speaker

Ron began his career by working with people at the end of their lives as a home care social worker at Hospice of Northern Virginia (now Capital Caring). After several years, he was hired as Manager of Counseling Services where he ultimately supervised 26 staff that included social workers, chaplains, and bereavement counselors. He worked hard to create a thriving department while at the same time creating an environment in which his staff had fun.

Finally, Ron served as Director of Quality Service, a senior management position. After being trained at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, he developed and managed the first quality improvement and customer service program for Hospice of Northern Virginia. This program was instrumental in training staff in customer service and preparing the organization for regulatory certification.

Nationally Known Humor Expert

Ron is funny. Period!

But he also knows about the mechanics of humor. For instance: Funny + Audience = Laughter.

Ron has been studying and teaching about the benefits of humor since 1984. He believes that there is more to humor than a punchline and that when coupled with a foundation of excellence, humor can help us manage stress, reduce conflict, become more creative, improve problem solving, and ultimately achieve a higher level of productivity and contentment in life and work. He not only teaches this concept, his funny presentations demonstrate it.

 

CARY MULLENcary mullen 300x3751 CARY MULLEN

The Champion Within – Building and Sustaining Success

Cary Mullen currently holds the World Downhill Speed Record for skiing 97 miles per hour down the world’s most famous ski course in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Cary was a non-prodigy who used the five Winning Secrets™ to ultimately become a two-time Olympian and World Cup Champion.

Cary has spent more than 20 years studying the success strategies of high performers. On his way to becoming a World Champion, Cary experienced the upper echelon of success, and what it takes to climb out of the depths of adversity. In his 11 years as a leader on the National Ski Team, Cary persevered through 3 near fatal crashes that left him with double vision and memory loss, to finally regain 100% health.

When you combine his athletic accomplishments with his successful business background as a serial entrepreneur and published author, it’s easy to see why Cary is a recognized expert on winning. As a former Sales and General Manager for Dale Carnegie Training, Cary has consulted with many international corporations to help them achieve better results. As an entrepreneur at heart, Cary has founded many business ventures, including a thriving real estate investment company and a resort development company based in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

 

LOU HECKLERlou heckler 300x375 LOU HECKLER

Motivational Speaker, Humorous Keynote Speaker, and Speech Coach

Lou was voted one of the favorite speakers by meeting planners as listed in Meetings and Conventions Magazine, July, 2010.

When you invite Lou Heckler to be part of your special event as a motivational speaker, keynote speaker or speech coach, you avail yourself of his unique blend of knowledge, integrity, experience, humor, and heart.

As a speech coach, Lou is noted for endowing the people he teaches with: confidence, recognition of effective performance structure, and enhanced skill in storytelling. His coaching clients include both professional speakers and executives.

“Lou’s Been Thinking” On NBR
Lou was thrilled to be added to the mix on public television’s “Nightly Business Report.” His essays on business appeared at the end of the Friday night shows from 2012 and into 2013. View Lou’s commentaries.

 

MICHAEL BROOMEmichael broome 300x375 MICHAEL BROOME

A Very Powerful Message From A Very Humorous Man

He has addressed events as diverse as The Million Dollar Round Table, a Congressional Dinner, and an Annual Goat-Dipping. His vast speaking experience enables him to appeal to virtually any type of audience. Michael says his presentations are like baths – the effect may not last forever but everybody needs one.

Forty percent of Michael’s audiences are from the ranks of management; forty percent are sales professionals; and the remainder runs the gamut from prison felons to the Girl Scouts. Having shared the podium with noted speakers and celebrities, he has only been upstaged by an orangutan. His talks are punctuated with clapping, laughter and an occasional “Amen.” When asked if humor is necessary in a speech, Michael replied, “It is for me if I want to be paid.”

Philosophy…

Through the years Michael has been guided by the words of a mentor who advised, “If your philosophy of success doesn’t work in your life, don’t export it.” Most audiences sense whether the speaker walks the talk. Michael only advocates principles that he believes and practices. Even his staff will testify that he genuinely practices what he preaches … most of the time.

 

JP PAWLIW FRYjp pawliw fry 300x375 JP PAWLIW FRY

Emotional Intelligence

Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry seamlessly blends cutting edge research and personal stories from the world of sports and business as he teaches audiences the principles of emotional intelligence (EI) and high performance, inspiring and challenging them to take their careers, businesses and personal lives to the next level.

JP is a unique combination of thought leader, entrepreneur, former business school lecturer, and performance coach to both Olympic athletes and business leaders. An expert in emotional intelligence, he is one of the world’s most highly sought-after speakers on the topic. JP brings something different to the table from most speakers: research-based content and straightforward application that makes learning stick in order to drive the behaviors that improve the metrics your organization cares about. He has received acclaim for his work in personal leadership with sales organizations and at leadership retreats and seminars across the world, reaching audiences in places such as England, France, Spain, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Central
and South America, India and Australia.

 

BILL BENJAMINbill benjamin 300x375 BILL BENJAMIN

The Brain Science Behind Behavioral Leadership

Bill Benjamin is the CEO of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, a successful international business which has been selected by Profit Magazine as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Canada, and is listed in the PROFIT 100, Canada’s authoritative ranking of high-growth companies.

Bill has a rare perspective – he has advanced degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and has 15 years of real-world business experience as a senior leader. Bill brings a straightforward and practical look at the brain science of emotions that drive leadership behaviors. He provides practical tools that you can apply to engage your team and drive higher performance

 

MARK MCGINNISmark mcginnis MARK MCGINNIS

Former Commander In Navy Seals

Navy SEALS are the elite of the Special Operations Forces – the most highly trained and dedicated forces in the global special operations community – undertaking the toughest physical and mental training in preparation for dangerous missions into enemy territory. Commander Mark N McGinnis will take you through the process of attaining this elite status – including the aptly-named “Hell Week” when soldiers are pushed to the physical, mental and emotional limits, often on less than four hours sleep.

 

JIM MURPHYJim Murphy 300x3751 JIM MURPHY

Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc.

James D. “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing’s Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph’s job was to keep 42 combat-trained fighter pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a flight leader, he flew missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East.

 

DAVID GOLDSMITHdavid goldsmith 300x375 DAVID GOLDSMITH

Consultant, Speaker, Author, Coach, Entrepreneur

Leadership and management expert David Goldsmith is a consultant, advisor, speaker, telecast host, author of more than 500 published articles on topics such as strategy, technology, new product development, marketing, customer service, innovation, and forecasting to name a few, as well had been a part of the NYU SPCS Faculty for 12 years. He is co-founder and President of Goldsmith Organization LLC based in Syracuse, NY.

Named by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the speaking industry’s Top 26 Hottest Speakers, David Goldsmith is known for delivering industry-customized and content-rich presentations using a proprietary approach he calls Consulting from the Stage. Each presentation is built by combining pre-program research with David’s experience so that audiences receive practical and transferrable solutions through inspiring and engaging presentations.

 

LARRY JOHNSONlarry johnson 300x375 LARRY JOHNSON

Leading Change, Retaining Customers & Developing Effective Work Relationships

Larry Johnson delivers fresh insights and practical “how to’s” for leading change, retaining customers, and developing effective work relationships. His clients include Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Nordstrom Department Stores, American Express, United States Telecom Association, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Lloyds of London, Tektronix, the HON Company, and the American Medical Association.

 

DICK RUHEdick ruhe 300x375 DICK RUHE

Corporate Consultant & Trainer

Dr. Dick Ruhe is a cherished motivational speaker, as well as a celebrated corporate
consultant and trainer. Throughout his highly spirited presentations on productivity
improvement, change, and customer loyalty, Dick insightfully connects with attendees’
core issues and inspires a deep desire for success. Based on his extensive management
and supervisory experience in the private and public sectors, Dick shares a myriad of
amusing stories that absorb audiences and create an unforgettable experience.
As a senior consulting partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies®, Dick Ruhe is the author
of the training program Total Quality Leadership. He has also worked with Tom Peters,
Gordon Lippit, and Paul Hersey. Dick has served as a regular columnist for Sales and
Marketing magazine and has been published in Training and Development, Western
Business Systems Journal, Proceedings of the Academy of Management, and Executive
Excellence.

 

TIM GARDtim gard 300x375 TIM GARD

Stress Reduction Through Humor

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a nationally recognized authority on stress reduction through humor.During the last decade, Tim has delivered his entertaining, informative presentations nationally and internationally, speaking to government groups, professional associations, and corporations of every kind. Through his work he expands the understanding of humor skills as stress reduction tools. His development of easy-to-implement techniques has inspired action from publishers, television, and radio talk shows around the world. Tim Gard’s methods and techniques are an effective way to deal with, diffuse, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters that can—and often do—occur every day.

 

SCOTT FRIEDMANscott friedman 300x375 SCOTT FRIEDMAN

Engagement and Innovation Expert

Scott Friedman, CSP, and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), is an internationally sought after speaker and author. As a motivational humorist, Scott inspires and entertains with fun-filled, interactive and content-rich programs. He speaks on a variety of topics over 80 times a year. Scott’s main area of expertise is employee innovation, celebration, and customer experience.

In addition to being the CCO-Chief Celebration Officer at Friedman & Associates, Scott Friedman has written “Celebrate- Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations,” “Happily Ever Laughter- How to Engage Any Audience,” and “Using Humor For A Change.” He is also the co-author of four additional books.

 

ANTHONY BOURKEanthony bourke 300x375 ANTHONY BOURKE

The Art of The Debrief

Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions in countries all over the world. He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in numerous high performance aircraft and was one of the first pilots to fly his F-16 over New York City in the homeland defense efforts on September 11th.

“AB” partnered with two other fighter pilots to form Afterburner Inc., a global management training company. Under Bourke’s leadership, Afterburner grew into a best-in-class training company and was twice named one of Inc Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies.

As CEO & Founder of Mach 2 Consulting, Bourke brings his tactical knowledge and vast business experience to the forefront of the management training world. “AB” has traveled the globe sharing his message of peak performance with over 50,000 people in nine different countries, and is currently working on a book titled “The Art of The Debrief.”

 

PAT WILLIAMSPat Williams 300x375 PAT WILLIAMS

Co-founder and SVP of the NBA’s Orlando Magic

Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, currently serving as co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits. Clients include AllState, American Express, Citrix, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Disney, Honeywell, IBM, ING, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Tyson Foods to name a few. Pat is also the author of over 80 books, his most recent title being The Difference You Make: Changing Your World Through the Impact of Your Influence.

 

SCOTT DEMINGscott deming 300x375 SCOTT DEMING

Branding and Customer Service Expert

Here’s the formula for Sustainable Success: Find several great customers, turn them into evangelists and they will take you to the promise land! If this sounds easy, it is. However, it’s highly unlikely you will turn your external customers into loyal evangelists until you turn your internal customers (your employees) into loyal evangelists.

Scott Deming takes his twenty years of business ownership, board positions, working with small, independently owned companies as well as multi-national corporations, employee relationship expertise, customer experience savvy, and wraps it into the most comprehensive, easy to implement and energetic program you’ve ever seen. As one national publication wrote: “Scott Deming’s customer experience process is more like the ten moral principles for great business practice and success!”

 

JOHN AMATTjohn amatt 300x375 JOHN AMATT

Founder of One Step Beyond World Wide

An educator by training, John Amatt established One Step Beyond World Wide in 1984 and he has since delivered more than 1,800 keynote presentations and seminars to total audiences of over 1,000,000 people in 44 countries around the world. His mission is to encourage people to push beyond their self-imposed limitations, to be more personally accountable for their own actions, and to embrace effective teamwork by valuing the contribution of others.

In his latest book, Straight to the Top and Beyond, John Amatt uses the metaphor of adventure to develop a nine step approach for scaling the heights in today’s unpredictable and rapidly-changing global business environments.

 

DENIS WAITLEYdenis waitley 300x375 DENIS WAITLEY

High Performance Human Achievement

Denis Waitley is one of America’s most respected authors, keynote lecturers and productivity consultants on high performance human achievement.

He has inspired, informed, challenged and entertained audiences for over 25 years from the board rooms of multi-national corporations to the locker rooms of world-class athletes and in the meeting rooms of thousands of conventioneers throughout the world. Recently, he was voted business speaker of the year by the Sales and Marketing Executives’ Association and by Toastmasters’ International and inducted into the International Speakers’ Hall of Fame.

With over 10 million audio programs sold in 14 languages, Denis Waitley is one of the most listened-to voices on personal and career success. He is the author of 16 non-fiction books, including several international best sellers, “Seeds of Greatness,” “Being the Best,” “The Winner’s Edge,” “The Joy of Working,” and “Empires of the Mind.”

 

LES BROWNles brown 300x375 LES BROWN

Helping People Become Uncomfortable With Their Mediocrity

“My mission is to get a message out that will help people become uncomfortable with their mediocrity. A lot of people are content with their discontent. I want to be the catalyst that enables them to see themselves having more and achieving more.”

In 1990, Les Brown recorded his first in a series of speech presentations for the Public Broadcasting System.

Les Brown rose from a hip-talking morning DJ to broadcast manager; from community activist to community leader; from political commentator to three-term State legislator in Ohio; and from a banquet and nightclub emcee to premier Keynote Speaker for audiences as big as 80,000 people, including Fortune 500 companies and organizations all over the world.

Les Brown is also the author of the highly acclaimed and successful books, “Live Your Dreams” and “It’s Not Over Until You Win”, and former host of The Les Brown Show, a nationally syndicated daily television talk show which focused on solutions and not on problems.

 

JEFFREY GITTOMERjeffrey gitomer 300x375 JEFFREY GITTOMER

Author of The Little Gold Book of YES!

Gitomer Defined (git-o-mer) n.
1. a creative, on-the-edge, writer and speaker whose expertise on sales, customer loyalty, and personal development is world renowned. 2. known for presentations, seminars and keynote addresses that are funny, insightful, and in your face. 3. real world. 4. off the wall. 5. on the money. 6. gives audiences information they can take out in the street one minute after the seminar is over and turn it into money. See also: salesman.

 

JENNY EVANSjenny evans 300x375 JENNY EVANS

Performance & Stress Resiliency Expert

Jenny Evans, B.S., C.P.T.,C.F.T., is a speaker, performance coach and esteemed expert on resiliency, stress, performance, exercise physiology, nutrition and health. She is known for her passion and straightforward approach to improving personal and professional success. Her dynamic keynote presentations inspire, entertain and educate Fortune 500 audiences worldwide to increase their capacity for stress and to discover how to recover from stress more quickly and effectively. Jenny works with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders and employees within organizations to educate them on the value of becoming more resilient. Clients improve their performance and productivity all while enhancing their health.

 

JOHN FOLEYjohn foley 300x375 JOHN FOLEY

The Ongoing Pursuit of Continuous Improvement

John Foley’s mission is the ongoing pursuit of continuous improvement. As a Blue Angel, John was part of a team that consistently performed in intense, high-stakes environments. With thousands of hours as a carrier pilot and hundreds of hours as an instructor pilot, John was an elite aviator when he joined the Blues.

John Foley’s post-Navy experiences as a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and as an entrepreneur put him in a unique position to reverse-engineer the culture of team excellence found in the Blue Angels and create a model that helps others on their journeys toward High Performance.

“What I learned most from being with the Blue Angels had nothing to do with flying itself,” John says. “I learned that the process of engaging at this high level, when my very life depended on successful communication, accurate information, trust and follow-through, is the same process leaders and successful individuals use to achieve excellence.”

 

STEVE FORDsteve ford 300x375 STEVE FORD

Actor, Roper & Inspirational Speaker

Steve Ford travels nationally as a motivational and inspirational speaker for corporate events and conventions, sharing memories of his family’s stay in The White House and his years in Hollywood. Steve served three years on the Board of Directors of The National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and currently serves on the board for The President Gerald R. Ford Museum and The Gerald R. Ford Foundation. He is the third son of former President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford.

 

SAM GEISTsam geist 300x375 SAM GEIST

Business Management Expert & Best-selling Author

No idle armchair philosopher, Sam’s insights stem from years of front-line business experience. He grew his single sporting goods store into a 15-store $40 million dollar a year national chain before he sold it to his competitor.

Sam has written “Why Should Someone Do Business With You… Rather Than Someone Else?” an interactive book on business strategy that has assisted thousands of marketers to review, renew and move ahead of the marketplace. His second book, “Would You Work for You?” is a thought-provoking touchstone to encourage leaders to better see themselves, their relationships and their skills to enable them to lead their organizations effectively. His third book, “Execute… or Be Executed” assists leaders to take their innovative ideas and move them forward to successfully execute them in every area of their organization. He has also written two short business guides—”Make It Happen: Twenty Ways to Execute Your Strategy Every Day” and “Why Should Someone Do Business With You… Rather Than Someone Else: Eighteen Strategies to Get and Keep Customers.”

 

MIMI DONALDSONmimi donaldson 300x375 MIMI DONALDSON

Author of Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life

Mimi Donaldson’s latest book is about success and football: Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life. As a very funny, football female, Mimi uses football as a metaphor for shaking off the bad plays, or roadblocks of challenging times, and leading with perseverance and courage.

Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. She was the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor and coached the contestants to success persuading judges and America.

Mimi Donaldson is co-author of Negotiating for Dummies, published in six languages and
sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

 

ROCKY BLEIERrocky bleier 300x375 ROCKY BLEIER

Legendary Pittsburgh Steeler

Rocky Bleier’s story – a gripping tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battle fields of Vietnam – has held audiences in rapt attention for years. Yet, the motivational message behind it, detailing how ordinary people can become extraordinary achievers, defines success in the new American century.

With the same optimism, sense of humor and steadfast determination that were his trademarks as a Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Rocky Bleier takes audiences from his early years through his professional career and talks about the lessons he learned along the way….lessons that we all can benefit from.

 

NICK ARNETTEnick arnette 300x375 NICK ARNETTE

Transforms & Energizes Audiences

More than just a funny speaker!

Nick’s programs transform and energize audiences with both motivation and humor! With Nick, you get a lot of laughs along with relevant, practical content. His most requested talk is, Me, We, and Glee: How to have a great attitude, work as a team, and keep your sense of humor. It encompasses maintaining a positive outlook during these changing times, defining teamwork and enhancing humor both at work and at home. He’s even has a written a book that goes along with the talk.

 

MICHELLE RAYmichelle ray 300x375 MICHELLE RAY

Captivates the Imagination of her Audiences

Michelle Ray is a highly sought-after international business keynote speaker, consultant, author and educator who demonstrates a deep understanding of importance of self-leadership in business and in life. Born in Australia, Michelle began her career in the media industry during the recession of the early 80′s. She was once told by management that she “didn’t have what it takes” to succeed in the business world. Despite a lack of mentors, Michelle was inspired to move up the management ladder to self-employment; creating her own successful international business. She believes that leadership is a state of mind and helps individuals at any stage of their career to master personal leadership…the ability to take charge of oneself first in any situation. Michelle speaks passionately about self – actualization, the importance of outstanding leadership in the workplace and the responsibility of positive communication and influence.

Michelle uses an interactive approach to inspire and captivate the imagination of her audiences.

 

JACK SIMSJack Sims 300x375 JACK SIMS

Inspiring People To Do Their Best

“It’s not how much you want, but how much you want it!” – Jack Sims

Jack Sims The Founder and CEO of America’s largest marketing agency, author of profitable business growth books, was recently voted as one of meeting planners favorite keynote speakers in a poll in Meetings & Conventions when they were asked “Who is the best keynote speaker you have ever heard or used”?

Jack knows after founding, growing and leading successful international corporations that it’s all about inspiring people to become the very best that they can be, and getting them committed to going in the same direction as the principles of the business founders. Its abut the motivation, leadership qualities, passion, people, industry related product and promotion to keep it that way. It his experiences and on stage performance of information, motivation and humor that makes him one of today’s in demand motivational keynote speaker.

It’s all based on asking one question, and that’s “WHY”.

Jack’s motivational vision is all about inspiring people to be the very best they can be, moving the business, brand, market share or growth needle towards making a serious profit for the long haul.

 

SAM SILVERSTEINsam silverstein 300x375 SAM SILVERSTEIN

Accountability Is Your Competitive Advantage

Entrepreneur, business expert, and international author, Sam Silverstein’s battle cry of “No More Excuses” has been heard by companies and business professionals the world over. Accountability is today’s competitive advantage to reclaim market share and win the heart of a hyper-discerning consumer.

His programs focus on accountability and authenticity, teaching his hard-learned lessons and his winning techniques to build success both personally and professionally.

Sam incites success and creates leaders everywhere he goes. He leaves those he meets challenged toward results and encouraged toward greatness. The momentum toward success is propelled by eliminating excuses and taking personal accountability for choices, actions and outcomes. In his presentations, Sam uses unforgettable illustrations and paints vibrant, often hilarious, always inspiring pictures for his audiences.

 

DAN YAEGERdon yaeger 300x375 DAN YAEGER

Six-time New York Times Best-Selling Author

Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Six-time New York Times Best-Selling Author, long-time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated and Business Leader. Don Yaeger has fashioned a career that spans more than two decades. As an author, his books have sold more than 2 million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
 
 
 

 

DIANNA BOOHERdianna booher 300x375 DIANNA BOOHER

Recognized Communication and Productivity Expertn

Dianna Booher’s extensive and ongoing research and published works in the field of business communication and productivity serve as the foundation for communication skills training and consulting services offered by Booher Consultants, Inc.

Dianna Booher has been selected to present her programs and techniques at numerous international conferences for more than two decades. Consequently, she has received the highest awards in the professional speaking industry, including the following honors:

––CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® (induction by National Speakers Association)

-–-Top 100 Thought Leaders in America (Leadership Excellence magazine)

––Top 100 Minds in Personal Development (Leadership Excellence magazine)

––21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century (list by Successful Meetings magazine)

––Master Presenter (T+D magazine)

––”One of the five top business presentation coaches in the country”
(Presentations magazine)

 

DAN CLARKdan clark 300x375 DAN CLARK

Adventurer & Author

Dan Clark is a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup For The Soul series, and the author of 20 of his own best-selling books, including Puppies For Sale, which was made into a film at Paramount Studios starring Jack Lemmon. As a master storyteller, Dan has been published in more than 40 million books, in 40 languages worldwide, has appeared on more than 500 television and radio programs including Oprah and Glenn Beck, and was the cover story in Millionaire Magazine.

Dan Clark’s inspiring life includes soaring to the edge of space in a U2 Spy Plane; flying fighter jets with the Air Force Thunderbirds; racing automobiles at Nurburgring; carrying the Olympic Torch in the 2002 Winter Games; serving on the international Board of Governors of Operation Smile, and with the United States Secretary of the Air Force on his National Civic Leaders Board.

 

LYNNE LANCASTERlynn lancaster 300x375 LYNNE LANCASTER

Co-founder BridgeWorks, LLC

Lynne Lancaster is one of today’s foremost cultural translators. An expert on the generations, she is co-founder of BridgeWorks, a company that advises leaders, managers, and employees on how to conduct business more successfully by bridging generation gaps at work and in the marketplace. Her keynote speeches and workshops have enlightened and entertained high level audiences from many of America’s best companies, including 3M, American Express, Best Buy, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, and Wells Fargo, as well as from numerous public sector and nonprofit organizations.

Lynne is co-author of the best-selling business book When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work. A consistent favorite among CEOs, the book spent time on several best-seller lists and is one of only two titles published by HarperCollins in 2003 that has sold more copies each year since publication. Her new book, The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation is Rocking the Workplace, co-authored with business partner David Stillman, has just been published and has already garnered a gold medal from the Axiom business book awards.

 

DAVID STILLMANdavid stillman 300x375 DAVID STILLMAN

Co-founder and Partner BridgeWorks, LLC

David Stillman is co-founder, with business partner Lynne Lancaster, of BridgeWorks, a company dedicated to speaking, writing, training, entertaining, and consulting on generational issues in the workplace and the marketplace.

One of the youngest keynote speakers to hit the national circuit and over the past decade, David has been engaged by numerous organizations ranging from the IRS to MTV—all grappling with how to connect with four distinct generations of employees and customers. His keynote speeches and workshops on generational issues in the workplace and marketplace receive rave reviews from client companies and associations nationwide.
 

 

STEVEN S. LITTLEsteven little 300x375 STEVEN S. LITTLE

Author of The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth

Steven S. Little is a much sought after expert on the subject of business growth and
the future of opportunity. As a former President of three fast-growth companies, he
now advises thousands of leaders of growing organizations and communities each year. For over ten years, Steve was also a Senior Consultant for Inc. magazine. He is the author of the best-selling books “The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth”(Wiley, 2005) and “The Milkshake Moment: Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real Growth” (Wiley, 2008). And his newest book “Duck and (re)Cover: The Embattled Business Owner’s Guide to Survival and Growth” (June 2009), is already receiving praise as the “Must-Read Business Book” for 2009

 
 
 
 

 

MIKE ROBBINSmike robbins 300x375 MIKE ROBBINS

Author, Speaker & Former Baseball Player

Mike Robbins is the author of two books, Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, which have been translated into twelve different languages.

As an expert in teamwork, emotional intelligence, and the powers of appreciation and authenticity, Mike delivers keynote addresses and customized seminars that empower people, teams, and organizations to work together effectively and be more successful. He has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to reach new levels of awareness and productivity, both personally and professionally. Through his speeches, seminars, and writing, Mike teaches people important techniques that allow them to be more grateful, appreciative, and authentic with others and themselves.

 
 
 
 

 

MARK THOMPSONmark thompson 300x375 MARK THOMPSON

Executive Coaching & Entrepreneurial Innovator

Mark C. Thompson is CEO and cofounder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation. A leadership coach, bestselling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer, Mark brings real-time solutions to today’s leadership challenges.

He is Charles Schwab’s former Chief of Staff, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Chief Communications Officer and cofounder of the Schwab Foundation. He also served as Executive Producer of Schwab.com, with assets of $1.4 trillion. Forbes Magazine called Mark one of America’s top investors with the ‘Midas’ touch.

He served on the Board of Directors of Best Buy, Korn Ferry International, and Interwoven (now owned by HP). He was Chairman of Rioport, which popularized the MP3 player prior to iTunes, and was Chairman of Integration, which was acquired by Silicon Labs. He is a Founding Patron of Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centre, and is Program Chairman for the Board of Governors of the Hesselbein Leadership Institute and the John F. Kennedy Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

 
 
 
 

 

JOEL ZEFFjoel zeff 300x375 JOEL ZEFF

Motivator, Humorist & Improvisational Actor

Joel Zeff creates energy. He is a dynamic speaker, improvisational humorist and author. His interactive performances invite members of the audience to participate in hilarious improvisational exercises that illustrate Joel’s central message: That organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

His career is a search for fun and passion. He quickly realized the importance of both at his first jobs delivering the hometown newspaper and cleaning up trash at a suburban movie theater.

He connects to his audience with humor that has them laughing so uncontrollably that their mascara runs, their cheeks hurt, and their bellies ache. And he doesn’t do it alone. Volunteers from the audience join him on stage and play an integral role in an improvisation game in front of hundreds or thousands of people—something the audience members have never done. He expects nothing less than their success. He expects the volunteers to focus and work together as a team; communicate effectively; positively support each other; and take responsibility.

 

ROBIN GETMANrobin getman 300x375 ROBIN GETMAN

Unscripted, Unrehearsed & Uncommonly fun!

Robin’s expertise is on the mark and immediately relevant in today’s work environment:

Service that sells
Communication that connects
Humor that helps

Robin’s hallmark is her humor and broad experience: managing three of Minnesota’s favorite restaurants, teaching two Minnesota governors’ staffs how to deliver exceptional service, administering a $12 million budget with a staff of 600 supervisory and union employees, and delivering five fabulously funny (and gut-wrenching) performances as a standup comic.

Give your next meeting a swift kick in the can’ts. Entertaining, informative and inspirational with a gift for injecting humor to reinforce a powerful message, Robin thinks on her feet, delivering programs that are pertinent, memorable and uncommonly fun!

 

VICKI HITZGESvicki hitzges 300x375  VICKI HITZGES

Creates Cultures of Encouragement

Your group will…Learn It, Love It, Live It.
A sharp company shouldn’t have a dull speaker.
Vicki Hitzges helps companies create cultures of encouragement. Your group will enjoy a clear, fun message that teaches them to conquer change, speak in public,
think creatively and connect with others.
 
 

 

JASON WOMACKjason womack 300x375 JASON WOMACK

Author of Your Best Just Got Better

Jason Womack has the unique ability to take people as they are and focus their individual abilities to reach their very best. His compassion and empathy, two words not often used in productivity coaching, are immense and those attributes help to propel those he works with in-person, online and through his writings to new heights with little resistance and maximum effectiveness. Jason understands that each of us plays many roles – leader, partner, spouse, son, friend, community volunteer, athlete – and to succeed in each of these roles requires a core set of practical and actionable skills that can be learned and honed by anyone with a bit of direction, motivation and support.
 

 

IAN PERCYian percy 300x375 IAN PERCY

Creator of The Infinite Possibilities Initiative

Ian Percy challenges and inspires corporate and association audiences in numerous industries around the world to Focus on the Possibilities. Only three things, he says, will lift your organization to the levels of passion, purpose and profitability you’re looking for:

1) a focus on what is possible instead of old style reactive problem-solving;
2) releasing the incredible energy hidden throughout your organization; and
3) aligning that energy toward your highest possibilities. When your organization gets those three conditions right you will almost effortlessly achieve so much more of what you’re looking for. He is the one keynote speaker and consultant who can engage your teams in experiencing all three dimensions to create a whole new reality for your organization.

 

CAM MARSTONcam marston 300x375 CAM MARSTON

Expert on the Generations

Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational characteristics and differences on the workplace and the marketplace. As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business. Marston and his firm, Generational Insights, have provided research and consultation on generational issues to hundreds of companies and professional groups, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, as well as major professional associations, for over 15 years.

 

EMORY AUSTINemory austin 300x375 EMORY AUSTIN

Acclaimed. Proven. Dynamic. Sparklingly unforgettable!

Emory’s captivating and entertaining programs are the perfect combination of solid expert substance, contagious warmth, and original humor. Emory is an astute businesswoman with strong entrepreneurial credentials. She will study your organization and deliver a tailored presentation that will make an ongoing and profitable difference for your attendees and your business.
 
 

 

BODINE BALASCObodine balasco 300x375 BODINE BALASCO

Passionate Communicator

Bodine Balasco’s path is that of a researcher and passionate communicator, who loves sharing wisdom and strategies that can make a difference for people and work teams. And he’s always updating his awareness. At the recent Expo for the California Association of Realtors, Bodine was invited to deliver the luncheon keynote speech on using technology to create business success in challenging times. Betty Thomas, the Expo manager, says she chose Bodine to be their luncheon speaker because “he’s so entertaining and he shares strategies that are productive and current.”

His academic training, multifaceted background, and years of research have given him an extraordinary knowledge of human behavior and strategies for success. Bodine has achieved national-class success for himself as an athlete, as a magician, as a speaker, and a workshop trainer. His client list reads like a page from the Fortune 100 — AT&T, Mitsubishi, 3M, Warner Bros. Television, Verizon, Boeing, and Fedex to name a few.

 

JIM PANCEROjim pancero 300x375 JIM PANCERO

Innovative Selling Processes

Jim Pancero has the most advanced, leading-​edge “business-​to-​business” sales and sales man­age­ment train­ing avail­able today. Everything he does is exten­sively researched and has one bot­tom line focus…to increase an organization’s strate­gic com­pet­i­tive advan­tage and mar­ket uniqueness.

Jim’s work focuses on sales orga­ni­za­tions with high priced, large and/​or com­pet­i­tively com­plex prod­ucts and ser­vices. His information-​intensive keynote speeches, train­ing pro­grams and in-​depth con­sult­ing work detail his inno­v­a­tive sell­ing processes and strate­gies for the new econ­omy and global marketplace.
 

 

MARTHA ROGERSmartha rogers 300x375 MARTHA ROGERS

Customer-Centric Consultant

Recognized for more than 20 years as one of the leading authorities on customer-focused relationship management strategies, Dr. Martha Rogers, Ph.D. is an acclaimed author, business strategist and a founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, the world’s premier customer-centric consultancy.
 
 
 

 

DON PEPPERSdon peppers 300x375 DON PEPPERS

Customer Focused Business Strategies

Recognized for more than 20 years as one of the world’s leading authorities on customer-focused business strategies, Don Peppers is an acclaimed author and a founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group, the world’s premier customer-centric management consulting firm. The Times of London has listed Don among their “Top 50 Business Brains,” Accenture has included him in its global list of the “Top 100 Business Intellectuals,” and the U.K.’s Chartered Institute for Marketing put him on its list of the “50 most influential thinkers in marketing and business today.”
 

 

JOHN CASSISjohn cassis 300x375 JOHN CASSIS


Fun. Uplifting. Humorous.

A rare blend of humor, entertainment and content. As one of the most requested speakers in America, John knows firsthand how to embrace change, face adversity and meet the daily pressures of life head-on!

He incorporates real life examples into his presentations by sharing his experiences as an athlete, minister, publisher, company founder, pre-game inspirational speaker for the Chicago Bears (1983-95), loving husband and father, and an extremely perceptive human being.

His genuine style helps audiences re-energize lives, careers and relationships… and see life from a new perspective.

 

DANNY COXdanny cox 300x375 DANNY COX

Accelerationist

Danny Cox is an “accelerationist”, or one who causes faster movement, higher efficiency and increased productivity.

He spent ten years flying supersonic all-weather fighters in the United States Air Force. In addition to this he was a test pilot and air show pilot as well as a speaker to civilian organizations in surrounding cities that were hard hit by sonic booms. He was internationally known as The Sonic Boom Salesman.

Now, one of America’s busiest speakers and author of several books, including Leadership When the Heat’s On, Seize The Day: 7 Steps to Achieving the Extraordinary in an Ordinary World and There Are No Limits: Breaking The Barriers In Personal High Performance.

 

ALAN PARISSEalan parisse 300x375 ALAN PARISSE

Harnessing The Forces Of Change

Alan’s focus on the future informs his messages with innovative ideas on how to harness the forces of change. His insights, experience and wit enable him to deliver substantive, timely and challenging information in ways that inspire audiences, coaching clients and workshop participants to adopt his ideas and make them their own.
 
 
 

 

JULIET FUNTjuliet funt 300x375 JULIET FUNT

Funnier than a content speaker, content-ier than a funny speaker

Juliet Funt is a rare find. For more than 10 years, she has worked with organizations to flip the norms of business for the better. With thought-provoking content and immediately actionable tools, Juliet has become a nationally recognized expert in coping with the Age of Overload in which we all live and work. As a busy corporate speaker and consultant, business owner, wife, and mother, she practices on a daily basis the WhiteSpace® concept she shares with clients.
 
 

 

W MITCHELLw mitchell 300x375 W MITCHELL

Empowering People To Accept Challenges

Following his accidents, he became an internationally acclaimed mayor “who saved a mountain”, a successful business man who put thousands of people to work, a congressional nominee from Colorado, and a highly respected environmentalist. He even continued his love of piloting airplanes and white water rafting. His accomplishments have received recognition on Good Morning America, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Time Magazine, USA Today, and many others. He has been a radio and television host, successful author, and the subject of a television special, Super Humans. His life clearly illustrates his philosophy that “most limitations are self-imposed”.

Today, as an international keynote speaker, Mitchell captivates and stuns audiences with his story and then calmly empowers them to accept challenges, embrace change and take action not only at work but in everyday life. His tenacity and credibility are indisputable as he so obviously lives his message.

 

GERALD COFFEEgerald coffee 300x375 GERALD COFFEE

Former Vietnam POW

In his message of going beyond survival, Jerry Coffee draws not only from insights derived during his prison experience, but also from experiences since then: earning a Masters Degree in political science from Cal-Berkeley, studying at the prestigious National Defense University in Washington, D.C., Navy command and staff assignments, authoring books, writing a weekly political column, and his continuing interaction with hundreds of America’s corporations and associations, military units, civic groups and schools as a professional speaker.

In a poll of corporate meeting planners, Captain Coffee has been named one of America’s Top Ten Speakers. And, the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table selected him as one of its top twelve most popular, highest-rated, main platform speakers for the past 20 years. He holds the National Speaker’s Association’s highest rating of CSP and membership in the Speaker’s Hall of Fame (CPAE).

 

TOM WINNINGERtom winninger 300x375 TOM WINNINGER

Smart Thinking

Tom Winnniger’s market strategies have been featured on CNBC, First Business, Boardroom Reports, Venture and Success Magazine and he is published in over 300 other trade journals, publications, and newspapers. He is frequently referred to as America’s Leading Market Strategist and the man who is reinventing the way companies differentiate themselves.

He is author of the best selling books Price Wars, Full Price and Sell Easy. His new book “BULLSEYE” Thinking Smart! shares what market leaders are doing to consistently hit the mark. Thom is one of the most in-demand business speakers in the North America today.

 

JIM CARROLLJim Carroll 300x375 JIM CARROLL

Insight on Future Trends, Innovation & Creativity

Jim Carroll is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. He has a 20 year track record in providing direct, independent guidance to a huge, diverse global client base, combined with a previous professional financial background, including 12 years with the world’s largest professional services firm. Jim provides high energy keynotes for audiences of 5,000, or intimate, detailed customized strategic planning sessions for CEO / board / senior management meetings. He has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of associations, professions, companies, individuals, and industries including life sciences, health care, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, education, government, consumer products, retail, banking and countless others.

 

JANET LAPPjanet lapp 300x375 JANET LAPP

Workplace Transformation Expert

What would happen if everyone in the organization saw positives, and not problems?

This question inspired McGill University-educated Dr. Janet Lapp and her team to conduct decades of research into workplace systems. Janet shares evidence-based results from years of experience in both her books and stage performances. She has a professor’s ability to translate complex theory into useable takeaways, and a humorist’s knack for getting ideas across in an entertaining way.

Dr. Janet Lapp is a psychologist, author, and consultant for workplace transformation. Her change management books and her stage programs have created clear, actionable paths for organizations from Ritz-Carlton Hotels to IBM Sales to the government of St. Petersburg, Russia. Clients who book Dr. Janet Lapp for a transformational program/keynote speech experience inspirational and memorable events.

 

MIKE MULLANEMike Mullane 300x375 MIKE MULLANE

Space Shuttle Mission Specialist

Colonel Mike Mullane has established himself as an acclaimed professional speaker on the topics of teamwork, leadership and safety. He has educated, entertained, inspired and thrilled tens of thousands of people from every walk of business and government with his incredibly unique programs

Mullane was selected as a Mission Specialist in 1978 in the first group of Space Shuttle Astronauts. He completed three space missions aboard the Shuttles Discovery (STS-41D) and Atlantis (STS-27 & 36) before retiring from NASA and the Air Force in 1990.

Mullane has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and is the recipient of many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and the NASA Space Flight Medal.

 

JEFF SALZjeff salz 300x375 JEFF SALZ

Anthropologist & Thought Leader

Dr. Jeff Salzis a leading Keynote Speaker, Anthropologist, Thought Leader and Explorer and Guide. If your quest is to revitalize your life while finding excitement and new meaning in your world, Jeff is the speaker you need to hire! Dr. Jeff’s created a complete program for you to experience your own personal InVenture™.
 
 
 

 

ROBIN CROWRobin Crow 300x375 ROBIN CROW

Author of Evolve or Die

Robin Crow lectures widely on the implications of global issues and their effects on business sustainability. He has given over 2100 presentations. His newest book, Evolve or Die, reached #5 on the USA Today Best-Seller list. His other books include The Power of an Idea, Rock Solid Leadership, and Jump and the Net will appear.
 
 
 

 

DAVID RUTHERFORDdavid rutherford 300x375 DAVID RUTHERFORD|NAVY SEAL

Navy SEAL – Behavioral Training Specialist – Life Coach

 – Tactical Training Expert

David Rutherford is living his dream as an internationally known motivational coach. His personal goal is to reach 10 million people in 10 years. His passion for teaching is founded in helping people forge their personal and professional Self Confidence and teach them how to live a team oriented lifestyle, or Team Life. David’s high energy and endless motivation inspires all those who come in contact with him to embrace fear and live life to its fullest. 



David served 8 years in the Naval Special Warfare Community as a SEAL student, Combat Paramedic, Operator and Instructor. Since his honorable discharge from the Navy in 2003 he has continued traveling as a tactical training and security expert for the US Government and one of the largest private security firms in the world. David has inspired special operations units around the globe to push themselves past any and all known limitations. His masterful ability to motivate enables people from all walks of life to achieve success in any environment imaginable.

 

JOHN MATTONEjohn mattone 300x375 JOHN MATTONE

The Game-Changer

John Mattone is known throughout the Fortune 500 as a cutting-edge thinker. He is recognized by the Thinkers50 and “Leadership Excellence Magazine” as one of the world’s leading management thinkers. John is a powerful presenter who delivers practical, content-rich, research-based programs that immediately engage his audience. He gives leaders the competitive edge to lead and grow their teams.
 
 

 

BRUCE CHRISTOPHERbruce christopher 300x375 BRUCE CHRISTOPHER

America’s Foremost Enter—Trainer

“Laugh ‘til you cry. . .Learn ‘til you change!” These are the only rules that apply at a Bruce Christopher presentation.

At the heart of it all, what separates Psychologist-Humorist Bruce Christopher from the rest of the pack is his outrageously funny and dynamic delivery of today’s hot topics. He has captivated audiences internationally by giving them real and practical solutions for success, without fluff and hype.
 

 

DOUG LIPPdoug lipp 300x375 DOUG LIPP

Former Head of the training team at Disney University

Doug Lipp is the author is of numerous articles and eight books on leadership, customer service and international business. His latest book, Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees is full of never-before-told stories offering timeless lessons from Disney’s legendary leaders. His other popular titles include The Changing Face of Today’s Customer: How to Attract and Retain a Diverse Customer and Employee Base and Even Monkeys Fall From Trees: The Art and Science of Outstanding Customer Service.
 

 

ERICK BURTONerick burton 300x3751 ERICK BURTON

The Leadership Accelerator

Erick Burton is frequently described as powerful, positive, and practical. He is known as the “The Leadership Accelerator TM.” As President of Burton Resources, Erick has partnered with hundreds of corporations and associations as a professional speaker, facilitator, executive coach, and author. He is one of a few speakers in the entire world with the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

Erick Burton’s expertise is in leadership acceleration.
 

 

GARRISON WYNNgarrison wynn 300x375 GARRISON WYNN

Author Of The Real Truth About Success

Garrison Wynn helps people make the jump from being great at what they do to developing the qualities it takes to be consistently chosen for the job. He gets them to understand why their products, services, or leadership styles—or those of their competitors— are selected. As he says, “If the world agreed on what’s best, everybody would choose the best and nothing else would be considered. Decision making doesn’t work that way.” His presentations help people become more influential regardless of circumstances.
 

 

MICHAEL HOFFMANmichael hoffman 300x375 MICHAEL HOFFMAN

Hilarious, Productive, Mind Blowing, Life-changing

Michael Hoffman has a highly interactive style, with a unique delivery that cements his expertise in the minds of his attendees. He ignites the tactics and techniques necessary to approach their jobs “on purpose” with an attitude of owner-ship and professionalism. Michael uses his rich background to drive home his message that business is and will always be about “people”. “How we approach our customers both internal and external will set us apart from all our competition.”
 
 

 

KARE ANDERSONkare anderson 300x375 KARE ANDERSON

Enjoying a More Accomplished, Adventuresome and Satisfying Life – With Others

Inventiveness is increasingly vital, for individuals and organizations, in this technology-enabled Age of Engagement, Kare Anderson teaches you how to hone the skills needed to tap that talent inside of you
with the A.I.R formula .
 
 
 

 

KEITH FERRAZZIkeith ferrazzi 300x375 KEITH FERRAZZI

Relationship Development

Keith Ferrazzi is the world’s foremost expert in professional relationship development. He has transformed the lives and careers of clients and readers worldwide, bringing 20 years of research and experience to the art and science of business relationship development. His signature focus on success through relationships – a deeply energizing passion – has fueled his own incredible rise to prominence. Both Forbes and Inc. have called him one of the world’s most “connected” individuals.
 

 

SHAWN ACHORshawn achor 300x375 SHAWN ACHOR

Happiness Researcher

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular all time with over 4 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.
 

 

DAVID MEERMAN SCOTTdavid meerman scott 300x375 DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT

Leadership Strategist

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, advisor to emerging companies, bestselling author of eight books including three international bestsellers, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media.

He is a recovering marketing VP for two U.S. publicly traded companies and was Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder.

David serves as an advisor to emerging companies in the marketing technology category including HubSpot, GrabCAD, Libboo, VisibleGains, ExpertFile, GutCheck, and Newstex, as well as varied nonprofits that interest him including the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz, HeadCount, and Nashaquisset.

 

CLYDE FESSLERclyde fessler 300x375 CLYDE FESSLER

The Rise and All of Harley-Davidson:
Rebuilding of a Brand

The Harley-Davidson marketing story explains the strategy that guided a company on the verge of bankruptcy to become one of the top performing corporations on the New York Stock Exchange, and one of the most recognized brands in the world.

Clyde Fessler, who retired from Harley in 2002, was the man behind that strategy. He spent almost 25 years creating and leading the plan that built the Brand, a brand that was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame several years ago.
 

 

NATE BOOTHnate booth 300x375 NATE BOOTH

Author Of Thriving on Change

Nate Booth discovers the beliefs and strategies of the nation’s most successful companies and business people. He then creates keynote presentations, seminars and products that make it easy for others to duplicate these successes. From 1987 through 1997, as Head Corporate Trainer, Nate worked closely with Anthony Robbins in the development and delivery of corporate training programs.

Nate is the author of the books, Thriving on Change: The Art of Using Change to Your Advantage, Strategies for Fast-Changing Times and The Diamond Touch: How to Get What You Want by Giving Others What They Uniquely Desire. Over the past twenty years, Nate has presented 1600 programs to audiences around the world. His high-energy and entertaining programs are packed with information that will improve your business and change your life.

 

ROXANNE EMMERICHroxanne emmerich 300x375 ROXANNE EMMERICH

Workplace Transformation Expert

Roxanne Emmerich is America’s most sought-after workplace transformation expert. She is listed by Sales and Marketing Management magazine as one of the 12 most requested speakers in the country for her ability to transform negative workplace performance and environments into “bring it on” results-oriented cultures.
 
 
 

 

KIVI BERNHARDkivi bernhard 300x375 KIVI BERNHARD

Author of Leopardology

Kivi Bernhard was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. After relocating to the USA in 1997 with his wife and family and a total net worth of $860.22, Kivi went on to build a multimillion dollar international wholesale diamond business. With the aid of award winning footage, Kivi uses the hunting habits and techniques of the African leopard, perhaps the most successful feline predator on earth, to draw metaphors of personal and corporate leadership, trust and success that will simply leave you spellbound. Kivi is the author of the internationally acclaimed business book Leopardology ™ – The Hunt For Profit In A Tough Global Economy.
 

 

CHRIS WIDENERchris widener 300x375 CHRIS WIDENER

Author of The Leadership Rules

Zig Ziglar, considered to be the greatest motivational speaker of the 20th Century, personally chose Chris to co-host his television show, True Performance. Chris’ two books, The Angel Inside, and The Art of Influence are the only two fiction books Zig Ziglar endorsed in his entire life.
 
 
 
 

 

BRIAN BIRObrian biro 300x375 BRIAN BIRO

America’s Breakthrough Coach

Brian Biro is one of the nation’s foremost speakers and teachers of Leadership, Possibility Thinking, Thriving on Change, and Team-Building.

Brian is the author of 9 books including bestseller, Beyond Success! which reached #16 on the Amazon.com top 100 — from over 2 million titles, Brian was rated #1 from over 40 Speakers at 4 consecutive INC. Magazine International Business Conferences.
 
 

 

BRENE BROWNbrene brown 300x375 BRENE BROWN

Author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s
Super Soul Sunday.
 

 

GARY BRADTgary bradt 300x375 GARY BRADT

Leadership Consultant

Dr. Gary Bradt gained national attention in 2000 when Dr. Spencer Johnson, the renowned author of Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life chose him as the leading speaker on the message of that blockbuster bestselling book which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. “Cheese” gave thousands of people the chance to get acquainted with Gary’s extraordinary ability to cut through their frustration and fear and get to the heart of the matter; delivering powerful tools that help them adapt when going through change.
 

 

ROSS BERNSTEINross bernstein 300x375 ROSS BERNSTEIN

Best Selling Sports Author

The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an inspirational business speaker who helps companies and organizations think and act more like champions. Ross and his books have been featured on thousands of television and radio programs over his career, including CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, ESPN, TSN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and the CBC, as well as in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today.
 
 

 

MIKE ABRASHOFFmike abrashoff 300x375 MIKE ABRASHOFF

Author of It’s Your Ship

Mike Abrashoff is at the center of one of the most celebrated success stories in turnaround leadership. At the age of 36, the Navy selected Mike to become Commander of the USS Benfold at the time, the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet.

The solution was to establish a system of management techniques that Mike calls The Leadership Roadmap 5 Key Milestones to Effective Leadership. At the core of his leadership approach on The Benfold was a process of reimagining leadership and replacing command and control with commitment and cohesion, and by engaging the hearts, minds, and loyalties of workers with conviction and humility.

 

JACKIE FREIBERGjackie freiberg 300x375 JACKIE FREIBERG

Best Selling Author and Professional Speaker

Jackie Freiberg was voted a “Top 5 Leadership Speaker”. She is also recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine, and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation.

Her articles and interviews have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, Dubai’s CapitalME, India’s Management Next, India’s Business Standard, India’s Economic Times and India’s Financial Times.

 

KEVIN FREIBERGkevin freiberg 300x375 KEVIN FREIBERG

Best Selling Author, Thought Leader and Professional Speaker

Kevin Freiberg is the co-author of his latest book NANOVATION: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big. In his international best seller, NUTS! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success, Dr. Freiberg uncovered the strategies that created the greatest success story in the history of commercial aviation.

Kevin was recently named one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine.

Kevin Freiberg helps business leaders better understand the impact of their choices, attitudes and behaviors on employee engagement, corporate culture, innovation, customer devotion and organizational performance. He has challenged corporate leaders all over the world to question the unquestionable, jettison the “incumbent” mentality, look beyond customer imagination for the next big thing and build companies that are hungry for change.

 

STEVE GILLILANDsteve gilliland 300x375 STEVE GILLILAND

Master Storyteller & Brilliant Comedian

Steve Gilliland has an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture and occupation—plus an interactive and entertaining style. Steve shows audiences how to open doors to success in their careers, their relationships and their lives. He speaks to more than 250,000 people a year and has shared the platform with numerous dignitaries. Over two million people have heard him speak, with his audiences crossing over 29 different industries. Steve has the distinction of speaking in all 50 states and in 15 countries. As one newspaper stated, “Steve is what happens when the humor of Ron White collides with the inspiration of Zig Ziglar.”

 

SCOTT MCKAINScott McKain 300x375 SCOTT MCKAIN

Teaches how to deliver an “Ultimate Customer Experience®”

Scott McKain is an internationally known expert who helps organizations create distinction in every phase of business and teaches how to deliver an “Ultimate Customer Experience®.”

Scott McKain creates captivating presentations and bestselling books which clearly reveal how to create more compelling connections between you and your customers and how to stand out and move up, regardless of the economic climate in your industry.
 

 

PAT CROCEPat Croce 300x375 PAT CROCE

Infectious Enthusiasm

Pat Croce is a walking testament that the impossible is possible. A pioneer in sports medicine, Croce used his empire-building energy to take the Philadelphia 76-ers from “worst to first” during his years of leadership as the team’s owner. That may be a lifetime of success for some, but Pat Croce? He was just getting started!

Croce went on to commentating for the NBA on NBC and the Summer Olympic Games, hosting the nationally syndicated Pat Croce: Moving In, serving as a panel judge on ABC’s American Inventor and he recently completed the pilot Family Business for the History Channel. Croce is also the author of three books, including The New York Times best-seller, I Feel Great and You Will Too!

 

AMANDA GOREAmanda Gore 300x375 AMANDA GORE

Helping People Connect To What Matters

A communications and performance expert, Amanda Gore uses latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, epigenetics, and emotional intelligence, to help business leaders achieve the results they need by getting people engaged in, enthusiastic about and aligned with conference and corporate goals and vision. And by creating joyful workplaces that lead to better performance.
 
 
 

 

ROBERT KRIEGELRobert Kriegel 300x375 ROBERT KRIEGEL

Out Of The Box Strategies

One of the most in demand business speakers, Dr. Robert Kriegel teaches bold, innovative, “out of the box” strategies for keeping ahead of the changes, challenges and competition in today’s dynamic marketplace.

Author of the international bestseller: If it ain’t broke…BREAK IT!, Dr. Kriegel has been called by U.S. News & World Report one of this country’s leading authorities in the field of change and human performance. His book, Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers, made Business Week’s bestseller list. His latest book about innovation and “out of the box” thinking is How to Succeed in Business Without Working so Damn Hard.

 

STEVE RIZZOSteve Rizzo 300x375 STEVE RIZZO

Attitude Adjuster

Not Just a Funny Motivational Speaker: He’s a seriously Funny Guy
He’s like Tony Robbins – only funny… and a lot shorter.

“Steve Rizzo’s Programs are indispensable tools for maximizing your success and happiness, while challenging you to confront your inner fears and to explore the outside world. His Attitude Adjustment Strategies teach you how to SHIFT your way of thinking and to laugh at them both.”

Anthony Robbins, Author
Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

What Steve brings to the table is his captivating ability to engage the attendees with laughter as he challenges them to SHIFT their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity and new levels of success. He is a Motivational Mechanic who tunes and tweaks each member of the audience to succeed at their full potential.

 

PETER VIDMARPeter Vidmar 300x375 PETER VIDMAR

Risk, Originality and Virtuosity

Peter Vidmar is a powerful and entertaining speaker at corporate meetings and trade shows. With over 2 decades of experience helping people throughout the country to realize their own potential, Peter does much more than just speak about his experiences. In his inspiring, humorous, and energetic presentations, he actually performs world class gymnastics on the pommel horse to drive home his message of Risk, Originality and Virtuosity (ROV) – and discusses how they apply to success in business and in life. His message brings something unique and refreshing to the corporate arena.

 

NIDO QUBEINNido Qubein 300x375 NIDO QUBEIN

Businessman & University President

Since 1974, Nido Qubein has given more than 5,000 presentations, received every award in professional speaking and is represented by the best speaker bureaus. He is considered both a motivational speaker and a business speaker with a range of topics covering everything from time management to branding.

Nido Qubein has written more than a dozen books on leadership, sales, communication, reculturing organizations and achievement; recorded scores of audio-visual learning systems; and hundreds of client-customized products.

Nido Qubein serves as advisor to some of America’s best corporate leaders sharing his extensive business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to help their companies grow and thrive

 

SALLY HOGSHEADSally Hogshead 300x375 SALLY HOGSHEAD

World’s Leading Expert On Fascination

Sally Hogshead measured over 160,000 people to identify a scientific approach to personal branding. Over the past decade, her team has uncovered surprising trends about why certain people and companies succeed. Today, Sally teaches how to communicate and captivate in a world with a 9-second attention span.

When you fascinate a customer or employee, you immediately engage their interest. They’re more likely to remember you, trust you, respect you, and buy from you. But if you fail to fascinate, they’ll move on to the next option.

To break through and stand out in any competitive environment, you must understand how to fascinate.

 

JIM CATHCARTJim Cathcart 300x375 JIM CATHCART

Intelligent Motivation for a Challenging World

In December of 2012 Jim Cathcart was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in London, England. This is in addition to his existing Speaker Hall of Fame listing.

For four years in a row Jim Cathcart has been selected as one of the Top 5 Speakers on Sales & Service in an online survey of over 11,000 people. With over 36 years of professional speaking around the world, Jim Cathcart is one of the best known and most award-winning motivational speakers in the business. He has delivered more than 2,800 presentations to audiences in every state of the US, most provinces of Canada and countries from Scotland to Singapore. Some of his most recent international engagements were for thousands of business leaders in Bogota’, Colombia; Costa Rica; Panama; Warsaw, Poland; Santiago, Chile and Macau, China! A business strategist, pyschological researcher and philosopher at heart, Jim is also a down to earth regular guy. He has worked in warehouses, driven trucks, sold donuts door to door, been a bank teller, plays guitar in night clubs and pubs, and has toured much of the world on a motorcycle.

 

RICK BARRERARick Barrera 300x375 RICK BARRERA

Leveraging Intellectual Capital

In 1981 Rick Barrera founded his consulting and training firm to identify and teach the distinctions Peak Performers make to produce exceptional results. He first applied these principles to sales and service organizations writing three books in the process. “Non-Manipulative Selling” published by Prentice Hall, “Collaborative Selling” published by John Wiley and Sons and “The Dollars and Sense of Exceptional Service Delivery.

In his consulting work with sales and service teams in the corporate world he discovered that in most cases Peak Performance was thwarted by the processes, systems and structures in which most people worked. He focused his research on these issues and soon developed a body of work entitled “Fast Forward: Embracing the Challenges of the 21st Century.” In his Fast Forward work Rick shows organizations why the mindsets, systems and processes they’ve used in the past won’t win today’s never-satisfied customers in a marketplace where supply exceeds demand. He then helps companies redesign their systems to move “Fast Forward” in this new hyper competitive space.

 

BRIAN TRACYBrian Tracy 300x375 BRIAN TRACY

Motivational & Leadership Legend

Brian Tracy has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 45 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.

He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.

 

DAVID HORSAGERDavid Horsager 300x375 DAVID HORSAGER

The Trust Edge

David Horsager is an international author, business strategist, and keynote speaker. Through his book and programs he shares the secrets of using trust to impact the bottom line. Combining humor, illustrations, and memorable stories with research and insight, David sheds light on the confusion and misconceptions surrounding the cornerstone of personal and professional success.

Through his Master’s research, experience as Director of K-Life Inc., and founding partner of special Delivery Productions, David learned firsthand how the world’s most successful people gain and keep the trust of their customers and colleagues. He’s taken that knowledge and broken it down into tangible steps that audiences and readers can incorporate into their own lives right away.

 

TONY ALESSANDRATony Alessandra 300x375 TONY ALESSANDRA

Out-Marketing & Out-Servicing The Competition

Dr. Alessandra has a street-wise, college-smart perspective on business, having been raised in the housing projects of NYC to eventually realizing success as a graduate professor of marketing, Internet entrepreneur, business author, and hall-of-fame keynote speaker. He earned a BBA from the Univ. of Notre Dame, an MBA from the Univ. of Connecticut and his PhD in marketing in 1976 from Georgia State University.

Dr. Tony Alessandra is two speakers in one… a professor and a performer, or as one client put it – he delivers college lectures in a comedy store format. Dr. Tony offers audiences the opportunity to enjoy themselves while learning practical, immediately applicable skills that positively impact their relationships with prospects, customers and co-workers. His focus is on how to create instant rapport with prospects, employees & vendors; how to convert prospects and customers into business apostles who will “preach the gospel” about your company and products; and how to out-market, out-sell and out-service the competition.

 

FRANK BUCAROFrank Bucaro 300x375 FRANK BUCARO

Ethical Leadership

Frank Bucaro is an ethics expert, who is a leading crusader– speaking, training and writing–on the power of ethics, values and ethical leadership.

Coming from a background in teaching, with a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies, Frank’s career in business spans two decades, with the message that servant leadership is not only good business, it is also good for business.

As an author of numerous articles, and author of the book Trust Me! Insights into Ethical Leadership, Frank has developed unique and humorous insights into the challenges of being ethical. He provides practical ideas to help with difficult decisions as well as strategies for combating the sometimes blurred lines between right and wrong.

 

KEVIN O’CONNORKevin Oconnor 300x375 KEVIN OCONNOR

Focus On The Challenge Of Leadership

Kevin E. O’Connor, CSP is an author, executive coach, businessman, and professional speaker. He specializes in working with professionals–particularly technical professionals–who have been promoted to leadership positions where they now lead their former peers.

Kevin holds three masters degrees and his expertise focuses on the challenges of leadership, business relationships, and the effectiveness of teams.

Kevin customizes his message by communicating with his audiences in advance.

He facilitates his message with their knowledge through his interactive presentations.

 

CAREY LOHRENZCarey Lohrenz 300x375 CAREY LOHRENZ

First female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy

As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

Carey Lohrenz’ timely message about High Performing Teams and developing a Culture of Learning is based on the best-practices of high reliability organizations. The processes of Planning, Briefing, Debriefing and Adjusting help businesses manage risk while becoming a High Performing Organization. This message resonates with diverse audiences at every level of the company. As one of The Corps Group’s most dynamic speakers, Carey has been requested by name from some of the top Fortune 100 businesses. Her ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and speaker.

 

ROBYN BENINCASARobyn Benincasa 300x375 ROBYN BENINCASA

World Champion Adventure Racer, Firefighter, Founder of World Class Teams

Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. Revered as one of “California’s Fittest Women”, she spent her youth competing at the state and national level in gymnastics, diving, cross country, and judo in which she became a national champion. Soon after earning a Marketing degree from Arizona State University, Robyn ‘started at the top’ Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company where she earned the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award.

While consistently achieving top sales in her day job, Robyn completed six Ironman races, with two podium finishes. Then the adventure race bug bit.

In her 15-year career as a professional adventure racer, Robyn Benincasa has competed in close to 40 expedition-length events – gnarly, multiday, multisport killers such as Primal Quest and Eco-Challenge. She has biked through jungles in Borneo, climbed Himalayan giants in Nepal, trekked across lava fields in Fiji, rafted rapids in Chile – and racked up multiple world championship titles along the way. In her spare time, Robyn, is a full-time firefighter in San Diego, on the nation’s first all-female crew.

 

LISA FORDLisa Ford 300x375 LISA FORD

The Manager’s Role and Personal Power

Lisa Ford is a speaker with over 20 years of experience presenting to businesses, associations and government. She speaks throughout the United States and internationally on topics of customer service, leadership, team issues and change. Lisa is best known for her work in the areas of customer service. She is the author of the videotape series How to Give Exceptional Customer Service, the #1 selling business tapes in the U.S. for over 3 years. Her other videos and audiotapes include: Developing a Customer Retention Program, Building a Customer Driven Organization: The Manager’s Role and Personal Power. Her recent book is Exceptional Customer Service – Going Beyond Good Service to Exceed the Customer’s Expectations.

 

RANDY PENNINGTONRandy Pennington 300x375 RANDY PENNINGTON

Building A Focused Culture

Randy Pennington is a business performance veteran, author, and an expert in helping organizations build a culture focused on results.

His professional accomplishments and credentials stack up with the best of them. His client list includes leading organizations in business, non-profits, and government.

Randy focuses on what works in your world – the real world – and he does it in a style that relates to people at every level of every organization.

 

DESI WILLIAMSONDesi Williamson 300x375 DESI WILLIAMSON

Author Of Succeeding in the Face of Turbulent Times

Desi Williamson delivers with high impact! His dynamic magnetic presentation style serves to empower audiences, so they take what they learn and apply it directly to their personal and professional lives. Customizing each presentation to fit the specific audience, he discusses your industry and “real world” solutions to the challenges your business faces. Clients rave about Desi’s unique ability to weave their mission and strategic initiatives into the core of his presentation. His client list includes Fortune 500 corporations, civic organizations, and trade associations.

He is the author of a popular video training series now used by more than 150 correctional facilities across the country, four audio cassette programs, a book titled, GET OFF YOUR ASSETS!… How to Deal with the Challenges of Life—and Win!, and his newest book, WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY!… Succeeding in the Face of Turbulent Times.

 

CONNIE PODESTAConnie Podesta 300x375 CONNIE PODESTA

An experience just waiting to happen!

She’s not your typical motivational keynote speaker. Connie motivates audiences differently by fueling them with exciting new ideas, mindsets, attitudes and solutions that will empower them to tackle even the toughest challenges in today’s crazy 24/7 world!

She’s honest-to-goodness funny! Connie started doing comedy when she was 14 and never looked back. Her humor allows her to tackle even the toughest issues organizations face with wit, substance and style. Connie’s contagious sense of humor enables your audience to dig deeper and learn so she can keep those “ah ha” moments coming fast and furious.

 

TERRY PAULSONTerry Paulson 300x375 TERRY PAULSON

Author Of Leadership Truths One Story at a Time

Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist, honored professional speaker, national columnist, and author of the popular books, The Optimism Advantage, Leadership Truths One Story at a Time, Paulson on Change, They Shoot Managers Don’t They, Making Humor Work, 50 Tips for Speaking Like a Pro, The Dinner, and Can I Have the Keys to the Car?

Dr. Paulson is a recipient of The National Speakers Association’s Cavett Award. It is the association’s most cherished award presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the association and the speaking profession.

 

CHERYL CRANCheryl Cran 300x375 CHERYL CRAN

Evolutionary Leadership

“Evolutionary Leadership is the future for business success”

Cheryl Cran is the CEO of Evolutionary Business Solutions (parent company Synthesis at Work Inc) where leaders enhance their abilities to lead change, transform people and grow business.

For over twenty years Cheryl Cran has worked with over one hundred different industries, in over one dozen countries and with thousands of audiences worldwide. Her company Evolutionary Business Solutions provides consulting solutions, training solutions and keynote presentations on leadership, change and business growth.

 

PHILLIP VAN HOOSERPhillip Van Hooser 300x375 PHILLIP VAN HOOSER

Comprehensive Leadership Development

Don Hutson is the author of twelve books, including The Sale, and his two Wall
Street Journal and New York Times International best sellers,
The One Minute Entrepreneur and The One Minute Negotiator.

Don’s client list includes over two-thirds of the Fortune 500, and he is featured in
over 100 training films. He is CEO of U.S. Learning, Chairman of Executive
Books, and makes some 75 speaking appearances per year. Perhaps you have seen
him on national television where he has been featured on both PBS and Fox News.

 

DON HUTSONDon Hutson 300x375 DON HUTSON

Twenty-first Century Leadership

Don Hutson is the author of twelve books, including The Sale, and his two Wall
Street Journal and New York Times International best sellers,
The One Minute Entrepreneur and The One Minute Negotiator.

Don’s client list includes over two-thirds of the Fortune 500, and he is featured in
over 100 training films. He is CEO of U.S. Learning, Chairman of Executive
Books, and makes some 75 speaking appearances per year. Perhaps you have seen
him on national television where he has been featured on both PBS and Fox News.

 

WALTER BONDWalter Bond 300x375 WALTER BOND

Mr. Accountability

Walter has impacted hundreds of thousands of people in his rapid rise to the top of the speaking industry. Through his keynotes, workshops, books and CDs, Walter teaches that personal accountability, confidence and success are possible for all who desire it. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent experts on sales, motivation, and leadership, Walter has been helping people turn self-limiting beliefs into self-empowering strategies for more than a decade.

Walter Bond creates an experience that audiences have enjoyed worldwide and never forget. His dynamic and compelling programs provide both the motivation and the strategies to excel in business and in life.

 

VINCE POSCENTEVince Poscente 300x375 VINCE POSCENTE

Reaching Goals Fast

Vince Poscente, CEO of The Goal Acceleration Institute is frequently invited to help organizations dedicated to reach BIG GOALS in less time. His talent as an master communicator includes his formula used to go from recreational skier to Olympian in four years. As a New York Times bestselling author on the topics of reaching GOALS FAST, Vince combines his signature wit and wisdom with a high-energy message for corporate events. He is one of the most in-demand speakers in the world.

 

JOHN KOTTERJohn Kotter 300x375 JOHN KOTTER

Authority On Leadership & Change

Regarded by many as the authority on leadership and change, Dr. John P. Kotter is a New York Times best-selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and Harvard Professor. His ideas and books, as well as his company, Kotter International, have helped mobilize people around the world to better lead organizations and their own lives, in an era of increasingly rapid change.
 
 

 

MARGARET WHEATLEYMargaret Wheatley 300x375 MARGARET WHEATLEY

Organizational Consultant

Margaret Wheatley writes, teaches, and speaks about how we might organize and accomplish our work in chaotic times. She invites us to attend to the quality of our relationships to weather the increasing turbulence. She knows that whatever the problem, community is the answer. Meg has been an organizational consultant and researcher since 1973 and a dedicated global citizen since her youth. Her first work was as a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea and a public school teacher and urban education administrator in New York. She has been Associate Professor of Management at the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, and Cambridge College, Massachusetts.

 

JIM COLLINSJim Collins 300x375 JIM COLLINS

Author of Good To Great & Built to Last

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies—how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or coauthored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. They include the classic Built to Last, a fixture on the Businessweek bestseller list for more than six years; the international bestseller Good to Great, translated into 35 languages; and How the Mighty Fall, a New York Times bestseller that examines how great companies can self-destruct.

 

JIM MURPHYJim Murphy 300x375 JIM MURPHY

Flawless Execution

James D. “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing’s Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph’s job was to keep 42 combat-trained fighter pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a flight leader, he flew missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East.

Through his leadership, Afterburner landed on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List” twice. Murph has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, Meetings & Conventions Magazine and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Bloomberg News. He was also named as one of Atlanta’s top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. To date, the Afterburner team of elite military professionals has led over 1 million executives, sales professionals, and business people from every industry through Afterburner’s Flawless Execution Model℠, and its unique, high-energy programs.

 

EILEEN MCDARGHEileen McDargh 300x375 EILEEN MCDARGH

Award Winning Leadership Speaker

Leadership Excellence magazine, which ranks top thought leaders in management and leadership, continually names Eileen to its top 50 Leadership list. Following a survey of 22,000 business professionals, the research firm, Global Gurus, named her to its list of the World’s Top 30 Leadership Professionals. Along with her work as an organizational resiliency consultant, Eileen speaks and writes about resiliency in business, in life, and in relationships.
 
 

 

WILLIE JOLLEYWillie Jolly 300x375 WILLIE JOLLEY

One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World

There are many motivational speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He is the leading expert on attitude and achievement. Dr. Jolley has been described as a world-class, award-winning speaker and singer, best-selling author and media personality.

Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in the speaking industry, having come from humble beginnings of being a fired singer, who was replaced by a karaoke machine! He has gone on to be named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International. He has also been inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, as well as achieving the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. He is the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award.

Dr. Willie Jolley uses his public platform to pursue his mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their God given potential. Ford Motors called on Dr. Jolley to help transform their workforce in 2006 when they were on the brink of bankruptcy! He worked with them for three consecutive years; helped position them to reject a Government bailout and they’ve gone on to generate Billion Dollar Profits!

 

WALDO WALDMANWaldo Waldman 300x375 WALDO WALDMAN

The Wingman

Leadership keynote speaker Waldo Waldman – The Wingman – is author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations and individuals how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated fighter pilot and businessman.

Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a highly decorated fighter pilot with over 65 combat missions and 2,650 flight hours. He was deployed all over the world and flew missions in Iraq enforcing the “No-Fly Zone” and in Yugoslavia during Operation Allied Force. He’s been awarded five Air Medals, two Aerial Achievement Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, and two Meritorious Service Medals.

 

MIKE RAYBURNMike Rayburn 300x375 MIKE RAYBURN

Guitar Virtuoso, Leadership Development

Mike Rayburn is a captivating keynote artist with a presentation completely unlike any you’ve ever seen! Having been called “the World’s Funniest Guitar Virtuoso,” Mike uses his astounding guitar creations, uproarious songs, and veteran presentation skills to encourage, challenge and inspire his audiences to leap beyond their perceived limitations. He can focus his program completely on entertainment, depending on your needs. Mike draws from a wealth of life experience as an adventurer, business owner, comedian, world-class guitarist, author, philanthropist, husband, and father, to deliver a presentation which is motivational, hilarious, and musically amazing!

 

ROSS SHAFERRoss Shafer 300x375 ROSS SHAFER

Motivational & Leadership Consultant

Ross Shafer is a comedian and television host turned motivational and leadership speaker/consultant. He left a television career Emmy® Award winning network host, writer, and producer (Late Show on FOX, Match Game onABC, Almost Live on NBC, and Days End on ABC) to become one of the most sought after corporate advisors on buying behavior and best practices.

Leveraging his show biz savvy re: shrinking attention spans and fickle consumer buying habits, Ross studied what made certain organizations grow market share – while others suffered public extinction.

Ross describes the innovations (and attitudes) necessary for leaders to stay relevant to their customers and clients.

 

DANNY MCKNIGHTDanny McKnight 300x375 COLONEL DANNY MCKNIGHT

Leadership Learned In Combat

Danny McKnight’s military career also included combat duty on two occasions – Panama 1989 and Somalia 1993 (basis for the Book and Movie “Black Hawk Down”). Colonel McKnight’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge with Combat Star, and the Pathfinder Badge. After completing 28 and one-half years of service to our country, Colonel McKnight returned to his hometown in Florida. He has served in two Homeland Security related positions in Brevard County…as the Homeland Security Coordinator for the County’s Emergency Management Office, then as the Homeland Security Training Coordinator in the Criminal Justice Center at Brevard Community College.

 

JEFF HAVENSJeff Havens 300x375 JEFF HAVENS

Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!

The first of its kind, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! helps managers and executives become better leaders by showing them everything they should avoid. Veteran comedian-turned-corporate speaker Jeff Havens employs his trademark wit and reverse psychology to teach attendees the worst of all leadership practices – including how to create a culture of fear and mistrust, how to oppress and demoralize employees, and how to stand firm in the face of all change – before wrapping up with a serious conversation about the kind of leaders we should all strive to become.
 

 

JOHN IZZOJohn Izzo 300x375 JOHN IZZO

Business Leadership Expert

John Izzo is a leading business leadership expert and community leader. He consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe.
A best-selling author of four books including Awakening Corporate Soul and Values Shift Izzo shows business how to create a workplace environment that creates true employee engagement and wins the hearts of their people. His fifth and latest book, Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything offers inspiration and practical advice on how ordinary people can step up and make a difference in work, family, community or the world.

When companies and leaders want to know how to create inspiring, powerful workplaces and admired brands, they call on John Izzo.

 

JOE CALLOWAYJoe Calloway 300x375 JOE CALLOWAY

Performance Coach & Advisor

Joe Calloway is a performance coach and advisor who helps great companies get even better. He helps organizations focus on what is truly important, inspires constant improvement, and motivates people to immediate action. Joe has been a business author, coach, and speaker for 30 years and his client list reads like an international Who’s Who in business, ranging from companies like Coca Cola and IBM to Saks Fifth Avenue and American Express. Joe is the author of the new book Be the Best at What Matters Most and four other ground-breaking business books including Becoming A Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity And Defy Comparison, which received rave reviews from The New York Times, Retailing Today, Publishers Weekly and many others.

 

TIM FERRISTim Ferriss 300x375 TIM FERRIS

Author Of The 4-Hour Workweek

Tim Ferriss is a start-up angel investor (Twitter, Posterous, RescueTime, and others), blogger, and entrepreneur. His best-known written work is The 4-Hour Workweek, which had been sold into 35 languages and reached #1 on The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
 
 
 

 

SYDNEY FINKELSTEINSydney Finkelstein 300x375 SYDNEY FINKELSTEIN

World’s Top 25 Leadership Guru

Sydney Finkelstein has published over 70 articles and 15 books, with several bestsellers, including the #1 bestseller Why Smart Executives Fail. Based on a six-year study of 51 companies and 200 interviews of business leaders, the book identifies the fundamental reasons why major mistakes happen, points out the early warning signals that are critical for investors and managers alike, and offers ideas on how organizations can develop a capability of learning from corporate mistakes. On Fortune Magazine’s list of Best Business Books, it has also been featured in such media as the Financial Times, Business Week, The London Times, The Toronto Globe and Mail, Fast Company, Across the Board, and Entrepreneurship, among others, and has been translated into 11 different languages.

 

ROBIN SHARMARobin Sharma 300x375 ROBIN SHARMA

Author Of The Leader Who Had No Title

Robin Sharma is the globally celebrated author of 11 international bestselling books on leadership including The Leader Who Had No Title, the phenomenal #1 blockbuster that is inspiring a movement around the idea that “Now, anyone – in any organization – can show Leadership”. His work has been published in over 60 countries and in nearly 70 languages, making him one of the most widely read authors in the world. He shot to fame with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which has topped international bestseller lists and sold millions of copies.

 

RAM CHARANRam Charan 300x375 RAM CHARAN

World Renowned Business Advisor

Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time. In his work with companies including GE, MeadWestvaco, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, Verizon, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, GMR, Max Group, Yildiz Holdings, and Grupo RBS, he is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing environment to uncover the core business problem. His real-world solutions, shared with millions through his books and articles in top business publications, have been praised for being practical, relevant and highly actionable—the kind of advice you can use Monday morning.

 

PAUL BRIDLEPaul Bridle 300x375 PAUL BRIDLE

Leadership Methodologist

Organisations use Paul as an Advisor, Strategic Consultant, Leadership Methodologist, Executive Coach, Conference Facilitator/Moderator, Professional Chairman, Professional Speaker and for conflict resolution. He writes articles, books and columns for magazines and also produces case studies, designs films and learning materials for a variety of clients.
 
 
 

 

NOEL TICHYNoel Tichy 300x375 NOEL TICHY

BusinessWeek Top 10 Management Guru

Noel Tichy is a professor of management and organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he also conducts the leadership judgment executive workshop.

He is the director of the Global Business Partnership, which for over a decade ran the Global Leadership Program, a 36-company consortium of Japanese, European, and North American companies that partnered to develop senior executives and conduct action research on globalization in China, India, Russia, and Brazil. Most recently, he led the launch of the Global Corporate Citizenship Initiative in partnership with General Electric, Procter & Gamble, and 3M. The initiative was designed to create a national model for partnership opportunities between business and society, emphasizing free enterprise and democratic principles.

 

MARSHALL GOLDSMITHMarshall Goldsmith 300x375 MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

#1 Leadership Thinker In The World

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was recently recognized as the #1 leadership thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers50 ceremony sponsored by the Harvard Business Review.

Marshall Goldsmith is the million-selling author or editor of 34 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a WSJ #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in ten countries.

 

MARCUS BUCKINGHAMMarcus Buckingham 300x375 MARCUS BUCKINGHAM

Author Of Break All The Rules

Marcus Buckingham’s strengths message is powerful because it is based on rigorous data collection and analysis. He spent nearly two decades as a Senior Researcher at the Gallup organization studying the world’s best managers and companies to discover what drives exceptional performance. A devoted statistician and researcher, he has continued to explore the data behind great performance throughout his career. His research forms the basis of every tool or training program that The Marcus Buckingham Company offers.
 

 

KEN BLANCHARDKen Blanchard 300x375 KEN BLANCHARD

Servant Leadership Guru

Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management.

When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. He is able to speak to an audience and communicate with each person as if they were alone and talking one-on-one. Ken is a sophisticated storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.

Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies , an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees.

 

JOHN MAXWELLJohn Maxwell 300x375 JOHN MAXWELL

Author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

John Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, coach, and author who has sold over 19 million books. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell has written three books which have each sold more than one million copies: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader.

 

JOHN BALDONIJohn Baldoni 300x375 JOHN BALDONI

Author Of Lead With Purpose

Leadership speaker John Baldoni serves as the chair of the leadership development practice at N2growth. John is an internationally-recognized leadership educator, executive coach, speaker, and author. John has authored eleven books on leadership, with three of those books, Lead With Purpose (2011), Lead Your Boss (2009), and Lead By Example (2008) belng selected as best leadership books in their respective years. Prior to joining N2growth, John was the president of Baldoni Consulting, which he operated for 12 years.

His leadership and coaching work centers on how leaders can use their authority, communications and presence to build trust and drive results. By focusing on the concept of personal leadership which he defines as moving from the I can to the I will, John shows how leaders can guide and inspire their people through every phase of the leadership cycle, from character and vision through planning, coaching, motivation and supervision.

 

JASON JENNINGSJason Jennings 300x375 JASON JENNINGS

Authority on Leadership, Growth and Innovation

Leadership speaker Jason Jenning’s latest book for his publisher Penguin Putnam, The Reinventors – How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change was released on May 10, 2012 and reveals the secrets of those leaders and organizations that have successfully reinvented and transformed themselves. In total, Jennings and his researchers have screened and studied more than 200,000 companies.

Along the way he found time to join forces with well known cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy and coauthor the 2010 Health, Mind and Body bestseller, The 15 Minute Heart Cure –The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Fifteen minutes a Day.

Critics call his books, “extraordinarily well researched, insightful, crisply written, accessible, intriguing and a vital resource for everyone in business,” and USA TODAY calls Jennings one of the three most in-demand business speakers on the planet along with the authors of Good to Great and In Search of Excellence.

 

JIM KOUZESJames Kouzes 300x375 JIM KOUZES

HR Magazine’s Most Influential International Thinkers for 2010 and 2011

Currently Jim is Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, at Santa Clara University, and also lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits. In 2010, Jim received the Thought Leadership Award from the Instructional Systems Association, the most prestigious award given by the trade association of training and development industry providers. He was listed as one of HR Magazine’s Most Influential International Thinkers for 2010 and 2011, named one of the 2010 and 2011 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America, and ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine as number sixteen on its list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders. In 2006, Jim was presented with the Golden Gavel, the highest honor awarded by Toastmasters International.

 

FAWN GERMERFawn Germer 300x375 FAWN GERMER

Author of Hard Won Wisdom

Her new book, Pearls, brings together the wisdom, insight and leadership strategies from more than 200 famous women leaders Fawn has interviewed them. Among them? Hillary Clinton, Martina Navratilova, Erin Brockovich, Susan Sarandon, Jane Goodall, Nobel Peace Prize winners, women prime ministers, presidents, CEOs. Olympic athletes and so much more. Pearls is Fawn’s seventh book.

Her timely book, Finding the UP in the Downturn, is a shot of adrenaline for men and women facing adversity because of our collapsing economy. Fawn shows that the one variable we can count on and control is us. This is the time to buck up, get moving and gain ground, rather than surrendering to the negativity and bad news that never seems to stop. She makes the case that we have our greatest opportunity to succeed when others are giving up. She shows how we can use the bad economy to our advantage.

 

DEEPAK CHOPRADeepak Chopra 300x375 DEEPAK CHOPRA

The Poet-Prophet Of Alternative Medicine

Deepak Chopra is the author of more than sixty-four books translated into over eighty-five languages, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine’.

 

CLAYTON CHRISTENSENClayton Christensen 300x375 CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN

Influential Business Thinker

Leadership Speaker Clayton Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches one of the most popular elective classes for second year students, Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise. He is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and his ideas have been widely used in industries and organizations throughout the world. A 2011 cover story in Forbes magazine noted that ‘’Everyday business leaders call him or make the pilgrimage to his office in Boston, Mass. to get advice or thank him for his ideas.’’ In 2011 in a poll of thousands of executives, consultants and business school professors, Christensen was named as the most influential business thinker in the world.

 

BARRY POSNERBarry Posner 300x375 BARRY POSNER

Top 50 Leadership Coach

Leadership speaker Barry Posner is an eminent scholar and researcher, a bestselling author, and an award-winning teacher and educator—name one of the Top 50 Leadership Coaches in America.

Barry Posner makes each day matter as an educator, writer, scholar, and coach. He is currently Accolti Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University (located in the heart of Silicon Valley), where he served as dean of the school for twelve years (1997–2009). Barry also has been a distinguished visiting professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sabanci University (Istanbul), and the University of Western Australia.

 

ARTHUR CARMAZZIArthur Carmazzi 300x375 ARTHUR CARMAZZI

Creating Organizational Cultures

Arthur Carmazzi focuses on the psychology of leadership and how leaders can lead better by creating environments or “organizational Cultures” that support personal and organizational success. Hi talks, even short ones, are interactive, fun (and funny), and motivational. Arthur has inspired and motivated to action organizations like Prudential, Institute of Internal Auditors, Maxis, Singtel, Baker Hughes, Province of Shanghai, Ministry of Education, Brunei, Singapore Army, National University of Singapore, Global Leadership Awards… and more. Arthur has spoken for audiences as large as 9000 and works with clients to customize his talks to assure client objectives

 

ADRIAN GOSTICKAdrian Gostick 300x375 ADRIAN GOSTICK

Thought Leader On Workplace Strategy

Adrian Gostick is a global thought leader on workplace strategy and the author of several successful books on employee engagement. The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a regular New York Times bestseller, and 24-Carrot Manager has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN. His latest book, The Orange Revolution, was a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller.
 
 

 

TIM SANDERSTim Sanders 300x375 TIM SANDERS

People-Centric Business Expert

Tim Sanders is the maverick CEO of Los Angeles tech start-up Net Minds and founder of research firm Deeper Media Incorporated. Prior to these positions, he was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo, as well as its Leadership Coach (2001-2005). He’s a strategic consultant to leading brands, associations and government agencies.
 
 
 

 

SHELIA MURRAY BETHELShiela Murray Bethel 300X375 SHELIA MURRAY BETHEL

Global Expert on Leadership, Change and Customer Service

Engaging Keynote Speaker and Seminar Leader
Dr. Sheila Murray Bethel’s client list reads like a Global Who’s Who of Business, Trade Associations, Education and Government. She is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame with over 3,000 presentations to over two million people in 20 countries. She brings a broad view of current trends and relevant issues that maximize human resources…solve people problems and increase bottom line results. Sheila shares real world solutions for real world issues.

 

STEVE FARBERSteve Farber 300x375 STEVE FARBER

Extreme Leadership

Leadership speaker Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education. His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge: Stoke Your Business, Amp Your Life, and Change the World, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.”
 

 

FREDDIE RAVELFreddie Ravel 300x375 FREDDIE RAVEL

Tune Up Success

Leadership speaker Freddie Ravel has bridged his distinguished career from the international music icons to the visionary business leaders of our time, TUNE UP to success® Founder Freddie Ravel has emerged as a global force for empowering personal and professional growth through Music.
 
 
 

 

TRAVIS TAYLORTravis Taylor CT 300x375 TRAVIS TAYLOR

Leadership Speaker, Futurist & Technologist Author, TV Personality, Rocket Scientist

Travis Taylor is Alabama born and bred.

He has worked with the Department of Defense & NASA for the past 25 years and has top secret clearance with the US Government.

His oddest job was working in a chicken house.

Travis has earned six degrees (in optical science, engineering, physics, aerospace engineering,
astronomy and electrical engineering) and recently completed a second Ph.D. in aerospace engineering.

He is currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes,
space-based beamed energy systems, high-energy lasers, and next generation space launch concepts.
Travis has written more than twenty five technical papers, fourteen science fiction novels and two textbooks. He has appeared in multiple television documentaries including National Geographic Channel’s highly-rated special”When Aliens Attack”, the History Channel’s production of “The Universe” and “Life After People.”

In the summer of 2011, the National Geographic Channel announced a new series named Rocket City Rednecks which features Travis Taylor.

Travis is the ringleader of Rocket City Rednecks. Rocket City Rednecks is about five backwoods guys from the city of Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the birthplace of the U.S. space program.The cast loves to shoot stuff, drink beer, and solve real world problems by combining redneck ingenuity with advanced engineering and physics.

He is the “poster boy” of creativity, innovation and out of the box thinking.
Travis Taylor is a true Renaissance thinker.

 

CHESTER ELTONChester Elton 300x375 CHESTER ELTON

Apostle Of Appreciation

Leadership speaker Chester Elton is called the “apostle of appreciation,” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books and is an in-demand speaker the world over.

Chester Elton’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold more than a million copies worldwide. The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a regular New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and 24-Carrot Manager has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN. The Orange Revolution was the number one selling business book in the United States according to the Wall Street Journal
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PETER GUBERPeter Guber 300x375 PETER GUBER

Leadership – Successful Strategies Through Turbulent Times

Peter Guber is Chairman and CEO of the multimedia Mandalay Entertainment Group. Prior to Mandalay, Guber was Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of Polygram Entertainment, Co-Founder of Casablanca Record & Filmworks and President of Columbia Pictures. Guber produced or executive produced (personally or through his companies) films that garnered five Best Picture Academy Award nominations (winning for Rain Man) and box office hits that include The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Batman, Flashdance and The Kids Are All Right.

 

PAT LENCIONIPatrick Lencioni 300x375 PAT LENCIONI

Author: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Leadership speaker Patrick Lencioni is a bestselling author, speaker and consultant with over two decades of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. He is founder and president of The Table Group, a consulting firm dedicated to building healthy organizations. He is the author of many bestselling books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which continues to be a weekly fixture on national bestseller lists; his books have sold over three million copies.

Pat Lencioni’s work has been featured in numerous publications such as Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, INC Magazine, USA Today, Fortune, Drucker Foundation’ Leader to Leader, and Harvard Business Review.

The Wall Street Journal has named Lencioni one of the most in-demand business speakers. And he has been a keynote speaker on the same ticket with George Bush Sr., Jack Welch, Rudy Guiliani, Bill Clinton, and General Colin Powell.

 

SIMON T. BAILEYSimon T Bailey SIMON T. BAILEY

Compelling Business Thought Leader

Leadership Speaker Simon T. Bailey is a compelling Business Thought Leader in this “New Normal” era who teaches audiences how to creatively release leadership and organizational brilliance. His expertise is based on his work with over 1,000 organizations through the Brilliance Institute and as a former leader of the world-renowned Disney Institute.

Meetings and Conventions Magazine cited him as one of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used, in the same category as General Colin Powell, Bill Gates, and Zig Ziglar. He has positively impacted the lives of over one million people through his practical interactive sessions, action-oriented programs, and Internet presence. Simon T. Bailey’s counsel from the C-Suite to the front-line drives productivity, increases accountability, shifts thinking, and ignites creativity.

 

MARK SANBORNMark Sanborn 300x3751 MARK SANBORN

Developing Leaders in Business and in Life

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.

Mark is the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. His other books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and his most recent book, Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between.

He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the U.S.

 

BENJAMIN ZANDERBenjamin Zander 300x3751 BENJAMIN ZANDER

The Conductor, The Teacher, The Speaker, The Art Of Possibility

Benjamin Zander is the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and a guest conductor around the world. With London’s famed Philharmonia Orchestra, he is recording the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies for Telarc, recordings which have been received with extraordinary critical acclaim and several awards. Their latest recording of Bruckner’s 5th Symphony was nominated for a 2010 Grammy, and has received critical acclaim both for the performance and Zander’s now famous full-length disc explaining the music for the lay listener. They recorded their next release, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, in January 2012 and it is scheduled for release later this year.

Mr. Zander is one of the most sought after speakers in the world. He gave the opening Keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where on another occasion he was awarded the Crystal award for “outstanding contributions in the Arts and international relations. In 2002 he was awarded the “Caring Citizen of the Humanities” Award by the International Council for Caring Communities at the United Nations. In honor of his 70th birthday, and 44 years of teaching, he was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the New England Conservatory.

 

DAN COUGHLINDan Coughlin 300x3751 DAN COUGHLIN

Accelerating Your Impact As A Leader

The purpose of The Coughlin Company is to work closely with executives and managers to generate sustainable, profitable growth for their organizations. We do this through our keynote speeches, seminars, and executive coaching for individuals and teams. We believe that great management performance is the foundation for an on-going strong economy. We focus on teaching practical, user-friendly, and relevant ideas that can be applied immediately to improve business performance and results.

We are committed to gaining a deep understanding of our customers and customizing our message.

We feel that every keynote speech and seminar has to be built around an understanding of the customer’s desired business outcomes. Once we clarify those outcomes we then customize the message through a combination of in-depth interviews with employees, on-site visits, being the customer and/or studying the organization’s materials, website, and customers.

We embrace simplicity.

If you’re looking for the latest management fads or fancy business jargon, you’ve come to the wrong place. That’s not us. We don’t dazzle people with complexity. Our focus is on helping you achieve your desired business results faster and in a sustainable way. We believe simplicity trumps complexity when it comes to making real progress. We avoid business theories.

 

CHIP EICHELBERGERChip Eichelberger 300x3751 CHIP EICHELBERGER

Get Switched On!

Formally Tony Robbins’ international point man, Chip Eichelberger presented over 1250 talks in the US, UK and Australia while with Tony Robbins before collecting his first speaking fee. Over the last 17 years, he has been the featured speaker at over 875 conventions. He has a magical ability to generate enthusiasm, contagious energy, and results that last well beyond his program. He will make you look good and will be an indispensable part of your successful event!
 
 

 

HOWARD PUTNAMHoward Putnam 300x375 HOWARD PUTNAM

Leadership – Successful Strategies Through Turbulent Times

As the former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines, Howard led the development and implementation of the “vision” that has guided Southwest to revered heights. Southwest tripled in size and profitability during his tenure, and today is still a corporate model for organizations that place their people first.
 
 
 

Leadership speakers deliver high impact content on developing leaders and organizations to reach their full economic potential. They will motivate and advise the employees of your company on making teamwork work, human resource management, leadership assessment, management skills development and change management. Our speakers offer advice on the need for creating an environment and culture that support personal and organizational success.