Level Up Professional Skills with HWA Experts in Leadership, Communication, Productivity, Stress Management and more.


NYT & WSJ Bestselling Author of Radical Candor, Co-Founder, and Leadership & Culture Expert

In her business bestseller Radical Candor, Kim Scott taps into the very real - and universal - anxiety we have about giving and receiving feedback, which holds us back from growing and individuals and building more honest, empathetic, and collaborative teams and workplaces. While communication and connection presents real challenges in work and in life, Kim's analysis is affirming and accessible.

No matter the question you bring to her framework, Kim offers actionable strategies in her memorable talks that draw on her business bestsellers


CHARLES DUHIGG | Bestselling Author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better; Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist, and Host of 'How To!' Podcast

KJ ROSE | Talent Whisperer; Energy Purveyor; Hype Coach, Author, and Artist Development Expert

Charles Duhigg’s work explores why – and how – people and companies develop habits (and how to change them), and how we can communicate during some the most important, and most difficult, conversations in life. His presentations are filled with stories, case studies and actionable advice about how to communicate with anyone – and become the best versions of ourselves. 

Keanna "KJ Rose" Henson, author of The Rose Effect: Eight Steps to Delivering The Performance of Your Life, is a powerful change agent with real world experience. KJ's compelling creative destiny and infectious energy lead brands such as Adidas, L'Oreal, Google, Pandora Media, Omnicom, Nickelodeon, Sony Music, Columbia Records, TriDestined Studios and Disney to deem her to be the "ultimate solution" to motivate and encourage their pool of talented employees.


Former FBI Lead Hostage Negotiator and WSJ Bestselling Author of Never Split the Difference

Chris Voss shares a methodology that can used anywhere in the world, a strategy to build stronger relationships in a shorter period of time and enable audiences to negotiate deals they never thought would be possible. Voss leverages his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world.


CATHERINE PRICE | Award-Winning Author, Journalist, and Expert on Work/Life Balance & Deliberate Living

DAVID NIHILL | NYT Bestselling Author on public speaking; Researcher; Founder of the Strengths Revolution

Based on her critically acclaimed book, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, Catherine Price provides suggestions for how to incorporate fun into a workplace setting in ways that make work itself more collaborative, creative, efficient and joyful. Groundbreaking, eye-opening, and packed with useful advice, Price’s presentation on The Power of Fun won’t just change the way audiences think about fun. It will bring them back to life. Get 2024 off to a joyful, energized start with Catherine's January Funtervention >>

“One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes, David Nihill’s program with over 34,000 students has also been featured by Prezi as one of the best training courses for presenters. His book Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker remains one of the highest rated in the world on the (usually not so wildly exciting) topic of public speaking, and his content has been read by over one million people. 


Multiple NYT Bestselling Author, CBS News Contributor, and Host of 'Happier' Podcast

Gretchen Rubin relentlessly explores human nature to understand how we can create happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative lives. One of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature, Rubin is known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience. She provides surprising insights and practical strategies that resonate with individuals and organizations in the pursuit of happiness.


DR. SIAN PROCTOR | First Black Civilian Astronaut, Afrofuturist Artist, Culture Creator, and Advocate for JEDI

DAVID MCRANEY | Internationally Bestselling Author, Podcaster, and Expert in the Psychology of Reasoning and Decision-Making

Dr. Sian Proctor was the first woman commercial spaceship pilot on the SpaceX Inspiration4 spaceflight. As pilot of the Inspiration4's SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, Proctor became the first African-American woman to pilot a spaceship spending 3-days in orbit. Her motto is Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique strengths and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyondShe is in demand for her thought leadership around creating Just, Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive (J.E.D.I.) spaces, and more.

An in-demand speaker, David McRaney shares his insights about popular science, psychology, and how we think, offering analysis that resonates in today’s most important conversations. His most recent book, How Minds Change, is a brain-bending and big-hearted investigation into the science of belief, opinion, and persuasion. McRaney is an inspiring thought leader, and his science-backed and practical takeaways make a major impact on audiences of all kinds.


Co-Founder of Sugaberry; Former CEO of HARTBEAT, Award-Winning Marketer, and Business Leader

As an award-winning marketer, business leader and architect of NextGen media companies, Thai Randolph has built her career at the intersection of content, commerce, and community. As a result-focused and empathetic leader, Randolph continues to advocate for inclusive representation in entertainment and advertising, pay equity across industries and maternal and mental health for women and people of color. Her leadership perspective is in demand at high profile events such as Advertising WeekCESSundance, and SXSW, to name only a few.


PITBULL | Grammy Award-Winning Artist, Education Advocate, and Entrepreneur

JOANNE LIPMAN | No. 1 Bestselling Author of That's What She Said and Next!, CNBC Contributor, and Renowned Journalist

Armando Christian Pérez  Pitbull  is a sought-after motivational speaker who invites disruption on a global scale. Sharing his uplifting journey to success, Pitbull emphasizes the power of learning from your mistakes – “must-takes,” as he calls them – and embracing a growth mindset to achieve your dreams. His journey represents a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning, brand development, and innovative leadership. Pitbull’s experiences in successfully launching and managing various business ventures provide insightful perspective into the realms of leadership and entrepreneurship.

In her blockbuster new book, Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work (March 2023), Joanne Lipman offers a deeply reported, delightfully readable look at how to change your life, your workplace, or your career -– and how to inspire innovation in others. A lively and entertaining speaker, Lipman offers action-oriented insights and critical analysis into issues ranging from workplace culture, to personal and business growth and transformation, to fostering diverse and equitable organizations, and more.


Workplace Strategist; Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Rituals Roadmap; Advisor to Iconic Brands like Nike, NASA, & the NFL

Erica Keswin's book Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World serves as a powerful guide to a workplace revolution that honors relationships and puts people first. Her book Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines into Workplace Magic is an indispensable guide to taking your employee engagement to the next level. In Erica's game-changing keynotes, she highlights how relationships are the most powerful driver of success for individuals and companies striving to attract and retain talent and loyal customers, and provides actionable insights on everything from how to cultivate a work culture of diversity and inclusion, to how to connect with customers in an authentic way.


MALLIKA CHOPRA | CEO of Chopra Global, Media Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, and Mindfulness Expert

MARCUS BUCKINGHAM | NYT Bestselling Author and World’s Most Prominent Researcher on Strengths, Leadership and High-Performance at Work

Mallika Chopra has spoken to thousands of people around the world, using storytelling, inspiration, and meditation to incorporate balance and purpose into everyday life. In interactive sessions based on her bestselling book, Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, Mallika shares practical ways to integrate techniques for stress management, soulful leadership, and bringing a sense of peace to everyday life.

Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and New York Times bestselling author focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. He is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, First, Break All the Rules, and Now, Discover Your Strengths, and his tenth book, Love + Work (Harvard Business Review Press) demystifies the classic work advice “do what you love” and helps us discover where we’re at our best – both at work and in life