Human Resources Speakers

Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau represents the brightest human resources speakers who are proven to bring out the best of the best in HR. With engaging presentations that are captivating and memorable, they inspire, motivate, and enlighten your audience. These workforce speakers leverage tenacity and commitment to improving performance to reinvigorate your attendees. These world-renowned human resources speakers are at the top of their field, and audiences appreciate their incredible insights and business intelligence. 

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Leadership, Workplace Culture, & Wellness Expert; Chief Wellness Officer, Great Wolf Resorts

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
A board-certified physician, award-winning speaker, and nationally recognized wellness expert, Dr. Romie Mushtaq is on a mission to transform mental health and wellness in the workplace. She is the founder of brainSHIFT Institute and advises Fortune 500 leaders, professional athletes, and global associations on performance, leadership, and mental health for individuals and teams. She combines more than two decades of authority and leadership in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to deliver cutting-edge programs and create tangible cultural change. In addition to founding brainSHIFT, Dr. Romie is the first chief wellness officer for Great Wolf Resorts, where she spearheads programs and initiatives designed to build a wellness-focused culture for more than 10,000 employees, as well as curate unique wellness experiences for guests. As one of the faces of the movement toward a new, more effective concept of workplace wellness, she has been featured in NBC, CBS, FOX, Forbes, NPR, Inc., and Huffington Post, as well as dozens of other national media outlets.

Former Director, Executive Recruiting at Google and Holistic Leadership Strategist

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
Dedicated to creating the conscious workplace for tomorrow, Virginia “Ginny” Clarke is a seasoned executive recruiter who has advised at the highest levels of corporate America for decades. A proven expert in driving diverse leadership, she is the former director of executive recruiting at Google, where she led the company’s diversity, non-tech recruiting, and leadership internal mobility teams – finding and hiring senior leaders across the company. She also built a scaled internal mobility program for Google’s senior leaders and designed much of the infrastructure that supports their executive recruiting function today. In speeches, Clarke draws on her unparalleled experience assessing thousands of executives inside corporate C-Suites and boardrooms to bring a unique, holistic five-dimensional approach to true leadership that is essential now more than ever. She delivers “no-holds-barred” discussions on the root causes that lead to a lack of diversity in organizations, and provides the integrated solutions that anyone can use to affect change.

Managing Director of the Future of Work Research Institute, Upwork; Former Director of Future of Work, Meta; Organizational Behaviorist

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
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A globally recognized leader in the field of future of work, Kelly Monahan is the mind behind some of the world’s leading companies’ efforts to bring the workplace of the future into the present. As the Managing Director of Upwork’s Future of Work Research Institute, Monahan is the architect of first-of-their-kind research programs — the findings of which are used to inspire workplace transformation at the world's top organizations and help them radically shift how they think and operate in order to unlock new avenues to success for their talent and business. 

VP, Workforce and Organizational Change Acceleration at Capgemini Invent; Future of Work Expert

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
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A passionate advocate for a more human way of working, Melissa Swift is a seasoned HR thought leader and consultant who serves as VP of workforce and organizational change acceleration at Capgemini Invent, a leading management consultancy that partners with organizations to support them in navigating the present while evolving their businesses for long-term success. Her work helping clients power their workforces for more innovative, higher-performing futures spans across industries and geographies and tackles issues ranging from attracting and retaining top talent to reshaping organizations for greater nimbleness and building futuristic capabilities among today’s employees. She leverages thoughtful data analytics, a humanist view, and a healthy dose of pragmatism to create extraordinary outcomes for organizations.

Executive Leadership & HR Strategist, Modern Workplace Influencer, Career Consultant

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
Regarded as the “CEO-Maker,” “DEI Professor,” and the “Cubicle to Corner Office Empress,” Dethra Giles is a workplace and career optimizer who advises organizations and individuals on how to chart their unique paths to success. She is a four-time TEDx speaker who has been named a “Top 100 HR Influencer” by Engagedly, and was selected by HR Gazette’s “HRchat” podcast as one of the “Top 22 Most Influential Figures in HR.” With clients including Kaiser Permanente, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The Army Corp of Engineers, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Salvation Army, Giles shares a unique blend of advanced education and industry experience that has been described as “university-tested and industry-approved,” and can be implemented by organizations of any size, and across industries.

Career & Workplace Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading career and workplace experts. She was named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, which honors the top global management thinkers whose work is shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led. Lindsey’s next book is a response to the COVID crisis: "Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work." Her other books include "The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace," "Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders," and "Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World." Her audiences and consulting clients have included over 250 corporations, law firms, conferences and universities, including Citi, Estee Lauder, GE, JP Morgan, LinkedIn, PwC, Shearman & Sterling, Yale, Harvard, Wharton and Stanford. Often called a translator among generations, she provides a roadmap for the future of work, sharing her insights into how to navigate and thrive in the ever-changing world of work.

Workplace Development & Success Engineer; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
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With a master-level understanding of what it takes to survive and thrive in the workplace and how organizations can create more equitable spaces for all, Carice Anderson is a workplace development and success engineer who empowers individuals to strategically navigate their careers and advises some of the world’s top companies on aligning their talent strategies to their business objectives. As a director in leadership and manager development for a leading, multinational asset management firm, her work sits at the intersection of talent and leadership development, workplace evolution, and diversity, equity, and inclusion — helping individuals, teams, and organizations unlock the potential within and consistently perform at the highest levels.

Cultural Psychologist, Author, & Distinguished University Professor

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*
Renowned psychology expert and Stanford University professor Michele Gelfand is one of the leading researchers and writers on culture and the impact of culture on behavior. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture and its multilevel consequences for human groups. Her work has been cited over 50,000 times and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, and The Economist, among other outlets. Most recently, she is the author of "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World."

Tech Innovation Leader; Health Policy Expert; Chief Medical Officer, Amazon Pharmacy

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  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
Described as America’s most widely recognized medical expert after Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA is a tech visionary who operates at the heart of disruption to develop solutions to the most-complex challenges in commerce, communication, healthcare, and society — now, and in the future. Close to two decades of experience as a renowned health policy expert and clinician have led Dr. Gupta to his current role as chief medical officer, Amazon Pharmacy, where he spearheads cutting-edge programs that are leading us into the interdependent futures of healthcare and technology. A uniquely public-facing figure keeping the world in the know about what’s happening now and next, Dr. Gupta’s forward-looking insights inspire leaders and their organizations to embrace change, think outside the box to break new ground, and create new inroads to innovation and success.

Future of Work Strategist, Co-Author of The Adaptation Advantage

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the post pandemic world. As a keynote speaker, Heather gives lucidity to complex topics through her research rich, graphic frameworks, and powerful metaphors. In 2017, LinkedIn ranked her as its #1 global voice for education and in 2020 McGowan was listed as one of the Top 50 Female Futurists in Forbes. NYT columnist Thomas Friedman describes her as “the oasis” when it comes to insights into the future of work. McGowan is the coauthor of The Adaptation Advantage (April 2020) and the Empathy Advantage (March 2023).

President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM

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  • Local: $75,001 and up*
  • US East: $75,001 and up*
  • US West: $75,001 and up*
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Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day. As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, "Ask HR," in USA Today.

Leadership Development Strategist, Author, Courage Coach

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Candace Doby is founder of The Can-Do Company. She is a leadership development strategist, author of A Cool Girl’s Guide To Courage and professional speaker who works with organizations to create a culture of courage where employees spend less time and energy censoring and hiding themselves and more time performing at their highest potential. Candace combines a decade of research on courage with her experiences traveling the world solo and a 16-year, award-winning marketing career — much of which was spent leading teams at Chipotle. This unique combination equips her with the implementable strategies she has shared with thousands of leaders to help them courageously speak up, step up and show up in the workplace. Candace is known for delivering those strategies with a blend of truth, love and a bit of attitude to match the realness of courage, which prompts clients to refer to her in-person and virtual presence as "captivating." Her work has been featured on MSNBC, NPR and TEDx.

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.

Leading Authority on 21st Century Teamwork, Collaboration and Innovation, WSJ Bestselling Author, Named “Oprah of Management Thinkers," and Ranked #1 of Top Women Keynote Speakers

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  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
Erica Dhawan is the Founder & CEO of Contential and co-author of "Get Big Things Done." She is on a mission to advise organizations and leaders to accelerate the connectedness of your workforce, become masters of connectional intelligence, “spar” in order to reach your goals more quickly, and prepare your global workforce for the future. Through Dhawan's keynote speeches and interactive presentations, she’ll do just that.

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Future of Work Expert, Advisor on Team Connection, Belonging, and Generational Dynamics

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
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An internationally recognized thought-leader on leadership, mindset, and generational dynamics in the workplace, Ryan Jenkins is a trusted advisor helping organizations of all sizes in any industry build mission-led, high-performance teams through connection, communication, and purpose. Jenkins’ insights have played a vital role in reshaping the DNA of some of the world’s most admired companies and kickstarting future-focused workplace transformations designed to enhance individual achievement in support of collective success. In his uniquely memorable presentations, he draws from his own research and analysis of emerging workplace trends to provide audiences with actionable and customized strategies for working, communicating, and leading across generations; attracting, retaining, and engaging top talent with diversity and inclusion in mind; and strengthening team connection and workplace happiness to inspire industry leading teams and equip them for the future of work.

Bring the Talent of Our Human Resources Speakers to Your Event

Your attendees are searching for the latest ways to engage the workforce. With our human resources keynote speakers, your audience will discover industry-leading ways to capture the attention of those within your organization and keep company morale high.

No matter what kind of human resources speaker you're after, the Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau will help you find the perfect fit for your event. Our team will consider your vision, theme, budget, goals, and other critical factors, customizing a recommendation list that checks your boxes. 

Benefits of Hiring One of Our HR Speakers for Your Event

Leading Authorities' human resources speakers will help you share valuable information in an engaging and memorable way at your event. Our speakers deliver various benefits:

  1. Expert knowledge sharing: HR speakers have their finger on the pulse of the latest trends and insights on diversity, equity and inclusion, multigenerational workplaces, and other industry best practices. Even the most seasoned and experienced HR executive will be captivated by our speakers' knowledge, research, and strategies. 
  2. Extensive networking and collaboration opportunities: The speaker will spark talking points that will have your audience buzzing after the session. This enthusiasm leads to like-minded individuals sharing ideas and networking, inspiring collaboration. 
  3. Excellent attendee development: Human resources speakers motivate the audience through engaging presentations, real-life case studies, and precise data, inspiring your audience to invest in the latest developments. 

Why Partner With Leading Authorities for Human Resource Speakers?

Leading Authorities' global footprint represents the most inspiring HR speakers and subject matter experts. Thousands of organizations use us as their go-to partner for engaging event speakers. We provide:

  1. A consultative approach: We do more than offer you a list of human resources speakers. Our team works with yours to understand your objectives for the event. Once we grasp your ambitions, we will present you with a carefully crafted list and work with you to select the best candidate for your speaking event. We believe in long-term working relationships, so we will be on standby when you need to host a successful meeting. 
  2. Scalable services: Leading Authorities handles all the logistics surrounding HR speakers and goes beyond if you need further help. Our other divisions can help with arranging the event itself and creating video campaigns, and you can scale these services as you need to. LAI Live is our live event production team that will ensure the entire event runs seamlessly. Our LAI Video team strategically conceptualizes and creates video content to promote your event and increase engagement.
  3. Industry-leading speakers: We are one of the top lecture agencies in the U.S. with the brightest speakers around the globe. Our HR speaker talent pool includes transformational leaders, distinguished academics, Fortune 500 execs, and culture strategists. Our Washington, Chicago, and London teams have three decades of experience helping organizations find industry-leading speakers for their HR events. We will help you, too. 

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We still encourage you to contact our team if you are looking for a speaker who's not on our site. Our team specializes in sourcing hard-to-find, in-demand HR speakers from all around the world.  

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