World-Class Speakers

The diverse Summit faculty delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.


Craig Groeschel

Leadership Expert; Listed Among The Top 25 CEOs

Groeschel was named in the top 25 best CEOs of US mid-sized companies by Glassdoor, named number one top CEO in Oklahoma by Daily Oklahoma, hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast with over 700,000 monthly downloads, and speaks frequently around the world to help people reach their maximum leadership potential. A New York Times Bestselling author, his latest book is “Hope in the Dark”

Simon Sinek

New York Times Best-selling Author; Optimist

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.  Best known for popularizing the concept “Start With Why,” his talk on this topic is the third most watched TED talk of all time. A New York Times best-selling author, Sinek’s next book, The Infinite Game, is due out October 2018.

T.D. Jakes

Best-selling Author; Entrepreneur

An author, filmmaker, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and talk show host, T.D. Jakes is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP and one of the most influential voices in America. His books, music, plays, movies, conferences and festivals have ignited the hearts and minds of millions. TDJAKES.COM extends his inspirational mission by publishing insightful, informative and rewarding content in order to motivate readers to live a life marked by purpose, power, vision, growth, love and faith.

Angela Ahrendts

Senior Vice President of Retail, Apple

Angela Ahrendts is responsible for strategy, real estate & development and operations of Apple’s physical stores, online store and contact centers. Since joining Apple in 2014, she has integrated Apple’s physical and digital retail businesses to create a seamless experience for more than a billion visitors per year with the goal of educating, inspiring, entertaining and enriching communities. Prior to Apple, Ahrendts served as CEO of Burberry, leading the company through a period of outstanding global growth.

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Rasmus Ankersen

Best-selling Author; Entrepreneur & Performance Expert

Rasmus Ankersen is an expert on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. He is the chairman of FC Midtjylland in Denmark and a director of Brentford FC in England, two of the world’s most innovative football (soccer) clubs recognized for their use of big data to drive decision-making. Ankersen’s most recent book, Hunger in Paradise, details how organizations can remain successful by eliminating complacency.

Juliet Funt

CEO of WhiteSpace

Juliet Funt, a globally-recognized consultant and speaker, founded WhiteSpace at Work with the mission to unearth the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork. She and her company help high-achieving teams execute better within the “Age of Overload” through light and enjoyable micro-learning digital courses. Teams that incorporate WhiteSpace mindsets and skill-sets increase productivity and engagement, reclaim lost capacity and execute at their finest.

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Danny Meyer

TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”

Danny Meyer is CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Highly acclaimed for some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, in 2015 he was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” Meyer’s New York Times best-selling book, Setting the Table, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life.

John C. Maxwell

Leadership Expert; Best-selling Author; Coach

John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times best-selling author, coach and speaker, was identified in recent years as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the world’s most influential leadership expert by Inc. His organizations—The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team and EQUIP—have trained more than six million leaders in every nation. His latest book is Developing the Leader Within You 2.0.

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Erwin McManus

Author, Futurist, Founder of Mosaic, Los Angeles

A thought-provoking communicator, McManus has spoken to more than a million people in 50 countries on leadership, creativity, and culture. A recent cancer survivor, his latest book The Last Arrow is about leaving nothing undone and living with relentless ambition and no regrets.

Danielle Strickland

Author; Justice Advocate; Co-founder of Infinitum

From establishing justice departments for the Salvation Army to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives to creating new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living, Danielle trains, advocates, and inspires people to live differently. Danielle is the author of five books, with her most recent being The Ultimate Exodus: Finding Freedom from What Enslaves You.

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Strive Masiyiwa

Founder & Chairman, Econet Group; Philanthropist

Strive Masiyiwa is chairman of Econet, a global telecommunications group with operations, investments and offices in more than 20 countries. A Zimbabwean businessman based in London, in 2014 and 2017 he was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” Considered one of Africa’s most generous humanitarians, Masiyiwa and his wife are members of the Giving Pledge and have supported the education of more than 250,000 African orphans in the last 20 years.

Dr. Nthabiseng Legoete

Founder & CEO, Quali Health; Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Nthabiseng Legoete is a medical practitioner who is passionate about improving access to primary healthcare. Motivated by her faith and own family story, her vision is to make quality primary healthcare affordable for all global citizens in emerging markets. Legoete founded Quali Health in Johannesburg, South Africa. Currently serving more than 600 patients a day at four facilities, in 2018 they are expected to grow to 30 facilities.

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David Livermore, Ph.D.

President, Cultural Intelligence Center

David Livermore is a social scientist in global leadership and cultural intelligence—the capability to relate effectively across culturally diverse situations which transcend ethnic, organizational, generational, gender and other contexts. As president and partner at the Cultural Intelligence Center, he has provided training and consulting in 100 countries. Livermore has authored several books, including Leading with Cultural Intelligence and Driven by Difference: How Global Companies Fuel Innovation through Diversity

Sheila Heen

Triad Consulting Group; Faculty, Harvard Law School

Sheila Heen has spent two decades at the Harvard Negotiation Project, specializing in our most difficult conversations—where disagreements are strong, emotions run high and relationships become strained. Her firm, Triad Consulting Group, works with executive teams to strengthen working relationships, work through tough conversations and make sound decisions together. Her most recent New York Times bestseller is Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.

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What is The Global Leadership Summit?

The Global Leadership Network is a community of leaders dedicated to growing together. By attending the Summit, leaders are discovering that their teams are greatly impacted by utilizing the Summit’s content and tools. In fact, independent research shows that 83% of leaders who attended the Summit in consecutive years feel improved teamwork, increased job satisfaction and productivity. You Have Influence! Learn, Interact and Power Network with CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners at the Global Leadership Summit, a one-day event featuring world-class speakers.

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