10 Speakers That Were Trending in May 2019

Every month, Clients call, email, and even text us asking about different Speakers they are considering for upcoming events.  They ask questions, view videos, read testimonials and in some cases request a call with a Speaker, something we are delighted to arrange. Based on all that activity, here are the 10 Speakers clients were talking about in May 2019.

Mel Robbins | Best-Selling Author, and Life-Changing Change and Motivational Speaker

Mel Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, internationally recognized social media & changeinfluencer, and one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world. From rooms full of executives and key stakeholders in companies to arenas of franchisee owners, every audience will receive Mel’s message in a highly customized, interactive, and hyper-engaging way. Every event is very different from the next, and each speech is tailored to send your audience into the world with actionable tools, confidence, and the power to fully step into the leaders, collaborators, closers and communicators your company strives to create.

Dr. George Friedman | Speaker and Author on the Future of Geopolitics

George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster, international affairs strategist and best-selling author. As Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a new online publication dedicated to forecasting the course of global events, Friedman combines his passion for writing and publishing for his readers world wide who follow international affairs. 

 John U. Bacon | Best-selling Author & Inspiring Speaker on Leadership, Creativity and Diversity

John U. Bacon is the New York Times best-selling author of ten books on sports, business leadership, health, and history. He free-lances for The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, and others, appears often on TV, including HBO, ESPN, Fox Business, MSNBC, and the Big Ten Network, and delivers weekly essays for Michigan Radio and occasionally NPR, which awarded him the PRNDI prize for the Nation’s Best Commentary in 2014. 

Nicholas Boothman | Teamwork and Communications Author

Nicholas Boothman spent more than 35 years studying the way people connect, communicate face-to-face and collaborate through teamwork. A former fashion and advertising photographer who dealt with hundreds of new faces a week for clients like AT&T, Revlon and Coca-Cola, he now shows businesses around the world how to naturally connect and build trust, from first impressions to profitable relationships, and all the communicating in-between.

Chip Eichelberger | Motivational Speaker and Sales Trainer

Chip Eichelberger believes audiences are craving engagement, not another speech. For 5½ years as world-renowned business leader Tony Robbins’s international point man, he spoke over 1,300 times throughout the US, UK, and Australia. This immersive experience sharpened his skills and created a unique style. It is high-energy, humorous, and persuasive and gets results. Chip promises to be THE energy source at your event.

Janet Lapp | Expert on Change and Employee Motivation

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.

Ross Shafer | Hilarious Change Expert

Ross Shafer has the most peculiar background of any speaker on CHANGE. He coaches leaders and teams on how to cross-pollinate innovative ideas about emerging trends, shifting buying habits, and the motivation of workforces during a mergers and/or acquisitions. His clients include 73 of the Fortune 100…as well as a broad array of associations.  He has authored nine business books yet also won international stand-up comedy competitions. 

Michelle Gielan | Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and Positive Communication Expert

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.

Mike Abrashoff |Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author of It’s Your Ship

Mike Abrashoff has a personal tagline: “You can tell people what to do but you can’t order excellence.”  When Mike was the most-junior officer in the Pacific Fleet he took command of the near-worst performing ship. Twelve months later, the USS Benfold was the best ship in the entire Navy — using the same crew. The story of that stunning transformation has lessons for every organization: leadership matters — and culture is everything. 

Scott Burrows | Inspirational Quadriplegic Speaker on Transformational Change

Scott Burrows brings the concepts of Vision, Mindset and Grit to life using his life-changing story. Three powerful words when put into action will help you stand up to any challenge. His unforgettable story of turning a paralyzing setback into a powerful comeback by formulating a crystal clear Vision, maintaining an unstoppable Mindset and pushing through with tremendous Grit inspires audiences to take action both personally and professionally.

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Derek Sweeney is the Director of Speaker Ideas at The Sweeney Agency. www.thesweeneyagency.com. For 15 years Derek has been helping clients find the right Speakers for their events. Derek can be reached at 1-866-727-7555 or [email protected]