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Business experts who can offer insights on developing effective leaders, navigating a changing business environment, initiating growth in a down economy, creating buzz around a brand, and/or leveraging human capital are always in high demand. Leading Authorities speakers bureau represents business gurus, leaders, and best-selling authors with the skills and experience to bring change and innovation to your business. Here is a short list of some of our top business speakers.

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Marketing Professor and Best-Selling Author of Contagious

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Have you ever wondered why more salespeople buy BMWs than other cars? Or why a name’s popularity grows after a hurricane of that name hits? Jonah Berger has the answers. A marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the New York Times best-selling author of the books "Contagious: Why Things Catch On" and "Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior," Berger has spent the last decade studying how social influence works, why certain ideas and products catch on, and what we can do to make ourselves more influential. He shares with audiences the keys to harnessing this “influence” to forge great partnerships, sell slow-moving products, and be more intentional with business strategies. His work is regularly published in top-tier journals, he consults for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outlets like Harvard Business Review often cover his work.
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InnovationBrandingMarketingRelationship BuildingRetailSalesSocial Media & Social NetworkingGrowthDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataConsumer BehaviorDecision MakingCorporate CultureAuthors
Ken Schmidt, Business and Communication Strategist

Former Director of Communications at Harley-Davidson & Author

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Ken Schmidt is the legendary former director of communications strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. He played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history, and his vision helped transform Harley into one of the world’s most dominant brands. He is widely known as a provocative and engaging thought leader. Funny and energetic, he shares stories of how to compete with weapons stronger than price, build a fanatically vocal customer base, create a passionately loyal corporate culture, and develop leaders who inspire and motivate.

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BrandingCustomer ExperienceLeadershipMarketingRetailSalesBusiness StrategyGrowthConsumer BehaviorDecision MakingTurnaroundCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors
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Pioneering Female Sports Agent and CEO
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Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. As president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents.
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NegotiationEntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationLeadershipPeak PerformanceRelationship BuildingSalesBusiness StrategyOvercoming AdversityAthletes & CommentatorsBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAuthorsFemale Speakers

Founder & CEO of Not Impossible Labs and Author of Not Impossible: The Art...

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Mick Ebeling is an American film, television and commercial executive producer as well as an author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was named as on one of the Top 50 Most Creative People of 2014, won the SXSW Innovation Award twice in a row (2014 and 2015), and was awarded the 2014 Muhammed Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award. He is the CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative technology solutions to address real-world problems.
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InnovationCreativityCorporate Social Responsibility HealthcareInspiration & MotivationTechnologyOvercoming AdversityDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesRisk-TakersCEOsTED SpeakersAuthors
Co-Founder and TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea, Executive Chairman of Beyond...
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Seth Goldman is the TeaEO Emeritus and Co-Founder of Honest Tea, Executive Chairman of Beyond Meat, and the NYT best-selling author of Mission in a Bottle. Founded in his kitchen, he transformed Honest Tea into the nation’s top-selling organic bottled tea, which is now one of Inc. magazine’s “fastest growing companies.” With his commitment to mission-driven innovation, Goldman leads a company known for thinking outside the box. He shares the secret ingredient to Honest Tea’s success and gives audiences practical takeaways about driving growth and being profitable while staying true to an organization’s values and mission.
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InnovationEntrepreneurshipCorporate Social Responsibility LeadershipGrowthBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs
Rita McGrath

Global Expert - Innovation & Growth Strategies

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Rita McGrath is a leading expert on growth strategy, the author of The End of Competitive Advantage, and one of Columbia Business School’s most popular professors. Named a top thought leader by Thinkers50, she shares insights and exercises on how to align business operations to the coming environment – capturing opportunities fast, exploiting them decisively, and quickly moving on – including disruptive innovation and the social and technological forces that create opportunity. Audiences value her ability to connect cutting edge research to practical business problems.
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InnovationLeadershipBusiness StrategyGrowthDisruptionDecision MakingCorporate CultureAuthorsFemale Speakers

Tech Strategist & Fmr. VP of Yahoo!

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Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations – required reading at the world’s top brands, and the Founder and Chair of ExO Works. The former executive director at Singularity University and a former Yahoo! exec who built and sold his company to Google, he consults on innovation and growth. Believing that “if you aren’t disrupting your business or industry, someone else is,” he shares jaw-dropping insights on how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow 10 times faster than their peers. He turns cutting edge ideas into thriving startups and applies leading-edge thinking to invigorate industries.
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InnovationChange ManagementFuture TrendsBusiness StrategyTechnologyGrowthDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors
Founder of FUBU & Star of Shark Tank
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Daymond John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and he has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst and Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivation speaker. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC's entrepreneurial business show Shark Tank.
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BrandingNegotiationDiversity & InclusionEntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationMarketingRetailBusiness StrategyRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAfrican American SpeakersAuthors

Futurist, Economist, and Best-Selling Author

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Dr. Shawn DuBravac is former chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, which owns and produces the world’s largest gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. In his role as CTA’s chief economist, DuBravac provided crucial economic analysis to association and industry leaders regarding future economic activity and the relative health of the technology industry. He also contributes research on technology trends that underpin the industry.
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InnovationFuture TrendsTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataBusiness Leaders From Major Brands

Engage Your Audience With Author Speakers


The depth of knowledge our authors bring to a speaking event is incredible. Before they wrote their first book, these speakers were C-suite executives in multiple industries including product design, technology, and retail that saw them revive industries with fresh ideas and innovative techniques.

Want to give your audience a memorable experience? One that keeps them engaged and leaves them inspired? You’ve come to the right place. Leading Authorities speakers bureau is home to some of the best author speakers out there, and they’re ready to share their knowledge with your audience.

From beginning to end, our team of industry veterans will help you find a speaker that fits your event. By taking a more collaborative and consultative approach, we find speakers that match your event budget, theme, and target audience. We even think about how you want your audience to feel. You can count on our team to take care of the logistics, plus bundle any extras like book signing and books for your audience members.

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