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Live Speaker Events and Thought Leader Series

The National Society of Leadership and Success brings some of the top presenters in the world to students. Compelling in thought and focused on success, these authors, speakers and celebrities help students to achieve their goals.

2016 – 2017 School Year Broadcasts

October 4, 2016

Dolvett Quince

Celebrity Trainer on NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’

October 18, 2016

Leigh Anne Tuohy

Story behind best-seller & movie “The Blind Side”

November 9, 2016

Andy Cohen

Emmy and Peabody Award Winner

February 7, 2017

Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate entrepreneur & star of “Shark Tank”

February 21, 2017

Curt Menefee

Award-winning television personality

March 12, 2017

Anderson Cooper

Emmy Award-winning television personality

March 14, 2017

Charles Duhigg

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

March 28, 2017

Trevor Noah

"The Daily Show" host and best-selling author

Past Society Presenters and Thought Leaders

Arianna Huffington

Founder of the Huffington Post

Dr. Deepak Chopra

Best-Selling Author, Doctor & Public Speaker

Robert Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Al Roker

NBC 'Today Show' Host

John Maxwell

Author and Leadership Expert

Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Marcia Clark

Attorney, Author & Television Correspondent

Jesse Eisenberg

Actor and Playwright


Grammy award-winning hip hop artist

Dan Harris

Anchor of ABC's 'News Nightline'

LA Reid

Chairman/CEO of Epic Records

Slava Rubin

Co-founder of Indiegogo

Rudy Giuliani

107th Mayor of New York City

Hilary Duff

Actress and humanitarian

Tony Hsieh

CEO of! and Author of Delivering Happiness

Carly Fiorina

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO

Vernice Armour

America's first African-American female combat pilot

Goldie Hawn

Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist

Alton Brown

Best-selling author and host of "Good Eats" and "The Next Iron Chef America"

John Leguizamo

Actor, Comedian, and Author

Patch Adams

Healer, Teacher, Clown and Entertainer whose life story was the subject of the motion picture Patch Adams

Les Brown

Award Winning Motivational Speaker, Television Personality and Author of Live Your Dreams

Jim Cramer

Host of CNBC's "Mad Money" with Jim Cramer

Alan Dershowitz

Lawyer, Author and Political Commentator

Robert and Kim Kiyosaki

Authors of the #1 personal finance book Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Dan Millman

American author and lecturer

Brad Meltzer

#1 New York Times best-selling author, host of History Channel TV series Brad Meltzer's Decoded

Hill Harper

Star of CBS drama CSI, NY and Author

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

Pulitzer Prize winning and New York Times #1 Best-Selling authors

Nigel Barker

TV Celebrity, Author, Philanthropist

Jack Canfield

Best-selling Author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books

Alexis Jones

Celebrity Speaker, TV Host, and Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Neuroscientist, Chiropractor, Lecturer and Best-selling Author of How to Break the Habit of Being Yourself

Blake Mycoskie

Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS

Mel Robbins

Talk Radio and TV personality, Host of A & E's Monster In-Laws and Author of Stop Saying You're Fine

Kat Cole

Group President of Focus Brands

Jake Steinfeld

Actor and Fitness Personality

Robert Stevenson

Author and Motivational Speaker

Juju Chang

Co-anchor of ABC News' "Nightline"

David Garibaldi

Motivational speaker and finalist on 'America's Got Talent'

Kevin Carroll

Speaker, Consultant and best-selling Author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball

Wally Amos

Founder of 'Famous Amos' Cookies

Harvey Mackay

Author of New York Times #1 best-seller Swim with the Sharks: Without Being Eaten Alive

David Bach

New York Times best-selling Author of Finish Rich and Automatic Millionaire Series

Debbi Fields

Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

Keith Ferrazzi

# 1 New York Times best-seller Who's Got Your Back and best-selling Author of Never Eat Alone

Bill Press

Former Co-Host of "Crossfire" on CNN, "The Spin Room" on CNN and "Buchanan and Press" on MSNBC

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Founder & CEO of ACT-1 Group

Joe Martin

Best Lecturer of the Year APCA

Peter Bregman

CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc. and Author

Mark Lundholm

Renowned Comedian and Motivational Speaker

Josh Linkner

Founder of ePrize, Technology Entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling Author of Disciplined Dreaming

Connie Podesta

Motivational Speaker and Master of Ceremonies for more than 25 years.

Ben & Rosamund Zander

Co-Authors of The New York Times best-seller The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

Paul Orfalea

Founder of Kinko's, Business Leader and Philanthropist

Dion Jordan

Award winning Motivational Speaker and Author of All That it Takes is All That You've Got and All That You Got is All That it Takes

Stephen Bardo

Former NBA player and ESPN announcer