Reva Goujon speaker

Reva Goujon

Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis and Speaker on Geopolitics

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Reva Goujon is a leading global strategic analyst who keeps her finger on the pulse of emerging trends across the world. Ms. Goujon leads Stratfor's team of analysts and plays an integral role in applying a forward-looking, strategic lens to Stratfor's coverage of global events.  She is also a prominent speaker, regularly addressing executives and investors at events across the world in a variety of industries, including energy, finance, commercial real estate and agriculture.

Ms. Goujon joined Stratfor in 2004 and has been featured in numerous newspapers and broadcasts, including Bloomberg, National Public Radio, CNN, The Associated Press, National Public Radio, Time Magazine, Al Jazeera English, Fox News, Haaretz, The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, Agencia Estado, Xinhua, Veja and Business Week.

Ms. Goujon has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Texas and a master's degree from the Security Studies Program of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Vijay Govindarajan speaker

Vijay Govindarajan

Speaker on strategy execution and global leadership, author of Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators.

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Vijay Govindarajan has been recently named the first Coxe Distinguished Professorship of Management at the Tuck School and founding director of Tuck's Center for Global Leadership. He is also the faculty co-director for Global Leadership 2020, Tuck's executive education program that focuses on global management and is taught on three continents.

For 25 years, Govindarajan has been advancing the field of strategy execution and advising senior executives in all industries on how to modify their organizations to achieve their strategic ambitions. Govindarajan focuses on teaching corporations to build breakthrough businesses while simultaneously sustaining excellence in their core business -- the subject of his new book, Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators.

Govindarajan currently writes a column for FastCompany.com. His articles have also appeared in journals such as Harvard Business Review, strategy+ business, California Management Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal. Govindarajan has published six books, including The Quest for Global Dominance.

As a popular keynote speaker, Vijan has been featured at many conferences such as the Business Week CEO Forum and the Economist Conference. Recognized as one of today's leading business strategists, Govindarajan has been named to a series of lists by influential publications, including: Outstanding Faculty in BusinessWeek's annual Guide to Best B-Schools; Top Five Most Respected Executive Coaches on Strategy by Forbes; and Eight Leading Executive Advisors by the Wall Street Journal Online.

Some of companies Vijay has advised include: AT&T, Boeing, British Telecom, Corning, Ford, The Gap, Hewlett-Packard, The Home Depot, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sony, and Wal-Mart.

Dr. Ronald Granieri speaker

Dr. Ronald Granieri

Speaker on Geopolitics & Transatlantic Relations

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Dr. Ronald Granieri is Director of Research and Lecturer in History at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, where he is Director of the Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of FPRI’s monthly interview program Geopolitics with Granieri.

A graduate of Harvard University who received his PhD in History from the University of Chicago, Dr. Granieri is a specialist in the history and current state of European and German politics and diplomacy as well as transatlantic relations. He is the author of The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the West, 1949-1966 (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2003) as well as numerous articles on European History, European-American Relations, the Cold War, and contemporary politics. He is the editor of FPRI’s web journal of politics and culture, The American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull, where his recent essays have discussed, among other things, the potential impact of Brexit on the Atlantic Community, the historical implications of American Exceptionalism, and the political/historical legacy of Alexander Hamilton. 

Dr. Granieri has also worked as a Contract Historian for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office, researching the tenure of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger during the Reagan Administration for the Secretaries of Defense Historical Series.

An award-winning professor at the graduate and undergraduate level, he has taught at Penn, Syracuse, Temple, and Furman Universities, as well as the University of Tübingen in Germany. In his current position at the Lauder Institute, he regularly teaches courses on Modern European History and Contemporary International Affairs. At FPRI, he is a popular lecturer on current affairs and a sought-after moderator for panel discussions and round-tables.

His fellowships have included a Research Fellowship and a Federal Chancellor Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, as well as membership in the American Council on Germany's Young Leader Program.

Bob Gray speaker

Bob Gray

Entertaining and humorous speaker, teaches audiences how to train their memories for business.

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A recognized authority on memory systems, Bob Gray has spent the last twenty years traveling the globe entertaining and training corporations, governments and associations to adapt memory systems for their particular needs. He has developed a series of sales oriented personal development keynotes and workshops, which have been popular on four continents, as well as writing the best selling book Right Brain Rapid Recall.

Bob Gray discovered his first memory technique when he was seven. He was given a magic book that showed him how to remember a twenty-item list. Shortly thereafter he was called on to do the memory trick at family parties and gatherings. Encouraged by praise at home, he began to find memory techniques could have a valuable role in other aspects of his life. With a little ingenuity, he adapted the memory trick to help him with his work at school. The reward was a significant rise in his grades.

Traveling and entertaining under the stage name of Backwards Bob the Memory Man, Bob demonstrated the unique abilities that have netted him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and a recent appearance on Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Some of Bob's clients include General Electric, TD Bank, Kodak, General Motors, Ford, Mackenzie Financial, Andersen Consulting, Investors Group, Bell Canada, and many more.

Scott Greenberg speaker

Scott Greenberg

Internationally recognized speaker and business consultant

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For over 20 years, Scott Greenberg has captivated audiences with his high-energy presentations on leadership and peak performance mindset. His diverse client list includes Nike, Coffee Beanery, the Wyndham Hotel Group, the U.S. Air Force and countless other businesses, schools and associations. He’s presented in all 50 U.S. states, as well as in Canada, Ecuador, Jamaica, Aruba and Saudi Arabia.

Discussing both skill set and mindset, Scott helps business leaders and their teams elevate performance and grow their companies. He challenges conventional thinking and gets people immediately focused on the ideas and action that matter most.

In 2005, Scott built his first of two “Edible Arrangements” franchises in Los Angeles. His company regularly ranks among the top grossing operations in California and has won the Edible Arrangements “Best Customer Service” and “Manager of the Year” awards out of more than 1000 franchisees worldwide.

Scott received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1992 and was awarded a scholarship to attend graduate film school at New York University. He was diagnosed with cancer after only one semester and returned to California for treatment. After successfully beating the disease, he celebrated by running the Los Angeles Marathon to raise money for cancer research.

Scott currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.

Joseph Grenny speaker

Joseph Grenny

Business communication expert, author of Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High.

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Over the past twenty-five years, Joseph Grenny has taught and advised thousands of leaders on every major continent from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies to small communities in Nairobi, Kenya. He has advised CEOs and senior executives on more than a dozen major change initiatives - receiving credit from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics' President as a key factor in helping the organization win the $200 billion Joint Strike Fighter program. Joseph teaches organizations how to communicate best when it matters most. His experience and research into the best practices of leaders and influencers has made him a leading industry expert and speaker in communication, change, leadership, organizational effectiveness, and corporate culture.

Joseph is coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers, Change Anything, Influencer: The Power to Change Anything, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High, and Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior. An expert in topics ranging from influence and leadership to organizational change and effectiveness, Joseph has been cited in dozens of newspapers including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Joseph also writes The Influential Leader, a regular column on BusinessWeek.com. He has also appeared on more than one hundred radio and television programs including ABC News, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and the Today Show.

Joseph regularly speaks and consults with leaders across the globe from East Asia, to India, to Europe. He has spoken at events such as the HSM World Business Forum and to organizations including NASA, the American Bankers Association, the Supreme Court of California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Public Works Association, and the American Society of Training and Development.

A seasoned executive and business strategy expert, Joseph has addressed executive level teams for clients including Baxter, Yale Medical School, IBM, Progressive Insurance, Sprint, Textron, McGraw-Hill, Allstate, Eli Lilly, Texas Instruments, and Genentech. Whether he's speaking to an audience of more than ten thousand or to a small executive team, Joseph's dynamic and captivating style keeps his skills in high demand.

Joseph was cofounder and president of California Computer Corporation. In 1990, he cofounded VitalSmarts, which today is one of the most respected corporate training and organizational development companies in the world. VitalSmarts has helped more than three hundred of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors.

In 2007, Joseph and his coauthors were named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for their work in founding and leading VitalSmarts. Named the 2008 Business of the Year by The Association of Learning Providers, VitalSmarts has also been ranked four times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America. Products resulting from Joseph's research have been used to train over two million people worldwide.

Jill Griffin speaker

Jill Griffin

Customer loyalty expert, speaker and author.

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Jill Griffin is an independent public board director; internationally-published, Harvard “Working Knowledge” author; and noted corporate advisor on customer loyalty.

Her customer loyalty video courses are featured on the training site, Lynda.com, which LinkedIn recently acquired for $1.3 billion.

Jill holds her Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) and MBA degrees from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business and is the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Alumna Award and is a member of the Moore School’s Board of Trustees.

She serves as Chair of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau. (ACVB is the 'marketing and sales arm' of the City of Austin and is entrusted with bringing conventions and visitors to the "Live Music Capital of the World.") 

Launching her loyalty consulting firm in 1988, Jill saw early the trend toward customer and employee loyalty. Her first book, Customer Loyalty (1995, 1997, 2002), has been published in eight languages. Two awarding-winning books followed:  Customer Winback (co-authored) and Taming the Search-and-Switch Customer

Jill’s newest book, released in 2016, is Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board:  7 Steps That Build Your Career, Elevate Your Leadership and Expand Your Influence.

Rudyard Griffiths speaker

Rudyard Griffiths

Bloomberg TV Anchor & Moderator of Munk Debates

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Rudyard Griffiths is the anchor of Bloomberg North on Bloomberg TV Canada, and the moderator of the semi-annual Munk Debates, the world’s preeminent public debating forum. Rudyard is a sought after commentator on global economics and geopolitics, and an expert at moderating Q&A format presentations, one-on-one interviews, and panels with business leaders and executives.

In 2015, Griffiths moderated the first ever Canadian federal election debate dedicated to foreign policy issues. Before joining Bloomberg TV Canada, he was a regular business commentator and co-host on CBC’s The Exchange, and prior to that, he co-hosted BNN’s top-rated business show Squeeze Play and National Affairs on CTV. He is the author of the 2009 Globe and Mail Book of the Year, Who We Are: A Citizen’s Manifesto and has edited over a dozen books on international affairs, politics and history.

Kenneth Gronbach speaker

Kenneth Gronbach

Demographer, Futurist and Best-selling Author

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Kenneth Gronbach is president of KGC Direct, LLC and is an internationally respected demographer who has been able to forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural and political phenomena with uncanny accuracy. Ken’s unusual blend of marketing savvy and common sense demography, based on twenty years of proprietary demographic study, set him apart. Ken keynotes all over the United States and does customized demographic research.

Ken is the author of the best-selling book The Age Curve: How To Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm. His first book, Common Census, the Counter-Intuitive Guide to Generational Marketing, was released in 2005. Ken’s 2011 book Decades of Differences: Making it Work is a comprehensive guide to coping with three generations in the workforce. His new book, Upside: Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead, is currently a best seller and number one in its three categories.

Dr. Jack Groppel speaker

Dr. Jack Groppel

Renowned Speaker on Human Performance, Life Balance and Wellness. Kellogg School of Management Professor.

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Dr. Jack Groppel shows executives how to achieve full engagement in high stress environments in his interactive and content-driven keynotes and seminars. Building on his experience coaching professional athletes, medical professionals, and corporate executives to achieve maximum performance through healthy work/life balance, Jack introduces performance strategies that have been successful for those in high stress environments.

Internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, Dr. Groppel is an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Author of The Corporate Athlete, Groppel developed the Corporate Athlete concept for his training program while serving as an associate professor of kinesiology and bioengineering at the University of Illinois, helping both business executives and athletes increase performance levels. In 1992, he combined his program with Dr. Jim Loehr to form the Human Performance Institute, formerly LGE Performance Systems, Inc.

A Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Groppel is also a Board certified nutritionist in the American College of Nutrition and a former Research Associate to the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He served for 16 years as the Chairman of the National Sport Science Committee of the United States Tennis Association.

Adam Growe speaker

Adam Growe

Host of Discovery Channel Canada's Cash Cab & corporate comedian.

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For almost 20 years Adam Growe has been performing in radio, television and on stage. He has distinguished himself as a talented comedian and host in the club, corporate and multimedia markets.

Currently, Adam is the Host of Discovery Channel Canada's Cash Cab and is touring theatre venues with his Comedy & Quiz Showe. He is one of Canada's most accomplished stand-up comedians, starring in his own Just for Laughs Gala, as well as Comedy NOW!, on CTV and CBC's, COMICS!. Adam was also featured on Comedy Central's, Premium Blend in New York and CBS's, Star Search in Los Angeles. Adam has performed at the Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Sudbury Comedy Festivals.

Adam appeared in two seasons of YTV's, Monster Warriors, as well as numerous acting roles in TV movies such as, Shades of Black, the Conrad Black story. For many years Adam was the Host and Producer for TVO's live, on-air Membership Campaign.

Working for over a decade as an FM Radio Announcer, Adam continues to contribute humour segments to Laugh Attack, XM 153 and CBC Radio One's, Definitely Not The Opera.

Dr. Jamie Gruman speaker

Dr. Jamie Gruman

University of Guelph Professor and Leading Authority on Positive Organizational Psychology

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Dr. Jamie Gruman is an award-winning researcher, award-winning professor, and speaker on organizational behavior and positive organizational psychology. He is the founding Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. His influential research has been cited by media outlets around the globe, and his writings have been among the most downloaded and cited articles at the journals in which they are published. He has spoken for Fortune 500 corporations, public, and not-for-profit organizations. 

Dr. Gruman’s talks focus largely on positive organizational psychology which is the study of how to create thriving workplaces. He has contributed chapters to cutting-edge books on the topic such as The Handbook of Employee Engagement and Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology and is co-editor of the book Applied Social Psychology which discusses how to use social psychology to address real-world challenges in every sphere of life.

Dr. Gruman is an associate professor in the Department of Management at the University of Guelph, one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, and has previously worked at the University of Toronto, which consistently ranks as having one of the best business schools in the world.

Anil Gupta speaker

Anil Gupta

World-renowned expert on strategy, globalization, innovation and entrepreneurship. 

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Dr. Anil K. Gupta is the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park. Anil also serves as chairman, The China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has earlier served as the INSEAD Chaired Professor in Strategy at INSEAD and a visiting professor at Stanford University as well as Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.

Anil is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and entrepreneurship. Ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s “most influential living management thinkers,” he has also been named by The Economist as one of the world’s “superstars” in a cover story on “Innovation in Emerging Economies.” He is one of only 3 professors in the world to have been elected by his peers as a Lifetime Fellow of all three of the most prestigious bodies in the field – Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business, with a combined membership of over 25,000 scholars worldwide.

Anil’s other honors include the “Best Professor in Strategic Management” award from CMO Asia, recognition by BusinessWeek as an Outstanding Faculty in its Guide to the Best B-Schools, induction into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and listing by Management International Review as a “North American Superstar” for research in strategy and organization. He is also a regular participant at the World Economic Forum summits including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is also a member of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals.

Anil’s newest book – The Silk Road Rediscovered: How Indian and Chinese Companies are Becoming Globally Stronger by Competing in Each Other’s Markets – was released by Wiley in April 2014. His earlier book – Getting China and India Right (Wiley, 2009) – received the 2009 Axiom Book Awards’ Silver Prize as one of the world’s two best books on globalization/international business and was short-listed for the Asia Society’s Annual Bernard Schwartz Book Award. Anil is also the author, coauthor, or coeditor of Global Strategies for Emerging Asia (Wiley, 2012), The Quest for Global Dominance (Wiley, 2008), Smart Globalization (Wiley, 2003), and Global Strategy and Organization (Wiley, 2003) as well as over 70 papers in leading academic journals.

Anil serves as a columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, as a Contributing Editor for Chief Executive magazine, and as a contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chief Executive Magazine, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, Economic Times, and other outlets. He has been interviewed by Harvard Business Review, Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Reuters TV, New Delhi TV, CCTV China as well as other top-tier global media.

Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the US, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa – including the World Economic Forum, Economist conferences, Chief Executive magazine’s CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world including GE, Wal-Mart, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, H-P, SAP, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, TOTAL, PPG Industries, MTN Group (South Africa), Accenture, Astra Zeneca, Marriott, First Data, Jacobs, Monsanto, ABB, Lockheed Martin, McGraw-Hill, Indian Oil, Steel Authority of India, Huawei Technologies (China), TeliaSonera, Metso, UPM-Kymmene, Finnair, Cemex, and Penoles.

Anil is an elected member of the board of directors of Origene Technologies (a gene cloning company). He has earlier served on the boards of directors of Omega Worldwide (NASDAQ), Vitalink Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE), NeoMagic Corporation (NASDAQ), and TiE-DC, the premier organization of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. He also serves on the advisory boards of Asia Silicon Valley Connection  and India Globalization Capital. He has also served as an advisor to the US-India Business Council.

Richard Hadden speaker

Richard Hadden

Author & Speaker on Leadership & Employee Engagement

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Richard Hadden is an author and leadership consultant who focuses on the connection between people and profit. He is co-author of the popular Contented Cows leadership book series, including his latest book, Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk, and also the book Rebooting Leadership.

Richard developed and practiced his leadership skills as a manager in both Financial Services and Information Technology. He was Director of Product Development for a software company in North Florida before starting his own technology consulting business in 1986. Gradually, his consulting focus shifted from Information Technology to Human Resources, Leadership, and Management.

While consulting, he taught software design, principles of management, and international economics at Jacksonville University from 1988-1991.

Since 1990 he has delivered keynote presentations and training programs on Leadership and Employee Engagement for more than 850 audiences on five continents. 

Richard has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, and his work has been featured in Business Week, Entrepreneur, and Inc. magazines, as well as in many trade and professional publications.

Andrew Haley speaker

Andrew Haley

Paralympic swimming champion, inspiring speaker on achievement, performance and goal-setting.

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Just like all of us, peak performance expert Andrew Haley has had his share of ups and downs. As a child Andrew had cancer twice and each time was given a 35% chance to survive. Even though he lost part of his right leg, Andrew never let it dictate his life.

Andrew is a living reminder that no matter what negative things may happen in your life, you can always try and turn it into something positive. Take control of your life and always try to learn and be better next time. We each have the power to be amazing. The only question is, are you ready to take it to the next level? To control your own destiny?

Andrew’s real and inspiring views cover three decades of real-life in-the-trenches sport and personal experience. He appreciates and shares with his audience that being a champion and turning pressure into performance is a moment-to-moment choice and is able to relate and inspire each listener that success is more than title, tenure or position. Excellence is for everyone, everyday. It's how we should live our life. In his talk, Andrew’s fusion of real-life stories and his conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level.

Andrew is a former world class World Record setting Paralympic swimmer having won, among other competitions, gold medals at the 1998 World Championships and the 2000 Paralympic games. He has served as his swim team’s captain and is a recognized leader in Paralympic sport. He continues to work with the best and brightest in the performance excellence field.

Andrew also finds time to give back to his community. He is involved with the charity RIGHT TO PLAY and also visits schools in Ontario and his native Nova Scotia. In addition he volunteers his time working with AthletesCAN, a national group that supports athletes. He looks forward to partnering with you in the future.

Some companies that have partnered with Andrew include: HSBC, Re/Max, Manulife, Teva Pharmaceuticals, National Bank, Sun Life, Ontario Ministry of Energy, Childhood Cancer Society, Xerox Canada, Four Seasons Hotel, and various conference to name a few.

Andrew was inducted into Swimming Canada's Circle of Excellence in March 2015.

Scott Halford speaker

Scott Halford

Expert in the areas of achievement psychology, which includes brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence, and critical thinking.

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Scott Halford is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, an engaging presenter and a long-time consultant to Fortune 500 executive teams. Scott’s expansive knowledge in the areas of achievement psychology, including brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and influence, add richness and depth to his programs.

You will appreciate Scott’s wise and timely insights into the human experience. His captivating ability to tell stories with humor, wit, and depth transports his audiences to destinations they may have never been; physically, mentally or emotionally. Participants laugh and learn, and consistently praise the rich and rewarding learning experience.

Scott is an accredited and certified Emotional Intelligence Provider as well as an Advanced Certified Associate in Emergenetics®. He holds an Executive Master’s degree from the NeuroLeadership Institute.

As an author, Scott has two best-selling books: Be a Shortcut, based on emotional intelligence and influence; and Activate Your Brain, a Wall Street Journal best-selling book and winner of the Bronze Axiom award for best business book.

Scott is on faculty at General Electric’s John Welch Center of Leadership in Crotonville, NY; is a guest lecturer for the MBA program at the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver; and is a Trustee for the Iliff School of Theology. Scott is Founder and Principal of Complete Intelligence, LLC.

Corporate clients span many industries and include General Electric, American Airlines, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, First Data, Medtronic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Centura Health, MillerCoors, Western Union and many more. Scott’s books are available on Amazon.com

Kindra Hall speaker

Kindra Hall

Author, Speaker, and Communication Expert uses strategic storytelling in sales, leadership, branding and marketing.

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Kindra Hall knows the challenges executives, top performers and brands experience as they try to capture attention in a crowded marketplace. Kindra is former Vice President of Sales for a multi-million dollar enterprise, national champion storyteller, 2014 Storytelling World Award recipient, a former board member of the National Storytelling Network, and she earned her Master's Degree in Organizational Communication and Management conducting original research that examined the role of storytelling in organizational socialization. 

Kindra has been seen in Glamour Magazine, Success Magazine, Success.com, Entrepreneur.com and as a weekly columnist at Inc.com. She has worked with innovative brands like ConAgra, Stryker, Hilton, Sodexo, Workiva and Rodan & Fields to use the irresistible power of storytelling to capture attention and connect in a distracted marketplace. Kindra has become a conference favorite for her clients who invite her back for consecutive annual events. Her presentations include revealing research; eye-opening case studies and, of course, stories attendees will remember and retell long after the event ends. Audiences leave inspired and motivated to apply Kindra's actionable content.

Gary Hamel speaker

Gary Hamel

World-Renowned Speaker on Strategy and Innovation. Author of Leading the Revolution.

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Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Innovation eXchange.  

Hamel has written 17 articles for the Harvard Business Review and is the most reprinted author in the Review’s history. His landmark books have been translated into more than 25 languages. His most recent bestsellers are The Future of Management and What Matters Now. In these volumes, Hamel presents an impassioned plea for reinventing management and lays out a practical blueprint for building organizations that are “fit for the future.” 

Fortune magazine describes Hamel as “the world’s leading expert on business strategy,” and the Financial Times calls him a “management innovator without peer.” Hamel has been ranked by The Wall Street Journal as the world’s most influential business thinker and is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society and of the World Economic Forum.

Hamel’s groundbreaking concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management Innovation,” have changed the language and practice of management in organizations. 

Dr. Heidi Hanna speaker

Dr. Heidi Hanna

Expert on nutrition and exercise in energy management for increased productivity, engagement and performance.

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As an experienced speaker, Heidi has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, an integrative neuroscience partnership that provides brain-based training for individuals and organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer at Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. 

Heidi’s publications include the NY Times bestseller The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance (Wiley, Feb 2013), and the follow-up release Stressaholic: 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress (Wiley, Jan 2014). Her latest book, Recharge: Investment Strategies for Your Most Valuable Resource is available now. 

Heidi is actively involved with several non-profit organizations such as Challenged Athletes Foundation and The Alzheimer’s Association and is a National Board Member for Blessings in a Backpack. Recently, Heidi created The Beyond Funny Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing resources and education related to the benefits of healthy humor. In 2011, Heidi became a Fellow with the American Institute of Stress, and she currently serves as editor of their quarterly publication, Contentment.

Heidi holds a bachelors degree in communications from Penn State University, where she competed on the Big 10 softball team and received academic All-American honors. She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College and a Ph.D. degree in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. Clients have included Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Proctor & Gamble, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, ESPN and Starbucks, as well as professional and amateur athletes. For nearly a decade, Heidi has partnered with Janus Capital to deliver the Energy for Performance and BrainWorks programs, which teach financial advisors how to better manage their personal energy, particularly during periods of stress.

Mark Victor Hansen speaker

Mark Victor Hansen

Inspirational and motivational speaker, Co-Creator of the Best-Selling Chicken Soup For The Soul Series

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Mark Victor Hansen is Co-Creator of the Best-Selling Chicken Soup For The Soul Series. Recent years have seen Mark and his business partner Jack Canfield create what TIME magazine calls the publishing phenomenon of the decade. With more than 90 million Chicken Soup for the Soul books sold in North America alone and over 100 licensed products in the marketplace, it is one of the most successful publishing franchises in America today.

Mark's energy and exuberance travels still further through mediums such as television (Oprah, CNN and The Today Show), print (TIME, US News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur) and countless radio and newspaper interviews as he assures our planet's people that you can easily create the life you deserve.

Mark is also known as a passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, working tirelessly for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, March of Dimes, ChildHelp USA and many others.

Darren Hardy speaker

Darren Hardy

Publisher and Founding Editor of SUCCESS magazine and Leadership Speaker

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Darren Hardy is today's preeminent Success Mentor, a highly sought after keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author - The Compound Effect, Living Your Best Year Ever,  and The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster- as well as former Publisher and Editor or SUCCESS Magazine.

Darren has been a central leader in the personal growth and success industry now for more than 20 years.  He has led three success television networks producing over 1,000 TV shows with most every known thought leader of our times.  Over the past decade, Darren was the visionary force behind behind the rebirth of SUCCESS Magazine as its publisher and editor.  These positions have given him unique and unprecedented access to interview, investigate and publish the stories of the most successful people on the planet including the likes of Richard Branson, Colin Powell, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Harold Schultz, Steve Wynn, Jack Welch and many more.  He has uncovered the secrets to their success and now uses them to empower millions of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders globally.

Adam Hartung speaker

Adam Hartung

Leading Speaker on Business Growth

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Adam’s remarkably consistent track record is built on applying his two proprietary frameworks for predicting business success; The Phoenix Principle and the Status Quo Risk Management Playbook. His keynote presentations and workshops make trends clear and help audiences chart a successful course to a more profitable future in our fast changing world.

Adam has been the No. 1 Leadership columnist for Forbes.com since 2009, written a quarterly column for CIO Magazine since 2010 and been a contributing editor for the International Journal of Innovation Science since its founding in 2008. His columns have boldly predicted highly unexpected declines for market leaders such as Tribune, Sears, and Research in Motion years before anyone else.

For two decades, Adam’s accurate forecasts about market shifting trends and his predictions for industry leading corporations has made him a frequent press interviewee regarding Apple, Microsoft, HP and other tech companies, as well as the automobile, media and retail industries. His insight to business growth and overcoming organizational obstacles have been featured in Inc, Adweek, Washington Times and on BBC television.

Since 2004, Adam has been CEO and Managing Partner of Spark Partners, a strategy and transformation consultancy. In 2010, Adam became the founding CEO of Soparfilm Energy, a corporation that invested early in fracking for oil and gas production. Additionally, Adam has been on the Board of Directors at several successful privately held companies, including Crosfield Electronics and Benchmark Technologies in the U.K., Biometric Access Corp. and Apex Interactive and in the U.S.  Adam provides board advisory services and is a certified Fellow in the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where he is a regular speaker on risk management.

Adam was formerly an executive with PepsiCo and DuPont and is a Boston Consulting Group alumni. Adam received his MBA from the Harvard Business School with Distinction.  He now travels the globe giving keynotes and leading risk management workshops sharing his insights to how companies and executives can succeed.

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Sterling Hawkins

Master of Innovation & Renowned Speaker on the Future of Commerce

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Sterling Hawkins has become a master of innovation through massive changes and obstacles he has overcome in his own life. From selling the first company he founded in 2004 to flat broke, from a broken family business to a successful one, and from fear of public speaking to keynoting at conferences around the world, Sterling’s story is a perfect example of how anyone can take any situation and create anything from it.  

As a business leader, entrepreneur investor and futurist, Sterling is an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As a 5th generation retailer and still very active in retail innovation, he has worked with the likes of Stanford, Cornell and the University of Texas to create the future of commerce, and today evaluates over 1,000 innovative technologies annually which are looking to dynamically transform retail and how people fulfill on their wants and needs. He has worked with countless startups, investment groups, retailers, brands and Fortune 500 companies including P&G, Mitsubishi, Zebra Technologies, Stater Bros. and more to ignite innovation and innovation thinking inside their organizations. 

Sterling has been seen in Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, ABC Money, AlleyWatch, Yahoo Finance, Forbes and other major media outlets. Living at the intersection of in-store, online and the 4th Industrial Revolution, Sterling is actively shaping the future of commerce by helping others create and respond to innovation in a way that betters businesses, communities and the human condition.

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Tyler Hayden

Motivational speaker specializing in leadership and teamwork

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Tyler Hayden has been a full-time professional speaker and innovative team builder for almost two decades. His business is personal development and non-traditional team-building programs. Tyler’s clients include some of the world’s largest corporations and associations. Groups such as the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), Project Management Institute (PMI), Bell, and Honeywell have all benefited from Tyler’s programs. 

Tyler is a keynoter, team builder, and author.  He has developed program solutions across industries in leadership, structured mentoring, team building, staff motivation, personal development, and quality improvement.  

Tyler is the author of over 16 books, plus audio CDs, educational programs, interactive CD-ROMs, board games, card games, apps, and full-length DVDs.  His training materials have been sold worldwide, and he has delivered several thousand high-energy keynotes and train-the-trainer programs internationally.

As a keynoter Tyler has spoken to groups ranging in number from 20 to 5,000.  He delivers a professional presentation that ensures that the message is designed with the audience’s learning in mind.  Tyler’s electric energy on stage is second to none–in fact some say he is our planet’s answer to alternative energy.  

Working with Tyler as a team builder and keynoter is fun.  Whether he brings his 9-hole mini golf course, paints and canvas, or remote control cars, his bag of tricks always delivers a great time!  Tyler’s team events are high energy and information packed.  Tyler works diligently beforehand along-side your team leads to ensure the delivery of consistent and powerful messages that resonate with your team.

Finally, a description of Tyler would not be complete without a word about his greatest source of affluence: family.  Tyler is a loving husband to Laurie, a teacher, and proud father of Tait and Breton, his beautiful little girls.  Tyler and Laurie look forward to building a loving family and continuing to make a difference in their quiet seaside community in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, where they operate a chicken farm and Tyler sits on Town Council.

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Jeffrey Hayzlett

Host of 'C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett' on Bloomberg Television

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Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity and primetime television show host on Bloomberg Television. From small business to international corporations, his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to lead ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into the c-suite and business strategy, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. He is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of the bestselling business books The Mirror Test and Running the Gauntlet, and one of the most compelling figures in business today.

Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, and Fox Business. Jeffrey appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. Drawing upon an eclectic background in business, buoyed by a stellar track record of keynote speaking and public appearances, and deeply rooted in cowboy lore, Jeffrey energizes his role driving and delivering change. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

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Troy Hazard

Entrepreneur & bestselling author

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Troy Hazard is serial entrepreneur, who has founded and nurtured twelve businesses over two decades, and has consulted to countless successful companies over the last 25 years.

Through his business career he has owned a diverse range of businesses including a recording studio, an advertising agency, a pizza outlet, pool service, real estate brokerage, property development company, leading franchise-consulting business, and a technology business.

These business talents earned him international respect, so much so that he was elected by the world's foremost business leaders for the role of Global President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.

He is also one of the few Australians to crack the USA market with his own TV talk show. "Gettin' Down 2 Business" airs in the USA on the BizTV Cable Network into 20 million homes each week 9pm EST. And he is a regular Co-Host on "The Big Biz Show" on the CBS Talk Radio Network and the Business Talk Radio Network broadcasting to 1.5 million radio listeners, and simulcast on the BizTV Network in the United States.

Troy's lessons from the edge provide businesses with potent and refined tools, a collection of which you will find in his Amazon bestselling business book, Future-Proofing Your Business - Real life strategies to prepare your business for tomorrow, today!

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Charles Hazlewood

World Renowned Conductor, and Speaker on Trust & Teamwork

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Two times TED speaker, Charles Hazlewood is a British conductor of international renown. He has conducted some of the greatest classical repertoire with some of the best orchestras in the world. But Charles Hazlewood is more than a conductor, he is a visionary with a mission to bring the ever modern joy of orchestral music to a new audience and in doing so, change lives and communities for the better.

Dubbed, the 'British Bernstein' by the New York Sun, Hazlewood believes that music can overcome barriers of language, class and culture and has proved this over his career: an opera company recruited from black townships in South Africa that won the Golden Bear Award for best film, a pay-what-you-can orchestral music festival attended by 1000’s of people who had never heard an orchestra live before, and the world’s first orchestra of disabled musicians, who played alongside Coldplay at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 paralympics and continue to tour, world demonstrating the incredible creative talent of disabled people to new audiences all over the world. And these are just the headlines.

Hazlewood is not only well known for what he has achieved but how he achieved it. Eschewing the model of conductor as dictator; he has evolved a creative leadership style that has won the hearts and minds of many in the world of arts, business, education, sports, medicine and industry.

Hazlewood guest-conducts orchestras around the world and is a familiar figure on British TV and radio.

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Sheila Heen

Best-selling Author & Harvard Law School Faculty

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Sheila Heen is a New York Times business best-selling author, founder of  Triad Consulting Group and faculty at Harvard Law School. Heen’s corporate clients  include  MetLife,  BAE  Systems,  HSBC,  the  Federal  Reserve  Bank, Novartis,  AT&T,  Pixar,  Workday  and  numerous  family  businesses. She often works  with executive  teams,  helping  them  to  work  through  conflict,  repair  working  relationships  and  make sound  decisions together.  In  the  public  sector  she  has  also  provided  training  for  the  New England  Organ  Bank,  the  Singapore  Supreme  Court,  the  White  House  and  theologians struggling with disagreement over the nature of  truth and God. 

Heen  has  spent  the  last  20  years  with  the  Harvard  Negotiation  Project,  developing  negotiation theory  and  practice.  She  specializes  in  particularly  difficult  negotiations  –  where  emotions  run high   and   relationships   become   strained. Heen is co-author of the New  York Times bestsellers Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most and  Thanks  for  the  Feedback:  The  Science  and  Art  of   Receiving  Feedback  Well  (Even  When It’s  Off-Base,  Unfair,  Poorly  Delivered  and  Frankly,  You’re  Not  in  the  Mood). She has been featured on “Oprah,” CNBC “Power Lunch,” NPR, and was among the top rated speakers at the 2015 Global Leadership Summit. 

Heen  is  a  graduate  of   Occidental  College  and  Harvard  Law  School.  She  is  schooled  in negotiation daily by her three children.

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Chris Heeter

Wilderness Guide & Speaker on Leadership and Teamwork

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Chris challenges and inspires organizations and individuals toward Wild leadership, compassionate presence, and daring authenticity. Featured on The Discovery Channel's “National Geographic Today,” she brings decades of leadership experience indoors, to conferences and offices, working with teams and leaders, helping us recognize that leadership and teamwork doesn't have to be so complicated.

Selected as a Top Ten Speaker of 2014 by MeetingsNet, Chris was the highest rated speaker of Meeting Professional International's 2014 World Education Congress. She is out to create a Wild revolution in the workplace. A wilderness guide since 1984 and professional speaker since 2001, Chris has led and worked with a diverse array of teams, both canine and human!

With remarkable parallels to the work world, Chris shares hilarious stories from her sled dog team with their quirky personalities and from guiding whitewater trips, where successfully navigating obstacles (mostly) is part of the journey.

She sits on the board of the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center, is a Wilderness First Responder and a graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School). She holds a bachelor's degree in recreation and social work from George Williams College, where she recently received the Distinguished Alumnae Award. She is a poet and shares her writing and Wild Dares through her newsletter, Wild Thoughts.

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Margaret Heffernan

Entrepreneur, CEO, Speaker and Author of Willful Blindness

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Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, Chief Executive and author. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. She worked in BBC Radio for five years where she wrote, directed, produced and commissioned dozens of documentaries and dramas.

As a television producer, she made documentary films for Timewatch, Arena, and Newsnight. She was one of the producers of Out of the Doll's House, the prize-winning documentary series about the history of women in the twentieth century. She designed and executive produced a thirteen part series on The French Revolution for the BBC and A&E. The series featured, among others, Alan Rickman, Alfred Molina, Janet Suzman, Simon Callow and Jim Broadbent and introduced both historian Simon Schama and playwright Peter Barnes to British television. She also produced music videos with Virgin Records and the London Chamber Orchestra to raise attention and funds for Unicef's Lebanese fund.

Leaving the BBC, she ran the trade association IPPA, which represented the interests of independent film and television producers and was once described by the Financial Times as "the most formidable lobbying organization in England."

In 1994, she returned to the United States where she worked on public affair campaigns in Massachusetts and with software companies trying to break into multimedia. She developed interactive multimedia products with Peter Lynch, Tom Peters, Standard & Poors and The Learning Company.

She then joined CMGI where she ran, bought and sold leading Internet businesses, serving as Chief Executive Officer for InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and iCAST Corporation.

She was named one of the Internet's Top 100 by Silicon Alley Reporter in 1999, one of the Top 25 by Streaming Media magazine and one of the Top 100 Media Executives by The Hollywood Reporter. Her "Tear Down the Wall" campaign against AOL won the 2001 Silver SABRE award for public relations.

Her third book, Wilful Blindness (Simon&Schuster in the UK, Bloomsbury in the US and Doubleday in Canada) was a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book award. Her most recent book A Bigger Prize (Simon&Schuster in the UK, Public Affairs in the US and Doubleday in Canada) is published in spring 2014. She is a Trustee of the London Library and sits on the Council of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art as well as one the boards of several private companies. Margaret blogs for the Huffington Post in the US and the UK, for CBSMoneywatch and for Inc.com.

She was featured on television in The Secret Millionaire and on BBC Radio 4 in Changing the Rules, which won the 2008 Prowess Media Award. She has had three plays broadcast by the BBC and in 2011 has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bath. She mentors senior executives and contributes to corporate conferences around the world. She is married with two children.