Aaron Dignan

Aaron Dignan

Culture is changing rapidly at the intersection of people and technology. Author and digital strategist Aaron Dignan translates disruptive innovations at the fringe of the digital space and the world of gaming into meaningful lessons for the mainstream.

Dignan dressed up as a super hero for 180 straight days of the first grade, which marked the beginning of his life as an iconoclast, observer, theorist, and performer. Now, as a founding partner of the digital strategy firm Undercurrent based in New York, he advises global brands and complex organizations like GE, PepsiCo, Ford, and Disney on their future in an increasingly technophilic world. Read more

Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins is a remarkable athlete, actress, fashion model, and well respected motivational speaker. Born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) she had to have both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was only one-year-old. Today Aimee revels in the continuous exploration of what is possible. She has developed her own unique formula for creating the “invented life,” fashioned from her unique combination of life experiences as an Olympic athlete, ground-breaking high fashion model, a beacon for design tech, dedicated advocate and avant-garde actor. Read more

Allison Vincent

Allison Vincent

The winner of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser season five, and the first ever female winner, Arizona native Alison “Ali” Vincent is a dynamic and inspirational speaker.

 

A former champion synchronized swimmer, Vincent set foot on The Biggest Loser ranch weighing 234 pounds. After weeks of hard work and dedication to health and fitness on the ranch and at home, Vincent stepped on the scale at the finale weighing in at 122 pounds- 112 pounds less than her starting weight.
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Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy has been through hardships that most of us will never face — or can even fathom. But what makes Read more

Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri

In the 20 years Anthony Melchiorri has been in the hospitality business, he has a proven track record of understanding a company’s vision, its individual parts, and how to make those parts work together to complete the whole picture. Knowing that attention to detail and making each part of the operation functional and strong are key to profitability, Anthony has developed and repositioned some of the finest and most high profile properties in the United States including the first Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort and the landmark Algonquin Hotel. Read more

Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher

Antwone Quenton Fisher was born in prison to his teenage mother. He became a ward of the state of Ohio and was placed in a loving home, but it was apparent that the foster mother had become too attached to Antwone, deeming a reunion with his birth mother too difficult for the child. He was then placed in another foster home where he would suffer twelve years of abuse. Fisher survived the cruelties of foster care and the brutalities of homelessness and set on a course of healing after joining the United State Navy where he served his country for eleven years. 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

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton, at the age of 13 survived a 14-foot tiger shark attack off the shores of her hometown Hawaii was left with one arm and only 26 days later she courageously overcame all odds and began surfing again. In the wake of this life-changing event that took her arm and nearly her life, Bethany’s feisty determination and steadfast faith spurred her toward an adventurous comeback that gave her the grit to turn her loss into a gift for others. Bethany is a true champion who inspiring millions worldwide through the love of her family, her sheer determination, and her unwavering faith. Read more

Bob Varsha

Bob Varsha

Bob Varsha is among the most recognized broadcast hosts and play-by-play announcers in the 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