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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

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

Leadership

What makes a great leadership speaker? A great leader, of course. We’ve chosen only the speakers who can articulate the leadership experience: how to appreciate leadership skills in others, and how to develop them yourself.

21 Leadership
Speakers

Manjit Minhas

Founder of the 10th largest brewery in the world | Co-star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den

It’s time to demolish outdated stereotypes in business—one boardroom, or brewery, at a time.

Nicholas Thompson

CEO of The Atlantic | Former Editor-in-Chief of WIRED

Generative AI is changing what it means to be human, and that's just the beginning. You can find the opportunity in emerging AI technology today.

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.

Bill Strickland

An Extraordinary Business and Community Leader

Give people the tools they need, treat them with respect, and they will perform miraculous deeds.

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.

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.

Neil Hoyne

Author of Converted | Chief Strategist at Google | Senior Fellow at Wharton

Most leaders strategize for times of certainty. To get ahead of the competition, you need strategies for times of change.

Yvonne Camus

A Motivational Speaker on Grit and Performance

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

Ellen Ochoa

The first Latina in space | Former NASA Director

When we all come together as a team to learn and innovate—we can aim for the stars.

Danielle Wood

Director of MIT’s Space Enabled Research Lab | Assistant Prof. of Media Arts and Sciences

Space technology is imperative for sustainable development on Earth—and for the benefit of all.

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.

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.

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.

Charles Booker

Author of From the Hood to the Holler | Founder of Hood to the Holler | Kentucky State Director of Faith Based & Community Initiatives

Building coalitions starts with seeing the humanity in others. Our issues aren’t really partisan—we can lift our voices together.

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.

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.