Speakers Who Empower Teams To Be Disruptors


Did you know that since 2000, roughly 52% of Fortune 500 companies have either gone bankrupt, been acquired, or shuttered due to digital disruption?

Disruption has already fundamentally changed the ways we interact, work, communicate, play, travel, shop, and more. But it doesn't have to be something that we fear, if we properly understand what it means for our organizations.

While we often talk about the threats posed by disruption, we don’t always talk about the opportunities it poses or practical ways to get ahead of it. Hiring a disruption speaker for an upcoming event is a fantastic way to get your audience excited to embrace change, address new trends, and brainstorm new ideas that could transform your business model in profound ways. And many disruption speakers can customize their presentations to talk to work for organizations that are large and heritage, or small and up-and-coming.

These speakers will empower your teams to become the disruptors remaking the business landscape:


  • Jonah Berger, Marketing Professor at the Wharton School of Business and New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Peter Sheahan, World-Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends & New Market Opportunities, Founder & CEO of Karrikins Group, & Best-Selling Author
  • Mitch Joel, Technology & Innovation Expert and Best-Selling Author

Keep reading to find out more about each of these fantastic speakers who can engage and empower your team to be disruptors below and click on the links in each speaker's description below to navigate to their individual speaker profile pages to learn more about their experience, expertise, and speaking topics.


Marketing Professor at the Wharton School of Business and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Jonah Berger is a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a world-renowned expert on decision making, social influence, word of mouth, and how products, ideas, and behaviors become popular. Dr. Berger has spent more than 15 years studying judgment and decision-making and consulting for Fortune 500 companies. He looks at how organizations can sway behavior and describes how to prevent consumers from getting mired in “decision-making quicksand.”  We live in an age of disruption. Entire industries have been uprooted and displaced by new technologies and business models, and the most successful corporations out there didn’t exist just a few decades ago. Jonah is offering a new talk called “Disruption-Proof,” geared to help businesses redefine their competitive set, “de-risk” innovation, and ultimately cannibalize themselves by creating the new business models that would otherwise take away their market share. With examples pulled from consumer goods, automotive, and hospitality industries, he offers a fast-paced look at the issues businesses need to prioritize now.  |  Read more about Jonah Berger.


World-Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends & New Market Opportunities, Founder & CEO of Karrikins Group, and Best-Selling Author

As CEO of Karrikins Group, a global consulting firm with employees in 23 cities across seven difference countries, Peter Sheahan advises leaders from the world’s top companies, such as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health, on how to break free of their old business models and embrace change. With staff in more than 23 cities across seven different countries, he knows firsthand the challenges of growing a business in these rapidly-changing times. Peter looks for competitive advantage by embracing change and disruption while breaking free from old business models. In thought-provoking and highly-customized presentations—it feels like Sheahan is talking to your specific industry and never just using a template—he offers a road map for letting go of industry biases and pivoting towards innovation.  |  Read more about Peter Sheahan.


Technology & Innovation Expert and Best-Selling Author

Is your business trying to figure out how to better connect with consumers by leveraging technology to make more human and substantive connections? If so, Mitch Joel is the speaker for you. A charismatic and engaging storyteller, he takes audiences on an exciting ride that helps them understand how to manage new technology and use it to outpace the competition. Mitch speaks frequently to diverse groups like Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Twitter, Unilever, and every organization and association in between. Since 2005, he has given anywhere between 40 to 60 keynote presentation a year to small, medium, and large organizations in both the B2B and B2C space all over the world. His style is big, engaging, entertaining, educating, and eyebrow raising. Your audience will leave informed and ready to tackle the future today.  |  Read more about Mitch Joel.


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