Leadership & Change speakers


Jake Wood is the Executive Chairman of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and deploys military veterans to disaster zones around the world and within the United States



Founder of Behance & Adobe's Chief Product Officer; Early Investor & Product Advisor, Pinterest, Uber  & Other Top Companies



New York Times Bestselling Author of Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD, and host of Majority 54 Podcast



On a mission to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership in the workplace


• Harvard professor on how to boost creative productivity

• Leading expert in building better workplaces

Founder of Behance & Adobe's Chief Product Officer

• Author of The Messy Middle & Making Ideas Happen

• Early Investor & Product Advisor, Pinterest, Uber  & Other Top Companies

• Former White House Social Secretary

• Author of Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life.

•  Author of Game Changer: How to be 10x in the Talent Economy

• Music Director for the Los Angeles based cover band ProjectM and creator of FrontmanTalk

• Former Senior VP & Executive Officer at Microsoft

• Author of Strategy First: How Businesses Win Big

• Mentalist & magician on how to motivate, engage & influence others 

• Top Gun Pilot & CEO of Team Rubicon

• Author of several books including Your Leadership Legacy

• Director of external affairs for Google

• Former Editor at Fortune

• Author of The End of Suburbs & The Airbnb Story

• Sell your ideas with the #1 Expert in Transformative Communication

• Founder & CEO of Girls in Tech

• Author of Tech Boss Lady

NY Times bestselling author

• TED speaker, social scientist & pioneer in the use of data

• Founder of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

• President of Emerge 

• Expert on Growth Mindset

• Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University

• Best-selling author

• Author of Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate and The Secret to Getting Along (2023)

• NY Times Best-selling co-author of Made to Stick & Switch

• Co-author of Making Number Counts (2022)

• Unearthing the science behind defining experiences and moments that matter

• NYT Bestselling Author of Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD

• First Millennial Statewide Elected Official

• Editor-in-chief of strategy+business

• Author of several books, including The Wise Advocate

• Regents Professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at University of Arizona

• Sharing lessons from working at NASA on how we can learn our exploration of the cosmos.

• Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Morning Brew

• One of the greatest soccer players of all-time

• 2x World Cup Champion & 2x Olympic Gold Medal Winner

• Sales expert teaching corporations & individuals how to generate massive gains

• Creator of Make It Happen University, author of Making-It-Happen and award-winning podcast host

• The expert on transformation and the tech-driven workplace

• Author of Disrupted, Lab Rats and STFU

• Writer on Silicon Valley. 

• Executive editor at Harvard Business Review

• Author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed & other books

• Lecturer in Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business

• Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company

• Author of Engine of Impact

• Author of Creative Change: Why We Resist It . . . How We Can Embrace It

Co-Author of Hack Your Bureaucracy: Get Things Done No Matter What Your Role on Any Team

• Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs under President Obama

• Guggenheim Fellow

• Founding Co-director of Northwestern University's Institute on Complex Systems

• Motivational speaker on inclusive leadership & the mindset for success

• Helping leaders get the best out of their teams by getting the best out of themselves

•  Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

• Co-director Designing Organizational Change Project

• Author of 'Scaling Up Excellence' & 'Market Rebels'

• NY Times Bestselling author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Smartest Kids in the World and The Unthinkable

• Co-Host of the Slate podcast, How-To

• Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter

• Author of ten books, including Katrina: After the Flood and Saving Main Street

• Bestselling author of The Back of The Napkin on how anyone can use simple pictures to lead, innovate & sell

• Google X's Cultural Alchemist, responsible for leading Culture for Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory

• Bestselling author of Practical Genius

• Director of the Better Life Lab & The Good Life Initiative at New America 

• Author of the NY Times Bestseller Overwhelmed

• Lecturer at UC Berkely's Haas School of Business 

• Author of Practical Wisdom

• One of TED’s most popular speakers 

•  Noted research psychiatrist 

• Author of several books including, You Are Not Your Brain

•  Author of Game Changer: How to be 10x in the Talent Economy

• "Life Leadership" expert specializing in mindset, intention, and resilience

• Featured by the White House, World Economic Forum, Harvard, Stanford, Forbes, and Thrive Global

• Award-winning cancer survivor and patient advocate

• Alum of MIT, Harvard Business School, Bain & Co, and Silicon Valley startups

• Georgetown University professor, U.S. Army veteran, and resilience expert

• Author of Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive during Stress and Recover from Trauma

• President & CEO of King Philanthropies

• Lecturer in Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business

• Author of Engine of Impact

• Stanford Professor & bestselling author on changing organizations for the better

• Part coach, business consultant, professional organizer & spiritual butt-kicker all rolled into one 

• Author of Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed and the Fall of Arthur Andersen

• Former professor at the Harvard Business School

• Associate Professor of Psychology, NYU

• Author, Jerks at Work

• Broadway's longest-running 'Lion King' shares his secret to fulfillment & joy in everyday work & life

• Co-founder/minority owner of Major League Soccer team in Nashville

• Author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, Create and Orchestrate: The Path to Claiming Your Creative Power from an Unlikely Entrepreneur

• Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors

• leads Jumpstart Nova, the first healthcare venture fund in America investing exclusively in Black founded and led startups

• IBJJF World Master Champion (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

• Co-Founder/Executive Chairman of Team Rubicon

• Founder/CEO of Groundswell

• Author of Once a Warrior and Take Command 

• In the top 0.3% most cited and influential scientists

• TED Speaker and media personality

• 4x Tech Entrepreneur & Author of several books including, Immersion, Trust Factor & The Moral Molecule

• Global futurist & bestselling author