Marcus Buckingham is the world’s most prominent researcher on strengths, leadership and high
performance at work. After spending two decades studying excellence at the Gallup Organization
and co-creating the StrengthsFinder tool, he built his own software company focused on helping
team leaders excel. Today he leads the ADP Research Institute’s global studies into people and performance at work.
He is the author of two of the best-selling business books of all time, has two of Harvard Business Review’s most circulated, industry-changing cover articles, and has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Today Show, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. His latest book, Love + Work, reveals the capacity of love to pinpoint a person’s true power, and shows how to turn this power into contribution, in life and in work.
Wale Adekanla is an award-winning Executive Coach, Business Growth Consultant, Leadership Speaker, and Best-selling Author. He specializes in training and coaching leaders, change agents, consultants, and teams to transform followers into leaders and leaders into agents of change.
As a thought leader, Wale has become a trusted voice for professionals, business leaders, not-for-profit organizations, and leaders from diverse backgrounds. He is widely recognized as an authority on leadership development. His books have been translated into multiple languages, including “First Steps to Leadership” and “Just Jump.” He has appeared on several TV networks including Fox, NBC, CBS, and ABC.
He inspires his audience with real-life stories, timeless principles, and practical steps to live out what they learn. His coaching system is based on his years of experience and research.
His companies provide top-notch leadership development services and have served clients on three continents. In 2011, he was awarded the esteemed Nigerian President’s Honors Award for his unsurpassed contribution to national development.
Ryan Leak is the author of Leveling Up: 12 Questions to Elevate Your Personal And Professional Development, an executive coach, and a motivational speaker at Fortune 500 companies. Ryan Leak is a best-selling author, executive coach, and transformational speaker inspiring over 50,000 individuals.
The CEO of a leadership development firm based in Dallas, Ryan and his team train over 15,000 leaders every year — from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams. Ryan’s passion is helping leaders push past autopilot and level up in their lives and careers. He spreads this empowering message through coaching, speaking, and leveraging the power of video to reach thousands through his online platforms.
Author of the USA Today bestselling book Chasing Failure and the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Leveling Up, Ryan and his work have been featured in dozens of media outlets, including Good Morning America and the Today Show. He’s widely known for that one time he planned a viral proposal and wedding on the same day.
KENDRA SCOTT Designer, Founder, Executive Chairwoman Designer, founder, and philanthropist Kendra Scott started her company in 2002, just three months after her first son was born, with only $500. Going door-to-door to Austin boutiques armed only with a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendra captivated businesses and customers with her vibrant personality and unique eye for design. Known for her dynamic use of color and genuine materials, Kendra’s commitment to innovation, quality and detail has brought her from a small start-up to a billion-dollar business and has won over loyal fans, media and celebrities alike.
With over 2,000 employees, Kendra Scott boasts a thriving web business and over 100 standalone stores and has expanded beyond fashion jewelry into the categories of fine jewelry, home décor, and beauty. Today, her company continues to operate out of Austin, TX, with their state-of-the-art corporate office complete with design lab and an industry leading distribution center both catering to her employees’ career goals and family-life balance.
With Family and Fashion as two core pillars of her business, Kendra maintains a focus on her other core pillar of Philanthropy in all she does. Since 2010, the company has given back over $40 million to local, national and international causes. In 2018 alone, the company gave over $5 million in monetary donations, almost $10 million in in-kind donations, over 2,000 volunteer hours to philanthropic organizations, and partnered with more than 8,000 philanthropic organizations nationwide.
Kendra has been awarded with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 National Award; the Breakthrough Award from the Accessories Council Excellence Awards; named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the Mother’s Day Council; awarded Texas Businesswoman of the Year by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce; listed by Forbes as one of America’s Richest Self-Made Women; Top 100 Entrepreneurs of the Year by Upstart Business Journal; Best CEO by Austin Business Journal; and Honorary Celebrity Chair for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and maintains her position as Executive Chairwoman of the Board of Kendra Scott, LLC.
JOHN C. MAXWELL
John C. Maxwell, the #1 New York Times best-selling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 30 million books, has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association® and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. John has also received the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. His organizations — Maxwell Leadership, The Maxwell Leadership Certified Team, EQUIP, and the Maxwell Leadership Foundation— have trained millions of leaders from every nation in the world.
Joyce Sanni is a quintessential and ubiquitous Amazon. She is a passionate mental health advocate and relationship expert dedicated to empowering individuals and fostering positive change in their lives. With her deep understanding of the human mind and heart, she has made significant strides in the fields of psychology and relationship counseling, bringing hope and healing to those in need.
Joyce embarked on a mission to create a world where mental health is prioritized and relationships are nurtured. Her unwavering commitment as a mental health advocate has led her to become an influential voice, sought after for her expertise and compassionate approach.
Joyce’s dedication to fostering healthy relationships is equally prominent. Recognizing the profound impact that relationships have on overall well-being, she offers guidance and support to individuals seeking to cultivate meaningful connections. Her expertise extends to romantic relationships, friendships, family dynamics, and professional interactions, empowering individuals with the tools and insights needed to navigate and nurture these relationships successfully.
With a warm and empathetic approach, Joyce creates a safe space for her clients and audiences to share their struggles and aspirations. Her ability to blend scientific knowledge with genuine compassion allows her to connect deeply with others, fostering an environment conducive to personal growth and transformation.
Daniel speaks and coaches at events all over the world! His passion is to elevate businesses and entrepreneurs to achieve their true potential through their training and coaching programs.
Daniel has empowered his clients to achieve epic success in their personal and professional lives.
He is an International Best-Selling Author. Daniel’s book, “The Makings of a Millionaire Mind”, was published to give people the right approach, the right attitude, and the right heart in becoming a millionaire God’s way so they don’t self-implode and self-destruct.
Daniel’s high-energy and ability to unlock the untapped potential in people has made him a highly sought-out keynote speaker and corporate trainer for top organizations including the U.S. Air Force.