Cultivating Collaborative Excellence: A Spotlight on the Visionaries Shaping Team Dynamics
In today’s fast-paced corporate landscape, the importance of effective team building cannot be overstated. We’re excited to shine a light on the top keynote speakers who excel at guiding teams toward cohesion and success. These speakers bring a unique blend of inspiration and motivation to the table, transforming workplaces into environments where collective triumph is not just a goal but a reality. Join us as we dive into the power of teamwork and see how these speakers make a real impact, helping teams thrive in the fast-paced and competitive business scene.
Michael Lomonaco: Chef & Partner of Porter House Bar & Grill NYC
Michael Lomonaco is the Culinary Director of the highly respected and successful restaurant Porter House Bar and Grill along with his piano-cocktail lounge Center Bar. He is an original star of Food Network, a food and travel host on Discovery and Travel channels, and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at CUNY. An esteemed veteran of American cooking and the New York restaurant scene, Michael has helmed some of NYC’s most iconic kitchens including ‘21’, Windows on the World, Wild Blue, Noche and Guastavino’s. His philanthropic work has made him a leader in the restaurant community and his hometown NYC.
Joe Theismann: World Champion Quarterback, Broadcaster and Entrepreneur
Losing his successful football career at 35 to a serious injury, Joe Theismann learned firsthand how to think, analyze and reinvent in the face of adversity and change.
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”, an in-demand workplace civility expert, and a prolific writer with a passionate worldwide following. His articles and wildly-popular Monday morning “Go Together Movement” email series have impacted people 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. Shabnam believes embracing the power of joy is an act of rebellion, and in her insightful, interactive sessions, she shares practical tips about what it takes to truly bring more joy into your life both personally and professionally.
Kaplan Mobray: Award-Winning Author, Motivational Speaker and Career Consultant
Recognized by Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of the nation’s top business speakers, Kaplan Mobray is one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational business speakers and award-winning author of “The 10Ks of Personal Branding. An innovative mastermind, Kaplan has inspired and transformed countless lives through his insightful and groundbreaking approach to personal branding and leadership development. Kaplan has delivered keynote presentations and leadership development workshops on 5 continents helping individuals globally to build their brand and advance their career. Additionally, Kaplan has been a frequent main platform speaker at the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) national and global conferences.
Devon Harris: International Keynote Speaker 🇯🇲Founding member original Jamaica Bobsled Team 🇯🇲 KEEP ON PUSHING past YOUR obstacles
Devon Harris, hailing from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica, defied the odds to become a sought-after international Motivational Speaker in New York. Despite humble beginnings, he graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England and served as an officer in the Jamaica Defence Force. Transitioning from a barefoot boy in track races to a member of his nation’s first Olympic bobsled team, Harris faced constant challenges and skepticism but persisted, achieving success against all odds. Today, he is a prominent corporate Motivational Keynote Speaker, author, and the founder of the Keep On Pushing Foundation, a New York-based charity focused on providing quality education to children in disadvantaged communities. Harris has also dedicated time to supporting troops in the Persian Gulf and across the United States.
Victoria Labalme: Hall of Fame Speaker, Performance Strategist & Best-Selling Author
Victoria Labalme is a master at helping people at all levels dramatically elevate their ability to communicate, connect, come alive . . . and win over the people they serve. Her results-driven approach offers a strategic blend of art and business that taps into her decades of performing arts experience: HBO, Caroline’s on Broadway, comedy clubs, television, one-woman shows and documentary films. Her creative projects have received critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, BBC, CBS, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Good Morning America.
Jason O. Harris: Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Professional Pilot
Creating high performing workplace cultures that are balanced, sustainable and thriving is the goal of every organization, and it is the mission of Lieutenant Colonel Jason O. Harris to help them get there. For over 20 years as a United States Air Force officer and special operations pilot, he has led teams where trust was the basis of every successful operation. Over the course of his career, he has served more than 2,000 combat hours and 470 combat sorties around the globe. These high-risk combat experiences have all served as the launching point for his proprietary NO FAIL TRUST methodology. His proven framework serves organizations as a tool to empower executives and team members to foster an environment of mutual trust, responsibility, and productivity.
Garry Ridge: Globally Recognized Culture Shifting Keynote Speaker | Founder of The Learning Moment | The Culture Coach | WD-40 Company Chairman Emeritus
Garry has 25 years of experience as Chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego, where he teaches the principles and practices of corporate culture in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. Inspired by Aristotle’s quote, Garry believes in creating workplaces where employees find pleasure in their jobs, contribute to something greater, learn, feel safe, and go home happy. He co-authored the book “Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy Called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A’” with Ken Blanchard in 2009, outlining effective leadership techniques. A native of Australia, Mr. Ridge holds a certificate in Modern Retailing and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Lakshmi Gopalkrishnan: Thought Leader, Speaker, Executive and Leadership Coach
Lakshmi Gopalkrishnan is the founder and CEO of The Infinite Impact Group, a leadership and organizational development firm that helps its clients crack the code of who they are, how to create outcomes that matter most—and scale that capacity to others in authentic and fulfilling ways.