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EntreLeadership Summit brings together the top minds in business and leadership from around the world. Past speakers include:
America’s trusted voice on money and business, Dave Ramsey is a personal money-management expert, a best-selling author, and an extremely popular national radio personality. In 1992, Ramsey founded his company to provide financial counseling. Ramsey Solutions has since grown into a multimillion-dollar company with a nationally recognized brand, but Dave still defines success by the number of lives changed through his message of hope.
Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor), the first woman to hold the position. She has authored and co-authored numerous books, including No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family, and her newest best-seller, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom.
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 25 million books in 50 languages. In 2014 he was identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He has also been voted the top leadership professional in the world on LeadershipGurus.net for six consecutive years. As the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, he has trained more than 5 million leaders. In 2015, he reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country of the world. The recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, John speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders.
Patrick Lencioni is the author of ten best-selling business books with nearly 4 million copies sold. After twelve years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team continues to be a fixture on national best-seller lists and recently celebrated its eleventh year running on the Wall Street Journal list. His latest book, The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, became an instant best-seller. Recognized in Fortune as one of the “ten new gurus you should know,” Pat is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. The widespread appeal of Lencioni’s leadership models have yielded a diverse base of speaking and consulting clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, nonprofits, schools, and churches. Prior to founding his firm, Pat worked as a corporate executive for Sybase, Oracle, and Bain & Company. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.
Described as "a visionary thinker with a rare intellect," Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.
He is best known for popularizing the concept of Why and for the talk he gave on the subject that became the third most watched talk of all time on TED.com. Sinek's unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including: 3M, Costco, Deckers, Ernst & Young, HSM, jetBlue, KPMG, Pfizer, NBC/Universal, the military, government agencies and entrepreneurs.
Famous for creating an outstanding company culture, Gary has successfully scaled Southwest Airlines to be one of the nation’s largest airlines—and one of Fortune magazine’s most-admired companies in the world.
As CEO of one of the nation's largest family owned businesses, Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy represents the next generation of leadership for the Atlanta-based fast-food chicken restaurant chain founded by his father, S. Truett Cathy. Eager to incorporate his own skills and talents into the business, Dan has taken an unconventional, yet personally and professionally rewarding approach to Chick-fil-A leadership.
Seth Godin is known as America’s greatest marketer and the ultimate entrepreneur of the information age. Dave is such a fan that he’s called Seth the best marketing brain on the planet. Seth is the author of 18 best-sellers, and his marketing blog is one of the most successful in the world.
Donald Miller is one of the most sought-after speakers in the world. He has been giving hilarious and inspirational talks to standing-room-only crowds in stadiums and arenas for more than a decade. Don’s speaking topics come from his best-selling books that have, combined, spent more than a year on the New York Times best-sellers list. Don has written seven books and a screenplay and is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the subject of story. His talks are custom created and delivered, and range in topic from “living a better story” to “treating your customer like the hero.”
A popular and dynamic speaker on the topics of financial education and leadership, Chris Hogan works with businesses and high-profile clients across the country, helping them develop strategies that increase their revenues, protect their wealth, and secure their financial futures. His new book, Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age. It’s a Financial Number, released in January 2016 and is a #1 national best-seller. For more than a decade, Chris has served at Ramsey Solutions as a trusted financial coach and Ramsey Personality.
Lou Holtz has established himself as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time. Despite never inheriting a winning team, he compiled a 243-127-7 career record that ranked him third in victories among active coaches and eighth in winning percentage. His 12 career postseason bowl victories ranked him fifth on the all-time list. Holtz was recently selected for the College Football Hall of Fame, class of 2008, which places him in an elite group of just over 800 individuals in the history of football who have earned this distinction.
For many years Holtz has been considered among the greatest speaking legends in America today. He speaks on overcoming seemingly impossible challenges by setting your own goals and working to achieve them.
He has built a reputation as a motivator, a demanding disciplinarian and someone who relishes challenges and hard work.
Robert Herjavec is one of North America's most recognizable business leaders. He has built and sold businesses on his way to amassing a personal fortune of more than $100 million. A first generation immigrant, Robert arrived in Halifax, Canada, on a boat with his parents after escaping communism in the former Yugoslavia. With only one suitcase, few prospects, $20, and no understanding of the English language, his unlimited dreams led him to experience the classic "rags to riches" immigrant story.
From delivering newspapers, waiting on tables, and launching a computer company from his basement, he applied his immense energy and ambition with outstanding success. A serial entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several companies, including a computer security company to AT&T and a technology company to Nokia for $225 million. Widely known as an entrepreneurial and motivational expert, Robert's business advice has appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines.
Following a short retirement, Robert launched The Herjavec Group, now acknowledged as Canada's fastest growing technology company. In a few short years The Herjavec Group has grown from $400,000 in sales with three people to $125 million in sales and almost 200 people. Robert's celebrity status has expanded with leading roles on Dragons' Den, the #1 TV show in Canada (now in its seventh season) and the American hit show Shark Tank (now in its third season, produced by Mark Burnett Productions, Sony, Disney and ABC).
This award-winning CEO led Ford’s transformation into the #1 automobile brand in the U.S. Mulally developed a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy and along with his team successfully implemented the One Ford plan to deliver profitable growth. Named #3 on Fortune magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders list, Alan combines a passion for innovation with comprehensive strategy and strong vision.
As an experienced Certified Business Coach, Christy Wright works with business owners nationwide, speaking on topics such as personal development, goal setting and life balance, and how to develop team members and grow companies. Christy joined Ramsey Solutions in 2009. As a Ramsey Personality she frequently contributes to EntreLeadership.com and the EntreLeadership Podcast. Additionally, she is a featured speaker at EntreLeadership events.
Dr. Arthur Laffer was a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board. Nicknamed the father of supply-side economics, Dr. Laffer has dedicated his life to finding innovative ways to better meet the needs of the marketplace and create a brighter future for the American economy.
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