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Motivational - Keynote Speakers

Linda Ellerbee

Linda Ellerbee is an outspoken journalist, award-winning television documentary producer, writer and anchor, best-selling author, breast cancer survivor, mom, grandmother and one of the most sought-after speakers in America. Ellerbee began her career 40 years ago at the Associated Press and soon moved into broadcast news as a reporter and anchor. In 1987, Ellerbee and her partner, Rolfe Tessem, quit network news to start Lucky Duck Productions, a New York-based company that produces news, documentaries, and other specials for broadcast and cable. In 2011, the Lucky Duck-produced show, Nick News, celebrate its 20th anniversary—making it the longest running children’s show in television history. Ellerbee is also the author of several books, including a fiction series for kids and the non-fiction adult titles And So It Goes (a humorous look at television news) and Take Big Bites: Adventures Around the World and Across the Table. Ellerbee offers informative and dynamic presentations on change, success, work/life balance, media education, cancer survival, and her groundbreaking career in journalism.

Jim Carroll

As said by BusinessWeek, Jim Carroll is “a leading source for innovation insight.” He is one of the world’s leading futurists, trends & innovation experts. Through his keynote and leadership speeches, Jim transforms his audience’s way of thinking to help them discover opportunities in an era of high-velocity change. He helps his listeners meet the challenges of the economic contraction by concentrating on innovation and aligning their strategy of fast-paced future trends. Jim’s deep understanding and unique insight makes him a sought out presenter for organizations.

Richard Campe

Richard Campe began his entrepreneurial endeavors at age 15 by starting a company to pay for his college education. In 1991 he graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL with a double major in Marketing and Communications. A successful entrepreneur and business owner, Rich has 18 years of international and domestic Sales and Sales Management experience, however, his real passion lies in helping people reach their true potential. Campe graduated as a Certified Coach with Tony Robbins in 1991 and he is currently part of the Jim Rohn International Coaching team. Because of his innovative and captivating speaking style, Richard has been invited to speak at multiple business conferences where he has shared the stage with world and business leaders such as; President George Bush Sr., Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar and a host of other CEO’s.

Larry Brudnicki

Captain Larry Brudnicki was the leader of the US Coast Guard ship that performed two dramatic rescues during the worst storm in over 100 years - the storm that became known as “The Perfect Storm,” inspiring the book and blockbuster movie. As a leadership speaker, Captain Brudnicki reflects on his experience managing teams through challenging circumstances to help organizations become more successful. He delivers steps that can help audiences make decisions under pressure and risk management tactics that help them avoid pitfalls. He has a perfect balance between humor and real-life drama that keeps his audiences intrigued till the end.

Andy Core

Real science, real success, and really fun is what Andy Core brings to his audiences as a motivational speaker. His “research scientist meets standup comic” style gives audiences the proprietary information and inspiration needed to accomplish more at work, live healthy, and still have a life. Andy ignites every audience to be motivated to live a better life by combining stories from his experiences as a successful consultant with his humor. Andy has field tested his concepts working directly with hundreds of top performers within Gillette, Intel, Ernst & Young and Clorox to name a few. Listeners leave with the tools to accomplish more at work, live healthier, while still having time for the things they love. His latest book, Change Your Day, Not Your Life: A Realistic Guide to Sustained Motivation, More Productivity, and the Art of Working Well, was released in March 2014.

Mick Fleetwood

Founding member and drummer of the wildly popular and generation transcending band, Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood is truly an American icon in the music industry. Mick's presentation is steeped in iconic stardom and his charismatic presence and humorous punctuation never fails to delight. He is a topical celebrity presenter, sharing thoughts on creativity, branding, transitions, and about his life and times. His style with the audience is entertaining and informative. In this keynote speech, Mick speaks about the success he has enjoyed by blending art and business, and always focusing on the future while remembering lessons learned in the past. Mick parallels his own experiences with what it takes to make an individual successful in today's competitive marketplace. For decades, Mick has proven to be one of rock’s greatest drummers, a Fleetwood appearance often has deep emotional and lasting impact on attendees.

Christine Cashen

A motivational speaker with a killer sense of humor, Christine Cashen enlightens every audience she is in front of. Her content-rich, interactive, and humorous motivational speeches bring her audiences wanting to come back for more. It is no wonder that Christine is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), which fewer than 7% of speakers hold the title of. Christine provides her audiences with tools to improve communication, reduce stress, and resolve conflicts in and out of the workplace. Through her relatable stories and well-thought-out presentations, Christine gives her listeners an experience that they can reference to for the rest of their lives.

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield "America's Success Coach" has dedicated 30 years of his life to mentor, teach and coach success principles to millions worldwide. He has formulated tools for individuals to identify goals and strategically plan, producing positive results that continually reach millions through his book series "Chicken Soup for the Soul", which has over 90 million books published. Jack Canfield is both a dynamic and entertaining speaker, as well as a highly sought after trainer with a wonderful ability to inform and inspire audiences toward increased levels of self-esteem and peak performance. His powerful talks and results-oriented seminars on achievement, motivation, personal power, and the psychology of success bring about immediate changes and long-term growth in all kinds of individuals and groups. Jack is highly regarded as America’s leading “success coach”, teaching the principles he uses daily in both his professional and personal life.

Dan Coughlin

Dan Coughlin makes it his mission as a business speaker to work with executives and managers to achieve great performance. Dan considers great management performance as one that significantly improves an organization’s desired outcome in a sustainable way. His keynote topics include leadership, branding, sales, and innovation. When addressing an audience as a keynote speaker, Dan uses his real-life stories from his management consulting work and in-depth research to engage his listeners. His down-to-earth and humorous delivery makes him a relatable speaker that can capture anyone’s attention. Dan's newest book, The Business Leader’s Impact: Five Critical Drivers of Sustainable Profitable Growth provides practical advice for business leaders based on 16 years of leadership consulting for corporations including more than 2,000 executive coaching sessions, 3,000 hours of on-site observing and advising of executives and managers.

Laura Schwartz

Laura Schwartz is an unforgettable, high-energy speaker who delivers customized keynotes packed with powerful ways to propel audiences to the next level in business and beyond. She climbed the ranks at the White House from a volunteer to being the Director of Events for the Clinton Administration. During her time there, she created and executed more than 1000 White House events. Laura is the author of the acclaimed book, “Eat, Drink & Succeed”, which delivers proven techniques to help people network, build partnerships and excel personally and professionally. Laura regularly appears as an international TV commentator speaking about leadership, networking and world events. Laura is well known for her dynamic keynotes and as a mistress of ceremonies. She captivates audiences with her positive energy, expertise and enthusiasm.

Duane Cashin

A unique motivational speaker, Duane Cashin brings a new way of seeing the environment and dealing with struggle to every audience. With over 20 years of experience as a top salesman and entrepreneur, Duane draws from his background to deliver the perfect blend of storytelling, humor, passion, and straight talk. He shows that people can tap into those things that truly make them unique to differentiate one’s offering in today’s marketplace. Duane will spark your passion for success and leave you with a vision of your higher purpose to drive you to achieve your personal best.

Jim Craig

Olympic history would not been made if it was not for Jim Craig. In 1980 Jim was the goal tender for the “Miracle on Ice” Team that brought the gold medal to America beating out the Soviet Union and Finland. His accomplishments did not stop there though. Jim then went on to be a professional hockey player and when retiring from the sport moved on to a career in marketing and later became president of Gold Medal Strategies, a promotion and marketing firm and a motivational speaker that inspires people from around the world. As a keynote speaker Jim uses his storytelling skills to motivate those around him. His topics on his Olympic Gold experience and current business success motivates his listeners and provides examples of how successful teambuilding can create more opportunities.

Joel Zeff

As an improvisational humorist, Joel Zeff's interactive performances invite members of the audience to participate in hilarious improvisational skits that reinforce Joel's central message: That organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE every day successes if they want to increase long-term productivity and innovation. Joel expands on the teachings of his book, Make the Right Choice and trains employees on how to make the right choices to pursue a life with more creativity, passion, and productivity. Joel is an innovative and creativity speaker who gives you the chance of a lifetime to see your boss play a world famous rapper who has lost his ability to rhyme while the person who works at the desk next to you is delivering moment-to-moment sound effects. There is no doubt that Joel will make you laugh, but most importantly he will make you think.

Tim Gard

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful, and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. He is a Hall of Fame Speaker, CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence), an elite honor shared by 150 people worldwide and a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). Tim has spoken at over 2,000 events worldwide from Texas to Tasmania and was selected by Meeting Planners Magazine as one of the “Best speakers ever seen or heard on the main stage.” Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that you will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today. During the past two decades, Tim has traveled almost two million miles to perform, is the author of 4 books, and an inventor of stress reduction tools that are marketed & enjoyed worldwide.

Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander has transmitted his eloquent way of connecting with people from conducting famous symphonies, like the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, to inspiring audiences as a leadership speaker. Co-author of The Art of Possibility, Zander incorporates his breathtaking pianistic skills with his uplifting messages that teach leaders the “art of possibility.” His keynotes provide an experience that takes you through stories, music and concepts to provoke a radical shift in perception. This brilliant symphony conductor uses the analogy of the orchestra to demonstrate how your organization can come together as a team to unleash your full potential.

Mitch Gaylord

Mitch Gaylord first thrilled the world in 1984 when he led the United States Olympic gymnastics team to its gold medal victory. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Mitch went on to create Gold Medal Fitness, LLC and the "Melt it OFF! with Mitch" workout program, which has been on-air for the last four years. Through this project, he personally motivated, trained, and inspired over 100 people to achieve their health and fitness goals by teaching them to "Embrace their Greatness." Mitch has been motivating and inspiring audiences worldwide for over 26 years; he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, associations, and students across the country. Mitch's personal mission is to inspire others to greatness through his presentations and products.

Kevin Freiberg

Kevin and Jackie Freiberg help audiences create the best places where the best people can do their best work. What will it take to stand out in a sea of sameness? Standing out requires you to de-commoditize your business by finding innovative and creative ways to tell your story, add value and differentiate. Jackie and Kevin help you discover a fresh approach to leadership and collaboration that will drive success. They are best-selling business authors who have written 7 books together. They inspire people to believe that they have the power to change themselves, transform their business, and even revolutionize their industry. This duo is known for their passion, insight and ability to equip leaders at all levels with innovative ideas that turn up the volume on leadership, culture, engagement, accountability and customer loyalty.

Kevin Elko

Dr. Kevin Elko is the motivational Gatorade to the sports and corporate world who inspires breakthrough success by building it one brick at a time. He is a nationally renowned performance consultant, professional motivational speaker and author of two books: Nerves of Steel and The Pep Talk. Dr. Elko’s uplifting keynotes have quenched the motivational thirst of individuals and teams from the performance of collegiate and professional sports teams. His passion and desire to better every audience member’s life has created a craving for success that is undeniable once you leave.

Steve Gilliland

Steve Gilliland, CSP, is a motivational speaker who challenges his audiences and inspires them to better their life. Steve is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the United States and Canada, and is one of the seven percent of speakers in the world, who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers. He has helped people grow their business and expand their lives by sharing his motto, “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” As a master storyteller, he uses the power of humor to help people understand and embrace serious issues, and in a brief span, he both entertains and empowers his audience.

Roy Firestone

You cannot call Roy Firestone a typical sports speaker. His keynotes are collaborated with his talents as a singer and sports journalist to provide an entertaining and unforgettable performance. Roy has won seven prestigious Emmy® Awards spinning his own brand of magic with more than 5,000 men and women from the worlds of art, politics, and popular entertainment. The late Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jim Murray called Firestone, "the best interviewer I've ever seen. That's not the best interviewer in sports, that's the best interviewer period." Roy’s talents are not limited to being a thoughtful interviewer. His successful one man multi-media show has appeared from Las Vegas to corporate meetings and conventions all over the country. Roy moves, inspires and uplifts audiences with storytelling, music, spoken word narratives and inspiring life experiences.

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