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Top Rated Speakers for Virtual Events

More and more Clients are asking us to help find the right Speakers for their Virtual events. Based on our client’s feedback, here are some of the highest rated Speakers for Virtual presentations.

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Josh Linkner | Speaker on Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership

Josh Linkner Innovation Speaker The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauJosh Linkner – who started his career as a jazz guitarist – personifies  innovationentrepreneurship, and breakthrough disruption. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million, and helps leaders successfully address critical challenges. Josh is a New York Times best-selling author, and an internationally recognized expert on innovation and applied creativity. His first book, Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity (2011), became one of the most definitive works on the topic of innovation, and has since been published in 13 languages.

 

 

Kaplan Mobray | Internationally Acclaimed Best-selling Author & Career Consultant

Kaplan Mobray was recognized by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as “one of the nation’s top business speakers.” He is one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational speakers and best-selling author of The 10Ks of Personal Branding – (K)reate a Better You. An innovative mastermind, Kaplan has inspired and transformed countless lives through his insightful and groundbreaking approach to personal branding  and leadership  development. Kaplan inspires audiences with practical strategies, “ah-ha moments”, that powerfully create real results to immediately elevate one’s career and improve one’s life.

 

Col. Nicole Malachowski USAF (Ret.) | First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander, White House Fellow & Adviser, and Indomitable Spirit

Col. Nicole Malachowski, leadership & motivational speaker at The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauCol. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you’d be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole’s distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her struggling greatly to speak or walk for almost nine months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed. Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Drawing on her extraordinary Air Force career, Nicole offers lessons on leadership, followership, facing change and overcoming adversity – she brings her experience and inspirational story to the stage and holds audiences spellbound with an easygoing authenticity of someone who’s achieved greatness. She’s been a member and leader of exceptional teams. 

 

Adrian Gostick |Acclaimed Author and Speaker on Leadership, Anxiety in the Workplace and Employee EngagementLeadership Keynote adrian gostick Speakers Bureau The Sweeney Agency

Adrian Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. How do today’s best 

leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 best-selling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, organizational culture, driving innovation, and leading high-performance teams. As a leadership expert, he has been called “fascinating,” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. Gostick has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal

Dr. Tasha Eurich | Organizational Psychologist and Speaker on Leadership & Teamwork

Leadership keynote Tasha Eurich The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauTasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh, modern leadership voice in the business world by pairing her scientific grounding in human behaviour – with a pragmatic approach to professional development. Over her 15+ year career, she’s helped thousands of leaders, from public company CEOs to early stage entrepreneurs – to improve their self-awareness and success.

 

 

 

Seth Mattison | Expert on The New World of Work and Leadership in The Digital Age

Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was recently named to the Editors’ Picks for Favorite Speakers of the year by MeetingsNet.

Eric Boles | President of Game Changers Inc., Speaker on Leadership and Peak Performance

Leadership Speaker Eric Boles at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

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.

 

Whitney Johnson | Author, Harvard Business Review contributor and Co-Founder, with Clayton Christensen, Rose Park Advisors’ Disruptive Innovation FundInnovation speaker Whitney Johnson talks disruption The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau 

Whitney Johnson is recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world since 2015 (Thinkers50), Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption? specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. She is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things  Happen When You Dare to Dream.  Her latest title, Build An “A” Team: Become a Boss People Love, will be released in May 2018 by Harvard Business Publishing. She developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after co-founding The Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.

 

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

Geopolitical speaker George Friedman The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauDr. 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. rior to founding Geopolitical Futures, Friedman guided the intellectual vision of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996.

 

 

 

Lisa Bodell | Global Leader on Culture Change Focused on Simplification & Innovation & Best-Selling Author Lisa Bodell Innovation Speaker The Sweeney Agency

Lisa Bodell is a global leader on behavior change, whose skill-building firm has transformed hundreds of thousands of employees from Fortune 500 companies by showing them how to eliminate the complexity that holds them back and get to the work that matters. Her talks offer a roadmap to eradicate the workplace complexity that is killing organizations’ ability to be agile, fast and innovative. In order to experience this trifecta of competitive advantage, organizations must embrace simplicity as a basic operating principle, and Lisa’s content and energy move them to action. A dynamic keynote speaker, Lisa empowers audiences with thought-provoking examples and practical techniques that ignite simplification and innovation immediately. Praise for her talks include: “the best speaker yet — engaging and energetic” (Google); “revolutionary and compelling” (Accenture); “incredibly unique and thought provoking” (Mastercard Worldwide); “immediately actionable” (Citigroup). 

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

Mike Abrashoff, Leadership Speaker at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

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. Mike’s written three books — his first, It’s Your Ship, has sold over 1 million copies. His Leadership Roadmap offers clear, battle-tested, and actionable steps. Mike shows people at every level of the organization how to engage and take incremental steps toward change that can make a dramatic difference at work. Mike is clear, “I didn’t turn the ship around — my crew did that. What I did was to create an environment where they felt safe, empowered and supported. When you do that, anything is possible.”

 

Amy Herman | Authority on Visual Intelligence & LeadershipAmy Herman is a leadership speaker at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Amy Herman has for 14 years been our nation’s secret weapon – providing leadership training to top officers in the United States military, law enforcement, medicine, education, and industry. Her innovative, interactive pedagogy has been called “invaluable” by the Department of Defense – and credited with “stimulating the innovative thinking necessary to generate viable future war-fighting concepts” by The Chief of Naval Operations. Amy Herman is the Founder and President of The Art of Perception, Inc., a New York-based organization that conducts professional development courses to leaders around the world – including at the FBI, CIA, Scotland Yard, and the Peace Corps. Herman was also Director of Educational Development at Thirteen/WNET, the educational public television station serving New York and New Jersey – and Head of Education at The Frick Collection for over ten years, where she oversaw all of the Collection’s educational collaborations and community initiatives.

 Geoff Colvin | Senior Editor-at-Large, FORTUNE Magazine; Commentator on Business & Economic Issues and Trends Driving DisruptionFortune 500 editor Economics & Business Keynote Speaker Geoff Colvin at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Geoff Colvin’s catchphrase is “One thing that defines the best companies and leaders is they confront reality faster than the competition.”  Geoff Colvin of Fortune delivers valuable insights to help them do just that. His unique perspective stems from unparalleled access to top global business leaders who tell him what they’re seeing, thinking, and doing. As a result, Geoff can provide audiences with a clearer path for an uncertain future. Geoff unpacks actionable insights on the economic, market, political, and technological forces driving disruptive change. Geoff’s columns and cover stories in Fortune have earned him millions of loyal fans, many of whom also hear him on the CBS Radio Network, where he reaches seven million listeners each week. Geoff Colvin is author of four books including the groundbreaking international best-seller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. His latest book is The New York Times best-seller Humans are Underrated which looks at the future of work and how humans will fit into a workplace filled with robots and smart technology.

 Diana Kander | Entrepreneur, Author, and Speaker on InnovationDiana Kander, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker, The Sweeney Agency

Diana Kander‘s family escaped from the Soviet Union when she was 8-years-old. By the time she was an American citizen, she had perfected her skills as a capitalist – selling flea market goods to grade school classmates at a markup. Today, Diana is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Missouri and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. A Georgetown-educated attorney who left a successful practice to launch her first company, Diana draws on her experience as a founder, investor, and academic to train companies and non-profits how to be more innovative and how to get their employees to think like entrepreneurs.  Diana is the author of All In Startup, a New York Times best-selling novel outlining lessons for launching successful products through a story of a struggling entrepreneur making his way through the World Series of Poker. 

 Pandit Dasa | Mindful Leadership Expert, Motivational Speaker and Author

Pandit Dasa, speaker on mindfulness & leadership at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership expert, author and motivational keynote speaker. His inspirational speeches aim to create a more mindful workplace culture which increases productivity and improves retention. He encourages leadership and co-workers to appreciate and celebrate the success and contributions of others. This attitude fosters trust, enhances teamwork and greatly impacts employee performance. He emphasizes the importance of leading without ego and highlights the importance of cultivating self-awareness and personal growth and development. Pandit captures the audience’s attention by sharing his journey on how and why he spent 15 years living as a monk in New York City, the incredible life and leadership lessons he learned from that experience and why he’s no longer a monk. His story is chronicled in his book, Urban Monk.

 

Daniel Burrus | Futurist Expert and Speaker on Business Strategy, Technology, Innovations & Their Impact

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading futurists on global trends and innovationThe New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker. He is the author of seven books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller Flash Foresight, as well as the international best-seller Technotrends. His latest book, The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage (2017), is an Amazon #1 Hot New Release for Business.

 

Katty Kay | Lead Anchor, BBC World News America & Best-selling Author; Insights on American Politics, Global Affairs, and Issues for Women

Katty Kay international Speaker At The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauKatty Kay proclaims that “when something happens in America, my first reaction is to ask ‘How does this connect to other countries?’…because stories from this city, Washington, D.C., – ripple out, right around the world.” She is a Washington, D.C.-based British news anchor, who brings a fresh perspective to the reporting of American politics and global affairs. Katty’s insights reflect a global mindset that is a natural offshoot of having grown up in the Middle East and worked as a journalist in Europe, Africa, and Asia before coming to Washington in 1996. The award-winning journalist is currently co-anchor of Beyond 100 Days, a one-hour news program that covers Washington politics and its impact globally. The show airs to an enormous audience worldwide. Katty is also a regular guest and substitute co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe program. When she’s not busy making sense of the news from Washington and around the globe, Katty writes on the art and science of women and self-assurance – helping them turn thoughts into action to master a more confident mindset. 

 

Dr. Mark DeVolder – Motivational Speaker on Change and Employee EngagementCommunication Keynote Mark Devolder The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Dr. Mark DeVolder is the change specialist who advised high profile transitions like NAFTA implementations, $50 billion mergers and the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Mark’s presentations on change, disruptive innovation and resilience are the perfect combination of inspiration, entertainment and practical take-aways. To Mark DeVolder, adaptability, communication, innovation and resilience are the essentials of success during exponential change. As such, he’s dedicated his career to equipping and motivating leaders to harness the hurricane of change. Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change management specialist and is one of today’s original thinkers and motivators on transitions. In demand as a keynote speaker, consultant and mediator, Mark prepares people for change. Often in the spotlight for high profile transitions, Mark offered guidance for the ending of the NASA Space Shuttle Program, helped Colombian business leaders adapt to the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement and has coached industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions, some as large as $50 billion.

 

 

Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman | Decorated Fighter Pilot, New York Times Bestselling Author

Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman, fighter pilot & leadership speaker, The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauKnown as “The Wingman,” Lt Col (ret) Waldo Waldman is a combat decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, Hall of Fame Speaker, and the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage, motivational strategies and commitment in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity. In addition to his time in the military, Waldo has real world corporate sales experience and is an expert on change management and resilience – having broken through a lifelong fear of heights and overcoming claustrophobia as a fighter pilot.

 

 

Jim Carroll | Global Futurist, Business Trends, Leadership & Innovation Expert 

Jim Carroll Futurist & Innovation Speaker at The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauJim Carroll is recognized as the world’s leading futurist, trends and innovation expert, with a massive global blue chip client list. For more than 25 years, Jim has shared his insight with
more than 2 million people in attendance at his events. Jim’s global client list is extensive and covers virtually every industry sector, including the World Bank, Volvo, NASA, the PGA of America, the Walt Disney Organization, the World Government Summit in Dubai, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the Wall Street Journal, National Australia Bank, WorldSkills, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, DuPont, The GAP, the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Godiva, SAP, Pfizer, Mercedes Benz, and hundreds more. This client list gives him a front row seat to the high velocity change that is occurring as disruption comes to take hold of every industry and every organization. With that insight, and the customized research that he undertakes for every engagement, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes!

 

Ty Bennett | Speaker on Leadership, Communication and Entrepreneurship

Leadership Speaker Ty Bennett at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Ty Bennett is the founder of Leadership Inc., a speaking and training company with a mission to improve communications and empower individuals and organizations to challenge their status quo, cultivate exceptional relationships – and compete in extraordinary ways. He has worked with over 500 leaders, in over 37 countries, to help them fine-tune their sales and leadership skills. He’s changing lives – one leader at a time. At 21, Ty and his brother built a direct sales business to over $20 million in annual revenues. He was featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40 – and was dubbed one of the 10 Coolest Entrepreneurs in Utah. He has traversed the world speaking to tens of thousands of audience members – transforming the lives, careers, and business practices of leaders from some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Coca-Cola, Subway, Blue Cross Blue Shield and RE/MAX.

 

 

Michelle Ray | Change, Communication and Leadership SpeakerLeadership & Personal accountability speaker Michelle Ray at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Born in Australia and now residing in Vancouver, Canada, leadership expert, Michelle Ray is an award-winning speaker and founder of the Lead Yourself First Institute. Michelle began her career in the media industry with one of Australia’s leading broadcasting networks. She worked her way up the management ladder and was responsible for the sales revenues of 25 radio and television affiliate stations. She was subsequently hired by one of the world’s largest cinema advertising contractors to lead the company’s sales team and was also responsible for successfully generating record–breaking revenues during a severely depressed economic climate. In addition to her corporate background, Michelle broadened her leadership experience during her tenure as a program director with Junior Achievement, an internationally renowned non-profit organization committed to educating future generations about business. She secured financial commitments and volunteer support from an array of corporations, facilitating enduring partnerships between youth, entrepreneurs and educators.

 

Sam Richter | Keynote Speaker, Expert on Sales Intelligence, Best-selling Author

Sales Speaker Sam Richter At The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauSam Richter is an internationally recognized expert on digital information and is considered the father of modern-day Sales Intelligence. His award-winning experience includes building innovative programs for start-up companies and some of the world’s most famous brands. Sam is Founder and CEO of SBR Worldwide/Know More. Through his in-person keynote presentations and online programs, Sam has trained leading organizations and entertained tens of thousands of persons around the world.

 

 

 

Dr. Nicole Lipkin | Organizational Psychologist, Speaker and Author on Leadership and Managing Generational Differences Leadership Speaker Dr. Nicole Lipkin at The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Dr. Nicole Lipkin is an organizational psychologist, speaker and the author of What Keeps Leaders Up At Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues and Y in the Workplace: Managing the ‘Me First’ Generation. Nicole’s aim is to help organizations, leaders and their teams develop behaviors and practices that increase personal and organizational resilience and sustainability by integrating the science of human behavior with practical approaches to business and leadership challenges. Nicole is the CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting, an international business/organizational solutions company based in the US that provides leadership and management development, executive assessment and executive and emerging leader coaching. She also is the owner of Equilibria Psychological and Consultation Services, a mid-sized group psychology practice located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Chip Eichelberger | Motivational Speaker and Sales Trainer

Chip Eichelberger Motivational Keynote Speaker The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

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. He is a proven pro with 1,000+ successful events for clients like Genentech, Ford, Hyatt, AXA, Harley Davidson, Proctor & Gamble, Exxon, State Farm, Dun & Bradstreet, RE/MAX, and over 100 diverse associations. He will do his homework on your organization and industry, conduct phone interviews, and customize his message to help ensure his message sticks! He will work hard to make you look like a genius as the decision maker who hired him.

 

Liz Wiseman | Best-selling Author, Researcher and Speaker on How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Increase Engagement & Drive Growth Leadership keynote Liz Wiseman Speakers Bureau The Sweeney Agency

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times best-seller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal best-seller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. She is CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business ReviewFortune, and a variety of other business and leadership journals. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

 

Vince Poscente | Olympic Skier and Motivational Keynote Speaker

Motivational Speaker Vince Poscente at The Sweeney Agency Speakers BureauVince Poscente, one of the most in-demand speakers today, is an expert on resiliency – the ability to overcome challenges and motivate to bounce back even stronger than ever before. His client list includes top organizations with one thing in common: they understand that success is not just about reaching your goals and getting what you want. There also has to be an intent to handle set-backs and overcome obstacles and end up smarter, stronger and more focused than ever before, Vince knows first-hand the power that attitude, determination and innovation play in your future success — especially when life doesn’t go as planned.

 

 

 

Vernice Armour | First African American Female Combat Pilot and Motivational Speaker

Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” and “Get Gutsy” mindset,  Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour  propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years – and became America’s first African American Female Combat Pilot. As featured on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and others – FlyGirl’s fresh, edgy style, high, contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence jump off the stage, page and screen and moves people to action. Since 2007, she has inspired countless leaders, organizations and individuals to make gutsy moves, enhance performance – and create breakthrough results.

 

Ryan Estis | Speaks on Business Performance, Leadership and Sales

Ryan Estis - Speaks on Business Performance, Leadership and Sales - The Sweeney Agency - Coronavirus

Ryan Estis understands the challenges business leaders and top performers face, because he’s been in their shoes. He spent 15 years helping companies connect with employees and customers as an ad agency executive, building a client roster of category leading brands. Nine years ago, he decided to put that experience into practice and launch his own research and learning organization. Ryan is afforded an inside look at what the world’s best companies do differently and he shares that insight by helping clients initiate change, improve performance and deliver growth. Ryan has been recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine. His presentations include original research and customized insight for each audience. He inspires audiences with practical insight, plenty of energy and powerful, relevant stories that resonate long after the meeting ends. Attendees walk away with a specific plan for applying new ideas once they get back to work.

 

Scott McKain | Dynamic Speaker on Innovation, Sales & Customer Service

Scott McKain is globally recognized as an authority on how organizations and professionals create the distinction required to attract and retain customers and employees. Scott’s presentations benefit from over three decades of experience, combined with his innate talent for articulating successful innovative ideas. McKain’s latest book, released by an imprint from Simon & Schuster, titled “ICONIC: How Organizations and Leaders Attain, Sustain, and Regain the Highest Level of Distinction” was released to rave reviews from the world’s leading executives and thought leaders – and was named a “Top Ten” pick of the year by Forbes.com.

 

Carey Lohrenz | First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, Author and Motivational Speaker

Carey Lohrenz Motivational Speaker The Sweeney Agency

Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. The same challenges are found in business: markets change, customer needs evolve and if you do not adapt quickly your company is at risk. Carey is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging leadership, high performing organizations and diversity training – that directly impacts a company’s ROI and bottom line. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and her ability to pass on the lessons learned in her career allow her to deliver insight and guidance from a credible platform on women’s leadership issues. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments, where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.In her motivating and engaging keynote presentations, Carey shares her fascinating experiences operating in one of the world’s most challenging environments – an aircraft carrier. She is uniquely qualified in the fundamentals of winning under pressure, reducing errors and overcoming obstacles. Her mastery of these fundamentals can help your team triumph in this high-risk, time crunched world.

Mike Walsh | Speaker on the Change, Technology and Innovation

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. A global nomad, futurist and author of the best-selling book, The Algorithmic Leader, he advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on digital transformation and disruptive innovation in this new era of machine intelligence. A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his podcast, ‘Between Worlds‘.

 

Stephen Shapiro | International Best Seller and Innovation Evangelist

Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation culturecollaboration, and open innovation. He has shared his innovative philosophy in books such as 24/7 InnovationThe Little Book of BIG Innovation Ideas and Goal-Free Living. He led a 20,000 person process and innovation practice during his 15 year tenure with Accenture. And his Personality Poker – system has been used by more than 50,000 people around the world to create high-performing innovation teams.

 

 

David Meerman Scott | Business Growth Strategist, Entrepreneur & Speaker

David Meerman Scott acknowledges that “The shift from merely selling a product or service to building a Fanocracy is a powerful one. It starts by changing the way you think about your customers.”   David’s ideas have captured the attention of respected firms and organizations all over the world – having spoken in over 40 countries and on all seven continents. His groundbreaking strategies don’t just slap new tools onto dusty old strategies – they reinvent the way to engage the marketplace.

 

 
 
 
 
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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]

 

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