Meet Our Speakers

Jay Baer
Jay Baer is a renowned business strategist, a New York Times best-selling author of five books, and the world's most retweeted person among digital marketers. His programs help organizations everywhere rethink their approach to marketing and customer service, helping them gain more customers and keep those they’ve already earned. Jay customizes each presentation by including relevant and targeted examples, oftentimes from people in the room!

Jay has advised more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, IBM, Allstate, The United Nations, and 32 of the FORTUNE 500. He has created five, multi-million dollar companies, and is an active venture capitalist. He is the Founder of Convince & Convert, a strategy consulting firm that owns the world's #1 content marketing blog and the world's top marketing podcast.

Jay is a Word-of-Mouth Marketing Hall of Fame inductee; voted one of the Top 50 Trustworthy Digital Marketing Experts; and is a go-to source for numerous news outlets.

Named “most likely to be a game show host” in high school, Jay is also a popular emcee and event host.

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Colette Carlson
Colette Carlson is a human behavior expert and keynote speaker who inspires individuals to connect and communicate in real and relevant ways. How to create effective connections, and leverage them for greater success, is the thread that is woven into every one of Colette’s customized presentations.

With a Master’s Degree in Human Behavior, a fascination with communication trends, and extensive experience in the personal development industry for over 20 years, Colette knows the difference between trendy topics and timeless truths when it comes to successful business practices.

Colette is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation held by fewer than 10% of the members belonging to the International Federation for Professional Speakers. In 2017, Colette was inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall Fame®, a lifetime award that honors professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence.

Through her real-world, highly-engaging, and laugh-out-loud funny programs, Colette teaches organizations how mindful communication creates powerful connections. Her clients include Boeing, Microsoft, Cisco, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Shell, Great Clips, Davidson Hotels, the United States Government, and numerous others.

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Melissa Agnes
If crisis were to strike your company tomorrow, is your organization #CRISISREADY?

Melissa Agnes is a sought-after, international crisis management keynote speaker. She delivers powerful talks that help today’s organizations understand the realities that loom when crisis strikes. Her customized presentations provide tools and strategies that create a proactive, crisis-ready corporate culture.

Fluent in English and French, Melissa speaks worldwide to audiences including NATO, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Foreign Defense, and Ministries of Health. Her client list includes financial organizations, technology companies, healthcare organizations, government agencies, cities and municipalities, energy companies, global non-profits, and many more.

As President and Co-Founder of Agnes + Day Inc., Melissa has helped dozens of global brands and government agencies prevent and manage a wide range of issues before they become catastrophic.

Melissa is a go-to source for the press, including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal‎, VIBE Magazine, USA Today, and more. She is also a regular guest and the official crisis manager on a leading morning radio talk show.

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Steve Gutzler
Research shows that 83% of the time, people can effectively manage relationships and tasks. However, in those 17% moments – when interactions become more challenging and work becomes more difficult – people discover the hard truth of whether or not they are able to continue to operate at their full potential. This truth is at the heart of emotional intelligence and leadership.

Steve Gutzler is a dynamic speaker who engages audiences everywhere on leadership, emotional intelligence, and personal transformation. He has an exceptional ability to communicate clear leadership and business solutions with humor, clarity, and insight. Most importantly, Steve provides strategies on how to self-manage those 17% moments in business and life.

Through his programs, Steve inspires greatness for individuals at every level. He believes every keynote presentation should transform a life and inspire leadership, and he presents with passion and conviction.

His clients include Microsoft, Seattle Seahawks, LinkedIn, Pandora Radio, Starbucks, and Ritz Carlton. Steve is also an executive coach to many CEOs, business executives, and leading entrepreneurs.

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Ted Wright
Ted Wright helps audiences realize marketing concepts in ways they have NEVER perceived them. When you identify the people most likely to talk about your brand, and then use creative strategies to encourage communications between those influencers and members of their social network, you create the most effective technique available for growing your brand and increasing your sales.

Speaker, Author, and CEO of Fizz, Ted Wright has been at the forefront of word of mouth marketing for years. He has contributed to several consumer revolutions in the United States, including the resurgence of Pabst Blue Ribbon among urban hipsters and the adoption of Chocolate Milk among athletes. He works to take his clients such as Bissell, Intuit, AT&T, and Intel, among many others, to the next level and beyond.

Ted leads his crew of professionals from Fizz’s offices in Atlanta, where they consistently deliver triple-digit ROI on their clients’ marketing investments and have become a global leader in word of mouth marketing with clients on every continent.

Ted's primary goal for each presentation is to leave attendees inspired to be better marketers so they can sell more stuff to more people, more often, for more money.

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Scott Shellstrom
What if you could hire Leonardo da Vinci as your next keynote speaker? Scott Shellstrom is the modern day da Vinci, and inspires teams everywhere to rediscover their own ability for creativity and innovation.

As a former advertising executive, Scott knows that creativity is more than an art, it’s a skill. His skills have placed him on some of New York City’s most prominent improv comedy stages, and his paintings on some of the most prestigious gallery walls. He knows how to perform, both as a television host on the Travel Channel, as well as the first white guy on Soul Train.

Scott’s presentations will unite and excite your team as they collaborate and support one another using proven techniques of improvisational theater. He ignites productivity and inspires unique solutions to everyday challenges. He teaches how to prosper from perspective and see more than what the picture first portrays. (And if that wasn’t enough, just wait for his masterpiece painting… done in four minutes… upside down.)

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Clint Greenleaf
When it comes to starting successful businesses, Clint Greenleaf just can’t help himself. As founder and CEO of several companies, Clint speaks to audiences all over the world about how they can bring disciplined innovation and entrepreneurialism into their organizations. He focuses on improved relationships and bottom line growth. Clint’s audiences range from top leaders to front line employees, and everyone walks away with an understanding of how business relationships are one of the keys to success. Participants learn that true entrepreneurial innovation has to be anchored in disciplined practices, and Clint delivers practical tools that can immediately be put into action.

Clint is the author of three books; a regular guest on Fox Business Network; and his articles have appeared in publications such as American Express OPEN,, CNN Money, and The Huffington Post. He is actively involved in numerous business organizations in his community and across the world; and he sits on several Boards of Directors.

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