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Accountability - Keynote Speakers

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward is a legendary two-time Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist, bestselling author and associate editor for the Washington Post. Bob is the most famous investigative journalist; he delivers the ultimate inside scoop about the behind-the-headlines wrangling of Washington and its leaders. He is the author of 12 #1 bestsellers, including All the President’s Men and The Final Days. He captivates audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating. Bob engages his audiences by blending stories that are both up to the minute and from the past. In an age of 24-hour news, social media, and snarky politics, Bob helps people get behind the spin to understand what’s really going on in the halls of power.

Walter Bond

Walter Bond is called “Mr. Accountability” because as a leadership and motivational speaker he forces each of his listeners to learn to be responsible for whatever situation they are in. Through his programs, workshops, and books he teaches that personal accountability, confidence, and success are possible for all who desire it. Walter will captivate your audience through his unique and memorable personal stories, teaching them the lessons learned from his experience in selling, as an entrepreneur, and being an NBA team player. He helps his audience see how they can transform challenges into opportunities, obstacles into testimonies, and that success is a matter of personal choice. In 2013, Walter became the host on the Food Network's Giving You the Business – a new reality show featuring exceptional employees who vie for the chance to win their own food franchise.

Simon T. Bailey

Are you ready to shift your thinking? Are you ready to improve your life? Then get ready to experience Simon T. Bailey. He has helped more than 1 million people find their brilliance, shift their thinking, and produce sustainable results. According to The Speakers Experts, Simon is one of America’s Top 10 most booked corporate and association speakers. Simon has authored seven books including Release Your Brilliance and Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You Inc. He is the former leader of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc. He connects with any audience on many levels with a relevant message that resonates beyond the stage. Simon brings a fresh voice that challenges and teaches organizations to overcome obstacles that can lead them to higher levels of engagement, retention, and productivity.

Frank Bucaro

Frank Bucaro is an ethics expert and author, who is a leading crusader on the benefits of ethics. The need for an ongoing emphasis on ethics continues to be prominent today due to trust issues or leadership missteps that can still threaten organizations. Frank’s keynotes and seminars are laced with humor and practical tips that provide help with difficult decisions as well as strategies for combating the sometimes blurred lines between right and wrong. Many companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, ENMAX Energy, and the Million Dollar Round have benefited from listening to Frank’s keynotes to not only learn about good ethics but to help advance their organization for good business.

Steve Farber

Steve Farber has shaken up and re-defined what it means to be a leader of substance, significance and success. He is one of the world's most in-demand leadership speakers and the bestselling author of 3 ground-breaking books: The Radical Leap, The Radical Edge, and Greater Than Yourself. Steve is the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, former VP of The Tom Peters Company, and listed as one of Inc's global Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts. Steve shares deeply thought-provoking and eminently practical leadership techniques and tips with his audiences. Whatever your challenge is- improving customer service, coping with change, improving corporate culture, building teamwork, or fostering innovation- Steve will inspire audiences to accept and thrive in their current business environment.

Tim Gard

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful, and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. He is a Hall of Fame Speaker, CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence), an elite honor shared by 150 people worldwide and a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). Tim has spoken at over 2,000 events worldwide from Texas to Tasmania and was selected by Meeting Planners Magazine as one of the “Best speakers ever seen or heard on the main stage.” Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that you will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today. During the past two decades, Tim has traveled almost two million miles to perform, is the author of 4 books, and an inventor of stress reduction tools that are marketed & enjoyed worldwide.

Jeff Havens

Jeff Havens has the unprecedented ability to deliver high-quality education in an undeniably entertaining way. He believes that education is the only way that we improve at anything and we will all improve better and faster if the learning process can be enjoyed. By combining the content of the traditional presentation with the entertainment value of a comedy show, Jeff has found enthusiastic audiences in government, academia, small businesses and several Fortune 50 companies. Whether you want to improve your leadership or change management strategies, elevate your corporate culture or eliminate generational tensions- if it’s important to you, Jeff will make it fun.

Sam Silverstein

Sam Silverstein shows organizations how to innovate their culture, live their core values and inspire accountability across all department levels. His interactive keynotes and workshops transform organizational cultures while driving increased engagement and productivity. He has written numerous books including Making Accountable Decisions, No More Excuses, and most recently, Non-Negotiable. He is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, which is focused on building powerful communities filled with people and organizations, that know their values, live their values and keep their commitments. Sam Silverstein is dedicated to empowering people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business and create a more accountable world.

DeDe Murcer Moffett

Voted Favorite Speaker of Meeting Planners 2014 -Meetings & Conventions Magazine
DeDe is an enthusiastic larger-than-life speaker and trainer who grabs the hearts and minds of audiences through powerful content and high-energy Broadway-style entertainment. She is known as the “Snap Out of It Woman.” After overcoming 24 years of alcoholism and igniting the courage to breakthrough to success, DeDe is inspiring She inspires audiences to take personal responsibility, make lasting changes and ignite the courage to start living consciously applying their strengths and talent. In her keynote speech and training sessions, DeDe draws upon her extensive career in corporate sales and her in-depth research into breaking free of limiting habits that dull creativity, cripple drive and derail dreams. She then delivers a step-by-step methodology wrapped up in Broadway-caliber entertainment and do-it-now exercises.
Through fun and humor she shares the knowledge, emotional fuel and daily steps you must take if you want to unleash your best work, ignite massive creativity, do the unlikely, and keep going when life gets tough.

Charles Greene

Founder and CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates, Charles Greene is passionate about crafting insights and ideas in ways that are memorable, and that allow people to change, beginning right now. Trust is the one truly sustainable competitive advantage in business, yet all too often it is overlooked, ignored or misunderstood. Team performance starts with each individual and his or her ability to collaborate. Greene teaches individuals to be accountable, get past their own fears, be honest, and resolve conflict more quickly and openly. True cultural change happens organization through a trust-centric framework that pulls everyone together.

Judy Smith

Judy A. Smith is the founder and President of Smith & Co, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Most recently known for being the inspiration for ABC’s hit show SCANDAL. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Smith honed her skills through her experiences with some of the most historic and sensational events of our time, including the Iran Contra investigation, the prosecution of former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, the 1991 Gulf War, the Los Angeles riots, the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas, the President Clinton scandal involving Monica Lewinsky, the congressional inquiry of Enron, and the United Nations Foundation and World Health Organization response to the SARS epidemic. Perhaps best known in media circles for her expertise as a crisis management advisor, Ms. Smith has served as a consultant for a host of high profile, celebrity and entertainment clients over the course of her career including, but not limited to, Monica Lewinsky, Senator Craig from Idaho, actor Wesley Snipes, NFL quarterback Michael Vick, and the family of Chandra Levy.

Bill Walton

Bill Walton has a passion — for his work, for family and friends, for music, for life and for greatness! Bill brings his outsized passion to the stage and inspires audiences with tales from his amazing life in sports and beyond. Bill speaks about the secrets of world-class performance, personal and organizational excellence, and how he overcame nearly impossible odds – on the court and off – to persevere and win. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, in addition to being selected as one of the NBA’s Fifty Greatest Players of All Time. After retiring from basketball, Bill began his Emmy award-winning broadcasting career. Bill is an authentic and true original who personifies greatness and is one of the most compassionate figures in sports with an extraordinary record of giving back through his work with numerous charities and non-profits. His autobiography, Back From the Dead, was published in March, 2016.

David Clemenko

Motivational, educational, and actionable. David Clemenko helps audiences understand what they need to do to be successful and gives actionable ideas in order to implement change. He is an expert at helping financial advisors put structure around marketing, prospecting and relationship building. His unique methods teach advisors simple strategies to help sustain and nurture relationships with clients and market more effectively. David is the author of Boot Camp for Financial Advisors, and the founder and CEO of SirCoach. David’s enthusiasm and passion will motivate all audience members to make a change for the better in their career.

Brian Moran

Do you struggle to consistently hit your goals over time? Do you want to learn how to crush your goals and bring them near-term? Then The 12 Week Year is the answer! Brian Moran, CEO, and Founder of The 12 Week Year has thirty years of expertise as a corporate executive, international speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, coach and is a New York Times best-selling author. Brian is a recognized expert in the field of leadership and execution. His realization that most people don't lack ideas, but struggle with effective implementation led him to the development of 'The 12 Week Year'. With Brian’s help, be prepared to produce more in less time, eliminate the thinking that holds you back, and lower your stress to gain more control.

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