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Leadership Speakers

Our roster of leadership speakers includes over four hundred of the nation’s top experts in all fee categories and from diverse backgrounds. Choosing the most relevant leadership expert will help define the core essence and tenor of an event; some are more scholarly and informational while others are more dynamic/entertaining.

Leadership is a broad and diverse topic area; encompassing sub-topics like innovation, team building, motivation and employee management. Most of today’s leadership experts focus on building great businesses with authenticity and using emotional intelligence/positive psychology to motivate team members. Your speaker needs to mesh with your organization’s mission statement, goals, audience expectations and organizational culture. Our speakers will motivate executives to inspire their own teams, build great legacies, increase productivity and/or spark overall innovation in the corporate culture. Some of our top leadership speakers are: Captain George DomRam Charan,and Polly LaBarre. You might also be interested in reading our article “How to Select the Best Leadership Speaker.”

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Itay Talgam

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Israel

A leading light of the contemporary Israeli music scene, Itay Talgam is not only one of the world's most highly regarded conductors; the models for organizational behavior and inspired leadership he has found within the… Full Profile


Peter Guber

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Peter Guber brings his experience in communication, entrepreneurship and leadership to his keynote addresses, experience gained as founder and CEO of Mandalay entertainment. This visionary multimedia venture placed Guber at the pinnacle of the entertainment… Full Profile


Hamish Taylor

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

Hamish Taylor began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble Ltd., where he eventually took charge of the household cleaner portfolio for Flash brands. He went on to become a management consultant at… Full Profile


Geraldine Laybourne

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM New Jersey, USA

One of the most influential women in the entertainment industry, Geraldine Laybourne is the founder of Oxygen Media, former manager of Nickelodeon, and has served in several other leadership positions within the world of tech… Full Profile


Sondra Thiederman

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., is President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego-based training firm. She has served as a consultant to the University of California and the American Cancer Society, and she was appointed by Elizabeth… Full Profile


Mark Thompson

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

CEO and co-founder of Virgin Unite Mentors (VUM), the network established by Sir Richard Branson for coaching and entrepreneurial innovation, Mark Thompson's expertise in coaching leadership for senior executives is unequaled. In addition to his… Full Profile


Erik Wahl

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Erik Wahl is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, best selling author and graffiti artist. Wahl has also been described as the Picasso of Productivity, the Warhol of Wall Street and the Renoir of ROI. Wahl wrote UNthink,… Full Profile


Marshall Goldsmith

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority on leadership and employee relations, demonstrating how good management of human resources can achieve positive, lasting change in the age of globalization. Dr. Goldsmith has authored or edited… Full Profile


Michael Gelb

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM New Mexico, USA

Leading authority on the practical application of genius thinking, Michael J Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, change management, accelerated learning and innovative leadership. He has been a professional speaker, seminar… Full Profile


Michael Gerber

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

An expert in business entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, Michael E. Gerber is Founder and Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide, a company that has helped over 50,000 businesses in more than 145 countries to thrive. He is… Full Profile


Dr. Calvin Mackie

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM Louisiana, USA

Inspiring millions with his journey from remedial reading classes to a PhD in engineering, Dr. Calvin Mackie is an internationally admired motivational speaker. The inventor, entrepreneur, and prominent African-American community leader is an advocate in… Full Profile


Simon Mainwaring

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Simon Mainwaring is the founder and CEO of We First, a creative consultancy that builds purpose-driven brands. He is a member of the Advisory Council of Conscious Capitalism LA, the Steering Committee of the Business… Full Profile


Archie Manning

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Louisiana, USA

NFL legend Archie Manning has long been respected for the way he played the game on and off the field. The starring quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, Archie’s example of persistence, perseverance, and leadership… Full Profile


Joe Folkman

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Utah, USA

Thought leader and one of the most respected psychometricians in the USA, Joe Folkman's keynote speeches on leadership, employee feedback and managing change are in demand around the world. Joe has developed a database that… Full Profile


Olivia Fox Cabane

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Author of The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism, Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach to the leadership of many Fortune 500 companies. She specializes in the… Full Profile


Jackie Freiberg

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Voted by business leaders as one of the top 5 Leadership Speakers in the U.S. by SPEAKING.com, Dr. Jackie Freiberg has dedicated almost three decades to helping big executives, entrepreneurs, and managers gain a competitive… Full Profile


Kevin Freiberg

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

For over 27 years, leadership expert Dr. Kevin Freiberg has helped companies around the world break the barriers of business as usual and make valuable contributions to their industry and their customers’ quality of life.… Full Profile


Stephen Frost

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Stephen Frost is a global authority on making inclusion and diversity happen in the workplace. After an intense five years designing and implementing the social inclusion program for the 2012 London Summer Olympics – which… Full Profile


Rory Vaden

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM Tennessee, USA

Rory Vaden is a self-discipline strategist, author and business motivational speaker with degrees in business management, leadership, accounting and an MBA. He is the co-founder of Southwestern Consulting, a multi-million dollar international training company, and… Full Profile


Phillip Van Hooser

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Kentucky, USA

One of the country’s foremost leadership experts, Phillip Van Hooser has helped over 900 organizations build leadership bench strength, performance, and productivity. Driven by his belief that “Leadership is not a position but the ability… Full Profile


Paul Vitale

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Arkansas, USA

Paul Vitale began his career with the largest marketing firm in Arkansas, Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, where he worked with a team responsible for all of the Natural State’s tourism promotion. He went on to… Full Profile


Keith Ferrazzi

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Keith Ferrazzi is one of the preeminent experts in professional relationship development. He uses two decades of research and experience to transform the lives and careers of his clients and readers through scientific analysis of… Full Profile


Chester Elton

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New Jersey, USA

Called the “apostle of appreciation" (Globe and Mail), Chester Elton is sought after by conference organizers across the globe for his insights into employee motivation, management and increasing productivity. Described as “creative and refreshing" by… Full Profile


Roxanne Emmerich

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM Minnesota, USA

The most in-demand transformation agent in the banking world today, certified management consultant, Roxanne Emmerich has the astonishing ability to create profound change for financial institutions. She is the CEO of The Emmerich Group, whose… Full Profile





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