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Leadership - Keynote Speakers

Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan is a three time best-selling author, keynote speaker, and futurist who explores the future of work and employee experience. His latest book is, The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces They Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate” and is based on an analysis of over 250 global organizations. His previous books are, The Future of Work and The Collaborative Organization. Jacob’s work has been endorsed by the CEOs of: Cisco, Whirlpool, T-Mobile, Best Buy, SAP, Nestle, KPMG, Schneider Electric, and many others. He is regularly featured in business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and others. Jacob also has a popular podcast and Youtube series where he explores various themes around the future of work.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa is a successful executive who moved up the corporate ladder. She has real world experience on breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling, dealing with inclusion and diversity issues, and managing large global teams. Vanessa uses her personal experiences as well as those of her clients to bring a truly genuine touch to her speaking engagements. No fluff, no relying on studies or text books – her “to the point” and “matter of fact” conversational tone brings people in. Audience members leave with actionable items to work on – Leading Edge Homework. She encourages audience participants to define issues and create a path for action to ensure the information they just learned isn’t lost. Every company, every team and every individual is unique and therefore every presentation should be unique and customized around the audience. Vanessa will construct her presentation around the company’s goals. What do they want the outcome to be? No black box speeches allowed!

Louie Gravance

For over twenty years, Louie Gravance has delighted audiences and leaders with his message of self-investment in the workplace and passion for the service industry. After fifteen years at Disney and another decade acting as service guru to dozens of other major brands, Louie knows about delivering world class customer service. Starting from the bottom and "learning-up" the chain of knowledge he was able to go from a fledgling facilitator to designing and implementing the most successful customer service training initiative in Bank of America's history. Audiences will come to understand that an investment of themselves is an investment in themselves and that every customer interaction is an opportunity. An opportunity to define, not just what they're willing to do, but what they're willing to be.

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).

Daniel Friedland

Daniel Friedland, MD helps business and healthcare organizations transform their leaders and people from stress and burnout into high performing, innovative, engaged leaders and teams so they can take their organizations to the next level in a globally competitive environment. His programs on Leading Well From Within, Conscious Leadership, Peak Performance and Cultivating Resilience in Healthcare are evidence-based with a solid foundation in neuroscience and mindfulness practice, and are presented with a warm, engaging human touch. Daniel is a medical doctor who is motivated by inspiring others to transform their lives. He is the rare trainer capable of combining scientific and emotional intelligence for personal growth and professional development.

Robert Cialdini

Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation. His books including, Influence: Science & Practice, are the result of decades of peer-reviewed research on why people comply with requests. Influence has sold over 3 million copies in over 30 languages and is a New York Times Bestseller. His new book, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade, quickly became a Wall Street Journal and a New York Times Bestseller. Because of the world-wide recognition of Dr. Cialdini’s cutting edge scientific research and his ethical business and policy applications, he is frequently regarded as the “Godfather of influence.”

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.

Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff knows that everyone has the potential to change the world. As a sought-after strategic advisor for leading businesses and corporations, Krippendorff is passionate for the need to move away from traditional linear models and to embrace agile, digital strategies for the accelerating world. Kaihan gives a new business prospective and will offer a valuable set of motivational skills that will help strengthen the hearts and backbones of his audience.

Codie Sanchez Baker

Codie Sanchez Baker has been: a Latina journalist covering human trafficking in Mexico, a finance exec running a multi-million dollar international business, a speaker talking to hundreds, a podcast host on The Struggle Isn't Real, and a startup CEO on the Today Show for the last company she exited. When she isn't presenting to pensions or government and sovereign wealth funds she’s running one of her startups, consulting with the companies she angel invests in, or running her motivational & business building company. She believes if we can increase the number of diverse individuals and minorities in positions of power we will have a healthier society and greater equality.

Kare Anderson

Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Be an Opportunity Maker has attracted over two million views. Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, and The Skoll Foundation. She’s a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown, co-founder of nine political PACs, and author of Mutuality Matters, Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want, and Resolving Conflict Sooner. Anderson serves on the advisory boards of The Business Innovation Factory, Gloopt, and TEDxMarin. As David Rockefeller Jr. said after hearing her speak, "Kare forever changes how you see yourself and your world.” Discover more at her blog, Moving From Me To We.

Linda Rottenberg

Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered among the most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, and leadership. A frequent keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, and subject of multiple Harvard and Stanford business school case studies, Rottenberg has won acclaim for her pioneering work. ABC and NPR declared her “the entrepreneur whisperer;” Tom Friedman dubbed her the world’s “mentor capitalist;” Business Insider named her “Ms. Davos;” and for years she was known as “La Chica Loca” (the crazy girl) for insisting that entrepreneurs existed outside of Silicon Valley, in emerging and growth markets. As co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, Rottenberg has led the global entrepreneurship movement for two decades.


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