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."
"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
Having spoken everywhere from The Atlantic Council to Georgetown University, McMaster has been sought-out to address CEO's at an elite client healthcare retreat and executives at a premier financial conference.
Just 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 directr 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, making his return to Hoover a great fit."
JUAN MANUEL SANTOS: President of Colombia (2010-2018); Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 2016; Former Foreign Trade Minister, Finance and Public Credit Minister, and National Defense Minister of Colombia
"Pragmatist by nature, disciplined, cosmopolitan, committed to his country, Juan Manuel Santos has been an effective leader throughout his life. He was effective when it was time to wage war against illegal armed groups and he was even more effective in seeking and obtaining, against all odds, a peace agreement with Latin America's oldest and largest insurgency, the FARC."
President Juan Manuel Santos is recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the world, heralded for ushering in a new era of prosperity, peace, equity, and education throughout Colombia, and internationally admired for his transformative leadership on security, trade, and foreign affairs. The winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his “resolute efforts to bring his country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end,” Santos was twice-named to TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” and is a recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Global Statesman Award, among numerous other prestigious awards. Santos’ tenure as President is marked by transforming Colombia’s economy into the region’s leader in economic growth and job creation, his unwavering commitment to the environment, and his leadership on education.
Sought-out to speak everywhere from Harvard University to the World Economic Forum, Santos shares his reflections on the challenges of leadership, revealing what allowed him to change Colombia's history and make the impossible, possible.
CECILE RICHARDS: President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Planned Parenthood Action Fund (2006-2018); New York Times Bestselling Author, Make Trouble; Advocate for Women's Health and Reproductive Rights; Board Member, Ford Foundation
"Cecile Richards was a fascinating, engaging, and charming speaker. With humor, grace and first-rate storytelling, she kept an audience of 800 New Yorkers - women and men, old and young - engaged and excited during an important and stimulating conversation. Her appearance was one of the “hits” of our season."
—Temple Emanu-el Streicker Center
Named to TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” CECILE RICHARDS is celebrated for her vocal, dedicated and strategic leadership as well as her extensive advocacy work at grassroots organizations, in the non-profit sector and in Washington. The author of a new book and instant New York Times Bestseller, “Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead,” Richards offers powerful insights and sharp commentary on leadership, women’s rights, social justice, and politics. A dynamic and empowering speaker who has addressed audiences everywhere from Talks at Google to Harvard University, Richard's new keynote Make Trouble motivates audiences to powerful action, sharing transformative lessons on resilience and leadership, and encouraging people to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way.
RICHARD THALER: Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; Professor of Behavioral Science & Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; Field-Defining Pioneer of Behavioral Economics; Co-author of Bestseller Nudge; Author of Misbehaving
"If I had to be trapped in an elevator with any contemporary intellectual,
I’d pick Richard Thaler."
Nobel Prize-winner Richard Thaler is a field-defining pioneer of Behavioral Economics, exploring the intersection of economics, finance and psychology. Co-author of the global bestseller Nudge, as well as Misbehaving, Thaler underscores the human side of economics and its fascinating implications for investors, marketers, policy-makers and consumers. Thaler's game-changing theories have been behind some of the most effective market strategies and revolutionary government and business policies. As a McKinsey article succinctly stated: "Richard Thaler is the rare academic whose ideas are being translated directly into action." His keynotes reveal groundbreaking takeaways on how to drive desired behaviors and economic outcomes and provide engaging lessons on life (and its many anomalies) in and beyond the field of economics.
Thaler has been sought-out to deliver a keynote entitled "Nudge and How to Create a Better Future" for 800 C-level business executives at the upcoming Vertex, Porto Business School´s annual Conference.
A Founding Principal at Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, which runs and sub-advises funds that made headlines for consistently outperforming the S&P and Bloomberg competitors. As Forbes said, "More than an academic, Chicago prof. Richard Thaler turns research into market-beating returns."
"The workplace is changing with new faces, new technology, and new expectations. Few are better positioned to speak, write, and consult on the convergence of these forces than Erica Keswin. If you’re looking for a trusted advisor who can help you understand where things are and where they’re going in the new world of work, I strongly encourage you to reach out to Erica."
"Erica's presentation on the impact of technology on relationships at our YPO Women’s Conference was exceptionally well received as the women learned how to navigate in today’s world both professionally and personally in a more thoughtful and connected way. She will enlighten any group!"
—YPO Women’s Conference Leaning In
A workplace strategist who has worked with some of the most iconic organizations in the world from the NFL to NASA, Erica Keswinhighlights how relationships are the most powerful driver of success for individuals and companies striving to attract and retain talent and loyal customers. Her forthcoming 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(McGraw Hill, Fall 2018), is already generating hype and serves as a powerful guide to a workplace revolution that honors relationships and puts people first. Her flagship keynote, offers powerful case studies and walks leaders and managers through her ten sure-fire ways to help them design a more human workplace, which all comes down to one simple thing—honoring relationships.
A dynamite speaker, Keswin just delivered a keynote at WorkHuman 2018, in which she revealed her tried-and-true, human roadmap for a more meaningful, connected, inclusive, and productive workplace culture.
Keswin is set to address CEOs and CFOs at an executive summit for a leading private equity and venture capital firm.
These new HWA Speakers are fantastic choices for your upcoming events. Engaging and informative, they offer a refreshing perspective and unparalleled experience and expertise for audiences of any size, from any industry.