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Mike Abrashoff

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.

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Afterburner

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.

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Tony Alessandra

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.

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Elaine Allison

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.

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John Amatt

For over 30 years, John Amatt has led expeditions to remote regions of Northern Norway, Peru, Nepal, China and Greenland. He has explored areas of the Arctic on six occasions, making many first ascents of previously unclimbed 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.

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Wally Amos

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.

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Joseph Badaracco

Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr., is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. He is also Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the MBA Program. Badaracco has taught courses on business ethics, strategy, and management in the School’s MBA and executive programs. He has also served as Housemaster of Currier House at Harvard College. In recent years, Professor Badaracco was chairman of the Harvard University Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility and served on the boards of two public companies. He has taught in executive programs in the United States, Japan, and many other countries and has been a speaker for a wide variety of organizations on issues of leadership, values, and ethics.

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Eric Bailey

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".

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Larry Bailin

Internet Marketing and Social Media Expert, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker. Bailin is one of the top rated Internet marketing speakers in the country. Already recognized as one of the best professional keynote speakers in the nation by SpeakerWiki, you’ll earn a lifetime of knowledge about promoting your business and using the Internet as a marketing tool by booking Larry as your sales and marketing speaker.

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Bodine Balasco

Bodine Balasco has established himself as one of the country’s most knowledgeable business speakers, known for his combination of valuable content, interactive style, uplifting energy, and humorous storytelling. He is a keynote speaker on customer service, leadership and motivation. Members of the Institute of Management Consultants gave Balasco a "10+" rating on their 5-point scale. Successful Meetings Magazine has named him "one of the Top 21 Speakers for the 21st Century." He is academically trained in public speaking and human behavior with degrees from UCLA in Speech Communications and Social Psychology.

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Howard Behar

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.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Bernes-Lee is the Director of World Wide Web Foundation, USA. In 1976, he got degree in Physics from Queen's College, University of Oxford. 1989 and invented World Wide Web. Professor, MIT, conducting research into Semantic Web and other decentralized systems. Director, World Wide Web Consortium. Founder, World Wide Web Foundation. Recipient of numerous awards including FRS, FREng, KBE and OM.

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John C. Bogle

Named by Fortune Magazine as one of the investment industry’s four giants of the 20th century, John Bogle is a titan of the investment world and a hero to independent investors. Bogle is a best-selling author, beginning with his first book, Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor, John Bogle and the Vanguard Experiment: One Man’s Quest to Transform the Mutual Fund Industry, Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor, The First 50 Years and Character Counts: The Creation and Building of The Vanguard Group.

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Eric Bolling

Eric Bolling is a co-host of "The Five," on Fox News Channel (FNC), where he is one of the seven rotating Fox personalities who discuss, debate and at times debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day. He also serves as the host of "Cashin' In and as a financial news expert for Fox Business Network.

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Walter Bond

Like many young men growing up in Chicago, Walter Bond dreamed of becoming an NBA athlete. Facing injuries and other challenges with unusual determination, he rose from being a reserve player coming off the bench to become the first rookie Free Agent to start for the Dallas Mavericks. This astonishing journey provides the foundation for the powerful principles Walter teaches today.

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Dianna Booher

As a recognized Communication and Productivity Author and Speaker, Dianna Booher works with organizations to improve leadership communication, executive presence, presentation skills, writing skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational communication. Her extensive and ongoing research and published works in the field of business communication and productivity serve as the foundation for communication skills training and consulting services offered by Booher Consultants, Inc.

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Mike Bossy

A Hall of Famer, fluent in English and French, Mike Bossy has many years experience in media, public relations, motivational speaking, marketing and business development in several industries including manufacturing, financial services and technology. Speaking from a personal record of high achievement, Bossy offers informed and entertaining presentations on what it takes today to create a winning competitive strategy.

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Travis Bradberry

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.

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Richard Branson

The Founder & Chairman of the Virgin Empire, Branson speaks on leadership and the future of business. Famous for his daring entrepreneurial style, he oversees the Virgin Group, Ltd. an extensive conglomerate encompassing over 360 companies, including recording studios, a travel business, publishing entities, and retail industries worldwide.

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Todd Buchholz

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.

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Marcus Buckingham

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.

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Daniel Burrus

Turning Technological Change Into Competitive Advantage Over the past two decades, futurist keynote speaker Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for accurately predicting the future of technological change and its impact on the world of business. He has helped hundreds of clients identify new opportunities and develop successful competitive business strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies.

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Herman Cain

Herman Cain is an exceptional leader whose experience has brought him to the pinnacle of both the corporate and political worlds, and he brings solutions to both of their most pressing problems. No matter what the consequences, Cain has made a habit of facing tough challenges head-on and succeeding no matter what the arena.

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Joe Calloway

Joe Calloway is a performance coach and advisor who helps great companies get even better. He helps organizations focus on what is truly important, inspires constant improvement, and motivates people to immediate action. Joe has been a business author, coach, and speaker for 30 years and his client list reads like an international Who’s Who in business, ranging from companies like Coca Cola and IBM to Saks Fifth Avenue and American Express.

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Allison Cerra

At the helm of an award-winning marketing organization for one of the world's largest suppliers of communications networking equipment and services, Allison Cerra is a leading expert in the psychology of IT consumerization and online consumer identity. As vice president of global marketing and communication for Alcatel-Lucent, Cerra oversees the marketing programs and consumer research that shape telecom networks around the globe, and works with organizations to devise go-to-market strategies for new technology services, including cloud, mobile broadband, and IPTV.

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Ram Charan

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.

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Clayton Christensen

Professor at Harvard Business School, Architect of and world's leading authority on disruptive innovation, Keynote Business Speaker Clayton M. Christenson is Harvard Business School’s Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration and is widely considered to be one of top experts on innovation and growth in the world.

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Robert Cialdini

Dr. Cialdini is President of Influence at Work, an international consulting, strategic planning and training organization based on the Six Principles of Influence. Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence earning him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of communication, leadership, teamwork, persuasion and negotiation.

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Jim Collins

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies—how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or coauthored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide.

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Connie Dieken CSP

For more than 20 years, Connie Dieken dedicated herself to journalism as a television news anchorwoman, reporter, broadcast personality, and talk show host, including co-hosting The Morning Exchange, America's longest running television talk show. She is a multiple Emmy® award-winning and Telly® award-winning journalist and her excellence has led to her induction to the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Dieken has represented more than 50 companies as their spokesperson, including Intel, Sealy, GE, American Greetings, Ernst and Young and Goodyear.

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Katie Elfering

Katie Elfering is Iconoculture’s go-to source on millennials; all things social, from media to real-world engagement; general pop culture; the wide web of e-retail; and mobile mainstreaming. A freelance journalist, rogue pop blogger, and self-proclaimed “bad TV junkie/celeb gossip fiend,” Katie helps clients make the shift from generational targeting to more nuanced and niche segments like lifestage and lifestyle; provides insights on the distinction between big ideas like personalization/customization and cooperation/competition; and offers real-time, in-the-moment information on the ever-changing world of millennials.

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Marshawn Evans

Known to audiences as “Miss Peak Performance,” Marshawn Evans has used her story to speak words of empowerment across the nation and on such leading media outlets as ABC, VH1, CNBC, and PBS. As President and Chief Branding Officer of EDGE 3M, a media and marketing and management firm for celebrities and professional athletes, she represents some of the nation’s top personalities in entertainment and sports.

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Martin Feldstein

Martin Feldstein is the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as President and CEO of the NBER from 1977-82 and 1984-2008. He continues as a Research Associate of the NBER. The NBER is a private, non-profit research organization that has specialized for more than 80 years in producing nonpartisan studies of the American economy.

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Thomas Frey

Google’s Top Rated Futurist Speaker, Frey is the author of the 2011 book “Communicating with the Future,” Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey is a powerful visionary who is revolutionizing our thinking about the future. Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, the Boulder Daily Camera has referred to him as the “Father of Invention”. The Denver Post and Seattle Post Intelligencer have referred to him as the “Dean of Futurists”.

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Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Diana Furchtgott-Roth areas of expertise include employment, taxation, education, pensions, and immigration. Prior to joining Hudson, Furchtgott-Roth was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. Furchtgott-Roth is the author of (Encounter Books, 2010), editor of Overcoming Barriers to Entrepreneurship in the United States (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008), and the co-author of The Feminist Dilemma: When Success Is Not Enough

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Charles Gasperino

Senior Correspondent for FOX Business Network and Best-Selling Author. Charles Gasparino is senior correspondent for FOX Business Network, an award-winning business journalist, and New York Times best-selling author of The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System. He joined FOX Business Network in February 2010. Gasparino provides on-air reporting throughout the business day for the network, covering the latest news from the financial world.

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Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of a management and marketing consulting company that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. As a businessman and educator, Stedman Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and organizations around the country.

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Dr. Farrah Gray

Raised in the impoverished South side of Chicago, Dr. Farrah Gray defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of fourteen. At the age of twenty-one, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters from Allen University in recognition of his ingenious economic mind and distinguished commitment to the development of values such as leadership, integrity, and scholarship. In his rise from poverty to international prominence as an entrepreneurial icon and pre-eminent power speaker, Dr. Gray has inspired millions around the world.

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Joseph Grenny

The Social Scientist for Business Performance Joseph Grenny is a four-time New York Times bestselling Author,dynamic keynote speaker, and leading social scientist for business performance. For thirty years, Joseph has delivered engaging keynotes at major conferences including the HSM World Business Forum at Radio City Music Hall. Joseph’s work has been translated into 28 languages, is available in 36 countries, and has generated results for 300 of the Fortune 500.

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Gary Hamel

The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Gary Hamel as the "world's most influential business thinker," and Fortune magazine has called him "the world's leading expert on business strategy." For three consecutive years, Gary Hamel has also topped Executive Excellence magazine's annual ranking of the most sought after management speakers. Gary Hamel's landmark books, "Leading the Revolution" and "Competing for the Future," have appeared on every management bestseller list and have been translated into more than 20 languages.

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Andrew Huszar

Andrew Huszar is a senior fellow at Rutgers Business School and a former Morgan Stanley managing director. In 2009-10, he managed the Federal Reserve’s $1.25 trillion agency mortgage-backed security purchase program. He writes in The Wall Street Journal what the rest of us already know: that economic policy in America has been made deliberately for the financial industry and nobody else.

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John Izzo

Dr. John Izzo consults and advises some of the most admired companies in the world, teaches at major universities, conducts leading edge research on workplace values, and has spoken to more than one million people across the globe. He is a leading business strategy and leadership expert, a keynote speaker, a best-selling author, a community leader, and an avid conservationist.

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Guy Kawasaki

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.

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John Krubski

Author of CRACKING THE AMERICA CODE; A Plan to Get US Back on Track, John Krubski is a working consultant as well as a seasoned, experienced, professional speaker. Krubski has also served as a Futurist and innovation consultant to America’s top corporations, including American Express, Charles Schwab, Outback Steakhouse, Sears, IBM, Compaq, Michelin, Fox Television, DreamWorks, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, General Mills, Quaker, Pepsico, and many, many more.

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Art Laffer

Dr. Art Laffer's economic acumen and influence in triggering a world-wide tax-cutting movement in the 1980s have earned him the distinction in many publications as "The Father of Supply-Side Economics." One of his earliest successes in shaping public policy was his involvement in Proposition 13, the groundbreaking California initiative that drastically cut property taxes in the state in 1978.

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Janet Lapp

Dr. Janet Lapp is a psychologist, author, and consultant for workplace transformation. She is known for her ability to create optimism, energy and an intense emotional connection. Her unique interactive approach engages the audience in a "change lab," where they first assess their leadership skills, then leave with tools to transform from where they are to where they need to be.

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Patrick Lencione

Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America; he has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years.

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Lieutenant General Rick Lynch

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.

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Anne Mulcahy

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.

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David Nour

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.

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Kevin O'Leary

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.

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Doug Oberhelman

Oberhelman joined Caterpillar in 1975 and has held a variety of positions including senior finance representative based in South America for Caterpillar Americas Co; region finance manager and district manager for the company's North American Commercial Division; and managing director and vice general manager for strategic planning at Caterpillar Japan Ltd. (CJL) - Tokyo, Japan.

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Vince Poscente

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."

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Marie Quintana

Marie Quintana is a visionary and multidimensional executive skilled at identifying untapped business opportunities. Recognized leader in turnaround and transformative change, known for orchestrating fully integrated business strategies, including mergers, consolidations,and global expansions, driving breakthrough gains in profitability. Navigates fluidly between strategic and operational roles. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Acclaimed keynote speaker.

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Jag Randhawa

Jag Randhawa is the award-winning author of "The Bright Idea Box", and he has been credited with creating a wave of bottom-up innovation culture and empowering employees to grow the business. Jag's MASTER Innovation program, a six-step formula for creating a culture of innovation, has been praised by leading business authorities and journals, including Harvard Business Review.

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Philipp Riederle

Philipp Riederle (born October 9, 1994 in Munich) is a German podcaster. He became famous with his podcast “Mein iPhone und Ich…” (My iPhone and me), with which he reaches over one million viewers each year. Therein he is talking about the iPhone and presents applications for smartphones.

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Mark Sanborn

Mark is an international bestselling author and noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service, and change. In addition to his work as a business educator and author, Mark continues to be an active leadership practitioner. Most recently he served as the president of the National Speakers Association. Sanborn is the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary.

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Sheryl Sandberg

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.

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Jesse Schell

Jesse Schell has taught game design and led research projects at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center since 2002. He is also the CEO of Pittsburgh's largest videogame studio, Schell Games, and the former chairman of the International Game Developers Association. In 2004, he was named one of the world's Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT's magazine of innovation. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, he was the creative director of the Disney Virtual Reality Studio.

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Ross Shafer

Ross Shafer heard Bill Gates give a speech where he said, "Someday you will all be watching television on your telephones." Shafer took that message to heart and he made the decision to leave TV and get back to his corporate training roots. To date Shafer has produced 14 human resource training films on customer service, motivation, leadership, and peer pressure.

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Micah Solomon

Micah Solomon is one of America’s most popular keynote speakers on building bottom line growth through customer service. A bestselling author and hands-on consultant, Micah Solomon specializes in building stellar, profitable customer experiences, company culture, 21st century marketing, and social (and anti-social) media. The Financial Post recently named Solomon the “new guru of customer service excellence.”

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Ben Stein

Ben Stein is an Economist; Longtime Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and The New York Times; Speech Writer and Aide for Presidents Nixon and Ford; Emmy-winning Television Gameshow Host; Commentator for CBS News, Fox News and CNN and Award-winning Commentator. He currently writes a column for The New York Times Sunday Business Section and has for many years, a column about personal finance for Yahoo!, is a commentator for CBS Sunday Morning and for Fox News.

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Cleve Stevens

An established authority on the psychology of leadership and the technology of leadership and organizational transformation, Cleve Stevens, Ph.D. has been formally engaged in the field of leadership development for more than 20 years. He has served as an advisor and leadership development consultant to top business leaders and Fortune 500 companies in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Davy Tyburski

Davy Tyburski's 20+ years of leading high-performance teams in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Service & Operations, Billing & Cash Collections, Process & Systems Excellence, Corporate Communications and Training/Employee Development is what sets him apart from the other 99% of speakers, coaches and consultants in the world.

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Ami Vitale

Ami Vitale's journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to more than 85 countries where she has witnessed civil unrest and violence, but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every important international publication and have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries.

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Lt. Col. Rob Waldo Waldman

Motivational keynote speaker Waldo Waldman – The Wingman – is a motivational speaker and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations and individuals how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated fighter pilot and businessman.

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Walter Williams

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Walter E. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. He also holds a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia Union University and Grove City College, Doctor of Laws from Washington and Jefferson College and Doctor Honoris Causa en Ciencias Sociales from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, in Guatemala, where he is also Professor Honorario.

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Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple Computer, Inc. and Icon Among Futurist Speakers. Steve Wozniak is a star of the Silicon Valley community. For over three decades, Wozniak’s contributions have forged the path for the future of computing technology. His extensive philanthropic work has opened doors of opportunity for future generations of creative thinkers and thought-leaders.

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Bonnie Wurzbacher

Sr. Vice President of Coca Cola (Ret) She culminated her 27-year career at Coca-Cola by helping the Company shape and launch a new global initiative called "5 BY 20" that will enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women by 2020 by leveraging their extensive value chain in developing countries.

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David Zach

David Zach is one of the few professionally trained futurists on this planet, having earned a master’s degree in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Of course, this was way back in the 1980s, so it’s pretty much history by now. Since then, Dave has worked with over 1400 associations, corporations and colleges offering insights on the personal and professional impact of strategic trends. In other words, he gives funny and thought-provoking keynote speeches on the future of technology, economics, business, education, demographics and society.

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John H. "Jack" Zenger

John H. "Jack" Zenger is the co-founder and CEO of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting, leadership development programs and implementation software for organizational effectiveness initiatives. He is considered a world expert in the field of leadership development, and is a highly respected and sought after speaker, consultant and executive coach. Dr. Zenger speaks on a variety of topics, including Leadership Development, Motivation, Employee Engagement, Teamwork & Collaboration, and Change Management.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.

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