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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

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

Corporate Culture

Whether your company is buttoned-up or start-up, five employees or thousands, our corporate culture speakers provide ideas for achieving better balance, motivating staff, and promoting a healthy, happy, and profitable workplace.

42 Corporate Culture
Speakers

Greg Hoffman

Nike's Former Chief Marketing Officer | Author of Emotion by Design

Great brands don’t simply reach customers: they create real emotional bonds with them.

Stephanie Mehta

CEO of Mansueto Ventures | Former Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company

Any company can become a Fast Company by pushing their creative boundaries.

Angela Duckworth

Author of Grit, the #1 New York Times Bestseller | Pioneering Researcher on Grit, Perseverance, and the Science of Success

Grit, more than talent, IQ, looks, or wealth, is a powerful indicator of success.

Jessica Nordell

Author of The End of Bias | Award-winning science and culture journalist

Bias has a real cost for your organization. Fighting it is your greatest superpower.

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Founder of theBoardlist | Former president of StubHub | CEO OF XERO | Author of Choose Possibility

In a volatile world, our biggest opportunity lies in revolutionizing our relationship with risk.

Sarah Kaplan

Founding Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman School of Management | Author of The 360° Corporation

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are our greatest innovation challenges—risky, transformative, and ultimately worthwhile.

Jay Van Bavel

Professor of Psychology & Neural Science at NYU | Award-Winning Author of The Power of Us

We gain so much more from working together than apart.

Alexandra Samuel

Digital Workplace Expert | Author of Remote, Inc. | Author of JSTOR Daily's "Unfolding AI" Column

We are the founding generation of the new workplace. Leading this workplace means embracing a pragmatic, creative approach to AI and online work.

Laura Huang

Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University | Faculty Director of Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative | Author of Edge

Are you looking for an edge to help you succeed? Guess what—you've already got one.

Mary C. Murphy

Author of Cultures of Growth | Indiana University Professor | Founder and CEO, Equity Accelerator

A growth mindset isn’t just for individuals. You can develop it in your whole organization, and unlock radical collaboration and innovation.

Tessa West

Author of Jerks at Work and Job Therapy | NYU Professor of Psychology

We all face uncomfortable situations at work. By learning how to navigate them, leaders can boost their teams' productivity, creativity, and innovation.

Shivani Siroya

Founder and CEO of Tala

Radical trust is the currency driving the future of our financial institutions.

Ellen Bennett

Founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett | Author of Dream First, Details Later

Overthinking kills innovation. You need to dream first, and worry about the details later.

Lori Gottlieb

Psychotherapist | New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Revealing the truth of who we are is the glue that binds us together.

Robb Willer

Prof. of Social Psychology & Organizational Behavior at Stanford | Director of the Polarization and Social Change Lab

Trying to get someone to see your side? Start by connecting it to their underlying moral values.

Nita Farahany

Author of The Battle For Your Brain | Legal scholar & ethicist | Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Technology is converging with our bodies, even our minds. What are the dilemmas and opportunities?

András Tilcsik

Co-Author of Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It

Immense complexity means our systems—from the macro to the domestic—are prone to collapse.

Soraya Chemaly

Author of Rage Becomes Her | Award-winning journalist | Co-Founder and Director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project

Our emotions aren't weaknesses. They're tools that we can use for greater personal and organizational success.

Emily Esfahani Smith

Bestselling author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters | Journalist

In times of great challenge, search for meaning, not happiness.

Heather McGhee

Author of New York Times Bestseller The Sum of Us

Racism has a cost for everyone—but there are ways we can prosper together.

Tom Wujec

World Renowned Expert on Innovation | Former Chief Disruptor at Autodesk | Author of The Future of Making

An era of continuous disruption is changing, forever, how we design, manufacture, and consume.

MJ Hegar

Author of Shoot Like a Girl | Leadership Speaker | Foreign Policy 100 Leading Global Thinker

If they’re telling you it can’t be done, prove them wrong.

Ethan Kross

Award-Winning Expert on Self-Leadership, Mental Health, and The Conscious Mind | Bestselling Author of Chatter | Faculty lead at the Eisenberg Family Depression Center

Leading others starts with leading yourself. You can turn your inner voice from your worst critic into your best coach.

Ashton Applewhite

Anti-Ageism Activist | Author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Ageism is prejudice against our future selves. What if we were free of it?

Bryant Terry

Award-winning author of Black Food | James Beard Leadership Award Winner | Founder of 4 Color Books

We need to open a transparent dialogue about food insecurity, structural racism, and poverty.

Mark Johnson

Co-Founder of Innosight | Author of Lead from the Future and Reinvent Your Business Model

The future is eminently knowable—through visionary thinking.

Denise Hamilton

Author of Indivisible: How to Forge Our Differences into a Stronger Future | Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork

To lead in today’s changing world, your teams can’t just be inclusive—they need to be indivisible.

Dan Lerner

Positive psychologist | Instructor of NYU’S “The Science of Happiness”

The overlooked key to achieving your unique potential? Passion.

Charles Fishman

Author of The Big Thirst and One Giant Leap

Innovation on demand? Creative leadership? NASA's moon landing got there first.

Ellen Ochoa

The first Latina in space | Former NASA Director

Astronaut, inventor, and NASA director, inspiring young people from every background to aim for the stars.

Minette Norman

Author of The Boldly Inclusive Leader | Co-Author of The Psychological Safety Playbook | Former VP of Engineering Practice, Autodesk

If you want to create a culture where diverse teams flourish, you need boldly inclusive leaders.

David Fleischer

Director of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Leadership LAB | Deep canvassing pioneer | Community and political activist

There is a method to reducing prejudice. 15,000 conversations showed us how.

Jonathan Fader

Performance psychologist | Former Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants | Author of Life as Sport

From star athletes to office workers—to achieve success, you first have to visualize success.

Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Management | Speaker on Grit

Few of us are born with unwavering grittiness. Thankfully, grit can be built in anyone, at any time.

Misha Glouberman

Negotiations Expert | Co-Author of The Chairs Are Where the People Go

Virtual environments aren’t the end of human connection—as long as we communicate effectively.

Yvonne Camus

A Motivational Speaker on Grit and Performance

Resilience, commitment, teamwork. That’s how ordinary people achieve extraordinary successes.

David Yeager

Expert in the psychology of persistence | Assistant professor of developmental psychology at University of Texas, Austin

We can foster the motivation needed to be lifelong learners, at school, at work, and in life.

Jeremy Gutsche

CEO of Trend Hunter | New York Times bestselling author of Create the Future

This is the year AI changes you. You can let the disruption derail you—or you can find the opportunity in chaos and gain an AI edge.

Erin Meyer

INSEAD professor | Author of The Culture Map and No Rules Rules

How can we navigate—and make the most of—complex cultural differences in the workplace?

Susan Pinker

Psychologist and Author of The Village Effect and The Sexual Paradox

Even in our digital world, human connection is the key to learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity.

Laurence Steinberg

Leading Expert on Adolescence and the Parent-Child Relationship | Award-Winning Psychologist | Author of You and Your Adult Child

Being the parent of an adult child is more complicated than ever. But you can learn and adapt—and grow with your child.