Alan Bean

Alan Bean

Captain Alan Bean, the fourth man in history to set foot on the moon, knows about reaching for the stars, both organizationally and individually. In 1973, he was the Commander of Skylab Mission II (SL III), where he lived 59 days in space, orbiting 270 miles above Earth, leading his crew to accomplish 150% of their pre-mission goals – a record unsurpassed before or since. Captain Bean shows why human beings are the most extraordinary creatures in the universe. We are unique because as far as we know we are the only beings in the universe whose only limits are those we place on ourselves. Read more

Alexander Blass

Alexander Blass

One of today’s most acclaimed social entrepreneurs and innovators, Alexander Blass is a visionary who has improved and inspired countless lives across the globe. He invented and launched person-to-person charitable giving on the Internet, a revolutionary technology adopted in dozens of countries around the world. Blass is most famous for is leaving a high ranking position at a venture capital firm to make a real difference in our world and the lives of other people. After getting tired of seeing countless stories in the news of good people in need, he decided to do something about it. Read more

Andrea Beaulieu

Andrea Beaulieu

Andrea has successfully run her business as an inspired coach, consultant and communication artist for the past 27 years, fulfilled her dream to be a singer and stage performer, and as a single mom, raised her son to be a leader in his life. Her experiences dealing with such issues as growing up with alcoholism, abuse and low self-esteem make her message of hope and inspiration to others that much deeper. She believes that no matter what has happened in your life, you are enough – more than enough – you are brilliant! She is a living example of how to not let the past stop you from shining in your life or at work.

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Andy Boynton

Andy Boynton

 

Andy Boynton is Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, one of the world’s leading business schools, the author of several books and co-creator of DeepDive™, the world’s leading methodology for helping executives harness the power of teams to significantly improve problem-solving speed, innovation and results. Prior to joining Boston College, Boynton was a professor of strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland for 10 years. Boynton wrote his latest book, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen (Jossey-Bass) with co-authors Bill Fischer and William Bole. His previous books include Virtuoso Teams: Lessons from Teams That Changed Their Worlds (Financial Times-Prentice Hall) and Invented Here: Maximizing Your Organization’s Internal Growth and Profitability (Harvard Business School Press). In addition to his publishing career and role as Dean of the Carroll School of Management, Boynton has over twenty years of experience speaking and designing powerful executive education sessions and seminars for firms around the world. He is often utilized by organizations looking to build more innovative and effective teams. Read more

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Ben Stein is either the world’s funniest economist, or the most economically well-trained funny man… and Read more

Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander

In a symphony, just as in business, one person can’t do it all. Greatness comes only when everyone gives his or her best. As a leader, it’s the conductor’s job to bring out that best in everyone. Benjamin Zander is legendary in the music world for inspiring greatness in his players. He does the same for audiences who hear him speak. He becomes a one-man tour de force as he plays piano and inspires people to engage their passions, to avoid downward-spiral thinking and to focus on possibility. Audiences leave his presentations transformed—thinking about their challenges in a whole new way. Zander’s brilliant Grammy-nominated work has been featured in a full-length documentary for the BBC, as well as on ABC’s Nightline and CBS’ 60 Minutes. Benjamin Zander’s true genius is his ability to elevate the performance of people and organizations beyond what they ever dreamed possible. Read more

Bob Higa

Bob Higa

More than ever, organizations are asking their associates to deliver greater value and increased results, but to do it with fewer and fewer resources. One might say people today often expect real “magic!” As an expert magician, Bob Higa knows there is no “magic” in making the magic happen. It’s the result of commitment, creativity, training and hard work. “Genuine magic happens when reality exceeds expectations”, says Higa, and he’s able to demonstrate just how this creative approach leads to magical results in the workplace. Read more

Boris Brott

Boris Brott

Thousands of people across corporate America have heard Boris Brott’s interactive presentation — he draws comparisons between business organizations and symphony orchestras. Both have common goals, each must perform in harmony to achieve those goals, and each continually strives for perfection. Often, both attempt to be innovative and creative. Boris draws out the juxtaposition of teamwork and leadership the need for creativity within an organization; the joy of communication and the achievement of success. All are explored through the medium of music. Read more

Brian Biro

Brian Biro

Brian Biro, is a team-builder, deeply inspired by an irrepressible belief in people. Brian serves as a dynamic catalyst unleashing this hidden potential as he helps build new energy and confidence in everyone he touches. In the new millennium, effectiveness and consistently bringing out the very best in others is the ultimate secret to successful leadership. We move beyond success when we connect individual contributions into unselfish and synergistic teams. Biro is a four-time winner of INC magazine’s People’s Choice Top Speaker when speaking at their International Conferences. Read more

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

One of Australia’s most famous entrepreneurs, Brian Smith “MR. UGG” is best known for launching UGG Boots in the U.S.

After moving to Calif and selling the now billion-dollar company, Smith launched a second career as a business guru and an exciting, motivational speaker. His humorous, heart-felt style and hard-won business savvy is energizing CEOs, business owners and budding entrepreneurs across the country. Read more