Matt McFadyen is a motivational speaker and the youngest Australian ever to reach the North Pole. As a keynote speaker and facilitator Matt has worked with organizations all over the world to engage, align and inspire leaders and their teams. As a storyteller Matt McFadyen is world class; inspirational, relevant, and memorable.
The current President of the Miami HEAT, Pat Riley is a seven- time National Basketball Association World Champion, as well as the only Head Coach in NBA history to capture Coach of the Year honors with three different teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the New York Knicks, and the Miami HEAT. Coach Riley reached the 1,000 victory plateau faster than any other Coach or Manager in the 4 major North American professional sports leagues.
Lencioni’s passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. Lencioni is the author of ten best-selling books with over three million copies sold. After ten years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national best seller lists. His latest book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, was released in March and became an immediate national best seller.
Nierenberg has created the unique experiential learning event called “The Music Paradigm,” in which an orchestra is used as a metaphor for any dynamic organization. With executives seated among musicians, Nierenberg leads a series of exercises, carefully crafted to address the sponsoring organization’s specific issues. It provides a creative framework for rethinking leadership style, philosophies, and effectiveness.
Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship Bismarck, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier Yorktown (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway), and John F. Kennedy’s boat, PT-109.
Ed Viesturs is America’s leading high altitude mountaineer, having climbed many of the world’s most challenging summits, including ascending Mount Everest six times. He recently completed a 16-year quest to climb all 14 of the world’s highest mountains (above 8,000 meters) without the use of supplemental oxygen. In doing so, he became the first American and the 5th person in the world to accomplish this. He reached the summit of his 14th peak, Annapurna, on May 12, 2005.
Adrian Gostick is an employee engagement / recognition expert exploring this difficult to gauge element of business. Finding and keeping an engaged and satisifed workforce is one of the biggest challenges of modern business.
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.
Publications from Fast Company to the Harvard Business Review have called it one of the most remarkable examples of organizational transformation: Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing Navy ship in the Pacific Fleet and made it #1 in twelve months – using the very same crew.
John Winsor is a leading strategic marketing and product innovation thinker especially known for his work in collaboration, co-creation and crowdsourcing. He is also a respected author of Baked In: The Power of Aligning Marketing and Product Innovation, Spark: Be more Innovative through Co-Creation and Beyond the Brand: Why Engaging the Right Customers is Essential to Winning in Business.
Rasmus Ankersen is a bestselling author, an entrepreneur, a speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. He wrote his first book The DNA of a Winner at the age of 22. A year later he published his second, Leader DNA, based on field studies of 25 high-profile leaders, including the Secretary of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and the CEO of the LEGO Group, Jorgen Vig Knudstorp.
Joe Torre ranks fifth in all-time managerial wins, with 2,326. The Associated Press named him Manager of the Year in 1982 and 1998. In 1996 and 1998, the Baseball Writers Association of America named him American League Manager of the Year and, in 1996, The Sporting News named him Sportsman of the Year. He won ESPN’s ESPY Award for Best Manager/Coach of the Year in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
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.