business strategy | January 10, 2019

Top 10 Business Keynote Speakers

Great companies start with great leaders. Leaders who recognize incredible talent, even when it’s hard to see; leaders who can spot, manage, and prevent risk; leaders who build successful teams, adapt to change and create cultures of innovation. These business keynote speakers blend personal, compelling leadership stories with years of immersive research, interviews and anecdotes fundamental to business today and tomorrow.  

Francesca Gino has spent the last decade studying rebels and rule-breakers in organizations around the world, from high-end fashion boutiques in Italy to thriving fast food chains. Her business keynote talks, like her book Rebel Talent, contain groundbreaking analyses of those who defy the status quo and end up happier and more successful for it.  

Business Keynote Speaker Francesca Gino: How Rebel Talent Embraces Conflict

“It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?” From there, Corner Office columnist Adam Bryant distilled hundreds of interviews into practical, actionable steps for leaders, CEOs and business people. His business keynote talks are useful guides to success.

Quick and Nimble — Creating a Culture of Innovation



In today’s business world, where teams are spread across the planet and most of our communication takes place virtually, how do we work effectively in the face of cross-cultural complexity? Business keynote speaker and The Culture Map author Erin Meyer explains how to dramatically increase business success by understanding and making use of cultural drivers.


Business Speaker Erin Meyer: How Cultural Differences Affect Business



Joe Mimran is a true innovator—of retail, design, business, manufacturing—he disrupted the fashion industry before people even had a word for it. In his business keynote he details the methods he used to grow Joe Fresh, Club Monaco, and Alfred Sung—some of the fashion industry’s best-known brands, into global successes. 

Joe Mimran: Managers—What’s the Secret to Inspiring Teams?



As Global CEO of Chanel—and, earlier, as President of Banana Republic—Maureen Chiquet steered global brands through a decade of disruption, and she did so with traditionally ‘feminine’ skills, like empathy and communication. As a business keynote speaker she explains what we can all learn from injecting more compassion and collaboration into the workplace.

Leadership Speaker Maureen Chiquet: Showing Empathy and Humility Doesn't Mean Conceding Your Values



“Everyone optimizes for the bottom line. True innovation happens when you optimize for people.” Kickstarter co-founder and top business keynote speaker Yancey Strickler explains how, starting with little more than a dream, he built one of the world’s most exciting companies. For corporations, associations and business people, his story is more than inspiring. It’s life-changing.  


TNW NYC 2016 | Yancey Strickler – Co-founder & CEO, Kickstarter



Ajay Agrawal is business keynote speaker and the author of Prediction Machines—the game-changing book on the economics of AI. Founder of The Creative Destruction Lab, which is home to the greatest concentration of AI start-ups in the world, he illuminates the once-in-a lifetime business potential of machine learning and artificial intelligence.  


How Can Your Company Develop an AI Strategy? | Ajay Agrawal



Today’s systems are so complex that major crises are not only imminent, but more common than ever. And that goes for every industry, regardless of size or scope. Enter Chris Clearfield, risk management specialist and in-demand business keynote speaker whose hotly anticipated book Meltdown offers a groundbreaking investigation into how to prevent failure. 

How Leaders Encourage Better Ideas from Everyone? | Chris Clearfield



Due to their incredible complexity, our modern systems—healthcare, travel, finance, media—are primed for failure. And things are only getting worse. Andras Tilcsik is an in-demand business keynote speaker and a celebrated business professor whose acclaimed book Meltdown breaks down exactly how systems fail, and what companies can do about it.  


Risk Management Speaker András Tilcsik: Less Room for Error Means More Room for a Meltdown



“The purpose of marketing is to deliver business results,” says Arlene Dickinson, renowned CBC “dragon” and one of Canada’s most successful communications entrepreneurs. As a business keynote speaker, Dickinson shares actionable business advice, backstage stories from “The Den,” and her personal story: what she’s really learned over decades of success in business.


TEDxYouth@Toronto 2011 - Arlene Dickinson


To book a top business keynote speakers, contact The Lavin Agency.

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