Human Resource is a field that goes far beyond conventional management methods. It is a dynamically changing field with the constant emergence of trends and demands. So, HR professionals need to be constantly on their toes and stay up to date. Sure, there are many ways of doing so. One may suggest reading HR books or following the best HR influencers. These ways of gaining knowledge are indeed very good. But another way you can stay updated and get intuitive ideas are through Human Resource Conferences. The keynote speakers in such conferences have some of the most amazing and interesting ideas about how to keep up with the HR trends. So, here are the top human resources keynote speakers.
Top Human Resources Keynote Speakers
Scott Christopher is the co-author of many best-selling business books including The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, People People, and The Seven UPS of Happiness. Additionally, Scott is also a contributing writer to the very good selling A Carrot A Day, The Daily Carrot Principle. He is also the former director of the Carrot Culture. Scott is highly qualified and has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management (UConn). Also, he has more than a decade’s experience working in leadership development and training.
Josh is a global research analyst, public speaker, and advisor on the topics of corporate human resources, talent management, recruiting, leadership, technology, and the intersection between work and life. In 2001 Josh founded Bersin & Associates, known as the leading research and advisory company in corporate HR. In 2012 Bersin was acquired by Deloitte and became Bersin by Deloitte. In mid-2018 Josh retired from Deloitte and started the Josh Bersin Academy, the world’s home for HR. Josh and his team of experts offer research, advisory services, the Global HR Capability Project, and the Josh Bersin Academy.
Chester Elton is well-known for his amazing insights into employee motivation, management, and increasing productivity. That’s why he is sought after by many HR conference organizers on a global level. He is called the “apostle of appreciation” (Globe and Mail). Also, he is described as “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. Additionally, he is well-known for his keynotes around the world. Many of his keynotes are based on his bestselling leadership books, such as the worldwide hit: The Carrot Principle.
Ryan helps companies and individual contributors embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance. He has over 20 years of business experience as a top-notch sales professional and has worked with the world’s best brands to initiate change, inspire innovation, and deliver growth. Also, he is well known for delivering keynote speeches, and training and inspiring professionals to take action.
Adrian Gostick ranks #3 on the list of the Top 30 Global Gurus in Leadership and #9 in Organizational Culture. He is a sought-after keynote speaker around the world. Also, he is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the books “The Carrot Principle” and “All In” . Adrian aims to provide efficient solutions to develop a great culture in the workplace. His strategies also involve ways to improve employee engagement and tips to lead high-performance teams.
Pat Lencioni is the Founder and President of The Table Group, a Patrick Lencioni Company. The Table Group is a firm that provides effective ideas, products, and services to firms to help them improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. Also, he is the author of eleven best-selling books with over five million copies sold. So, his passion to help organizations empower their teams is clearly evident in his work.
Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) is known for defying stereotypes. She is the 2019 National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee and a Presidential Appointee. Nicole has a distinguished 21-year Air Force career. Nicole suffered from tick-borne illness. So, the disease left her struggling greatly to speak or walk for almost nine months. As a result, Nicole draws from her experiences of her personal and professional life and inspires her audience to rethink their problems.
Patty McCord is the former CTO of Netflix, a brand that doesn’t need any introduction. She served as the CTO of Netflix for over fourteen years. Also, she was a contributor in creating the Netflix Culture Deck. Since it was first posted on the web, the Culture Deck has been viewed more than 15 million times. So, clearly, Patty has a rich experience of working with businesses and helping them realize and practice leadership.
Michael Sarraille is passionate about Leadership Development, Talent Strategy, and Human Performance, as per his LinkedIn bio. He is a graduate from the University of Texas McCombs Business School. Also, he is the founder of the VETTED Foundation, which is a national veteran transition platform. Additionally, he is ‘retired Navy SEAL’ and author of ‘The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent.’also the founder and CEO of Talent War Group. It is a specialized executive search firm and talent advisory that finds high-performing business leaders for senior, executive, or other critical leadership positions.
Marcus Buckingham is a thought leader and global researcher. He focuses on increasing the performance of teams and pioneering the future of how people work. Also, he is the author of two best-selling business books. Marcus is the creator of Harvard’s two most circulated cover articles. Additionally, he creates strength assessments that are taken by millions of people.
Amy Cappellanti-Wolf is Chief Human Resources Officer at Cohesity. Not just Cohesity has been an accomplished CHRO for many organizations, leading startups to Fortune 500 companies. She has experience working in high-tech companies (Symantec Corporation, Silver Spring Networks, Cisco, Sun Microsystems), entertainment (The Walt Disney Company), as well as consumer industry (Frito-Lay). Amy’s capabilities include guiding companies through daunting and challenging transformations and creating high-performance teams.
Galen is well-known for transforming the way teams and organizations approach and establish a culture, and how humans perform together and impact each other at work. His unique content is full of actionable tools to massively improve team dynamics, communication, EQ, and generate high-level performance and engagement. He is a highly sought-after international speaker, with big brands like Microsoft, Safeway, and NASA as clients.
Dr. Mark Huselid is a professor of Workforce Analytics and Director, Center for Workforce Analytics at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. In addition to this, he was a distinguished professor at the HR Strategy in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) at Rutgers University from the year 1992 to 2014. Dr. Mark is the recipient of numerous awards for his work.
Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP, is a workforce thought leader focused exclusively on reducing employee turnover. She works with organizations to bridge generational gaps and shift manager mindsets. As a millennial herself, she is well aware of the evolving expectations of today’s new workforce. Cara is the President & Chief Retention Officer of Magnet Culture. She is the author of “Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave and How to Keep Them Longer, ” and was named a “Game Changer” by Workforce Magazine.
Adam Smiley is well-known for helping attract, retain, and empower the next generation of employees. In addition to this, Smiley is also an amazing millennial workplace expert and keynote speaker. He is the author of three books- The Quarter-Life Breakthrough (Penguin Random House), The Breakthrough Speaker, and Friendship in the Age of Loneliness (Hachette). Smiley’s has been featured on multiple platforms, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fast Company, CNN, and the World Economic Forum.