INDRA NOOYI

Current Chairman & Former CEO (2006-18) of PepsiCo


"The most appropriate way to describe Indra Nooyi is 'world class leader.' Her sharp strategic mind, tremendous market insight and humanitarian contributions all combine to make her a rare executive among the global corporate giants."

- Howard Schultz for TIME 

INDRA NOOYI is a business powerhouse, globally renowned for leading PepsiCo through a decade of tremendous growth and change, increasing the company's revenues from $35 billion when she became CEO, to $63.5 billion in 2017. Celebrated for her hallmark motto of "do well by doing good," Nooyi was chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world through sustainable growth initiatives. Consistently ranked in Forbes' "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women," Fortune's "Most Powerful Women," and TIME's "100 Most Influential People in The World," Nooyi has been sought-out for her unparalleled business insights and empowering messages on leadership, inclusivity and change everywhere from The World Economic Forum to The Aspen Institute. In the coming months she is set to address an audience of 1,000 at the prestigious Growth Faculty's Women World Changers series and another 1,500 at the BlueCross BlueShield National Summit. 

 

H.R. MCMASTER

Former National Security Advisor; Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired; New York Times Bestselling Author


"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

A retired Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army, H.R. MCMASTER just served as President Trump’s National Security Advisor (2017-18) and is internationally renowned for his leadership in the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and Fortune's "50 World's Greatest Leaders", McMaster was described in a recent New Yorker profile as having "an impeccable reputation as a warrior-intellectual" who "in addition to excelling in combat... has written a Ph.D dissertation that became a landmark book, 'Dereliction of Duty.'" A preeminent voice on leadership and global affairs, McMaster is an in-demand speaker who delivers substantive, illuminating, and genuinely engaging remarks. He is set to deliver a keynote for an audience of 1,400 at the 2019 MHA Business Summit, and just brought the house down for hundreds of senior executives at CME's Global Financial Leadership Conference, where he received two standing ovations. Recently named the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, McMaster is also working on a highly-anticipated book

 

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

One of the most iconic moments in modern history, the story of "The Miracle on the Hudson" and CAPTAIN SULLENBERGER's successful emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 inspires people worldwide. January 15, 2019, marked 10 years since that historic flight. The milestone was honored nationwide as Captain Sullenberger participated in a special event with the flight's survivors, which was aired in a Good Morning America special that quickly racked up over 100,000 views on Facebookand was in-demand for exclusive, in-depth interviews with ABC NewsThe New York Times, and Esquire. A gifted speaker with a message that resonates, Captain Sullenberger's lessons on leadership, teamwork, preparedness, and decision-making under tremendous pressure, rivet audiences at each and every event. He was recently sought-out to address 10,000 attendees at the Fundacion Telemex and 750 attendees at the Missouri Hospital Association's Annual Convention, and kept audiences tweeting praise, such as: "Highly inspiring presentation by @CaptSully at #MSXXI. History of heroism and humanity"; "A hero! Chesley Sullenberger at #MSXXI. What a great speech!"

 

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."

- CareerBuilder

Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name. A true cultural icon, SHAQ brings his inspiring story and powerful leadership lessons to life at every smash-hit event. Chock-full of empowering and actionable insights on leadership, resilience, and teamwork, as well as personal (and hilarious) anecdotes,Shaq creates a one-of-a-kind audience experience. Shaq brought the house down at a recent RCLA Town Hall Lecture for an audience of nearly 2,000, garnering praise in media outlets such as the following headline from the Miami Herald: "Shaquille O’Neal is still drawing standing ovations. He got one Wednesday in Sarasota"A regular on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, thanks to his one-of-a-kind sense of humor, Shaq electrifies the room with his larger-than-life personality at every engagement. When he addressed a packed audience of 18,000 at Cisco's GSX Annual Sales Conference, he inspired 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."

 

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


"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 to become "Architects of Change." She just launched a new podcast: “Meaningful Conversations with Maria Shriver”-- building on the success of her instant #1 New York Times-bestselling book I’ve Been Thinking…-- in which she explore the life topics, issues and ideas that we’re all thinking about, but not discussing nearly enough. An NBC Special Anchor, Shriver discussed the first episode of her podcast—a compelling interview with actor Rob Lowe—on the Today Show. Shriver was selected as a featured speaker at the prestigious 2019 SXSW Festival, and was sought-out to deliver a keynote at the upcoming Asembia Summit.

 

LORI GREINER

Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank; The "Queen of QVC"; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur; National Bestselling Author


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


- Chase for Business

MAE JEMISON

First African-American Woman in Space; Inductee National Women's Hall of Fame

"Dr. Jemison was amazing! I have received nothing but positive feedback on her presentation. In fact, many have said she was the best speaker they had ever heard. She was so engaging with the audience..."

-Girl Scouts of the USA

ADAM BRAUN

New York Times Bestselling Author, The Promise of a Pencil; Founder, Pencils of Promise & MissionU


"Adam’s talk was engaging, powerful and tailored to the audience... The reviews were overwhelmingly positive. He had the sell- out crowd of 700 people mesmerized... He had the right balance of information, tips, humor and stirring stories."


- United Way of Westchester and Putnam

ROBIN SHARMA

Globally Respected Leadership Expert; Celebrated Author of 15 #1 Bestsellers

"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."


-Microsoft

MOIRA FORBES

President & Publisher, ForbesWoman; Host, Success with Moira Forbes; Founder, Forbes Executive Women’s Board


"Moira Forbes was amazing and as one attendee remarked 'Moira Forbes stole the show; she was fantastic.' We were thrilled to have her join us for our inaugural Women in Manufacturing event..." 

- Precision MetalForming Association

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Captain of the Maersk Alabama, Hijacked by Somali Pirates, and Real-Life Inspiration for the Movie Captain Phillips; Author, A Captain's Duty


"Captain Richard Phillips was fantastic and gave a top-notch presentation. His story showing great courage and endurance was remarkable. People really resonated with what he said..."


- Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry