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Exciting New Speakers in 2023

You need a brilliant keynote speaker for your next event, but feel like you’ve “seen it all?” Never fear, we have some great new keynote speakers who can offer your audience an inspiring fresh perspective.

We are so excited to introduce you to our newest keynote speakers.

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Mick Ebeling | Founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, Top 50 World’s Most Creative People, Speaker on Innovation

Innovation Keynote Speaker Mick Ebeling at The Sweeney Agency

Named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling is a maker, hacker and inventor who has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker and now founder and CEO of Not Impossible, Ebeling consistently speaks to companies and audiences all over the world inspiring them to change their world, and the world.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/mick-ebeling/

Karen Allen | Mindset Expert, TEDx Speaker & Founder, The 100% Human Community 

Mindset growth expert and keynote speaker Karen Allen at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Your mindset is your greatest asset.

This belief is at the core of Karen Allen’s message, one that she is sharing with as many people as possible.

A growth mindset guru, Karen’s work as a keynote speaker, author, coach, and thought leader has helped thousands of people and organizations – including the likes of Google, Experian, and YouTube – improve their lives by implementing various practical, simple techniques that incorporate mindfulness, positive psychology, neuroplasticity, and mental strength training.

If you think of your mind as a muscle, Karen is the personal trainer who helps it to become stronger, healthier, and more efficient.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/karen-allen/

Ken Schmidt | Authentic Leadership and Customer Loyalty Expert

Customer Experience Keynote Speaker Ken Schmidt at The Sweeney Agency

It’s an impersonal world, where so many products and services are seen as easily-replaced, indistinct commodities. Whether you stand out or get lost in the crowd is a choice. A mindset. Ken Schmidt faced those same challenges himself and gained acclaim for his role in the extraordinary turnaround of the legendary Harley-Davidson Motor Company. That transformation was based on a change in mindset and a focus on answering three key strategic questions. While times have changed, what humans want and need from the businesses they buy from and work for hasn’t.

In his high-energy speeches, Ken inspires companies and individuals to shift their thinking and ride a path to success by becoming memorable – not for what they do or what they make, but for how they connect with people.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/ken-schmidt/

Gaby Natale | Transformative Motivational Speaker, Triple Daytime EMMY-Winning Journalist, Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur

Motivational Keynote Speaker & Emmy Award Winner Gaby Natale at The Sweeney Agency

Every individual has an opportunity to break barriers and redefine what is possible, and triple Emmy-Winning Journalist and Bestselling Author Gaby Natale is on a mission to awaken the PIONEER spirit in each of us.  In 2021, Gaby became the first Latina author to be published by the leadership division of HarperCollins. 

Gaby talks about the real-world challenges that companies, executive leaders and employees face today and how they can make a conscious choice to evolve. Leveraging over a decade of interviews with newsmakers, celebrities and pioneers from all walks of life, Gaby Natale’s inspiring keynote reminds audiences that pioneers are not extraordinary people. Framed by her relentless enthusiasm and groundbreaking career as the first Latina in the history of US television to win three back-to-back Daytime EMMYs as well as being the first Latina to be published by HarperCollins Leadership, Gaby delivers actionable advice on how to become driven and ready for whatever comes next. 

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/gaby-natale/

Chris Tuff | Keynote Speaker on Culture & Connection, Best-selling Author of “The Millennial Whisperer”

Chris Tuff Keynote Speaker on Culture & Connection at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Chris Tuff is a bestselling author and highly sought after keynote speaker who has presented for Nike, Home Depot, Verizon, and several other Fortune 100 companies.

He began his career as a pioneer of the social media marketing space, becoming one of the first marketers to work directly with Facebook on advertising.

His first book, The Millennial Whisperer, is a USA Today bestseller that explores the importance of empathy and relationships in the workplace, and it equips leaders with tools to attract and retain young talent through genuine connection. A global movement soon followed, as Tuff shared lessons on empathy and genuine connection at work on some of the largest stages in the world including such Fortune 100 companies as Nike.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/chris-tuff/

Sara Ross | Speaker on Science-based Leadership & the Future of Work

Leadership & Culture Keynote Speaker Sara Ross at The Sweeney Agency

Sara Ross is on a mission to help organizations and their leaders reignite a sense of aliveness to reshape their work and refuel their life. She and her company do this by using brain science-based strategies to teach people how to amplify their vitality by strengthening their emotional intelligence, resilience, and well-being.

As a recognized leadership expert, Sara’s ideas and research have earned her a reputation as a fresh and thought-provoking voice in discussions focused on the future of work. As such, Sara is called on to work with clients such as Microsoft, PepsiCo., Cisco, Wells Fargo, T-Mobile, Rogers, Bell, Allstate, United Health, Fidelity, BMO, Stanford University, and as diversely as the U.S. Navy SEALs, among others. In addition, Sara has worked with numerous government agencies, foundations, and associations as well as guest lecturing in the executive leadership program at Smith College. This broad perspective and diverse experience help explain why Sara is called on to work with some of the most senior, technically sophisticated, and skeptical audiences.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/sara-ross/

Sean Bott | Speaker, Entertainer, Mentalist

Mentalist and Keynote Speaker Sean Bott at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Sean combines that knowledge, personal experience and mind-reading, to show us how to create warm connection with other humans quickly and authentically.

Whether building deeper relationships as a leader, working with clients, onboarding new employees, or retaining great talent, the tools he provides, creates spaces of belonging faster and easier than ever before. When Sean engages with your people, from start to finish, his focus is on understanding their pain points and working together towards your desired outcome.

People don’t leave companies, they leave management (and really bad jokes). Often people trudge along in jobs where they feel unseen, and where their best efforts go unrecognized. They feel invisible. The tools in my signature keynote, clinically proven through various therapeutic modalities and self-compassion research, will teach your people how to make others feel understood, connected, and valued. Layer on truly memorable mind- reading moments and a few solid Dad jokes, and this keynote will be the signature event your people refer to again and again.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/sean-bott/

Erin Stafford | Burnout & Peak-Performance Speaker

Peak performance keynote speaker Erin Stafford at The Sweeney Agency

Erin Stafford helps businesses revitalize their workforce by providing them with tools and tactics to sustain peak performance without burning out. She has blazed a trail of action-oriented success fueled by trial and error, bold decisions and unwavering self-confidence. Her figure-it-out mentality has shaped her career journey from being a fledgling public relations intern to a high-powered marketing executive at a hyper-growth company.

Helping individuals, teams and organizations escape burnout is Erin’s mission with every keynote. Her practical and easy-to-implement steps coupled with her unique and inspiring message lead to real, measurable outcomes for audiences. If you want to empower your leaders and teams to create stellar work, not just today but years down the road, increase creativity, attract better talent, maximize retention and simply make yourself and your teams happier and more fulfilled in everything they do, Erin’s message will bring all of those outcomes straight to you.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/erin-stafford/

Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky | Workplace Belonging Expert, and Bestselling author

Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky, culture keynote speaker, at The Sweeney Agency

When companies want to increase workplace belonging, human connection, and team engagement, they call Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky. He is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, workplace belonging expert, and bestselling author of three books that have been translated into multiple languages, including The Quarter-Life Breakthrough and Friendship in the Age of Loneliness.

Smiley shares industry-shaping insights and practical tools to attract and retain top talent across generations, create a culture of belonging, and engage hybrid teams, at the world’s most influential organizations like Apple, Google, Verizon, JPMorgan Chase, and the U.S. Navy.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/adam-smiley-poswolsky/

 Alan Stein, Jr. | Speaker, Author, and Performance coach

Performance keynote speaker Alan Stein Jr., at The Sweeney Agency

Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines.

In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan shares real-world lessons, illustrated by powerful stories, so that every audience can immediately put new ideas into action. He has a passion for helping organizations create high-performance cultures, and his clients include American Express, Pepsi, Under Armour, Starbucks, Charles Schwab, Orange theory Fitness, and numerous college athletic programs such as Penn State Football and UConn Men’s Basketball.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/alan-stein-jr/


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