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Top 101 Leadership Speakers

By Kevin on December 7, 2014 in leadership
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As a leadership speaker myself, giving at least one keynote or workshop each week, I’ve shared the stage with many other great leadership speakers. If you are looking for a leadership speaker for your next corporate executive session, conference or association meeting, I would encourage you to review the speakers below. And if you know of someone who you think belongs on this list, just contact me at kevin at kevinkruse dot com.

Mike Abrashoff
Founder at GLS Worldwide
Website/Blog: http://www.glsworld.com/

Wendy Appel
Partner at Center for Leadership Studies
Twitter: @WendyAppel
Website/Blog: http://www.wendyappel.com

Jurgen Appelo
CEO at Happy Melly
Twitter: @jurgenappelo
Website/Blog: www.jurgenappelo.com

Mark Babbitt
President of Switch and Shift
Twitter: @MarkSBabbitt
Website/Blog: www.switchandshift.com

Karen Baetzel
Founder, BattleAxe Consulting Services and co-author of Stepping Stones to Success
Website/Blog: www.truebattleaxe.com

John Baldoni
Chair, Leadership Development at N2growth
Twitter: @JohnBaldoni
Website/Blog: http://www.johnbaldoni.com/

Dov Baron
Host & Executive Producer at Full Monty Leadership Radio
Twitter: @DovBaron
Website/Blog: http://fullmontyleadership.com/

Ed Batista
Leadership Coach
Twitter: @edbatista
Website/Blog: http://www.edbatista.com/

Dan Black
Leadership Writer
Twitter: @dbonleadership
Website/Blog: http://danblackonleadership.info

Ken Blanchard
Chief Spiritual Officer at The Ken Blanchard Companies
Twitter: @kenblanchard
Website/Blog: http://www.kenblanchard.com/

Aad Boot
Managing Partner at HRS Business Transformation Services
Twitter: @LeadershipWatch
Website/Blog: http://leadershipwatch-aadboot.com/

Anthony Bourke
Founder at Mach 2 Consulting
Twitter: @mach2consulting
Website/Blog: http://mach2consulting.com

Travis Bradberry
President at TalentSmart
Website/Blog: http://www.talentsmart.com/

Richard Branson
Founder at Virgin Group
Twitter: @richardbranson
Website/Blog: http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson

Peter Bregman
Founder at Bregman Partners
Twitter: @peterbregman
Website/Blog: http://peterbregman.com/

Brene Brown ‏
Professor at The University of Houston
Twitter: @BreneBrown
Website/Blog: http://brenebrown.com/

Bob Burg
Founder at Burg Communications, Inc.
Twitter: @BobBurg
Website/Blog: http://www.burg.com/

Evan Carmichael
Founder at Evan Carmichael Communications Group
Twitter: @EvanCarmichael
Website/Blog: http://www.evancarmichael.com/

Dorie Clark
CEO at Clark Strategic Communications
Twitter: @dorieclark
Website/Blog: http://dorieclark.com/

Gary Cohen
Managing Partner, CO2 Partners, LLC
Twitter: @garybcohen
Website/Blog: http://www.co2partners.com/

Ted Coine
Chairman and Founder at Switch and Shift
Twitter: @tedcoine
Website/Blog: http://switchandshift.com/

Eileen Collins
Astronaut, Space Shuttle Commander
Website/Blog: http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/?speaker=Colonel+Eileen+Collins

Douglas Conant
CEO at ConantLeadership
Twitter: @DougConant
Website/Blog: http://www.conantleadership.com

Randy Conley
V.P. of Client Services at The Ken Blanchard Companies
Twitter: @RandyConley
Website/Blog: http://leadingwithtrust.com/

Lolly Daskal
President and Founder at Lead From Within
Twitter: @LollyDaskal
Website/Blog: http://www.lollydaskal.com/

Todd Dewett
President at TVA Inc.
Twitter: @fuel4leaders
Website/Blog: http://www.drdewett.com/

Connie Dieken
Senior Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker and Business Author
Twitter: @ConnieDieken
Website/Blog: http://www.conniedieken.com/

Brian Dodd
Director of New Ministry Relationships for ISS
Twitter: @BrianKDodd
Website/Blog: http://www.briandoddonleadership.com/

S. Chris Edmonds
Founder and CEO, The Purposeful Culture Group
Twitter: @scedmonds
Website/Blog: http://drivingresultsthroughculture.com/

Kevin Eikenberry
Chief Potential Officer at The Kevin Eikenberry Group
Twitter: @KevinEikenberry
Website/Blog: http://blog.kevineikenberry.com/

Tim Elmore
Founder, Growing Leaders
Twitter: @TimElmore
Website/Blog: http://growingleaders.com/

Chester Elton
Author of “What Motivates Me” & “All In,” NY Times Best-Seller
Twitter: @chesterelton
Website/Blog: http://chesterelton.com/

Steve Farber
Founder at The Extreme Leadership Institute
Twitter: @stevefarber
Website/Blog: http://www.stevefarber.com/

Mark Fernandes
Chief Leadership Officer at Luck Companies
Twitter: @MarkSFernandes
Website/Blog: http://luckcompanies.com/

John Foley
Blue Angels Fighter Pilot
Website/Blog: http://johnfoleyinc.com

BJ Gallagher
Consultant at Peacock Productions
Twitter: @BJ_Gallagher
Website/Blog: http://www.peacockproductions.com/

Chery Gegelman
President at Giana Consulting LLC
Twitter: @GianaConsulting
Website/Blog: http://consultgiana.com/

Julie Winkle Giulioni
Principal at DesignArounds
Twitter: @Julie_WG
Website/Blog: http://www.juliewinklegiulioni.com/

Nina Godiwalla
CEO at Mindworks
Website/Blog: http://www.mindworkscorp.com

Marshall Goldsmith
Founder at Marshall Goldsmith Group
Twitter: @coachgoldsmith
Website/Blog: http://www.marshallgoldsmithlibrary.com

Jon Gordon
President at The Jon Gordon Companies
Twitter: @JonGordon11
Website/Blog: http://www.jongordon.com/

Adrian Gostick
New York Times Bestselling Author of “The Carrot Principle”
Twitter: @AdrianGostick
Website/Blog: http://www.adriangostick.com/

Marla Gottschalk
Director at Kilberry Leadership Advisors
Twitter: @MRGottschalk
Website/Blog: http://marlagottschalk.wordpress.com/

Matt Heller
Founder at Performance Optimist Consulting
Twitter: @PrfrmnceOptmst
Website/Blog: http://www.performanceoptimist.com/

Miyoko Hikiji
Author of All I Could Be: My Story as a Women Warrior in Iraq
Twitter: @MHikiji
Website/Blog: www.AllICouldBe.com

Tony Hsieh
CEO at Zappos.com
Twitter: @tonyhsieh
Website/Blog: http://deliveringhappiness.com/

Gary Hamel
Professor at London Business School
Twitter: @ProfHamel
Website/Blog: http://www.managementexchange.com

Karin Hurt
CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders
Twitter: @LetsGrowLeaders
Website/Blog: http://letsgrowleaders.com/

Michael Hyatt
CEO at Intentional Leadership
Twitter: @michaelhyatt
Website/Blog: http://michaelhyatt.com/

Rod Johnson
Founder at Growing Your Leaders
Website/Blog: http://www.growingyourleaders.com

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Harvard Business School
Twitter: @RosabethKanter
Website/Blog: http://hbswk.hbs.edu/faculty/rkanter.html

Ron Kaufman
Customer Experience, Service Culture Expert, New York Times Bestselling Author
Twitter: @ronkaufman
Website/Blog: http://ronkaufman.com

Mark Kelly
Astronaut, Commander Space Shuttle Endeavor
Twitter: @shuttlecdrkelly
Website/Blog: http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/about/mark-kelly/

John Kotter
Founder, Kotter International
Website/Blog: http://www.kotterinternational.com

Jim Kouzes
Author, The Leadership Challenge
Twitter: @Jim_Kouzes
Website/Blog: http://www.leadershipchallenge.com

Kevin Kruse
Founder at The Kruse Group
Twitter: @Kruse
Website/Blog: http://www.KevinKruse.com

Jeremie Kubicek
Co-Founder of GiANT
Twitter: @JeremieKubicek
Website/Blog: http://www.giantworldwide.com/

Tim Kuppler
Founder of CultureUniversity.com
Twitter: @TimKuppler
Website/Blog: http://www.cultureuniversity.com/

Christina Lattimer
Founder, e.MILE People Development Magazine
Twitter: @pdiscoveryuk
Website/Blog: http://www.peoplediscovery.co.uk/

Marc Lawn
CEO at Business GP
Twitter: @businessgp
Website/Blog: http://thebusinessgp.com/home/

Alison Levine
Everest Climber, Author
Twitter: @Levine_Alison
Website/Blog: http://www.alisonlevine.com

Glenn Llopis
Chairman at Glenn Llopis Group
Twitter: @GlennLlopis
Website/Blog: http://www.glennllopis.com/

Tony Lynch
Managing Director at Keep Thinking Big
Twitter: @TheTL1
Website/Blog: http://keepthinkingbig.com/

Mike Maddock
CEO at Maddock Douglas, Inc.
Twitter: @theideamonkey
Website/Blog: http://www.maddockdouglas.com/

Linda Maloney
Author of Military Fly Moms and founder of MMF Media Marketing, LLC.
Twitter: @MilitaryFlyMoms
Website/Blog: www.LindaHeidMaloney.com

Paul Marciano
Author, Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work
Twitter: @TheRespectGuy
Website/Blog: http://www.paulmarciano.com/

Terence Mauri
CEO Coach
Twitter: @terencemauri
Website/Blog: http://www.terencemauri.com/

John C Maxwell
Founder at The John Maxwell Company
Twitter: @JohnCMaxwellco
Website/Blog: http://www.johnmaxwell.com/

Susan Mazza
CEO at Clarus Consulting Group, LLC
Twitter: @SusanMazza
Website/Blog: http://randomactsofleadership.com/

Dan McCarthy
Founder at Great Leadership LLC
Twitter: @greatleadership
Website/Blog: http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/

Michael McKinney
Founder at M2 Communications
Twitter: @LeadershipNow
Website/Blog: http://www.leadershipnow.com/

Jennifer V. Miller
Founder at People Equation Press
Twitter: @JenniferVMiller
Website/Blog: http://people-equation.com/about-jennifer/

Mark Miller
VP of Training and Development at Chick-fil-A
Twitter: @LeadersServe
Website/Blog: http://greatleadersserve.com/

Shawn Murphy
Co-Founder at Switch and Shift
Twitter: @shawmu
Website/Blog: http://switchandshift.com/

Mike Myatt
Chairman at N2Growth
Twitter: @mikemyatt
Website/Blog: http://www.n2growth.com/

Tanveer Naseer
Founder at TanveerNaseer Leadership
Twitter: @TanveerNaseer
Website/Blog: http://www.tanveernaseer.com/

Michael Nichols
Founder at The GreenTree Group
Twitter: @MichaelENichols
Website/Blog: http://www.michaelnichols.org

Jen Olney
Director of Business Development at BEALEADER
Twitter: @gingerconsult
Website/Blog: http://changeyourgamebealeader.com/

Kim Olson
Author of Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace
Twitter: @graceafterfire
Website/Blog: www.graceafterfire.org

Valerie Ormond
Author, Believing In Horses
Twitter: @BelieveInHorses
Website/Blog: www.BelievingInHorses.com

Tom Peters
Professional agitator at Tom Peters Company
Twitter: @tom_peters
Website/Blog: http://tompeters.com/

Lisa Petrilli
COO & CMO at Vanda Inc.
Twitter: @LisaPetrilli
Website/Blog: http://www.lisapetrilli.com/

Thea Durfee Polancic
Executive Director, Chicago Chapter of @ConsciousCap
Twitter: @tdpolancic
Website/Blog: http://clearspace.net/

Alli Polin
Founder and CEO of Break the Frame, LLC
Twitter: @AlliPolin
Website/Blog: http://breaktheframe.com/

Shannon Huffman Polson
Author of North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey
Twitter: @ABorderLife
Website/Blog: www.ABorderLife.com

Michael E. Porter
Professor at Harvard Business School
Twitter: @michaelEporter
Website/Blog: http://www.isc.hbs.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Barry Posner
Professor at Santa Clara University
Twitter: @TLCTalk
Website/Blog: http://www.leadershipchallenge.com

Skip Prichard
President & CEO at OCLC
Twitter: @SkipPrichard
Website/Blog: http://www.skipprichard.com/

Andrew Razeghi
Founder at StrategyLab
Twitter: @andrewrazeghi
Website/Blog: http://strategylab.com

Tony Richards
CEO of Clear Vision Development Group
Twitter: @tonyrichards4
Website/Blog: http://www.clearvisiondevelopment.com/

Dan Rockwell
Owner at Leadership Freak
Twitter: @Leadershipfreak
Website/Blog: http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/

Steve Roesler
Founder & President at The Steve Roesler Group
Twitter: @steveroesler
Website/Blog: http://www.steveroesler.com/

Michael Rogers
Blogger at Teamwork and Leadership
Twitter: @secondgleader
Website/Blog: http://www.teamworkandleadership.com

Stephen Ross
Founder at Now That’s Leadership!
Twitter: @RossLeadership

Mark Sanborn
President at Sanborn & Associates, Inc.
Twitter: @Mark_Sanborn
Website/Blog: http://www.marksanborn.com/

Chip Scholz
Founder at Scholz and Associates, Inc.
Twitter: @chipscholz
Website/Blog: http://www.chipscholz.com/

Tom Schulte
Executive Director of Linked 2 Leadership
Twitter: @tomschulte
Website/Blog: http://linked2leadership.com/

Robin Sharma
Founder, Sharma Leadership International Inc.
Twitter: @_robin_sharma
Website/Blog: http://www.robinsharma.com/

Kevin Sheridan
Leading Expert on Employee Engagement & Managing Virtual Workers, Kevin Sheridan LLC
Twitter: @kevinsheridan12
Website/Blog: http://kevinsheridanllc.com

John Spence
Managing Partner at John Spence LLC
Twitter: @AwesomelySimple
Website/Blog: http://johnspence.com/

Jesse Lyn Stoner
Director of Strategic Relations at Berrett-Koehler Foundation
Twitter: @JesseLynStoner
Website/Blog: http://seapointcenter.com/

James Strock
Founder at Serve to Lead
Twitter: @jamesstrock
Website/Blog: http://servetolead.org/

Bob Sutton
Professor at Stanford
Twitter: @work_matters
Website/Blog: http://bobsutton.typepad.com/

Marilyn Tam
Former President at Reebok
Website/Blog: http://www.marilyntam.com

Linda Fisher Thornton
CEO at Leading in Context
Twitter: @leadingincontxt
Website/Blog: http://leadingincontext.com/

Sandra Tibbs, Ph.D.
Founder, Neverest Solutions LLC
Twitter: @SandraTibbs
Website/Blog: www.NeverestSolutions.com

Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
CEO & Founder, Gracefully Global Group LLC
Twitter: @GraceTiscareno
Website/Blog: www.GracefullyGlobal.com

Gordon Tredgold
CEO & Founder at Leadership Principles LLC
Twitter: @GordonTredgold
Website/Blog: http://www.leadership-principles.com/en/

Art Turock
Founder at Art Turock Associates
Twitter: @TheArtTurock
Website/Blog: http://www.turock.com

Bobby Umar
President at Raeallan
Twitter: @raehanbobby
Website/Blog: http://raeallan.com/

Ekaterina Walter
Global Evangelist at Sprinklr
Twitter: @Ekaterina
Website/Blog: http://www.ekaterinawalter.com/

Jack Welch
Executive Chairman at Jack Welch Management Institute
Twitter: @jack_welch
Website/Blog: http://jackwelch.strayer.edu/

Bob Whipple
CEO of Leadergrow Incorporated
Twitter: @Rwhipple
Website/Blog: http://www.leadergrow.com/

Chris Widener
Founder at The Widener Group
Twitter: @ChrisWidener
Website/Blog: http://chriswidener.com/

Leslie Wimes
Founder at Women On The Move, Inc.
Twitter: @WomenOnTheMove1
Website/Blog: http://mywomenonthemove.com/

Liz Wiseman
Founder at The Wiseman Group
Twitter: @LizWiseman
Website/Blog: http://thewisemangroup.com

Orrin Woodward
Chairman of LIFE Leadership
Twitter: @Orrin_Woodward
Website/Blog: http://orrinwoodwardblog.com/

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