The 11 Most Booked Association Speakers Represented by a Speakers Bureau

Successful businesses and leaders understand that success requires continuous improvement and learning. Let’s face it: no one is born an expert. Even the top business executives today had to develop their expertise through continuous learning. In the same vein, to stay on the cutting-edge, businesses are investing in association speakers to glean insights from the best thought leaders and industry experts today.

So, who are the most sought after business speakers? We’ve put together a list of the 11 most booked association speakers that are represented by a speakers bureau. From top women business speakers to innovation experts to change management strategists, the list is made up of diverse business leaders that top businesses rely on to maintain their success. Read on for more:

1.Peter Zeihan

Peter is an internationally sought after geopolitical strategist who specializes in customizing executive briefs for high-profile clients. He was a key team member who helped to develop Stratfor into a geopolitical consulting agency and publishing house, and most recently launched his own firm, Zeihan on Geopolitics. Peter has authored several business books, including The Accidental Superpower and A Crucible of Nations and is a frequent correspondent on major media outlets, including CNN, ABC and Fox News. As a dynamic, energetic speaker, Peter is one of the most booked association speakers within a speakers bureau who has helped top businesses develop strategies for success.

2. Daymond John

Daymond is a dynamic business speaker and entrepreneur with a track record as a sales expert and marketing and branding expert. He is founder and CEO of FUBU clothing line, where he used his guerilla marketing and branding techniques to grow the company to $350 million in annual sales. Daymond is a bestselling author to various books, including Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle and stars on ABC’s reality TV show, Shark Tank. He is one of the most booked association speakers represented by a speakers bureau, where he shares his insights on achieving the “American Dream.”

3. Kevin O’Leary

Kevin is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in America and successfully co-founded and grew The Learning Company to more than $4 billion. He is the Chairman of O’Leary Funds and serves on the board of The Richard Ivey School of Business. Kevin stars on ABC’s Shark Tank and is one of the most booked association speakers for his valuable, humorous insights as a sales expert, financial expert and venture capitalist.

4. Barbara Corcoran

Barbara is a top woman business speaker and the founder of a multi-million dollar real estate business, The Corcoran Group. She is a regular contributor to NBC’s TODAY Show and stars on ABC’s reality TV show Shark Tank. Barbara has authored two bestselling books: If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, and Shark Tales. As a top woman business speaker, Barbara brings sales expertise and motivational insights as one of the most booked association speakers represented by a speakers bureau today.

5. Stan Slap

Stan is a thought leader and author of many bestselling books that offer top business leadership insights, including the New York Times bestseller Bury My Heart in Conference Room B and Under the Hood. He is the President of SLAP, an internally renowned consulting firm that has helped top businesses improve their manager, employee and customer culture. Stan is currently one of the most booked and accomplished association speakers for his results-driven strategies and impactful presentations.

6. Peter Sheahan

Peter is a highly respected thought leader and expert on change management. He is the CEO of ChangeLabs, a global consulting agency that serves the change management needs of businesses like Apple and IBM. He is also the bestselling author of Fl!p and Generation Y and regularly advises top businesses and executives on leadership practices. With more than 2,000 presentations under his belt, Peter is one of the most booked association speakers. He has been named “Keynote Speaker of the Year” by the National Speakers Association, and has been listed among the “25 Most Influential Speakers” for businesses today.

7. Lisa Kay Solomon

Lisa is an advisor and innovation strategist to Fortune 1000 companies, including ING, Citrix and PBS. She is a top woman business speaker on leadership and recently delivered a TEDx talk. She coauthored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change. Lisa is one of the most sought after women business speakers and is a top association speaker represented by a speakers bureau.

8. Liz Wiseman

Liz is a top woman business speaker represented by a speakers bureau for her groundbreaking leadership research and expertise. She is President of a leadership and development firm, The Wiseman Group, where she conducts leadership forums for clients like Apple, GAP, Inc., and Microsoft. Liz is credited with conducting insightful research on leadership and collective intelligence and authored the bestselling book Multipliers:  How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. Her cutting-edge strategies and insights on leadership have made her one of the most booked association speakers represented by a speakers bureau.

9. JP Pawliw-Fry

J.P. is one of the most booked association speakers for his expertise on managing change, leadership and performance. He is the President and Co-Founder of Institute for Health & Human Potential, which delivers training programs in emotional intelligence to boost business performance. He is a lecturer at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Education Program and is a bestselling co-author for Performing Under Pressure. He is an enormously inspiring motivational speaker whose one-of-a-kind techniques have helped Fortune 100 companies and Olympic athletes manage change and improve performance.

10. Erik Wahl

Erik brings innovation and creativity to a new level as one of the most booked association speakers today. He combines his business background with a passion for innovation as he (literally) paints a new picture for top businesses on how to break out of stale conventions. Erik is the bestselling business author of UNTHINK: Rediscover Your Creative Genius and Unchain the Elephant: Reframe Your Thinking to Unleash Your Potential. His unconventional approach has made Erik one of the most sought after and most booked business speakers represented by a speakers bureau. With clients spanning from Disney to Exxon Mobil, he challenges top businesses to think differently to reach success.

11. Tan Le

Tan is a telecommunications entrepreneur and CEO of bioinformatics company, Emotiv. She was a TED talk guest speaker and has been named one of Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women under 30 and Young Australian of the Year. Tan was listed on Forbes’ 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011 and has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. As one of the most successful women business speakers in the industry, Tan is among the most booked association speakers represented by a speakers bureau for her cutting-edge knowledge and business insights.

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