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Local Keynote Speakers in Atlanta, Georgia

Looking to book a keynote speaker for an event in or around Atlanta, Georgia? As one of the most popular destinations for sales kick-offs, corporate meetings, annual summits, and special events, Atlanta is chock-full of seasoned keynote speakers. Pro tip: you can save big on speaker travel fees if you book someone local to the area of your event! From athletes and CEOs to combat pilots and news anchors, Atlanta is home to renowned innovators and inspirational figures—and Leading Authorities is proud to represent them. Check out our extensive roster of keynote speakers in the Atlanta area below, and click on individual profile pages for more details on each speaker.

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Robinson-Steve

Former Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of Chick-fil-A

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Steve Robinson served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Chick-fil-A, the nation’s most profitable food chain, from 1981 to 2015. Responsible for overseeing all of the brand’s traditional marketing support, advertising, brand development innovation, menu innovation, and hospitality strategies, he was integrally involved in the company’s incredible growth trajectory. Robinson helped take the chicken chain from 184 stores and $100 million in annual revenue when he assumed his position, to more than 2,100 stores and $6.8 billion in annual sales upon his retirement. He is credited with identifying and rolling out the company’s “Eat Mor Chikin” branding and campaign, which is now recognized worldwide. He is also the author of the new book, Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand, due out in Spring 2019. He offers insights on building brand loyalty, creating a unique brand culture that stands out in a crowded global marketplace, and why success and culture are often so tightly linked.

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BrandingCustomer ExperienceLeadershipMarketingConsumer BehaviorCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors

First African American Female Combat Pilot

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Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African American female combat pilot in the US Armed Forces. She created a “Zero to Breakthrough Mentality” to ensure success in business and in life and is the author of the book, Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter. Frequently appearing on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Tavis Smiley, and NPR among other outlets, Vernice's fresh style and presentation methods have inspired, motivated, and energized hundreds of organizations and individuals to see obstacles as opportunities and conquer them at full speed. Through her keynote talks, executive and group coaching, seminars, and executive retreats, she impacts organizations and individuals with an understanding of the passion and leadership required to excel.

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Diversity & InclusionInspiration & MotivationLeadershipSalesTeamworkAthletes & CommentatorsMilitary LeadersAfrican American SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

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Elizabeth Cohen is senior medical correspondent for CNN’s Health, Medical and Wellness unit. Her signature digital column the Empowered Patient keeps consumers informed on how to ensure the best medical care for themselves and their families. In her speeches she gives crucial advice on getting the best health care possible in an imperfect system, balancing family and career, and analyzes health care reform.

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HealthcareMediaFemale Speakers
Head Basketball Coach at MSU
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One of the most celebrated and successful coaches in college basketball, Izzo delivers a message focusing drive, determination, and dedication to achieve excellence.
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Athletes & Commentators
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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
CEO of The Nour Group, Inc., Senior Management Advisor, International...
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David is the author of Relationship Economics (Wiley, 2008) and The Entrepreneur's Guide to Raising Capital (Praeger, 2009), a senior management advisor, and a featured speaker for corporate, association and academic forums, where he shares his knowledge and experience as a leading change agent and catalyst for Relationship Economics - the art and science of business relationships.
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InnovationCreativityCustomer ExperienceEntrepreneurshipLeadershipRelationship BuildingSalesSocial Media & Social NetworkingBusiness StrategyCorporate CultureCEOsAuthors

Global and U.S. Economics Forecaster and Expert on Global Investing and...

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Jeffrey Rosensweig focuses his research, teaching, and consulting on global investing and business in the global economy and specializes in financial, macroeconomic, and business forecasting. In his presentations, he gives real-world examples to help businesses identify opportunities for global expansion and reach new consumer markets.

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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationInternational Business

Serial Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, & TED Speaker

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Rick Smith is a serial entrepreneur, leadership strategist, best-selling author, inspirational TED speaker, and one of world’s foremost authorities on innovation, leadership, and corporate transformation through disruptive technologies such as industrial 3D printing (additive manufacturing). His latest venture, Fast Radius, is an on-demand production platform which leverages 3D printing for global distributed manufacturing. In person, print, and practice, Rick inspires individuals and organizations around the world with leading edge insights on a number of topics surrounding disruptive technology, such as the predictable patterns of technology disruption, and the behaviors that enable leaders to successfully navigate complexity and change.

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InnovationChange ManagementEntrepreneurshipFuture TrendsLeadershipBusiness StrategyTechnologyGrowthDisruptionTED SpeakersAuthors
Cy Young Award-Winning Major League Pitcher
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One of baseball's most dominant pitchers, John Smoltz provides a winner's perspective on athletics, competition, and overcoming adversity. A dedicated philanthropist, he encourages community service and talks about his work to "strike out hunger."
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Athletes & Commentators


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