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10 Speakers That Are Trending Now

Each month we keep careful track of the Speakers and Topics Clients are asking about.

Covering a vast range of topics, these speakers have been booked by organizations across North America.

Here are the most requested speakers in February 2022:

Dr. Gary Bradt – Expert on Emotional Intelligence, Change & Leadership, Author & Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Gary Bradt, Keynote Speaker on Change, at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

More than ever before, change and unrelenting disruption are causing employees to feel emotional fatigue, burnout, stress, anxiety and myriad emotions that strip them of creativity, productivity and overall joy. Providing employees with more strategies to adapt to change with a growth mindset and resilient spirit are critical competencies that Dr. Gary Bradt has been teaching C-Suite leaders in Fortune 500s for 25+ years. 

Dr. Bradt’s unique background and perspective make him a one-of-a-kind speaker on emotional intelligence, change and leadership. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Bradt shares relevant research from neuroscience and positive psychology to help leaders and people at every level approach change with a positive perspective. 

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/dr-gary-bradt/

Vernice FlyGirl Armour | America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine & Cop, Author and Consultant to Business

Vernice "Flygirl" Armour at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Combat tests you. Being a beat cop tests you. Life tests you. Three brothers and being the only girl…tests you. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour has been tested her whole life. A gutsy trailblazer, her resume is an impressive collection of “firsts” including America’s first Black female combat pilot. She served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. She was also a diversity liaison officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps. After her military service, FlyGirl revved up her career in the private sector as an entrepreneur, consultant to business, and author of Zero to Breakthrough, The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter. As a speaker, FlyGirl unleashes hard-hitting advice and amazing anecdotes from her adventures on the battlefield and in business. She helps individuals and organizations Get Gutsy and build a sustainable inner force and conviction, that results in accomplishing significant goals.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/vernice-armour/

Rohit Bhargava – Marketing, Branding, Disruption & Innovation Expert

Marketing Keynote Speaker Rohit Bhargava at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Rohit Bhargava is an innovation and marketing expert, skilled facilitator, and keynote speaker. After a successful 15-year career as a brand and marketing strategist at two of the largest agencies in the world (Ogilvy and Leo Burnett) – Rohit became an entrepreneur and has since started three companies.

He is the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of six books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business and building a brand with personality – and has delivered sold out keynote presentations and workshops to business leaders in 32 countries. His hallmark book Non Obvious is updated annually with 15 new trend predictions, has been read and shared by more than 1 million readers – and is translated in ten languages.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/rohit-bhargava/

Terence Mauri – Innovation & Disruptive Leadership Speaker

Terence Mauri, keynote speaker on Innovation & Leadership, at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Leaders from Alibaba, HSBC and Facebook choose Terence to ignite Mindset 2.0 – a disruption mindset to break the rules and reimagine your business today.

Terence Mauri is the Founder of global think tank Hack Future Lab and is a Partner with MIT Solve, an initiative to address world challenges. He brings decades of experience and knowledge sharing cutting edge principles on the future of leadership beyond disruption. He is a Bestselling Author and his new book The 3D Leader: Take Your Leadership to the Next Dimension is an actionable and robust guide for ALL people to realize that a new dimension in personal leadership is at the core of creating opportunity. The 3D Leader is for  every person who wants to learn three winning mindsets – THINK BOLD, CHOOSE BRAVE, GO BEYOND – that will equip you with a practical set of actions for you to completely reimagine how you lead. 

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/terence-mauri/

Meridith Elliott Powell | Award-winning Author, Keynote Speaker and Business Growth, Sales & Leadership Expert

Meridith Elliott Powell, Sales & Leadership keynote speaker, The Sweeney Agency

Meridith Elliott Powell is a business growth expert who was voted One of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to Watch by Currency Fair. Meridith is an award-winning author, keynote speaker and business strategist. She has a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge.

Today’s economy is not down – it is different. Therefore, to understand this economy you have to understand today’s customers. With the ability to stay at home and order anything you want online, what you sell is no longer important. It is how you sell that is your competitive advantage! With the customer experience being so important – every member of your team has to been engaged. How do you ignite employee engagement – create a quality customer experience and see business growth like you’ve never seen before?

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/meridith-elliott-powell/

Curt Steinhorst |  Speaker on Strategic Communications & Digital Distractions

Communication Keynote Speaker Curt Steinhorst at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Curt Steinhorst is the bestselling author of Can I Have Your Attention?, a regular Forbes contributor on leadership strategy, a global speaker, and the founder and CEO of Focuswise.

He is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. After years studying the impact of tech on human behavior, Curt founded Focuswise to help teams solve the problem of chronic distraction by applying the science of how the brain works to the reality of how we function in today’s world.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/curt-steinhorst/

Debra Searle | British Adventurer, Television Presenter, Author and Motivational Speaker

Inspirational Keynote Speaker Debra Searle at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Debra Searle first hit the headlines when she set out to row across the Atlantic with her husband. Unfortunately, he had to be rescued so Debra, a novice rower, continued alone without a support boat and rowed 3000 miles from Tenerife to Barbados. It should have taken them six weeks, but Debra ended up spending 3 ½ months at sea alone, encountering 30′ waves, sharks, and force 8 squalls in her 23-foot plywood boat. Since returning from this adventure, Debra has undertaken solo & team expeditions across the globe. She has also represented Great Britain at European and World Championship level in Dragon Boat Racing winning bronze, silver and gold medals.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/debra-searle/

Josh Linkner | Speaker on Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership

Innovation Keynote Speaker Josh Linkner at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar.

Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/josh-linkner/

Bernard Baumohl | Chief Global Economist of the Economic Outlook Group, Speaker and Writer on International Economy and Geopolitics

Finance & Economics Keynote Speaker at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Bernard Baumohl is Chief Global Economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is well known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. His ability to correctly predict the economy’s path was recognized by the Wall Street Journal, which ranked Mr. Baumohl the most accurate economic forecaster for 2019.

Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing in international affairs and national security. He later served as an economist at European American Bank – with responsibilities to monitor the global economy and develop forecasts. Mr. Baumohl was also an award-winning economics reporter with TIME magazine who covered the White House, Federal Reserve and Wall Street.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/bernard-baumohl/

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

Geopolitical speaker George Friedman The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Dr. George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster, international affairs strategist and best-selling author. As Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, an 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.

Prior to founding Geopolitical Futures, Friedman guided the intellectual vision of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996.

In 2019, he was appointed as Senior Advisor to the Gallup organization – to help make sense of the geopolitical forces shaping U.S. and global economic and political policy.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/dr-george-friedman/

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