The program consultants at Great American Speakers Bureau offer customized speaker recommendations tailored specifically to your need. Whether you are looking for a keynote speaker to set the tone for your entire event, an industry expert for an executive briefing or workshop, a motivational speaker to supercharge a sales force, or a celebrity speaker to kick-off your convention, we can help you find the right speaker for your next event.
Mike Abrashoff is a former Navy Commander and Author, It's Your Ship, an inspiring story of innovative leadership and organizational transformation. When Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing ship in the fleet and made it #1 by changing his leadership style and the culture ─ not the crew. When Mike Abrashoff took command of the USS Benfold, the ship’s performance ranked at rock-bottom. Determined to improve performance, but without the power to hire, fire or promote personnel, Abrashoff focused on what he could change: the ship’s culture.
About Afterburner, Inc - Fighter Pilots and Speakers on Leadership, Teamwork, Communication and Change: Afterburner, Inc is a team of elite military professionals that are experts in helping your team pursue Flawless Execution. Afterburner’s Flawless Execution methodologies will help take your team to the next level in performance.
Author, The Platinum Rule Tony Alessandra shows audiences how to out-sell, out-market and out-service the competition with his high-tech, high-touch sales and marketing techniques. Alessandra is president of Online Assessments, a company that offers online multi-rater assessments and tests; co-founder of MentorU.com, an e-learning company and chairman of the board of BrainX, a company that offers digital accelerated learning programs.
Elaine Allison began honing her insights into the differences between how we work, lead, and communicate, and succeed early in her career. She was one of Canada‘s first female prison guards in an all-male-maximum security prison at the age of nineteen. Allison had a crash course in understanding how we interact with each other and achieve, as her life virtually depended on it! She began to truly observe how we each dealt with conflict, leadership and power as we strive to make a difference in our work and personal lives.
John Amatt, Mt. Everest Expedition Leader and Best-Selling Author is available for speaking engagements. For over 30 years, John Amatt has led expeditions to remote regions of Northern Norway, Peru, Nepal, China and Greenlunclimbed peaks. At the age of 20, John spent two weeks lashed to tiny ledges while making the first ever ascent of Europe's highest and steepest mountain precipice - the 5,000 foot "Vertical Mile" Troll Wall in Norway.
Best-selling author, motivational speaker, founder of the Famous Amos Cookie Company, Wally Amos' fame is grounded in quality, substance, and his unique, positive mental attitude. Wally Amos is an icon, and his name is a household word. As founder of Famous Amos Cookies in 1975, and father of the gourmet chocolate chip cookie industry, he has used his fame to support educational causes. Since 1979 Amos has been National Spokesman for Literacy Volunteers of America.
Eric Bailey is a motivational speaker is a living example and proof that we can all overcome our obstacles, no matter what they are. Perhaps that is why he is so successful? Because he’s real, gritty and very raw. Bailey’s message isn’t philosophy, motivation or cheap hype, but that we can face obstacles with confidence and use specific strategies to overcome them, because as Eric says, "as long as you have breath, you have life".
Former President of Starbucks Coffee Company, best-selling author: It is Not About the Coffee. Howard Behar's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President of North America, and was the founding President of Starbucks International.
A world-renowned expert in emotional intelligence, Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning author of the #1 best-selling books Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and Leadership 2.0, as well as the co-founder of TalentSmart, the world's leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training, serving more than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies. His best-selling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries.
An experienced speaker and media personality, Todd Buchholz gave a lecture at the White House entitled "Clarity, Honesty and Modesty in Economics," and has delivered keynote speeches before such influential corporate and financial institutions as Microsoft, IBM, Goldman Sachs and the United States Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a consulting advisor to the White House, Microsoft, Allstate, Goldman Sachs, IBM, SAP and Toyota.
Leadership and Management Speaker: In a workplace ruled by efficiency and competency, where do personal strengths fit in? Marcus Buckingham has dedicated his career to addressing this complex issue. Using his nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he has challenged entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success.
Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author, and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time.
In his work with companies including GE, MeadWestvaco, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, Verizon, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, GMR, Max Group, Yildiz Holdings, and Groupo RBS, he is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast-changing environment to uncover the core business problem. His real-world solutions, shared with millions through his books and articles in top business publications, have been praised for being practical, relevant, and highly actionable—the kind of advice you can use Monday morning.
Dr. Cialdini is President of Influence at Work, an international consulting, strategic planning and training organization based on the Six Principles of Influence.
Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley author, speaker, investor and business advisor. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984.
Guy Kawasaki is the author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. He is also the co-founder of Alltop.com, an online magazine rack of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures.
In his commanding presentations, Lynch captivates audiences with the tenor of his voice and the approachable, conversational nature of his tone. Drawing on his personal experience in and out of combat, he powerfully illustrates his principles, from the foundation of business leadership to the need for resiliency and engagement. There are only 50 three-star generals in the nation and Lieutenant General Rick Lynch is one of them.
Anne M. Mulcahy was most recently chairman of Xerox Corporation. She stepped down from this role and from the Xerox Board, effective May 20, 2010. From August 2001 through June 2009, she was also chief executive officer of the corporation. Mulcahy retired from the CEO post effective July 1, 2009 and retained the position of chairman.
David Nour is a growth strategist and the thought leader on Relationship Economics - the quantifiable value of business relationships. In a global economy that is becoming increasingly disconnected, The Nour Group, Inc. has attracted consulting clients such as KPMG, Siemens, Disney, Gen Re Insurance, Amerinet, and over 100 marquee organizations in driving unprecedented growth through unique return on their strategic relationships.
Kevin O'Leary is known to millions across North America as the Co-Host of Shark Tank and Drangon's Den and as the former co-host of Squeeze Play, BNN's popular investment show. On both Shark Tank and Dragons' Den, O'Leary ruthlessly grills entrepreneurs, which a) makes for great television, but b) serves to show them—and anyone watching at home—that starting a business and growing it is vastly complicated and requires much more than simply having an idea.
Vince Poscente is a master communicator who speaks from experience. Experience that lights up a room full in an entertaining and substantive way. “We will not thrive by 'coping' our way to BIG GOALS. Seeking to 'manage' our way to bottom line results is also not the way. We will individually and organizationally thrive by accelerating towards extraordinary outcomes with one, overarching philosophy – Do what the competition is not willing to do."
Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. She oversees the company's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy and communications. In 2013, she released the book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, in which she examines why women's progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.