TAN FRANCE: Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur; TV Personality and Star, Netflix's Emmy-Winning Queer Eye; Bestselling Author of Naturally Tan; Host, Queer Icons Podcast

"I just wanted to email to say how AMAZING Tan was. His energy is infectious, he speaks so well and he’s fabulous. In case you can’t tell, I was already a huge fan and I’m even more so now, I could have talked to him all night. His insight for the students was invaluable and we are delighted to have had a chance to work with him. Please pass on our admiration and thanks to him."

-Ernst & Young


SARAH ELIZABETH LEWIS: Academic and Thought Leader; Founder, Vision and Justice Project; Bestselling Author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery; Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, and African and African American Studies, Harvard University

"Dr. Lewis energizes, inspires and captivates with such grace – how she leverages captivating visual examples to show how racial justice and democracy have intersected in the US leaves a lasting impression. We cannot thank you enough for the impact that you left on us at Harley-Davidson and look forward to working with you again soon!"


- Harley-Davidson Motor Company


ALEX RODRIGUEZ: Chairman and CEO, A-Rod Corp; Iconic Athlete, Three-Time MVP, and World Series Champion; Ownership Group, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx; Emmy Award-Winning Sports Commentator

"Powerful, poignant, persuasive – a truly passionate performance...To say impressed in an understatement. Your expressive and raw discussion turned heads and changed mindsets. A remarkable feat. I believe what captured many hearts was your humility. The surprise and delight of your talk had everyone on the edge of their seats. The question and answer session in particular where many of your themes and advice organically came forth proved to be invaluable."


- Intuit


CATHERINE PRICE: Award-Winning Journalist; Author of How to Break Up With Your Phone and The Power of Fun; Founder, ScreenLifeBalance.com; Expert on Deliberate Living

"We were thrilled to have Catherine join as the keynote speaker at BIG IDEA 2022, Marbles Kids Museum's annual fundraising luncheon for corporate and community leaders. Catherine brought a timely and relevant message about the importance of prioritizing our own fun, and shared actionable suggestions as to how we can increase True Fun in our own lives. She was collaborative through the entire event planning process and was a joy to host in-person at our first fundraising event back in the museum since 2019."

-Marbles Kids Museum


H.R. MCMASTER: National Security Advisor to President Trump (2017-18); Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Retired); NYT Bestselling Author, Battlegrounds and Dereliction of Duty; Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

"General McMaster was spectacular. He so understands the importance of our guests feeling a connection to him. He spoke to everyone at the various events, took photos with students, spent time with veterans and active duty military, personalized books, etc. All of this helps us so much with the Foundation’s impact and ability to attract donors for programming. The positive comments we are receiving from the student and adult audiences are effusive."


- New Albany Community Foundation


APRIL RINNE: Global Authority on the New Economy, Future of Work, and Navigating Constant Change; Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum; Advisor for Airbnb, Nike, and Intuit; Member, The Silicon Guild - a community of non-fiction writers and thinkers who support, unlock and amplify humanistic values

"April was fabulous! I knew she was going to be great and she still even exceeded expectations! The audience loved her, and her talk was so on-point for our conference and often referenced by the subsequent keynotes, which is a true measure of resonance. And she is just a lovely human!"




LEVAR BURTON: Award-Winning Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer; Host and Executive Producer, Trivial Pursuit; Renowned Literacy Advocate


"The event was incredible. There were so many tears shed because of LeVar’s wisdom and inspiration. I cannot speak highly enough of LeVar and your whole team. THANK YOU!!!"

-The Ohio State University


BLAIR BRAVERMAN: Dogsledder and Adventurer; Author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube and Dogs on the Trail: A Year in the Life

"Blair’s presentation (part keynote and part moderated Q&A) was wonderful! Everyone LOVED it. Her stories are compelling and relevant even beyond the world of dogsledding. It was inspiring, insightful, unique and, she clearly demonstrated a deep love and appreciation for her area of expertise. Her enthusiasm came across quite vividly and she did a fantastic job making connections to many important values and disciplines that relate to work and personal life."


-FDB (First Databank, Inc.)


JULIÁN CASTRO: Political Analyst, NBC News and MSNBC; Democratic Presidential Candidate (2020); Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

"Julián Castro’s keynote was amazing and our audience is so happy! As is our leadership! In my 19 years doing this, I have never had a keynote customize his presentation to the audience as much as Secretary Castro did. We are truly grateful to him that he took to heart the conversations during our prep call. He was outstanding!"

-National Association of Colleges and Employers


MARRA B. GAD: Award-Winning Author of The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl; President, Egad! Productions; Advocate for Mental Health, Racial Equity, and Adopted Children and Families

"Her incredibly personal anecdotes had a large audience riveted from her opening reading through her last moment in the building. In 20+ years in the business, I have never seen a more attentive audience – or more appreciative. We had the most participation of any event this year, and I have heard nothing but wonderful feedback. I would highly recommend Marra for any corporate event. Her preparation was evident, her message is powerful and needed, and her performance skills make for a one of a kind presentation."

-FCB Global