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Are You Looking for a Top Rated Keynote Speaker? Here are 75 of the World’s Best.

If you’re looking for a list of the best keynote speakers, you’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of 75 of the world’s best keynote speakers based on qualitative and quantitative research conducted by our team.

These are speakers who have demonstrated a capability to do two things — first, they keep audiences on the edge of their seats. And second, they have content that is actionable and relevant.

Ready to dive in? Great, let’s go.

Erik Qualman

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Bestselling author and motivational speaker, Erik Qualman, has won millions of hearts, performing in 55 countries worldwide. He was voted the second Most Likeable Author in the World after J.K. Rowling. Over 500 universities use his work. He has also ranks among FORBES’ list of top 50 digital influencers. He speaks on various topics, including, but not limited to, leadership, digital leadership, digital transformation, future trends, and innovation. His latest book is The Focus Project

Dorie Clark

Awarded No. 1 Communication Coach in the world by Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards, Dorie Clark is a consultant and keynote speaker. She has also been awarded one of the top 50 business thinkers by Thinker50 and teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. She has authored award-winning leadership books like Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out and is a regular contributor at Harvard Business Review. New York Times describes her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”

Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the author of five internationally best-selling books and follows a three-step strategy: he uses practical tools and theory, incorporates his years of experience, and trains candidates for sustainable success. The founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company is also a podcaster, blogger, and speaker. His books are immensely helpful for readers looking for materials regarding leadership, productivity, and goal setting.

John Maxwell

The American author, pastor, and speaker, John Maxwell, has helped and continues to help consumers and corporate leaders inspire, challenge, and equip companies and organizations to reach their full potential and optimize their productivity. Some of his renowned books include “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”. He believes that dreaming big and growing perpetually is the only way to success.

Brene Brown

Brene Brown is a Texan, researcher and storyteller. She holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the University of Houston and is a visiting professor at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. She has authored five New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. Her focus areas are vulnerability, courage, empathy, and shame. Her TED Talk (topic: The Power of Vulnerability) is one of the top five most viewed episodes.

Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is an internationally known motivational speaker and an unstoppable optimist who believes that we can build a better future for ourselves. He has discovered a pattern in the way the most outstanding leaders think and act. He is also an author with bestsellers such as Start With Why; Leaders Eat Last; Together is Better. His first TED Talk itself got 40 million views on TED.com and was subtitled in 47 languages.

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is dedicated to helping individuals grow and businesses succeed. He is not only the New York Times bestselling author but the nation’s top life and business strategist. Mr. Robbins is the chairman of a holding company of more than 50 privately held businesses with combined sales exceeding $6 billion a year. Accenture has awarded him as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World.” He has also partnered with Feeding America and provided over 500 million meals to those in need over the last five years.

Jamie Turner

Jamie Turner is an internationally recognized author, university professor, and management consultant who speaks about leadership, persuasion, and marketing at events and conferences around the globe. He was recognized as a top 10 speaker by CareerAddict (along with Ariana Huffington, Daymond John, and Gary Vaynerchuk). His client list includes The Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, Microsoft, Verizon, SAP, T-Mobile, and Holiday Inn. You may have seen Jamie in Inc., Entrepreneur, Business Insider, or Forbes. He’s also a regular guest on CNN and HLN, where he delivers segments on marketing, persuasion, and leadership. Jamie is the co-author of several essential business books, including How to Make Money with Social Media, Go Mobile, and An Audience of One (to be published by McGraw-Hill in September of 2021). Jamie’s YouTube channel was designated one of the “Top 10 Business YouTube Channels” in the nation by Wishpond.com. He is also the co-founder of A School Bell Rings, a non-profit that provides impoverished children access to education.

Tim David

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The ex-magician, author, influential communication expert Tim David believes strong human relationships can better the quality of life you lead and increase your bottom line. Tim’s approach is scientific and strikingly different from traditional sales, leadership, or communication training. He has conveyed his simplified ideas through books like Magic Words – The Science and Secrets Behind Seven Words that Motivate, Engage, and Influence (Penguin Random House) and FLIP – The Four Levels of Influencing People.

Brian Tracy

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Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1000 companies in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout more than 70 countries worldwide. As a seminar leader and leadership speaker, his goal is to help individuals and companies achieve their personal and business goals quicker and easier than ever. Some of the inspirational topics he talks about include self-esteem, objectives, strategy, creativity, and success psychology. 

Lolly Daskal

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Lolly Daskal is one of the most popular leadership coaches in the world. She is also the founder and CEO of her proprietary leadership program Lead from Within. She coaches leaders to those who want to enhance their performance and make meaningful differences in their companies. Lolly has won many awards and accolades and was designated one of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc.com. and 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next by Inc. magazine. She also has authored several best selling books and her most recent book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Greatness, has become an international best seller.

Danish Wadhwa

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Danish Wadhwa, the CEO of Webdew and a Growth Hacker, is a Digital marketing enthusiast. He has more than ten years of experience in data-driven marketing and efficiently leverages his people skills to develop excellent marketing strategies. With an infectiously energetic personality, and the ability to get things done, he has taken Webdew beyond the Horizon. Being a HubSpot Diamond partner and a growth-oriented individual, he also helps businesses achieve more by exploiting the power of digital media.

Tanveer Naseer

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Tanveer Naseer is an internationally renowned leadership and TEDx speaker and runs a corporate leadership training and consulting firm named Tanveer Naseer Leadership. Recognized as one of the “Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts” and “100 Great Leadership speakers” by Inc., Tanveer’s written works have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and The Globe.

He also hosts a podcast: “Leadership Biz Cafe,” which Inc. Magazine has described as “like you’re sitting down for a cup of coffee with two leadership experts to learn about how to become that leader our employees need us to be.”

Dave Kerpen

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Dave is a serial entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author, and global keynote speaker. Dave is the co-founder and co-CEO of Apprentice, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with the brightest college students as well as the co-founder and CEO of Remembering Live, a virtual memorial service company. Dave is also the co-founder and Chairman of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and content marketing agency for big brands. Dave is also a columnist for INC.com, an investor, and most important, husband to Carrie and a Dad to 3 amazing kids. Dave’s newest book is The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want.

Julian Treasure

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A sound and communication expert, Julian Treasure, helps people and organizations to listen better and create a healthier and more compelling sound. His TED Talks have received rave reviews and have been seen by more than 100 million admirers around the globe. He is also the founder of an audio branding company named The Sound Agency. He has authored a few books, namely, How to be heard: Secrets of Powerful Speaking and Listening as well as Sound Business: How to Use Sound to Grow Profits and Brand Value.

Stacey Hanke

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Stacey Hanke is a leadership speaker and a communication expert who helps individuals reduce the static that hinders communicative delivery. She increases leaders awareness of how much influence they really have rather than what they believe to be true. Her primary focus is on teaching people how to take charge and influence others. Two of her renowned books are titled Influence Redefined… Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday and Yes You Can! Everything You Need to Know From A to Z to Influence Others To Take Action. Her books consist of valuable and immediate techniques that help individuals enhance their ability to communicate with influence.

Paul Krismer

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Paul Krismer is a keynote speaker, certified executive coach, and best-selling author. His leadership coaching approach is strategic and practical. Paul demonstrates how positive emotions are crucial to productivity engagement and financial wealth. The tools and techniques he provides can be used immediately by teams and individuals to boost their success rate. Having spent over twenty-five years in senior management roles, he has a proven track record as a leadership speaker.

Deborah Gardner

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Deborah Gardner is a competitive performance expert who is dedicated in challenging audiences to accelerate their performance to drive results while working and living in the fast lane. Formerly a broadcaster with CBS Sports and NBC Sports, today Deborah showcases her energetic, captivating, no hold back sassy stye as the popular show creator/host on Hospitality Today Live. Author of five books, Deborah has won many awards including Meetings & Conventions Magazine as one of the best speakers heard in the last two years and crowned as Mrs. Arizona 2020 & 2021. 

Jocko Willink

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A decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, Jocko Willink is the co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, leadership speaker, and executive coach. He was decorated with numerous personal and unit awards during his twenty year career as a SEAL, including the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. He uses the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help individuals, companies, and organizations lead and win. He has also authored a book titled: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win.

Jon Gordon

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Jon Gordon is a keynote speaker and best selling author. His books and speeches have inspired hundreds and thousands of people around the world. Jon’s leadership principals have been put to the test by countless Fortune 500 Companies, college sports teams, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Jon and his tips have been featured on several TV channels, magazines, and newspapers.

Mike Hayes

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The Founding Pastor of Covenant Church, Dr. Mike Hayes, is also a reconciler and the pioneer of a ministry that exemplifies covenant relationships. His life and ministry are characterized by bringing people together in a life-giving relationship with God and each other. Dr. Mike Hayes presently serves as the President of Churches In Covenant, an international network of ministries and churches united to bless the world’s nations. In January of 2017, he launched a new initiative to bring hope and restoration to our country. 

Libby Gill

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The leadership speaker, executive coach, and award-winning author; Libby Gill helps her clients turn changes into opportunities, re-energize their potential employees and best performers to reach their highest potential, and reinvent their corporate culture to embrace ambiguity. Libby has authored five books, including award-winners such as You Unstuck, Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow and Traveling Hopefully. She guides people and organizations to lead through challenges, change, and chaos by deeply engaging employees in a shared future-focused vision of success.

Robin Sharma

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Considered to be one of the best leadership speakers globally, Robin Sharma has a charismatic quality that electrifies the audience when he speaks. He shares authentic and rare insights that lead to individuals delivering their best, teams performing better, and organizations becoming unbeatable. He is also one of the most widely read authors worldwide, with 15 million copies sold in 96+ nations. One of his renowned books is The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

Sully Sullenberger

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Best known for being the captain who landed a flight in the river Hudson with zero casualties, Sully Sullenberger served as a fighter pilot for the United States Air Force and went on to become a leader and training officer, to finally attend the rank of captain. Currently, he is a safety expert, speaker, and author. He won a #1 New York Times bestseller for Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters. Sully is also an international lecturer and keynote speaker at educational institutions, corporations, and non-profit organizations.

Mike Abrashoff

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Mike Abrashoff is a Naval Commander, NY Times Best Selling Author, Leadership & Teamwork Expert, and a Keynote Speaker. Mike has worked with more than twelve hundred organizations, instilling leadership activities at every level, since he left the Navy. He believes that the crew’s attitude and the organization’s culture is its most significant competitive weapon. As a leadership speaker, he has covered and spoken to every industry and all kinds of audiences. He personalizes his message to focus on engagement, execution, change, safety, diversity, leadership, teamwork, innovation, accountability, and more.  

Mark C. Thompson

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Based at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, Mark Thompson is a New York Times bestselling author and leadership speaker. The American Management Association has voted him as the World’s number one Executive Coach to companies driving growth, innovation, and transformational change. He is also one of the best Leadership Transformation coaches and internationally recognized entrepreneur, executive coach, and faculty.

Mitch Lowe

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Mitch Lowe is a consultant, innovator, and speaker. He has led some of the most influential and disruptive companies in the entertainment industry. He was a cofounding executive of Netflix, but left shortly. After leaving Netflix, he went on to become an executive at McDonald’s and eventually created the DVD kiosk business, Redbox. Under Mitch’s leadership as president and COO, Redbox became the third-largest video rental company in America, spread across 35,000 locations and weighing $1.5 billion in revenues.

Jason Dorsey

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Jason Dorsey is a keynote speaker, strategic advisor, and generational researcher. He is reportedly the best Gen Z motivational and leadership speaker in the World. He has received over one-thousand standing ovations. Jason is highly energetic, and in his speeches, he combines his research discoveries and frontline stories with how-to actions that drive results. His presentations help companies and organizations unlock the power of each generation and take action.

Eric Thomas

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A critically acclaimed author, educator, pastor, World-renowned speaker, and audible.com Audie Awards Finalist, Eric is a Ph.D. Eric Thomas is a big-time hustler. He is better known as “ET” and has taken the world by storm with his creative, common-sense approach to living a successful, satisfying personal and professional life. “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher” has become a global phenomenon through a significant social media presence and regular domestic and international tours.

Gary Vaynerchuck

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Gary calls himself a serial entrepreneur. He is the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations, and the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media, and communications holding company. He is also the board member of the Ad Council and Pencils of Promise. Gary is a highly sought-after public speaker and five-times New York Times bestselling author. 

David Goggins

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A retired Navy SEAL and an accomplished endurance athlete, David Goggins has one target, and that is to push his own limits. He shares his store with hundreds and thousands of students across the country to inspire and motivate them. Goggins is the only U.S Armed Forces member to complete SEAL training, the U.S. Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. He is also the author of the book titled Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds.

Nick Vujicic

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Nick Vujicic is set on a mission to cross all boundaries and break down all barriers to build bridges and bring people closer to the love and faith found in Jesus. He teaches the word of Jesus through four focus areas: prison ministry, live outreach, digital ministry, prayer, and encouragement. Nick and his team have shared the Gospel with 733 million people and hope to share it with more people in the upcoming years.

Mel Robbins

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Mel is the creator and the promoter of the five-second-rule. Mel believes that the five-second-rule closes the gap between thinking about what needs to be done and doing it. Mel also believes it is useful to give rise to strategic thinking, courage, learning a new behavior, and working towards goals. In two years, she turned from a disaster to a leadership speaker.

Les Brown

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Les Brown is one of the most famous motivational speakers of the world and a dynamic personality. He is a highly sought after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, SMB owners, non-profit organizations, and community leaders from various sectors of the society looking to expand opportunities. As a premier Keynote Speaker, Les energizes and motivates people to meet the challenges of the world around them.

Jim Rohn

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Jim Rohn is considered one of America’s foremost authorities in success, an internationally acclaimed business philosopher, and a recognized legend in the fields of motivation and personal achievement. Though he died in 2009, his website is still active. His team is dedicated to preserving the remarkable legacy of Jim Rohn and serving the sizable community of achievers and students with Jim’s timeless and popular business philosophies. 

Marcus Luttrell

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A decorated Navy SEAL, motivational speaker, and the best-selling author of Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell has been featured on TIME, Military Times, Fox News, Men’s Journal, and Today. In 2010, Luttrell created the Lone Survivor Foundation and is dedicated to The Boot Campaign. He has also authored a second book named Service, a follow-up on the unanswered questions from Lone Survivor.

Grant Cardone

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Grant Cardone is an international speaker, entrepreneur, and the CEO of CardoneCapital. He has written The 10X Rule and created twenty-one best-selling business programs. Forbes magazine has named him the #1 marketer to watch. Grant also founded The 10X Growth Conference, the world’s largest business and entrepreneur conference. He works with SMBs and Fortune500 companies to grow their sales by grabbing overlooked opportunities and customizing the sales process more effectively.

Chris Gardner

A single dad whose life story inspired the famous movie, The Pursuit of Happiness, Chir Garner is a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, and a motivational speaker. He is one of the most sought after leadership speakers in the world. Chris shares his experience to inspire others and introduces the audience to the concept of spiritual genetics. He has authored his biography titled Pursuit of Happiness, which inspired hundreds and was adapted into a critically acclaimed motion picture. He also wrote another book named Start Where You Are.

Barbara Corcoran

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Barbara Corcoran is a real estate mogul and business expert who stars in ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. Barbara is an expert in leading teams to success and ensuring the achievement of greatness for a business. One of her bestsellers is titled Shark Tales: How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business. She also hosts a popular podcast named Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran. Corcoran is an inspirational and motivational speaker and a frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network.

Cy Wakeman

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Cy Wakeman is a leadership consultant, a drama researcher, and a best-selling author. She studies how much drama there is at the workplace and how that can be cut out to optimize the work process and develop a healthy culture. She is a promoter and preacher of reality-based leadership to teach individual contributors and leaders ways to lead in reality that diffuses drama in the workplace. 

Chester Elton

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Chester Elton is an employee engagement, organizational culture, and leadership expert. He is also a best-selling business author and is one of the most influential voices in workplace trends. He has 20 years of experience in helping clients engage their employees in executing on vision, value, and strategy. He is also the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company, and one of the board members of Camp Corral, a non-profit organization for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. Chester serves as a leadership consultant to companies such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group, and Procter & Gamble.

Tim S. Grover

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The CEO of Attack Athletics, Tim Grover, is best known for his remarkable work with best in class champions and Hall-of-Famers. Some of his clients include Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Dwane Wade . Tim travels the world as a keynote speaker and consultant to help industry leaders, athletes, and elite achievers. He also has a national bestseller to his name titled, RELENTLESS: From Good to Great to Unstoppable. He is also a featured columnist at SI.com and Yahoo.com and appears on ESPN, FoxSports, and other media outlets.

Mark Sanborn

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Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in life and businesses. Mark is also an international bestselling author and award-winning keynote leadership speaker. He has been awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation by the National Speakers Association and continues to be a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. Mark has authored eight books, including The Fred Factor, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. His new book is The Intention Imperative: Three Essential Changes That Will Make You a Successful Leader Today.

Robert Kiyosaki

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The author of the internationally famous novel, Rich Dad Poor Dad, is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor. Robert believes that the world needs more entrepreneurs who will create jobs. With a clear vision and adequate knowledge of money and investing, Robert has earned an international reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage. His “Rich Dad” philosophies and theories challenge the status quo, and his teachings encourage people to take action to become financially educated and free.

Ed Mylett

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Mr. Ed Mylett is one of the best business leaders, peak performance experts, and global keynote speakers worldwide. Ed joined World Financial Group in 1992. By virtue of his outstanding ability to inspire others, Ed Mylett quickly advanced at WFG and became one of the company’s youngest CEO Marketing Directors in a few years. He has also authored the book Max Out Your Life, where he shares the strategies used by elite performers.  

Sally Helgesen

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Sally Helgesen is an author, speaker, and leadership coach who has been ranked number 6 among the world’s top 30 leadership thinkers by Global Gurus. Forbes has also cited her as the world’s leading expert on women’s leadership. Sally is a member of the Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches, a growing community of world-renowned leaders providing leadership content through the Methods of Leaders platform.

Ben Newman

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Ben Newman is an international speaker, performance coach, and best-selling author. His clients include global Fortune 500 companies, business executives, sales organizations, and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC, and NCAA. Newman works as a Mental Conditioning Coach for the 17-time National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team and has also worked with players from the last 3 Super Bowl Champion teams. Influencive.com recently selected him as one of the TOP 10 Motivators in Sports, and Real Leaders Magazine voted him as one of their 2019 TOP 50 Speakers in the World.

Liz Wiseman

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A researcher and executive advisor, Liz Wiseman, teaches leadership to executives and leaders around the world. She has authored the New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and The Wall Street Journal bestseller, Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. Liz is the Wiseman Group CEO, a leadership research and development firm based in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her renowned clients include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter. 

Seth Godin

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Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, an author, and a teacher. Seth is renowned for his writing and leadership speaking and has founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (Yahoo later acquired). By focusing on everything from impactful marketing and leadership to the spread of ideas and transforming everything, Seth has motivated and inspired countless people worldwide. In 2013, Seth was one of only three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. Again, in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well. 

Adrian Gostick

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Adrian Gostick is a leadership author and speaker who provides solutions for driving innovation, managing change, and leading high-performance teams. He is a global workplace expert and a thought leader in the fields of engagement, leadership, and corporate culture. He founded the company Culture Works and wrote the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, bestseller All In, The Carrot Principle and Leading with Gratitude. His books have been published in 30 languages.

Gordon Tredgold

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Gordon has been heralded by Global Gurus as one of the top 30 Leadership Experts, Speakers, and Trainers. Gordon is a mentor and a member of the Governing Board of Directors of Uncommon Me International dedicated to raising leaders for the betterment of society. CEOWorld Magazine has also recognized him as one of the top Social Media Marketing Influencer. Gordon is also a contributing author on Forbes Entrepreneur Business Insider, Inc. and Huffington Post, and visiting Professor at Staffordshire University Faculty of Business.

Arthur Carmazzi

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Recognized as one of the Top 10 thought leaders of the world by Global Gurus, Arthur Carmazzi is the founder of Directive Communication Psychology, a keynote leadership speaker, and a bestselling author. Arthur’s has influenced the training and leadership development industry with his brain clarity research and gamification methodologies and his unique neuroscience and game-based psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation.

Steve Wozniak

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Steve Wozniak is known for being a Silicon Valley icon, a technological expert, and a philanthropist for more than forty years. Steve is also the one who designed Apple’s first line of products, Apple I and II, and thereby shaped the computing industry. He also designed the popular Macintosh. He authored the book iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, and has numerous awards to his name. He continues to pursue his philanthropic and entrepreneurial interests.

Jason Jennings

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With eight bestselling non-fictions in thirty-four languages to his name, Jason Jennings is one of the most popular and successful business authors in the world. Critics consistently describe his books as “extraordinarily well researched, insightful, crisply written, accessible, intriguing and a vital resource for everyone in the business”. In the world of motivational speaking and teaching, Jason Jennings is well-known for the in-depth research that goes into customizing his every speech or workshop – small or large. 

Patrick Lencioni

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Patrick Lencioni is the pioneer of the organizational health movement and one of The Table Group’s founders. He has authored 11 books, which have sold more than 6 million copies that have been translated into more than 30 languages. As President of the Table Group, Lencioni spends his time writing and speaking about leadership, organizational health, and teamwork. He believes in his team and focuses on consulting with his executives and their teams.

Shawn Achor

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Shawn Achor is a New York Times bestselling author and a keynote speaker. His books, titled The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential, break the conventional approach to success and focus on establishing a positive mindset. Shawn Achor’s TED talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work, has more than seventeen million views. He has worked in fifty countries with almost half of the Fortune 100 and everywhere from Camp David and Harvard to shantytowns in Zimbabwe and children’s cancer wards in Boston.

Darren Hardy

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Darren Hardy is an American keynote speaker, author, consultant, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. A New York Times best-selling author, Hardy wrote books like The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect. Darren uses his 25 years of experience to help those who really wish and have the will to achieve greatness.

Gretchen Rubin

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Gretchen Rubin is a five-time New York Times bestselling author, creator of the Four Tendencies framework, a podcaster, and a leadership speaker. She is continuously exploring human nature and is known for her ability to filter and convey complicated ideas and concepts with humor and clarity, in a way that’s comprehensive to a broad audience. Some of her best selling books include Outer Order, Inner Cal, The Four Tendencies and Better than Before.

Fawn Germer

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Fawn Germer is a four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee with nine bestsellers to her name, including one featured on Oprah. She is also recognized and well-known for being one of three women speakers in the top 15 keynote speakers on the prestigious Global Guru list. Fawn is a great storyteller and uses those skills to convey lessons on leadership, adversity, risk, failure, triumph, and more.

Molly Fletcher

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Being one of the world’s few sports agents for two decades, Molly Fletcher discovered a new window to the world of high-performance. Now, she utilizes the same knowledge to help leaders, teams, and organizations reimagine their potential. She believes that the three elements of success are confidence, clarity, and commitment. She delivers more than a hundred keynotes every year and curates keeping the audience in mind.

Ken Blanchard

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Kenneth Hartley Blanchard, popularly known as Ken Blanchard, is an American author, business consultant, and leadership speaker. He has authored more than 60 books in his extensive writing career, most of which are co-authored. The One Minute Manager is Ken’s most popular and widely read book. It has sold over 13 million copies and been translated into many languages. He is also the co-founder of The Ken Blanchard Company, where he serves as the Chief Spiritual Officer.

Ram Charan

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Ram Charan is a globally acclaimed author, business consultant, and speaker who has spent 35 years of his career working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time. The companies he worked with include GE, MeadWestvaco, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, Verizon, Aditya Birla Group, and Tata Group. Ram is best known for cutting through the complications of running a business in today’s fast-changing environment to analyze and resolve the core business problem. 

Jim Collins

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Jim Collins is a student and teacher of what makes great companies tick. He is a Socratic advisor to business and social sector leaders. Having invested more than twenty-five years in rigorous research, he has authored or co-authored a series of books. Some of his best works include Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, and Great by Choice

John Mattone

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A best-selling author and one of The Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching Franchise co-founders, John Mattone is one of the top executive coaches worldwide. He is the number one authority on intelligent leadership, focused on growing leaders, building cultures, and driving results. John has also authored books like The Intelligent Leader and Powerful Executive Coaching.

Peter Bregman

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Peter Bergman is one of the best executive coaches and thought leaders of the present time who helps successful people become exceptional leaders and great human beings. He has a deep understanding and expertise in business that he combines with leadership and people to deliver quantifiable results. Peter is also an award-winning, best selling author and contributor of 18 books.

Lance Secretan

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The world’s foremost authority in inspirational leadership, and the former CEO of a Fortune100 company, Lance Secretan, has been ranked the fourth best influential leadership coach globally. He is an award-winning columnist, university professor, poet, author, and outdoor athlete. Lance is also a globally acclaimed keynote speaker. He has many awards to his name, including The International Caring Award, whose previous winners include the Dalai Lama, Pope Francis, and President Jimmy Carter.

Angela V. Paccione

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Angela V. Paccione or Angela Veronica Paccione is one of the most sought after keynote and leadership speakers and a master facilitator. For over the last decade, Angie or Angela has served as a trusted partner to teams and leaders across global Fortune100 companies. She equips them with transformative solutions to activate their optimum potential, accelerate business results, create a stronger workforce, and advance diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

Neen James

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Neen James is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynote presentations that challenge audiences to pay attention and utilize their focus to leverage what matters the most at work and personal life. She captivates, motivates, and challenges audiences with her sassy energy and straight talk strategies. Neen also delivers her programs virtually. Some of Neen’s keynote topics include Attention Pays, Folding Time, and System Thinking.

Mike Myatt

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The Founder and Chairman at N2Growth, Mike Myatt, is a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and their Boards of Directors. Mike is widely recognized as one of America’s Top CEO Coach and has authored the bestsellers like Hacking Leadership and Leadership Matters…. He is also a Forbes leadership columnist and a board of directors of the Gordian Institute. He is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on leadership and management.

John Baldoni

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John Baldoni is an internationally renowned leadership educator, certified Master Corporate Executive coach, and author of 14 books that have been translated into ten languages. He is a highly sought after executive coach and leadership educator and has worked with senior leaders in almost all the industries from finance to healthcare, packaged goods to automobiles, and pharmaceutical to real estate. John is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, a team of thought leaders and executive coaches from the worlds of business, social services, and academia.

Jim Kouzes

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The co-author of the award-winning bestseller, The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership at Leavey School of Business in Santa Clara University. Jim is the 2010 winner of the Thought Leadership Award presented by the Instructional Systems Association. Leadership Excellence magazine ranked him number sixteenth in the list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders. He is also a highly regarded leadership scholar and motivational speaker.

Radislav Gandapas

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Radislav Gandpas is a Personal Growth Guru and a leadership speaker. He helps people develop their personal skill base with his workshops, keynote programs, books, audios, and videos. He has been voted the best coach in Russia on three separate occasions. Some of his bestselling books include The Kama Sutra of Public Speaking and 101 Tips for Public Speaking

Tom Peters

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Often regarded as the Redbull of management thinkers, Tom Peters is an American author who writes on Business Management Practices. He worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company before he left and became an independent consultant. His most famous book is In Search of Excellence. Peter bagged the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Thinkers50, for paving the way for the ‘business book industries’ and ‘thought leadership”.

Robyn Benincasa

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Robyn is an award-winning keynote speaker, a World Champion Adventure Racer, 20+ year veteran San Diego firefighter, 2014 CNN Hero, best-selling author, Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker. Robyn is the founder of The Athena Project Foundation(a non-profit dedicated to helping survivors of medical or other traumatic setbacks recover and achieve their dreams). Robyn is widely recognized as an inspirational force for leadership, team building, and extreme performance. Her practical and inspirational keynotes have led Robyn to become the top female speaker for Meetings.net and earned her immense acclamation as one of the Top 10 Speakers featured by Harvard Business Review. 

Ian Cleary


Ian Cleary is founder of RazorSocial who provided independent digital marketing support specialising in digital transformation projects.  Ian is a regular keynote speaker at marketing conferences around the world and loves to inspire, educate and entertain.  He is an instructor of professional practice with Rutgers University, Co-author of Digital Marketing Growth Hacks and has written for Fobes, VentureBeat, Content Marketing Institute and many other leading online publications.

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is an American online marketing strategist, speaker, investor, and author of several books on marketing, including The New Rules of Marketing and PR. After leaving his job on Wall Street, Scott started writing books, speaking at events and advising emerging companies. Today, he has since sold over a million copies of his books in 29 languages. His latest  latest Wall Street Journal bestselling book Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans talks about how businesses can grow by cultivating fans.

Ann Handley

Ann Handley is a writer, digital marketing pioneer, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author who inspires and empowers people and businesses to create marketing that their customers will love. She has been cited in Forbes as the most influential woman in Social Media and was recognized by Forbes Woman as one of the top 20 women bloggers. She is currently the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, where she  empowers marketers internationally with the skills they need for success. She is also the author of the best-selling book, Everybody Writes.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list. If you have any questions or would like to connect with Jamie Turner, feel free to contact him at Jamie@JamieTurner.Live.

About Jamie Turner: Jamie Turner is an internationally recognized author, university professor, and management consultant who speaks about leadership, persuasion, and marketing at events and conferences around the globe. You may have seen Jamie in Inc., Entrepreneur, Business Insider, or Forbes. He’s also a regular guest on CNN and HLN, where he delivers segments on marketing, persuasion, and leadership. Jamie is the co-author of several essential business books, including How to Make Money with Social Media, Go Mobile, and An Audience of One (to be published by McGraw-Hill in September of 2021). Jamie’s YouTube channel was designated one of the “Top 10 Business YouTube Channels” in the nation by Wishpond.com. You’re on Jamie’s website right now, so hey, c’mon in and take a spin around.

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