Thought Leaders (A-Z)

David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world's highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States. He was also named one of the "Top 100 thought leaders" by Leadership Magazine and "One of the world's most influential thinkers" by Fast Company.   more >

David Allen  

Chad Barr is recognized as a global authority on leveraging technology to dramatically transform businesses. His firms, CB Software Systems and The Chad Barr Group, have attracted organizations that span the globe, including clients in Italy, Germany, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.   more >

Chad Barr  

Jeff Bradach, co-founder and managing partner of Bridgespan Group, is a leading authority on nonprofit strategy, business planning and philanthropy. At Bridgespan, Jeff guides the development of the organization, its knowledge strategy, and the Bridgestar initiative, which seeks to increase the flow of talented leaders into and within the nonprofit sector. He also teaches, speaks extensively and has written articles for, among others, The Harvard Business Review.   more >

Jeff Bradach  

Stuart Cross is a consultant, coach and speaker who helps world class companies dramatically accelerate profit growth. Since its launch in 2006 his firm, Morgan Cross Consulting, has attracted clients including Avon Cosmetics, Alliance Boots, PricewaterhouseCoopers and GroupeAeroplan.   more >

Stuart Cross  

Jim Duffy is among only a few who can legitimately offer a true masterclass in forming new executive relationships. He is the former Senior Vice President of Global Business Development for Gemini Consulting, and also a former partner with Deloitte. Jim co-developed 'Red-Issue Marketing,' a set of powerful tools and questioning techniques for initiating and building long-term, collaborative 'Trusted Partner" relationships with senior executives and their teams.   more >

Jim Duffy  

Bob Frisch is renowned authority on leadership decision-making and top-team effectiveness. He has over 29 years of experience designing and facilitating executive and board strategic offsites in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has published two articles on the subject in the Harvard Business Review. Bob's work has been profiled in publications from Fortune to CFO to the Johannesburg Business Report, and he has been a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and the Wall Street Journal.   more >

Robert Frisch  

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better – by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior: for themselves, their people and their teams. In November 2009 Dr. Goldsmith was recognized as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world in the bi-annual study sponsored by The (London) Times and Forbes.   more >

Marshall Goldsmith  

Michael "Mikey" Holtz is one of the world's most knowledgeable authorities on upscale, luxury travel. He started SmartFlyer over 20 years ago in New York City after graduating from Washington University. His love for luxury travel sends him traveling the globe year after year in search of the best the world has to offer. Michael is widely known for designing unique, once-in-a-lifetime itineraries for his discerning clients.   more >

Michael Holtz  

Mark Jeffries is a global leader in the field of strategic communication and soft skills. He speaks at and moderates conferences, summits, sales meetings, user forums and conventions for clients including IBM, Ernst & Young, SAS, HP, Zurich Insurance, Gartner, Microsoft, Royal Bank of Canada, Merrill Lynch & Bank of America. Dividing his time between The United States, Canada and Europe, Mark's ideas, inspiration and guidance are sought across virtually all industries; he has addressed more than 100,000 people at conferences and conventions all over the world.   more >

Mark Jeffries  

Don Lowman has advised hundreds of board members and CEOs as one of the world's leading authorities in executive compensation. Most of all, he is an authentic and effective client advisor who has few equals. Don has worked for 30 years as a trusted partner to the senior management of many of the world's leading companies. He was formerly the Managing Director for Growth Strategies at Towers Watson and a member of the Firm's Executive Council and Board of Directors.   more >

Don Lowman  

Rob Nixon is the world's foremost authority on helping accounting firms achieve peak performance. Since 1994 he has been running businesses that specialize in helping Accountants run better, more profitable businesses. He has trained, coached, consulted with and researched thousands of Accountants around the world. Rob's speaking work has taken him to seven countries where he has spoken to in excess of 70,000 Accountants.   more >

Rob Nixon  

Thomas Power is Chairman of social business network Ecademy, which was founded in 1998 with Penny Power. Ecademy is a unique online community of 600,000 entrepreneurs, small businesses, and independent professionals. Thomas is a Networker, a Matchmaker and a Dealmaker who hunts constantly for new technology and business models that can improve business performance.   more >

Thomas Power  

Adam Reeder is renowned investment banker who has helped leaders around the world to build and grow profitable companies. He is currently a Managing Director and Global Head of the Building Products and Basic Materials Group at Credit Suisse. Adam was a Managing Director, member of the board and head of the building products and construction practice at Sagent Advisors, Inc.   more >

Adam Reeder  

John Rolander's 30-year management consulting career has spanned three continents and dozens of countries. He is that rare consultant who is both an astute strategist and a consumate rainmaker for whom client focus is deeply-held principle, not a slogan. John specializes in assisting financial institutions to define competitive strategies, improve financial performance, and engage and mobilize employees to achieve performance objectives.   more >

John Rolander  

Mike Schultz, the President of RAIN Group, is world-renowned as a consultant and expert in sales performance improvement. He has worked with dozens of major organizations to improve sales performance and develop rainmakers. Mike is Publisher of, the world's largest publication and membership site for insight, advice, and tools for selling and marketing professional services.   more >

Mike Schultz  

Michael Sheargold is Australia's leading Real Estate coach and a highly sought-after speaker, media talent and coach to high achievers in almost every field. With 21 years experience conducting more than 6,000 coaching sessions, Michael is one of the most experienced coaches in the world today.   more >

Michael Sheargold  

Alan Weiss, author of 34 books, is the world's leading authority on how to build a successful professional practice. His books include the bestselling Million Dollar Consulting, which is considered the definitive guide to developing a vibrant consulting practice. Alan is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker and author and mean it.   more >

Alan Weiss