Whether you're looking to boost creativity, passion and productivity or stay on top of the latest innovations in tech, these HWA Speakers decode the groundbreaking, science-backed research and provide the bold dose of inspiration needed to keep your audience ahead of the curve. 
CHARLES DUHIGG: New York Times Bestselling Author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist for The New York Times Magazine; TED Speaker
Teams, psychological safety, and Saturday Night Live | Charles Duhigg, The New York Times

"Charles Duhigg is a phenomenal speaker and was able to captivate the Bloomberg audience. His passion for the topic really translates into the audience and everyone picked up on his enthusiasm. I really like the way the Prezi complemented his speaking style. I was a little worried that there might be too much Prezi and not enough Charles but I was wrong—it was the perfect balance."

- Bloomberg

"Charles was fantastic, as we knew he would be. He was also kind enough to sign some books for us... Just great!"

-Wolters Kluwer

"Charles was amazing. He resonated with the audience, and lifted up the event. What a great thinker and speaker! I would highly recommend him."


"It was so great. We have a very intellectually curious and often skeptical population, and they absolutely loved Charles and his presentation. Honestly, I couldn't be happier with how this went, both in terms of content and the Etsy response. I kept an eye on our internal relay chat system, and people just loved it..."


Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist CHARLES DUHIGG reveals the secrets to how to be productive in life and business, and what it takes to boost the creative process. Sought-out forSoutheastern University's Leadership Forum, the Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit, NRECA's Safety Leadership Summit, and the Fi360 Conference, in just the coming weeks, Duhigg is in-demand thanks to his genuinely fascinating and deeply informative presentations. His groundbreaking book, The Power of Habit, has spent three years on the New York Times bestsellers list, and is chock-full of the transformative, science-backed research Duhigg brings to each of his events. Currently the host of a hit, new New York Times podcast Change Agent and behind the recent New York Times Magazine cover feature on Google, Duhigg translates his real-world research into powerful takeaways.

APRIL RINNE: Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum; Advisor for Airbnb, Jobbatical and Trov; Global Authority on the New Economy, Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Work
Enovakonferansen 2017: April Rinne fra World Economic Forum

"It went very well. Timely topic, and April was really wonderful to have."

-TD Ameritrade

"Insightful, engaging and informative — three words that describe April Rinne’s keynote... April was a pleasure to work with. She is intelligent, passionate, and well connected, and I would not hesitate for one second to recommend her..."

-Seismonaut, Denmark

"April is a true star. After our 2017 event we gathered to identify the top 10% of our speaker corps, and April quickly emerged as an automatic invite for 2018. April is thoroughly smart, engaging, and authentic – a powerful combination. Invite her. Your event will be the better for it!"

- University of Colorado at Boulder

Advisor of choice for a range of private and public sector organizations, from Airbnb to the World Economic Forum and  governments worldwide, APRIL RINNE helps audiences see the innovative shifts underway in businesses and startups worldwide. Sought-out to deliver two keynotes at back-to-back events, first at Dentons’ Courageous Counsel Leadership Institute and then TD Ameritrade’s National LINC Conference, Rinne shed light on how to cultivate innovation, exposing audience members to emerging trends and new platforms. Tailoring her remarks to each audience, Rinne dives into how shifts in labor, business models, and technology will impact businesses across industries and prepares individuals to thrive in an uncertain future. Having just penned an informative article for Quartz on how "portfolioists" are the new freelances, Rinne is at the 50 yard line of the most workforce and industry innovations, and keeps her audiences ahead of the curve. 

STEVEN KOTLER New York Times  Bestselling Author of Stealing FireThe Rise of SupermanAbundance & Bold; TED Speaker; International Pioneer in Peak Performance & Innovation; Co-founder & Director of Research for Flow Genome Project
How to open up the next level of human performance | Steven Kotler | TEDxABQ

"Wanted to share some of the great feedback we received on Steven’s keynote at the Global CISO Executive Summit! "Great delivery of Information"; "Enjoyed the Flow"; "Fantastic - inspiring"; "Discussion flowed well after dinner"; "AWESOME"; "Changes the we view flow and how it can change the way we work. Great and powerful concept, interested in learning more." Thanks again for everything and I hope we can work together again soon!"


"Steven’s presentation was a huge success, and members and their families are still raving about this amazing opportunity. We received a 9.44 score on our evaluation and a 9.44 speaker rating (both out of 10). 100% of the members, spouses and YNG’s that completed the evaluation would recommend Steven a speaker to other chapters or their organizations. Overall, a fantastic event."

-Young President's Organization

A revolutionary in the field of human performance, STEVEN KOTLER shows individuals and companies how to unlock their potential and level up their game like never before. His bestselling books and research decode how scientific and technological breakthroughs are radically changing the world, and how both businesses and individuals can harness their power. Whether it’s an optimistic view of how technology and innovation can help us solve life’ s greatest challenges;  or how bold thinking can lead to breakthroughs in creativity and productivity; or how the science of “flow” can allow individuals to out-perform others;  Kotler is a master storyteller who reveals the latest advances in performance with passion and optimism.Recently sought-out for Morgan Stanley's Visionary Lecture Series and the Society of International Business Fellows' Annual Summit, Kotler provides both big-picture inspiration and concrete, actionable steps to start maximizing performance.

ADAM BRAUNNew York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, The Promise of a Pencil; Founder, Pencils of Promise; Founder & CEO, MissionU

"The feeling was unanimous, the best speaker we've ever had at an offsite."

-Kraft Brands

"Compelling. Passionate. Engaging. His story is amazing in and of itself. When he tells it, the hairs on your arms all stand up and your heart skips a beat."

-American Association of Advertising Agencies

"I was left utterly speechless, the best event we've ever had."

-COX Communications

"Adam’s talk was engaging, powerful and tailored to the audience he was a addressing. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive. He had the sell- out crowd of 700 people mesmerized- and that was at an early morning breakfast! Throughout the day, people were commenting and mentioning points that he made in his presentation. He had the right balance of information, tips, humor and stirring stories."

- United Way of Westchester and Putnam

Celebrated entrepreneur and leader of the for-purpose industry ADAM BRAUN knows how to motivate people to powerful action and organizations who bring him to their events are seeing the difference. Companies like Coca-Cola, Kraft and Great-West Life have all hosted the bestselling author, praising Braun for the positive energy and tremendous breadth of entrepreneurial experience he brings to each engagement. The Founder of renowned non-profit Pencils of Promise, Braun’s story is how one young man turned $25 into more than 400 schools, serving tens of thousands of students worldwide. Braun’s remarkable story proves that anyone can take small steps to lead a successful and significant life, and his bestselling book, The Promise of a Pencil, is a sought-after guide on how to achieve goals through actionable and tangible steps. Braun brings this same mix of practical advice and bold inspiration to every engagement, empowering audiences to discover their next big idea and providing guideposts for a path forward. 

ABIGAIL POSNERHead of Strategic Planning at Google’s Creative Think Tank for Agencies and Brands; Thought Leader on Culture, Creativity and the Internet
C2 Montréal 2014: Abigail Posner

"I was fortunate enough to attend the DMAI Convention in Minneapolis recently and I was even more fortunate to have the privilege of listening to you speak. I found your presentation so inspirational and valuable. I love seeing strong women in leadership roles so that was very inspiring and the content of your presentation was absolute gold. I took so many notes and I feel I can take a lot of your words about creativity back and use it within my role."

- Tourism Tropical North Queensland

"Abby hit it out of the park! She is one of the best presenters I have seen and can bring a room to life very quickly. Our audience of clients and colleagues were engaged throughout."

-Worldwide CEO

A pioneering innovator in marketing and communications, ABIGAIL POSNER shines a unique, humanistic lens on culture, business and technology.  Her quest is to spark novel thinking and lead people to take action, and her keynotes help audiences unlock the secrets to greater creativity, productivity and growth. Recently, Posner has been in-demand for her insights into the human side of today's digital space and VR stortelling by outlets such as Forbes. At the cutting-edge of innovation, Posner recently addressed a crowd of 2,500 at the World Business Forum New York-- listed as a "Leadership Conference You Don't Want to Miss" by Forbes-- and is set to deliver a keynote for 4,000 attendees at the prestigious 2018 Oslo Business Forum. 

With keynotes full of practical, actionable advice as well as awe-inspiring anecdotes, these HWA Speakers deliver a powerful one-two-punch at every event. Sure to draw a packed house and generate an excited buzz, they are fantastic choices for your next engagement.