British adventurer, holder of several endurance records, first person to visit both North and South Poles by surface means and the first to cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, aged 65, he summitted Everest.
Ross Shafer is one of the most sought after keynote speakers and seminar leaders on the subjects of Customer Empathy, Personal Motivation, and Business Relevance. He speaks extensively about transforming leadership, customer experience, and is a leading professional public speaker.
Shawn Achor will show you how to use the science of happiness and human potential to raise levels of engagement, productivity, creativity and happiness at work.
Mark Thompson is co-founder & CEO of Richard Branson’s Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub for Virgin Unite, and Board of Directors of Best Buy, Korn Ferry, & Interwoven (HP).
Erik Wahl is an artist. But how does Erik Wahl combine his worlds of graffiti art and business? How does he shift from being an artistic iconoclast to a salient keynote speaker for corporations? How is he in-demand as one of the most requested speakers in the world on the subjects of creativity, change, leadership and the psychology of performance?
Motivational speaker Robyn Benincasa expresses inspires people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing team, or even start their own businesses. This is, after all, what she does best: inspire people to do amazing things. One of “California’s Fittest Women,” Robyn Benincasa has been breaking barriers and making an art form of extreme performance for years.
Ariane de Bonvoisin is the Founder, CEO and Chief Change Optimist of First30Days, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional and social or global. The company, which launched its web site, first30days.com, in February 2008 currently features 60 life change subjects, including those relevant to our times such as losing a job, selling a home, starting a business, dealing with depression, smart investing, reducing debt and getting divorced. She also hosts a popular on-line show, “ChangeNation,” where she interviews experts and thought leaders on all aspects of life changes.
Josh Linkner is one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs out there. But now he’s given himself a new mission: help businesses discover their creative mojo.
Joe Simpson brings his powerful stories to the corporate sector to provide motivation for any business audience. He has a reputation on the speaking circuit which is second to none. Joe has been interviewed on Hardtalk, Letterman and Oprah.
Mark Spitz won 11 Olympic medals in 1968 and 1972. After winning two Gold Medals in the 1968 Olympics in relay events and a silver and bronze in his individual events, Mark knew he had to do more to prove he was the greatest swimmer in the world.
Motivational speaker Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. She went on to compete in the 1988, 1992 and 2000 Olympics, winning an Olympic medal every time.
Afterburner are utilized by elite military teams around the world, the Flawless Execution model is a proven success tool for high-stakes missions that allow for zero failure. It integrates sound organizational development and combat-proven methodologies into the processes and actions of all team members. The result is a refined process that produces achievable goals and, ultimately, a successful outcome.
Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology – which she uses to sample her cello onstage – and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.
Bobby is a different type of dealmaker – with over 20 years’ experience in the consumer sector across three key aspects – as an entrepreneur who has built a leisure business from scratch into a well-known national brand, as an investor partner in an established private equity investment fund, and as an advisor in a major US investment bank.
Frank Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. “The Nostradamus of pollsters,” said Sir David Frost, while Time Magazine named him one of “50 of America’s most promising leaders aged 40 and under,” and Newsweek identified him as #24 (tied) on their 2010 Power Elite survey. And this year, he finished #87th in a Time magazine global poll of the “most influential people in the world.”
Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books. All In, The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution by Simon & Schuster have been New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His work has been called a “must read for modern managers,” by Larry King of CNN.
Jason Jennings is one of the most prolific business and leadership authors in the world, and his greatest thrill is helping lead individuals and companies to their full economic potential. He has studied over 100,000 corporations, and founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world’s largest media consultancy. His legendary programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry.
Tony Horton is the master behind the best selling fitness program in America P90X®. Tony helps people get fit all over the world by keeping them motivated in health, physique, and lifestyle.
Lauren Bush started her work as an Honorary Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2004, when she helped to launch their Universities Fighting Hunger initiative. Over the past four years Lauren has traveled to many countries with WFP and UNICEF to learn about the realities of poverty and hunger firsthand.
Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand. She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 400 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star shark on the hit entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn dreams into a reality.