Graduation and Commencement Speakers

  • Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour

    First African-American Female Combat Pilot

    Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” and “Get Gutsy” mindset, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. As featured on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $20,001-$30,000
    Traveling From:
    GA
  • Chris Bashinelli

    Cross-Cultural Explorer/Nat Geo TV Host

    Chris Bashinelli, also known as, “Bash”, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After a decade long acting career including an appearance on the HBO hit television show, The Sopranos, Bash decided to follow his real passion - using media to build bridges between …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    NY
  • Coach Ken Carter

    Coach, Author, Educator and Inspiration for the Film “Coach Carter”

    Average is Just Not Good Enough. PERIOD! When famed high school basketball coach Ken Carter literally locked his undefeated, state play-off bound team out of the gym and forced them to hit the books and stop counting on athletic potential as the only ticket out …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Ben Casnocha

    Tech Entrepreneur

    Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and executive in Silicon Valley. He is coauthor with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman of the recent New York Times bestseller The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age which has become one of the most sought-after management …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Peter Diamandis

    Futurist & Founder of the X Prize Foundation

    Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders" – by Fortune Magazine. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Founder and Executive Chairman …Read More

    Fee Range:
    From $75,001
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Kevin Hines

    Author of Cracked, Not Broken

    Kevin Hines is a global speaker, best-selling author and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (at 19 years of age), he attempted to …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    GA
  • Rachel Hollis

    Inspirational Speaker and CEO of Chic Media Country: USA

    Rachel Hollis is a best-selling author, tv personality, public speaker, CEO, and mother of four. Rachel was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30” and she is deeply passionate about empowering women in business. As a speaker, Rachel brings …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Daymond John

    Shark Tank Investor, Founder & CEO of FUBU

    Founder and CEO of FUBU; Star of ABC’s Shark Tank; CEO of Shark Branding and New York Times Best-Selling Author From his wildly successful role on ABC’s smash hit, Shark Tank, to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John has …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $50,001-$75,000
    Traveling From:
    NY
  • Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

    Leadership Expert, Retired Lieutenant Colonel US Army

    Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders. Throughout her career, Consuelo has shared her personal knowledge on becoming an effective leader in today’s global marketplace with hundreds of schools, colleges, universities, …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    NV
  • Hyeonseo Lee

    Escaped from North Korea and China, Refugee Activist

    Hyeonseo Lee is a North Korean defector living in Seoul, South Korea. She has recently completed writing her memoir, The Girl With Seven Names, which was published in July 2015 in more than 20 countries. Over 5 million people have viewed her TED Talk …Read More

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    Traveling From:
    NA
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