Darren Hardy

Publisher & Editorial Founder of SUCCESS magazine

Book Darren Fees starting at $25,000

Speaking Topics:

  • Igniting the Compound Effect
  • The X-FACTOR of Success
  • The Productivity Secrets of Superachievers
  • 21st Century Leadership
  • How to Build a Culture of Passionate Followers


The chair once occupied by Orison Swett Marden, W. Clement Stone, Napoleon Hill and Og Mandino is where SUCCESS Publisher & Editorial Founder Darren Hardy now sits.

Darren has been a leader in the personal development industry for 17 years, having led two personal-development-based television networks—The People's Network (TPN) and The Success Training Network (TSTN)—producing and launching more than 1,000 TV shows, live events, and products and programs with many of the world's top experts.

Darren is a product and embodiment of the personal achievement principles he reveals in his best-selling books The Compound Effect and Living Your Best Year Ever. As an entrepreneur, Darren was earning a six-figure income by age 18, over a million dollars a year by age 24, and owned a company producing $50 million a year in revenue by age 27. He has mentored thousands of entrepreneurs, advised many large corporations, and sits on the board of several companies and nonprofit organizations.

As Publisher & Editorial Founder of SUCCESS magazine, Darren is uniquely positioned to sit down with the leading experts on human performance and achievement, as well as many of today's top CEOs, revolutionary entrepreneurs, superstar athletes, entertainers and Olympic champions, to uncover and share the success secrets behind their extraordinary success.

Each month in the pages of SUCCESS magazine, on his blog, on Twitter (@DarrenHardy), Facebook (DarrenHardyFan) and before live audiences of entrepreneurs across the country, Darren distills the best of the best information and strategies available, mixing in his own street-tested principles of success.

Darren's passion for personal development is at the core of his business and life philosophy. He is committed to helping others achieve their potential in order to live richer, more fulfilling lives.

Darren regularly appears on national radio and TV for CNBC, MSNBC, CBS, PBS, ABC and Fox.

Shawn Achor

Speaker & Author of the International Bestseller, The Happiness Advantage

Book Shawn Fees starting at $30,000

Speaking Topics:

  • The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance
  • Positive Leadership: Restoring a Culture of Confidence
  • The Ripple Effect: How to Make Positive Change Easier


Shawn Achor is the author of the No. 1 international best-seller The Happiness Advantage. Shawn spent over a decade at Harvard University, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards for his work. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a master's in Christian and Buddhist ethics. In 2006, he was named Head Teaching Fellow for "Positive Psychology," which eclipsed "Intro Economics" as the most popular course at Harvard.

In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think Inc. to share his research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured or researched in 49 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, schoolchildren in South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe.

Shawn has now become the world's leading expert on the connection between happiness and success. In 2012, Shawn's research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular all time, with over 2 million views, and he has a new lecture airing on PBS called "The Happiness Advantage."

Rita Davenport

Author, Speaker & Television Personality

Book Rita Fees starting at $15,000

Speaking Topics:

  • Time Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Networking
  • Success Habits
  • Building Confidence and Self-Esteem


As a seminar leader, CSP, CPAE, award winning keynote Hall of Fame speaker, humorist, and author, Rita is an internationally recognized expert in the principles of success, secrets of network marketing, time management, goal setting, creative thinking, and building self-esteem and confidence.

Her careers range from social work and teaching to broadcasting, writing and corporate leadership. She has been featured in People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and other countless business magazines. She produced and hosted her own award-winning television show, Success Strategies, in Phoenix, Arizona for 15 years, which was viewed in over 32 million homes.

She has appeared on over 200 radio and television shows, including ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today Show, Regis Philbin's show and The Sally Jesse Raphael Show. She has shared the speakers' platform with such notables as Dr. John Maxwell, Jack Canfield, Ross Shafer, Connie Podesta, Denis Waitley, Dr. Shad Helstetter, Joel Weldon, Patricia Fripp, Erma Bombeck, Bill Cosby, Og Mandino, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown and Mark Victor Hansen.

John C. Maxwell

Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur

Book John Fees starting at $60,000

Speaking Topics:

  • How to Be a Real Success
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
  • The 360° Leader


John C. Maxwell is an internationally renowned leadership expert, coach and author who has sold over 20 million books. Dr. Maxwell founded EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders in 153 countries. Every year he speaks to Fortune 100 companies, international government leaders, and organizations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League and the United Nations. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell's The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership has sold more than 2 million copies. Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold more than 1 million copies. You can read his blog at JohnMaxwellOnLeadership.com, follow him at Twitter.com/JohnCMaxwell, and learn more about him at JohnMaxwell.com.

Robert Kiyosaki

Investor, Business Owner, Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author

Book Robert Fees starting at $30,000

Speaking Topic:

  • Business of the 21st Century


Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad—the #1 personal finance book of all time—Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes the world needs more entrepreneurs.

With perspectives on money and investing that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned an international reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage and has become a passionate and outspoken advocate for financial education.

Robert's newest book, Why "A" Students Work for "C" Students, is a Guide to Financial Education for Parents and will be released in April of 2013.

Joseph McClendon III

Author, Speaker & Peak Performance Expert

Book Joseph Fees starting at $15,000

Speaking Topics:

  • Make Your Fate
  • New Year Evolution
  • The True You
  • Putting a S.T.O.P. to It
  • Cure for the Common Life


Joseph McClendon III is the founder of the PRO-SEQUENCES RESEARCH GROUP a leading Ultimate Performance coaching organization that works with leaders in the political, entertainment and business communities internationally. As an instructor at the university of California (UCLA), Mr. McClendon, (also known as "Coach") taught Re-engineering, Leadership, Management and Advanced Communication courses for the Engineering and Management Extension program.

Known for his unique brand of leadership, presentation style, humor and passion for living, "Coach" impacts by example and always leaves his audiences with valuable tools and strategies that produce tangible sustainable results rather than just a good feeling. His ability to inspire others to take action and achieve greater results is a direct result of living by the principles that he espouses.

Joseph holds several certifications in the Neuro sciences and a Doctorate in Neuro Psychology.  He has become an expert in assisting others in overcoming fears, phobias and emotional challenges that hinder their forward motion and progress.

Having facilitated and presented hundreds of workshops, coaching sessions, seminars, training programs and one on one therapeutic intervention, Mr. McClendon is one of the most sought after "Ultimate performance" coaches in the business. His remarkable ability to go straight to the core of the challenge and effect rapid change makes him a unique commodity as a turn around specialist and momentum mentor and coach. He also serves as the Senior Head Trainer and Instructor at Anthony Robbins Research's highly acclaimed Mastery University, attended by business entrepreneurs and CEOs from 46 nations.

Joseph brings to the table years of practical experience and technique both in the corporate arena as well as the private sector. Well versed in presenting new material as well as his own brand of entertaining delivery, Joseph prides himself on holding himself to the same high standards that his company so elegantly is known for. He believes in getting the job done effectively, lovingly and tailored to each individuals needs.

Mr. McClendon has authored two best selling books with world famous peak performance coach Anthony Robbins. He has also founded five companies, all in the realm of personal development, personal growth and vitality and wellness. As the senior head trainer for the Robbins Research international and has worked side by side with Anthony Robbins for over two decades. Joseph trains other trainers and coaches to serve and assist others in getting the best out of themselves and their lives and produce results.


  • Psychology of activity
  • "Power Thoughts"
  • "Unlimited Power a Black Choice"
  • "Change our Breakfast Change your Life"
  • New Years Evolution

Audio Programs:

  • Putting a stop to it
  • The true you
  • Cure for the common life
  • New Year Evolution
  • Burning Desire

Topics, Seminars and Workshops:

  • Building a powerful Identity
  • Mastering Emotional mechanics
  • Emotional management
  • Leadership strategies
    • Leading the leaders
    • Demystifying managerial communication (former UCLA Course)er
    • Building a powerful team
    • Personal leadership
  • Precision Presentation and platform skills
    • Creating an impactful presentation
    • Creating content (Key note/speeches)
    • The ultimate Stage presence
    • Moving your audience emotionally
    • Instant rapport
    • Stage Identity
  • Planning and goal setting
    • Look where you want to go
  • The magic of Network marketing
    • Creating a powerful team
    • Duplicating yourself
    • Conquering rejection
    • Manufacturing courage
    • Recruiting magic
  • The Next step
    • The science of attraction / Attraction Mechanics
    • Three day intensive London England
  • The Z Factor
    • Three day ultimate Health Retreat Geneva Switzerland

Paul Zane Pilzer

Author, Entrepreneur & Professor

Book Paul Fees starting at $25,000

Speaking Topics:

  • The New Wellness Revolution
  • The Next Millionaires: The New Rules for Economic Success in the 21st Century
  • The Next Trillion


Paul Zane Pilzer is a world-renowned economist, a social entrepreneur, an adjunct professor, and the author of nine best-selling books and dozens of scholarly publications.

Pilzer completed Lehigh University in three years and received his MBA from Wharton in 15 months at age 22. He became Citibank's youngest officer at age 22 and its youngest vice president at age 25. At age 24, he was appointed adjunct professor at New York University, where he taught for 21 consecutive years and was rated “best professor” five times. Over the past 30 years, Pilzer has started and/or taken public, five companies in the areas of software, education and healthcare.

In healthcare, he is the Founder of Zane Benefits, Inc. (2006) and Extend Health, Inc. (1999), the two leading U.S. suppliers of personalized health benefits to corporate America including Wal-Mart's Sam's Club.

In education, he is the Founder of Zane Publishing (1989), The American Academy (2005), and Zane Prep (2011), pioneering companies in online education that are changing education around the globe.
He was an appointed economic adviser in two U.S. presidential administrations and today serves as advisor to CEOs and Heads of State from China to Brazil.

Pilzer’s book Other People's Money (Simon & Schuster) which was critically acclaimed by The New York Times and The Economist magazine.

Pilzer's Unlimited Wealth (Crown) explains how we live in a world of unlimited physical resources because of rapidly advancing technology. After reading Unlimited Wealth, the late Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, said that he was "amazed at Pilzer's business capacity" and his "ability to put it into layman's terms."

Pilzer's God Wants You to be Rich: The Theology of Economics (Simon & Schuster) explains how the foundation of our economic system is based on our Judeo-Christian heritage. This New York Times business best-seller was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and on television shows ranging from 60 Minutes to First Person with Maria Shriver.

In The New Wellness Revolution (Wiley) Pilzer identifies the newly emerging wellness business. For this book he received an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service and was called a "wellness guru" by The New York Times.

The Next Millionaires (Momentum Media) explains why the number of U.S. millionaires doubled in the 1990s, how the economy is now creating one million millionaires a year from 2012-2020, and how ordinary people can become one of them.

The New Health Insurance Solution (Wiley) sets forth a bold new direction for U.S. health insurance and explains how individuals can now get affordable health insurance independent of their employer.

A former commentator on National Public Radio and CNN, Pilzer has been profiled on the front page of The Wall St. Journal and has appeared on the cover or more than 100 magazines. He speaks live each year to approximately 200,000 people, and more than 10 million audiotapes of his speeches have been sold. He lives in Utah with his wife and four children where they are all avid snowboarders, mountain bikers, and chess players.

Connie Podesta

Award Winning Author, Emcee, Speaker & Internationally Recognized Success Leader

Book Connie Fees starting at $18,000

Speaking Topics:

  • Stand Out from the Crowd: How to Be #1 and Stay There!
  • Sales... Like You've Never Heard It Before
  • Life Would Be Easy.... If It Weren't for Other People!
  • How to Get What You Want... The Right Way!
  • Leadership... Like You've Never Heard It Before
  • Diversity: Helping People Understand People


Connie Podesta is a game-changing, money-making, sales-generating, idea innovator whose rare blend of laugh-out-loud humor, out-of-the-box strategies and signature, tell-it-like-it-is delivery style has made her one of the most talked about entertaining business motivational speakers in the marketplace today.

To sum her up is like capturing a tornado! But here goes: Two million+ people worldwide. 1000+ organizations. Every major industry. Two- time award-winning author. Seven books. Radio/TV personality. Comedienne. Playwright. Organizational Therapist. International speaker on: Change. Leadership. Sales. Branding. Diversity. Master of Ceremonies. Bottom line: Get ready! Connie is a whirlwind of energy and ideas that will definitely help you GET WHAT YOU WANT out of life!

Denis Waitley

Author, Speaker & Personal Success Leader

Book Denis Fees starting at $15,000

Speaking Topics:

  • Becoming an Authentic MVP
  • Being the Best
  • The Olympian Within
  • The Winners' Edge
  • The Psychology of Winning


Denis Waitley is one of America's most respected authors, keynote lecturers and productivity consultants on high performance human achievement.

He has inspired, informed, challenged and entertained audiences for over 35 years from the boardrooms of multi-national corporations to the locker rooms of world-class athletes and in the meeting rooms of thousands of conventioneers throughout the world. Recently, he was voted business speaker of the year by the Sales and Marketing Executives' Association and by Toastmasters International and inducted into the International Speakers' Hall of Fame. With over 10 million audio programs sold in 14 languages, Denis is one of the most listened-to voices on personal and career success. He is the author of 16 non-fiction books, including several international best sellers, Seeds of Greatness, Being the Best and The Winner's Edge. His audio album, The Psychology of Winning is the all-time best selling program on self-mastery.

Denis has studied and counseled winners in every field from Apollo astronauts to Super Bowl champions, from sales achievers to government leaders and youth groups. During several Olympiads, he served as Chairman of Psychology on the U.S. Olympic Committees' Sports Medicine Council, responsible for performance enhancement of all U. S. Olympic athletes.

As president of the International Society for Advanced Education, inspired by Dr. Jonas Salk, he counseled returning POWs from Viet Nam and conducted simulation and stress management seminars for Apollo astronauts. A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and former Navy pilot, he holds a doctorate degree in human behavior.

Chris Widener

Businessman, Author, Speaker & Television Host

Book Chris Fees starting at $20,000

Speaking Topics:

  • Winning with Influence
  • Dare to Dream!
  • Secrets of Successful Teams
  • Extraordinary Leaders


Chris Widener, is a successful businessman, author, speaker, television host and founder of the world's premier small business coaching site, TwelveCoaches.com.

He has authored over 450 articles and nine books, including a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-seller. He has produced over 85 CDs and DVDs on leadership, motivation and success.

Chris is the past host of the national interview show - Made For Success and past co-host of True Performance with Zig Ziglar.

The Chris Widener newsletter is one of the most widely distributed newsletters on personal and professional development. Personal Development legends such as Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Brian Tracy, and Denis Waitley have lauded Chris' work and the legendary Jim Rohn called Chris "the leader of a new generation of personal development experts."

Chris brings his experience - he has been speaking professionally since 1988 and shared the stage with US Presidential candidates, nationally known television news anchors, best-selling authors and professional athletes, and he has spoken to some of America's finest organizations such as General Electric, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and the Harvard School of Business - to each event, crafting a unique, compelling presentation every time!

Chris' motto is, "Turn your potential into performance, succeed in every area of life, and achieve your dreams." He very definitely gives you the tools you need to do that and delivers results-oriented programs designed specifically to help you achieve your goals!