Workplace & HR
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.
Adrian Gostick is the author of several bestselling books with on corporate culture, including the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller The Carrot Principle . He also wrote the bestsellers The Integrity Advantage and The 24-Carrot Manager . His research on employee engagement has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN, “fascinating,” by Fortune magazine and “admirable and startling” by the Wall Street Journal.
Patricia Russell-McCloud is a "visual speaking experience". Her over 20-years on the lecture circuit has catapulted her into being one of the nation's best. Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well researched, pertinent, entertaining, and applicable to her audiences whether public or private sector. She is distinguished and distinct. Her style is classified as "big, broad and animated” leaving her audiences anxious for more.
Ask Australian keynote speaking phenomenon Terry Hawkins what her specialty is and she will tell you simply - PEOPLE. Terry knows how to give her audience a great time whilst they learn strategies that can change the way they look and feel about life forever. High impact, hilarious and thought provoking presentations.
Dr. John Daly speaks on interpersonal skills people need to be more effective. He offers research-driven ideas that have empirical foundations. Dr. John Daly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Behavior, Advocacy and Persuasion. He has won eleven different teaching awards while at the University of Texas. He also instructs programs on advocacy, customer service, communication, teamwork, sales management and leadership for Texas Executive Education and the Executive MBA programs of the McCombs School of Business.
Jake Greene is an up and coming keynote speaker specializing in workplace issues for a new millenium. Jake Greene keynotes covers the intersections of social networking and professional networking, managing millenials and Generation Y, and insights for Gen X and Baby Boomer bosses looking to adapt to the needs of their changing workforce. A highly entertaining, engaging, and relevant human resources keynote speaker, Jake Greene is also the author of the critically acclaimed Whoa, My Boss Is Naked! A Career Book for People Who Would Never Be Caught Dead Reading a Career Book (Doubleday).
John Nance is a well-known international advocate of crew resource management and expanded human performance training and a dynamic professional speaker/consultant, presenting pivotal programs on Teamwork, Risk Management, Motivation, Coping with Competition, and other topics. He speaks to a wide variety of audiences, including medical and pharmaceutical professionals, CEO’s of major business-oriented corporations, and environmental, aviation, and travel-oriented groups. A keynote speaker with an entertaining, highly motivational, and informative style.
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.
Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D., is an author, internationally sought-after speaker, and organizational consultant who has been described as “catching what is right in the world and playfully sparking people and businesses to grow toward the extraordinary.” In addition to writing best-selling books about enduring business principles, he hosted an award-winning daily radio program in Colorado Springs, Colorado for over a decade.
For more than 35 years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of sixteen books on aging-related issues.
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.
Meagan Johnson has studied the best practices of some of the top companies in America who effectively employ younger workers. A Gen X-er herself, Meagan has delivered hundreds of seminars on communicating effectively, conflict resolution, and managing stress. This professional training and speaking experience has given her an insiders perspective to deliver real-world solutions.
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.
For comedienne Jan McInnis, life is full of “funny business.” She – and the audiences who continually rate her act “hilarious” – wouldn’t have it any other way. Inspired by fifteen years of working 9 to 5, Jan has created a unique niche for what she calls “cubicle comedy:” cornering the corporate convention market with her popular appearances at conferences, training sessions, employee retreats and banquets held by such companies and organizations as Lockheed Martin, Kaiser Permanente, the Atlanta Federal Reserve, MIX Radio, Women in Film & Video, MCI, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, and The Mushroom Institute.
Roxanne Emmerich has the astonishing ability to create profound change. Her client list includes the top-performing firms in the country-and those that are wildly committed to being on that list. One of her books, "Profit-Growth Banking," is often referred to as the "bible of successful banking." As a result of her record-breaking careers in both banking and brokerage, she is regularly asked to share her strategies with colleagues at industry conferences. Years later, Sales and Marketing Management magazine named her one of the 12 most requested speakers in the nation for her ability to create immediate and profound transformations. Her unique approach blends kick-butt marketing, enlightened, no-excuses leadership development, profit-rich sales strategies, and iron-clad templates and systems. She presents this mixture to leaders, then teaches them how to create "employees on fire." The result? CEOs say, "It's a miracle!"
As a manager for FORTUNE 500 heavy manufacturing and consumer products companies and a director for a locally owned community bank, Phil Van Hooser knows firsthand the methods that equip executives and managers to lead their people more effectively and serve their customers more successfully. For the past twenty years, corporate groups and associations throughout the U.S. and beyond have trusted Phillip Van Hooser to keynote their events, create customized training solutions for their people, and provide personalized coaching for their key leaders.
Bruce Tulgan is an advisor to business leaders all over the world, the author of ten different books and management training programs, and a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar leader.
Sondra Thiederman is one of the nation's leading experts on workplace diversity, cross-cultural business, and bias reduction. As President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego-based training firm, Sondra has 25 years experience as a speaker, trainer, and author helping professionals in Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and dozens of associations find ways to successfully navigate our increasingly diverse workplaces.
Harold Taylor, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Inc. has been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 25 years. He has written 16 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work For You. He has developed over 50 time management products that have sold in 38 countries around the world. His monthly Time Report has been published for twenty-two years and he has had over 250 articles accepted for publication.
Generation Y: Thriving (and Surviving) with Generation Y at Work.
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.
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.
Great speakers, the ones who are highly entertaining, are rare. John Powers' entire career has been one of effectively communicating with audiences, and as a keynote speaker, he stands out as one of the best in the business. A motivational speaker on communications, leadership, and personal workplace success, John Powers is the perfect choice for your next meeting or convention.
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.
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.
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.
When you need a healthcare expert who knows the ten trends that will rock healthcare in the next decade, Connie Merritt, RN, PHN, adds value to and enriches your meetings with informative, inspiring, interactive and often humorous programs. Her presentation style promotes using new skills immediately and retaining them longer. As a professional speaker since 1984, she synthesizes the latest research on medicine, psychology, sociology, and business as related to your specific needs. To date, she has helped more than 1 million people work and live better.
Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE, can tackle your business's toughest messages with a no-nonsense, "hard truth" approach. Connect with Eileen to address your "all- hands-on-deck" employee meetings, facilitate intense senior management retreats, and provide executive coaching. Using her consulting wisdom, business know-how, ready wit, and captivating energy, Eileen generates excitement and rekindles commitment while delivering lasting results.
Build Priceless Business Relationships with motivational keynote speaker Dean Lindsday. Dean sees an important connection between sales, motivation, solid customer care and leadership. All are achieved by effectively positioning ideas, recommendations, solutions, products, services - even ourselves - as progress in minds of those we wish to inspire to action. All must be positioned as Progress and NOT Change. It is natural to resist change but we embrace progress. All progress is change but not all change is progress. Dean helps you become a Progress Agent and "be progress".
Linda Larsen has been helping people worldwide upgrade their thinking, improve their communication and achieve much better quality results in life, both personally and professionally. And she does this in such extraordinarily fun, fast-paced and memorable ways that she is sought after around the globe by meeting planners looking to blow people’s socks off at their annual conferences.
Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. Twenty years with National Geographic photographing stories around the globe has earned him the reputation as a world-class photojournalist. As a motion picture director, two of Dewitt’s films were nominated for Academy Awards. In the business community, Dewitt’s work is also well known. He rose to the forefront of creative marketing by photographing national advertising campaigns for organizations such as Dewar’s Scotch, Canon, and United Airlines.
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.
Mike energizes his audiences and keeps them alert through quick insights, participation, and memorable and humorous stories. He builds them up, leaves them enlightened, entertained, and educated. From his international education, to his early blue-collar jobs, coupled with his executive positions with Cargill Inc. and Olympus Corp., Mike has developed well-rounded experiences to produce high-energy, realistic, and comprehensive messages that front-line as well as executive audiences demand. With over 3,500 platform hours of personally customized programs, companies and associations consider Mike's programs a wise investment.
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.
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.
Allison Massari, after running a thriving fine arts career for more than 25 years,suffered extraordinary personal tragedies: two devastating car crashes- and has now dedicated herself to employee engagement and well-being, inspiring employees with tools to more effectively manage their lives. She enjoys delivering keynotes to healthcare audiences – to heal burn-out in medical workers and to enhance patient-centered care. Her message focuses on the power of the human connection. In her own words, “Compassion heals the places that medicine cannot touch.” Her mission is to bring transformation to individuals, businesses and communities.
Scott Christopher is co-author of the best selling book “The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up” and “Lighten Up: Managing with Mirth Ain’t Rocket Surgery.” As the former director of The Carrot Culture, Scott was also a contributing author for “A Carrot A Day” and “The Daily Carrot Principle.”
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.
Inspiring clients to acknowledge and improve the choices they make, Jim Bearden delivers dynamic programs and facilitates processes that awaken them to the relationship between personal accountability and success.
Frank Bucaro's successful teaching career provided a smooth transition to full-time keynote and seminar presenter on high performance cultures. The ethics scandals rocking Wall Street throughout the 90’s served to further propelled his career as an increasing number of organizations identified a need for ethics training.
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.
He's best know as "The Carrot Guy" and Chester Elton's message on employee engagement and employee recognition keynotes will change the way you do business. Chester Elton is the co-author (with Convention Connection speaker Adrian Gostick ) of the critically acclaimed, best-selling Carrot business book series including New York Times best-seller The Carrot Principle . As a recognition consultant, Chester Elton speaks to audiences on the power of effective, strategic employee recognition.
Few people have impacted the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A gregarious, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Ken is characterized by friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. He has coauthored over 30 best-selling books, including The One Minute Manager®, which has sold more than 13 million copies and has been translated into more than 37 languages.
If you are looking for a fun, entertaining, polished, professional speaker on communications or in human resources and workplace subjects- with solid content- look no further! Dr. Brinkman has delivered thousands of keynotes and trainings for all types of audiences, educational levels and industries.