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What kind of person makes a great leadership speaker? Leaders come in myriad forms with different approaches and styles. Our leadership speakers come from all walks of life, from the battlefield to the board room. They get great reviews from audiences, and they are as entertaining as they are informative. These leadership speakers fuse insights with their energetic, motivational delivery to leave audiences with both the will and the way to affect positive change.

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Former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan, Author of...

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General Stanley McChrystal is a four-star general, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command, which oversees the most sensitive counter-terrorism units. He is widely praised for revolutionizing warfare by fusing intelligence and operations and is credited with the capture of Saddam Hussein and the location and killing al-Qaeda’s leader in Iraq. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called McChrystal “one of America’s greatest warriors.” McChrystal addresses leadership, teambuilding, and geopolitics.
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Change ManagementNational SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastTeamworkGeopoliticsDecision MakingCrisis ManagementCorporate CultureMilitary LeadersTED Speakers

Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, & New...

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Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time. He was a team leader and operator with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (SEAL Team Six). He has held combat leadership roles in more than 400 missions, but with most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill served his remarkable career in the shadows. Through incredible stories drawn from lessons learned during some of the country’s most headline-stealing conflicts, he shows audiences how to approach strategic planning when mission failure is not an option.
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Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipPeak PerformanceTeamworkDecision MakingRisk-TakersMilitary LeadersAuthors
Founder, Nuru International
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Former Marine Platoon Commander Jake Harriman is the founder and CEO of Nuru International, a U.S.-based social venture that empowers poor individuals in remote, rural areas to end extreme poverty in their communities. Inspired to act by the poverty and tragedy he witnessed during four operational deployments throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, Bronze Star winner Harriman retired from active duty and enrolled at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business before founding Nuru in 2008 and then living in 3rd world countries the last 8 years, putting SYSTEMS and MODELS in place that save innocent families in war torn regions by teaching and building structure for leadership, agriculture, education, and survival.
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EntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationLeadershipTeamworkDisruptionMilitary Leaders
Army Ranger, Leadership and Peak Performance Expert
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Lisa Jaster is one of only three women to graduate from the first integrated United States Army Ranger program, which is one of the most difficult combat training courses in the world, and she was the first female Army Reserve officer to become a Ranger. Lisa continues to demonstrate that barriers are meant to be broken and exemplifies how perseverance and hard work are absolutely essential to achieving your goals. Filled with humorous stories and moving anecdotes, her talks leave audiences inspired to push past adversity no matter the cost and better their lives.
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Inspiration & MotivationLeadershipPeak PerformanceRelationship BuildingOvercoming AdversityDecision MakingRisk-TakersAthletes & CommentatorsMilitary LeadersFemale Speakers

Repeat Best-Selling Author and Former CEO of Charles Schwab

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David Pottruck, the former CEO of Charles Schwab, is the author of the best-sellers Clicks and Mortar and Stacking the Deck. Through anecdotes and lessons learned from his storied career, he shows audiences how to approach and overcome the challenges of change, offering a nine-step plan for leaders. Named by Smart Money as one of the three most influential executives in the world of investing, his expertise spans finance, retail, transportation, and technology, and he is consistently ranked as the top faculty member at the Wharton School of Business.

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Change ManagementLeadershipGrowthDecision MakingCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs

Managing Partner at McChrystal Group, Best-selling Author, Leadership...

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Chris Fussell is a former Navy SEAL Officer and the current Managing Partner and Chief Growth Officer at McChrystal Group, a premier leadership and management consulting firm founded by General McChrystal and fellow SEAL David Silverman. Fussell leads the company’s sales, branding, and client relations teams, bringing his Special Operations experience and his expertise in cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing within large, dispersed organizations.

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LeadershipTeamworkDecision MakingCrisis ManagementCorporate CultureMilitary Leaders

CEO of Flywheel Sports and Former Pres. of Equinox Fitness & Gatorade

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Executive, activist and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” Sarah is the CEO of Flywheel Sports and an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands and her career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands – including Virgin, Nike, Gatorade, and Equinox.
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BrandingChange ManagementLeadershipMarketingRetailSalesBusiness StrategyGrowthDisruptionTurnaroundCorporate CultureRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers

Former CMO of the NFL & Former CEO of Pepsi Cola North America

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Dawn Hudson is the former chief marketing officer of the NFL and the former president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America. A veteran marketing and advertising executive, she has more than 20 years of strategic brand-building experience behind some of the world’s best-known brands. Listed as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” Hudson speaks with electricity about marketing for 21st century business needs, innovation, leadership, branding, and more.

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BrandingLeadershipMarketingBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers

Former Director of the CIA & NSA

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General Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), was on the frontlines of geopolitics and the war on terror. After having served nearly 40 years in the Air Force, he became the longest-tenured NSA director and the number one military intelligence officer in the country, overseeing the entire security community. He has also served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, the National Security Council, and more. Hayden addresses security, intelligence, crisis management, terrorism, and geopolitics.
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Cyber SecurityNational SecurityLeadershipMiddle EastGeopoliticsCrisis ManagementMilitary Leaders

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