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Author - Keynote Speakers

Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, New York Times bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that puts the world’s best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people’s lives. As a professional speaker, Buettner reveals his strategies for longevity, wellness, and happiness to his audiences. In 2009 he partnered with AARP and was able to raise their employee’s life expectancy and lower health care by 40%. Buettner inspires people to live a healthier, more fulfilling life by presenting his findings from around the world by implementing his principles, audiences experience change. His latest book, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way reveal a credible, cross-cultural formula and a practical plan to help us stack the deck for happiness and get more satisfaction out of life.

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield "America's Success Coach" has dedicated 30 years of his life to mentor, teach and coach success principles to millions worldwide. He has formulated tools for individuals to identify goals and strategically plan, producing positive results that continually reach millions through his book series "Chicken Soup for the Soul", which has over 90 million books published. Jack Canfield is both a dynamic and entertaining speaker, as well as a highly sought after trainer with a wonderful ability to inform and inspire audiences toward increased levels of self-esteem and peak performance. His powerful talks and results-oriented seminars on achievement, motivation, personal power, and the psychology of success bring about immediate changes and long-term growth in all kinds of individuals and groups. Jack is highly regarded as America’s leading “success coach”, teaching the principles he uses daily in both his professional and personal life.

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is America’s Peak Performance Coach with over 30 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. As the founder and CEO of On Target Living. Chris travels around the world speaking and training people to live a healthier lifestyle “One Step at a Time”! Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, certifications from ACSM, NASM, ACE, CNHP, and is a faculty member of A4M, teaching physicians and health professionals around the world his REST/EAT/MOVE training program. Chris is a change leader in health and fitness--”nobody makes a greater impact in a person’s health than this guy”! His clients include Fortune 500 companies all over the world.

Joe Calloway

Joe Calloway takes from his ground-breaking books to create highly interactive keynotes and workshops that challenge assumptions and establish new ways of thinking. He has authored five outstanding business books, including the bestselling Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison and his most recent Be the Best at What Matters Most: The Only Strategy You Will Ever Need. Joe discusses the high performance mind set and pushes audiences to think beyond their typical boundaries, challenging them to take their businesses to new heights. There is nothing traditional about Joe’s customized keynotes as audience members roll up their sleeves to participate in workshops that revolutionize the way they do business to become the best in the industry.

John Jenson

John A. Jenson is an expert on how to present yourself and represent your organization at the highest possible level. He has helped thousands of professionals and has written five books on the subjects of change, perspective, and influence. John provides insight from his own experiences to show the importance of “consistent messaging.” He emphasizes that organizations prosper when there is a consistent understanding of “what we do,” “our culture,” and “our direction.” John hones in on everyone’s own purpose and meaning to the organization to highlight their strengths to bring out the best in them. With John’s help organizations have the tools to sell more, build a stronger brand and have more cohesive teams.

Dan Clark

When Dan Clark recovered from a paralyzing football injury, he started a Multi-Million Dollar Corporation and became one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in North America. Since 1982, he has been inspiring change in organizations by reinvigorating passion, building strong connections in the workplace, and transforming their workforce into high performance thinkers! His latest book, The Art of Significance, will help you and your organization Achieve The Level Beyond Success by inspiring you to live the Twelve Highest Universal Laws of Life Changing Leadership. With powerful, emotionally stirring, and entertaining illustrations from business, sports, education, and the military, Dan’s speaking eloquence will take you from where you are to where you want to be!

Linda Ellerbee

Linda Ellerbee is an outspoken journalist, award-winning television documentary producer, writer and anchor, best-selling author, breast cancer survivor, mom, grandmother and one of the most sought-after speakers in America. Ellerbee began her career 40 years ago at the Associated Press and soon moved into broadcast news as a reporter and anchor. In 1987, Ellerbee and her partner, Rolfe Tessem, quit network news to start Lucky Duck Productions, a New York-based company that produces news, documentaries, and other specials for broadcast and cable. In 2011, the Lucky Duck-produced show, Nick News, celebrate its 20th anniversary—making it the longest running children’s show in television history. Ellerbee is also the author of several books, including a fiction series for kids and the non-fiction adult titles And So It Goes (a humorous look at television news) and Take Big Bites: Adventures Around the World and Across the Table. Ellerbee offers informative and dynamic presentations on change, success, work/life balance, media education, cancer survival, and her groundbreaking career in journalism.

Bob Garfield

Bob Garfield has never worked in advertising or marketing a day in his life. He has no relevant education, experience or data. He owns exactly one dark suit. He is also the most prominent commentator and analyst of advertising and marketing who has ever lived. For 25 years, his AdReview column in Advertising Age evaluated, vetted, parsed, deconstructed and offered uncanny prognostications for thousands of ads from hundreds of agencies worldwide. Over the past decade, he has also famously – and presciently — chronicled the digital revolution, culminating in his landmark 2009 book, The Chaos Scenario. His previous book, the 2003 manifesto on advertising And Now a Few Words from Me, is published in eight languages. His new Ad Age column, "Listenomics," explores the frontiers of 21st-century marketing and media.

Tom DeFrank

Long-time, award-winning journalist, Tom DeFrank, is one of the most respected members of the political press corps. His depth of experience in covering Presidents, Congress and elections gives him a unique vantage point to give audiences not only the backstory of today's events but the historical context and perspective needed for a complete understanding of current events. DeFrank began his career at Newsweek serving as White House Correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief of the magazine's Washington bureau (1970-1996) and then served as Washington Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News (1996-2013). Today he is Contributing Editor for the National Journal. He has reported on the activities of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama. DeFrank provides audiences a glimpse of the executive office very few get to see, with a highly anecdotal and conversational look at presidential personalities revealing the human—and humorous—side of the office.

Hugh Downs

Hugh Downs is the former co-anchor of ABC News' "20/20" , and one of the most familiar American television figures in the history of the medium. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in radio and television as a reporter, newscaster, narrating and hosting. Mr. Downs lectures at Arizona State University and throughout the country on a wide range of subjects. In 1985 he was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as holding the record for the greatest number of hours on network commercial television. His record of over 10,000 hours still holds. Additionally, Mr. Downs has chaired the Research and Education Committee of the Geriatrics Advisory Council of Mount Sinai Medical Center, is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College, chairs the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, abd is chair emeritus of the United States Fund for UNICEF. Hugh is indeed a sought out lecturer on a variety of topics such as; “Science”, “Aging”, and “Broadcast and Media”.

Gail Evans

Gail Evans is a female motivational speaker who has helped women be influential in the workplace and provides the tools for them to succeed. She takes from her book Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman and her experience as Executive Vice President of CNN to bring insight and knowledge to her audiences. Gail’s newest book, She Wins, You Win as well as her weekly radio segment "It's Not Just A Man's World," which is syndicated to 1900 CNN Radio affiliates across the United States, has made her wisdom one that is sought-after by major corporations. Her revolutionary keynotes will help your organization implement new strategies to encourage creativity and create a thriving work environment.

Cheryl Cran

Cheryl Cran provides data and strategies to inspire leaders to drive transformation in a fast paced world and to create the future workplace TODAY! The future workplace Cheryl envisions is one of shared leadership, innovative collaboration, where everyone is consistently adding value for employees and customers. Cheryl's research focuses on the future of work, change management, and technological innovation. Cheryl is the author of six books including, the newest, “The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced World”. Cheryl has worked with global brands such as AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Gartner, TEDX, Bell, Mass Mutual, Manulife, and more. In choosing to work with Cheryl, audiences will learn to take action towards creating an extraordinary future. Clients enjoy increased engagement, increased leadership abilities and increased business results.

Rowan Gibson

Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on business innovation. The media have labeled him “Mr. Innovation”, “the Innovation Grandmaster”, “the W. Edwards Deming of innovation” and “a guru among the gurus”. He is the internationally bestselling author of two major books on business strategy and innovation – Rethinking the Future and Innovation to the Core – which have been published to date in 25 languages. His latest book, Innovation to the Core, explains – for the first time – how to build and sustain a deep, company-wide innovation capability that drives continual growth and strategic renewal. Rowan Gibson is one of the world’s most in-demand public speakers. In just the last four years alone, he has delivered his keynote speeches, innovation masterclasses and public seminars in 55 countries around the world. Rowan Gibson’s keynote speeches, executive sessions and innovation masterclasses are always tailor-made to fit each audience, industry sector and event format. He endeavours, wherever possible, to use business cases and examples that are relevant to the specific audience. Gibson uses very graphic PowerPoint slides – each typically features just one powerful image and a single statement – which makes his presentations extremely dynamic. He is constantly updating his slides with cutting-edge material and up-to-the-minute business news.

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.

Jeffrey Gitomer

Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of Jeffrey Gitomer's "Little Red Book of Selling, The Sales Bible, and Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless". He is a creative, on the edge writer and speaker whose expertise on sales, customer loyalty and personal development is world renowned. Jeffrey is well known for his insightful presentations that are funny, insightful, real world, and in your face, he gives audiences information that they can immediately take back to their jobs and turn into sales revenue. Jeffrey's syndicated column, "Sales Moves", appears in scores of business journals and newspapers in the United States and Europe, and is read by more than four million people every week. He is known for presentations, seminars and keynote addresses that are funny, insightful, and in your face. He'll gives audiences information they can take out in the street one minute after the seminar is over and turn it into money.

Ted Fishman

The secrets of how the People’s Republic of China has developed as a world powerhouse over the years lies in the keynote of Ted Fishman. Ted's bestselling book China, Inc., How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World, has helped describe for the world the effects of China's momentous change on the lives and businesses of people everywhere. With Ted as your management speaker he will reveal how China has emerged and the impact the country has on the lives of Americans as consumers, workers, managers, and citizens. His customized and lively keynotes are focused on helping your company make an impact that can revolutionize the world just like China did.

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.

James Gilmore

Gilmore is co-founder of Aurora, Ohio-based Strategic Horizons LLP. He has been described as “professional observer,” sought by enterprises around the globe for his expertise in conceiving and designing new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. He is a frequent keynote speaker, as well as workshop facilitator and executive coach; a number of professional societies, trade associations, and individual companies also engage Gilmore to help design their overall meetings and events. Recently, Gilmore has been accepted a three-year appointment as the Chief Experience Architect for the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. Gilmore’s most recent book, Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want (Harvard Business School Press, 2007), contends that businesses must learn to manage authenticity as a distinct business discipline. Indeed, in an ever more commercialized, intentionally staged, and technologically mediated world—an increasingly unreal world—people today want the real from the genuine, not the fake from some phony. Gilmore and his co-author Joe Pine, offer unparalleled insights concerning this important new topic.

Harry Dent

Harry S. Dent, Jr. brings a very lively and common sense approach to help financial advisors and everyday investors understand the fundamental trends and factors that drive the current economy. He offers insight into and predictions for the future effects of Baby Boomer spending, deflation, home foreclosures, and personal and government debt. Dent also addresses the global economy, including China's bubble and the European debt crisis. With every topic, he presents a clear and cohesive picture of the current situation and its implications. A well-known author and developer of The Dent Method--a forecasting approach based on changes in demographic trends--he continues to educate audiences about his predictions for the coming decades. In his newest book, The Great Crash Ahead, he prepares investors for the rollercoaster of the years ahead. Opinionated and stimulating, Dent never fails to stimulate thinking.

Jackie Freiberg

Jackie Freiberg helps audiences create the best places where the best people can do their best work. What will it take to stand out in a sea of sameness? Standing out requires you to de-commoditize your business by finding innovative and creative ways to tell your story, add value and differentiate. Jackie helps you discover a fresh approach to leadership and collaboration that will drive success. She is a best-selling business author who has written 7 books. She inspires people to believe that they have the power to change themselves, transform their business, and even revolutionize their industry. Jackie is known for her passion, insight and ability to equip leaders at all levels with innovative ideas that turn up the volume on leadership, culture, engagement, accountability and customer loyalty.

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