Top Leadership Speakers to Book in 2023

The best corporate leadership speakers for 2023 do more than inspire your leadership to reach new heights. They provide actionable, transformational direction that allows your executive team to grow into their roles and thrive. Trusted by brands including Google, Viacom and Capital One, they inform leaders how to best manage transitions, become stronger communicators, and lead global institutions toward a brighter and more profitable future. 

Carey Lohrenz

Former U.S. Navy lieutenant Carey Lohrenz knows the pressure of leadership in critical situations. She also knows how to develop a team that can achieve the complete trust and perfect execution necessary to handle those situations. As the first female to pilot an F-14 fighter, she flew combat-ready missions around the globe. She then applied her mastery of top performance under pressure, error reduction in dynamic situations and team management to the high-stakes world of corporate leadership.

As a public speaker and business strategist, Lohrenz’s clients have included Cisco, Toyota, Deloitte, The American Heart Association, Expedia and many others. To learn more about her background and leadership philosophy, check out her bestselling books Fearless Leadership: High Performance Lessons From the Flight Deck and Span of Control.

Dan Thurmon

Speaker Hall of Fame inductee Dan Thurmon has delivered thousands of addresses across the globe for entrepreneurs, educators and Fortune 500 companies. Known as a show-stopping keynote speaker, Thurmon’s messages of activating your teams to build resilience and achieve peak performance have resonated with clients such as Chase, Walmart, Pfizer and others.

Thurmon is also the founder and president of Motivation Works Inc. Here, he assists corporations in navigating through change with confidence and strong leadership for stellar bottom-line and personal outcomes. His two books, Success in Action and Off Balance On Purpose, along with his video coaching series and podcasts, have assisted millions in improving their corporate leadership skills.

Tasha Eurich

TEDx speaker and organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich, Ph.D., approaches leadership development through scientifically tested methods. Add that to her always exciting, relatable and engaging style, and you can see why she has become one of the most in-demand speakers and coaches in the business world. From startups to Fortune 100 companies including Google, Walmart and Salesforce, Eurich has assisted leaders and teams in achieving and exceeding their goals.

Eurich’s first book, Bankable Leadership, debuted in the top 10 on the New York Times bestseller list and her follow up, Insight, has received amazing reviews from popular media and Amazon readers alike. Her expertise in organizational culture has helped tens of thousands of leaders to become more self-aware and build lasting alliances and influence.

Cy Wakeman

Globally recognized thought leader and expert keynote speaker Cy Wakeman brings a reality-based approach to leadership. Her message of ditching drama in favor of personal accountability, sharpened focus and self-reflection has built her a client base that includes Google, Viacom, NBC Universal, NASA, Pfizer, Johns Hopkins, Keurig, Merrill Lynch and countless others.

Wakeman has been voted among the top 100 leadership professionals to follow on Twitter for seven years in a row. She authored the bestseller The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier and serves as president and founder of Reality-Based Leadership. Get a feel for her speaking style and knowledge as a leadership expert on her YouTube channel.

Dave Ferguson

Executive coach, author and speaker Dave Ferguson specializes in the areas of leadership and personal development. In fact, his background includes more than 25 years in corporate management roles for Fortune 500 companies in the sectors of banking, investment and real estate.

Ferguson has adopted and honed a no-nonsense approach to leadership throughout his career. From the U.S. Air Force to corporate leadership to executive speaking and coaching, he has applied his mentorship and team management skills to assist companies in thriving in the face of any unique challenge.

Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton achieved his childhood dream of playing in the NFL, but his career as a wide receiver ended abruptly due to injuries. A master of resilience, Shelton found his calling one day while speaking at a church event. He began making short videos for social media, and today his uplifting messages of personal empowerment reach millions around the world.

Founder of the Christian-based non-profit RehabTime Organization, Shelton’s message for leaders is that change begins within. Faith, mindset and self-care each play a role in his always engaging and often hard-hitting keynote addresses. Great leadership begins with building a stronger, more confident self. This influential author of Straight Up: Honest, Unfiltered, As-Real-As-I-Can-Put-It Advice for Life’s Biggest Challenges will get you there.

Lee Marie Jacobs

Great leadership must work beyond short-term gains. For lasting impact, you have to have energy management to make that leadership sustainable. Author, entrepreneur and leadership speaker Lee Marie Jacobs knows the formula to get you there. 

This powerhouse author of Beautiful Money has made her mark as a clinical nutritionist and wellness advocate. As one of our top women’s leadership speakers, Jacobs flawlessly melds leadership expertise and wealth creation with better health and mindfulness. She also serves as a teacher and coach on Insight Timer, one of our top mindfulness apps. Learn more about her on her YouTube channel.

John Addison

Georgia native, University of Georgia Bulldog and Direct Selling Hall of Fame inductee John Addison brings common sense, humor and leadership expertise to every address. 

The former co-CEO of Primerica proved essential in reshaping its culture and skyrocketing profits during its break from Citigroup. Today, Addison serves as the CEO of Addison Leadership Group Inc. and travels worldwide as a leadership speaker and consultant. His book Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose delivers the same business acumen and hometown insights that you can expect from his speaking engagements.

How you can book the best corporate leadership speaker available.

Finding a great virtual speaker or in-person leadership coach is easy. But finding the right speaker for you, your organization and your goals can prove more challenging. Don’t leave your decision to chance. The Success Speakers Bureau can assist you in making the best choice for your next leadership coach or speaker.

We provide more than end-to-end booking. We put our 125 years of experience in relationship-building to work for you. Contact us with your needs, and we will work to find the best leadership coach or speaker for your event.