Human Resources Speakers

Leading Authorities speakers bureau represents the top human resources speakers who are proven to bring out the best of the best in HR. With keynote presentations that are entertaining and memorable, they energize, motivate, and enlighten your audience. From reinvigorating their commitment to improving their performance, these human resources speakers are world-renowned in their fields, and audiences appreciate their incredible insights and business intelligence. 

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Former Director, Executive Recruiting at Google and Holistic Leadership Strategist

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
Dedicated to creating the conscious workplace for tomorrow, Virginia “Ginny” Clarke is a seasoned executive recruiter who has advised at the highest levels of corporate America for decades. A proven expert in driving diverse leadership, she is the former director of executive recruiting at Google, where she led the company’s diversity, non-tech recruiting, and leadership internal mobility teams – finding and hiring senior leaders across the company. She also built a scaled internal mobility program for Google’s senior leaders and designed much of the infrastructure that supports their executive recruiting function today. In speeches, Clarke draws on her unparalleled experience assessing thousands of executives inside corporate C-Suites and boardrooms to bring a unique, holistic five-dimensional approach to true leadership that is essential now more than ever. She delivers “no-holds-barred” discussions on the root causes that lead to a lack of diversity in organizations, and provides the integrated solutions that anyone can use to affect change.

Managing Director of the Future of Work Research Institute, Upwork; Former Director of Future of Work, Meta; Organizational Behaviorist

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: £20,001 - £35,000*
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A globally recognized leader in the field of future of work, Kelly Monahan is the mind behind some of the world’s leading companies’ efforts to bring the workplace of the future into the present. As the Managing Director of Upwork’s Future of Work Research Institute, Monahan is the architect of first-of-their-kind research programs — the findings of which are used to inspire workplace transformation at the world's top organizations and help them radically shift how they think and operate in order to unlock new avenues to success for their talent and business. 

VP, Workforce and Organizational Change Acceleration at Capgemini Invent; Future of Work Expert

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
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A passionate advocate for a more human way of working, Melissa Swift is a seasoned HR thought leader and consultant who serves as VP of workforce and organizational change acceleration at Capgemini Invent. Her work helping clients power their workforces for more innovative, higher-performing futures spans across industries and geographies and tackles issues ranging from attracting and retaining top talent to reshaping organizations for greater nimbleness and building futuristic capabilities among today’s employees. She leverages thoughtful data analytics, a humanist view, and a healthy dose of pragmatism to create extraordinary outcomes for organizations. She is the author of the book Work Here Now: Think Like a Human and Build a Powerhouse Workplace, which explores practical strategies to get to a more human future of work. Her research has been published in Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal, and her insights have been quoted in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Economist, Axios, and more. She has been featured as one of Twitter’s “20 Digital Transformation Leaders to Follow” and named a “Top Influencer on the Future of Work” by Onalytica.

Executive Leadership & HR Strategist, Modern Workplace Influencer, Career Consultant

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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*
Regarded as the “CEO-Maker,” “DEI Professor,” and the “Cubicle to Corner Office Empress,” Dethra Giles is a workplace and career optimizer who advises organizations and individuals on how to chart their unique paths to success. She is a four-time TEDx speaker who has been named a “Top 100 HR Influencer” by Engagedly, and was selected by HR Gazette’s “HRchat” podcast as one of the “Top 22 Most Influential Figures in HR.” With clients including Kaiser Permanente, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The Army Corp of Engineers, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Salvation Army, Giles shares a unique blend of advanced education and industry experience that has been described as “university-tested and industry-approved,” and can be implemented by organizations of any size, and across industries.

Career & Workplace Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • US West: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £55,001 - £75,000*
Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading career and workplace experts. She was named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, which honors the top global management thinkers whose work is shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led. Lindsey’s next book is a response to the COVID crisis: "Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work." Her other books include "The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace," "Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders," and "Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World." Her audiences and consulting clients have included over 250 corporations, law firms, conferences and universities, including Citi, Estee Lauder, GE, JP Morgan, LinkedIn, PwC, Shearman & Sterling, Yale, Harvard, Wharton and Stanford. Often called a translator among generations, she provides a roadmap for the future of work, sharing her insights into how to navigate and thrive in the ever-changing world of work.

President and CEO of Stewart Liff & Associates, Inc.

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  • Local: Under £10,000*
  • US East: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US West: Under £10,000*
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Stewart Liff, a successful executive coach and teacher, sought-after advisor and consultant, renowned keynote speaker, acclaimed author of seven books, is an internationally-recognized expert on (visual) performance management, human resources management (HRM), and team development. He is also the president and CEO of Stewart Liff & Associates, Inc., a consulting company specializing in management training, consulting, and motivational speaking. With 32 years of HR experience working in high-level positions for the Federal government, he served as a senior executive for 12 years and managed a national HRM program representing 13,000 employees and successfully represented the government in approximately 30 hearings before third parties. His tenure was highlighted by numerous awards, including three Hammer Awards from Vice President Gore for outstanding achievement in reinventing government and OPM's prestigious PILLAR Award, among others. Drawing on the wisdom gained from his 40+ years of experience working as an HRM expert and consultant, he shares practical tools and simple visual solutions to help managers transform culture, improve the effectiveness of employees, and establish accountability within their organizations.

Renowned Founders of world-class iconic brands, including international franchise College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, Co-Authors of “Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions,” National TV Personalities, and Thought Leaders

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Childhood best friends, Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman, were just twenty-two when they co-founded the now iconic junk removal and moving company, College Hunks Hauling Junk. Starting as an idea to earn some extra money over college break in a beat-up cargo van, the duo has grown College Hunks into a $300 million national franchise with more than 100 locations – truly demonstrating what it means to be both bold risk takers and modern leaders. The company and founders have been widely recognized and acclaimed for their world-class culture and service, as well as their progressive approach to doing business in the 21st century. Through lessons-learned from their monumental business growth, the pair discuss what it means to create a purpose-driven, customer-centric organization, while also sharing their secrets to success: patience, persistence, and standing out in a crowded landscape. Building their company around visionary leadership, Friedman and Soliman showcase how to craft a world-class organization by developing an entrepreneurial culture of strong, reliable teams.

Lecturer of Business Psychology

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: Under £10,000*
  • US West: Under £10,000*
  • Europe: Under £10,000*
  • Asia: Under £10,000*
Dr Gorkan Ahmetoglu is an Associate Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL) and the co-founder of Meta Profiling Ltd. He is the Director of the Business Psychology programme at UCL and has previously held the positions of Director of Management and Entrepreneurship, Director of Digital Entrepreneurship, and Director of Consumer Behaviour at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has also taught at London’s City University and Heythrop University. Gorkan is the author of Personality 101, the editor of the Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship, and has published numerous articles and reviews in leading academic journals as well as authored in Harvard Business Review and Management Today. Dr Ahmetoglu is a leading expert in psychological profiling and assessment and a business adviser and speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, consumer decision-making, and marketing strategy. He is also an associate to Harvard’s EFL Global. Gorkan consults to global organisations and the UK government, and frequently appears in media as expert adviser. His clients include HSBC, LVMH, ABF, Unilever, Google, Ford, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Mars, McKinsey & Co, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, The Edrington Group, the Office of Fair Trading, the Intellectual Property Office, the British Brand Groups, Government Social Research, The Grocer, The Marketing Magazine, and KPMG.

Cultural Psychologist, Author, & Distinguished University Professor

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  • Local: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US East: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • US West: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Europe: £55,001 - £75,000*
  • Asia: £75,001 and up*
Renowned psychology expert and Stanford University professor Michele Gelfand is one of the leading researchers and writers on culture and the impact of culture on behavior. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture and its multilevel consequences for human groups. Her work has been cited over 50,000 times and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, and The Economist, among other outlets. Most recently, she is the author of "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World."

Marketing Professor and Best-Selling Author of Contagious

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Have you ever wondered why more salespeople buy BMWs than other cars? Or why a name’s popularity grows after a hurricane of that name hits? Jonah Berger has the answers. A marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the New York Times best-selling author of the books "Contagious: Why Things Catch On" and "Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior," Berger has spent the last decade studying how social influence works, why certain ideas and products catch on, and what we can do to make ourselves more influential. He shares with audiences the keys to harnessing this “influence” to forge great partnerships, sell slow-moving products, and be more intentional with business strategies. His work is regularly published in top-tier journals, he consults for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outlets like Harvard Business Review often cover his work.

Transformational Leader and Former Chairperson, President, & CEO of Jamba Juice

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  • Local: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • US East: £75,001 and up*
  • US West: £75,001 and up*
  • Europe: £75,001 and up*
  • Asia: £75,001 and up*
James is a founding member and board chair at Directors Academy, a national not-for-profit organization with the mission of identifying, developing and advancing the next generation of diverse board members and leaders. Previously, he was Chairman, President, and CEO of Jamba Juice, which he transformed from a smoothie shop to a leading global, healthy active lifestyle brand. Prior to joining Jamba Juice, he held senior executive roles at Safeway Stores, the Gillette Company, Nestle-Purina, and Coca-Cola. James currently serves on the boards of leading brands including The Honest Company, Affirm, Medallia, Simply Good Foods, Schnuck Markets, and Bay Club. James is a passionate champion for diversity and inclusion and has been recognized with numerous awards including the American Heart Association Corporate Citizen Award (2014) and Junior Achievement’s Northern California Lifetime Achievement Award (2013). In 2010 the San Francisco Business Times named Mr. White as the Bay Area’s Most Admired CEO.

CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos

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  • Local: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • US East: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • US West: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Europe: £35,001 - £55,000*
  • Asia: £35,001 - £55,000*
Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company that she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) co-created in 2010 to inspire happiness in work, community and everyday life. In 2005, she created the first Culture Book for Zappos – now on its 7th edition – and has produced them ever since. In 2009, Zappos was sold to Amazon.com in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing, and in 2011, Zappos was #6 on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The Culture Book has become a global symbol of how companies can successfully create cultures based on happiness and be profitable at the same time.

Founder, Intelligent Leadership Hub

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  • Local: £10,001 - £20,000*
  • US East: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • US West: £20,001 - £35,000*
  • Europe: Under £10,000*
  • Asia: £10,001 - £20,000*
Near futurist and former technologist, Ade McCormack, is focused on helping organisations and their people thrive in an unknowable digital future. His unique perspective combines anthropology, biology, human performance, and new technology to deliver compelling keynotes that move the minds of the audience. Taking groups on an engaging journey that starts with the dawn of humanity and quickly progresses to exploring the future of work and business, he discusses digital age leadership and the evolving nature of talent management, culture, and the workplace.
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