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Introducing the Newest Speakers to The Sweeney Agency

We are always on the lookout for great keynote speakers who will inspire, motivate and collaborate with our clients.

We are thrilled to welcome these new speakers to The Sweeney Agency family.

Shama Hyder | Visionary Strategist for the Digital Age

Shama Hyder Branding & Technology Keynote Spaeker at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age, a web and TV personality, a bestselling author, and the award-winning CEO of Zen Media – a global marketing and digital PR firm. She has been named the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by FastCompany.com. Shama has also been honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country.

Shama is the bestselling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, now in its 4th edition and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age. An acclaimed keynote speaker, Shama has delivered keynotes in over 20 countries and spoken for recognized brands including Movado, Prudential, Chase, Tupperware, and Inc 5000.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/shama-hyder/

René Carayol | Renowned Executive Coach & Leadership Speaker

Rene Carayol Leadership Keynote Speaker at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Rene Carayol is one of the world’s leading executive coaches, working with some of the Fortune 500’s and FTSE 100’s top Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and their executive teams.

He speaks with the authority and confidence of the expert and leader who has seen and experienced it all before. René draws much from his own unique experiences as Managing Director at IPC Magazines and serving on a variety of boards including Pepsi, IPC Media and the Inland Revenue.

Rene Carayol has acquired a reputation for providing first-hand advice and support for a series of successful CEOs in the Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and all around the world. Many may claim to have worked at the ‘sharp end’ with CEOs, but in actual fact very few have. He has worked closely with Jim Yong Kim (President, The World Bank), Antony Jenkins (CEO, Barclays Bank), Mario Greco (CEO, Generali) and Maria Ramos (CEO, Absa Bank). Hardly any can match his sustained track record of success.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/rene-carayol/

Rodger Baker | Executive Director of the Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics at RANE

Rodger Baker Geopolitical Keynote Speaker at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Rodger Baker is the Executive Director of the Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics at RANE, a global center of excellence for geopolitical intelligence and analysis. The Stratfor Center for Applied Geopolitics identifies, develops, and strengthens best practices in geopolitical analysis and offers tools, methods, and training to organizations and individuals as they integrate geopolitical factors into their business practices.

As the firm’s senior analyst, Mr. Baker for more than 20 years has guided the company’s analytical process, to include the development of their understanding and application of Stratfor’s proprietary methodology grounded in the study of applied geopolitics and intelligence analysis.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/rodger-baker/

JJ Birden | Former NFL Pro Turned Motivational Keynote Speaker

JJ Birden Motivational Keynote Speaker at The Sweeney Agency

To appreciate the Hero’s Journey that is JJ Birden’s life, you must first know a few important facts:

  • Less than 6% of high school seniors go on to play college football
  • Of the 150,000 draft-eligible college football players, only 253 (less than 1%) are selected in the NFL draft
  • The average NFL career is less than 2 years
  • The average NFL player is 6’2, 245 lbs.

The odds of making it to the NFL are staggering. The odds of staying in the NFL are even more amazing. The odds of doing both are the most astronomical of all when you’re undersized and play one of the sport’s most physical positions. Good thing JJ Birden never cared about the odds of success.

Now a motivational speaker and performance coach, JJ shares lessons from his life that help audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and professions realize the most important thing about success—it is never given, but always earned. JJ’s inspiring keynote presentations outline the principles and strategies that helped an undersized wide receiver overcome spectacular odds; the same principles and strategies that can help anyone perform at the highest levels in all walks of life.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/jj-birden/

David Mead | Leadership & Workplace Culture Expert

David Mead Organizational Culture Keynote Speaker at The Sweeney Agency

David Mead imagines a world where trust between leaders and teams is the default setting. Where we show up to work with the intent to connect, lift and serve. Where we consider others’ interests as much as our own. He works with leaders and their teams to build and maintain cultures based on that ideal. These cultures lead to higher performance, increased retention, well-being and a more meaningful human experience.

As the first of Simon Sinek’s “Igniters”, David helped share Simon’s simple, inspiring ideas through speaking and workshops to over 225 companies on 5 continents from 2009 – 2019.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/david-mead/

Michael C. Bush | CEO of Great Place to Work®, Entrepreneur, Investor

Michael C. Bush Culture & Innovation speaker at The Sweeney Agency

Michael C. Bush is a global chief executive with over 25 years of experience leading small and mid-sized organizations through transformational growth. Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, in 2015 Michael acquired ownership and currently serves as global CEO of Great Place to Work® headquartered in Oakland, California with operations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies of all sizes produce better business results by focusing on the work experience for every employee. Through certification programs, Great Place to Work® recognizes outstanding workplaces and produces Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, the World’s Best Workplaces™ list, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women™ list, the Best Workplaces for Diversity™ list and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/michael-c-bush/

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