Virtual Meeting Options: Radical Times Call for Different Strategies
We are here for you, our valued clients and partners. The meetings industry is getting hit HARD by COVID-19, as you all know. Ultimately, I think the impact will be much worse if we don’t do something to STAY ENGAGED. We are all in this industry of planning meetings and events for the same reason. We love to bring people together, share content, and look forward to the bright futures that we all want for our organizations, our teams, and ourselves personally. Over the next few weeks, there will be a lot of uncertainty. We want to offer you the resource of offering a Virtual Meeting for Clients or for Internal Employees. We know that both will need to hear messages of strong leadership, but actions speak louder than words. Whether you are looking to boost morale with a motivational message or lean in to the current situation and have solid takeaways for your group, we’ve got you covered. We have hand-picked a select group of speakers, that are ready and willing to make an impact on your group, and allow you to show value, creativity, and resourcefulness in this stressful time.
We are here for you. If there is something that we can customize, create, or defy gravity for you – we will! We love the meetings world and we know that it is strong, vibrant, and essential for business. This is a temporary solution but we feel it’s a good one. Please let us know how we can help keep momentum and engagement within your organizations or with your clients. We appreciate all that our planners have been doing to work efficiently and overtime to keep everything running seamlessly. We hope we can return the favor and support you
With Love & Gratitude,
Jenna and the Goodman Speakers Team
Speakers Who Are Ready To Help!
*please inquire about individual fees for virtual meetings.
Peter Sheahan is known internationally for his inventive business thinking and thought leadership. Peter’s highly innovative approach has contributed to his success as the author of 3 international best-selling books and one of the most in-demand thought leaders in the world.
Ryan Estis has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional and leader. As the former chief strategy officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency NAS, he brings a fresh perspective to business events. As a keynote speaker, Ryan is known for his innovative ideas on leading change, improving sales effectiveness and preparing for the future of work. He was recently recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell, and Mike Ditka. Ryan delivers keynote speeches, courses and online learning with an emphasis on actionable content designed to elevate business performance.
Michele Rigby Assad
You must keep secrets but skillfully persuade others to tell you theirs. You have to love your country but willingly leave it behind for dangerous operations around the world. You need to live a double life but be trustworthy enough to carry out the nation’s most sensitive tasks. Working undercover for the CIA, she served in treacherous areas throughout the Middle East—a woman leading some of the most highly skilled operatives on the planet. Her book “Breaking Cover” is currently in production to be made into a major motion picture.
Steve Jones is a music-biz insider who will change the way you think about business, marketing, creativity, and customer service. As the author of two highly-acclaimed business books, Steve draws upon his 30 years in the music industry to demonstrate how the essential lessons of business can be learned from the bands, songs, and albums we love. He will show you how to build a brand as consistent as AC/DC, as immediately recognizable as Kiss, and as resilient as Fleetwood Mac. His concert-like presentations are filled with music, humor, and engaging backstage stories from the music business.
One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In Chester’s provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, he provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Called the “Apostle of Appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing,” by the New York Times, Chester is also co-author of several leadership books. His bestsellers include All In, The Carrot Principle, and What Motivates Me. He is often quoted on leadership issues in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times.
Dr. Heidi Hanna is a New York Times best-selling author, CEO and founder of Synergy, a consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs to organizations, and the Executive Director for the American Institute of Stress. As a global speaker, she has been featured at Fortune magazine’s Most Successful Women in Business Summit, the ESPN Women in Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Dr. Hanna’s current research explores the connection between stress, brain health, and performance. She is passionate about educating and empowering others to transform their relationship with stress in order to bring more energy, attention, and intention to the moments that matter most to them.
Steve Gross, M.S.W., is the founder and chief playmaker of the Life is Good Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to spread the power of optimism to help kids heal. The foundation partners with leading childcare organizations to strengthen their capacity to build healing, life-changing relationships with the children in their care. Steve’s teachings have been utilized across the country and throughout the world in response to the social and emotional needs of communities deeply impacted by poverty, violence, and illness. Steve helps others discover their own sense of optimism so that they can inspire the people around them to focus on the good and overcome life’s most difficult challenges.
Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, and researcher. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim explores how emerging trends impact the future workforce and marketplace. She is at the forefront of cutting-edge research to uncover cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. Kim is a sought-after expert and has been featured on NPR as well as national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and more.
As a bestselling author with 20 years of experience and research on what it means to be truly happy, Dave Romanelli shares immediately accessible tools on how to turn up the volume on your level of joy and be more present at work and at home. His first book, Happy is the New Healthy, twice reached #1 on Amazon’s Healthy Living Bestseller List. Dave’s message and approach to work and life emphasize the “joie de vivre,” resilience, and the importance of enjoying each and every day.
Nicknamed “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, Molly Fletcher has recruited and represented hundreds of top athletes, coaches, and media personalities. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. Molly is also the author of three books, the most recent being, A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating: How Conversation Gets Deals Done.
Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?, the star of the MTV show “The Buried Life,” and an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah Winfrey called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.” He shows audiences how to dream bigger, achieve more and energizes them to unbury the life they want. Ben delivers a high-octane message that motivates people to shake off mediocrity, live up to their greatness and give back to others.
Deirdre Van Nest
Deirdre Van Nest is the creator of the Speak and Get Results™ Blueprint, a system that teaches financial advisors, coaches, and thought leaders how to be “Crazy Good” speakers so they can better the world, bring in more business, and build their brands using speaking. An entrepreneur herself since 2001, Deirdre is an international speaker and trainer, a Certified World Class Speaking™ Coach, a Certified Fearless Living Coach, a contributing author of the Amazon best-seller World Class Speaking™ in Action and author of Fire Your Fear™.
Josh Linkner, who started his career as a jazz guitarist, personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. He has been the founder and CEO of four tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. Josh is the author of two New York Times Bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation.
Lisa Tanzer, President of Life is Good, has over 25 years of consumer brand experience. Prior to becoming President, Lisa served as the Head of Marketing at Life is Good and has also been on the Board of Directors of the Life is Good Kids Foundation for over 20 years. Lisa has held executive positions in the entertainment, eCommerce and education sectors and earlier in her career worked in strategy and marketing at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hasbro, Staples, and The Gillette Company. Lisa received her BA from Tufts University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Are you ready to shift your thinking? Are you ready to improve your life? Then get ready to experience Simon T. Bailey. He has helped more than 1 million people find their brilliance, shift their thinking, and produce sustainable results. According to The Speakers Experts, Simon is one of America’s Top 10 most booked corporate and association speakers. Simon has authored seven books including Release Your Brilliance and Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You Inc. He is the former leader of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc. He connects with any audience on many levels with a relevant message that resonates beyond the stage.
Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His New York Times bestseller, Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program. Rorke was most recently seen on FOX’s American Grit. As assistant officer in charge of BRAVO Platoon at SEAL Team THREE, he was deployed to SOUTCOM, the Central and South American Area of Operations. His platoon was the “alert” SEAL team for maritime interdiction, hostage rescue, counter-insurgency, and counter-narcotics.
Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers; the host of two primetime series on PBS; and the inspiration for the upcoming NBC drama series COUNCIL OF DADS in March 2020. Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. Employing a firsthand approach to his work, Bruce is known for living the experiences he writes about. His work combines timeless wisdom with timely knowledge to allow people to live with more meaning, passion, and joy. His new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change in a Nonlinear Age, will be published in May 2020.
Bert Jacobs is Co-founder and CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) of The Life is Good Company, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. Bert combines innovative business lessons, humor, and inspired storytelling to weave the compelling tale of how he and his brother John, with a combined sum of just $78 in the bank, launched a positive lifestyle brand and business that is now $100 million+and sold by over 2,000 retailers nationwide.
Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, author, instructor, motivational keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 25 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios. Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication.