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Real Leaders Names the Top Keynote Speakers in the World

Real Leaders Names the Top Keynote Speakers in the World

Real Leaders published its highly anticipated annual list of the “Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World” in the latest issue of their magazine. This year’s list highlights those who are redefining our understanding of leadership, challenging the world as we know it, and moving it into action.

We were excited to see a number of familiar names and faces on the list, chosen for their values-aligned impact and the quality of their messaging as a force for good, as well as their online influence and incredible published works.

Meet some of the world’s top keynote speakers below and contact us to learn more on how you can book them for your next event.

Keynote Speakers to Watch in 2024

Renowned Leadership Expert Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect”, Simon Sinek is an unshakeable optimist who may be best known for his TED Talk on the concept of “why”, which has been viewed over 64 million times.

Simon envisions a world where the vast majority of people wake up every single morning feeling inspired, safe, and fulfilled by the work they do. His unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and are shared in his bestselling books Start with Why, Leaders Eat Last, and The Infinite Game.

Renowned Motivational Speaker Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

A respected expert on mindset, motivation, and behaviour change, Mel Robbins wowed audiences with her science-backed secret to change in her globally acclaimed TEDx Talk on the 5 Second Rule. More than 33 million views later, the 5 Second Rule has become a bestselling book and a life-changing movement that challenges thinking and accelerates personal and professional growth.

Riveting, fun, and unforgettable, Mel’s mission is simple — to share proven tools that empower audiences to create a better life. Her science-backed tools and relatable advice have changed the lives of millions of people worldwide.

Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy

How can we harness our personal power to take control of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours to improve relationships and boost our performance and well-being? This is the question that drives Amy Cuddy‘s work, an award-winning researcher and teacher in the field of social psychology.

Amy is widely recognized for her enduringly popular TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are” — the second-most-watched TED Talk of all time with over 70 million views — and for her bestselling book Presence, which has sold more than half a million copies..

A bold and captivating voice, Amy’s keynote presentations demystify the science behind power, presence, body language, and social bravery — and their influence on human interaction and outcomes — to help audiences learn how to harness their personal power and empower others to do the same.

Internationally Recognized Global Thought Leader Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a prolific writer. He writes one of the most popular blogs and has published 20 bestselling books including Linchpin, Tribes, What to Do When It’s Your Turn, and, his most recent, The Practice: Shipping Creative Work. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, leadership, and, most of all, changing everything.

Seth is also the founder of Squidoo, Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo), and Akimbo, home of the altMBA. As an internationally recognized global thought leader in innovative business ideas and marketing strategy, Seth draws on his bestselling books and years as a marketing pioneer and leader to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.

Authentic Leadership and Inclusion Expert Ritu Bhasin

Ritu Bhasin

Ritu Bhasin is an internationally recognized expert in leadership, workplace culture, and belonging. As the CEO of bhasin consulting inc. (bci), a preeminent leadership and inclusion consulting firm, she has worked with hundreds of renowned organizations across industries to take their DEI strategies to the next level.

A passionate advocate for authentic leadership, allyship, and psychological safety, Ritu draws on her bestselling books The Authenticity Principle and We’ve Got This: Unlocking the Beauty of Belonging to show audiences how to unlock the power of belonging in their organizations for transformative results.

Happiness Expert Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor

Having spent over a decade at Harvard University as the Head Teaching Fellow in Positive Psychology, Shawn Achor is the world’s leading expert on the topic. He is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage, Big Potential, and Before Happiness and his acclaimed TED Talk, “The Happy Secret to Better Work” was named one of “the most popular talks of all time”.

In his dynamic keynotes, Shawn draws on his research — which includes traveling to 51 countries to study an interconnected approach to potential and happiness — to bridge the gap between happiness psychology research and what it means for the workforce and individuals alike.

Building 21st Century Teams with Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

When leaders want to break team silos, drive exponential growth, and innovate through teamwork, they call Erica Dhawan. She is an internationally recognized authority, speaker, and advisor on 21st century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation, and was named one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.

In this era of digital-first workplaces, Erica shares innovative strategies to unlock the collective power of teams, build a culture of trust across any distance, and create authentic engagement to ensure competitiveness.

Creativity Expert and Entrepreneur Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner

Serial entrepreneur Josh Linkner is a rare blend of business, art, and science. Over the last 30 years, he’s been the founder and CEO of five tech companies and has helped over 100 startups launch and scale, creating over $1 billion in investor returns.

Today, as the co-founder and chairman of Platypus Labs, a global research, training, and consulting firm, Josh helps leaders “find a way” to thrive in this new era of business. He breaks down his proven five-step innovation framework for cultivating full organization ingenuity.

Business Strategist Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison

With his finger on the pulse of the changing nature of work and leadership, Seth Mattison is an internationally recognized thought leader, author, and advisor on talent management, high performance cultures, leadership, and the future of work.

The bestselling author of The Future of Leadership, Seth draws from decades of experience working with category-leading brands and cutting-edge research to provide audiences with a fresh perspective on the most pressing issues facing organizations today — and into the future of work.

Contact us to learn more about our roster of top keynote speakers and what they can bring to your next event.

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