113 – Andrew Bryant: Renowned Motivational & Inspirational Speaker, Author of “Self Leadership”

Andrew BryantAndrew Bryant, CSP PCC, has wowed audiences of 12,000+, facilitated breakthrough learning sessions and transformed leaders through 1 to 1 coaching. He is the author of ‘Self-Leadership: How to Become a More Successful, Efficient and Effective Leader from the Inside Out’ (McGraw-Hill 2012).

Andrew Bryant is famous for his ability to inspire people, to question conventional wisdom and embrace change resulting in positive outcomes. His unique presentation style blends constructive realism with humor to entertain and engage his audiences.

Living in Asia for the last 10-years and working Globally, Andrew has insights and perspective on what it takes to be an effective leader of people in a multi-cultural world.

Through coaching, facilitation or leadership retreats, Andrew helps managers and ‘C level’ executives to face their tough challenges and organizations to create leadership and coaching cultures.

Andrew is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) which means that he has been independently audited in terms of professionalism and client satisfaction. Less than 8% of professional speakers achieve this designation. He is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and upholds the ethics of the International Coach Federation.

Andrew is the founder of Self Leadership International, a provider of Leadership Development Consulting and Coaching. He works globally with his clients to align leadership and behaviors with corporate culture to create business results, high performing teams and empowered employees.

Andrew Bryant is a masterful, inspirational speaker on such topics as;

– “Self-leadership as a Strategy for Success”
– “The Cost of Arrogant Leadership”
– “Developing a culture of innovation”
– “Ask Don’t Tell – The Leader as Coach”

Check out Andrew Bryant’s Website

112 – Chester Elton: Leadership Author of the “Carrot Principle” and his latest NYT best seller “All In”

Chester EltonCalled the “apostle of appreciation,” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books and is an in-demand speaker the world over.

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Elton’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold more than a million copies worldwide. The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a regular New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and 24-Carrot Manager has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN. The Orange Revolution was the number one selling business book in the United States according to the Wall Street Journal.

As a motivation expert, Chester has been featured in The Financial Times,Washington PostFast Company and the New York Times. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC’s Money Matters, MSNBC and National Public Radio.

Chester has spoken to delighted audiences from Seattle to Singapore and from Toronto to Istanbul. He holds the acclaim of being the highest rated speaker at the national Society for Human Resource Management annual conference (Bill Cosby was the number-two rated speaker). He serves as an employee engagement consultant to firms such as Pepsi, American Express, Madison Square Garden, Avis Budget Group and Texas Roadhouse.

However, he is most proud to be the father of four exceptional children.

Contact

Chester can be reached via email at chester@chesterelton.com or by phone at 908-230-0988.

111 – Adam Carolla: Comedian, Author, Host of “The Adam Carolla Show”

Adam CarollaAdam Carolla is an American comedian, radio personality, television host and actor. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast which set the record as the “most downloaded podcast” as judged by Guinness World Records.

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Carolla co-hosted the syndicated radio call-in program Loveline from 1995 to 2005 as well as the show’s television incarnation on MTV from 1996 to 2000. He was the co-host and co-creator of the television program The Man Show (1999–2004), and the co-creator and a regular performer on the television show Crank Yankers (2002–2007). He hosted The Adam Carolla Project, a home improvement television program which aired on TLC in 2005 and The Car Show on Speed TV in 2011.

Carolla has also appeared on the network reality television programs Dancing with the Stars and The Celebrity Apprentice. His book, In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks, debuted on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2010, and his second book, Not Taco Bell Material, also reached New York Times bestseller status and received widespread acclaim for its cutting social commentary and humor.[4]

An outspoken commentator on various social, political, and religious issues, Carolla has made numerous guest appearances on political talk shows, ranging from Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect to Bill O’Reilly’s The O’Reilly Factor, on which he headlines the weekly segment Rollin’ with Carolla.

110 – Pat Williams: Co-Founder & Senior VP of the Orlando Magic; Motivational Speaker

PatWilliams_175Pat Williams is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, currently serving as co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits.  Clients include AllState, American Express, Citrix, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Disney, Honeywell, IBM, ING, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Tyson Foods to name a few.  Pat is also the author of over 80 books, his most recent title being The Difference You Make: Changing Your World Through the Impact of Your Influence.

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Since 1968, Pat has been in the NBA as general manager for teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia—including the 1983 World Champion 76ers—and now the Orlando Magic, which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995 and 2009. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history by Beckett’s, a national publication. In 2012, Pat received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Pat has been an integral part of NBA history, including bringing the NBA to Orlando.  He has traded Pete Maravich as well as traded for Julius Erving, Moses Malone, and Penny Hardaway. He has won four NBA draft lotteries, including back-to-back winners in 1992 and 1993. He also drafted Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Maurice Cheeks, Andrew Toney and Darryl Dawkins.  He signed Billy Cunningham, Chuck Daly, and Matt Guokas to their first professional coaching contracts. Nineteen of his former players have become NBA head coaches, nine have become college head coaches while seven have become assistant NBA coaches.

Additionally, Pat served for seven years in the United States Army, spent seven years in the Philadelphia Phillies organization—two as a minor league catcher and five in the front office—and has also spent three years in the Minnesota Twins organization.

Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations, ranging in age from 26 to 40. For one year, 16 of his children were all teenagers at the same time. Currently, Pat has 12 grandchildren and counting…with twins due in July. Pat and his family have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Focus on the Family as well as all of the major network and cable television news channels.

Pat was diagnosed in February of 2011 with Multiple Myeloma.  After several rounds of chemo treatments, Pat received a bone marrow transplant where the doctors injected him with almost 5 million of his own stem cells.  Pat’s recovery from the stem cell transplant has been remarkable and the doctors are extremely pleased.  While Multiple Myeloma is incurable the goal is to get the cancer into remission (Pat’s personal slogan has been “The Mission is Remission”); Pat’s doctors have told him that they are unable to detect any myeloma in his body.  Pat has accepted positions on several boards for different cancer groups, including an appointment on the Board of Directors for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Pat spends many hours each week responding to emails and phone calls of others affected by cancer, offering hope and words of encouragement.

Pat teaches an adult Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Orlando and hosts three weekly radio shows. In the last 15 years, he has completed 58 marathons—most recently, the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon—and also climbed Mt. Rainier. He is a weightlifter, Civil War buff and serious baseball fan. Every winter he plays in Major League Fantasy Camps and has caught Hall of Famers Bob Feller, Bob Gibson, Fergie Jenkins, Rollie Fingers, Gaylord Perry, Phil Niekro, Tom Seaver and Goose Gossage.

Pat was raised in Wilmington, Delaware, earned his bachelor’s degree at Wake Forest University, and his master’s degree at Indiana University. He is a member of the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame after catching for the Deacon baseball team, including the 1962 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship team. He is also a member of six other hall of fames around the country.

109 – Shawn Achor: Happiness Researcher, Author of “The Happiness Advantage” & “Before Happiness”

Shawn AchorShawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular all time with over 4 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

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Shawn teaches for the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, and collaborates on research with Yale and Columbia University.  In 2007, Shawn founded GoodThinkInc to share his research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured or researched in more than 50 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, school children in South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe. He has spoken to the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, doctors at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and worked with the U.S. Department of Health to promote happiness.

In 2012, Shawn helped lead the Everyday Matters campaign with the National MS Society and Genzyme to show how happiness remains a choice for those struggling with a chronic illness. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. For seven years, Shawn also served as an Officer of Harvard, living in Harvard Yard and counseling students through the stresses of their first year.

Though he now travels extensively for his work, Shawn continues to conduct original psychology research on happiness and organizational achievement in collaboration with Yale University and the Institute for Applied Positive Research. Shawn is the author of New York Times best-selling books The Happiness Advantage (2010) and Before Happiness (2013) as well as Ripple’s Effect and The Orange FrogHe is featured in PBS’s The Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor special. Watch Shawn’s very Popular TED Talk.

108 – Fawn Germer: Leadership Speaker, Best Selling Oprah Author

FawnGermerFawn Germer is the global leadership speaker who wakes people up to their true leadership potential. Fawn personally interviewed more than 300 famous leaders and trailblazers for her bestselling books and learned that the only thing separating the leadership superstars from the rest of us is courage. Her life’s work as a leadership speaker and author is to get others to move beyond their insecurities and into their discomfort zones where they will take risks, bet on themselves and succeed regardless of their inevitable obstacles.

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Fawn began her career as a journalist but eventually ran into a boss who told her she’d never amount to any more than what she was right then: a reporter.

Her trademark is that she is the only leadership speaker and motivational speaker who has interviewed hundreds of the most visible, accomplished leaders of our times. In the decade since she left journalism, she has written seven books — six nonfiction books on leadership and one popular novel. Her first book was rejected everywhere, but became a bestseller and then an Oprah book. Oprah called it “very inspiring.”

She’s been a speaker at the Harvard Business School’s leadership conference, did a speaking tour of Asia, and presented for major companies all over the world. She’s been the keynote speaker for scores of Fortune 500 companies at their leadership conferences.

Her recent speaking and conference clients include: Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., Kraft, Cisco, Novartis, PepsiCo, ADP, the CIA, NASA, Boeing, Motorola, Brown Forman, Genworth, State Farm Insurance, the U.S. Department of Defense, State Street Financial and many, many others.

She’s one of the nation’s most sought-after women’s leadership speakers, and is active in promoting women in leadership around the world.

Check out Fawn’s Website: FawnGermer.com

Check out her books: Fawn Germer Books