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Strong leadership at all levels drives success. APB offers an extensive roster of executives, professional coaches, successful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and world leaders with proven track records that can help your organization achieve success.

APB's leadership and influence speakers come from a wide variety of backgrounds that include government, for-profit, academia, nonprofits, politics, and religion. They provide actionable business strategies, leadership techniques, and innovative delivery methods to help lead positive change in your organization through inspirational and motivational keynotes.

Leadership

President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

The first female president of Ireland and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, speaker Mary Robinson is a global humanitarian and renowned world leader.

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Social Entrepreneur & Motivational Leader

Acclaimed author Wes Moore is a veteran, Rhodes Scholar and the founder of BridgeEDU. His most recent book, The Work, debuted at No. 15 on the New York Times Best Seller List and is a collection of, “…incredibly valuable lessons...

Best-Selling Author

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The...

Professor, Wharton School of Business & Best-Selling Author of Total Leadership

Since 1984 Stew Friedman has been at Wharton, where he is the Practice Professor of Management. In 1991 he founded both the Wharton Leadership Program – initiating the required MBA and Undergraduate leadership courses – and the Wharton Work/Life...

President of Global Communications Strategy & Talent at A+E Networks & Former Deputy Chief of Staff For Operations, Obama Administration

The youngest woman ever to be Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at the White House, Alyssa Mastromonaco is a bona fide trailblazer who's keen ability to measure and take calculated risks helped not only to keep our country running throughout a...

Chief of Staff & Director of Policy Planning under Secretary of State Kerry

At the center of the most important diplomatic initiatives of the recent era, Jon Finer’s career highlights include key roles in the Iran nuclear deal, Paris climate accord, Middle East peace talks, response to the European immigration crisis and...

Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation

International business speaker Dick Parsons is a senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity investment firm, and the former chairman of Citigroup.

Founder of Monster.com & Eons.com

As founder of Monster.com and Eons.com, speaker Jeff Taylor is recognized as a visionary business leader. He advises businesses on how to break away from the competition.

First Female Prime Minister of Norway & Mother of Sustainability

Former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organization, speaker Gro Brundtland has dedicated herself to making the world a better place.

Personal Aide to President Barack Obama

Ferial Govashiri has one of the world’s most interesting and demanding jobs: gatekeeper of the Oval Office. As President Obama’s Personal Secretary, she has spent the past ten years within arm’s length of one of the world’s most powerful leaders...

Nobel Laureate & Former President of the Soviet Union

One of the 20th century's most pivotal leaders, Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his extraordinary leadership and the democratic reforms that ended the Cold War. As a keynote speaker he continues to inspire the rest...

First Female President of Liberia & Nobel Peace Laureate

Africa's "Iron Lady," President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to lead an African nation. She won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Branding Visionary & Founder of FUBU

Credited with creating the urban apparel market, corporate speaker Daymond John is the founder of FUBU and the branding guru on ABC's Shark Tank.

Scientific Investigator, NASA

Having made history as the leader of NASA's pioneering robotic drive across Mars, Steven Squyres shares insights and photos that will ignite interest in the sciences.

CEO, Citizen University

Former White House speechwriter and advisor, Liu is the founder of Citizen University and author of such acclaimed works as Guiding Lights, The Accidental Asian, The Gardens of Democracy, and his latest, A Chinaman’s...

CEO, Tina Brown Live Media & Founder of The Daily Beast & Women in the World

Tina Brown’s legendary career as an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and entrepreneur has been marked by a series of highly successful re-inventions of institutions, brands, media — and herself. Story-filled and wisdom-sharing, Brown’s...

Founder, Homeboy Industries

Father Gregory Boyle is the founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in Los Angeles County.

International Affairs Expert

John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Working for the Clinton Administration, he was directly involved in a...

Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO at Global Citizen/Global Poverty Project

Hugh Evans’ breakthrough brand of action-oriented humanitarianism has mobilized millions to end extreme poverty and inequality around the world. A riveting speaker and irresistible motivator, Evans’ passion and purpose has captured the attention...

Award-Winning CNN Commentator & Co-Founder of Inspire52

Mel Robbins is known for "keeping it real" as the co-founder of Inspire52 and as an award-winning CNN commentator and legal analyst. Never disappointing with her real, raw, hilarious delivery style, Robbins speaks at events around the world on...

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