Top 50 Corporate Culture Speakers
- By Aaron
- Jun 02, 2023
Corporate culture covers the shared attitudes, beliefs, and values that form how a company does business. It’s an incredibly important aspect of businesses as it shapes how consumers view and feel about your company. It also impacts your company’s employee morale and productivity rates. A positive corporate culture is more likely to draw the right talent to your company.
What is included in a positive, effective corporate culture?
● Achievement and competition
● Innovation and creativity
● Order and structure
● Teamwork and collaboration
How do you achieve these goals and build a strong corporate culture? Our top 50 corporate culture speakers are ready to share their tips and lessons they’ve learned with your organization.
1. Jenn Lim
Building a positive company culture can be as easy as learning how to “Make Happy Work.” Jenn Lim is the CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company she founded with the late CEO of Zappos.com. Delivering Happiness specializes in helping companies create positive corporate cultures. She also wrote, “Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact.”
Jessica Kriegel is a Fortune 100 Thought Leader who specializes in workplace culture strategy. She’s guided companies around the globe for the past two decades to establish powerful cultures to improve performance and inclusivity among all ages. She’s on a mission to help companies “quantify culture” and stop believing that financial goals are best reached when you transform your culture.
3. Ken Schmidt
Ken Schmidt knows that in today’s climate, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. He was masterful in turning around Harley-Davidson by changing the company culture. Book him to learn more about his belief that it’s how you connect with consumers and not what you make or do.
4. Erica Dhawan
She’s the author of “Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance.” Erica Dhawan specializes in corporate culture in a digital world. She’s first on the “Top Women Keynote Speakers” and has helped companies ranging from Coca-Cola to Walmart build a culture of trust.
5. Jason Harris
Lieutenant Colonel Harris uses his combat experience to help businesses and organizations tap into their employees’ unique talents. He specializes in communications and team dynamics to build a successful corporate culture. Ask him to talk about his “No Fail Trust” methodology.
6. Safi Bahcall
He’s the mastermind behind Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries. It’s been called the “Best Business Book of the Year” by Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, and Washington Post and is a recommended read by many CEOs and entrepreneurs. He talks to audiences about how small shifts in a structure are all it takes to improve your company’s culture.
7. Matt LaFleur
For sports-related culture improvements, Matt LaFleur is a great choice. He’s coached many teams, working his way up to head coach for the Green Bay Packers. His strengths in team building and strategy are unbeatable.
Chester Elton is a skilled researcher who has found the secrets to building high-performance teams and company cultures. He’s the co-founder of FindMojo and the creator of “The Carrot Principle” and “Leading With Gratitude.” Global Gurus named him a “World Top Leadership Expert” and “Organizational Culture Expert” in 2021. He’s helped dozens of companies improve their corporate culture, including American Express, Duracell, and Pepsi.
As a senior executive, Dan Pontefract played a key role in improving the corporate culture and building leadership for Business Objects, SAP, and TELUS. He became an award-winning leadership strategist to help organizations like Canada Post, the City of Toronto, and the State of Tennessee change their culture and improve performance and employee experience.
10. Jennifer Moss
She’s won awards as a workplace culture strategist helping Fortune 500 companies and startups. She’s the author of “The Burnout Epidemic,” a book that Thinkers 50 put on their “10 Best New Management Books for 2022.” She is an outstanding keynote speaker and is also happy to speak at smaller events.
Lieutenant Colonel Waldo Waldman, aka “The Wingman,” specializes in building a culture of trust, courage, and commitment. He taps into his experience in corporate sales and as a fighter pilot, even though he had a fear of heights and claustrophobia he had to overcome. His client list is long and includes the Denver Broncos, ExxonMobil, Merck, and New York Life.
12. David Horsager
David Horsager is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute and the bestselling author of “The Trust Edge.” He’s talked to leaders around the world and organizations ranging from MIT and Toyota to the Department of Homeland Security and the New York Yankees. His specialty is in building trust to improve your organization’s culture.
13. Cy Wakeman
What Cy Wakeman excels at is getting individuals and corporations alike to look at their roles from a new perspective. It helps them focus on personal accountability in order to ditch the drama and excel. She’s been called “The Secret Weapon to Restoring Sanity to the Workplace” and has helped Facebook, Google, John Hopkins, NASA, NBC Universal, Pfizer, and so many other organizations build a positive company culture.
14. Robert Richman
Robert Richman is an expert in the secrets behind employee culture through his program Zappos Insights. He’s a leading authority on employee culture and has given keynote speeches around the world. Eli Lilly, Google, and Toyota have hired him to come to their companies to teach culture in person. He’s a firm believer in using humor and improv to drive these important lessons home.
15. Jeff Henderson
Jeff Henderson is one of Forbes Magazine’s “20 Speakers You Shouldn’t Miss.” One of the points he makes again and again is that you have to build your company’s name in a positive manner and that makes your profits soar. He’s been hired to help transform the culture at organizations like Chick-fil-A, North Point Ministries, and the Atlanta Braves. Hire him for topics like “Know What You’re FOR: A Growth Strategy for Work, and Even Better Strategy for Life.”
16. Adrian Gostick
Adrian Gostick is the founder of FindMojo and the author of several bestsellers focused on building a positive corporate culture. He’s one of Global Guru’s “Top 10 in Leadership and Organizational Culture.” He’s an executive coach who has helped Bank of America, Cisco, and Rolls Royce.
17. Shane Feldman
Shane Feldman created the “Leadership Passport” framework to help companies form a work environment centered around the community, which makes it easier for teams and individuals to improve their performance at work and beyond. He’s the creator of the “Count Me In” program which is a Millennial-led movement to build better workplace relationships.
18. Anne Harbison
She began her career in brand management at Procter and Gamble and moved to a role as a management consultant. She’s an expert educator who has helped improve corporate culture which helps both management and teams become the best. She’s a popular speaker who has spoken to Best Buy, Boeing, and Toyota.
19. Lonnie Mayne
Lonnie Mayne is the CEO of Red Shoes Living, a framework that helps boost customer experience, corporate culture, and leadership skills. He’s taught his Red Shoes Living framework to companies like Bose, Make-A-Wish, Nike, and Saks Fifth Avenue. One of his greatest achievements was giving a presentation at London’s Westminster Palace.
20. Joe Maddon
Joe Maddon is well-known for his role as the Chicago Cubs manager who led the team to its first World Series in over 108 years. His keynote speeches are customized to topics like organizational culture, performance management, and team building.
21. Sara Ross
Before founding BrainAMPED, Sara Ross spent ten years focused on Emotional Intelligence and Performance. Through her work, she uses brain-based programs and tools to lower stress, improve culture, and boost leadership skills. Adobe, Allstate, Fidelity, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Smith College, and the University of Toronto are just a few of the organizations that have benefited from her corporate culture expertise.
22. Ryan Day
He’s an NCAA Football coach for Ohio State University and was the first coach in four decades to be named “Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year.” His expertise in team building and positive organizational culture is undeniable. In addition to personal appearances and custom experiences, he also offers keynote speeches on organizational culture.
23. Stephen Drum
Stephen Drum trained and led both U.S. and international special ops teams on global missions and combat operations. He has spent close to 30 years building and leading high-performance teams in the most stressful situations. He’s an exceptional speaker on topics like building a positive culture and establishing strong teams.
He’s the Steven Roth Professor of Management at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. He’s the author of “Why Smart Executives Fail” and “Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent.” Listen to his podcast, “The Sydcast,” to learn more about the people he’s worked with, and then book him for a custom experience on corporate culture.
25. Sunny Grosso
She’s the founding member of Delivering Happiness, a firm dedicated to creating better workplace experiences for people. Sunny Grosso is also the CEO of Culture Trails and shares her experiences working with others and improving herself as the times shift and create the need for changes within a company’s culture.
26. Paul Epstein
He’s known as “The Fixer” for NBA and NFL teams and their executive offices. It’s all because he’s a master at the “Come-From-Behind” win by using an All-In framework. Paul Epstein is skilled in using individual gifts, hidden talents, interests, and strengths to create a winning culture. He’s an expert in organizational transformations that improve a company’s culture.
27. Stephanie Angelo
Stephanie Angelo is a company culture expert using her “Built to Thrive” framework. She believes that stagnation is the hurdle that companies need to get past to start building a strong corporate culture. She’ll help your organization establish an in-house program to improve employee satisfaction and become more engaged.
28. Steven Cady
Steven Cady was the Director of the Doctorate and Master of Organization Development Programs at Bowling Green State University. His powerful lessons inspire companies and organizations to establish system-wide changes that empower employees and leaders. He can share his insights into corporate culture and organizational development with groups both large and small.
29. Dr. Liz Wilson
Dr. Liz Wilson has a Ph.D. in organizational culture and behavior. She spent more than 20 years helping brands transform their businesses and then witnessed discriminatory workplace behavior. That set her on a path to find ways to end discrimination in the workplace, focusing on her framework “The 8 Specific Needs of All People.” She’s just as comfortable talking about how to change your company’s culture in front of a huge audience as she is with a small group.
30. Brent Gleeson
Brent Gleeson has won awards and written bestselling books after leaving the SEAL Team 5. He uses his experiences as a Navy SEAL to show organizations how to build strong leaders to transform a company’s organizational culture. His book “TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change” was a #1 New Release in both Organizational Change and Business Structure Adjustment categories. He’s a sought-after keynote speaker.
31. Alicia Korten
“Values Ignite,” “Values Sustain,” and “Change Philanthropy” are three of Alicia Korten’s books on workplace culture transformations. Alicia’s expertise in corporate culture has helped the Ford Foundation, Levi’s, the United Nations, and many others embrace culture change. Book her for keynote speeches, and interactive talks, or reach out and ask about a customized appearance.
32. Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy is the head coach for the Dallas Cowboys and former head coach for the Green Bay Packers. He’s an expert in organizational culture and team building. He offers appearances and keynote speeches and is also willing to work with you for a custom experience on positive culture change.
33. Steve Farber
He’s Huffington Post’s “#1 Business Speaker to See.” Steve Farber is a bestselling author, leadership pioneer, and strategist behind the expert guide “Extreme Leadership.” The founder of The Extreme Leadership, Steve’s knowledge in cultivating and developing “Extreme” leaders is unbeatable. He shares his Radical LEAP framework to help businesses make a difference by shifting their corporate culture to a positive one.
34. Mike Sarraille
Mike Sarraille is a retired Navy SEAL and former Recon Marine and Scout Sniper. He built on those experiences when he created Talent War Group, a management consulting and executive search firm. He excels in solving problems to help businesses develop stronger teams and positive cultures.
35. Afdhel Aziz
Afdhel Aziz spent 20 years as a visionary marketer for several companies including Heineken and Nokia. He left that role to share his insights on social entrepreneurship, corporate culture, and inclusivity through his new company Conspiracy of Love. In his new role, he’s advised Adidas, Microsoft, Pepsi, Unilever, and many others on how to embrace a positive culture.
36. Rich Bracken
Rich Bracken grew up surrounded by a family of innovators and entrepreneurs. His company RB Consulting is a performance improvement firm specializing in coaching companies, celebrities, and business leaders to build a strong personal brand and improve how people see them. Storytelling is one of his specialties and a great way to start changing your corporate culture.
37. Derek Daly
Formula One and the Indy 500 are just two of the things Hall of Famer Derek Daly has accomplished in his career. He’s also a bestselling author and network TV analyst. He has amazing stories to tell, from the meals he’s shared with royalty to his work with some of the world’s best race teams. He’s an exceptional keynote speaker on topics like building a winning culture through teamwork.
38. Pandit Dasa
If you’re interested in building a mindful corporate culture, Pandit Dasa is the speaker to talk to. He’s a firm believer that mindfulness is the main criterion for improving productivity and gaining dedicated employees. His mindfulness comes from 15 years of living as a monk, all lessons he shares with his audience.
39. Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams is a USAF F-15E Fighter Pilot and officer who led diverse teams during his military career. This helped him establish the Human Factors Leadership methodology that he shares with audiences around the globe. His hour-long keynote “Leading Through Change and Complexity: A Fighter Pilot’s Perspective” is sure to equip your employees and management teams with the tools needed to create an open and honest workplace culture.
40. Jim Knight
He’s one of the most engaging, invigorating corporate culture speakers we have. He went from working in Florida’s Gatorland Zoo to being a hospitality expert and author of “Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture.” He customizes his programs to show you how to amp up your company’s culture, build solid teams, and deliver exceptional service to your customers.
41. Amanda Gore
One thing establishes a winning corporate culture and that’s “feelings.” Amanda Gore believes that the key to drawing the best employees and consumers is by making sure you relate to them on an emotional level. Only four Australians have been inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame, and Amanda is one of those four. Hire her to talk to your organization about creating a culture of joy and engagement.
Dr. Joseph Michelli is an in-demand international speaker and organizational consultant who helps companies and teams find ways to boost productivity while creating a culture of happiness. If your employers are happy, they’ll want to come to work and do their best. He’s the author of many bestsellers on building a strong company culture, including “The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire Engage and WOW.”
43. Jeremy Bloom
Jeremy Bloom is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Through his company Integrate, he’s helped marketing departments automate demand generation marketing. He’s assisted companies like Dell and HP modernize their marketing plans and improve how the public views them. Hire him for a custom experience or for his expert talks in “How to Create a Badass Business Culture.”
44. Louie Gravance
He worked for more than 25 years for the Walt Disney Company where he worked in many sectors including live entertainment and customer service. He left Disney to try new things and ended up finding fulfillment as a corporate culture expert. His expertise has drastically improved the culture at Choice Hotels, Nikon, and many others.
45. Dr. John Izzo
His goal is to bring out the best in companies and the people supporting them. Dr. John Izzo does this by finding the “head and the heart” to enact individual and collective change to improve a company or organization’s culture. He’s consulted with McDonald’s, Microsoft, and Qantas Airlines, among many others. He’s the author of nine books including “Stepping Up” and “The Purpose Revolution.”
46. Paul Osincup
Paul Osincup is a Positive Workplace Strategist and speaker specializing in corporate culture. He strives to help organizations build healthy, connected, inclusive places to work. His expertise taps into his work in high-risk behavior, sexual assault, domestic violence, and mental health and how that affects students, and that insight carries over into the business world to ensure workers are treated with respect and dignity, leading to happy workers and a positive culture.
47. Brenda Batista
Brenda Batista has almost three decades of experience helping high-performing teams improve their performance. Through her role with Inspiring Company Culture, she excels in consulting start-ups and established companies, creating inspiring company cultures, and boosting leadership skills.
Dr. Shawn Andres is an organizational consultant and keynote speaker. She’s also a professor at Pepperdine University and UC Irvine Business Schools teaching courses on Diversity in Organizations, Leadership and Ethics, Organizational Behavior, and Women and Leadership. For her corporate culture presentations, she is knowledgeable on Diversity & Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, and Talent Management.
49. Nate Boyer
Nate Boyer has done it all. He’s traveled the world, been a leader within his community, played for the Seattle Seahawks, and was in the Army. He offers speeches on finding your corporate purpose or a custom experience in building a strong culture.
50. Amber Vanderburg
Amber Vanderburg is the founder of The Pathwayz Group, building on her experience as the only female and American elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy and Paris Saint Germain Academy. She uses her coaching skills for transforming corporate culture and training development.
Any of our top 50 corporate culture speakers will help you master the steps you need to take to improve your company’s culture. Use the things you learn to establish strong values and communicate them to your established team and prospective employees, while also creating a positive workplace.