Keynote speeches complement any corporate training event because they summarize the core message through the lens of a respected and credible speaker. Finding the right speaker for your event is paramount. The right speaker can increase buy-in, inspire innovation, ignite motivation, and reinforce the key themes and messages you are seeking.
They have a captivating ability to engage an audience. Utilizing the top research, our speakers will provide fresh perspectives on topics that drive organizational excellence.
HigherEchelon takes an industry-specific, customized approach to our leadership programs. We will listen to the challenges that impact your company and work with you to ensure our speakers deliver value. Our speakers will have a memorable impact on your employees, leaving them feeling energized with valuable knowledge that can spark the change you are looking for.
As a decorated veteran who served over four decades in the U.S. Army, the former Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, author of “The Character Edge; Winning the Right Way,” a NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award recipient, and a nationally recognized authority in leadership development, Bob Caslen’s journey is empowering and unique. Bob believes that competent leaders with strong character will drive your business to success. His personal experiences of leading through challenging dilemmas make him an expert in managing uncertainty. Bob has completed multiple deployments, published several works of literature, and has received numerous awards. It is no surprise that his humility and character draw people in when he speaks. Bob’s previous speaking engagements have included various FBI field offices, numerous West Point Societies, the NYPD, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Harvard Kennedy School of Business, and additional well-respected organizations and universities. As a speaker, Bob recalls life lessons, sharing fascinating stories and leadership expertise that relate to your business and teaches your employees how to become leaders of character.
Dr. Eric Bean, Ph.D., is a published peer-reviewed author, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, former Boston College professor, a board member for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and creator of the first ever mental training curriculum for surgical and non-surgical residents at the Madigan Army Medical Center. Additionally, Eric has appeared on ESPN 1700AM radio and the “High Performance Mindset” podcast. Eric has experience working with Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, CEO’s, surgeons, and elite athletes. He is an expert in building high performance, maximizing team functioning, and coaching leaders on how to persevere in the face of adversity. When Eric is in front of your organization, he excites the audience by delivering cutting-edge research and practical solutions that leave your employees with a clear mindset and commitment to your company’s mission.
Dr. Donnie Horner has multifaceted experiences as a senior leader, consultant, author, and administrator in academe, the private sector, and the military. He served as the Provost and Director of Athletics at Jacksonville University, was the first ever Education Commissioner for the City of Jacksonville, Florida, and early in his career was appointed by Ambassador David Abshire to serve on the Advisory Council of the National Consortium for Character-Based Leadership Education. As an Army officer, Horner commanded units at the Platoon, Company, and Battalion levels, and served extensively overseas — including duty during conflict in Panama and Bosnia. He was the transportation engineer for the Army’s AH-64 Apache helicopter project and worked as a researcher at the Lockheed-Martin Skunkworks in Palmdale, Arizona. Dr. Horner has been a featured key note speaker at the Aspen Institute and served as a lecturer, panel member, or interviewee on numerous topics, including organizational culture and leadership, building a winning team, organizational development, project team performance, the Keirsey temperament sorter, leadership development, and many others. Dr. Horner engages audiences and offers a perspective that combines science based theory with practicality and execution.