H.R. MCMASTER: U.S. National Security Advisor (2017-18); Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired; New York Times Bestselling Author; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution
"Major General Herbert Raymond McMaster might be the 21st century Army’s pre-eminent warrior-thinker... H.R. is also the rarest of soldiers — one who has repeatedly bucked the system and survived to join its senior ranks."
- Retired Lieutenant General David Barno for TIME
"H.R. McMaster fought his way through the tactical myopia of the Army hierarchy to become one of our country’s most trusted defense futurists and strategists. He is an independent thinker who will challenge the politicos and work on behalf of the United States."
-Brig. Gen. Thomas Kolditz (Ret.), Doerr Institute for New Leaders for Fortune
Recently named the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As the Hoover Institution director raved: “H.R. has successfully tackled some of the country’s most complex military and diplomatic challenges by incorporating his rich experience with fact-based research to arrive at big ideas and strategies to make our country better..."
CAPTAIN 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"
"Capt. Sully did a tremendous job... His message about preparedness, and details, and the important role they play in decision making really resonated with our audience. His story-telling abilities kept the audience engaged, and his message about doing the right thing and the difference it can make was a thought-provoking reminder to everyone in the room... Everyone was talking about his presentation."
-Recreational Vehicle Industry Association
"Everything went so well with Capt. Sullenberger’s keynote! He was such a delight to work with and our audience was over the moon about his speech. We had the most people turn out for our VIP reception that we’ve ever had..."
-Association of Washington Business
Heralded for his compelling keynotes on leadership, preparedness, and leading a life of excellence, Captain Sullenberger is one of the most captivating heroes of our time. Internationally renowned for serving as captain during the "Miracle on the Hudson," Captain Sullenberger lives by the credo "leadership by personal example," using his position to foster change and meaningful dialogue. In keynotes that are as informative as they are riveting, he empowers audiences to meet any and all of life's challenges and reach new levels of excellence in life and business.
Having recently delivered a captivating keynote on teamwork, peak performance and leadership for 1,000 attendees at Bullhorn Engage, Captain Sullenberger's profound insights made headlines in The Boston Globe and garnered tweets of praise such as: "@Captsully a fantastic highlight at @Bullhorn Engage "; "@Captsully speaking at the Engage 2018... What an inspiration - and example of leadership!"; "What an amazing honor to see @Captsully#sullyspeaks share his story at #bullhornengage. Totally awesome. #fangirling"
MARIA SHRIVER: Peabody & Emmy Award-winning Journalist & Producer; NBC News Special Anchor; First Lady of California (2003-2010); Six-time New York Times Bestselling Author; Founder, Shriver Media & The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement ; "Architect of Change"
"She resonated with the audience so much and was very well received."
-Professional Business Women of California
"One of the most personable, candid presenters we’ve had in the 12 years of our women’s health luncheon and lecture."
-Mills Peninsula Health
"Our conference theme on inspiring change, creativity and disruption was attended by 3,000 CEO’s from over 100 countries, not an easy audience to impress. Maria delivered. Her passion and universal message to make a difference in the lives of others resonated with everyone and was a highlight of the conference."
- YPO Edge
A force of nature of the highest order, Maria Shriver is a powerful, passionate and purpose-driven leader whose work has fostered change and advanced some of our nation’s most pressing issues. Named to People's "25 Women Changing the World in 2017," Maria is a shining example of using one’s platform and career accomplishments to positively impact the world. She is a trailblazer who eloquently moves audiences—from the boardroom to the stage and small, intimate gatherings— to become "Architects of Change," lead a purpose-focused life and channel their passions into meaningful change.
Sought-out to engage in a powerful, moderated Q&A on health and how to be an "Architect of Change'" at Prudential's upcoming Health Summit.
Recently addressed an audience of 6,000 at the Annual Conference of the Professional Business Women of California, which received coverage on local news and inspired legions of tweets including: "@mariashriver is giving me all the inspiration at @pwbc #LiftUp #StandUp"; "@mariashriver at the #pbwc2018 conference: "Don't let someone else define for you what is success, what is power." Thank you for encouraging self inquiry and self acceptance."; "So wonderful to see this giant conference room PACKED with women - listening to the inspiring @mariashriver..."
A special anchor for NBC News, Shriver kicked off the program's new series "Mother Knows Best," with an interview of Maye Musk, mother of tech visionary Elon Musk.
SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: Member NBA Hall of Fame & 15-Time NBA All Star Player; Media Personality, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
"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."
"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!"
Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name–Shaq. A cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame. A high-energy speaker, he electrifies the room with his larger-than-life personality and audiences always give him standing ovations for his motivational keynote speeches. When Shaq is at your event, every seat is filled and your event gets a lot of buzz.
Addressed a packed audience of 18,000 at Cisco's GSX Annual Sales Conference, inspiring tweets of praise such as: "My BIGGEST takeaway from #CiscoGSX came via @SHAQ - 'As soon as you become the STRONGEST at anything, the more you need to find ways to get STRONGER-never be complacent'; "Shaq (!) at Cisco! Suuuper fun closing session with some inspiration too!" ; "@SHAQ at #CiscoGSX! Doesn’t get better than this! My stomach hurts from the effortless banter. #awesome#WeAreCisco."
LORI GREINER: Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank; The "Queen of QVC"; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur; National Bestselling Author, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!
"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... She offered an enlightening talk about how she got started and became the queen of QVC. What a wonderful day!"
Lori Greinerstarted with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand.With unparalleled experience as both an inventor and investor, Lori has brought over 600 products to market and secured over 120 patents. Her dynamic personality and tremendous business savvy are showcased on both ABC's Shark Tank and on her own QVC-TV show, which has been on air for an impressive 16 years. With razor-sharp instincts and a strong business sense, Lori is highly sought-after for candidly sharing her recipe for success and providing inspiration on how to achieve your goals.
Having just addressed 2,500 attendees at Perfectly Posh 2018 Convention, Greiner revealed the secrets to her success and inspired audiences to bring passion and innovation to their own lives.
Recently sought-out to deliver a keynote for 1,200 female professionals on entrepreneurism and breaking barriers at The Women's Conference of Florida, Lori earned tweets of praise such as: "Watching @LoriGreiner at #WCofFL2017. She is amazing!"
Renowned as the "warm blooded shark" on Shark Tank, which was recently renewed for it's 10th season and has won four consecutive Emmy's, Lori is heralded for being able to tell if a product is a "hero or a zero," a fact supported by her 90% success rate on new items launched.
"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."
A highly sought-after speaker, Sharma is set to deliver a keynote on leadership in the digital age for an audience of 4,500 at the Misk Global Forum, and on leading through change for 1,200 executives at a top-tier bank's summit.
Recently selected for the highly-influential and sold-out Brand Minds Europe 2018, Sharma inspired legions of tweets of praise from the audience, including: "World’s premier speaker on Leadership and Personal Mastery, @RobinSharma, took the stage as a keynote speaker...Great talk so far"
These marquee speakers guarantee to draw a packed house and leave audiences inspired, thinking, and raving, long after an event's conclusion. Heralded for their energy and insight, these speakers set the bar ever higher at each of their engagements.