Our Leadership Speakers

The Most Important Job of Leadership is Managing Change

Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Event

The best leadership speakers provide fresh perspective and actionable steps that improve leadership skills. They have impact long after the event has ended.

Our leadership experts below are top authors with deep experience as business consultants, academics, entrepreneurs, journalists and in sports and the armed forces.

D’Amelio Network’s speakers equip leaders at all levels with the tools to grow, succeed, and contribute at a time of disruptive change. Inquire about our leadership keynote speakers for your business meeting, annual conference, team training, or business expo.



Former Navy Captain & Author, It's Your Ship

Former captain who led the best ship in the U.S. Navy, the USS Benfold. He inspires audiences to rethink how their organizations work and discover new paths to breakthrough performance.

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Fortune Magazine & Author, Talent is Overrated

Fortune’s Colvin covers the political, economic, technological, and competitive forces driving business disruption and how leaders are responding. His insights help audiences compete, manage risk, and seize opportunity.

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Katty Kay

BBC World News America Anchor & Author, The Confidence Code

Washington-based BBC news anchor gives audiences a non-partisan look at U.S. politics and global affairs from a different angle. She also speaks to women’s groups – inspiring them with a message about confidence and success.

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Mike Abrashoff

"A standing ovation again!! Every time I use Mike, he has received a standing ovation."

Strategic Resources Group, Team Health


Geoff Colvin

“Geoff did an amazing job with our event. He was very thoughtful and thorough with his preparation and really hit the mark for us. He's a wonderful moderator!”

The Boston Consulting Group


Katty Kay

"She may have been our best speaker (ever) - delightful and substantive and a pleasure to work with - our members just loved her."

HR Policy Association


Polly LaBarre

“I had high expectations, but you completely exceeded them! You were absolutely brilliant on all fronts: content, delivery, timing, storytelling, and more. Everyone I talked to cited your talk as the highlight of our conference.”



Bill Taylor

“Bill Taylor was outstanding. He was an entertaining storyteller who did a great job of connecting the dots between our business and his knowledge of client experience and innovation.”

Shook, Hardy and Bacon


Bill Walton

“It was an amazingly spectacular event with Mr. Walton."

Irving Place Capital



Co-Author, Mavericks at Work & Partner, ManagementLab

For over 20 years, LaBarre has used her writing, business consulting, and speaking to help organizations unleash and organize human potential in ever more powerful ways – helping them change the way they do change.

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Pioneering Aviator and First Woman Thunderbird Pilot

Fighter pilot and 21-year Air Force veteran Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) inspires audiences with lessons learned in combat, as a White House Fellow and adviser, and more -- leadership, creating a high-performance culture, dealing with change, and overcoming adversity

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Bill Taylor

Co-founder Fast Company & Author, Simply Brilliant

He’s encouraged a generation of executives and company-builders to think differently about the new world of work. Learn how fresh-thinking organizations in ordinary businesses are redefining their industries and professions.

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Basketball Legend, Sport Broadcaster, & Humanitarian

The larger-than-life basketball legend offers lessons from sports that translate to business. Learn the secrets to personal and organizational excellence and how he overcame nearly impossible odds – on the court and off – to persevere and win.

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