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. The Hoover Institute recently sought McMaster out for an in-depth two-part podcast interview.
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. Sullenberger’s appearance was spectacular. His event was the best attended of the season and he held the audience’s unwavering attention throughout his presentation and Q&A sessions. I personally found his message and demeanor highly inspirational and immediately put some of his prioritization lesson into practice... I had several longtime members tell me it was the best presentation they had been to..."
-Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan
"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 captivating keynotes on leadership and preparedness, particularly in times of change and challenge, Captain Sullenberger is one of the most compelling 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 reach new levels of excellence in life and business.
Having recently delivered a keynote for 1,000 attendees at Bullhorn Engage, Captain Sullenberger's insights garnered tweets of praise such as: "@Captsully speaking at the Engage 2018... What an inspiration - and example of leadership!"
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 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," Shriver 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.
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" and "So wonderful to see this giant conference room PACKED with women - listening to the inspiring @mariashriver..."
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."
"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."
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"
MAE JEMISON: First African American Woman in Space; Inductee, National Women's Hall of Fame & International Space Hall of Fame; Currently Leading 100 Year Starship to assure human interstellar space travel to another star within the next century
"It was excellent. Students, faculty, alums, and community members raved about the conversation... [T]he way she held the room and epitomized what we believe in a liberal arts education was extraordinary. She was even kind enough to sign extra autographs and meet families after the discussion... It was an unqualified success."
"All of her presentations were very, very well received. Her luncheon speech was provocative! Her book signing was incredible. She signed books for ALL of the children standing in the line--let me tell you the line wrapped out the library door and down the street!!! HUGE WIN FOR INTEL."
A larger-than-life force of inspiration,Dr. Mae Jemison broke more than the sound barrier in 1992 when she climbed aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and became the first woman of color to travel into space. A trailblazer who offers bold inspiration and game-changing lessons on leadership, social responsibility, diversity, and more, Jemison receives rave reviews at every engagement. Currently at the helm of the 100-year Starship, a groundbreaking, Pentagon-funded effort, Jemison is pioneering and transforming breakthrough science and technology to enhance the quality of life on Earth.
Just delivered an awe-inspiring speech at Carleton College garnering tweets of praise such as: "No words to explain the impact @maejemison had on our campus today. We’ll always look towards the sky!" and, "Standing room only to hear @maejemison give a talk at today’s convocation @CarletonCollege. Can’t wait to hear what she has to say..."
Jemison made headlines as she co-launched a campaign to encourage human connectivity and an appreciation for nature entitled "Look Up."
Jemison has already been immortalized in Lego form, and now she has her own hologram too. Visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River can now participate in a "mixed-reality" experience where Jemison provides a tour of the inside of the space shuttle.