Leadership & Change speakers

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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

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Leadership, influence and motivation expert, who is ranked among the top management thinkers globally.

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Founding Partner of Jumpstart Health Investors (JHI), the most active early-stage healthcare venture capital firm in America

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NY Times Best-selling co-author of Made to Stick, Switch and more.


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• Psychiatry Professor and Researcher at Stanford University

• Author of several books, including Virtually You and 2024's A Leader's Destiny: Why Psychology, Personality, and Character Make All the Difference


• Harvard professor on how to boost creative productivity

• Leading expert in building better workplaces

• Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Design & Emerging Products, at Adobe

• Bestselling author of two books & writer of leading technology industry newsletter, Implications

• Former White House Social Secretary

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

• Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life

• Author of Reimagining Design 

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

• Top Gun Pilot & CEO of Team Rubicon

• Author of several books including Your Leadership Legacy

• Senior Managing Director at Teneo

• Former Director of external affairs for Google and 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

• Professor at Harvard Business School

• Retired United States Army Colonel

• Expert on Growth Mindset

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

• Best-selling author

• Author of The Leader's Guide to Managing Risk: A Proven Method to Build Resilience and Reliability

• Widely recognized as the father of the airline industry’s landmark Aviation Safety Action Programs

• 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

Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker

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

• First Millennial Statewide Elected Official

• Author of How Trust Works: The Science of How Relationships Are Built, Broken, and Repaired (2023)

• Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business

• Television/radio sportscaster who has worked on six Olympic Games and covered all major American sports leagues


• 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


• 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


• Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Business Media

• Guggenheim Fellow

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

• Motivational Speaker on the Future of Leadership and the Mindset for Success

•  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

• Professor at Columbia Business School 

• Author of The Digital Transformation Playbook on how to rethink any traditional business for the digital age 

• 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

• Inspirational mindset expert trusted by Fortune 100 companies

• Creator of Path of Least Regret®, the M.O.V.E. Framework™, and other tools for living and leading with intention

• Award-winning patient advocate and cancer survivor

• 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

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

• Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Stern School of Business and Executive Director of Ethical Systems

• Author of Higher Ground: How Business Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World


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

• Former professor at the Harvard Business School

• 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)

• Author of PROXIMITY: How Coming Breakthroughs in Just-in-Time Transform Business, Society, and Daily Life (2024)

• A venture investor in more than 30 companies, many of which are leading the Proximity revolution

• Adjunct Professor of Innovation at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, and Adjunct Professor of Executive Education at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

• 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