thought-provoking Speakers

Not all presentations are created equal. And they are becoming more immersive and awe-inspiring, to match the demands of a new generation of audiences. These versatile voices know they can move their message further when they engage spectators with an offbeat experience that extends beyond the podium. Their in-person interactions connect viscerally, stimulate wonderment, and create lasting memories. WSB’s thought-provoking speakers are available for in-person or virtual events and meetings.

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Daniel Pink

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Power of Regret, When, To Sell is Human, Drive, and A Whole New Mind

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Liz Murray

Inspirational Speaker and Best-Selling Author

Under $25,000
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Kat Cole

Advisor, Investor, COO and President, Athletic Greens

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Platon

World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer; Founder, The People's Portfolio

$40K - $70K
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José Andrés

Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian

Over $70,000
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Liz Cheney

Former US Representative (2017-2023)

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Walter Isaacson

Best-Selling Author; Acclaimed Historian and Journalist; Professor of History, Tulane University

Over $70,000
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Bear Grylls

Host of Man vs. Wild, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and YOU vs Wild; Adventurer; Author; Philanthropist

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Richard Montañez

Former Vice President, Multicultural Sales and Community Activation for PepsiCo North America, Author, Philanthropist, Creator of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos brand

$25K - $40K
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John Brennan

CIA Director (2013–2017); Senior Intelligence and National Security Analyst at NBC and MSNBC

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George Blankenship

Former Executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc.

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Megan Smith

CEO shift7, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer (2014-2017)

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Jennifer Golbeck

Director of the Social Intelligence Lab at the University of Maryland

Under $25,000
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Ethan Mollick

Innovation Expert and Artificial Intelligence Thought Leader; Professor of Entrepreneurship, The Wharton School

$25K - $40K
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Daniel Shapiro

World Renowned Harvard Expert and Best-Selling Author on Collaboration, Communication and Teamwork

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Jonathan Mildenhall

CMO, Rocket Companies, Co-Founder and Chair of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand, Former CMO of Airbnb

$40K - $70K
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Nicholas Epley

Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Author

Under $25,000
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Martin Lindstrom

International Speaker, Advisor, Master Brand Builder and New York Times Best-Selling Author of 8 Titles, Translated Into 50 Languages Including Small Data, Buyology, Brandwashed and BrandSense; Voted by TIME Magazine as "One of the World's Most Influential People".

$40K - $70K
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Steven Chu

U.S. Secretary of Energy (2009-2013), Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist and Professor, Stanford University

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David Malpass

President of World Bank (2019-2023), Senior U.S. Treasury and State Official, Leading Wall Street Analyst, Economic Columnist

$40K - $70K
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Richard Fowler

American Storyteller; Cable News Commentator; Journalist 

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Michael Beschloss

Presidential Historian, NBC News and PBS NewsHour, New York Times Columnist and #1 Best-Selling Author

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Arthur Brooks

Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership, Harvard; Social Scientist; Bestselling Author; and The Atlantic Columnist

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