Speakers

Marcus Buckingham

Strengths Expert and Best-Selling Author

Bestselling author Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher, focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work. An internationally renowned thought leader and business expert, Marcus has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on numerous television programs, including “Larry King Live,” “The Today Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance research. He founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution” by bringing the message of personal strengths to the world through education and technology. Beginning with First, Break All the Rules and continuing through his latest book Nine Lies about Work, he is known for challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success. He is widely considered the world’s leading expert on Talent at work.

Brad Sugars came from humble beginnings, but has built a life and a business that many would cite as the very definition of success. Sugars, a self-made multi-millionaire, is the founder of the global business coaching franchise ActionCOACH®, an international business speaker, author, and entrepreneur.

Sugars has written 17 business books, the “Instant Success” series, which were originally self-published. In 2006, when McGraw Hill bought the international publishing rights to the series, it was the largest multi-business book deal involving a single author.

His ActionCOACH® team works with tens of thousands of business owners in more than 60 countries with his simple yet powerful business growth techniques every day. Professionally, nobody has created a bigger impact in Sugars’ life than Jim Rohn. As a teen, he scrimped and saved his allowance in order to afford tickets to a Rohn seminar, and despite being the youngest person in the audience, what he learned there has informed his own business practices and philosophies on life.

Sugars has a dynamic stage presence and enjoys motivating and educating other business owners through his online content (videos, podcasts), books and real-world interactions such as classes, seminars, and speaking engagements. His straight-forward Aussie style has branded him as a leader that will tell you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear–and for more than two decades, millions of people worldwide have been listening.

Brad has a new book with co-author Monte Wyatt – Pulling Profits Out of a Hat. This Best-Selling book is available for sale on Amazon  or in bookstores nationwide or purchase the book now at shop.actioncoach.com.

James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits, the creator of the Habits Academy, a weightlifter, and a travel photographer in over 30 countries.

His writing is focused on how we can create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives. His work combines ideas from a wide range of disciplines including biology, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and more.

According to Clear, “I believe that you do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

Clear’s work has been covered by dozens of major media outlets including The New York TimesEntrepreneurTIME, and on CBS This Morning. He don’t consider himself an expert and he doesn’t believe he has all the answers, but he’s happy to share what he’s learned so far.

James Clear

Best-Selling Author, Atomic Habits