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Local Keynote Speakers in Los Angeles, California

Planning a special event, corporate meeting, or annual summit in Los Angeles? Whatever the occasion, you don’t have to go far to find a seasoned speaker in the L.A. area—and we represent a bunch of them! At Leading Authorities, we’ll help you select the perfect speaker for your event and ensure that your needs are fully met throughout the process. Here’s a quick tip: by booking a speaker local to the area of your event, you can save yourself money (and a lot of hassle) on speaker travel accommodations. Check out our extensive roster of Los Angeles-based talent below, and don’t forget to click on individual profile pages for more information on each speaker. 

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

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  • Local: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • US East: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • US West: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
  • Asia: $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.
Topics & Types
Diversity & InclusionEntrepreneurshipHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceGrowthAthletes & CommentatorsAfrican American SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers

Actor, Director, Producer, Writer & Social Activist

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“As Long As You’re Asking – A Conversation with Jason Alexander” is an evening of comedy, music, and conversation with the award-winning star of stage and screen in which the audience determines what they want to know the most. Alexander will present a variety of topics for the audience to pick and choose, culminating in behind the scenes stories of his life, career, and social activism. Or ask about anything you’ve always wanted to know and see if he can answer. Alexander has starred on Broadway, in hit films like Pretty Woman and Shallow Hal and, of course, Seinfeld. He is an actor, director, producer, writer, children’s book author, award-winning magician, semi-pro poker player and social/political activist. It’s all on the table and the conversation is completely in your control, making for a once in a lifetime event.
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HumorComediansEntertainment Acts
Sekou Andrews, Creator of "Poetic Voice" and Inspirational Speaker
Creator of "Poetic Voice" & Inspirational Speaker
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  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*
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A school teacher turned actor, musician, two-time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and award-winning poetic voice, any given day may now find Sekou keynoting at a leadership conference, helping a Fortune 500 company with brand messaging, or even performing pieces for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard. Sekou is the creator of Poetic Voice, a new, cutting-edge speaking category that seamlessly fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to make messages more moving and memorable. For over 15 years, Sekou Andrews has been helping the world’s largest organizations deliver relevant information with riveting inspiration through an innovative, unconventional category of speaking called “Poetic Voice.”
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InnovationCustomer ExperienceCorporate Social Responsibility Inspiration & MotivationDisruptionCorporate CultureSomething DifferentEntertainment ActsTED Speakers
Moawad-Trevor2
Legendary Mental Conditioning Expert and Strategic Advisor
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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*
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Trevor Moawad is a renowned Mental Conditioning expert and strategic advisor to some of the world’s most elite performers. Having recently partnered with Seattle Seahawks quarterback and long-time client Russell Wilson to form Limitless Minds, whose mission is to both optimize performance and enrich culture within some of the world’s top organizations and elite performers, Trevor is the author of the highly-anticipated 2020 book "It Takes What It Takes: How to Think Neutrally and Gain Control of Your Life." In 2017, Trevor was named the “Sports World’s Best Brain Trainer” by Sports Illustrated for his work with many of the sport's worlds most effective teams and players.
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Health, Happiness, & WellnessHuman ResourcesInspiration & MotivationPeak PerformanceTeamworkDecision MakingAthletes & CommentatorsAuthors
Singer/Songwriter, Five For Fighting
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  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
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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
Former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator and CEO of Black Swan Group
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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: $75,001 and up*
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Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller "Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It," which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. A 24-year veteran of the FBI, Chris retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator. Drawing on his experience in high-stakes negotiations, his company specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Their negotiation methodology focuses on discovering the “Black Swans,” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems. Chris has been featured in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, The Washington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, Squawk Box, CNN, ABC News and more.
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NegotiationRelationship BuildingSalesCrisis Management
Nick Bilton

Special Correspondent at Vanity Fair, Acclaimed Author, & Former Lead...

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
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Nick Bilton, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair and former Lead Technology Writer for the New York Times, is a journalist, designer, UI specialist, technologist, author, hardware hacker, and researcher. Bilton has worked in many industries within the context of design, research and development, and technology. He is also the author of Hatching Twitter and I Live in the Future: & Here’s How It Works, which explores the effects of new technology on our brains. With highly visual presentations, he addresses innovation, the future of media, technology, and society and how technology affects our work and minds.
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InnovationFuture TrendsSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataFintechModeratorMediaAuthors

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

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  • Local: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*
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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

Journalist & Sr. CNN Political Analyst

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Part journalist, part historian, and all shrewd political observer, Ronald (Ron) Brownstein explains the complexities of American politics with lucid precision. As a CNN Senior Political and Election Analyst, Senior Editor for the Atlantic, and Contributing Editor for National Journal, he produces sharp analysis on politics, policy, the electorate, media, healthcare, energy, the press' impact on Americans, and the range of issues informed by his strong sense of American political and national history. Brownstein provides an insider’s look into politics and the media and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of six best-selling books, and his articles on politics, public policy, and culture have appeared in myriad of major publications and on many broadcast news outlets.
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EnergyEconomic OutlookHealthcarePoliticsModeratorMediaPolitical AnalystsPollsters & Public Opinion ExpertsAuthors

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Whether you’re interested in hearing the incredible story of a shark attack survivor, or the most successful female boxer in history (and daughter of Muhammad Ali), we have you covered. Our team of experts is happy to help throughout the selection process—and up until the day of your event. At Leading Authorities, we hunt down hard-to-find talent, quote fees, and take care of the nitty-gritty so you can focus on the big picture.

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