Keynote Speakers Bringing New Ideas to Business Events
Here’s a list of some of the hottest keynote speakers making the rounds in 2019. These speakers are experts in their fields, from innovation and change to peak performance and mental toughness. If you are looking for a fresh face and new ideas to bring to your next conference or event, give us a call at (901) 754-9404.
Tim Grover is the CEO of ATTACK Athletics, Inc. and author of the national bestseller RELENTLESS: From Good to Great to Unstoppable and creator of digital training platform The Relentless System. Tim appears around the world as a keynote speaker and consultant teaching the principles of relentless drive, result-driven performance, and mental toughness. Tim’s message on achieving mental toughness and the relentless pursuit of excellence has inspired the greatest athletes of our time, and now he shares that philosophy with competitive achievers who want to take their businesses, management teams, leadership groups, teams, and employees to the top, and understand the killer mindset of the pros so they can apply it to their own success, get to the next level, and keep going.
Sterling Hawkins is a business leader, entrepreneur, and investor living at the intersection of in-store and online. Currently running operations and venture relations for CART, his legacy is that of a 5th generation retailer whose family name is synonymous with retail. Recognizing in a traditionally human-centric retail industry, where fear of change can be high and morale low, Sterling creates an atmosphere of freedom to innovate with concrete methodology which not only encourages everyday people to embrace change by involving them in the process, he ignites their spirit to actually become agents of change and facilitators of the innovation process to ignite the spirit in others. Sterling provides lessons in his keynote to innovate, embrace change and, to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Shane Feldman helps audiences activate the leader within and connect more authentically with colleagues and customers. As the Founder & CEO of Count Me In, Shane Feldman is the visionary behind the world’s largest millennial-led movement. Over the past decade, Count Me In, has initiated tens of thousands of projects worldwide, contributing a value of over $2.6 billion to the global economy through service. Shane will help you reimagine yourself as a community builder, so you and your organization can build thriving teams and attract loyal customers. Whether you’re an executive, a sales rep, a dentist or an engineer, Shane’s unique approach will help you connect with coworkers and customers more effectively, and equip you with the skills to be a true community builder within your organization.
Based in part on The Nature of Compelling Women, a popular lecture series Marissa Orrfirst launched during her successful 13-year stint at Google, “Lean Out” is a revolutionary path forward that has the power to change the lives of women in the corporate world and beyond. Blending poignant and humorous insights from her time ‘playing the game’ in the corporate trenches with in depth research, Marissa Orr calls for a complete overhaul to the business world’s limited, carefully constructed paradigm of what constitutes a successful leader in today’s day and age. Instead of listening to the voices of hierarchy telling women why they need to be more like men to succeed, Marissa suggests finding ways to better value the talent that women already bring to the table.
James Taylor is an award-winning speaker and internationally recognized leader in creativity and innovation. For over 20 years, he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, writers, and rock stars how to build innovative organizations and design the creative life they desire. As the founder of C.SCHOOL™ and host of The Creative Life Podcast and TV Show, he’s taught hundreds of thousands of individuals in over 120 countries through his online courses, books, videos, and keynote speeches. James has designed a framework for creativity that helps individuals and organizations achieve exponential growth. In his tailored, entertaining and highly visual one-of-a-kind keynote, James Taylor takes the audience on a journey to discover the backstage secrets of the world’s most creative individuals and innovative organizations.
The Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends, Cate Trotter knows what’s coming next in the world of retail to keep global brands ahead of their competitors with profitable customer experiences and retail spaces. From The Internet of Things and Wearables to Interactive technologies and Virtual reality, Cate is always on top of the latest tech innovations and trends, both online and in the real world. As a keynote speaker, she teaches companies how to spot and use these in order to boost profits, differentiate their brand, and enhance team thinking for the long-term. In her keynote on retail trends, Cate highlights how the businesses in the audience can profit from industry shifts, revealing insights worth thousands to retail businesses.
For the last decade, Hannah Ubl has been frequenting airports and conference rooms to present, educate, and forge understanding across different perspectives in the workplace. Her core mission is to help companies maximize those very valuable people by building workplaces that don’t suck. Utilizing research and her years of listening to people in every level of the organization about what matters, she presents communication tactics and action-oriented tools to inform people-first culture and strategy. Hannah’s work is grounded in empathy, research, and strategy. She believes that with a little more of each, everyone can grow to better listen and communicate so they can work together to create an environment where everyone wants to work.
Having worked for the Walt Disney Company for some 25 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies around the globe embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their organizations, delivering a series of keynotes, training workshops and leading innovation projects. His unique Design Thinking process helps people capture unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas. As one of the most impactful creativity speakers, Duncan leans on his experiences as the Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney to take audiences on a journey. Throughout Think Different, they’ll be given a unique set of Innovation Tools and Techniques – the same ones Duncan used with teams inside the Disney organization. These include the breakthrough “What If” creative thinking tool, made famous by Walt Disney himself, who used it to pivot his company from simply an animation house to an entertainment and theme park pioneer.
Whether headlining corporate conferences, mesmerizing audiences in 20,000- seat stadiums, or leading volunteer excursions for youth and adults, Spencer West’s words and actions have encouraged millions to stand up, face challenges and embrace change. Everyone leaves with pertinent lessons they can apply to redefine what their possible is. Infused with humor and humility, Spencer’s talks over take-home tips and life- lessons on how to find opportunity in every challenge, while instilling hope and empowering leaders to motivate others to create positive change. When Spencer is not inspiring audiences from the speaking platform, he is helping others to create lasting change by facilitating international volunteer trips in communities where ME to WE’s charity partner works.
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