CAPTAIN "SULLY" SULLENBERGER: "Miracle on the Hudson" Captain; Leading authority on leadership & flawless execution strategies; New York Times #1 Bestselling Author; Inspiration of the Clint Eastwood/ Tom Hanks film "Sully"  
Sullenberger: The Why of a constant struggle for excellence

"Thank you for your part in making the Freedom Mortgage Leadership Conference a wonderful success. The entire dinner audience of 800 enjoyed every minute of Captain Sullenberger’s appearance. He was incredibly generous with his time and patient during the meet and greet ..."

-Freedom Mortgage

"I had the pleasure of hearing Capt. Sully Sullenberger speak last week from the front row. Really an inspiring talk and individual. So many of the lessons from that vivid crisis management episode have been rolling around in my head the last couple of days. I highly recommend you bring him to your event if you have the opportunity."

-Financial Conference Attendee
SHAQUILLE O'NEALIconic NBA Hall of Famer & 15-time NBA All Star Player, media personality & philanthropist
Shaquille O'Neal: Rise After You Fall

"Shaq was a fun, energetic and motivating speaker that exceeded our expectations. He did an exceptional job at engaging our audience and delivering a message that applied to our business."

- CareerBuilder

"Shaq was awesome! I have never witnessed someone of his stature be so patient and supportive of his audience! I don’t know how he held up for so long but it sure was appreciated!"

  • Recently sought-out for both EY's Strategic Growth Forum-- the country's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies-- for 2,000 attendees, and The Chamber's Voices of Vision.  
  • Set to host an informative Q&A  at mega-event CES 2018. 
  • Owner of the first verified celebrity account on Twitter (he now has 15 million followers), Shaq kept the audience tweeting praise at the EY event, including: "Inspirational and funny discussion with @SHAQ on leadership and no regrets"; Leaders create leaders. Thank you @SHAQ for your words of wisdom today at the @EY_Growth Lunch."
MAE JEMISON: First African-American Woman in Space; Inductee National Women's Hall of Fame & International Space Hall of Fame 
Dr. Mae Jemison (Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series)

"Everything was excellent. Dr. Mae was so inspiring. I was sad to say goodbye after the few days she spent with us in Doha. Overall the event was a huge success and we had over 1,000 participants/teachers."

-Qatar Foundation

"Dr. Jemison was fantastic... She met with a group of students before her talk and struck a perfect tone with them. We had standing room only for her talk... I'm very grateful to Dr. Jemison for being so generous with her time and attention during the reception and with students."

-Boston College
GREG NORMANGolf’s “Great White Shark”; Chairman & CEO of the Greg Norman Company
Greg Norman AO - 2015 Advance Global Icon Award winner acceptance speech

"With his trademark charm and eloquence, Greg shared the secrets behind his myriad achievements. Illustrating the principles at the core of his success, he offered concrete advice ... Practical, engaging, and incisive, the lessons Greg Norman shared demonstrated how anyone, at any stage of his or her career, can be a champion.

- Harvard Business School Association of Boston

  • Recently riveted an audience of over 200 at the Harvard Club in a candid and engaging fireside chat, followed by an energetic Q&A, focused on his secrets to business success. 
  • Sought-out as a featured interview and for a press conference at the Stadium Sports Marketing Symposium, the premier gathering of sports marketing's decision-makers.  
  • Recently made headlines for making a high-tech deal with Verizon to bring cutting-edge technology to the world of sports. 
ROBIN SHARMA: Globally Renowned Leadership Guru; Celebrated author of 15 #1 Bestsellers including The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Leader Who Had No Title
WGS17 Sessions: The Anatomy of a Future Leader

"Your high-energy, multimedia presentation made us laugh, and made us think. Your messages were insightful and on target. Thank you for being such an inspirational and thought provoking keynote speaker. You have set a high standard and raised expectations for our series."


"The perfect score says it all. Robin’s presentation at Barrick’s Global HR Conference inspired us to lead in uncertain times, gave us pages of real-world tactics to accelerate productivity and – in the end – moved us to open doors of possibility as individuals and as a team that left us feeling energized, empowered and confident we can make a difference individually and collectively."

-Barrick Gold Corporation
LORI GREINER: Shark on ABC's Shark Tank; The "Queen of QVC"; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur; National Bestselling Author of Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! 
LG SIZZLE Nov 2017

"Lori’s ‘yes you can’ message and relatable stories engaged more than 1,800 women at our business banking events."

- Chase for Business

"We were fortunate to have Lori Greiner as our closing keynote speaker... The room was filled to capacity... Many conferences lose half of their attendees before the conference concludes. Everyone stuck around to hear Lori Greiner. She offered an enlightening talk... What a wonderful day!"

-Venture Atlanta
  • Recently sought-out to keynote both Coldwell Bankers' Gen Blue Conference for an audience of 5,000, and the Women's Conference of Florida for an audience of 1,200, delivering insights into how to Swim with a Shark and how "You Can Make Anything Happen!"
  • Regularly in-demand for her invaluable business lessons and empowering inspiration, Greiner was recently selected to grace the cover of Parade Magazine and shared her tips for success with CNBC
  • With over 1.7 Million followers on Twitter, Greiner not only engages with audiences on the social media platform, but also keeps the Tweets of praise rolling in at each event, such as: "@LoriGreiner knocked it out of the park at #genblue," and "Watching @LoriGreiner at #WCofFL2017. She is amazing!"
As you plan your events for the year ahead, keep in mind these celebrity HWA Speakers who offer fresh and impactful messages on leadership, success, resilience and decision-making. Known to open and close every keynote with an enthusiastic standing ovation, these HWA Speakers truly elevate any engagement and leave a lasting impression.