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.

Joanna Barsh

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

Ed Catmull

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

Greg McKeown

Author of the New York Times bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, CEO of THIS Inc., and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum

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Ori Brafman

Business strategist, organizational expert, and New York Times bestselling author of Sway and Click

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

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

Dave Kerpen

New York Times-bestselling author and Founder/CEO of Likeable Local

Robin Koval

CEO of Truth Initiative —creators of the award-winning truth® youth tobacco prevention program—and bestselling author (Power of Nice, Grit to Great), social change marketing and advertising expert

Anne Kreamer

Journalist, media expert, and author of Risk/Reward

Sherry Lansing

First woman to lead a major motion picture studio, former President of 20th Century Fox, and former Chairman of Paramount Pictures

Angie McArthur

Co-author of Collaborative Intelligence and speaker on intellectual diversity

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

Mark Payne

Founder and president of innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212, author of How to Kill a Unicorn

Ken Segall

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

Linda Kaplan Thaler

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

Sam Walker

Award-winning sports writer and editor, author of The Captain Class

Chris Whipple

Author of the New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.