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Change - Keynote Speakers

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.

Mark Lipton

Mark Lipton is Professor of Management and Chair of the Organization Change Management program at the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University, in New York City. His book, "Guiding Growth: How Vision Keeps Companies on Course", was published by Harvard Business School Press. Mark's research and opinions on management and strategy have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Organization Development Journal, among others. He is a frequent commentator on management, leadership and organizational strategy issues for ABC World News This Morning, CNBC, Bloomberg Radio, and public radio’s Marketplace. He works personally with CEOs and senior managers one-on-one, with divisional teams, and with entire organizational systems to develop unique solutions to facilitate change and growth. Mark's work spans the breadth of many types of organizations: from publicly owned global corporations, to medium-sized family businesses, to non-profits and international NGOs. Mark is confident that those who hear him speak, use the skills learned in his own presentation in order to launch their own success.

John Naisbitt

John Naisbitt is often called the global philosopher among futurists. With his “astonishingly precise predictions” and inspiring message he is one of the most sought after speakers in the world. He has experience in top management, in politics -- as assistant secretary of education to President John Kennedy and special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson -- and as an entrepreneur. His picture of the future is not only formed by the research he does, he has traveled the world since the late 1960s, keeping in close connection with corporations and people in different fields of endeavor. He has spoken to virtually every major corporation, to many, several times. John Naisbitt’s goal is to motivate and inspire his audience to see the future as something we can have access to, if we deliberately develop mindsets as a tool to see and evaluate the seeds and signs of change, which in time will built the future.

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.

James Mapes

An extraordinary keynote speaker for the uncertainty of 2017, James Mapes defies categorization. A true Renaissance man, James is considered the world’s foremost authority on applied imagination, having studied human behavior for more than 30 years. Since childhood, James wanted to make the impossible into the possible. This has led to a life-long fascination with the subconscious and the power of the imagination. Speaker, coach, best-selling author, clinical hypnotist and performer, Mapes is recognized for his ability to inspire, motivate, educate and guide others to develop and enhance the unlimited potential of their creative imagination and incalculable powers of the mind. His programs address creativity, motivation, leadership, change, wellness and peak performance. His engaging, enlightening new book, IMAGINE THAT! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance is the first web-enhanced volume of its kind. A provocative adventure of the mind, IMAGINE THAT! is a cutting-edge roadmap showing readers how to lead an exceptional life by learning to apply their imagination for productivity.

Michael McKinley

Mike McKinley is a businessman, motivational speaker, consultant, author, business owner, and developer of a showcase garden destination. For over 25 years, he has been involved in the daily operations of the multi-million dollar educational publishing house that he founded. Presenting hard-hitting business content delivered in a fun way, Mike entertains while he teaches – presenting as the keynote speaker, at corporate trainings, to in-house programs, and for professional association meetings. Business Entrepreneur, Mike McKinley uses a fun-but-results-oriented approach to transform today's challenges into tomorrow's business. From owning his own garbage-hauling business at the age of 15 to becoming president of a manufacturing chain to owning and serving as president of a multimillion-dollar publishing house and professional-speaking and consulting business, Mike's experience and expertise will help you succeed. Mike wants you to recognize the challenges to success and to open your mind to new ideas and methods to maximize performance and profitability.

Roger Nierenberg

After a distinguished career at the helm of two American orchestras, Roger Nierenberg has emerged as a creative force for innovation in the presentation of symphonic music. He led the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida for 14 years and has guest conducted many of America's most distinguished orchestras and opera companies. Now, Nierenberg is the creator of the highly successful experiential learning event, The Music Paradigm, in which an orchestra is used as a metaphor for any dynamic organization. With participants seated among the musicians, Nierenberg leads a series of exercises that are carefully crafted to address the sponsoring organization's specific themes and issues. The Music Paradigm provides a creative framework for rethinking leadership style, philosophies, teamwork, and effectiveness. Nierenberg addresses these same issues in his recent book, Maestro: A Surprising Story about Leading by Listening.

Robert Kriegel

One of the most in demand business speakers, Dr. Robert Kriegel teaches bold, innovative, “out of the box” strategies for keeping ahead of the changes, challenges and competition in today’s dynamic marketplace. Author of the international bestseller, If it ain’t broke...BREAK IT!, Dr. Kriegel has been called by U.S. News & World Report one of this country’s leading authorities in the field of change and human performance. He is the author of several bestselling books on innovation, including Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers and his latest title, How to Succeed in Business Without Working so Damn Hard. In his customized presentations, Dr. Kriegel will teach your audience how to develop and lead Change- Ready© people and organizations as well as how to round up sacred cows that cost money and inhibit both change and new opportunities. He will also outline actionable strategies for gaining the competitive edge--not by competing, but by rethinking rules, redefining roles, and reinventing the game.

Peter McLaughlin

Peter has developed a toolbox of great ideas both ancient and new to help people and companies move through the maze of 21st century challenges and opportunities. Peter McLaughlin’s mission in life is to help people maximize their productivity and quality of life. A poll conducted among top corporations named Peter McLaughlin, along with Tom Peters and Peter Drucker, as one of the best business speakers in the nation. (Source: Journal of Business Strategy). Peter is author of the book CatchFire: A 7-Step Program to Ignite Energy, Defuse Stress, and PowerBoost Your Performance, and co-author of the book Mentally Tough: The Principles of Winning at Sports Applied to Winning in Business. For twenty years, he has studied the leading research on individual and team performance, and created programs to help businesspeople improve their effectiveness.

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers is a technology pioneer, novelist and journalist whose consultancy, Practical Futurist, helps businesses and organizations worldwide to think about the future. He completed a two-year tenure as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and also writes the Practical Futurist column for MSNBC. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company's new media division. He is also a regular guest on radio and television, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, PBS, CNN and the History Channel. Some of his topics include: Management Meets the Future, The Virtualization of America, The Digital Lifestyle, The Future of Media, The Challenges for Law and Health Care and Wellness: What’s Ahead.

Steve Rizzo

Steve Rizzo uses laughter to help audiences around the world embrace change, experience happiness and be successful – no matter what the circumstances are! Knowing we all absorb more content through laughter, Steve uses his experience as a headline comedian to engage the audience and capture their attention before delivering strong content. Steve draws from his own personal journey, overcoming the dubious high school honor of “Least Likely to Succeed” to share the stage with Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian. Today, Steve is a talented keynote speaker known for his unique gift of combining humor with content. Whether he’s delivering a keynote, being Emcee for a conference, or providing after dinner comedy, audiences leave Steve’s performances with the tools to remove the boundaries that keep them from living the lives they truly desire.

Joe Piscatella

Joe Piscatella is one of the country’s most respected experts on how to live a healthy lifestyle in the real world. He knows the science of balanced living, but he also understands the practical application of it from his own experience. When Joe underwent coronary bypass surgery at age 32, one doctor predicted he would not live to age 40. But Joe didn't accept that opinion; he concentrated on eating healthier, managing stress, exercising effectively, and keeping a positive attitude. Now, over 30 years after his surgery, Joe is one of the longest-living survivors of cardiac bypass. He is living proof that with motivation and the right information, living a balanced lifestyle for optimal health and performance is possible. A bestselling author of 12 books, Joe delivers a powerful, practical message that moves audiences to live healthier lives. Over 2 million people have attended his powerful speeches and breakout sessions that are full of humor, insight, and “how to” tools. With his energy, knowledge, and decades of experience, Joe captivates and motivates audiences, inspiring them to take steps toward living their best.

Dennis Perkins

Rigorous waves, unpredictable weather, and life threatening experiences are the stories that Dr. Dennis Perkins shares in his leadership keynotes to help companies survive on the waters of business. While a faculty member at the Yale University School of Management, Dr. Perkins developed a breakthrough leadership approach based on the study of groups facing The Edge, or the outer limits of human endurance. By combining these fundamentals and latest research with his own experience in some of the world’s toughest conditions he applies the lessons in survival to today’s business environment. Dr. Perkins is the author of several books, recently Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition and CEO of The Syncretics Group, a firm devoted to effective leadership and teamwork. Bring your life-vest because Dr. Perkins is going to show you how to lead your team through the tsunami business waves and come out winning.

Vince Poscente

Use Vince Poscente’s expertise to your advantage. His against-all-odds Olympic strategy is powerful way to have your team reach BIG GOALS fast. Vince is a business guy who decided he would compete in the Olympics four years after his 26th birthday. At the age of 30 Poscente was vying for Gold, blasting down the mountain at an incredible 135 mph on skis. With his acumen for speedy goals, he soon became a New York Times bestselling author and Internationally award winning speaker. Vince Poscente will help you accelerate towards BIG GOALS in Short Order.

Howard Putnam

Howard Putnam is the former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines, transforming a small entrepreneurial venture into a major competitor. In three years profits increased by 200 percent. Putnam accepted the challenge of Braniff International in 1981 and became the first Chairman and CEO to successfully restructure a major airline out of bankruptcy. Earlier he spent over 20 years with United Airlines, his final position being Group Vice President of Marketing. He has also been an entrepreneur and has learned "Crisis Management" by living it. Harvard wrote a case study on his Braniff experiences called "The Ethics of Bankruptcy." Howard is a business and motivational speaker, author, consultant, commentator, and online mentor on: Leadership, Customer Service, Change, Transformation and Ethics. For nearly thirty years, Howard played a leading role in one of the most exciting and rapidly changing industries. He earned a well-deserved reputation for his capacity to think systematically, create a vision, build a team, define a niche, and design successful strategies for managing growth and crisis. An impressive entertainer and motivational speaker, Howard shares his prescription for successful management in the 21st century. Howard Putnam's ultimate objective is Bottom Line Improvement. He believes that cultures that place people as their highest priority have the greatest long term impact and success.

Jim Stovall

People across the nation consider Jim Stovall as one of the most inspiring speakers that they have heard. He causes his audiences to overcome their fears and to realize their true potential. Jim lost his eyesight at an early age and shares humorous and relevant stories about overcoming obstacles in his life. His audiences walk away challenged and inspired with hope. Jim is the president and founder of Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and television accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought after author and platform speaker. He is the author of the best selling book, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin.

Alan Parisse

Alan Parisse made his first million in his early twenties. By his late twenties, he lost it. To rebuild his bank account and career, Alan helped Cigna, NY Life, and other companies bring non-traditional products to market. He was instrumental in the creation, marketing and sales of investments that in today’s dollars would be valued in the billions. Alan has written and co-authored numerous books and training programs including Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask, This Is Your Time, Taking Change: Lessons in Leadership, The Great Salesperson and Power Marketing. His real-world experience leveraging client relationships to prosper and lead through cycles of change in competitive environments is what sets him apart from the field. It’s this boots in the trenches experience that is at the core of every presentation Alan delivers. Alan’s audiences gain an understanding of the new sources of leadership – the game changes that impact influence. His unique insights and ideas are immediately actionable by audiences.

Diane Smith

Diane Smith draws from her diverse experiences in journalism, personal health, and as a TV veteran to inspire her audiences to better their lives in a variety of ways. To promote a healthier living, she also takes from her knowledge as co-author of Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own, which was written with MSNBC Morning Show co-host Mika Brzezinski. Through Diane’s dynamic keynotes, audiences are ignited with motivation to implement her innovative tools to reinvent the way they live.

Mark Scharenbroich

Mix thousands and thousands of black leather, bandana wearing, tattoo bearing Harley-Davidson riders with a 100th Anniversary and one beige rental car and the end result will be the perfect metaphor for connecting with others: “Nice Bike.” Nice Bike acts as a powerful catalyst to help build stronger, more unified teams. The message inspires audience members to be more engaged and passionate about connecting with others. Join Emmy award-winning speaker, Mark Scharenbroich as he takes you for a fun ride on how to be effective at making meaningful connections in both your professional and personal life. His Nice Bike principle is supported by three strong actions: Acknowledge, honor and connect. Part motivational speaker, part thought-provoker and pure comedic entertainer – Mark Scharenbroich will inspire, teach and engage you with Nice Bike.

Erik Qualman

#1 bestselling author and motivational speaker Erik Qualman has performed in 44 countries and reached 23 million people this decade. His books have propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. His entertaining, educating, and empowering approach reaches audiences of all ages with an inspiring message around maximizing your leadership, reputation, and innovation potential. His video-storytelling style captivates audiences and showcases how successful and happy people are able to find the right offline & online balance in their over-scheduled lives. Interwoven in this inspirational message are practical tips and takeaways that directly impact the bottom line for your organization. His Socialnomics work has been on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. What Happens in Vegas Stays on Youtube was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and his books are used in over 200 of the world’s top universities. His latest book, How to Sell on LinkedIn is launching Q4 2016. He was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard and MTI’s edX labs.

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