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Human Resources - Keynote Speakers

Gina Schreck

Always looking for new ways to use today’s technology to connect and build businesses, Gina is one of the top female social marketing speakers. She speaks around the globe at conferences helping organizations understand the impact of today’s social and digital revolution on their business. Gina is the president of SocialKNX, a content marketing and social media management company that helps manage online brands for associations, hotels, retail and franchise organizations. Gina is also the author of several books including Getting’ Geeky with Twitter, and was the technical editor on the latest Complete Idiots Guide to Social Media! Gina was ranked as one of the top 50 women influencers on-line in FastCompany’s Influence project, and as one of the top 20 online social media coaches. Her goal is to help companies discover creative ways to use content that draws potential customers in, generates leads, and builds a bright future for their company.

Jon Picoult

Jon Picoult helps companies impress their customers and inspire their employees, creating raving fans that drive business growth. Jon is the Founder of Watermark Consulting and a noted authority on customer experience. His insights have been featured in dozens of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NBC News and Inc. He has worked with some of the world’s foremost brands, collectively representing over 750,000 employees and $500 billion in annual revenue. Jon has helped these organizations capitalize on the power of loyalty – both in the marketplace and in the workplace.

Neil Howe

Neil Howe, best-selling author and national speaker, is a renowned authority on generations in America. He gives readers and audiences powerful insights into who today’s generation are, what motivates them as consumers and workers, and how they will shape our national future. A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is a founding partner of the consulting firm LifeCourse Associates. Neil is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He is a marketing, personnel, and government affairs consultant to corporate and nonprofit clients, and has spoken and written extensively on the collective personalities of today’s generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America’s future. Howe’s broadly cyclical perspective—oriented around familiar generational life stories—will put “the long term” into a stunning yet personal focus that will not soon be forgotten. He is a great choice for any forward-looking organization that wants to grasp the big picture.

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.

Adrian Gostick

In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading a multi-generational workforce. He is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of All In and The Carrot Principle. As a leadership expert, Adrian has been called “fascinating” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal. Adrian teaches leaders how to engage, enable and energize their workforces. Get ready for your employees to be stimulated to make a change after they listen to Adrian.

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.

Cam Marston

Cam Marston has impacted the way major corporations like American Express and Coca-Cola do business through his informative and engaging motivational speeches. Cam is the leading expert on the impact of generational characteristics and differences in the workplace and marketplace, and shares his secrets to success that many corporations say works! As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, Marston analyzes the significant generational differences among Matures, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials. Cam enlivens audiences with his research, tales from the business world and attention-grabbing visuals that makes his message memorable.

Doug Lipp

Doug Lipp is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author and consultant on customer service, leadership, change management and global competitiveness. His thought-provoking, learn-by-doing presentation style has motivated hundreds of thousands of people around the world to maximize personal and professional success. Doug is the author of numerous articles and eight books on leadership, customer service, and international business. Through his captivating and contagious style, Doug challenges audiences worldwide to change or perish. By age 29, Doug was the head of the training team at the world-famous Disney University at Disney’s corporate headquarters. After leaving Disney, Doug co-developed an international consulting firm with a Stanford University professor, teaching diverse teams of professionals how to better themselves in the marketplace.

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.

Dennis Snow

Dennis Snow’s customer service abilities were honed over 20 years with the Walt Disney World Company. There, he developed his passion for service excellence and the experience he brings to the worldwide speaking and consulting he does today. He also spent several years with the Disney University, teaching corporate philosophy and business practices to cast members and the leadership team. In his last year with Walt Disney World®, Dennis’ leadership performance was ranked in the top 3% of the company’s leadership team. Today, Dennis is a full-time speaker, trainer and consultant who helps organizations achieve goals related to customer service, employee development and leadership. He is the author of the book, Lessons from the Mouse: A Guide for Applying Disney World's Secrets of Success to Your Organization, Your Career, and Your Life.

Amy Lynch

Baby Boomer Amy Lynch has helped leaders and managers from around the world engage the talents of each generation for better bottom line results. Amy is the author of the award-winning “How Can You Say That?” about parent-teen communication, as well as numerous articles in publications, including First for Women, Success, Ms. and Self. Amy’s research and knowledge mixed with her high-energy and masterful storytelling creates an insightful and captivating generational speaker. Through humor and anecdotes Amy’s keynotes help each generation recognize their own behaviors, which also helps improve their work life.

Rory Vaden

Award-winning business leader Rory Vaden MBA is the Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 14 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. He’s also the Founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD) and as a "Self-Discipline Strategist", his book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. Rory is the world’s thought-leader on modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ - in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall St Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, Wall St Journal and the New York Times; and his articles and insights average more than 1 million views every month. Additionally, he hosts The Rory Vaden Show which is the only nationally syndicated weekly radio show for “movers and shakers in the world of business™”

Robert Wendover

Robert Wendover is the Managing Director of the Center for Generational Studies. For over 20 years he has presented customized training and keynotes for industry, education and government. He specializes in assisting organizations with intergenerational relations and other management issues. Robert has authored the Center’s new training curriculum, Generations: Understanding Age Diversity in Today’s Workplace. His books include “On Cloud Nine: Weathering the Challenge of Many Generations in the Workplace”, "Smart Hiring”, “Two Minute Motivation”, "Handpicked: Finding and Hiring the Best Employees” and soon-to-be released “ Hey Dude! The Manager’s Short Course on the Emerging Generation”. Robert has also produced a short educational film entitled, “From Ricky & Lucy to Beavis & Butthead: Managing the New Work Force”.

Kim Lear

Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, and researcher. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim explores how emerging trends impact the future workforce and marketplace. She is at the forefront of cutting edge research to uncover cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. Kim is a sought after expert and has been featured on NPR as well as national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, USA Today and more. She is also a contributor to the award winning NPR program “On Being” where she focuses on mindful work. Kim’s innovative presentations explore how future trends are changing the way people work, buy, and live. She is known for her ability to use a mix of data, storytelling, humor and actionable takeaways to discuss the trends that most impact the bottom line of organizations.

Molly Fletcher

Nicknamed “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Molly Fletcher has recruited and represented hundreds of top athletes, coaches and media personalities. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. Molly is also the author of three books, the most recent being, A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating: How Conversation Gets Deals Done. Molly has spoken at hundreds of events for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and associations across the country on topics related to leadership, team building, sales, business and personal development. It is impossible to leave Molly’s keynotes without feeling fueled with energy and ready to take on any obstacle that is in the way of your success!

Geoff Smart

Geoff Smart is a CEO, bestselling author, and social entrepreneur whose mission is to create, communicate, and put into practice useful ideas about leadership.
Geoff is co-author, with his colleague Randy Street, of the New York Times bestselling book Who: The A Method for Hiring. Who is one of the most-acclaimed books in the world on the topic of hiring leaders, which The Wall Street Journal calls "the most important aspect of business." Geoff is also author of Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) into Government. Geoff earned a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Northwestern University, an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Psychology with emphasis in Leadership from Claremont Graduate University, where he was mentored by Professor Peter F. Drucker. Geoff was elected to Sigma Xi, the honorary society for holders of doctoral degrees, and is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

John Mattone

John Mattone is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading authority on corporate culture, culture transformation and leadership. He is also the former coach to Steve Jobs. John advises CEO’s and senior leadership teams on how to create and sustain a “game changing” leadership, talent, and corporate culture that drives superior operating results. John is recognized globally as a powerful keynote speaker, prolific author, and highly sought-after CEO and high-potential executive coach. John was recently honored by Globalgurus.com as the world’s #9 ranked leadership authority and top twenty executive coach. He has also been recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and leadership experts. John has created a number of breakthrough leadership and culture assessments, including the MLEI which was the centerpiece of his 2-part coaching session with Steve Jobs.

Kaplan Mobray

Your chance has finally come to hire an acclaimed author, thought leader, career coach and motivational speaker whose presentations change the lives of every audience he is in front of. Kaplan Mobray brings insight and wisdom that inspire new ways of personal branding, leadership, networking, public speaking and success. For more than fifteen years he has led corporate marketing, advertising, and brand development initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Kaplan speaks to a variety of audiences, including professional organizations, colleges and universities, sales forces, and corporations. He will bring strategies to connect your personal brand and life outcome so that you can achieve real success.

Peter Novak

Equal parts coach, psychologist and seasoned financial services leader, Pete Novak, aka the pQ Coach, shows general agents and sales managers how to build cultures of success in their organizations through delegation, empowerment and focus on unique ability. Pete realized that the people with the most potential in his organization started out with four things in common: drive, unique ability, integrity and cultural fit. In tandem, they became the most reliable predictor of success he had at his disposal. He named this formula the pQ™ (short for Potential Quotient). Pete's instinct for identifying and cultivating potential has made him a one of the most successful recruiters among all his clients, and a sought-after coach and speaker. His unique professional background lends both credibility and creativity to his approach, resulting in a powerful, motivating experience for his agents, managers and coaching clients alike.

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.

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