The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

What Will AI Do to Our Jobs? (2:05)

How AI Can Help You Manage Uncertainty (4:21)

You Can’t Afford to Be Second Best in AI (4:52)

Incorporating AI Into Your Existing Strategy? You’re Thinking Too Small

AI Is Going to Consolidate Power Like We’ve Never Seen Before (5:36)

How Leaders Can Support and Retain Gen Z Employees in the Climate Crisis (3:12)

These Win-Win Solutions Can Help Us Boost Mental Health and Climate Action (4:36)

We Need to Develop a Growth Mindset to Fight for Our World (3:29)

What’s Behind the Backlash Against Uncomfortable History? (3:05)

How Can We Tell an Honest Story About Our History? (1:30)

Juneteenth Brings Our Quest for Equality to the Forefront (1:13)

How Do We Make the Real World More Appealing Than Our Phones? (3:33)

What If We Put All Our Best Ideas for Community Into One Building? (4:04)

A Successful Democracy Is Worth Our Collective Investment (4:06)

Take a Stand. We’re Worth Fighting For (1:42)

Can You Write a Book in 30 Days with AI? (1:50)

How AI Can Enhance Your Creativity (1:38)

Politics Is More Emotion Than Reason. Here’s How We Win (4:05)

Why We Need to Reclaim Patriotism (3:41)

We’re Wrong About How People Choose Their Politics (3:25)

The problem with being too nice at work (17:44)

Should We Be Nostalgic for the Past? (2:23)

Can We Use the Past to Envision the Future? (1:53)

What Does It Mean to Be Asian American? (1:34)

The Power of Images to Counteract Racism (8:10)

How Images Can Contextualize History (4:14)

Can Art Measure Human Life? (3:22)

How Have the Arts Galvanized Social Movements? (5:23)

How Images Shape Our Understanding of Justice (16:50)

The Laws of Design | WIRED Smarter 2019

Worried About Entering the STEM Fields? Do It Anyway (1:08)

What the Hidden Figures Story Means for the Workplace Today (2:05)

You Can’t Have Self Compassion Without Mindfulness (1:48)

What Is Self Compassion? (1:18)

DEI Is Big. Focus on the 5 Feet Around You (2:30)

Be an Owner—Not a Renter—of Your Experience at Work (3:52)

Are You Inclusive or Not Inclusive? (This Is a Trick Question) (2:09)

Finding Peace in a Connected World (9:24)

“The Privileged Poor”

Happier Hour with Cassie Holmes

Universities and Their Role in Repair of Legacies of Slavery (9:53)

Ryan Estis Speaking Preview (8:38)

The World’s Best Storytelling Sales Speaker (3:50)

Balancing Music, Teaching, and Community Connectivity (2:24)

Street Symphony Project’s Future (1:51)

3 Ingredients for Critical Conversations (9:06)

Is Knowledge Really Power? (9:30)

Jennifer Gardy speaks at the Public Salon

Scared of Failure? “Do It Anyway” (3:35)

How Does a Line Cook Become the Founder of a Multi Million Dollar Apron Company? (4:23)

We’ve Been Telling the Wrong Story About Our Country (3:20)

We Must Confront Our History If We Want to Move Forward (1:54)

Every Place Is Political—Even Our Own Country (2:23)

What Will Future Generations Say About Us? (3:32)

We Have a Responsibility to Be Hopeful (1:35)

Why Hip Hop Matters in the American Story (2:47)

The In-Betweens: The Choice Asian Americans Need to Make Today (1:50)

How to Avoid Burning Out in the Fight for Justice (2:37)

Anxiety Is Not A Danger Signal—It’s a Sign of Hope (1:50)

What Does “Strength in Struggle” Mean? (4:24)

What Can We Do to Reduce Our Effect on the Climate? (8:23)

How Do Marginalized People Become American? “By Fighting for Other Americans” (5:13)

America Doesn’t Have a Homogenous National Identity. Is This a Weakness, or a Strength? (5:13)

How Language Shapes the Way We Think

Can You Trust Your Own Brain? A Neuroscientist Explains (6:21)

The “Explore, Then Exploit” Method for Getting Unstuck (4:24)

The Three Kinds of People You Need on Every Team (3:30)

Feeling Stuck? That’s When You Get Your Best Ideas (2:39)

Why Your Hybrid and Equity Goals Go Hand in Hand (2:29)

The New Workplace Shouldn’t Look Like the One We Left Behind (2:01)

The Future of Work Conversations You Need to Have with Your Whole Team (2:42)

How Can Women Embrace Ambition? (6:02)

Democracy Requires Spaces for Open Debate (1:51)

Marketing to Gen Z Means Telling Better Stories (1:58)

What Your Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Can Teach You About Retail Storytelling (2:29)

If Your Brand Is the Answer, What Is the Question? (4:13)

Un-Sabotage Yourself with Intrinsic Motivation

4 Reasons Why We’ll Keep Our Jobs in the AI Future (2:02)

How AI Is Moving from Broad to Narrow Use Cases (3:41)

Why Amazon Will Take the Lead in the AI Arms Race (1:34)

Becoming AI First Is a New Challenge—but You’ve Been Here Before (2:32)

Your Best AI Strategist Isn’t in Your Organization Yet (2:51)

Are Your Employees Engaged? AI Can Help You Find Out (3:14)

The Three Principles of Generative AI (5:09)

Why We Need to Change the Purpose of School (1:58)

None of Us Can Build a Better World Alone (1:58)

How Can We Maintain Our Humanity in the Age of AI? (2:14)

Creating Better Social Connections Starts With Borrowing a Drill (2:48)

Surveillance Capitalism or Democracy? The Death Match (21:30)

How Being Deeply Curious Can Strengthen Connections (4:21)

How to Be “Team Human” in the Digital Future (12:24)

Succeeding in High-Stakes Situations—No Matter the Field (3:53)

Make a New Status Quo (12:53)

Creating an Environment of Psychological Safety (3:56)

How Do We Run Inclusive Meetings? (4:23)

Getting Started with Inclusive Leadership (6:27)

Speaker Reel: Inspiring Boldly Inclusive Leaders (3:45)

MIT Media Lab: Danielle Wood

How Hybrid Work Set the Stage for the AI Empowered Workplace (3:49)

Will AI Destroy Us, or Save Us? (2:42)

Turn ChatGPT Into Your Personal Tutor (2:53)

Using Photography for Social Change

Keynote Address to Brandeis University’s Graduates

Why Do We Have a Mental Health Crisis in Higher Education? (3:36)

The Biggest Factors that Help College Students Thrive (2:31)

Why the Pursuit of Racial Justice Is “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” (2:45)

The Most Valuable Tool in Our Search for Equality? Our Own Optimism (3:00)

Why Venting About Your Emotions Doesn’t Always Help (2:30)

We Can’t Run from Our History. But We Can Make Our Future Better (1:59)

Why More Sales Isn’t Always a Good Thing (2:47)

The “Know, Go, Grow” Formula for Data Storytelling (1:32)

How the Legacy of Slavery Is Still Playing Out Today (3:00)

This “Motivation Formula” Can Help You Achieve Your Goals (2:01)

Want to Be Successful? “Deliberate Practice,” Not IQ, Is the Key (3:34)

Why You Should Stop Using the Word “Talent” at Work (3:35)

Ready or Not, AI Is an Inflection Point (1:55)

2 Ways to Persuade Your Team to Invest in AI (1:50)

Can Art Amend History?

Is It Better for a Machine to Be Intelligent? Or Useful? (3:24)

Our Democracy Is “Not Nearly as Stable as We Think It Is” (1:40)

Want to Be Creative? Here’s What Not to Do (2:52)

Why not me? | TEDxWhistler (15:03)

Peter Mansbridge on Retiring, Rock Collections and Hardest Thing About Leaving CBC (23:06)

The Apron Artistry of Ellen Bennett

Your Right to Mental Privacy in the Age of Brain-Sensing Tech (12:37)

How AI Could Save (Not Destroy) Education (15:36)

Trust Your Team—Innovation Will Follow (3:20)

The case for having kids (13:00)

“The Ethnic Avengers”: Everyone Has a Superpower. What’s Yours?

The Wind Knows My Name: On Immigration of the Past and Present (51:38)

ChatGPT Is Changing How We Think About AI (2:39)

Maximizing the Good: In Conversation with the Godfather of AI (30:04)

The First Thing You Hear at an Organization Affects How Much You Succeed (2:42)

The Science of Belonging: How Do We Build Strong Organizational Cultures? (2:04)

How Your Mindset Affects Your Students’ Success (1:25:48)

We Need Diverse Climate Activists—Environmentalism Is for All of Us (3:10)

Our Greatest Tool for Solidarity and Change? Education (3:00)

What Desegregating a Public School Taught the Little Rock Nine (2:30)

From Insurance to Pizza, AI Will Revolutionize Every Industry (3:16)

Don’t Wait for Policy to Catch Up with AI. Forge Ahead Now (3:35)

Developing a Data Strategy: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself (2:25)

Keeping Cool Amid the Climate Crisis (25:52)

From the Cutting Edge of Tech to Your Business: David Rowan Speaker Reel (2:26)

Curiosity Can Be a Force for Transformation—If We Know How to Use It (19:47)

Curiosity Is Contagious: The Key to Powerful Leadership (1:28)

Feeling Anxious or Stuck? The “Muscle” of Curiosity Could Be Your Way Out (2:15)

Small Talk Is Necessary, but It Isn’t Enough: Shallow vs. Deep Curiosity (2:21)

David Robertson’s Innovation Highlights: From the LEGO Company to The GoPro

Why Your New Ideas Aren’t Getting Accepted (and How to Change That) (4:12)

The 4 Stages to Embracing Change—and Opportunity (1:48)

SXSW 2023: The End of the Billionaire Mindset (1:00:59)

Why You Need to Be a Leader in AI—Not a “Fast Follower” (3:34)

“Will AI Solve This Problem?” Is the Wrong Question to Ask (2:28)


AI Will Drop the Cost of Prediction—and Change Entire Industries (5:35)

Not Just Algorithms and Data: The “Complements” of AI (16:31)

The Disruptive Economics of Power and Prediction (21:46)

Strange Planet Official Trailer

Katy Hessel: The Story of Art without Men (59:31)

What a Confederate Soldier Cemetery Teaches Us about Political Polarization (6:34)

The First Step to Bringing People into a Journey of Social Justice (2:30)

Facing Our Complex History Isn’t a Threat—It’s an Opportunity (5:17)

The Catholic Church Profited from Slavery — ‘The 272’ Explains How (43:34)

The Harrowing Origin Story of the American Catholic Church (26:46)

The Saga of the 272 Enslaved People Sold by the Catholic Church (1:02:33)

How Slavery Informs What We Know About Ourselves as a Nation (3:44)

“Who Were These Families?” The Contemporary Legacy of Slavery in Our Institutions (2:00)

2 Career Tips for People Who Love Data (1:52)

The Big Idea: How to Leverage the Disruptive Power of AI (37:05)

Community Is Your Greatest Tool for Making Change (1:49)

A Better World for Our Most Vulnerable Is a Better World for All (1:49)

What Makes a Good Data Insight? (2:31)

How to Convince Your C Suite to Act on Your Data (3:16)

Why AI Will Change Every Aspect of Retail (3:53)

What Your Company Can Do to Prepare for the AI Revolution (2:04)

Human Creativity Is How You Gain an Edge in the Age of AI (2:25)

Bridging Divides with Scott Shigeoka

The Ongoing Legacy of Historically Black Colleges (14:48)

How Can Universities Make Amends for Their Role in Slavery? (9:54)

How Did America’s Colleges Become So Unequal? (3:39)

Racial Equality and the Future of Education (20:04)

Why Doctors Need to Understand and Combat Bias (1:29)

One Way to Decrease Bias in Education and Improve Student Success (3:18)

2 Things You Can Do Today to Eliminate Bias at Work (1:52)

How A Company Used Generative AI to Revolutionize Their Business (2:15)

Implement AI Now. Gain a Competitive Advantage. (1:23)

Why You Need to Change Your Mindset Around Data and AI for Greater Success (3:17)

How Domino’s Pizza Used AI to Revolutionize Their Customer Experience (1:16)

How Do We Maintain Human Values in an Age of Generative AI Art? (4:37)

‘I Know What You Think About Immigration’ (18:11)

Know What You’re Worth (1:44)

Public Salon: #MeToo – Moment or Movement? (8:57)

The First Step to Gaining an EDGE at Work (3:47)

The 2 Kinds of Questions that Determine Your Venture’s Success (6:07)

People May See Your Positive Traits as Negatives. Here’s How to Fix That. (5:21)

Clint Smith with Stephen Colbert: Poetry is the Act of Paying Attention (7:42)

Clint Smith on Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (20:24)

How to Raise a Black Son in America (5:12)

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (1:03:45)

Diversity Is the Oxygen for Innovation—and Curiosity Is the Rocket Fuel (4:31)

To Build Creative Teams, Encourage Eccentricity—Not Structure (3:39)

AI Won’t Take Away Health Care Jobs—It’ll Secure Them (1:47)

Why We Should Rethink How We Experience Grief (2:08)

How Your Grief Can Help You Become a Better Person (2:02)

Want Your Business to Outperform Your Competitors? “Just Start Running” (3:36)

How to Make Better Decisions: 4 Questions that Good Companies Ask (3:59)

CAA 2015 Keynote: Jeff Chang (20:57)

Is Diversity For Asian Americans?: The College Admissions Crisis (8:18)

What Should You Do When You Disagree with Your Boss? (2:09)

The Best Way to Handle a Work Crisis—Lessons from a Mega Producer (1:25)

What the Hollywood Film Set Teaches Us About Team-Building (2:01)

AI Is Making Us Ask: Who Are We? (3:13)

We Are in the First Big Wave of Generative AI (4:07)

The Next Global Superpower Isn’t Who You Think (14:58)

What are Primal World Beliefs? (5:13)

Jer Clifton Explains His Research on Primals (3:32)

We Have More Marching to Do (2:37)

Healing Together (4:43)

Justice for Breonna Taylor (7:12)

Having a Growth Mindset Will Change Your Organization. Here’s Why (5:41)

Why Deliberate Practice Is The Key to Excelling in Your Field (4:16)

The Best Predictor for Success Is Not Talent—It’s Grit (5:12)

Katy Hessel: The Waterstones Book of the Year Interview (8:21)

Why Are Women Erased From Art History? (3:00)

Bringing Attention to Overlooked Women in ‘The Story of Art Without Men’ (6:41)

Undervalued: Is the Future of Art Female? (37:32)

Progress Is About Technology—But It’s Also About Culture (3:41)

Producing the Science Movie in Hollywood (26:45)

When Women Doubt Themselves, We All Lose (17:23)

Can a Simple Piece of Paper Change the Way We Eat? (5:30)

Why Would People Who Benefit From Bias Want to Change? (2:37)

Why Is It So Critical to Explore Unconscious Bias? (3:08)

Your Brain: Who’s in Control? (PBS Nova)

Raquel Willis on her new series about the transgender community (5:44)

Raquel Willis Discusses Black Trans Liberation (38:40)

Amandla Stenberg Talks Anti-LGBTQ Legislation with Raquel Willis (6:53)

Your Brain: Perception Deception (PBS Nova)

What Do Leaders Owe to Their Communities? (15:10)

We Need a Politics of Empathy (3:50)

Where Will Your Spark Take You? (14:42)

Public Health Means Standing Up For Others (17:42)

How Industries Will Grow with AI (2:10)

AI Is Giving Us Exactly What We Want—Here’s Why (1:40)

6 Steps to Becoming an “AI First” Business (2:29)

How to Use ChatGPT to Boost Your Creativity (2:39)

What Lionel Messi Can Teach Us About Getting Unstuck (2:22)

What Does It Mean to Be Stuck? (1:10)

Jumping Off Into the Great Unknown (46:20)

Insights Sharing: Stories of Minette Norman (29:39)

The Ripple Effect with Minette Norman (35:31)

How AI Can Revolutionize Company Productivity (1:12)

Invisible Child: Andrea Elliott in Conversation

PBS: What If Escaping Poverty Meant Leaving Your Family Behind?

If a 200-Year-Old Government Agency Can Use Artificial Intelligence, So Can You (2:40)

The Looming Board Challenge Oversight of Artificial Intelligence

Michelle K. Lee Message at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

We Need to Empower Women to Get Into STEM

Deploying Real-World Machine Learning (27:45)

What Fast-Growth Startups Can Teach Us About Opportunity

How Technology Is Changing Every Industry

Non-Bullshit Innovation in a World of Constant Change (49:18)

How Tech Disruption Is Shaping the Post-Pandemic World (7:55)

“It’s Not Cheating” – Using ChatGPT as a Tool in Education (2:15)

How to Innovate Like Amazon: The Secrets to Revolutionary Entrepreneurship (3:05)

The Rise of Generation Z (40:26)

Super Channels: Building Better Customer Relationships (25:51)

The Modern Telco: The Unbundling of Telecoms in the Era of 5G (15:08)

Becoming AI First (22:45)

Author’s Corner with Angie Thomas

Why the Supply Chain Is Broken and How We Can Fix It (3:09)

How Can We Make Anxiety Work For Us and Not Against Us?

Author’s Corner with Neil Hoyne

Creativity Is a Team Sport

Author’s Corner with Annette Gordon-Reed

Author’s Corner with Ethan Kross

Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington

The Life-Changing Power of Narrative

The In-Betweens: How Can We Live Together in America?

We Gon’ Be Alright – Really!

NATO Expansion and the Opportunity for American Unity

AI & The Super Future

How ChatGPT is Changing How We Think About AI (2:38)

How Generative AI is Transforming Business

The Adolescent Brain and Human Capital

Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

Why Adolescence is a Time of Vulnerability and Hope

Age of Opportunity

Activism is a Life Sentence (11:50)

The Importance of Human Connection for the Incarcerated (5:22)

Finding Lifelines in Tough Times and Being a Lifeline for Others (6:17)

James Ellroy Speaking at The Commonwealth Club

TED: The Power of Meaning: Making Your Life, Work, and Relationships Matter [12:18]

Knowing the Difference Between a Happy and a Meaningful Life [11:16]

Want Meaning? Seek Belonging, Purpose, Storytelling, and Transcendence [33:21]

Making Science More Useful, and the Useful More Scientific (13:35)

Inventing the Future: The Convergence of Biology, Engineering & Physics (1:12:00)

Purifying Water Through Biology (2:24)

Biology Will Build the Next Tech Revolution (3:38)

Convergence Is The Tech Story of the 21st Century (6:12)

Meeting the Energy Demands of the Future (2:02)