300 – Bernie Swain: Founder & Chairman of the Washington Speakers Bureau

Bernie—founder of the pre-eminent lecture agency in the world, Washington Speakers Bureau—comes from simple, humble, and resilient stock.     His mother, Patricia, grew up in central Virginia with her family who were farmers and lived off the land. She worked on her parents’ farm, hunted, fished and yet loved to fly; she befriended Charles Lindbergh and other aviators of her time.  Bernie’s …

290 – Lolly Daskal: Executive Coach, Speaker, Author of “The Leadership Gap”

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the …

287 – Coach Bill Cowher: Former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach

Bill Cowher began his coaching career in 1985 at age 28 under Marty Schottenheimer with the Cleveland Browns. He was the Browns’ special teams coach in 1985-86 and secondary coach in 1987-88 before following Schottenheimer to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1989 as defensive coordinator. He became the fifteenth head coach in Steelers history when he succeeded Chuck Noll on …

281 – Gabrielle Bernstein: New York Times Best-Selling Author & “Spirit Junkie”

Gabrielle Bernstein is the New York Times best-selling author of Miracles Now and May Cause Miracles, as well as the best sellers Add More ~ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie. She was featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a “next-generation thought leader” and The New York Times named her “a new role model.” She appears regularly as an expert on The Dr. Oz Show and leads talks and meditations for …

274 – Bill Hybels: Founder and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

Bill Hybels is senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, a church of more than 25,000 that celebrated its 40th year in 2015. Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., with a weekend attendance of twenty thousand. He is also chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association, a …

273 – Michael D. White: Former CEO of DIRECTV & Former CEO of PepsiCo International

Michael D. White is the former president, chairman and chief executive officer of DIRECTV, a world-leading provider of digital television entertainment services. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and other countries in Latin America, DIRECTV provides digital television service to 19.4 million customers in the United States and 9.5 million customers in Latin America. …

269 – Bob Vanourek: Inspirational Speaker. Leadership Coach & Consultant

Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five firms, ranging from a start-up to a $1 billion NY stock exchange company and including winners of a state-level Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence.  He is author of Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse (2016) and the co-author of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and …

Steve Forbes on Reviving America

Conservative icon Steve Forbes returns with his most powerful and provocative ideas yet The United States has been through one of the most tumultuous decades in recent history. Polls show people on both sides of the ideological divide believe that the country has gone off track. If something isn’t done quickly, Americans face a bleak future—continuing decline and disarray in …

249 – Dee Ann Turner: Vice President, Human Resources at Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Dee Ann Turner has worked for Chick-fil-A for more than 30 years and currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Talent. Over the years, she has played an intricate role in growing Chick-fil-A’s unique and highly regarded culture while overseeing recruitment, selection, and retention of corporate staff and the recruitment and selection of Chick-fil-A Franchisees. Visit Dee Ann’s Website: DeeAnnTurner.com Dee …

246 – Lindsay McGregor: Author of Primed To Perform, Founder, Human Capital Expert, Culture Enthusiast

Lindsay McGregor is the co-author of New York Times bestselling book, Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation, as well as the CEO and co-founder of Vega Factor, a startup building technology to help organizations transform their cultures. Previously, Lindsay led projects at McKinsey & Company, working with large Fortune 500 …

243 – Chuck Blakeman: Founder, Chief Transformation Officer, Crankset Group

Chuck Blakeman has an off the grid approach to business that has been adopted by thousands of business founders and leaders. He has bootstrapped eight wildly different business from the ground up, making every mistake possible along the way to some big wins.  Visit ChuckBlakeman.com As an internationally acclaimed business speaker averaging more than 100+ speaking engagements and workshops per …

241 – Michael Port: New York Times Best Selling Author, Public Speaking Training, Marketing Coach and Entrepreneur

Michael Port has written six books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, the latter which—according to the former President of Starbucks—“might be the most unique and practical book ever written on the topic of public speaking.” He’s been called an “uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, a “sales guru” by the Financial Times, “a public …

237 – Joe Calloway: Leadership & Performance Speaker, 6-Time Best-Selling Author

Joe Calloway helps business leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs make great companies even better. His interactive keynote presentations and workshops enable organizations to focus on what is truly important, inspire new thinking about challenges and opportunities, and motivate people to immediate action. Visit Joe’s Website Joe is a business author, consultant and speaker and his client list reads like an international …

233 – Alka Dhillon: The Spiritual CEO, Author of “The OM Factor”, Founder of Technalink

Alka Dhillon is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Technalink, Inc. Technalink has provided information technology (IT) services and management consulting solutions to both government and commercial clients for 15 years. Ms. Dhillon has over 19 years’ experience in the information technology and management consulting industry. In addition to her responsibilities as CEO of Technalink, Ms. Dhillon uses her passion …