Michael Bergdahl was employed at Wal-Mart’s world headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas as the Director of “People,” working side-by-side with one of America’s most iconic business tycoons; Wal-Mart’s Founder and CEO, Sam Walton.
With over 20 years of experience transforming Fortune 50 companies and armed with a reputation as one of the most disruptive and effective advisors to business today, Andy Stefanovich believes companies must reorient their focus toward creativity and innovation in order to sustain strategic growth.
Bobbi Brown is a professional makeup artist and the founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Brown has written eight books about makeup and beauty. As a successful makeup artist with access to everything in the market, Bobbi found nearly all products looked too artificial, making it impossible to create a gorgeous, no-makeup look. Bobbi’s big breakthrough was her first American Vogue cover. The image was shot by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier and featured the soon-to-be-supermodel Naomi Campbell, made up by Bobbi Brown.
As lead anchor for BBC World News America broadcasts, Katty Kay covers the world’s biggest news stories for the network. Highly praised for her work, she gives an inside look at the events behind the headlines for American and global affairs – the challenges facing the Obama administration and Congress, U.S. elections, Wall Street, global economic news, world trouble spots and more.
Recognized by ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Times of London and Gartner as one of the world’s leading authorities on customer experience management and customer centricity transformation, Lior Arussy has developed a strategic framework to transform organizations from product to customer-centricity while increasing their profitability through differentiation.
Melanie Notkin uncovered the growing demographics of childless women and given them a voice. To celebrate modern aunthood, in 2008, she founded SAVVY AUNTIE®, the multiplatform lifestyle brand for cool aunts, great aunts, godmothers and all women who love kids. In 2014, Notkin introduced Otherhood, the modern, growing demographic of women who, despite their deepest yearnings, remain single and childless as their fertile years wane.
This intriguing man is nothing less than a business soothsayer in the world of professional speakers. Jason is the author of eight books, all of them bestsellers. I’d booked him, but had never met him. The grapevine in this business is small and well-trimmed. Four different clients had told me this man is the best business speaker in America.
Kindra is an author, speaker, storytelling advisor and a master of the personal story. Recognizing the need for carefully crafted, well-told stories in business and professional branding, Kindra has blended her 20+ years of traditional training with the modern demand for effective telling.
Deepak Chopra is the author of numerous books on alternative medicine, Deepak Chopra was born in New Delhi, India, in 1947. After attending the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he eventually ended up in Boston where he began his career as a doctor. After becoming disenchanted with Western medicine, however, Chopra turned to alternative medicine. In 1995 Chopra, already a prolific book author, founded the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.
Dan Buettner is an internationally recognized researcher, explorer, New York Times best-selling author, and National Geographic Fellow. He founded Blue Zones®, a company that puts the world’s best practices in longevity and well-being to work in people’s lives.
Brian Tracy is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. He is a dynamic and entertaining speaker with a keen ability to inform and inspire audiences toward peak performance and higher levels of achievement.
Previously, Boser was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report. His articles have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
Boser is working on a book about learning. He is also the author of The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters and The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Art Theft, which was a Boston Globe bestseller and USA Today called “a public service.”
Kasparov came to international fame as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22. Eager for new challenges, he retired from professional chess in 2005 after a record 20 years as the world’s top-ranked player. Kasparov wasted no time after leaving chess, joking that he would be far busier as a retiree. He quickly became an important voice in the Russian pro-democracy movement against the repressive regime of Vladimir Putin.
Steve Ballmer retired as CEO of Microsoft in February 2014 and didn’t take long to move onto his next job, boss of the Los Angeles Clippers. In August he closed a $2 billion purchase of the team, the highest price ever paid for an NBA squad. The hefty price tag didn’t faze Ballmer, who keeps getting richer as Microsoft shares rise steadily since his departure.
John Mackey is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods. Named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003, Mackey is a strong supporter of free market economics. He is one of the most influential advocates in the movement for organic food. Mackey built Whole Foods into an international organization, with outlets in major markets across the country, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. Along the way he bought out smaller competitors. In 2007 Whole Foods purchased a major natural foods supermarket competitor, Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. The initial success of the company was meteoric. With no press promotion, Amazon.com sold books across the United States and in 45 foreign countries within 30 days. In two months, sales reached $20,000 a week, growing faster than Bezos and his start-up team had envisioned. Today, the company is worth $136 billion.
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Mark is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea lab for leadership development. He has written or co-authored eight books and is the creator of more than two dozen videos and audio training programs on leadership, change and customer service.
Tim Sanders is one of the most prolific keynote speakers today. A rare hybrid of business leadership speaker, motivational speaker, and people skills guru, his research, passion, and ability to move audiences to action sets him apart as the people-centric business expert.