Something Different for Your Next Event

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Looking to switch it up for your next event? From cooking demos to mini concerts, these keynote speakers offer experiences that appeal to all the senses that audiences will never forget.

  • For a dynamic session with an elite Olympian’s insights on developing a winner’s mindset, goal-setting, and peak performance: Katie Ledecky, Olympic Champion Swimmer; 10x Olympic Medalist, 15x World Champion, 14x World Record Breaker
  • For a hands-on wellness workshop with activities to help bring out a happier, calmer, more confident workforce: Poppy Jamie, Founder of Happy Not Perfect and Happiness Expert
  • For an interactive demonstration on using communication and body language to win trust and gain credibility: Mark Bowden, Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior, and Communication.
  • For a custom “inspir-tainment” session with a one-of-a-kind, motivating poetic performance tailored to your organization and industry: Sekou Andrews, Grammy-Nominated Creator of “Poetic Voice.”
  • For a lively, fun, and informative wine tasting experience along with inspiring discussion about seizing life’s opportunities: Alpana Singh, TV Host, Restaurateur, and Wine Expert
  • For a tastefully fun exploration of the boundaries of American cuisine and identity: Edward Lee, Award-Winning Chef, Author, and Culinary Director of Succotash
  • For an intimate session on creativity and innovation backed by live performances of his world-famous hit singles: John Ondrasik, Singer/Songwriter, Five for Fighting
  • For an engaging, sharp-witted talk on current events illustrated before your eyes: Kevin Kallaugher, Editorial Cartoonist for The Economist & The Baltimore Sun
  • For a stunning magic show and inspirational lessons for overcoming adversity: Jon Dorenbos, Magician and Former NFL Player

Katie Ledecky, 10x Olympic Medalist, 15x World Champion, 14x World Record Breaker

Having won 10 overall Olympic medals and 15 world championship titles, as well as broken 14 world records, Katie Ledecky is an undeniable “G.O.A.T.” From underdog to champion, her story inspires audiences to go for the gold as they work toward extraordinary goals. In her talks, Ledecky draws from her personal journey to share insights on developing a winner’s mentality while showing discipline, finding balance, and swimming past adversity to achieve peak performance.

Poppy Jamie, Founder of Happy Not Perfect and Happiness Expert

A former television and social media host, and a rising star in the happiness, mental health, and mindfulness space, Poppy provides organizations worldwide with a clear path to overcoming uncertainty, fears of rejection, anxiety, and burnout to find peace with the past a create a happier, healthier future. In her talks and her book Happy Not Perfect, she shares combines lessons from her own personal struggle with perfection with cutting-edge science to provide audiences with actionable steps for upgrading their headspace to be more curious, compassionate, and emotionally resilient.

Mark Bowden, Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior, and Communication

World renowned body language expert Mark Bowden entertainingly trains any audience in the cutting-edge techniques that will help them to stand out, win trust, and profit every time they speak. His publications are best-selling books, and he has repeatedly been voted #1 in the world’s top 30 Body Language Professionals. He draws on his system of nonverbal communication techniques, and instantly helps audiences become more confident, collaborative, and credible in their communication.

Sekou Andrews, Grammy-Nominated Creator of “Poetic Voice”

One of the most successful spoken poets in the world, Sekou Andrews wows audiences worldwide with his innovative blend of strategic storytelling, thought leadership, spoken word, theater, and comedy -- making his performances entertaining, moving, and memorable. His hilarious and powerful talks hit audiences deeply as he draws from his personal experiences to illustrate that “Innovation is simply the difference between ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and ‘Why don’t I think like that?’”

Alpana Singh, TV Host, Restaurateur, and Wine Expert

Alpana Singh beat the odds and achieved her goal of becoming a Master Sommelier at the age of 26, the youngest woman and the only South Asian in the world ever to do so. Her expertise stems from a highly attuned palette, but she assures audiences that everyone can develop one if they learn to stop fearing wine and just figure out what tastes right. In her talks, she guides audiences through a course-by-course wine tasting so they, too, can become experts on not only wine, but also the surprising depth of their own personal taste.

Edward Lee, Award-Winning Chef, Author, and Culinary Director of Succotash

Chef Edward Lee has spent the better part of a decade honing his vision to become a progressive chef, award-winning author, and owner of critically acclaimed restaurants around the country. His Korean American background is evident as he blends Korean flavors with traditional Southern cuisine. When speaking, he dives into his heritage and how we can expand our definitions of American food, which can lead to an open-minded discussion about who we are as Americans.

John Ondrasik, Singer/Songwriter, Five for Fighting

Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, also known by his stage name Five for Fighting, has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. He offers audiences insights on the creative process and innovation from someone who’s lived it and done it while sharing stories and playing some of his most famous songs – like “100 Years,” “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” “Chances,” “The Riddle,” “Freedom Never Cries,” and “What If.”

Kevin Kallaugher, Editorial Cartoonist for The Economist & The Baltimore Sun

The international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun and the first resident cartoonist in The Economist’s 145-year history, Kallaugher has entertained readers and leaders around the globe with lively illustrated presentations, where he utilizes his sharp wit and biting insight to tackle the issues of the day with well-placed humor and precision art. His presentation is capped off with live drawing of his favorite targets and a surprise for the audience (their own original cartoons to take home).

Jon Dorenbos, Magician and Former NFL Player

At just 12 years old, Jon Dorenbos’s life was forever changed when his father did the unthinkable and killed his mother. He turned to magic and sports as an escape, honing his skills to become among the best magicians and athletes in the world – eventually making it to the NFL and becoming a finalist on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent for his magic tricks. When speaking, Dorenbos entertains and stuns audiences with comedic acts and magic tricks, while also drawing from his powerful personal story to demonstrate the importance of perseverance and courage whilst overcoming adversity and working toward your goals.

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