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A production of Executive Speakers Bureau, Executive Speakers on Speakers features conversations with luminaries in the fields of business, science, politics, entertainment, and more. Join host Stephen Kirkpatrick for incisive, in-depth discussions with today's leaders.
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Sep 1, 2022

Driven by a passion to see others achieve, Sebastian Terry’s one-of-a-kind story has organically become a powerful catalyst for personal growth and organizational transformation. Leveraging the power of goal setting & striving as a vehicle to maximize mental wellness, individual productivity and team engagement, Sebastian’s action-based keynote integrates individual evolution with professional development. In this episode, Stephen and Jennifer chat with Seb and learn what fueled his personal quests to complete 100 things, and also how it has evolved into a movement about empowering and helping others. Stick around until the end, and you'll also learn some fun facts about Australia as well.

Jul 14, 2022

Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo to create what’s actually possible for people and companies in our time. He has spent his life coming back from the brink to sell companies, finish ultra-marathons, and getting results #NoMatterWhat it takes. Sterling is an internationally-recognized thought leader and has given a TED talk with over 55,000 views on the topic of discomfort being necessary for innovation. He is a top-rated keynote speaker on the #NoMatterWhat approach to driving growth innovation and results, regardless of what’s happening in the world. His keynotes share meaningful strategies delivered with the inspiration to leave attendees in action. In this episode of Executive Speakers on Speakers, Sterling Hawkins joins us in the studio to discuss his debut book "Hunting Discomfort". Along the way, Stephen and Sterling discuss what hunting discomfort actually means and how it differs from danger, why you should "get a tattoo", and the steps you can take right now to achieve your goals #NoMatterWhat.

May 5, 2022

For the past 25 years, Daniel Sieberg has seen it all between CNN, CBS News, Google, and several startups and developed a presentation style unique to himself: the role of tech philosopher. How do we make sense of any new technologies and ensure they are not only right for the times but right for us? What are the practical implications of future innovation and invention - beyond the gimmicks and gee-whiz?

Sieberg cuts through the noise and unpacks all the developments from recent history but also looks ahead to what’s next. His goal is to generate critical thinking and awareness when it comes to where we’re headed in the 21st century. How should we apply anything new - and why? Sieberg is your guide through the complexities of technology and speaks to advancements in language that both experts and amateurs alike can relate to.

May 5, 2022

If you drank a cup of coffee, brushed your teeth, or shaved this morning, your life has already been impacted by Michelle Stacy’s leadership. Michelle Stacy is a senior leader with the consistent ability to run and scale businesses, and a commitment to creating world-class cultures by developing and articulating a clear vision that ignites the organization to deliver innovation drives P&L-focused top-line growth and builds powerful global brand franchises. She creates a forward-thinking vision and executable plans that have driven strong growth at Gillette, P&G, and Keurig by leveraging the combination of new product innovation, acquisition, eCommerce, social media, brand building, and overall excellence in marketing and sales execution. Of tremendous value has been her operational expertise across all functional areas including manufacturing, R&D, procurement, distribution, and IT, and her ability to create a positive and focused culture that delivers both financial results and a commitment to a higher purpose.

May 5, 2022
In this special edition of Executive Speakers on Speakers, for the FIRST TIME EVER, guest host, author, and keynote speaker Riaz Meghji interviews John Rossman, leadership, innovation, and disruption expert about his recently released 3rd edition of the bestselling book "The Amazon Way". Riaz and John discuss how Amazon continues to innovate and thrive through the pandemic and beyond using their 14 Leadership Principles, as well as John's suggestion for a 15th leadership principle for the digital giant.
May 5, 2022

As a professional interviewer for over a decade on Breakfast Television Vancouver, Riaz Meghji knows a thing or two about asking questions. In his new book, Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships, the former TV host shares some of his trade secrets.

Mar 1, 2022
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York- Chris “Bash” Bashinelli gave up an acting career (The Sopranos, HBO) to exchange with the world. Chris Bashinelli was 20 years old when he traveled to Tanzania to film his first documentary. The day he returned from Tanzania, his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. It was in that moment he realized there was nothing he could do to change the world, meaning, there was nothing he could do to control circumstances outside of himself. Ultimately, the only person we ever have control over is ourselves. This realization became the impetus for Chris’s life mission, that when we ‘Change our mind’, we ‘Change our world’.
Mar 9, 2021

We're continuing our online Executive Speakers on Speakers podcast with a Zoom conversation with futurist and keynote speaker Ben Hammersley about his latest speech topic "The Great Reassessment". In today's episode, we discuss the future of higher education, the future of work, and how innovation will move us forward during this pandemic and beyond.

Mar 9, 2021

Louie Gravance is often referred to as “the guy that can make the Disney service concepts work outside of Disney.” Following his hugely effective tenure in Orlando, Gravance left Disney to pursue other opportunities and soon amassed even more success working as a consultant, customer service speaker, and corporate culture guru. Louie has designed multi-million-dollar service campaigns for companies such as ING Financial, Choice Hotels, Microbac Technologies, Nikon and The American Council of Independent Laboratories. Gravance has been credited with “literally changing the consciousness of business in America” through his service campaigns and initiatives. In 2014 his unique entertainment and training experience was called upon to be part of the opening team of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley expansion at Universal, Orlando. While corporate and employee growth is serious business, humor and heart remain at the center of every Louie Gravance presentation because he also knows, from experience, there’s no business BUT show business!

Mar 9, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO of cityCURRENT Jeremy Park, like many other event planners, was forced to think quickly and shift how he and his team approached their events and continued to provide services to their members and community to power the good.

Angela and Richard discuss with Jeremy the steps he took to make that shift, what platforms he uses for virtual events, challenges he experienced along the way, and his thoughts on the future of events. For more information, contact Executive Speakers Bureau at (901) 754-9404.

Mar 9, 2021

If you're looking how to "level up" your virtual events and home professional studios to make your event an experience, we're offering tips from one of the best at perfecting the art, keynote speaker Brian Fanzo.

Brian Fanzo is a keynote speaker who inspires, motivates, and educates businesses on how to leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing – to stand out from the noise and engage with customers of all ages. Brian’s #ThinkLikeAFan philosophy has powered first-of-their-kind storytelling campaigns for many Fortune 50 enterprise companies leveraging Periscope, SnapChat, and Facebook Live.

Feb 11, 2020

Sam Silverstein’s mission is to empower people to live accountable lives, transform the way they do business, and to thrive at extraordinary levels. By challenging leaders to shift priorities, cultivate an organizational culture based on accountability, and inspire both individuals and teams to take ownership in fresh and results-producing ways – he is helping companies dramatically increase productivity, profitability, and growth.

Sam believes that accountability is the highest form of leadership. As a former executive and owner, Sam’s manufacturing and distribution companies sold over $100 million in products and services. He successfully sold one of his businesses to a Fortune 500 company. Today, Sam writes, speaks, and consults with organizations around the globe to think differently, work with renewed purpose, and achieve record-breaking results. As a keynote speaker, Sam challenges audiences to discover and reach their best selves. He helps leaders build accountability throughout their organization. Sam works with entrepreneurs, multi-national companies, corporations, and government agencies to drive increased engagement and productivity.

Global Gurus recently announced Sam Silverstein at #12 on the 2020 list of the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals. Making it a second year in a row on the prestigious list. Sam is now the author of nine books including: I Am AccountableNo More ExcusesNo Matter WhatNon-NegotiableMaking Accountable Decisions, and The Success Model.

Sam Silverstein is the founder of The Accountability Movement™, an organization focused on building powerful communities filled with like-minded people who know and live their values and honor their commitments. To that end, Sam hosts Accountability Roundtables™ to address and break through the barriers that restrict organizations and communities from living an accountable culture.

Originally from Atlanta, Sam has a Bachelor’s Degree in business from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Washington University. He is a Past President of the National Speakers Association. Sam is married with four children and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Nov 27, 2019

Referred to by his fans as “the Artist for the People”, Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator -- at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen’s work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, and Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.

For the tens of millions who have seen Phil’s art on TV and online, it’s hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Phil discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity.

His inspirational story was first shared on the TED stage to a standing ovation, and then shared around the world including on PBS, BBC and CCTV. Now, Phil’s ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World 2Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table. “Phil’s message of self-reinvention and the power of transforming adversity into opportunity is one that translates well across audiences—regardless of the industry. His message inspires, motivates and reenergizes the creative spirit in us all.” - Ford Motor Company

“We need to first be limited in order to become limitless.” - Phil Hansen

At the request of some of his speaking clients, Phil has designed a unique art experience beyond the talk. Companies who are seeking an unforgettable interactive experience for their audience are absolutely stunned by its originality, value and effect. "A number of years ago at our sales meeting we had a very expensive performance painter present. I can say that the impact of Phil’s talk with the fingerprint art project provided much more impact and value. Being able to connect all employees to a single work of art is absolutely incredible." - Bethany Quam, General Mills President, Convenience & Foodservice Division

Besides speaking and doing art, Phil is an advocate for advancing art education. He’s the author of Tattoo a Banana, a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials. And he’s the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.

To book Phil Hansen call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-672-6548.

Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Shawn DuBravac is a futurist, best-selling author, and the former chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). DuBravac is a widely-recognized technological authority who has been published extensively on the topics of finance, economics, and technology, drawing on emerging trends to forecast major shake-ups across industries. His keen insights regarding the economic drivers of the global consumer electronics industry have made him a highly sought-after speaker and commentator. His analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, Barron’s and on CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets.


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Sep 18, 2019

Executive Speakers Bureau's Stephen Kirkpatrick speaks with Matt Dixon, Chief Product and Research Leader at the Austin-based AI venture at Tethr.


Matt Dixon is Chief Product & Research Officer of the Austin-based AI and machine learning venture, Tethr. In this capacity, he has responsibility for product strategy, product management, and product marketing. Prior to joining Tethr, Matt was a Senior Partner and Global Head of Sales Force Effectiveness Solutions at Korn Ferry Hay Group and, before that, held numerous global leadership roles in research, product development and management for CEB, now Gartner.

A seasoned business researcher, Matt has been involved in dozens of original quantitative and qualitative research studies on topics ranging from customer experience strategy to customer service and sales effectiveness. His first book, The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation (Penguin, November 2011), was a #1 Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestseller and has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. The Challenger Sale has won acclaim as “the most important advance in selling for many years” (SPIN Selling author Neil Rackham) and “the beginning of a wave that will take over a lot of selling organizations in the next decade.” (Business Insider). Matt is also a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, having been published more than twenty times in both HBR’s print and online editions. Among his noteworthy HBR articles are “Reinventing Customer Service” (November-December 2018), “Kick-Ass Customer Service” (January-February 2017), “Dismantling the Sales Machine” (November 2013), “The End of Solution Sales” (July-August 2012) and “Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers” (July-August 2010). His two most recent books are The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty, (Penguin, September 2013) and The Challenger Customer: Selling to the Hidden Influencer Who Can Multiply Your Results (Penguin, September 2015).

Matt is a sought-after speaker and advisor to management teams around the world, having presented his findings at a wide range of industry conferences as well as to hundreds of senior executive teams around the world, including those of many Fortune 500 companies.

Matt holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh as well as a B.A. in International Studies from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and four children.

May 6, 2019

Jenn Lim is the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life.

Jenn has been a consultant with Zappos from its start-up days in 2003 to the $2B business it is today. She created the Zappos Culture Book, an embodiment of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability.

Jenn’s experience with Zappos, combined with her development of scientific frameworks for workplace happiness, created the evidence that happier employees = happier customers = successful companies (and meaningful lives).

Jenn has traveled to over 30 countries to speak on this equation and most importantly, share the practical ways of HOW this equation works.

Upon the discovery that every organization can have similar results, DH evolved into the culture coach-sulting company it is help businesses, hospitals and governments actualize their own sustainable culture for positive ROI.

Today, Jenn is dedicated to growing DH to inspire people, companies and communities to change their world, so together, we can change the world.

To book Jenn Lim call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-672-6548. 

Apr 4, 2019

For the last decade, Hannah Ubl has been frequenting airports and conference rooms to present, educate, and forge understanding across different perspectives in the workplace. She’s a data nerd that loves numbers and statistics but understands that the real heroes in any organization are the people.

Her core mission is to help companies maximize those very valuable people by building workplaces that don’t suck. Utilizing research and her years of listening to people in every level of the organization about what matters, she presents communication tactics and action-oriented tools to inform people-first culture and strategy. And while this might sound like touchy-feely fluff, these insights directly correlate to higher retention rates and improved employee satisfaction. And the awesome byproduct? Happy people = happy bottom line.

Hannah’s work is grounded in empathy, research, and strategy. She believes that with a little more of each, everyone can grow to better listen and communicate so they can work together to create an environment where everyone wants to work. She’s spoken to hundreds of audiences from new hires to the C-Suite, and to organizations with anywhere from 20 to 100K employees. Her sweet spot has always been listening to clients’ challenges and then addressing those challenges in a fun, authentic, and strategic way.

Oh, and she also co-wrote Managing Millennials for Dummies and learned that writing a book is very, very hard. And also rather fun. To book Hannah Ubl, call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-209-0190.

Feb 6, 2019

Ronan Tynan is truly a modern day “Renaissance Man.” Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well-documented life, he has persevered with enormous passion and determination. He attributes his success to his faith and the knowledge that the Man Above guides him through every door he opens. Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Following his mother’s advice to always follow your dreams, Tynan decided to launch a solo career, and has achieved the fame and adoration that could have existed only in the farthest reaches of his dreams.

Ronan Tynan’s singing offered the gentlest consolation at the funeral of President Ronald Reagan in the summer of 2004, when an international TV audience of more than 35 million heard him sing “Amazing Grace” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” at the personal invitation of Nancy Reagan. Ronan is also famous for his performances of “God Bless America” at Yankee Stadium during the seventh-inning stretch, which he says have been nothing short of unforgettable. In 2006 he started an affiliation with the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and has performed "God Bless America" at many of their games. 

Jan 28, 2019

Seth Mattison is an Internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. He is Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, a media platform and global community of luminaries, leaders, and influencers igniting powerful change in the way we work, lead, live, and love. In this role, Mattison advises many of the world’s leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. 

Mattison and Joshua Medcalf co-authored the book, The War at Work: A Tale of Navigating the Unwritten Rules of the Hierarchy in a Half Changed World. The book describes The Age of the Network, a world of hyper-connectivity and constant flux, where disruption is the norm and autonomy, empowerment and meaning are basic expectations of the new workforce. Living in a "half-changed world," everything from communication and etiquette, policies, and procedures, where and when work happens, and “paying your dues” are still influenced by a long list of “unwritten rules” established by the world that preceded the Network: the Hierarchy. Responsible for the creation of incredible efficiencies and scale over the past 150 years, the top-down structures and culture of the Hierarchy are still deeply embedded in our organizations and leadership ideologies today. This book shows readers how to become leaders who can successfully navigate the challenge of thriving in two very different worlds.  

Mattison's ideas and writings have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, ForbesThe Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and he was named to the Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch in 2017. 

With his finger on the pulse of today’s changing workforce, Seth blends storytelling from his own personal experience going from a fourth generation farm kid to working with category leading global brands, while leveraging cutting edge research to develop fresh perspectives on the key strategic issues most relevant for today’s leaders. Over the past decade Seth has shared his insight with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world’s best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Disney.

In this episode, Seth shares insights from his book and provide takeaway value that will help your organization harness the power of top talent and tap into brainpower throughout your entire organization. He also dives in to how establishing systems to nurture and harvest ideas adapt quickly and proactively to changes in the marketplace. 


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Aug 22, 2018

Jim Davidson is a resilience expert, professional speaker, expedition leader and best-selling author who shares lessons distilled from a lifetime of mountain adventures. Blending his epic adventures with two decades of successful business experience, Jim shares uplifting messages of resilience that inspire organizations and audiences to be resilient and to overcome the difficult crevasses in their lives.
In 1992, Jim survived a snow bridge collapse that dropped him and a partner into an 80-foot crevasse on Mount Rainer forcing him to climb out alone.

On April 25, 2015, Jim was at Camp 1 on Mount Everest when the earthquakes tragically struck Nepal. His intense reporting, photos and videos from Everest were closely covered by CNN, CBS, BBC, ABC and other news agencies. Jim's passion for teaching resilience and his aptitude for storytelling will inspire you.

He is the co-author of the national bestselling adventure memoir called The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival, which won the National Outdoor Book Award and was selected one of the Best Books of The Year by Amazon. His amazing survival story was also featured nationally and internationally on the hit TV show I Shouldn't Be Alive (Discovery Channel/Animal Planet).

To book Jim Davidson call Executive Speakers Bureau @ 901-754-9404. 

Jun 25, 2018

Kikkan Randall is the United States’ most decorated cross-country skier. With three World Championship medals, one in each color, 33 World Cup podium finishes, 13 of those for gold, Randall has repeatedly pushed her body to its limit in order to compete with the world’s elite in her sport. Despite cross-country’s niche status in the U.S., in Europe, Kikkan Randall is a household name, where she commands superstar status.

After her 2014-15 season, the physical and mental grind of the cross-country tour had taken its toll on the Alaska resident. Wanting to start a family with her husband, retired Canadian cross-country skier Jeff Ellis, the couple decided the time was right so Randall took a season off from competition. They welcomed their first born, a son they named Breck, in April 2016. By November, Kikkan was back on the World Cup race circuit. In February 2017, she solidified her return, winning her first world championship medal since 2013 in Lahti, Finland, a bronze, in her signature event, the sprint.

No U.S. woman has ever won an Olympic cross-country medal. As the only constant on each of the past three U.S. women’s Olympic relay teams, Randall believes PyeongChang represents the best chance for the U.S. women to end their medal drought. Racing to a fourth place finish at the 2017 World Championships, the lineup consisting of Randall, Jessie Diggins, Liz Stephen and Sadie Bjornsen will likely ski in their second consecutive Olympic relay as medal threats.


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May 29, 2018

Elana Meyers Taylor is a two-time World Champion and a three-time Olympic medalist, as well as the only woman in history to have won an Olympic medal as both a push athlete and a driver, on the US National Bobsled Team. Elana shares her story of overcoming obstacles, chasing dreams, and never giving up.

Mar 13, 2018

Kelly McDonald is a marketing and advertising specialist and considered one of the nation’s top experts in consumer trends, generational differences and leveraging the customer experience.  She is the founder of McDonald Marketing, which has twice been named one of the “Top Ad Agencies in the U.S.” by Advertising Age magazine and ranked as one of the fastest-growing independently-owned companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine.


She has been featured on CNBC, in Forbes Magazine, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, on and on SiriusXM Radio.


Her client experience includes iconic brands such as Toyota, State Farm, Nike, Harley-Davidson, Miller-Coors and Sherwin-Williams.


In addition to her extensive public speaking experience, she is also the author of three bestselling books:

Her latest, "How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You", was #9 on the list of Bestselling Business Books of 2017.


Her first, “How to Market to People Not Like You”, was #7 on the list of Bestselling Business Books of 2011


Her second book, “Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You”, was #5 on the list of Bestselling Business Books of 2013


Kelly is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She now lives in Denver, Colorado.  When she’s not speaking and traveling for business, she enjoys hiking in the mountains and being outside.  And shopping for high heels.

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