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Behavioral Science - Keynote Speakers

Terrance Odean

Terrance Odean is the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Odean has spent his career studying behavioral finance. As a leading researcher in the field, he focuses on how psychologically motivated decisions affect investor welfare and securities prices. His research has been cited in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and Businessweek. He is also an associate editor at the Journal of Finance and an associate editor at the Journal of Behavioral Finance.

Heidi Hanna

Dr. Heidi Hanna is a New York Times best selling author, CEO and founder of Synergy, a consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs to organizations, and the Executive Director for the American Institute of Stress. As a global speaker she has been featured at the Fortune Magazine’s Most Successful Women in Business Summit, the ESPN Women in Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. Her clients have included Microsoft, GE, Google, Starbucks, Morgan Stanley, Ameriprise, Nationwide and many more. Dr. Hanna's current research explores the connection between stress, brain health and performance. She is passionate about educating and empowering others to transform their relationship with stress in order to bring more energy, attention and intention to the moments that matter most to them. For fun, Heidi is a national board member for Blessings in a Backpack, a volunteer speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association, and recently started a non-profit called Beyond Funny that provides resources related to humor and the brain. She has recently been appointed to a faculty position with the International Brain Health Education Institute and will be teaching a new course on the Applied Neuroscience of Stress and Health in the spring of 2018.

Shawn Achor

Recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that Happiness fuels success. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, teaches organizational leaders how to increase happiness and meaning for their employees. Shawn spent over a decade at Harvard University where he won over a dozen teaching awards. He then went on to be founder of Good Think Inc. which allows him to share his research. Shawn speaks to his audiences on how to create a positive transformation that can have a rippling effect on an organization’s culture. He explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive, helping us achieve the extraordinary in work, in our lives, and in our organization's bottom lines. Shawn has spoken to many types of audiences that have all benefited from listening to his research on organizational achievement and happiness.

Michio Kaku

As one of the most widely recognized scientists today, Dr. Michio Kaku is an international authority in Einstein’s unified field theory and in predicting trends that affect business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research. He is an international bestselling author of Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Physics of the Impossible. Dr. Kaku speaks on radio and TV shows including appearances on Larry King Live, Nightline, 60 Minutes, and many others. As a business speaker Dr. Kaku brings in his fascinating research to revamp the way you do business and help you to make more of an impact in your field. His keynotes look at the next 20 years and how science will revolutionize medicine, business, and our way of life.

Amanda Gore

As a keynote speaker for over 25 years, organizations and individuals hire Amanda Gore to help people reconnect to what really matters- the energy and emotional layers that drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in business and life. Taking the stance that business has been paralyzed by its own over-analysis, her presentations break down the barriers that separate people in an invigorating, action-packed ride towards self-discovery and ultimately, real and lasting change. People who are happy at work make better team players, handle change more effectively, become more positive and are much more engaged. Amanda uses the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, epigenetics, and emotional intelligence to help businesses achieve the results they need to align with their goals.

Carol Kinsey Goman

If your business is having trouble achieving their goals in the unstable business environment that we work in, than you need Carol Kinsey Goman as your management speaker. With her change-management expertise, business leaders will have the know-how to energize a work force by dispelling anxiety, make uncertainty comprehensible, and help employees find their creative potential. Carol has published 200 articles in organizational change and leadership and has been cited as an authority in media such as Investors Business Daily, CNN’s Business Unusual, NBC Nightly News and many more! Her customized, humorous, and insightful keynotes spark leaders to be more effective and help them seize opportunities as they present themselves.

Caroline Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, is the author of the best-selling book, “Creating Your Best Life,” which is the only mass market book written on the science of goal accomplishment and its intersection with the science of happiness. She is one of the first graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters in Applied Positive Psychology Program (2006) which makes her one of the very few authentic “happiness experts” in the world with that specific educational training. Ms. Miller is regularly interviewed and quoted in the media all over the world and is considered one of world’s experts on how to set and accomplish goals from an evidence-based perspective, as opposed to a “Law of Attraction” perspective. Ms. Miller is a graduate of Harvard University, and has authored four other books, all of which have sold for almost twenty years and have been translated into multiple languages. Ms. Miller teaches in the Executive Management School of the University of Texas – Dallas, and was the first Positive Psychologist to be on satellite radio with her XM Radio “Positive Tip of the Day” on their channel 155.

Brett King

Bestselling author of the groundbreaking book “BANK 2.0” and strategic advisor to the global financial services industry, Brett King doesn't just talk about third generation banking - he is on the ground floor of creating it. Recognized as a global expert on innovation, customer experience, channel distribution strategy and understanding the fundamental shifts in consumer behavior, he publishes regularly in his role as industry advisor on Huffington Post, Internet Evolution, FinExtra and his personal blog Banking4Tomorrow.com. King's expert advice on innovation and understanding shifts in consumer behavior makes him a sought-after speaker at top global conferences for financial services. King currently advises top financial institutions globally and has presented at conferences in more than 30 countries for organizations like Google, Forbes, Oracle, The Economist, SWIFT, the American Bankers Association, Bloomberg, The Asian Banker, IIR, Marcus Evans, DTT Fast 500 and HSBC.

Will Miller

Dr. Will Miller’s unique background as a professional stand-up comedian, television personality, psychotherapist, educator, and best-selling author - along with his five graduate degrees - make him one of the most popular and insightful presenters you’ll ever invite to your stage. His presentations are packed with a shrewd understanding of the human psyche supported by delightfully humorous stories that turn critical concepts into applicable ideas that stick. A recognized authority on modern life and culture, Dr. Will’s gift is helping audiences negotiate the staggering changes brought about by media, technology, and the loss of close relationships. Don’t expect another typical “stress management and work/life balance” presentation here. Dr. Will’s expertise backed by decades of research will help your audience rediscover the value of creating meaningful connections and restoring relationships to excel in work and after hours.

Gary Small

Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. His research, supported by the National Institute of Health, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world's leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small lectures throughout the world and frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning American, PBS, and CNN. He has written six books, including The New York Times best seller, The Memory Bible. Dr. Gary Small is well known for his ability to both entertain and teach. Whether giving a keynote address to thousands of AARP attendees, lecturing to medical students, or leading a workshop for silicon-valley CEOs, Small deftly translates cutting-edge science into everyday language that everyone can understand.

Hendrie Weisinger

Dr. Hendrie (Hank) Weisinger is a world renowned psychologist, pioneer in the field of pressure management, and a New York Times bestselling author. His informative and interactive presentations address various topics, including giving and taking criticism, managing emotions, motivating oneself and others, and resolving conflict. He is a leading authority in the application of emotional intelligence, an expert in anger management, and the originator of the highly regarded techniques of criticism training. Dr. Weisinger has spent three decades helping individuals and organizations enhance their personal and work effectiveness through innovative applications of clinical, social, organizational, and evolutionary psychology. He has taught at Wharton, UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Penn State and MIT. Dr. Weisinger’s experience and expertise provides the tools for your organization to achieve excellence.

John Medina

DR. JOHN J. MEDINA, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of nine books including the New York Times bestseller "Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School" -- a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. His latest book is a must-read for parents and early-childhood educators: "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five." Dr. Medina has the rare gift of making science fun and accessible. He is an extraordinary speaker -- perhaps one of the most energetic and engaging speakers you will ever encounter. And he has a message that every leader needs to survive and thrive. In a keynote presentation or dynamic workshop, Medina guides you through his 12 Brain Rules, things you should know about how the brain works. With fascinating stories and his characteristic sense of humor, he'll explain: why multi-tasking is a myth—and what happens when you try to type an e-mail and talk on the phone at the same time; that every employee and every customers’ brain is wired differently; how exercise, sleep, and stress affect the brain; just what makes PowerPoint presentations so very boring that we have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. Really!

Beau Lotto

Beau Lotto helps businesses build great brands by creating a strong relationship with audiences through meaningful narratives. But what makes a narrative meaningful? Beau is the founder of Lottolab, a hybrid art studio and science lab, which researches human perception and how it underpins creativity and innovation. His ongoing research shines a new light on human nature and allows for businesses to discover the principles behind information, not just the information itself. Beau focuses first on asking good questions--the right questions, and then sets about uncovering the answer. "A GOOD question is where success lives," says Beau. By combining our collective expertise in design, engagement, neuroscience and behaviour we are better able to work with companies to create narratives that are truly meaningful to their audiences … and in doing so establish a sense of loyalty that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

Joseph Coughlin

Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. His research provides insights on how demographic change, technology, social trends and consumer behavior will converge to drive future innovations in business and government. Based in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division, he teaches policy and systems innovation and is author of the on-line publication Disruptive Demographics. He is one of Fast Company Magazine’s ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of “12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and how we will all live, work and play tomorrow.”

Paula Caligiuri

Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D. is a work psychologist dedicated to helping companies, business teams, and executives become effective in today’s complex global environment. She is the author of several books including, Cultural Agility: Building a Pipeline of Successful Global Professionals (2012). Paula works extensively with leading organizations on topics related to developing culturally agile professionals. Across a wide range of industries, her clients include private sector, military, and non-profit organizations in the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Paula is a D’Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of International Business at Northeastern University and a research fellow with the E&Y Institute for Emerging Market Studies. She is a frequent expert guest on CNN and CNN International covering career issues and international management topics. She holds a Ph.D. from Penn State University in organizational psychology and has been named as one of the most prolific authors in international business.

Tina Thomas

Dr. Thomas shares her biologically based theories that translate into success in everyday life including increased sales, higher employee retention and an overall healthier lifestyle. Dr. Thomas also helps people to develop a clear plan of action that accelerates their success and makes their dreams come true, whether they are looking to become the top salesperson in their company, increase their bottom line, improve professional and personal relationships or trying to make their first million dollars. Dr. Thomas holds a Ph.D. in biopsychology, is a licensed clinical social worker, a registered nurse and a TEDx speaker. Formerly the clinical director of the prestigious Tulane University’s Cancer Counseling Center and a research professor at Duke University, she is currently the Director of the Gestalt Institute and Relationship Center of New Orleans.

Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Katie Show, and Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday. Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (Gotham, 2012). In Daring Greatly Brené dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Fast Company Magazine named Daring Greatly one of the top ten business books of 2012. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 9 million viewers.

Faye Mandell

Faye Mandell has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She travels extensively leading workshops throughout the country. She is a life coach who works with business, personal and sports related issues to stay present to direct experience and fully participate in the moment. She is the author of 2 books; The GPS to Self-Powerment and her newest book The Children’s Book for Parents. Her clients include several Fortune 500 companies. She has three children and lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm in Silicon Valley, California, and author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Liz describes Multipliers as leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review and a variety of other business and leadership journals. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked 17 years as Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. In her highly engaging talk, Liz Wiseman shares the research behind Multipliers and illustrates the positive and profitable effect these Multipliers have on organizations – how they get more done with fewer resources, develop and attract talent, and cultivate new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation. She introduces the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and provides practice tips for leading like a Multiplier.

Eric Siegel

Eric Siegel specializes in the art and power of prediction. He is an expert in predictive analytics and data mining, in addition to being a former computer science professor at Columbia University. He is the president of Prediction Impact, Inc., author of the acclaimed book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics Times, and the founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World. His presentations fully explain the how and why of predictive analytics while being understandable and captivating for all audiences.

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