2016- Mel Robbins
The 5-Second Rule: Achieve Break-Through Performance in Your Career and Life
Mel Robbins is an award-winning on-air analyst for CNN known for delivering one of the most popular TEDx talks in the world.
2015- Mark Scharenbroich
Nice Bike … Making Connections That Move People
Mark Scharenbroich is a native Minnesotan who has spoken to more than 3,500 audiences, earned an Emmy award and been inducted into the National Speakers Association’s prestigious Hall of Fame. Mark has spent his career working in both education and business, discovering how some of the best organizations and industry leaders build a culture that encourages personal and professional growth.
2014- Scott Hamilton
Eight Secrets to Finding Happiness in the Face of Adversity
The most recognized male figure skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton has won more than 70 titles, awards and honors including an Olympic Gold medal. He shares his love and enthusiasm for the sport as a commentator, performer and best-selling author. He further inspires others as a speaker, philanthropist and cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.
2013- John O’Leary
Ignite Life: Wake Up, Ignite Your Possibility and Change Your World
John O’Leary is proof of the power of the human spirit. As a nine-year-old boy, he was burned on 100% of his body and given less than one percent chance to survive.
2012- Brian Tracy
Performing at Your Best: Leading the Life You are Meant to Lead
Brian Tracy is a best-selling author, entrepreneur and success expert who teaches how to get and stay motivated with ideas you can apply in every area of life and work.
2011- David Horsager
The Trust Edge
Through his Master’s research, his experience as Director of K-Life Inc., and as the founding partner of Special Delivery Productions, David Horsager learned firsthand how the world’s most successful people gain and keep the trust of their customers and colleagues. He’s taken that knowledge and broken it down into tangible steps that audiences can incorporate into their own lives right away.
2010- Chester Elton
The Power of Recognition & Breakthrough Teams
Drawing on case studies from leading companies including Disney, KPMG and The Pepsi Bottling Group, best-selling author Chester Elton shows how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results. Elton shows how to lead with carrots, not sticks. Some of his must-read books include: The Carrot Principle, The Invisible Employee, The 24-Hour Carrot Manager and A Carrot A Day.
2009- Marcus Buckingham
The Truth About You
Marcus Buckingham has dedicated his career to helping individuals discover and capitalize on their personal strengths. Hailed as a visionary by corporations such as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, and Disney, he has helped to usher in the “strengths revolution,” persuasively arguing that people are dramatically more effective, fulfilled and successful when they are able to focus on the best of themselves.
2008- John Maxwell
How to Make a REAL Impact
John C. Maxwell, known as America’s expert on leadership, speaks in person to hundreds of thousands of people each year. He has communicated his leadership principles to Fortune 500 companies, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and sports organizations such as the NCAA, the NBA and the NFL.
2007- Amanda Gore
Live Out Loud
Amanda Gore is one of the most popular professional speakers in America and Australia. As the author of four books and numerous training programs, Amanda is a stress management expert and trained physiotherapist who energizes her audiences across the world. Her sessions focus on enhancing performance and relationships, balancing business and personal lives, improving communication and developing trust among colleagues.
2006- Jack Canfield
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Jack Canfield is a world-renowned expert at changing lives through inspiring messages and gentle humor. With more than 75 titles in print, his New York Times #1 best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul®, has sold over 80 million copies in 39 languages. Jack is also a popular speaker who has shared his wisdom with companies across the globe. His syndicated column appears in over 150 newspapers worldwide.
2005- Zig Ziglar
Building Winning Relationships
Zig Ziglar’s unique delivery style and powerful messages made him one of the most sought-after personal development trainers in the world. He wrote 24 books, nine of which were best-sellers. The client list of Ziglar Training Systems reads like a who’s who in American and global business.
2004- Ken Blanchard
Team Building – High Five!
Dr. Ken Blanchard is author of The One Minute Manager® – considered to be among the most successful business books of all time – as well as many other best-sellers, including Raving Fans® and Gung Ho!®. Dr. Blanchard is Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm. Few people have made a greater impact on the day-to-day management of people and companies.
2003- Stephen R. Covey
Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs
Dr. Stephen R. Covey was best known as the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, ranked as a #2 best-seller by The New York Times and as one of the two most influential business books for the 20th century by Chief Executive magazine. Dr. Covey was co-founder/vice chairman of FranklinCovey Company, a leading global professional services firm. He was also recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans.