Mike Abrashoff speaker

Mike Abrashoff

Inspiring story of leadership from former Commander of USS Benfold, and author of It's Your Ship

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Mike Abrashoff's inspiring speeches challenge people to re-imagine their own leadership thinking and instill a renewed responsibility for results and success. At the age of 36, the Navy selected Abrashoff to become Commander of USS Benfold, at the time the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet. The immediate challenges that faced him on this under performing Naval war ship were staggering: exceptionally low morale, high turnover and unacceptably low performance evaluations. Few thought that this ship could improve. In many ways, the USS Benfold was actually an extreme example of the same problems facing many organizations today.

The solution was to establish a system of management techniques that Abrashoff calls The Leadership Roadmap. At the core of his leadership approach on Benfold was a process of replacing command and control with commitment and cohesion, and by engaging the hearts, minds, and loyalties of workers, with conviction and humility. The most important thing that a captain can do is to see the ship through the eyes of the crew. According to Abrashoff, The Leadership Roadmap is a practice that empowers every individual to share the responsibility of achieving excellence. "It's your ship", he was known to say. His former sailors to this day still remind him of it.

By every measure, these principles were able to achieve breakthrough results. Personnel turnover decreased to an unprecedented 1 percent. The rate of military promotions tripled, and the crew slashed operating expenses by 25 percent. Regarded as the finest ship in the Pacific Fleet, Benfold won the prestigious Spokane Trophy for having the highest degree of combat readiness. Most important this transformation took place with the same crew. What had changed was the ship's culture and Abrashoff's leadership style.

Abrashoff recounted the leadership lessons from the turnaround of USS Benfold in It's Your Ship, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, with over 800,000 copies sold to date. This extraordinary interest in Abrashoff's leadership journey and Benfold's organizational lessons led to two follow-up books - Get Your Ship Together and It's Our Ship. These books took readers deeper into ways these principles have been put into action by business leaders in their own organizations.

Prior to commanding USS Benfold, Abrashoff served as the Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense William J. Perry. He also helped draft the air defense plan for naval forces in the Persian Gulf in 1990, coinciding with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait; and served as the Executive Officer of the Cruiser Shiloh, where he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of United Nations sanctions against Iraq.

Mike Abrashoff is the founder of GLS Worldwide, a consulting firm which works with and supports leaders as they address leadership, talent and business challenges within their organization. The firm challenges leaders at all levels to re-imagine their leadership thinking and create new ways to elevate individual, team and organizational performance.

Shawn Achor speaker

Shawn Achor

Author and Speaker on Leadership, Performance and Change

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Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, spent over a decade at Harvard University where he won numerous distinguished teaching awards for his work. Shawn's research on happiness and human potential has received attention from the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and NPR. His keynotes help organizations to improve performance, leadership and manage change.

Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he was Head Teaching Fellow for Positive Psychology, the most popular course at Harvard at the time.

In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think Inc. to share his research with a wider population. When the global economy collapsed in 2008, Shawn was immediately called in as an expert by the world's largest banks to help restart forward progress. Subsequently, Shawn has spoken in 45 countries to a wide variety of audiences: bankers on Wall Street, students in Dubai, CEOs in Zimbabwe.

Dr. Britt Andreatta speaker

Dr. Britt Andreatta

Former Professor and Dean at the University of California, Author & Speaker on the Brain Science of Success

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As an author, consultant and certified coach, Dr. Britt Andreatta brings over 25 years experience in helping people and organizations rise to their potential. She is an accomplished presenter and keynote speaker, acclaimed for creating experiences that engage, educate and entertain. Her TEDx talk, How Your Past Hijacks Your Future received rave reviews and her many courses on Lynda.com have over 2.5 million views worldwide. A highly sought-after speaker, Britt speaks at international conferences and her sessions are frequently voted “best of conference” .

Britt has contributed to Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Talent Development and Practical Business Training and has an active following on LinkedIn. Dr. Andreatta consults with Fortune 500 and 100 companies as well as academic institutions, public sector and nonprofit organizations, ranging from health services and technology to construction and education.

Britt has authored several titles on leadership, learning, and management, including Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Having Difficult Conversations, Leadership Fundamentals, The Neuroscience of Learning, Leading Change, Management Fundamentals, and Delegating Tasks to Your Team. Several titles have been translated to French, German and Spanish and are featured on Video2Brain.com. She recently published Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Master Any Skill and has two more books coming soon. 

Britt has won several national and international awards including the 2014 Gold Medal for Chief Learning Officer magazine’s prestigious Trailblazer Award for the leadership development program she implemented at Lynda.com. She was nominated for the 2015 CLO Strategy Award for her work on a groundbreaking performance management program based on the growth mindset. 

As a former Professor and Dean at the University of California, Antioch University, and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dr. Andreatta teaches on human potential and leadership. Britt designed and led the Leadership Development Program at UC Santa Barbara, which was funded by a generous donation from Dr. Barry Posner, author of The Leadership Challenge, and his wife Jackie Schmidt Posner.

Brian Biro speaker

Brian Biro

Breakthrough Coach and Author on Leadership, Change and Teamwork

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Brian Biro is known as America's Breakthrough Coach, and is a speaker and author on leadership, thriving on change, and team building. He has delivered over 1,200 presentations around the world over the last 20 years. A major client described Brian Biro best when he said, Brian Biro has the energy of a ten-year-old, the enthusiasm of a twenty-year-old, and the wisdom of a seventy-five-year-old.

A former vice-president of a major transportation corporation and the author of nine books including bestseller, Beyond Success!, Brian was rated #1 from over 40 Speakers at four consecutive INC. Magazine International Conferences.

With degrees from Stanford University and UCLA, Brian Biro has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN's Business Unusual, and the Fox News Network and as a featured speaker at the Disney Institute in Orlando. He was recently named one of the top 100 most inspirational graduates of the UCLA Graduate School of Business in honor of their 75th Anniversary.

Alexander Blass speaker

Alexander Blass

Grand prize winner of the Daily Record's Top Innovator of the Year Award, speaker on creating innovation Culture.

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Wharton and Oxford-educated, Alexander Blass is an internationally acclaimed American innovator and entrepreneur. He has traveled to over 50 countries and appeared in hundreds of media outlets. He is the grand prize winner of the Daily Record's Top Innovator of the Year Award, which credited him with revolutionizing charitable giving for inventing person-to-person giving technology on the Internet. He presently serves as CEO of Alexander Blass International, an executive education and training firm based near Washington, DC.

Alexander keynotes some of the world's most prestigious conferences on innovation/creativity, leadership/change, business development and entrepreneurship. Examples include the Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum, the World Management Forum, the European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, the Stars of Business Awards in Dubai, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurship Summit, EPIC in New York, ExpoMeetings in Mexico, HR SUMMIT in Singapore, INNOCONF in Malaysia, the Business Leadership Forum in South America, and IBM INNOVATE in India to an audience of 2,000 people.

Alexander also received the Baltimore Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 Executives Award and the Daily Record's Influential Marylanders Award. He was honored as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School of Business.

Previously, Alexander was a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, and software developer, beginning his career at KPMG Consulting. During his tenure as a venture capitalist, one of the fund's portfolio companies went from a $500,000 fund investment to a nearly $500 million all-cash acquisition by a Fortune 50 corporation. He has worked with leading organizations on opportunities totaling over $1 billion, and made investment recommendations on over $100 million of emerging technologies for the U.S. government as an invited expert at the National Science Foundation.

He has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Associated Press, BusinessWeek, FOX, The Independent, Voice of Africa, Khaleej Times, Dubai Eye, HRM Asia, Portafolio, and many more.

Alexander received an MBA from Oxford University in England. He also holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he concurrently studied at the Wharton School of Business.

Lisa Bodell speaker

Lisa Bodell

Globally recognized Futurist and expert on Innovation

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Lisa Bodell is an award-winning author and CEO of futurethink. As a futurist and expert on the topic of change, she serves as a global council member of the World Economic Forum; and has helped thousands of senior leaders ignite innovation at Bloomberg, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, and many others.

Lisa is an inspired speaker who has brought her message to over 30 countries and nearly 100,000 people each year. She was ranked the top speaker at Google’s client events in 2014. She is also the author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which won the 2014 Axiom Best Business Book Award and was voted Best Business Book by USA Book News and Booz & Co. Lisa has appeared on NPR, FOX News, and in Fast Company, The New York Times, and WIRED. She is a monthly columnist for strategy+business, and frequent contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

Lisa is an advisor on the boards of the Association of Professional Futurists; and Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board in Basel, Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Lisa has taught innovation and creativity at both American and Fordham Universities.

René C.W. Boender speaker

René C.W. Boender

Author and Keynote Speaker on Marketing, Change, and Innovation

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René Boender is an renowned and inspiring speaker - capturing his audience right from the start.

He began his career in marketing and advertising in his early twenties. The US-based agency McCann discovered his talent and immediately threw him into the deep end of the international advertising market. He was responsible for their largest accounts: Black & Decker, Coca-Cola, CNN, L’Oréal, H&M, and Levi’s. In the late-80's, people called him the “Rainmaker on Madison Avenue,” the best new business driver in advertising.

In the early 90's, René Boender started his own successful agency: BBCW. After ten more years in business he then started to give talks at international conferences and worked as a guest lecturer - and he continues to be involved in several high profile projects.

From 2012 - 2014, René Boender was named the best foreign speaker in the USA with his keynote “The Chance to Change is now.” As the author of the bestselling Great to Cool René Boender shares his knowledge, his experience and vision. He focuses on increasing business happiness and believes that everything hinges on the power of communication. Furthermore, he is an expert on ‘Generation Z’ and published a best-selling book on this target group, which made it to number one on the top 100 management books list - twice! Again a big success, René Boender’s third book, Cool is Hotalso rose to number one! 

René’s professional vision and energetic communication skills enable him to give exciting talks and connect with his audience. René Boender speaks on various topics. He looks at the way one deals with difficulties and helps you to start with yourself and take the reins. His keynotes are about pushing boundaries and the courage to change.

Eric Boles speaker

Eric Boles

Consultant and Speaker on Leadership, Peak Performance, and Change Management

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Eric Boles is the president of The Game Changers Inc., a training and development company dedicated to maximizing the human asset. Through assessment, consulting, coaching and corporate training, The Game Changers Inc. has set the standard for helping organizations enhance their culture and develop greater levels of commitment and performance.

Eric Boles is also a highly acclaimed keynote speaker and consultant for some of the most recognized and respected organizations in the world. His insights on Leadership, Peak Performance, Team Dynamics, and Managing Change has been shared with clients such as  Dunkin’ Donuts, Nationwide Insurance, AVIVA Insurance, Alaska Airlines, State Farm Insurance, Starbucks Coffee, USAA, MetLife, and Novo Nordisk . Eric also speaks to a variety of organizations and associations, including those in sales, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services.

Prior to becoming an authority on high performance, Eric learned many principles of team dynamics and leadership from his experience playing in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Jets and the Green Bay Packers. While in the NFL, he had the privilege of being coached and mentored by some of the finest coaches and players in the game.

Eric is an avid sports fan, golfer and reader. He is married to his wife Cindy, and they have two daughters, Taylor and Madison.

Dr. Gary Bradt speaker

Dr. Gary Bradt

Expert on change and leadership. Author of The Ring in the Rubble.

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Dr. Gary Bradt is an author, clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, C-Suite executive coach and speaker on the topic of adapting to and leading through change.

Dr. 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.

Gary Bradt had established a strong following as an executive coach and speaker long before Spencer Johnson asked him to be the messenger for his groundbreaking book. He began his leadership development career in 1987 with a respected leadership development consultancy. There he helped client companies launch proven leadership strategies and transformational processes which turned change and tough times into an opportunity to transform themselves and take performance to the next level.

His mantra - adapt and ignite! - is a rallying cry for success in these tumultuous times. He helps organizations adapt to new technologies and government regulations; inspires innovative thinking as industries consolidate; helps employees quickly adapt to major shifts driven by mergers, acquisitions or reorganizations; and gotten customers and employees alike to embrace a new product or service line.

Dr. Bradt earned his BA in psychology from Duquesne, University in Pittsburgh PA. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University and Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, which in 2007 honored him with the Excellence in Professional Psychology award. Only the second graduate to be so recognized at the time, this award underscored Dr. Bradt's contributions to the field of professional psychology through his achievements as an author, leadership consultant/coach and world-class speaker.

Gary Bradt is author of The Ring in the Rubble: Dig Through Change and Find Your Next Golden Opportunity, which has earned high praise from reviewers and fellow change and leadership experts.

John Cassis speaker

John Cassis

Entertainer and inspirational speaker on embracing change and dealing with stress.

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Fun. Uplifting. Humorous. That's how audiences describe John Cassis. With a rare blend of content, humor and entertainment , John knows firsthand how to embrace change, face adversity and meet the daily pressures of life head-on.

John received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati. After three years of professional baseball, he earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.

John has a diverse background. From 1973 to 1975, he directed a youth counseling center. In 1975, he became a minister of a small church in Colorado, where the congregation grew from 80 to 2,000 in five years. Then in 1980 as Director of Special Projects for World Relief, John accepted the challenge to motivate people across the country to help feed hungry children and their families. As a professional speaker, he encourages people to step into the arena and live their dreams. In keeping with his philosophy, he became a professional golfer in 2002.

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.

Kathy Cleveland Bull speaker

Kathy Cleveland Bull

Expert on change strategies, human development, and strategic planning.

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Kathy Cleveland Bull is a highly regarded professional speaker, trainer, and consultant. Her company, N~Compass Consulting, helps clients Navigate the Art and Science of Change. Kathy conducts personal and professional development seminars for Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. She consults on successful change strategies, human performance, and strategic planning. Her recent clients include such diverse organizations as Pfizer, Novartis, Weyerhaeuser, Dow Chemical, Honeywell, Max & Erma's Restaurants, Nationwide Financial, Marzetti's, and more than 45 colleges and universities in the US and Canada.

In September of 2008 Kathy keynoted an international medical conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands inspiring professionals, caregivers and family members to successfully adapt to the diagnosis of dementia in a loved one. Previously, Kathy had the opportunity to present a 2 day seminar on Change for African business leaders in Nairobi, Kenya, and has appeared with Dr. Phil and Deepak Chopra at The Power Within Live Event touring cities across North America.

Kathy was one of three professional speakers recommended by Dr. Spencer Johnson to provide training built upon his book Who Moved My Cheese? She has trained more than 85,000 people to successfully manage change in their work and life using the cheese metaphor.

Prior to forming her own firm in 2001, Kathy was the Director of Training and Organizational Development at The Ohio State University. Kathy has held various leadership positions in student affairs administration, admissions, leadership development, event planning, and residence life at Bowling Green State University, North Carolina State University, and Ohio State.

A Phi Beta Kappa psychology graduate of Bowling Green State University, Kathy has two BGSU Master's degrees, in College Student Development and Guidance and Counseling. She has served her alma mater as a member of the university's Alumni Board of Trustees and chaired the Arts and Sciences Board of Advocates. She received the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the BGSU Alumni Association and was honored to deliver the May 2006 Commencement Address at BGSU.

Daryl Conner speaker

Daryl Conner

Author of Leading at the Edge of Chaos and Managing At the Speed of Change . Internationally Recognized Change Management Expert.

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About Daryl Conner - Speaker on Leadership, Strategy Execution and Change Management:

Daryl Conner is chairman of Conner Partners, an advisory firm that specializes in strategy execution. Daryl and the firm have a steadfast focus: they help clients deliver the promised benefits for the most difficult type of strategic change - change that transforms the business. As an internationally recognized leader in organizational change, Daryl serves as an advisor and mentor to senior executives around the globe.

Over his extensive career, Daryl has worked with many of the most successful organizations in the world, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions, to help them achieve the full intent of their most urgent and critically important initiatives. A dynamic and engaging public speaker, he has addressed thousands of executives in corporate settings, national conferences, and public programs.

Daryl grounds his work on a strong foundation of research and extensive consulting. He has authored two books Managing at the Speed of Change (Random House, 1993) and Leading at the Edge of Chaos (John Wiley & Sons, 1998) and more than 250 publications, including journal and magazine articles, monographs, book chapters, and videos. Daryl's blog, Change Thinking, is written for change management professionals who want to raise the level of their game and that of the field of change execution.

Throughout his career, Daryl has documented the actions leaders take that lead to successful and unsuccessful implementation of strategic change. The patterns of successful execution are known, reliable, and replicable. Daryl provides candid guidance and focus around these patterns of success to executives responsible for strategic initiatives and to the teams that support them.

One common thread connects all of Daryl's work: helping businesses operate more effectively in a turbulent world by applying fundamental principles about change.

Cheryl Cran speaker

Cheryl Cran

Provides practical tools and creative strategies to improve your communication and leadership skills.

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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 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.

Industries that Cheryl has worked with include agriculture, health, pharma, finance, insurance, associations, medical, retail, manufacturing, pest control, funeral, entrepreneurs, education and many more. The common elements among all industries is the need for leaders to effectively deal with ongoing challenges such as attracting and retaining top talent, leading multiple generations, leading change in traditional organizations, transforming people to perform at higher levels and ultimately to grow the business.

In the twenty years of being the CEO of the consulting firm Synthesis at Work Inc. Cheryl Cran has helped leaders and their teams to evolve their executive, leadership and team skill levels so that they can increase results.

Cheryl’s background includes being a high performing leader in her early twenties in the finance and insurance industries. While in the banking industry she was promoted quickly at the age of twenty three to management and from there was groomed to area manager leadership. After ten successful years as a leader in banking she was head hunted by a national financial insurance company to head up their regional portfolio. In the two years she was there her team helped to grow the company and increase market share by thirty percent.

From insurance she was wooed back to finance and was in charge of growing a mortgage portfolio to ten million and she and her partner did so within a ten month time frame. In the early nineties she was approached by a major consulting firm and became an intern for one year before setting out to set up her own practice in 1994.

Since then Cheryl’s experience and training in organizational development, leadership development, communication planning, project management and more has provided growth, evolution and success for her global clients.

She is the author of 4 books including the best selling, 101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work and her NEW book  released in E-Book format Leadership Mastery In a Digital Age.

Her articles have been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes, Metro New York, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Selling Power, Builder Woman magazine, Managing People, Meeting Planners Industry and more.

Cheryl’s work is being licensed in countries worldwide such as Malaysia, Singapore, China, Italy, Greece, Romania, Turkey, Canada, United States and more.

Her company Synthesis at Work Inc is the parent company to Evolutionary Business Solutions, TMI Canada and TACK Canada multinational training and consulting firms in over sixty countries.

Cheryl is the Past President of the Global Speakers Federation 2012/2013 and on the board of directors since 2010. In December 2012 she was inducted into the Canadian Speaker Hall of Fame and is a Certified Speaking Professional, a globally recognized designation.

Dr. Mark DeVolder speaker

Dr. Mark DeVolder

Expert in the dynamics of change and communication.

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Dr. Mark DeVolder is a change expert and and an internationally acclaimed motivational keynote speaker. As a top professional speaker, Mark speaks on topics like change, communication, engagement, leadership, and teamwork.

All of Mark's customized keynote programs contain lively audience connection and interaction, cutting edge content, practical ideas, lots of opportunities to laugh and learn, all illustrated by humor and memorable stories. Audiences leave with the tools they need to re-energize, re-engage and transform their workplaces and lives.

An expert in the dynamics of organizational change, Mark DeVolder reveals why 70 percent of all change initiatives fail to achieve their stated goals. Most leaders focus the majority of their time on the numbers, but it is the people issues that often make or break a deal. With straight-forward strategies and convincing business examples, Mark shows leaders how to improve the bottom line.

Mark is skilled in both boardroom settings and conference halls, as a sought-after trainer, as a mediator in emotion-charged negotiations and as a guest speaker delivering high-energy messages to audiences of all sizes.

Dr. DeVolder's clients have included IBM, Genivar, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AIG Financial, as well as many Federal Government departments and Aboriginal First Nations.

Mark is the author of Get Engaged! A Practical Guide for Improving Employee Engagement..

Steve Donahue speaker

Steve Donahue

Sahara Desert Adventurer, Change Leadership and Engagement Expert

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Change your narrative and you can change anything. That’s why Steve Donahue is in global demand as a speaker, consultant and thought leader. He has worked with over 500 organizations to accelerate change, transform culture and energize teams from the inside out.

Steve is a pioneer in the emerging field of Narrative Intelligence and its application for individual and organizational renaissance. He has delivered over 1,000 presentations on 4 continents. Some of his clients include AT&T, Boeing, Pepsico, UPS, Ford, Hilton Hotels and The World Bank.

Steve’s first book, Shifting Sands, has sold over 100,000 copies. An international bestseller, it uses his harrowing journey across the Sahara Desert as a metaphor for personal growth and corporate change. He also co-produced the highly acclaimed documentary film, Take My Advice, I Can’t. The film chronicles his 3 year-72,000 mile search for a new story and a reason to tell it. It was on this quest that Steve discovered how narratives drive change and revitalize engagement.

Donahue is known for insightful presentations that are both heart touching and hilarious. He is a spellbinding storyteller with a special gift for inspiring international audiences. All of Steve’s presentations are deeply researched to be industry specific, immediately relevant and packed with actionable content.

Keith Ferrazzi speaker

Keith Ferrazzi

Best-Selling Author of Never Eat Alone and Speaker on Relationship Development

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Keith Ferrazzi is one of the rare individuals to discover the essential formula for reaching the top - a powerful combination of marketing acumen and a remarkable ability to connect with others. Both Forbes and Inc. have designated him one of the world's most connected individuals.

Ferrazzi grew up in Pittsburgh; his father a steelworker, his mother a cleaning lady. His father worked double shifts to send him to the very best prep schools - and ultimately to Yale undergrad and Harvard Business School - imbuing in Ferrazzi a sense of gratitude that has deeply influenced his message: Generosity in relationships as the cornerstone of success.

Thanks to that remarkable insight, Ferrazzi has developed a network of relationships that stretches from Washington's corridors of power, to America's top corporate leaders, to Hollywood's A-list.

As Founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, he provides market leaders with strategic consulting and training services to increase company sales and enhance personal careers. Ferrazzi Greenlight strategically leverages the insight of its executive team, whose careers span the highest echelons of corporate America, along with principles from Ferrazzi's best-selling book, Never Eat Alone. Never Eat Alone has been recognized as one of the best business books of 2005, 2006, and 2007. His recent book, Who's Got Your Back?, guides readers to develop an intimate inner circle, a handful of people who they trust completely to hold them accountable to ever higher levels of achievement.

Ferrazzi is a frequent contributor to CNN and CNBC. He has authored numerous articles for leading business and consumer publications, including Forbes, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, and Reader's Digest. He has been named a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, one of the top 40 Under 40 business leaders by Crain's Business, one of the most distinguished young Californians by the Jaycees, and one of the most creative Americans in Richard Wurman's Who's Really Who. Ferrazzi's extraordinary rise to prominence, which includes a stint as the youngest Chief Marketing Officer in the Fortune 500, has even inspired a Stanford Business School case study.

As CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, he draws upon a rich professional history to guide organizations and business leaders worldwide. Ferrazzi was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Starwood Hotels, where he oversaw marketing activities for global brands including Sheraton, Westin, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, and W Hotels. Ferrazzi also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Deloitte Consulting, a leading global management consulting firm, where he developed and managed the industry's first globally integrated marketing organization. His creative marketing strategy drove the ascent of Deloitte's Consulting brand recognition from the lowest in the industry to a primary position and spurred the highest featured growth rate in the industry.

Ferrazzi actively supports numerous civic, charitable, and educational organizations. He serves on the Yale University Board of Alumni Governors and the Board of Trustees of the Kiski School, and is also a Fellow of the Berkeley College at Yale. Additionally, Ferrazzi founded Big Task Weekend, an annual executive roundtable focused on how businesses can help contribute to America's health and wellness. Ferrazzi's interests also include an examination of the relationship between leadership success and spirituality.

Lisa Ford speaker

Lisa Ford

Speaker on customer service and leadership.

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Lisa Ford is a speaker with over 20 years of experience presenting to businesses, associations and government. She speaks across North America and internationally on topics of customer service, leadership, teamwork 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.

Lisa designs content personalized to the audience and issues they face. She has also customized numerous videos for clients to use in their ongoing education efforts. Lisa's experience includes working with Pfizer, Viacom, Edward Jones, CSX, Kaiser Permanente, Morton's of Chicago, Citgo, American Gas Association, American Diabetes Association and American Veterinary Medical Association.

In 2002, Lisa was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association. She is one of 140 speakers who have been honored over 30 years. She also serves a Board Member of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Jackie Freiberg speaker

Dr. Jackie Freiberg

Bestselling Business Author, Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Leadership, and the SheEconomy

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Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders create BEST places where the BEST people can do their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

And rumor has it, Jackie is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation. 

Jackie is NOT into canned speeches. You will never get an off-the-shelf or ready-made speech. When you book Jackie, your speech will be “tailor made,” she will work closely with you to thread your objectives into her message and co-create a keynote that has ROI and lasting impact. 

In addition to speaking, Jackie is an international bestselling author, business owner, and a leadership and culture  consultant  to  various  executive  teams  nationwide. She  teaches  graduate  classes  part-time  at  the University  of  San  Diego,  School of  Leadership  &  Education Sciences  and  she  also  writes  and speaks  on the SheEconomy, a $20 Trillion female strength to know.

Her books  include:  the  international  bestseller,  NUTS!  Southwest  Airlines’  Crazy Recipe  for  Business  and Personal   Success,   its   sequel   GUTS!,   BOOM!   (7-timeless   choices   for   inspiring   leadership   and accountability).  NANOVATION  (a how-to  on  innovation)  and  DO SOMETHING  NOW  and  Be  a  PERSON OF IMPACT, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life. And most recently, CAUSE: A Business  Strategy  for  Standing  Out  In  A  Sea of  Sameness. Companies that  define  themselves  as  cause-oriented  stand  out!  They  have  better  mployee engagement,  customer  loyalty,  stronger  profitability  and growth, all of which the Freibergs document in CAUSE! 

 Jackie‘s clients span a wide range of industries and include:
•Smurfit  Kappa •TEDx •Navy  Federal  Credit  Union   •  National  Restaurant  Assoc •Medtronic •Johnson  & Johnson•Charles  Schwab •Eli  Lilly •Tampa  General  Hospital •Kohl’s •Hallmark •Stanford  Children’s Hospital •CUNA •USAA •PNC Financial •Vail Resorts •Sony •Ken Blanchard Companies  •McDonalds •National Life Group •Sundance  Resorts   •Kiewitt •Victoria  Secret •Associated  Builders  &  Contractors   •MorphoTrust •Cisco 

Other CREDENTIALS:
 •Corporate Consultant, National Life Group, Corelation, Inc. and National Restaurant Association:  Provides keynotes, workshops, consulting and coaching on Engagement, Leadership and Culture. •Public  Speaking  Coach  to  the  United States  Marine  Corps  Recruiting  Office.  Trained  more  than  1500 Marine Recruiters a year on the Fundamentals of Delivering a Winning Presentation. Semper Fi! •Member of the Southwest Airlines' Culture Committee. One of only two non-employee members invited to serve on the highly influential leadership committee •Executive  Consultant,  Center  for  Creative  Leadership,  provided feedback  to  executives  participating  in  a five-day Leadership Development Program •Manager of Corporate and Professional Programs, University of San Diego's Executive Conference Center •Co-Founder University of San Diego's Family Business Institute •Founded University of San Diego's Certificate in International Business Program •Director University of San Diego's Institute for Quality & Productivity •Professor; teaches leadership, public speaking, and communications courses as an adjunct professor •HR Specialist, College Recruiter and Employee Communications Manager, NCRCorporation •Doctorate degree, Leadership, University of San Diego

Dr. Kevin Freiberg speaker

Dr. Kevin Freiberg

Bestselling Business Author, Keynote Speaker on Innovation, Leadership, and Change

 About

These are a few reasons why clients in every part  of  the  world  invite  Kevin  Freiberg to  be  their featured speaker.  Dr.  Freiberg is  on  a  short  list of global thought leaders that Fortune 1000 CEOs turn to for the kind of disruptive thinking that drives growth and gets people excited about the future.

Regardless  of  how  many  speakers  you’ve  hired,  you’ll  be  hard  pressed  to  find  a speaker  who  does  as much  customizing  as  Dr.  Kevin  Freiberg.  If  you  want  a keynote  that  truly  speaks  the  language  of  your business and addresses the nuances of your industry, Kevin is the speaker to book. Over 2000 companies in  60 industries  across  the  globe  have  given  Kevin  rave  reviews.  His  insights  have helped  ambitious leaders  accelerate  innovation,  and  STAND  OUT  in  a  sea  of sameness  by  building  companies  that  are hungry for change. 

His  books  include:  the  international  bestseller,  NUTS!  Southwest  Airlines’  Crazy Recipe  for  Business  and Personal   Success,   its   sequel   GUTS!,   BOOM!   (7-timeless choices   for   inspiring   leadership   and accountability).  NANOVATION  (a  how  to  on innovation)  and  DO  SOMETHING  NOW  and  Be  a  PERSON OF IMPACT, two quick reads that will change your organization and your life. And most recently, CAUSE: A Business  Strategy  for  Standing  Out  In  A  Sea of  Sameness. Companies  that  define themselves  as  cause -oriented  stand  out!  They  have  better  employee engagement, customer  loyalty,  stronger  profitability  and growth, all of which the Freibergs document in CAUSE!

Kevin‘s clients span a wide range of industries and include: •KPMG •Humana •Kaiser Permanente •  QVC •FedEx •National  Fire  Sprinkler  Association •Vail  Resorts •AARP •Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers •MGM Resorts •Microsoft •University of San Diego •CUNA •L’Oréal•Credit Union Association New York •Vail Resorts •Kraft •Bank of America •Honeywell •National Life  •American Express •Unisys •AT&T •Beef USA •Sony •Tire Pros •Powder River Energy Corporation 

Other CREDENTIALS: Named  one  of  the  "Top  30  Best  Minds  on  Leadership"  by Leadership  Excellence  Magazine,  Dr.  Freiberg has  appeared  on  CNBC,  CBS  Sunday Morning  and  the  CBS Morning  News  for  his  views  on  the  critical links between leadership, corporate culture, change, and innovation. He  has  also  appeared  on  the television  series  Lessons  in  Excellence  for  CNBC  India.  His  articles  and interviews have  been  published  in  the  Wall  Street  Journal,  Business  Week,  Washington  Post, Investor's Business  Daily,  India's  Economic  Times,  India's  Business  Standard, India's Financial  Times  and  Capital Business & Finance Magazine of Dubai

Michelle Gielan speaker

Michelle Gielan

Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and Positive Communication Expert

 About

Michelle Gielan, Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, researches the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity and happiness at work. Michelle is a Partner at GoodThink, a positive psychology consulting firm, and she holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS, and she formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX and NPR.

Carol Kinsey Goman speaker

Carol Kinsey Goman

Speaker on energizing individuals and organizations to thrive in environments of change.

 About

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., is an international keynote speaker, specializing in leadership and nonverbal communication. She coaches executives, women leaders, salespeople, and managers to build strong and productive business relationships by projecting confidence, credibility, caring, and charisma. A frequent presenter for The Conference Board, The Executive Forum, and the International Association of Business Communicators, Carol presents keynote addresses and seminars on leadership, body language in the workplace, collaboration, and change communication to corporations, government agencies and major trade associations.

Her clients include over 100 organizations in 24 countries -- corporate giants such as Consolidated Edison, 3M, and PepsiCo; major non-profit organizations such as the American Institute of Banking, the Healthcare Forum, and the American Society of Training and Development; high-tech firms such as Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments; agencies such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, and the Library of Congress; and international firms such as Petroleos de Venezuela, Dairy Farm in Hong Kong, SCA Hygiene in Germany, and Wartsilla Diesel in Finland.

Carol has been cited as an authority in media such as Industry Week, Investors Business Daily, CNN's Business Unusual, PBS Marketplace, MarketWatch radio, and the NBC Nightly News. She is a leadership blogger for Forbes and an expert contributor to the Washington Post's On Leadership column. She has published over 300 articles in the fields of organizational change, leadership, innovation, communication, the multi-generational work force, collaboration, employee engagement, and body language in the workplace. She's the author of twelve business books, including The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work and The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help � or Hurt � How You Lead. Her latest book is The Truth About Lies in the Workplace: How to Spot Liars at Work and How to Deal with Them.

Carol has served as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in the International MBA program, at the University of California in the Executive Education Department, and for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States at their Institutes for Organization Management. She's a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies, presenting training seminars internationally.

Joseph Grenny speaker

Joseph Grenny

Business communication expert, author of Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High.

 About

Over the past twenty-five years, Joseph Grenny has taught and advised thousands of leaders on every major continent from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies to small communities in Nairobi, Kenya. He has advised CEOs and senior executives on more than a dozen major change initiatives - receiving credit from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' President as a key factor in helping the organization win the $200 billion Joint Strike Fighter program. Joseph teaches organizations how to communicate best when it matters most. His experience and research into the best practices of leaders and influencers has made him a leading industry expert and speaker in communication, change, leadership, organizational effectiveness, and corporate culture.

Joseph is coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers, Change Anything, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High, and Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior. An expert in topics ranging from influence and leadership to organizational change and effectiveness, Joseph has been cited in dozens of newspapers including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Joseph also writes The Influential Leader, a regular column on BusinessWeek.com. He has also appeared on more than one hundred radio and television programs including ABC News, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and the Today Show.

Joseph regularly speaks and consults with leaders across the globe from East Asia, to India, to Europe. He has spoken at events such as the HSM World Business Forum and to organizations including NASA, the American Bankers Association, the Supreme Court of California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Public Works Association, and the American Society of Training and Development.

A seasoned executive and business strategy expert, Joseph has addressed executive level teams for clients including Baxter, Yale Medical School, IBM, Progressive Insurance, Sprint, Textron, McGraw-Hill, Allstate, Eli Lilly, Texas Instruments, and Genentech. Whether he's speaking to an audience of more than ten thousand or to a small executive team, Joseph's dynamic and captivating style keeps his skills in high demand.

Joseph was cofounder and president of California Computer Corporation. In 1990, he cofounded VitalSmarts, which today is one of the most respected corporate training and organizational development companies in the world. VitalSmarts has helped more than three hundred of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors.

In 2007, Joseph and his coauthors were named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for their work in founding and leading VitalSmarts. Named the 2008 Business of the Year by The Association of Learning Providers, VitalSmarts has also been ranked four times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Products resulting from Joseph's research have been used to train over two million people worldwide.

Robert Harris speaker

Robert Harris

Keynote speaker on leadership, communication and change management.

 About

Robert Harris is able to make the complex, simple, especially when it comes to succeeding at organizational change. Most change initiatives fail, not for lack of a good plan, but for an inability to manage the difficult people challenges that invariably accompany change.

Robert presents practical tools and innovation methodologies for turbo-charging your change projects. His approach is practical, yet totally unique from what is typically done when leading change. Robert specializes in how to plan and then deliver difficult change news in a way that removes distrust and misunderstanding and, instead, generates commitment and energy for the change.

Robert also teaches personal leadership skills for getting the commitment of others and ensuring win-win outcomes that enhance personal relationships. His approach is play to your strengths. Robert explains how we can leverage key strengths, add in new strengths that are valued by other, and eliminate ineffective tendencies where we might overdo our strengths. Robert has presented this workshop to employees and managers at all levels - invariably, people gain insights and awareness that help them succeed in achieving their goals.

Robert's corporate experience includes senior management roles in the high technology, beverage, healthcare, and public sectors. As Director of Human Resources for Molson Breweries, Robert was on the Steering Committee coordinating the merger with Carling O'Keefe.

Robert is President of Robert Harris Resources Inc. He has published numerous articles in the business press and is the co-author of three books Global Impact - Award Winning Performance Programs from Around the World, Navigating Your Career - A Roadmap to Individual and Career Success, and Change Leadership: Inform, Involve, Ignite!.

Robert has a distinctive ability to provide audiences with practical solutions that can be applied in their work and personal lives. Robert quickly connects with audiences of all sizes in presenting simple yet innovative strategies for improving workplace effectiveness.

Willie Jolley speaker

Willie Jolley

Motivating Speaker on Leadership, Change and Sales

 About

There are many inspirational and motivational Speakers, and then there is the one, the only, the incomparable Dr. Willie Jolley. He is a Hall of Fame Speaker, an Award-Winning Singer, a Best-Selling Author and a National Television & Radio Personality. The Business Ad Hoc Committee recently tabbed him as The #1 Inspirational Speaker/Singer in America!

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 & Inspirational/Motivational Speaker of The Year by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International. He has been inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame as well as achieving the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. In addition, he is also the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award and the African American Chamber of Commerce DC Business 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! Many know him as the speaker Ford Motors called on in 2006 when they were on the brink of bankruptcy, and he worked with them in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and in 2009 they were able to reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Dollar profits.

No matter the venue, from his exciting television appearances to his SiriusXM radio show, to corporate audiences like Wal-Mart, Ford, GM, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott or The Million Dollar Round Table. Dr. Willie Jolley keeps it moving with high energy and enthusiasm, as he delivers nuggets on how every person can live a better life, one day at a time!

Dr. Willie Jolley is the author of several international best-selling books including It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life, A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback, Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks and An Attitude of Excellence, which was endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey.

Dr. Jolley holds a Doctorate Degree in Achievement, a Master Degree in Theology and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. He resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Dee.

Dr. Robert Kriegel speaker

Dr. Robert Kriegel

New York Times best-selling author, pioneer in sports psychology. Speaker on strategy and change.

 About

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 national 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 latest book is Performance Under Pressure: Being at your best when it counts. His book, Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers, made Business Week's bestseller list in it's first month! A commentator on National Public Radio's Marketplace program, Kriegel recently made two specials for PBS.

An all American athlete and pioneer in the field of sports psychology, Kriegel has coached both Olympic and pro athletes. The New York Times said his work spurred a revolution in performance practices. He is the co-author of Inner Skiing and has done color commentary for the US Professional Ski Tour on ESPN.

A former advertising executive for Young and Rubicam in New York, Kriegel taught at Stanford University's Executive Management Program and was a member of the California Governor's Council.

Dr. Kriegel's customized speeches and programs will entertain you, inform you and inspire you. He will teach you how to develop and lead Change- Ready people and organizations. You will learn how to round up sacred cows that cost money and inhibit change and new opportunities. He also outlines strategies for gaining the competitive edge by not competing but changing the game, leading customers not following them and rethinking rules, redefining roles and reinventing your business.

Dr. Janet Lapp speaker

Dr. Janet Lapp

Author, psychologist, internationally known speaker. Very entertaining. Speaks on Change, Communication, Motivation and Teamwork.

 About

What would happen if everyone in the organization saw the positives and not the problems in change? This question inspired Dr. Janet Lapp and her team to conduct decades of research enacting these types of changes in the workplace, with amazingly positive results. Janet shares the evidence-based results derived from years of experience in both her books and stage performances. She has a professor's ability to translate complex theory into usable answers, 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. She is known for her ability to create optimism, energy and an intense emotional connection. Her unique interactive approach engages the audience in a change lab, where they first assess their leadership skills, then leave with tools to transform from where they are to where they need to be.

She understands the needs, wishes and language of each client by research, interviews, and visits to facilities such that when she appears on stage she seems to be part of the organization or company.

Both 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.

Janet is a Registered Nurse who also holds a PhD in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal. Admitted into the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, one year she was rated by Toastmasters as one of the top three speakers worldwide. Creator and host of the Emmy-nominated CBS series Keep Well, she has appeared regularly on INN, ABC, CNN, and NBC. She and her team have helped hundreds of organizations around the world including Allstate, Blue Shield, IBM, Intel, Verizon, AT&T, Unilever, and P&G to design systems to overcome resistance to change and expedite workplace transformation.

A flight instructor, Janet has flown her airplane throughout South America and Africa on medical and rescue missions, and is a long time member of the Flying Doctors of Mercy working in central Mexico. She currently lives in southern California.

Jenn Lim speaker

Jenn Lim

Creator of the Zappos Culture Book, Inspiring Science-based Happiness, Passion, and Purpose 

 About

Jenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life. Delivering Happiness started as a book and a bus tour, and evolved into a company and global movement around happiness that has impacted and inspired over 250 companies in more than 110 countries.

Along with her responsibilities as CHO (Chief Happiness Officer), Jenn Lim travels around the world to deliver a message of passion, purpose, culture, and happiness. 

Jenn has been a consultant with Zappos from its start-up days in 2003 to the $2 billion business it is today. She created the Zappos Culture Book, an embodiment of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability. Jenn’s experience with Zappos, combined with her development of scientific frameworks for workplace happiness, created the evidence that happier employees = happier customers = successful companies (and meaningful lives). What’s more, she discovered that every organization can have similar results.

Today, Jenn is dedicated to growing DH to inspire happiness in people, companies and communities so that together, we can create a happier world.

Dean Lindsay speaker

Dean Lindsay

Best Selling Author on Change Management, Business Growth, Customer Service, and Team Performance 

 About

An authority on harnessing human potential and creating authentic business growth, Dean Lindsay is an engaging and highly sought-after business consultant and speaker. Dean Lindsay's motivational keynotes contain powerful and useful insight on workplace performance, building priceless business relationships, dealing with change, communication, and business growth that can be customized for sales professionals, leadership teams, customer service representatives, or those in management positions.

Dean is an active member of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy and the American Society of Training and Development.

Dean Lindsay has presented Keynotes and Seminars in everywhere from Spain (Barcelona, Madrid), Turkey (Istanbul), Sweden (Stockholm), Canada (Vancouver), Venezuela (Caracas), to the island of Aruba.

His unique and humorous style captivates and inspires audiences to take positive action. Dean's practical strategies, street tested techniques and proven concepts increase productivity, boost sales, strengthen employee morale along with customer loyalty, and much more.

Using this trademarked 6 Ps of Progress, Dean Lindsay is a best selling author and business keynote speaker that delivers programs that help companies realize greater productivity, while creating a rewarding work environment for all team members.

Dean Lindsay knows that personal and professional progress is by design, not chance. He also knows that personal and professional progress is directly correlated to the progress you provide others and is therefore dedicated to your organization's progress.

He is the author of two books, The Progress Challenge: Working and Winning in World of Change and Cracking the Network CODE: 4 Steps to Priceless Business Relationships. He has been hailed as a Master of Progress by Jay Conrad Levinson, the father of Guerilla Marketing.

With his refreshingly daring, imaginative and highly effective style, Dean Lindsay has the rare ability delivering profitable, valued and important information to a wide variety of audiences even in the midst of challenging economic times or negative change. Dean Lindsay's process for creating customized content includes:

  • Researching your industry, company and organization
  • Having discussions with key professionals in your organization
  • Conducting brief phone interviews with top performers

Your organization deserves a truly forward focused motivational business keynote speaker who is funny, engaging and has something fresh and empowering to share.

Stephen Lundin speaker

Stephen Lundin

Speaker on organizational culture and change.

 About

Stephen Lundin speaks from the heart. His genuine words have changed the way people look at life and have tugged at thousands of hearts. Listening to Stephen, you begin to understand that you can choose your response to life's challenges. Stephen Lundin draws on years of experience as a psychologist, MBA professor, business consultant, best-selling author and filmmaker as well as the FISH! Philosophy when he works with businesses. Stephen shares his wealth of knowledge, helping his clients change their organizational culture and create a workplace where people can truly experience the one life that is theirs to live.

Today, Steve Lundin spends his time writing, speaking and filmmaking. He has taken his powerful messages about FISH, Top Performer, and Innovation to audiences in 40+ countries and thousands of organizations. By sharing his powerful, personal and authentic message, Stephen Lundin strives to awaken his audiences to the amazing possibilities that already exist in every workplace, every home and every life.

Stephen Lundin's best selling book, FISH!, has continuously been a weekly Wall Street Journal bestseller and monthly BusinessWeek bestseller for more than four years. The now business-staple has also appeared frequently on the New York Times Business, Publishers Weekly, USA Today and Barnes and Noble bestseller lists. Published in 34 languages with over 4 million copies in print worldwide, FISH! has taken the FISH! Philosophy to all corners of the world.

And to the collection of animals Steve has added CATS: The Nine Lives of Innovation. CATS takes the position that organizations don't innovate, people do. The idea is simple. All of us have the capacity to innovate so if you want to have a more innovative organization, develop more innovative employees. The curriculum for this personal development is The Nine Lives of Innovation.

Warren Macdonald speaker

Warren Macdonald

Inspiring speaker and adventurer with message on survival and change.

 About

Warren Macdonald's inspirational story and powerful message deliver life-changing instruction on not only navigating, but embracing change; with focus, energy and confidence. His life's boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland's Hinchinbrook Island in Australia. Climbing to the Island's tallest peak, Warren became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh.

Just ten months later, Warren climbed Tasmania's Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants. In February 2003, he became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa's tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222ft), and more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2,800 pull-ups over 4 days, created history once again in an ascent of America's tallest cliff face, El Capitan. He is also the only above knee amputee to make an ascent of Canada's landmark frozen waterfall, the 600 ft Weeping Wall in Alberta.

Warren's first book, A Test of Will is an Australian bestseller and the subject of the Trapped under a Boulder episode of the Discovery Channel series I Shouldn't Be Alive. His film documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia most challenging mountain summit, The Second Step, has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic Television and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Warren has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

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