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Now, more than ever, it's hard to justify spending big dollars for headline entertainment. TimesFour is the perfect solution! A one-man show, TimesFour uses clever staging, props and costumes to explore the gaps between the generations we live, work and play with. We call it strategic entertainment.
Dick Pettingill is an experienced health care executive, recently retired as the CEO of Minnesota's largest integrated care delivery organization, Allina Health System. Over the past four decades he has served in executive leadership roles with a prominent academy health center, a community based hospital and one of the country's largest HMO's. Dick is a frequent speaker on the need to reform America's health care system. He is currently serving as a 2010 Advanced Leadership fellow at Harvard University. The fellowship is a program jointly sponsored by the Kennedy School and the schools of business, education and public health.
From beat cop to combat pilot in three years, Vernice Armour was America’s first African American female combat pilot. Upon completion of two combat tours in Iraq as an AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopter pilot, Vernice leveraged her experiences and conceptualized the Zero to Breakthrough™ Success Model.
Dr. Cox is an internationally recognized global economist and expert on financial trends. A champion of capitalism as the best economic system in the world, Dr. Cox offers a surprisingly upbeat perspective on the present and future of the global economy, all based on historical financial data and painstaking research. Dubbed "The Optimistic Economist" Dr. Cox relentlessly battles financial doomsayers and detractors of capitalism with his inspiring keynotes and Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, Myths of Rich and Poor: Why We’re Better Off Than We Think.Former chief economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dr. Cox is the director of the Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.
David Houle is a futurist, strategist and keynote speaker as well as the featured contributor for Oprah.com. Houle spent more than 20 years in media and entertainment. He has worked at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior executive team that launched MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News. He helped to create television series on A&E for his client Bill Kurtis, "Investigative Reports’ and "American Justice”, introducing single subject documentaries and legal programming to prime time before those programming concepts became common place. Both series were award winning and ran for more than ten years.
Len Nichols became the Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics and a Professor of Health Policy at George Mason University in March of 2010. He plans to continue the work began he began at the New America Foundation, bridging the worlds of health economics and health services research for health system stakeholders and clinical leaders, elected and appointed policy officials and journalists. He founded and directed Health CEOs for Health Reform, a group that was pivotal in helping policy makers see that delivery system reform and health insurance reform are necessary and feasible complements.
New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner has delivered the secrets to living longer to over 250 audiences nationwide. Using National Geographic photography, he tells the stories of four of the world's longest-lived cultures and offers nine habits for people to get up to 10 extra good years out of life.
Dr. Cile Chavez is president of Cile Chavez Consulting, Inc., and provides motivation and expertise to organizations in the private and public sectors on Leadership and Human Development. Her latest book on leadership, Spirit Movers: Attributes for Transforming Leadership, will be released in February 2010 by Morgan James Publishing.
Bill Clement is a two-time Stanley Cup championship player, and former National Hockey League All-Star who played 11 years in the NHL, and is the lead game analyst for ESPN's NHL telecasts. He also announces the Great Outdoor Games and the Bassmaster Classic for ESPN. In addition to his experience with on-air commentary, Bill is also a trained actor, making his corporate presentations based not only on his sports background but also his strong presentation and speaking skills. He has appeared in more than 250 television commercials as well as on the ABC soap opera "All My Children."
The Economist calls her “the real Enron whistleblower.” Recognized by the Nobel Peace Centre for her courage and leadership, Lynn Brewer is the author of Confessions of an Enron Executive: A Whistleblower's Story , a riveting account of her career at Enron, her decision to blow the whistle, and her fateful meeting with Ken Lay - just two weeks before his untimely death.
Chris Widener, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com Best-Selling author is a seasoned businessman, author and speaker. He has for nearly twenty years been involved in leadership in the business community, the non-profit world, and as a speaker and author. He has learned what he shares through his own experience and his interaction with and observation of the most successful people in the world.
Crossing the Ditch is a motivational presentation formed by Australian adventurers and keynote speakers James Castrission and Justin Jones. Together they attempted the world's first Trans-Tasman kayak expedition from Australia to New Zealand. Through committing to achieving one of "Australia´s last great first" adventures, they wish to inspire others not to be afraid of pursuing their own adventures and dreams.
Warren Greshes is the author of The Best Damn Sales Book Ever: 16 Rock-Solid Rules To Achieving Sales Success , which is the culmination of his two decades as a professional speaker who has worked with and addressed hundreds of thousands of salespeople on three continents, not to mention his thirty plus years of experience in sales.
Marci Shimoff is the woman's face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her six bestselling titles in the series, including Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, have met with stunning success, selling more than 13 million copies worldwide in 33 languages and have been on the New York Times bestseller list for a total of 108 weeks. Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time.
As a former construction worker who turned down a four-year college scholarship because he thought he wasn't smart enough to go to college, Joel Weldon is living proof of the power of one idea to transform your life. For over 30 years he has been one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in North America, and an Idea Consultant and Sales Trainer to many of the world's leading organizations and businesses. He is the only speaker to have earned all four of the highest honors in the speaking profession: the Golden Gavel, "for his profound impact on corporate America;" the coveted Communication & Leadership Award; induction into the Speakers Hall of Fame; and in 2006 he was named "Legend of the Speaking Profession." Joel is known worldwide for his unique corporate logo. It's a heavy, 8-ounce can with a label that says "Success comes in Cans, not in Cannots," and it sits on the desks of thousands of his clients and customers.
Author of "Nerds on Wall Street: Math, Machines and Wired Markets," David Leinweber is one the greatest financial innovators of our time. As a keynote speaker, David Leinweber helps audience learn and laugh at the worlds of finance, technology and the economy as they go beyond the numbers to see exactly how technology has become more responsible for managing modern markets.
Robyn Benincasa accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, or start their own businesses. Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. Revered as one of "California's Fittest Women”, she spent her youth competing at the state and national level in gymnastics, diving, cross country, and judo in which she became a national champion. Soon after earning a Marketing degree from Arizona State University, Robyn started at the top Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company where she earned the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” award.
Rick Searfoss served in the NASA Astronaut Corps from 1990 to 1999, flew three Space Shuttle missions, and now is an independent speaker, consultant, test pilot, and commercial test astronaut for XCOR Aerospace Company. As one of less than a hundred people ever who have actually ever commanded a human space mission, expert leadership speaker Colonel Rick Searfoss speaks with authority born of in-depth personal experience. In his career he has led many different teams, including commanding the most complex science research space mission ever, the STS-90 Neurolab flight on Columbia. He also piloted two other space flights, including a joint Russian-American mission to the Mir space station.
Jackie Huba is a speaker on customer evangelism. Huba researches the effects of word of mouth on customer loyalty. Forbes calls her work (along with partner Ben McConnell) "the word of mouth gospel." Jackie Huba is the author (with Ben McConnell) of "Citizen Marketers: When People are the Message," for which the Wall Street Journal proclaimed "drop everything and read this book."
Revenues been flat and profits down? Found yourself using the phrase 'under the circumstances' a lot? Tired of the lack of passion and innovation from the leadership team? Customers have a one-track mind focused only on price? Employees hunkered down in their own little silos? Spending more time finding ways to cut costs than ways to increase revenue? If your company needs a 'shake-up' Ian Percy can help you achieve a level of profitable organizational transformation and exponential revenue growth that you almost dare not imagine.
Scott Record is his real name but most people would be hard-pressed to identify his real voice. Scott Record is a master impressionist with an impressive repertoire that ranges from Richard Simmons to Tom Jones. He has performed for audiences worldwide and his show will have you laughing uncontrollably
All-Pro Authority on Leadership, Leading Change and Increasing Performance
Following his successes as an NFL quarterback, Rose Bowl Champion, Pac-10 Conference “Player of the Year”; Tom Flick now applies his winning ways as a dynamic and highly sought-after speaker to companies that include Microsoft, Marriott, Starbucks, Merrill Lynch, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Shell Oil, Boeing, NAPA Auto Parts, Safeco Insurance and the US Army Rangers.
Brian Biro serves as a dynamic catalyst unleashing this hidden potential as he helps build new energy and confidence in everyone he touches. In the new millennium, effectiveness and consistently bringing out the very best in others is the ultimate secret to successful leadership. He will help your audience move beyond success to connect individual contributions into unselfish and synergistic teams.
Clyde Fessler has presented his Harley Davidson Turn-Around Story to over 100 corporations and international organizations in the past three years as a keynote speaker. Because of the great audience reception, several of these presentations were repeat performances. Vice president of business development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company for over 20 years, Clyde has been recognized as the marketing genius behind this dramatic turnaround. Clyde's presentation captures the Harley-Davidson turnaround story and adds mystique... the ability of the brand to bring together, in unique and surprising ways, seemingly disparate combinations of products, people, processes, and experiences.
Don McMillan has performed at over 300 Corporate events over the last 10 years. After spending 10 years as an engineer at IBM, AT&T, and VLSI Technology, he knows what corporate life is about. He is known for his smart, clean, humor AND he is the ONLY comedian working in PowerPoint.
For over 25 years, Allen Sinai has been forecasting and interpreting business and financial trends and events for investors, corporate decision makers, policy makers in organizations around the world. He is renowned for his ability to forecast new trends and waves as they affect the business environment and financial markets. Time magazine said, "Anyone who thinks that economists practice a dismal science has never been treated to the vivid commentaries of Allen Sinai."
Brian Olsen is a corporate performance artist; in his shows, he conveys one compelling message to his audiences- everything is possible through creativity. Brian began his career as the one and only protégé of renowned performance artist, Denny Dent. Brian has taken this art form and made it his own with a unique visual style, unveiling the spirit and charisma of his subjects.
William Duggan is the author of three recent books on strategic intuition as the key to innovation. His keynotes, based on his groundbreaking research and teaching, help audiences capture the benefits of strategic intuition and apply it to real world business situations. In today's economy, it's clear that business leaders needs creative thinking, entrepreneurial thinking, innovative thinking or strategic thinking to succeed: all of these kinds of thinking happen though strategic intuition. Help your audience learn about innovation and how to do it better with this idea-rich and highly relevant keynote presentation.
Looking for tales of crisis from subprime borrowers, Wall Street bankers, auto executives, and anyone with a 401(k)? The Capitol Steps have been telling it like it is for over 25 years. They're a troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians who travel the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. The Steps perform over 500 shows a year all over the country.
Born in Mount Kisco, New York, Bruce was raised in the Westchester County area. In high school he excelled in football and basketball as well as on the track, where he was an all-state pole vault and high jump champion. Bruce Jenner captivated theworld when he broke the world record by scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal and earned the title, "World's Greatest Athlete".
Would you respect a man who came to the United States as a teenager with little knowledge of English, no contacts and only $50 in his pocket, yet ended up a mega success story? Would you listen to what he has to say about success? Meet Nido Qubein, chairman of an international consulting firm and recipient of the highest awards given for professional speakers including the Cavett (known as the Oscar of professional speaking), the Speakers Hall of Fame, and Sales and Marketing International's Ambassador of Free Enterprise.
International performing artist Victoria Labalme blends 20 years of professional theater, comedy, film, and creative writing to create a remarkable alternative to the typical keynote speech. Her specialty, applying the performing arts to the communications industry, has led to groundbreaking work with companies around the world. This is ‘customized theatre’ unlike anything you’ve experienced.
Todd Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit,” says the Associated Press. He recently jousted with James Carville and Ben Stein, and Successful Meetings Magazine named him one of the “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.” His editorials in the all Street Journal correctly forecast the 2001 slowdown in the U.S., and the New York Times has turned to him to decipher terrorist threats and the job market. BusinessWeek raved about his book Market Shock, which warned of the quicksand facing the stock market. Buchholz entertains his audiences and shows them how to thrive in a challenging economy, while gearing up for future prosperity.
Susan Dentzer is the editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy.Dentzer assumed the job of editor-in-chief on May 1, 2008, after a decade as the on-air health correspondent for The NewsHour. Health Affairs, which has been called the nation’s health policy “Bible,” is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal and website, based in Bethesda, Maryland, are published by Project Hope, the health education and humanitarian assistance organization that operates programs in 36 countries around the world.
See the future first- before your competitors- with an economic forecaster with over 96% accuracy. One of the country’s most informed economists, Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the Institute for Trend Research where he serves as President. Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies who have a domestic and global perspective on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis.
Andy Cohen is a business practitioner, performer and educator. Andy uses magic as a metaphor as he reveals key concepts that empower new thinking and drive innovative business solutions in communications, leadership and management. His experiential approach in leadership communication guarantees 100% participation from the audience. This high level of immediate involvement generates instant action and leads to long-term, sustainable results.
Health Futures’ Jeff Goldsmith is an active advisor to and investor in small innovative companies working in active health management. These firms have in common that they are developing tools for helping health systems, employers or health plans achieve changes in health outcomes for patients, subscribers or ordinary citizens by using state of the art clinical information technology.
Inspirational and motivational speaker, international bestselling author and cancer survivor, Alan Hobson reached the top of Mt. Everest on his third expedition only to face an even bigger mountain. He was diagnosed with acute leukemia, a cancer of the blood, and given less than a year to live -- unless he survived intensive chemotherapy cancer treatment, a perilous adult blood cell transplant and climbed back to share his triumphant cancer survivor story with the world. As it turned out, that is exactly what he did.
Rebecca Ryan is an energetic entrepreneur and the founder of Next Generation Consulting. Corporate and community leaders rely on Rebecca and her team to understand “kids these days.” NGC helps clients design strategies to retain their young, future leaders; they have helped some of America’s best workplaces achieve rankings in the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work, and helped cities including Nashville, Milwaukee, and Columbus, OH design award-winning workforce strategies.Ryan summarized her firm’s research in her 2007 book, Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Minds of the Next Generation.
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.
Baby Boomer Lynne Lancaster is one of today's foremost cultural translators. An expert on the generations, she is co-founder of BridgeWorks, a company that advises leaders, managers, and employees on how to conduct business more successfully by bridging generation gaps at work and in the marketplace.
Charles Garfield is the author of the widely acclaimed "Peak Performance" trilogy: Peak Performers, Team Management, and Second to None. Together, the three books -- which focus on high-performing individuals, teams, and organizations, respectively -- are a blueprint for managers pressured to continuously improve while doing more with less.
Michael Tchong’s forté is being both a catalyst and pointing audiences in the right direction. His contagious enthusiasm combined with an intuitive insight into emerging market trends, will lift the morale of any audience. Michael achieves this feat by taking attendees on a breathtaking tour of the consumer landscape, all the while contextualizing a host of trends that a casual observer might miss. By organizing consumer lifestyle waves in major “Ubertrends,” Michael makes his audiences adept at decoding the future. Ubertrends are “super trends” that are reshaping society in significant ways. For example, Michael shows how his trademark “Time Compression” Ubertrend has turned society into an $87-billion coffee and energy drinks culture. His thought-provoking exploration of the “Digital Lifestyle” shows how the rules of social engagement are being rewritten.
Stanford All-American and five-time NFL All-Pro Brian Holloway excelled as the team captain of the 1985 New England Patriots, AFC Championship Team. In 1986, at age 26, Holloway was one of the principal architects of the NFL's growth strategy that produced a landmark $18 Billion TV contract in 1998.
Robert Kriegel, Ph.D. is a New York Times and Business Week best selling author; a commentator on NPR’s Marketplace Program, and a pioneer in sports psychology as an Olympic and professional athlete coach. 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.
Dan Esty is one of the world’s leading experts on corporate environmental strategy, and he was the Obama campaign's advisor on energy and the environment. He has advised CEOs and top executives from Honeywell, Northeast Utilities, Kerr-McGee, Limited Brands, Shell, and more than a dozen other companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dan helped establish and continues to serve on Environmental Advisory Boards at Coca-Cola and Unilever.
Eleanor Clift writes on the Washington power structure, the influence of women in politics and other issues. She is currently assigned to follow the jockeying over policy and politics in the Republican-controlled Congress, and the emerging contenders for the 2008 presidential nomination in both the Republican and Democratic parties.
Marvin Zonis, a keynote speaker on political risk, the global economy, and leadership, is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He also heads Marvin Zonis Associates, a political risk consulting firm in Chicago, and is a co-founder and Chairman of DSD, a software development company based in Moscow and Chicago.
Joel Zeff creates energy. His spontaneous humor and vital messages have thrilled audiences for years. As a national speaker and humorist, Joel captivates audiences with a unique blend of hilarious improvisational comedy and essential ideas on work and life. Corporations and organizations nationwide seek him out to motivate and energize their employees on such topics as creativity, communication, teamwork, passion and fun.
Desi Williamson beat the odds! Despite growing up in a world surrounded by poverty, drugs, and violence, he overcame a myriad of obstacles to realize his dreams of becoming a successful businessman, professional speaker, and author. The former scholar-athlete at the University of Minnesota transforms 25 years of sales, sales/management and marketing experience into high content programs that deliver results.
Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman - The Wingman – is a professional leadership speaker and author of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated fighter pilot and businessman.
Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, sought-after business speaker, and best-selling author. His books include the best-selling, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, and the award-winning, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark's Daring Westward Expedition. His latest book is The Exponential Executive: Eight Essential Elements for Exploiting the Emerging Economy.
Economic futurist and keynote speaker Jeff Thredgold has been helping people understand the tangled maze of the economy and financial markets for more than three decades. With a unique ability to "cut though the fluff," he leads his audience on a slightly irreverent, up-to-the-minute "tour" of the economy, financial markets, education, government, and a sneak preview of the future.
Generation Y: Thriving (and Surviving) with Generation Y at Work.
Dr. Sheila Murray Bethel's global expertise in leadership and change helps organizations maximize human resources, solve people problems and increase bottom line results. Business savvy and people smart, she understands how to help people be their best and what it takes to make a business work. Sheila is a successful entrepreneur, best selling business author and a hall-of-fame keynote speaker.
With the success of his book, "Nobody Moved Your Cheese!" Ross has been called, "America's Accountability Watchdog." Ross' hilarious approach to self-motivation is a result of transforming himself from a miserable pet shop manager to a six-time Emmy Award winning comedian and writer. His new book, "Are You Still Relevant?" and keynote topic addresses twelve reasons smart organizations thrive in any economy.
Dr. Lance Secretan is a pathfinder and missionary, and one of the world's foremost thinkers about leadership and inspiring people and organizations. He is of the most insightful and provocative leadership teachers of our time and the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, an award winning Business Professor at two of Canada’s leading universities, and has been ranked by Leadership Excellence as one of the 100 Most Influential Thinkers on Leadership in the World for the past two years.
The Savage Truth on Money was named one of the "ten best money books of the year" by Amazon.com. It has joined her previous books - Terry Savage's New Money Strategies and Terry Savage Talks Money - on the best-seller lists. And The Savage Truth On Money was made into an hour-long television special program airing on PBS stations across the country.
Jeff Salz has made a lifetime of adventure. An acclaimed explorer with a Ph.D. in anthropology, he has traversed most of the remaining blank spots on the globe. The author of The Way of Adventure: Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision, Jeff creates the foundation for creative thinking in any organization by presenting a unique perspective on risk-taking and innovation. Jeff has spent 30 years as a mountain guide, and 10 years as a university professor. For the last 20 years, he has been safely guiding executives at organizations like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Walt Disney, and eBay through the turbulent seas of change while facilitating enhanced teamwork, innovation and creativity.
Audience members will recognize Jeff from his frequent appearances as program host on the on the History Channel and the Discovery Network. His freewheeling humor and profound sense of humanity turn every meeting into a memorable event. With remarkable adventure tales and thought-provoking concepts, Jeff continues to instill his audiences with fresh strategies and enthusiasm for life and career.
Steve Rizzo was a national headline comedian with opening acts such as Drew Carey, Rosie O’Donnell and Dennis Miller, and has shared the marquee with Ellen DeGeneres, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld. He has appeared on the Comedy Channel and in his very own Showtime special earning him honors as a Showtime Comedy All-Star. Then, at the pinnacle of his stand-up career, he walked away from comedy to pursue his true purpose and passion – to teach people how to be happy and successful no matter what their circumstances may be. He has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame and is often called upon as the “go-to” guy on the topic of personal development for many network, cable and radio media outlets, including MSNBC and Oprah and Friends. His immensely popular PBS special revealed why he’s an expert on humor and the power of positive thinking. His best selling book is Becoming a Humor Being.
Having served 11 years as Chairman of the Investment Advisory Board of a $22 Billion trust fund, Don Reynolds' success resulted in his being appointed by George W. Bush as Pension Board Chairman with oversight of $120 Billion in Pension & Trust Funds. He understands how important personal accountability and bottom line performance is, and the need for decision makers to have a clear vision of future trends and events in order to make successful long term strategic decisions.
Connie Podesta, MS, CSP, is an international speaker, known for her entertaining and unforgettable performances. She is a licensed professional counselor, author, comedienne, actress, educator, playwright, songwriter, and radio/tv talk show host with more than 25 years' experience in all industries - corporate, healthcare, and education.
Never before has the world economy faced such challenging times, from Wall St, banking, finance, healthcare, government - corporations and associations all over the globe – and it going to get worse before it gets better. There is no better time or message than Neal Petersen’s “No Barriers- Only Solutions” keynote. Audiences are faced with choices everyday– “how do we survive and excel?” Neal’s keynote has never been more sought after and necessary - he challenges and empowers his audience to think differently, outside the box, with responsibility and accountability.
When Goldman Sachs in NY was struggling with the chaos and uncertainty of the financial markets this year and needed to change, and when the US Federal Reserve was trying to improve its leadership in the midst of great change, they turned to Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry. A world leader in understanding how individuals don't just survive but thrive and change in turbulent times, JP understands what differentiates individuals who can perform more effectively under the pressure of the present economic climate and during change. He brings a scientific understanding and insight into the traps that can cause leaders to become more reactive and ineffective in difficult environments. He offers real tools to help individuals lead themselves and others through complex and uncertain times.
Rising from garbage collector to Wall Street executive, Alan Parisse uses his diverse life experience to deliver relevant messages on leadership, sales, and cycles of change to executives, managers, marketing and sales teams throughout the world. Alan’s audiences benefit from his sound business judgment, hard won expertise and practical solutions for dealing with reversals and taking full advantage of booms. He is an expert in change, leadership, selling and sustaining success.
Cary Mullen, Olympian and World Cup Champion currently holds the World Downhill Speed Record for skiing 97 MPH (151 KMH) down the world’s most famous ski course in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Cary was a non-prodigy, an underdog, who placed last in his first World Cup race. He followed 5 key winning strategies to go from ‘worst to first’ and to ultimately become a two-time Olympian and World Cup Champion.
Mike Mullane has been inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and is the recipient of many awards, including the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit and the NASA Space Flight Medal. Colonel Mullane’s recently published memoir, Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut, (Scribner), has been reviewed in the New York Times and on the Jon Stewart Daily Show.
Ian Morrison is an internationally known author, consultant, and speaker specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with particular emphasis on health care and the changing business environment. He combines research and consulting skills with an incisive Scottish wit to help public and private organizations plan their longer-term future.
Jim Morris, a Comedian, Political Satirist, and Impressionist sets his sights on the most prominent personalities in politics and popular culture, the major newsmakers, newscasters, and entertainers on the cutting edge and renders them in spot-on comic performances for corporate and association audiences.
With his diverse and amazing background, Scott McKain is qualified to speak on many topics - however, his focus is on just one: creating compelling experiences that develop enhanced loyalty and profitability. Scott McKain's calling is business - but his passion is the platform. Scott has both innovative theories and conceptual framework, as evidenced by his three bestselling business books and the "in the trenches" viewpoints on execution that can only be found in someone who has been there.
William Knoke is founder and President of the Harvard Capital Group, specializing in raising venture capital, private placements, mergers and acquisitions and preparing companies for initial public offerings. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, (MBA) and Stanford University (BA Economics, cum laude). Knoke is also the author of "Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century" and "The Tipping Point".
Travelocity Founder and Branding Expert Terry Jones entered the travel industry in 1971, joined American Airlines in 1978, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Sabre, Inc. In 1996, he founded Travelocity.com as a division of Sabre, Inc., and later took the company public as President and CEO. Jones took an idea and created a business with 33 million members. It was one of the first profitable dot coms in existence.
Jennifer James is a cultural anthropologist, lecturer, writer and commentator, who is known to audiences around the world for her innovative ideas. She works on an international level with corporations and associations helping people to meet the challenges of today's transitions. Her speeches and seminars deal with the human face of technological change and the development of cultural intelligence. Dr. James is a specialist in areas of cultural change, diversity and marketing intelligence.
At the age of 27, Chad Hymas' life changed instantaneously when an accident left him a quadriplegic. Since that time Chad has been recognized by the state of Utah as the Superior Civilian of the Year. He is the president of his own communications company and an Internet marketing company. As a member of the National Speakers Association Chad travels as many as 150,000 miles a year speaking to hundreds of professional and civic organizations such as Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Rainbird, IHC, American Express, Prudential Life, Vast FX, Zion Securities, and others.
Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost authors and thinkers on change and leadership. With an uncanny ability to understand and capitalize on where markets and mindsets are going, Harris looks to the future and helps organizations all over the world successfully identify and respond faster to emerging trends.
Amanda Gore is one of America and Australia's most popular professional speakers. She holds a degree in Physiotherapy, a major in Psychology and is a Master Practitioner of neurolinguistics. She was an ergonomics and occupational health consultant before she started speaking. Amanda is an expert on communications, leadership, and group dynamics. More importantly, perhaps, she has a unique ability to entertain, educate and involve simultaneously.
Greater than Yourself , will be released by Doubleday in March 2009.
Peter Ricchiuti is a finance professor and market specialist- the one you wish you had back in college! He teaches finance at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business and his insight and humor have twice made him the School's top professor. Peter began his career with the investment firm of Kidder, Peabody & Co. and later served for several years as the assistant state treasurer and chief investment officer for the State of Louisiana. There he skillfully managed the State's three billion-dollar investment portfolio.
Dr. Lowell Catlett is a Regent’s Professor/Dean and Chief Administrative Officer at New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. An exciting futurist, his knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work is addressed in his varied and upbeat presentations. Dr. Catlett works on behalf of corporate and association audiences internationally, presenting his take on trends in healthcare, agriculture, the environment, education and more. His talks always address the current state of the economy, and what's in store for businesses down the road.
A dynamic, world-class economist who communicates his insights in a captivating and entertaining manner, Dr. Barry Asmus has been named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States. As a Senior Economist for the prestigious National Center for Policy Analysis, Dr. Asmus does more than just speak on policies, he is actively involved with their implementation. With over twenty-five years experience on the speaking platform, Dr. Asmus presents a powerful picture of America’s future, both here and abroad.
Bertice Berry is an inspirational diversity and education keynote speaker. No one defies stereotypes, generalizations or cliches more than Dr. Bertice Berry. Growing up poor in Wilmington, Delaware, the sixth of seven children, Bertice was told by a high school teacher that she was "not college material". Fortunately, there was another teacher who believed that she was destined for more. Berry applied to several schools without any idea how she would pay the tuition if she were accepted. The day her application arrived at Jacksonville University in Florida, a wealthy benefactor called the Admissions Department looking for a potential student "who could swim if they had the right backing," and might sink without it.
Steven S. Little is a much sought after expert on the subject of business growth and the future of opportunity. As a former President of three fast-growth companies, he now advises thousands of leaders of growing organizations and communities each year. For over ten years, Steve was also a Senior Consultant for Inc. magazine.
He is the author of the best-selling books “The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth” (Wiley, 2005) and “The Milkshake Moment: Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real Growth” (Wiley, 2008). And his latest book “Duck and (re)Cover: The Embattled Business Owner’s Guide to Survival and Growth” (June 2009), received high praise as the “Must-Read Business Book” for 2009.He also regularly speaks for some of the world’s leading organizations, including UPS, Microsoft, FedEx, Bank of America, SunTrust Bank, Echostar, National Association of Home Builders, Consumer Electronics Associations, National Sporting Goods Association, Million Dollar RoundTable, American Banking Association, Associated General Contractors, Retail Industries Leaders Association and over 80 chambers of commerce. His style has been described as “real-world” “highly credible” and “uniquely engaging.”From 1988 thru 1999, Steve was President of three fast growth companies. Both FAME, Inc. and Erb Industries, Inc. achieved profitable growth rates of over 500% during his tenure.Steve is a graduate of Miami University and has studied at The Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and The University of Houston’s Future Studies Program. Steve and family live in sunny Wilmington, NC and historic Merida, Mexico.Steven S. Little is also the author of The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth, The Milkshake Moment, and Duck and (re)Cover: the Business Owner's Guide to Survival and Growth.Duck and (re)Cover: Positioning Your Business for GrowthLittle clearly identifies the best ways in which today's business growth leaders can both prevail and prosper in the midst of economic uncertainty. As the former President of three fast growth companies, Little imparts lessons learned in the trenches and couples that personal perspective with his decade-long experience working with resilient business growth leaders. Having already weathered three economic downturns and recoveries, he brings a unique perspective on what works (and what doesn't) in volatile times like these.Little’s timely new keynote challenges much of the conventional wisdom regarding how business leaders "should" react to unprecedented uncertainty. He also highlights the emerging opportunities created by the prevailing forces of change. This presentation provides specific answers regarding those areas in which leaders need to concentrate their time, money and effort to increase their chances for success in today’s ever-evolving world. Short on theory and long on actionable advice, Little helps both owners and managers best position themselves for profitable growth in the 21st century.”Own” Your Opportunity: Entrepreneurial Imperatives for the 21st Century Sales ProfessionalMost sales people simply manage their business and stop short of thinking like an owner of their geography or market segment. In this humorous, yet insightful keynote presentation, Steve shows you how successful sales leaders think more entrepreneurially in order to grow their business. He also identifies the growth-stifling behaviors inherent in most sales teams and imparts practical, real world advice on how to overcome them in order to realize real growth.The Milkshake Moment: Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real GrowthGrowth. It’s the central focus for nearly every organization and leader. So why then do so many organizations, both big and small, continually find ways to shoot themselves in the proverbial foot? In this humorous, yet insightful keynote presentation, Steve shows you how to identify and overcome the growth-stifling behaviors inherent in any organization and how you can lead the way toward substantive change and real growth.The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Business Growth: 21st Century Strategies for Building Your CompanyMore than any other objective, businesses want to grow. In this, his most popular keynote, Steve investigates what it takes to grow your business both effectively and profitably. Through his personal experience as a growth expert (both as a growth consultant and as President of three fast growth companies) and studies of the Inc. 500 (America’s fastest growing privately-held companies) Steve identifies those best practices of organizations that achieve sustained and profitable growth.The Future of Opportunity: A 20/20 Vision of Your SuccessIn this exciting and thought-providing keynote, Steve helps audiences focus on their near-term future. By identifying the most impactful macro-changes taking place in our world today, and dovetailing them with the specific developments within your industry or organization, Steve illuminates the future of opportunity and success for your group over the next 3 to 15 years. No crystal ball or tea leaves here…just factual, down-to-earth information your group will find interesting, entertaining and actionable.BREAKOUT SESSIONThe Ten T’s of Customer Acquisition & Retention: Proven Initiatives For Building Relationships and ProfitsToday, business interested in growth are looking to improve their customer relationships to increase sales, lower costs and maximize profits. Short on theory, long on practical advice, Steve examines how today’s most successful organizations are transforming the way in which they acquire and retain customers. Through concepts such as “touches”, “telepathy” and “timebombs”, this no-nonsense discussion will help your group build customer-centric processes that lead to sustainable growth.
People around the world are curious about the issues regarding generational dynamics in the workplace and marketplace, and are eager to learn more. Cam Marston, founder and president of Generational Insight, has spent years studying the collective histories and traits of the Matures, Boomers, Xers and Millennials to discover what makes each generation tick. This insight will help you bring out the best in your employees and colleagues, and have a profound impact on your success.
Looking for an outstanding persuasive presentation skills keynote or seminar? Terri Sjodin is the principal and founder of Sjodin Communications, a Public Speaking, Sales Training and Consulting Firm, based in Newport Beach, CA and the author of Small Message, Big Impact. She is one of America's most highly sought after female speakers and has trained and motivated thousands of people from all over the world. Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals.
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Scott Waddle speaks on leadership and ethics. He's a man who followed his conscience against the advice of the Navy and his attorney. When the U.S. nuclear submarine he commanded collided with a Japanese fishing boat in February 2001, the story made international headlines. Navy Commander Waddle was at the center of the controversy.
Anthony Galie Seminars brings a new approach to an old problem: how to get and stay motivated over a long period of time. Most people are only able to stay focused on their goals for a few days at a time. Any longer than that and their performance begins to drop. In the absence of repeated, external reinforcement it is difficult to remain enthusiastic and properly motivated.
A longtime resident of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, John Amatt is President of One Step Beyond WorldWide, an innovative educational and motivational company, whose mission is to encourage people to push beyond their self-imposed limitations, to be more personally accountable for the results of their own actions, and to embrace effective teamwork by valuing the contribution of others.
What untold successes could we achieve – in our lives, our workplaces, our world -- if every one of us knew how to unleash our inherent brilliance? Simon T. Bailey has a visionary ability to identify brilliant potential in people and organizations and ignite that brilliance into action for amazing results. An internationally known speaker, author and consultant, he inspires individuals to take charge of change and transform their lives from the inside out. A thought leader and fresh voice in the businesses world, Bailey connects the dots between individual and organizational brilliance.
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Jeff Bauer is a Trend Expert Specializing in Healthcare. With 35 years as a professor and consultant, Dr. Bauer is a nationally recognized expert on key trends that shape the future of health care.
Alan Bean, the fourth man to set foot on the moon, was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1963. During his 18-year NASA career, he achieved a number of accomplishments, including Apollo 12 Lunar Module Pilot and Skylab Mission II commander. Bean was also selected as backup spacecraft commander for the joint American-Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975.
Rocky Bleier's life story - a gripping tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battle fields of Vietnam - has held audiences in rapt attention for years. Yet, the motivational message behind it, detailing how ordinary people can become extraordinary achievers, defines success in the new American century.
A fresh and captivating new voice in the tradition of American satire from Will Rogers to Dennis Miller, Chris Bliss delivers smart comedy for the information age. Now a Tonight Show favorite, Jay Leno has called him "one of the brightest comedians around." Before beginning his comedy career, Chris was internationally known as an innovative variety artist - touring with major artists from Eric Clapton to Julio Iglesias, and chosen by Michael Jackson as the opening act for his record-breaking "Victory Tour". Insightful humor, capped off with a world-class variety finale that your audience won't soon forget.
Brinnon and Marks will customize their material by writing skits and original songs to entertain and motivate your group. The end result is a high-energy, clean comedy act that keeps people laughing from beginning to the very end. Brinnon and Marks also offers a full show band package along with comedy act if requested.
Daniel Burrus is one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and the author of six books, including the highly acclaimed Technotrends, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. He is the founder and CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology driven trends to help clients better understand how technological, social, and business forces are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.
Karyn Buxman is the founder of The HumorLab, an organization that researches the art and science of humor. She specializes in opening and closing keynotes. Karyn’s program, “When Funny Means Money: Humor as a Serious Business Strategy,” is a tour de force of education and entertainment. Her presentations provide “insights cleverly disguised as humor.”
Jim Carroll is recognized as one of the world’s leading international futurists, trends & innovation experts, with a massive global blue-chip client list. Jim latest books include Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fast, and What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation. Jim Carroll is an author, consultant, and frequent media commentator with some 3,000+ media interviews to his credit. Jim has written over 35 books, and has been a columnist for a wide variety of publications.
Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride. Christine Cashen delivers a fast –paced, hilarious program with useful content that makes her a sought after speaker worldwide. For more than 10 years, she has jazzed an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia. Christine is an authority on sparking innovative ideas to handle conflict, reduce stress and energize employees.
Focus on High Value Relationship Selling with Jim Cathcart. His books The Acorn Principle and Relationship Selling have both achieved bestseller status and are translated into multiple languages. As the author of 14 books and scores of recorded programs, his students number in the hundreds of thousands.