Leadership Speakers

This powerful group of author speakers knows what it means to lead. From CEOs to military officers to creative visionaries, they leave audiences with the knowledge and tools necessary to rise to any challenge.

Porter Braswell

Executive Chairman and co-founder of Jopwell and author of Let Them See You

Ed Catmull

Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and author of Creativity, Inc.

Eric Holder

Former U.S. attorney general and esteemed civil rights leader

Priya Parker

Facilitator, strategic advisor, and acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering

John Wang

Leadership Coach, Founder of Mastery Academy, author of Big Asian Energy (2025)

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Joanna Barsh

McKinsey Director Emeritus, bestselling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership and Grow Wherever You Work.

Eduardo Briceño

Growth mindset expert, CEO of Growth.how, and author of The Performance Paradox

Arthur C. Brooks

Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, #1 New York Times-bestselling author

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Dave Evans

Co-founder of Electronic Arts and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Dr. Thomas Fisher

Emergency room physician and author of The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

Bent Flyvbjerg

Oxford professor, economist, global megaproject expert, author of How Big Things Get Done

Scott Galloway

Marketing Professor at NYU Stern, bestselling author, serial entrepreneur

Chris Guillebeau

New York Times-bestselling author of The $100 Startup and host of the podcast Side Hustle School

James Hatch

Retired member of the Naval Special Warfare Development group, author of Touching the Dragon, and founder of Spike’s K9 Fund

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network

Therese Huston

Author of Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

Anne Kreamer

Journalist, media expert, and author of Risk/Reward

Amy McGrath

U.S. Marine Corps veteran and founder of Honor Bound, Inc.

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Tara Mohr

Founder of the acclaimed global Playing Big leadership program and expert on women's leadership and well-being

Ken Segall

Former Ad Agency Creative Director for NeXT and Apple, author of New York Times bestseller Insanely Simple and Think Simple

Shaka Senghor

Author of Letters to the Sons of Society and Writing My Wrongs and leading voice on criminal justice reform

Linda Kaplan Thaler

Advertising Hall of Fame luminary, Chairman of Publicis Kaplan Thaler, and bestselling author of Power of Nice and Grit to Great

D.J. Vanas

Member of the Ottawa Tribe, author of The Tiny Warrior and host of the PBS special Discovering Your Warrior Spirit