Doing Well While Doing Good


Here are some of our top innovation keynote speakers who have terrific stories about doing well while doing good. These speakers are inspiring individuals who have incredible accomplishments and make great CSR (corporate social responsibility) keynote speakers. What’s even more powerful is a speaker who uses innovation to create positive change in the world:


  • Chris Cavigan, Co-founder of The Honest Company, Founder & CEO of Prima
  • Mick Ebeling, CEO of Not Impossible Labs
  • Anne Mahlum, Founder, Owner, & CEO of [solidcore] and Female Entrepreneur
  • David Putrino, Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai
  • Patricia Wilson, TED Speaker and Former CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area


Co-founder of The Honest Company, Founder & CEO of Prima
A champion for environmental and human health, Christopher Gavigan is a best-selling author and the founder and former chief purpose officer of the iconic lifestyle brand, The Honest Company – providing a host of clean, sustainable personal care and home products. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Gavigan describes how to humanize a brand and give it personality in order to create an emotional tie with consumers, and shares how developing a mutual respect between the organization and its market (through transparency, emotion, and purpose) is the most important factor driving the bottom line. Chris Gavigan delivers a passionate message about building consumer relationships, creating transparency, and growing a billion dollar organization.| Learn more about Chris here.


CEO of Not Impossible Labs
Named by Fortune Magazine as one of the “Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders” and recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award, Mick Ebeling is a career producer, filmmaker, and now founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs – dedicated to using technology to solve real-world problems. His mantra of “commit, then figure it out” allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers, and thinkers to create devices that better the world by bringing accessibility for all. Ebeling brings audiences to tears with emotional stories of using technology to assist ALS patients, Sudanese amputees, and more. | Learn more about Mick here.


Founder, Owner, & CEO of [solidcore] and Female Entrepreneur

Featured in The Washington Post and Runner’s World, Anne Mahlum has founded two successful purposeful organizations. In just a few years, she has grown her boutique fitness company, [solidcore], to more than 60 locations and over 100,000 clients. Prior to [solidcore], Mahlum turned her love of running into the $6.5 million non-profit, “Back on My Feet,” helping thousands of people who are experiencing homelessness use the power of running to change their lives. In speeches, she draws on her entrepreneurial experience to share with audiences how they can create and build organizations with purpose. | Learn more about Anne here.


Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai

From surviving a childhood brain injury to becoming Director of Rehabilitation at Mt Sinai, David Putrino’s work centers around the brain-computer interface, previously working on this for DARPA and the DOD. He now brings this work to patients, specifically working to close the long gap that exists between when a new healthcare technology is created and when it reaches those in need (currently 17 years). In speeches, Putrino shares stories of his tear-jerking healthcare projects using disruptive innovation – from developing a 3D-printed prosthetics clinic in South Sudan, to the foundation of a nation-wide health monitoring program for older adults. | Learn more about David here.



TED Speaker and Former CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

Patricia Wilson is the former CEO of Make-A-Wish, Greater Bay Area, which is one of the nation’s largest Make-A-Wish chapters, granting more than 400 wishes per year for children with life-threatening medical conditions in northern California. Remember the “Bat Kid” Make-A-Wish caper? That was Patricia Wilson. She’s got a great speech about leadership and assembling a strong team that is heart-warming and inspiring. | Learn more about Patricia here.


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