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



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



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



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


• 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