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Local Keynote Speakers In California

Searching for a keynote speaker for your next event in or around California? California is a popular destination for sales kick-offs, corporate meetings, annual summits, conventions, and a bevvy of other special events, and speakers from the area are likely to have greater flexibility in their schedule and be available at a more affordable, local rate. You don't have to go far to find a high-caliber keynote speaker in or around California. From best-selling authors and CEOs to financial experts and media personalities, California is home to some of the world’s most innovative minds and inspirational figures. 

Leading Authorities speakers bureau represents many of the top speakers in or around the West Coast who cover topics ranging from disruption and innovation to business and corporate culture and from inspiration and motivation to comedy and entertainment.

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Boxing Champion, Elite Athlete, Fitness & Nutrition Expert, TV Host, Beauty...

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  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
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Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness & nutrition expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand and mother of two. The daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were "knockouts") and zero losses. Laila is heralded as the most successful female in the history of women’s boxing.

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Diversity & InclusionEntrepreneurshipHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceGrowthAthletes & CommentatorsAfrican American SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers

Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology...

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Michael (Mike) Steep is the executive director of Stanford Engineering School's Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities and the former senior vice president of global business operations at innovation mega-hub, PARC Xerox. He draws on first-hand experience and anecdotes from time spent with the biggest names in Silicon Valley to instruct audiences on how to get ahead of disruptive innovation. Viewing new technology as opportunity, Mike highlights the importance of allowing innovation to trump company culture and legacies—and not the other way around.

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InnovationChange ManagementChinaFuture TrendsBusiness StrategyTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataRobotics & DronesFintechBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors

Legendary NBA Player

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  • Local: $75,001 and up*
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player. He was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007 and since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention.

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Inspiration & MotivationAthletes & CommentatorsAfrican American Speakers

1st Man to Attempt Jump off Mt Everest in a Wing Suit

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Joby Ogwyn is a world-renowned adventurer, high-altitude mountain climber, BASE jumper, and wing-suit explorer. He holds several world records and was the youngest American to first summit Mount Everest and then the “Seven Summits.” He shares jaw-dropping stories, videos, and photos of his adventures while igniting a passion to live and perform at the highest levels. His speeches are an inspiring and often hair-raising look inside his many feats, and he helps audiences embrace the principles that made them successful, including having a clear vision and committing fully to it.

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AdventureInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceOvercoming AdversityRisk-TakersAthletes & Commentators
Stamos-Alex

Former Chief of Security at Facebook & Stanford University Professor

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Alex Stamos is a cyber security expert, business leader and entrepreneur working to improve the security and safety of the Internet through his teaching and research at Stanford University. Stamos is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute, a William J. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. As a Chief Security Officer at Facebook and Yahoo and a co-founder of iSEC Partners, Alex has investigated and responded to some of the most seminal events in the short history of cyber security and has been called the “Forrest Gump of Info Sec” by friends. He is working on election security via the Defending Digital Democracy Project and advising NATO’s Cyber security Center of Excellence. He has spoken on six continents, testified in Congress, served as an expert witness for the wrongly accused, earned a BSEE from UC Berkeley and holds five patents.

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Cyber SecuritySocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataMedia
Mike Rowe, TV Host, Writer, and CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation

Executive Producer, Show Host & Podcaster

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From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer and TV Host Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He’s best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, where he traversed all 50 states; completed 300 different jobs; and transformed cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, and coal mines. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, and how stuff works. Mike also runs the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that works hard to debunk myths about the skilled trades and help close the skills gap.
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EntrepreneurshipHumorInspiration & MotivationModeratorCEOsMediaEntertainment ActsTED Speakers
Former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator and CEO of Black Swan Group
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Christopher Voss is the author of “Never Split The Difference – Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” and the CEO of The Black Swan Group. The Black Swan Group is a business negotiation coaching/advisory firm that gives individuals and businesses competitive advantages in business negotiations using hostage negotiation strategies. Chris was the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator from 2003-2007. Voss has worked on over 150 kidnapping worldwide from the Middle East to Haiti.
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NegotiationRelationship BuildingSalesCrisis Management
Singer/Songwriter, Five For Fighting
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John Ondrasik, better known by his stage name Five for Fighting, is a platinum-selling, Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter who has released six major albums and sold more than 2.5 million records and whose hits include “100 Years,” “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” “Chances,” “The Riddle,” “Freedom Never Cries,” and “What If.” Ondrasik offers audiences an intimate evening of storytelling, humor, and great music. He offers insights on the creative process and innovation while sharing stories and playing his most famous songs.
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CreativitySomething DifferentEntertainment Acts

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

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  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
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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


FINDING THE IDEAL SPEAKER FOR YOUR CALIFORNIA EVENT 

Whether you are interested in booking a well-known legendary NBA Basketball Player who translates the lessons he learned on the court to help businesses and entrepreneurs hoping to make a lasting impact on their communities, the former cultural strategist at Zappos.com who worked at Zappos.com before, during, and after the Amazon.com acquisition and helped the company grow from 1,200 to 1,700 people, resulting in 50% growth, a world-renowned health, diet, and nutrition expert who has served as a physician consultant to President Bill Clinton since 1993 among other big names, the former CEO of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area who is known for insights on topics such as leadership, philanthropy, and the importance of integrity, or even the world-record-holding mountain climber and legendary wing-suit pilot who holds the world record for the fastest ascent of Mt. Everest and became the youngest person in the world to climb the "Seven Summits" at age 26—our team of experts will work with you from start to finish to help you find the ideal keynote speaker and make sure all your needs are fully met throughout the process. We'll do research for you, talk with you about trending topics and hot industry trends, provide you with a tailored list of speaker recommendations to fit your specific  event and company, hunt down hard-to-find talent, quote speaking fees, and handle any travel details and logistics so you can focus on the big picture.

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