Local Keynote and Motivational Speakers In New York City

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

 

Leading Authorities speakers bureau represents many of the top speakers from the New York City area, on topics ranging from finance and the economy to business and corporate culture and from the media and politics to emerging technologies and entertainment/performing arts. Check out our extensive roster of speakers available for virtual and live speaking engagements from New York, New York. 

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Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, & New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Rob O’Neill, a motivational speaker in New York, 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.

Innovator and CEO, Uncharted

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • US West: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Europe: $55,001 - $75,000*
  • Asia: $75,001 and up*
Jessica O. Matthews is the Founder & CEO of Uncharted, an award-winning energy and data technology company that develops infrastructure solutions for communities, facilities, and Internet of Things. The company was founded by Jessica when she was only 22 years old. Jessica’s research and career centers around the intersection of disruptive technology, renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. A dual citizen of Nigeria & the U.S., Jessica has a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is listed on over 10 patents and patents pending—including her first invention of the SOCCKET, an energy generating soccer ball, at the age of 19.

CEO, Girls Who Code

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
With a career dedicated to addressing inequities in education and helping young women of all backgrounds succeed, Dr. Tarika Barrett is at the forefront of expanding the pipeline of women entering tech and removing the obstacles that stand in the way of them reaching their full potential. As the CEO of Girls Who Code, an international non-profit organization disrupting the tech industry and transforming perceptions of what a programmer can look like, she spearheads initiatives aimed at closing the gender gap in technology by inspiring, educating, and equipping young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Business Insights & Strategy Leader, Organization Designer & Builder, and Director, Consumer Insights at Netflix

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
A visionary, thought leader, and change agent in the arenas of innovation, marketing strategy, organizational design, and team culture enhancement, Nikkia Reveillac has driven success at some of the world’s leading brands by artfully challenging the status quo and thoughtfully asking the questions that others are so often afraid to. Over the course of her diverse career leading research and insight initiatives at top companies including Netflix, Twitter, and Colgate-Palmolive, she has leveraged unending empathy, a pioneering attitude, a deep love of multi-cultural moments, a passion for storytelling, an open-growth mindset, and a proven ability to develop high-functioning teams to shape business thinking and decision-making in ways that unlock pathways for growth.

Legendary Business Leader, Fmr. CEO of Flywheel Sports, & Fmr. President of Nike, Gatorade, & Equinox

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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's career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands. She is the former CEO of Flywheel Sports, former President of Gatorade, former Director at Nike, and an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands. She is the founder of Extreme Living, a consultancy focused on bringing the best out of individuals and organizations, and CEO of Exos, the world leader in elite performance training that helps people reach higher and achieve more.

Former White House Press Secretary, Fox News Host, Political Commentator, & Best-Selling Author

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Dana Perino was the White House’s first female Republican press secretary and one of the most widely-respected members of President George W. Bush’s senior cabinet. She is currently a popular political commentator and a co-host—and the breakout star—of Fox’s The Five, a ratings phenomenon and the top show in the timeslot. She is also the co-anchor of Fox's America's Newsroom and previously served as anchor of The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. Her commentary is also regularly found in major publications. Perino analyzes the political landscape and current events in the same energetic style that has made her so popular on TV. Small in stature but big on personality, she consistently gets rave reviews.

Political Analyst, NYT Best-Seller, & Frmr. White House Dir. of Comm

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Nicolle Wallace is host of Deadline: White House, chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, a best-selling author, and the former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush. Her West Wing colleague, presidential political adviser Mark McKinnon, called her a “rare talent in politics.” Funny and charming, she shares insights on the biggest issues of the day paired with stories from her time in the White House and on the campaign trail. Wallace is a master storyteller as she offers audiences the rundown they need to stay in the know.

One of the Most Successful Cyber Security Law Enforcement Officials of All Time and the Former FBI Special Agent Who Took on Anonymous and Silk Road

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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $35,001 - $55,000*
Former FBI special agent Christopher Tarbell was heavily involved in the tracking and arrest of two of the most infamous figures in cyberspace – Sabu, of the hacktivist collective Anonymous (and at one point the most influential hacker in the world), and Dread Pirate Roberts, the man behind the deep web’s infamous Silk Road—“the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the internet.” Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Tarbell has extensive expertise in cyber security and computer forensics. A former member of the FBI’s preeminent cyber crime squad, he is the man about whom even the most notorious cyber criminals have nightmares.
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Founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, Former Associate Principal in McKinsey’s Global Fashion Practice

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Asia: $20,001 - $35,000*

Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of GRAVITAS, seamlessly blends stories from her data-driven insights from 11 years at McKinsey & Company and from her experience as an entrepreneur launching an innovative retail brand to offer talks that encourage audiences to choose self-confidence, work to harness their “superpower,” and use gravitas to advance personally and professionally. Sun explores why it’s vital to push past your potential, how to transform an idea into a movement, and why you’ve got to bet on yourself every single day. Sun has always had a passion for style, for inclusivity, and for helping people look and feel their best and was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's Best Dressed Women.

Award-Winning 60 Minutes Correspondent & Former CBS News Anchor and Managing Editor

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Scott Pelley, an award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent, offers rare insights gained from his more than 300 features on the show, having interviewed world leaders and covered major events – from childhood homelessness to genocide in Darfur. Pelley has received myriad high-profile awards, including 37 Emmys, and The Washington Times wrote, “The legacy of Edward R. Murrow lives in the daring investigations of Scott Pelley.” One of the most recognizable faces in journalism, Scott addresses current events and global issues.

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

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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*
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.

First African-American Chess Grandmaster, Analyst, Commentator and Emcee

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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*

Maurice Ashley made history in 1999 when he became the first African-American chess grandmaster. He is a three-time national championship coach, author of Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens, ESPN commentator, iPhone app designer, puzzle inventor, and motivational speaker. Maurice is well known for providing dynamic live tournament coverage of world-class chess competitions and matches.

Finding the Ideal Speaker for Your New York City Event

Whether you are interested in booking a former Google and Warby Parker female executive to share insights learned from working at two of today’s most innovative companies or want to have a current co-host of CBS This Morning offer an in-depth break down of the issues making news today—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 recommended local speakers in NYC 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.

From high-profile local business speakers, to the best motivational speakers NYC has to offer, we have the perfect selection of top keynote speakers for your NYC event! Explore our extensive roster of top keynote speakers in New York and click on any of the individual speaker's photos to see their speaker profile pages to learn more about their expertise and speaking topics, and to watch video footage from recent speaking engagements.

Find a New York City motivational speaker for your online events familiar with the landscape in New York City, NY; Brooklyn, NY; Jersey City; Times Square; and New York, NY. These speakers perfect for any corporate event have been involved in political engagements and many are a part of board of directors. They share valuable insights on the keys to greatness, heightened challenges, and some offer master classes focused around their speaking topics.

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