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Local Keynote Speakers in San Diego, California

Setting up an event in San Diego? Whether you’re planning a corporate meeting, annual summit, or special event, booking a local speaker can help you save in travel fees and avoid logistical headaches. From former White House advisors and NBA legends to news anchors and Olympians, San Diego is home to wide variety of talent—and we’ll help you find the perfect match for your event. Check out our extensive roster of San Diegan keynote speakers below, and don’t forget to click on individual speaker pages for more details.

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Shaun-White

Olympic Gold Medalist and Entrepreneur

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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • 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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Shaun White is one of the most versatile athletes in the planet, going professional in two different sports. He has won multiple snowboarding and skateboarding competitions and his high flying antics have earned him the nickname, "The Flying Tomato". After the winter olympics he became one of the most endorsed athletes in the world and is continuing to ride the momentum from his back to back gold medals in 2008 and 2012.
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CreativityInspiration & MotivationAthletes & Commentators
Former White House Economic Policy Director
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Leading financial expert and popular author, Todd Buchholz is an economist and has served as White House director of economic policy under George H.W. Bush and a managing director of the Tiger hedge fund. As a frequent commentator on the state of the markets, Todd Buchholz brings his experience as a former White House director of economic policy, a managing director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, and a Harvard economics teacher to the cutting edge of economics, fiscal politics, finance, and business strategy.
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Economic OutlookPolitics
Klyn Elsbury, Best-Selling Author & CEO of Landmark Makers

Best-Selling Author & CEO of Landmark Makers

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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Klyn was born with the life threatening genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. Over the years, she has battled the disease as well as big pharma to lower the price of a life saving drug. She reminds us all to live authentically, love deeply, and to recognize adversity as an advantage. After all, “Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments we create, that take our breath away.”

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Inspiration & MotivationSalesOvercoming AdversityCEOsAuthorsFemale Speakers
Best-Selling Author and Organizational Productivity Expert, Founder and...
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Brian Souza is the founder and president of ProductivityDrivers, an innovative corporate training company specializing in improving employee performance and organizational productivity. As a respected thought leader in leadership development, organizational productivity, and sales, he works with leading companies worldwide as a keynote speaking and management consultant.
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LeadershipSales
NBA Legend and Basketball Analyst
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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
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A basketball superstar and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Bill Walton made sports history playing for UCLA when he led the team to two NCAA championships and a record 88-game winning streak. Walton played under the famed tutelage of John Wooden, who coached “character” and “giving your best” first. Winning was never mentioned in the locker room – lessons that stuck with Walton throughout his career.
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Health, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationLeadershipAthletes & Commentators
Robert Richman Company Culture
Culture Strategist at Zappos.com & Author of Culture Blueprint
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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Robert Richman is a culture strategist and was the co-creator of Zappos Insights, an innovative program focused on educating companies on the secrets behind Zappos’ amazing employee culture. Robert built Zappos Insights from a small website to a thriving multi-million dollar business teaching over 25,000 students per year. Through his work, Robert has been helpful for improving the employee culture at hundreds of companies. As one of the world’s authorities on employee culture and customer experience, Robert is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences around the world and has been hired to teach culture in person at companies like Google, Toyota, and Eli Lilly.
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InnovationCustomer ExperienceLeadershipRetailBusiness StrategyConsumer BehaviorCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors
Anchor, The Dylan Ratigan Show
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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
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Ratigan is the former anchor and co-creator of CNBC's Fast Money. Dylan also co-anchored The Call and the 3 p.m. hour of the Closing Bell. CNBC's Fast Money is a rapid-paced, highly charged hour where four of Wall Street's best traders debate and discuss the hot trades of the day.
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Economic OutlookFinance Policy & RegulationMedia
Synthesizer of Art and Business
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  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $35,001 - $55,000*
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  • Europe: $75,001 and up*
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As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, author and entrepreneur, Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today. Erik’s on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance. His list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize; Erik has even been featured as a TED presenter. The responses received have been nothing short of incredible, with standing ovations to prove it.
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CreativityInspiration & MotivationSomething DifferentEntertainment ActsAuthors
Best Selling Author & High Octane Speaker
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  • Local: Under $10,000*
  • US East: Under $10,000*
  • US West: Under $10,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Joel Saltzman is a high-octane speaker, facilitator, and coach and creator of the Shake That Brain!® system — for winning solutions and transformative thinking. He's been called and "witty and rewarding" by People Magazine and "crazy like a fox" by the Chicago Tribune. The author of four best sellers, his latest book is "Shake That Brain!"
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InnovationCreativityHumor


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