Top 10 Business Speakers to Help Your Company Survive COVID

Every industry has been changed in some way by COVID-19. With a complete restructuring of our social and economic worlds, many companies are faced with two options: adapt or die out. No matter how you’ve done business in the past, these top business speakers can help you navigate through this pandemic and into new, safe waters. 


Heather McGowan, Strategic Consultant and LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Influencer on Lifelong Learning & The Future of Work

Heather McGowan, author of The Adaptation Advantage, will help your company learn, unlearn and adapt to bypass old notions of “this is the way we’ve always done it,” and move into the future of your industry.


Thomas Kolditz, Retired Brigadier General and Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders

Thomas Kolditz is an authority on leadership across industries and was named Top Leadership Thought Leader by the Leader to Leader Institute. His experience in the military has taught him about leading through life-threatening situations, and creating teams that can conquer any challenge. 


Jeff DeGraff, Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and Deemed the “Dean of Innovation” 

As the Dean of Innovation, Jeff DeGraff has the secret sauce you need to take your company to the next level. When entire industries are changing over night you need to be able to think abstractly about how your company will fit in or stand out. 


Dr. JP Pawli-Fry and Bill Benjamin, Institute for Health and Human Potential

Both business speakers are a part of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, which focuses on channeling the brain science behind emotional intelligence to be used for leadership and creating high performance individuals and teams. 


Nancy Giordano, Strategic Futurist, Corporate Strategist, TEDx Austin Curator

Wishing you had a crystal ball to see past the COVID crisis? A renowned futurist is as close as you’ll get. Nancy Giordano is a strategic futurist who can help you look past the current struggles and help you prepare for what’s to come in your industry. 


Frits Van Paasschen, Change Management Expert and Former CEO of Coors Brewing Company and Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Whether your company was just forced to go through layoffs, you’re tightening the budget, or you’re transitioning to a virtual company, things are changing. Let an expert in change management ease the discomfort of change by helping set up best practices to get your team back on their feet. 


Marc Randolph, Netflix Cofounder, Executive Mentor and Angel Investor

Marc Randolph is an entrepreneur who made it big with a little something you may know as Netflix. In his national bestselling book This Will Never Work, he lays out the hurdles his team faced as a small startup all the way through to the massive success we know it to be today. This resilient entrepreneurial mindset can be an inspiration to even the most well established companies in a time when perseverance is key. 


Let these top business speakers inspire and guide you through this time of crisis. This business expertise can help any company in any industry. And if you truly embrace these lessons, you might just end up creating a whole new industry.