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“James conducted an enlightening, eye opening session on the art of storytelling during our recent team offsite. It was equal parts educational and emotional as my group began to open up and share experiences. What began as a simple exercise in narrative ended in a bonding experience for all.” —Kathleen Pierce, Vice President, ADF ...
Award-winning Photographer of International Renown; Chronicler of Hollywood, Literary Legends, and Cultural Icons
Michael Childers is one of the entertainment industry’s most renowned and highly respected portrait, fashion, and art photographers. His portraits of Hollywood stars like Richard Gere, Natalie Wood, John Travolta, literary lions such as Tennessee Williams, Ray Bradbury, Gore Vidal, artists Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, and music legends Elton John, Cher, and Fergie ...
“Gutkind is the Godfather behind Creative Nonfiction.”—Vanity Fair “The leading figure in the field.”—Harper’s Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the author and editor of more than 25 books and founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively. He ...
Award-winning Author & Journalist; Expert on the Media, Politics, the 1960s, and Gay Life in America
Charles Kaiser is an expert on the media, politics, the 1960s, and gay life in America through his three-decade career as a journalist and author. He is a former reporter for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and was the press critic at Newsweek. He is the author of The Gay Metropolis, ...
Tom Leopold, veteran comedy writer of such hit TV shows as Seinfeld, Cheers, and Will and Grace, has been making audiences laugh for over four decades. As Christopher Guest says, “When it comes to comedy, Tom Leopold has an extra gene. You may not know it, but he has probably made you laugh.” Now he’s ...
Seth Lipsky has been described in the Boston Globe as “a legendary figure in contemporary journalism,” in the Atlantic.com as having “the most interesting mind in journalism,” and in the New Criterion as “one of our age’s great journalists.” Steve Forbes has called his editorials on monetary reform “brilliant” — “the Federalist Papers for a ...
Clinical Psychologist, Blogger for Huffington Post and Psychology Today, Expert on Unlocking Creativity for a Life of Purpose
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, popular blogger for Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and the author of Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. He has worked with hundreds of patients, including New York Times best-selling authors, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and students to help them ...
They’re unlike any other keynote speaker out there. Described as “Saturday Night Live for Business,” humorous motivational speakersTim and Kris O’Shea offer one-of-a-kind business humor programs. Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, The O’Sheas understand what meeting planners and corporate audiences want. Their innovative corporate humor programs motivate audiences about workplace challenges and the fast ...
Bill Persky is a five-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer for such hit TV shows as the Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl, Sid Caesar, Bill Cosby, and Kate & Allie. As funny as the comedy scripts he has written for over four decades, he is a sought after keynote and after dinner speaker. ...
An award-winning author, speaker, wine consultant, and television host, Leslie Sbrocco is known for her educational and entertaining approach to wine. Recently voted as one of the Top 100 most influential people in the American wine business, Sbrocco’s engaging personality and in-depth knowledge is her trademark, whether appearing on screen or in person. Sbrocco is ...
Charles R. Scott worked at Intel Corporation for 14 years including five years in Intel’s venture investing group, where he developed the corporation’s clean technology software investment strategy. In 2011, he left Intel to focus his energy full-time on writing, speaking, and completing endurance challenges with his family linked to environmental causes. In the summer of 2009, ...
“Ms Shlaes’s biography provides a window onto an unfairly tarnished period. It deserves to be widely read.” —The Economist on Coolidge Amity Shlaes, a sought-after keynote speaker who places the current economy in the context of the past has given speeches and lectures covering a wide range of topics to financial institutions, corporations, colleges, universities, ...
“Incredibly funny. . . a bird’s-eye view of what it’s really like to raise kids with autism.” – Jenny McCarthy from the forward to All I Can Handle Kim Stagliano is a nationally recognized autism advocate and speaker and the author of All That I Can Handle, her “Kimoir” of raising three – yes, three ...
Kenneth J. Sufka, Ph.D. is an award-winning teacher and researcher – and a highly sought-after speaker on college and high school campuses. His smart and accessible book, The A Game: Nine Steps To Better Grades is a must-read for all college First Year Experience students and for junior and senior high school students (and their ...
Marion Winik is an award-winning columnist, renowned humorist, NPR commentator, and the author of six books of creative nonfiction. Her latest book is Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Lliving (Globe Pequot Press), a memoir of her attempt to rebuild her world and find new love as a ...