Candy Crowley

Candy Crowley is an award-winning journalist and one of the smartest and most astute observers of politics of our time. She served as CNN’s chief political correspondent and the host of its Sunday morning talk show State of the Union with Candy Crowley, a political hour of interviews and analysis of the week’s most important issues. She covered presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections and major legislative developments on Capitol Hill for more than two decades, and the Los Angeles Times called her “no-nonsense” and a “straight shooter,” characterizing her career as “sophisticated political observation, graceful writing, and determined fairness.”

In presentations, Crowley brings to audiences her insider knowledge of politics and access to the day’s top newsmakers. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, she shares insights on the current political environment and what trends and issues will most likely affect voters in the upcoming elections. 

Mitch Joel

When Google wants to explain innovation and marketing to the top brands in the world, they bring Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Marketing Magazine dubbed him the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and called him “one of North America's leading digital visionaries.” Joel is the President of Mirum, a global digital marketing agency operating in 20 countries with over 2500 employees (although he prefers the title “Media Hacker”). He has been called a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert, and community leader. He is also an author, journalist, broadcaster, and passionate speaker who connects with people worldwide by sharing his insights on business transformation. He has been named one of the top 100 online marketers in the world and was awarded the highly-prestigious Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40.” Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Joel is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Marketing Association and a former board member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada and Postmedia. Currently, he is the Chair of the Digital Marketing Council for the Canadian Marketing Association, and is an advisor for many businesses and charitable organizations.

Jeff Eggers

Jeff Eggers is a senior policy advisor, security professional, executive coach, and leadership consultant with more than 20 years experience leading high-performing teams for the White House, Department of Defense, and U.S. Navy. A trusted advisor to senior U.S. government officials, Eggers served as President Obama’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs, where he oversaw critical and sensitive aspects of U.S. foreign and national security policy. Eggers is a passionate advocate for evolving models of leadership that take into account 21st century dynamics including generational clashes, rapidly advancing technologies, and shifting geopolitical forces. He believes that employees need to be empowered to make decisions in real time, and that teams operating with a powerful sense of purpose and empowered execution are most successful. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Eggers explains why humble leadership is more important than heroic leadership, why leadership’s role is to cultivate rather than control, how a sense of “we” is the common thread among all high-performing teams—ranging from Formula One Racing to the Tokyo String Quartet to Navy SEALS—and why the most significant risk factors to a corporation are internal.