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Vote Speakers into the Top25 for 2019!


PrintVisitors at SPEAKING.com vote speakers into the Top25. Votes are dynamically tallied so the Top25 changes according to live votes throughout the year. You can vote for as many different speakers as you like (a vote button is located on each speakers’ profile webpage). Just one vote per speaker.

The final vote tally will be counted on New Year’s Eve 2018 at midnight (Pacific time). At that time, speakers who have received the most votes during the course of the year will be distinguished as 2019’s Top25 speaker honorees.

Thank you for voting and helping your favorite thought leaders reach the Top25!

Click here for a list of the Top25 speakers for 2018.

Here are the speakers currently in the running for 2019’s Top25 status:

  1. Dr. Mark DeVolder

    Known as “The Change Specialist,” Dr. Mark DeVolder has guided some of the most high-stake transitions of recent history, preparing Colombian business leaders for the NAFTA Free Trade Agreement, aiding in the wrap up of the NASA space shuttle program, and coaching multiple companies through mergers and acquisitions. While studies show that approximately only 30% of change initiatives reach their stated goals, DeVolder has a 95% success rate as a…

  2. Roberto Carlos (RöC)

    One of Latin America's most influential leaders in innovation, Roberto Carlos (RöC) is the creator of Factor WOW, a methodology that is revolutionizing the way organizations do business. Twice voted one of Mexico's most promising entrepreneurs, RöC has helped hundreds of companies stand out by creating unforgettable customer experiences. His clients include Nissan México, Cemex, Bioderma, Gruma, Banorte, Afirme, CFE, Sigma Alimentos, Coca-Cola, and many more. RöC is the founder…

  3. Kaihan Krippendorff

    Top business strategy, growth, and transformation guru, Kaihan Krippendorff teaches companies how to tap into the resources they already have to produce breakthrough market-disrupting solutions. As the founder of the innovative consulting firm, Outthinker, Kaihan and his team have helped their clients generate over $2.5 billion in revenue, while simultaneously breathing new life into their businesses. Kaihan‘s extensive list of clients include Fortune 500s across every industry, the Consumer Electronics…

  4. Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour

    It's all about the “Breakthrough Mentality": using it, Vernice “Fly Girl" Armour flew from beat cop to Marine Corps pilot in just three years and on the way became the USMC's first African American female pilot, then their first African American Female Combat Pilot. This might seem, and indeed is, a unique achievement, but after you've listened to Vernice and her inspirational “Zero to Breakthrough" flight-plan strategy you'll realize that…

  5. Kevin Abdulrahman

    Better known as “the man inspiring millions,” international author, speaker, coach, and mind nutritionist Kevin Abdulrahman is the new voice of motivation around the world. Hailing from the Middle East, but raised in New Zealand, he brings an eclectic mix of cultural knowledge that he’s leveraged to relate to people across five continents in the past 10 years. His target audience ranges from teenagers to athletes, executives, managers, CEOs, sales…

  6. Tammy Levent

    While other travel agencies were succumbing to the advent of online search engines and post-9/11 woes, Tammy Levent grew her company, Elite Travel, into a 100-million-dollar business. But economic setbacks are just a fraction of the obstacles the respected entrepreneur and branding expert has overcome. As a speaker, best-selling author, and highly sought-after consultant, Levent inspires and teaches others how to build and leverage strategic partnerships along with her other…

  7. Nick Santonastasso

    Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model - despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. The high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they…

  8. Teresa Allen

    Teresa Allen's approach to communicating with your customers and increasing sales is summed up in the name of her book and her most popular keynote Common Sense Service! An internationally recognized customer service and customer engagement expert, Teresa has presented her highly acclaimed presentations across the U.S. and abroad for over two decades. Audiences rave about Teresa’s down-to-earth, fun and highly interactive presentation style combined with her cutting edge information…

  9. Michael Perman

    Creativity expert, Michael Perman helps teams crack the innovation paradox to generate actionable ideas, breakthrough products, and revolutionary customer experiences. The founder of C’EST WHAT?, a firm dedicated to cultivating "mindful innovation," Perman has a proven track record of leading senior executives and inspiring thousands of employees to capitalize on their collective creativity. Perman has been a innovation force behind iconic brands for 30 years. Most recently, he served as…

  10. Allison Massari

    After surviving two horrific car accidents, artist and entrepreneur Allison Massari braved an excruciating recovery that forever changed the way she viewed life and happiness. She has since then become one of North America’s leading speakers in “personal development” and “motivation,” teaching hundreds of audiences the self-disciplinary techniques she implemented to manage change, find inner peace, and come alive again. In 1998 Allison’s car was hit at 60 MPH damaging…

  11. Simon Mainwaring

    Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a leading brand and leadership consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that empowers businesses and associations to lead, shape culture, and better our world. Simon shows companies and associations how to define, frame and share the story of their good work in ways that build their brand reputation, customer community, employee engagement and social impact. We First training includes keynote…

  12. Kevin Harrington

    Known as the original Shark on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank Kevin Harrington is an internationally acclaimed speaker, coach, celebrity entrepreneur and one of the most successful business experts of our time. He has launched over 500 products and businesses, generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic celebrities such as: Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, Billy Mays, the Hilton Family, the Jenner Family and the Kardashian…

  13. Duncan MacPherson

    Professional branding and client acquisition expert, Duncan MacPherson has been coaching financial professionals for over 20 years. His company Pareto Systems is at the forefront of improving productivity and practice management in financial advisors. As CEO of Pareto Systems, Duncan travels extensively throughout North America and around the world, conveying dynamic and fact-rich presentations that have made him a popular spokesperson for the knowledge-for-profit sector. Along with his team of…

  14. Brene Brown

    The essential question Brené asks is how can we embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections, which are the keys to engendering feelings of authenticity and worthiness. She wants to lead her listeners and readers to a place where they realize that they deserve to be loved, to belong and be happy. The award of numerous teaching honors, including her own college’s Outstanding Faculty Award, has acknowledged Brené’s work. PBS, NPR and…

  15. Ram Charan

    World-renowned consultant, author and speaker Ram Charan has made an extraordinary life journey, from working in the family shoe shop in a small town in northern India to an engineering degree then a job in Australian mines followed by an MBA and doctorate from Harvard Business School, from where he graduated with high distinction. He was then a member of faculty at Harvard Business School and Northwestern University before becoming…

  16. Joseph Stiglitz

    Winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, Joseph E. Stiglitz is one of the world's most noted economists and a thought leader on globalization and international business. In addition to his individual Nobel Prize, he was lead author of the Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the current president of the International Economic Association and has been named by TIME…

  17. Les Brown

    Some motivational speakers will tell you about how to overcome adversity, but the inspirational Les Brown has lived the things he speaks of and then some. Abandoned at birth, he was lucky enough to be adopted by a very caring woman, but problems came throughout his education as teachers repeatedly and incorrectly judged him “mentally retarded." Despite not having any education beyond high school, Les Brown decided that he would…

  18. Suze Orman

    From health care plans to retirement funds, Suze Orman shows you the smartest ways to move your money. Ranked among the best female motivational speakers in the world by Business Week, Orman has shared her advice with millions via speaking engagements, her top-selling books, and the award-winning Suze Orman Show which aired on CNBC for thirteen years. Orman was a frequent face on The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributing editor…

  19. Peter Himmelman

    With timeless albums like This Father's Day and From Strength to Strength, Peter Himmelman won a permanent place in the hearts of countless rock fans. Now, the Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician channels his decades of experience in the creative arts to help companies build trust and resilience across their organization, fostering teams that are stronger, more innovative, and more engaged. Himmelman is the founder of Big Muse, a creative consultancy…

  20. Michael Steele

    "One of the nicest, most congenial guest speakers we have ever had and extraordinarily easy to work with. Mr. Steele was a pleasure."     Newington Cropsey Foundation Michael Steele is President and CEO of The Steele Group, a company he formed in 1999. The Steele Group works with institutional and individual clients to design overall business development, investor, networking, and communications strategies. Presently, Mr. Steele is a political analyst…

  21. Nick Vujicic

    Few speakers have a better claim to be regarded as inspirational than Nicholas Vujicic. Born without arms or legs, he has overcome his disability in the most astonishing ways, setting a true example of inspiring success to any who have ever doubted their ability to achieve their goals. During his childhood in Melbourne, Australia, Nick had to cope with feelings of loneliness and depression as he questioned just what purpose…

  22. Muhammad Yunus

    Professor Muhammad Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his revolutionary work in establishing the Grameen Movement; this movement, based on micro-finance for the rural poor, combines capitalism and social responsibility and has transformed the lives of millions across the world. In his home country, Bangladesh, he has had an unparalleled influence on rural development and politics. His ideas on village government (Gram Sarkar) were officially adopted…

  23. Hitendra Patel

    Change maker, Hitendra Patel has helped over 50 global corporations foster innovative cultures that produce tangible results. The internationally regarded thought leader is a co-founder and managing director of the IXL Center, a global consulting center that develops organizations’ capabilities to create breakthrough products, businesses, and solutions. Patel is a professor of growth and innovation at Hult International Business School, where he also serves as the board director of the…

  24. Heather McGowan

    Globally-known futurist Heather McGowan helps business and academic leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The sought-out speaker, writer, and consultant specializes in learning agility, a skill-set that’s indispensable for success in future markets. Ranked as LinkedIn’s “Number One Voice Globally for Education” in 2017, McGowan’s clients range from startups to Fortune 500s like Autodesk and BD Medical. She and Chris Shipley are co-founders of Work…

  25. Inna Braverman

    Green energy pioneer and inspiring entrepreneur, Inna Braverman is the inventor and co-founder of Eco Wave Power, which opened Europe's first commercial scale wave power plant in Gibralter. Ranked on medium.com's 100 most influential people, a list she shares with billionaire heavyweights, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, Braverman opened her first power plant in Jaffa, Israel, when she was just 26-years-old. Born in Ukraine two weeks before the Chernobyl disaster,…