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.
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
Leadership – Successful Strategies Through Turbulent Time
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.