Speaker Description

Mariana Atencio

Peabody Award-Winning Journalist, Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Inspiring Storyteller, And Host/Moderator Embrace the power of authenticity to supercharge your career, workplace culture, and happiness. Bestselling author, Peabody Award-winning journalist, and entrepreneur. Inspiring keynotes and flawless moderator/event host.  

Ken Schmidt

Authentic leadership and customer loyalty expert shows how to stand out, be memorable, and deliver delight. Brings a lifetime of lessons from his role in Harley-Davidson’s turnaround and beyond. Author, Make Some Noise: An Unconventional Road to Dominance.

Chris Barton

Founder and Creator of Shazam, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Tech Investor Creator of Shazam, the music app downloaded over 2 billion times. Entrepreneur, inventor, and investor. Formerly with Google and Dropbox. Inspires people to defy odds and make big things happen in their organizations.

Suneel Gupta

Connecting Well-being to Performance, Bestselling Author & Entrepreneur Managing energy is just as important as managing time. Bestselling author; Harvard Medical School visiting scholar; and host, Business Class docuseries & podcast. Shows how to avoid burnout and increase creativity, resilience, innovation, and performance.

Daryl Davis

Musician, Author, Compelling Unifier, Klan Whisperer, and Award-winning Conflict Navigator Musician, Author, and award-winning conflict navigator. Driven by a burning question: How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?, he befriended KKK members, learning important communication lessons.

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine & Cop; Author, Zero to Breakthrough; and Consultant to Business America’s first Black female combat pilot, former Marine & cop; author, Zero to Breakthrough; and consultant to business. Inspires individuals and organizations to Get Gutsy and accomplish audacious goals.

Ron Insana

CNBC Contributor, Trailblazing Financial Journalist, and Bestselling Author The intersection of Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington can have profound impact on your business, industry, and investments. Insana translates market signals and political maneuvers to help audiences protect what they have and find opportunities in any type of market condition.

Bill Walton

Basketball Legend, Sport Broadcaster, & Humanitarian The larger-than-life basketball legend offers lessons from sports that translate to business. Learn the secrets to personal and organizational excellence and how he overcame nearly impossible odds – on the court and off – to persevere and win.

Geoff Colvin

Fortune Magazine & Author, Talent is Overrated Fortune’s Colvin covers the political, economic, technological, and competitive forces driving business disruption and how leaders are responding. His insights help audiences compete, manage risk, and seize opportunity.

Polly LaBarre

Authority on Leading Organizational Change; Co-Author, Mavericks at Work For over 20 years, LaBarre has used her writing, business consulting, and speaking to help organizations unleash and organize human potential in ever more powerful ways – helping them change the way they do change.