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



Professor at Harvard Business School & author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work



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

• 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

An accomplished and seasoned executive, formerly of IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira (now Pfizer) and General Electric

• Editor-in-chief of strategy+business

• Author of several books, including The Wise Advocate

• 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

• Samuel C. Johnson Professor in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University

• Author of Better Business

• 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

• Motivational speaker on inclusive leadership & the mindset for success

• Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University

• Author of The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit

• 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

• Author of Scaling Up Excellence & Market Rebels

• NY Times Bestselling author of The Smartest Kids in the World, The Unthinkable, and High Conflict

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

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

• Director and Cultural Alchemist at Google X

• 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

• Leadership and personal development expert

• ~20 year career spanning Wall Street, Bain & Company & Silicon Valley start-ups

• Featured on Thrive Global, and in films and books on survivorship and mindset

• Guest speaker on "Crafting Your Life" for Harvard Business School

• 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

• 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

• Entrepreneur on how to inspire change by embracing innovation.

• 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, Trust Factor & The Moral Molecule

• Global futurist & bestselling author