Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric
Jack Welch is the author of Winning, a #1 Wall Street Journal and international bestseller. In 2001, he wrote his #1 New York Times and also international best-selling autobiography, Jack: Straight from the Gut.
Since 2005, Jack and his wife Suzy Welch have written business columns for several publications, including Business Week magazine, Thomson Reuters digital platforms, Fortune magazine, and the New York Times syndicate.
Head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA
As head coach of the Duke Blue Devils for over 30 years, Basketball Hall of Famer coach Mike Krzyzewski has made a career of motivating people both on and off the court. Affectionately known as "Coach K," Krzyzewski coached both the 2008 and 2012 U.S. men's national teams to back-to- back gold medals in the Olympics. During his tenure as the head coach of Team USA, Coach K amassed an astounding 62-1 and returned U.S. men’s basketball to dominance on the world stage.
Secretary of State (2005-2009) Exclusive Simply Lead video interview with John C. Maxwell
Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC. From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first AfricanAmerican woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National SecurityAdvisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.
Best-selling leadership author & communicator
Andy Stanley is a sought-after leadership communicator, author, pastor, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Since its inception in 1995, North Point Ministries has grown from one church to five in the Atlanta area and has helped plant over thirty strategic partner churches globally. Each Sunday, more than thirty thousand attend worship services at one of NPM'S five churches. In addition, every month, well over a million people from nearly every country in the world choose to tune in, download, and stream Stanley's teaching content via TV, radio, podcasts, and live streaming.
John C. Maxwell
Best-selling author and leadership expert
John C. Maxwell is an internationally-renowned leadership expert, coach, and author who has sold over 20 million books. Dr. Maxwell founded EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders in 153 countries. Every year he speaks to Fortune 100 companies, international government leaders, and organizations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations.
Dr. Henry Cloud
Best-selling author and leadership consultant
Dr. Henry Cloud is a leadership consultant and coach who brings a unique perspective to his speaking and writing. His background as a clinical psychologist and business consultant bridges the gap between what a business needs and what leaders have to do to get results.
He has extensive experience as a CEO and Executive Team coach, as well as an organizational consultant in a wide range of companies from Fortune 500 to family-held firms and many boards.
Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert
David Allen is the international best-selling author of "Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity"; "Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life"; and "Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life". He is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty-year pioneering research and coaching to corporate managers and CEOs of some of America's most prestigious corporations and institutions has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S. and Business 2.0 magazine's inclusion in their 2006 list of the "50 Who Matter Now.
LCDR Rorke T. Denver
Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor
LCDR 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 otherinternational hot spots. He stars in the hit 2012 film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His firstbook, Damn Few: Making the Modern Warrior, is being published in January by Hyperion.
Denver is an honor graduate of the United States Army Ranger School. He earned a Master’s Degree in Global Business Leadership from the University of San Diego.
2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field
At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Sanya was showcased her tireless work ethic by collecting two more Gold Medals (400m, 4x400m Relay) to add to an outstanding year that has already seen her win the 400m Indoor World Championship.
Prior to Sanya’s 2012 campaign, she bounced back from an injury shortened 2010 to claim her record fifth career World Championship Gold Medal by winning the 4x400 Relay in South Korea. In 2009 Sanya won her first individual Gold Medal at the World Championships, winning the 400m in addition to claiming Gold in the 4x400m Relay.