Employee engagement is one of the most significant competitive advantages in business. When employees are highly engaged, they are healthier, happier, and achieve superior performance. 

This list of leading employee engagement keynote speakers cover topics including developing a people-first culture, embracing flexibility, the power of joy, innovative leadership skills, work-life balance, teamwork, resilience, the future of the workplace, and more.

 

Shola Richards: Founder & CEO, Go Together Global & Best-Selling Author

Shola Richards is a dynamic keynote speaker, the best-selling author of Making Work Work, and Go Together, he’s an in-demand workplace civility expert, and he is a prolific writer with passionate worldwide following. His articles and wildly-popular Monday morning “Positivity Solution” email series have been read by readers in over 160 countries, and his work has been featured on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Complete Wellbeing India, and Business Insider Australia.

Shabnam Mogharabi: Entrepreneur, Entertainment Executive & Author

Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content.

Kai Kight: Innovative Keynote Speaker & Composer

As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment.

April Hansen: Registered Nurse & Tech Entrepreneur

April Hansen is a nurse, tech entrepreneur, workforce expert and hyper-growth business executive inspired by everyday leaders who do their work well, face their human doubts, and find a way to thrive even through chaos. From helping to lead the largest deployment of healthcare personnel in our nation’s history while the business grew by 9x in two years, April has unearthed key insights on the art and science of creating healthier workplaces and business growth fueled through effective leadership and hope as a strategy.

James Rhee: Founder The Red Helicopter, Impact Investor & CEO; Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship, Howard University

James Rhee is an acclaimed impact leader, entrepreneur, educator, investor, and goodwill strategist. He transforms people, brands, and organizations by identifying and unleashing purpose through the systemic union of mathematical and creative systems, thereby making tangible the otherwise intangible. 

Anthony Klotz: Organizational Psychologist & Associate Professor of Management, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University

Anthony Klotz is an organizational psychologist and professor best known for having coined the phrase “The Great Resignation” in an interview in May 2021.

Michael Lomonaco: Chef & Partner of Porter House Bar & Grill NYC

Michael Lomonaco is the Chef & Partner of the highly respected and successful restaurant Porter House Bar and Grill along with the mixology cocktail lounge Center Bar as well as his newest project, Hudson Yards Grill. Within his keynotes and interactive cooking classes, Chef Lomonaco provides a unique perspective on adapting, adjusting, creating and delivering hospitality to customers and employees alike in any fast-paced environment, regardless of the circumstance or industry.

Danny Meyer: Founder & CEO, The Union Square Hospitality Group

Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and in 2015, Danny was named to the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.

Patrick Lencioni: Organizational Health Guru and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. 

Sam Walker: Award-winning sports writer and editor, author of The Captain Class

Sam Walker is The Wall Street Journal’s leadership columnist and the author of “The Captain Class,” which was named one of the best business books of 2017 by CNBC, Amazon, the New York Times, Strategy + Business, and Sports Illustrated.

Erica Dhawan: Leading Authority on Collaboration and Innovation, Bestselling Author

Erica is a globally recognized leadership expert, bestselling author and advisor on 21st-century teamwork, collaboration and innovation. Dubbed the “Oprah of Management Thinkers” by Thinkers50, she was awarded a coveted spot on their list of the world’s top 50 management and business thought leaders in 2021, and Global Gurus named her one of the top 20 management experts around the world.

Seth Mattison: Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter

As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. Now Available for Virtual Programming