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Top 10 Team-Building Speakers: Fostering Meaningful Connections in the Workplace

A company can’t succeed without its people, and people can’t succeed without each other. These Top 10 team-building speakers illuminate how to create long-lasting connections in the workplaceimproving productivity, collaboration, and happiness in the process.

Darby Allen is widely celebrated for safely evacuating the residents of Fort McMurray during Alberta’s 2016 forest fires. Today, the former fire chief and national hero speaks on the importance of having a strong team in moments of crisis. His team-building talks reveal that trust and relationships are the essential components of withstanding disaster.


The little things in life... | Chief Darby Allen | TEDxKelowna


Perseverance and teamwork are the pillars of success, according to Yvonne Camus. The COO of popular spin studio SPINCO, Camus regularly speaks to organizations on how to create a culture of strength, determination, and resilience among their teams.


Yvonne Camus: Re-Creating High Performance Success


Stanford psychologist Jamil Zaki made it his life’s mission to study the healing powers of empathy. In his talks, as well as his book The War for Kindness, Zaki teaches us what empathy is, why it matters, and how it can help strengthen our connection to one another. The answer to revitalizing our work life may lie in learning empathetic team-building skills.


BUILDING EMPATHY: How to hack empathy and get others to care more | Jamil Zaki | TEDxMarin


As a transformational leader at one of the world’s leading software companies, Minette Norman pioneered a team-building method she calls radical collaboration. The process rewards engineers at Autodesk who contribute to each other’s designs and tests. Today, she speaks about the importance of empathy, diversity, and connection in cultivating a strong organizational culture.


Unlock Your Team’s Full Potential | Minette Norman


How do you motivate over 400,000 people over the course of 8 years to complete a difficult mission? In One Giant Leap Charles Fishman writes about the ordinary men and women who made the moon landing possible. Drawing on years of research, Fishman speaks on the leadership, team-building, and culture of accountability that was necessary to put man on the moon.


A Lifetime of Teamwork Got Us to the Moon | Charles Fishman


Adam Bryant is uniquely qualified to answer questions on how to build a great team. The former New York Times journalist has interviewed more than 500 of the world’s top CEOs on how they hire, motivate, and lead their employees to success. He distills the diverse insights he gleaned from the experience into six practical steps, which he shares with audiences all over the world.


Quick and Nimble — Creating a Culture of Innovation


During her third tour in Afghanistan, Air Force Veteran MJ Hegar bravely flew her team to safety while they were under attack. She draws on this experience, as well as many others, in her talks on how to lead your team to victory. Her leadership and team-building talks identify 3 principles for success: character, decision-making, and knowledge.


Busting Stereotypes Through Teamwork | Major MJ Hegar

Human collaboration is one of our greatest strengths as humans. Jonathan Fader has translated his twenty years of sport psychologyworking with some of the most elite teams across the worldinto applicable business insights. In his team-building talks, Fader shares how any company can build and motivate their team.


How Performance Coaching Can Help Your Mental Health | Jonathan Fader

“You need to have a positive relationship with your people,” advises Karl Subban. As a school principal and the head of one of the most legendary hockey families (all three of his sons have been drafted to the NHL), Subban understands the value of a strong team. His inspiring team-building talks offer anecdotal evidence spanned across his thirty years of teaching, parenting, and coaching.


Karl Subban: Inspire Teams by Building Deep Relationships


Behavioral scientist and Harvard business professor Francesca Gino believes following the status quo is a sure-fire killer of innovation. In her illuminating talks, Gino reveals how you can transform your team by encouraging a little non-conformity and what she calls “rebel talent.” It is the key to keeping organizations smart, creative, and most importantlyhappy.


How Can Organizations Encourage Curiosity? | Francesca Gino


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