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Business - Keynote Speakers

Jenny Evans

Jenny Evans is a speaker, author and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, performance, exercise physiology, nutrition and health. She is the founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance and author of the best-selling book The Resiliency rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life — 60 Seconds at a Time. Working with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders and employees worldwide, her dynamic presentations inspire and educate audiences to increase their capacity for stress and to recover from it more quickly and effectively. Clients improve their performance and productivity, all while enhancing their health. Jenny’s corporate client list includes Procter & Gamble, The Estée Lauder Companies, Yale School of Management, AT&T, Target, Comcast, Nationwide, Ameriprise Financial and many other Fortune 500 companies. She is also the creator of PowerHouse Hit the Deck™—the ultimate tool for combating stress and increasing fitness.

Peter Sheahan

Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his inventive business thinking and thought leadership. Peter’s highly innovative approach has contributed to his success as the author of 3 international best-selling books and one of the most in-demand thought leaders in the world. Peter has advised leaders from companies as diverse as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. Peter’s most recent book is titled, MATTER: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value and Become the Obvious Choice. Peter is also the Founder and Group CEO of Karrikins Group – an international growth-oriented consulting firm with expertise in business development and community investment. Peter empowers his audiences and makes a significant impact on how businesses operate through his global insights and thought provoking presentations.

Fred Reichheld

Fred Reichheld is a Bain Fellow and founder of Bain & Company’s Loyalty Practice, which helps companies achieve results through customer and employee loyalty. He is the creator of the Net Promoter® system of management. His work in the area of customer and employee retention has quantified the link between loyalty and profits. In his latest book, The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer Driven World (HBR Press-Sept. 2011), Fred reveals how NPS practitioners including Apple Retail, Philips, Schwab, Allianz, American Express, and Intuit, have utilized the Net Promoter System (NPS) to generate extraordinary results. He explains how NPS helps companies become truly customer-centric, unleashing profitable growth through systematically converting more customers into promoters and fewer into detractors. Some of his presentation themes are: The economics of customer and employee loyalty; Customer Relationship Management; The increasingly vital role of loyalty in the new economy; Leadership strategies for building loyalty; and Measuring Loyalty: moving beyond customer satisfaction. Audiences around the world consistently rate him as an outstanding communicator.

Ron Kaufman

Ron Kaufman is the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer
service and building service cultures. Rated one of the “Top 25 Who’s Hot” speakers by Speaker Magazine, Ron presents powerful insights and global best practices from working with clients on every continent for more than twenty years. His energetic keynote speeches and workshops have inspired millions. He is author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, “Uplifting Service! The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues and Everyone Else You Meet” and 14 other books on service, business and inspiration. Ron is also the founder of UP! Your Service, a company that enables leaders and organizations to build Uplifting Service cultures for sustainable advantage.

Scott Steinberg

Award-winning strategic consultant and professional speaker Scott Steinberg is a bestselling expert on leadership and innovation. The author of Becoming Essential, the Fortune 500 calls him a "defining figure in business and technology" and "top trendsetter to follow." The CEO of TechSavvy Global, a management consulting and market research firm, he helps clients create competitive advantage and drive change, innovation and growth. A business strategist for corporations, non-profits, universities and startups, he aids with change management, leadership training, and marketing and communications strategy, and has consulted on dozens of industry-leading products and services.

Irv Rothman

With over forty years of executive experience, Irv Rothman is a renowned financial services expert and has an acknowledged track record of excellence. Whether engaging in start-ups, large mergers, joint venture and M&A activities, turnaround situations, or global operations, Irv’s Gutsball mentality has fueled his undeniable success and powerful execution. As President and CEO of HP Financial Services, Irv leads over 1500 employees and oversees $12.5 billion in assets by championing a culture of trust, collaboration, autonomy, and ethical behavior that works to better serve their customers.

Bill Driscoll

Navy Ace pilot and TOPGUN instructor Bill Driscoll demonstrates to audiences how life-or-death aerial dogfights--and the preparation for them--can help guide high-risk corporate decisions. Bill uses strategies from Driscoll's own highly successful second career in commercial real estate to reinforce the consistent patterns of underlying exceptional performance under pressure.

Lori Greiner

“The Shark With a Heart Who Can Instantly Tell a ‘Hero from a Zero’” Entrepreneurial business mogul, best-selling author, and star shark on the hit ABC show Shark Tank, Lori Greiner is one of today’s most prolific inventors of retail products. Lori started with one idea and turned it into a half a billion dollar international brand. She has hosted her own show for the past 16 years on QVC entitled Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner and her products have been featured in top magazines such as Town & Country, O:Oprah Magazine, Women’s Day and Instyle. Lori has also been profiled in Financial Times and Success and has made television appearances on The View, CBS This Morning and Good Morning America. After creating 400 products and holding 120 US and international Patents with a 90% product launch success rate, Lori is now focused on investing in new companies and turning dreams into a reality on ABC’s Shark Tank. Who better to host your next corporate event than one of our generation’s biggest success stories?

John Jacobs

John Jacobs is Co-founder and Chief Creative Optimist of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. John and his brother Bert launched their business with $78 in their pockets, selling t-shirts in the streets of Boston. Today, Life is Good is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand sold by over 2,000 retailers across the US and Canada. To inspire others to choose optimism and grow the good in their lives, Bert and John wrote Life is Good: The Book/ How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride. John has been awarded honorary doctorates from several universities for entrepreneurship, business innovation and philanthropy. He teaches audiences the best strategies and settings for incentivizing creative thinking as well as open communication and complete transparency.

John Kao

John Kao has made a career out of helping organizations go from “getting” the importance of innovation to “getting innovation done.” Known as Mr. Creativity, John is a leading authority on innovation, business creativity, organizational transformation and emerging technologies. He has the ability to add value and bring fresh (smart eyes) to all kinds of problems. He is the past Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Innovation and advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. John has advised the countries of Finland and Singapore on their innovation strategies as well as companies such as Nike, Intel and BASF. John is a serial entrepreneur, an angel investor in emerging technology, and is a Tony-nominated producer of film and stage.

David Goldsmith

David Goldsmith, President and Co-founder of the Goldsmith Organization (NY and HK), is a consultant and adviser to leaders worldwide including NASA, Maersk, Dole, Infosys, Wipro, Techtronics, and KPMG. He is also a cofounder of four firms in advanced analytics, patents, and tech product development. His book, Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future, described as an “MBA in a book”, is considered the foremost approach to modern leadership and management. He is a recipient of New York University’s Excellence in Teaching Award, entrepreneurial accolades, and named one of Meeting Magazine’s 26 Hottest Speakers. David gives leaders the take-away tools that transform people into high performers, organizations into powerhouses, and dreams into realities days and years after your event closes.

Robert Safian

What does it mean to “lead the pack” in a world that is changing so quickly? How do we steer innovation in the right spots and avoid the pitfalls? Robert Safian has chronicled thousands of odds-defying organizations and leaders, getting inside access to their secrets of success. His ability to synthesize their lessons into insightful, compelling storytelling has made him one of the most sought-after speakers, moderators and interviewers in modern business. He is editor and managing director of the award-winning monthly business magazine Fast Company. He oversees all editorial operations, in print and online, and plays a key role in guiding the magazine's advertising, marketing, and circulation efforts. By presenting stories of the people behind innovative business thinking, he provides hope to millions of talented professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders that meaningful change is possible.

Laurence Kotlikoff

Professor Kotlikoff speaks to hundreds of U.S. and foreign businesses and government groups about economic and policy issues, both domestic and foreign. His talks cover a very wide range of domestic and international economic and policy issues including fiscal policy, demographic change, healthcare reform, tax reform, banking reform, Social Security reform, climate change policy, monetary policy, generational policy, saving, investment, competition with smart machines, inequality across and within generations, and SIPC brokerage account insurance fraud. Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 17 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent books are Get What's Yours -- the Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security Benefits (co-authored with Philip Moeller and Paul Solman, Simon & Schuster), The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press), The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission (Civitas), Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (John Wiley & Sons), Spend ‘Til the End, (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster), The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press), and The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press) and Generational Policy (MIT Press).

Michael Veltri

Michael Veltri is a top-rated business transformation keynote speaker with an exclusive system for achieving peak performance in business and life. The ideal intersection between inspiring and practical, Michael creates dynamic, must-attend keynotes, workshops, and seminars that masterfully fuse inspiring wisdom with results-based practical applications. The outcome: your audience will be moved and inspired - as well as armed for battle - to achieve peak performance in any situation. In addition to keynote speaking, Michael is a Nationwide Bestselling author, consultant and leadership expert for elite organizations such as the Central Intelligence Agency and many Fortune 500 companies. As a professional athlete, C-suite executive, and two-time cancer survivor, Michael shares his message of resilience and indomitable spirit with audiences worldwide.

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